Communications for All Students
The Studio Calendar can be found on the calendar Tab. The schedule for our theme weeks can also be found there. The Wingman event nights can be found under the Wingman tab.
Holiday Show Information
Music Ordering Information
Having the music for your dancer at home is essential for helping them practice at home. All our songs that we use for performances are cut and edited so you will not be able to use the version that you find in iTunes or YouTube.
For dancers in regular classes:
It is advised that your dancer has the music for recital numbers to practice with. Typically, they will start their recital numbers in January. Some classes that are asked to perform in the optional Christmas show will start those dances right away in September. Getting into a good practicing habit right away in the fall will set up your dancer for success in grasping the memorization/choreography of their recital dances.
Dancers in Show Unit:
Being a show unit member means that our dancer may also be participating in lyrical/pointe/contemporary/extra production number/daddy-daughter. Your dancer will have a minimum of 5 dances that they will need to be practicing at home. Every dance that they learn will be performed in a show/competition.
A Note on music pricing:
The music is priced in a manner to cover the music licensing fees that the studio incurs every year, the cost of the software to edit the music, the cost of hiring a music editor and the time in transferring files to the chosen method of music delivery. The studio pays a hefty price to legally be able to play music in the studio to a couple of different licensing agencies such as ASCAP and SEESAC. We can keep our price for purchasing music as low as we can, if we are able to cover all the costs incurred with the music fees we need to pay. If each family is purchasing music for their own use and not sharing it among others, we can continue to keep these costs as low as we can. By purchasing the music for your OWN use and not sharing it with others it is one more way you are helping a small business.
Option 1: Your songs will be sent in a file through e-mail when they are ready. Songs will ONLY BE SENT ONCE.
Option 2: Purchase a studio USB and have the music files uploaded to the USB. You will be responsible for bringing the USB back to the studio to have additional placed on it. Songs will only be placed on a studio purchased USB. The USB can be used each year, it is a one-time purchase for $8.00. This is a great option for families and dancers doing solos-duets-trios and they will always have their song in a back-up form for competitions.
The show will be held at Elk River High School. Saturday December 10th at 12:00 noon
Purchase tickets here:
All seats are reserved. You may purchase tickets at the stage door on the day of the show, we will accept cash only at the stage door and the price is $15.00. Online ticket sales will close on Friday December 9th.
We ask that each student brings a donation for the Ronald McDonald house. We will do a parade of gifts at the end of the show so make sure your dancer can carry their items. If you buy multiple items, we suggest putting them in a Christmas gift bag to make it easy for your dancer to carry.
Here is a list of items that are always in need:
Family-focused items we can always use:
Foaming Hand Soap
Heavy Duty 10” Paper Plates
20 oz. Paper Bowls
Hot to-go Cups with Lids
Tall Kitchen Drawstring Bags
Liquid Dishwasher Soap
Shelf-stable Individual Meals
Individual-sized Bags of Nuts
Soft Fruit Snacks
Chewy Granola Bars
There is a reception after the show in the school cafeteria. This is a fun social gathering where you can sit with your dancer, family and friends to enjoy some treats and time together. The reception is only a success because of our fantastic dance families! You may bring your items to the school cafeteria before the show, so we can get it set up for your enjoyment immediately following the performance.
Link to Sign up for reception items:
The show starts at 12:00, We will open the doors to the auditorium for audience seating at 11:30. A rehearsal schedule with the time your dancer needs to arrive is attached to this form. They will meet their teacher in the hallway outside the auditorium. Your dancer should arrive ready to dance. That means, hair done, makeup on and in costume. We will rehearse with them on stage for about 20 minutes. When they are done rehearsing, they will have a backstage helper watching them until the show starts. They should bring some activities to keep them occupied when they are not on stage. This is a closed rehearsal; nobody will be allowed on the auditorium until 11:30. Please send your donation for the Ronald McDonald house with your dancer. After the show we ask that a parent comes up to the stage to pick up your dancer. We will have labeled containers in the cafeteria with your dancer’s class time on them. That is where we will have their coats and other items that they brought backstage with them.
Hair, Tights, Make-up and Costume Information
“Revvin up the Reindeer” Monday 4:15
They need white tights. If your dancer was in recital last year, they are the same white tights. If your dancer is in need of a pair you may purchase them at the desk. All the dancers need to have the same white tights. Hair will be ½ up ½ down and curly, no bangs. If they do not have white Mary jane style tap shoes yet, please see us at the desk so we can get your dancer fitted for them.
“Rockin’Santa” Saturday 11:00
They will wear white tights. If your dancer was in recital last year, it is the same white tights. If your dancer is in need of a pair you may purchase them at the desk. All the dancers need to have the same white tights. Hair will be in a high ponytail- curly, no bangs. If they do not have white Mary jane style tap shoes yet, please see us at the desk so we can get your dancer fitted for them.
“Winter Wonderland” Monday 7:00
They will wear tan tights. If your dancer is in need of shoes or tights, you may purchase them at the desk. They will use the same tights in recital, so keep them in a safe spot after the Christmas show. Dancers will wear their hair in a low bun, no bangs.
“Winter Wonderland” Monday 5:45
They will wear white tights. If your dancer was in recital last year, it is the same white tights. If your dancer is in need of a pair you may purchase them at the desk. All the dancers need to have the same white tights. Hair will be ½ up ½ down and curly, no bangs. If they do not have white ballet shoes yet, please see us at the desk so we can get your dancer fitted for them.
Pop Hop-Monday 5:15
This class needs to have tan tights. Please purchase tights at the desk so they are all the same shade of tan Hair will be ½ up ½ down and curly, no bangs.
Hip hop Wednesday 5:00 and Comp hop-Monday 8:00
They will wear their hair in a low bun , center part , no bangs.
“Rockin’Around the Christmas Tree” -Darby’s Dancers
I would like their hair to be in a low ponytail and for them to have tan tights. Please get the tights at the desk so they ae the same shade of tan.
Christmas Show Rehearsal Arrival times:
10:00 - Comp Hop and Hip-hop Classes
10:15 - Monday 5:45 and 7:00 Classes
10:30- Pop Hop, Monday 4:15 and Saturday 11:00 Classes
11:00 Darby’s dancers
Your dancer should arrive in the costumes that they wear first in the show.
Show Unit Information:
Dancers will have rehearsal from 8:30-10:00 at the school that morning.
They need to arrive with their hair done in a low bun, center part. They do NOT need to have makeup on for rehearsal. They will rehearse in black tank tops/black shirts. After their rehearsal, they may leave to get ready for the show if they wish. They are welcome to stay backstage and get ready as well. If they leave, they NEED to be backstage for the show at 11:15. As a reminder NO Parents for ANY reason are allowed backstage at ANY time. So, if you want to assist your dancer in getting ready for the show your dancer needs to leave the backstage area.
Lyrical students to NO need to wear lyrical tights for the show, they can use their show unit tights.
All show unit dancers will keep their hair in a bun for the entire show.
Pointe students will need to get the pointe pink tights for the show.