Hello, LDP Families and Friends!

May is going to be an exciting month for us. There are a lot of things happening! We will hold evaluations for the 2016-17 season on Saturday, May 21st. If you are not currently on LDP’s companies or crews but would like to be, make sure to attend. Also, if you have friends that are interested in joining our LDP family next season, encourage them to attend both the evaluations and the New to LDP Parent Meeting listed below.

LDP is also excited to announce Musicality in Motion which will feature LDP’s Tap Project dancers. You certainly don’t want to miss out on this.

May is also a busy month for CORE! May 3rd is Sacramento’s third annual Big Day of Giving. CORE is a huge part of LDP. However, CORE is also a proponent for arts in schools and bringing dance to everyone. There is more information below about the Big Day of Giving and how you can help CORE keep our many wonderful outreach programs. I hope you will consider supporting CORE that day. And of course, don’t forget about auditions for The Doorway coming up this month. You can also find more details about that below and at corecontemporarydance.org.

May is also the month where we get to celebrate mothers! We would like to express how grateful we are for our version of the “dance mom” here at LDP. Our students would not be able to achieve all that they have and grow within the program without our loving, supportive LDP dance moms. We appreciate your willingness to let us spend so much time working with your kids. Thank you for helping us create a positive and nurturing environment. We couldn’t do it without you. Thanks!


New to LDP Parent Meeting
Wednesday, May 11th from 7pm-8pm

If you know people who are interested in joining our LDP family, please encourage them to attend this meeting! The faculty will present information about LDP’s philosophy, programs, companies, and crews. We will discuss the evaluation process and will also be available for questions after the meeting ends at 8 pm.

Musicality in Motion
Sunday, May 22nd at 3pm

Lincoln Civic Auditorium. Come watch LDP’s Tap Project dancers jam out in this student impacted project. Get your tickets at  www.leightondanceproject.com.

CORE's Big Day of Giving 
Tuesday, May 3rd

Help support CORE on the Big Day of Giving. By choosing to donate to CORE, you help fund programs like Adaptive Dance, Dance Club, and our after school program. 
Join us for the BIG Day of Giving! Now in its third year, the BIG Day of Giving has gained momentum and is continuing to grow. We are excited to be a part of this event and help our region reach a collective goal for the nonprofit sector: $6M in 24 hours from 30,000 donors on May 3rd, this year’s national giving day!
How you can make a difference:

1) Spread the word. Tell your friends, post on Facebook, and tweet about it. This is an opportunity to be part of something really big!

2) May 3rd, make a donation (starting as small as $25) to CORE Contemporary Dance at www.bigdayofgiving.org

Note from Front Desk
Make up Class Policy Clarifications

When you make up a class, make sure it is an equivalent class. If you are unsure about whether a class is equivalent or not, please check with your instructor first. In order to take a make-up class you must still be a currently registered dancer. You have 30 days to make up any class unless you have made prior arrangements for special circumstances.

New to LDP Evaluations
Saturday, May 21st from 12:30pm-9pm

If you are not currently on any of LDP’s companies or crews but are interested in being a part of those programs, please come to evaluations on Saturday, May 21st! There is a $15 evaluation fee. The evaluations will include ballet, tap, and jazz. If you are a crossover age, please come to the younger evaluation time. If the faculty would like to see you with the older group, they will ask you to stay. The times are as follows:

Minis (Ages 5-8)
Pre-Registration - 12:30pm
Evaluation - 1:00pm-2:30pm

Juniors (Ages 8-10)
Pre-Registration - 2:30pm
Evaluation - 3:00pm-4:30pm

Pre-Teens (Ages 10-13)
Pre-Registration - 4:30pm
Evaluation - 5:00pm-6:30pm

Teens/Seniors (Ages 13-18)
Pre-Registration - 6:30pm
Evaluation - 7:00pm-9:00pm

Memorial Day
Monday, May 30th

In observance of Memorial Day, please note that LDP will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30th. All regularly scheduled classes will be cancelled on Monday, however all regularly scheduled classes are in session on Saturday, May 28th.

Doorway Auditions
Friday, May 6th at 8pm

Have you ever wanted to be in The Doorway? Auditions for apprentices and guests will be May 6th at Leighton Dance Project. You can also take it as a master class! For more information, visit corecontemporarydance.org.

LDP's Summer Sessions
Summer Break 2016

We are excited to announce Leighton Dance Project’s Summer Session schedule! Going to be out of town for part of the session? Don’t worry. Buy a summer punch card and come to class whenever you’re in town!

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