Competition & Performing Line Updates!

Hello parents,

Congratulations to our competition dancers and performing line solos/duets who competed at Impact this weekend! Our studio did so well and I am  proud of how supportive everyone was to each other. Thank you!!! I enjoyed the competition! Even though it was smaller than I prefer, there was some good competition from the other studios to balance out the fact that we had the most routines. I would love to hear your opinions!

I will forward the link to the Impact pictures soon, and we will update the original schedule with results soon.

Thanks to the dancers who took the master classes! I heard they were a lot of fun!

Spring break photo contest time! -It's here! The annual DF Spring Break Photo contest! Breaks for some districts start next week! Take a picture in a dance pose or jump, and use the #dfspringbreakcontest2019 when you post on either FB or IG. I will re-post on our pages, and in mid-April the teachers will vote on the best picture. You DO NOT have to be on a vacation, take a pic in your backyard or driveway! Have fun with it and be creative.

Out of office - I am on vacation 3/8-18. I will not be checking email (yay! lol) Please email znesler@gmail.com with any questions you have

Audition camp/summer dance - there are still 2 spots left to save an extra $10 off of your classes/camps (in addition to early pay discounts) AND be entered in the FREE COSTUME contest! 

Pay early discounts run through 4/1 but the extra $10 off runs until we have 25 registered!

Dance Team tryouts - I have had a handful of people ask me about trying out for the FLDT. DF will continue to support those dancers who want to participate in both studio and dance team. With that said, we are making a few changes to our program to better accommodate this combination. Look for this information to come out via a virtual presentation by the end of March. You can also send me an email if you would like more info.

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 are 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 went 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 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. 

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 - NEXT LEADERSHIP NIGHT WILL BE SUNDAY, 3/10! 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. 

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