Audio Transcript

Hey, everybody! Hi. Hey, it’s Ruth and I’m here at our Silver Creek Clogging Dance and Movement Center in Silverton, Oregon; the home of Dance Classes that Make Kids Happy.

This is What’s Happening at Silver Creek Clogging for the week of November 9th.

Boy, is it starting to feel like winter. It’s getting chilly, the days are getting shorter and, with the time change, the night comes sooner. Yeah, it’s just feeling a lot like winter is coming.

So, I’m really, really glad we got to celebrate our studio anniversary on Saturday. I had so much fun celebrating with you guys. Thank you so much for celebrating with me.

I always enjoy getting together with our students; because, we have amazing students and whenever we get together I just get reminded of that. It just gets right to the forefront, what an amazing group we have. You guys are awesome. I really appreciate you and happy anniversary to our Silver Creek Clogging studio home.

Here we go! I do want to share a thought of the week.

I came across this quote by Steve Jobs and I immediately thought of our students. So, here’s what Steve Jobs says,

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”

That’s what I want for you guys. I want you to be able to, first of all, have the courage to turn down the volume on all that external noise. It can be really loud and very persistent. But, if you turn down the volume on that external noise, you will be able to hear your heart and your intuition better and be able to hear what they’re telling you better. And then, once you hear that, and you can listen to what you’re telling yourself from inside, then you can act.

Have the courage to act. Do what your heart and your intuition are telling you and be whatever it is that you want to become. That’s what I want for you guys. So, there you go; that’s our thought for the week.

I do have a couple of announcements. Just a kind of reminder, first of all, that recital photos from our September recital – your coupon codes expire this Saturday. Just a few days away.

If you haven’t used your coupon code, and if you want to use your coupon code, then go online (the link is in your email) and use your coupon code to get your free recital photo. If you don’t use your coupon code, you can still buy photos (and of course you can buy the video as well anytime), but your coupon code will be expired by this Saturday. Okay, so just know that.

Also, I want to congratulate our Fantastic Fivers. So far, four of our students have learned all five of the all-around solos in their skill level. So that’s Gwen and Cordelia and Sydney and Abby. Those students learned all five solos in the advanced skill level. They are looking and sounding so great. I’m loving it. They worked hard and there’s still time, if you want to be one of the Fantastic Fivers. You can still do it.

All these students are to have their names on the Fantastic Fivers recognition board in the studio, they’re going to get a pin to recognize their accomplishment so they can remember from year to year what they have achieved, and they’re gonna all get their names put into a hat for a drawing of one free competition entry at our February competition in Portland.

So, we’re gonna draw at the beginning of December. So, at that point everyone who has learned all five solos will have their name in the drawing. So, you can do the work, too. But, in the meantime please join me to congratulate those four students who have really worked hard. They’re doing a fantastic job. So proud of them. So, congratulations you four. Awesome work.

One really quick, just, update; the scholarship program that I talked to you guys about a couple of weeks back, we’re putting all the final touches on that and we’re actually going to be calling it the student support fund. So, all of the details about that are going to come in a separate email later this week. So, look for that, all right? I’m really looking forward to rolling that out. I’m very excited.

Okay, so what’s on the calendar coming up?

So, this Saturday not only do your recital coupon codes expire, but this Saturday is our Discover Clogging workshop. We have a couple of different workshop times depending on age group. So, for students, ages five up into adults, who have never been clogging before, this is a great time to get a trial. This is a trial lesson. Check it out and discover how so fun and lively and amazing clogging is. Yeah, it is. You and I know. It’s a secret that we want to share, so please share with your family and friends and let them know that this is happening this Saturday.

Also, the week of November 23rd, the week of Thanksgiving, no classes that week. Celebrate Thanksgiving at home with your family. Stay safe and then we’ll be back in the studio the next week, which will be first Friday, on the first Friday in December, and we’ll let you know more about what’s coming up first Friday as that day gets closer.

The week of December 12th – no 14th sorry – the week of December 14th we’re gonna do wear your funny, ugly, attractive, whatever holiday get up. So, if you want to wear a sweater, a t-shirt, socks, whatever you want to wear to class in December that week of the 14th. That’ll be a fun way to kind of celebrate the holidays, because the next two weeks we will not have any classes in studio.

So, the last two weeks of December, no classes in the studio. We will, however, on New Year’s Day, January 1st (which is first Friday), we’ll have a first Friday celebration for New Year’s, so keep that on your calendar. Keep look out for the details of that.

And then, remember, into next year – 2021 is coming up really quickly – and on Saturday, January 16th, we will have our winter showcase recital. So, please keep that day on your calendars. That whole day is our recital. In the morning we’ll have our dress rehearsal and then the afternoon recital. So, keep that on your calendar.

And then, in February, those first two weekends in February, we’re gonna have competitions.

So, the weekend of February 6th, that’s the competition in Portland and then the following weekend, that next Friday and Saturday the 12th and 13th, is going to be the competition in Boise.

So, please keep all of those days on your calendars. This is what’s coming up in the next couple of months at Silver Creek Clogging. Lots of fun ahead. Yeah, I’m excited too!

And then, just remember, “Have the courage to follow your heart and your intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” Yeah, remember what Steve Jobs said on that. Super important.

And, it’s also important to remember, happy dancing!

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