Holiday Festivus Shirt Order due 12/15

  

Hi Families,

Please visit our online store (http://pddhawaii.storenvy.com) to order our concert logo shirts for Holiday Festivus. Pre-orders only.  Extra shirts may not be available for purchase.  Order deadline is DEC. 15th.  See attached flyer for design and shirt information.




Thank you,
Amber
(pasdedeuxhawaii@gmail.com)

Join us for the Wahiawa and Mililani Christmas Parades!


IMPORTANT: No extra practices/classes for HH Tots

  

Hey there HH Tots Families!!!

Previously I sent somewhat of a schedule for combined practices/classes, saying that the kids come to other classes to practice more, however, with some more thought, I feel that the HH Tots division don't have to go to these extra rehearsals.  3-4 year olds have class for only 45 minutes.  Asking them to come for an extra hour or two a week is asking too much of them.  So please disregard the previous email I sent out about combined rehearsals, and just come to their regular scheduled classes.  Thanks!!!!

Mr. Erick
PDD HH Director/Instructor
(mr.erick.pdd@gmail.com)

Festivus Tickets on Sale Saturday

  

Hi Families,

Tickets for Holiday Festivus will go on sale this Saturday, November 22nd, at 12 noon online only at showtix4u.com.  Tickets range from $15-$25 plus tax depending on seat location.  Please note that tickets purchased for seats marked as wheelchair space are empty spaces for wheelchair accessibility.  Also, all students will remain backstage for the entire performance and will not be released at intermission.

Please be sure to purchase tickets for your correct show track as tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.  If you are unsure of your track, tracks are listed in the name of your class on our online schedule, on your monthly statements, and in your online account.  Please refer to past emails or look on our blog for more information (http://pasdedeuxhawaii.blogspot.com).  Email your instructor or department director with questions regarding show tracks.

Different from in the past, please note that ages 6 and under, as well as beginning level classes ages 7-11 perform in two shows for their track.  Again, please check with your instructor or department director if you are unsure of which track you are assigned to.

Tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event for $20-$40 only if seats are still available.  Our shows usually sell out quickly so please don't wait to get your tickets!



Thank you!
Amber
PDD Head Administrator
(pasdedeuxhawaii@gmail.com)

Open Breakdancing Session - Resumes in January

  

Hi PDD Families,

The Open Breakdancing Session, Sundays at 5pm will be closed for the remainder of 2014.
This session will resume in January 2015 following our dance concert.

Thank you!
(pasdedeuxhawaii@gmail.com)

PDD Unplugged Tickets on sale now!!

   

Hello families!

The vocal department would like to invite you to our vocal showcase, Pas De Deux Unplugged.  Shows are on Saturday, 11/29 @6pm & 8pm.  Vocal students and instructors will be performing live with acoustic accompaniment by Ben Vegas and Maila Gibson.  Ben and Maila will also be featured performers throughout the show. Please come show your support for the vocal students of Pas De Deux and get your tickets at showtix4u.com.



See you there!
PDD Vocal Department
(pddvoice@gmail.com)

It's Coming! PDD Jackets and Bags!

  

Hi PDD Families,

We are happy to announce that we will be opening sales in the next week or so for PDD jackets and bags. These are the same jackets we have sold in the past.  We will also be adding duffel bags, mesh sling backpacks, and personalized garment bags.  More information coming soon, but this is a heads-up to check your email for the order info as we will only have 2 weeks from the opening of the sales to collect orders and payment.  No additional orders will be placed this year.  Future order dates in 2015 are still pending.

We will announce order dates and pricing details soon, as well as have size samples in the studio and samples of some of the bags.

Thank you!
Amber
(pasdedeuxhawaii@gmail.com)

Beg. 9-11 Ballet "Colors of the Wind" Choreo Video & Music

  

Hello Beg. 9-11 Ballet Families,

Here's the link to choreography video and I've also attached the music so you can practice at home!

http://vimeo.com/112149012
Password:  Colors9-11

Download Music: http://pasdedeuxhawaii.com/pddemails/ColorsofthewindFinal.mp3
*To play, click on link above. To download onto your computer, right click on link then click "save link as"

Happy Practicing!
Annri Opitz-Kostick
PDD Dance Dept. Coordinator and Ballet Director
(pddannri@gmail.com)

New Dance Instructor for Sundays!

   

Hello Sunday Dance Families,

For those of you that had Ms. Chelsey as a dance instructor, we have Good News! We have found a new teacher for your child's class. We are happy to introduce to you Briana Weeden! She will begin teaching this weekend Sunday Nov. 16th and will help prepare your child for "Holiday Festivus"! Below we have Ms. Briana's Bio and attached is her head shot:

Briana began dancing at the age of three in Green River, Wyoming. She completed the majority of her early training where she grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As a member of Robin’s Dance Works competition team, Briana competed starting at the age of 8 in jazz, contemporary, and tap. During her time at the studio, she also trained in ballet and musical theatre. In her experience at Robin’s Dance Works, she was able to go to many regional and national competitions, as well as conventions. 

Briana graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BFA in Theatre & Dance and a Concentration in Performance. While studying at the University of Wyoming, she worked with various faculty members and guest artists such as; Lawrence Jackson, Jennifer Deckert, Bill T. Jones, AndrĂ© Mergerdichian, Maurice Watson, Catherine Cabeen, and Nicole Smith. She trained in ballet, modern and jazz at the university. Some of her most memorable performance experiences with the University of Wyoming include the role of Cinderella on tour in From the Ashes: A Cinderella Story, Continuous Replay (Soloist: Heidi), and Carmina Burana. 

It is her goal as a teacher to provide students with an enjoyable experience, as well as the knowledge to continue their training. Briana is eager to work with the students of PDD and is honored to be a part of the staff at this wonderful studio. 

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding,
Annri Opitz-Kostick (Dance Dept. Coordinator)
and PDD Dance Department
(pddannri@gmail.com)

Festivus Combined Rehearsals

   

Dear Parents,

For the upcoming Holiday Festivus Concert we have combined several classes to perform together. Creative Movement I will be performing with Creative Movement II, Pre-Jazz I & II will perform together, and Beg Jazz 7-8 will perform with Beg Jazz 9-11. Combining these classes will require extra practices in December, so that we can work on blocking with all of the performers. Attached is an additional rehearsal schedule. Please let me know if you have any questions, or scheduling conflicts.

Attachment: http://pasdedeuxhawaii.com/pddemails/Combined-Rehearsal-Schedule.docx

Thank you for your continued support,
Ms. Allicia
(ms.allicia.pdd@gmail.com)

Sample Bio and Headshots Flyer Attachments PDD Unplugged

  

Attached are the sample bio and headshots flyer attachment. Please don't forget to submit your bio and sign up for your acoustic rehearsal with Ben and Maila!



Sample Bio: http://pasdedeuxhawaii.com/pddemails/bio_sample.jpg

Thank you!
Mia
(pddvoice@gmail.com)

PDD Unplugged Tickets and Show Line Up Information

  

Vocal families:

Please double check the attachment to be sure to purchase tickets for the correct show. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday, November 15, 2014, from noon. Please be sure to purchase early at www.showtix4u.com.

Attachment: http://pasdedeuxhawaii.com/pddemails/lineup.pdf

Vocal Department
(pddvoice@gmail.com)

Extra "Holiday Festivus" Practices for Ballet

  

Hello Pre-Ballet 1/2, Beg. 7/8 and Beg. 9-11 Ballet Families,

As you may have noticed, your child's class will be performing with another ballet class.  Please plan to begin attending extra practices at no cost, starting in December.  These extra practices will help your child understand where to stand and how to move when performing with another group.  Below you will find your extra practice schedule and location.  Thank you for your understanding and patience as we prepare for "Holiday Festivus"!  Please let me know if you have any questions in regards to your child's ballet class.

Attachment: http://pasdedeuxhawaii.com/pddemails/HolidayFestivus-ExtraPracticesballet.docx

Thank you,
Annri Opitz-Kostick
PDD Dance Dept. Coordinator and Ballet Director
(pddannri@gmail.com)

PDD Unplugged Important Time Sensitive Information

  

Hello Vocal Families!

This message contains important and time sensitive information.  Immediate attention is requested.  I have listed the items in date deadline order:

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 15 @noon.  They may be purchased at showtix4u.com.  Please see their website for ordering guidelines.  Seats are all reserved so please order early to ensure seating at the show of your choice.

Bios for the program should be like this sample (click here).  Please limit your wording to 25 words/30 maximum.  Please email them to pddvoice@gmail.com no later than Sunday, November 16, 2014.

  • Acoustic Rehearsals with Ben and Maila Gibson: Monday, November 17th and Wednesday, November 19th between 5-8pm only.  Sign ups are first come first serve and you must arrive ready to sing.  You are encouraged to record your session so that you can practice for the showcase.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you secure a rehearsal time that works with your schedule so be sure to sign up as soon as possible.  Click here for the doodle link to sign up.  Your instructor may have told you to be available on a certain day, but we need to have each of you select a specific date/time on this link.  http://doodle.com/2w9nsa7bzibtfed5

  • Headshots required:  and will be taken on Saturday, November 22, 2014, between 12-1pm only. Reservations and pre-payment is required either on our online store or at the front desk.  If PDD has taken your headshot for the previous vocal showcase or the Hairspray, Jr. production, then you do NOT need to re-take your photo.  You may also submit a high resolution photo to pddvoice@gmail.com by the photo session date.  Otherwise, your photo will not appear in the program.  Please see doodle link for clothing requirements.  http://doodle.com/tmim8ekf9wfswg4m for sign ups.

Please confirm your show date and time for the PDD Unplugged vocal showcase happening at Pas De Deux on Saturday, November 29, 2014.  There are two shows, 6pm and 8pm, so please be sure to know your show assignment so your families can purchase the correct tickets.  I am attaching the latest line-up.  There are a couple of changes but they do not affect you.  I am merely adding the line up so that you can ensure that your families purchase tickets to the correct event.

Please direct any questions to your instructor or email pddvoice@gmail.com.

Attachment: http://pasdedeuxhawaii.com/pddemails/unplugged.pdf

Thank you!
Mia
(pddvoice@gmail.com)

Beg. 7/8 Ballet "Colors of the Wind" Music and Video

  

Hello Beg. 7/8 Ballet Families,

Here is the choreography video link and music so your child can practice their "Holiday Festivus" ballet number "Colors of the Wind" at home.  As you may already know, your child's class will be performing with a Beg. 9-11 ballet class so combined rehearsals will begin in December.  I will send you this schedule soon.

http://vimeo.com/111723159
Password:  Colors7/8

Download Music: http://pasdedeuxhawaii.com/pddemails/ColorsofthewindFinal.mp3
*To play, click on link above. To download onto your computer, right click on link then click "save link as"

Happy Practicing!
Annri Opitz-Kostick
(pddannri@gmail.com)