Newsletter_icon2Tappin’ Times – January 2019

Snowy_FenceThank you!  As we enter into 2019, all of us at Woodbury Dance Center would like to thank you for sharing your children with us!  We are truly grateful for the opportunity to work with so many wonderful kids each week.

Also, a huge thank you to all those who donated to our Toy Drive!  We appreciate your generosity and we are sure the toys will be much loved.  Thank you for helping us make our annual Toy Drive a huge success!

Our teachers and staff would like to say a huge thank you for all the cards, goodies, and gifts given over the holidays.  They are much appreciated!

We wish you a happy 2019!


DATES TO REMEMBER

SPRING BREAK – Monday, March 11th through Saturday, March 16th. (no classes)
PICTURE WEEK – Thursday, March 28th – Wednesday, April 3rd (no classes during picture week)
RECITALS – Monday, June 3rd through Saturday, June 8th

Classes WILL be held Monday, January 21st (MLK day) and Monday, February 18th (President’s day).

Tights Order Reminder

If you have not yet order tights for your dancer, please do so by January 7th. Hip Hop classes will not need tights with their costume.  Order forms were passed out in class and are also available at the front desk. If you would like to order tights online, you may do so HERE.

Monthly Themes for Tots, Preschool, and Kindergarten Classes:
Our theme this month for tots, preschool, and kindergarten classes is: “Happy New Year- Celebrate YOU!”. 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. January’s focus will be on discovering our own strengths and appreciating the strengths of others.
 

Health and Wellness Expo at WDC West!

Join us this Saturday, January 5th at our new satellite studio location for our first annual Health and Wellness Expo. We will have some incredible vendors and programs there to help you with your health and wellness goals in the New Year. This event will also benefit our Darby’s Dancers program.

BeautyCounter
Hempworx
Plexus Worldwide
Sailor Mercy Elderberry Syrup
The Emily Program
Zyia Athletic
Woodbury Spine & Wellness

Stop in from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this Saturday

Enter drawing for a $50 WDC gift card

Get a sneak peak of our brand new satellite studio location – 650 Commerce Drive, Suite 100.

We are so excited about our expansion and new programs we will be offering at WDC in the new year!

 

Recitals 2019

We are excited to be having our annual Recitals here in Woodbury again at the beautiful East Ridge High School!  Please mark you calendars with the following dates:

Preschool through Teen Classes:  Monday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 9th at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. Click HERE for a list of which classes are grouped together for each show.  Specific dates and times for each recital group will be posted near the end of January.

Tots classes:  Our “Totally Tots Showcase” performances will be held the morning of Saturday, June 8th.  All of our tots classes will be performing on that date.  

Dress rehearsals: Tuesday, May 28th ; Wednesday, May 29th ; Thursday, May 30th ; and Friday, May 31st also at East Ridge High School. 

Showcase 2019 – February 10th & 11th
Our 5th annual Showcase on February 10th and 11th will be held at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. Showcase performances will feature our competitive tap/jazz lines as they kick off their competitive season for 2019. Tickets will be available to purchase later this week — please look for more details sent later via email.

Attendance Reminders

Please help us by making sure your dancer is regularly attending their dance classes.  All classes are starting their recital routines.  Good attendance will:

Help your dancer be more confident with their dances.
Keep your dancer up-to-date on new steps and avoid frustration of trying to get caught up on what they missed during their absence.
Help the teachers keep classes moving ahead with choreography from week to week.
Help the teachers with formation work in class.
Make-up classes are available for most classes.  Please call or check at the Front desk for class times.

Calling all Dancing Dads and Moms!

Dancing Dads & Dancing Moms start in February!!
 
Are you jealous of the fun your dancer has up on stage each spring? Have a New Year’s Resolution to get moving? Then it’s time to join our Adult Dance classes – open to all WDC adults! Best Part? 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**

New Classes Starting in JANUARY
Do you have a friend or neighbor that would like to try dance at WDC?  Tell them about our new session classes beginning January 16th!  There are many new classes for Session Three, for ages 18 months and up – check out the schedule HERE.  You can register online HERE.  Classes fill fast- reserve your spot ASAP!

Social Dance Classes
Ballroom classes will be offered at WDC Sunday evenings for those ages 15+. Please see schedule, prices and registration information below (please note that these classes are not put on by WDC, so you will not be able to register through the studio)

Sundays @ WDC MAIN STUDIO – 4 Week Sessions

Session 1 – February 10th, 17th, 24th & March 3rd
Session 2 – March 24th, 31st & April 7th & 14th
Session 3 – April 28th & May 5th, 19th & 26th
Session 4 – June 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd

7:00-7:50 pm Beginner 1 Waltz, Rumba & Swing
8:00-8:50 pm Beginner 2 Tango, Mambo/Salsa & Triple-Time Swing

Tuition: $72 single/$120 couple for 4-week session ONE CLASS OR
$120 single/$190 couple for 4-week session BOTH CLASSES

To register, please contact Gabi Kozdroj: by phone at 651-714-0800 or by email at woodburymn@anytimefitness.com

Theme Weeks

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.)

I Love to Dance Week: Monday, February 11th – Saturday, February 16th. Dancers of ALL ages wear red, pink, or hearts and show your Love to Dance spirit! We will have red and pink leotards, skirts and accessories in the boutique for purchase during the month of January!

WDC Boutique Sale

*15% off Dancewear-leotards, skirts, shorts, pants, tights (select styles), dance tops and leg warmers!
*15% off select shoes including ballet, tap and jazz shoes for recreational class dancers.
*15% off dance bags- in stock styles only
*15% off hair accessories including headbands, hairbows, flower clips and more.
*15% off select WDC apparel