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


Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you enjoyed this lovely weekend! I just love fall in MN:)

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - FIRST ONE THIS SUNDAY!!!Join us for a relaxing, informative night. A different topic will be presented each time. Topics range from money management, nutrition, public speaking, and more! Mark your calendars- 9/30, 10/14, 11/11, 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio.

Microwave? - I mistakingly asked if anyone has an extra dorm sized refrigerator they were looking to donate. We actually are looking for a microwave! If you have one you want to get rid of, let me know.

Innovate Dance Event - 2/1-3 - Innovate is a wonderful weekend of dance that our Performing Line Angels and Lightning, in addition to all of our competition teams (with the exception of Sunbeams) will be participating in with their groups on either Saturday, 2/2 or Sunday, 2/3. Friday night 2/1 is an optional solo/duet/trio night that your dancer may participate in. They will have the opportunity to perform their piece for evaluation by 2 adjudicators, and one of the adjudicators will meet them backstage to give them face to face feedback about their dance. They will also get to take 2 fun master classes! Cost is $75 and this will be billed in January. We have limited space for this event. Sign up HERE if you are interested. 10 spots left!!

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.

Dress code clarification - Dress code clarification for Sundays. We will ALWAYS start Sunday practice with ballet for 75-90 minutes, so ballet attire is required. We will end with Production, so if dancers want to throw a tank top on they may during this part of the night.

Movie day - 10/6 at Lakes 5 - 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 info coming soon!

Competition/Performing Line Class schedule - HERE is a fall class schedule per group.

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.

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.

Shoes for Hip Hop-If your dancer is taking hip hop, please wear clean gym shoes or combat boots for now until the teachers pick out shoes.

Lakefest 10/6-We were invited to perform in the gazebo at Lakefest on 10/6 between 11-11:45. Is anyone interested in performing their solo/duet from last year? Email me if interested.

Team Merchandise: Zina and Angela are putting together our team merchandise order. Please read below:

Hi all,

Attached is the link to the Google Form to order the 2018-2019 Competition, Performing Line and Comp Prep Team Apparel!!  We've got some new items available this year!!

A link to photos of the merchandise is also attached.  This order is ONLY for team apparel.  Regular studio merchandise order forms will be coming in the next 4-6 weeks. It is not mandatory for you to purchase team apparel, it is just a fun option for your dancer(s) to have something with their team name on it!  They ARE allowed to wear Team Apparel on stage for awards. 

There are no samples of the items, however, there are several families that own some of the clothing so we could arrange to have them bring it in for you to try on.  Just let me know what you're interested in.

Orders are due on Sunday, September 23rd by 8:00pm. NO EXCEPTIONS! It states in the order form as well, but just a reminder that if you have more than one child ordering, please fill out separate forms per child. 

PAYMENT. In the form it asks you the method of payment. If paying by cash or check please leave it in an envelope WITH YOUR NAME on it at the front d

 

Have a great week!!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you enjoyed this lovely weekend!

Innovate Dance Event - 2/1-3 - Innovate is a wonderful weekend of dance that our Performing Line Angels and Lightning, in addition to all of our competition teams (with the exception of Sunbeams) will be participating in with their groups on either Saturday, 2/2 or Sunday, 2/3. Friday night 2/1 is an optional solo/duet/trio night that your dancer may participate in. They will have the opportunity to perform their piece for evaluation by 2 adjudicators, and one of the adjudicators will meet them backstage to give them face to face feedback about their dance. They will also get to take 2 fun master classes! Cost is $75 and this will be billed in January. We have limited space for this event. Sign up HERE if you are interested.

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.

High School Goals Breakfast- Is this Saturday at the SWEDISH INN in Lindstrom. Address: 12678 Lake Blvd, Lindstrom, MN 55045. We have the upstairs room. We will start at 10AM. Please fill out this attached google form MENU so we can pre-order 

Last chance to sign up HERE

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. 

Refrigerator? - Does anyone have a mini refrigerator they want to get rid of? If so let me know!

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. We will get a google form out soon if you are interested.

Dress code clarification - Dress code clarification for Sundays. We will ALWAYS start Sunday practice with ballet for 75-90 minutes, so ballet attire is required. We will end with Production, so if dancers want to throw a tank top on they may during this part of the night.

Movie day - 10/6 at Lakes 5 - 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 info coming soon!

Competition/Performing Line Class schedule - HERE is a fall class schedule per group.

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.

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.

Shoes for Hip Hop-If your dancer is taking hip hop, please wear clean gym shoes or combat boots for now until the teachers pick out shoes.

Lakefest 10/6-We were invited to perform in the gazebo at Lakefest on 10/6 between 11-11:45. Is anyone interested in performing their solo/duet from last year? Email me if interested.

High School Goals Breakfast For dancers in 9th-12th grade. We will meet at a restaurant (hopefully Keys!) for a yummy breakfast, listen to some relevant topics, and set goals for the year. Saturday, 9/22 10:00AM - location TBD. Sign up HERE

There is a MANDATORY TRAINING MEETING on 9/5 from 6-7PM at the studio

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - Join us for a relaxing, informative night. A different topic will be presented each time. Topics range from money management, nutrition, public speaking, and more! Mark your calendars- 9/30, 10/14, 11/11, 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio

Team Merchandise: Zina and Angela are putting together our team merchandise order. Please read below:

Hi all,

Attached is the link to the Google Form to order the 2018-2019 Competition, Performing Line and Comp Prep Team Apparel!!  We've got some new items available this year!!

A link to photos of the merchandise is also attached.  This order is ONLY for team apparel.  Regular studio merchandise order forms will be coming in the next 4-6 weeks. It is not mandatory for you to purchase team apparel, it is just a fun option for your dancer(s) to have something with their team name on it!  They ARE allowed to wear Team Apparel on stage for awards. 

There are no samples of the items, however, there are several families that own some of the clothing so we could arrange to have them bring it in for you to try on.  Just let me know what you're interested in.

Orders are due on Sunday, September 23rd by 8:00pm. NO EXCEPTIONS! It states in the order form as well, but just a reminder that if you have more than one child ordering, please fill out separate forms per child. 

PAYMENT. In the form it asks you the method of payment. If paying by cash or check please leave it in an envelope WITH YOUR NAME on it at the front desk and write Team Apparel order on it as well. Otherwise if choosing to have it come out of your account, select that option and it will be deducted from your account a week or two following the due date. 

Any questions please feel free to contact me (Zina) at 651-334-6961 or znesler@gmail.com, or Angela at angelanesler@gmail.com NO Facebook messages please. 

Orders will be available by the end of October, beginning of November.

Link to order form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfSNaalE-napNIrwWp4icXUsQR98ydCMvTHflwSGCo2JHMOQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Link to pictures of items:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1289gcVDK_780m5OuananNXw9UXGDjLkqwMFYsOLeLvg/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks,

Zina and Angela

 

Have a great week!

Jennifer

 

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend. Congrats to all of our students who auditioned for the Moscow Ballet's Nutcracker! 

 

Competition/Performing Line Class schedule - HERE is a fall class schedule per group.

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. 

DANCER NEEDED -dancer for Chinese variation for Nutcracker - age 13-up. We are short one older variation for the Nutcracker. Preferably a dancer 13 or older. Please let me know if you are interested. Practices Sundays between 2:30-4:30 (30 minutes). Performance is on 12/1.

Update your calendars-Your DATES have not changed, but we are now doing Ovation Dance Challenge 4/5-7 and Triple S 5/3-5

Rideshare? - A student in North Branch is looking for a ride home Monday at 9PM and Tuesday at 9:30. Let me know if you can help!

Routine Cleaning weekend- very important! Click here for schedule.

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.

Impact Dance Competition -Remind me who is getting a comped solo/duet from last year? A handful of routines did not get video feedback. We will make a list to send in to the competition and your accounts will also be credited for the fee.

Shoes for Hip Hop-If your dancer is taking hip hop, please wear clean gym shoes or combat boots for now until the teachers pick out shoes.

Lakefest 10/6-We were invited to perform in the gazebo at Lakefest on 10/6 between 11-11:45. Is anyone interested in performing their solo/duet from last year? Email me if interested.

High School Goals Breakfast For dancers in 9th-12th grade. We will meet at a restaurant (hopefully Keys!) for a yummy breakfast, listen to some relevant topics, and set goals for the year. Saturday, 9/22 10:00AM - location TBD. Sign up HERE

There is a MANDATORY TRAINING MEETING on 9/5 from 6-7PM at the studio

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - Join us for a relaxing, informative night. A different topic will be presented each time. Topics range from money management, nutrition, public speaking, and more! Mark your calendars- 9/30, 10/14, 11/11, 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio

BOGO acro-We are bringing back our BOGO on our popular Acrodance class! Buy one month, get another for FREE! Monthly tuition is $40. Register online and mention you would like the BOGO deal.

Team Merchandise: Zina and Angela are putting together our team merchandise order. Please read below:

Hi all,

Attached is the link to the Google Form to order the 2018-2019 Competition, Performing Line and Comp Prep Team Apparel!!  We've got some new items available this year!!

A link to photos of the merchandise is also attached.  This order is ONLY for team apparel.  Regular studio merchandise order forms will be coming in the next 4-6 weeks. It is not mandatory for you to purchase team apparel, it is just a fun option for your dancer(s) to have something with their team name on it!  They ARE allowed to wear Team Apparel on stage for awards. 

There are no samples of the items, however, there are several families that own some of the clothing so we could arrange to have them bring it in for you to try on.  Just let me know what you're interested in.

Orders are due on Sunday, September 23rd by 8:00pm. NO EXCEPTIONS! It states in the order form as well, but just a reminder that if you have more than one child ordering, please fill out separate forms per child. 

PAYMENT. In the form it asks you the method of payment. If paying by cash or check please leave it in an envelope WITH YOUR NAME on it at the front desk and write Team Apparel order on it as well. Otherwise if choosing to have it come out of your account, select that option and it will be deducted from your account a week or two following the due date. 

Any questions please feel free to contact me (Zina) at 651-334-6961 or znesler@gmail.com, or Angela at angelanesler@gmail.com NO Facebook messages please. 

Orders will be available by the end of October, beginning of November.

Link to order form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfSNaalE-napNIrwWp4icXUsQR98ydCMvTHflwSGCo2JHMOQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Link to pictures of items:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1289gcVDK_780m5OuananNXw9UXGDjLkqwMFYsOLeLvg/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks,

Zina and Angela

 

Have a great week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents!

I hope you are enjoying this lovely long weekend!

Parent meeting this WEDNESDAY, 9/5. Agenda:

5:00 - Meet your buddies! Competition program only. If you signed up to have a buddy, please come at 5PM to meet them!

6:00 - assistant and mentor meeting - MANDATORY if you want to assist in a class.

6:30 Performing line parent meeting- NEW PARENTS ONLY

7:30 Competition line parent meeting-NEW PARENTS ONLY

You may stop by the studio anytime between 5-8 to pick up your family folder. The virtual presentation will be sent out via email on THURSDAY.

Adult classes!- We have some pretty FUN adult classes at DF! Also, they are only $30/month! Consider trying one of them (or both) on Wednesday nights. We have Adult Hip Hop 8:15-9:15, and Adult tap 7:30-8:!5. Just drop in and give it a try!

Schedule for this week - we are OFF this week. Production starts Sunday, 9/9, and small groups start Monday, 9/10.

EDIT - First week of classes 9/10 and 9/11 - Because the Moscow Ballet will be here, the schedule will be a little different:

Monday, 9/10 - Starburst Hip Hop and Crystal/Petite Tap Tech - NO CLASS 

Tuesday, 9/11 - Senior Elite Jazz will start at 6:00PM

*you may come to a make up class in any ballet, jazz tech, or tap tech class. This is optional

 

Recital DVD's - Our videographer is making new DVD's for everyone because of the glitching issues. Check at the desk the week of 9/10 to pick up your new one.

High School Goals Breakfast For dancers in 9th-12th grade. We will meet at a restaurant (hopefully Keys!) for a yummy breakfast, listen to some relevant topics, and set goals for the year. Saturday, 9/22 10:00AM - location TBD. Sign up HERE

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - Join us for a relaxing, informative night. A different topic will be presented each time. Topics range from money management, nutrition, public speaking, and more! Mark your calendars- 9/30, 10/14, 11/11, 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio

 

BOGO acro-We are bringing back our BOGO on our popular Acrodance class! Buy one month, get another for FREE! Monthly tuition is $40. Register online and mention you would like the BOGO deal.

 

Shoes for dance classes - If your dancer is new to ballet, please make sure you get sized by Shelly over month of August so you have shoes in time for September classes. The teachers are working hard on music/costume choices so they can pick out their shoe colors very soon!

 

 Dress Code - A handout with our dress code will be in your parent folders. The dress code is the same as last year.

 

Solo/Duet Conditioning Summer class- Just a reminder, this class goes until Wed. 8/29. There are 7 classes total.

 

Solo/duet Conditioning class punchcard- Take your solo or duet to the next level! We will be extending this class into the fall! It will be a punch card drop in class. Punch cards can be purchased for $100 for 10 classes. Classes will be held:

 

Mondays 9:15-9:45 - Company, Senior Elite, Junior Elite, Fusion, Crystals, Petite

Thursdays 5:00-5:45 - Starbursts, Sunbeams

 

Please fill out this google form if you are interested. If you do not know the dates you would like to sign up for, please just save this link and sign up later (you can use the link multiple times and we will adjust on our end). Form HERE

 

LA Trip summer 2019! - We have 13 on the maybe/for sure list! We finally have some details for you about this great opportunity. This trip will be late July/early August of 2019. The trip will be Th-Monday. Ages 13-up. I will be chaperoning, along with Kaylee and Maggie. This trip is only for students. If parents really would like to come, accommodations would have to be made on your own as we are trying to rent a large house through Air Bnb to stay in (saves lots of $). The details are HERE, and please note the total price includes everything, flight, lodging, classes, food, and fun.

If you have any interest, please fill out THIS form.

Have a great week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you had a great weekend! 

Schedule August/Sept - We have classes this week, then we are off the week of 9/3. We resume our regular schedule (on the audition results info) the week of 9/10 (Production starts 9/9)

EDIT - First week of classes 9/10 and 9/11 - Because the Moscow Ballet will be here, the schedule will be a little different:

Monday, 9/10 - Starburst Hip Hop and Crystal/Petite Tap Tech - NO CLASS 

Tuesday, 9/11 - Senior Elite Jazz will start at 6:00PM

 

*you may come to a make up class in any ballet, jazz tech, or tap tech class. This is optional

Tech-y person? - The internet access at the studio is less than perfect. Centurylink has not been very helpful over the years trying to improve it. Is there a parent out there that understands this stuff that would be willing to look at our set up? Let me know!

Production 9/9- Tech and Production starts on Sunday 9/9 

 

Recital DVD's - Our videographer is making new DVD's for everyone because of the glitching issues. Check at the desk the week of 9/10 to pick up your new one.

High School Goals Breakfast For dancers in 9th-12th grade. We will meet at a restaurant (hopefully Keys!) for a yummy breakfast, listen to some relevant topics, and set goals for the year. Saturday, 9/22 10:00AM - location TBD. Sign up HERE

There is a MANDATORY TRAINING MEETING on 9/5 from 6-7PM at the studio

 

Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - Join us for a relaxing, informative night. A different topic will be presented each time. Topics range from money management, nutrition, public speaking, and more! Mark your calendars- 9/30, 10/14, 11/11, 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio

 

BOGO acro-We are bringing back our BOGO on our popular Acrodance class! Buy one month, get another for FREE! Monthly tuition is $40. Register online and mention you would like the BOGO deal.

 

Shoes for dance classes - If your dancer is new to ballet, please make sure you get sized by Shelly over month of August so you have shoes in time for September classes. The teachers are working hard on music/costume choices so they can pick out their shoe colors very soon!

 

August Dress Code - Ballet - black leotard, ballet pink tights, black booty shorts optional, hair in bun (low pony for short hair). Jazz/tap/lyrical - open dress code. Please no oversized clothing. Hair must be in BUN

 

Parent meeting on 9/5 - NEW - we are making this a VIRTUAL meeting for our returning families! We realize how busy life is at this time of year, and with a lot of redundant information, we feel that you can view it on your own time. We will have a LIVE MEETING FOR ALL NEW FAMILIES, or families who would like to come in person, at the studio at 7:30PM. We will also be open starting at 6PM for people to pick up their Competition folders (which includes your new contract and calendar). 

 

We also will be assigning buddies on 9/5 at the studio, and we will let you know what time this will start at. 

 

Solo/Duet Conditioning Summer class- Just a reminder, this class goes until Wed. 8/29. There are 7 classes total.

 

Solo/duet Conditioning class punchcard- Take your solo or duet to the next level! We will be extending this class into the fall! It will be a punch card drop in class. Punch cards can be purchased for $100 for 10 classes. Classes will be held:

 

Mondays 9:15-9:45 - Company, Senior Elite, Junior Elite, Fusion, Crystals, Petite

Thursdays 5:00-5:45 - Starbursts, Sunbeams

 

Please fill out this google form if you are interested. If you do not know the dates you would like to sign up for, please just save this link and sign up later (you can use the link multiple times and we will adjust on our end). Form HERE

 

LA Trip summer 2019! - We have 13 on the maybe/for sure list! We finally have some details for you about this great opportunity. This trip will be late July/early August of 2019. The trip will be Th-Monday. Ages 13-up. I will be chaperoning, along with Kaylee and Maggie. This trip is only for students. If parents really would like to come, accommodations would have to be made on your own as we are trying to rent a large house through Air Bnb to stay in (saves lots of $). The details are HERE, and please note the total price includes everything, flight, lodging, classes, food, and fun.

If you have any interest, please fill out THIS form.

*also Disney will now be fall of 2020:) Per everyone's feedback!

*Nutcracker auditions with the Moscow Ballet - LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP! If you are thinking about it, please fill out the Google form. This is a GREAT opportunity! New Sunbeams you are welcome and encouraged to tryout for a "Snowflake" role! Auditions will be Sunday, 9/9 at 11AM. All students 5'6 and under with 1 year of ballet training are eligible to audition! It's a great experience, I encourage all of you to audition! Performance will be at the Orpheum Theater Saturday, 12/1 at 5PM. Here is the form to SIGN UP

Info coming soon to those who are already signed up!

Have a great week!

Jennifer