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Parent Watch Week

Dance Oasis Studios is implementing Parent Watching Weeks for the 2016-2017 dance season! Beginning the end of October, all parents are invited to come in and watch the last 30 minutes of your child’s classes for the entire last week of EVERY month!!!

Acro Placement

Acro A & B

If your child is registered in or interested in registering in Acro A & B, please bring them at 10:00 am for the first class on October 1 for placement assessments.

Competition and New York, New York – Dancer and Parent meeting

Sunday, October 2, Mandatory meeting for all competition and New York, New York dancers and parents.

Dancers, parents and staff will have the chance to discuss available competitions, schedule and concerns. This meeting is very important in order to make sure we are satisfying dance goals and making plans for the upcoming competition season.

No peanuts or tree nuts at the studio – some of our dancers are already nuts.

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Remember that Dance Oasis Studios is a completely peanut and tree nut free zone. Some of our amazing dancers are severely allergic and we want to be sure our studio is a safe place for all.

If you or your child has handled nuts, please ensure that your hands have been properly cleaned before entering Dance Oasis Studios.

 

Saturday morning ACRO classes with Ms Codi!!!!!!!!!!!!

Primary (Ages 4-6) 9:15 – 10:00CODI pic

Acro B (Levels 1-3) 10:00 – 11:00

Acro A (Levels 4-6) 11:00 – 12:00

We will be holding a free assessment class during one of our registration dates; date and time TBA.

Intellidance classes for Babies, Tykes and Tots

Intellidance Babies – parent participation required – Ages 3 – 12 months – no performance

Come and learn how dance, music, and play can nurture early neural development, while strengthening the caregiver-baby bond! Each week will introduce a new development topic to help you understand how to support your baby’s growth. Dance and music concepts will be introduced through circle dances, free exploration, songs and rhymes, and sensory activities that help foster your baby’s cognitive, emotional, and physical health. Caregivers will delight in watching their little ones grow and learn while making friends and socializing with others.

Intellidance Tykes – Parent participation required – Ages 12 – 24 months – no performance

Creeping, crawling, walking, bouncing! Your little one is now moving and exploring the world like never before. With busy little ones in mind Intellidance® Tykes will continue to focus on nurturing gross motor, emotional and social development, through movement concepts, circle dances, free exploration, songs and rhymes, and sensory activities. Caregivers will delight in watching their little ones curiosity and joy making friends and socializing with others.

Intellidance Tots – Parent participation required until March. March – June is un-parented. This is a performance class that will have a routine in the recital. Ages 24 months +

Intellidance® Tots offers a lively environment for independent movers and their caregivers, to experience the joy of dance and movement together. Kids love to figure things out, and this class will provide opportunities to problem solve together. Discover and explore movement concepts, while gaining balance, flexibility, and co-ordination. Animated story telling, songs and rhymes, instruments, props, and simple choreography will add fun and excitement!

Peanut/Nut Free Zone

Dance Oasis Studios is now a peanut or tree nut free zone! We have a new student who is severely allergic to ALL nuts. Please DO NOT bring or send anything containing tree nuts or peanuts as snacks to the studio at any time. If you have had any of these items as snacks prior to coming, please ensure that you wash your hands thoroughly before entering.

We appreciate your help in keeping our dancers safe and dancing.

Yogalates!!!

Start your day right with a Yogalates class at Dance Oasis Studio. Two classes to choose from for added flexibility with your schedule.

Drop-ins welcome.

Wednesday & Friday Mornings

  • 1st class:  8:00 – 9:00 am
  • 2nd class: 9:30 – 10:30 am

Yogalates combines yoga and pilates to increase strength and flexibility while stretching and toning muscles. Enhance circulation and detoxification while working to create good posture and muscle balance

$10.00 drop in

6 class punch cards available for $50.00

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Dance Oasis Studios is very pleased to welcome Ms Codi Dalen to our dance family! 

Ms Codi will be teaching our Preschool and 5/6 Ballet classes, beginning this coming Thursday, November 12. Ms Chrissie will be her teaching assistant. Ms Codi will also be a substitute teacher for other programs when necessary.

Ms. Dalen has an extensive background in Classical Ballet as well as Jazz, Tap, Modern, HipHop and Flamenco. She has been a certified teacher with England’s Royal Academy of Dance since 2008 and regularly enters students into exams with great success. Ms. Dalen, combining her business education with her love of teaching, opened Soul Funktion Dance Studio in 2003 within the resort community of Whistler, British Columbia. The dance studio runs with enthusiastic community support for all that the children are learning and achieving. She has choreographed award-winning dances in a variety of styles for competitions and performances. Her many accolades extend to a wide array of genres, including Jazz, Tap, Acro, Musical Theatre and Lyrical Jazz. Ms. Dalen’s experiences as the Founder and Artistic Director of Soul Funktion Dance Studio and also conscientious of the need to continuously upgrade her skills and embrace a full knowledge of various teaching methods led her to realize that a large proportion of her students were looking for something to deepen their practice of dance and connection with themselves. In her search to help her students connect to that confident but innocently pure centre of expression within themselves, she was guided to the beginnings of the Bartenieff/Laban principles. While delving into study Ms. Dalen experienced an in road into realizing her true nature and freedom of expression in movement. The BF/Laban material offered a guide through the physical deeply into the connections with the mind and spirit. She’s had the opportunity to study BF/Laban material with Bill Evans, Brockport State University, NY; and Peggy Hackney and Janice Meadon, University of California, Berkeley, CA. Ms. Dalen continues to realize her love of teaching dance in the rural community and studio setting. Her movement classes are thriving as she weaves her knowledge of the Bartenieff/Laban principles into her children’s and youth programs.

“I have danced my whole life, experiencing the positive and sometimes not so positive aspects of studying dance. I desire to work within a school that develops dancers with skill and technique and also nurtures the creative possibilities within each individual. I desire to teach people, not just dance steps. I desire to connect with colleagues that appreciate the mastery of movement with a balance of expressive unique artistry. An environment that makes teaching and learning a joyful and meaningful experience for teachers and students.

Over the years my approach to teaching has steadily shifted from outcome based feedback to a place of encouraging and guiding the senses to feel the structure and function of expressive moving. In approaching movement this way I have observed that the students and I are assisting each other to find ways back to ourselves, enabling us to take our soul’s expression on to the stage and out into life. I believe children come from a place of knowing spirit and come from a place of joy. My dream is to foster each individual desire to keep these qualities open and strong in their dance and their lives.”

 Codi

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