Santa Claus Parade 2017

Hi All PSD Parade Participants šŸŽ…

PARADE: Saturday November 18th

NOTE:
The parade route is different from previous years
Start time for the parade is 4:00pm

Peacock School of Dance asks that students are dropped off @2:45 pm so we can organize our large group and be ready to start on time. Students 5 & 6 yrs old should arrive @ 3:00pm. Our traditional Green Scarves will be given out to all students upon arrival.

Peacock is expecting 130 students + teachers and PGPA participants rounding us off at about 180 representing Peacock School of Dance in the parade this year. Thank you in advance for such an exciting turnout!

Please check the bulletin board at the studio for details on our Peacock uniform for the parade. If you don’t have a PSD Hoodie or jacket you must wear all black with no writing on pants or sweater. We are representing Peacock as a Team. Absolutely no black jeans. Running shoes or boots can be any colour. Please dress according to weather conditions. Parade goes on rain, snow or shine.

Students 5 & 6 yrs old will need a parent walking with our dance Troupe; parents will be lined up behind the banner of our PGPA.

Please double check that your child has gone to the bathroom before being dropped off as there will not be easy access to a washroom.

A representative from Peacock will remain with the students at the end of the parade. Please pick up your child by 5:30pm at the designated area that Stephen Passero has provided for PSD (please read below). We will have pictures taken at the end of the parade if there is space available.

PARADE PRACTICES
Saturday Nov. 4th @ 3:30-5:00pm (Studio)
Drop off starts @ 3:15pm
Pick up starts younger students @ 5:00pm, older students @ 5:15pm
Students will be learning all the street dances for the parade

Saturday Nov. 11th @ 3:30-5:30pm (United Church in Ridgeway)
Drop off starts @ 3:15pm
Pick up starts younger students @ 5:15pm, older students @ 5:30pm.

Itā€™s important that all students attend the final practice in order to learn the Peacock Special Dance
Due to limited space in the church gym, please drop off your child and pick them up after they are finished.

Stephen Passero the director of the parade committee has attached some very important information that is specified to Peacock School of Dance. Please read below:

I have attached a map, and highlighted the area where PSD will gather before theĀ  parade. A parking lot off of Dufferin Street. Dufferin Street will be closed as of 2pm, but there will be volunteers at the corner of Central and Dufferin who will let PSD participants through. Access to Dufferin Street from the Niagara Boulevard will not be permitted. We ask that if possible, carpooling is utilized, and that older children are dropped off at the corner and walk down to the marshaling lot. We want to try and limit the amount of traffic on Dufferin Street. Only floats involved in the parade will be allowed on to Dufferin Street after 3:30pm – no exceptions. Parade begins at 4:00pm.

The parade concludes at the corner of Central Avenue and Catherine Street, and the PSD entry will be directed East on Catherine Street. Please ask parents to pick up their children on North Street, between Catherine Street and Lavinia Street (map attached, highlighted). I expect that the PSD entry will arrive at the finish around 5:30pm. We encourage parents to park their cars in the North Street/Lavinia Street area and walk to Catherine and Central to watch the parade… always great to cheer on the kids as they finish the route.

Thank you, if you have any further questions please contact derenev@hotmail.com or call my cell # 905-380-9911

Derene
PSD/ Director