COMMUNITY CONNECTION UPDATE:
Our Performing Company students wrapped up their competition season this past weekend. We’ve had some amazing wins that were not just based on scores. We are so grateful we had the opportunity to shine on stage this season.
MAY 1-5 TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
The first week in May is Teacher Appreciation Week! Aren’t Our teachers at Studio 56 Dance Center and Little Learners Preschool AMAZING?!? We are excited to have a week to show our teachers how much we appreciate them! We hope you’ll join us in our efforts to make this week special for our teachers who do so much for our kids!
A little note for their teacher. This small act is something that makes a big difference! They love getting special notes from their students! This time of year is very busy for teachers, so a sweet note can give them the extra boost of energy they need! You can drop your letters in a basket at both locations.
We look forward to showering our teachers with kind words and love from their students.
SPRING SERVICE PROJECT – DONATIONS TO THE ABBINGTON SENIOR LIVING CENTER
For our spring service project, we invite all our students to help collect and donate items for our friends at The Abbington Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. They need small prizes for Bingo and other competitive games they play. They also enjoy any pictures or letters you would like to create for them.
Some ideas for donations:
- Travel size lotions
- Word searches
- Fabric scarves
- Dollar store seasonal decor
- Single-serving treats (ex. Wrapped Cookies, granola bars, crackers, chips, mints, gum, small bags of candy, little Debbie treats, nuts, pretzels)
We will be collecting donations until May 17th. Thank you for helping spread our Good Vibes from Studio 56 Dance Center to our community!
DANCING B SCHOLARSHIP
Now accepting applications for the Dancing B Scholarship. Studio 56 will be offering a $500 Scholarship to a student for tuition for the 2023/24 season. This Scholarship will be in honor of one of our dancers that passed away named Brooklyn Holladay. The scholarship is available to students 4 years and older. Application and scholarship details can be found on the WEBSITE PORTAL by clicking on Dancing B Scholarship.
DANCER FUNDRAISER – SEEKING SPONSORS
We are looking for Sponsors! All students and parents have the opportunity to purchase and sell ads, and 40% of all ads sold will be credited back to the student’s account in June. Participation is not required. All ad space forms are due June 3rd. CLICK HERE for pricing, details, and ad submission.
SUMMER DANCE! Registration for summer classes and camps is NOW OPEN! Keep your kids moving this summer and join us for classes! Space is limited. View the summer guide and register 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 concert 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 CONCERT DATES:
- June 3: Concert Pictures & Dress Rehearsal
- June 7: Tumbling Exhibition
- June 17: Concert
START PRACTICING AT HOME
Music and practice videos can be found HERE. Teachers would LOVE to have their students practicing at home using videos and music as much as possible. If your child’s dance is missing the video, please check back later, we are loading them as soon as we have them!
This year’s Finale for the Concert will be performed by all STAR and COMPANY students. You will be learning this routine in your Choreography classes this month. We are going to be wearing our Concert shirts over our costume. Preschoolers will also make a final bow!
WHAT SHOW AM I PERFORMING IN?
Showtimes were emailed out a couple of weeks ago. They have also been posted to your family account. Please visit our WEBSITE PORTAL and log in to your PARENT PORTAL. Click the navigator on the top left and select “view my performances”
We have 2 days of shows. Some of you may be performing in more than one show. Please check your account and make sure you find ALL of your routines.
- Wednesday, June 7 Tumbling Exhibition
- Friday, June 16 Company Showcase
- Saturday, June 17 Concert 10am Show, 11:45am Show, 1:30pm Show
TICKETS TO THE SHOW GO ON SALE MAY 1 AT 8AM
Tickets go on sale on May 1st at 8 am, online ONLY.
Tickets purchased in advance are $12 Silver, $14 Gold, $16 Premium.
Tickets purchased the day of the show will be $16 at the door for any available seats.
Seating is reserved; doors will remain closed until 30min before showtime. No one ages 3 and older is admitted to the show without a ticket. Infants and children who may have a hard time remaining seated during the entire performance should not attend.
If your family is performing in multiple shows on performance day we will contact you in advance with special accommodations for your tickets.
DRESS REHEARSAL AND CLASS PICTURES – TIME TO REGISTER FOR PICTURES
(ONLY FOR THOSE PERFORMING IN JUNE 17 CONCERT, included in your performance package)
We are holding a dress rehearsal and class pictures on June 3rd. This event will take place at Mid-Valley Performing Art Center. We are still awaiting picture times from our photographer. As soon as we have them we will send an update email and details will be posted to your family account. At that time you will visit our WEBSITE PORTAL and log in to your PARENT PORTAL. Click the navigator on the top left and select “View my performances”
Several of you are in more than one routine. Please pay close attention to the times. A packing list and online order link will follow prior to pictures.
Can dads and dancers have their pictures taken? YES, when registering your dancer, you will add on the dad dance picture option. They will get their picture taken when they are there for group pictures. Remember to bring your concert shirt and black bottoms for your dancer. Dads will wear their concert shirt and Levi pants with tennis shoes.
CONCERT GIFTS FOR YOUR STUDENT
We are excited to offer some concert gifts for your dancers. Use this form to order FLOWERS, BACKPACKS, CANDY BOUQUETS, ROSES, and LOVE NOTES. Payment is due at the time your order is placed. Orders are due by June 3rd and will be available for pick up at the recital.
DAD’S DANCE REHEARSALS START IN MAY
See your assigned rehearsal times, performance times, and access the practice videos here: https://sites.google.com/studio56dance.com/concertinformation/menu/dad-dance
CONCERT COSTUME PICK UP DETAILS
Costume details for each class are posted in the FINAL CONCERT INFORMATION: https://studio56dance.com/portal/, click the concert info button.
Costumes pick-up will take place May 20 & 23 @ West Murray. Students with account balances will NOT receive costumes until they have been paid.
- Saturday, May 20, 10:00-2:00pm
- Tuesday, May 24th, 6:30-8:30 pm
COMPANY AUDITIONS- JUNE 19-21
If you’re looking for exceptional training and an outlet for dance, mark your calendars with the 2023 Studio 56 Dance Center Company summer dates! Our company program is for dancers who want to be challenged to reach their full potential. View or Company Info Kit here! Or email the office with any questions!
FOR PARENTS OF SCHOOL-AGED TUMBLING/ACRO STUDENTS
May Stretch of the Month- Back/bridge | Strength Challenge- Burpees
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- MAY THEME
In MAY our theme is “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.” As April showers bring May flowers we will leap over rain puddles, while we dance in the rain! This month we are focusing on: skips, leaps, 3-step turns, developing memory, paying attention, arabesque, 3rdposition, self-confidence and contractions. We hope you can find time to review these elements with your dancer at home. It is a great way to get EVERYONE moving!!