• Megan Ross

October 2019


  • For the safety of our students, please keep all Nutcracker rehearsals and warm-ups "closed". This means that no one other than Barriskill faculty should be in the room during rehearsals.

  • Along the same lines please do not allow your rehearsal to be filmed by someone other than a Barriskill faculty member. If you see someone you do not recognize filming or watching rehearsal you can let them know rehearsal is closed and video/photos are not permitted.

  • After all classes please make sure you see each of your students connect with the appropriate grown up. We had an incident last week where a younger student found their way to the parking lot without a grown up.


Payroll is due upstairs in your mailbox by Thursday, Oct. 24

Pre-School Costumes:

Pre-school teachers should email costume ideas to me by Friday, Nov. 1

Spirit Week and Halloween Closing:

Spirit Week is the week leading up to Halloween (Oct. 24 - Oct. 30). There will be a theme for each day and students and teachers are invited to dress up for the theme. The studio will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 31 and there will be no classes that evening.

Attendance Folders:

I have printed updated attendance sheets for all classes. If the names on the sheet do not match the names in your class please let me know via email ASAP.

Physical Therapy Drop-In Hours:

Ashley D. Lake, PT, DPT, SCS from Duke Physical Therapy Sports Medicine at Center for Living will be at Barriskill Dance Theatre School on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8:30am-4:00pm to provide free physical therapy screenings for BDTS dancers and faculty. While the clinic is open to drop-ins we ask that you sign up for a time slot in advance to best help Ashley prepare. You can email Ashley at with any questions. You can sign up at the link below:


  • The Nutcracker Tea Party is on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2:00pm at The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club. I will put postcards with info in each of the studios, please pass out to your younger classes.

  • The Nutcracker is December 13, 14, and 15. Tickets go on sale Oct. 29 at 11am. I will put postcards with info in each of the studios, please pass out to all of your classes.

Company News:

  • Senior Company members will perform at the Wake Forest Dance Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 5:00 pm. This is a FREE performance at E. Carroll Joyner Park in Wake Forest and we would love to see you there!

  • Junior Company is rehearsing with their first Guest Choreographer, Courtney Om, the weekend of Oct. 5 and 6.

Upcoming Faculty News: (Send your upcoming events to )

  • Megan is performing with KT Collective at Proxemic Media's Durham Third Friday on Oct. 18 at 7:00 pm 120 Morris Street, Durham. FREE

  • Kristin is performing with Kira Blazek-Ziaii and Megan is presenting a work (performed by Heather, Chris, Noelle, and Annabelle) at the North Carolina Dance Festival at The Fruit in Durham on Oct. 19 at 8:00 pm. Get your tickets here

  • North Carolina Dance Festival is looking for volunteers to help lay the subfloor and the marley at The Fruit on Thursday, Oct. 17 early in the day. NCDF will provide volunteers lunch and a free ticket to the Oct. 19 performance at 8pm. Contact if interested.

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