June 2014 Newsletter

Recital time is here! I can’t believe we are already at the end of our dance year. Time really does fly when you’re having fun. I know the entire Dance Dynamics staff agrees with me when I say this has truly been the best year yet. Below are some important things you will need to know for recital. Please take a minute to read over each topic so that you are “in the know”. A special thanks to all of you for allowing us to be a part of your dancer’s life. They are truly a blessing to us!

June tuition
June tuition is now due. After the 5th, we will accept cash payments only. Please see Miss Kaye if you are unsure of your account balance, and she will be happy to help you out.

Dress Rehearsal
Thursday, June 12 is dress rehearsal at Germantown Performing Arts Centre. You should have received an email attachment of the schedule so that you know what time to arrive. Please be seated in the auditorium at your assigned time and you will be called back one class at a time to go to your designated dressing space and get ready.  Each time section should take just over an hour. Video cameras are permitted at dress rehearsal, but not at the recital. Please take all of the pictures and video you want at dress rehearsal.

Recital Day
Call time for dancers is one hour prior to the show. The theater doors will open 30 minutes prior to each show and will be locked between shows for clean up. The theater is open seating and there is not a bad seat in the house. If you know you will be needing to get up and down often, you may want to sit on an aisle or in the balcony. Please be courteous of those around you and only move between dances. We do permit dancers to sit in the audience as long as they wear a cover up over their costume and are backstage a minimum of 5 dances before their own. Our show moves really fast and we cannot come looking for you if you’re not backstage on time.

Finale
At the end of the show, right after the Dad’s dance, all of the students come out class by class for a final bow. This year we will be presenting each dancer that participates in the finale with a special award to commemorate their year in dance. Please be sure your dancer doesn’t miss out on this awesome ending to a dynamite show!

Recital Videos
Order forms are available at the studio for DVDs. Deadline for orders is Thursday, June 12. Order forms will be available at dress rehearsal for last minute orders.

Dance Pictures

Dance pictures are still available at www.chrishopephotography.com. When you go to the website, look under Dance Dynamics. You will find individual and group pictures available for purchase. You can click on the package options to find prices.

Program Ads
The deadline to place an ad or a personal note to your dancer in our program book is Thursday, June 5. The program is a great commemorative book with color pictures of all of the dance groups as well as the actual program. Ad prices are very reasonable and pictures may be used in ads. Don’t miss out on an excellent opportunity to salute your dancer!

Recital Gifts
The Dynamic Parent’s Club is still taking orders for recital gifts to be delivered at GPAC on show day. There are forms and a representative available in the lobby to answer questions and take your order.

Happy June Birthday and many blessings to…
Madison Adams, Maddie Chauffe,  Ivy Derryberry, Cassie Harmon, Gabrielle  Head,
Ashley Jones, Meredith McCusker,  Sierra Matthews, Cassidy Moore,  Vivian Nqyen, Makaylah Parker,   Kennedy Reed, Isabella Romero, Gwynn Sherrill, Bria Small,
Natalee Stewart, Mackenzie Smythe,

 

May 2014 Newsletter

Can you believe it’s already May? Recital is just around the corner! I know everyone is having a lot thrown at them with end of school activities and what-not. I will try not to overwhelm you with too much information, but there are things you need to know so here we go:

May tuition
May tuition is now due. Late fees will be assessed after the 10th.

Recital Fees
Recital fees are due by May 10. $80.00 per student**, separate check please.
Recital fees cover the rental of the theater and all other production costs. Rather than sell tickets to our show, we charge a recital fee and you can invite as many people as you’d like. **Additional fees for solos, duets, and trios.

Rehearsal Schedule
We will be sending out rehearsal schedules this week. For many of you there is no change in schedule. If you haven’t received your schedule by Monday, please contact us by phone or email.

Ballet Production
We will start full cast rehearsals for “The Lion King” on Tuesday, May 13. These practices will be on Tuesdays from 5:00 – 7:30. All dancers should be at every practice dressed in proper ballet attire. For a few of you, there is a time conflict with another class. We will be shuttling these students back and forth to rehearse with both classes. Please make sure your dancer has a snack before ballet. Two and a half hours at dinner time makes for a “grumbly tummy”.
We all need to be ready and alert during practice!

Dance Pictures
We are so excited to have Chris Hope Photography shooting our dance pictures again this year! Pictures will be taken
May 10th, 17th, and 18th at the studio. You will be receiving a letter with your assigned time on costume day.
Please make every effort to be at picture day so that your dancer will be included in our recital program.
You will also have the option to purchase these pictures online this year.

Dynamic Dads
Next Tuesday we will begin rehearsals for Dynamic Dads. Rehearsal dates are:
Tuesday  May 13   8:00 – 9:00 pm
 Tuesday , May 20   8:00 – 9:00 pm
   Tuesday  , May 27    8:00 – 9:00 pm
 Tuesday , June 3    8:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 12 at 7:30 at GPAC for dress rehearsal

Recital T-shirts & DVD’s
Order forms are available at the desk for T-shirts & DVDs.
Deadline for T-shirt orders is May 24. DVD’s may be ordered through June 6.

Program Ads
Forms are available in the waiting room for anyone wanting to place an ad in our recital memory book. This is a wonderful keepsake for your dancer, and the ad rates are very reasonable. June 1st is the deadline for ads.

Happy May Birthday and many blessings to…
Charli Coleman, Lauryn Cunningham, Natalia Deeley, Julianna Elsea, Alexis Gilmore, Addison Hatcher,
Lexi Hivner, Ashley Huff, Jamie Jefferson, Adelyn Leung, Madeleine McCusker, Jireh McGee, Anna Nicely, Kaylyn Nichols, 

Reyma Odetallah, Carrigan Reed, Reagan Ricossa, Delaney Rippard, Payton Ward

 

April Newsletter

Spring has sprung!

There is so much excitement at the studio as we prepare for our annual recital. The dancers are working so hard to perfect their routines and everyone seems to really like their costumes. It will be so much fun trying them on and dancing in them! Here’s wishing you an awesome April!

Costume Days

We will have costume days for all recreational dancers during their regularly scheduled dance class the week of April 21 – 26. Because we will be changing costumes during class,

we ask that mothers (or other female relative) only attend.

Please make arrangements for siblings during this time.

Dance Pictures

We are so excited to have Chris Hope Photography shooting our dance pictures again this year! Pictures will be taken May 10th, 17th, and 18th at the studio. You will be receiving a letter with your assigned time on costume day. Please make every effort to be at picture day so that your dancer will be included in our recital program.

You will also have the option to purchase these pictures online this year.

Dynamic Dads

There will be a sign up sheet for Dancing Dads beginning next week. This is a wonderful opportunity for fathers to be a part of their child’s dance life. It is always fun and entertaining and provides precious memories for your dancer!

Trophy Sign Up

If this is your 5th or 10th consecutive dance recital, you will want to sign up at the desk to receive a trophy on stage at the recital.

Ballet Production

This year our ballet students will be performing “The Lion King”. Costumes are being ordered or made and will be here soon. Additional rehearsals will be scheduled for the full cast in May and June. These practices will all be on Tuesdays from 5:00 – 7:30. There is a $20.00 production fee that will cover all of the extra rehearsals, scenery, props, etc.

Recital Fees are due May 1

$80.00 per student**.

Recital fees cover the rental of the theater and all other production costs. Rather than sell tickets to our show, we charge a recital fee and you can invite as many people as you’d like.

**Additional fees for solos, duets, and trios.

Recital Reminder

Our 2014 annual recital is Saturday, June 14 at Germantown Performing Arts Center. Dress rehearsal is Thursday, June 12, and is mandatory to perform in the recital.

Please mark your calendars today!

Congratulations

Congratulations to our Dance Dynamics competitive teams for your awesome performances at Masquerade, Star Systems, Showstopper, and Nexstar!

We are so proud of your hard work and numerous awards!

Happy Birthday and many blessings to…

Mikayla Antle, Libby Benton,Carly Boren, Lily Cummings, Grace Lawson, Kaitlin Moore,

Madelyn Moroschack, Levi Nicely, Nena Grace Pruitt, Preauna Richardson, Meg Rodgers,

Bailey Smith, Kayli Webb, Lanie Woody

 

March 2014 Newsletter

We will be having classes as usual on Wednesday, March 5 even though
Shelby County Schools are closed!

After all of the crazy weather and illnesses we’ve had this winter,
we can’t wait for March 21st to arrive! 
Happy Spring to all of you!

Tuition
March Tuition is now due. Late fees will be assessed after the 10th. We have an outside drop box to the left of the front door at the studio for those who wish to pay tuition before or after hours. You can also mail your payment to:
Dance Dynamics
8059 Stage Hills Blvd. #101
Bartlett, TN    38133

Costumes
Costume balances are now due except for Ballet Production costumes. Payments will be late after March 15. Ballet costume balances will go out in the next couple of weeks.

Spring Break
The studio will be closed March 10 – 15 for Spring Break. We hope you enjoy your time off, and have the opportunity to make memories with your families during this time!

Costume Day
We will have costume day for all recreational classes during the week of April 21st. One parent will be allowed to attend class that day, and we will try on costumes and give any necessary information regarding hair styles, tights, etc. Please make arrangements for siblings on that day. We will send out a reminder closer to time, but wanted to give you ample time to make any necessary arrangements.

Recital
Our 2014 annual recital is Saturday, June 14 at Germantown Performing Arts Center. Dress rehearsal is Thursday, June 12, and is mandatory to perform in the recital.
Please mark your calendars today!

Congratulations
Congratulations to our Dance Dynamics competitive teams for your awesome performances at Bravo! and Star Systems! We are especially proud to have been named Superstar Studio at
Star Systems for having the highest scores in the competition!
We are so proud of your hard work and dedication!

Happy Birthday and many blessings to…
Lexi Chiozza, Lillian Davis, Jordan Elsea, Morgan Flynt, Madison Fite, Emma Gilpin, Caroline Hill, Sarah Jayne Jones, Annalynn McCrady, Kourtnei Neely, Valentina Ospina, Emma Pruitt,
Lillian Rose, Morgan Strickland, Sayler Tidwell, Kai Wall, Brooke Wells, Adelina Wood

 

Dance Dynamics November Update

Thanksgiving is a time to remember to give thanks. At Dance Dynamics, we are thankful for each and every one of you! Remember that the studio will be closed November 25 – 30 for Thanksgiving. We hope that you will have a wonderful holiday with your families. 
Below you will find important upcoming dates and events to mark on your calendars.

November tuition is now due. Late fees assessed after November 10.

November 15, Costume deposits are due
$50.00 for recreational students, 
$100.00 for competition Mini’s 
$150.00 for all other competition dancers.
We have been measuring all of our dancers the past few weeks, and will continue to measure this week. We place our costume order in December, as it takes up to 12 weeks to get them. You will take them home after our April observation day. 

Dance Dynamics Logo Wear
We are now taking orders for studio logo wear. All orders will be in before winter break for those wishing to surprise their dancer on Christmas morning!
Please see Logo Wear book at the help desk.

November 25 – 30 No Classes
We will be closed for Thanksgiving and probably eating entirely too much turkey,
but we’ll be very thankful!

December 1, 2:00 – 3:30 Holiday Party
Please come join us on Sunday, December 1 as we decorate our tree. We are asking everyone to bring an ornament to put on our tree. Everyone that brings an ornament will take home a different ornament on their last day of class before the holiday. Light refreshments will be served. 
We hope to see everyone there!

December 9-14, Parents Observation Day
All combination classes will have observation day during regular class time Dec. 9 – 14. You will receive another notice the week prior, but we wanted to give you notice in case you need to make any special arrangements for siblings. Due to crowding, we can only allow one parent per child.

Congratulations to…
Grace Burgess for winning the title of Miss Mid-South Heritage. Grace will be competing in the Miss Tennessee pageant in June. We are so proud of Miss Grace!
Sydney Hall for placing 1st overall Junior  & Abby Grace Dodson for placing 3rd overall Mini 
at Nuvo competition. 

Reagan Ricossa, Kayli Webb, Lexi Hivner, Katie Tenner, Karley Childress, Sydney Hall, Benjamin Cheng, Kayla Hope, Emily Crone, Mary Litten, Abby Grace Dodson for being recognized by the staff for outstanding dance technique and winning various scholarships at Nuvo Convention.

We are so proud of all of our dancers that participated at Nuvo. 
I wore my happy dance teacher face all weekend!

      Happy November Birthday and Many blessings to……
Clara Bolden, Mackenzie Breaux, Abbie Carder, Katie Davison, Charlotte Elswick, Caroline Filsinger, Kayla Goode, Lillian Hatfield, Kennedy Johnson, Tori Kelly, Trinity Moore, Alexis Moroschak, Caroline Meacham, McKinley Miller, Kaydence Parker, Hayleigh Potts, Bliss Reynolds, Isabella Rodgers, Sopie Ray, Kristin Stewart, Anna Skidmore, Tatum Tidwell, Marisen Turetsky,, Katie Tenner, Addison Walker, Jaliyah White, Mina Warden.


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October Newsletter

 

Happy Fall Y’all!
What an amazing first six weeks of dance! All of the classes are making tremendous progress and for that, we are extremely thankful and excited. This month we will be taking measurements for our recital costumes. October is also National Breast Care Awareness month. Most of us know someone who has been touched by this disease. Please take a minute to say a prayer, lend a hand, or give an encouraging word to someone who is going through it, and do your part by keeping up to date on your self-checks & mammograms.
Miss Annette will celebrate being a 2 year survivor on October 11!

Tuition
October tuition is now due. Late fees will be assessed after the 10th. We have a drop box to the
left of the studio entrance for after hour payments. You may also mail your payment to:
Dance Dynamics
8059 Stage Hills Blvd. Suite 101
Bartlett, TN  38133

Fall Break
October 7-12
As stated in our brochure, we follow the Shelby County School’s schedule for Fall Break.

Adult Class
Miss Annette is teaching an adult class on Tuesdays at 7:30. This is a low impact body stretch
and movement class focusing on core strengthening and flexibility. Individual classes are $15.00, or you can pay $50.00 for a four class credit. Hope to see you all there!

Exciting Opportunity for Dancers
Dance Dynamics will be hosting a STREETZ hip hop master class with Ty Riley at our studio on Sunday, October 20 at 1:00. This a free class, however we will be collecting donations for the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer. Class size will be limited, so you will need to register at the desk for this event.
We are asking all participants to wear pink!

Congratulations!
A huge congratulations to Kayli Webb and Katie Tenner for advancing to the semi-finals of the Mid-South Fair Youth Talent Competition!

Cover Girl
Lexi Hivner has been chosen as a finalist to be featured on the program cover for Masquerade Talent Competition. If you have a facebook account, please go to our Dance Dynamics, the performance studio’s page for voting info. It literally takes 2 seconds. Just click on her picture, and like it.
Thanks in advance for your support!

Dance Dynamics Golf Tournament
The Dance Dynamics golf tournament is Saturday, October 5. For more information, email dynamicparentsclub@gmail.com or contact Chris Miller, chairman of the event at 901-603-2822.

 

Happy October Birthday and many blessings to…

 Anna Grace Calvery, Aubrey Davis,  Anandi Durgam, Kayla Hope, Maddie Hoskin, Mya Hill
Colbie James, Alexandra Lafferty, MaRyla Melvin, Eliana Montoya, Isabel Neuhalfen,
Kyler Neely, Emma Nelson,  Lily Stivers, Mollee Stewart, Ashlyn Sartain, Naomi Woods,
and our own “Miss Kara” Marcum.

September Newsletter

Sizzling September greetings to everyone!
We are beginning our fourth week of classes, and everyone seems to be settling in nicely. This year we welcome 71 new students to our dance family! I hope that if you see a new face, you will introduce yourself.  Our staff is looking forward to a great year!
Tuition
September tuition is now due. Late fees will be assessed after the 10th. We have a drop box to the left of the studio entrance for after hour payments. The deadline to pay the whole year and get a 5% discount is September 15.New This Year
We are offering a Saturday combination class for working parents. Right now we have a 4-5 year old Tap/Ballet combo class that is building. If you are interested in this class, please let us know.
Adult Class
We are looking at beginning an adult class on Tuesdays at 7:30. This would be a low impact body stretch and movement class focusing on core strengthening and flexibility taught by Miss Annette. If you are interested, please let us know.

Pre-School Classes
Our pre-school dancers are starting to fall into the routine and are doing very well. It would be extremely helpful if you would make sure your dancer uses the restroom before they come into class to avoid the “potty epidemic”. Thank you so much for your cooperation in this matter!
Exciting Opportunity for Dancers
Nuvo Dance Convention will be coming to Memphis October 26 – 27. This is an exciting opportunity to take classes from famous dancers/choreographers from all over the country. Many have been featured on ”So You Think You Can Dance”. You may go to their website www.gonuvo.com for more information, however we will be entering as a studio and all payments should be made to Dance Dynamics.
Payment deadline is September 21.

Room Rental
We are having many requests for use of the dance rooms when they are not being used. There is a $15.00 per hour rental fee for those wishing to use a room for practice.

Congratulations!
A huge congratulations to “Miss Lexi” Hivner for winning the Delta Fair Talent Competition!

Local Celebrity
Miss Kaye’s grandaughter, Taylor Nemenz, will be featured on the Channel 3 5:00 news on Monday, September 30. Taylor danced at Dance Dynamics for 10 years. We are so excited for Miss Kaye and Taylor’s family.

Dance Dynamics Golf Tournament
The Dance Dynamics golf tournament is Saturday, October 5. For more information, email dynamicparentsclub@gmail.com or contact Chris Miller, chairman of the event at 901-603-2822.

Happy September Birthday and many blessings to…

Sarah Burgess, Miller Kate Chandler, Mallory Cowing, Ava Crawford, Emily Furr, Isabella Genovesi, Eva Hoskin, Alex Hutchinson, Tori Leadford, Lillian Wood