To many of you congratulations and happy last week of school. I know there is a lot going on for all of you this week and the studio is now exception, so refer back to this message at a later date as it contains recital information you will need.
* June tuition is due and thank you, Venmo link attached. Dancers who are on auto pay will have their accounts suspended after this month until dancers re-enroll either in July or the fall. So thank you in advance to all the families on auto-pay.
ATTENTION DANCERS IN Miss Karie's Thursday 6:30-8:30 class, due to graduations her class will be cancelled this week only with a rehearsal after Lion King.
* Rehearsals this Saturday: Mom's Dance 8:30-10:00. (There is still time to join us!).
Lion King-9-2:00- ALL- Bring all costumes and accessories that you have and bring lunch - you will get a break.
Miss Karie's Thursday Level 4 dancers from 2-3:00.
* More: RECITAL UPDATES:
TIckets on sale: use this link and remember prices are higher at the door: https://28393.danceticketing.com/
* Dress rehearsal info is attached to this message - dancers, this is not the show order. The show order can be found at the studio or in previous messages with the cast list previews. Please pay attention and remember both shows are not the same!
* Dancers feel free to bring/wear your costumes in class next week to get familiar with them. It is not required, but if you would like dance in your costumes then you are free to do so. Miss Jordyn would like all of her choreography class dancers to bring a pastel shirt to class and the appropriate footwear to class next Tuesday.
* Sign up in the studio for flowers/Subway and the video link. Parents, I strongly encourage you to purchase the video links to the shows. Please watch the performance, when you video, you miss so much of the whole experience not to mention it distracts the dancers and fellow audience members alike when all the phones go up. The link is attached to this message and you can also find it on the website under recital. The best way to get the link is to sign up directly, but you are welcome to sign up in the studio as well. You can pay through the parent portal or Venmo for the links: $30.00
* and More: Summer and Fall Classes are available on our website. Miss Connie's Tuesday tumbling intensives will sell out so sign up in advance if you want to take her class. Her fee is $100 for the month of July, If you dancer has approval and is interested in the pre-pointe workshop there is also an added fee for supplies. Please sign up in advance to help me prepare your dancer for this experience. Remember, there is no registration fee for the summer and you don't pay until you take classes. Fees are based on our tuition rate of 4 classes for $70.00. The schedule is designed for mix and match and flexibility to take and try new things. In the coming weeks, dancers will be receiving fall recommendation classes with our new schedule, or if you are interested in learning more about placement just ask me. Thank you in advance.
* DISNEY IS A GO! I have had great interest in performing at Walt Disney World next summer and will be moving forward with the audition process. While this week and the looming recital has everyone busy, Dancers who are attending or have a high probabability of performing next June in Walt Disney World, FLorida, please contact the studio for more information and reserve the date of TUESDAY, JUNE 20 from 10-3:00 for audition and video submisison. Per Disney requirements, dancers need to be 7 at the time of the performance to participate. I will reach out to all of you in a separate email with more details.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 - our last classes of our 24th season.
June 15, 16 and 17th dress rehearsal/ performances at Orange Coast College
June 19- July 4- CLOSED FOR SUMMER RECESS
July 5th - SUMMER CLASSES
July 29 - Toy Story Marathon and Disney World Fundrasier at the studio starting at 10:30 a.m. details to follow
July 31- Fall Classes and Nutcracker Boot Camp begin
I think that is all for now, trying to keep it light. Please let me know what I have missed, how many recitals we are doing this June, and if you need anything.
Have a wonderful week and see you all soon or sooner.
Greetings Dancers and Families:
Our studio is again busy with opportunities so kindly read this message and let me know what I have missed and if you need anything.
*** NO REHEARSALS THIS WEEKEND
*** REMINDER WE ARE CLOSED MONDAY FOR MEMORIAL DAY********
* Thank you parents and dancers who came to the Disney meeting last night. From the response and emails it is looking like we are able to move forward with the audition. Please confirm your full commitment by June 10th so I can begin the audition process. All roles in the Greatest Showman are open for casting and auditions will take place once we reach enough dancers to proceed. There are a lot of roles for dancers of all ages, and abilities however dancers participating must be 7, this is a Disney Requirement. Pending Disney approval, the piece is presented like our studio production numbers as once continuous 25 minute performance. Parents if you would like to receive more information email the studio.
* More: Attached to this message is the recital show order. Dancers please check the cast list and show orders as most dancers are in both shows, but not all dances are in both shows... I know a little confusing..... but keeps us moving and keeps the shows from being 4 hours long..... Don't forget tickets are on sale on line.... they go up at the door so get them before the show.
* and More: Sign up in the studio for pre-sale flowers, $6.00, $9.00 Subway and Video links $30 each show..... ( I am working with Jordyn and the videographer to smooth out the distribution of the links but the links have been received very favorably!
* Still More: Our summer classes and now, tentative fall classes are available on line. Dancers you are able to register for fall which will start July 31.... I know,,, it's still summer. Our Nutcracker Boot Camp is back again by popular demand, July 31- August 4th. Dancers in Ballet II and up or with approval. Dancers need not attend the boot camp to be a part of the performance, but a little different this year is the repertoire class will continue this fall with Nutcracker rehearsals and repertoire. Dancers can take the repertoire class and learn choreography even if they are unable to or do not want to perform Fees include boot camp and costumes. https://app.thestudiodirector.com/danceworksoforangecoun/portal.sd
* Saturday, June 3 - 9-2:00 -Lion King dancers - everyone dress rehearsal for costumes that you have . Bring lunch you will get a break.
* Saturday, June 3 - Mom's Dance rehearsal- 8:30-10:00- it's not too late to join us; your Lion King dancers can come early and get ready for rehearsal with you.....- check the cast list in the matinee to make sure I added everyone correctly.
* Dress rehearsal at Orange Coast College Thursday, June 15 - schedule attached.
* Show Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17th.
* Tuesday June 20 potential Disney audition for June 2024 performance
* Saturday, July 29th Toy Story Movie Marathon... friends welcome,,, stay for one or all 4 movies... more information coming as this event will help support our Disney Team.
* TOY STORY: A FRIEND IN ME: Ballet soloist auditions Saturday, September 9 10-12:00. Dancers need to be enrolled in Ballet 2 or higher to be a soloist .
* Winter recital January 27, 2024.
on a side note, anyone know my favorite ride at Disneyland?
Thank you all for reading and see you all soon or sooner.
Hello Dancers and Families:
Happy Wednesday! Here is the news for this week.
Ballet Repertoire and Lion King students if you did not get a previous message from me please let me know.
* RECITAL TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT NOON! Ticket prices are higher at the door so get them before the show. Seats are assigned and there is handicap seating. If you have not been to this theater before, please know that there are no steps inside the auditorium and the seats are on an incline, additionally children 2 and under are free.
You will need this link: https://28393.danceticketing.com/
More: Mom's rehearsal will take place this Saturday from 9-10:00 with Miss Karie and then again on May 20 and June 10 from 9-10:00. Come and join in the fun! Learn a short dance to perform in the matinee, easy I promise!
and More: Our summer classes are posted on line including Miss Connie's tumbling intensive which is back for July only. Feel free to register your dancer and pay at the time of class. Fees posted for July may not reflect the actual number of classes your dancer attends. Our summer schedule is short this year with Fall classes starting July 31. I expect this schedule to be posted by the end of the month. The teachers and I will be meeting to discus fall placements and your dancer will get a suggested fall schedule in the coming weeks. If you have any questions on this just let me know.
and still More: DISNEY WORLD JUNE 2024! If you are interested in learning about a performance opportunity to the Greatest Showman in Walt Disney World for next summer, I invite you to come to an informational meeting next Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30. Come find out what I have been working on for the past 2 + years! Disney requires dancers to be 7 years old at the time of the performance for the purposes of planning. This is replacing our New York trip and performance. If you are unable to attend the meeting but would like to be added to the interest list please let me know.
Finally, we will be closed on MONDAY, May 29 fro Memorial Day, weekend classes will be held.
I think that is all for this week so thank you for reading and let me know what I have missed; brownie points if you know how many seniors we have graduating this season.
See you all soon or sooner.
Hello Dancers and Families:
I hope this message finds you well.
Lion King Dancers, you should have received a previous message from me so if you didn't please let me know and thank you.
* Rehearsals this Saturday - LION KING - Check your message.
* Attached to this message is the dress rehearsal and ticket information for the June recital. Tickets go on sale next week, May 19th starting at NOON. Seats are assigned and children 2 and under a free. Please get your tickets in advance as prices are higher at the door. Information can be found on the dress rehearsal form and will be sent out and posted on our social media accounts during the next weeks Wednesday email.
and MORE: Attention Mom's who will be joining us by performing in the matinee. This notice is for you!
The first rehearsal will take place on Saturday, May 20, from 9-10:00. Additional rehearsals will be held on Saturday, June 3, 9-10:00 and Saturday, June 10, 9-10:00 - EASY! For planning purposes, mom's you will be dancing in the matinee only, Act 2, the second dance, so you will be able to enjoy the matinee with your families, and then comeback stage at intermission. I will give you more information at the first meeting. Thank you in advance and hope to see you then.
Don't forget our summer classes start July 5 and are posted online. Miss Connie's tumbling is back for July only on Tuesday nights and is limited to 10 dancers per session. Sign up early because she always fills up. Non Dance Works dancers are welcome to join current students but a registration fee is required, so fee free to bring your friends. Remember fees are based on our current tuition rates with the exception of our Pre-Pointe 2 day intensive, (there is a materials fee, and Miss Connie's tumbling.) Dancers, if you register online payment is not due until classes start as rates will be adjusted as necessary. On a side note, dancers who are on auto pay and are taking the summer or a few months off, our auto payment plans are paused and in some cases purged until dancers re-enroll classes so not to worry. Fall classes will be starting on Monday, July 31 - this is for several reasons which include school schedules and tuition weeks.
I anticpate our fall class schedule to be posted by the end of May and dancers, you will be receiving in the mail after the recital class recommendations to help you with registration.
Thank you all for reading and please let me know what I have missed. Could you tell me what is the date of our June 15 dress rehearsal day....................
See you all soon or sooner.
Hello Dancers and Families:
I hope everyone is having a great week.
As my family is in town from out of state I am in and out of the office these next few days so if you have any questions or need assistance please ask your teacher or email me for a quicker response.
NO CLASSES OR REHEARSALS THIS SATURDAY! The parking lot is being resurfaced.
Due to the parking lot closure, we will be having a Lion King rehearsal this Friday for everyone who is available from 5-7:00.
* Don't forget May Tuition is due, feel free to pay by Venmo or through the parent portal.
* snd More: The summer schedule is now available. See our portal or the studio for schedules. Miss Connies Tumbling is back with 2 sessions on Tuesdays.
That is all for this week so thank you for reading. Who knows where I am going today?
Please let me know what I have missed and if you nee anything.