MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER
Thank you everyone for making Picture Weekend a huge success! We appreciate your support. We also want to say how excited we are that the performing arts is booming at 24/7! We did not expect our Sunday 6pm show to sell out in 48 hours. We appreciate your patience while we decided a second show needed to be added Sunday at 10am. We cannot wait to see everyone perform and for the amazing opportunity to share the performing arts. Thank you!
 
Recital season is here. We are so excited for the "morethandance” recitals which are fast approaching. Please remember that attendance at your DRESS REHEARSAL(S) is MANDATORY. Please review your recital handbook for rehearsal and recital instructions and don't forget to bring your "chaperone pass" to the dress rehearsal (found on the back of your recital booklet). The label on the bag of all costumes has the day and times for rehearsal and recital.
 
Now is the time to make sure your costume, costume pieces, tights, and shoes are all together. Please remember to label everything and that there is NO nail polish, underwear, or earrings on the dancers the day of recital. Make sure you have the proper color tights. This information is on your costume label. The correct tights can be purchased at "Footlights" in downtown Frederick.

 
The last few weeks of classes are very important for cleaning and practicing the recital dances. All recital information is available on our website for your convenience. As always, if you have any questions, please come to the front desk, they are happy to help. 

Sincerely,
Gina Korrell, Artistic Director
May 6-11 Gymnastics Showcase Week
May 11 - Volunteer Meeting 10:30am with donuts and coffee
May 11 - Pointe Assessment
May 11 - Awards Banquet at 5pm
May 12 - Senior Showcase at 6pm
May 13-18 - Pre Registration Week
May 19 - Acting and Voice Recital at 6pm
May 24 - Early Bird DVD orders due and Last Day of Classes
May 28-31 - Dress Rehearsals at the Weinberg Center
June 1 & 2 - Recitals!
June 4 - Deadline to RSVP for the Studio Picnic
June 9 - STUDIO APPRECIATION PICNIC 2-5 pm
June 10 - Elementary School Age PRIDE Company Auditions at 5 pm
June 11 -Middle School Age PRIDE Company Auditions at 5 pm
June 12 - High School Age PRIDE Company Auditions at 5 pm
July 2 - First week of Summer Classes


RECITAL NEWS

Recital Booklets - Everyone should have picked up their recital Booklet by now. If you have not, please stop by the front desk at your earliest convenience! This booklet is vital to the recital.
 
Recital Tickets have been on sale at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. Don't delay, get your tickets today!
 
Dress Rehearsals are MANDATORY for participation in the recital! Make sure you check for your dress rehearsal day & time on your costume label or on the report with your Recital Booklet. Allow plenty of time to anticipate traffic and getting ready.
  
General Reminders - Students MUST have the proper shoes to participate. Students in PreDance and Combo classes must replace tap shoe ties with elastic (if they are doing a tap routine). This is also required for the recital.

Visit our website to find all the recital news and schedules by clicking HERE

To make your Dress Rehearsal experience smooth, we highly recommend you watch this video (2 minutes) if you are a new family!
Do learn more about the Recital procedures, please watch this short video and be "in the know".
Evaluations, Class Recommendations, Fall Schedule and Pre-Registration Week

End of the year class evaluations will be handed out starting May 6th. These evaluations will have class recommendations for the 2019/2020 dance season. At this time, we will also be handing out our Fall Schedule!

Pre-Registration Week starts May 13 & runs thru the 18th. This is for current families only. You have the opportunity to choose classes before they are open to the public the following week AND you save the registration fee which is a $25-$40 value! Plus we are giving everyone that pre-registers a gift from 24/7 Dance Studio!

More information on Pre-Registration Week is coming soon!

CLASSES WILL FILL VERY QUICKLY!
SENIOR SHOWCASE

The Senior Showcase will be held on Sunday, May 12th at 6 pm. This show will feature many of our graduating seniors.

The performance will take place at 24/7.

ADMISSION into the performance will be a new Coloring book and a box of crayons for the FMH Children's Ward.
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ATTENDANCE & TARDINESS

We all have busy lives in today's world. Attending dance classes is also being part of a team. Many students are arriving late to class on a weekly basis. 
Students arriving 15 minutes late are not allowed to participate in class and must watch the rest of the class. Each time a student is late it counts as half an absence and only 3 absences are allowed during the recital season. Missing more than 3 classes can result in your child not being allowed to participate in the recital. 
The student's attendance is imperative for blocking and their presence helps the other students in the class. 
PLEASE ATTEND AND BE ON TIME FOR CLASS EVERY WEEK.
POINTE ASSESSMENT MAY 11

Pointe evaluation is a set of skills assessment executed by the dancer and evaluated by a 24/7 Dance studio instructor. 
The dancer should arrive warmed up and in proper ballet class attire with hair secured in a bun.
Dancers will be introduced to each skill by the instructor and given an opportunity to practice briefly before evaluated.
This is NOT a full ballet class, but more of an execution of balance, alignment, strength, and technique.
The exam usually takes 30 minutes, and dancers will be emailed with results and suggestions moving forward.
 

BRAND NEW EVENT FOR TEENS ONLY!
THIS IS FOR BEGGINER DANCERS ONLY!
JOIN US!
P.R.I.D.E. AUDITIONS
 
PRIDE is a performing arts company under the direction of 24/7 Dance Studio. Auditions will be held at the studio on the following dates and times:

Elementary Auditions-June 10 5p.m.
 
Middle School Auditions-June 11 5p.m.
 
High School Auditions-June 12 5 p.m.

Placement in company is by audition only.

View this link to read all the information you need to know about Auditions and what the PRIDE Company is all about! CLICK HERE
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

24/7 Dance Studio is looking for students interested in student teaching for summer camps and classes as well as classes for next fall. Must be 12 years old or older. Please fill out the attached form and drop it off at the front office.

 
24/7 is also looking for interns/ambassadors to work evening shifts and at special events. If you are interested, please fill out the attached form and drop it off at the front desk.


Don't forget to RSVP for our Studio Appreciation Picnic by June 4th! You can RSVP and get more information by clicking HERE
ACTING & VOICE RECITAL

The Acting & Voice Recital will be held on Sunday, May 19th at 6 pm and will include 24/7's Acting classes and 24/7's Voice classes.

The performance will take place at 24/7.

ADMISSION into the performance will be Food Bank Donation for the St. Joseph's Food Bank.
VOLUNTEER MEETING

Recital Volunteers are encouraged to attend the Recital Volunteer Meeting on May 11 at 10:30 am. This meeting will be insightful, especially for new volunteers. We will also provide coffee and donuts. Please let us know if you will be attending by emailing her at dancewithus247@gmail.com
LOST AND FOUND

This is the last month of classes before Recital. We have many pairs of dance shoes among many other items in our Lost & Found. Please make sure you check! It is very important that you label all your things prior to Recital in case you misplace something.
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SUMMER CAMPS AND CLASSES ARE FILLING FAST WITH SOME ALREADY SOLD OUT! DON'T WAIT TO REGISTER. GIVE YOUR KIDS AN AWESOME SUMMER WITH 24/7!

GYMNASTICS SHOWCASE

Parents of Gymnastics students at 24/7 - Please remember that the Gymnastics Showcase for your child will be held the week of May 6-11 during your child's regular class day and time. The students want you to come see what they have been working on all year! All Gymnastics Classes will be held in Studio 4 during this week.
CHARACTER COUNTS WINNERS
Congratulations to the following students for showing outstanding character this quarter!
  1. Scarlett Gibb
  2. Kayla Knapp
  3. Nora Miller
  4. Christy Powell
  5. Alexa Waters
Ambassador Message
This time of the year can be very stressful no matter how old you are. Most people tend to dwell on negative instead of the positive. I want us all to enjoy the rest of the year and not worry about the what ifs, so here are some tips on how handle stress.
1. Indulge in Physical Activity
2. Get More Sleep
3. Try Relaxation Techniques
4. Talk to Someone
5. Keep a Stress Diary
6. Manage your Time
7. Learn to Say No
From Anyae' Glover
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