May 2017 Newsletter  


Allana's Academy of Dance
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Colorado Parent Winner 2015
4 TIME DENVER A*LIST WINNER - BEST DANCE STUDIO!


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Littleton: 303-794-3663
Highlands Ranch: 720-887-1111
Please use this phone number to check on weather cancellations and to call in dancer absences!

Littleton:  
3625 W. Bowles Ave. #9

Highlands Ranch: 
8200 Southpark Cir #3

CALENDAR:

May 6th:  Competition Company Auditions

May 13:  Recital Pre-Order Forms Due

May 19-21st: All Teams * Starpower Competition

EXTENDED CALENDAR!

May 27th-29th: Memorial Day - No Classes

May 31st: Deadline to Receive FREE REGISTRATION on Fall Classes!  (Schedule Coming Soon)

June 3-4th: Annual Recital Photoshoot

June 4-11th: Bring Your Parent To Dance Week!

June 10th:  2017 Nutcracker Auditions

June 11th:  AAD Annual Recital Dress Rehearsal

June 17th: AAD Annual Recital

June 30th:  Current Session Ends

July 3rd:  Summer Session Begins

July 22-23: The Three-S Workshop

July 28th:  Summer Session Ends

August 18th: Fall Session Begins

DRESS CODE 

 It's important for students to abide by a dress code policy for the following reasons:

  • A neat and tidy appearance sets an attitude of attentiveness and respect for students, teacher, & the art of dance.

  • Teachers must be able to see the dancer's body outline clearly in order to make proper corrections on posture, alignment, etc.

  • Hair must be properly secured & tied up off of the face & neck for all styles of dance.

  • Jewelry must not be loose or dangling.

  • Gum chewing is not allowed due to danger of choking and appearance.

  • No loose fitting pants, jeans or t-shirts (they are not dance attire).

  • No costumes are allowed in class unless a dress up day is announced by the individual teacher.

DANCERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR COVER-UPS WHEN ENTERING AND LEAVING THE STUDIO.
Don't forget that AAD has dancewear and dance shoes available for purchase!  Please refer to our dress code policy for details.


 

To View The Dress Code For Your Class : CLICK HERE

Can't find what you need?  Shop online: www.discountdance.com 

and enter our teacher code - TP26673 to receive a discount off of your order!

Strength & Conditioning Classes with Carla!
Cross -training wisely can help enhance performance, prevent injuries, and help with recovery from injury.         -Dancer Wellness, M Virginia Wilmerding and Donna H. Krasnow, editors

Our program is designed by a Physical Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer, to meet the specific needs of dancers:
  • Mobility and Flexibility training
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance Training, including:
  • Weight training, resistance bands, many other varieties of dynamic resistance
  • Core Strength & Stability
  • Balance, emphasizing single leg balance & stability
  • Power Training
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
Our Therapist/Trainer will monitor all classes tailoring exercises to the individual needs of each dancer.

Class times: Saturdays 10-11:30 at Allana's Academy of Dance- Littleton Studio
Call or Text Carla Kaiser, Blue Sky Personal Training,LLC at 303-587-0286 to sign up.

NUVO CONVENTION 
WAS A BLAST!

DON'T LOSE YOUR STUFF!

Parents!  Please write your child's name in their shoes and on their water bottles!
Items left at the studio will be donated at the end of each month.

SNAP LOCK PORTABLE DANCE FLOOR FOR SALE!
We are selling our portable snap lock dance floor. I have 45 Pieces. Each piece is 3'x3'.
Each piece is $30. 
Let Allana know if interested! 

The Circle of Dance Life!
About 20 years ago Miss Allana taught these beautiful babies mothers to dance. Now their sweet babies are in Miss Allana's class.

2017-2018 RECREATIONAL DANCE SCHOLARSHIP!
It's time to pick our scholarship winner for next season! 1 dancer will be awarded free monthly tuition for a full season and the winner will be announced at recital. 
To apply, please complete a 1 page essay on what dance means to you and how the scholarship will make a difference in your life! Entries must be submitted by May 31 (no exceptions) to the front desk at the Highlands Ranch studio.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
Wishing Mr. Glyn and Mrs Cli a wonderful 48th Wedding Anniversary on May 3rd!

GO FUND ME - AAD PROP TRAILER!
Let's work together and help Allana's Academy of Dance raise the money to purchase a prop trailer. It would be so awesome to be able to transport the props all together. This will benefit many dancers and be used for many years to come!
CLICK HERE to make your donation!

Colorado Parent 2015 Plaque
AAD Was featured in 
Colorado Parent Magazine 
for 2015 Top Dance Studios!

2017 RECITAL!
RECITAL INFO PACKET: CLICK HERE

RECITAL PRE-ORDER FORMS ARE DUE MAY 13TH!
Pre-Order everything you need for recital including : 
Flowers
Custom Recital Bears 
Memory Year Books
Trophy
Recital Video
To Print a Copy of the Recital Pre-Order Packet : CLICK HERE

NEED SHOES!  Shop everything you need at the studio in our Dancewear store!

Recital Parent Helpers!
  Each year at our annual recital we seek to make the front of house and backstage experience for our dancers and guests of all ages as positive, safe, and enjoyable as possible.
ONLY HELPERS AND STAFF PERMITTED BACKSTAGE
In order to do this, we need parent helpers to volunteer with help in setting up/tearing down, ticket ripping, greeters, etc - Along with backstage help in assisting with bathroom visits, keeping the class together, and getting the dancers ready when it is their turn to perform. You will also be with the class to escort them to and from the stage.
It is a delight and lots of fun to be backstage with the children. There is another kind of show behind the scenes!
You will be with the children from your child's class for the entire time of the show and will have a reserved seat in the front row while they perform so you see them up close and personal!
It is fun and rewarding to volunteer your time and efforts to the backstage team. Without your help the show would not go on!
All backstage volunteers do not buy a ticket to the performance
THANK YOU for helping us create a safe and happy environment for the dancers!
If you are interested in helping - please go to login to your customer portal.



3RD PLACE! 
 Thank you everyone for your votes!  We ended up getting 3rd place out of 81 studios!!

WAY TO GO ALEX!
"Dance Icon" Thunderstruck Competition Title Winner!!!  Alex started years ago in our Littleton studio and Pre-Ballet class and is SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS!!

Interested in auditioning?  Email us today to schedule an informational meeting so you know what to expect for the upcoming season!
beccamcsweeney@gmail.com




 

Phone App Poster
STUDENT ASSISTANTS for the 2017-2018 Season
One more way to help reduce your monthly payments, is to become a student assistant. Assistants will have $5 taken off their tuition, for each class they assist, so for 1 weekly class they would receive $20 off each month. Dancers must be at least 12 years in age and must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 of their own dance classes a week. They must complete the application, and if accepted will sign a contract committing to their class for the year and through recital. If assistants must miss one of their assigned classes, they are required to find their own sub from among the other assistants at the studio. 
CLICK HERE to print the application and sign up today!