June, 2018 - In This Issue:
Important Date Reminders:
Fall 2017/2018 Registration: Starts Monday, June 4th   
Dress Rehearsal / Picture Day:  Thursday, June 7th 
Recital Day:  Sunday, June 10th 
Last Week of Classes: Monday, June 11th - Saturday, June 16th 
Dance Team Auditions: Thursday, June 14th 
Happy Father's Day:  Sunday, June 17th 
First Day of SUMMER!: Wednesday, June 21st 

Fall Registration 

Fall 2018/2019 Registration Starts Monday, June 4th 2018!

The 2018/2019 Dance Fall schedule is posted on our website. 
We will also be handing out class recommendation forms to students within this  week, so please keep an eye out. And if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask Miss Heather or Miss Danielle.

Jazz & Tumble  EA
(Age 3-5) 
(Ages 3-5) 
Beg/Inter. Tap D  
(Ages 8+)
Ballet/Tap/Jazz H
(Ages 5-8) 
Acro I ER
(Ages 6-9)
Ballet/Tumble EA
(Ages 3-5) 
Ballet/Jazz H
(Ages 5-8) 
Contemporary/Jazz D
(Ages 12+)
(Ages 6-8)
Acro II ER
(Ages 10+)
Hip Hop D
(Ages 12+) 
Intermediate Ballet H
(Ages 9-12)
Advanced Ballet H
Tap/Tumble D
(Ages 3-5)
Ballet/Tumble D
(Ages 3-5) 
Ballet/Tumble ER
(Ages 2.5-4) 
Ballet/Pre-Pointe KB
(Ages 9 -12)
Ballet/Tumble EA
(Ages 3-5) 
Ballet/Tap/Tumble ER
(Ages 6-8) 
Hip Hop Acro D
(Ages 8-12) 
Hip Hop/Tumble EA
(Ages 5-8) 
Acro I ER
(Ages 6-9) 
Inter/Adv. Pointe KB
(Ages 12+)
Ballet/Jazz/Tumble EA
(Ages 6-9)

  *  H = Ms Heather    EA = Ms Emily Ahern    ER = Ms Emily Rayworth   KB = Ms Karen Brown    D = Ms Danielle

Dress Rehearsal & Recital Info!

This is the big week we've been waiting for all year!!!

Now is a good time to pull out those Recital packets with all the information needed for the day of dress rehearsal and Recital. Each student also received a handout with their costumes with details regarding hair and makeup. Please do not hesitate to ask us any questions regarding it. 

Sterling Dance
"Dancing Through the Seasons"

Recital Date:  Sunday, June 10th 1pm
Dress Rehearsal/Picture Day:  Thursday, June 7th 4-8pm. 
Where:  Fitchburg State University Weston Auditorium
Why is Dress Rehearsal important?
Dress rehearsal is critical for a few reasons. Dancers get the opportunity to space and block their dances on stage. This helps their comfort level and also allows the dancers to feel really well prepared.  It is important for the preschoolers to try their dance a few times at dress rehearsal. The stage can be really overwhelming to our little ones and we love to encourage them and help them at dress rehearsal. We will also be running the Special Opening Number, and Finale.  We also hold Picture Day at Dress Rehearsal. This means that the dancers go right off stage, and over to take pictures.  It is a really convenient process.
Ticket Sales and Process: Ticket cost is $12 for Adults and $10 for Children under 12 and Seniors 65+. Tickets are available at the front desk starting May 1st. Tickets are also available up until show time and will be sold at the door for $15/Adults and $12/children & seniors.  Seats are unassigned.
Costumes: Dancers should arrive at Dress Rehearsal and the Recital in full costume hair and make-up. Further costume details may be found on the "Costume Info" page attached.
Picture Day: Once dancers are done rehearsing onstage, they will head to the entry foyer to have their pictures taken. Those pictures will be posted available for you to view and purchase that day. 

Dress Rehearsal/Picture Day Schedule
Listed below are assigned times for each group on the day of dress rehearsal. Dancers will go onstage, perform their dance and rehearse the Finale dance and then go directly back to the picture taking area. You will be able to view and purchase pictures right there. All payment types accepted.

4:30-5pm Group I
All classes below please arrive at above time.
Miss Emily Monday 4pm 
Miss Heather Monday 4pm
Miss Emily Monday 5pm
Miss Emily Friday 4pm
Saturday 9:30am
Saturday 10:30am
5-5:30pm Group 2
All classes below please arrive at above time.
Miss Heather Tuesday 4:15pm
Miss Danielle Friday 9:30 am
Mini Team
Miss Heather Tuesday 5:15pm
Miss Emily R Tuesday 4:15pm
Miss Emily Friday 5pm
5:30-6pm Group 3
All classes below please arrive at above time.
Miss Heather Monday 5:30pm
Miss Heather Monday 6:30pm
Miss Danielle Thursday 5pm
6-6:30pm Group 4
All classes below please arrive at above time.
Miss Karen Ballet Thursday 4pm
Miss Heather Ballet Tuesday 6:15pm
Miss Danielle Hip Hop Thursday 7:30p
Team I
Miss Emily R Acro I Tuesday 4:15pm
Miss Emily Tap Wednesday 5:15pm 
Miss Danielle Contemporary/Jazz Wednesday 5:15pm
6:30-8pm Group 5
All classes below please arrive at above time.
Miss Emily R Acro II Tuesday 5:15pm
Team II

**Picture packages range in cost from $20.00 and up. All methods of payment are accepted.

Recital Day Timeline
Arrival Time and Check In: Dancers need to arrive at 12noon and check in at the desk in the foyer.  
Dancers 6+ can go backstage to start dancers warm up. Preschool dancers in the first half will be called backstage 10 minutes prior to the start of the show.
Students are checked in at early arrival time. Dancers in Opening Number and the first half of the show need to go backstage upon arrival.
Once preschoolers are finished dancing they will be brought to the side door and retrieved by their parentsAll other dancers in the first half will remain backstage until intermission.
Show Starts at 1pm
Opening Number and First Half Performances
Second Half Performances
Dancers in the second half of the show should come backstage during intermission. Preschoolers may also go backstage at this time. Once preschoolers in this half are finished dancing they may go back with their parents. If their dance is within 3 dances of the finale we will ask to keep them backstage.
During the show please listen for an announcement calling all dancers backstage for finale.  The finale is a routine our dancers perform at the end of the show.  All dancers perform in finale. This includes preschool dancers as well. Once dancers have finished, we will begin handing out medals.  After the medals are handed out dancers may be picked up at the front of the stage. 

Recital Order:

1.      "Seasons of Love"(Team dancers & Teachers)

2.      "Let it Snow" (Saturday 10:30am)

3.      "Ice Ice Baby" (Acro I)

4.      "Snow Outside" (Wed. 5:15pm Contemporary/Jazz)
5.      "Christmas Cannon" (Monday 6:30pm Ballet II)

6.      "April Showers" (Monday 4pm Ballet/Tap/Jazz)

7.      "Imma Bee" (Thursday 5pm Hip Hop/Acro )

8.      "Over the Rainbow" (Monday 5:30pm Ballet)
9.      "River" (Acro II)

10.   "Do Re Mi" (Sat. 9:30am Ballet/Tumble)

11.   "Hoedown Throwdown" (Mini Team)

12. "Night Swimming" (Team II)

13.   " Women of the Nation" (Team II)

14.   "Season it Up" (Team I)
15.   "You Are My Sunshine" (Friday 9:30am) 

16.   "In Summer" (Monday 4pm Tap/Tumble)

17.   "Long Hot Summer" (Wed 5:15pm Tap II/III)

18.   "Summer Breeze" (Friday 4pm)
19.   "Beyond the Sea" (Tuesday 4:15pm Ballet/Tumble)

20.   "Surfer Girl" (F riday 5pm)
21.   "Stars & Stripes Forever" (Thursday 4pm Ballet/Pointe)

22.   "Surfing USA" (Friday 5pm)

23.  "You've Got a Friend" (Monday 5pm Ballet/Tumble

24.  "Autumn Leaves" (Tuesday 6:15pm Ballet III)

25.  "September" (Tuesday 5:15pm Ballet/Jazz)

26.  "Bushel and a Peck" (Monday 4pm Ballet/Tap/Jazz

27.  "A Spooky Treat" (Thursday 7:30pm Hip Hop III)


Best of luck to all of our students!!

We couldn't be more proud  of our dancers! They have been working so hard to improve their skills and have learned so much this year! We are so excited to see everyone have fun and shine on stage! 

Summer is Just Around the Corner!!
Enroll now for summer classes!

Mini Dance Daze
"Under the Sea" July 30th-August 1st (9am-12pm) 
Ballet/Tumble/Craft & Games (Ages 3-6)
Dancers will enjoy a few days pretending to dance "Under the Sea"! We will learn dances, tumble in the preschool gym, play games, arts and crafts, adventures outside and much more!

Summer Dance Classes
July 11th - August 9th

4-5pm Ballet/Tumble (Ages 3-5)
5-6pm Jazz/Hip Hop (Ages 6-9)
6-7pm Dance Conditioning (Ages 6+)

4-5pm Intermediate Hip Hop (Ages 7-11)
5-6pm Jazz/Lyrical (Ages 10+)
6-7pm Advanced Hip Hop (Ages 12+)

Sterling Dance

Miss Heather & Miss Danielle
978-422-7655 ext: 312 or 303