November/December Newsletter
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Watch Week- November 11 - 16
First watch week of the season! We take the last 10-15 minutes of each class to show you what your dancer has been working on. Recreation classes just started learning their routines, but we want to give our students practice dancing in front of people!
Michigan Dance Alliance Apparel Order
This is the last order before Christmas! Order forms are available at the desk and are due no later than Thursday, November 21st. Delivery in-studio the week before Christmas Break.
Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser - Sparr's Florist
Fraser Fir Wreaths w/ red velvet bow 18" - 22" $30 ($12 profit). Poinsettias 6" $15 ($6.65 profit). Forms in studio. Deadline Nov 26. Pickup at Sparrs on Dec 8. Fundraising credits are earned on an individual basis and can be used to offset tuition and fees.
Thanksgiving Break - Nov 27 - 30 Studio Closed
Regularly scheduled classes resume Monday, December 2
Practice like you've never won, perform like you've never lost. - B. Asuncion
Competition Team WILD Dance Convention - Sunday, December 8
A detailed schedule will be posted on our website
Competition Team Christmas Party - Monday, December 16
Mark your calendars but details are still developing!
Christmas Break - December 23 - January 5 Studio Closed
Regularly scheduled classes resume Monday, January 6th
STUDENT STRETCH OF THE MONTH – BUTTERFLY STRETCH
Sit on the floor with your legs in the butterfly position. Make sure your kneecaps are facing the ceiling or the back wall. For 30 seconds, reach your left arm over your head to your right leg while keeping your shoulders square. Repeat with your right arm over to the left side. Now with both arms, reach to the center while striving to get your belly button to the floor. Repeat 3 times.
EXERCISE OF THE MONTH – BOX JUMPS
Stand in an athletic position, with your feet shoulder-width apart, at a comfortable distance from the box. When you’re ready to jump, drop quickly into a quarter squat, then extend your hips, swing your arms, and push your feet through the floor to propel yourself onto the box. Repeat 3 sets of 10.