Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Competition and Performing Line Updates!






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Mon 8/13/2018, 6:46 AM



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 Performing line registration fees will be withdrawn on 8/25 with tuition.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:

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!



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