Chocolate Fundraiser Available Now

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Hello Everyone – Welcome back to another great dance season !
Are you interested in some great fundraising to help offset your dance costs? We have a “sweet” deal for you !!

We will be again selling WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATES this year ! This has always been a great and easy seller with friends/family/co-workers !

We have the following arriving Thursday September 1 !

$2 Chocolate Covered Almonds (fast and easy to sell!!!)
$2 Variety Box
$2 Nut Free Chocolates

All cases have 30 boxes of chocolates. Payment is required at the time of pick up ( $60 per case). All cheques should be made payable to INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY PERFORMING ARTS ASSOC. (IAPAA) (please no post dated cheques)

There are limited quantities so don’t miss out this year ! I have ensured we have our cases early this year to get a nice head start – Don’t delay! Call now to reserve !!!

Chocolates are available right now for pick up anytime !! You can contact Natalie Malette directly at nmalette@shaw.ca or phone and leave message at 344-9947 to make arrangements for convenient pick up. When ordering, please note the number the cases, which varieties, as well as the parent contact name/ number and the dancer’s name.

Payment is required at the time of pick up. All cheques should be made payable to INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY PERFORMING ARTS ASSOC (IAPAA) (please no post dated cheques)

NOTE: This is an individual fundraiser, which means the profits go into your son/daughter’s dance account and can be used to offset the costs of costumes, shoes, tights, dance classes etc. For more info, please contact Natalie (see above info) to see how easy it is ! 🙂

How To Make The Most Of Your Dance Classes

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How To Make The Most Of Your Dance Classes

Dance class is an investment. A lot of money, time, and energy go into learning how to dance. The last thing you want is for any of that to go to waste by not making the most of every dance class.

You might think that the best dancers become successful by stretching longer, sweating harder, or practising more than everyone else but that’s not the whole story. If you really want to benefit from your time training in dance, start with your mental attitude toward learning. Here’s how:

Take responsibility

Learning anything is on you, friend. Dance teachers just navigate (and occasionally cheerlead) your dance journey. It’s your job to fuel and drive the car.

What are some ways to do that and take responsibility for learning in dance class?

  • Arrive early
  • Come prepared
  • Practice proper dance class ettiquette
  • Stay focused
  • Take and apply corrections and direction
  • Ask and listen to questions and really absorb the answers
  • Take notes
  • Think ahead
  • Spend more time on the things that need work than the things that don’t
  • Be eager to revisit the basics
  • Listen to your body and keep it in top form with cross-training or conditioning
  • Develop professional relationships with your teachers and mentors
  • Find great teachers you can trust and then actually put your faith in their methods

Make mistakes

Dance class is THE place to mess up because the stage is the last place you’ll want to. Give yourself permission to try big and fail hard in dance and in life.

Discover something new

Notice we didn’t say you should wait to be hit over the head with or bowled over by new information. Make each dance class a quest to learn something new– even about the same old stuff – through listening, watching, trial, or error.

Feel uncomfortable

Your best growth often happens outside your comfort zone. If dance class feels too easy, it’s not always about class level. Are you pushing and stretching yourself in all of the above ways? If not, maybe class seems effortless because you’re not making an effort to push beyond your limitations.

Enjoy the process

Achievement and accolades in dance are awesome but the celebration lasts a blip before you realize that when it’s over, there’s just something new to accomplish. Dance training includes periods of growth and periods of plateau. Make that process the fun part of dance class and you’re golden.

Give thanks

Do celebrate those accomplishments and your dancing body. Be grateful that you get to enjoy the benefits of dance and appreciate the people helping you and motivating you to get the most out of every dance class.

Former IDA Student Dancing in Tokyo.

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International Dance Academy would like to extend sincere congratulations to former student Jordan Wyllie, who is living the dream and performing at Disneyland in Toyko.

Here are some photos of her as Wendy, Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.  We are all so very proud of her.  She was always a hard working dedicated student. She is proof that with determination, devotion and a little sweat, dreams really do come true!  Jordan we wish you every success in the future!  JordanWendyJordanSnowWhite