Summer Dance Camp

Dates and descriptions are now available for our summer dance programs. Please take a look by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Dear Wonderful Dance Parents,

We have so many talented dancers at our studio who we feel are ready for more experiences and challenges. Utah has many great opportunities for dancers and it is our goal to present the ones we feel suit the ages and experience of our dancers and that are financially feasible for you. Here are the current opportunities we would like you to consider:

Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Shut Up & Dance Workshop
Provo - Saturday, January 24th - $95

This is a jazz and contemporary workshop for all ages and levels. There is the option to pay more and attend Friday as well, but so far the interest has been to get a group to go just for Saturday (which we think would be our best option).  There will be classes in the morning for about 4 hours. You MUST register through us at the studio (and by January 15th to avoid a $10 late fee).

http://odysseydance.com/new/shut-up-and-dance/

Ballet Master Classes
Body Motion Dance Company Studio - $10

We are in the process of getting a special guest teacher to come and teach ballet master classes here at
BMDC. This is tentatively going to take place on a Saturday in March.  The classes will be open to 2nd year level 3 ballet students and up. It will cost $10.

Ririe-Woodbury Young Dancer Workshop
SLC - August 3rd-4th - $80

We want to strongly encourage all current 6th-8th graders to register for this camp! You can choose 2, 4, or 6 consecutive days. We recommend the first two days and adding more if you so choose.  A variety of styles will be taught.  We encourage you to register (through the website) by April as last year the spaces filled before the summer began.

http://www.ririewoodbury.com/intensive/youngdancer

Please contact Alyssa with any questions (alyssawoolstenhulme@gmail.com).  We hope many students will take advantage of these great opportunities!

-Giselle & Alyssa

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Order Pick-Up

Alright! I finally got the call from the company doing our warm ups. I'll be picking up the warmups at approx 5 pm in Park City. Just in case she's a bit late, I will plan on being at the studio from:
6:00-7:00 pm this evening, Dec 23rd.
IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT DURING THIS TIME BUT WANT YOUR ITEMS FOR CHRISTMAS, PLEASE RESPOND EMAIL OR TEXT ME. I will take your stuff to my house and you can pick it up at your convenience anytime between 7 pm and Christmas morning.
EVERYTHING came in on time except for one t-shirt, and the blush - which was an accidental oversight on my part. I'll make sure that gets to you as soon as it arrives! Sorry about that...
Thanks to everyone! I hope you're having a great break!
Giselle

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Parent Observation for Combo Classes

Parents of 3/4 Year old Combo Classes (Thursdays 2-3pm):

Since our combo classes are only performing a jazz routine this year, we wanted to invite you to an in-class observation for ballet on December 18th at 2:30 pm.

A few of you were able to see the girls do their tambourine dance they've been working on in ballet class, but not all of you were present. We thought we'd give you some advanced warning this time and a real invitation!

If possible, please dress your child with a more ballet themed outfit (if you have various options). If not, it's no problem.

We look forward to seeing you at 2:30 tomorrow. Thanks!

Giselle and Alyssa

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thank you!

Thank you all for a wonderful first season. It's been an honor and a privilege to direct this company thus far, and I have many plans for all of you for the future.

One more week of classes - and YES we will be dancing! Come get your final fix before the long winter's nap....I mean break. Christmas Break will be Dec 22 - Jan 5th.

You may still order DVDs from Nutcracker and the jazz show through end of next week. $10 per show, or $15 for both shows.

If you are not returning to classes in January, please notify us at the front desk this coming week so we can open up those spots to new registrants. 30-day drop policy will apply. 

Thank you!

Recital Seating / Seat Saving

I just wanted to address seating for tonight's show. As hard as we try, it seems there is always conflict and stress when it comes to seating in the auditorium. If we continue to have problems, we will have to move to an assigned seating system, which I would like to avoid.

1. The auditorium will not be open until 5:30 pm. So even if you work at the school, know someone who works at the school, happen to have an old set of keys, wander aimlessly to the school to just check if it's open, are there early setting up, etc etc. there will be NO SEAT SAVING UNTIL 5:30 PM. If you somehow manage to get into the auditorium before this time and save seats, YOUR TAPE/JACKETS/BLANKETS will be removed. You can come back at 5:30 to reclaim your seats along with everyone else. 

2. We will have all the dancers sitting in the upper wings of the auditorium, so you do not need to save a seat for them with your family (unless they're pre-k and you're going to pick them up in the hall after they dance).

3. Please move to the center of the rows to allow people to fill in every seat of the auditorium.

4. Do not allow your children to go to the front of the auditorium/stairs/wings to watch the performance. It is distracting to the audience, to the dancers, and it looks ridiculous in our beautifully filmed DVDs.

Just a final note...If you have a guest with special seating needs and cannot be there by 5:30 to save them a seat, please let me know. I will reserve a seat for them before the auditorium opens.
Thank you for your respectful treatment of each other.
Giselle

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Final Recital Details & December Calendar


Call time for tomorrow's show: 6:00 pm
Recital begins at 6:30 pm

Upon arrival, dancers should line up with their class. All preschool classes will line up in the hall, and all older classes will sit in the upper wings of the auditorium so they can watch the performance while they wait. There will be signs for each class where you can leave your students.

*All Nutcracker encore performers will also line up in the hall. Snowflakes need to dress backstage in their white costumes.

After performing, preschoolers can be picked up in the hall where you dropped them off. Please use the rear doors of the auditorium. If you wish to pick up other dancers, they will return to the row in the upper wings where you left them with their class.

If your child has a costume change, please use the rear doors to meet up with them. After they change, they can sit with their second/third class again in the wings.

All girls need to wear makeup! Younger students can wear just mascara, blush, and lipstick. Older students (4th grade jazz and up) should be wearing eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara (or false eyelashes), blush, and lipstick.

All boys need to be neat and put together. HAIR GEL/HAIRSPRAY/POMADE is a must unless your hair is VERY short.

Hair by class:

Preschool Jazz: high ponytail on the right side, curly. Short hair please pull a section to the right. Curl short hair if possible. Large hair accessory goes to the right side.


3 Yr Old Combo: high bun. Accessory on right side.



4 Yr Old Combo: small poof in front. Low right bun. Top hat accessory goes on the right side of the head with the veil hanging toward the cheek. (See second picture.)





Kindergarten Jazz: High ponytail. Your choice of straight/curly. Rhinestone accessory centered on ponytail. (No picture - I'm sure you know what a high ponytail is!)

All other jazz: high bun. Accessories on the right side.

All ballroom: high bun. Accessories on the right side. 




Elementary Hip Hop: pigtail or braids (if dancers are in another dance they don't need to change their hair).

Middle School Hip Hop: High ponytail (if dancers are in another dance they don't need to change their hair).

Body Motion Dance Co.
Let It Snow
Winter Recital – Dec 12, 2014

1. Cold As Ice………….7th & 8th Grade Production team
2. Jingle Bells………………………………..3 Yr Old Combo
3. Snowflakes (Nutcracker Encore)...................Ballet 3
4. Holly Jolly Christmas…………………..Preschool Jazz
5. Mice and Soldiers (Nutcracker Encore)………………... …………………Boys Club and Claircee Simpson as Clara
6. Man with the Bag……………………….…4 Yr Old Combo
7. Christmas Wiggle…………….….….Elementary Hip Hop
8. Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker Encore)..…Rachel Lee
9. NAME…………..Kindergarten Jazz
10. NAME……….1st Grade Jazz
11. Run, Run, Rudolph…..……..Middle School Ballroom
12. Christmas of Love……………….2nd & 3rd Grade Jazz
13. All I need is Love………...…….4th-6th Combined Jazz
………………Presentation of Awards………………
14. I’ve got a Good Feeling……….Middle School Hip Hop
15. Marshmallow World………………..…..4th Grade Jazz
16. Happy Christmas….……………High School Ballroom
17. Let It Snow…………………………5th & 6th Grade Jazz
18. NAME……………………………..………….7th Grade Jazz
19. Feliz Navidad…………….………Elementary Ballroom
20. A Merry Little Christmas………………8th Grade Jazz

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Jazz/Ballroom/Hip Hop Recital - Dress Rehearsal Schedule


Dress Rehearsal Schedule (Thursday at the MIDDLE school)

*Please arrive 10 minutes early so you are ready to go onstage at the time listed below. Full costume and shoes required. Hair and makeup not required.

2:10-2:30 pm Preschool Jazz Only

2:30-3:00 pm 3 Yr Old Combo & 4 Yr Old Combo

3:00-4:00 pm Middle School Ballroom & 8th Grade Jazz

4:00-4:30 pm 7th Grade Jazz & 5th/6th Grade Jazz

4:30-5:00 pm 4th Grade Jazz & 2nd/3rd Grade Jazz

5:00-5:45 pm Kindergarten Jazz, 1st Grade Jazz, 4th-6th Combined Jazz

5:45-6:15 pm Elementary Hip Hop & Middle School Hip Hop

6:15-7:00 pm Elementary Ballroom