Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents! 

What a great weekend at Ovation! I would love to hear your feedback about the competition. Thank you to everyone for being supportive, kind to one another, and having great sportsmanship! This is what it's all about. We have an incredible dance family!

Spring Break photo contest - If I missed your picture, please EMAIL me at dancefactory@mac.com by the end of today so I can post. I have searched the #dfspringbreakcontest2019 and posted all that come up so far.

Pathways in dance meetings - Our Pathways meetings are for grades 6-up. These one on one meetings give our dancers in 6th-12th grade discuss goals, struggles, successes, and more. It doesn't have to be a dance-related discussion. Sign up for a slot HERE

Miss Cathy and Miss Kaylee are available for appointments. I can also make myself available as well. Just email me personally to set up an appt.

2019-20 Pricing for Performing and Competition - Competition dance pricing 

Performing track (line) pricing 

Competition and Performing Line Pre-Audition Virtual Meeting - HERE is the virtual meeting to introduce the 2019-20 Competition/Performing Track program!

Extra sherpa-we have an extra Adult Large Sherpa jacket if anyone would like to purchase it - $44. E-mail dancefactory@mac.com

Make up day-May-Mark your calendars for Monday, 5/13 for the 2 missed Wednesday classes. This ONLY applies to Wed. classes. More details will be sent out soon.

Recital merchandise - Click HERE to pre-order your Recital T-shirt, Recital Lion, and Recital Memory Book. The Memory Book is a "yearbook" of photos, class photos, senior and 10 year photos from the 2018-19 season. It's a great commemorative item!

Drop box for memory book - Speaking of the Memory Book, we have set up a dropbox for you to put your photos from the year. https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/tyo3p8ljj6blb4znbeej5/AAAmoMRCj2wCibQ6adRR65QYa?dl=0&oref=e&r=AA0xV6iH4FWtQQwcX7b2iSTt3vKST2mRmMAISlv7O22bKB6LlhStu_8z5jv43ydsMOmS1wXVirAD902r-nysXcgaVWDSnCLg55NArWw_AiV9uaUDjshtVliPS-ZjfQpKbDWu3NFWvX-_ncV-2vIgRiZfmmF0y2fxxrBz8h03eqbYJtUKNW5wCSTmtlqrlZZwg9qLfjM1F_sovsmqAYtgdXaO&sm=1

New Summer workshops for ages 12-up! 

IMPROV WORKSHOP WITH MISS KAYLEE! - 5/23 6-8 PM - $30

LADY GAGA DANCE WORKSHOP WITH MISS KAYLEE -  8/6 6-8PM - $30

Pointe audition Mark your calendar for 4/18-3:30-4:45. Mr. Micah will be running a pointe audition for dancers ages 12-up. 

Ballroom dance workshop - Miss Grace Kidder will be teaching an intro to Salsa at the studio on 4/19 from 6:30-8 for ages 12-up. Register HERE. $25/dancer

Private lesson sale -Private lessons are going up effective 7/9  to $60/hour (prices have not went up for 4 years). Buy your discounted privates now to use at any time! $45/hour for 10 lessons. You will save $15/hour! Sale goes through 7/9.

NEW Competition picture date - Since we are not having the recital on 5/19, we are moving competition (Lightning and Angels) off-site pictures to Sunday, 5/19. This will FREE UP MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND FOR EVERYONE! We are booked at Bloom Lake Barn  -https://www.bloomlakebarn.com/

We were originally going to have pictures at an old railroad yard, but they are under construction. It's almost impossible to get a barn rental on a Saturday. Bloom Lake offered us Sunday, 5/12, but this is Mother's Day and if I can avoid scheduling something on this day I will. 5/19 was open so this is the day we will take our pictures. Please mark your calendars!

Pasta night 5/2-We will again have our annual PASTA FEED before our last regional competition - on Thursday, 5/2. More details to come! This was such a fun event last year and a hit with our students.

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

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. We will make exceptions for people still traveling for spring break into the week of 4/1 but we need to be notified ahead of time.

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.

10 YEAR STUDENTS-Next practice is 4/12 8-8:45PM

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 -  Mark your calendars for 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio. 

Have a wonderful week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope everyone had a great weekend and spring break! Don't forget to tag #dfspringbreakcontest2019 in your spring break pics!

Audition Camp discounts end 4/5! - Last chance to save $25 on Competition Audition Camp and $15 on Performing Line Audition Camp! Register online!

2019-20 Pricing for Performing and Competition Competition dance pricing 

Performing track (line) pricing 

Competition and Performing Line Pre-Audition Virtual Meeting - HERE is the virtual meeting to introduce the 2019-20 Competition/Performing Track program!

Extra sherpa-we have an extra Adult Large Sherpa jacket if anyone would like to purchase it - $44. E-mail dancefactory@mac.com

Make up day-May-Mark your calendars for Monday, 5/13 for the 2 missed Wednesday classes. This ONLY applies to Wed. classes. More details will be sent out soon.

Recital merchandise - Click HERE to pre-order your Recital T-shirt, Recital Lion, and Recital Memory Book. The Memory Book is a "yearbook" of photos, class photos, senior and 10 year photos from the 2018-19 season. It's a great commemorative item!

Drop box for memory book - Speaking of the Memory Book, we have set up a dropbox for you to put your photos from the year. https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/tyo3p8ljj6blb4znbeej5/AAAmoMRCj2wCibQ6adRR65QYa?dl=0&oref=e&r=AA0xV6iH4FWtQQwcX7b2iSTt3vKST2mRmMAISlv7O22bKB6LlhStu_8z5jv43ydsMOmS1wXVirAD902r-nysXcgaVWDSnCLg55NArWw_AiV9uaUDjshtVliPS-ZjfQpKbDWu3NFWvX-_ncV-2vIgRiZfmmF0y2fxxrBz8h03eqbYJtUKNW5wCSTmtlqrlZZwg9qLfjM1F_sovsmqAYtgdXaO&sm=1

New Summer workshops for ages 12-up! 

IMPROV WORKSHOP WITH MISS KAYLEE! - 5/23 6-8 PM - $30

LADY GAGA DANCE WORKSHOP WITH MISS KAYLEE -  8/6 6-8PM - $30

Pointe audition Mark your calendar for 4/18-3:30-4:45. Mr. Micah will be running a pointe audition for dancers ages 12-up. 

Ballroom dance workshop - Miss Grace Kidder will be teaching an intro to Salsa at the studio on 4/19 from 6:30-8 for ages 12-up. Register HERE. $25/dancer

Private lesson sale -Private lessons are going up effective 7/9  to $60/hour (prices have not went up for 4 years). Buy your discounted privates now to use at any time! $45/hour for 10 lessons. You will save $15/hour! Sale goes through 7/9.

NEW Competition picture date - Since we are not having the recital on 5/19, we are moving competition (Lightning and Angels) off-site pictures to Sunday, 5/19. This will FREE UP MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND FOR EVERYONE! We are booked at Bloom Lake Barn  -https://www.bloomlakebarn.com/

We were originally going to have pictures at an old railroad yard, but they are under construction. It's almost impossible to get a barn rental on a Saturday. Bloom Lake offered us Sunday, 5/12, but this is Mother's Day and if I can avoid scheduling something on this day I will. 5/19 was open so this is the day we will take our pictures. Please mark your calendars!

Pasta night 5/2-We will again have our annual PASTA FEED before our last regional competition - on Thursday, 5/2. More details to come! This was such a fun event last year and a hit with our students.

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

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. We will make exceptions for people still traveling for spring break into the week of 4/1 but we need to be notified ahead of time.

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.

10 YEAR STUDENTS-Next practice is 4/12 8-8:45PM

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 -  Mark your calendars for 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio. 

Have a wonderful week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

It's competition week for our Competition dancers! We are so, so excited! Please read the below information to make sure you are prepared for the weekend.

Great job to our Company team at Nuvo! Their routine looked stunning among so much talent there! It was a great weekend!

Competition Handbook - please read over with your dancer!

Impact Schedule

We cannot wait!!! Parents-don't forget to wear your DF SPIRIT SCARF!!! If you are new, the Starburst parents will be making you a scarf. We wear these at competitions to show our studio spirit! Also, cheer cheer cheer for our kids! Make sure you are also clapping and being supportive of other studios who are there. Our studio has won several sportsmanship awards over the past few years, lets continue to hold ourselves to this high standard.

Parent Participation Week 3/18-24-Everyone's favorite week!!!Come to your dancer's jazz/jazz tech class (Company Tuesday) to have fun, get a little exercise, and see what your child is learning. We will have treats for parents!

Security sheets for spring recital- The security sheets and classroom helper lists will be up at the studio this week for those of you who would like to earn money on your account for helping at the recital.

Also, tickets go on sale Saturday at 8AM! Limit 6 per family until 3/20.

DF Door hangers  - $11 each. Fun to hang for Duluth and Nationals on your hotel door! Dimensions are: 7 7/8" X 11 13/16" Order HERE. Deadline 3/15

Pasta night 5/2-We will again have our annual PASTA FEED before our last regional competition - on Thursday, 5/2. More details to come! This was such a fun event last year and a hit with our students.

Summer Classes are online - ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT 5 MORE PEOPLE 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 this week!

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-Friday, 2/15 8-8:45PM

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!

Have a wonderful week!

Jennifer

 

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend! If you are on a spring break vacation - I hope you are having a great time.

Open Studio Time - We still have some slots left for you to reserve a studio room to practice your solo on Wednesday and Thursday of this week! Use this link to reserve your room for only $5! 

New Summer workshops for ages 12-up!

IMPROV WORKSHOP WITH MISS KAYLEE! - 5/23 6-8 PM - $30

LADY GAGA DANCE WORKSHOP WITH MISS KAYLEE -  8/6 6-8PM - $30

Both are online to register! Space is limited.

4/15 charges - There is ONE more balanced billing charge for SOLOS/DUETS/TRIOS. Group billing is now done. Next year solos/duets/trios will be on an 8 payment system like the groups. HERE is the original billing spreadsheet that shows 9 payments for solos/duets/trios.

Spring Break week practice schedule is HERE. Please note - PRODUCTION/TECH WILL BE ON 3/31, NOT 3/24!

Deadline to get discount on AUDITION CAMP IS 4/1!-Don't miss out on saving $25 on audition camp - register by 4/1!

Info on our Competition Program for 2019-20 coming soon! Watch for the virtual presentation coming to your inbox!

Ballroom dance workshop - Miss Grace Kidder will be teaching an intro to Salsa at the studio on 4/19 from 6:30-8 for ages 12-up. Register HERE. $25/dancer

Private lesson sale -Private lessons are going up effective 7/9  to $60/hour (prices have not went up for 4 years). Buy your discounted privates now to use at any time! $45/hour for 10 lessons. You will save $15/hour! Sale goes through 7/9.

NEW Competition picture date - Since we are not having the recital on 5/19, we are moving competition (Lightning and Angels) off-site pictures to Sunday, 5/19. This will FREE UP MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND FOR EVERYONE! We are booked at Bloom Lake Barn  -https://www.bloomlakebarn.com/

We were originally going to have pictures at an old railroad yard, but they are under construction. It's almost impossible to get a barn rental on a Saturday. Bloom Lake offered us Sunday, 5/12, but this is Mother's Day and if I can avoid scheduling something on this day I will. 5/19 was open so this is the day we will take our pictures. Please mark your calendars!

Pasta night 5/2-We will again have our annual PASTA FEED before our last regional competition - on Thursday, 5/2. More details to come! This was such a fun event last year and a hit with our students.

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

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. We will make exceptions for people still traveling for spring break into the week of 4/1 but we need to be notified ahead of time.

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.

10 YEAR STUDENTS-Next practice is 4/12 8-8:45PM

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 -  Mark your calendars for 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio. 

Have a wonderful week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello families,

I hope you had a great week! If you were traveling, I hope you had a wonderful vacation! Great job to our solos and duets who attended Act 1 this weekend - congrats!!

Spring Break week practice schedule is HERE. Please note - PRODUCTION/TECH WILL BE ON 3/31, NOT 3/24!

Parent participation week is THIS WEEK!! - Come learn what your dancer is doing in class! We promise we will make it really fun! We will also have treats just for the parents. This will be in your child's JAZZ TECH or JAZZ class (Company Tuesday tech). 

Deadline to get discount on AUDITION CAMP IS 4/1!-Don't miss out on saving $25 on audition camp - register by 4/1!

Info on our Competition Program for 2019-20 coming soon! Watch for the virtual presentation coming to your inbox!

Ballroom dance workshop - Miss Grace Kidder will be teaching an intro to Salsa at the studio on 4/19 from 6:30-8 for ages 12-up. Register HERE. $25/dancer

Private lesson sale -Private lessons are going up effective 7/9  to $60/hour (prices have not went up for 4 years). Buy your discounted privates now to use at any time! $45/hour for 10 lessons. You will save $15/hour! Sale goes through 7/9.

NEW Competition picture date - Since we are not having the recital on 5/19, we are moving competition (Lightning and Angels) off-site pictures to Sunday, 5/19. This will FREE UP MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND FOR EVERYONE! We are booked at Bloom Lake Barn  -https://www.bloomlakebarn.com/

We were originally going to have pictures at an old railroad yard, but they are under construction. It's almost impossible to get a barn rental on a Saturday. Bloom Lake offered us Sunday, 5/12, but this is Mother's Day and if I can avoid scheduling something on this day I will. 5/19 was open so this is the day we will take our pictures. Please mark your calendars!

Pasta night 5/2-We will again have our annual PASTA FEED before our last regional competition - on Thursday, 5/2. More details to come! This was such a fun event last year and a hit with our students.

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

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. We will make exceptions for people still traveling for spring break into the week of 4/1 but we need to be notified ahead of time.

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.

10 YEAR STUDENTS-Next practice is 4/12 8-8:45PM

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 -  Mark your calendars for 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio. 

Have a wonderful week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Spring Break week practice schedule is HERE

Parent participation week is NEXT WEEK!! - Come learn what your dancer is doing in class! We promise we will make it really fun! We will also have treats just for the parents.

Ballroom dance workshop - Miss Grace Kidder will be teaching an intro to Salsa at the studio on 4/19 from 6:30-8 for ages 12-up. Register HERE. $25/dancer

Free costume winner from the first 25 people to sign up for summer classes - Diane Clements!! A credit for a FREE COSTUME will be posted on your account in June!

Private lesson sale -Private lessons are going up effective 7/9  to $60/hour (prices have not went up for 4 years). Buy your discounted privates now to use at any time! $45/hour for 10 lessons. You will save $15/hour! Sale goes through 7/9.

NEW Competition picture date - Since we are not having the recital on 5/19, we are moving competition (Lightning and Angels) off-site pictures to Sunday, 5/19. This will FREE UP MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND FOR EVERYONE! We are booked at Bloom Lake Barn  -https://www.bloomlakebarn.com/

We were originally going to have pictures at an old railroad yard, but they are under construction. It's almost impossible to get a barn rental on a Saturday. Bloom Lake offered us Sunday, 5/12, but this is Mother's Day and if I can avoid scheduling something on this day I will. 5/19 was open so this is the day we will take our pictures. Please mark your calendars!

Doggies - We have had a lot of furry visitors to the studio lately!  I love love love dogs, but we have had some concerns about allergies. Please do not bring your pup in unless you have cleared it with me or Zina. 

Pasta night 5/2-We will again have our annual PASTA FEED before our last regional competition - on Thursday, 5/2. More details to come! This was such a fun event last year and a hit with our students.

Summer Classes are online - ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT 5 MORE PEOPLE 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 this week!

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. Schedule is HERE

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-Next practice is 3/15 8-8:45PM

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 -  Mark your calendars for 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!

Have a wonderful week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

Congratulations to our competition dancers and performing line solos/duets who competed at Impact this weekend! Our studio did so well and I am  proud of how supportive everyone was to each other. Thank you!!! I enjoyed the competition! Even though it was smaller than I prefer, there was some good competition from the other studios to balance out the fact that we had the most routines. I would love to hear your opinions!

I will forward the link to the Impact pictures soon, and we will update the original schedule with results soon.

Thanks to the dancers who took the master classes! I heard they were a lot of fun!

Spring break photo contest time! -It's here! The annual DF Spring Break Photo contest! Breaks for some districts start next week! Take a picture in a dance pose or jump, and use the #dfspringbreakcontest2019 when you post on either FB or IG. I will re-post on our pages, and in mid-April the teachers will vote on the best picture. You DO NOT have to be on a vacation, take a pic in your backyard or driveway! Have fun with it and be creative.

Out of office - I am on vacation 3/8-18. I will not be checking email (yay! lol) Please email znesler@gmail.com with any questions you have

Audition camp/summer dance - there are still 2 spots left to save an extra $10 off of your classes/camps (in addition to early pay discounts) AND be entered in the FREE COSTUME contest! 

Pay early discounts run through 4/1 but the extra $10 off runs until we have 25 registered!

Dance Team tryouts - I have had a handful of people ask me about trying out for the FLDT. DF will continue to support those dancers who want to participate in both studio and dance team. With that said, we are making a few changes to our program to better accommodate this combination. Look for this information to come out via a virtual presentation by the end of March. You can also send me an email if you would like more info.

Parent Participation Week 3/18-24-Everyone's favorite week!!!Come to your dancer's jazz/jazz tech class (Company Tuesday) to have fun, get a little exercise, and see what your child is learning. We will have treats for parents!

Security sheets for spring recital- The security sheets and classroom helper lists are up at the studio this week for those of you who would like to earn money on your account for helping at the recital.

Also, tickets went on sale Saturday at 8AM! Limit 6 per family until 3/20.

DF Door hangers  - $11 each. Fun to hang for Duluth and Nationals on your hotel door! Dimensions are: 7 7/8" X 11 13/16" Order HERE. Deadline 3/15

Pasta night 5/2-We will again have our annual PASTA FEED before our last regional competition - on Thursday, 5/2. More details to come! This was such a fun event last year and a hit with our students.

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. 

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-Friday, 2/15 8-8:45PM

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 - NEXT LEADERSHIP NIGHT WILL BE SUNDAY, 3/10! 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. 

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!

Have a wonderful week!

Jennifer


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