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Hey! It’s What’s Happening at Silver Creek Clogging, the week of April 26th.

I’m Ruth. I’m here at your Silver Creek Clogging Dance and Movement Center in Silverton, Oregon. It’s the home of Dance Classes that Make Kids HappyTM.

We are in the last week of April and, as we’ve been letting you know the last several weeks, there are changes a comin’. And, some of those changes are going to start next week.

So, we want to let you know what’s coming up.

First, our student path of progression: as you know we have been working super hard on our student path of progression, to make sure that our curriculum is clearly outlining what your student can expect as they continue to grow here at Silver Creek Clogging. And, in your email you have a graphic for the youth program that outlines more details of how students will progress as they grow.

So, one thing that’s important about this path of progression is that we will be implementing student evaluations. So, as you know, we currently do an annual goal setting session with our students. And, we are going to supplement those annual goal setting sessions with some regular feedback that will help the students know and the parents know and understand how the students are doing as they work towards their goals.

I really believe that those regular check-ins are going to help our students be more successful, more excited, and just really help them grow and excel when they keep their eye on the prize. So, that is what’s happening.

Also, beginning next week, we’re going to be starting our class chats. So, you know that we are incorporating non-clogging skills instruction into our curriculum (things like self-confidence, teamwork, goal setting, those kinds of things – life skills), and we’re going to provide instruction on those skills through our class chats.

So, that’s going to start next week (May) and every month there will be a focus for the month and it will be that same focus for the entire month. We will let you know what the focus of the month is next week, so you can be prepared to support your student as they grow in these important ways. So, that will come next week.

Coming June 1st, we will have a new schedule and that new schedule will be incorporating twice weekly classes for all of our youth students. So, the new class schedule will be sent home with students next week, so that you can prepare for June 1st changes. Yes? Awesome.

Also, last week we received some questions about tuition adjustments. We want to confirm and affirm that there will be tuition adjustments, as we usually do those in June, however we are delaying those just a little bit. So, even though we’re rolling out our twice weekly schedule June 1st, the tuition adjustments likely will be coming July 1st.

So, we will communicate with you all of the ins and outs coming up in the next couple of weeks. So, keep your eye out for that, because that will be coming.

Also, in our whole new program overhauls we have started a two-week introductory program. This introductory program is for brand new, never having been clogging before, students ages five and up. It is two weeks of group lessons and they can set up their two-week session at any time. So long as we have space in the class, they can set it up at any time throughout the year.

So, please tell your family and friends that this is a new thing that we’re doing. It really helps to get students a real idea of what classes here at Silver Creek Clogging are like. And, what we know is, once they try it, they will be hooked.

So please tell your friends and family that they can find out more and sign up at our website ( or they can call the studio at 503-874-6458. Thank you so much, for doing that for us. We really appreciate that you spread the word.

We have a COVID update this week. I’m sure that you all have heard that our governor has announced that COVID cases are on the rise and that, as a result, she will very likely be implementing some restrictions in the next week or so. And, just to give you a little bit of peace of mind, I wanted to let you know that we are making plans now to conduct our classes outside.

So, should we be unable to all congregate inside the studio because of the restrictions, we will simply just move our classes outside and it will be awesome. This is a perfect time of year to do that, so we’ll keep you in the loop as we know more. And, yeah, we wanted to let you know that we are making contingency plans.

What’s on the studio calendar and upcoming events? Please keep the following dates on your calendars:

First, next Friday is first Friday open studio. If you want to attend first Friday open studio just RSVP and you can come, yeah. We have six spots open for that, so just let us know.

Next Saturday, May 8th, we will be videoing all of our entries for virtual competition and the detailed schedule of that will be coming out next week. In the meantime, just keep that Saturday morning set aside for video for all of our competitors.

Saturday, May 15th is the parade in Silverton. We are planning to participate. Of course, we will see what the COVID protocols are and make our decisions at that point. In the meantime, just keep that on your calendar and we’ll let you know as we have more information.

The week of May 17th will be studio t-shirt and crazy hair week. So excited to see crazy hairs. That’s always a fun one, crazy hair.

And then, end of May. Last Saturday of May, the May 29th, is our all-studio dress rehearsal and summer kickoff recital.

And the week immediately following that recital is an in-studio, post recital celebration week. We’ll be doing things just a little differently this year to celebrate after recital and it should be fun. So, yeah, just come. That’s all you need to know. Show up at class, your regularly scheduled class, and we will celebrate your awesomeness.

June, into June. Can you believe it? We’re almost into June.

June 4th is our first Friday open studio.

And, the very next week, the week of June 7th, we will begin teaching our clog down showdown routine. Yahoo. I’m excited. That is always fun.

So, that is what’s coming up the next little while. That’s what we have on the studio calendar.

Please keep those dates on your calendars.

And remember, we love you. We are grateful for you. Thank you so much for being part of Silver Creek Clogging.

Remember, happy dancing.

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