Hi Dance Team Families,

 

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this beautiful weather!

 

The team has had a busy July with camp and technique work.  We are impressed with all the progress the athletes have been making over the summer months and are getting excited to kick off football season in a couple of weeks.  I am attaching a couple photos taken at UDA Summer Dance Camp.

 

Please see below for important information stored out on the parent/athlete page of our team website (http://www.kimberlydanceteam.com) password is kpdt2020 (please do not share outside of the team).

  • Most recent contact list

  • Team Schedule- Pom competition choreography has been added on 9/20 and 9/21, practice locations have been updated throughout the season. 

 

Here are some important updates/reminders:

  • Our first football game of the season will be Friday, August 30 at Papermaker Stadium.  We hope to see you all there!

  • Team Fees- the third and final payment of $225 will be due at practice on Tuesday, September 24. Checks can be made payable to the Kimberly Dance Team.

  • Football Uniforms- this week we handed out football uniforms at practice (shells and skirts, jackets will be handed out shortly).  Attached to the email you will find washing instructions.  These uniforms will be collected at the end of the season.  Any damaged or lost items will incur a replacement fee which is noted on the attached instructions. 

  • Fundraising- below is an update on three fundraisers the team is currently working on or will be kicking off shortly.  These success of these fundraisers are vital to help keep our team fees as low as possible.  Your support is great appreciated.

    • Team Sponsorships- Dave Congemi has taken the lead to kick off this fundraising opportunity.  He has already secured five premier sponsors-  Masters Building Solutions, Anduzzi’s, Christian Servants In-Home Care, Midwest Dental and Tanners- to get the event off to an amazing start!  Thank you Dave! This year the dancers will also be participating in the team sponsorship fundraiser throughout the month of August.  The goals of this fundraiser are to gain financial sponsorships from local businesses, promote the KHS dance team presence within the community, and foster leadership and teamwork among the dancers. Dave has put together the sponsorship literature/packets and Coach Katie Arnold has taken the lead to coordinate the fundraiser with our dancers.  She has placed the dancers in groups.  Each group will be "assigned" several businesses to solicit for sponsorship.  Dancers are welcome and encouraged to solicit additional businesses beyond what they are "assigned" (perhaps from a family business or wherever they/family members are employed, for example) but prior to doing so they should contact Coach Arnold for approval and to add it to the list so we do not overlap businesses.

    • Fall Dance Clinic- Anne Weber will be the lead for our Fall Dance Clinic.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our athletes to work with the future Maker Dancers!  The event was a huge success last year so we are hoping for another great turnout.  Please help to share any social media posts so we reach as many participants as possible.  You will receive an email from Anne shortly on help needed from the parent group for this event. 

    • Love Your Melon Winter Hats- a new fundraiser we will be kicking off this fall is a partnership with Love Your Melon selling Kimberly winter hats.  A mockup is attached to the email.   More information regarding this fundraiser will be forthcoming. 

  • Parent Communications- Melissa Brunsell and Shelley Congemi are working on enhancements to our parent communications throughout the season.  This will be great to help provide parents, especially those that are new to the program, with additional information.  You will be hearing from them soon!

 

Thank you,

 

Coach Kelly Van Noie and Coach Katie Arnold