Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you had a great weekend.

Evaluations will be sent out today! - You will receive your dancer's evaluations in your email. You will not necessarily receive one per class. If your child has multiple teachers for the same genre (for example jazz tech and choreo), you will only receive one. Please note, a score of "3" is average, meaning your dancer is doing what they should be doing. Anything below a 3 will be supported with a comment. Any of the staff is open to discussing evaluations that you have questions about.

Our goal for providing these evals for parents and students is to give you a snapshot of how the dancer is doing in class thus far. It should provide you with areas they need to work on as well as where they are doing great. The teachers have spent a lot of time thoughtfully going through them.

Mr. Micah has made a handful of Pointe recommendations. If your child is interested in pointe (ages 11/12-up) and did not get recommended this time, they can still work towards the audition which will be in April. Have your dancer talk with Micah for ways to get ready.

At the end of the evaluation you should see recommendations for summer classes.

Finally, the email should have all of your evaluations, so scroll down to make sure you can see all of them

Summer Classes are online - FIRST 25 PEOPLE TO REGISTER WILL RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $10 ONE CLASS, PLUS BE ENTERED INTO A CONTEST FOR ONE FREE COSTUME FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON! (a 1 in 25 chance of winning!). A paper copy of all classes will also be in everyone's folders this week.

*Please note - Improv camp, Lady Gaga camp, and the Partnering camp dates are still TBD so you will not see them online quite yet.

Summer privates lesson sale - On your summer session flyer, you will see our sale for 10 hours of lessons for $450 (savings of $100). You may purchase anytime from now until the start of summer session, and use the lessons yet this spring. Email dancefactory@mac.com if you are interested.

ATTENDANCE (IMPORTANT)-Per our student contract, a student may not miss any classes the week of a competition, or risk being pulled from that competition. Our first competition is a week from Saturday, 3/2 and 3/3. Please make sure your child is in class next week!

Character Counts - We did it! Our chain hit the floor! We will play a fun game or have meditation time in jazz tech this week.

DF Gear - Last chance to order a DF backpack and Sherpa jacket - Deadline 5PM today. DF Backpack order form HERE. DF Sherpa jacket order form HERE.

Spring Break-Spring break is 3/24-31. We will have Production and ballet/tech on 3/31. The studio will be open on 3/25 and 3/26 of this week for shortened classes for whoever is in town.

Please note- if you are in a different district and you are going out of town on a different week for spring break, you are EXPECTED to be at class 3/25 and 3/26 or you will be marked absent. For example, if you are in the Chisago district and will miss class during that spring break, you are expected to come to class the following week.

Upcoming travel opportunities-Looking out to 2020, we will be offering 2 optional travel opportunities. 

Poland Dance Festival - we have done this trip once back in 2014 with about 8 students. It's a life-changing experience! Suggested age 12-up. Check out www.culturalinterchanges.com for information. We will have a short info meeting in the spring for interested students/parents. Trip will be July 2020

Disney!- This will be our 3rd Disney trip. Our dancers have the opportunity to dance on the stage at Disney Springs, and take a workshop class with Disney staff. It's a blast!!!! Trip will be October 2020 over MEA break.

If you have even a remote interest, please fill out THIS form.

Parent Child Recital Dance Sign up - See attachment. Sign up HERE to participate! Senior parents-please have one or both parents sign up!!! There is still time to make the next rehearsal if you missed the first one. HERE is the video.

10 YEAR STUDENTS-Practice begins this Friday, 2/15 8-8:45PM

Tights/Jewelry Requirements - Click on the link HERE to find out which tights/jewelry your dancer needs. This needs to be ordered directly from our Curtain Call online store.   You will need these items FOR DRESS REHEARSAL. 

Easter weekend schedule - 4/21 is Easter so we will NOT have Production practice. Update- we will NOT have rehearsal on 4/20. We will likely do a Production make up practice after the recital to get ready for Nationals. 

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - We have only 2 more leadership nights left! Mark your calendars for 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio. I realize in my last email my wording was confusing! I meant I would have a make up date to everyone by this past weekend. I'm sorry if your dancer stayed after class last night. OUR MAKE UP LEADERSHIP NIGHT WILL BE SUNDAY, 3/10!

POINTE class! - We are bringing back our Pointe program this summer. Mr Micah will be evaluating students this spring (watch for an eval date) and offering this class over the summer. Stay tuned!

Company team attending Nuvo competition/convention - Good luck to our Company team who will be competing at Nuvo next Saturday, 2/23!

Have a wonderful week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

It was a great weekend of dance! I am very pleased with how dress rehearsal went. Despite all of the changes that happened last fall, our staff has really stepped up with the choreography and teaching. I'm proud of how all of the routines look and I'm getting excited for the season! We still have work to do but we will be ready for our first competition! There was a lot of extra work put in by our teachers to make sure the choreography was clean and technique up to par. Kudos to them!

Evaluations- Your dancer will receive an evaluation with recommendation for summer session next week. Feel free to ask any questions you may have after these go out.

Company Team -Nuvo-Company team dancers who are in Production WILL be expected to come on 2/24 for a short time. Once we receive the schedule for Nuvo, I will let everyone know what time we will expect the girls.

Spring Break-Spring break is 3/24-31. We will have Production and ballet/tech on 3/31. The studio will be open on 3/25 and 3/26 of this week for shortened classes for whoever is in town.

Please note- if you are in a different district and you are going out of town on a different week for spring break, you are EXPECTED to be at class 3/25 and 3/26 or you will be marked absent. For example, if you are in the Chisago district and will miss class during that spring break, you are expected to come to class the following week.

Upcoming travel opportunities-Looking out to 2020, we will be offering 2 optional travel opportunities. 

Poland Dance Festival - we have done this trip once back in 2014 with about 8 students. It's a life-changing experience! Suggested age 12-up. Check out www.culturalinterchanges.com for information. We will have a short info meeting in the spring for interested students/parents. Trip will be July 2020

Disney!- This will be our 3rd Disney trip. Our dancers have the opportunity to dance on the stage at Disney Springs, and take a workshop class with Disney staff. It's a blast!!!! Trip will be October 2020 over MEA break.

If you have even a remote interest, please fill out THIS form.

Parent Child Recital Dance Sign up - See attachment. Sign up HERE to participate! Senior parents-please have one or both parents sign up!!!

10 YEAR STUDENTS-Practice begins this Friday, 2/15 8-8:45PM

Tights/Jewelry Requirements - Click on the link HERE to find out which tights/jewelry your dancer needs. This needs to be ordered directly from our Curtain Call online store.   You will need these items FOR DRESS REHEARSAL. 

Easter weekend schedule - 4/21 is Easter so we will NOT have Production practice. Update- we will NOT have rehearsal on 4/20. We will likely do a Production make up practice after the recital to get ready for Nationals. 

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - We have only 2 more leadership nights left! Mark your calendars for 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio. I realize in my last email my wording was confusing! I meant I would have a make up date to everyone by this past weekend. I'm sorry if your dancer stayed after class last night. OUR MAKE UP LEADERSHIP NIGHT WILL BE SUNDAY, 3/10!

POINTE class! - We are bringing back our Pointe program this summer. Mr Micah will be evaluating students this spring (watch for an eval date) and offering this class over the summer. Stay tuned!

SUMMER SNEAK PEEK!!! 

Think WARM thoughts! We are already planning for our awesome summer camps and classes! Here is a sneak peek. Watch for the registration materials to come out early February.

Intensive week - 6/17-20

This is a great way to prep for Competition Auditions, which are the following week!

A variety of different genres will be taught, 2 per night for 4 nights!

Partnering/lift workshop

Ballet Workshop with Mr. Brennan! - Yes it's true! Mr. Brennan will be guest teaching at DF for an amazing 1-day ballet workshop!

Tap Intensive

Improv workshop

“A Star is Born” Gaga workshop

4-week session 7/9-31

Core Technique and Power Turns Class

Ballet Technique

Acro - Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Tap Skills

Contemporary Class

Musical Theater Heels Class - ages 12-up- Learn to dance in heeled shoes. We will have some character shoes at the studio to borrow for most sizes, or bring your own.

Have a great week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you had a great weekend! We had so much fun at Innovate, it was nice to see our routines on stage and see the dancers learn new things and give back. We created 73 scarves and 57 hats for Union Gospel Mission, and 61 craft kids for Family Wise! That is pretty awesome:)

Dress Rehearsal - 2/8 and 2/9 is our Competition and Performing Line Dress rehearsal! I am looking forward to seeing the dances on stage. HERE is the schedule. Bring ALL SHOES AND COSTUMES to rehearsal. HAIR AND MAKE UP should be done. Arrive ready to go 20 minutes before your first dance. 

MAKE UP tutorial is HERE. We will update you on when make up will arrive.

HAIR for Halos, Lightning, Angels, Starbursts, Crystals, Fusion, Petite Elite, Junior Elite, Sr. Elite, Company - Low bun. Hair parted in the middle. Use bun form or harigami. Hairnet must be put over bun. We will be working on a new tutorial video for the website, so if you are new do your best!

Cupids, Sunbeams - high, straight ponytail. No stray hairs. Use gel/hairspray/bobby pins. 

Fireworks, Sparklers - high, straight ponytail. No stray hairs. Use gel/hairspray/bobby pins. Make up for competition prep groups - watch the make up tutorial above, use your own make up since you are not required to purchase the competition make up. 

Pool Party after rehearsal - if you haven't signed up, fill out THIS form! Party is from 6-10PM, cost is $10. We have room for siblings so sign them up if you would like. If you are participating, bring a snack to share!

Privates with Mr. Micah - Micah has availability for a private lesson on Mondays from 3-4. He can do Acro or ballet privates, or a combination of both. Email me if you are interested!

Performing line audition camp -  7/22-24 DATE CHANGE. Please make note in your calendars.

15 year students-Is your dancer a 15 year student? Email me if so!

Sherpa jackets - delivery by the week of 2/5

Parent Child Recital Dance Sign up - See attachment. Sign up HERE to participate! Senior parents-please have one or both parents sign up!!!

Tights/Jewelry Requirements - Click on the link HERE to find out which tights/jewelry your dancer needs. This needs to be ordered directly from our Curtain Call online store.   You will need these items FOR DRESS REHEARSAL. 

Easter weekend schedule - 4/21 is Easter so we will NOT have Production practice. Update- we will NOT have rehearsal on 4/20. We will likely do a Production make up practice after the recital to get ready for Nationals. 

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - We have only 2 more leadership nights left! Mark your calendars for 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio. We will do a make up session for the missed meeting this weekend.

POINTE class! - We are bringing back our Pointe program this summer. Mr Micah will be evaluating students this spring (watch for an eval date) and offering this class over the summer. Stay tuned!

SUMMER SNEAK PEEK!!! 

Think WARM thoughts! We are already planning for our awesome summer camps and classes! Here is a sneak peek. Watch for the registration materials to come out early February.

Intensive week - 6/17-20

This is a great way to prep for Competition Auditions, which are the following week!

A variety of different genres will be taught, 2 per night for 4 nights!

Partnering/lift workshop

Ballet Workshop with Mr. Brennan! - Yes it's true! Mr. Brennan will be guest teaching at DF for an amazing 1-day ballet workshop!

Tap Intensive

Improv workshop

“A Star is Born” Gaga workshop

4-week session 7/9-31

Core Technique and Power Turns Class

Ballet Technique

Acro - Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Tap Skills

Contemporary Class

Musical Theater Heels Class - ages 12-up- Learn to dance in heeled shoes. We will have some character shoes at the studio to borrow for most sizes, or bring your own.

 Spring break - The studio is closed over the Forest Lake District's spring break. We may hold a couple of days of competitionclasses (combined choreo classes) since we have students from other districts with different spring break weeks. I'll keep you posted.

Enjoy the week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello families,

I hope you had a great weekend. We were so busy this weekend! The studio hosted a Mother Daughter Tea Date, our Sparkle Squad started, we volunteered at Feed My Starving Children, and hosted the DF sleepover! Whew! It was a fun time.

Innovate Dance Event on 2/3- no production. We will be performing our Production on stage for feedback instead!

UPDATE_Extra solo competition weekend of 4/12-14 - When we went to register for Majestic (I originally said Eclipse...it was really Majestic and they are the same company) it was FULL already! So we needed to pick a different competition for that weekend for those of you who signed up for optional solos/duets. We will be going to Star Systems that weekend. FYI!

*Billing for both Act 1 and Star Systems will be 2/15

Easter weekend schedule - 4/21 is Easter so we will NOT have Production practice. We are putting together a MAKE UP DAY on 4/20 and will keep you posted with the time.

Costume reveal week- It's costume reveal week, which means all groups will get to see their costume pictures displayed on the wall in the lobby. Shelly will also be handing out many of the competition costumes this week. Keep them organized, especially if they have accessories like hair pieces.

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - We have only 2 more leadership nights left! Mark your calendars for 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio.

SUMMER SNEAK PEEK!!! 

Think WARM thoughts! We are already planning for our awesome summer camps and classes! Here is a sneak peek. Watch for the registration materials to come out early February.

Intensive week - 6/17-20

This is a great way to prep for Competition Auditions, which are the following week!

A variety of different genres will be taught, 2 per night for 4 nights!

Partnering/lift workshop

Ballet Workshop with Mr. Brennan! - Yes it's true! Mr. Brennan will be guest teaching at DF for an amazing 1-day ballet workshop!

Tap Intensive

Improv workshop

“A Star is Born” Gaga workshop

4-week session 7/9-31

Core Technique and Power Turns Class

Ballet Technique

Acro - Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Tap Skills

Contemporary Class

Musical Theater Heels Class - ages 12-up- Learn to dance in heeled shoes. We will have some character shoes at the studio to borrow for most sizes, or bring your own.

Innovate Dance Event Info - Innovate is coming up! This info pertains to the Lightning, Angels, Starbursts, Crystals, Fusion, Petites, Juniors, Seniors, and Company teams. Click HERE for details

Dress Rehearsal/Pool Party - Dress rehearsal is 2/8 and 2/9 at Chisago High School. We are busy working on the schedule now. We have the POOL rented again for kids to swim after rehearsal. Sign up info will come out soon!

Add on classes - $20!- We are offering a couple of "add on" classes for a great price in the new year. Both our Beginning Acro and Musical Theater classes for $20/month while we have room.

Required Make up for Competitions- Link to order is HERE

Beginning Acro - Tuesdays 4:15-5:15 with Mr. Patrick

Musical Theater/Acting - Wednesday 5:15-6:00 with Miss Cathy

Register online!

 Spring break survey - Please fill out this survey if you will be absent for Spring Break - HERE

Enjoy your week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend and stayed warm!

Innovate solo/duet/trio participants- Here are the participants I have down for Innovate. Let me know if we missed someone but I am going off of the Google sheet. At this time, we cannot make any changes except if we forgot you!

Cora RehnbergRowan KulesaAdyson ToepperHalle WaltersLyla SchaberMadison PrechelAriel KingslienDelana RoweKeirston GoedtkeMyah RyanClara TellKate LarsenDre KosobuskiNatalie KampshoffJordana IversonClara TellMolly WendlandAdyson ToepperAmiah BainHalle WaltersMadison PrechelAriel KingslienAleah BlaisdellLauren MitchellMyah RyanKeirston GoedtkeJordana IversonJordana IversonSadie HornKaelyn HerrickClaire BoysenElla TryonClara TellIsabel SchumacherAva HansonDre KosobuskiJulia BellKarly WieseAubrey HansenLydia RossBecca Miller

Innovate Dance Event Info - Innovate is coming up! This info pertains to the Lightning, Angels, Starbursts, Crystals, Fusion, Petites, Juniors, Seniors, and Company teams. Click HERE for details

10 Year Dancers - Our first practice will be on 2/16

Dress Rehearsal schedule and Pool party-Dress rehearsal schedule is HERE. If your dancer is interested in coming to the pool party afterwards, sign up HERE.

Tights/Jewelry Requirements - Click on the link HERE to find out which tights/jewelry your dancer needs. This needs to be ordered directly from our Curtain Call online store. Go to:      username is:  64561

password 55025     You will need these items FOR DRESS REHEARSAL.

Easter weekend schedule - 4/21 is Easter so we will NOT have Production practice. Update- we will NOT have rehearsal on 4/20. We will likely do a Production make up practice after the recital to get ready for Nationals. 

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - We have only 2 more leadership nights left! Mark your calendars for 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio.

POINTE class! - We are bringing back our Pointe program this summer. Mr Micah will be evaluating students this spring (watch for an eval date) and offering this class over the summer. Stay tuned!

SUMMER SNEAK PEEK!!! 

Think WARM thoughts! We are already planning for our awesome summer camps and classes! Here is a sneak peek. Watch for the registration materials to come out early February.

Intensive week - 6/17-20

This is a great way to prep for Competition Auditions, which are the following week!

A variety of different genres will be taught, 2 per night for 4 nights!

Partnering/lift workshop

Ballet Workshop with Mr. Brennan! - Yes it's true! Mr. Brennan will be guest teaching at DF for an amazing 1-day ballet workshop!

Tap Intensive

Improv workshop

“A Star is Born” Gaga workshop

4-week session 7/9-31

Core Technique and Power Turns Class

Ballet Technique

Acro - Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Tap Skills

Contemporary Class

Musical Theater Heels Class - ages 12-up- Learn to dance in heeled shoes. We will have some character shoes at the studio to borrow for most sizes, or bring your own.

Add on classes - $20!- We are offering a couple of "add on" classes for a great price in the new year. Both our Beginning Acro and Musical Theater classes for $20/month while we have room.

Beginning Acro - Tuesdays 4:15-5:15 with Mr. Patrick

Musical Theater/Acting - Wednesday 5:15-6:00 with Miss Cathy

Register online!

 Spring break - The studio is closed over the Forest Lake District's spring break. We may hold a couple of days of competitionclasses (combined choreo classes) since we have students from other districts with different spring break weeks. I'll keep you posted.

Enjoy your week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello families,

I hope you had a great weekend. We were so busy this weekend! The studio hosted a Mother Daughter Tea Date, our Sparkle Squad started, we volunteered at Feed My Starving Children, and hosted the DF sleepover! Whew! It was a fun time.

Innovate Dance Event on 2/3- no production. We will be performing our Production on stage for feedback instead!

UPDATE_Extra solo competition weekend of 4/12-14 - When we went to register for Majestic (I originally said Eclipse...it was really Majestic and they are the same company) it was FULL already! So we needed to pick a different competition for that weekend for those of you who signed up for optional solos/duets. We will be going to Star Systems that weekend. FYI!

*Billing for both Act 1 and Star Systems will be 2/15

Easter weekend schedule - 4/21 is Easter so we will NOT have Production practice. We are putting together a MAKE UP DAY on 4/20 and will keep you posted with the time.

Costume reveal week- It's costume reveal week, which means all groups will get to see their costume pictures displayed on the wall in the lobby. Shelly will also be handing out many of the competition costumes this week. Keep them organized, especially if they have accessories like hair pieces.

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - We have only 2 more leadership nights left! Mark your calendars for 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio.

SUMMER SNEAK PEEK!!! 

Think WARM thoughts! We are already planning for our awesome summer camps and classes! Here is a sneak peek. Watch for the registration materials to come out early February.

Intensive week - 6/17-20

This is a great way to prep for Competition Auditions, which are the following week!

A variety of different genres will be taught, 2 per night for 4 nights!

Partnering/lift workshop

Ballet Workshop with Mr. Brennan! - Yes it's true! Mr. Brennan will be guest teaching at DF for an amazing 1-day ballet workshop!

Tap Intensive

Improv workshop

“A Star is Born” Gaga workshop

4-week session 7/9-31

Core Technique and Power Turns Class

Ballet Technique

Acro - Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Tap Skills

Contemporary Class

Musical Theater Heels Class - ages 12-up- Learn to dance in heeled shoes. We will have some character shoes at the studio to borrow for most sizes, or bring your own.

Innovate Dance Event Info - Innovate is coming up! This info pertains to the Lightning, Angels, Starbursts, Crystals, Fusion, Petites, Juniors, Seniors, and Company teams. Click HERE for details

Dress Rehearsal/Pool Party - Dress rehearsal is 2/8 and 2/9 at Chisago High School. We are busy working on the schedule now. We have the POOL rented again for kids to swim after rehearsal. Sign up info will come out soon!

Add on classes - $20!- We are offering a couple of "add on" classes for a great price in the new year. Both our Beginning Acro and Musical Theater classes for $20/month while we have room.

Required Make up for Competitions- Link to order is HERE

Beginning Acro - Tuesdays 4:15-5:15 with Mr. Patrick

Musical Theater/Acting - Wednesday 5:15-6:00 with Miss Cathy

Register online!

 Spring break survey - Please fill out this survey if you will be absent for Spring Break - HERE

Enjoy your week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend! 

DF Sleepover - is SATURDAY!!! Start time is 6:00PM on Saturday. If you have not signed up, HERE is the link

I will be ordering pizza for everyone at around 8PM (so have a light dinner or snack before coming) Food to bring and share:

Fruit/Veggies - Lightning & Fusion

Crackers/Chips - Cupids & Junior Elite

Treats/Dessert - Petite Elite & Sunbeams

Breakfast food - Starbursts

Water/Juice boxes - Crystal's, Halos & Angel's

Innovate Dance Event Info - Innovate is coming up! This info pertains to the Lightning, Angels, Starbursts, Crystals, Fusion, Petites, Juniors, Seniors, and Company teams. Click HERE for details

Dress Rehearsal/Pool Party - Dress rehearsal is 2/8 and 2/9 at Chisago High School. We are busy working on the schedule now. We have the POOL rented again for kids to swim after rehearsal. Sign up info will come out soon!

DF Sherpa jackets - If you are interested in this fuzzy, warm jacket, you can order HERE Orders due 1/10

Add on classes - $20!- We are offering a couple of "add on" classes for a great price in the new year. Both our Beginning Acro and Musical Theater classes for $20/month while we have room.

Required Make up for Competitions- Link to order is HERE

Beginning Acro - Tuesdays 4:15-5:15 with Mr. Patrick

Musical Theater/Acting - Wednesday 5:15-6:00 with Miss Cathy

Register online!

 Spring break survey - Please fill out this survey if you will be absent for Spring Break - HERE

Enjoy your day!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! We are off from dance until 1/1. Classes resume 1/2. 

Studio Sleepover/ parents volunteer- Sign up HERE

I added a spot for any parents who want to volunteer to help and stay overnight. No charge for your dancer.

Studio Backpacks - Deadline to order is 12/31. Order HERE

Holiday show DVDs -Deadline to order is 12/31.  http://www.afpvideo.com/dance-factory-12-16-18/

DF Sherpa jackets - If you are interested in this fuzzy, warm jacket, you can order HERE Orders due 1/10

Add on classes - $20!- We are offering a couple of "add on" classes for a great price in the new year. Both our Beginning Acro and Musical Theater classes for $20/month while we have room.

Beginning Acro - Tuesdays 4:15-5:15 with Mr. Patrick

Musical Theater/Acting - Wednesday 5:15-6:00 with Miss Cathy

Register online!

 Spring break survey - Please fill out this survey if you will be absent for Spring Break - HERE

Happy New Year!

Jennifer


Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

We had such a fun day yesterday! Thank you to everyone who helped out and came to support your dancer. 

Classes this week - we have classes MONDAY AND TUESDAY this week. Holiday break is Wed. 12/19-Tuesday 1/1. Enjoy your break!!!

DF Merchandise - Will be here by 6PM tonight. You can pick up at the front desk. We also have some DF Holiday Show Moose left over - makes a great STOCKING STUFFER!!! $16 for your personalized adorable stuffed moose:)

Nuvo dance convention- Our Company dancers will be attending this convention and competition 2/22-24. If any other dancer would like to attend the convention, please let Miss Zina know by 12/31. Cost is  $255. It's a great experience!

Staffing updates for 2019 - I'm pleased to announce that I have hired Mr. Patrick Jeffrey for Tuesday nights! He will be taking Beginning Acro, Senior jazz tech, Company 1 jazz, Senior jazz choreo, and Performing Line lyrical. Patrick is a former company member at Black Label Movement (with Miss Lauren!), and he is a current principal dancer with Collide. Please help me welcome him in January!

Miss Kaylee will continue taking over Monday nights, and Miss Kayla will continue to teach on Sundays.

Mr. Erik will be taking over Company 2 tap tech/choreography, and Senior Elite tap tech/choreography.

I love working with the Juniors and Petites so much that I'm going to hog them for the rest of the year (and maybe have Erik sub once in a while) :)

Backpacks - Order your studio backpack! HERE

 

 Spring break survey - Please fill out this survey if you will be absent for Spring Break - HERE

Studio sleepover-Saturday, 1/12-Sunday, 1/13. Sign up HERE (payment will not come out until January). It's a super fun night!! Games, junk food, movies, dancing, and more!


Illness policy - Attachment: 46412241_10156041202808240_1160966828755779584_n.jpg (43.8kB) - We have created a fun new graphic for a guideline for staff and parents for when your child is ill. It is attached!

Innovate info-The Starbursts, Crystals, Fusion, Petite Elite, Junior Elite, Senior Elite, Company, Lightning, and Angels teams will participate in The Innovate Dance Event on 2/3 (Sunday) at the Cowles Center in Minneapolis. This is an ALL-DAY DANCE EVENT. Students will take 2 classes, perform their routines for evaluation (no costumes), listen to a wonderful motivational speaker, and do a community service project. The event will begin at 9AM and run until approximately 5PM. Parents are welcome to attend the final showcase at around 4:30. More specific info will be given out before the event.

Friday, 2/1 is Innovate solo, duet, trio night. We are FULL for this event. I will let you know if more spots open up. This event runs from 5-9PM. 

Solo evaluation with Miss Lauren - 12/27. Miss Lauren Baker is available for solo evaluations/private lessons on 12/27. If you want a different set of eyes on your child's solo, this is a wonderful option! Lauren is a former DF teacher.

Sign up HERE 

Have a great week! Happy Holidays!!!

Jennifer

 


Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope your weekend was great!

It's recital week! We are excited to see everyone on stage and in the Holiday spirit!

Holiday Show Reminders-

*Company and Sr. Elite arrive READY TO REHEARSE at 10:30AM

*Everyone else arrive at 30 minutes before your show

*Assistants/Mentors make sure you review the expectations on the HOLIDAY SHOW WEBSITE

*Practice your choreography this week so you know it on stage!

*Make sure you have all required tights/shoes/accessories TODAY (don't wait until Saturday night!)

Studio spirit week - It's STUDIO SPIRIT WEEK! Wear your orange and teal! Ballet class dress code is still black leo, pink tights, and hair in bun, but feel free to wear a fun hair accessory! On your non-ballet days wear your studio colors!

Production make up day 12/15- We are renting the STAGE AT FOREST LAKE HS for this make up practice. We will practice 9AM-11:50 (Kaylee needs to be back at the studio at noon). This will give us a chance to run production in a larger space, and also to run other dances as well.

Backpacks - Order your studio backpack! HERE

 

 Spring break survey - Please fill out this survey if you will be absent for Spring Break - HERE

Studio sleepover-Saturday, 1/12-Sunday, 1/13. Sign up HERE (payment will not come out until January). It's a super fun night!! Games, junk food, movies, dancing, and more!


Illness policy - Attachment: 46412241_10156041202808240_1160966828755779584_n.jpg (43.8kB) - We have created a fun new graphic for a guideline for staff and parents for when your child is ill. It is attached!

Innovate info-The Starbursts, Crystals, Fusion, Petite Elite, Junior Elite, Senior Elite, Company, Lightning, and Angels teams will participate in The Innovate Dance Event on 2/3 (Sunday) at the Cowles Center in Minneapolis. This is an ALL-DAY DANCE EVENT. Students will take 2 classes, perform their routines for evaluation (no costumes), listen to a wonderful motivational speaker, and do a community service project. The event will begin at 9AM and run until approximately 5PM. Parents are welcome to attend the final showcase at around 4:30. More specific info will be given out before the event.

Friday, 2/1 is Innovate solo, duet, trio night. We are FULL for this event. I will let you know if more spots open up. This event runs from 5-9PM. 

Solo evaluation with Miss Lauren - 12/27. Miss Lauren Baker is available for solo evaluations/private lessons on 12/27. If you want a different set of eyes on your child's solo, this is a wonderful option! Lauren is a former DF teacher.

Sign up HERE 

Have a great week!

Jennifer

 

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello families,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Congrats to all of our students who participated in the Nutcracker this past weekend - it was wonderful

Holiday show - Senior Elite/Company dancers- we need you at CLHS at 10:30 ready to go to rehearse the opening and closing numbers. 

*We will NOT be rehearsing competition dances at the holiday show now.

Assistants/Mentors/Jr. Assistants - Please have your dancer read the following info if they are an assistant. These are the expectations for the Holiday show. 

Studio sleepover-Saturday, 1/12-Sunday, 1/13. Sign up HERE (payment will not come out until January). It's a super fun night!! Games, junk food, movies, dancing, and more!


Illness policy - Attachment: 46412241_10156041202808240_1160966828755779584_n.jpg (43.8kB) - We have created a fun new graphic for a guideline for staff and parents for when your child is ill. It is attached!

Innovate info-The Starbursts, Crystals, Fusion, Petite Elite, Junior Elite, Senior Elite, Company, Lightning, and Angels teams will participate in The Innovate Dance Event on 2/3 (Sunday) at the Cowles Center in Minneapolis. This is an ALL-DAY DANCE EVENT. Students will take 2 classes, perform their routines for evaluation (no costumes), listen to a wonderful motivational speaker, and do a community service project. The event will begin at 9AM and run until approximately 5PM. Parents are welcome to attend the final showcase at around 4:30. More specific info will be given out before the event.

Friday, 2/1 is Innovate solo, duet, trio night. We are FULL for this event. I will let you know if more spots open up. This event runs from 5-9PM. 

Solo evaluation with Miss Lauren - 12/27. Miss Lauren Baker is available for solo evaluations/private lessons on 12/27. If you want a different set of eyes on your child's solo, this is a wonderful option! Lauren is a former DF teacher.

Sign up HERE 

Production make up day 12/15- We are renting the STAGE AT FOREST LAKE HS for this make up practice. We will practice 9AM-11:50 (Kaylee needs to be back at the studio at noon). This will give us a chance to run production in a larger space, and also to run other dances as well.

Have a great week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello families,

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

Production make up day 12/15- We are renting the STAGE AT FOREST LAKE HS for this make up practice. We will practice 9AM-11:50 (Kaylee needs to be back at the studio at noon). This will give us a chance to run production in a larger space, and also to run other dances as well.

If we need to run any dances at the Holiday show, we will do it in between shows instead of after the 4:30 show.

Solo Music Folders:

Solos/Duets/Trios - here is a link to all of the music.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hoF2yyVPUjU6I_wZAr50GGs6OZ8ZRMeK?usp=sharing

5 and 10 year dancers! - Is your child a 5 year or 10 year dancer? If so, please fill out THIS form.

Holiday show - If you signed up for security I will be assigning jobs this week. Look for an email!

Have a great week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you had a great weekend!

Black Friday DEALS - attached is the ad for our upcoming Black Friday deals! $450 for 10 hours of private lessons ($100 savings!), 10% off at the studio store (Cyber Monday), and BOGO add-on class for acro, extra tech, or Musical Theater!
Attachment: 11-9-2018 -Black Friday Deals.jpg (162.5kB)

Sign up for Private lesson sale HERE

Studio closed: We are closed over the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday-Sunday. We WILL have Nutcracker practice from 3-4PM on Sunday.

Solo Music Folders:

Solos/Duets/Trios - here is a link to all of the music.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hoF2yyVPUjU6I_wZAr50GGs6OZ8ZRMeK?usp=sharing

Production make up day 12/15 - This is a Saturday and we have an extra production practice on this day since we will miss class for the Holiday show 9AM-noon.

Miss Angelina is coming to DF! - Miss Angelina currently teaches at Diamond School of Dance in Eau Claire, WI. She is originally from CO Springs, CO, and has studied dance in both NYC and LA. She is coming to DF over Thanksgiving weekend to finish up some solo/duet choreography on Saturday, 11/24. She would be willing to stay on Sunday, 11/26 and schedule 1 hour time slots to clean solos/duets and to give an outside teacher's perspective. This is a great opportunity. This will be first come, first serve. Cost is a regular 1 hour private lesson of $55 (or $45 if you have pre-paid privates). Sign up HERE

5 and 10 year dancers! - Is your child a 5 year or 10 year dancer? If so, please fill out THIS form.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Jennifer

 

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you had a great weekend!

Black Friday DEALS - attached is the ad for our upcoming Black Friday deals! $450 for 10 hours of private lessons ($100 savings!), 10% off at the studio store (Cyber Monday), and BOGO add-on class for acro, extra tech, or Musical Theater!
Attachment: 11-9-2018 -Black Friday Deals.jpg (162.5kB)

Thursday Jr. Elite Jazz/Petite lyrical - I plan to take these 2 classes until January. FYI!

Solo Music Folders:

Solos/Duets/Trios - here is a link to all of the music.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hoF2yyVPUjU6I_wZAr50GGs6OZ8ZRMeK?usp=sharing

Production make up day 12/15 - This is a Saturday and we have an extra production practice on this day since we will miss class for the Holiday show 9AM-noon.

Miss Angelina is coming to DF! - Miss Angelina currently teaches at Diamond School of Dance in Eau Claire, WI. She is originally from CO Springs, CO, and has studied dance in both NYC and LA. She is coming to DF over Thanksgiving weekend to finish up some solo/duet choreography on Saturday, 11/24. She would be willing to stay on Sunday, 11/26 and schedule 1 hour time slots to clean solos/duets and to give an outside teacher's perspective. This is a great opportunity. This will be first come, first serve. Cost is a regular 1 hour private lesson of $55 (or $45 if you have pre-paid privates). Sign up HERE

5 and 10 year dancers! - Is your child a 5 year or 10 year dancer? If so, please fill out THIS form.

Have a great week!

Jennifer


Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you had a great weekend.

Thank you to everyone for your grace over the past 2 weeks. Any time there is change, there will be an adjustment period. Our staff is here for your kids and ready to make this year a fantastic one! DF is More Than Just Great Dancing!

Solo Music Folders:

Solos/Duets/Trios - here is a link to all of the music.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hoF2yyVPUjU6I_wZAr50GGs6OZ8ZRMeK?usp=sharing

LA Trip We are traveling to LA 8/15-19. We have room for one more person at our Airbnb. Email me if you are interested! Ages 13-up.

Production make up day 12/15 - This is a Saturday and we have an extra production practice on this day since we will miss class for the Holiday show 9AM-noon.

Cleaning weekend - is Friday and Saturday!! This is a mandatory practice session for all Competition groups except for the Sunbeams. The schedule is HERE

We have both guest teachers as well as our current teachers cleaning routines to make them the best they can be!

Fall Merchandise orders-   This year all ordering will be done through an online Google Order form.  If you do need to make a change to your order, it will allow you to do that as well. 

As stated on the order form, there are limited sizing samples.  Samples are located in the store for you to try on.  If you need to try on a size we don't have, please contact us and we will try to find one for you.

In this email you will have links to the following:  order form, pictures of the merchandise that is available to purchase, and the vinyl color sheet.

Orders are due by Saturday, November 10th.  You have the option of paying by cash, check (written out to the Dance Factory) or you may charge your account.

Link to order form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLBGjnOftrOsPr4pdoyVR3KkQAE0eezHyuw3GzTerupK7TgQ/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Link to merchandise pictures:

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RRtl_0WvSbduarUlbJ14zQWtz0D5BjeuD3vIADcWWFA/edit?usp=sharing

Link to vinyl colors:

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JgPvHPQ973kv8QfeXzPN9DEoWU_RLQMasYrZ38DiaSw/edit?usp=sharing

Please email or call if you have any questions!

Thanks,

Zina Nesler

651-334-6961

znesler@gmail.com

Character Counts Initiative - We are excited to implement "Character Counts" over the next 6 weeks at DF. Miss Leeah created a lovely poster in the lobby, with a hole to hang "links." When a staff member sees a dancer exhibiting positive behavior and great character (giving an unsolicited compliment, helping out a teammate, cleaning up a mess that is not theirs, etc), they will be given a link to bring to the front desk to hang on the poster. When the links hit the ground, the entire studio will receive a special treat! Read more about Character Counts HERE

Holiday show information - Click HERE for your dancer's show time on 12/16. Click HERE for general Holiday show info. Tickets go on sale this SATURDAY!

If you are interested in helping out in the dressing room or security, sign up in the lobby! You will receive an account credit for your time!

Since we have the stage for the day, we would like to run a handful of competition dancers AFTER the last show. I will let you know by 11/15 which groups will stay late to do this. It's a great opportunity to practice on the stage!

Miss Angelina is coming to DF! - Miss Angelina currently teaches at Diamond School of Dance in Eau Claire, WI. She is originally from CO Springs, CO, and has studied dance in both NYC and LA. She is coming to DF over Thanksgiving weekend to finish up some solo/duet choreography on Saturday, 11/24. She would be willing to stay on Sunday, 11/26 and schedule 1 hour time slots to clean solos/duets and to give an outside teacher's perspective. This is a great opportunity. This will be first come, first serve. Cost is a regular 1 hour private lesson of $55 (or $45 if you have pre-paid privates). Sign up HERE

5 and 10 year dancers! - Is your child a 5 year or 10 year dancer? If so, please fill out THIS form.

Volunteer opportunities - 1/12- Feed My Starving Children - sign up HERE

Future Absences - We have created a sheet for future absences (vacations, weddings, times where you know your child will be gone in advance). Please fill THIS form out and the front desk will notify teachers. 

Production over Thanksgiving weekend - We will NOT have Production on 11/25 over the Thanksgiving weekend. We WILL have practice over MEA weekend this month.

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - The dancers had a blast and learned so much last night! I hope you can make it to the next one in 2 weeks Mark your calendars-  11/11, 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio.

Musical Theater class/Acro- In addition to our Acro BOGO deal ($20/month!), we are now offering a special to our competition and performing line students to join our Musical Theater and Acting class for $20/month! Learn acting skills, musical theater dances, and more! Email me if you are interested.

Optional competitions -this year we will be offering 2 optional competitions for solos/duets/trios. Act 1 - 3/15-17 in Hopkins, and Eclipse - 4/12-14 at the Convention Center. Sign up HERE if you are interested.

If your child will be absent- Reminder - Please notify THE FRONT DESK at dancefactorydesk@gmail.com, or call the studio 651-464-6394 preferably by 4PM. 

Have a great day,

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you enjoyed the weekend!

I want to say a special thank you to Miss Maggie for all of her years at DF. It will be a hard week for the kids to say good bye, but they will have special memories to hang on to for years to come. 

Character Counts Initiative - We are excited to implement "Character Counts" over the next 6 weeks at DF. Miss Leeah created a lovely poster in the lobby, with a hole to hang "links." When a staff member sees a dancer exhibiting positive behavior and great character (giving an unsolicited compliment, helping out a teammate, cleaning up a mess that is not theirs, etc), they will be given a link to bring to the front desk to hang on the poster. When the links hit the ground, the entire studio will receive a special treat! Read more about Character Counts HERE

Holiday show information - Click HERE for your dancer's show time on 12/16. Click HERE for general Holiday show info. Tickets go on sale this SATURDAY!

If you are interested in helping out in the dressing room or security, sign up in the lobby! You will receive an account credit for your time!

Since we have the stage for the day, we would like to run a handful of competition dancers AFTER the last show. I will let you know by 11/15 which groups will stay late to do this. It's a great opportunity to practice on the stage!

PROP BUILDER NEEDED! - We are in need of a handy person to build 2 drum props for us for Production. Raise your hand by sending me an email ASAP if you can help out! This is for barter.

Staffing update - Many of you are anxious to know what the plan is starting next week. Here is what will happen:

Monday night

Company tech, Company MT - Miss Kaylee (sub on 11/5 - Chris Wendorff, sub on 11/26 Alyssa Ness!)

Intermediate Acro - Miss Stephanie

Jr. Elite Tap Choreo - Flip flop every other week Miss Kaylee/Mr. Erik (with Fusion tap, they will have Miss Kaylee every other week for tap choreo)

Tuesday night

Beginning Acro - Miss Steph through Holiday show, new hire Jan-May

Sr. Jazz tech, Co 1 jazz choreo, Sr. Jazz choreo, Performing Line lyrical - sub on 11/6 (Miss Kayla). Miss Lauren Baker 11/13, 27, all of December.

11/20 - Patrick Jeffrey (interviewing to take over Jan-May)

Thursday night

Company 2 tap tech/choreo, Sr. Elite tap tech and choreo, Junior jazz, Petite lyrical - Miss Jennifer (I'm super excited!)- 11/8, 29, all of December. 11/15 -Noah Brewington tap, Rachel Ensign jazz/lyrical. 11/22 is Thanksgiving. Jan-May - Mr. Erik!

Sunday afternoon/night

Small group boy/girl - Miss Zina

Production - Miss Kayla

All solos/duets have been reassigned via personal emails.

Thank you to all of my staff, students, and parents for helping to make this transition as smooth as possible! All hands are on deck! I appreciate all of you for your grace during this time.

Miss Angelina is coming to DF! - Miss Angelina currently teaches at Diamond School of Dance in Eau Claire, WI. She is originally from CO Springs, CO, and has studied dance in both NYC and LA. She is coming to DF over Thanksgiving weekend to finish up some solo/duet choreography on Saturday, 11/24. She would be willing to stay on Sunday, 11/26 and schedule 1 hour time slots to clean solos/duets and to give an outside teacher's perspective. This is a great opportunity. This will be first come, first serve. Cost is a regular 1 hour private lesson of $55 (or $45 if you have pre-paid privates). Sign up HERE

5 and 10 year dancers! - Is your child a 5 year or 10 year dancer? If so, please fill out THIS form.

Bring a Friend/Halloween week-Wednesday,10/24 - Tuesday, 10/30. Wear a dance or halloween costume and grab your bestie:) This will be in your JAZZ OR JAZZ TECH CLASS during Halloween week. Company dancers, your BAF day is Tuesday, 10/30 in Kaylee's jazz tech class.

Volunteer opportunities - 1/12- Feed My Starving Children - sign up HERE

Future Absences - We have created a sheet for future absences (vacations, weddings, times where you know your child will be gone in advance). Please fill THIS form out and the front desk will notify teachers. 

Production over Thanksgiving weekend - We will NOT have Production on 11/25 over the Thanksgiving weekend. We WILL have practice over MEA weekend this month.

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - The dancers had a blast and learned so much last night! I hope you can make it to the next one in 2 weeks Mark your calendars-  11/11, 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio.

Musical Theater class/Acro- In addition to our Acro BOGO deal ($20/month!), we are now offering a special to our competition and performing line students to join our Musical Theater and Acting class for $20/month! Learn acting skills, musical theater dances, and more! Email me if you are interested.

Optional competitions -this year we will be offering 2 optional competitions for solos/duets/trios. Act 1 - 3/15-17 in Hopkins, and Eclipse - 4/12-14 at the Convention Center. Sign up HERE if you are interested.

If your child will be absent- Reminder - Please notify THE FRONT DESK at dancefactorydesk@gmail.com, or call the studio 651-464-6394 preferably by 4PM. 

Have a great day,

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you had a great weekend.

Bring a Friend/Halloween week-Wednesday,10/24 - Tuesday, 10/30. Wear a dance or halloween costume and grab your bestie:) This will be in your JAZZ OR JAZZ TECH CLASS during Halloween week. Company dancers, your BAF day is Tuesday, 10/30 in Kaylee's jazz tech class.

Assistant shirts- If your dancer is a Junior Assistant, Assistant, or Mentor and has not received their tank top, have them stop at the front desk.

Competition Hair- You have all been waiting....we have decided on - a bun with a middle part! No braids this year:) We will update the hair tutorial in the winter. Sunbeams and possibly Cupids will have a different style FYI.

Honor Society Forms due - These were due Friday 10/5. Please turn in your forms this week if you have not already!

Volunteer opportunities - 1/12- Feed My Starving Children - sign up HERE

 10/28 -Darby's Dancer Chili Feed. Email Rhonda at boudewyns@midco.net if you are interested in helping!

11/16 or 11/17 2PM - Ushering or helping with Parking at the new Hanifl Performing Arts Center in WBL for Children's Performing Arts. Also boudewyns@midco.net if interested!

Workshop opportunity at Gustavus college -  Miss Kate's alma mater is hosting a FREE workshop for high school students. Here is the registration info:

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is excited to offer a workshop for high school students (grades 9-12) taught by Gustavus dance faculty. The workshopwill be held Saturday, October 27, 9:30am-3:30pm.

Visit this web page for the day's schedule, to register, and for more information. gustavus.edu/theatre-dance/danceworkshop. Cost is free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so please register early.

Future Absences - We have created a sheet for future absences (vacations, weddings, times where you know your child will be gone in advance). Please fill THIS form out and the front desk will notify teachers. 

Production over Thanksgiving weekend - We will NOT have Production on 11/25 over the Thanksgiving weekend. We WILL have practice over MEA weekend this month.

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - The dancers had a blast and learned so much last night! I hope you can make it to the next one in 2 weeks Mark your calendars-  11/11, 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio.

Musical Theater class/Acro- In addition to our Acro BOGO deal ($20/month!), we are now offering a special to our competition and performing line students to join our Musical Theater and Acting class for $20/month! Learn acting skills, musical theater dances, and more! Email me if you are interested.

Curtains on viewing windows - To ensure we have the full concentration of our students, we will only have the curtains open during the LAST WEEK of each month. 

Optional competitions -this year we will be offering 2 optional competitions for solos/duets/trios. Act 1 - 3/15-17 in Hopkins, and Eclipse - 4/12-14 at the Convention Center. Sign up HERE if you are interested.

If your child will be absent- Reminder - Please notify THE FRONT DESK at dancefactorydesk@gmail.com, or call the studio 651-464-6394 preferably by 4PM. 

Have a great week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you had a nice weekend.

Recital survey - We are thinking about changing the format of our recital weekend to save everyone a little bit of time. Please take a few minutes to take this survey to give us your input. 

Bring a Friend/Halloween week-Wednesday,10/24 - Tuesday, 10/30. Wear a dance or halloween costume and grab your bestie:) This will be in your JAZZ OR JAZZ TECH CLASS during Halloween week. Company dancers, your BAF day is Tuesday, 10/30 in Kaylee's jazz tech class.

Assistant shirts- If your dancer is a Junior Assistant, Assistant, or Mentor and has not received their tank top, have them stop at the front desk.

Competition Hair- You have all been waiting....we have decided on - a bun with a middle part! No braids this year:) We will update the hair tutorial in the winter. Sunbeams and possibly Cupids will have a different style FYI.

Honor Society Forms due - These were due Friday 10/5. Please turn in your forms this week if you have not already!

Volunteer opportunities - 1/12- Feed My Starving Children - sign up HERE

 10/28 -Darby's Dancer Chili Feed. Email Rhonda at boudewyns@midco.net if you are interested in helping!

11/16 or 11/17 2PM - Ushering or helping with Parking at the new Hanifl Performing Arts Center in WBL for Children's Performing Arts. Also boudewyns@midco.net if interested!

Middle School Goals lunch 10/20-Calling all 6th-8th graders! Come to the studio on 10/20 from noon-2PM to set goals and be inspired! We are making it simple, bring your own lunch and blanket to sit on! Sign up HERE

Workshop opportunity at Gustavus college -  Miss Kate's alma mater is hosting a FREE workshop for high school students. Here is the registration info:

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is excited to offer a workshop for high school students (grades 9-12) taught by Gustavus dance faculty. The workshopwill be held Saturday, October 27, 9:30am-3:30pm.

Visit this web page for the day's schedule, to register, and for more information. gustavus.edu/theatre-dance/danceworkshop. Cost is free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so please register early.

Future Absences - We have created a sheet for future absences (vacations, weddings, times where you know your child will be gone in advance). Please fill THIS form out and the front desk will notify teachers. 

Production over Thanksgiving weekend - We will NOT have Production on 11/25 over the Thanksgiving weekend. We WILL have practice over MEA weekend this month.

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - The dancers had a blast and learned so much last night! I hope you can make it to the next one in 2 weeks Mark your calendars-  11/11, 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio.

Musical Theater class/Acro- In addition to our Acro BOGO deal ($20/month!), we are now offering a special to our competition and performing line students to join our Musical Theater and Acting class for $20/month! Learn acting skills, musical theater dances, and more! Email me if you are interested.

Curtains on viewing windows - To ensure we have the full concentration of our students, we will only have the curtains open during the LAST WEEK of each month. 

Optional competitions -this year we will be offering 2 optional competitions for solos/duets/trios. Act 1 - 3/15-17 in Hopkins, and Eclipse - 4/12-14 at the Convention Center. Sign up HERE if you are interested.

If your child will be absent- Reminder - Please notify THE FRONT DESK at dancefactorydesk@gmail.com, or call the studio 651-464-6394 preferably by 4PM. 

Have a great week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! It was great to see so many of you at the movie on Saturday!

Competition Hair- You have all been waiting....we have decided on - a bun with a middle part! No braids this year:) We will update the hair tutorial in the winter. Sunbeams and possibly Cupids will have a different style FYI.

Company Cleaning Weekend time change- Everyone received an email, but to recap, the Company cleaning time for Friday, 11/9 is 6:15-9:15. Senior Elite is now coming on Saturday 4:15-7:15.

Honor Society Forms due - These were due Friday 10/5. Please turn in your forms this week if you have not already!

Volunteer opportunities - 1/12- Feed My Starving Children - sign up HERE

 10/28 -Darby's Dancer Chili Feed. Email Rhonda at boudewyns@midco.net if you are interested in helping!

11/16 or 11/17 2PM - Ushering or helping with Parking at the new Hanifl Performing Arts Center in WBL for Children's Performing Arts. Also boudewyns@midco.net if interested!

Middle School Goals lunch 10/20-Calling all 6th-8th graders! Come to the studio on 10/20 from noon-2PM to set goals and be inspired! We are making it simple, bring your own lunch and blanket to sit on! Sign up HERE

Workshop opportunity at Gustavus college -  Miss Kate's alma mater is hosting a FREE workshop for high school students. Here is the registration info:

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is excited to offer a workshop for high school students (grades 9-12) taught by Gustavus dance faculty. The workshopwill be held Saturday, October 27, 9:30am-3:30pm.

Visit this web page for the day's schedule, to register, and for more information. gustavus.edu/theatre-dance/danceworkshop. Cost is free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so please register early.

Future Absences - We have created a sheet for future absences (vacations, weddings, times where you know your child will be gone in advance). Please fill THIS form out and the front desk will notify teachers. 

Production over Thanksgiving weekend - We will NOT have Production on 11/25 over the Thanksgiving weekend. We WILL have practice over MEA weekend this month.

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - The dancers had a blast and learned so much last night! I hope you can make it to the next one in 2 weeks Mark your calendars- 10/14, 11/11, 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio.

Musical Theater class/Acro- In addition to our Acro BOGO deal ($20/month!), we are now offering a special to our competition and performing line students to join our Musical Theater and Acting class for $20/month! Learn acting skills, musical theater dances, and more! Email me if you are interested.

Curtains on viewing windows - To ensure we have the full concentration of our students, we will only have the curtains open during the LAST WEEK of each month. 

Optional competitions -this year we will be offering 2 optional competitions for solos/duets/trios. Act 1 - 3/15-17 in Hopkins, and Eclipse - 4/12-14 at the Convention Center. Sign up HERE if you are interested.

If your child will be absent- Reminder - Please notify THE FRONT DESK at dancefactorydesk@gmail.com, or call the studio 651-464-6394 preferably by 4PM. 

Have a great week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents!

I hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Production over Thanksgiving weekend - We will NOT have Production on 11/25 over the Thanksgiving weekend. We WILL have practice over MEA weekend this month.

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - The dancers had a blast and learned so much last night! I hope you can make it to the next one in 2 weeks Mark your calendars- 10/14, 11/11, 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio.

Musical Theater class/Acro- In addition to our Acro BOGO deal ($20/month!), we are now offering a special to our competition and performing line students to join our Musical Theater and Acting class for $20/month! Learn acting skills, musical theater dances, and more! Email me if you are interested.

Middle School Goals Lunch - TBD, but we are looking at the first weekend in November (potentially).

Curtains on viewing windows - To ensure we have the full concentration of our students, we will only have the curtains open during the LAST WEEK of each month. 

Optional competitions -this year we will be offering 2 optional competitions for solos/duets/trios. Act 1 - 3/15-17 in Hopkins, and Eclipse - 4/12-14 at the Convention Center. Sign up HERE if you are interested.

Movie day - 10/6 at Lakes 5 - LAST CHANCE to sign up! We will be celebrating our 2019 recital theme with a special Movie Day on 10/6 at 3PM! We will be showing "The Greatest Showman" at the Lakes 5 theater. Cost is $6/person, and families are welcome! Sign up HERE

If your child will be absent- Reminder - Please notify THE FRONT DESK at dancefactorydesk@gmail.com, or call the studio 651-464-6394 preferably by 4PM. 

Routine Cleaning weekend- very important! Click here for schedule. UPDATED TO REFLECT SR. ELITE ON SATURDAY 11/10

Routine cleaning weekend is a MANDATORY 3 hour weekend rehearsal on either Friday, 11/9  or Saturday, 11/10. Dancers will go through their 3 main routines (tap, jazz, lyrical) and teachers will review choreography and clean certain parts of the routines. We started doing this last year and we feel it really helped our dances look better come competition season.

Have a wonderful week!

Jennifer