2022 October Newsletter

MEMBERSHIP PACKET

Each student needs to have a completed membership form on file to attend class. Students with missing forms will be asked to observe class until their form has been submitted. Thank you for your help!!  If you have not submitted your form you can do that here: https://app.hellosign.com/s/4JWOHLlX


HEALTH AND WELLNESS

The health of our staff, students, and families has always been our highest priority. Studio 56 Dance & Little Learners Preschool follows the Safer Studio guidelines, which prioritize a hierarchy of safety and wellness measures.  As a reminder as we are going into regular cold and flu season, it is important that we continue our combined efforts to follow these guidelines.  Please continue to monitor your children and do not send them to class if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, etc.  Thank you so much for everyone’s enhanced awareness and efforts in keeping our dancers healthy. 

Sending a child with symptoms to class in a mask is not an acceptable solution. Please keep children home when they are sick. 


OCT 7 | PARENTS NIGHT OUT

We have SO MUCH fun at our event called Parent’s Night Out! Mark your calendar for your OCTOBER DATE NIGHT and we will take the kids…Friday, October 7th from 6-10pm!! 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 @ 6:30pm.

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


OCT 12-15 (WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY) *NO CLASSES FOR FALL BREAK*

OCT 28 | HALLOWEEN BASH – TRUNK OR TREAT

Join us for this fun community event!  Come in your costume ready to trick or treat and have a costume parade!

When: Friday, October 28 Trunk or Treat set up at 5:30pm, guests arrive 6:30pm

Who: Studio 56 Students and the community

Where:  West Murray Studio 170 W Winchester St. 

What:  We need volunteers to decorate their trunks for the Halloween BASH!!

If you as a parent would be willing to donate your decorated car please RSVP at the link below! We are also accepting candy and small toy donations for the Trunk or Treat starting Oct 3RD at both studios.

It is going to be SPOOKTACULAR!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO BRING A DECORATED CAR


OCT 28 | HAUNTED HOUSE

Following our annual Trunk-or-Treat on Friday, October 28 we will be heading to Castle of Chaos with the BIG KIDS!   

Here are the details:

  • Meet at West Murray at 8:45 pm
  • We will carpool to Castle of Chaos 7980 S State Street, Midvale at 9:00 pm
  • Following our scary good time, we will carpool back to the studio for pick up

Who: Any of the kiddos and parents that are up for a good scare (we suggest 12+)

What:  RSVP and pay by Oct 14th.  Don’t miss out, we will be booking a reservation for our group, and closing this sign-up!

We are reserving and paying in advance, and have to schedule a timeslot. There are no refunds for no-shows or late arrivals.  

CLICK HERE TO RSVP and Pay


THE CONCERT: WHAT IS IT AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? 

You’ve heard us talking about it.  You’ve seen it mentioned on our website and in our emails.  You know there’s a lot of excitement around it… but what exactly IS the concert?  Find out more HERE.

JUNE CONCERT – JUNE 17, 2023: A big part of dance training includes learning through performance! Our June Concert offers our students a professionally directed performance that allows them to present to their families and friends the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress. The Parent Guide includes all performance details. 

At the time of registration, you should have submitted the waiver that included details about our June Concert payments. To see if your child is registered to participate go to your parent portal HERE. Select “View All My Classes” in the top left navigation. Your registration in the event will show there.  The automatic performance deposit of $75 for dancers or $55 for Tumblers only will process on Oct 16. 

If you have not submitted your form, you can do that here: https://app.hellosign.com/s/4JWOHLlX


HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE: “CHRISTMAS COOKIE SOCIAL” DEC 17, 2022 @ WEST MURRAY STUDIO

Our in-studio Christmas Cookie Social offers students a low-key, fun, and simple performance that allows them to get time in front of an audience to help them become more comfortable performing! Participation includes a cookie (of course), and a simple costume accessory rental (skirt, tutu, hat, etc.) given to dancers when they arrive. Stars dancers will wear their class uniform as their base costume. Preschool/Pre-K dancers need a black leotard for their base costume.

  • Participation is $30 and families will sign up online for a show time.
  • Free admission for up to 2 spectators per participant.
  • Tumbling classes, Tiny Tots, and Diaper Dancers do not participate in the Holiday Performance.

Register today by logging into the parent portal selecting enroll in a class, picking the Workshop/Special Event season, clicking forward to December 17th, and selecting a time slot for your child’s age and genre. From there follow the prompts and make sure to continue all the way through the checkout page to finalize your event registration. 

Find your class on the list below to know what time slot to sign up for!  Hope to see you at the Christmas Cookie Social!


PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL DANCERS

We love the month of October…This month our theme is “Itsy Bitsy Spider!”  We will be making an alphabet brew in our classes this month!  The last week of October we will be celebrating Halloween in class by wearing our costumes to dance!  We encourage you to get involved and have them practice their skills at home!  This month we are focusing on:  running, rolling our wrists, heel digs, grand battement, doughnuts and our scary faces!


October Stretch of the Month- Shoulders | Strength Challenge- Plank: 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.


CHRISTMAS CHARITY PROJECT: We are collecting PJ’s to donate to those in need of a comfy new pair of jammies this holiday.  Get your dancer involved by watching for PJ’s at a good price.  All the proceeds and PJ/books collected will be donated right here in Utah. More information to come!


FOLLOW US! 

Like “Studio 56 Dance Center” on Facebook and Instagram to receive reminders and great info!  It is an easy way to stay up to date on upcoming events and see all the fun things our dancers are doing!  Join our community Facebook group HERE.


ONLINE PARENT PORTAL

  • The account you created online can be updated at any time. Log in on the website to update contact and billing information, register for new classes, and make payments. You can also reset your password any time. 
  • All studio event details are posted on the “newsletters” page that is on the portal page of the website.  Please notify us if you aren’t getting our newsletters by email. 

STARS CLASS UNIFORMS/DRESS CODE: STARS classes have a uniform and required dress code. This helps to create a more disciplined atmosphere, which allows for faster progress. Thanks for your patience as we await the arrival of our leotards. Please make sure your dancer is attending class each week in the following attire:

  • Stars leotard (any leotard until they arrive)
  • Pink tights
  • Pink ballet shoes
  • Hair in a clean, tight bun. Our bun tutorial can be found HERE

COMMUNITY CONNECTION

SOUTH DAVIS RECREATION SPOOKTACULAR: Our company and academic preschoolers will be providing entertainment at the South Davis Rec Center’s Spooktacular Carnival on October 29th from 5:30-8:30pm. This is a fun event for families! Tickets go on sale at the Rec Center October 17th at 9am.

ODYSSEY’S PRODUCTION OF THRILLER: We are honored to announce that our studio has been selected to cast a few of our own dancers in Odyssey’s production of Thriller this year We’d love to have families support our dancers Thursday, October 20th at Kingsbury Hall.  You can purchase tickets online HERE. Thriller is not recommended for children under the age of 8.  

IMPORTANT DATES:
October 12-15: Fall Break, no classes
October 24-28: Wear costumes to class
October 28: Halloween Bash, Trunk or Treat & Haunted House
October 31: Halloween, no classes
November 22-26: Thanksgiving Break, no classes
December 17: Holiday Performance
December 15: Concert consents due
December 20-January 2: Winter Break, no classes
January 16: MLK Jr Day, no classes
January 27: Skipping pass off party for preschool/pre-k dancers
February 3: Valentine Ball- Daddy Daughter Night Out
February 13-18: Wear red, pink, purple week
February 20: President’s Day, no classes
Mar 13-18: Wear green week
Mar 20-25: Spring Break, no classes
April 7: Mom & Daughter Paint Night
April 10-15: Parent Peek Week
April 17: Pathways for Dancers Meeting
April 9-20: Rollover Rally
May 1-6: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 29: Memorial Day, no classes
June 3: Concert Picture Day
June 7: Tumble Exhibition
June 16: Last day of classes
June 17: Concert
June 19-21: 2023-24 Company Auditions

2022 June Newsletter

THE LAST DAY OF REGULAR CLASSES IS FRIDAY, JUNE 17th

There are three final weeks left in our season! The classes you are currently registered for will continue through June 17th, 2022. We hope you all have a wonderful summer! We have a lot of wonderful classes happening this summer and would love to see you dancing! 

Our new season will begin on August 29th, 2022.  Our teachers can’t wait to see our students continue to grow and flourish. 

NOTE: We charge the same amount every month for convenience and consistency for our families. Holidays and studio closures are factored into the season’s tuition amount and are then broken into even monthly payments.

JUNE 3 | ANTI BULLYING AND SELF DEFENSE CLASS

We are teaming up with WestWind Karate to provide our families with a Bully-Free Seminar (5-9yrs) and Self Defense Class (10+) on Friday, June 3rd. 

For more information on the classes and to sign up please use this FORM. You must complete this WAIVER before class to participate. 

A one-time installment of $20 per participant is due upon signing up. If parents would like to attend the Self Defense Class with their students, they will need to pay a separate installment. 

We are excited to be able to provide our students with this opportunity! Please reach out to the office with any questions. We hope to see you there!

NON-PERFORMING TUMBLERS

We will NOT be holding any evening tumbling class on Wednesday, June 8th due to the Tumbling Exhibition.  if you are not participating in the Tumbling Exhibition our Customer Care Team will be reaching out to you with a make-up class option for June.   

SUMMER DANCE CAMPS! Keep your kids moving this summer! 

With lots of different options for every age and level, it’s a great time to try a new style! Space is limited. View the summer guide HERE and sign up in your parent portal. 

FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL DANCERS- JUNE THEME

What a wonderful year we have had with your kiddo!  We have enjoyed watching them grow and can’t wait to share their love of dance with you at the recital.  This month our theme is “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.”  This month we will be doing a BIG review of all the wonderful things your dancer has learned this year.  We will be focusing on recital dances as well as celebrating their accomplishments for the year.  We hope you have enjoyed our preschool dance program as much as we have enjoyed your dancer! We look forward to making many more memories with all of you!

FALL PRESCHOOL IS FILLING UP FAST! 

We are still accepting registration for Fall 2022 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

PARENTS NIGHT OUT

It’s our final PNO of the season! Mark your calendar for your DATE NIGHT and we will take the kids…Friday June 10 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. We will be serving Pizza.

You can sign up right on the website by logging into your account and picking the PNO schedule!

COMPANY AUDITIONS- JUNE 20-22

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

MURRAY 4TH OF JULY FUN DAYS PARADE

We will be participating in this year’s Murray 4th of July Fun Days Parade.  I hope ALL of you will join us!  NO practices just come ride along, wave and have fun!  Wear your Concert shirt and black shorts and ride on our float!   Sign up today!

How to enroll online for the parade:

  1. Log in to the parent portal
  2. Select “Enroll in a Class”
  3. “Workshop/Events” schedule
  4. Choose the month of July, Murray 4th of July Fun Days Parade
  5. Checkout your enrollment is not final until you receive an email receipt (this event does not cost, this is just how registration is completed.)
  6. Log in to the parent portal
  7. Select “Enroll in a Class”
  8. “Workshop/Events” schedule
  9. Choose the month of July, Murray 4th of July Fun Days Parade
  10. Checkout your enrollment is not final until you receive an email receipt (this event does not cost, this is just how registration is completed.)

“EXTRA, EXTRA! DANCE ALL ABOUT IT” 

Performers will be receiving weekly emails leading up to the big day!   All information can be found on the CONCERT page on our website! Check it out by clicking on “Concert Info” in the parent portal. 

  • June 4th: Recital Pictures and Dress Rehearsal @ West Murray Studio
  • June 8th: Tumbling Exhibition @ Eastmont Middle
  • June 17th: Company Showcase @ Olympus High School
  • June 18th: Concerts @ Olympus High School

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!

2022 May Newsletter

COMMUNITY CONNECTION UPDATE:

This month we “egged” our friends at The Abbington Senior Center. Some of our students helped create a fun Easter basket for our friends at The Abbington Senior Center. They decorated paper eggs for the residents to hang in their rooms! We were able to deliver to some happy seniors during their Easter celebration! 

Also, our Performing Company students are wrapping up their competition season this 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 2-6 TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK – DONATIONS DUE BY APRIL 29TH!

Next week 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!

Each of our great teachers will be spotlighted next month on Instagram & Facebook. Watch for our posts and get to know a little bit more about our talented faculty! Let’s show them some love!

Here are some things we are putting together for our teachers in the next couple of weeks.

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! We have a basket at both locations that you can drop your letters in.

Our Parent PALS Committee (“Parents Are Life Savers”) is organizing a group gift for each of our amazing teachers. We hope to collect enough to get each teacher a goodie basket with their favorite things and a gift card! If you would like to contribute to the group teacher gifts, your name will be included on the card! You can contribute in one of three ways: All group gift contributions are due by Friday, April 29th at noon.

  1. Email an amount you would like to contribute and the office can add it to your account.
  2. Venmo funds to @st56dance and include “teacher gift” in the memo.
  3. You can leave an envelope in the tuition box with cash labeled “teacher gift” with your name on it!

We hope you’ll join us in making this week special by participating in our group efforts or by coming up with your own idea! We are looking forward to showering our teachers with kind words and love from all of their students.

SPRING SERVICE PROJECT – DONATIONS TO THE ABBINGTON SENIOR LIVING CENTER

For our spring service project, we invite all of our students to help collect and donate items for our friends at The Abbington Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. They are in need of 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
  • Notebooks 
  • Crosswords
  • Word searches
  • Fabric scarves
  • Chapstick
  • Coasters
  • 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 18th. Thank you for helping spread our Good Vibes from Studio 56 Dance Center to our community! 

JUNE 3 | ANTI BULLYING AND SELF DEFENSE CLASS

We are teaming up with WestWind Karate to provide our families with a Bully-Free Seminar (5-9yrs) and Self Defense Class (10+) on Friday, June 3rd. 

For more information on the classes and to sign up please use this FORM. You must complete this WAIVER before class to participate. 

A one-time installment of $20 per participant is due upon signing up. If parents would like to attend the Self Defense Class with their students, they will need to pay a separate installment. 

We are excited to be able to provide our students with this opportunity! Please reach out to the office with any questions. We hope to see you there!

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 2022/23 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 4th. CLICK HERE for pricing, details, and ad submission.

SUMMER DANCE! 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 today!

As the season progresses additional concert information or updates will b 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 4: Concert Pictures & Dress Rehearsal @ West Murray
  • June 8: Tumbling Exhibition
  • June 18: Concert

START PRACTICING AT HOME

Our teachers have loaded their choreography and music to dropbox for you to rehearse at home.  You can also access this link on our website under, the portal, Concert Info, Practice Videos.

Finale:

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 8 Tumbling Exhibition
  • Friday, June 17 Company Showcase
  • Saturday, June 18 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 18 CONCERT, included in your performance package)

We are holding dress rehearsal and class pictures on June 4th.  This event will take place at our Studio 56 West Murray location, 170 W Winchester St. Picture times have 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”

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 4th and will be available for pick up at the recital.

DAD’S DANCE REHEARSALS START IN MAY

How amazing are our dance families!  We are honored to have so many wonderful dads signed up for this year’s Dad Dance! Thank you for being a part of these wonderful memories.  We want this to be a wonderful experience for everyone.  So, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or email.

Rehearsals are held by age. Preschool Dancers (dancers 2y-5years NOT in KND). School-Aged Dancers. If you have dancers in both age ranges, please look for your name on the list twice. Your first rehearsal will be dads only! We will be teaching the bulk of the choreography to you before bringing in your kiddos. 

To create ample space and allow for as many dads as possible to participate we will be offering dad dance rehearsals in timeslots by your dancers last name. We also have two ways for learning!

1. In-Person: You need to attend a minimum of 2 in-person rehearsals. 

2. Pre-Recorded: We have choreography pre-recorded and loaded to Dropbox. Please practice at home.

When: Click HERE for Schedule by dancer’s last name

  • May 7 – Dads ONLY – Studio 56 Dance Center, West Murray Location, 170 W Winchester St.
    • 9:00-9:45am Preschool Age Dads by Dancers Last Name A-L
    • 9:15-10:00am Grade School Age Dads by Dancers Last Name M-Z
    • 10:00-10:45am Preschool Age Dads by Dancers Last Name M-Z
    • 10:15-11:00am Grade School Age Dads by Dancers Last Name A-L
  • May 14, 21 – Dads & Dancers – Studio 56 Dance Center, West Murray Location, 170 W Winchester St.
    • 9:00-9:45am Preschool Age Dads by Dancers Last Name A-L
    • 9:15-10:00am Grade School Age Dads by Dancers Last Name M-Z
    • 10:00-10:45am Preschool Age Dads by Dancers Last Name M-Z
    • 10:15-11:00am Grade School Age Dads by Dancers Last Name A-L
  • June 11 – Rehearsal by Cast, Dads & Dancers – Studio 56 Dance Center, West Murray Location
    • 8:00- 8:45am Company Showcase
    • 9:00-9:45am Concert #1
    • 10:00-10:45am Concert #2
    • 11:00-11:45am Concert #3
  • June 17 Company Showcase – Company Dads and Dancers – Olympus High School
    • On stage Rehearsal 30min before showtime 
    • This rehearsal is MANDATORY if you are not in attendance, you will NOT perform.
  • June 18 – Concerts 1,2,3 – All Development Program Dads & Dancers – Olympus High School
    • On stage Rehearsal 30min before showtime 
    • This rehearsal is MANDATORY if you are not in attendance, you will NOT perform.

You can also view this schedule in your parent portal under “View all my classes”

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 24, 26 & 27 @ West Murray. Students with account balances will NOT receive costumes until they have been paid. 

  • Tuesday, May 24th, 6:30-8:30 pm 
  • Thursday, May 26th, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Friday, May 27th, 9:30-11:30 am

COMPANY AUDITIONS & SUMMER SCHEDULE

Mark your calendars with the 2022-2023 Studio 56 Dance Center Company summer dates! Auditions will be June 20-22. Learn more about our Performing Company HERE

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, 3rd position, 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!! 

2022 April Newsletter

COMMUNITY CONNECTION

This past month we were able to support the Murray, Cottonwood, and Jordan Drill Teams by having our company dancers perform at their year-end showcases.  These performances have all been positive experiences filled with love, support, fun, high energy, and excitement! The dancers just love being in front of an audience, and you could see it on their faces. We are so grateful for the opportunity to shine on stage out in the community.

MOM AND ME PAINT NIGHT

Come join us for a fun Mom & Me Paint Night at the West Murray Studio on Friday, April 8th from 7-9pm. “Piece of Cake Painting Parties” will be there to walk us through every step to create a masterpiece while we enjoy great company and delicious drinks and snacks! (Don’t worry, no experience or skill necessary!)

Space is limited! Cost is $32 per couple (extra daughters are $15). Boys and girls must be in kindergarten or older to attend with their moms. To sign up, reply YES and we will register for you using the payment method on your account.

We can’t wait to see you there!

April 11-20 | ROLLOVER RALLY

It’s time for “Rollover Rally!” members only perk!  Progress Reports and class placements for next season will be coming home in April. Discounted membership fee of only $30 will be automatically processed on May 1st, 2022 unless the withdrawal form is completed online no later than April 20th.  Please contact us via email if you need to make changes to your class.  Enjoy your summer when you already have your schedule set up for next season starting August 29th

APRIL 11-22 | PARENT PEEK WEEK 

Spring peek week is April 11-22nd. We are excited to give our students another chance to demonstrate the progress they’ve made to their families. Dance classes will demonstrate certain milestone skills and give a sneak peek at their recital dance. Tumbling classes will demonstrate skills, strength and flexibility! Your dancer will join us for their regular class time, and you will join us for the parent portion. To help avoid congestion in the parking lot and the lobby, drop your student off for their class, and return promptly 2 minutes before your program time noted in the peek week schedule HERE.

Please review these important guidelines before attending:

  • Each student is allowed to have up to 2 adults attend their program.
  • Please lower voice volume in all waiting areas and studios.
  • Seating space is extremely limited, come prepared to sit on the floor or stand.
  • Please refrain from distractions that will disrupt learning.
  • Please turn off all electronic devices before entering our studios. Be present!
  • We expect all observers to treat the classes like a performance, recording or photography is strictly prohibited. Teachers will announce when it is acceptable to film the routine at the end and then we’ll take a class picture.
  • Please do not bring infants or other children into class. 

APRIL 15 PARENTS NIGHT OUT 

We have SO MUCH fun at our event called Parent’s Night Out! Mark your calendar for your APRIL DATE NIGHT and we will take the kids…Friday, April 15 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.

April 18 | DANCER PATHWAY MEETINGS

Join us via Zoom to learn about the programs and class options we have for your child’s dance journey as they grow with us here at Studio 56 Dance Center!

Preschool Pathways @ 7:00pm:

Meeting ID: 864 7686 7821

Password: thrive 

School-aged Pathways @ 7:30pm:

Meeting ID: 818 1599 3389

Password: thrive

UNDERWEAR TO CLASS

It’s that time of year we would like to remind our female dance and ballet/jazz classes about our underwear rule…  Female dancers don’t wear underwear they wear tights.  We don’t wear underwear under our swimsuits and a dancer doesn’t wear underwear underneath her leotard. I need your help NOW before the concert gets here.  Let’s start working on it now so we don’t have panty problems at the concert.  THANKS!!

WE’VE BEEN NOMINATED! 

We are so excited and honored to be in the running for Best of SLC 2022! We wouldn’t be where we are without the support of our amazing studio families! Please take a second to VOTE for Studio 56 Dance Center in the “Best Dance Studio” category. VOTE HERE NOW  

We could also really use your help with getting 5 Star Reviews to make it into the final round for Best of SLC! If you have a spare minute or two, update or create a review for us on Google or Facebook! Thanks for your help!

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Little Learners Preschool @ Studio 56 – https://goo.gl/JhSWCq

COMPANY AUDITIONS & SUMMER SCHEDULE

Mark your calendars with the 2022-2023 Studio 56 Dance Center Company summer dates! Auditions will be June 21-23. Learn more about our Performing Company HERE

WHY WE OFFER COMPETITION TEAMS: First, it’s important to remember we believe dance is invaluable to ALL of our students, no matter how many classes they take!  Our company team’s purpose is grounded in our mission to provide an increasingly comprehensive education for those who want a deeper dance experience.  And while there are many reasons why we’ve chosen to offer a company team here at Studio 56 Dance Center, we can sum them all up with three overarching objectives. Read about them HERE.

SUMMER DANCE- BIG REVEAL! 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 today!

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. www.littlelearnersutah.com

FOR PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGED TUMBLING/ACRO STUDENTS

April Stretch of the Month- Shoulders | Strength Challenge- Sit-ups

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- APRIL THEME

In April our theme is “Never Ending Story.”  Each class will be exploring different fairytales. This month we are focusing on:  Left & Right, hands and feet, Pointed Toes, Chaine Preps, Dancing w/ a Partner, Creative Movement, Straddle on the head, Excited, Personal Expression. We hope you can find time to review these elements with your dancer at home.  It is a great way to get EVERYONE moving!! 

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

“EXTRA EXTRA, DANCE ALL ABOUT IT!”

Classes are hard at work preparing for concert!  Please do everything you can to help your dancer have good attendance!  We are so excited for dancers to get to perform in concert at Olympus High School this year! 

We have a concert page on our website, Check it out by clicking on “Concert Info” in the portal of our website- www.studio56dance.com 

SHOW TIMES AND TICKETS!

Cast Lists with performance times for dancers are coming your way. Show times are at 10:00am, 11:45am, and 1:30pm. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 1st online. SAVE THE DATE!! This is the ONLY way to pre-purchase tickets to the show!

DROPBOX PRACTICE VIDEOS

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!

DAD DANCE REHEARSALS START IN APRIL

We’ll be emailing dads dance practice details to all signed up! We’ll send out a practice video too after the first rehearsal date! Practice dates: May 7th, May 14, May 21st, and June 11th

SPONSORS | CONCERT PROGRAM ADVERTISING | STUDENT FUNDRAISER

Each year Studio 56 Dance Center publishes an annual program for the concert. “Dancer Notes” and commercial ads are available for purchase. All students and parents have an opportunity to purchase and sell ads, and 40% of all ads sold will be credited back to students account in June. All ad space forms are due May 15th. For pricing and details please see the advertising letter HERE and application form HERE.

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!! 


2022 February Newsletter

Help us eliminate childhood hunger within the Murray community by donating to our Hearts for Hunger Food Drive FEB 1-14. Our donations will be dropped directly to the Murray Children’s Pantry which provides direct assistance to our neighbors in need.

Murray Children’s Pantry is a source of support built by the community, for the community. To find our more information about what they are doing to make a difference check out their website at https://www.murraychildrenspantry.org/donate25107794

Show us how BIG YOUR HEART is!!

Each Genre at the studio is going to focus on collecting a certain item. 

  • Preschool Age Students: Oatmeal Packets 
  • STAR Students: Cans of Chicken or Tuna Fish
  • Hip Hop and Boys Students: Packets of Ramen
  • Tumbling Students: Canned Fruit or Vegetables 
  • Company Students: Jars of Peanut Butter

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. www.littlelearnersutah.com

Nothing Bundt Cake Fundraiser

Studio 56 Dance Center has partnered with Nothing Bundt Cakes for a Fundraiser for your to earn funds on your account towards concert and tuition! Here’s how it works:

  • Orders for cakes and cake certificates can be placed between now and Feb 6, 2022 here: https://forms.gle/4PHv7pN6h9aZ8k4M6
  • Send this link to all your families and friends!  ANYONE can order!  
  • Customers will pick up their orders at Nothing Bundt Cakes Taylorsville (5338 S Redwood Rd Taylorsville UT 84123) on Feb 12th between 8am and 12pm. Please note: Any orders not picked up on Feb 12th will not be refunded or replaced. 
  • Students will receive a 10% credit for all orders placed in their name added to their account by March 1st.

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!

$25 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.  

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in classes the week of Feb 8-14th. Come dressed in red, pink, and purple dancewear all week!  

To celebrate Valentine’s Day our preschool dancers and tumblers will be having “Bring a Teddy Bear Day” the week of Feb 7-11th. So grab your snuggly friend and bring him to class.  Moms, please help us out this day by remembering Mr. Teddy Bear, he is very important to the lesson plan.  We will use him in preschool dance and tumbling!

FEB 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, February 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.

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 2022 to join us for TUTU TESTING.  Come show off everything you know and earn a TUTU for TERRIFIC TENDUS and more!   

When:              Friday, February 25 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.

February Stretch of the Month- Straddle | Strength Challenge- Bridge

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- FEBRUARY THEME

In February our theme is “Me and My Teddy.”  Each class will be focused on spreading kindness and joy. This month we are focusing on:  hopping on one foot, developing rhythm, waiting our turn, Boogie, Twist & Rock’n roll, Tendu, Saute jumps. We hope you can find time to review these elements with your dancer at home.  It is a great way to get EVERYONE moving!! 

Last month on our Instagram page we announced our concert theme for our 21st Concert.  Drumroll…. EXTRA! EXTRA! Dance All About It! Save the date, the concert is June 18, 2022!!

Preparations are well underway for our June Concert. Costumes have been ordered for all dancers that have turned in their consent form. Time is running out for us to guarantee we can get your dancer a costume.  So, DON’T WAIT!!  The consent form can be found by visiting the portal on our website and clicking the concert icon. 

We will start learning routines the first of March.  At this time we need all the parent support we can get.  Please be practicing with your child at home and be involved in what is going on in class. 

Have questions about the concert?  Ask us!  You won’t want to miss it!

PROPER ATTIRE

We cannot provide proper feedback if we cannot see the alignment of our dancers. Please help us to run an upscale program by sending your child to class in the right attire and proper hair.  STARS reminder that you are required to wear your class outfit each week and your hair in a bun.

The last week of every month is FREEstyle for STAR classes.  This means you can wear whatever color of dance attire as long as it is appropriate for the class (Leo and tights ONLY for ballet).

Preschool parents please remember those important ballet shoes… It is NOT safe for your dancer to be in her tights.  If shoes are forgotten you will be asked to have your child barefoot.

View a class overview of attire here.

STREET SHOES

PLEASE remember to send your child in with a pair of street shoes… We want to keep those ballet shoes looking new and protect our floor!  Hip Hop students that do not have proper footwear will be asked to take class barefoot for safety. classes! 

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.

THANKS FOR READING!

We want to see who has read to the end of this email. Reply and let us know your favorite things about Studio 56 Dance Center. We are using your responses for a project we are working on! Thanks for your feedback!

UPCOMING EVENTS 2022-23

  • FEBRUARY
    • 21st NO CLASSES- PRESIDENT’S DAY
  • MARCH
    • 28-31st NO CLASSES- SPRING BREAK 
  • APRIL
    • 1 NO CLASSES- SPRING BREAK
  • MAY
    • 30th NO CLASSES- MEMORIAL DAY
  • JUNE
    • 8th Tumbling Exhibition
    • 18th Concert Day

2022 January Newsletter

Happy New Year! 

What a year it has been:).  As we round out 2021, I am thankful for all we have experienced. I’m often asked what I do, and I used to say “Teach dance.” Now, I say, “raise up the next generation of leaders to accomplish all they set out to do using the platform of dance.”

The arts are something that no longer gets the recognition as they once used to. I know that and am aware of that. It’s part of the reason why I am so passionate about it!  Trust me, I get it.  There are days where you sit back and say,

 “I spend so much on the dance class.”

“This takes up so much time”

“I just wish we had a night to sit at home.” 

But, when I asked my dad the other day WHY he kept my sister and I dancing all those years He said,” I knew you would learn things that you didn’t even realize were being taught, but that’s when you learn them best.  Wisdom is gained from experience, and I wanted you to experience it all.” Fighting through the WHY or I’m tired of fighting with you to go he said was overruled with my parents desire to:

  • Want to give us more than they had.
  • Mentors that they knew one day would guide us in their absence.
  • They wanted us to not want to finish something so when we did persevere, we knew what commitment really meant. It means finishing what said you wanted to do long after the excitement you said yes in passes.
  • They wanted us to not always get the part so when we did actually get it we earned it.
  • They wanted us to find outlets of expression.
  • They wanted us to make friends.
  • They wanted us to be well-rounded seasoned adults. 

So, this holiday season I thank you. I thank you for giving us the opportunity to be the mentors, to be a place that holds them accountable to their greatness, the place that gives them a creative outlet, that place that parents with you as a village and I thank you for giving us the privilege of being a part of their story of life.  

Wishing you and your family the very best in 2022 and we will see you “NEXT YEAR!”. 

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 1492 pajamas and 1165 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 Provo, Christmas Box House, Murray Childrens Pantry and McMillian and Horizon Elementary Schools. Great job! 

Congratulations to the following students for meeting the requirements to join our Service Society! Carina Brown, Stella Rice, Aliyah Brunisholz, Monroe Hill, Indie Hill, Olivia Jensen, Madison Kennedy, Lilly Moore, Emma Nelson, Jessi Nelson, Alysia Shaffer, Hazel Sirois, Aubrey Stillman, Lillie Swenson, Amelia Winchester, Lucy Winchester, Stella Lum, Parker Winchester, Fox Warner, Tahlula Warner, Sophia Brunisholz, Alyssa Oshiro, Bridget Huddleston, Vivian Howa, Aspen Wagner, Ruby Van Dyke, Lillian Van Dyke, Kamree Nickle, Elexis Grass and Ruby Hurst.

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!

CHECK-IN PROCESS

We want to welcome the new year by making sure all of our students have their check-in credentials each time they attend class. At the time of registration, each student received 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 system improves our attendance tracking and leaves more time for learning in class. If you forget your card, the office can help you sign in. Replacement cards are $5.

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 2022 ACADEMIC PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT OPENS JANUARY 3RD 

We are now accepting registration for Fall 2022 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

JAN 10-14 STUDIO 56 SPIRIT WEEK

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 

JAN 14 PARENTS NIGHT OUT 

We have SO MUCH fun at our event called Parent’s Night Out! Mark your calendar for your JANUARY DATE NIGHT and we will take the kids…Friday, January 14th 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.

JAN 17 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 17th
  • Where: Studio 56 Dance Center, West Murray location
  • CLICK HERE to register

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 28th.  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! 

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!

$20 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 18th

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 2022 has in store!  

2021 December Newsletter

Dear Studio 56 Dance Families,

Happy Holidays! Wishing you and your family the very best this season. We enjoy the opportunity to work with your family and love teaching your children!

SAFER STUDIO GUIDELINES: Thank you for continuing to follow the guidelines and helping us to remain a Safer Studio. Parents, thank you for keeping kids home if they are not well, and for your enhanced efforts to practice good hygiene. As we are going into regular cold and flu season, it is important that we continue our combined efforts to follow these guidelines.  Please continue to monitor your children and do not send them to class if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, etc.  Sending a child with symptoms to class in a mask is not an acceptable solution. Please keep children home when they are sick. We appreciate your enhanced awareness and efforts in keeping our students and faculty healthy.

TIS THE SEASON! Please take a minute and post a positive review on Google and/or Facebook for us! Your kind comments really help prospective customers to feel more confident in choosing us. We will be forever grateful to you. Thank you in advance for helping us out! We appreciate your support so much.

Studio 56 Dance Center

Little Learners Preschool

Your feedback is of the utmost importance to Studio 56 Dance Center & Little Learners Preschool. We are constantly striving to provide the ideal experience for our studio families, and your input helps us to define that experience. If you ever have any concerns or suggestions, please email us @ [email protected] Thank you!

JAN 17 FROZEN FRIEND DANCE 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 to put under the tree this Christmas

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

  • When: January 17th, 9:00-10:30, or 9:30-11
  • Where: Studio 56 Dance Center, West Murray⁠ location
  • To purchase tickets: Visit our online events by clicking here
  • *Space is limited; availability will be a 1st come 1st serve, no refunds or exchanges. 
  • Gift boxes will be available for pick up Dec 6-18 @ West Murray

CLICK HERE to register your dancer for our Frozen Camp!

Dec 6-15: PARENT PROGRAMS 

We are very excited for you to join us for a “Holiday In-Class Parent Program” Your students will join us for regular class this day, you will join us for the parent portion only. 

To help with the flow of traffic, please drop off your student and return promptly 2min before your program time noted above.  

This is an amazing opportunity for parents to see what their students are learning and how they are progressing. Below are a few guidelines to keep in mind while participating:

  • ONLY ONE or TWO adults per student will be allowed into the classroom.  
  • Please lower voice volume upon entering our waiting areas and studios.
  • Seating and space is extremely limited, come prepared to sit on the floor or stand.
  • Please refrain from distractions that will disrupt learning.
  • We expect all observers to treat the classes like a performance, recording or photography is strictly prohibited.
  • Please turn off all electronic devices before entering our studios.
  • Please do not bring infants or other children into class.

We sent a personalized class email out this week showing your day and time of your program. We’ll also be sending a text reminder the morning of to the primary phone listed on your account!)

View the schedule HERE or refer to the holiday program email for your child’s class performance date and join them for this extra special end-of-class presentation!  

DEC 10 – LAST DAY TO TURN IN PAJAMAS AND BOOKS FOR OUR WINTER SERVICE PROJECT

Our annual pajama and book drive is going on now! Our project will help support Utah Foster Care and several other local Utah charities.  We are collecting new pajamas and books at both studios until December 10th. We hope you will join us in this cause!

So many of us have grown up with the tradition of opening up a new pair of pajamas every Christmas Eve.  Kids love pajamas! We felt like giving pajamas to other children was a way to help even our youngest dancers grasp the concept of giving.  We have been collecting pajamas and books for the Utah Foster Care Foundation and several other local charities every year since.  They are always so excited to see us and so grateful for new jammies right in time for the holidays!  This event has been a wonderful way to create more holiday spirit in our students and share a little dancing joy at the same time! 

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  • Donate new books and pajamas size preemie to adult. Drop donations off at the studio. Items can be handed to any teacher at pick up or drop off next time you are at the studio.
  • We are also collecting monetary donations which will go towards more jammies and books! Bring in cash or Venmo donations to @danceforlife and include the dancers name so the amount can go toward their service society recognition!
  • Invite others to donate! We want to involve as many people in our community as we can. Share this letter with families and friends this holiday.

What is Service Society? The pajama and book drive is our “Winter Project” and an opportunity for dancers to qualify to become a member of the “Studio 56 Dance Service Society.”  To meet the qualifications for Service Society, a dancer needs to donate 10 pairs of pajamas, or 20 books, or $50 in cash donations. We will also accept a combination of the three donations (ex. 5 pjs and 10 books).  We want to encourage students to put their hearts into this by asking friends and family to get involved and donate towards our project.  Students who meet the donation requirements will be recognized for their service with a certificate. These credentials will acknowledge their involvement in a good cause and will look amazing on future college scholarship applications and resumes! We are so excited to have a program within our studio to help teach our students the importance of service and community involvement! To get credit for your donations be sure to fill out the form on the clipboard next to the donation box!


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DEC 15: CONCERT CONSENT FORMS ARE DUE

We are starting to plan for our year-end Concert (June 17-18) and Tumbling Exhibition (June 8). Please make sure you’ve filled out the consent form to participate. 

Concert costumes must be ordered months in advance, so we’re moving forward to continue using the end-of-year performance as a tool to build confidence and provide a sense accomplishment to our students- even if that still has to look a little differently than we would like it to. We hope you’ll join us in this celebration of a successful year of hard work!  

We’ve already been busy this past month getting dancers sized for costumes and now we’re getting ready to place orders over the next few weeks! If you have NOT filled out your consent to participate in the concert, please fill it out by this Wednesday, December 1st.  Watch for the Concert Theme reveal coming soon too!

Not sure if you have registered for the concert?  You can see your concert registration by logging into your online account.

  1. Click account login
  2. Click the drop down menu (hamburger icon) in the top left corner
  3. View all my classes
  4. There you will see the enrollment for concert pay in full or 7 installments
  5. First installment payments for the concert process on December 1st or upon consent if after the 1st. 

Not sure what Concert is all about? Click here to see our highlight video!

CLICK HERE to head over to the online consent form to view details and submit the participation form.

DEC 13-17: HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEK!

Let’s have some fun and get into the Christmas spirit! December 13-1 will be Christmas spirit week for our development and Company classes! See below for our fun dress-up themes and activities this week! Prizes will be given for creativity and stand-out outfits throughout the week.


DEC 17 PARENTS NIGHT OUT – DROP AND SHOP

We have SO MUCH fun at our event called Parent’s Night Out! Mark your calendar for your DECEMBER DATE NIGHT and we will take the kids…Friday, December 17th from 6-10 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 @ 6:30 pm.

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


DEC 20 – JAN 2: STUDIO CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK

We hope you all have a wonderful December! Our schedule stays the same when we return on January 3rd. The classes you are currently registered for will continue through June 2022. NOTE: We charge the same amount every month for convenience and consistency to our families. Holidays and studio closures are factored into the season’s tuition amount and is then broken into even monthly payments.


BUN DRAWING

We loved seeing so many buns in Stars classes (school-aged ballet/jazz) last month! Keep coming with proper hair to class and earn a ticket each week for the bun raffle! Tickets will be entered into a raffle where we will announce 3 winners per studio each month for a special prize! We’ll draw new winners each month through June! To earn a ticket your dancer must:

  • Have her hair in a secure ballet bun (not a doorknob bun)
  • Use a hairnet
  • Use bobby pins to secure bun

WATCH THIS TUTORIAL ON HOW TO DO A BALLET BUN

FOR PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGED TUMBLING STUDENTS | Superman – Straddle

We want you to join us in our monthly strength and stretch challenge!  Each month we have a new challenge we are working on.  You can print it out and track your progress at home.  In the last week of the month, we will “test” our students in class and see if they can meet the goals for their age!    

CLICK HERE for this Month’s Challenge


FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL DANCERS

We are excited to have a new theme each month just for preschool dancers!  This month our theme is “From My Heart to Yours“ We will be singing and dancing to holiday tunes while working on our routine for the holiday show. We encourage you to get involved and have them practice their skills at home!  This month we are focusing on gallops, head isolations, 6th position, shoulder isolations, toe touches, and sharing.  


HOLIDAY GIFTS

We can help you out this time of year! Great stocking stuffers could be new tights or dance shoes! We have limited studio beanies, hoodies, and water bottles available on our ONLINE STORE!  

Shop online and pick it up at the studio the next time you are in!


HIP HOP CLASSES- SHOE POLICY

With winter weather approaching, we need to remind you that we CANNOT have wet, salty, muddy shoes stepping onto our dance floor. 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!

2021 November Newsletter

SAFER STUDIO GUIDELINES

The health of our staff, students, and families has always been our highest priority.  Expressions Dance & Preschool follows the Safer Studio guidelines, which prioritize a hierarchy of safety and wellness measures.  They include, but are not limited to, wellness checks, amplified and frequent hand hygiene, enhanced environmental services, minimizing mixing and mingling via physical distancing practices, curricular and facility adjustments, and continuous parent communication.  As we are going into regular cold and flu season, it is important that we continue our combined efforts to follow these guidelines.  Please continue to monitor your children and do not send them to class if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, etc.  Sending a child with symptoms to class in a mask is not an acceptable solution. Please keep children home when they are sick. Thank you so much for everyone’s enhanced awareness and efforts in keeping our students and faculty healthy. 

What should I do if my child gets an exposure notice at school or another activity? 

If your child is notified of a close contact exposure, please send them in a mask to class until

  1. You get a negative covid test result 7 days after last date of exposure
  2. 10 days has passed from last date of exposure.

CLASS REMINDERS

  • Potty before class, especially preschoolers!
  • No underwear under your leotard. Tights are dancer’s underwear!
  • LATE! We have had a lot of latecomers and late pick-ups. It is very disruptive to our classes when you walk in late, not to mention unsafe for dancers to miss warming up.  Late pick-ups are preventing our next classes from starting on time. Thanks for your attention to this manner!

IT’S NEW STYLE NOVEMBER

This month we are opening up our trial program to our currently enrolled students to offer you the option to try another style of class with us.  Have you been thinking about trying Hip Hop or Tumbling?  We would love to see you in the class!  CLICK HERE to join us for a complimentary class in a different style this month!

NOV 8-12: FUN BUN WEEK

We have even more fun bun stuff this month….Come to class with a fun bun or crazy hair (boys)!!!  Turn that bun into a masterpiece… Maybe it’s a spider or a one-eyed monster!!  We can’t wait to see your creations!

BUN DRAWING 

Starting in November, students will earn a ticket for having their hair in a proper bun for class. Tickets will be entered into a raffle where we will announce 3 winners per studio each month for a special prize! We’ll draw new winners each month through June! To earn a ticket your dancer must:

  • Have her hair in a secure ballet bun (not a doorknob bun)
  • With a secure hairnet 
  • Using boppy pins to hold and secure

WHY DOES MY SCHOOL AGE DANCER NEED TO WEAR A BUN?

  1. MUSCLE MEMORY: Does your child have bangs or pieces of hair falling down in the face? How about little frizzies tickling their shoulders? In the middle of a combination or rehearsal, they may reach up and brush their hair out of their way. When a dancer does this all the time, after a specific step, or in a rehearsal, it becomes muscle memory, and they will continue to “brush their hair away” onstage, even if it is slicked back and pinned up!
  2. TURNING TROUBLE: It’s a problem for turns. For ponytails, dancers tend to wince or close their eyes when they spot, or whip their head around. You cannot turn without spotting your head, and you definitely can’t turn with your eyes closed. This is legitimately a safety hazard.
  3. BALANCE AND ALIGNMENT: The ballet bun helps to center your balance.  Having your neck visible allows the teacher to correct your alignment by making sure your neck, shoulder and back are placed correctly.
  4. HELPS THE TEACHER: If everyone in the room matches perfectly, it is easier to pick out exactly where corrections are needed and who needs them. A shoulder or elbow in the wrong place, the head placement not being correct, or even trying to figure out who is turning the wrong direction can be disorienting if everyone’s hair, clothing, and accessories are different. This is important because it helps implement proper technique.
  5. BECAUSE THE TEACHER SAID SO: Even if there was no other good reason, your teacher has a rule in her class that needs to be followed. If you respect your child’s teacher, your child will see that respect, and it will transfer to them. The overall atmosphere in our program will remain learning friendly, professional, and respectful.

WATCH THIS TUTORIAL ON HOW TO DO A BALLET BUN!

CHRISTMAS PAJAMAS AND BOOKS CHARITY PROJECT

Although we are not going to be performing in our annual Dance for Life Benefit Concert, we are still going to be collecting PJ’s to donate to those in need of a comfy new pair of jammies this holiday.  Get your dancer involved by watching for PJ’s at a good price.  All the proceeds and PJ/books collected will be donated right here in Utah. More information to come!

Start bringing in your donations this month! Look for the donation box in our front lobbies.  Help us beat last year’s total of 1701 pajamas and 1479 books! 

Dec 6-10: PARENT PROGRAMS 

Dance classes have begun learning their Holiday dance to show off at our in-class parent program! We’re looking forward to showing off what we’ve been working on in classes so far this year. Dance classes will demonstrate certain milestone skills and a dance. Tumbling classes will demonstrate skills, strength and flexibility! Each dancer can have 1 OR 2 spectators join them for the last 15 minutes of class time. Please mark your calendars and join your child for this extra special end-of-class presentation!

FOR PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGED TUMBLING STUDENTS| Wall Sit – Back/Bridge

We want you to join us in our monthly strength and stretch challenge!  Each month we have a new challenge we are working on.  You can print it out and track your progress at home.  In the last week of the month, we will “test” our students in class and see if they can meet the goals for their age!    

CLICK HERE for this Month’s Challenge

FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL DANCERS

We are excited to have a new section each month just for preschool dancers!  This month our theme is “E I E I O“.  We will be singing and dancing to fun barn animal songs while working on our routine for the holiday show. We encourage you to get involved and have them practice their skills at home!  This month we are focusing on marching and port de bra arms! 

HIP HOP CLASSES- SHOE POLICY

With winter weather approaching, we need to remind you that we CANNOT have wet, salty, muddy shoes stepping onto our dance floor. 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!

THE CONCERT: WHAT IS IT AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? 

You’ve heard us talking about it.  You’ve seen it mentioned on our website and in our emails.  You know there’s a lot of excitement around it… but what exactly IS the recital?  Find out more HERE.

JUNE CONCERT – JUNE 18, 2022: A big part of dance training includes learning through performance! Our June Recital offers our students a professionally directed performance that allows them to present to their families and friends the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress. The Parent Guide includes all performance details. 

All families need to submit the consent forms on the first of year WAIVER to participate in recital. If you already submitted the waiver and need to consent to concert, you can fill out the consent HERE. All concert consents are due by Dec 15th.  

ONLINE CALENDAR!

We have a calendar on the website!  Please refer to it for Holiday closures and studio events. If you use Google Calendar you can copy studio events directly into your calendar by clicking on the “add google calendar” in the bottom right corner of the calendar. https://studio56dance.com/portal/

TEXT REMINDERS

Stay up to date on current events! Reminder texts are sent out for closures and special events.  Please make sure the primary phone number listed on your account is one that can receive texts.

ONLINE PARENT PORTAL

The account you created online can be updated at any time. Log in on the website to update contact and billing information, register for new classes, and make payments. You can also reset your password at any time. https://studio56dance.com/portal/

BALLET WEST NUTCRACKER: It is a studio tradition to go to Ballet West’s Nutcracker at Capitol Theater every year!  We have a dancer casted as a buffoon in the production this year! Our studio Nutcracker Night Out will be December 17 at 7pm.  Tickets can be purchased HERE ages 6+.  Can’t make the show that night, Sophia will be performing Dec 17-21 if another showtime works better.

2021 October Newsletter

SAFER STUDIO GUIDELINES

The health of our staff, students, and families has always been our highest priority. Studio 56 Dance & Little Learners Preschool follows the Safer Studio guidelines, which prioritize a hierarchy of safety and wellness measures.  They include, but are not limited to, wellness checks, amplified and frequent hand hygiene, enhanced environmental services, minimizing mixing and mingling via physical distancing practices, curricular and facility adjustments, and continuous parent communication.  As a reminder as we are going into regular cold and flu season, it is important that we continue our combined efforts to follow these guidelines.  Please continue to monitor your children and do not send them to class if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, etc.  Thank you so much for everyone’s enhanced awareness and efforts in keeping our dancers healthy. 

Sending a child with symptoms to class in a mask is not an acceptable solution. Please keep children home when they are sick. 


STARTING NOW- SWIG, KRISPY KREME & LITTLE CAESAR FUNDRAISER: 

Your first opportunity to earn money towards your account begins now!  Earn $5 per card sold. Sale ends Oct 12th and will be ready for pick the week of Oct 25th.  Find all information about the fundraiser HERE. Participation in fundraisers is completely optional.


OCT 13-15: (WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY) *NO CLASSES FOR FALL BREAK*


OCT 29 | HALLOWEEN BASH – TRUNK OR TREAT

Join us for this fun community event!  Come in your costume ready to trick or treat and have a costume parade!

When: Friday, October 29 Trunk or Treat set up 5:30pm, guest arrive 6:30pm

Who: Studio 56 Students and the community

Where:  West Murray Studio 170 W Winchester St. 

What:  We need volunteers to decorate their trunk for the Halloween BASH!!

Our fabulous party planning committee has arranged a wonderful gathering for the entire studio. If you as a parent would be willing to donate your decorated car please RSVP at the link below! We are also accepting candy and small toy donations for the Trunk or Treat starting Oct 4TH at both studios.

It is going to be SPOOKTACULAR!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO BRING A DECORATED CAR


OCT 29 | DEAD CITY HAUNTED HOUSE

Following the Trunk-or-Treat we will be heading to Dead City with the BIG KIDS!   

When:  Friday, Oct 29th 

  • Meet in the church parking lot at 5605 S Vine Street at 8:45pm
  • We will walk as a group to Dead City (5425 S Vine St)
  • Following our scary good time, we will walk back to the parking lot for pick up

Who: Any of the kiddos and parents that are up for a good scare (we suggest 12+)

What:  RSVP below so we know who is coming.  Pre-purchase your ticket ($26.95) online at https://deadcityhauntedhouse.fearticket.com/event/orderticket/eventid/830

CLICK HERE TO LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING!


THE CONCERT: WHAT IS IT AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? 

You’ve heard us talking about it.  You’ve seen it mentioned on our website and in our emails.  You know there’s a lot of excitement around it… but what exactly IS the recital?  Find out more HERE.

JUNE CONCERT – JUNE 18, 2022: A big part of dance training includes learning through performance! Our June Recital offers our students a professionally directed performance that allows them to present to their families and friends the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress. The Parent Guide includes all performance details. 

All families need to submit the consent forms on the first of year WAIVER to participate in recital. If you already submitted the waiver and need to consent to concert, you can fill out the consent HERE. All concert consents are due by Dec 15th.  


We love the month of October…This month our theme is “Itsy Bitsy Spider!”  We will be making an alphabet brew in our classes this month!  The last week of October we will be celebrating Halloween in class by wearing our costumes to dance!  We encourage you to get involved and have them practice their skills at home!  This month we are focusing on:  running, rolling our wrists, heel digs, grand battement, doughnuts and our scary faces!


October Stretch of the Month- Shoulders | Strength Challenge- Plank: 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.


CHRISTMAS CHARITY PROJECT: Although we are not going to be performing in our annual Dance for Life Benefit Concert, we are still going to be collecting PJ’s to donate to those in need of a comfy new pair of jammies this holiday.  Get your dancer involved by watching for PJ’s at a good price.  All the proceeds and PJ/books collected will be donated right here in Utah. More information to come!


FOLLOW US! 

Like “Studio 56 Dance Center” on Facebook and Instagram to receive reminders and great info!  It is an easy way to stay up to date on upcoming events and see all the fun things our dancers are doing!  Join our community Facebook group HERE.

 ONLINE PARENT PORTAL

  • The account you created online can be updated at any time. Log in on the website to update contact and billing information, register for new classes, and make payments. You can also reset your password any time. 
  • All studio event details are posted on the “newsletters” page that is on the portal page of the website.  Please notify us if you aren’t getting our newsletters by email. 

STARS CLASS UNIFORMS/DRESS CODE: STARS classes have a uniform and required dress code. This helps to create a more disciplined atmosphere, which allows for faster progress. Thanks for your patience as we await the arrival of our leotards. Please make sure your dancer is attending class each week in the following attire:

  • Stars leotard (any leotard until they arrive)
  • Pink tights
  • Pink ballet shoes
  • Hair in a clean, tight bun. Our bun tutorial can be found HERE

SOUTH DAVIS RECREATION SPOOKTACULAR: Our company and academic preschoolers will be providing the entertainment at the South Davis Rec Center’s Spooktacular Carnival on October 23rd from 5:30-8:30pm. This is a really fun event for families! Tickets go on sale at the Rec Center October 18th at 9am.

ODYSSEY’S PRODUCTION OF THRILLER: We are honored to announce that our studio has been selected to cast a few of our own dancers in Odyssey’s production of Thriller this year We’d love to have families support our dancers Thursday, October 21st or Friday, October 22nd at Kingsbury Hall.  You can purchase tickets online HERE. Thriller is not recommended for children under the age of 8.  

BALLET WEST NUTCRACKER: It is a studio tradition to go to Ballet West’s Nutcracker at Capitol Theater every year!  We have a dancer casted as a buffoon in the production this year! Our studio Nutcracker Night Out will be December 17 at 7pm.  Tickets can be purchased HERE ages 6+.  Can’t make the show that night, Sophia will be performing Dec 17-21 if another showtime works better.

OCTOBER:

  • October 13-15: Fall Break, no classes
  • October 25-29: Diaper Dancers, Tiny Tots, Preschool Dance/Tumbling Wear costumes to class
  • October 29: Trunk-or-Treat

NOVEMBER:

  • Nov 8-12: Fun Bun Week
  • November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break, no classes

DECEMBER:

  • December 6-10: In-class Parent Performance Week
  • December 15: Concert consents due
  • December 20-31: Winter Break, no classes

JANUARY:

  • January 17: MLK Jr Day, no classes
  • January 28: Skipping pass off party for preschool/pre-k dancers

FEBRUARY:         

  • February 5: Valentine Ball- Daddy Daughter Night Out
  • February 8-14: Wear red, pink, purple week
  • February 21: President’s Day, no classes

MARCH:

  • Mar 14-19: Wear green week
  • Mar 28-Apr 1: Spring Break, no classes

APRIL:

  • April 8: Mom & Daughter Paint Night
  • April 11-15: Parent Peek Week
  • April 18: Pathways for Dancers Meeting
  • April 11-20: Rollover Rally

MAY:

  • May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 30: Memorial Day, no classes

JUNE:

  • June 4: Concert Picture Day
  • June 8: Tumbling Exhibition
  • June 17: Last day of classes
  • June 18: Concert
  • June 21-23: 2022-23 Company Auditions