April 2014 Studio Newsletter

MINN-MN-2-13- 446 -24516Spring is trying to make an appearance (though winter sure seems intent to hang on for as long as possible this year!). And with competition season beginning this weekend, the next two months will be very busy ones with several important dates to remember as we make final preparations for our annual end-of-year studio recital. Please be aware that attendance by all students is very important during these final weeks as we get dances ready for performances!


Important Dates You Will Want to Remember:

Ticket orders due: April 17th
Tickets are drawn at random and will be available for pick up at the studio the week of May 19th as well as at at dress rehearsals (May 28 & 30).

Parents Week: May 19-22, 2014   

Last day of classes: Thursday, May 22, 2014 (however, please remember for student’s in Amy ballet classes, you have a mandatory rehearsal on Tuesday, May 27th from 6-8 pm).

Dress Rehearsals: May 28 & 30, 2014

Rehearsals on both days begin at 5:00 pm and will take place at Eastview High School PAC (Performing Arts Center). Stay tuned for the full schedule, coming soon. Please have your dancer at the theatre and ready to dance 15 minutes prior to your group’s start time as rehearsals can run ahead of schedule.

Recital Dates: Saturday, May 31, 1 pm and 6 pm & Sunday, June 1, 2 pm

The annual Solo/duet/trio recital show will be held at Eastview High School on Sunday, June 1st at 11:00 am.  Admission is $5 and is payable at the door.


For anyone interested in participating in this years’ Father/Daughter dance, please take a moment to read the important rehearsal and performance information featured in the March Newsletter. If you would like to participate, please let Melissa know or plan on attending the first rehearsal May 14 from 7:45-8:45 pm to sign up.


All dancers who are in the tap/jazz 1 levels and higher will be learning the finale dance during April and May classes. Dancers will wear the purple 2014 recital t-shirt or a plane purple t-shirt, black shorts or leggings and any type of jazz of ballet shoes. Tan tights are also optional.


Tickets are assigned seating and are $16/person. If a child is able to sit in a lap they will not have to buy a ticket. Anyone occupying a seat needs a ticket. Any tickets not purchased will be available at all dress rehearsals and recitals.

DON’T FORGET: Ticket orders are due by: 9:30 pm on APRIL 17th.

The recital performance schedule will be added to this site in the soon. Please check which show your child is in so you order the right tickets! IMPORTANT: TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE for any reason including lost ones! Also, we do not keep track of who’s sitting in each seat.

Don’t forget: there will be no Saturday tap/jazz technique classes on April 5, 26, and May 10 due to competitions. Ballet classes will still be in session and dancers not competing/attending competition are expected to attend class.

2014-15 Season Competition Line Auditions:

Are you interested in taking your child’s dancing to the next level? Why not consider auditioning for one of our award winning competition lines!

Dancers need to have at least two years’ dance experience. If you would like more information about line eligibility, please visit the studio front desk. Students interested in competition must attend one of two summer camps (July 7-11 or July 14-18). Read more about the available camps and summer classes and sign up on the summer registration page.

2014/2015 Season Dance Schedules Available Soon!

Look for the 2014-15 season class schedules to be available during the third week of May. Class recommendations for the upcoming season will be distributed to your dancer at this time. We sincerely hope that you will continue your dance education with us next year!

5-Year Attendance Awards

If you have danced with us for five years, please put your name on the list at the front desk to receive your award at the end of the year. Deadline to sign up for the 5-Year Award is April 17.


Want to try dancing, singing and acting? Then our Summer Musical Theatre Experience is for you! Learn more about this great opportunity on our summer schedule page.

2014 Competition Season is Underway

The 2014 competition season starts this weekend! Dancers will be performing at Legacy Dance Championships beginning Wednesday, April 2 through Sunday, April 6th at The Burnsville Performing Arts Center. If you are considering trying out for competition team next year, come cheer us on and experience the excitement of competition dance! Dance Connection lines will also be competing at Starpower Talent, April 25-27 at The Minneapolis Convention Center and Triple S, May 9-11 at Hopkins High School.