HOLIDAY PARTY this SATURDAY!
Our December Saturday Nights at the Castle is a festive Holiday Party! Join your cheer friends for a ton of activities and of course a Jingle Bell Jam Routine Cheer off!
No need to register ahead of time. All events are pay at the door
DEC 11 Saturday Nights at the Castle: CHRISTMAS PARTY!
DEC 18 BOTHELL COMP: Royals, Majesties, Tiaras, Duchess, Kingdom, Reign, Monarchs & Monarchs GD
DEC 19 Saturday Classes and Open Gym moved to Sunday
DEC 20-Jan 2 GYM CLOSED for the Holidays
Jan 8 Saturday Nights at the Castle: New Years GLOW NIGHT
Jan 14 Travel Teams: Final Nationals Bid Video Practice (mandatory and full uniform for all travel teams)
Jan 15 WINTER CHEER COMP: All non-travel teams except Royals/Majesties (Sammamish)
Jan 22 JUNIOR STATE: All non-travel teams final competition! (Snoqualmie)
Jan 29-30 ATC BELLEVUE COMP: All Travel Teams
Feb 5 Last Day of Regular Season
Feb 5-6 ASC TACOMA COMP: All Travel Teams
Feb 12 Saturday Nights at the Castle: DISNEY NIGHT
Feb 25-Mar 1 USA Junior Spirit Nationals in Disneyland!
OPEN GYM DATES
Dec 11, 19
Jan 8, 16, 23, 29
LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR
We have two important weeks left before we break for the Holidays! This week we will be focusing on finishing our routines for the Spirit of Northshore competition on December 18th, and recording our Nationals bid videos for our travel teams. All team practices these two weeks are mandatory.
1) Reminder: Anyone who is not at practice the week of a competition will be moved from their spot for that competition
2) Any athlete not in the Nationals bid video, will not qualify to attend Nationals per Varsity competition rules
Please notify your coach of any illness, injury, or covid-quarantine asap so they can attempt to work around it
TRAVEL TEAMS BID VIDEOS: This week we will be recording our Nationals Bid Videos during practices for our travel teams. Each year we have to qualify for Nationals, and because the PNW doesn't give our bids for California in person (only Florida) we qualify via video. We were planning to send in our videos from the Portland comp, but with it being the first in-person comp in two years, there were a lot of comp day nerves and we know our routines can be stronger.
DEC 18TH COMP: All non-travel teams will perform at Spirit of Northshore competition on December 18th in Bothell! We are still awaiting many details for this comp, but I do have some info.
Let me know if you have any questions,
Carrie, she/her, 425-466-0810, email@example.com
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Our Travel Teams had an amazing weekend in Portland! Not only did all three travel teams take first place, but they overcame so many obstacles leading up to and during their performances. Us coaches are so proud of what they put on the mat, and how they bonded and cared for their teammates the whole trip. Check out all three performances on our Instagram page.
We have quite a few updates from picture day, as well as showcase and Portland action shots!
PICTURE DAY: Pictures are back from Picture Day! This week I will be sending each of you an email with a link to your online gallery. If you purchased digital images, you will receive a personalized code that will allow you to download these images. If you purchased print photos, you have 48 hours to respond to me with WHICH photo you'd like for your prints (choose one). If you are unable to reply, I will select what I think is the best photo and send your prints to the printer. They will be available for pick up on or before December 17th.
SHOWCASE ACTION SHOTS: The action shots for showcase are up and let me say, they are AMAZING!!!! Take a look through the gallery, purchase the photos you like, and tag us on Instagram (I was very impressed with their pricing, i.e. 5 digital photos for $36). Please do not screen shot photos with watermarks and post them. This company came out to photograph this event for FREE, and their sales could dictate whether or not they come again. As you are looking through photos, keep in mind your child's team will be in TWO sections since they came out to warm up and then again to perform. If they are on two teams, they will be in four or more sections. <SEE GALLERY>
PORTLAND ACTION SHOTS: The action shots taken this weekend were $140 per team, so I went ahead and purchased them for the entire organization. This is something we will likely budget into comp fees next year. If you would like to make a donation of $20 to help cover the cost for this year, please let me know and I will bill your account. This will grant you full access to all action shots for all 3 teams. They will likely take two weeks and I will email a link once ready.
SCHEDULE: Our regular season ends January 31st and we will be offering new classes and programs for the competition off-season February-May. If your kids are ready to try something new or want to invite friends to join, stay tuned for these updates!
TRAVEL: Make sure your account is caught up by December 15th so we can finish ticketing everything for Nationals.
WAIVERS: Keep an eye out for waivers coming home and requests from Nina for complete forms. I tried to put all the waivers together this year, but many were not ready. Nina will help you stay on top of any missing forms. FORMS & LINKS.
LAST WEEK-LY: Don't forget all December, January and February practices/performances are mandatory. Please notify your head coach of any expected absences so they can try to plan around it.