February Monthly Minute
February is traditionally a month when we are all a little more tired and we feel like the winter will never end. This is also a time when we hear our children say they ‘don’t like’ or no longer want to come to class. This is NORMAL as we feel tired and want to snuggle in, find warmth, rest and wait for the winter to pass. So if your energy and spirits are low, this is the time to start planning and finding ways for yourself, your child and your family to look forward to all the exciting things coming with the spring weather. Let’s do this together!
At Pegasus Dance Studios, we are busy planning our Parent Open House week, Spring Showcase and Summer Camps. Please look at your February Newsletter for all the exciting things to look forward to!
Parent Open House!!
Dance families, it’s time for one of our favorite weeks of the year: Parent Open House Week! We have not been able to do it for the past few years, so we are excited to invite you in, behind the doors and windows!
Parent Open House Week is when we open our classroom doors to YOU and allow your child to show you all that they have been learning (they might even get you up and teach you a few things!). You’ll be able to attend each lesson with your child and get an inside look at how our classes are structured. We know our students look forward to this time with you, and we’re here to make sure it’s an awesome experience for you both.
Here are some of our best tips for a successful Parent Open House Week:
Parent Open House Week is about so much more than stepping into class with your child: it’s about noticing their hard work, appreciating what they’ve been learning, showing them you care, and supporting something they have a passion for!
Parent Open House Week is also an amazing opportunity to meet other parents and get to know the other families here at Pegasus Dance Studios. The positive energy during this week is absolutely contagious.
We can’t wait to see you in the classroom, parents! Thank you for being a part of our Dance Community!
December Monthly Minute 2022
You may have noticed! We have a new format for our Pegasus Newsletter and Monthly Minute. We know your inbox is full of amazing stuff and we don’t want you to miss ours. You will be getting one Newsletter email with a link to my Monthly Blog. If you are here, you saw the link!! Thank you for taking the time to read the Newsletter and to link my Monthly Minute!
This is the best way for us to share all the wonders and happenings of our studio!
In the November Monthly Minute, I shared with you that we were talking about what it means to Belong in our classes. Below is what the Pegasus Students have been building!
The Belonging Tree is overflowing!! The students have been excited to add a leaf to the tree and pick up a ‘we belong here’ button to add to their dance bag. We are so grateful to have such a wonderful Studio community!
We Imagined a place for children to thrive, find friends and to belong and I am so grateful for all those who contributed and feel like they belong! There is still time to add their name to the tree and get a button, if they have not already done so.
As I write this last Monthly Minute of 2022 I want to thank you for believing in us and that the Arts Matter!! Every day we see and feel the warmth, the joy and excitement of being together, dancing, making art and giving back to the community through our regular classes, our Dance With Heart Program, and the events this month to raise money for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
The arts have seen us through the most challenging times and we know that we are richer if we can celebrate, express our emotions, and communicate what is in our hearts with music, dance, and art. This is what builds connection, community and allows us to be compassionate humans.
Our vehicle is the Arts but through our passions we focus on a whole child approach to raising happy and healthy children. In creating a healthy community, we aim to develop empathy, connection, and the feeling of belonging and safety that Pegasus Dance Studios can provide as your child’s “third space”, a space other than home and school that fills their soul.
We continue to learn what is needed for every student to be successful and to grow, belong and thrive. Thank you for your belief in us, in Pegasus Dance Studios, and the importance of the arts in your families lives. We have an amazing community!
From our Pegasus Family to your, we wish you a happy and healthy Holiday Season!
With love and gratitude,