September 13, 2010

Over the weekend I went to the teen talent show at the Holton Career and Resource Center, but the show was cancelled on Friday night because several key participants were missing in action.

That was all right, I got to meet Mike Brown who is one of the teachers for the teen performing arts program run by Durham Parks and Recreation. And I had fun saying hello to some of the teen dancers and models that were busy rehearsing their talents. Their new plan was to take their show on the road to the Northgate Mall and perform it somewhere there. (No one was certain where.) I admired the adaptability and creativity of the teachers and students in responding to changed circumstances.

Today, reviewing the class registrations that have come in so far, I thought of Mike and his students and decided to emulate their adaptability and creativity. While I’m excited to have students eager to participate in the first DFT season of classes, I need a minimum number of students per class in order to cover costs of rent, supplies, etc. With the Lit Alive! home school classes scheduled to begin this Wednesday and all other classes supposed to start next week, I don’t have quite the needed number of registrants per class. Here’s the new and exciting plan …

In place of our originally scheduled 9 & 10-week class sessions, DFT will offer special, FIVE-WEEK SESSIONS of all classes beginning in the second week of October (on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.) The cost is reduced as well as the number of sessions and I’m hoping this will give people (who will have settled in to the new school year by now) the opportunity to sample DFT classes, getting to know us as we get to know you.

Students who are already registered for classes will retain a place in the class and receive a refund for the extra payment.

Please tell everyone you know about DFT, our vision, our fall classes and our upcoming auditions and shows. And please let me know if you’d like to get involved in growing our new Durham community theatre. You will be most welcome!

Warmly, Jenny

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