2021 March Newsletter

COMMUNITY CONNECTION UPDATE:

In February the studio hosted a food drive for the Murray Children’s Pantry.  Following the delivery of or donations we were invited to come in and lend a hand sorting weekend packs for children and families.  If you ever want to make a donation or volunteer some hours they are always looking for a lending hand.  Check them out on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/murraychildrenspantry

This past month we were also able to support the Murray Drill Team by having our Company Dancers perform as fillers at their year-end showcase.  We loved cheering them on, especially some of our own Studio 56 alumni.

MARCH 12 | STUDIO SPIRIT DAY:

Wear your Studio 56 sweats, jackets, hoodies, or shirts to school on Friday, MARCH 12th to show your Studio 56 SPIRIT!

We have some items in the studio store if you need to pick up some new gear!

March 15-19 | WEAR GREEN WEEK!

We invite you wear green to dance in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day the week of March 15-19. This is just for fun! Participation NOT required!

SUMMER DANCE- BIG REVEAL! Registration for summer classes and camps opens on March 1st! Keep your kids moving this summer and join us for classes! Space is limited. View the summer guide HERE.

TUTU TESTING FOR OUR 4-5YR OLD PRESCHOOLERS

We would like to invite all of our Preschool Dancers that are going to be attending Kindergarten in Sept of 2021 to join us for TUTU TESTING.  Come show off everything you know and earn a TUTU for TERRIFIC TENDUS and more!   

When:  Friday, March 19 at 6 or 6:30 pm 

Where: West Murray Studio 

Cost:                $10/dancer and will process at the time of registration, please proceed through the pay page 

Sign up here: Go to the parent portal select enroll in a class, pick the Workshop/Special Event season, follow the prompts.

STRETCH TESTING FOR STAR AND COMPANY STUDENTS

Come TEST your flexibility…  We are holding an event to help our dancers track their flexibility.  Dancers will be required to demonstrate wall straddle stretch as well as right and left splits.  Dancers will receive a key chain tracker to help them mark their progression.

When:  Friday March 19 @ 6 and 6:30pm

Where: West Murray Studio 

Cost:    $5/dancer will process at the time of registration, please proceed through the pay page 

Sign up here: Go to the parent portal  select enroll in a class, pick the Workshop/Special Event season, follow the prompts

 NEW HOT PINK CLASS BAG! Snag one today for only $10 in the online store. They’re so soft, the perfect size, and best of all… they are washable!

WHAT PROGRESS LOOKS LIKE IN DANCE: Achievements in dance can be seen in small ways and big ones, and we advocate for celebrating both!  In our experience at Studio 56 Dance Center, progress is much more about the personal wins than it is about the name or number of your child’s class level.  Click HERE to read about what progress looks like in dance!

FALL ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN FOR ACADEMIC PRESCHOOL! 

We are now accepting registration for Fall 2021-22 preschool!  The benefit to our preschool is that it INCLUDES our dance and tumbling classes!  Get it all done in one!  There is no reason to sign up for separate dance, tumbling, and preschool programs!  We offer it all and have the BEST TEACHERS around!  Little Learners ignites a child’s mind and awakens a passion for learning and movement that will last a lifetime. Space is limited! www.littlelearnersutah.com

 MARCH 22-26 | PARENT PEEK WEEK

Our second peek week this year will be March 22-26. We are super excited to give these kids another chance to demonstrate the progress they’ve made so far this year to their families. Watch for an email with details for how to join us on Zoom for the peek-in when it gets closer!

MARCH 29-APRIL 2 | SPRING BREAK- NO CLASSES

The studio will be closed for Spring Break March 29-April 2.  Enjoy your time off!  As a reminder, tuition is based on the season regardless of how many weeks are in a given month.  Monthly tuition is calculated based off the total number of classes during the year, split into equal monthly payments.

Stay connected with us! Show us your best “spring break splits” wherever you are! Tag @studio56dance in your Facebook/Instagram posts and stories and use the hashtag #springbreaksplits2021

COMPANY AUDITIONS- JUNE 23-25

If you’re looking for exceptional training and an outlet for dance then mark your calendars with the 2021 Studio 56 Dance Center Company summer dates! Our company program is for dancers who want to be challenged to reach their full potential.  Find more info HERE

As the season progresses additional concert information or updates will be posted on the website, in monthly newsletters and on the school bulletin board. Make it your responsibility to keep abreast of this important information. Our goal is to make the recital an organized, exciting experience for everyone involved. The success of the show is a team effort of students, their parents, the teachers, and the director.

IMPORTANT RECITAL DATES:

  • June 5: Concert Pictures & Dress Rehearsal @ West Murray
  • June 9: Tumbling Exhibition
  • June 19 & 20: Concert

“THE SHOW MUST GO ON!” CONCERT 2021!
Classes will start learning their dances this month!  Dances will be based on inspiring songs to stay strong, look forward and move ahead.  Please do everything you can to have good attendance!  We so excited for dancers to get to perform in socially-distanced mini recitals at Viewmont High School this year!

All participants are required to submit the Concert 2021 Consent FormConsents are past due, please get yours in ASAP and we’ll get a costume ordered for you. 

CALLING ALL DADS!

Each year we have special daddy/daughter dance for concert! Dancers and dads of all ages are invited to join us for this special occasion!  It isn’t too late to sign up.  CLICK HERE if you would like to participate and include dad’s shirt size. (Moms, feel free to volunteer your husbands!)  The participation fee is $30 and includes a shirt and all rehearsals. You are not required to attend all rehearsals, and we will share the practice video link to you from Dropbox.

Practices are held on Saturday mornings at the West Murray studio on April 17, May 1, May 22, and June 12.

This dance is open to ALL our students. You DO NOT want to miss this!

FOR PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGED TUMBLING/ACRO STUDENTS:

March Stretch of the Month- Lunge  |  Strength Challenge- Handstand

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- MARCH THEME

In March our theme is “Leavin on a Jet Plane.”  Each class will be traveling to a fun destination from Hawaii to Mexico. This month we are focusing on Passé (ballet and jazz), toe-heel rocks, chasse, balance, hands to self and sad 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!! 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

MARCH

  • 19th | Tutu Testing- for Pre-K dancers entering kindergarten in the fall
  • 22-26th | In-Class Parent Observation Week
  • 29-31st | NO CLASSES- SPRING BREAK 

APRIL

  • 1-2nd | NO CLASSES- SPRING BREAK

MAY

  • 31st | NO CLASSES- MEMORIAL DAY

JUNE

  • 5th | Concert Pictures and Dress Rehearsal
  • 9th | Tumbling Exhibition
  • 18-19th | Concerts

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