OCPA News

Parents Visiting Week

Hey Families!!

We hope you all enjoyed your break and are ready to come back to classes this week!!  Next week is Parents Visiting Week which means that you guys get to come and sit in on your child’s class!  There will also be a surprise visitor that will visit the classes. Here’s a hint…he wears red, has a white beard, and says ho ho ho! The kiddos don’t know and we like to keep it a big surprise for them! We hope you take advantage of this fun opportunity to get involved and be supportive of what your child is enjoying!

Our Studio Christmas Party is December 15th! This is a Company fundraiser for our company kids to travel to competitions and conventions! There will be lots of fun things to do! Cookies, Cocoa, Arts and Crafts, Pictures with special Santa…MONTE, and a Christmas performance by our company members! We are inviting all friends and family!  It is $5/person, or $20/family of 4+.  For $10/child 7+, you can drop them off here at the studio and then you can go Christmas shopping or do things you need to do around town!  The party is 6:30 – 8:30!  Please invite your family and friends!

Costume Payment Deadline is December 15th. If you order after this date, there is a $20 late fee added to your total cost.

Let us know if you have questions and we will be happy to help!!!!

See you soon,

On Center Performing Arts

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No Classes Thanksgiving Week

We want to remind you all that there are NO CLASSES next week!  Please enjoy your holiday and travel safely if you are travelling.  We also want to thank you all for allowing us to teach your children our passion for the arts. Without you, there would be no us!  We are extremely grateful and lucky to do this for our job 🙂

Sincerely,

Your On Center Family

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November Reminders

Happy Monday OCPA Families!!

Here are just a few things to remember as we head into November!

*Costume payments are due December 15th if you would like a costume for the end of the year recital in June.  If you decide you want a costume after December 15th, then there will be an additional $20 late/rush fee added to your costume payment total.  We will have pictures of each class’s costumes on the bulletin boards next week.  If you do not purchase a costume, please be prepared to match the one chosen as much as possible for the recital. You can pay for these in the dance shop.

*Costume Measuring Week is next week the 13th-17th. All students will be measured at the beginning of class by their teacher. Even if they are not getting a costume, they will still get measured.

*WOW Week is the 13th-17th.

*Our Performing Company will be performing at Southgate Mall for Bringing in Santa on November 15th!!!  They will perform at 6pm at the clock tower if you want to come support them!

*There will be NO CLASSES on November 20th-24th for our Holiday break.  Have fun and be safe!

*Please remember that there is no need for parents to come into a class that is in progress.  It is very disruptive and disrespectful to the teacher.  If you have grandparents bringing your children, please remind them of this policy.

***NEW THIS YEAR: We will be having a studio Christmas party on December 15th from 6:30-8:30pm.  This is an awesome idea our company kids came up with for a fundraiser!  It will be $5/person, or $20/family of 4 or more.  If you would like to drop off your child and go get some holiday shopping done, it is $10/kid!  There will be cookies and hot chocolate, an ugly sweater contest, pictures with Santa, arts and crafts, and a fun Christmas performance by the Company members!  All family AND friends are invited! It’s going to be a very festive night full of fun!

*If you paid in full for the Fall semester, your payment for the Spring semester will be due January 15th. If you don’t want to pay for Spring in full, please bring a voided check to the dance shop before January and we can switch you to monthly installments.

As always, let us know if you have any questions,

On Center Performing Arts

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October Events!

The end of October is upon us!!  We can’t believe how time flies!  Here are a few things to remember in these last couple weeks:

HALLOWEEN WEEK: Starts this WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25TH (not today).  Students can wear their costumes to class on the 25th, 26th, 30th, and 31st. That is Wednesday and Thursday of this week, and Monday and Tuesday of next week.  Make sure they can move in them because they will be having a normal class.  The last 10-15 minutes they will get to share their treats if they choose to bring some.  Just be aware of the class allergies.  Kids were sent home with papers that informed everyone of those if there is any.

THRILLER: We will be performing Thriller at Southgate Mall on Halloween night.  This year, we are inviting ALL students to participate if they would like to. We will have two mandatory rehearsals: Friday October 27th 4:30-6:30, and Saturday the 28th 10am-11:30am (possibly ending earlier). Students must be at both rehearsals in order to participate in the performance on Tuesday.  They will need to be at the JC Penny court at 6:30pm on the 31st and we will perform at 7pm.  The dance is only about 4 minutes long, so you will be done before 7:30. Come dressed as your scariest zombie (but make sure you can still dance).

If you have any questions, please let us know and we would be happy to help!  We love this time of year and want everyone to be involved!!

Have a ‘BOO’-tiful Day,
On Center Performing Arts

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Student Appreciation Day!

Ahoy Maties!

Just reminding you all that Student Appreciation Day is TOMORROW!!! Saturday June 10th from 12-4 we will be having lots of pirate fun here at the studio! We hope you can all join us for an afternoon of food, drinks, crafts, and fun! There will also be an awards ceremony at 2pm! It is free, so please come and enjoy. This is our day to let you know how much we appreciate all of you and your hard work, and it is a fun day that will lead us right into recital week!! The them is “Pirates of OCPA” so come dressed as a pirate if you have costume pieces! We will be decorating eye patches and bandannas so if you don’t have a costume, that will dress you up for the day of fun!!!  

See you all tomorrow!

OCPA

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Recital Program-a-grams and Advertising

Hello there!

Just a reminder that if you would like to place an ad in our recital program, or if you know a business or company that would like to, please submit your form and artwork by June 1st. You can email us the ad you want and we will format it to our program, and you can pay in the dance shop.

We have attached a sample sheet of program-a-grams from our last show. It’s such a fun way to give your kiddo a shout out & it turns the program into a keepsake that they will treasure into adulthood! 🙂

We have also attached the pricing info. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!!

Recital is almost here!! YAY!!

Thank you,

OCPA

Advertising Flyer

Program-A-Gram Examples

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Upcoming Dates and Information 

Hi On Center Families!
The end of the year is almost near, and we only have three weeks until recital!! Classes have been working so hard all year and are looking fantastic–we are so excited! Our theme for the show is ‘At the Movies’ so you will recognize a lot of the songs…it is going to be a good time!!

We want to give you a rundown of what the rest of the year will look like. So, please pay attention to all of the detail in this post! 

Monday May 29th: There is NO CLASS due to Memorial Day. We hope you can take the time to enjoy the long weekend as well as remember all of the people that have served our country.

June 5th: LOCKERS! If your students have lockers here at the studio, please make sure they empty them on their last class of this week (please take locks home with you). We will take everything left in the lockers to Good Will after recital.

June 10th: STUDENT APPRECIATION DAY!!!! 12pm-4pm, awards ceremony at 2pm! This day is so much fun and we hope you and your families can join us. The theme is ‘Pirates of OCPA’…so as you probably assumed, it is going to be pirate themed! We will have lots of arts and crafts, games, the bouncy house, activities like ‘walking the plank’ and treasure hunts, and lots of yummy food! There is no fee, just come and enjoy yourselves–you won’t regret it!  

June 12th, 13th, 14th, and 16th: RECITAL WEEK!!!! Attached to this email is the tech rehearsal schedule, as well as the show order for the evening shows. Tech rehearsals are in the late morning/early afternoon. This gives the performers the opportunity to come to the theater and review their dances on stage with lights before they perform on stage that night. They do not need their costumes for the morning tech rehearsals. Dancers leave the theatre and return at 5:00 for their call time ready to perform (costume and makeup). 

We also put out sheets in the lobby for parents that would like to volunteer at the shows. We need help with concessions, selling flowers, ushering, and backstage help. If you are interested in volunteering for these, please write your name on the sheet.  

Tech rehearsals and performances are at the Missoula Children’s Theatre 200 N Adams Street.  

The studio will be open 12pm-4pm in case you need last minute shoes or tights the week of recital.

Tickets are on sale at tututix.com. You will also be able to purchase them at the door the night of the show if you don’t get them online.

June 17th: OCPA COMPANY AUDITIONS!!! 2pm at On Center! If your child loves performing, if you want your kiddo involved in a positive, uplifting, team activity & if you want to expose your little love to new experiences including travel & education…DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!! OCPA Company performs at many local events including Griz games, we travel to workshops & competitions, and we represent On Center to the community. This year, we will rehearse on Fridays from 4pm-6pm with little to no weekend requirements. We will also be doing many fundraisers throughout the season to cover as many costs as possible!! If you have any questions regarding the audition or requirements, please don’t hesitate to ask!! There are flyers with more details located outside of the dance shop window. 

Also, if you are signed up for the automatic payments, then they will stop automatically after June. No need to come in and cancel anything!

This concludes the year! BUT-don’t forget to sign up for summer classes, summer camp, or our summer intensive so you can keep up with all you learned this year! Thank you all so much for everything you do! Please let us know if you have any confusion about anything! We are happy to help!
On Center Performing Arts

406-542-0730

Company Audition Flyer

Recital Show Orders

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To Missoula: With, Love, Love Love

Tickets for ‘To Missoula With, Love, Love, Love’ are finally on sale! Buy yours now at tututix.com. This show is full of all things love, which is something we all need! So come and spread the love with us February 9th, 10th, and 11th!

Thursday: $5 with canned food, show at 6pm
Friday: $25 Gala night, gala 5:30pm, show at 7pm
Saturday: $10 for students, $14 for adults, matinee at 2pm, and evening show at 6pm

Our Curtain Up! Company has worked so hard since summer to put this show together and they would love to see you there!

Contact us at 406-542-0730 for more information!!

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