Thank you to our chairpeople, Colleen Jagde and Kerry Tadiello, Barbara McCoy, our raffle chairperson and to everyone for your support of our ceili. Thank you to all who made a donation or took a journal ad or purchased tickets. Thank you to the parents who came to help set up and those that stayed to help clean up. Thank you to the husbands, dads and grandparents who ran the kitchen, and to those that donated desserts and participated in our soda bread competition and to all who helped in any way. Congrats to Colleen Jagde, our 1st winner for the Soda Bread!! The children all did a fantastic job and we hope everyone had an enjoyable afternoon! A financial report will be available at class.
Proceeds from the ceili will be used to defray expenses for those dancers traveling to Montreal (who did not participate in the World Championships), workshop subsidies, 5 registration scholarships, start-up for our Feis and accounting and other business expenses for the PTA accounts. We also take an ad for the National American Championships and we are making a donation for the 1st Irish Festival in Bergen County and a donation to the St. Francis Food Pantry.
**Anyone missing an Alex & Anni charm from the ceili Sunday please let us know.
SCHOOL T SHIRTS
You will be receiving a form soon - if interested please respond ASAP. We hope to have them for the festival (no guarantee).
ANYONE COMING TO CLASS ON JUNE 5th - THURSDAY in DUMONT - There will be NO PARKING IN ST. MARY”S as the fair is being held. Please drop off your child.
1st ANNUAL BERGEN COUNTY IRISH FESTIVAL
We are all so very excited that the first ever Irish Festival to be held in Bergen County is taking place on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park, NJ. Admission is free. There will be live music, dancing and other festivities. We will be having dancers perform so please let us know if you are interested in dancing. We also will be looking for some parent volunteers to donate an hour or two of their time that day. Please keep that in mind and keep the date open if possible. We are looking forward to an amazing event!!! You can visit www.BergenCountyIrish.org for more information. We also will have further details as we get closer to the date.
ADDITIONAL JUNE CLASSES – Don’t Forget
As our regular June classes end, there will be some extra classes for all dancers going to the Nationals and also for any other dancers who wish extra practice before the upcoming summer feises or even any dancer looking to review their hard/soft shoe. Cost is $20, payable at each class, all of which will be at our Dumont location. We encourage our beginner, advanced beginners, novice and prizewinners to take advantages of these very beneficial extra classes also. Please stop in at start of class so we can confirm finish time for your class if you are a solo dancer.
Tuesday, June 24th 5pm
Thursday, June 26th 5pm
SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOP – August 4- August 7
Please note all deposits ($50) are due immediately to reserve your place in the workshop. In addition to our championship dancers who are expected to attend, there is also a workshop group for our advanced beginner/novice/prizewinner dancers. This is a wonderful opportunity for them. Everyone will receive an email with all the times/prices this week. Information is available at class, if you have any other questions.
SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE
6 summer classes will be held on Tuesday evenings in St. Mary’s on Washington Avenue, in Dumont for Pre-Beginners through Championship level at 5:00, starting Tuesday, July 8th and continuing through Tuesday, August 12th. You only pay for each class you attend. FEES WILL BE $20, payable in cash. Please bring your payment in an envelope, labeled with your child’s name, at each class.
- Tuesday: July 8, 15, 22, 29
- Tuesday: August 5, 12
- Time for all pre-beginner, beginner, advanced beginner and novice will be 5pm start.
These classes are great to help keep the dancer practicing their material and also so as to not forget their steps. They can help a child to advance a little in material they might not yet have mastered. They are very useful if your child plans on competing in competitions during the summer months. Also, if you know of someone who has a child thinking about starting lessons, these classes help them and we, as teachers, ascertain their readiness and it gives them a head start on September. Lastly, anyone competing at Championship level or is planning on competing in the Regional Oireachtas should be attending these classes. At this level of competition, one cannot afford to take the summer off.
RE-REGISTRATION for 2014-2015
Registration letters will be emailed shortly to everyone. Please return your registrations in June ASAP so as to take advantage of the discount offered. This assists us in planning for September classes and guarantees your place in fall classes. Thank you for your cooperation. ** Please let us now if you’d like additional registrations for any other children you know that might be interested in Irish Dance lessons.**
SCHOOL FEIS - SUNDAY OCT. 5 - This is the ONLY School function that we need and require every family with an entry to donate some time to help with the running of this as it is such a huge undertaking - this year we especially need a few volunteers to do the shopping for the kitchen supplies - more information will be coming soon - thank you in advance for your cooperation -
COSTUMES / SHOES
Our beginner/advanced beginner gold skirts/shawls are available ($50). Also a number of school costumes for all level dancers ware available for $250.
We have a brand new pair of size 2 1/2 FAYS’s Heavy shoes for $100. Please email me for more info.
OUTSTANDING BALANCES OWED
Please note ALL remaining balances for classes, shoes, costumes, etc. should be cleared up by 6/15. We would like to close our books out for the year so please see Patsy to pay. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS –
Best of luck to all our dancers that will be competing in the Nationals in July in Montreal.
CONGRATULATIONS to all our graduates this JUNE!!!
HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY SUMMER TO ALL OUR DANCERS AND THEIR FAMILIES!