GLO-FEST was a blast! So much fun to watch all the dancers perform and show us what they are doing in class. Thank you to all the teachers for all their hard work in preparing for this fun event. And thank you to all the parents, family and friends who help their dancers be the best they can be.
We’d like to welcome all who are new to our dance family. We can’t wait to get to know you and begin sharing our love of dance with you!
NOVEMBER DANCERS OF THE MONTH:
Monthly, the Dance Workshop recognizes individual dancer effort and dedication by identifying “Dancers of the Month.” Each dancer’s picture is displayed in the studio lobby and each dancer receives a “Dancer of the Month” sign to put up in their front yard. The 3 dancers selected for November are:
Chauntel Bagshaw and
Congratulations! We appreciate your dedication, hard work and great attitudes. It’s a joy to watch you all dance!
We will be in the Carson Valley’s Annual Parade of Lights Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2 from 5:00-6:30 pm. Please sign-up at the studio or respond to this email so we know you will be participating.
All dancers are invited to ride on our float. We will have hand wormers for everyone. Please wear your dance workshop shirt, white long sleeve shirt or sweatshirt under, red sweat pants and white cap. The boys breakdancing group will be featured on the float this year.
Older dancers can learn the dance to perform along the way. Please sign-up at the front desk if you want to ride or dance. Parents and siblings are invited to ride or walk along.
Practices to learn the parade dance for older dancers are:
November 17 at 5:30pm; Nov. 19 at 5:30pm; Nov. 26 at 6:30pm; and Dec. 1 at 5:30-8:30pm (Dress Rehearsal – includes Starbucks). You must attend 2 practices and the Dress Rehearsal to dance in the parade. All practices to be at the DWS Studio.
Thanksgiving Break: We will not have dance November 22-25. We all hope you have a wonderful Holiday!! Except the Company Dancers will be with Miss Lauren on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 9:00-11:00am.
Our Christmas shows are fast approaching!
We will be having 4 performances: Sunday, December 10th at 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm; Monday, December 11th at 6:30 pm; and Thursday, December 14th at 6:30 pm. This year the show is called WinterWonderLand. Our Christmas shows are short, sweet, snappy and fun. We think it is a great performance opportunity for our dancers and a great opportunity for you to see how much progress they have made since the beginning of our season. All classes will be in WinterWonderLand.
Which Night Do I Dance in WinterWonderLand? Please see the attached sheet for which night you come.
Our performances for WinterWonderLand are held in our little theater here at the studio, so seating is limited. We do suggest that you purchase and reserve seats ahead of time. To get your tickets, go to danceworkshoponline.com and click on the tickets button on the top bar. You select the performances(s) you are in and then you select where you want to sit. All tickets are $8.00. If you have a toddler who sits in your lap, then he/she does not need a ticket. If you need handicapped access and seating, please contact Ann or the front desk. You can also purchase your tickets at the door, but availability is very limited in most cases.
We have a Pre-Sale ticket time set up for those dancers who are only in one show. You may buy your tickets Nov. 17-Nov. 20. At 6am on Nov. 21, everyone who is in multiple shows will be able to buy and reserve seats. A code will be emailed to you to buy your tickets during the pre-sale time. Please see attached sheets for “Which night Do I Dance” to find out which night you’ll want to purchase tickets.
Costumes for WinterWonderLand:
This year we are charging a flat rate of $15 per dancer for costume rentals and a new DWS T-shirt to keep and wear in the Christmas Show finale and during the parade. This fee will be on your December statement.
We do not want you to have to buy much for this show. We have a large inventory of costumes that we’ll be able to use for the Christmas show. So in order to help cover the costs of cleaning, pressing, and organizing the costumes and accessories for each dancer, it will be necessary to charge the rental fee of $15 (with an added bonus of also receiving the free DWS t-shirt). There may be a couple of additional items you will need to have such as t-shirts, sweatpants or tights. All dancers will need their required dress code items for a base for many of the costumes.
You will receive the Costume Info Sheet next week. This will include what items you may need to round up to complete a costume.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 775-782-8717 or email at email@example.com. If you are not going to be in the Christmas show but want a t-shirt, they are $12 each. Please also let us know ASAP if you will not be participating so that teachers can prepare accordingly and so that you are not charged for the rental fee.
Rehearsals: We are teaching the Christmas Choreography now so please try not to miss classes this month. After Thanksgiving we will be putting the finishing touches on all dances. Please come to all of your classes so that you will know your dances for the show.
2017-18 Dance Season Fee Schedule
The following provides an outline of the basic fee schedule:
30 minute class = $35
45 minute class = $50
1 hour class = $55
If a student takes multiple classes, a multiple class discount is applied (for example, if your first 2 classes are an hour long, you will be charged $55 for the 1st class and $45 for the 2nd class for a savings of $10 per month. If you add another 1 hour class, that 3rd class will cost only $35 per month). Also, if a student is a member of the Company Competition team, there may be added fees to cover the costs of additional choreography and practices. As always, students are welcome to try a class for free!
The Dance Workshop offers “Auto-pay,” making it simple to keep up-to-date on your Dance Workshop account. Signing up for this service can be done through the Dance Workshop website (danceworkshoponline.com) or by coming to the office and signing up there. As a reminder, those who are not utilizing “Auto-pay” will be charged an additional monthly processing fee of $5. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ann or the office.
Key Dates for the 2017-18 Dance Season
The following outline identifies any anticipated dance breaks that may occur through-out the dance season; however, these are subject to change. Hopefully this will help you plan for the coming school and dance season year.
November 22-25 – Thanksgiving Break: NO DANCE (except for Company Dancers on Nov. 22)
December 10, 11 & 14 – WinterWonderLand Christmas Show
December 25-January 5 – Winter Break for DCSD: NO DANCE
January 15 – Martin Luther King Day: Dance Classes IN SESSION
February 19-23 – President’s Holiday Break for DCSD: Dance Classes IN SESSION
April 16-20 – Spring Break for DCSD: NO DANCE
June 7 – Last day of school for DCSD. Adaptations to the dance schedule may occur due to high school graduation as well as other end of school year activities. You will be informed as this date grows closer.
June 2018 – Preparation for end of year Recital. Additional practice times and dress rehearsal to be determined.
June 24, 2018 – End of Year Recital.
Performing Arts Center for the Whole Family.