FEBRUARY 2020

WOW! What a great start to the year we have had. The twenties are off to a roar just as we thought they would be. It has been so lovely to meet so many new and eager dance families so far this year, as well as welcome back so many loyal and committed returning students too. This newsletter contains some exciting and important information about two upcoming performance opportunities available to all students from Minis-Seniors, so keep reading!

SMCM SCHOOL FETE

One of our local primary schools, St Mary of the Cross Mackillop, where many of the MSF kids attend and MSF Principal Kristie also teaches, is holding a fun and exciting school fete to raise funds for the Save Our Sons foundation. This event is in honor of a local boy who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy disease which causes progressive muscle degeneration and weakness. The MSF Kids have been asked to perform and entertain the crowd! This is a great opportunity to practice performing in front of a relaxed and encouraging audience, bond with your classmates and get involved with the local community for a great cause. The fete will also include, rides, food trucks, face painting and more fun activities which you are invited to join in, after your performance.

WHEN: Saturday, March 7
ARRIVAL TIME: 1.00 pm
PERFORMANCE TIME: 1.30 pm
WHERE: SMCM Primary School located on Farmhouse Boulevard in Epping.
WEAR: Class uniform as outlined on our website: https://mainstfunk.com/uniform-shoe-hair-requirements/

CITY OF WHITTLESEA COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

For the sixth year in a row, Main St Funk has been invited to perform at the City of Whittlesea Community Festival. This event is always a highlight in our dancing year and it is a great day out with family and friends. Performing at the festival has always been a positive experience and in 2019, we had close to 100 Main St Funk students attend to perform on the day. We highly encourage you all to come along, get up on stage and have fun!

WHEN: Sunday, March 15
WHERE: Whittlesea Public Gardens, Barry Rd Lalor – Meet at the Youth Stage.
ARRIVAL TIME: 12.00pm
PERFORMANCE TIME: 12.35pm
WEAR: Class uniform as outlined on our website: https://mainstfunk.com/uniform-shoe-hair-requirements/

RSVP TO THE PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES HERE: https://forms.gle/Bi489pMeu7bMsgEv5
Even if you can’t make it, please fill out the form so that we know to stop bugging you. 😉

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

HOUSEKEEPING

MEDICAL RECORDS
At Main St Funk we aim to look out for every child and cater our classes to ensure they are a positive and safe experience for all involved. If your child has a medical condition or takes medication, please get in touch with the MSF team so that we can discuss what we can do for your child. Other things you may like to let us know about are learning difficulties, injuries or any personal or family situations that you feel may affect the way your child learns or behaves in class.

STREET PARKING
Thank you to everyone who has kindly respected our ‘Street Parking Only’ rule. We have seen a significant improvement since last year. We ask parents to park in the street to ensure the safety of our students walking up and down the thoroughfare and to maintain a good relationship with our neighbors, who require access to their spots at all times. The three car parks out the front of our studio are for MSF staff only. Thank you again!

UNIFORM
Main St Funk has in place a set of uniform guidelines. Please start ensuring you/your child start coming to class dressed in accordance with these. A uniform promotes a sense of unity and teamwork and helps students get into the right mindset for dance class (dress like a dancer, feel like a dancer) and it helps the teacher see the student’s body line, ensuring they can correct technique and prevent injuries. See uniform guideline here: https://mainstfunk.com/uniform-shoe-hair-requirements/

END OF YEAR IMPORTANT DATES

COMPULSORY THEATRE REHEARSAL: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14 
The theatre rehearsal is the one and only compulsory event we run throughout the year and attendance is mandatory for all students who wish to participate at the end of year concert. This year we have secured a Saturday rehearsal for the whole school. This means no late-night rehearsals on a school night and our senior school, who perform in all three shows, will only be required at the one rehearsal. Arrival and finishing times will be confirmed closer to the date. For now, please keep the day free to ensure you and your child won’t be disappointed.

CONCERT GROUPS AND DATES

  • In 2020 MSF will hold 3 ends of year concerts. Most classes will perform in one concert only.
    • All seniors, teens, inter/teen jazz and inter/teen ballet/contemporary will perform in all 3 shows.
    • Petites do not perform in the concerts.
    • The symbols marked under each class on the timetable refer to the concert group. If you have enrolled siblings or in multiple classes, please ensure you have chosen classes within the same concert group. 
  • The concert dates were originally sent out in December 2019, however, due to our videographer’s availability, we have had to make a very slight change. Please note down your concert group’s date in your diary. See below.

UPDATED CONCERT DATES + GROUPS

SOCIAL MEDIA
Make sure you are following Main St Funk on Facebook and Instagram. We love to post daily to give you inspiration, a sneak peek into our classes and to stay connected with our dancing family. www.facebook.com/mainstfunk www.instagram.com/mainstfunk

One last thing… most important thing to remember this year is that Main St Funk students dance for fun and because they love it. We encourage an inclusive, harmonious environment where our students are dedicated to their class and committed to working to the best of their ability, as a team. We are proud of the way we have mastered the balance of working hard and having fun and we are happy to have each and every one of you on board for the roaring twenties.

THE MSF TEAM xo

“I’ve got a question, how do I get in touch?” – The best way to get in touch with the MSF team is by email mainstfunk@gmail.com We welcome phone calls but we can’t answer during teaching hours so please leave a voice message!