Hello comp team families, this page is just for you. Here is where you will find all the information about comp team. Looking for our studio information, click here. Looking for our studio calendar, click here.

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November 14, 2018 – 2018/2019 Week 14
Reminder to always check the Studio page for important all studio info from the Front Desk!

Shoe/tight list

Team name shoes tights info
Apple Jazz black tap tan tights and tan fistnet
Ballet Team ballet shoes pink ballet tights
Blue Tang Tap black tap black socks
Gold Fusion Hip Hop b/w checkered vans with laces red quarter socks
Jellyfish Tap black tap black socks
Berry Jazz none none
Cherry jazz Tan jazz Tan tights and tan fish nets
Chicago Musical Theater none none
Coconut Jazz tan jazz shoes tan
Dandelion Contep none none
Dolphin black tap tan tights
Elementary line Tan jazz Tan tights
Goldenrod Contemp half shoes none
Goldsfish Tap black tap tan tights
Grape Jazz Tan jazz Tan tights
Green Jungle Contemp none none
Jr High Line they all got special ones tan tights
Los Angeles Musical Theater Tan jazz for girls/ blk for boys Tan
Mini Jazz blackjazz tan tights
New York Musical Theater tan jazz shoes tan tights
Peach  Jazz tan jazz shoes none
San Fransico Musical Theater tan jazz shoes none
senior line none none
Senior Team none none
Shark Tap black tap black socks
Sky Blue Contemp none none
Sonic Silver Hip Hop white high top chuck taylor
Sparkle squad Jazz tan jazz Tan Tights
Sparkle Squad Tap black tap tan tights
StarfishTap black tap black socks
Stawberry Jazz – boy tan jazz none
Stingray Tap black tap tan tights
Stawberry Jazz tan jazz tan tights with tan fishnet
Swordfish Tap Black tap black socks
Wisteria Contemp none none
Wisteria Contemp – boy none none
sprakle squad 4 year olds black tap tan tights
jh line boys black tap black socks

November 7, 2018 – 2018/2019 Week 13
Reminder to always check the Studio page for important all studio info from the Front Desk!

2019 Competitions (comp name, city location, and due dates)
Locations subject to change by the Competition – always be sure to double check before leaving for an event! 
Bold events are required for all comp dancers
Sparkle squad attending the following dates: Feb 22-24, March 1-3, April 26-28

to register for optional events: REGISTER HERE  
optional Auto pay for competitions(must re-request EVERY year): REQUEST HERE

Jan 18 – 20 Hollywood Connection (optional) Santa Clara
March 8 – 10 (optional) KAR
March 29- 31 (optional) Rainbow
May 10 – 12 (optional) Starpower
May 31-jun 1 (optional) Starbound

Feb 22 – 24 Energy – Due date Dec 17th
Dublin High School
8151 Village Parkway
Dublin, CA 94568

March 1-3 Imagine – Due date January 1st
255 S Almaden Blvd
San Jose

April 5 – 7 Velocity Comp and Convention Due date January 28th
DOUBLE TREE SAN JOSE
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, California 95110

April 12 -14 Celebrity Due date February 11th
Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, California 94903

April 26 – 28 Bravo Due Date February 25th
At Pittsburg High School
1750 Harbor Street,
Pittsburg CA 94565

May 17 – 19 Revolution Due Date March 11th
Bayside Performing Arts Center (edited 11/7 4pm with correct location)

San Mateo

Nationals June 27 – 30 Energy Southern California Due Date April 8th|
Riverside Municipal Auditorium
3485 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501

Tuesday Dancer Spotlight
Has your dancer been featured this season as a “Dance of the Week” for our Tuesday spotlight? If NO – please submit their info!

Here is the link to the google doc: Dance spotlight form
email their dancer’s photo to Michele  at michele@thepress.net
Veteran’s Day – Monday 11/12
YES – we have dance as normal 🙂

October 31, 2018 – 2018/2019 Week 12
Reminder to always check the Studio page for important all studio info from the Front Desk!
Happy Wednesday!
No new info for this week – please review last few weeks below to make sure you are not missing anything!
Have a great week families and Happy Halloween!
🙂
Nicole Olsen

October 24, 2018 – 2018/2019 Week 11
Reminder to always check the Studio page for important all studio info from the Front Desk!

Happy Wednesday!
No new info for this week – please review last few weeks below to make sure you are not missing anything!
Have a great week families
🙂
Nicole Olsen

October 18, 2018 – 2018/2019 Week 10
Reminder to always check the Studio page for important all studio info from the Front Desk!

Master Class – Mark Your Calendar
Nov 14 Wednesday  tap 7:30 – 8:15 8-13 years old and 8:15- 9:00 for 14 years old and up.
There is NO charge for this class – YES IT IS FREE!
All tappers need to attend!!!!

It will be Shaun Moe from Imagine Dance Challenge

Sunday, October 21 – Make-up class day
Here is the schedule for the Race to the Finish day for our Comp Teams! (This is a make up class day from the Monday we cancelled class due to the a/c not working)
We’ll see you Sunday! Please let us know if you have any questions!

Jr High Line 8:00 AM
Goldfish tap team 8:00 AM
Peach Jazz 9:00 AM
Strawberry Jazz 9:00 AM
Stingray Tap 9:00 AM
Starfish Tap 11:00 AM
Shark Tap 12:00 PM
High school line 3:00 PM
Los Angeles 3:00 PM
Berry Jazz 4:00 PM
Coconut Jazz 4:00 PM
Jellyfish Tap 5:00 PM
Sky Blue Cont 5:00 PM
Dandelion Cont 6:00 PM
New York 7:00 PM
SF 7:00 PM

October 10, 2018 – 2018/2019 Week 9
Reminder to always check the Studio page for important all studio info from the Front Desk!
Last Team Fee:
Last team fee (1st of 2 for 4 year old sparkle squad) will be auto run Oct 15th

Fall Break:
Oct 7th all classes, office hours and teams resume

Please read posts below to catch up on anything misses – thank you! 🙂

October 3, 2018 – 2018/2019 Week 8
Reminder to always check the Studio page for important all studio info from the Front Desk!
Studio closed – no classes Oct 1-6th: Enjoy your Fall break
All teams and classes resume October 8th — see you back in class! 

September 26, 2018 – 2018/2019 Week 7
Reminder to always check the Studio page for important all studio info from the Front Desk! 

Master Class – Mark Your Calendar
Nov 14 Thursday tap 7:30. – 8:15 and 8:15- 9:00. More info on age breakdowns and fee to come.
It will be Shaun Moe from Imagine Dance Challenge

Upcoming Fees:
Tuition: Oct 1st
Last team Fee: October 15th

September 19, 2018 – 2018/2019 Week 6
Reminder to always check the Studio page for important all studio info from the Front Desk! 

Families/Team Colors:
Teams will be announced the Monday after break.

Costume Measurements:
If your child hasn’t been measured please check with the front desk.
Accounts/Schedules:
Please check your dancers schedule and online account to be sure that they are registered in ALL teams – if a team does not show up on your official schedule or account they will not get a costume.
2nd reminder about Dancer Notebooks
All dancers are required to have a dance notebook on hand in every class
The word of the week
is FLIGHT in correlation with the dancers using their feet for push off the floor.
Notes from Miss Stephanie
The dancers are super busy this time of year, check in with them about concerns or accomplishments:)

 

September 12, 2018 – 2018/2019 Week 5
Reminder to always check the Studio page for important all studio info from the Front Desk! 

Notebooks
EVERY Dancer needs to start bringing a spiral notebook to all classes. Everyone needs to have one by NEXT Monday, Sept 17th

New Team colors
The 4 new HOUSE/Team colors will be announced next week. The voting just finished and are being tallied this week

Competition billing
Nicole will be working on billing all competitions to accounts with due dates over the fall break – a year invoice will be sent out when that has been completed for your review. Look for that by mid – October if not sooner

September 5, 2018 – 2018/2019 Week 4
Reminder to always check the Studio page for important all studio info from the Front Desk! 
Accounts
All accounts have been billed for Hollywood Connection optional event, Celebrity optional convention, and accessories. Please be sure to look over your account  and let Nicole know asap if you have any questions. Thank you!

Team fees
Last team fee will be ran October 15th

LIVE Studio Calendar
http://www.brentwooddance.com/dance-classes-brentwood-calendar.htm

August 29, 2018 – 2018/2019 Week 3
Reminder to always check the Studio page for important all studio info from the Front Desk! 

Sept tuition will be ran 9/1! 

Accessory order form
order form for shoes and tights will be sent out as after all costumes are ordered 
Please refer to your handbook for what is required for your dancer due 8/30
https://goo.gl/forms/kK8cikmWmPrihcSw2

Optional comp registration form
1st deadline for optional events 9/1 – see form for details
(1st 2 optional conventions on google form – more will be added later)
https://goo.gl/forms/v83nZDOelFo1cOuI3

2018/2019 Competition Team important dates
Competitions and Conventions
Jan 18 – 20 Hollywood Connection (optional) Santa Clara
Feb 22 – 24 Competition
March 1-3 Competition
March 8 – 10 (optional) Competition
March 29- 31 (optional) Competition
April 5 – 7 CONVENTION and Comp
April 12 -14 Competition
April 26 – 28 Competition
May 10 – 12 (optional) Competition
May 17 – 19 Competition
May 31-jun 1 (optional) Competition
Nationals June 27 – 30 Southern California
Bold events are required for all comp dancers (sparkle squad see your comp dates below)
Sparkle squad attending the following dates: Feb 22-24, March 1-3, April 26-28

August 22, 2018 – 2018/2019 Week 2
Outside Choreo Times
Goldenrod contemp
Saturday Aug 25th 5:00 to 7pm
Sunday Aug 26th 5-7pm
and
Berry jazz choreo time
Sunday Aug 26th 7-9pm
Monday Aug 27th (during berry team and tech) 7:15-8:45pm

Happy Nutcracker Audition Weekend 
See the Studio and Ballet Company page for more info
or Brentwoodballet.org

Measuring for costumes
Have your dancer stop by the office to see Miss Wendy to get measured

Please review last weeks post for LOTS of great info!

August 15th, 2018 – 2018/2019 Week 1
How to contact us:
the comp team email that I answer is ecpaccompteam@gmail.com – many times this is the fastest way to get info but you are welcome to call or stop by the office to see Wendy. If she does not have the answer, she will get it for you.

How do you get info?
Well happy you asked – we have many ways and we ask that you be familiar with all of these avenues

Remind 101: To receive comp text alerts Text @ecpaccomp to 81010 then follow the directions from there!

Parent only Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/600094480013074/

Weekly Wed emails: please check every Wednesday night or Thursday morning for updates – we will post most announcements here: https://ecpacnews.com/comp-team-info/

ECPAC Comp website: some info Password protected comp5678 in the upper right hand corner http://www.brentwooddance.com/dance-classes-brentwood-competition-team.htm

Studio emails – watch for those!

Studio texts – please email ecpacompteamgmail.com if you are not set up for this feature (you do not need to do every year)

Report an absence, message a teacher, or any other questions – email ecpaccompteam@gmail.com and your message will be passed on

Payment schedules
tuition and teams fees are auto run with card on file on date listed
Competition fee schedule will be sent out late July or August – those fees are your responsibility to pay on the due date – they are NOT auto run unless you sign up for that feature (sign up coming soon)
Elevate – due 7/15
tuition due 1st of every month August 2018 to July 2019
team fees 8/15 and 10/15
Accessory order deadline and payment due 8/30

Accessory order form
order form for shoes and tights will be sent out as after all costumes are ordered 
Please refer to your handbook for what is required for your dancer due 8/30
https://goo.gl/forms/kK8cikmWmPrihcSw2

2018/2019 Competition Team important dates
Competitions and Conventions
Jan 18 – 20 Hollywood Connection (optional) Santa Clara
Feb 22 – 24 Competition
March 1-3 Competition
March 8 – 10 (optional) Competition
March 29- 31 (optional) Competition
April 5 – 7 CONVENTION and Comp
April 12 -14 Competition
April 26 – 28 Competition
May 10 – 12 (optional) Competition
May 17 – 19 Competition
May 31-jun 1 (optional) Competition
Nationals June 27 – 30 Southern California
Bold events are required for all comp dancers (sparkle squad see your comp dates below)
Sparkle squad attending the following dates: Feb 22-24, March 1-3, April 26-28

Optional comp registration form (1st 2 optional conventions on google form – more will be added later)
https://goo.gl/forms/v83nZDOelFo1cOuI3

If you would like your comp fees auto run by the office on the due date please request that feature here
https://goo.gl/forms/l1GRkzcovMaOWVvF3

Additional Important Dates Times to be announced
Storytellers 2019 – May 4
2019/2020 Auditions May 31-Jun 2
Recital Weekend June 14-15
Comp swim party- June 21
Elevate 2019 Aug 10-11

We want to hear from you – Comp showcase Poll
https://goo.gl/forms/QYHeQL0GF9t6m3Pt2

July 15, 2018
Free Parent Education Class
How to help your dancer practice safely at home! Bring your dancer if you can. Nina will be showing you the basic techniques all dancers of any level should be working on, stretches your dancer can do at home and what to look for to make sure your dancer is practicing correctly and safely!
Best for ages 7 and up.
July 19 7:00-8:00

6/21/2018 (entry 2 of 2 for this week)
more info for this week and Nationals below- please read 6/20 updates also

Parent Nationals dance
Nationals parent dance practice
Updated times
Today 6/21 5:30 and Sat 6/23 4pm
Come join the fun….dads too!
Contact Kathyrn Lopez with ?s

Prop Prep For Nationals
Thursday after the parent dance rehearsal – I would love a few extra hands to ensure everything is secure and tied down in the trailer for the haul to Vegas! Its already loaded from recital, so it shouldn’t take very long. Just need to make sure nothing gets damaged! Thanks in advance!
Melissa Warner

Nationals Snack Table
Nationals SNACK Table – We are running this again for our dancers. To help cover the costs of this a $5.00 donation is being requested per dancer. Please drop this off at the front desk. Please see Monica Loza for questions

Nationals Spirit Days
Join in the fun at nationals and dress up with your friends with our studio theme days!!!
Monday June 25 “neon day”
Tuesday June 26 “Ecpac Comp team gear day”
Wednesday June 27 “beach day”
Thursday June 28 “sports day”
Friday June 29 “red, white & blue day”

Nationals Pool party in Vegas
The pool party will be Thursday at 12:30. We are so excited to celebrate our ECPAC Dancers! See LaCyne if you need more info!

6/20/2018 (weekly entry 1 of 2)
Happy Last Week of 2018/2019 – Nationals is just 5 days away!!!

Thank you
Recital was amazing – thank you to all parents and dancers who helped make it such a success! 

Costume check 
Please do not wait until the day before you leave to check your dancer’s comp costume bag to organize. Please take some time TODAY to double check for all pieces. If you are missing anything or have anything extra – Please post of the FB comp page or email ecpaccompteam@gmail.com

Team spirit
3 days until comp party and 5 days until Nationals kicks off! Bring your Team spirit! Wear your ECPAC colors with pride and be ready to cheer on your team. Bring pom poms, posters, ECPAC letters, team shirts, and whatever else says TEAM SPIRIT to you! 
Let’s show Vegas that ECPAC has arrived! 

Nationals Bus
5 days to lock in your “Nationals Bus ticket” – we are excited for our best Nationals to date and we need every parent and dancer to be on our “bus”. Part of being on our Nationals bus is: showing up to all practices this week, parents helping with props here in town and in Vegas, Keeping all Nationals and studio talk to positive/supportive topics, and just being willing to have fun. Our team is a family – this is a BIG FAMILY vacation – let’s make it amazing and memorable for us all! 

Comp Slide show
It’s that time…

Comp team party means comp team slide show – deadline 6/21 noon.
Find your fun photos from this season and email to
Compteampictures@gmail.com. Have your teens send in too. They usually have some of the best pictures!
Please NO performance photos from stage…we want fun non performance pictures.
Also this is not an email that will be responding to questions…only collecting pictures! 📷

Comp Party RSVP
6/22 Comp team party at the Brentwood Aquatic Park $10 per entry/person. 
Dinner will be provided – Please rsvp asap so we have a head count. Cards will be run on file 6/15 – deadline to RSVP is 5pm 6/21 5pm
https://goo.gl/forms/BYeIfDg67QejyJXD2

Nationals schedule
the schedule was emailed out but it seems to be missing the last half – here is the link to the full schedule if you need

http://www.hcdance.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/NF-Final-Competition-Schedule-.pdf

Nationals dancer Call time for performing
Dancer are to be ready 2 hours ahead of time for competition at Nationals just like all of our other competitions – the HWC info says 30 mins ahead but our call time is 2 hours! 

Competition appointments for 2018/2019 Team
Please use this link to set up your appointment for next years comp team! PLEASE read the information on the opening page BEFORE picking a time. We have added more times – we will not be adding more unless a special arrangement is needed or they fill up. We are wanting to have all appointments done by 7/25

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4baea92eab9-competition3

Class/team schedule for 2018/2019
We will be starting to plug in information to prep for next year’s class/team schedule – PLEASE do not log into your account and plan anything off of the schedule you see – that will not be correct for teams (ballet is set and will not change). Please do not email us with input or corrections of times – we have to get info loaded and then plan and work the schedule. We will email out schedules mid-July when they are ready. Thank you for your patience on this process.

6/14/2018
Few additional adds – We still need everyone to read all of 6/13/2018 entries also!Nationals schedule
the schedule was emailed out but it seems to be missing the last half – here is the link to the full schedule if you need
http://www.hcdance.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/NF-Final-Competition-Schedule-.pdf

Nationals dancer Call time for performing
Dancer are to be ready 2 hours ahead of time for competition at Nationals just like all of our other competitions – the HWC info says 30 mins ahead but our call time is 2 hours! 

Comp Slide show
It’s that time…
Comp team party means comp team slide show – deadline 6/21 noon.
Find your fun photos from this season and email to
Compteampictures@gmail.com. Have your teens send in too. They usually have some of the best pictures!
Please NO performance photos from stage…we want fun non performance pictures.
Also this is not an email that will be responding to questions…only collecting pictures! 📷

6/13/2018
PLEASE READ all of the way down until you hit last weeks news – there is A LOT if info about recital, comp party, appointments for teams etc

RECITAL info recap for comp families 
Please be sure to also read the FULL recital info that Wendy has posted so you are in the FULL and TOTAL know! Have a great time – I know it will be a great show!
Nicole

Dress Rehearsal Day – Friday 
Comp teams and Tap Tech will not run through their numbers for dress rehearsal – your comp dancer ONLY attends dress rehearsal if they are in a recreational class (tap, jazz, tumbling, ballet for Building Ballet and under)

Recital show day – Saturday
For recital day they need to be there for what show they are in at call time (elem line, daddy daughter dance, senior piece, etc) that is all based on the call time listed for dancers on the website. ALL COMP teams and a few senior specialties routines are in the comp showcase! full line up for all shows can be found in the recital link below.
NOTE: before you leave the recital Saturday – check that your dancer has ALL of their comp costume pieces for Nationals
All show times, line ups, ticket info and more can be found thru the link below
http://www.brentwooddance.com/dance-classes-brentwood-annual-recital.htm

Tap Tech costume and practice info 

Your extra rehearsal will be Wednesday June 13th – 7:45 – 8:30
Here are your costumes for your Tap Tech Production
For the bottoms –  Everyone in Jeans

Tap Tech 1 – Munchkins
Bright color shirts- All Different

Tap Tech 2 – Flying Monkeys
Grey shirts

Tap Tech 3 – Yellow Brick Road
Yellow Shirt (Except Jackson)
Jackson – Jazz costume

Tap Tech 4/5 (Thursday) – Emerald City 
Emerald Green Shirts
They can add ties or bows in hair
Jenna Chapman – Dorothy
Lily Herrera – Match with Makena Q and Adri Lopez
Abigail Warner – Wizard of Oz

Tap Tech 4/5 (Monday ) – People of OZ
Bright colored shirts except
Trees – Brown Shirt
Lacy Andrews
Lacy Fletcher
Jayda Ippolito
Kennedy Wilcox

Lainey Gissell – Tin Man
Grey

Kamryn Granzella – Bad Witch
Black dress or black shirt and black leggings

Alecandria Lizardo – Bad Witch
Look like a witch, crazy socks

Adri Lopez- Lollipop kid Match Lily H and Makena Q
Denim Jeans rolled up

Mersayis Shedd- Toto
Anything grey, ears

Kate Young – good witch
whatever you would like to put together

David E- Lion
whatever you would like to put together

Nationals PARENT DANCE REHEARSALS:
Hear ye, hear ye, come one, come all! Next week we will have 4 available rehearsals for parents to learn the dance to perform at Nationals.
Tues/Thurs 4-5pm
NONE on Friday it is the comp party
Saturday 4pm
No you do not need to be at all rehearsals I understand people have jobs please come to those you can. See you then!


Monday AFTER Recital
All teams will meet
Monday  6/18 and Teams on tues to thurs will STILL meet!
Dancers are also to attend ALL ballet and tech classes – this is Nationals prep time!
3:30 to 5:30 group #1 Elem line plus listed teams
5:30 to 7:30 group #2 Jr High line and listed teams
7:30 to 10 group #3 High school line and listed teams If dancers are in more then 1 group time then they need to attend BOTH times the FULL time or until released.
Monday – 6/18 3:30-5:30 Group 1
DATE IS MONDAY THE 18th –
ignore the typo below of the Monday, 19th computer will not edit)

Monday Elephant Tap Team LSP Elm
Monday Line team 1- Elementary NK ELM
Monday AquaMarine Jazz Team NK ELM
Tue Ruby Jazz Team SMK ELM
Tue Yellow Contemporary Team SK ELM
Wed Sapphire Jazz Team NK ELM
Wed Tiger Tap Team LSP ELM
TH Gold Hip Hop VR Elm
Monday 6/19 5:30-7:30pm Group 2
Monday Emerald Jazz Team SMK JR
Monday Line Team 2 – Jr high SK JR
Monday Lemon Musical Theater Team SK JR
Monday Zebra Tap Team LSP JR
Monday Monkey Tap Team LSP JR
Monday Opal Jazz Team SK JR
Monday Bronze Hip Hop Team VR JR
Wed White Contemporary Team SMK JR
TH Purple Contemporary Team SK JR
Monday 6/19 7:30-10pm Group 3
Monday Lime Musical Theater Team SMK HS
Monday Line Team 3-High School SK HS
Monday Topaz Jazz Team SK HS
Monday Giraffe Tap Team LSP HS
Monday Silver Hip Hop – Mel B VR HS
Monday Diamond Jazz Team SK HS
Monday ECPAC Open Team SK HS
Monday Lion Tap Team LSP HS
Tue Tangerine Musical Theater SK HS
Tue Grey Contemporary Team SMK HS
Wed Blue Contemporary Team SW HS
Wed Orange Contemporary Team SK HS
Th Tucan Tap Team LSP HS
Th Titanium Hip Hop Team VR HS
Th Penguin Tap Team LSP HS

Solo/duo/trio extra practice:
any dancers with a Specialty is invited to run their routine the Wed after recital 6/20 from 6:30 to 10 pm 
IF your dancer does not have a specialty or does not want to run it AND they have class – they MUST attend – there will still be tech classes during this same time
If your dancer is on the Village or At First Sight Teams they can run their specialties before 9:30 but the MUST attend their teams. 

Prop Trailer:
Please see Stephanie if you can pull the prop trailer to Vegas. Gas and parking will be covered. We need props there by Tuesday Morning. 

Comp Earrings
If you ordered comp earring and DID NOT request a refund – please see Wendy to pick yours up!

Comp Party RSVP
6/22 Comp team party at the Brentwood Aquatic Park $10 per entry/person
Dinner will be provided – Please rsvp asap so we have a head count. Cards will be run on file 6/15 – deadline to RSVP is 5pm 6/15
https://goo.gl/forms/BYeIfDg67QejyJXD2

Competition appointments for 2018/2019 Team
Please use this link to set up your appointment for next years comp team! PLEASE read the information on the opening page BEFORE picking a time. We have added more times – we will not be adding more unless a special arrangement is needed or they fill up. We are wanting to have all appointments done by 7/25
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4baea92eab9-competition3


6/8/2018
**Please scroll down over last few weeks to refresh on any info you might have forgotten – we do not repost all info each week!**
Also PLEASE check over the general studio info page for upcoming things you will not want to miss! 

Competition appointments for 2018/2019 Team
Please use this link to set up your appointment for next years comp team! PLEASE read the information on the opening page BEFORE picking a time. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4baea92eab9-competition3

5/30/2018
Nationals shirts
A Nationals shirt is required for ALL team members – we need sizing by 6/5 or we will pick a size for them. $40 per shirt. Parents welcome to order also.
We do not have details or a picture – the shirt is still in design but we promise it will be amazing!
https://goo.gl/forms/fPKTgJUtLfKOcNBE3

Competition appointments for 2018/2019 Team
Please use this link to set up your appointment for next years comp team! PLEASE read the information on the opening page BEFORE picking a time. 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4baea92eab9-competition3

Parent and high School back stage help at Recital
If you have not already – please consider helping at the Recital – we need many hands on deck! Moms and high schoolers NEEDED! Please email Nicole ecpaccompteam@gmail.com

Please be aware of your dancer’s recital schedule!
We are getting very close to recital weekend – comp dancers are in our Recreational shows and the comp showcase – please be in the “Know”. You will find recital info on our recreational page or email – do not miss important info/times/dates! 

5/23/2018
**Please scroll down over last few weeks to refresh on any info you might have forgotten – we do not repost all info each week!**
Also PLEASE check over the general studio info page for upcoming things you will not want to miss! 


https://ecpacnews.com/recreation-dancers-and-tumblers/

Nationals info and schedule
Tentative schedule and info can be found
https://www.hcdance.com/event/national-finals/

Teams the week between Recital and Nationals
There WILL BE teams/ballet/techs this week. PLEASE plan on attending ALL classes/teams. Monday will be a “block” schedule in 3 groups to practice teams. Schedule will be out soon. The rest of the Week (tues to fri) any teams, ballet and techs will run as usual – dancers need to make this a priority to head into Nationals being strong and ready!

Team Party
June 22nd – Time TBA
this is for dancers and their immediate family members
More details to come

Summer classes
We HIGHLY encourage your dancers to keep moving over the Summer
Here are some options (but see the full schedule for more classes)
intermediate and advanced dancers! Keep your skills this summer June 25-July 27
Intermediate Ballet (Level 2)Monday 5:30-6:30
Advanced Ballet & En Pointe (Levels 3-6) Monday 6:30-8:00
Stretch & Flex Tues 6:30

Studio Closed for Memorial day
NO classes or office hours on Monday 5/28

Audition Weekend Part 2
June 2
Tap

Ages 7-10 8:30 to 9:30 
duo /trio 9:30 to 10:00
Ages 11-13 10:00 to 11:00 
Duo trio 11:00 to 11:30
Ages 14 and up 11:30 to 12:30 
Duo/Trio 12:30 to 1:00
ages 4-6 3:00-4:00
Novice Musical Theater (And any kids that were interested in Song & Dance)
All ages 2:00 to 3:00

 

5/16/2018 
**Please scroll down over last few weeks to refresh on any info you might have forgotten – we do not repost all info each week!**

Nationals Banquet Entrée pick needed!
We need this form completed for EVERY dancer and additional ticket holder for the Nationals banquet – this is so they know your dinner of choice!Each dancer has a dinner ticket already paid for in their convention package – PLEASE do not add additional orders if you did not pay for parent/sibling/family tickets due by 5/17 or we will pick chicken for each ticket that we do not have a pick for docs.google.com 

Note from Miss Stephanie about auditions
Its auditions week!!! Looking forward to all the enthusiasm for our next season. If you are not able to attend please fill out audition sheet with head shot for the auditions and turn it in before this weekend. If you have not turned in your bus ticket and wish to audition please do so before Saturday. We want everyone on the same page as we start on our new journey.
ALL audition, tuition, handbook etc information
www.brentwooddance.com/dance-classes-brentwood-competition-team.htm  

If your dancer absolutely cannot make auditions (but please do everything you can for them to attend)
you MUST
1. Email me and let me know so i can tell teachers ecpaccompteam@gmail.com.
2. Complete audition application before deadline
3. Drop off your dancers headshot to the front desk with name in back

2018/2019 registration information
Happy Wednesday and Happy Fall Registration day
​I am super excited that so many families are ready to register for the FALL – I know many are like me and want to plan! As you know, the Fall schedule came out this morning (no teams of course – that info comes mid to late July). I wanted to go over your options for registering

1) you are welcome to log into your account and register your dancers now for any Fall class but payment will be required to secure that spot if you register online. And then we will adjust your account/tuition when we meet about teams.

2) you can email me at ECPACCOMPTEAM@gmail.com your “Wish list” – the following info is required to help this process
​    Dancer Name, class day, class time, class title
​    I will get them registered and NO payment will be ran until we figure out your Aug 1st tuition

3) if you are not in a hurry or worried about getting into classes you are welcome to wait until we meet about your account/teams in July – we will get everything dialed in then.

Both options 1 and 2 are best for those dancers who have a specific time they MUST have or for those dancers 8 and under who take combo, building ballet, non tech jazz or tap.

Summer – you register and pay same as rec families online or via front desk


Team Nationals kick off and End of Season Party

Save the Date: June 22nd 6pm – more details to come

Nationals SNACK Table – We are running this again for our dancers. To help cover the costs of this a $5.00 donation is being requested per dancer. Please drop this off at the front desk.

Signs and Sweets Night
June 1st 7:30
Comp Team
Bring a dessert and craft supplies to make signs for nationals

5/9 Updates
None

5/2/2018
Last Regional Comp
Masquerade Dance Comp May 4-May 6th
Flint Center
21250 Stevens Creek BLVD

full schedule was emailed out last week! GO ECPAC

Tuition Reminder
3 payments left for those on Monthly pay (those who did not pay year in full) 5/1, 6/1, 7/1

Remind 101 and Bus tickets
Bus tickets are available in the weekly email and can also be picked up from the studio!
*Text alerts from ‘Remind’ are set up
To receive comp text alerts 
Text @ecpaccomp to 81010

Audition Information
Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet and Contemporary
May 19th-20th
Times: TBD

Tap, and our new Song and Dance Team!
June 2
Times TBD but we will be starting at 2:00

NEW Parent information meeting for Comp season 2018/2019
May 10th 6:30
This will be a webinar

Important Recital Information:
There has been some confusion regarding recital, although the ballet contemporary class numbers are not performing in the June recital Tap Techs, SR solo/duo/trio and Lines are as usual. Each year Tap Techs perform their dance in each show.  Elementary Line performs in the Jr shows.  Jr High Line and HS line perform in the Sr Show.  We are also having a Comp Team Showcase that day!
I sincerely apologize for any confusion! –Nina

TEAM TUESDAY SPOTLIGHT
We would love to spotlight your competition dancer in our Team Tuesday spotlight on our social media. Just have them answer a few questions using this Google Doc link, and providing us with a photo of your dancer.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RvsOI6UYbrhPvrzYA335qOX3SC9RrMZ_RgxenLcQn9o/edit#gid=381857813

 Please send your PHOTO to our “Social Media Mom” – Michele Chatburn  at  michele@thepress.net
The following dancers have filled out the Google Doc but we still need their photo sent to michele@thepress.net
Brianna Trejo
Giada Andrego
Emily Bustillos
Blair Balk
Alexus Slaney
Kaylee Maggiore
Jaelyn Perry
Paisley Rayne


Printable Bus Ticket. Please print out and bring to Miss Stephanie or Miss Wendy, one per dancer and one per parent/guardian. Miss Wendy has extras in the studio as well.

 

4/26/2018

Masquerade Dance Comp May 4-May 6th
Flint Center
21250 Stevens Creek BLVD

Our Cupertino regional will be a 3-day show starting on Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6th.

Please use the times on the following days:
Friday: #1 – #144
Saturday: #145 – #353
Sunday: #354 – #509

Awards Ceremony times are as follows
Friday: 4:30p, 7:00p, 9:45p
Saturday: 1:10p, 7:45p, 10:45p
Sunday: 1:15p, 7:40p

Doors Open times are:
Friday: 12:30p
Saturday: 7:30a
Sunday: 7:30a

Your entry number is on the left-hand side of the document.  Your performance time is located on the right:  masquerade 2018

Audition Information
Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet and Contemporary
May 19th-20th
Times: TBD

Tap, and our new Song and Dance Team!
June 2
Times TBD but we will be starting at 2:00

NEW Parent information meeting
May 10th 6:30
This will be a webinar

Important Recital Information:
There has been some confusion regarding recital, although the ballet contemporary class numbers are not performing in the June recital Tap Techs, SR solo/duo/trio and Lines are as usual. We are also having a Comp Team Showcase that day!
I sincerly appologize for any confusion! –Nina

Want to get updates for Comp via text
Text @ecpaccomp to 81010

Printable Bus Ticket. Please print out and bring to Miss Stephanie one per dancer and one per parent/guardian. Miss Wendy has extras in the studio as well.

 

 

4/18/2018
Be sure to know your Celebrity Schedule
Friday before 5pm arrive as fast as possible ready to dance
Friday after 5pm and the rest of the weekend – be ready 2 hours ahead!

Please look over both the Celebrity schedule and Welcome Packet! All dancers HIGHLY encouraged to do the dance down – cost and info in that Welcome packet!

See below for VERY IMPORTANT comp Parent and Dancer meeting!

4/11/2018

CURRENT COMPETITION TEAM MANDATORY MEETING Parents and Dancers
WEDNESDAY – APRIL 25th
6:30pm-8:30pm
Sparkle Squad is excused from this meeting
This is an important meeting going over things for this season and next.


Comp team/Studio Communication-info finder
Quick mid-year refresher on where to get information
~Send all comp family questions and needs to comp team email ECPACCOMPTEAM@gmail.com (please try not to just reply to invoices – that will go to the studio) this email is JUST for you our comp families!
~ECPACNEWS.COM
new info is added by Wed 6pm each week PLEASE check late Wednesday or Thursday mornings for updates
~private comp team site (password needed) 
http://www.brentwooddance.com/dance-classes-brentwood-competition-team.htm
~Every Monday Wendy and Nina post studio news and updates via FB video COMP and Studio families need to know this info on the Awesome ECPAC Fam page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1449129552067357/
~Comp Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/600094480013074/


Bravo Regional Competition 4/15-4/16

At Pittsburg High School
1750 Harbor Street, Pittsburg CA 94565
Schedule was emailed out
Please be READY 2 hours before to ensure warm up time and team is ready if comp is running early

Note from Miss Stephanie re: Bravo
Hello! We are headed into a crazy couple of weeks. It’s going to be so much fun and the kids are going to do fabulous. It’s will be fun to dance so close to home for a change. Please check and recheck the schedule for Bravo and please be there 2 hours ahead. The schedule is tight for us with all our numbers and we want the kids warmed up and ready. Please check for door opening times for our early morning dancers. The dancers need also to be in the studio next Monday for our special rehearsal schedule, please please make sure you know when your dancers need to come.

Have a great week!
Stephanie

Storytelling Carpool 
f your dancer needs a ride to Storytellers dress rehearsal or show or if you can drive dancers to the show please fill out this form.
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfRnYWjgWh1hzO7m…/viewform…

Monday AFTER Bravo – Storytelling week
Important team schedule change the Monday 4/16 after bravo comp ….aka Storytelling week

All teams will meet monday only 4/16. Teams on tues to thurs will only meet monday! 
3:30 to 5:30 group #1 Elem line plus listed teams
5:30 to 7:30 group #2 JrHigh line and listed teams
7:30 to 10 group #3 High school line and listed teams
If dancers are in more then 1 group time then they need to attend BOTH times the FULL time or until released. Times will be running many times during their group. 
These the same groups as in January when we had a weekend dress rehearsal but this is just practice NO costumes like last time
Thursday – classes and ballet resume like normal (just No teams)
Monday – 4/16 3:30-5:30 Group 1

Monday Elephant Tap Team LSP Elm
Monday Line team 1- Elementary NK ELM
Monday AquaMarine Jazz Team NK ELM
Tue Ruby Jazz Team SMK ELM
Tue Yellow Contemporary Team SK ELM
Wed Sapphire Jazz Team NK ELM
Wed Tiger Tap Team LSP ELM
TH Gold Hip Hop VR Elm
Monday 4/16 5:30-7:30pm Group 2
Monday Emerald Jazz Team SMK JR
Monday Line Team 2 – Jr high SK JR
Monday Lemon Musical Theater Team SK JR
Monday Zebra Tap Team LSP JR
Monday Monkey Tap Team LSP JR
Monday Opal Jazz Team SK JR
Monday Bronze Hip Hop Team VR JR
Wed White Contemporary Team SMK JR
TH Purple Contemporary Team SK JR
Monday April 16th 7:30-10pm Group 3
Monday Lime Musical Theater Team SMK HS
Monday Line Team 3-High School SK HS
Monday Topaz Jazz Team SK HS
Monday Giraffe Tap Team LSP HS
Monday Silver Hip Hop – Mel B VR HS
Monday Diamond Jazz Team SK HS
Monday ECPAC Open Team SK HS
Monday Lion Tap Team LSP HS
Tue Tangerine Musical Theater SK HS
Tue Grey Contemporary Team SMK HS
Wed Blue Contemporary Team SW HS
Wed Orange Contemporary Team SK HS
Th Tucan Tap Team LSP HS
Th Titanium Hip Hop Team VR HS
Th Penguin Tap Team LSP HS

Save the date
Comp team auditions for 2018/2019 Season will be May 19-20 times to be announced as we get closer

STUDIO INFO***
SUMMER REGISTRATION
Is open and filling up fast. Register now to secure your spot! If you dance with us over the summer your Fall Membership fee will be waived!
BALLET TEST – VOCAB 
Retakes will be happening this week. If your child does not pass the vocab they will not be able to level up.
BRING-A-FRIEND WEEK
April 23-27th
Friend that is coming to class must bring in invitation to enter class. Invitations were passed out in class last week – Didn’t get one? Ask your child’s teacher or stop in and see Miss Wendy. Invitations that are turned in will be put into a drawing for a $100 CASH prize.
SAVE THE DATE 
PC Auditions (2018/2019 Team) -June 4th
COMPETITION TEAM Auditions (2018/2019 Team) – May 19th and 20th
CLASS FOCUS
Every 4-8 weeks our teachers change their focus in class. This month their focus is STRETCHING. Chat with your kiddos and ask them what they are learning or even better…have them show you what they are learning and stretch together!
STORYTELLING COSTUMES
These are in! Please make sure to check them out from Miss Wendy so that we know they are all accounted for!
STORYTELLING RECITAL TICKETS
Only for Ballet levels 1-6 and Contemporary levels 1-5. Tickets can be purchased through the link here.
COMPETITION TEAM MANDATORY MEETING
WEDNESDAY – APRIL 25th
6:30pm-8:30pm
Sparkle Squad is excused from this meeting

4/4/2018
Parent Survey
Hey Comp Parents! Steph and I are having a planning meeting tomorrow can you fill out this anonymous quick 4 question survey?
https://goo.gl/forms/LSt7VVr3jZVqoZZs2

Dancer Survey
Hey parents! Please please please have you kids fill this out! We are planning next season and want to hear from them.
https://goo.gl/forms/vCVMkyysDPvduiYZ2

National’s Awards
This message is only for those parents of dancers who won awards at the HWC regional event
I have spent much of today getting ready to register everyone for Nationals and getting all of the awarded opportunity info figured out….
Please read carefully:
the studio registers ONLY the following “opportunities”
Music Video and ICON
ALL other opportunities YOU THE PARENT will sign up for when you arrive to Nationals. DO NOT contact them ahead of time!! You may only register at the event when you arrive at their info table. Per HWC that is when you sign up – these events are NO FEE – look over the schedule I posted this weekend to see when those events take place. If you have any questions please email ecpaccompteam@gmail.com
I will have all awards in the office Wed after 3pm for you to pick up to have so you know the name of your dancers award and to keep for a keepsake!

Nationals Bill
Nationals Fees are due IN FULL 4/9 – late fees will be added 4/16 6pm – $20 per Nationals entry (routine and convention) – Parents are responsible to look over bill and make sure everything is correct. We cannot edit entries once we submit and pay – we have sent this info out a few times in the past month – we NEED YOU to look over and requested changes by 4/9!

Tentative Nationals Schedule
(location Vegas not Anaheim – ignore that typo)
2018 NF Sample Schedule

3/28/2018
For those not on FB – some posts and info you might have missed about Nationals billing
post #1
I have gotten many emails about Nationals bills and I am noticing that families are not opening their Nationals invoice PDF that was sent out over a week ago – so today I updated all info I have been given and resent to all families
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE open that email, open the PDF and even print to really look it over to see every detail and charge. We need YOU as the account holder to help us make sure you have been billed correctly – once we register and pay it is VERY hard to add or change errors. We would like to help HWC, Us and YOU by getting it correct at registration. thank you for taking the time to look this over –
any errors please email me BUT please look it over before emailing 🙂
Remember: you can make payments early BUT all tuition and comp fees MUST be paid in full to date by 4/9 to be registered for Nationals!

Post #2
1) the Big Nationals fee that is listed as your dancers line team is their 3 day convention fee. This is not the team entry fee. It was easiest to bill by lines due to age break downs
2) parents are always welcome to look up optional comp or optional Nationals info via Competition websites. Get all info you can BUT you cannot contact them. Email studio and we will give instruction from there. Many companies give lots of info that you can get without passwords.
Again our email for help or questions: ecpaccompteam@gmail.com

Week of 3/24-3/31
~Classes, teams and office hours are back into full swing!

~Competition concierges AKA Nicole is on Vacation 3/24-3/30. She will answer all emails 3/31!

Comp Team Questionnaire
Please have your dancer fill out this form! We would love feedback as we get ready for next season! (If they are too young, please ask them the questions and provide their answers). This is also available on the comp facebook page or from Miss Stephanie or Miss Wendy at the front desk. https://goo.gl/forms/bHU7iAK5IR4xK3uT2

***Studio Info (need more details, click here)
STUDIO OPEN
Welcome back from break! We are also open Easter Monday
SUMMER REGISTRATION

STORYTELLING TICKETS (Ballet 1-6 and Contemporary 1-5)

IS YOUR CHILD INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR COMPETITION TEAM?
IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR THE NEXT BALLET LEVEL
Ballet testing to move up in fall
Sunday April 29th
Ballet 2 8:00-9:30
Ballet 3 9:30-11:00
Ballet 4 11:00-12:30
Ballet 5 12:30-1:30
***times may be condensed if fewer than 20 spots fill
Dancers sign up for their CURRENT LEVEL. To reserve a spot, please click here
March 30th
Mobility clinic – muscle mechanics and dancer safety with Byron Harold. Parents are encouraged to attend!!
5:30pm -Free Class
*March 31st (Storytelling Dress Rehearsal -no contemporary)
8-9 Storytellers
9-9:45 Storytellers and Ballet 1
9:45 – 10:30 Storytellers and Ballet 2
10:30 -11:15 Storytellers and Ballet 3-6

Have a great week

3/14/2018
Note from Miss Stephanie:
There have been a lot of questions about nationals. We try every other year to do a convention nationals. This is the year!! They can not compete without attending the convention. This is a great nationals and the kids are going to have a great time and learn a lot for sure. We informed you in Sept where we were going and I am excited to get the kids ready to compete there. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Nationals is a huge part of our culture as a team. It’s valuable to their growth as dancers.

Reviews/Info about Nationals Banquet:
Google form to add banquet tickets below in last weeks news.
Extra tickets are only for parents/family members – all dancers have a ticket for the banquet included in their Convention registration so they all should attend! 

From an ECPAC comp Mom:
This is the Nationals that we attended with our previous studio for 5 years and WE LOVE IT! There are actually no performances at the banquet. It is dinner and the awards show like Nina described. The icon performance occurs at the afternoon awards show when the parents will compete and also right before the icons compete the night before. It IS super fun and the best culminating experience of any Nationals Shea and I have ever been to. I have always attended as a parent. I love going!!!
From Miss Nina:
It was the best night ever and the reason we are going back to this nationals! Yes it was a dinner yes there was a show. The Icons compete and they award the Icon winners. Most fun part was it was like the Oscars. Dressy, red carpet event
They had categories like best choreography, best costume, best staging, best concept. They would show a clip of each of the nominees and then open an envelope to announce the winner. Then after the award show there was a DJ dance party. Not many of the parents went, it was mostly us teachers and all the dancers.
I know its expensive but it was such a fun experience and I LOVE sharing those memories with the kids!

Studio Closed – NO office hours or classes
March 19-23rd 

Reminder from Miss Lori
Week of April 16-20 
Cat on Hot Tin Roof will practice Thursday (that week only) 7:15-8pm. Tap tech can come Monday 4:30 if you need make a class up. If you have any other questions PLEASE ask Miss Lori

Communication Reminder
All questions/emails should be sent to ecpaccompteam@gmail.com not the studio email

**STUDIO INFO (need more details, click here)
*STUDIO CLOSED -March 19th-March 23rd
*SUMMER REGISTRATION – is now open
*STORYTELLING TICKETS – will be open to the public tomorrow at 9am
*IS YOUR CHILD INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR COMPETITION TEAM?
(Try outs are coming up)
Sign up for one of our Comp Team Prep Mini Mesters.
*IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR THE NEXT BALLET LEVEL
Ballet testing to move up in fall
Sunday April 29th
Ballet 2 8:00-9:30
Ballet 3 9:30-11:00
Ballet 4 11:00-12:30
Ballet 5 12:30-1:30
***times may be condensed if fewer than 20 spots fill
Dancers sign up for their CURRENT LEVEL. To reserve a spot, please click here
*March 30th
Mobility clinic – muscle mechanics and dancer safety with Byron Harold
5:30pm -Free Class
*March 31st (Storytelling Dress Rehearsal)
8-9 Storytellers
9-9:45 Storytellers and Ballet 1
9:45 – 10:30 Storytellers and Ballet 2
10:30 -11:15 Storytellers and Ballet 3-6

3/7/2018
Star Systems
Star Systems in Hayward is this weekend! Updated schedule was emailed out 3/6 – Please remember to be ready 2 hours before performance time
Hayward does have a parking fee – be sure to have dollar bills for the parking machines

Star Systems waiver
Please remember to sign the waiver for your dancer for star systems this weekend. It is on a clip board in the lobby near Dancer room 3 – this must be signed by 9pm Thursday 3/8

Set your clock on Saturday night 3/10
spring forward

Nationals ICON dancers
I need every ICON soloist to complete the form in the link below asap so we can accurately bill and register your dancer – Your dancer will NOT be registered in the ICON competition if you do not complete this information https://goo.gl/forms/jE9HdfrUmxl6ephW2

Nationals Banquet
dancer/teacher tickets are included in their convention price additional tickets available for family – please read info on the google form attached and request tickets if you are interested cut off April 9th to request tickets and to pay – all Nationals fees due in full April 9th
https://goo.gl/forms/cPzIoiC7ESbkS1OA2

Studio Closed
There is NO dance or office hours the 1st week of Spring Break (3/19-3/23) – We do need to have dancers back in class the next week! 

**STUDIO INFO (need more details, click here)
*Daddy daughter dance
*Summer registration
*Is your child interested in joining our competition team?
*Is your child ready for the next ballet level?
Don’t forget…
**STORYTELLING TICKETS – THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT (Make sure to get your tickets)
Each family in the recital will be reserved 5 tickets until March 16th at 9am. You must call the Tracy Grand Theater Box Office 209-831-6858 to reserve these tickets. Please give child’s first and last name when calling. At this point the remaining tickets will be released to the public for purchase.
DROP OFF & PICK UP
Please make sure you are not dropping off more than 10 minutes early or picking up your kiddos more than 10 minutes after class. Especially if there is no adult supervision.
IMPORTANT DATES THIS MONTH
March 1st
Tickets go on sale for April – Storytelling Recital
Can be purchased through the Tracy Grand Theater, prices range $15-18
March 12th
Ballet Company of East County is having a Bake sale. Bring your cash and grab a snack
March 19th -23rd
Studio is CLOSED for Spring Break
March 30th
Mobility clinic – muscle mechanics and dancer safety with Byron Harold
5:30pm -Free Class
*March 31st (Storytelling Dress Rehearsal)
8-9 Storytellers
9-9:45 Storytellers and Ballet 1
9:45 – 10:30 Storytellers and Ballet 2
10:30 -11:15 Storytellers and Ballet 3-6

 

2/28/2018
Reminder:
comp families are asked NOT to register for Fall/Spring classes online. This applies to comp dancers, parents and siblings. This messes up our accounting and tuition system. PLEASE email me – ecpaccompteam@gmail.com – remember I handle your account and your families needs 100%!

Star Systems
Please check your email for the schedule
Competition date: March 9-11
There is a waiver that will be posted 3/1 outside of Room 3 in the lobby – each dancer needs to have a parent signature by their name before 3/8
(Sparkle squad – no need to sign even though your dancers names are on this – I uploaded full team roster)

Optional event solo/duo/trio
See info in last weeks email below for optional events
March 5th sign up and payment info FIRM – we will not be extending date to opted in.

Story Telling Costumes
These orders are closed and complete! No need to ask if we have your order! All Competition dancers in ballet and contemporary are all set and will get your costume when they are passed out.

Recital costumes
IF your dancer is in Tumbling, Hip Hop rec, Jazz rec or tap rec (NOT jazz or tap tech) you will need to fill out a recital form if you have not already. Tumbling costumes will need to be paid and any other costumes not paid in team fees.

Nationals
Nationals fees are due IN FULL – April 9th

Convention is REQUIRED!
HWC dinner is not required BUT strongly suggested. I do not have pricing info yet. Last time we attended HWC nationals the dinner was included for all dancers but family members were extra – I am waiting to get all info before we take RSVPs.
Please hold off on further questions until we gather all info and send it out.

March Theme from Miss Stephanie
March will be all about releve. Please encourage your dancers to do the feet exercises we do in class at home and have them show you what they are doing:) Also they can message the arches of their feet with things at home like balls, cans or even the edge of the stairs!

**STUDIO INFO (need more details, click here)
*Daddy daughter dance
*Summer registration
*Is your child interested in joining our competition team?
*Is your child ready for the next ballet level?
IMPORTANT DATES THIS MONTH
March 1st
Tickets go on sale for April – Storytelling Recital
Can be purchased through the Tracy Grand Theater, prices range $15-18
March 10th
Super Hero Camp (Stunts)
Come tumble, bounce and do stunts just like Super Heroes and do a themed craft!
9:30-10:30 (Ages 3-5) $20
10:30-11:30 (Ages 6-8)$20
March 12th
Ballet Company of East County is having a Bake sale. Bring your cash and grab a snack
March 19th -23rd
Studio is CLOSED for Spring Break
March 30th
Mobility clinic – muscle mechanics and dancer safety with Byron Harold
5:30pm -Free Class
*March 31st (Storytelling Dress Rehearsal)
8-9 Storytellers
9-9:45 Storytellers and Ballet 1
9:45 – 10:30 Storytellers and Ballet 2
10:30 -11:15 Storytellers and Ballet 3-6

2/21/2018 update
Optional Competitions for solos/duos/trio
We are offering to register any interested dancers for 2 optional competitions. Spotlight May 5/18-5/20 and Starbound in San Mateo 6/1-6/3. We are registering NOW. Because this is optional there will be NO extensions at all for payments. All fees are due March 5th. If no payment by 6pm March 5th your dancer will not be registered. If you are registering for a Duo or trio – EACH parent must submit the request – If all dancers do not have a submitted form by a parent then the routine will not be registered.
Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/CGTNeVDc9dl6hRUm2

Earrings
If you ordered a pair of comp earrings for your dancer and did not get them yet – we are offering a studio credit for these if you do not want to wait until April – they are on back order and expected to arrive then.
Email the studio – ECPACCOMPTEAM@gmail.com

Studio Survey
Our studio is part of an organization called More Than Just Great Dancing®, which is on the forefront of creating training programs for the international dance industry. Their teacher/coach training program is being updated this year and they are hoping we will help them identify and prioritize training elements for 2018. As parents, your input is critical in ensuring we continue to have access to training that best meets the needs of the whole dancer.

Will you please take five minutes to share your feedback with us? All responses are anonymous. Thank you for being part of this industry-wide effort. Surveys will be open until Feb 2nd.
Google
Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVoMVcgK6ml2kmE1Iunct5rw58bTwsx9Nwuo_h3qNSkKG4rA/viewform

2/14/2018 Update
Happy Wednesday and Valentine’s day!
Few quick reminders:
*2/19 Comp #6 (last regional payment) due – New invoices sent out today
*YES there is dance 2/16 and 2/19
*please email any questions or requests to ecpaccomptean@gmail.com -texting Nicole  is only for 911s please. This helps me keep accurate records/notes
Thanks all!

 

Studio Info**
JUNE RECITAL COSTUMES – Order here
Last day to order – Feb 28th

JUNE RECITAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION IS CLOSING
Tell your friends that registration is closing on February 28th for classes that are in recital! Now is the perfect time to join the ECPAC family and be in the recital with friends!

NEED A FAMILY VACATION
Our show choir is heading to Disney to perform in April!! Disney is offering special pricing to ANY of our ECPAC families for a 2 or 3 day pass during those days (April 27- 29). Email or stop by the studio for questions or to purchase!

IMPROV NIGHT -Sign up here
Feb 23rd (6pm-8pm)
May 11th (6pm-8pm)
Mark your calendars now! Your kids are gonna love this! Improve night will help your student develop an instinctive response, spontaneity, creativity, stage presence and the confidence they need! Kids are welcome to bring as many friends as they would like. We need at least 10 students for this night to happen.


2/7/2018 Update
Team Shirts
Team Shirts have arrived – Please see Miss Stephanie tonight or tomorrow night and any not picked up will be taken to the Comp this weekend. Please double check the name on the tag to make sure it is your dancers correct shirt

Altered costumes
The costumes that Miss Stephanie took to Kim to have altered have arrived – pick up from Miss Stephanie tonight or at the desk tomorrow

Leap – THIS WEEKEND
Everyone PLEASE ….

double check costume bag BEFORE leaving for comp to make sure you have all things needed
double check routine times to make sure you arrive on time
double check location address so you know where to go
Remember to be dressed and ready 2 hours before your dancers 1st dance – this is a VERY important task – dancers need time to stretch, mentally get ready and practice with their teacher/team. Please to not be late! 

Soloists at Leap
You can enter your soloist in the Title competition at the comp store in the lobby – this is an optional fee you would pay there to Leap

Recital costumes
If you have not ordered your recital/storytelling costume you NEED to do so – we do not pick your costume size – you will not be charged again for any costumes you have paid for in team fees – please help us out and take care of this so we do not have to hunt you down

Paying Fees
We are having WAY to many people paying late and payments we are having to hunt down – you were given schedule in September – please pay on time! After 5 days late – fees will apply and any specialty routines will be pulled until account is current

Nationals fees
Nationals fees will be posted by March 1st if not before – they are due early April!

Studio Info**
We know that it is still Flu season. Please make sure to keep your student home until they are symptom free for a full 24 hours. Feel free to send us an email so that we can let your child’s teacher know! Also please remind your child about the importance of hand washing!

JUNE RECITAL INFORMATION

APRIL RECITAL COSTUMES
The April recital costume order form can be found here! The FINAL deadline to order is this SUNDAY.

JUNE RECITAL COSTUMES
The June recital costume order form can be found here! The FINAL deadline to order is Feb 28th.

FEBRUARY PROMOTION
It’s half off to add a second class during the month of February. This is the perfect time to add that second class you’ve been wanting to get into!

VALENTINES
Does your child need valentines to pass out to their friends? Swing by the office and pick up FREE Valentines!

1/31 Update
We know that it is still Flu season. Please make sure to keep your student home until they are symptom free for a full 24 hours. Feel free to send us an email so that we can let your child’s teacher know! Also please remind your child about the importance of hand washing!

Leap Schedule
Please check your emails for the Leap schedule and Venue location.
Please remember your dancer must be in costume and ready to go 2 hours before they dance. Also, all parents need to make sure their team props are covered!
Soloist who would like to add title can do so any time BEFORE their dancer performs. See the Gift shop in the lobby to purchase this add-on.

Costume Credits/over charges
Tomorrow we will be adjusting accounts and sending out information about costume charges

Last Regional due date
Masquerade – Comp #6 is due Feb 19th – this is our last comp for regionals
Sparke squad will be attending comp #6

Nationals
Nicole will be working on billing for Nationals here in the next few weeks and adding all scholarships and fees for any “opportunities”
. Please remember and plan that Nationals fees are due IN FULL April 9th. When fees are posted – you will get a new invoice 

Late fees and due dates
Friendly reminder – everyone was given the due dates and complete breakdown of fees back in Sept. We have TOO MANY paying late and we are having to track down these payments. Please be prepared and pay on time – if you have a 911 we can do what we can but that is the only exception. Many are late every time and extra work goes into contacting those families for payment. Also, if you make a payment arrangement you are expected to honor that arrangement date. Please understand competitions are filling up very fast and we need to register and pay shortly after the due dates we have given to ensure we have a spot for every routine. 

Front Desk reminder
All comp questions, changes, needs need to run through Nicole – email her for assistance. ECPACCOMPTEAM@gmail.com – help us out by NOT emailing the studiomanager email or holding up the desk window. Nicole is your go to for pretty much everything 🙂 

See below or Recreational dancer/tumbler tab for general studio updates!
Reminder EVERY dancer needs to submit a recital costume form if you have not already! You will not be charged again for costume paid for in your team fees – Storytelling AND recital orders need to be placed asap.

Studio Info**
JUNE RECITAL INFORMATION

VALENTINES
Does your child need valentines to pass out to their friends? Swing by the office and pick up FREE Valentines!

ADULT TAP CLASS
Ever wanted to try out tap? Get back into it? Now’s your chance! Grab a friend and make it a night out!
Register here
Wednesdays (starting in Feb)
8:30pm – 9:15pm

TROLLS CAMP (HIP HOP)
Learn a fun hip hop dance to the music from the movie Trolls and do a themed craft!
Ages 3-5
Saturday, Feburary 10th
9:30-10:30
$20 Register here
Ages 6-8
Saturday, Feburary 10th
10:30-11:30
$20 Register here

APRIL and JUNE RECITAL COSTUMES
The April and June recital costume order form can be found here (They both go on the same form)! The final deadline to order is Feb 28th.

 

 

1/24 Update

Comp Fees
Next Competition fees are due 1/29 – we are finding that competitions are filling up VERY fast. it is very important that everyone is paying on time and not late. We cannot register until everyone has paid and with almost 120 routines we cannot wait to long – PLEASE be prepared and ready to pay on the due date

Costume Credits and over charges
Nina is working on all costume credits and overages costs. We will have everything posted soon

HWC awards/Scholarships
Please bring a copy of any awards and scholarships to the office if your dancer wants to use it so we can get them registered – we will not automatically register them. If we do not have a copy we will not register them for what they won.

Optional competitions/conventions
If your dancer is interested in attending any optional competition/convention that is not on our schedule – please email ecpaccompteam@gmail.com with company name and dates and Nicole will give next steps.

Custom Costumes
Any custom costumes that Kim made and need altering MUST be returned to the office ASAP so they can be given to Kim and returned for the next comp. Please label with your dancer’s name and bring to the office.

Studio Info**
APRIL and JUNE RECITAL COSTUMES
The April and June recital costume order form can be found here (They both go on the same form)! The deadline to order is JAN 31st.

VALENTINES
Does your child need valentines to pass out to their friends? Swing by the office and pick up FREE Valentines!

ADULT TAP CLASS
Ever wanted to try out tap? Get back into it? Now’s your chance! Grab a friend and make it a night out!
Register here
Wednesdays (starting in Feb)
8:30pm – 9:15pm

TROLLS CAMP (HIP HOP)
Learn a fun hip hop dance to the music from the movie Trolls and do a themed craft!
Ages 3-5
Saturday, Feburary 10th
9:30-10:30
$20 Register here
Ages 6-8
Saturday, Feburary 10th
10:30-11:30
$20 Register here

WINTER CLEANING
We have a box of old items such as recital dvds, bears, etc along with old extra recital shirts in the office. Please come pick these things up by Jan 31st. They will be heading out of the office after that.

LOST and FOUND
Please go through all of the lost and found and check for your child’s things! This will be heading out for donation on Jan 31st. There are lots of jackets, ballet shoes, tap shoes, water bottles currently in there!

1/17
Hollywood Dance Connection
All dancers MUST check in with Miss Stephanie Saturday morning in the Hotel lobby by the Coffee stand/bar to get their wristband at 7:00am!  Start time is 7:30am! Please be on time!
All schedules for classes and competition https://www.hcdance.com/event/santa-clara/

LOCATION
The convention will be held at the
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great American Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

https://www.hcdance.com/event/santa-clara/

Please note we are using multiple ballrooms this year including the Santa Clara Ballroom on the 2nd floor and the Magnolia room on the lobby level.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT COMPETITION

Due to the large amount of group routines in Santa Clara, all solos, duo/trios and some productions will perform on Friday night. Please check the schedule carefully.

FRIDAY NIGHT CLASSES/WEEKEND CLASSES
Join us for bonus classes on Friday night. It’s open level so all ages are encouraged to attend.
Friday night is NOT required but if you are there – enjoy!
ECPAC Note: ALL classes on Sat/Sun are required! All dancers dance EVERY style even if they do not on a weekly basis at our studio. There is no sitting! No leaving classes early to get ready for the competition. If needed to hair and make up at lunch and moms meet your dancer in the dressing room right after class.

COMPETITION

If you have routines back to back, don’t worry. We do our best to follow the schedule.  However, please be aware that we may go out of order to accommodate costume changes and we may run early!

AUDITIONS

Audition combos will be taught in classes noted with a *. 
PLEASE NOTE!!!  Superstar and Co-Star auditions will be on Saturday
ECPAC Note: EVERY DANCER auditions! this is a valuable part of the convention experience. 

BROADWAY BABIES

Classes will be with Kimberly & Jacquleyn and Broadway Babies will perform at before the competition on Saturday.  No wristband required for these classes, however we ask that parents refrain from using cell phones in the Broadway Babies ballroom.  In addition, Broadway Babies will receive a free t-shirt and free video of their performance available to download!  The performance will be emailed to the registration contact.

PARENT CLASS/watching dancers in class 

Join Brooklyn Jai for a parent hip hop class during the lunch break on Sunday – all parents invited to attend this class for free.
If you want to watch your dancers classes – YOU MUST buy a parent wristband at the gift shop table. They do check at the door when entering the dancers rooms. 

WRAP PARTY

The wrap party will take place on Sunday after the last class.   All dancers will perform select routines they learned during the weekend.  Scholarships and high scores from the competition will also be awarded.  Seating will be on the floor or around the perimeter of the room only.   All convention participants and HC cast members will perform.  The wrap party is open to everyone. 
ECPAC NOTE: all dancers stay to the end of the wrap party – NO ONE leaves early! Parents are able to attend the wrap party even if they do not have a wristband. 

team Props
Please check in with your team Moms to make sure your team prop is ready to go for the competition – the teachers are not responsible for the props – they need to focus on the dancers!

STUDIO INFO**
ADULT TAP CLASS
Starting in February
Register online
8:30pm – 9:15pm

TROLLS CAMP (HIP HOP)

Learn a fun hip hop dance to the music from the movie Trolls and do a themed craft!
Ages 3-5
Saturday, Feburary 10th
9:30-10:30
$20 Register here
Ages 6-8
Saturday, Feburary 10th
10:30-11:30
$20 Register here

APRIL (Storytelling) and JUNE RECITAL COSTUMES
The April and June recital costume order form can be found here (They both go on the same form)! The deadline to order is JAN 31st.

PARKING
Please do not park in spaces marked Not Native

WINTER CLEANING
We have a box of old items such as recital dvds, bears, etc along with old extra recital shirts in the office. Please come pick these things up by Jan 31st. They will be heading out of the office after that.

LOST and FOUND
Please go through all of the lost and found and check for your child’s things! This will be heading out for donation on Jan 31st. There are lots of jackets, ballet shoes, tap shoes, water bottles currently in there

1/12
Breakdown of all the comp costume pieces and what each team needs
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h778hvdH6Llb7jS9qzgGUt66UP5VODTD3r2SbKI2M1A/edit?usp=sharing

Here is an update on costumes/accessories

If you ordered a jacket but did not rush ship for xmas it will be here by the end of Jan. I am hoping they can overnight them to me as soon as they are ready and get them to you quicker. I will let you know if I get more info.
Bags- are backordered but should be here by the end of the month as well.
Jewelry arrives on the 12th
Tights arrive 1/16
Jazz and half shoes are in
Backordered tan shoes: London, Molly, Sabrina P, Sophia A, Haylee W
Somedays you gotta dance- ALL ARRIVED Your hats ARRIVED
Gabby loza- tap shirt: 1/16 arrival
Open Team-Hats and scarves arrive 1/12-1/18 delivery
I love Lucy tops —ARRIVED
Titanium Hip Hop white tanks- ARRIVED delivery- None of the girls brought their pants in that were too big. I do have an entire different set of pants they can try on Saturday.
Kenni Rose Tap Pants ARRIVED
Tiger Tap Shirts 1/18
Opal Jazz- white shorts 1/17 delivered
Tap pants for Kaitlyn G and Kaylee M- 1/16 delivery
Emerald jazz shorts and bra tops; grey contemporary white shorts; white contemporary nude bra tops and shorts; 1/16 delivery
Lime musical theater- pearl necklaces arrive 1/15
Robin hood:
Kennedy, Lacey, Maddie, Amber, Allie, Jaelyn, Makenna, Mersayis: leggings arrive 1/13
Emily, Hayley, Bella, Chelsea, Emi, Gabby, Faith, Megan, Rylie: leggings arrive 1/16
Liam, Jackson, ARRIVED
Aj: pants arrive 1/16
Kam replacement trunks delivery 1/16
Lori has black peplum tops for giraffe tap.
I think covered everything and as long as no one needs anything else last minute I should be done ordering! I will get my tracker updated and figure out who has balances and who has credits!

1/10
Hollywood Dance Connection
all schedules for classes and competition https://www.hcdance.com/event/santa-clara/

LOCATION
The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara 5101 Great American Parkway,Santa Clara, CA 95054.  https://www.hcdance.com/event/santa-clara/

Please note we are using multiple ballrooms this year including the Santa Clara Ballroom on the 2nd floor and the Magnolia room on the lobby level.  
FRIDAY NIGHT COMPETITION

Due to the large amount of group routines in Santa Clara, all solos, duo/trios and some productions will perform on Friday night. Please check the schedule carefully.

FRIDAY NIGHT CLASSES/Weekend classes 
Join us for bonus classes on Friday night. It’s open level so all ages are encouraged to attend.
Friday night is NOT required but if you are there – enjoy!
ECPAC Note: ALL classes on Sat/Sun are required! All dancers dance EVERY style even if they do not on a weekly basis at our studio. There is no sitting! No leaving classes early to get ready for the competition. If needed to hair and make up at lunch and moms meet your dancer in the dressing room right after class.COMPETITION
If you have routines back to back, don’t worry. We do our best to follow the schedule.  However, please be aware that we may go out of order to accommodate costume changes and we may run early!AUDITIONS
Audition combos will be taught in classes noted with a *.  PLEASE NOTE!!!  Superstar and Co-Star auditions will be on SaturdayECPAC Note: EVERY DANCER auditions! this is a valueable part of the convention experience. 
BROADWAY BABIES
Classes will be with Kimberly & Jacquleyn and Broadway Babies will perform at before the competition on Saturday.  No wristband required for these classes, however we ask that parents refrain from using cell phones in the Broadway Babies ballroom.  In addition, Broadway Babies will receive a free t-shirt and free video of their performance available to download!  The performance will be emailed to the registration contact.PARENT CLASS/watching dancers in class 
Join Brooklyn Jai for a parent hip hop class during the lunch break on Sunday – all parents invited to attend this class for free.
If you want to watch your dancers classes – YOU MUST buy a parent wristband at the gift shop table. They do check at the door when entering the dancers rooms. 
WRAP PARTY
The wrap party will take place on Sunday after the last class.   All dancers will perform select routines they learned during the weekend.  Scholarships and high scores from the competition will also be awarded.  Seating will be on the floor or around the perimeter of the room only.   All convention participants and HC cast members will perform.  The wrap party is open to everyone. 
ECPAC NOTE: all dancers stay to the end of the wrap party – NO ONE leaves early! Parents are able to attend the wrap party even if they do not have a wristband. 

Team moms and Routine Names
Your routine names and team moms were emailed out to you around 4pm 1/10 – please look for that info

Storytellers/Recital costumes
PLEASE note EVERY comp dancer is REQUIRED to be in Storytellers if in a ballet/contmep class. You have already paid for your costumes (unless the very rare dancer who is not on a jazz/contemp team but are taking the class – you would be charged). Everyone else has paid – you will NOT be charged again. BUT you must complete a form if you did not already in December.

JUNE RECITAL COSTUME
The June recital costume order form can be found here! The deadline to order is JAN 31st.

STORY TELLERS, SPRING SHOW, AUDITIONS THIS SATURDAY JAN 13!
All dancers must be enrolled in a ballet class
Storytellers is April 17-19 at the Grand Theater in Tracy. The auditions will be for the dancing roles of the storytellers, the dancers who drive the story. We are casting for leads and group performances (competitive dancers cannot audition). Rehearsals are Saturdays 9-1 (similar to Nutcracker)
All Ballet 1-6 and Contemporary 1-5 will perform in this concert and be part of the stories, this spring concert is your recital. Ballet 1-6 and Contemporary 1-5 will not be in our June Show also included in Act 2 of this concert are all competitive Contemporary numbers.
Audition times:
Ages 6-8 1:20-2:30
Ages 9+ 2:15-3:15
Call Backs 3:15
To audition:
Complete the two Google forms listed below. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP. THESE FORMS MUST BE FILLED OUT BEFORE 5PM FRIDAY Jan 12th!
Bring a photo of your dancer (no larger than a 4×6 preferred)
Bring two filled out checks
1. $180 This is your participation fee
2. $75 Will not be cashed, as long as your 4 volunteer hours are completed.
Please arrive early. Allowing time to register your dancer. Auditions will begin promptly.
For questions regarding audition day, please email balleteastcounty@gmail.com
Google Docs to be filled out before Friday Jan 12th @ 5pm
Cast Information
Audition Form

New competition email
ecpaccompteam@gmail.com – please send ALL comp family questions or needs to that email and Nicole Olsen will get back to you. Nicole is now 100% competition team focused in her job!

Dress Rehearsal this weekend
Please review the practice schedule for this weekend – info is below if you scroll down.

Costume Notes:
Robin Hood and Gaston dancers- dancers portraying boys will wear black knees socks and black jazz shoes. Those portraying girls will wear tan tights and tan jazz shoes.  Those dancers portraying boys in Robin Hood : the leggings have been ordered and will be here soon. We didnt want to order anything until we saw what the seamstress was going to do.

Morning Routine – Tangerine Musical Theater – The bubbles will be wearing tan tights and tan jazz shoes.

ADULT TAP CLASS

Starting in February
Register online
8:30pm – 9:15pm

WINTER CLEANING
We have a box of old items such as recital dvds, bears, etc along with old extra recital shirts in the office. Please come pick these things up by Jan 31st. They will be heading out of the office after that.

LOST and FOUND
Please go through all of the lost and found and check for your child’s things! This will be heading out for donation on Jan 31st. There are lots of jackets, ballet shoes, tap shoes, water bottles currently in there!

 

12/20
Please stop by and say goodbye to our long time front desk manager Shelby Sorenson.  Shelby has helped so many of you with a smile and cared for your kiddos for many years.  Her sweet disposition has been a fixture at our studio and she has helped make ECPAC feel like home to so many dancers.  She will be missed!  We love you Shelby!!

Tap Team- Somedays you gotta dance
Please bring back your pants, we have to get a new pair because of sizing issues.  Nina has ordered new pants but they are not shipping until Jan 11!  With overnight shipping they should be here on Jan 12th!

There are some comp costume pieces in the office for pick up
Elementary Line head pieces (parents must pick up, not kids)
Tanks for Monkey Tap
Tanks for Silver Hip Hop (Mel B)
And some exchanges have come in (some…not all)
Briefs for Robin Hood

Spring Concert (Includes Comp)
Storytellers is April 17-19 at the Grand Theater in Tracy.
All Ballet 1-6 and Contemporary 1-5 will perform in this concert and be part of the stories, this spring concert is your recital.  Ballet 1-6 and Contemporary 1-5 will not be in our June Show also included in Act 2 of this concert are all competitive Contemporary numbers.  I am sure there will be many questions regarding Storytellers, we will answer all of them!  A video with more information will follow shortly.

Dress Rehearsal Schedule

Sat Jan 13 8am-10am
Monday Elephant Tap Team LSP Elm
Monday Line team 1- Elementary NK ELM
Monday AquaMarine Jazz Team NK ELM
Tue Ruby Jazz Team SMK ELM
Tue Yellow Contemporary Team SK ELM
Wed Sapphire Jazz Team NK ELM
Wed Tiger Tap Team LSP ELM
TH Gold Hip Hop VR Elm
Saturday Jan 13 10am-1:30 pm
Monday Emerald Jazz Team SMK JR
Monday Line Team 2 – Jr high SK JR
Monday Lemon Musical Theater Team SK JR
Monday Zebra Tap Team LSP JR
Monday Monkey Tap Team LSP JR
Monday Opal Jazz Team SK JR
Monday Bronze Hip Hop Team VR JR
Wed White Contemporary Team SMK JR
TH Purple Contemporary Team SK JR
Sunday Jan 14 8:00am-1:00pm
Monday Lime Musical Theater Team SMK HS
Monday Line Team 3-High School SK HS
Monday Topaz Jazz Team SK HS
Monday Giraffe Tap Team LSP HS
Monday Silver Hip Hop – Mel B VR HS
Monday Diamond Jazz Team SK HS
Monday ECPAC Open Team SK HS
Monday Lion Tap Team LSP HS
Tue Tangerine Musical Theater SK HS
Tue Grey Contemporary Team SMK HS
Wed Blue Contemporary Team SW HS
Wed Orange Contemporary Team SK HS
Th Tucan Tap Team LSP HS
Th Titanium Hip Hop Team VR HS
Th Penguin Tap Team LSP HS

12/13

*those who still owe any past due fees have been contacted multiple times…your dancers will not be registered for Leap until all team fees/tuition/comp fees are paid and comp 3 is due 12/22!

*everyone….Comp #3 due 12/22

*every dancer needs to complete recital order form but you will not be charged for costumes already covered in team fees but you MUST pick sizes! Late fees apply after each deadline

SHoes for Lime Musical Theater https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_JS3.html?TopCat=&cat=&Shop=

Shoes for ALL Hip Hop
All team will need White Adidas Superstars
https://www.adidas.com/us/superstar-shoes/S85139.html

Here is your recital costume order form.  You do not need a form for jazz or tap tech classes.  You have already paid for your costumes for your mandatory classes.  Costume price $85.  The first costume order deadline is Dec 18 the price increases with each deadline.  Please see the order form for details.

Here is your accessory order form.  All girls  will need necklace, earrings and hair tie.

2017 2018 comp stone shoe tight

12/6 updates
Please make sure you saw last weeks news!

We will be closed 12/22-1/7

All comp Dress Rehearsal Saturday Jan 13-14:
Times to follow!

If you have received your costume and it is too big you only have until the end of this week to bring it make to exchange it!!  Parents please make sure your dancer tries on all their costumes!

Here is your recital costume order form.  You do not need a form for jazz or tap tech classes.  You have already paid for your costumes for your mandatory classes.  Costume price $85.  The first costume order deadline is Dec 18 the price increases with each deadline.  Please see the order form for details.

Here is your accessory order form.  All girls  will need necklace, earrings and hair tie.

And here is the master list of shoes/stones etc 

Hip Hop Shoes
All team will need White Adidas Superstars
https://www.adidas.com/us/superstar-shoes/S85139.html

Holiday gift guide
Looking for some gifts for your dancer?  Or yourself?  Check out our
ECPAC Holiday Gift Guide

Just a reminder:  when we return from Christmas break the kids will be  required to wear solid black  dance wear.  The only color or log acceptable is ECPAC dance wear in the Gift Guide…otherwise dancers need to be in solid black.

Reminder:
Competition #2 late fees will be added to accounts with a balance after 6:30pm 11/30
$20 late fee – per dancer per routine on your account
Also, accounts with a past due balance will not be allowed to have solos registered.
Tuition is due again Friday 12/1 (if you do not want your card on file used your tuition payment MUST be in the office by 6:30pm the business day before it is due)
thank you for your help with paying on time

Nov 15
Vote East County Performing Arts Center and East County Show Choir in the Maccaroni Kid Best of Brentwood Awards vote here!

Remember we are closed next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday!

Many costumes have been sent home, with more arriving almost daily!.  If your dancer has a costume that is too big please bring it back to the office with a note on what size your dancer will need.  I cannot make exchanges without the item that is too big.  Also, many times it is easier to take a costume in yourself than ship it back.  A lot of the items are shipping from overseas and a few companies we have encountered do not accept returns.

I have been hearing a lot of kids say their costumes are too big…please have them try them on at home and bring them back ASAP!  If you wait too long I may not be able to make the exchanges!

Elementary line: Note on your costume.  This is a custom costume from a company that will not exchange or make returns.  I ordered sizes to match their biggest measurement in the chart.  They may be a bit big in places but it is better to be big than too small!

Opal Jazz Parents, if your dancers costume does not fit like this please contact Shelly McHugh directly so we can fit your dancer.

Topaz Jazz
Pants for costume hemmed 3 inch below bottom of knee cap.
No pins!!!!

Honor Society and TA’s  we need your help backstage at the Little Stars Holiday show!  Here is the link to sign up https://goo.gl/forms/w7DXNYlXSn70D1iI2

Lime Musical Theater you have an Extra rehearsal with Miss Sydney 11/20 Monday 1:30-2:30

Please remember
Competition fee “auto pay” is an option BUT you must email the studio an request this each year – we do not automatically sign you up for this or roll this option over each year.
Tuition and Comp Team (aka costume, other fees) are always auto run unless paid early BUT Competition fees are NOT auto run unless requested
Late fees will be added to any fees not paid or requested to be paid by tomorrow 11/7 3pm – $20 per team will be added to your bill

Nov 9

Vote East County Performing Arts Center and East County Show Choir in the Maccaroni Kid Best of Brentwood Awards vote here!

Official Comp Schedule

Hollywood Connection comp/Convention
Santa Clara
Jan 19-21
Fee due date: Nov 1st

Leap 
Feb 9-11
Rancho Cordova
Fees Due date: Nov 27th

Star Systems
March 9-11
Hayward
Fees Due Date: Dec 22nd

Bravo 
April 13-15
Pittsburg High School
Fees Due date: Jan 15th

Celebrity
April 20-22
San Rafael
Fees Due date: Jan 29th

Masquerade 
May 5-7
Cupertino
Fees due date: Feb 19th

Hollywood Connection comp/Convention
Las Vegas
June 25-30
Fee due date: April 9th

Nov 1

One Family Film Information
Our premier for the One Family Film Documentary that many of our ECPAC dancers are in in Tuesday November 7 at 7:00 pm
This is a red carpet event!  We will have a photographer taking pics as our audience enters the theater.
If you have purchased tickets please bring your receipt with you.  We will have a guest list to check you in.

Classes on Tuesday Nov 7
Due to our film premier we are adjusting some of our classes for that evening due to attendance
All classes before 6:00 pm will continue as normal.
6:00 Ballet 2- please come to any other Ballet 2 class on the schedule.  We are canceling your class for the evening.
Ballet 3/4 and 5/6- We are holding a Ballet 3-6 class Tuesday Nov 7 @6:15
7:00 Yellow Contemporary- Cancelled- EXTRA REHEARSAL Friday Nov 10 10:30 am
7:45 Contemporary 1- please come to any other Contemporary 1 or 2 class on the schedule.  We are canceling your class for the evening.
7:45 Pointe- Will be held as normal with a substitute
7:00 Gold Tumbling will held  as normal with a substitute
9:45 Grey Contemporary- WILL BE HELD AS NORMAL
9:15 Tangerine Musical Theater-WILL BE HELD AS NORMAL- EXTRA REHEARSAL Friday Nov 10 at 9:30 am

Mornings with Mel!
Mel B is coming to teach some master hip hop classes!
Friday Nov 10
Ages 8-11 9:30-10:30 $25
Ages 12+ 10:30-11:30 $25

Mel B Hip Hop Team
You will have a rehearsal with Mel Nov 10 12:30-5:00.
Rehearsal fee $50/dancer. (note: this fee is only paying for her time, not her airfare or hotel.  The studio is covering those costs.)

October 26
We know everyone is very anxious to know the names of the comps we are going to.  Please know there is a method to our madness and we will be releasing the names very soon.

Halloween Week!  Dancers are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to class.  Please have them wear dance clothes under their costume in case it gets in the way of class. Dancers MAY NOT wear their costumes to Ballet 1-6

We are closing at 6:00 on Halloween night!

Masterclass and Rehearsal with Mel
Mel B is coming to town on Friday Nov 10.  She will be doing 2 master classes that morning and rehearsal for her team 12:30-4:30.  Please mark your calendars!

Many costumes are being sent home already.  If your dancer needs a size exchange please bring the costume back to your teacher.  We will be starting exchanges next week.

Just a little advance notice…we will be going to an all black dress code when we come back from Christmas break.  Very soon you will get an order form for shoes, jewelry, team jackets and dancewear if your dancer needs it.  This could be a great Christmas present!

 

Ballet Level Advancement Test-Nov 12
Space is limited to 20 dancers per level.  If you have questions about testing…please have your DANCER talk with their teacher.
We will have combos in lobby and online by Nov 1st.
We will email a test confirmation by November 10th.
No ballet 1 testing
Ballet 2 10-11:30
Ballet 3 11:30-12:30
Ballet 4 12:30-1:30
Ballet 5 1:30-2:30
To sign up for the Ballet Test Click Here

 

You are invited to Tea with Clara
At this magical tea party guest get to meet Clara and some of the the characters from The Nutcracker, eat yummy treats and see a presentation of the Nutcracker story.  To purchase tickets and for more info visit our ballet company’s website The Ballet Company of East County

Nutcracker Tickets
Our annual holiday The Nutcracker is Dec 15-17.  To purchase tickets visit the ballet company website The Ballet Company of East County

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