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

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Thanks for making our Production sleepover work, we realize the Monday pick up was not ideal. The kids had a blast and we are happy to finally have the theme of JUNGLE! announced. It's going to be an amazing routine!

Classes start THIS WEEK!!! We are SO excited!!!!

Mentors/Assistants/Junior assistants- We still have over 10 girls who have NOT filled out the survey requesting which classes work best. It was due on FRIDAY. Please fill this out TODAY if you are still interested: Form

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

 

*Fall Practice -Practices will begin the week of 8/20 for Competition students. Schedule is attached.
Attachment: 2018 August Schedule Final.xlsx (49.5kB)

 

We are OFF the first week of September so you can acclimate back to school! We resume on 9/10 with our regular fall schedule that was sent out with audition results.

 

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

 

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.

 

Solo class make up for Company dancers- Company dancers who take the Solo Conditioning class, you may do a make up session 3:15-4 on 8/22 to make up for the time you are with Gigi.

 

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

 

Spring Recital DVD glitches - If your recital DVD is not working or has some glitches, please email me. The videographer thinks there might be several with this problem and can replace them for you.

 

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

ALL OLDER VARIATIONS WILL HAVE LIMITED PRACTICES AS LONG AS YOU KNOW YOUR MATERIAL! Older girls ages 11-up encouraged to try out for one of these parts!

Parent FB Page - If you have not joined the DF Parent FB page, you should! It's a great resource for asking questions and getting involved in fun things. I hear they are putting together a fitness group! Search DF Parents 2017-18.

Have a great week!

Jennifer

Competition & Performing Line Updates!

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Hello parents,

I hope you enjoyed the weekend!

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

 

Junior Assistant/Assistant/Mentor MANDATORY meeting -If you signed up to be a Junior Assistant, Assistant, or Mentor, there is a MANDATORY TRAINING MEETING on 9/5 from 6-7PM at the studio

 

*Fall Practice -Practices will begin the week of 8/20 for Competition students. Schedule is attached.
Attachment: 2018 August Schedule Final.xlsx (49.5kB)

 

We are OFF the first week of September so you can acclimate back to school! We resume on 9/10 with our regular fall schedule that was sent out with audition results.

 

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.

 

Solo class make up for Company dancers- Company dancers who take the Solo Conditioning class, you may do a make up session 3:15-4 on 8/22 to make up for the time you are with Gigi.

 

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

 

Billing for 8/15 - August balanced billing will also include registration fees (Competition students) and locker fee if you reserved a locker. Performing line registration fees will be withdrawn on 8/25 with tuition.

 

DF studio Picnic -Goodview Park in Wyoming. It will be BYOF (bring your own food!).  Bring a dessert to share if you want! We will have some fun games for the kids.

Agenda - 

6:30-7:00 - eat and visit, play with bubbles, playground, etc

7-7:15- dancer photo!

7:15-7:45/8:00 - dancer games

8-8:30 - visit and hang out

 

Does anyone have a volleyball set or BADMITTON SET they could set up and bring?

 

Spring Recital DVD glitches - If your recital DVD is not working or has some glitches, please email me. The videographer thinks there might be several with this problem and can replace them for you.

Stomp Out Suicide 8/18 - This organization is looking for dancers to help cheer on runners! It is a wonderful volunteer opportunity. It will start in Goodview Park in Wyoming. Dancers need to arrive at 9:30 AM. Here is the website: https://stompoutsuicide.redpodium.com/sos2018

Only the first 9 students who signed up will receive a t-shirt. They did not have enough for everyone.

Please fill out this form if your dancer is interested in volunteering. Moms, also fill this out if you want to walk/run! It’s a great cause and I feel honored that they asked for our help. Form HERE

 

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

 

Production 2019 - Date will be Sunday, 8/19! All students doing production will come to our kick off sleepover to start learning choreography and do play some fun games and team-build! Drop off at 5PM at the studio! Pick up 8AM Monday AM. Please reach out on the team FB pages or parent page if you need Monday AM rides for your dancer. 

 

WE NEED TO KNOW WHO IS COMING! If your dancer is on Sr. Elite and plans to come  to the sleepover, let us know so we can adjust formations.

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

ALL OLDER VARIATIONS WILL HAVE LIMITED PRACTICES AS LONG AS YOU KNOW YOUR MATERIAL! Older girls ages 11-up encouraged to try out for one of these parts!

Parent FB Page - If you have not joined the DF Parent FB page, you should! It's a great resource for asking questions and getting involved in fun things. I hear they are putting together a fitness group! Search DF Parents 2017-18.

Have a great week!

Jennifer

 

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