• Mickey Fridley

Spring Forward for Dance?

SPRING FORWARD? We have just begun fall. How could anyone be thinking about Spring while putting up those pumpkin decorations? Well we are a dance studio that has always kept those eyes focused on what is coming just around the corner.

Soon we will be heading off to the 2020 TOP Dance Directive and right after that it will be the holiday's which means for us our new Spring Semester begins in January.

That's the time we start thinking about what our Spring Recital will be like for our newest dance teams coming to the studio. YES! Recreational - Performance teams will be back! That is one thing I am most looking forward too this 2021 dance season.

That nasty COVID-19 virus has kept our studio from opening up it's doors to our normal recreational and dance class students this past fall. For the past 11 years we have never felt so empty at the studio with out our Rec kids. We miss getting them ready for a fun fall festival performance or prepping them for a Holiday Xmas Parade that would be have been coming up very soon.

Many competition studios enjoy their Recreational Performance only dancers but here at our studio well; Coach Mickey (me); I miss them probably the most. I miss those bubbly faces and heart warming smiles at practices. Their excitment, their energy and their pure enthusiasm to get out and be apart of something spectacular.

We will be coming back in January with a new batch of littles and bigs. At least I am hopeful we will. I want to see kids who just really want to dance come back ready to join a new team and create a new season. We will open it up to Preschoolers & Elementary age kids to practice 1 hour a week on 2 routines. A fun pom dance routine. Who doesn't like to use POMS? And of course another fun creative dance either lyrical or jazz style which ever the teams seem to gravitate towards.

The kids will get to perform at whatever places I can get them in but especially at our end of the year dance recital. Especially because last year we didn't even get to have one because of the coronavirus lockdowns. This will be a fun event where our recreational kids and our competition kids get to come together and show off all they had been working on all season long. We also get to hand out fun trophies, medals and so much more little treats and then of course my favorite part which is the end of the year video slide show.

The other thing that makes this event so special is that our littles and bigs from all our teams get to celebrate and thank our graduating dancers as we send them off into the dance world beyond our studio walls. This is an extra touching moment as the kids get to say their final goodbyes to dancers they have been dancing next too, competing with or performing with for years.

This year the spring is more anticipated than ever for me. I can't wait to get back into the studio, get back to the normalcy of seeing those recreational kids and get back to enjoying what we love most ..... dancing.

Hope you can join us this spring!

JUST $25 A MONTH TO JOIN ONE OF OUR RECREATIONAL PERFORMANCE TEAMS add a Tumbling acrobatics class for just $15 dollars more a month!

Since COVID hasn't totally left us we will still be doing our best to keep those numbers down and staying healthy the best we can. Encouraging dancers to keep washing those hands (each recreational dancer will get to BUY & KEEP their own poms this year!) as well as reminding parents to keep kids home if they have a fever or feel sick. Each team will be limited to the following sizes & dates / times of practices are listed below:

MONDAYS (Alma Studio)

Performance Only Dance Team (Ages 3-4yr) TINY TOTS DANCE TEAM

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Tumbling for Kids (Ages 3-8yr) Tiny Tots & Mascots

6:30 - 7:00pm

Performance Only Dance Team (Ages 5yr - 8yr) MASCOTS DANCE TEAM

7:00 - 8:00p

WED. (Alma Studio)

Performance Only Dance Team (Ages 9yr - 11yr) MINIS DANCE TEAM

5:30 - 6:30pm

Tumbling for Kids (Ages 9-14yr) Minis & Juniors

6:30 - 7:30pm

Performance Only Dance Team (Ages 12-14yr) JUNIORS DANCE TEAM

7:30 - 8:30pm

SUNDAYS (Burlingame Studio)

Performance Only Dance Team (Ages 3-4yr) TINY TOTS DANCE TEAM

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Tumbling for Kids (Ages 3-8yr) Tiny Tots & Mascots

2:00 - 2:30pm

Performance Only Dance Team (Ages 5-8yr) MASCOTS DANCE TEAM

2:30 - 3:30pm

Performance Only Dance Team (Ages 9-11yr) MINIS DANCE TEAM

3:30 - 4:30pm

Tumbling for Kids (Ages 9-14yr) Minis & Juniors 4:30 - 5:30pm

Performance Only Dance Team (Ages 12-14yr) JUNIORS DANCE TEAM

5:30 - 6:30pm

Additional Cost to Participate:

Jazz Dance Shoes ($22)

Dance Tights ($12)

Team T-Shirt ($20)

Team Shorts ($10)

Team Poms ($15)

Dance Jazz or Lyrical Costume ($30)

End of Year Recital Fee ($20)

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