Newsletter Term 1 2022

Kia ora families
We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! We are so excited to get back into it very soon.
Graces News
The New Year was a very exciting one for us, as Grace has become Grace Oberschneider. Grace was married on January 4th to her wonderful partner Tristan, in a lovely garden ceremony with their wee one Ari by their side. It was a fantastic day. Congratulations to them both!
Photo by Paddy McDermott
Grace is excitedly taking the reins as the dance school administrator this year. But never fear, Marian will be just as present as ever of course with both Marian and Grace teaching classes. If you have questions or inquiries then please email grace@stepbeyond.co.nz
Fee schedule
The new fee schedule will follow shortly, so make sure you keep an eye out on this.
*There is a new account number for fees this year, so please make sure you note this change when you pay your term fees.
 
Enrolment forms
Thank you so much to all who have filled out enrollment forms on our website.
If you haven't yet, please do so and be sure to note the code of which classes you would like to enroll in. 
Welcome new students
A massive warm welcome to all our new students who have enrolled on our website! We will be in touch shortly with further information regarding your new classes. We cannot wait to meet you soon!
Step Beyond Creators 
We are excited to offer a new artistic session for ages 10 years and up on a Saturday afternoon. This session is for keen dancers, enrolled in a contemporary dance class, who wish to extend and explore their artistic skills. Dancers will be working closely with our wonderful youth company, One Step Beyond. This is going to be a really fun session!
Covid-19 Vaccine Passes: We are only able to run our classes indoors at the studios if we operate under the Government rules regarding vaccine passes. Please remember that in conjunction with government guidelines, everyone that enters one of our venues who is eligible to be vaccinated, must present their My Vaccine Pass. This includes caregivers and spectators. Currently the rules state that children under the age of 12 years and 3 months are exempt and do not need to show a vaccine pass. 
In order to check the vaccine passes quickly it would be helpful if you could email us a copy of your vaccine pass(es) before classes commence on February 8th. And please remember this includes anyone who wishes to enter the venue.  If you are exempt then you should still have a pass. Rest assured we will not keep copies of the actual passes and will just record those we have sighted.
We will be maintaining strict cleaning standards and working closely within the traffic light system framework in order to keep everyone safe. Fingers crossed we will have a smoother year ahead!  
Timetable Update 
Please see the following 2022 timetable if you haven't already.
*Please note a subtle change to the timetable on Saturdays, affecting OSB, MnB and Step Beyond Creators
*The 13+ Contemporary class has been updated to OSB & 13+
New Venue: 
We are excited to trial a new venue this term for our OSB &13+ technique class. Potentially adding more classes in future. The space is beautiful so we look forward to dancing there soon.
Trinity Methodist Hall, 864 Beach Rd, Waiake - just down from the Waiake Doctors and Piatti Restaurant. 
 
 Annual Show Date: 
Our annual show date is Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of November this year. 
We were so heartbroken, as were many of you, to miss the opportunity to perform last year. We hope to be dancing under the stage lights this year. Plans are underway! 
We hope you all enjoy some sunshine over the coming weeks. See you very soon!
Kind regards
Grace and Marian