The new dance year is set to begin on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st for the younger groups at the School of Alberta Ballet. The class times remain the same as last year and are as follows:
Thursdays unless otherwise specified
These classes are subject to change based on enrollment and teacher discretion.
Iskra 5:15-6:00 pm Jordan/Andrea
Malenki Zirky 6:00-7:00 pm Jordan/Andrea
Veeterets 7:00-8:00 pm Jordan/Andrea
Promin 7:00-8:00 pm Jordan/Andrea
Kvitka 7:15-8:45 pm Natasha
Veselka (Tue) 8:15-9:45 pm Serguei
(Thurs) 8:00-9:45 pm Natasha
Radist (Tue) 8:15-9:45 pm Natasha
Enhancement (Tue) 7:15-8:15 pm Serguei
Additional rehearsals will be scheduled for all groups in order to prepare for performances; information outlining details will be forwarded to you as they become available.
If your child will not be attending class, please advise your instructor as soon as possible. If your dancer arrives late, please ensure that he/she enters class quickly and quietly, causing minimal disruption to the class.
Again this year, the enhancement class is open free of charge to any Yalenka dancer aged 10 and up who wants to improve their dance skills and ballet technique!
This has changed a bit this year... At the first class each family will receive an envelope with a registration package, containing registration forms and volunteer information. Please take this home, fill it out, check your calendar for volunteer/bingo dates (and mark it on your calendar!), and bring the completed package the next week with the required cheques (registration, volunteer deposit, costume deposit).
Note: INCOMPLETE PACKAGES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED (missing cheques, missing forms).
All registrations MUST be completed by September 30th or the dancer will not be permitted into the dance studio after this date.
Yalenka’s major fundraising events are bingos and a casino. Gaming provides us with a large sum of money allowing us to keep our registration fees reasonable, while still being able to:
- hire professional instructors and pay competitive wages
- buy music for specific story lines and dances
- rent studio space with ballet barres and sprung floors
- order specialized costumes from Ukraine or hire professionals to sew regional costumes
- help subsidize dancers for competitions, and
- offer travel opportunities to the dancers.
As a result of gaming funds, our fees have not increased and we are able to offer affordable dancing to families.
Yalenka’s last casino was April 2010 and is awaiting confirmation of the date of the next casino.