Tappin’ Times – February 2019

 

“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 Thursday, March 28th – Wednesday, April 3rd 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, June 8th for all tots classes.  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 18th.

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 9:00-9:30pm @ MAIN STUDIO, starting February 6th.  Instructor: Alyssa Schorr
DADS/GENTLEMEN: Wednesdays 8:15-8:45pm @ MAIN STUDIO, starting February 6th Instructor: Kathy Mueller
 
**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: March 28th – April 3rd, as dancers will need to wear shoes in pictures. Shoes should only be worn for pictures, dress rehearsals and recitals.

 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES – We are excited to soon be offering birthday parties at WDC! Look for more information soon about our fun themed birthday parties for all ages.

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 9th will be donated to charity.

Mark Your Calendar:

President’s Day: Monday, February 18th Classes WILL be held

Spring Break: No Classes Monday, March 11th – Saturday, March 16th

Picture Week: Thursday, March 28th – Wednesday, April 3rd

Dress Rehearsals @ ERHS – Tuesday, May 28th; Wednesday, May 29th; Thursday, May 30th; Friday, May 31st

Last Day of Recreational Classes – Thursday, May 23rd

Recitals @ ERHS – Monday, June 3rd – Saturday, June 8th

Theme Weeks for February and March:

Winter Carnival Week: January 28th – February 2nd Tots, Preschool & Kindergarten classes are invited to wear winter carnival inspired dancewear (blue/white, snowflakes, hats/scraves, etc.).  This theme will be extended to Tuesday morning/evening, Wednesday morning/evening and Thursday morning classes next week due to cancellations this week.

I Love to Dance Week: Monday, February 11th – Saturday, February 16th Dancers of ALL ages wear red, pink of hearts to shoe your love to dance spirit!

Tropical Week: Monday, March 4- Saturday, March 9 Dances in Tots, Preschool & Kindergarten classes wear your swimsuit, summer clothes, or best tropical attire!  Preschoolers and Kindergarteners – Bring a beach towel to stretch on!

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

Darby’s Dancers Sponsors 2018-2019 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 SPONSOR OF THE MONTH’ – SONYA TALARICO-WENNBERG!

Sonya is a local realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet.
In need of a realtor? Sonya can help you with all of your realtor needs and is licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

See her business info below:
Sonya Talarico-Wennberg
C: 651-334-1963
E: sonya@cbburnet.com
www.SonyaT.com

Thank you Sonya!!

February Boutique Sale!
Check out our clearance sale with many items marked 50% off!
**red and pink leotards and skirts are available in the boutique for “I Love to Dance” week.

20% off WDC Apparel – ALL in stock (not special order) apparel excluding warm up jackets

Get Your Favorite Dancer’s Valentine Gift at the WDC Boutique!

Check out our new gift items including books, jewelry and phone cases! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for even more special Valentine gift deals in our boutique!