December 2013 Newsletter

MINN-MN-2-13- 347 -18929Holiday Break

There will be no dance classes Dec. 22 through January 3, 2014.  Classes will resume on Saturday, January 4, 2014.


Two small dance groups from The Dance Connection will be performing Christmas-themed dance routines at the Second Annual Christmas at the Steeple Center.  There are two shows Saturday, December 7th at 2:0 pm and 7:00 pm at the Steeple Center (the old St. Joseph’s Church, 14375 South Robert Trail) in Rosemount.  Join us for an old fashioned Christmas variety show.  Tickets can be purchased online at the Rosemount Area Arts Council site or at the box office.

Class Cancellations Due to Weather

It is inevitable, winter is on its’ way!  If the studio needs to close due to bad weather, we will post the closing 2 hours prior to the start of classes for that night on our Facebook page. If you haven’t already ‘liked’ our page, we encourage you to go to our page now to get these important updates.

A message will also be recorded on the studio voice mail. For those of you who are new to our studio, please note that we do not make closing announcements on the local news channels.  Please keep in mind we have teachers coming from north of the cities who can’t always make it here in inclement weather and we have families coming from as far as Hastings and Northfield – safety is our number one priority!

Holiday Spirit

Once again, we will have a Toys for Tots gift box at the studio.  If you would like to donate an unwrapped gift, please place it in the box by the desk by December 20th. The Dance Connection staff would like to help those less fortunate this holiday season!

Lost and Found

We have a lost and found located under the recital pictures in the waiting. To stop it from overflowing, please put your name on anything you would want returned if it were lost…especially dance shoes!!! Whatever is left behind at the end of the year will be donated to Goodwill.


I have received confirmation of the recital and rehearsal dates, which are listed below.  This is such an important event for the dancers that I try to get the best dates possible.  The High Schools in the area school districts are also getting busier with activities every year.

Where: Eastview High School, Apple Valley
When: Friday, May 30th after 4:30.

There will be a second dress rehearsal  this date is still pending.
Most dancers will only be required to attend one dress rehearsal.
A more detailed schedule for dress rehearsals will be coming out after the New Year

Where: Eastview High School, Apple Valley
When: Saturday, May 31, 2014 and Sunday, June 1, 2014 with the Solo/Duet/Trio show will be Saturday or Sunday morning before one of the recitals above. Show times: to be determined

Important Post-Winter Break Dates to Remember:

PICTURE DATES: March 6-8, 2014. Please note: there will be no classes on March 8.

SPRING BREAK: March 23– 30, 2014


Seasons Greetings from the Dance Connection!

Happy Holidays from the Dance Connection

photo courtesy of Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee at