Tappin’ Times – February 2020

 

 

“Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the hearth is another.”

I LOVE DANCE BECAUSE….fill in the blank! Valentine Hearts are available for dancers to fill out with reasons why they love dance! Hearts are available at the front desk and will be hung in the lobby during the month of February.

Dance Class Times: Often times kids are coming from school or another activity and it may be hard to get them to class on time. Whenever possible, we would appreciate dancers arriving on time. This is especially hard in our younger classes whose students can become distracted easily. If a dancer is late, we ask that they enter the class between songs. Thanks do much for helping us keep our students on task in their class!

Monthly Themes for Tots, Preschool, and Kindergarten Classes:
Our theme this month for tots, preschool, and kindergarten classes is: “We Love To Dance!”. We will have special songs, games, activities, along with dance specific skill goals and life/social skill goals that will be worked on each month.

Wingman For Dance:
We are excited to continue using the Wingman For Dance Program with our 1st/2nd grade and older classes! Wingman inspires empathy, compassion, kindness, and inclusion. Each month will have a new focus with various activities. February’s focus will be on expressing emotion and empathy.

Did you know…we offer FREE WIFI in the WDC waiting area to get online while you are waiting for your dancer? The network name is “dance 4”. It is password protected – the password is “wdcdance”. Woodbury Dance Center is on Facebook? Join today and see pics, events and more!

Picture Week: Individual and class photos will be taken Friday, April 3rd – Thursday, April 9th at Woodbury Dance Center. Classes will NOT be held on those dates due to picture scheduling. ALL class pictures will be scheduled at a time similar to their regular class day/time. The schedule picture day and time for each class will be distributed in March.

Recital and Dress Rehearsal Dates have been posted! Please click HERE to view the recital schedule. Recital ticket information will be included in your recital packet which will be handed out in class in the beginning of March.

Tots Showcase performances will take place on Saturday, May 16th for all tots classes at Oltman Middle School in Cottage Grove.  See the recital schedule HERE for specific times.  There will be no dress rehearsal for the tots classes prior to their Showcase performance.  Look for more information in the Tots Showcase information packet which will be distributed in March.

Recital Music/Costumes: A copy of your dancers recital music will be available to download online in March. We are anticipating that costumes will be passed out the week of March 16th.

Calling all Dancing Dads and Moms — Dancing Dads & Dancing Moms starts this month – there is still time to sign up!
Tuition is FREE!! Both groups will be learning a routine to perform in our annual Recitals. There may be a fee for costumes. Please sign up online HERE.

Classes meet as follows:
MOMS/LADIES: Wednesdays 8:45-9:15pm* @ MAIN STUDIO, starting February 5th.  Instructor: Kathy Mueller/Brinna King
*Dancers in Alyssa’s Adult Jazz Class that overlaps with this rehearsal will still have an opportunity to perform in this routine. If you would to participate in this routine as well as Alyssa’s Adult Jazz routine, please sign up and Alyssa will give you further instruction.

DADS/GENTLEMEN: Wednesdays 8:15-8:45pm @ MAIN STUDIO, starting February 5th Instructor: Kathy Mueller/Brinna King

**Note: We will periodically be combining Mom’s and Dad’s classes on Wednesday nights and may adjust rehearsal times as needed**

Recreational Hip Hop Shoes: Dancers in recreational classes with Hip Hop will be required to purchase black hi top converse shoes with white soles for recitals.Other brands may also work as long as they look the same as the Converse brand and do not include any additional colored detailing.

These shoes will not be available through WDC. Dancers will need to purchase them through local retail stores. They are often sold at Famous Footwear, Kohl’s, JC Penney as well as many online retailers.

Shoes will need to be purchased prior to picture week: April 3rd – April 9th, as dancers will need to wear shoes in pictures. Shoes should only be worn for pictures, dress rehearsals and recitals.

 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES – Did you know that Woodbury Dance Center offers birthday parties! Check out information about birthday parties at WDC HERE.

LOST AND FOUND!!
Missing something?? The studio lost and found is overflowing! Please check to see if you have any items in the lost and found. Any lost and found left after Saturday, February 8th will be donated to charity.

Mark Your Calendar:

President’s Day: Monday, February 17th Classes WILL be held

Spring Break: No Classes Monday, March 9th – Saturday, March 14th

Picture Week: Friday, April 3rd – Thursday, April 9th

Totally Tots Showcase – Saturday, May 16th @ Oltman Middle School in Cottage Grove

Dress Rehearsals @ ERHS – Tuesday, May 26th; Wednesday, May 27th; Thursday, May 28th; Friday, May 29th

Last Day of Recreational Classes – Thursday, May 21st

Recitals @ ERHS – Monday, June 1st – Saturday, June 6th

Summer 2020
Our summer 2020 recreational class and camp schedule will be released February 10th and will be posted on our website at www.woodburydance.com! Current students will have priority registration through the end of February.

Recreational Private Lessons (Dancers 1st Grade & Up)
The studio offers private lessons for our recreational dancers ages 1st grade and up. Private lessons are scheduled individually through our office assistant. If you would like to schedule a private lesson for your dancer, please email Emily at emilyness.wdc@gmail.com to set up your private today. Below is some additional information about private lessons.

Private lessons are a great opportunity for your dancers to get some one on one time with teachers to work on their technique and skills (and as the season goes on, work on their recital routine).

When scheduling a lesson, please indicate your dancer’s name, what your dancer would like to work on (tap, jazz, class routine, etc) and days of the week that you are available for lessons. We will then provide some options for private lessons based on teacher and room availability. Private lessons will be scheduled for 30-minute time slots. The tuition for private lessons will be $35 per 30-minute private lesson paid directly to Woodbury Dance Center at the front desk prior to your scheduled private lesson.

Theme Weeks for February and March:

I Love to Dance Week: Monday, February 10th – Saturday, February 15th Dancers of ALL ages wear red, pink of hearts to shoe your love to dance spirit!

Tropical Week: Monday, March 2nd – Saturday, March 7th Dances in Tots, Preschool & Kindergarten classes wear your swimsuit, summer clothes, or best tropical attire!  Preschoolers and Kindergartners – Bring a beach towel to stretch on!

Access our online calendar as well you help you keep track of important dates: RECREATIONAL CALENDAR

MARCH DANCE CAMPS
We are excited to offer some dance camps in the month of March. Please check out camp information below and use the link to register!

Paw Patrol Mini Camp
Tuesday, March 3rd 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ages 3-5
Instructor: Desiree Siggens
Tuition: $15

It’s a Paw Patrol Preschool party! Students will enjoy dancing, games, craft, snack, and fun. Ballet shoes or tennis shoes needed.

“Let’s go to the Beach” Dance Camp (choose one day or both)
Tuesday, March 10th 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ages 4-7
Instructor: Desiree Siggens
Tuition: $35

Thursday, March 12th 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ages 4-7
Instructor: Desiree Siggens
Tuition: $35

*Dancers will need to bring a snack and a bag lunch with a beverage.

Let’s go to the Beach! Come dressed in beach/summer wear and enjoy a tropical day as we dance, play games, and do a craft. Ballet or tennis shoes needed.

“Let’s go to the Beach” Tots Camp
Wednesday, March 11th 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Ages 2-3
Instructor: Desiree Siggens
Tuition: $20

Let’s go to the Beach! Come dressed in beach/summer wear and enjoy a tropical day. 2-3 year olds will have fun coloring, making a fun beach inspired craft and singing & dancing with their friends! *Dancers who are not potty trained are welcome but a parent or caregiver must stay during camp.

PJ Party Camp
Monday, March 16th 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ages 4-7
Instructor: Desiree Siggens
Tuition: $35

*Dancers will need to bring a snack and a bag lunch with a beverage.

Come in your PJs and enjoy a day of slumber party fun! Students will enjoy dancing, games, craft, snack, and fun. Ballet shoes or tennis shoes needed.

Darby’s Dancers Sponsors 2019-2020 We have several area businesses who have stepped up to be Darby’s Dancers supporters! Please help us say “Thank You” by using or referring these businesses to others when you can. We will be featuring them each month in the WDC Newsletter and on our Lobby Display Boards.

SHOUT OUT TO OUR ‘DARBY’S DANCERS SPONSORs OF THE MONTH’ – DANCING FAIR and THE LEARY GROUP

Dancing Fair is a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of quality dance footwear, bodywear, legwear and dance accessories. They specialize in service to the dance teacher, professional dancer, theatrical community and dance studio owner. They have been providing shoes and dancewear for Woodbury Dance Center since 1995.

Thank you Dancing Fair!!

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651.450.9373
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SUPPORT THE WDC DARBY’S DANCERS
Our Darby’s Dancers program is growing! This program is run solely on donations and fundraising. Darby’s Dancers provides dance classes, dance wear, shoes and costumes at no cost to the dancers. Please consider supporting this program at WDC using this donation link HERE. We appreciate your support!

February Boutique Sale!
Check out our clearance sale with many items marked more than 50% off! Tees and tanks $5-$10, Sweatpants and joggers $15, Shorts and capris $10, Sweatshirts and jackets $15-$20

**red and pink leotards and skirts are available in the boutique for “I Love to Dance” week. Get Your Favorite Dancer’s Valentine Gift at the WDC Boutique! Check out our gift items including books, jewelry and phone cases!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for even more special Valentine gift deals in our boutique!