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Sep 22


Good morning, good morning… Happy Monday everyone!!!

Today kicks off the first day of our 2017/2018 dance season at the Medicine Hat School of Performing Arts and it’s our 10th BIRTHDAY! Your MHSPA instructing team hopes everyone has had an amazing summer and are as excited as we are about this season and all of the celebrations to come!

Welcome back families, to MHSPA and our oh-so-very-informative newsletters. Aren’t you excited?!?!?

As classes start and we all get in to the swing of things, there are a few important points and dates to touch base on. Okay, more than just a few… but all very important nonetheless. Though not all of this information applies to everyone, majority of it does. Please read through it’s entirety and if any questions arise please email us. Here we go… happy reading:

Our MHSPA Home Requests & Tips:

  • The studio space is for everyone. Please respect it by putting garbage away, cleaning up after spills, washing cups used in the kitchen and being conscientious and considerate of all others visiting the studio, which including conversation content.
  • Make sure you are labelling all dance shoes. This way we avoid losing or accidentally swapping shoes with another student. Labelling dance clothes is a good idea, too. The student’s initials on the clothing article’s tag will help a ton!
  • Attendance of students is of the utmost importance. If this is ever foreseen as becoming an issue, please contact us immediately. Should a student, your child(ren) only, not be able to make it to class(es), their parent needs to be the one to call or email us, accompanied with a reason. Having other students inform us on behalf of another is not a practice we want to become the norm.


Day ONE of Season #10, WAHOO, is TODAY!!! 

Monday, September 11th, 2017!!!


DVDs of Performances Past –> available for pick up at the front desk

If you didn’t have a chance to pick your DVD orders of past performances, you can do so by asking at the front desk. They are just so much fun to watch over and over and over again!!!


Costume Measurements for ALL STUDENTS –> complete by SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2017 at Applause Dance & Active Wear

Measuring for costumes is being done by the lovely staff at Applause Dance & Activewear located at #102-616 Kingsway Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB. Be sure to stop in with your dancer(s) to be measured and get any last minute shopping done… support local! Remember, have this done by Saturday, September 30th, 2017. For contact information and store hours visit their Facebook page,


Solo/Duet/Trio/Small Group Request Forms –> due no later than SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2017

For those students interested in doing a solo/duet/trio/small group, request forms will be available and going out the week of September 18th, 2017. Forms will also be available at the front desk; set on the top right corner in a red folder. There is a mail slot in the studio’s front door, if we happen to be closed when you’re dropping it off. This option is meant for those ready to go competitive. If you have any questions regarding this, please email Miss Genevieve at [email protected]Rehearsal schedules for these students will be posted in the beginning of October. 


Shoe Swap & Sale –> If you’re still in need of finding the proper dance shoes, you may be in luck!

We will have our bins of shoes out for the first couple weeks of classes. They will be stacked near the front desk. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class start time, ask for some help at the front desk and we will be glad to help you look through the bins. All sales are cash only.


Registration Deadline –> SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2017

With the exception of our 30-minute Mini-Bopper classes and the newly added Improv, Acting & Theatre Sport class, the registration deadline is Saturday, September 30th, 2017.

Share our email addresses with your friends that want to join the MHSPA family; Miss Whitney’s, [email protected], and Miss Genevieve’s, [email protected].


MHSPA Clothing –> Information will be released over the next few weeks.


Competition Fees –> Invoiced in October & payment arrangements due by TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31st, 2017

These fees will be invoiced in the first half of October via email. They include; competition registration, entry/entries, costume(s) and, for those entering in the above option for solos/duets/trios/small group, a choreography fee. All competition fees payment arrangements must be complete by Tuesday, October, 31st, 2017, or your account will start to accumulate late payment fees, as per the Competition Policies.


Important MHSPA Dates & Events –> Grab those calendars, warm-up those pens, markers, highlighters and/or keyboards!


MONDAY, OCT. 9, 2017 Happy Thanksgiving! NO CLASSES. Fill up on turkey and quality time with family and friends.
MONDAY, OCT. 23 to   SATURDAY, OCT. 28, 2017 Halloween Dress Up Week! Wear your costume to class ALL WEEK! It’ll be full of more dance and fun!
TUESDAY, OCT. 31ST, 2017 Happy Halloween! Classes MOVED to Friday, November 3rd, 2017. All classes will happen just as they do on Tuesday’s, but on Friday instead this week. This is no trick, just a treat!
SATURDAY, DEC. 9TH, 2017 Christmas Extravaganza DRESS REHEARSAL   ***more details will be emailed
SUNDAY, DEC. 10th, 2017 Christmas Extravaganza SHOW at 2pm at the Esplanade. GET READY to GET YOUR TICKETS!!!
SATURDAY, DEC. 16 to THURSDAY, DEC. 21, 2017 Christmas Spirit Week!
THURSDAY, DEC. 21, 2017 Merry Christmas! Last day of classes.
MONDAY, JAN. 8, 2018 Happy New Year! Classes resume… we can’t wait to hear what Santa brought!
THURSDAY, APR. 19 to   SUNDAY, APR. 22, 2018 Competition #1… Great Canadian Dance Challenge in Medicine Hat   ***more details will be emailed
WEDNESDAY, APR. 25 to SUNDAY, APR. 29, 2018 Competition #2… Gravity Dance Challenge in Calgary   ***more details will be emailed
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018 Spring Fever DRESS REHEARSAL   ***more details will be emailed
SATURDAY, MAY 12 & 13, 2018 Spring Fever SHOWs at 2pm, 7pm & 2pm   ***more details will be emailed


Save our website as a one of your favourites,! It is always a great resource for important dates, our newsletter emails (like this one :) , the current schedule, reading about our instructors and other fun things!

Follow us on Facebook; and Instagram @mhspadance.


REMINDER: All important information will be sent through our operating system. If you choose to opt out of our mass email list you will miss out on important information.  You can still check the website,, or postings on the BIG RED information board in the studio’s front entrance. However, I would strongly suggest using this option to stay informed. Please notify us if you would like to change the email address we have linked to your account.


This is shaping up to be another great dance season and we look forward to the ongoing growth of our students! To all of our new and returning students, Welcome!!!


Miss Whitney & MHSPA

Jul 11


Did you miss pre-registration???

Are you a new student with questions about what MHSPA has to offer you???

Do you want to meet us???……..Well we want to meet you!!!

It may be summer but we are still available to help you out:) The best way to get ahold of us is by emailing our super awesome Office Manger – Miss Whitney – [email protected]

We hope you are enjoying this beautiful summer, full of sunshine, relax time and fun!!!

Jun 02


Pre-registration for our 2017-2018 Dance Season starts next week!

June 6th-8th & June 13th-15th

**Our 2017/18 Schedule has been launched and an email with all class lists have been sent!  Information on what day to come down and register for your specific class will be sent Monday, June 5th!!


Open Class Auditions for new students will be held on the following days and times:


Ages 7-9yrs ~ Ballet 6-6:30    Hip Hop 6:30-7   Tap 7-7:30   Jazz 7:30-8

Ages 10-12yrs ~ Hip Hop 6-6:30   Ballet 6:30-7   Jazz 7-7:30   Tap 7:30-8


Ages 13+ ~ Ballet 6-6:30   Hip Hop 6:30-7   Jazz 7-7:30   Tap 7:30-8

Hope to see you there!!!

******************OUR NEW WEBSITE WILL LAUNCH NEXT WEEK******************