I hope you enjoyed the weekend!
I want to say a special thank you to Miss Maggie for all of her years at DF. It will be a hard week for the kids to say good bye, but they will have special memories to hang on to for years to come.
Character Counts Initiative - We are excited to implement "Character Counts" over the next 6 weeks at DF. Miss Leeah created a lovely poster in the lobby, with a hole to hang "links." When a staff member sees a dancer exhibiting positive behavior and great character (giving an unsolicited compliment, helping out a teammate, cleaning up a mess that is not theirs, etc), they will be given a link to bring to the front desk to hang on the poster. When the links hit the ground, the entire studio will receive a special treat! Read more about Character Counts HERE
If you are interested in helping out in the dressing room or security, sign up in the lobby! You will receive an account credit for your time!
Since we have the stage for the day, we would like to run a handful of competition dancers AFTER the last show. I will let you know by 11/15 which groups will stay late to do this. It's a great opportunity to practice on the stage!
PROP BUILDER NEEDED! - We are in need of a handy person to build 2 drum props for us for Production. Raise your hand by sending me an email ASAP if you can help out! This is for barter.
Staffing update - Many of you are anxious to know what the plan is starting next week. Here is what will happen:
Company tech, Company MT - Miss Kaylee (sub on 11/5 - Chris Wendorff, sub on 11/26 Alyssa Ness!)
Intermediate Acro - Miss Stephanie
Jr. Elite Tap Choreo - Flip flop every other week Miss Kaylee/Mr. Erik (with Fusion tap, they will have Miss Kaylee every other week for tap choreo)
Beginning Acro - Miss Steph through Holiday show, new hire Jan-May
Sr. Jazz tech, Co 1 jazz choreo, Sr. Jazz choreo, Performing Line lyrical - sub on 11/6 (Miss Kayla). Miss Lauren Baker 11/13, 27, all of December.
11/20 - Patrick Jeffrey (interviewing to take over Jan-May)
Company 2 tap tech/choreo, Sr. Elite tap tech and choreo, Junior jazz, Petite lyrical - Miss Jennifer (I'm super excited!)- 11/8, 29, all of December. 11/15 -Noah Brewington tap, Rachel Ensign jazz/lyrical. 11/22 is Thanksgiving. Jan-May - Mr. Erik!
Small group boy/girl - Miss Zina
Production - Miss Kayla
All solos/duets have been reassigned via personal emails.
Thank you to all of my staff, students, and parents for helping to make this transition as smooth as possible! All hands are on deck! I appreciate all of you for your grace during this time.
Miss Angelina is coming to DF! - Miss Angelina currently teaches at Diamond School of Dance in Eau Claire, WI. She is originally from CO Springs, CO, and has studied dance in both NYC and LA. She is coming to DF over Thanksgiving weekend to finish up some solo/duet choreography on Saturday, 11/24. She would be willing to stay on Sunday, 11/26 and schedule 1 hour time slots to clean solos/duets and to give an outside teacher's perspective. This is a great opportunity. This will be first come, first serve. Cost is a regular 1 hour private lesson of $55 (or $45 if you have pre-paid privates). Sign up HERE
5 and 10 year dancers! - Is your child a 5 year or 10 year dancer? If so, please fill out THIS form.
Bring a Friend/Halloween week-Wednesday,10/24 - Tuesday, 10/30. Wear a dance or halloween costume and grab your bestie:) This will be in your JAZZ OR JAZZ TECH CLASS during Halloween week. Company dancers, your BAF day is Tuesday, 10/30 in Kaylee's jazz tech class.
Volunteer opportunities - 1/12- Feed My Starving Children - sign up HERE
Future Absences - We have created a sheet for future absences (vacations, weddings, times where you know your child will be gone in advance). Please fill THIS form out and the front desk will notify teachers.
Production over Thanksgiving weekend - We will NOT have Production on 11/25 over the Thanksgiving weekend. We WILL have practice over MEA weekend this month.
Miss Kaylee's Leadership nights - The dancers had a blast and learned so much last night! I hope you can make it to the next one in 2 weeks Mark your calendars- 11/11, 1/27, 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio.
Musical Theater class/Acro- In addition to our Acro BOGO deal ($20/month!), we are now offering a special to our competition and performing line students to join our Musical Theater and Acting class for $20/month! Learn acting skills, musical theater dances, and more! Email me if you are interested.
Optional competitions -this year we will be offering 2 optional competitions for solos/duets/trios. Act 1 - 3/15-17 in Hopkins, and Eclipse - 4/12-14 at the Convention Center. Sign up HERE if you are interested.
Have a great day,