Our winter recital is just around the corner (Thursday, December 19th) at Murray High School. Below you’ll find the show order. We work hard to keep our shows to a reasonable length. Please, out of respect for all of our dancers, plan on staying for the entire show (plan on 45-60 minutes).
Tickets for the show are $5.00 in advance at the studio’s front desk and $7.00 at the door. Everyone needs a ticket minus the dancers.
Dancers should arrive 30 minutes before the start of their show. Please come with your hair and makeup ready for stage. If your costume includes tights you should wear those to the theater. We also recommend you wear a flesh colored camisole leotard (available at Dance Concepts for $16).
If you’ve never participated in a winter recital with us, or if you just want a refresher, check out this How To Guild to a Dance Concepts Winter Recital.
Finally, check out the show order below. This is especially important for dancers who are in more than one dance and need to know which to prepare for first.
Last Friday, Julie and I went to Ballet West’s season opening. As is typical, their fall show is 3 shorter, unrelated ballets. It’s my favorite format because they pack the night with a lot of variety. Here is our quick review of the show. If you go see it let us know what you loved (and didn’t love) too! Continue reading
Butter Braid is easily the most popular fundraiser we have ever done. They are delicious and people love them. Most importantly, they are highly profitable for our dancers. Last year our top selling family earned $440 profit! Participation is entirely optional. On average dancers who sold Butter Braid last year profited $87.
We primarily run this fundraiser for our competition team members, but any of our dancers are welcome to participate and use what they earn towards their tuition or spring costume fees. Pick up an order form at the front desk starting today! Continue reading
To kick off Ballet West’s 50th year they present the revival of Ballet West Founder Willam Christensen’s colorful and dramatic production, The Firebird, danced to Igor Stravinsky’s legendary score; Who Cares?, George Balanchine’s joyous mix of Gershwin tunes and classical ballet; and Petite Mort, Ji?í Kylián’s sensual work of genius, recently featured on the national television series “Breaking Pointe.”
Dates: November 8, 9, 13-16th
Tickets on sale now!! Purchase yours today at www.arttix.org
We have our hotel information for you for this competition season!!
As always, it’s fun to stay with the group, but you are not required to. If you have other accommodations available to you please feel free to use them. All families are responsible for calling and making their own reservations. These cities will be FULL these weekends so please do so sooner rather than later (like right now!) Continue reading
We are excited to announce that we have two of our dancers, Mikel Young and Jenna Johnson, dancing with the Odyssey Dance Company at the Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus!
Utah’s scariest, creepiest and most exciting haunted attraction returns to Draper, bigger and more terrifying than ever, on Friday September 13th, 2013. The Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus will shock visitors with its Big Top Tent of Horrors and haunted trailers, located just off the Bangerter Exit of I-15 at 98 East 13800 South.
Entertainers from Odyssey Dance Company will dazzle the crowd with circus themed dancers performing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”.
Mikel will be performing on October 5th, 11th, 17th, 19th, 25th, 30th and November 1st.
Jenna will be performing on October 5th, 11th, 17th, 19th, 30th and November 2nd. Continue reading
We are looking forward to an amazing competition season this year. We’ll be holding an important meeting for all parents of competition team dancers. This meeting will go on during your child’s class time. Please plan to be there.
We’ll be talking about:
- Dates and locations of competitions
- Solos, Duets, Trios
Petite Team parents will meet Monday at 6:30 pm on September 9th
Level 4 & Level 5 Team parents will meet together Monday at 7:00 on September 9th
Level 3 Jr. Team parents will meet Wednesday at 6:30 pm on September 11th
Level 3 Teen Team parents will meet Wednesday at 7:30 pm on September 11th
Mini Team will meet Thursday at 5:30 pm on September 12th
Hip Hop Crew will meet Thursday at 6:00 pm on September 12th
See you there!
A while back we stumbled upon a great blog post by Sarah Jukes on why ballet dancers make great employees. We’d suggest that the same things make them excellent students at school.
Sarah notes that dancers are:
- Teachable – they take correction well
- Flexible – not just in their bodies, but their minds as well
- Fast Learners – they translate instruction into action immediately
- Always Prepared – a good pirouette starts with a great prep
- Hard Workers – it’s the only way to get anywhere in dance
- Team Players – they work together to make something beautiful
On one hand it’s amazing that so many of our dancers excel not only in the studio, but it school as well – some of them spend more hours a week dancing than many teens do in part time jobs. On the other hand, the lessons and disciplines leaned dancing transfer so well into school work that it makes perfect sense.
Read her full article at: sarahjukes.com
And just for fun… here’s a dance about doing homework:
Often when a dancer puts on a costume for the first time, their dance really comes alive. It helps them transform into the character they are meant to be and can take their performance to a new level. In the same way, dressing appropriately for class helps our dancers be focused and give their class work the respect and effort it deserves.
Help your dancer succeed by being sure she’s dressed appropriately for dance class every week. Continue reading
2013-2014 Dance Concepts Team, we have our competition dates!
More information will be on it’s way, but for those of you who want to request days off of work in advance plan on the following weekends:
- Releve Dance Competition in St. George: March 21-22, 2014
- Utah Dance Fest in Logan: April 11-12, 2014
- Celebrity Dance Competition in Salt Lake: April 25-26, 2014