Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October 2013 Newsletter

N&B Dance Factory and Gym
October 2013 Newsletter

We have been having so much fun in classes! Our dance and clogging teams have the cutest dances and our tumbling classes are almost balanced out! YahJ

Guess What Technique Classes…
We are sooo excited to be able to implement our new technique/terminology vocabulary lessons into our technique classes this year. Our students now have a strong enough dance base, we are able to incorporate this program.   If your student comes home speaking a new language, its French! Ballet has a Russian, and French history.  A lot of our terminology will be in that language.  Your student will now be able to speak a dance language with our instructors. When they go to professional camps, they will stand out, and know the awnsers to the instructors’ vocabulary questions.  We will be spending about 10 minutes per technique class, with paper and pencil, writing and learning these terms.  These terms will be demonstrated and then the girls will practice with them center floor and also at the barre’.  Sometimes the paper work will come home, other times it will stay in the student folder we will provide. It will be stored in the technique basket inside the studio.  Please encourage your student to tell you their new terminology for the week.  They will be given so much new information we don’t expect them to remember it all that week.  It will be reviewed throughout the year in technique. Just an FYI… Some of this material will be on a College level. Chevia and I have put together information from our college dance classes from the University of Utah, UVU, and Snow College. We want these girls ready to tryout, and be accepted into college with dance scholarships their senior year! (Yes! We are starting some young!) We received dance scholarships and would like these girls too as well! As an example, here is some of the terminology we just used for the first week of October:
N&B Technique Ballet Terminology-Week 1
Supporting Leg:  The leg supporting the weight of the body.
Working Leg:      The leg that is performing.
En Croix:              In the shape of a cross.  The same movement is performed as a sequence to the front, to the side, to the back, and again to the same side.
En Dedan:            Inward. Any circular or turning movement in which the working leg moves or the body turns, toward the     supporting leg.
En Dehor:            Outward. Any circular or turning movement in which the working leg moves or the body turns, away from the body.
Demi:                   Half.
Grande: Large.
Derrie`re:            To the back.
Devant:                To the front.
A` la Seconde:    in 2nd position. When a movement is performed to the side.
(Please have girls wearing MC Hammer Pants to class wear hot shorts under them.  We will have them take the MC Hammer (Diaper Pants) off for barre’ work.  Just so we can see lines better. Thanks!)

  No AFTER SCHOOL classes (3:15-8:45) on Halloween, October 31st…. Have fun Trick or Treating!
We will have all Kinder dance, tumbling, mom and tot day classes in session on Halloween (9:30- 3:00).
Clogging Shoes
Miss Bree has been putting together a clogging shoe order.  We will be ordering next week.  If you need knew clogging shoes, please make sure you are on the list.  We also ask that parents duck tape their students shoes at home.  This saves a lot of class time.  Shoes that are not taped or have worn off, will be removed and students will dance in their socks.  If we have willing mothers observing, Miss Bree will hand the shoes and duck tape out to moms for help.  Please use duck tape that wont leave colored marks on the floor.
Potty Time, Kinder Classes
Please have your kindergartners and preschoolers use the restroom before class begins.  We have found that once one needs to “GO” they all need to “GO”J  We would like to get as much class time with the students as possible.  Thanks!
Dance Store Hours:
We have set our store hours.  They will be as follows:
Monday: Michelle 5:00-6:00
Tuesday: Lisa 3:30-5:00
Wednesday: Natalie Noon-1:00
Thursday: Closed
*** Please note that hair pieces are not displayed but are available to the public upon request.
(I, Natalie will be in the building observing classes and doing paperwork throughout the week. I can open the store as needed.  Just ask;)
Please note, if your student or students are in multipule classes, you will only receive one statement. If you need adjustments made to your statement, please write us a note and drop it in the tuition drop box.  Michelle will review them on Thursday evenings and call you with any questions.  Just a reminder that tuition is due by the first week of classes each month or by the 10th if we have holidays at the beginning of the month.  Late fees are applied after this date.                                  
Shoes, Jacket, Bags, and Backpacks
Just a reminder to leave all belongings in the first lobby.  The second lobby is for parents to observe.   Also, we do have a tv with movies in the first lobby to help keep little ones occupied.  If it is not on, just ask;)

        Epic Dance Camp
We just returned from an AWESOME dance camp with amazing instructors from NYC and LA!  They do the choreography for the music videos you see on TV and Broadway shows in NYC.  SOOOO much fun and learned sooo much!  Great Job Ladies!
Ok… Our Big Tuacahn Announcement!!!!
Our Tuacahn Tour will be June 16,17,18.  We will attend dance workshops and be the opening show both Monday and Tuesday night for the Tuacahn Shows. The shows are…. Drum Roll Please…. “Little Mermaid” and “The Wizard Of Oz”.  We will have registration pamphlets available next week with all the information.  First come First ServeJ Once the tickets are sold, they are sold.  The Little Mermaid is one of their best shows I have ever seen!  I would even say it was better than the Musicals I have seen on Broadway in NYC! AMAZING! Can’t Wait!!!! Moms and grandmas welcome!  (We are looking at ages 9 and up)

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