Fall 2015 Newsletter

recital3THE 2016 JUNE RECITAL 

The 2016 June Recital will be Saturday June 11th and Sunday June 12th at the Woodside High School Performing Arts Center. The performances include all MPAD students except for the Mommy & Me classes. Students dance in one show on one day, however older students may dance in more than one show. The day & time that each class will dance will be determined in April. Costumes will be ordered for dancers from Pre Dance & Tap through Level III classes and must be paid for by January 23rd. Students will be measured in class at the beginning of January and an email will be sent to each class with costume price and details of payment options.


RAD Ballet Exams for Primary through Advanced II levels are scheduled for February 23rd through March 2nd, 2016. Deadline to sign up for all exams is December 12th, 2015. Miss Sarah will advise if your child is ready for a ballet exam. Students who wish to take the exam in Primary and Grade 1 are required to take a minimum of two ballet classes a week starting on November 30th, 2015 through the exam date in order to attain a stronger achievement. It is mandatory for exam students in Ballet 2 and above to have taken a minimum of two ballet classes per week starting in September 2015.

It's a Wonderful Nutcracker Poster


Menlowe Ballet presents the world premiere of “It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker” December 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20 at the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center. Conceived by Artistic Director Michael Lowe, “It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker” is set to the original Tchaikovsky score and updated with inspiration from the 1940’s Frank Capra film, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, bringing the two most heralded holiday classics together on one stage.  This production boasts all the magical trimmings of a traditional Nutcracker, enhanced with a heartwarming message about family and what is truly meaningful about the holidays. Tickets are available at www.menloweballet.org


Studio Holidays: Thanksgiving, November 26th, 27th, 28th. Please make up the Thanksgiving class(es) you will miss. Winter break will be Sunday December 20th through Sunday January 3rd. Classes resume Monday January 4th. December will carry a full month tuition. The Studio will stay open throughout Easter with no Spring holidays. June tuition will be prorated to half.

summer-intensive1MPAD SUMMER INTENSIVE

MPAD Summer Intensive for Intermediate and Advanced students will be June 13th through June 23rd, 2016. The Intensive offers elite instruction in classical ballet technique, pointe, variations, pas de deux, contemporary, jazz and African dance. Lectures and Q & A sessions covering a variety of dance-related topics will be offered. The program culminates in an on-stage performance that family and friends can attend on June 23rd. 

MPAD JUNIOR INTENSIVE and MPAD SUMMER CLASSES are scheduled to start early July through mid-August 2016. Dates to be announced. Please join us for another exciting summer!

Please contact the MPAD office if you have any questions.

Office hours are Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm. 650-323-5292

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All dates are listed on our calendar page at www.menloparkacademyofdance.com