4871 Joyce Ave Unit #101, Powell River, BC
Cross Roads Village ~ Behind Quality Foods

December 2016 Newsletter

December 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to December everyone!


Our SDA Pride Posters are started to decorate the walls!  If you haven’t already done so, please bring your poster back in this week.  We have THREE prizes to give out!

1)      Most signatures gathered (front or back of poster, whatever you child prefers)

2)      Most fundraised monies (this money is going towards new mats for the studio!)

3)      Most beautiful/creative/amazing poster – voted on by the kids

The winners will each be given an SDA gift certificate to purchase ANYTHING they choose!  New Dance Duffle Bag?! SDA Hoodie!?  SDA Jacket?!   Whatever their heart desires!  

Winners will be chosen and announced at our Annual SDA Dancer Holiday Party on Friday December 9th!  Send your dancer to spend 3 hours of fun with us!  We have crafts, dancing, games and pizza planned for this fun event!  Enrol on our website to save your place.


Show Stoppers Musical Theatre Presents:
All Aboard the Polar Express

Tickets are on sale now!  We are not permitted to have a concession, but will be doing presales on yummy treats like baking, chocolates, candies, hot chocolate, coffee and water.  When purchasing your tickets at SDA ask about “Ticket Extras” – we also have options for photos with Santa, and special surprise gifts!

Please remember, if you are IN the production there are some additional rehearsals coming up – please double check at the desk to ensure you know what times and where.  We’re are closing in on show time!!


Polar Express Day Camp!

Would your child LOVE to attend our Christmas Production, but you don’t know if you can make it happen?  We have just the event for you!  Starting with 2 hours of Polar Express themed games and events, we will escort our campers to the Evergreen Theatre, where they will get a photo with Santa, take a backstage tour of the theatre, and get settled in, as a group to watch the show!  Click HERE to learn more, and register!


Know a teen who would love to give Dance a try?  Check out our Christmas Promotion – Introductory Teen Dance Class!  $150 gets your dancer in a 90 minute/weekly class AND sets you up with a Dance Hoodie to put under the Christmas tree!  Visit our website for more information, or check in at the desk.


Add a Class Promotion!  This amazing discount for currently enrolled dancers ends soon!  Register your dancer for an additional class and get a HUGE discount!  This promotion is only available IN STORE – the discounts are so huge, we could not put out an offer code for this event.


December 5th – 8th = The most fun classes of the year!

There are a couple of scheduling changes here – please double check your child’s class time.  We are combining a few classes to encourage a super fun, festive experience for the kids!  All classes will learn a short Christmas Routine, and we encourage ALL parents to come in for the last 5 minutes of class to take photos and videos!



3:45-4:30pm Pre Ballet & Junior 3 Exam Prep

4:30-5:30pm Junior Ballet & Elementary Ballet

5:30-7pm Jazz Tap Combo & Stretch

7-8:30pm HipHop/Contemporary Combo



4-4:45pm Hip Hop

5:15-5:30pm Creative Movement

5:30-6:30pm Junior Musical Theatre & Pre Intermediate Jazz Exam Prep

6:30-8pm Elementary Musical Theatre & Intermediate Jazz



4:15-5pm Boys Hip Hop & Junior 1 Jazz Exam Prep

5:30-6:15pm Junior AcroDance

6:15-7:30pm Elementary AND Elementary 2 AcroDance & Intermediate Ballet



4-5pm Junior/Elementary Jazz

5-6:30pm Elementary/Intermediate Tap & Elementary AcroDance

6-7pm Junior 2 Tap

6:30-7:45pm Elementary 2 AcroDance


Friday December 9th 6-9pm Sheridan Dance Academy kids Christmas Pizza Party!  Three hours of FUN and pizza with your favourite dance teachers!  Drop your dancer off with us, and get going on that Christmas shopping!  Or go relax at Starbucks ;-)  Or go on a date with your partner!  Use the time as you wish – and know that your munchkin is having a blast with us for a few hours.  This evening of fun is $20/child or 2 for $25.  We will dance, play games, and eat pizza!


SDA Christmas Break runs December 10 – January 2.  Classes resume Tuesday January 3.



Friday December 16th

Dance for the Powell River Food Bank!

Join us for a FREE Glow in the Dark Dance Party from 6:30-8:30pm

Please bring non-perishable food, new un-wrapped toys, or monetary donations for the Powell River Food Bank.  Wear white or neon colors to this event – as we will have the black lights out!  We ask that any families who are willing to bring along a package of glow sticks, do so – in hopes of off setting the cost of this charitable event!  SDA will supply glow sticks for any children who come without.  This event is open to the community – please bring your friends! 


Sponsor a Dancer ~ Powell River Dance Scholarship Program

Generous Powell River Families;


I would like to introduce you to my most recent idea – in line with Sheridan Dance Academy’s attempt to serve our community better:  Powell River Community Dance Scholarship Program. 


I am reaching out to families and local businesses, gathering funds to eight+ Dance Scholarships to school aged children in the Powell River area. 

For a child to dance from January - June, one hour, once a week the cost is $415.00


I am looking for families and business owners who would be willing to donate $25+.  Sheridan Dance Academy will then match the donation amount, and get as many kids on the dance floor as we can!  These donations will cover the cost of weekly classes, costumes for the year end performance, and apparel needed to take part in class.


The Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program is doing a great job, helping families with extra curricular activates, but at this point most families are receiving a maximum of $200/child, per season.  I feel we could do more than that, and get kids dancing at no charge, who might not otherwise be able to.


Families and Business names will be listed as the generous contributors to the Powell River Community Dance Scholarship Program, in all social media posts, posters, print publications, and information going out to the schools.  Of course anyone wanting to donate anonymously will not be listed.


We are collecting these donations right away, and carrying on through to January 2, 2017


School aged students will be encouraged to fill out forms on WHY they would like to dance, and scholarships will be chosen based on these applicants.  If you know of a child who would truly benefit from this program please let us know their name, and what school they go to, so that we can reach out to their teacher/principal.


Please visit our front desk to learn more, and suggest any children you think would love to take part in this outreach program. 



Mariah Sheridan Runions

& the SDA Team