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Newsletter – Wednesday, Sept. 13

A big thank you to every single one of you for helping make our 2017 Fall Fest Polish Kitchen a success! Our treasurer Cathy is working diligently to total up our sales and net income from the event. We’ll let you know our grand total soon, but for now we can report that sales were up this year on Friday and Saturday. Stay tuned for more and thank you again for your help!!
The first practice of the 2017-18  dance year is tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Madonna University, in our regular rooms in the Music Wing. Class times will be:
  • Group 1: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
  • Group 2: 7:15-8 p.m.
  • Group 3: 8-8:45/9 p.m.
These times may be adjusted in October to correlate with Polish language classes. 
 
Please see the attached document with a list of 2017-18 class rosters. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s placement or if your child’s name is accidentally not on the list, please feel free to call myself or Barb and we’ll advise.
Additionally, throughout the entire month of September, please feel free to bring a friend to dance class. This is  a great way to recruit new members and also allow our students to share their Polish heritage with friends. Please bring someone! :)​
At this time we are finalizing details for the 2017-18 language classes – more to share next week. If you are interested in enrolling your student in language classes, please reply to this email and advise. This will not lock you in, it will just allow us to better determine class sizes, fees,  textbook materials, etc.
Looking forward to working with you this year! Together we have an amazing group, and I for one am proud to a part of it.
– MB
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Plymouth Fall Festival

As the Plymouth Fall Festival kicks off this weekend, our group will be serving up Polish food on the corner of Main Street and Penneman in downtown Plymouth. Join us for pierogi, kielbasa, city chicken, stuffed cabbage, sauerkraut and more! This is our major fundraiser of the year and we appreciate your support!


Our dancers will perform at 4:30 pm on the main stage in Kellogg Park. Come visit with us!!

2017-18 Tuition Information

Tuition is paid annually – September 1 through August 31. New enrollees may dance for the Fall Festival performance at the end of the completion of their first year of dance.

PNA Member Rates        

  • One Dancer – $286
  • Two Dancers – $528
  • Three Dancers – $682

Non-PNA Member Rates

  • One Dancer – $451
  • Two Dancers – $825
  • Three Dancers – $1111

 

Payment Schedule

Registration: August 1 – October 1

Family registration fee: $100.00 (non-refundable) $75.00 if paid by July 20, 2016

New Family registration fee is $100.00 (non-refundable)

Registration fees received after October 1 will be charged a late fee of $ 50.00

Monthly payments are paid from October 1 – February 15

All tuition MUST be paid in full by February 15 (if late $50 late fee).

Regional Costume rental will be added to family account per dancer.

Refund Policy:  Refunds will be pro-rated on your total tuition paid.

Please make checks payable to: P.N.A. Centennial Dancers

Mail to:                                       Catherine Michalak, Treasurer

11841 Beacon Hill Drive

Plymouth, MI 48170

 

Tuition can be either mailed or placed in the Treasurer’s folder in the file box at dance practice.  Please designate what the payment is for on the memo line on any check addressed to Centennial. THANK YOU

Performance Details: Polish American Night at Comerica Park – Friday, May 19

We will meet at East Adams Street, at the tunnel entrance.

We need to be there by Promptly by 5:45 p.m. Once the gate to the tunnel is closed, we will not be allowed entry. Last year they were allowing late entries, this year, they will not allow it.

As in years past, each dance group will have a designated area that will be marked with a sign with our name on it (we are Centennial and Polanie and Alliance Dancers). Group 3 is performing with Polanie.

The gates to the tunnel will open sometime shortly after 6:00pm. Groups with an “L” designation will line up on the left side of the tunnel, groups with an “R” designation line up on the right side of the tunnel. We will be told where to line up.

If you have been designated to go out on the field to hold the banner or chaperone, please leave your purses and bags with someone who is not going out on the field. (yes, I told you this last year, and they let you take them, most likely they will not let you get away with it this year). You will most likely be going through a metal detector. These are all Tiger security protocols that all must follow.

Procession out of the gate and walking on to the field will be during the Polonez. Within the three minutes of this song, we have over 400 people walking out in procession and trying to locate themselves on the field.

For both dignitaries and dancers, I’m sure there will be a lot of activity around the field so please act responsible at all times. The Tigers organization is graciously allowing us to honor our heritage. Please take pride in being on time and organized.

Friendly reminder to everyone, there is construction around Comerica, including Woodward with all the Construction and new Wings Stadium. Delays may happen, so give adequate time. Gates open at 5:30 pm and there are four polka bands throughout the park playing. Come early to enjoy the atmosphere.

Finally, a reminder that no one should be talking to baseball players or asking for photos while on the field. There’ll be some players around the field doing their pre‐game warm up and should not be bothered. (per:Chris and Wally Ozog, our 48 year organizers. They work diligently to organized this event, have us on allowed to perform on the field) Thank you!!!

Costumes:

Group one and two:  Centennial

Group three: Krakowiak

Everyone should have these from the recital. If you are missing any of these pieces, please contact Deanne immediately. Thank you!

Stay safe and Have a great time!!

Newsletter – April 26, 2017

PNA CENTENNIAL DANCERS – CONGRATULATIONS ON A WONDERFUL RECITAL!!!
Everyone out did themselves, we are so very proud of all of you!

Now it’s time to share what we learned with our community and fellow dancers. Below are the upcoming practices. We will keep you updated on Polish language and more upcoming events. If you still have costumes to return, please bring them to class this Wednesday.

UPCOMING EVENTS

APRIL 26 – Practice for Tiger game and Wisconsin. Madonna – same practice rooms
April 26, May 3, May 10 & May 17th practices for ALL GROUPS: – 6:30-7:30 practice for Tigers Game and 7:30-8:15 for Milwaukee.   Watch for time changes and additional practices.

MAY – Plymouth Fall Fest Meeting – Plymouth Fall fest will take place September 8, 9, 10 weekend.

3 – Practice for Tiger game and Wisconsin.
6 – Six members of Group 3 performing at Bakers Banquet Hall in Milford, 50th Wedding anniversary: Katie, Joe, Sofia, Elena, Trisha, and Caitlin.
10 – Practice for Tiger game and Wisconsin.
17 – Practice for Tiger game and Wisconsin.
19  – Polish American night at Comerica Park – Dancers perform on the field before the game, see the Tigers play, and stay to watch the fireworks after the game
24 – Wednesday, Keeping open for Polish Language Class
31 – Wednesday, Keeping open for Polish Language Class

JUNE – We have practice dates set up at Madonna University on Wednesdays through June 15 to prepare for the Milwaukee Polish Fest. We hope to have a few festivals books through the summer, including Fall Fest in Plymouth, which takes place in September, the weekend after Labor Day.

AUGUST  – We will hold practice for Plymouth Fall Fest in August. Our major Fundraiser, the Polish Kitchen in Downtown Plymouth is held the weekend of September 8, 9 and 10.

SEPTEMBER – We will perform on Saturday, September 9th at 11 a.m. or noon. We will fine tune the time when the event is closer.

If you are interested in learning how you can help with this fun and exciting fundraiser – please email Ron Martin at pna53martin@hotmail.com . This is Centennial’s one mandatory fundraiser, and with everyone’s help, it is a lot of fun! We are in need of a few good people to pitch in with planning.

Fraternally,

Barbara Martin

Director