Moderne Academie of Fine Arts




Dear Parents & students,

            I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with family, fun and food! The weather was nice so the travel to be together should have also been pleasant and uneventful.

            Costume deposits were due Nov. 15th. If you did not remember to send it in, please do so ASAP. We are starting to order costumes and to prepare for the recital. Please make the check payable to "Helen Watts" and put costume deposit on the check. If you have forgotten, a reminder will go out sometime in December.

            We do not have any special events this month. Our Winter Holiday starts Dec. 24th and we will be closed until Jan. 2nd. Classes resume Tuesday, Jan. 2nd.

            The competition team is selling MAFA Gear and car magnets. If you are interested in either of these sales, please ask a competition team member. We have order forms available. The MAFA Gear deadline is December 8th in order to have them before the holiday.

            We always have a holiday party the last week of classes. That's December 18th - 23rd. We party for the last 15 minutes of classes. If your child has a food allergy, please let the teacher know. You can bring something that your child likes if you feel uneasy about the party!

            I will be working on the recital to inform the families that will be in 2 shows. A letter will go out in January if you are in 2 shows.

            Class of the Month is Monday Ballet/Tap, 5:00-6:30. This class can be challenging and it is wonderful to see the effort made to master new technique,  new steps and new styles of dance. Great work girls, Miss Helen & Miss Kathy are very proud of your hard work each week!    Student of the Month is Hannah Charnock. Miss Helen & Miss Ellen can see your love for dance shine through all your hard each week.  We are really noticing you this year and the sky's the limit- keep on reaching!   Most Improved Student is Alyona Kladova. Miss Kathy & Miss Tanya are so pleased with your work ethic in Jazz class. You come prepared, focused and you never give up. The improvement each week is wonderful!  Great job Alyona.

            Happy Holidays to all our students and their families. We are all thankful for your support and wish that 2018 is a great year for you and your family.


With warm wishes,


Miss Helen

Miss Ellen