Hi dance families!
Dance is going great and the dancers all seem to be settling in to their new classes. We have a great group of dancers! We hope they’re enjoying their classes. I’m super impressed with how well they’re doing, it’s going to be a great year! We’ve finalized dates for a few more of our dance events, they’re listed below so you can get them on your calendars. Please remember that we need ALL of our dancers to be to the events that their class/team is involved in. We have set choreography and partnerships and it’s really hard on the rest of the class when dancers are missing. It really messes things up. So please get these events on your calendars and make them a priority in your families scheduling. Thanks so much!
Missing class/team: If your dancer needs to miss their weekly class, be late, or leave for any reason, please remember to text me (Annette) at 208-589-0382. I’ll let the teachers know so they can plan class accordingly. Thanks!
Harvest – we DO have classes! We’re not taking a break for Harvest so please attend your classes as usual.
Halloween classes – Your dancers may wear their Halloween costumes (if they can dance in them!) or other fun-colored clothes to their last class before Halloween. They’ll still need to wear their dance shoes so they can dance, but the dress code won’t be enforced this week. We’ll be having instruction as usual, but adding in some fun Halloween things. Your dancers may bring treats to share with their class if they’d like to. They can be homemade or store bought, but please choose things that aren’t messy.
Halloween – No Dance Tues Oct 31, Happy Halloween!
Hair and makeup class – For all new girls and their moms, and anyone else that would like a refresher.
Date/time to be announced!
Festival of Trees performance – For ALL ballet classes and our Pee Wee Ballroom team
Monday Nov. 13th at the Shilo Inn, Idaho Falls. Dancers will need to be there at 5:15 with their hair and makeup already done. They’ll be performing at 6:00. Dancers will have free admission, but parents and anyone coming to watch will need to pay regular admission. Watch for more details to come!
Ballroom practice competition– For ALL ballroom dancers except PeeWees
Friday, November 17th 4:15-6:15 at the studio. Wear your black and white syllabus clothes and be on time at 4:15! Dress and act as if it were the real competition… with black and white syllabus clothes, girls with your hair and makeup done (as close as you can get to looking like the real thing, I know you’ll be rushed after school). We’ll be taking team pictures and running through all of your syllabus for the competition. This practice will take the place of your teams the week of December 11-14.
Thanksgiving break – No Dance during the week of November 20-23, Happy Thanksgiving!
Christmas Classic Ballroom Competition– For ALL ballroom teams except PeeWees
Saturday, December 9th in Rexburg. Dancers will be competing syllabus and will need to wear their black and white syllabus attire. Please block out your entire day until we hear more details. It’s also the ACT test that day, and when this happens the competition times are set accordingly so the dancers can participate in both things.
Christmas break– No Dance December 18-January 2. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd.
Ballroom dancers that are participating in Christmas Classic don’t have team the week of December 11-14, but PeeWees and our ballet classes will meet as usual that week. All dancers have Dec 18-Jan 2 off from dance. (We might like to have the PT Silver team meet on Tues Jan 2 if the dancers will be in town and if they need to practice before the Civic. Please be in touch as it gets closer and let us know if you’ll be in town that day or not, thanks!)
Civic Performance – For ALL ballroom teams except PeeWees
Saturday, January 20th at the Civic Auditorium in Idaho Falls. Dancers will be performing one of their team routines. Please block out your entire day! We’ll be having a rehearsal to set spacing on the stage sometime in the morning or throughout the day (they don’t set our stage time until a few days before). There’s usually a performance in the afternoon/early evening for PreTeens (and maybe Juniors?), and an evening performance for the Youth teams (maybe Juniors are in this performance?) We’ll update you with more details as we’re told information. This is free for dancers to participate in but parents and anyone coming to watch will need to pay regular admission. Watch for more details to come!
Utah Classic – For PT Silver, Jr Silver, and Youth Blue ballroom teams only
Friday and Saturday Feb 23, 24. We’ll leave the studio at lunch time on Friday (we can arrange a group to come later if needed), travel to Logan, have dinner at Pizza Pie Cafe as a team, go swimming at the hotel, etc. then have the competition all day Saturday. They’ll be competing syllabus and team events. Some like to travel home Saturday night, some like to travel home on Sunday… we’ll arrange details as it gets closer. We’ll need parents to help drive and chaperone the dancers. If you’re not available to chaperone, we’ll assign your dancer to a parent that is going.
Gem State – For ALL ballroom teams except PeeWees
Thurs, Fri, Sat, March 22, 23, 24 in Idaho Falls. Our PreTeen Blue and PreTeen Silver teams will be competing their syllabus and team events on Thursday throughout the day and evening (yes, they’ll need to miss school). Our Junior Silver and Youth Blue teams will be competing syllabus and team events on both Friday and Saturday throughout the days and evenings (yes, they’ll need to miss school). Watch for more details to come!
Spring Break– No Dance March 19-22
Spring Concert – For ALL ballet and ballroom dancers
Saturday, April 28th at the new Rigby High School. Please block out your entire day and evening for dance. We’ll be having dress rehearsal to set spacing on stage in the morning and throughout the day. then the concert will be that evening. This is the official end of our dance season, there aren’t any classes in May.