Concert Coming to Middleburgh- September 17-Yay!

Martin Rivas is coming to town-He’s bringing Brendan and Jenna and they are all so excited to perform in Middleburgh on September 17 at 7:30 pm, so mark your calendars!
Martin Rivas
Martin Rivas is bringing joy back to music. Blending disparate elements such as ’60s soul, improvised sonic experimentation, and garage rock with a distinctly modern folk edge to create a sound that is both instantly inviting and exceptionally deep, his songs practically smile at you from the speakers.

Martin has released a total of six solo albums, and has shared the stage with a wildly varied palette of artists the likes of Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Aimee Mann, Dar Williams, Rosanne Cash, Nicole Atkins, Gov’t Mule, Loudon Wainwright III, Rachel Platten, A Great Big World, Garland Jeffreys, Marshall Crenshaw and many many more on stages in the United States, the UK, Ireland, and continental Europe.

Martin’s latest album, Reliquary, features “Your Heart Will Be Broken Again,” the 2013 Independent Music Award Vox Populi winner for Best Adult-Contemporary Song.

Fatherhood has introduced Martin to his greatest passion of all, and while he is savoring every possible second with his brand-new pal, his seventh album is percolating and near completion. Keep your ears peeled.
Jenna Nicholls
Jenna is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but calls NYC her home.
She has toured all over the world and has performed with a variety of well known talented artists such as Oscar Winner Glen Hansard, Amanda Palmer, Lucius, Angela McClusky (Telepop), Nouvelle Vague and many others. Her music has been featured in film and television. She has toured and released 2 full albums: “Curled Up Toes in Red Mary Janes” and “The Blooming Hour.” Her third release is scheduled for 2016.
Brendan O’Shea
Originally from Killarney in the South West of Ireland, singer-songwriter Brendan O’Shea moved to the United States in the late 90’s. Since then, he has become a veteran of the New York City’s songwriter scene and has released three albums which have garnered praise from critics and press around the world.

In addition to headlining his own shows in both the US and Europe, Brendan has shared the stage with the Frames, The Swell Season, Cowboy Junkies, and Loudon Wainwright.

WIth or without a guitar in hand, Brendan O’Shea excels at rdawing people in. He is currently finishing his latest release, slated for 2016.
YouTube video links!

Martin Rivas – So We Are

Brendan O’Shea – Hollow Moon

Jenna Nicholls – Holy Moses

Website links:

Dance-Final Updates

For those who prefer lists  here is the schedule:
Monday, May 9th-class at the normal time
Tuesday, May 10th-additional class (normal time) and picture day (girls should dress in the dance outfit in which they wish to be photographed).
Tuesday, May 17th-Dress Rehearsal in the dance studio at the normal class time
Friday, May 20th-Dance Recital in the MCS auditorium at 6:30 (students should report to the school by 6:15)

Costume Needs for Dance Recital

Level 1:

Colorful sweatpants (with elastic on the bottom)

Black Leotard

Pink or white tights

Black stretch/yoga/dance pants

Colorful dance skirt/tutu (knee length)

Level 2:

Black leotard

Black dance pants


Green skirt (Brookie)

Pink Skirt (Evelyn)

Solid color t-shirt that is not pink or green (Sam)

Pink tights (for the girls)

Level 3:

Black leotard

Black dance pants

Newsboy cap

Cat ears

White button-down shirt

Knee length black skirt

White tights

Ribbon to use as a tie

Again, thank you for your patience. Please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah with questions/concerns.

Dance News-Classes start March 7th, 2016

Dance classes begin- Monday, March 7th, 2016. It will run through May.

The Spring classes will run for these months and will take a break for the spring recess.

Class details-Level 1 from 5-5:50, Level 2 from 5:53-6:43, Level 3 from 6:45-7:35 (there will be no class the week of April break). There will be a dress rehearsal on Thursday, May 19th and dance recital on May 20th (location TBD) at 6pm.

We welcome all those students returning and look forward to meeting all the wonderful new students in the level 2 class as we currently have some room.

We will be picking up where we left off with the dances that began in the fall. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Fees remain the same as last Fall’s semester.

For more information please contact Sarah Clermont at her gmail account just type in ksarahsarah at gmail dot com.