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|