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!
Ballet Workshop with Mr. Brennan! - Yes it's true! Mr. Brennan will be guest teaching at DF for an amazing 1-day ballet workshop!
“A Star is Born” Gaga workshop
4-week session 7/9-31
Core Technique and Power Turns Class
Acro - Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
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!