2021 December Newsletter

Dear Studio 56 Dance Families,

Happy Holidays! Wishing you and your family the very best this season. We enjoy the opportunity to work with your family and love teaching your children!

SAFER STUDIO GUIDELINES: Thank you for continuing to follow the guidelines and helping us to remain a Safer Studio. Parents, thank you for keeping kids home if they are not well, and for your enhanced efforts to practice good hygiene. As we are going into regular cold and flu season, it is important that we continue our combined efforts to follow these guidelines.  Please continue to monitor your children and do not send them to class if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, etc.  Sending a child with symptoms to class in a mask is not an acceptable solution. Please keep children home when they are sick. We appreciate your enhanced awareness and efforts in keeping our students and faculty healthy.

TIS THE SEASON! Please take a minute and post a positive review on Google and/or Facebook for us! Your kind comments really help prospective customers to feel more confident in choosing us. We will be forever grateful to you. Thank you in advance for helping us out! We appreciate your support so much.

Studio 56 Dance Center

Little Learners Preschool

Your feedback is of the utmost importance to Studio 56 Dance Center & Little Learners Preschool. We are constantly striving to provide the ideal experience for our studio families, and your input helps us to define that experience. If you ever have any concerns or suggestions, please email us @ [email protected] Thank you!

JAN 17 FROZEN FRIEND DANCE CAMP

Who has a kiddo that loves Frozen? Register to attend our Frozen Friends Camp and we will give you an elegantly wrapped box with an ice blue tutu and special invitation to put under the tree this Christmas

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

  • When: January 17th, 9:00-10:30, or 9:30-11
  • Where: Studio 56 Dance Center, West Murray⁠ location
  • To purchase tickets: Visit our online events by clicking here
  • *Space is limited; availability will be a 1st come 1st serve, no refunds or exchanges. 
  • Gift boxes will be available for pick up Dec 6-18 @ West Murray

CLICK HERE to register your dancer for our Frozen Camp!

Dec 6-15: PARENT PROGRAMS 

We are very excited for you to join us for a “Holiday In-Class Parent Program” Your students will join us for regular class this day, you will join us for the parent portion only. 

To help with the flow of traffic, please drop off your student and return promptly 2min before your program time noted above.  

This is an amazing opportunity for parents to see what their students are learning and how they are progressing. Below are a few guidelines to keep in mind while participating:

  • ONLY ONE or TWO adults per student will be allowed into the classroom.  
  • Please lower voice volume upon entering our waiting areas and studios.
  • Seating and space is extremely limited, come prepared to sit on the floor or stand.
  • Please refrain from distractions that will disrupt learning.
  • We expect all observers to treat the classes like a performance, recording or photography is strictly prohibited.
  • Please turn off all electronic devices before entering our studios.
  • Please do not bring infants or other children into class.

We sent a personalized class email out this week showing your day and time of your program. We’ll also be sending a text reminder the morning of to the primary phone listed on your account!)

View the schedule HERE or refer to the holiday program email for your child’s class performance date and join them for this extra special end-of-class presentation!  

DEC 10 – LAST DAY TO TURN IN PAJAMAS AND BOOKS FOR OUR WINTER SERVICE PROJECT

Our annual pajama and book drive is going on now! Our project will help support Utah Foster Care and several other local Utah charities.  We are collecting new pajamas and books at both studios until December 10th. We hope you will join us in this cause!

So many of us have grown up with the tradition of opening up a new pair of pajamas every Christmas Eve.  Kids love pajamas! We felt like giving pajamas to other children was a way to help even our youngest dancers grasp the concept of giving.  We have been collecting pajamas and books for the Utah Foster Care Foundation and several other local charities every year since.  They are always so excited to see us and so grateful for new jammies right in time for the holidays!  This event has been a wonderful way to create more holiday spirit in our students and share a little dancing joy at the same time! 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  • Donate new books and pajamas size preemie to adult. Drop donations off at the studio. Items can be handed to any teacher at pick up or drop off next time you are at the studio.
  • We are also collecting monetary donations which will go towards more jammies and books! Bring in cash or Venmo donations to @danceforlife and include the dancers name so the amount can go toward their service society recognition!
  • Invite others to donate! We want to involve as many people in our community as we can. Share this letter with families and friends this holiday.

What is Service Society? The pajama and book drive is our “Winter Project” and an opportunity for dancers to qualify to become a member of the “Studio 56 Dance Service Society.”  To meet the qualifications for Service Society, a dancer needs to donate 10 pairs of pajamas, or 20 books, or $50 in cash donations. We will also accept a combination of the three donations (ex. 5 pjs and 10 books).  We want to encourage students to put their hearts into this by asking friends and family to get involved and donate towards our project.  Students who meet the donation requirements will be recognized for their service with a certificate. These credentials will acknowledge their involvement in a good cause and will look amazing on future college scholarship applications and resumes! We are so excited to have a program within our studio to help teach our students the importance of service and community involvement! To get credit for your donations be sure to fill out the form on the clipboard next to the donation box!


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DEC 15: CONCERT CONSENT FORMS ARE DUE

We are starting to plan for our year-end Concert (June 17-18) and Tumbling Exhibition (June 8). Please make sure you’ve filled out the consent form to participate. 

Concert costumes must be ordered months in advance, so we’re moving forward to continue using the end-of-year performance as a tool to build confidence and provide a sense accomplishment to our students- even if that still has to look a little differently than we would like it to. We hope you’ll join us in this celebration of a successful year of hard work!  

We’ve already been busy this past month getting dancers sized for costumes and now we’re getting ready to place orders over the next few weeks! If you have NOT filled out your consent to participate in the concert, please fill it out by this Wednesday, December 1st.  Watch for the Concert Theme reveal coming soon too!

Not sure if you have registered for the concert?  You can see your concert registration by logging into your online account.

  1. Click account login
  2. Click the drop down menu (hamburger icon) in the top left corner
  3. View all my classes
  4. There you will see the enrollment for concert pay in full or 7 installments
  5. First installment payments for the concert process on December 1st or upon consent if after the 1st. 

Not sure what Concert is all about? Click here to see our highlight video!

CLICK HERE to head over to the online consent form to view details and submit the participation form.

DEC 13-17: HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEK!

Let’s have some fun and get into the Christmas spirit! December 13-1 will be Christmas spirit week for our development and Company classes! See below for our fun dress-up themes and activities this week! Prizes will be given for creativity and stand-out outfits throughout the week.


DEC 17 PARENTS NIGHT OUT – DROP AND SHOP

We have SO MUCH fun at our event called Parent’s Night Out! Mark your calendar for your DECEMBER DATE NIGHT and we will take the kids…Friday, December 17th from 6-10 pm!! We have lots of fun activities planned for the kids and you can enjoy a night out child-free!  Only $20 per child ages 3 and up (must be potty trained). We will be serving Pizza @ 6:30 pm.

Sign up in your parent portal or use our quick form on our website.


DEC 20 – JAN 2: STUDIO CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK

We hope you all have a wonderful December! Our schedule stays the same when we return on January 3rd. The classes you are currently registered for will continue through June 2022. NOTE: We charge the same amount every month for convenience and consistency to our families. Holidays and studio closures are factored into the season’s tuition amount and is then broken into even monthly payments.


BUN DRAWING

We loved seeing so many buns in Stars classes (school-aged ballet/jazz) last month! Keep coming with proper hair to class and earn a ticket each week for the bun raffle! Tickets will be entered into a raffle where we will announce 3 winners per studio each month for a special prize! We’ll draw new winners each month through June! To earn a ticket your dancer must:

  • Have her hair in a secure ballet bun (not a doorknob bun)
  • Use a hairnet
  • Use bobby pins to secure bun

WATCH THIS TUTORIAL ON HOW TO DO A BALLET BUN

FOR PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGED TUMBLING STUDENTS | Superman – Straddle

We want you to join us in our monthly strength and stretch challenge!  Each month we have a new challenge we are working on.  You can print it out and track your progress at home.  In the last week of the month, we will “test” our students in class and see if they can meet the goals for their age!    

CLICK HERE for this Month’s Challenge


FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL DANCERS

We are excited to have a new theme each month just for preschool dancers!  This month our theme is “From My Heart to Yours“ We will be singing and dancing to holiday tunes while working on our routine for the holiday show. We encourage you to get involved and have them practice their skills at home!  This month we are focusing on gallops, head isolations, 6th position, shoulder isolations, toe touches, and sharing.  


HOLIDAY GIFTS

We can help you out this time of year! Great stocking stuffers could be new tights or dance shoes! We have limited studio beanies, hoodies, and water bottles available on our ONLINE STORE!  

Shop online and pick it up at the studio the next time you are in!


HIP HOP CLASSES- SHOE POLICY

With winter weather approaching, we need to remind you that we CANNOT have wet, salty, muddy shoes stepping onto our dance floor. Please carry your hip hop shoes into the studio and change into them before you enter the classroom.  You will be asked to dance with no shoes if you don’t have a dry pair! Thank you!

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