Hello DG Parents, Community, and Friends!

Greetings from DG Summer ‘18 - It’s me, Akilah T. back with another recap to tell you what we've been doing this week. We cant believe there's one more week of camp left! (It’s okay I know you'll miss my emails.) This week was crunch time, so students have been perfecting their final performances and they can‘t wait to show you!

This week students began their performances with their families! The dances are so energetic and fun to watch. They‘ve also been preparing for their performance tour next week. Students will be performing for other Summer camps across the city. (More info below!)

We would like to Chef Steve Martin another shoutout for preparing amazing lunches for the past 3 weeks of camp. The campers loved your cooking! For the final week of camp, we will have healthy lunches prepared by Satsuma Cafe (http://www.satsumacafe.com/) and The Daily Beet NOLA (https://www.thedailybeetnola.com/).

On Monday, June 25th from 4-5pm, Athletic Trainer, Lindsay Gastright will be at the studio to do FREE 15 min. consultancies with DGS families. If your student has been experiencing any leg, back or body pains while doing athletic activities, stay after pick up for a little while. Limited spaces are available, please text Mr. Randall directly if you are interested in signing up (parents are highly recommended to attend with students!)

Here's Our Performance Tour Schedule:

Our performance tour starts next week!
All students need to WEAR their black to camp and BRING their white DGS t-shirt to perform in!

MONDAY - THURSDAY:
Camp drop-off: 8:30 | Class Starts: 9am | End of the Day: 4pm

MONDAY – Anthony Bean Theater Camp @ SUNO
LOAD BUS at 12:30pm | Performance at 1pm | Return to DG at 2pm

TUESDAY – Country Day Creative Arts Summer Camp
LOAD BUS at 11:45am | Performance at 12:30pm | Return to DG at 1:30p

WEDNESDAY – SWIM DAY/SECTOR 6 TRIP
**Students need to bring swim bag and dance clothes!**
Swim at 12pm | LOAD BUS for Sector 6 at 1:30p | RETURN at 3:30pm

THURSDAY – KUUMBA CAMP AT ASHÉ
LOAD BUS AT 1:30p | RETURN at 3pm

*SPECIAL NOTE - We invite all parents to join us for our final showcase (more info below) - if you CANNOT attend the final performance please call Mr. Randall to attend one of the above performance tour dates with us!


FRIDAY – FINAL SHOWCASE AT CAFÉ ISTANBUL
(Inside The Healing Center - 2372 St Claude Ave.)

Camp begins at 9a | Load Bus at 1:30p for Cafe Istanbul
Doors Open at 4:30p | Performance at 5p | Reception after in lobby
$10 suggested donations

*No one is ever turned away! | Please invite family members and friends!

We will NOT be returning to the studio - Please make arrangements to have your child picked up before 6:30pm from Cafe Istanbul if you are not attending!*
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/455502494897120/

We are excited to share all the hard work our students have been putting in throughout camp! Join us at Cafe Istanbul on the last day of camp

DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE EVENT!

Looking for food/drink donation for the reception
Hot food, veggies, fruit, fried chicken/vegetarian option/Bottled Water
**HEALTHY FOOD ZONE IS OVER IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHOWCASE!

Also, looking for parent volunteers to set up reception and strike Cafe Istanbul after.
Please contact Mr. Randall if you can donate or volunteer!

We are super excited for what's to come during the last week of summer camp! Thanks for all of your continued support of our Dancing Grounds Youth Programs. We couldn't do it without you. Have a GREAT Summer!

Akilah

PS- We are still looking for healthy snack donations! Campers love fresh fruit, pretzels, fruit snacks, and Goldfish! If you have any donations, please feel free to contact Mr. Randall at randall@dancingrounds.org