Hello WhizKidz & Parents,
Thank you for your interest in the WhizKidz Program.
I have anxiously anticipated the 2008 Fall Semester of WhizKidz (and the coming seasons, too) and so it is with sad heart that I send this email.
Iíve decided to close the WhizKidz program.
For starters, I apologize for the inconvenience this will likely cause many of you. I adore those families who Iíve worked with in past seasons and looked forward with excited anticipation to meet those of you who planned to join WhizKidz this season. I will very much miss meeting you and working with your children each month. However, some changes in our family necessitate that I focus all of my time and energy in a different way. Thank you for your understanding with this abrupt change in plans.
For those of you anxious to enroll your children in other affordable dance & music programs taught by exceptional teachers, Iíd like to suggest the programs included at the end of this email as EXCELLENT alternatives to WhizKidz. I hope through them your child(ren) will continue on a path of artistic learning and expression that will allow them to take joy in discovering & sharing their talents.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for all youíve contributed to WhizKidz, and for entrusting your children to the program. May you be blessed this year and always. May your children continue to grow with health & happiness.
Rachelís School of Dance
Location: Austin Bluffs & Rangewood
Cost: $25 per 4-week month, $50 performance fee
Class Openings available for: Boys Dance class and 3-4 year old Pre-Ballet, limited opening for older children with prior dance experience.
Program Notes: Rachel is a remarkable, professional ballerina who runs her program from a home studio. Through her classes, your child will learn disciplined, classical ballet and have the opportunity to prepare for and perform in two full-ballet performances each year, including the Nutcracker during the holiday season.
Ballet & Tap with Amy Mientka
Location: Austin Bluffs & Templeton Gap
Cost: $7 per class, $45 performance fee
Class Openings available for: 2-4 year old Baby Ballet & Tap class, limited openings for older children.
Program Notes: Amy is a licensed teacher, and her expertise with children shows. Her classes are lively and fun, and she works gracefully to reach and teach each of her students. In her classes, students will focus on jazz & ballet, and prepare a seasonal performance that is as creative as it is fun.
Piano with Tiffany Jolicoeur
Location: Village Seven (Northeast Colorado Springs)
Cost: $15 per Ĺ hour lesson
Lesson Openings available for: all ages and skill levels.
Program Notes: Tiffany is a REMARKABLE music teacher, with a Bachelorís degree in piano pedagogy & a Masterís degree in piano performance. Under her skillful teaching, your child will have the opportunity to work one on one with a talents, enthusiastic teacher to learn all aspects of music, including performance and theory. Students prepare for two annual recitals, including a Holiday recital.