PARENT/FAMILY AND FRIEND VIEWING WEEK
Unique to MDE, we offer special events all year long that add fun and excitement to our weekly classes. The overall MDE experience is heightened by these fun, organized and celebrated studio events!
For specific event dates, please view our printable Calendar of Events sheet and mark down important dates in your family calendars.
September 7th First Day of Classes for 2019-2020 Season
September 8th 2019-2020 Open House @ MDE | 1:00-5:00pm
September 30th Costume Deposits due! *ALL DANCERS
October 15th Thanksgiving Long Weekend | Studio Closed
October 30th Ballet Exam Fees due! *APPLICABLE DANCERS
October 30th Competition Fees due! *APPLICABLE DANCERS
October 31st Halloween | Studio Closed
November 9th-11thRemembrance Day Long Weekend| Studio Closed
November 12th Studio Re-Opens—Classes resume as usual
November 14th-20th Parent Viewing Week—all family members are invited!
December 21st-Jan 5th Christmas Break | Studio Closed
January 6th Studio Re-Opens—Classes resume as usual
February 14th Valentine’s Day—Classes run as usual
February 15th-17t Family Day | Studio Closed
February 18th Studio Re-Opens—Classes resume as usual
March 16th-29th Spring Break | Studio Closed
March 30th Studio Re-Opens—Classes resume as usual
April 10th-April 13th Easter Long Weekend | Studio Closed
April 14th Studio Re-Opens—Classes resume as usual
May 16th-18th May Long Weekend |Studio Closed
May 19th Studio Re-Opens—Classes resume as usual
May 28th-31st Recital Weekend 2020 @ The Act Theatre | Studio Closed
May 28th-31st Recital Week | Studio Closed Friday
May 28th Dress Rehearsal—2:00-11:00pm
May 29th Recital #1 @ 6:00pm | Recital #1 @ 6:00pm
May 30th Recital #2 & #3—#2 @ 12:00pm
Recital #3 @ 6:00pm
May 31st Recital #4 & #5—#4 @ 12:00pm
Recital #3 @ 6:00pm
June 14th Studio Re-Opens—Classes resume as usual
June 10th-13th Class Picture Days @ MDE | No regular classes
June 21st Last Day of Classes for 2019-2020 Season
June 21st-25th Early Registration Week for 2029-2021 Season
PARENT/FAMILY AND FRIEND VIEWING WEEK
The last week before Christmas/New Years break we invite our dancers Parents/Family and Friends to come and sit in on their class(es). Camera’s and video camera’s are welcome. Come see what we have been working on !
In December, Mellado Dance Elite puts on an annual Holiday Show. This is a fun and exciting opportunity for dancers to show off their skills and dance routines as well as prepare for the Year-End Recitals by performing for an audience. Due to time restrictions only some classes will be performing at this Holiday event but all MDE dancers/parents are welcome to come and spread some Holiday cheer.
COSTUMES EVERY class (except for Stretch/Technique classes)requires a Costume for their performance routine. A Costume Deposit of $75 (or $50 Preschool-Only classes)is required for each class your dancer is enrolled in, and is due by September 30th.
MDE will make arrangements to hire a seamstress or have a costume ordered for each class. Teachers will design and purchase a costume for their routines. Please note costumes will be ordered several months before they will be worn, and that we will always try to accommodate for potential growth and buy a larger size as needed. As everyone grows at a different rate, it is impossible to ensure that all costumes will fit perfectly, however, we will do our best to have all dancers in well-fitting costumes for their performances.
This payment must be submitted to the MDE office as a Post-Dated Cheque or set up onto a Credit Card Payment Plan during Early Registration Week. Costume deposits are non-refundable after September 30th. This costume deposit will go towards the production of the dancer’s costume – any balance outstanding will be collected at the time when the costume has been completed. MDE does its very best to design costumes that can be worn again. Parents are encouraged to get involved with making the costumes to keep the costs down!
Costumes are designed for dancers in accordance with the latest trends so that costumes can be enjoyed long after the Recitals are over!
MDE dancers get asked to do many fun and exciting performances throughout the dance year. Keep on the look out for information on upcoming community events. May Day Parade/Performance (mid May) Teddy Bear Picnic Parade/Performance (mid June) PNE Performance (early September)
RECITAL INFORMATION BOOKLET
Each MDE family will receive an important information booklet detailing which recital their child/children will be performing in, costume and grooming specifications, as well as ticket purchasing information. This schedule is extremely important and we strongly recommend that it be displayed at home as a reminder. Parents, please look out for this important information available in May.
PHOTO SHOOT WEEK
During the second week of June, dancers will pose wearing their costume for group and individual photos with professional photographers. All dancers will be given an 8×10 memory mate photo included as part of their media package fee. Additional photos and products will be available for purchase.
Photo Line Up will be available @ the studio mid-May.
An extravagant showcase of skills, talent, and dance routines, the Year-End Recital takes place at the Act Theatre, Maple Ridge. Dancers will perform on a professional stage for an adoring audience of family and friends. Tickets are available for sale through the Act Theatre (www.theactmapleridge.org) or at the Theatre Box Office (located at 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge V2X 6G1) or over the phone by calling 604-476-2787. Tickets are assigned seating and are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will be on sale early May. Advance notice will be given.