2021 January Newsletter

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Happy New Year! 

Wishing you and your family the very best in 2021! As I was gathering my thoughts about what a ride this year has been, my first thought was to make a giant list of all we’ve endured and the many ways we’ve added value to our programs with every challenge thrown at us. Instead, I’d like to speak honestly straight from the heart…

This year has been the hardest year I have ever walked through as a leader. This year bent us, stretched us, and sometimes pinned us to the ground by the throat it seemed. But it did not break us. Instead, it did what all trials do:  It made us stronger and shine brighter.  After all, the same geologic pressure that makes dust also makes diamonds.

I truly feel like we have been able to shine in this time- a light in a darkness that gave our students and families hope in a tumultuous time.  And, although I never would’ve chosen the journey that 2020 took us on, neither would I trade it. Because THIS….this is what we were made for. Learning to solve problems and survive the challenges of life is what we prepare our students for. Helping others out is what we were made for as a community. 

Thank you to each of you for believing in us, I am EAGER to enter 2021 with you all. See you back next week!

Amy

PAJAMA SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone that participated in our annual pajama drive and Benefit Concert, what a success!!  All the participating studios did an amazing job of turning a few heads by collecting a total of 1701 pajamas and 1479 books…WOW!What a great experience we shared together.  We were able to donate to: Safe Harbor in Kaysville, Utah Foster Care Foundation from Ogden to Southern Utah, and Secretly Santas in Bountiful, UT. Great job! 

Congratulations to the following students for meeting the requirements to join our Service Society! Zoey Johnson, Stella Lum, Ruby VanDyke, Aspen Wagner, Aliyah Brunisholz, Sophia Brunisholz, Elexis Grass, Ruby Hurst, Olivia Jensen, Madison Kennedy, Lilly Moore, Emma Nelson, Jessi Nelson, Alyssa Oshiro, Alysia Shaffer, Aubrey Stillman, Lillie Swenson, Lillian VanDyke, Tahlula Warner, Dakota Olsen, Adilynn Short, Carina Brown, Marlie Castagno, Kalli Grayson, Hazel Sirois

FROZEN FRIENDS 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! Only a few spots left!

  • When: January 18th
  • Where: Studio 56 Dance Center, West Murray location
  • CLICK HERE to register
  • We’ll be following current Covid-19 guidelines for businesses and Safer Studio practices for this fun event

AVOIDING WINTER BLUES- PUSHING THROUGH THE COLD WEATHER 

While we can’t stop the snow from falling, we can help our dancers beat the winter blues by warming them up with dance. The winter months are the best time to be attending dance lessons since seasonal depression kicks in and there is not as much outdoor time to be had. Dance lessons get you moving, laughing, and make you forget about those icicles outside for just a little while! If your dancer is struggling to push through and come to class, it’s worth the encouragement! If you can just get them in the door, they are going to have a great time and leave happier!

FALL 2021 ACADEMIC PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT OPENS JANUARY 4TH 

We are now accepting registration for Fall 2021 preschool!  The benefit to our preschool is that it INCLUDES our dance and tumbling classes!  Get it all done in one!  We offer it all and have the BEST TEACHERS around!  Space is limited! LEARN MORE

WELCOMING NEW STUDENTS!

We would like to give a warm welcome to all the new faces.  It is open enrollment time.  Spots are going fast.  If you know of an aspiring dancer send them our way! Pick up a “Care Enough to Share” referral card in the waiting room and get $ off!! Help us spread the word about our amazing program!

NEW ENHANCED CHECK IN PROCESS

When we welcome you into the studio next week, we’ll have a new check-in process. Each student will receive a membership card.  This card needs to be attached to the bag your child brings to class each week. Upon arrival to class or an event they will scan their card to check-in.  This enhanced system will improve our attendance tracking and leave more time for learning in class. If you forget your card, the office can help you sign in. Replacement cards are $5.

PRESCHOOL DANCERS CAN NOW “EARN THEIR WINGS!”

We are excited to continue our fun incentive to help our preschoolers master their SKIPS! When dancers pass off skipping at dance, they will be invited to earn their wings at a “Fairy and Prince Party!” on January 29th.  Start practicing skips at home so they can EARN YOUR WINGS!

HIP HOP CLASSES- SHOE POLICY

Winter is here! 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! 

If you haven’t had a chance to give us a positive review yet, we would love you take one minute to share with others why you love being part of our Studio 56 Dance Center Family. We really appreciate all your support! If you can’t give us a 5-Star rating, please email us your reason so that we can improve. We are continually striving to improve ourselves! Thanks in advance!

FOR PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGED TUMBLING/ACRO STUDENTS

January Stretch of the Month- V sit hold  |  Strength Challenge- Hips

We are so excited this year to have a “stretch of the month” and a “strength challenge” in our acro/tumbling classes! Encourage your child to work on these skills at home to help them improve even faster!  Be more involved by printing off the at-home practice tracker HERE.

FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL DANCERS- JANUARY THEME

In January our theme is “I need a hero.”  Each class will be focused on heroes in our community.  This month we are focusing on:  moving hips from side to side, following directions, echappe, step touch with jump, angry face. We hope you can find time to review these elements with your dancer at home.  It is a great way to get EVERYONE moving!! 

STUDIO FACEBOOK GROUP: Join our studio Facebook group and be a part of our community HERE!  Stay up to date on current events and connect with us!

TEXT REMINDERS: We send text reminders to the first phone number listed on your account.  You can update this anytime in your parent portal.

THANK YOU! A BIG thank you from all our teachers for all the thoughtful Christmas gifts! As always, we want to thank you for your support and appreciate you trusting your children with us! We love working them and look forward to what 2021 has in store!  

UPCOMING EVENTS 2020-21

  • JANUARY
    • 4th Classes Resume
    • 18th NO CLASSES- MLK
  • FEBRUARY
    • 15th NO CLASSES- PRESIDENT’S DAY
  • MARCH
    • 29-31st NO CLASSES- SPRING BREAK 
  • APRIL
    • 1-2nd NO CLASSES- SPRING BREAK
  • MAY
    • 31st NO CLASSES- MEMORIAL DAY
  • JUNE
    • 9th Tumble Exhibition
    • 18-19th Concert Day

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