April 2015 Studio Newsletter

Spring is here! The next two months will be busy ones with important dates to remember. Attendance by all students is very important as we prepare for our annual recital.


Don’t Forget:

  • 2015 recital t-shirt forms are due at the front desk by this Thursday, April 9th.
  • The final parent’s week of the 2014-15 seasons is May 18–21
  • Last day of classes: May 21, 2015
  • Review the season dress rehearsals and recital dates here.


New for 2015: Online Recital Ticket Sales

We are excited to announce that all recital tickets be purchased online this year! No more turning in your envelopes and waiting to see where you get to sit! With this being a new system for 2015, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. All balances must be paid by May 2nd! A pre-sale password and link will be e-mailed to all families that have paid and they will be able to go online purchase their tickets beginning May 4th at 9 am.
  2. If balances are not paid by May 2nd, then those families will have to wait until they are paid in full in order to get a passcode to order.
  3. Watch your email – more info will be coming to your inbox soon!


Reminder: There will be no jazz technique classes on the following days: April 18th, April 25th, and May 9th because of dance competitions.


Advertise With The Dance Connection

As in recent years’ past, The Dance Connection is once again producing a recital program book for this season’s studio recital. It will be a part full-color and black and white printed book. We hope to keep the cost of each program at $5 each but in order to do so, we need your help!

If you are interested in advertising or purchasing a ”shout out” or message to publish in the program for your dancer to see, please fill out the form that can be found at the front desk and submit it along with payment to the Dance Connection by April 20.

All Dance Connection families who place an ad will receive a free shout out for their dancer. Contact us to lear more!



Our annual father/daughter dance is kicking off once again! We are offering this to dancers who are 8 years old & up. All dancers and dads participating must attend four rehearsals (includes dress rehearsal), which will start in May to learn the routine. The theme this year is 70’s and the costume for this dance will be something you already own or can borrow. Each father/daughter couple will only perform in one of the three recital performances. Any father interested in participating must come to the first rehearsal to sign up. There will be no charge for this again this year.

Practice Schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 13 – 7:30-8:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 17 – 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, May 26 – 6:00-7:00 pm

The dress rehearsal at Eastview High School will be held on Friday, May 27th around 8:30 pm.


Grand Finale Dance

All dancers who are in the tap/jazz 1levels, Int Hip Hop levels and higher will be learning the finale dance in April and May. Dancers will wear the white and teal 2015 recital t-shirt or a plane white t-shirt, black shorts or leggings and any type of jazz of ballet shoes. Tan tights are also optional.



Auditions for our award winning competition lines are combined with our dance camps this summer. Therefore, any student interested in competition must attend one of the camps. Brochures are available at the front desk or on line.


2015–2016 Fall Season Dance Schedule Coming Soon

Look for the 2015/2016 class schedule during the third week of May. Class recommendations for the following year will be given out at this time. We hope that you will continue your dance education with us next year!



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 do this is April 11.



Want to try dancing, singing and acting? Then our Summer Musical Theatre Experience is for you! Information is posted on the website.


Our competition season is kicking off! Our first competition will be April 15-19th at The Burnsville Performing Arts Center. If you are considering trying out for competition team next year, come cheer us on and experience competition dance! Other competition dates are: April 24-67 at Canon Falls High School and May 6-01 at the St. Paul River Center