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  • Dec 8, 2018
    Hi Everyone
    We weren’t planning another newsletter so soon after the last but a few things have come up -

    GIFT GIVING AT XMAS PARTY CHANGE (again!)

    Due to popular demand gift giving for your teachers is back on! So any classes that wish to give your teachers a gift you will be able to give them at the Christmas Party as per the tradition. Thank you for your feedback on this.

    CLASS BOOKINGS FOR SUMMER BREAK HOLIDAYS DEC 17 - 21

    We will be taking bookings for the guest teachers classes, just in case they fill up and to avoid the classes being too full. It most likely won’t be a problem - but just in case if you are planning on coming to any of these classes please let us know by email.
     

    CHRISTMAS PARTY

    We have a running order of the dances - 
    Starting in studio 2
    1 - Gail level 1 tap 
    2 - Dale level 2 tap
    Move into studio 1 
    3 - Michelle level 1 ballet 
    4- Kitty level 2 ballet
    5 - Natalie level 1 jazz Sunday/Monday classes 
    6 - Kathleen level 2 pointe 
    7 - Fiona level 3 contemporary 
    8 - Kim beginner pointe 
    9 - Anastasia level 2 contemporary 
    10 - Clare level 1 & 2 ballet 
    11 - Eddi level 3 ballet 
    12 - Larissa beginner pointe 
    13 - Kathleen level 4 ballet 
    14 - Tango Rosetta & Nigel 
    15 - Natalie gentle jazz and level 2 
    Also just to note to bring a camping chair if you have one - we will have some seating but just in case we need more.
    Looking forward to the performances and a fun party - our 11th!
    Best wishes
    Rosetta and Michelle
  • Dec 5, 2018
    Lots of news...
    We have our 2019 TIMETABLE up on the website. Please check through as there are some small changes to levels, times, new teachers and new classes.

    SPECIAL GUEST TEACHERS IN DECEMBER - during the week Monday Dec 17 to Friday Dec 21

    As well as some of our wonderful regular teachers we are excited to announce some special guest teachers for this week before Christmas - 
    Qld Ballet Artistic Director Francois Klaus and his wife Robyn Klaus QB Artistic Associate and Rehearsal Director for ballet and pointe, Alana Sargent for Contemporary and Christine Denny for Tap. 
    We would also like to welcome back Vanessa Mafe.
    View the timetable and the teachers biographies here   

    CHRISTMAS PARTY UPDATE 

    Just a reminder that everyone is welcome to come to the Christmas Party, whether you are performing or not. Come and join in the all in together barre at 4pm to Christmas carols played with piano accompaniment by Katherine Yu. Dale Pengelly will be our fabulous mc - watch or perform in the dances then stay for the party, BYO a plate to share and drinks.

    Christmas Party Raffle

    For the Christmas Raffle we will be starting to raise funds for another air conditioning unit for Studio 1.
    Tickets are 4 for $5 or 10 for $10 and can be bought on the day of the party or beforehand from Michelle at the studios or emailing Rosetta at rosetta@2ballerinas.com
    Prizes so far - more to come
    2 tkts to Australian Ballet Alice 
    1 x 10 2b class pass
    1 x MDM dance shoe voucher
    2 x Bloch $50 Vouchers
    1x Massage from Revive
    1x Facial from Butters Beauty
    2 tickets to La Boite

    Teachers gift giving from classes at the Xmas Party

    In the past the tradition has been that the students in class have given gifts to their teachers at the Xmas party. As the school has grown so much and there are so many classes and different teachers and students coming and going we think it is best that we try something different. 
    If classes feel like they would like to give a gift to their teacher can you please do this before the end of the year at the last class. 

    Photos

    We will be posting photos of the Christmas Party on Facebook and Instagram, so if you advent already please like us on  Facebook and follow us on Instagram

    CLASS CARDS UPDATE

    After much consideration we have decided to not continue the membership card until further notice. We apologise for the quick change of mind so soon after the last update, but unfortunately we find that we are now not in a position to be able to sustain the cards. We will be reviewing this next year and looking into another kind of membership or card that is beneficial to all.
    All cards (5,10 or 20 class and current monthly memberships) will have their expiry dates extended to allow fo the 2 weeks break. 

    CHANGE OF TEACHER MONDAY 7.15 LEVEL 3 BALLET

    Michelle will be taking this class tomorrow Dec 2 and Rosetta will be taking Dec 10.
    Best wishes
    Michelle and Rosetta
  • Nov 23, 2018
    Hi Everyone
    Some important dates and other news as we head towards Christmas - 
    Our last day of classes will be on Friday December 21 and we return with the full timetable on Monday January 7. In the final week of the year we are planning a summer break timetable of different classes and guest teachers. The 2019 timetable will up on the website soon.
    There will be no classes on Sunday 16th December.

    CHRISTMAS PARTY UPDATE - Saturday December 15.

    We will have three classes running on our party day so if you want to come in earlier and warm up and go through the dances afterwards there will be time. All the classes will be suitable for level 1 and up.
    1.30 - 2.30pm Classes Ballet studio 1, Tap studio 2, Contemporary studio 3.
    2.30 - 3.30pm Rehearsal times - times will be allocated in all studios for classes participating in dances. There will be lists on the board for teachers to fill in.
    4 - 4.30pm  - Christmas warm up barre
    4.40pm - Class Performances
    6.30 Party - please BYO and bring a plate to share

    SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFER

    Our class cards make great Christmas gifts. We have a special offer of 10% discount on 10 and 20 class cards if purchased by or on 21st December. If you would like us to post to you please put your order in by 15th December.

    CLASS CARDS UPDATE

    If you have a current monthly card that runs over the Christmas break we will adjust the time to add on the 2 weeks missed over the break when there are no classes. This also applies to the class cards with expiry dates.
    Cheers
    Rosetta and Michelle 
  • Sep 19, 2018
    Hi Everyone
    A very long newsletter!

    BODY CONDITIONING RETURNS 

    We are running 2 of Graham Fletcher's special Body Conditioning classes - they are a great way to learn more about specific ways to strengthen and stretch to help with your dancing.
    These are next week Tuesday Sept 25 at 6.15pm and the following week October 2nd at 6.15pm. Email us to reserve a place.

    DANCES for CHRISTMAS PARTY DECEMBER 15

    The year is racing by and its that time of the year when we start to prepare our dances for our Christmas Party...If you would like to join in a dance here is list of the participating classes/teachers. There is no pressure to perform, you can still learn the dance in class and come along to the party without dancing. 
    Eddie - Thursday Level 3 ballet 7.30pm
    Kathleen - Wednesday pointe level 2 at 6.15pm and level 4 ballet 7.15pm
    Tracie - Wednesday beginner tap 11am and Saturday level 1 tap 1.30
    Gail - Monday level 1 tap 6.15pm
    Dale - Monday level 2 tap 7.15pm and Thursday level 2 tap 10am
    Kitty -Thursday level 2 ballet 6.15pm
    Nat - Tuesday 6.15pm level 2 jazz and Friday 11am gentle jazz, Monday jazz 7.15pm  level 1 and  Sunday 11.15am jazz level 1.
    Fiona - Contemporary Level 2 Sunday 10am
    Anastasia - Contemporary Level 1 Tuesday 7.15pm
    Kim  - Pointe Beginner Tuesday 11.15 
    Michelle - Tuesday 10 am Level 1 Ballet
    Clare - Wednesday 10am Level 2 Ballet
    Larissa - Pointe Tuesday 8.15pm and Saturday 4.30pm
    Rosetta - Tango Level 1 Saturday 2.30pm.

    LAST COURSES FOR THE YEAR REMINDER

    Our last courses for the year are coming up soon. We have 5 week Tap, Contemporary and Tango and 10 week Ballet Courses -

    Introduction to Contemporary  -  starts Saturday October 13 at 12.30pm
    Introduction to Tap  -  starts Saturday October 13 at 12.30pm
    Introduction to Tango  - Saturday October 13 at 3.30pm
    Introduction to Ballet  - Tuesday October 9 at 10 am and 6.15pm class
    Email us to reserve a place or for more information

    GUEST TEACHERS 

    We would like to welcome Zoe Doonar to 2ballerinas and welcome back Riannon McLean for some teaching coming up soon while our regular teachers are away.
    Zoe will be taking the following ballet classes -
    Saturday 22nd September 1.30pm level 1
    Saturday 29th September 1.30pm level 1
    Monday 8th October 10am level 1
    Sunday 14th October 12.15pm level 3
    Thursday 18th October fit barre and level 2 at 6.30pm
    Thursday 25th October level 2 at 6.30pm 
    Sunday 28th October 12.15pm level 3 

    Riannon will be taking - 
    Sunday 23rd September 11.15am jazz and 12.15pm ballet level 3
    Sunday 30th September 11.15am jazz 
    Thats all...
    Best wishes
    Rosetta and Michelle
  • Aug 3, 2018
    Hi Everyone
    We have a just few announcements -

    STRETCH AND TONE CLASS CANCELLED 

    Unfortunately due to consistently low numbers we won’t be running this Monday 11am class until further notice. 

    CHRISTMAS PARTY DATE 

    We are getting organised early this year and have set the date for our Christmas Party for 15th December. Please add this to your calendar.

    UPCOMING COURSES REMINDER

    We have two new 5 week courses starting in the next 2 to 3 weeks - 
    Introduction to Tap -  starts Thursday 16 August at 7.30 - 8.30pm
    Introduction to Contemporary - starts Saturday 25 August at 12.30 - 1.30pm
    Email us if you would like to reserve a place.
    Best wishes
    Michelle and Rosetta
  • Jul 22, 2018
    Bookings have just opened for The Australian Ballet’s Alice in Wonderland choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. 
    We are arranging a group booking for the Saturday night performance at 7.30pm on March 2nd. We can get seats in the middle of the stalls at the group booking price for $99. This is also on the same evening when David McAllister does a talk on the ballet at 5pm, so people may wish to book for that as well separately. 
    It looks fantastic!
    Please email Michelle if you would like to join us.
    ...and while we are here just a quick guest teacher announcement  - we have Sarah Thompson teaching three classes this coming week while she is back in Brisbane briefly from Staatsoper Hannover ballet company. Sarah will be taking Monday Level 1 at 6.15pm and Level 3 at 7.15pm and on Tuesday Level 1 at 10am.
  • Jul 19, 2018
    Hi Everyone
    We hope you are all keeping warm this winter!
    We just have small newsletter this time…

    PHOTO DAY SUNDAY 22ND JULY

    This coming Sunday there will be a photographer coming to the Contemporary, Jazz and Ballet classes to take some images for our website.  After the ballet class at 1.15pm we need volunteers to be in some set up shots. So if you can’t make class but can turn up for photos that would wonderful! -  the more people the better. Don’t be shy - we really want great images to show our lovely school community. 

    FITBARRE - SPECIAL WINTER OFFER - BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE July/August

    Our Fitbarre half hour class on Thursdays at 6pm is the perfect way to get you warm (and fit and strong) for winter! This class normally costs $12 casual - so it will be just $6 per person with a friend.

    INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY NEW START DATE on SATURDAY AUGUST 18 

    Our next 5 week course in Contemporary with Anastasia Woolmer will be at 12.30 - 1.30pm 

    INTRODUCTION TO TAP NEXT COURSE STARTS THURSDAY AUGUST 16

    Another opportunity to start Tap - a 5 week course runs at 7.30 - 8.30pm
    thats all!
    Best wishes
    Michelle and Rosetta
  • Jul 2, 2018
    Hi Everyone
    Just a few announcements -

    BODY CONDITIONING TIME AGAIN

    We have 2 of Graham’s wonderful Body Conditioning classes coming up again - this Tuesday July 3 at 6.15pm and the following Tuesday July 10 at 6.15pm. We still have plenty of places in both classes, let us know if you would like to join.

    SATURDAY CLASS TIME CHANGES STARTING JULY 14

    Eddie won’t be available to teach on Saturdays now so we have decided to return to the original system of class levels - all in Studio 1.
    12.30 - 1.30 Intro to Ballet - Kitty
    1.30 - 2.30 Level 1- Natalie
    2.30 - 3.30 Level 2 - Tracey
    3.30 - 4.30 Level 3 - Larissa
    4.30 - 5.30 Pointe - Larissa

    PHOTO DAYS FOR OUR NEW WEBSITE

    Finally we are getting a new website, which we are very excited about seemings we have had the same one for 11 years!
    We are keen to capture the wonderful community we have at 2b with new photos of our broad range of classes and students. Our photographer, Mim, will be coming in to classes on Monday July 9th morning and evening, Tuesday 10th, Wed morning 11th, and Sunday 22nd July. 
    If you don’t wish to be photographed its no problem we will be there and can let Mim know. We are very careful with our selection of photos and will ensure nothing will be used that doesn’t make everyone look great!
    Best wishes
    Rosetta and Michelle
  • Oct 14, 2017

    Our 10th Anniversary year is turning out to be a big one and certainly is not slowing down until Christmas. 

    We are now excited to announce that we will be starting tango!

    ARGENTINIAN TANGO - FROM SATURDAY OCTOBER 28TH

    a little about tango...

    Argentinean Tango is a social partner dance that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age or dance experience. It is different to ballroom tango and various cliche tango performances that can be seen in some movies and popular culture. 

    The main difference is that Argentinean Tango is based on a unique improvisation technique, which is what makes it so enjoyable and fun to dance. 

    Class Times

    We will be running the following classes to start with - 

    1.30 - 2.30pm Intermediate Tango a drop in class for those with prior tango experience. Pay casually for $16 or purchase a class card.

    2.30 - 3.30pm Introduction to Tango 5 week Course.  Suitable for complete beginners or as a refresher.  We will aim to keep partner numbers equal (leader and follower roles) so everyone has a partner to dance with. We rotate partners but if you are coming in a couple and wish to dance together that is fine too. 

    Cost $75. This includes an optional half hour practise session following the class.

    What to wear/bring

    Wear casual clothing that is easy to move in. Street or dance wear is fine.

    Women’s shoes:  Leather soles that you can pivot in with a heel height that is comfortable. 

    Men’s shoes: Leather soles that you can pivot in.

    Teachers

    The classes will be taken by Nigel Douglas and Rosetta. Both have had many years experience teaching and dancing Argentinean Tango. 

    Please email if you have any further questions.

    Cheers

    Rosetta and Michelle

  • May 11, 2016

    Hi Everyone

    Just keeping you updated on our very special event...

    STUDIO OPENING PARTY AND FUNDRAISER - MAY 14

    We have plans underway for a great night! Friends and family are welcome. 

    As well as celebrating our new studios we are raising money for wall barres.

    Tickets are $25 which includes wine. Children come for free.

    You can also purchase tickets for the evening and the raffles by internet bank transfer - 
    BSB: 124001
    acct no:  22464592
    Just email us with the details when you have made the transaction and you can collect your tickets at the door on the night. 

    There will be some special performances and raffles!

    Raffles

    Prizes value under $100  - $2 ticket or $5 for 3.

    • A private lesson at 2ballerinas.
    • Two tickets to Expressions Dance Theatre When Time Stops. website
    • 2 VIP tickets to La Boite The Tragedy of King Richard III. website
    • Circa Fit Term 3 pass a fitness class with a circus twist. website
    • Danceshop voucher from Bloch. website
    • Danceshop voucher from Ditto Dancewear. website
    • Ballet shoes from Grishko. website
    • 10 x 2 – 4 – 1 vouchers from Dendy Portside. website
    • A Tiller Cafe Voucher. website
    • A Triumph Triaction Sports Pack - includes a Seamfree crop top + shorts + drink bottle. website
    • A facial voucher worth $99 from Kings Beauty Bardon. website  

    Prizes value over 100  - $10 ticket or 3 for $20.

    • A corporate box for a day at the races for 10 includes food and bar  valued at $2200 from Brisbane Racing Club website
    • Jewelry from Attraxionz website
    • One nights accommodation for 2 including continental breakfast from Hotel Urban Brisbane including continental breakfast. website
    • Sheer sneakers $150 from MDM. website
    • 3 x dance injury treatment sessions for 1 person with Emry's Goldsworthy from The Red Hill Musculoskeletal Clinic valued at  $245. website
    • A Family Pass (4 tickets) to Brisbane City Youth Ballet’s magical production of The Wizard of Oz.  website
    • Introduction to Ballet Course for term 3 from 2ballerinas.

    For tickets have a look out for the lovely ladies on our fundraiser team Marylou, Megan, Robyne and Marguerite who will be selling tickets at the studio before and after classes. You can also get tickets from Michelle and Rosetta.

    Best Wishes

    Michelle and Rosetta

  • Mar 2, 2016

    Source: ABC PM By Meredith Griffiths

    People aged over 40 who dance almost halve the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, researchers at Western Sydney University's School of Science and Health say.

    They think the mixture of interval training with social interaction could be the key factor.

    Western Sydney University associate professor Dafna Merom said their research has found that people who participate in dance have a 49 per cent reduction in risk of dying from cardiovascular disease...

  • Dec 2, 2013

    There will be no classes from Sunday 22nd December until Sunday 5th January.

    The full timetable will recommence on Monday 6th January.

    Special Offer!

    5 class card for Pilates for $50 for Introduction Course enrolments

    Anyone enrolling in an Introduction Course to Ballet or Contemporary in February can take up this offer. Pilates is a great class to develop core strength for your dancing.

  • Oct 27, 2013

    Hi Everyone

    Something urgent has come up hence this Newsletter coming so close to the other ... in addition, we have popped in a few more bits of news that have come up!

    CHANGE OF VENUE

    Due to unforseen problems with the wooden floor at 80 Enoggera Tce we have decided to move the classes back to the Bardon venues immediately commencing from next week. 

    The Tuesday Introduction Course and Level 1 classes will now be held in the Lizzie St Hall Bardon at the same times.

    The Saturday Introduction course will be held in the top studio on the corner of Lizzie St and Kennedy Tce and moved to the new time of 12.30pm.

    The current Lizzie St Tuesday Open/ level 3 class at 7.15 has been cancelled but there will still be a Level 2 class from 8 - 9pm in the studio on the corner of Lizzie st and Kennedy Tce.

    We apologise for these sudden changes but it was necessary to do so for the best outcome for our students.

    WORKSHOP NEWS

    We have just heard from Karen that she will be teaching the Sugar Plum Fairy solo in the repertoire workshop. She will be adjusting the solo to suit varying levels so its fine for Level 2 and up.

    The workshops are next week Sunday 3rd.

    The regular Sunday classes are cancelled due to the Workshops taking place.

    CHRISTMAS PARTY NEWS

    We will be starting to sell raffle tickets from next week that will be drawn at the Christmas Party (This year the Party is on Saturday 14th December at 4pm). The proceeds for the raffles for this year will be going towards bringing a special guest teacher from Interstate for workshops and classes next year. We will be announcing the guest teacher at the Party.

    We have a great list of prizes which will be up on the noticeboard. You can get raffle tickets from Michelle, Rosetta and our Xmas helpers Helen, Robyne, Richard and Lyn. They will make themselves know at class if you aren't sure who they are.

    Best wishes

    Rosetta and Michelle

  • Jan 23, 2011

    2ballerinas has a Newsletter system. In order to simplify the task of contacting our student base en-masse, we added our existing email list to the newsletter system.

    We understand that many people may not wish to receive any emails - if you wish to automatically remove yourself from the list simply send a quick email to:

    newsletter+unsubscribe@2ballerinas.com (the plus + is needed!)

    Note: You need to send from the account with the same email address that you receive the newsletter on.

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