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Is it November already?????? This month always seems to sneak up on me. Here we go into the dance season! We have at least one major event every month for the rest of the dance year. We have our first big event this month, and the first competition next month. THIS MONTH’S MAIN EVENT: Dancing with the Stars, This Sat, Nov 5, Madison HS Main Gym. 7:00 pm. Only the Senior teams and Silver/Gold Lift teams are performing in this event. But we hope all our IBA families will come in support!! This is a fundraiser for the Madison Education Foundation. The stars, partners, and coaches have spent a lot of hours perfecting their routines and it will be a great show! Admission: $5/person; $20 family (living in same household) Tickets: at the door or pre-purchase here: DWTS Tickets. OTHER IMPORTANT INFO FOR THE MONTH: • EUROPE TRIP: The commitment deadline is Nov 15. Click Here: Europe Commitment & Deposit Join us in the Summer 2023: Prague/Munich/Paris/Vienna/Budapest/Preston/London!!! If you are interested but didn’t get the message with all the details, please let me know. This is for dancers currently in 9th - 12th grades. Looking ahead Pencil this in: The summer of 2024 will be the California Tour. We go for one week in early June, performing at Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Medieval Times Castle. All dancers are invited to participate. This is a great trip for families! • Classes Thanksgiving week: Normally we don’t hold classes Thanksgiving week, but we need to have the Monday classes (teams and tech) meet to make up for Labor Day, and we will now have to also schedule a make-up for Halloween, TBD. NOT MEETING: The Tues/Wed/Thurs teams and classes. • CALENDAR REMINDERS: *Please make sure these events are your calendars* East Idaho Ballroom Concert (Civic Show): Jan 21 • Middle School Show: April 14 • Spring Concert: April 29. • IBA WEBSITE: If you haven’t looked at it this fall, please take a minute and do that. It is a new format, and now has all the newsletters and emailed info in an easy-to-find format. This is the best source to find the info you need. • BAND APP: One more reminder about this! We have used this many many times now to notify a team of a cancellation or a change. Please make sure that you are on your dancer’s team list. Also make sure that you have the notifications turned on so that you get a pop-up message when something is posted. There are also lists for lift and tech classes. Many thanks to those parents who are making good use of this app to communicate with each other. We can see who sees the messages, and often only a few on a team have read the message. Please try to watch for your notifications. If you have joined the IBA MAIN group, you can find the links to each team/class if you scroll back to the posts on Aug 31. If you’re not able to find your team, let me know and we’ll get an invite sent to you. • COACH CONTACT INFO: I’ve received questions of how to contact a coach. You can contact them via the Band app (there is direct messaging), or you can text/call/email. Their contact email is on the bottom of every email I send and also on the website. NEXT MONTH: • CHRISTMAS CLASSIC: SAT, DECEMBER 3. Madison Junior High School. Details will be sent in a separate message. General Schedule: (may slightly change after registration) Seniors (Youth) 8am - 11am Juniors 11:30 am - 3:00pm Pre-T, Pre-Jr 3 - 6pm The final detailed schedule will be sent one week ahead. • MIDDLE SCHOOL BALLROOM The Middle School team will be starting in January. Watch for registration info in December. • IBA Scholarship Sponsors: Information will be sent shortly inviting our IBA families to become scholarship sponsors.

Have a wonderful November. We are truly grateful for each of you in our IBA Family. Please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions or concerns.

Janie Fisher Director, Idaho Ballroom Academy 208-201-6366 Shar-a-lynn Randall Shawn Fisher 208-313-0465 Ashley Fisher, 208-419-2888, Shawn Fisher, 208-313-0465, Caroline Bates, 208-206-8215, Elise Rich, 208-206-3661, Sam Fisher, 208-403-2463, Sara Fisher, 541-944-7479, Jennifer Taylor, 208-390-1889, JaronTaylor, ‭208-346-2170‬

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