Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rhytmic Gymnastics Show - November 27

A couple of developments. The first is that this year they are charging parents $15. I argued and explained that these parents are their children's teachers and that we are only a loosely associated group of homeschoolers, so it would be taking children you didn't know to the show. But they have been adamant. The second development is that they are no longer taking cash at the door but I have to have confirmed numbers and pay in advance. This week, in fact. So I have already confirmed the numbers and I am currently collecting money. If you still want to come and you haven't already contacted me, let me know and I will see if we can get more seats but at this point it doesn't look likely. They don't issue tickets and we are considered an entity like a school. We will be given a section to sit in together.

Hello everyone, the rhythmic gymnastics is a show again this fall and we are welcome to attend the school performance at $5 a ticket. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to attend as these tend to fill up fast (right now there is lots of room) so I can reserve enough seats for everyone who wants to go.

Contact me (Andrea) at

Following is the letter from Camille Martens describing the production:

I am writing you as Head Coach/Choreographer of the Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Club to let you know of a Production of The Wizard of Oz that we will be presenting at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre this November.

The show uses a dynamic fusion of drama, dance, music, gymnastics, acrobatics, rhythmic gymnastics and cirque-like storytelling to relay the captivating tale of Dorothy, her dog Toto, the lion, the tin man and the scarecrow as they chase after their dreams. The show has been creatively crafted to be especially dazzling and interesting for children.

It is a story that will captivate young and old alike and we believe that it will be a great opportunity for students to be exposed and inspired to an artistic/athletic endeavor. They will have the opportunity to see young performers, current national and international competitors and even past Olympians in this exciting show.

We are presenting a morning show (9:30am start…or 9:40am if necessary) and are open to the possibility of also doing an afternoon show for students and staff on Friday, November 27th Seats are $5/person. The production is one hour and 35 minutes long including a brief intermission. Buses need to be there at least10-15 minutes before start times so we can accommodate seating and start/finish on time.

We are confident that adults and children of all ages will delight in this experience.

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