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December Newsletter 2020

12/11/2020
GPA

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

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Holiday Breaks

Winter Break - Monday, December 21 through Sunday, January 3

STORYLINE with Lynnie and Suze
"
The Nutty Nutcracker"

FREE interactive story time Christmas program with music and movement for students ages 4 - 9 years old.   Email info@greensboroperformingarts.com to receive zoom link and participate in program. 

THURSDAY DECEMBER 17, 10:30am
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 5:00pm

New Class Offerings

  • Modern Class with Abigail Davidson- Saturdays 12:45-2pm
  • Classes for Professionals  
    • Ballet for Professionals with Emily Adams - Fridays from 12:30pm-2pm
  • Private Music Lessons - Currently accepting students of all ages
    • Virtual Piano Lessons with Lynne Haessler
    • Summerfield Outdoors - Voice & Piano on the Porch with Suzanne 
  • Early Childhood, Outdoor Classes Continue...
    • Pre-Ballet/Tap for ages 3 to 5 years - Mondays at 4:30pm
    • Ballet/Tap for ages 5 to 6 years - Mondays at 3:15pm
    • Tap 1 for ages 6 to 9 years - Thursdays at 4:00pm
    • Family Musikgarten for ages 6mo - 5 years - Saturdays

      “The child should love everything that he learns, for his mental and emotional growths are linked. Whatever is presented to him must be made beautiful and clear, striking his imagination. Once this love has been kindled, all problems confronting the educationalist will disappear.”

      –Maria Montessori

A Peek Inside the Studio!

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Greensboro Urban Ministry Donations

Until December 19, we will be accepting canned and boxed food donations for The Greensboro Urban Ministry. We need your help to fill our boxes! All donations can be dropped off in the lobby of our Fleming location. 

From our teachers...

I have always used the concept, “dance is a parallel to life” with my students. It of course is interchangeable with acting, musical theatre, music and the arts in general. I always get head nods after I say the phrase but not many comments in reflection. You also may be nodding along, not fully grasping the full idea. 

The last few months I have tried to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of my teaching and the year at GPA, and as I have done this I am overwhelmed by everything my colleagues and our students are learning about the parallels of life and art, without us really even recognizing it. If we stop and think about how they align, its truly amazing. 

Artists need to tap countless things to realize continued growth: determination, passion, versatility, motivation, perseverance, grit, grace and resilience, all of which have been continuously challenged this year. I am sure we all could pick a few weeks out of the last year that forced us to repeatedly tap one or more of these attributes, thinking the well could dry up if we went back yet again.

Those challenging weeks or months, lacked the normal GPA routine, a routine we long for especially during this time of year. This time can be seen as time for personal growth and even more artistic growth. 

I want to encourage everyone who is feeling that this time is setting them back to “change channel’s", and to truly see it as a time to practice, re-focus and prepare to be propelled forward! The time will come when you’ll realize that what you put into the work will come back to you, and it will be noticed!

Wishing everyone a joyful and reflective holiday season!

-Abigail Davidson