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With the recital just around the corner I thought this topic would be great for a blog post. After paying tuition for nine months, driving to dance each week, and costume fees, it’s time to stick your dancers on stage! For some, this is no big deal, for all the rest of us, this is slightly frightening and can become a fight with little ones. With only two weeks left, now is a great time to start using some of the techniques in this article so your dancer will feel comfortable performing on stage!

How To Help Your Child Overcome Stage Fright!

2012 Recital Date!

Apr
2012
18

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I’ve got a lot of updates this week! They are exciting ones at that 🙂

Recital Date: May 24th 7pm

Dress Rehearsal: May 21st 4-6pm (this is MANDATORY for all dancers!)

I’m starting to receive costumes in the mail and they are turning out exactly as I pictured. I am so excited, It’s going to be a great recital this year! Keep checking the blog, Facebook, and your e-mails for constant updates and reminders!

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A couple weeks ago I posted about the positions of the feet. Even if the feet are turned out and pointed, if a dancer’s arms are limp and boring – nothing matters. Click Here! Being a beautiful dancer is a combination of just about everything; poise, confidence, technique, and passion. By developing the technique of a dancer you develop poise, confidence and most importantly passion.

Growing up in the dancing world,  I remember trying to be someone I wasn’t. Somehow, once I entered high school I decided I was going to be me. I was going to embrace the technique I had learned and that was when I developed the passion I was looking for.

I know at times it’s hard to get your daughters to come to class without tears or a fight, because I used to be that girl. In the end, I was grateful for all those dance classes my mom shoved me in while I was throwing a tantrum. During all the crying, I learned technique. Once I had the technique, I developed the passion. It’s a continual process. Don’t give up on something that can potentially give your daughter her best friends, a talent, and possible a career (Example: Me). Help your dancers develop that passion, the passion that helps them decide who they are.

Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.

Martha Graham

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As I was doing some research this morning, I came across a great about.com article. In class each week, we are always emphasizing the constant positions of the dancers feet at any age. I understand that hearing ballet terminology can sometimes scare parents away, but this is a short, simple, and easy to understand way to help your daughter’s practice at home.(You may even learn something yourself 🙂 Click Here!

Valentines Day!

Feb
2012
06

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Wow! I cannot believe how fast time is going by this year. It is so much fun to watch all of the classes learn their dances and see the recital slowly coming together. We are going to have an awesome show this May!

For Valentines Day this month, I would like all of the dancers to bring a valentine for each of the girls in their class. I will be sending the monthly newsletter out sometime tonight or tomorrow (Feb, 6 or 7) with more information!

PLEASE CHECK YOUR E-MAILS

See everyone this week, I missed my dancers while I was gone! Let’s have an awesome month of killer classes and don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook and also take our Survey!

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Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous Holiday Break. Here is a little special we are doing for the Christmas Season! Enjoy!

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This is just a reminder about our Holiday Break, I apologize I didn’t get this reminder out sooner. Looks like the season is already getting to me! I hope everyone enjoys their December, and I look forward to seeing all of my little dancers January 3rd, 4th, and 5th! Keep in mind every class will start learning their dances for the recital as soon as we return 🙂

p.s. check out the blog in a couple days for a great  Christmas gift  that keeps on giving all year long!

Please Help Me!

Nov
2011
10

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For my Final in my Adolescent Development class I need to do a project based on the intellectual and physical development of children and adolescents. I am in need of one child in each of the following age groups: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, and 12-15. All I am going to do is ask the child to do a few different dance steps and I will video record her doing so. If you wouldn’t mind me using your daughter in my study  please let me know! Contact me through e-mail jefox4@gmail.com or phone 801.400.5010. This will be happening Wednesday November 16 from 5:30-6. Thanks!

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Josie did my pictures for the recital last year and she did such an awesome job, I can’t wait to have her do them again this year! This is her latest offer, it’s a killer deal for the Holiday season! Let me know if you have any questions!

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The Halloween party this year was a blast! There were great costumes, lots of treats, and games of all kinds. Here are some pictures of our fun day!

Our Spooky Dancers 🙂

Thank you to Camille Eastmond, Lacey Bacik and Jodi Nelson for their willingness to help, I couldn’t have done it without you! The girls had such a great time 🙂 everyone please be checking your e-mails for your November Newsletter!