Family Time
September, 2015 - Issue #131
Santa Clarita Ballet Company's "Sleeping Beauty"
Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20

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Held at The COC Performing Arts Center under the artistic direction of Carol Guidry, "The Sleeping Beauty" features outstanding performances by Santa Clarita Ballet Company's most advanced dancers and guest professionals. "The Sleeping Beauty" offers audiences a unique opportunity to see a ballet never before staged in Santa Clarita performed exclusively by professional and para-professional dancers. Professional ballerina and Santa Clarita Ballet Company alumnus Hannah Wilcox will appear as Aurora, the Sleeping Beauty, and lead this accomplished group. Plus, new sets and sparkling costumes will transport audiences of all ages back in time for a three-act retelling of the beloved romance as Tchaikovsky's timeless music creates a suspenseful tone. Tickets can be purchased by calling the studio directly.


"My Name is Emily Hanna and I'm 14 years old. I have been a student at the Santa Clarita School of Performing Arts since 2013. Within the first minute of walking in the building, everyone made me feel comfortable. I learned how to prepare for an audition, acting fundamentals, memorization and modeling. The owner, Mike, was very approachable and was always available to answer all of my questions. The teachers at SCSOPA are terrific and have always believed in me. As an actress, it has helped me gain confidence and self-esteem. My teacher Mr. Mike D. helped me so much! One of my dreams was to be on set - and I was able to experience it! I was in a commercial for Church's Chicken, directed by Pat Sherman. SCSOPA has many of LA's top agents visit the school. I signed with M.O. Kids within three months of being at SCSOPA. Soon after that, I had many more auditions. The best part of my day is going to SCSOPA to learn more about acting. Being an actress has been my dream for so long and Santa Clarita School of Performing Arts made it happen. I would like use this opportunity to thank all of the teachers and staff at SCSOPA, my agent and my family for their support."


Paseo Club's Junior Tennis Academy
Teaches Children the Joy of Competition

The Paseo Club Junior Tennis Academy offers classes for children of all levels from three years of age through high school. They believe there are many things to learn in order to become a great tennis player, but most importantly, a love for tennis and a passion to constantly improve, combined with a joy for competing are the critical ingredients. Their pros nurture a love of tennis and help children embrace competition, along with teaching them the necessary skills to become great. Their goal is not just a college scholarship, but that your child will play tennis their whole life! 257-0044

Academy Groups
Pre School Champions:
3 to 5 Years of Age
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
from 10am to 11am

Future Stars:
5 to 8 Years of Age
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
from 11am to 12pm

Pre-teen Training:
9 to 12 Years of Age
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 4:30pm to 6pm
from 12pm to 1:30pm

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Teen Starters:
13 to 18 years of age
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 4:30pm to 6pm

Elite Training:
For Advanced Juniors
Competing in Tournaments
Tuesday and Thursday
from 4pm to 6pm

High School Team Training:
For High School Students who
Compete on their School Teams
Monday and Wednesday
from 4pm to 6pm

ATA Martial Arts Students Take Home Medals from World Championships
The ATA Songahm World Expo is an annual event held in Little Rock, Arkansas that draws nearly 20,000 competitors and spectators from over six continents around the world. The expo includes Top 10 competitions in which martial artists fight for the coveted title of World Champion. This year's event was held in July and ATA Martial Arts, owned and operated by sixth-degree Master Instructor Gavin Espinosa of Stevenson Ranch, brought 11 competitors to the event, seven of which came in among the Top 10. Of those seven, they came back with three bronze medals, one silver medal and two gold medals, boasting another two World Champions from Santa Clarita.

Congratulations to...
Kierstin Kimbell, 14, from Castaic - World Champ Gold medalist
Andrei Mojica, 13, from Valencia - World Champ Gold Medalist
Jordyn Call, 10, from Stevenson Ranch - Bronze Medalist
Jason Kivi, Chief Instructor, age 29, from Newhall - Bronze Medalist

Overall, ATA Martial Arts brought home 26 medals, the most they ever earned on any given year out of their 18 years in business.

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Sustained Swimming Excellence
is the Goal of Paseo Aquatics

With over 3,000 residents moving to Santa Clarita each year, the 2016 Summer Olympics nearing and America's second-most-popular youth sport on the rise, Co-founders Chris Dahowski and Jay Wolf took advantage of the timing - as well as a tremendous leap of faith - to form Paseo Aquatics, only the Valley's second USA Swimming Sanctioned swim club.
Establishing its roots at The Paseo Club in Valencia, with no more than three swimmers and a mantra of "Where Dreams and Water Meet," Paseo Aquatics grew in size - closing on 200 swimmers - and stature as one of the area's premier swim clubs. It built its fast-growing reputation on the education of competitive swimmers - from Novice to Olympic hopefuls - who were seeking the right environment to pursue their dreams with inspiration, dedication and swim discipline.
The team's mission is simple: to cultivate a healthy, supportive, training-centered program conducive to sustained swimming excellence. Paseo Aquatics pursues the highest level of swim instruction, strength-building and conditioning using the latest equipment and sport philosophies to generate a positive environment - one that prepares every athlete for short-term goals and long-term success. It just takes a dream - and water!
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It's Carnival Time!
Our Lady of Perpetual Help's 71st Annual Event Brings Family Fun to Newhall
September18 through September 20, join the community at Our Lady of Perpetual Help's 71st-annual carnival. Fun will be had by all with classic rides ranging from a ferris wheel to the tilt-a-whirl and food that will make you go ""Yum!" Nosh on tacos, nachos, corn on the cob, burritos, quesadillas, Italian sausage, cannolis, Filipino food, dozens of desserts and so much more on Friday from 6pm to 11pm, Saturday from 4pm to 11pm and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. OLPH is located at 23233 Lyons Avenue in Newhall.

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"Groom-a-Therapy" Treatments Come to You & Benefit Shelter Animals
The family owned and operated Go Hollywood Dog Grooming offers more than mobile grooming services - they offer pampering "groom-a-therapy" options that will make you and your pet smile!

Choose from services like Blueberry Facials and lavender essential oil mini-massage treatments. They will treat your pet to the full grooming experience and will make the kids grin, too. Many SCV clients book appointments when their children are home so that the little ones can watch Fido receive his pampering transformation.

And, when you treat your furbaby to a quality grooming experience, you're helping Go Hollywood support their Hollywood Rescue Grooming Foundation. The org brings hope and saves live through their team of "fur faeries" who take the company's fleet of five mobile pet spas to animal shelters all over the county and beyond. The team of volunteers makes the unwanted dogs feel and look their very best to improve their chances of adoption.

The volunteerism is good for the heart, but it also makes good sense. The treatments' result is that 89 percent of the homeless pets who receive a grooming session are rescued within days, sometimes just hours, after their transformational makeovers. 888-665-7766
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