November/December 2018

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 Office Hours:

  • Mondays – Office is closed  

  • Tuesdays – Thursdays – 3:30-5:30 pm  

  • Fridays – 2:30-5:30 pm

  • Saturdays – 9:00 am-12:30 pm

  • If you would like to submit a payment, but our office hours are inconvenient, please send us an email and we can try our best to accommodate you. A mail slot is available in the office door.


While in the hallway please be respectful of the classes that are in session by keeping the noise to a minimum. Voices carry and can be disruptive to the students. Parents, Please consider using the parent waiting area near the office while you wait. Students are not permitted to play or run in the hallways, please join your friends in the dressing room or kitchen areas. Teachers will often keep their studio door closed to keep the noise of the hallway out of the classroom, and so that the noise of music doesn’t travel from one studio to another.

Safety in the Parking lot & on the street:

When it’s dark, we ask that parent’s arrange for dancers to wait under the covered area until there is room in the parking lot for your ride to pull in. The street is not very well lit, and we are concerned for dancer’s safety when crossing the road at night to meet their ride. We also ask that drivers do not block the flow of traffic by waiting in the drive through section of the parking lot. Please enter and exit the parking lot efficiently, but also slowly and cautiously to keep our dancer’s safe. Please note the correct way to enter and exit the parking lot.  Do not use the disabled parking spot without the appropriate signage.

Studio Rules:

We are very proud of our performing arts facility and we hope that the students take as much pride in our dance studio as we do!  Please take the time to review the following: STUDENTS, PARENTS AND FACULTY - Absolutely NO OUTDOOR SHOES in any of the dance studios.  Our dance floors are designed for dance shoes only.  OUTDOOR SHOES WILL RUIN THESE FLOORS. Hip-Hop dancers MUST wear clean, indoor shoes to class. To keep our exits clear and our floors dry, all outdoor shoes must be removed at the entrance of the studio, using the shoe racks and cubbies provided. Our dancers walk through the halls in their dance shoes and bare feet, please help us to prevent the floors becoming wet and slippery or causing damage to our dance shoes. * Boys – please use the boy’s changing room to store your things * ‘Girls only’ in the girl’s dressing room, Boys only in the boy’s dressing room.

  • NO FOOD OR BEVERAGES IN THE DANCE STUDIOS OR DRESSING ROOM We ask that students bring water only in to the classrooms and dressing room.  There is a spacious kitchen for you to eat.  Please do not eat your dinner, snack, juice or pop in the dressing room.


  • EMERGENCY EXIT DOOR  – The back door should be used as an Emergency Exit only.  Please use the main entry door to enter and exit the school.  In case of fire drill or emergency, the meeting place is the field behind the school.  Parents, please pass this information on to your child.

  • DAYCARE – Fenced-in area: The fenced-in area belongs to the licensed daycare, “In The Garden Daycare,” and is not accessible for public/Allegro families. The playground apparatus next to the portable can be used under adult supervision.

Recital - June, 2019 (McPherson Theatre):

This year’s annual Recitals will be held on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 (4 shows).  We are not performing at the Royal Theatre this year due to a Broadway show requiring our dates, therefore we are performing at the McPherson Theatre. We hope to be back at the Royal Theatre in 2020. There will be an all day dress rehearsal on Sunday, May 26th, also at the McPherson. If your dancer is in only one class, they will only perform in 1 Recital. Dancers/families registered in more than 1 class may be performing in more than 1 Recital. Show breakdowns come available closer to the time. These dates are a very important team effort, so please mark them on your calendar, as everybody at the studio participates in the rehearsal and the performances (some adult classes opt not to participate). If your child is unable to perform, we should have received notification by now. Please know that in order to dance in the Recital you must attend the dress rehearsal! Updates will be posted here:

Non-instructional/Pro-D days:

Classes at Allegro are ON AS SCHEDULED on non-instructional/Pro-D days at school.

Clothing Order:

Clothing orders for our new Allegro clothing will be coming out soon, just in time for Christmas!

Open House & Holiday Closure:

Allegro’s Open House will be from Tuesday, December 11th – Monday, December 17th.  We welcome you to come and view the classes of your choice. A non-perishable food donation for the Food Hamper would be very much appreciated, as well as a winter jacket donation for those in need.  The PYP Dance Company will generously be providing snacks, tea and coffee (in the kitchen) to our viewing guests – sorry, snacks are for guests only, not for dancers. *PYP Company classes are not open for viewing week. Christmas Holidays are from Tuesday, December 18th-Sunday, January 6th. We re-open on Monday, January 7th. 

Overdue Payments:

Thank-you to everyone who is up to date with their payments. Anyone who still has outstanding fees and/or costume deposits should be getting them in to the office as soon as possible.


We hope that everyone has settled nicely into their classes. This is a friendly reminder that all notices of withdrawal must be submitted in writing to the office (email is fine) by November 30th, with one month's notice or one month's fees as a requirement.  After November 30th, it is expected that dancers will remain in their class(es) for the duration of the dance year and you are committed financially until the end of this dance season.


Most Performing Arts Plus classes (P.A Plus) participate in Festival.  All classes preparing for Festival/competition perform in the Dance Extravaganza on Saturday, February 23 at the Charlie White Theatre (Dress Rehearsal is February 22).  If you are unsure if this involves your child, please check with your child’s teacher to see if it is a Festival class. Festival dates and information will be available at this link by the end of November: If your child is involved in Festival, we ask that you please avoid booking vacations during Festival time, as this is a team effort.  Festival entry fees will be billed to parents in early February, leading up to the Dance Extravaganza.  Any questions regarding Festival can be answered by emailing

Please note: Festival Fees are paid in advance by Allegro on behalf of each student.  If you withdraw from a Festival class after the Festival fees have been submitted by Allegro, you will be required to pay your Festival fees. Festival fees are non-refundable.

Snow Days and Power Outages:

Our policy is that if the school buses are not running, then Allegro will be closed.  If school is cancelled due to poor weather conditions, Allegro may also be closed. If you are ever in doubt, please phone 250-656-8910 to listen to our outgoing voicemail message. Please do the same in the event of a power outage.


Anyone who wishes to be hired as a seamstress for the Recital, please see Jennifer or Rose or send us an email. Thank-you to all who come forward! Not a seamstress, but would like to help with gluing, cutting etc? Feel free to contact us!

Lost and Found:

Please take the time to see if anything belongs to you. Whatever hasn’t been claimed by the Christmas Holidays will be donated to charity. 

Class Photos and DVD’s from last year:

There are lots of class photos and DVD’s still to be picked up from last year! Class photos are available self-serve outside the office window, in alphabetical order. DVD’s are available in the office during office hours. If you can’t make it during office hours, just let us know and we can make another arrangement for you.

Important Dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Monday, November 12th………………………………Classes are on as scheduled

  • Tuesday, Dec. 11th – Monday, Dec. 17th………Open House/Viewing Week

  • December 18th – January 6th..…………...........…Christmas Holidays

  • Sunday, May 26th…....……………………………………Recital Dress Rehearsal (Royal Theatre)

  • June 1st & 2nd ..…………………………………………….Recitals (McPherson Theatre)

For other important dates please visit

If you didn’t receive a registration manual at the time you registered, please pick one up at the office, or just outside the office when the office is closed.


Nadine Cowland