2023 January Newsletter

Happy New Year!

As we move forward into the New Year, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come and where we’re going at Studio 56 Dance Center. It’s been 21.5 years since we started this program. It has been quite the journey. 

We are honored to share our passion with today’s youth and value the continued support we receive from our dance family.  As the circle of life continues, we have enjoyed seeing so many of our alumni return to us with their children, allowing us to share our love for movement with the next generation. 

We believe that every child needs a home away from home.  A place where students have the opportunity to express themselves and grow in a positive, challenging, and uplifting environment all while participating in the Art of Dance! We continue to focus on our primary objective of building self-esteem while creating talented dancers.   Our goal is to encourage the development of important life skills- Teamwork, Dedication, Responsibility, Leadership, and Strong Self Image.

We’re proud of our dancers, teams, instructors, athletes, and staff.

Soon, we will be gearing up for an expansion of our West Murray location.  It’s been a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to get us to this point.  To say am eager to get the ball rolling would be an understatement. I would like to express my appreciation for your patience as we baby step ourselves through this process, this will be our first experience managing a project while staying open for business. I am committed to trying to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible.

With that being said, bring on 2023!!  We will continue to shape the culture which gave us our start. This is the beginning of a new year and we can’t wait to get to work.

Personally, want to thank you for your continued love and support!

Ms. 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 1026 pajamas, 618 books, 375 socks and $2,485!…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 Provo, Christmas Box House, Murray Children’s Pantry and McMillian and Horizon Elementary Schools. Great job! 

Congratulations to the following students for meeting the requirements to join our Service Society! Leo Pope, Harper Woodruff, Paityn Rock, Lilly Moore, Gracie Oldroyd, Aubrey Stillman, Jewel Fernley, Koya Stokoe, Aliyah Brunisholz, Sophia Brunisholz, Emma Nelson, Jessi Nelson, Alyssa Oshiro, Nyla Woolstenhulme, Elexis Grass, Bronson Brothers, Lillian VanDyke, Ruby VanDyke, Marley Hoyt, Owen Johnson, Avery DeHerrera, Lula Warner, Scotty Hankins, Madison Kennedy, Amelia King, Suzie Lund, Cadence Lund, Monroe Hill, Indie Hill, & Hazel Sirois


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!


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!


We are now accepting registration for Fall 2023 preschool!  The benefit of 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


Let’s have a little FUN this month!  It’s Sprit week Jan 10-14!!  

  • Monday, DECADE Day: Send your student dressed up in styles from any decade.
  • Tuesday, CARTOON DAY: Send your student dressed up as their favorite cartoon. 
  • Wednesday, PAJAMA DAY: Send your student to class in their PJ’s today!
  • Thursday, TEACHER LOOK A LIKE DAY: Dress like your teacher today.
  • Friday, Sports/fitness day: Studio 56 Swag, dress in your favorite team jersey t-shirt 


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


  • When: January 16th, 10:30-12:00
  • Where: Studio 56 Dance Center, West Murray⁠ location
  • To purchase tickets: https://forms.gle/eDwsJsXYgqMKW9SVA
  • *Space is limited; availability will be a 1st come 1st serve, no refunds or exchanges. 
  • Gift boxes will be available for pick up Dec 12-16 @ West Murray

CLICK HERE to register your dancer for our Frozen Camp!


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 27th.  Start practicing skips at home so they can EARN YOUR WINGS!

Don’t miss out on the chance to twirl your little lady on the dance floor! Fathers, grandfathers, and uncles are invited to spend a magical evening with their little princess. Don’t forget to dress to impress for the photo booth!

  • Ballroom class!
  • Dessert station!
  • Photo Booth!

$30 per couple

$5 for additional daughters (email office to add on a sibling)

Pre-registration is preferred

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

Please Note: This event is separate from our “Dad Dance” that many of you have signed up to participate in at our year-end concert Saturday, June 17th


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.


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!! 

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! 

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 2023 has in store!  

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