2022 March Newsletter

COMMUNITY CONNECTION UPDATE:

In February the studio hosted a food drive for the Murray Children’s Pantry.  If you ever want to donate or volunteer some hours, they are always looking for a lending hand.  Check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/murraychildrenspantry

We also had a few wonderful community performances this past month.  We were able to support the Murray and Cottonwood Drill Teams 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.  

We absolutely loved performing for the residents at the Abbington. It was so rewarding to see their happy smiles, clapping along to our songs, and applauding each dancer with so much love. We were also honored to have Shirley Ririe co-founder of Ririe Woodbury Dance Company in attendance. She shared kind words with us, recognizing their beautiful technique and passion for dancing. 

We hope to visit again soon! It was amazing being back in the community sharing what we love most….dancing!



MARCH 11 | STUDIO SPIRIT DAY:

Wear your Studio 56 sweats, jackets, hoodies, or shirts to school on Friday, MARCH 11th to show your Studio 56 SPIRIT!

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


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MARCH 11 PARENTS NIGHT OUT 

We have SO MUCH fun at our event called Parent’s Night Out! Mark your calendar for your FEBRUARY VALENTINE DATE NIGHT and we will take the kids…Friday, March 11 from 6:30-10:30 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 @ 6:45 pm.

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

March 14-18 | WEAR GREEN WEEK!

We invite you wear green to dance in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day the week of March 14-18. This is just for fun! Participation NOT required!

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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. Register for classes in your Parent Portal starting March 1st.



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 2022-23 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 28-APRIL 1 | SPRING BREAK- NO CLASSES

The studio will be closed for Spring Break from March 28-April 1.  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 on 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 #springbreaksplits2022


COMPANY AUDITIONS- JUNE 21-23

If you’re looking for exceptional training and an outlet for dance then mark your calendars with the 2022 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


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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 4: Concert Pictures & Dress Rehearsal @ West Murray
  • June 8: Tumbling Exhibition
  • June 18: Concert

“EXTRA EXTRA DANCE ALL ABOUT IT…. CONCERT 2022!
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 are so excited for dancers to get to perform in concert at Olympus High this year!

All participants are required to submit the Concert 2022 Consent Form. Consents are past due, please get yours in ASAP and we’ll get a costume ordered for you. 

CALLING ALL DADS!

Each year we have a special daddy/daughter dance for the 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 May 7, May 14, May 21, and June 11: times TBA 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.


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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!! 


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