It's competition week for our Competition dancers! We are so, so excited! Please read the below information to make sure you are prepared for the weekend.
Great job to our Company team at Nuvo! Their routine looked stunning among so much talent there! It was a great weekend!
Competition Handbook - please read over with your dancer!
We cannot wait!!! Parents-don't forget to wear your DF SPIRIT SCARF!!! If you are new, the Starburst parents will be making you a scarf. We wear these at competitions to show our studio spirit! Also, cheer cheer cheer for our kids! Make sure you are also clapping and being supportive of other studios who are there. Our studio has won several sportsmanship awards over the past few years, lets continue to hold ourselves to this high standard.
Parent Participation Week 3/18-24-Everyone's favorite week!!!Come to your dancer's jazz/jazz tech class (Company Tuesday) to have fun, get a little exercise, and see what your child is learning. We will have treats for parents!
Security sheets for spring recital- The security sheets and classroom helper lists will be up at the studio this week for those of you who would like to earn money on your account for helping at the recital.
Also, tickets go on sale Saturday at 8AM! Limit 6 per family until 3/20.
DF Door hangers - $11 each. Fun to hang for Duluth and Nationals on your hotel door! Dimensions are: 7 7/8" X 11 13/16" Order HERE. Deadline 3/15
Pasta night 5/2-We will again have our annual PASTA FEED before our last regional competition - on Thursday, 5/2. More details to come! This was such a fun event last year and a hit with our students.
Summer Classes are online - ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT 5 MORE PEOPLE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 this week!
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-Friday, 2/15 8-8:45PM
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!
Have a wonderful week!