Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Spring Break week practice schedule is HERE

Parent participation week is NEXT WEEK!! - Come learn what your dancer is doing in class! We promise we will make it really fun! We will also have treats just for the parents.

Ballroom dance workshop - Miss Grace Kidder will be teaching an intro to Salsa at the studio on 4/19 from 6:30-8 for ages 12-up. Register HERE. $25/dancer

Free costume winner from the first 25 people to sign up for summer classes - Diane Clements!! A credit for a FREE COSTUME will be posted on your account in June!

Private lesson sale -Private lessons are going up effective 7/9  to $60/hour (prices have not went up for 4 years). Buy your discounted privates now to use at any time! $45/hour for 10 lessons. You will save $15/hour! Sale goes through 7/9.

NEW Competition picture date - Since we are not having the recital on 5/19, we are moving competition (Lightning and Angels) off-site pictures to Sunday, 5/19. This will FREE UP MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND FOR EVERYONE! We are booked at Bloom Lake Barn  -https://www.bloomlakebarn.com/

We were originally going to have pictures at an old railroad yard, but they are under construction. It's almost impossible to get a barn rental on a Saturday. Bloom Lake offered us Sunday, 5/12, but this is Mother's Day and if I can avoid scheduling something on this day I will. 5/19 was open so this is the day we will take our pictures. Please mark your calendars!

Doggies - We have had a lot of furry visitors to the studio lately!  I love love love dogs, but we have had some concerns about allergies. Please do not bring your pup in unless you have cleared it with me or Zina. 

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 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 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. Schedule is HERE

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-Next practice is 3/15 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 -  Mark your calendars for 4/14. 8:00-9:00PM at the studio. 

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!

Jennifer

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