January Newsletter and Picture Schedule

Picture Schedule Link 2020

January 2020 Newsletter

January 2020 Heather’s Dance Company Newsletter 

Attached to this newsletter, posted on the wall at the dance studio and on the studio website is the schedule for dance pictures.  The pictures are at the studio on Saturday April 11, 2020.  Please note that some classes are scheduled in the same time slot as other classes.  Please plan to be at the studio 15 minutes before your time slot and 15 minutes after your time slot.  I’ve been doing this lots of years and we are pretty good and getting the group shot and the individuals in and out within a reasonable amount of time.  We like to be able to take more time with the younger dancers and frankly, sometime the teens are overwhelmed as well.  Please be on time.  

You are not required to purchase pictures however, I ask that you come to get your picture with the group so that I can have a complete composite for the studio wall.  Order forms will be available in February along with the option to buy and pay for pictures ahead of time online.  

Put the date and time on your calendar now. J 

 

Parents should know if their student’s class is performing in Show A (11:00am) or Show B (3:30pm) or both on Saturday May 9, 2020 at  Grand Ledge HS Auditorium.  It is indicated on the costume picture in the hallway.   – I CANNOT MAKE ANY CHANGES AFTER FEBRUARY 1- SO LMK NOW IF THERE IS A MULTIPLE SHOW ISSUE.  

Dress Rehearsal is on Thursday April 30, 2020* note this date change*  (For all that is Good and Holy, we are having trouble getting this date nailed down, rest assured that we will get it etched in stone VERY SOON)  starting at 6:00pm.  Dancers are REQUIRED to attend dress rehearsal in order to participate in the show. Each class will have a call time to be announced in the February newsletter.  

 

Thank you to everyone that contributed to the Costume Angel program.  I still DESPERATELY need 3 costume angels. If you are able to contribute to this ministry, please write a check payable to Heather’s Dance Co. and drop it in the box. Your donation will be applied anonymously directly to the student’s account.  I also have 2 families with financial hardship that are DESPERATE for a Tuition Angel (we do not want them to drop out but I can only give out so many free lessons) if you are inclined to give toward that. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.   

 

MUSIC TO PRACTICE AT HOME: 

On the studio website is a link with all the classes edited music in a mp3 format.  Please utilize this to practice at home. 😊  The first half of most classes practice videos have been emailed to families as well.  When the routines are finished in late January or early February, we will make new videos for your use.  Note that some videos need the specific link in order to view them and are not public. These videos are for home use only and they may not be copied or posted to social media or any other outlet that is not for the student to practice with.   

 

Please note:  If you would like to video or photograph your student in class, in order to comply with my ASCAP and Youtube music licensing and to protect every student with our studio YPAD certification, know that the studio is the only one with permission to post pictures and videos of students on social media.  If you record the class, you may only post YOUR own child on social media.  If you get other students in your video, you are required to get their written or verbal permission before posting on social media.  This is for all student protection.  

 

SICK AND BAD WEATHER MAKE UP 

Please remember that if your child misses a class for ANY reason, he or she may make up the class in another similar level class.  Most classes are working hard on recital choreography specific to their class, but your student can learn other routines with similar steps.  This can be FUN and ENCOURAGING to some students and discouraging to others. Speak to your student about that. Ask me what a good class would be for you to come to and maybe we could work on your students dance as well.   

You can make up classes anytime until the end of the season. 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER: 

JAN 20- MLK DAY- YES THERE IS STILL CLASS 🙂 

THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY HAS THEME WEEKS: DRESS ACCORDINGLY 🙂 

FEB 3-7 BEACH WEEK 

FEB 10-14 DISNEY WEEK  

FEB 17- PRESIDENTS DAY- YES THERE IS STILL CLASS 🙂 

FEB 17-21 CRAZY HAIR WEEK  

FEB 24-28 CELEBRATION OF DANCE WEEK AND BRING A FRIEND TO DANCE WEEK 

MAR 30-APRIL 3- SPRING BREAK- NO CLASSES 

APRIL 6 RECITAL TICKETS GO ON SALE 10:00am 

APRIL 11- PICTURES AT THE STUDIO 

APRIL 30- DRESS REHEARSAL 

MAY 9-RECITAL A 11:00AM, RECITAL B 3:30PM 

MAY 11-15 LAST WEEK OF CLASSES- TRY ANY CLASS 

 

Tights, bodysuits and shoes are not included in the cost of the dance costumes.   

If your child’s costume requires tights, we will begin to talk about the need for them in each class along with the necessity for nude bodysuits.  (only with multiple classes and costume changes) YOU CAN ORDER THESE FROM THE STUDIO WEBSITE: SHOP NIMBLEY AND THEY WILL BE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOU.  

Here is the link for tights and nude bodysuits tights for recital 

If you do not have the correct shoes yet, please make it a priority to get those ordered.   

Costumes are starting to come in!  I will hand out costumes to classes when they are ALL in for a class. 

 

 

SUPERBOWL SUBS FOR SALE: 

GAME: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2020 

MAKING SUBS: SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2020 

ORDERS DUE: THURSDAY JAN 30, 2020 

HAM/COLBY JACK OR TURKEY/SWISS $5 EACH OR 12 FOR $50 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather’s Dance Company Picture Schedule Come in the front door only. The back room door will be locked
Saturday April 11, 2020 and curtained for costume changes.
All pictures are at the dance studio. Order Forms will be available in March.
This Class (both columns) AND This Class (Both columns)
9:00am #1 Adv. Lyrical: The Joke
9:15am #2 Mon Tap 2: So Long Toots #3 Adv. Contemporary : Car Radio
9:30am #4 Adv. Hip Hop: Born Again #5 Mon Ballet 2: Playtime Ballet
9:45am #6 Mon. Jazz/HH 2: Dig a Little Deeper #7 Adv. Jazz: Cotton eyed Joe
10:00am #8 Comp Team: Dark Paradise #9 Mon. Tumbling 2: Bop
10:15am #10 Wed Elite Tap: Pour Some Sugar #11 Mon Baton 1: Firework
10:30am #12 Tues. Tap 4: Coffee In a Cardboard Cup #13 Senior Solo: Emma T.
10:45am #14 Tuess Lyrical 4 : Circle of Life #15 Senior Solo: Elise
11:00am #16 Tues HH 4: Salute #17 Senior Solo: Emma C.
11:15am #18 Comp Team: More #19 Senior Solo: Shelby
11:30am #20 Comp Team: Ctrl Alt Delete
11:45am #21 Feel It: Mon Adv HH, Tues HH 4, Thurs HH 3
12:00pm #22 Staff Picture: Teachers/Assistants
12:15pm #23 Disneyland: Blue Suede Shoes
12:30pm #24 Tue Tap 1: Rockin Robbon #25 Tue Pointe: Alice in Wonderland
12:45pm #26 Tue Ballet 1: Happy Working Song #27 Senior Solo: Bri
1:00pm #28 Tue Jazz/HH 1: Ice Cream Dream #29 Fri Ballet Adv.: The Arabian Dance
1:15pm #30 Tue Tumb 1: Gotta Move
1:30pm #31 Wed Pre Dance: Giggles and Wiggles
1:45pm #32 Fri Lyrical Adv.: Young and Beautiful #33 Thurs Lyrical 3: The Right One
2:00pm #34 Wed tumbling 3: Handclap
2:15pm #35 Wed Combo 1/2: Funky Pants Dance #36 Wed Adv/Elite Tumb: Rolling int the Deep
2:30pm #37 Wed Pre Combo: Think Pink
2:45pm #38 Thurs Pre Combo: Bibbity Boppity
3:00pm #39 Thurs Adv Baton: Gameface #40 Thurs Tumb 4: Radioactive
3:15pm #41 Thurs Tap 3: Betty Lou #42 Thurs Adv. Tap: Swing Set
3:30pm #43 Fri Musical theater: Hard Knock Life
4:00pm #44 Thurs Jazz/HH 3:I Like to Win #45 Miss Heather/Miss Kris

PICTURE SCHEDULE APRIL 11, 2020

Posted 1/2/2020

Picture Schedule Link 2020

Heather’s Dance Company Picture Schedule Come in the front door only. The back room door will be locked
Saturday April 11, 2020 and curtained for costume changes.
All pictures are at the dance studio. Order Forms will be available in March.
This Class (both columns) AND This Class (Both columns)
9:00am #1 Adv. Lyrical: The Joke
9:15am #2 Mon Tap 2: So Long Toots #3 Adv. Contemporary : Car Radio
9:30am #4 Adv. Hip Hop: Born Again #5 Mon Ballet 2: Playtime Ballet
9:45am #6 Mon. Jazz/HH 2: Dig a Little Deeper #7 Adv. Jazz: Cotton eyed Joe
10:00am #8 Comp Team: Dark Paradise #9 Mon. Tumbling 2: Bop
10:15am #10 Wed Elite Tap: Pour Some Sugar #11 Mon Baton 1: Firework
10:30am #12 Tues. Tap 4: Coffee In a Cardboard Cup #13 Senior Solo: Emma T.
10:45am #14 Tuess Lyrical 4 : Circle of Life #15 Senior Solo: Elise
11:00am #16 Tues HH 4: Salute #17 Senior Solo: Emma C.
11:15am #18 Comp Team: More #19 Senior Solo: Shelby
11:30am #20 Comp Team: Ctrl Alt Delete
11:45am #21 Feel It: Mon Adv HH, Tues HH 4, Thurs HH 3
12:00pm #22 Staff Picture: Teachers/Assistants
12:15pm #23 Disneyland: Blue Suede Shoes
12:30pm #24 Tue Tap 1: Rockin Robbon #25 Tue Pointe: Alice in Wonderland
12:45pm #26 Tue Ballet 1: Happy Working Song #27 Senior Solo: Bri
1:00pm #28 Tue Jazz/HH 1: Ice Cream Dream #29 Fri Ballet Adv.: The Arabian Dance
1:15pm #30 Tue Tumb 1: Gotta Move
1:30pm #31 Wed Pre Dance: Giggles and Wiggles
1:45pm #32 Fri Lyrical Adv.: Young and Beautiful #33 Thurs Lyrical 3: The Right One
2:00pm #34 Wed tumbling 3: Handclap
2:15pm #35 Wed Combo 1/2: Funky Pants Dance #36 Wed Adv/Elite Tumb: Rolling int the Deep
2:30pm #37 Wed Pre Combo: Think Pink
2:45pm #38 Thurs Pre Combo: Bibbity Boppity
3:00pm #39 Thurs Adv Baton: Gameface #40 Thurs Tumb 4: Radioactive
3:15pm #41 Thurs Tap 3: Betty Lou #42 Thurs Adv. Tap: Swing Set
3:30pm #43 Fri Musical theater: Hard Knock Life
4:00pm #44 Thurs Jazz/HH 3:I Like to Win #45 Miss Heather/Miss Kris

Holiday Hours

No regular classes from December 20th through January 2nd.  Regular classes resume Friday January 3rd.  The studio is open some days for competition team and Disneyland practices.

Anyone wanting to still take advantage of the $2 discount per class for payment received via cash or check by the 5th of the month, the studio is open the following days:

Studio Hours during Christmas Break:
Closed except:
December 30 Open 4:00-8:00pm
January 1 Open 1:00-6:00pm
January 2 Open 6:00-8:00pm
January 3 Open 5:00-9:00pm
regular hours after this

Thanksgiving Break

Reminder that the studio is closed Wednesday- Friday Nov 27-29 for Thanksgiving. No classes. See everyone Monday!

Santa Parade Fri. Dec 6th

 

link to register to participate in the Santa Parade for HDC

Missed in the November newsletter is the important information that the dane studio is participating in the St. Johns Downtown Santa Parade on Friday December 6th.

Line up starts at the courthouse at 5:15 and the parade starts at 5:45pm.  The route is just from the courthouse, down mainstreet to the depot.  We then turn left and go around the block and drop students off as close to the back door to the studio as possible.

We are looking for young students to ride the float!  Ages 6 and under to ride, and also ALL ages to walk behind the float!  To let me know that you plan to participate, please register with the following link.  If something happens and you change your mind, it is fine, I do not track who shows up the evening of the event as it is dark and hectic, but the registration allows me to be sure I have enough, but not too many kids riding the float.

Dancers should dress very warm.  I bring blankets for the float, but it is usually VERY cold.  IF IT IS RAINING- WE WILL NOT PARTICIPATE.  Snow is fine!  Show up behind the courthouse all glowed up!  (I do not provide glow stuff but I bring a few items that I have)  Note that is is dark and crazy back there.  We are not given specific numbers and where to line up but we try to get there early so we can line up right behind the courthouse along the sidewalk.  (our float will be a black Chevy 2500 tool boxes on the side, pulling a 15′ trailer) Look for the studio logo on the back!

Parents are welcome to either A) drop off their student and leave to watch the parade- then pick them up at the dance studio after the parade or B) walk along the route with us.  We do not hand anything out, just wave and look warm and glo!

Students that are in or have been in baton class or tumbling class are encouraged to tumble or twirl glo batons as they walk along the route.  We will have music playing with a short playlist and dancers can dance and boogie along as well.

 

FYI: The Dance at Disneyland team and Competition Teams will be selling hot soup in front of the studio most of the evening and the studio will be open before and after the parade for warming purposes.  It is usually a lovely community event with lots going on downtown.  Lots of stuff to do for the whole family.  It is a great start to the Holiday Season.