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

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