Competition Team now accepting enrollment

Check out the Special Opportunities Page to get information and to register for the competition team. This is only available to students currently enrolled in or with experience in jazz/hip hop level 3 or higher.

Order Recital Costumes by November 21st.

It’s not too late to enroll! Bring a friend week Oct 13-17!

Several classes have some spots still in them for returning or new dancers. If you are interested just check the registration page or email Heather about the class.

BRING A FRIEND TO DANCE WEEK is Oct 13-17. All classes (except Advanced) can bring a friend to their class and they can participate for free! In larger classes, please limit it to 1 friend per dancer) 😉

Classes start this week!

I’m so excited for classes to start this week. If you still need to get shoes, there are several options:
1. Bottoms Up in Okemos on the corner of Okemos Rd and Hamilton,
2. Order them from the studio (I’ll be placing a shoe order at the end of this week Sept 12). A sizing kit is in the front of the dance room under the bench.
3. Order them from Discount Dance Supply
Use the studio code TP31523 to get 10 percent discoun

In all cases, be sure note that dance shoes size differently than street shoe sizes, especially for younger students. Often the dance shoe needs to be 1-2 sizes bigger than the street shoe.

If you do not have shoes yet this week, please still come to class. There are used shoes in the front window of the dance studio that students can borrow or purchase. $10 ea

More Summer Camps/Fall Registration Open House

There are more summer camps added for July and August now. And the website is open for fall class registration. You can do EVERYTHING online except come to the class. :)
If you prefer to come to the studio to meet the instructors and see the facilities, the OPEN ENROLLMENT OPEN HOUSE is Tuesday July 15 from 3-7pm at the studio.
Order shoes, sign up, make payments, ask questions, etc.

2014 CAMPS – new camps added for July and August!
Mon 14 AND Mon 21 of July
6:00-6:30 Pre Dance ages 2-3
6:30-7:15 Tumbling 1/2 ages 5-10 (work on backbends)
7:15-8:00 (offered Mon AND Wed)
Technique/stretching, turns, leaps (recommended for any dancer that wants to “up” their level ages 6-18)
8:00-9:00 Adv Tumb / Bk Handspring/Ariel

Wed 16 AND Wed 23 of July
6:00-6:30 Beginner Baton
6:30-7:15 Tumbling 3 (work on bk/frt walkover,handsprings)
7:15-8:00 (offered Mon AND Wed)
Technique/stretching, turns, leaps (recommended for any dancer that wants to “up” their level ages 6-18)
8:00-8:30 Lyrical 2/3/4 ages 6-15

Mon 28 of July AND Mon 4 of Aug
6:00-6:45 Pre Combo tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop and tumbling for ages 3-4
6:45-7:15 Try Tap ages 5-9
7:15-8:00 Hip Hop and Tumbling ages 7-17

Tues 29 of July and Tues 5 of Aug
6:00-6:30 Hip Hop and Jazz ages 5-9
6:30-7:00 Ballet ages 5-9
7:00-7:30 Tumbling ages 5-9
7:30-8:30 Tumbling 4 (have bk walkover and frt handspring, starting bk handspring and ariels- making other tricks stronger)

Summer classes enrolling now!

Check out the summer camp tab. Accepting enrollment now for June classes!
Baton 6-6:30
Tumbling 3/4 6:30-7:15 Monday
Back handspring/Ariel 7:15-8:15 Monday

Pre dance 6-6:30 Tuesday
Combo 1/2 6:30-7:15 Tuesday
Combo 3/4 7:15-8:00 Tuesday

Recital Video Order Form

I’m very excited to offer recital videos again this year. I have teamed up with Okemos HS teacher Matt Ottinger to video both performances. He videos a few other local recitals and my personal experience with him is when he video’s Mid Michigan Family theater performances that my daughter participates in. He assures me that he will capture all the students onstage and will have a track menu on the finished disk. He also claims to have heard some horror stories about videos taking months to receive and assures me that he will have videos ready within 3 weeks of the recital. I am excited about that!
I will handle the video orders and will just give him a final count as to how many of each performance we need. Please fill out the video order form and turn it in with check payable to Heather’s Dance Company no later than the day of the performance.