September 8th Update

Just a friendly reminder regarding communication for your comp dancer.  Any questions for your comp dancer needs to go through the ecpaccompteam@gmail.com. The studio email is for things like nutcracker. Miss Lauren has her hands full with many things as we know and she is always happy to help, but all questions regarding your dancer, your studio director account, payments, comps, adding or removing classes or anything at all go to Miss Lori and Miss Ryann through the comp email.  We have been having a lot of communication being forwarded from the main office email to us, its easier to send to us directly.  Both Miss Lori and Miss Ryann are checking emails daily Monday through Friday and you will receive a response within 24 hours.  

We are always happy to help, please remember we are here for you.

Mark your calendars

Tuesday Dec 21 Comp team run through before break winter break. Schedule tba 

Saturday January 8th Comp costume run through schedule Tba 

Hollywood Connection

Please read the newest update for Hollywood Connection specialities

In the past Hollywood Connection has only allowed for a certain number of specialties at this comp.  In the past two years we have been extremely fortunate to get all of our solos and duos in.  Unfortunately this season we will have to do a random raffle selection as to who will get to take their specialties to Santa Clara.  If there is anyone that wants to opt out, let us know so we can remove your dance from the raffle.  Bill at Hollywood Connection did say that they would let us know if the additional specialty dances will be able to get in as we get closer, but for now we can only take all 25 groups and then 25 solo/duos.  We have a total of 50 specialties on the team.  We do not have a date to select these yet, but we will let you know as soon as we can.

If there are any questions please let us know

Scholarship Opportunity

For young women between the ages of 14 and 18 that you know who are dedicated to serving their communities through volunteer work. Also to any organization that you are involved with that works with young women. Just remember that they do need to live in our area (Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Knightsen and Oakley).


September 1st 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

Here is the competition schedule that we have set for the 2021-2022 Dance season. Please keep in mind that with everything constantly changing with COVID-19, there is always subject to change. We are doing our best to have a plan B. We will keep you updated with more information from the competitions when we have it. 

Sparke Squad and Semi Comp: 

We are still determining which competitions your dancers will be attending. Please mark all of these dates to your calendar. We will get you this information as soon as possible. 

**April is to be determined. We cannot select a date for April until everyone has filled out the Spring Break survey we sent out last week. Here is the link again for those who have not filled out , please take the time to do so. 

https://forms.gle/pC5ndxaCb7NaMtMh7

JAN 21st- 23th: Hollywood Connection (Santa Clara)

 Please click here for hotel details:)

FEB 25th-27th:  (San Mateo) 

MARCH 11th-13th: (Reno) 

**APRIL: TBD 

MAY 6th-8:(Palo Alto)

JUNE 26th- JULY 2: Hollywood Connection Nationals (San Diego) 

Thanks again for your patients. 

Comp Gear

ECPAC Comp Team Gear Charges Sept 13th

We will be charging peoples payment method on file for the ecpac comp jackets and sweat pants next Friday.  If you have any questions please let us know, remember this is mandatory for all comp dancers to have comp jacket.  If you have one already you do not need to order a new one.

Please see the link below if you have not ordered this is already past due 

https://forms.gle/3uXdVidxZLNDcMaT6


August 25th Update

LAST CHANCE

Comp Team Jacket and Sweatpant Order

Everyone on the competition team is required to have a team jacket.  Below is an order form for you to fill out and is due by August 31st.  Orders will be placed in the first week of September.  There are jackets and sweats behind the desk for your dancer to try on in order to find correct sizing, however, these will only be available until the end of the month. 

Click here to order

https://forms.gle/YoSFLWL2pWrsn9sw5

Reminder

Remember to have your dancers swing by the front desk or during tech THIS WEEK to have Miss Lauren or Monica if she is there come into a tech class to get these kids measured.  Thank you everyone for helping get this done!

 If your dancers are out of the studio, contact ecpaccompteam@gmail.com to give measurements or if you need help measuring your dancer. 


August 18th Update

***TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION

Comp Team Jacket and Sweatpant Order

Everyone on the competition team is required to have a team jacket.  Below is an order form for you to fill out and is due by August 31st.  Orders will be placed in the first week of September.  There are jackets and sweats behind the desk for your dancer to try on in order to find correct sizing, however, these will only be available until the end of the month. 

Click here to order

https://forms.gle/YoSFLWL2pWrsn9sw5

Reminder

Measurement Week August 23rd

Make sure your dancer knows they need to be measured. Teachers will do this during tech classes. If your dancers are out of the studio, contact ecpaccompteam@gmail.com to give measurements or if you need help measuring your dancer. 


August 11th Update

Hello Comp Families

This is Miss Lori and Miss Ryann.  We wanted to pass on some information to everyone regarding Specialty Fees and Payments.  As I am sure most of you know from reading the 2022 handbook, Specialty Lessons are to be charged this season with your monthly tuition. Since we did not start lessons until after the first of Aug, we will proprate this month, but starting Sept 1st your tuition and your private lesson fees will be charged on the same day up front for the entire month.  Here is an update from Nina, we wanted to pass on.  We will be running August fees for private lessons on Aug 14th along with your team 2 fee, unless you have paid your team fee up front.  

ECPAC Private Lesson Policies (solo/duo/trio)

In an effort to streamline private lessons we have adopted the following policies that will begin on September 1.

Private lessons will maintain a consistent schedule

Tuition will be paid in advance on the 1st of the month with your regular tuition.

Tuition will be based on 4 lessons per month 

There are no make up lessons

If your lesson is cancelled by your teacher you will get a credit for that lesson

If you cancel your lesson with 48 hours of advanced notice you will get the credit for that lesson

If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice you do not get a credit for the lesson.  

Oct 20th is your $150 Choreo Fee date.  Please mark your calendars for this so there are no surprises when we run it.  

If you have any questions please let us know.   Thank you so much for being part of this team!  We are looking forward to a great year!

Friendly Payment Reminders

The Following Fees will be ran this Saturday using your payment method on file.  If you have any questions please let us know by emailing ecpaccompteam@gmail.com.

August 14th – Team Fee 2 Due Date

August 14th – Aug Specialty Fee Due Date

Site Specific Protection Plan for East County Performing Arts Center

Full site plan is available to view on the Studio Information Page


August 4th Update

Welcome back!


We are so happy to see everyone back in classes this week! We are super excited for the upcoming 2021/2022 season and hope everyone had a great summer. Remember that if there are any questions regarding your dancer to email ecpaccompteam@gmail.com and we will try our best to respond to you within 24 hours.

Smart Watches No Longer Allowed in Class
Attn all comp families: ECPAC teachers and staff are asking that you let your dancers know that smart watches are no longer allowed in class. We have had the policy of no cell phones for quite some time but we want to get the word out. We will be letting dancers know this week in class as well. If there are any questions please let us know, we are always happy to hear from you.


Fee Due Dates 2021/2022


FULL COMP TEAM FEE DUE DATES
Aug 14 Comp Team Fee 2 Due

Oct 14 Comp Team Fee 3 Due

Oct 22 Competition Fee 1 Due

Nov 19 Competition Fee 2 Due

Dec 10 Competition Fee 3 Due

Jan 14th Competition Fee 4 Due

Feb 11 Competition Fee 5 Due


SPARKLE TEAM FEE DUE DATES
Aug 14 Comp Team Fee 2 Due

Oct 14 Comp Team Fee 3 Due

Nov 19 Competition Fee 1 Due

Dec 10 Competition Fee 2 Due

Jan 14 Competition Fee 3 Due


Tuition/Billing
Just a friendly reminder that all tuition will be coming out starting Aug 1, and will be charged the first of the month through July 1st. Any questions please let me know at ecpaccompteam@gmail.com


Specialties Choreo Fee Due Date October 20th
Every specialty per contract pays $150 per specialty. If this is a soloist its the full $150 and if a duo/trio its split $150. All fees will come out of their account on Oct. 20th. If any questions please let us know.


Comp Team T-Shirts
Please click the link below to fill out your dancers competition T Shirt Size for the season. This is DUE BY SEPT. 1ST
These will be regular unisex size t-shirts.
If any questions please let us know vie ecpaccompteam@gmail.com Click Here
https://forms.gle/67sGU63NLv62LrNS7


Costume Measurements

Please make sure that all students the week of Aug 23rd are stopping by the desk to get measured the week of Aug 23rd. I will send out a reminder the weekend before and also have this in the newsletter
for parents as well. We would like this completed so we are able to start ordering costumes in late Sept and early October. The log has been sent to Miss Lauren and I will add the students’ names once all the contracts have been turned in, a couple stragglers coming in this week.

Jr. faculty & Teacher Assistants

If your dancer is interested in being part or out Jr. faculty or Teacher assistant team please fill out the form below. If you have already applied and have not received placement yet, give us a little bit of time, classes are always added throughout the year once a class has reached it max capacity.

https://forms.gle/1o63s28QApDRYVYz5

July 7th Update

Contract signing is Friday July 9th at 6pm

we can’t wait to see everyone there!

June 24th Update

The countdown is on. We can’t wait to celebrate with you all on Friday in preparation for nationals. Here are some important reminders and changes:

Buddy Notes: Have your dancer turn in their buddy note to Ms. Lauren ASAP. These will be passed out at the party on Friday. 

Senior Celebration Drive By Canceled and Rescheduled:There will be no senior drive by this Friday eveningMany of our senior dancers had previous engagements they had to attend. We will honor our senior dancers at nationals instead, on Wednesday 6/30 at 8:00 pm at the host hotel pool. Reminders will be posted on the Facebook page. We hope you all will join us to swim and hang out!!!!! 

Swim Parties this Friday: Swim parties are this Friday, please make sure to bring items you signed up for to the party! 

Updated Schedule

We were waiting for Hollywood Connection to send an email, but they have not yet soooooo….. I looked on their website and saw this updated one.  I am assuming this is the most recent one and hopefully it doesn’t change again, but attached is the schedule of events for nationals.  


June 16th Update


What a great season this has been!

Dear Comp Families, here is a letter from Hollywood Connection,

Dear Friends,

We are so excited because it is only 13 days until we will see you in San Diego for our National Finals event. It is going to be a blast!

We have an exciting week planned for you and your dancers. Please find the competition and event schedule for the week. We realize there is a lot of information so please read through the entire email and enclosed PDF’s. Some information will need to be passed on to dancers and parents regarding online sign ins and clothing to bring etc.

SCHEDULES

Attached is the class schedule and the competition line up beginning with Superstar/Co-star solos on Monday June 28th

ECPAC SCHEDULE

BONUS CLASSES

Check out the bonus classes June 29th 2pm (SS/CS) & 3pm (PR) and June 30th (GS) 4pm.

PARENT COMPETITION

Any studios that have parents competing in the Parent competition will have space for them to rehearse on the following days. July 1st, 2nd and 3rd . Please check schedule for times and ballroom location. The parent competition will take place at our wrap party July 3rd.

ICON MEETING-Dancers, Parents & Directors

ICONS NEED TO CHECK IN at 11:30AM before the meeting. The meeting is mandatory on June 28 at 12pm for all ICONS. We will explain the ICON process and what to expect throughout the week.

Bonnie Story’s MUSIC VIDEO WORKSHOP

Please see the PDF for further information about age groups theme and clothing/props to bring.

CHOREOGRAPHY LINKS coming soon!

Any dancers participating in the Icon of the Year opening numbers or HC SQUAD performance will have to learn choreography prior to your arrival. Links will be sent soon to the contact email in your registration.

AUDITIONS/PHOTOSHOOTS

The following audition or photoshoots will need the pre-qualified dancers to SIGN-UP ONLINE prior to their arrival. Please forward this information to each pre-qualified dancer to sign up.

Prequalified dancers only – (See PDF for more information)

Teen Company (sign up online)

Hollywood Makeover (sign up online)

Hollywood Dance Shoot (sign up online)

ONSITE CHECK IN – prequalified dancers only

Fame Award (sign up at the event 930am)

HC Squad (check in at first rehearsal – June 29th)

Our faculty is ready to inspire your dancers. Our staff is eager to please and assist you in any way possible! This is your week. ENJOY IT!!!!

June 9th Update

Urgent Nationals Info

Miss Lori will be sending a doc Thursday to everyone who is attending the banquet for their meal choice. We need to get this to Hollywood Connection ASAP.  The choices are pasta, chicken and gluten free.  If you do not fill out the form we will make a choice for you.  

ICON DANCERS

Miss Lori will be sending out a doc Thursday to all dancers participating in ICON for you to fill out for your dancers top and pant size for ICON.  You will need to select your size, if you do not fill this out we will make our best judgement call for you.

Costume fees and credits


On your accounts you well notice there are some costume credits and possibly some costume fees if your competition costume was more than $100 deposit you paid. These were entered last weekend. Some credits have already been applied to nationals fees for those of you who had balances, others the credit will apply towards July tuition. Any questions please email Comp team email

Recital Week and Showcase Information:

Hello Families, 

Congratulations, we’ve made it to Recital Week! It’s a very exciting time, but there is A LOT going on and I want to keep you all up to date. As always, if you have questions, I am always happy to help.

  • The studio is closed June 14th- June 18th due to recitals. If you are interested in having your dancer do a makeup class, please schedule one with me.
  • Recital tickets are available for purchase. You may stop by the desk or send an email to eastcountypac@gmail.com  Families are able to purchase up to 7 tickets for our Monday- Friday recitals and up to 5 tickets for our Saturday Showcase.
  • The recital schedule is posted at ecpacnews.com as well as inside the studio.
  • Please do NOT be late for your dancer’s performance. We will NOT be able to wait for families that come late.
  • We will have a professional photographer at all recital performances. Here is the link to purchase tickets https://www.photosbymelissachristine.com/dance-photo-packages
  • Recital costumes are going home this week! If you were unable to pick up your dancer’s costume please email the studio to arrange pickup.
  • Parking is going to be limited. Please be prepared to park in the city parking lot around the corner or in the garage downtown. You are also invited to park next door towards the back of their lot.

SHOWCASE Specific:

  • Please have your dancer at the studio on Saturday, June 19th by 4 o’clock. We would like to give dancer’s the opportunity to dance together on stage.
  • Ballet 1- Has a costume
  • Ballet 2- Has a costume
  • Ballet 3 and up- Dancers are to wear their class colored leotard. We have black ballet skirts for them
  • Contemporary 1- Has a costume
  • Contemporary 2 and up- Dancers are to wear all black
  • Hair for all dances will be in a bun
  • Families are able to purchase tickets to ONE performance. Dancers will perform in BOTH performances.
  • Performances are at 6 and 7:30
  • Dancers may come with a CLEAN snack and water. Please do NOT send your dancer with any snacks or drinks that could stain a costume or make me cry.
  • Show order will be sent  out ASAP

TA & JR FACULTY

all members of TA and JR Faculty who have current recreational (academy) classes they are working with during the week are expected to be at their scheduled class time for recital week.  The schedule is in newsletter and posted in studio. Any questions please let Miss Lori know. 

Audition Schedule 

Friday, June 11:

Ages 5-8

2:30-3:15: Tap

3:15- 4:00 Jazz

4:00- 4:45: Lyrical

4:45- 5:30: Hip Hop

Ages 9- 11

5:30- 6:30: Jazz

6:30- 7:30: Tap

7:30- 8:30: Contemporary

Saturday, June 12:

Ages 9+ Hip Hop:

8:30- 9:00

Ages 12-14

9:00- 10:00: Jazz

10:00- 10:45: Tap

10:45- 11:30: Contemporary

Ages 15 and up

12:00- 12:45: Jazz

12:45- 1:30: Tap

1:30- 2:15: Contemporary

End of the Year Party

Hi Comp Families!

Here is the general information about the end of the year party. Please look for a sign up genius and evite from your team mom soon.

End of the year Ice Cream Swim Social

Party Information: Friday June 25th at Nina’s House, 237 Brushwood Place Brentwood Ca. 94513

Please Bring: Sunscreen, Towel

Parents may stay if they choose. Please bring a chair. 

Schedule: Dancers will swim, have ice cream and then we will do our annual slide show and coaches awards

*Note: Due to limited space this event is for dancers and parents only. If your dancer is in more than one cohort, choose one party to attend. Please bring floaties if your child needs one.

CohortParty Time
Pink, Sparkle and Frozen10:00 am-12:00pm
Green and Purple1:00pm-3:00 pm
Blue and Turquoise4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Red and Orange7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Buddy Note: Please have your dancer write a buddy note and turn it in to Ms. Lauren by 6/18. Dancers can talk about their favorite parts of the year and wish their buddy luck at Nationals. Buddy notes will be passed out at the end of the year celebration.

Celebrate our Seniors with us (Let’s keep this quiet):  We have some amazing role models for our younger dancers in our senior dancers. Let’s show them how much we appreciate them! On 6/25 we will meet at Marsh Creek Elementary school at 7:45 pm. We will do a drive by parade during their cohort celebration, to present the seniors with their gifts. We hope you all will join us! 

Looking forward to celebrating with our dancers!!!!

See below for any information you may have missed in previous weeks

June 2nd Update

Ballet and Contemporary Spring Showcase Information

Saturday June 19 

Show times 6:00 and 7:30

Performance is at the studio in suite C

Dancer arrival time 5:00

Dancers may not leave between shows

Who is participating?

Ballet 1- (wearing costume)

Ballet 2- (wearing costume)

Ballet 3-6 in ballet uniform with black ballet skirt (it’s coming)

Contemporary 1- (wearing costume)

Contemporary 2-4 – wearing black dancewear

Tickets

Tickets are $10 and limited to 5 tickets per family.  If there are more available we will also sell them at the door. 

The show profits will go to college scholarships for our graduating seniors.

We will also be accepting additional donations that will go to the seniors.

2021/2022 Audition Form

Comp Families please click the link below to fill out our audition form prior to auditions June 11-12Please make sure you also have a head shot or photo of your dancer in hand when attending their audition time.  Click here:https://forms.gle/wdgBQs9Fpw8re6Fq5

Audition Schedule 

Friday, June 11:

Ages 5-8

2:30-3:15: Tap

3:15- 4:00 Jazz

4:00- 4:45: Lyrical

4:45- 5:30: Hip Hop

Ages 9- 11

5:30- 6:30: Jazz

6:30- 7:30: Tap

7:30- 8:30: Contemporary

Saturday, June 12:

Ages 9+ Hip Hop:

8:30- 9:00

Ages 12-14

9:00- 10:00: Jazz

10:00- 10:45: Tap

10:45- 11:30: Contemporary

Ages 15 and up

12:00- 12:45: Jazz

12:45- 1:30: Tap

1:30- 2:15: Contemporary

End of the Year Party

Hi Comp Families!

Here is the general information about the end of the year party. Please look for a sign up genius and evite from your team mom soon.

End of the year Ice Cream Swim Social

Party Information: Friday June 25th at Nina’s House, 237 Brushwood Place Brentwood Ca. 94513

Please Bring: Sunscreen, Towel

Parents may stay if they choose. Please bring a chair. 

Schedule: Dancers will swim, have ice cream and then we will do our annual slide show and coaches awards

*Note: Due to limited space this event is for dancers and parents only. If your dancer is in more than one cohort, choose one party to attend. Please bring floaties if your child needs one.

CohortParty Time
Pink, Sparkle and Frozen10:00 am-12:00pm
Green and Purple1:00pm-3:00 pm
Blue and Turquoise4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Red and Orange7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Buddy Note: Please have your dancer write a buddy note and turn it in to Ms. Lauren by 6/18. Dancers can talk about their favorite parts of the year and wish their buddy luck at Nationals. Buddy notes will be passed out at the end of the year celebration.

Celebrate our Seniors with us (Let’s keep this quiet):  We have some amazing role models for our younger dancers in our senior dancers. Let’s show them how much we appreciate them! On 6/25 we will meet at Marsh Creek Elementary school at 7:45 pm. We will do a drive by parade during their cohort celebration, to present the seniors with their gifts. We hope you all will join us! 

Looking forward to celebrating with our dancers!!!!

Hollywood Connection Updates

CLICK HERE for a tentative Nationals Schedule

Comp Dancers 6 & under going to Nationals!

Your accounts have been updated with the convention fee of $450.  This charge will be processed on Friday June 4th.  If you have any questions please let us know in the office.
All Nationals Fees will be processed on Friday June 4thThese are the icon, music video, 6 & under convention fees and banquet fees on your accounts.If any questions please let Lori know prior to Friday June 4th 

Parent Dance

Hollywood Connection has a parent competition at the Wrap Party at Nationals. I am inviting YOU to participate! MOMS AND DADS ARE WELCOME! I want to keep our ‘theme’ as secret as possible so I will send an email with more info to those of you interesting

SIGN UP IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING! We will figure out rehearsal times once I get y’all on board.https://forms.gle/heUPYR3dT25raWh86

May 26th Update

Nationals UPDATES


Pink Team Dancers

We finally have an update from Hollywood Connection regarding minis age 6 & under.  If your dancer is under the age of 7, in order for you to compete at nationals you will need to sign up your dancer for convention.

So far everyone has been charged the $95 banquet fee, the convention fee for nationals, including their banquet ticket is $450. 

Everyone with a dancer 6 and under will be charged the difference by next Friday June 4th.  The total for this will be $345.  At nationals they will all be in the 7-8 year old room.  It is not clear yet if they will be combined again or not, this will all be determined on guidelines at the time of convention and we will keep you posted.  

Icon Runner Up Winners

There are several things I need from parents by Sunday this weekend.The music video you are allowed to participate in is $75.00.  Even though your dancer won Icon Runner Up this fee still needs to be charged if you want to participate. Looks like this will be on Sunday June 25 per the tentative schedule. If you would like to add this for your dancer, please fill out the attached google doc at bottom.  This will be charged next Friday June 4th. Along with the Music Video, your icon runner up has the option of also competing their solo in the icon solo category, in addition to the regular solo category.  I need to know if your dancer is competing in the icon solo, regular solo competition or if they are opting to just do one of the two. Icon solo fee is $140 but comes along with video of your dancer.  If they opt to do regular solo comp they will be competing for normal placement and have already been charged.  If your dancer does not have a solo and would still like to compete a solo for icon with a teacher please notify both Miss Lori and the teacher you would like to do the solo asap as time if getting close.   Please fill out the google doc link below for this information.  

Scholarship Recipients

If your dancer received a scholarship that pays for any portion of nationals i need an email so i can contact Hollywood Connection to receive the credit on our account for your dancer and apply the credit to your account.  I have several dancers that this should pertain to.  I will also try to email those families by the end of the week if I don’t hear from you.  

Music Video

Anyone who received a music video scholarship, this cost $75 and the day for this event is Sunday June 25.  Please make sure you fill out the google doc to inform me if you would like to participate and pay for your dancer to take advantage of this event.  

Banquet Tickets

So far everyone has been charged the $95 banquet fee, in the $450 convention fee for nationals. This includes the banquet ticket for your dancer

Please let me know if there are any families that would like banquet tickets. I have a list of families that have emailed or filled out the google doc previously to request additional tickets.  This is $95 event on the last day or nationals.  Teachers will be there and this is included in your dancers convention fee.  Only fill out the google doc below IF you want to attend with your dancer. Otherwise if your dancer would like to attend with teachers that is fine too.  As the date gets closer we will send out more info on meeting place and times for the banquet. 

Nationals Google Doc  Form https://forms.gle/6u8DvoBfr2vpKFR87

Comp Audition Schedule:

if your dancer is interested in joining our full competition team for the coming 2022/2023 season, please join us for actions!

we also have semi competition teams available for anyone interest.

Friday, June 11:

Ages 5-8

2:30-3:15: Tap

3:15- 4:00 Jazz

4:00- 4:45: Lyrical

4:45- 5:30: Hip Hop

Ages 9- 11

5:30- 6:30: Jazz

6:30- 7:30: Tap

7:30- 8:30: Contemporary

Saturday, June 12:

Ages 9+ Hip Hop:

8:30- 9:00

Ages 12-14

9:00- 10:00: Jazz

10:00- 10:45: Tap

10:45- 11:30: Contemporary

Ages 15 and up

12:00- 12:45: Jazz

12:45- 1:30: Tap

1:30- 2:15: Contemporary

** Dancers should be prepared to attend the next age up as well as their current age range. For some dancers that will mean coming back saturday **

*** Semi Comp Teams, Frozen Friends, Jo Bow and Aladdin do NOT need to attend auditions***

May 19th Update

Hollywood Connection-Convention (this weekend)

Remember that all dancers should arrive 2 hours prior to competition time.  We have not heard anything about not being allowed in the dressing rooms until a specific time so we can utilize this time to practice through routines, we can find space to do this.  Hope this is helpful but if you have any questions please let me know:)

Convention dress code- Free dress. You may wear anything that is dance attire. Bright colors, leotards, shorts & tops that are form fitting and allow for clean lines are great for audition day. Hair is also important to keep in mind as you don’t want it to be distracting. Hair should be pulled back away from dancers face.

Participation Waiver

If you have not done so already, please make sure you fill out this waiver for this weekend. Every dancer will need this to participate this weekend!

Link here: 
https://hcdance.mydanceregister.com/waiver/

Updated Hollywood Connection Schedule

The link is below with the corrections.   
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x675pyHde0E5SiAv8dJfz91jtx05dru1aYTlVqVJSx4/edit?usp=sharing

Hollywood Connection- Nationals (June-San Diego)

Banquet tickets, so far there have been very few who have responded.  Tickets are $95 and will sell out.  For those of you who responded I am keeping track of you, but please know that if you do not respond wanting a ticket you will not be able to attend. This is NOT Mandatory, but a special event for the dancers and families.  Please let me know by Monday May 24th by emailing ecpaccompteam@gmail.com

Anyone wondering what the Banquet is, the final night of Nationals HC holds a banquet for the dancers where certain daces will receive awards, like an award show. Everyone gets dressed up in formal wear (not red carpet) and has an evening to celebrate the dancers accomplishments from the week. It is a fun night and a great way to end the week.

2022/2023 Comp Team Auditions

Comp Audition Schedule:

Friday, June 11:

Ages 5-8

2:30-3:15: Tap

3:15- 4:00 Jazz

4:00- 4:45: Lyrical

4:45- 5:30: Hip Hop

Ages 9- 11

5:30- 6:30: Jazz

6:30- 7:30: Tap

7:30- 8:30: Contemporary

Saturday, June 12:

Ages 9+ Hip Hop: 8:30- 9:00

Ages 12-14

9:00- 10:00: Jazz

10:00- 10:45: Tap

10:45- 11:30: Contemporary

Ages 15 and up

12:00- 12:45: Jazz

12:45- 1:30: Tap

1:30- 2:15: Contemporary

** Dancers should be prepared to attend the next age up as well as their current age range. For some dancers that will mean coming back saturday **

*** Semi Comp Teams, Frozen Friends, Jo Bow and Aladdin do NOT need to attend auditions***

Click here for the accessory, shoe, and jewelry order form Click here for the accessory, shoe, and jewelry order form (1) Click here for the accessory, shoe, and jewelry order form (2)

Click here for the accessory, shoe, and jewelry order form (3) Here is a video on how to rhinestone your costumes

Please note- some of the links above are not be live yet

May 12th Update

Legacy-Reno, NV

Location: Reno ballroom, 401 north center street Reno, NV.  
Hosting hotels
Circus Circus and Silver Legacy

Let them know you are with Legacy Dance competition to recent special rate.

  • Please make sure your dancer comes to Comp dressed in first costume, hair and make up done.  
  • Everyone will need to bring both their clear and their nude mask as masks are required at this event.  If you have any questions please let me know.
  • All dancers dancing on Friday night should arrive by 5pm.
  • Dancers dancing Saturday should arrive by 1130am.  
  • It is Important that everyone fill out the electronic waiver in order to compete this weekend, you will not be allowed to participate without this end it is needed prior to Friday so check your email click the link and fill this out.
    • Please refer to your email to find your waiver form and fill out the electronic form online prior to Friday or your dancer will not be able to participate.  

If there are any additional questions please email me at Ecpaccompteam@gmail.com

Please read below!

These are updates & other information straight from Legacy. 

This will be a 4 day competition with the event running on Thursday May 13 to Sunday, May 16th. Please make sure your entries are correct!   

We recommend anyone in a “high risk” category stay home. We are live streaming, so the entire event can be viewed from the safety of home. The livestream will be posted to a link on the Legacy home pageUse chrome as your browser as it seems to be the only browser to fully support our live stream. Also, the livestream will hit your device muted. You must unmute your device to hear sound

At this event our capacity limits are 496 people, Masks are required & social distancing is to be practiced at all times, except for dancers performing on stage (remove masks prior to entrance & they must mask up immediately upon exiting the stage). We recommend having a plastic baggy with the dancer’s name on it so the mask can be put in the bag prior to taking the stage and put back on as soon as they exit. We will have a table backstage for dancers to leave their baggies.  If you want to wear masks on stage you can. There will be no point deductions. If you & your dancers desire to “avoid” dressing rooms, there will be no costume point deductions if you decide to just do dancewear.  

Due to COVID we will not be producing paper programs. Instead, programs will be posted on our website for FREE a day the event. They won’t stay on the website forever, so if you want a keepsake make sure to download or print it before it disappears.

Building Entry & Entry Times

We are very serious about not allowing anyone in the building more than 30 minutes prior to your “time block” start time (loading in props would be about the only exception). Please make sure your parents & dancers are aware of this. ANYONE with a temperature reading of 100.4 degrees or above will not be allowed in the facility. The following link is a “smartwaiver” that everyone must sign (if over 18, under 18 guardian signatures will be required) to attend or participate. This can/should be accomplished before arriving at the venuehttps://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/60960753c50a9/web/

This link can also be found on our 2021 Tour Page under Reno, NV.

Thur. 5/13

Set 1:  Doors Open at 5:30 pm & set begins at 6:00 pm (8 spectators per dancer limit)  

Fri. 5/14

Set 1:  Doors Open at 11:00 am & set begins at 11:30 am (6 spectators per dancer limit)

Set 2:  Doors Open at 2:30 pm & set begins at 3:00 pm (6 spectators per dancer limit)

Set 3:  Doors Open at 5:50 pm & set begins at 6:20 pm (4 spectators per dancer limit) 

Sat. 5/15

Set 1:  Doors Open at 7 :30 AM & set begins at 8:00 AM (4 spectators per dancer limit)

Set 2:  Doors Open at 12:00 pm & set begins at 12:30 pm (6 spectators per dancer limit)

Set 3:  Doors Open at 4:20 pm & set begins at 4:50 pm (7 spectators per dancer limit)

Sun. 5/16

Set 1:  Doors Open at 7:30 am & set begins at 8am (4 spectators per dancer limit)  

Set 2: Doors Open at 2:30 am & set begins at 3:00 pm (6 spectators per dancer limit)  

Guidelines

Please refer to the COVID guidelines posted on our website. Remember that we limit attendance for the SAFETY of ALL.

AWARDS PROCEDURES

Each time block will end with adjudicated awards. We ask that only soloists & 1 team captain from each duet/trio & group be present on stage for this and they must be masked. There will also be some Top 10’s going out at the end of every “Set” as well. Please refer to your schedule for this. Please remember that dancers are NOT required to participate in any awards ceremony, however, we will not be mailing plaques or trophies from any adjudicated award set so a studio representative must be present to collect your awards if you wish to take them home. 

At this event there will NOT be a Final Awards ceremony. Unannounced Top 10’s, Title Categories, National Invites, Scholarships, ADCC & Legacy Award winners will be posted on our website by Tuesday. We will ship all these final awards to you, so please make sure we have a good mailing/delivery address.

“NEW”- Due to Covid, aside from adjudicated awards we are doing away with trophies this season. Instead we have designed beautiful plaques/street signs to commemorate your accomplishments. Also, if a category has less than 20 entries we will only be doing a Top 5. Categories with 20 or more entries, we will do our usual Top 10.

Performance Schedule

We pride ourselves in staying on time.  Please have your dancers ready at least 30 minutes before their scheduled start time. You should arrive at the venue warmed up & in your 1st costume if possible. We expect dancers to be ready and on time following the order of the schedule. 

Photo & Video Rules

Please let your students & parents know that photography or videotaping of any kind at Legacy events is strictly prohibited. This is done as much to protect you and your work, as it is to protect their children. This has become a sick world and predators know that attending dance competitions are free. They come armed with their cameras to shoot your young dancers. We’re unfortunately nailing predator’s way too often and have had 2 or 3 taken away in handcuffs in the last 3 seasons. The no videotaping rule is also to protect your choreography. Your cooperation & assistance in policing these matters are needed. We will deduct points from constant offending studios.

Photo & Video Packages

If you are interested in our pre-order studio PHOTO & VIDEO packages, all info is on the homepage of your online account. Disregard the deadline. We are holding open the discount for the remainder of the season.

Please do not hesitate to call me with any questions or problems. We’re very excited about this event & hope you are too. See you soon 🙂

May 5th Update 

Hello families, we want to first thank all of you for your patience with the craziness of the change in venue last minute for our Legacy Regional Competition.  Please make sure you read through everything as there is both Legacy information and Nationals information that is very important.  For Legacy, we are in the process of getting additional information, a physical address of the event in Reno, as there are two locations with the same name.  Once I have that information and a schedule with start time on Friday & Saturday I will forward that along.  For hotel, we have not been given a hosting hotel or anything with a discounted rate.  If we get that information for those of you wanting to stay Friday night we will surely send that soon.

 
Right now we only know that all teams except senior teams listed below will compete Friday night May 14th with start time of about 5 or 6.  This is tentative so don’t hold me fully to that as we know things can change, but just so you have an idea.  For Saturday we still do not have any time frame but that will be sent out as soon as I get the info as well.  

 
The following teams will still be attending the competition:
Frozen Friends
Sparkle Team
Green Lyrical
Green Tap
Green Jazz
Green MT
Blue Tap
Blue Lyrical
Blue Jazz
Blue Hip Hop
Blue MT
Turquoise Jazz
Turquoise Lyrical 
Red Tap
Orange Tap – Saturday
Orange Jazz – Saturday
Orange MT – Saturday
Orange Lyrical – Saturday
Senior Team – Saturday 
Smooth Criminal 
Adam & Steve – Saturday
 
Purple teams will also be competing IF we attend Legacy.  
 
All other Solo’s and Duo’s for high school or teen ages will perform Friday night if not listed above.
 
If your dancer is not attending the event we will apply a credit to your account by the end of the week and it will apply to your nationals fees.  
 
 
IMPORTANT NATIONALS INFO
 
Nationals Fee – Due May 7th 
Nationals fees are being updated as we speak and will all be in by the end of the week prior to them coming out on May 7th.  These fees are also on your contract for you to view as well,  so please take a look at your account prior so you are prepared for the payment.  
 
Broadway Babies (ages 5-6)
Dancers ages 5-6 years, we are waiting to hear back from Hollywood Connection about the Broadway Babies Convention Room.  We know it is not listed on the regionals schedule or on the nationals fees at this time.  I have reached out to them for additional information and will forward on this information as soon as I get it.  If they are not doing convention at regionals I will also credit your account once that is confirmed. 
 
Banquet Info
This is on the final day of nationals.  This is the awards ceremony for the entire weekend.  Everyone dresses in semi formal attire and dinner is served at this event.  In the past they have done a red carpet area where you get to take pictures with your friends and family along with pictures with members of the Hollywood Connection Staff.  This is a big deal for the kids, they do it big.  With Covid and regulations I am not sure what the numbers will be for attendance, but I have asked for info on this if it’s available.  Banquet Tickets are $95, your dancers banquet tickets are included with their convention fees.  If your dancer is age 5-6 and a Broadway Babies Convection Dancer I have added this fee onto your dancers account since we are not seeing a room for them and are awaiting confirmation on this.  I need parents to email me and let me know if they would like an additional ticket for their family to attend with their dancer so I can add this fee.
 
Fees not included on  your account for nationals.
Until we complete our regional event we will not know if your dancer will be awarded to be a part of any of the additional events that take place at nationals, for example, Icon, Icon Solo, Video Workshop etc.  These fees will be added after the regional event along with any scholarships that may be awarded. 
 
Scholarships
 If your dancer has a scholarship to use from last season for nationals I need this prior to Friday May 7th so I can apply it.
 
I will also include all of this in the newsletter to go out this week.  If anyone has any questions please email me and I will try to get back to you as soon as I can.  I am working in and out of the office throughout the week so if I dont get back to you right away I know I will as soon as I get a chance.  
 
Take care everyone and enjoy the remainder of the weekend:)
 

April 28th Update 

Hollywood Connection- Regionals 

Hotel info

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Hwy
Burlingame CA 94010
$129 Block Rate
Reservations with block rate will be available cut off rate May 7th 
 

HC- Schedule 

 

Hollywood Connection- Nationals

Link to Nationals Information

Hollywood Connection Nationals

 
Above is some information from the Hollywood Connection Website.  They just announced today that they are confirmed for San Diego.  Please take a look at the link above for hotel reservations & info.
 
Also Nationals fees will be input into your accounts this weekend for you to view,  Nationals payments will be due on May 7th.  If you have any questions please let us know!

 

Legacy

Information for the competition is not in yet but we are expecting information to come out any day now, we will be sure to email, post on FB and update the newsletter next week.

 

Velocity

We will be sending out the information for dance families who are attending Velocity as soon as we receive the information, such as schedule etc.  Hoping to get this sent to you by the end of the week. 

 

Recital Schedule

This is our tentative schedule for our Recital 20/21 Happening in June. Please note that schedule is tentative and subject to change. We will do our best to limit changes, but want to be clear that some adjustments may be made. 

-Click Here- for Recital schedule 

 

April 21st Update

Comp Fee 4 will run Friday April 23rd.  

Hollywood Connection May 21-23

Hotel information for block rates are still not in but we will be sending these out as soon as we get them.  We will post on social media on our facebook page and send an email if this comes out before the next newsletter.
 

ECPAC 2021-2022 Comp Team Auditions June 11th & 12th

A schedule of times will be coming soon, but please mark your calendars.

 

Nationals

We are still waiting to hear from Hollywood Connection as to any venue changes, as soon as we get this information we will pass this on immediately.
 

DanceBug Show

Our tap dance from last season “Halo” has been selected to air on DanceBug’s Season 2 Episode 28,  titled Beyonce.  Please log onto www.dancebug.com on May 1st to watch the episode.  It will also be available to watch on the dancebug app as well.  

Reminder

Friendly Reminder Ballet classes are mandatory and when they are missed they need to be made up. If your dancer is going to miss please contact the front desk and let us know when your dancer will be making up their class. 

 

April 15th Update

UPDATED!!!
Extra COMP Team Practice April 16th 3:30-5:30PM
Schedule is as follows:
 
3:00-3:30 Purple & Green Teams
3:30-4:00 Pink, Sparkle and Frozen Teams 
4:00-4:30 Blue, Red and Turquoise Teams
 

Celebrity Competition Info

 
Saturday April 16th 
Check In Time 715AM – FOR ALL DANCERS
Location: Hyatt Regency, 1333 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 
 

Celebrity Schedule

833 Get Lower – Bue Hip Hop
836 End Of Time – Orange Tap 
839 Get Loud – Adriana Manila
842 Seven Nation – Molly Vandevoir
845 Trickle Trickle – Pink Tap 
848 Adoption Day  – Green Lyrical
851 Big Time – Leila Slavick
854 If The World Ends – Alyssa McNabb
857 Limitless – Blue Lyrical 
900 Karen’s – Orange MT
903 Spice Girls – Pink Jazz 
906 Sound of Silence – Emma Wells 
909 Cant Help Falling In Love – Purple Lyrical
912 Coffee Time – Red Tap 
915 Dont Belong / Creep – Madison Hagglof
918 Viva La Swing – Adriana Schulz
921 Dream a Little Dream – Peyton Dong
924 All That Jazz – Emma Wells
927 Let Her Go – London Shedd
930 Black Magic/Falling Orange Jazz
933 Circus – Brynn Campbell
936 Jumpin – Sabrina Paz
939 Friendship – Kaylee and Emily Duo 
942 Into the Unknown – Frozen Team 
945 Sweet Child of Mine – Mila Figueroa
948 Ghostbusters- Sofia Oshea
951 Unforgettable – Alexandria Lizardo
954 Mother – Kelia and Brooklyn Duo
957 Grow – Kaila Pavon
1000 Stand By Me – Kali Young 
1003 Two of a Kind/Adam and Steve – Abby and Adri
1006 Grown Woman – Hudson Figueroa
1009 Cover Girl – Noelle Lopez
1012 Bugle Boy – Green Tap
1015 Kind of the Mtn/ Hustle – Alyssa McNabb
1018 Rockin Robin – Sparkle Team 
1021 Damaged – Emily Chapman
1024 I Can Cook  – Kaylee Maggoire
1027 Crown – Blue Jazz
1030 Bleeding – Alexandria Lizardo
1033 Imagine – Pink Lyrical 
1036 Huddy’s Tap Hop – Hudson Figueroa 
1039 Another One Bites the Dust – Green Jazz
1042 Rosie/Falling in Line – Turquoise Lyrical
1045 Miss You Much – Kate and Kali 
1048 Summer Afternoon – Ava Partida
1051 New York – Purple Jazz
1054 Queen Bee – Pink MT 
1057 Poor Souls – Blue MT
1100 Self Love – Orange Lyrical 
1103 Bushel and a Peck – Green Musical Theater
1109 Dat Chick – Blue Tap
1112 Final Show – Senior Team 
1115 KB / I Gotcha – Keila and Brooklyn Duo
1121 Aint Been Done – Turquoise Jazz
1130 Reflection – Ava Partida
11303 Smooth Criminal – Tap Line (We will wait for costume change from Aint Been Done)
 

Mask Questionare 

To our ECPAC Comp Families
Please click on the link below and let us know how you feel about the NO MASK on stage option at CELEBRITY this weekend.  We value your opinion and want to be prepared.  Remember everyone still needs to bring both their clear and the nude mask to competition.  
 

April 7th Update

Extra COMP Team Practice April 16th 3:30-5:30PM
Schedule is as follows:

3:00-3:30 Purple & Green Teams
3:30-4:00 Pink, Sparkle and Frozen Teams 
4:00-4:30 Blue, Red and Turquoise Teams
 
 
This is to run all dances a couple times prior to comp since we will not have times to run dances at competition.
 
 
Celebrity Update – Comp Team, Sparkle Team and Frozen Team
Saturday April 17th, check in time for all is 7:15AM
Location: Hyatt Regency, 1333 Bayshore HWY, Burlingame CA 94010
Our studio will need to be there at 7:15AM, we dance from 830AM- 11:45AM.  Everyone must bring both their clear and tan masks to comp.  Everyone must arrive in costume for their first dance with hair and make up done.  We had some edits to the schedule so a finalized schedule will be coming soon, and I will send this out via email and post on FB.  Remember only one family member is allowed to watch at this event.  Make sure you have gone by the studio front desk and filled out your waiver.  Your dancer will not be able to dance without it.  If there are any additional questions please let us know at ecpaccompteam@gmail.com
 
Smooth Criminal Update
All dancers who need costumes, a list and link was sent via email with what you will need for the dance.  We will be performing this at Celebrity.  A charge of $55 will be deducted from your account Thursday April 8th to pay for the additional dance.  We will be sending out a picture of the rhinestone pattern of Tie and White suspenders shortly.  Miss Lori will bring the hats for the newbies.  If you have questions please let me know.
 
 
Velocity Update
We now have 6 attending Velocity
London Shedd, Emma Wells, Ava Partida, Shea Hancock, Alexandria Lizardo, and Adriana Schulz. I have sent everyone an update on fees individually, most have scholarships, but this payment will be processed on April 16th for the $260 convention fee.  We are still waiting to hear if everyone can do solo’s at this event, and I will keep you all posted once that information comes in. 
 
Event Info
Velocity May 7-9 (optional convention)
Grand Sierra Hotel 
2500 East Second Street
Reno NV 
800-648-5080 event code for hotel VEL21
 
 
COMP 4 FEE DUE DATE April 23rd
Make sure you mark your calendars, looks like Legacy Competition in May is a go!  Please take a look at your Studio Director account for your total amount due.
 
Hollywood Connection
Hollywood Connection is changing venues for May 21-23 comp.  We do not have a location yet but they will be sending us an update soon, and we will be passing on that information to our families as soon as we know
 
Thank you to everyone for all your understanding with the ever changing updates to our competition season, this year has been a lot different than most, but we appreciate your flexibility as we work with these crazy times due to COVID.  We hope everyone has a FANTASTIC weekend!
 

March 24th Update

Celebrity dance competition update

We still do not know what day we will be dancing or the order of our routines for our block schedule.  Celebrity did send over some information regarding the competition. Dancers will be able to dance on stage only with out masks. Due to the ever-changing guidelines, make sure you have your clear and your tan mask available and bring to the competition. As of right now there will only be one spectator per dancer.  They will have a live stream available.  Everyone will be required to wear a mask while in the venue at all times.  As soon as we get an update of which day we will be dancing and timeslot and order, we will send out that information.  Again if you have any questions please feel free to message the ECPACCOMTEAM@Gmail.com

 

March 10th Update

Masks for comp

nudes masks for child sizes at the front desk, pick one up before Friday.  

We need to have both clear and cloth nude masks at comp.  Spotlight is allowing us to wear the clear masks on stage unless we are told when we get there this has changed.  We must arrive in cloth masks and be prepared for the guidelines to change and have the nude ones as a backup option.  Sorry to last minute this information but with the guidelines things are ever changing.  We will move forward with having both as options for the remainder of the season.  Thank you for everyone’s patience through all of this, this is new to us too!

Reminder to fill out the Covid waiver for spotlight.

We are still missing several of these forms and your dancer will not be able to perform without having this when we get there on Friday at 5:30. All of the dancers will also be temperature checked at the door at 5:30 check in.  

Spotlight Competition Friday March 12

Studio Check In: 5:30pm(everyone must be at check in), stage time 6:20pm

Check the schedule from last weeks update to see the order of your child’s dances.  As soon as dancers are done with their stage performance we ask that the immediately change into their next dance costume to be ready.  Time will be limited and go very fast.  

Location: Grand Sierra Hotel, ballroom number is unknown you may want to get there early to ask
All dancers should be in their first dance costume, hair and make up ready.  Please remember to wear ECPAC gear over costume to stay warm.  Dancers will need both nude and clear masks for stage.

Dressing rooms: only 100 people at a time are allowed in dressing rooms.  Hotel has Asked that no siblings be in the dressing room unless there is an emergency.  As of now one family member per dance I’m ballroom with max capacity of 100. None of the dancers will be allowed to leave the dressing rooms until all their dances are done.  We need them together.  

It is highly recommended that each dancer should bring water and a clean snack for dressing room, the kids will need it for energy.  It will be a long night for some of them.  

If any new parents have any questions please reach out to Miss Lori via email at ecpaccompteam @gmail.com or your team mom we are very happy to help.  

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

March 3rd Update

Hello Comp Families!

We just received notice that all dancers will be required to wear cloth masks at the Reno competition.  I found a skin-toned mask for children and I ordered a bulk of them for all our dancers age 8 and under or for whoever may fit that size.  The problem is they only came in one color.  I am hoping we can either dye them or use foundation to change them to suit our dancers who need a non-caucasian-colored mask.  

For any dancer who needs an adult-size mask, Discount Dance carries them in different skin tones.  Here is the link

https://www.discountdance.com/dancewear/style_A004AP.html?&pid=33429&Shop=Style&&skey=mask&search=true&SortOrder=R&SID=1531397884

If your dancer needs an adult-size mask please order it TODAY!  

If your dancer wears a child-sized mask I have a bulk of masks coming, you do not need to order anything.  Here is what they look like

That is all the information we have as of now.  We are working on getting the competition to tell us our schedule for the weekend!

Nina

Spotlight Update

We have received the update today that our studio will perform on Friday night March 12th.  Here is all the information you will need for the event.  Please make sure to read everything.

Spotlight Friday March 12 2021

Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E 2nd Street, Reno Nevada

Studio Check in time is 5:35pm – Temperature checks will be given to each dancer.

Stage time 6:20PM

Break 9:30pm

Adjudication awards at 9:35PM (takes about 20 minutes)

Schedule of the dances in order are below, remember we will have quick changes so everyone needs to be really paying close attention to your order of dances and how many in between.  Also remember all dancers should arrive in their first costume with hair and make up done.  Team attire can be worn over their costumes to stay warm.

*Get Lower 

*Young Soles 

*Sounds of Silence

*Viva La Swing 

*Circus 

*Adam and Steve 

*Unforgettable 

*Crown 

*Aint Been Done

*Summer Afternoon 

*New York 

*I can Cook Too 

*Black Magic 

*Another One Bites the Dust 

*Big Time 

*Spice Girls 

*Rosie 

*Grown 

*Limitless  

*Self Love 

*Cover Girl

*Ghostbusters 

*Damaged 

*King of the Mountain 

*Adoption Day 

*Let Her Go 

*Jumpin 

*Get Loud 

*Dont Belong 

*Friendship 

*If the World was Ending 

*Imagine 

*Huddys Tap Hop

*Grow 

*All That Jazz 

*Cant Help Falling in Love 

*Coffee Time 

*End of Time 

*Rockin Robin 

*Seven Nation 

*Trickle Trickle 

*KB 

*Bugle Boy 

*Dream a Little Dream 

*Dat Chick 

*Karens 

*Reflection 

*Queen Bee

*Sweet Child of Mine 

*Bushel and a Peck 

*Stand By Me 

*Bleeding

*Poor Souls

*Final Show 

Covid Waiver

Important: Spotlight is requiring a covid waiver for each dancer compete at spotlight. Lauren will have these printed at the desk starting today.  We need all of these signed and turned in by Monday next week to take with us to check in.  

Awards

There will be two awards, an adjudicated awards following our block dance schedule Friday as well as a live virtual awards for overalls and special awards given out to us some time the week after our competition.  We will be sharing that as soon as this comes out for our dance families.  Remember all dancers are required to wear ECPAC team attire on stage for awards.

Legacy Competition Update

We have received an email that they are thinking of changes venues, we have not been given a location yet but they have told us this may include Reno as an option.  They will give us the update as soon as possible and we will forward this onto you as well.

Lauren can you please print the waivers attached and make a folder at the desk for these.?

COVID-19-Waiver-doc

February 24th Update

Turquoise jazz – rhinestone pattern coming soon.  If any questions email ecpaccompteam@gmail.com

Turquoise lyrical- elastic belts sent home last week and we will pin them for show case. Bring safety pins.  Once girls have danced with them and we see everything looks good we will tack them down.

Comp showcase/video Feb 28th 

Reminder to view last weeks update
Full Comp make up, hair parted on any side and low pony, except sparkle team half up half down.  Make sure you bring your clear masks.  Arrive 20-30 minutes before your first dance.  If any questions email ecpaccompteam@gmail.com

Comp team schedule for Sunday February 28th is posted on last weeks update.  Please let us know if you have questions.  

February 17th Update 

Comp Showcase and Filming

Hello Comp Families!  Our Virtual Comp Showcase and filming is next Sunday Feb 28th!  Here are some important details for you
 
1.  One parent per dancer may watch for each section and be backstage to help with costume changes.  For example if your dancer is in the Pink Co-hort 1 parent can stay and watch the Pink Co-hort, but you can’t stay and watch the other co-horts in person.  You CAN watch all the cohorts perform live Virtually!
2.  We would love for all of you to watch all the dances, with your dancers and be able to have your family and friends watch live.  We are broadcasting the live stream over Facebook.  You can purchase your ticket to watch for $7.99 by using this link https://fb.me/e/3unJD8J7q.  Please share this with your friends and family members
 
3.  Do not forget to order your clear masks HERE.  The dancers will be wearing their own masks while “backstage” and switching into their clear masks before they go in for filming.  The CDC says a positive exposure to covid happens when you are within 6 feet away from someone for 15 min or more.  Since most of the dances are only 2 minutes, even if the dancer is in 6 dances we are still within the 15 min exposure time.  These face sheilds are an extra precaution.  However, if you are not comfortable with the faceshield and you are more comfortable having your dancer wear her regular mask you are welcome to do so.  If you can find a mask that matches her costume that would be awesome!
 
4.  Please get a color stay lipstick to help prevent smears while taking masks on and off.  Revlon ColorStay in Forever Scarlet is perfect!  Here is the amazon link to order Do not use the gloss!
 
5.  Please put foundation on your dancer’s white mask straps.
 
5.  Please either drop off your dancer at the outside door of room 1 (small dance room) or have your dancer ready 45 min before her performance time.  Our “dressing rooms” will open at 7:30 am!  Please pick up your dancer from the outside door to room 1 within 15 minutes of her performance time ending. 
 
6.  All dancers should wear their hair in a low pony with a part (either side)  EXCEPT FOR:
  • PINK LYRICAL.  Pink Lyrical should have a low bun.  
  • SPARKLE SQUAD TAP. Half up, Half down
Comp Filming Day Schedule Sunday, February 28th 
8:30 Sofia O Tap Solo – Ghostbusters

8:40am Noelle Solo – Cover Girl

8:50am Peyton Solo – Dream a Little Dream

9:00am Pink Jazz – Spice Girls
9:10am Hudson Tap Solo – Huddys Tap Hop
9:20am  Pink Lyrical – Imagine
9:30am Mila F Solo – Sweet Child of Mine
9:40am Pink Tap – Trickle Trickle
9:50am Leila Slavick Solo – Big Time
10:00am Brynn Tap Solo – Circus 
10:10am Pink MT – Queen Bee 
10:20am Adriana Schulz Tap Solo -Viva La Swing
10:30am Hudson F Jazz solo – Grown Woman
10:40am Green Jazz – Another one Bites the Dust 
10:50am Adriana Manila Solo – Get Loud
11:00am Sparkle Tap – Rockin Robin
11:10am Frozen Team 
11:20am Green Tap – Bugle Boy
11:35am Green MT – Bushel and a Peck
11:55am Green Lyrical – Adoption Day 
 
       1200-1240 Lunch break
 
12:40 Blue Tap Team – Dat Chick
12:50 Keila and Brooklyn duos 
1:00 Purple Jazz – New York 
1:10 Kate and Kali Duo – Miss you
1:20 Blue Hip Hop 
1:30 Alexandria Tap Solo – Bleeding 
1:40 Emma W Jazz Solo 
1:50 Blue Jazz Team 
2:00 Purple Lyrical Team – Cant Help Falling in Love
2:10 Turquoise Jazz Team – Aint Been Done
2:20 London Jazz Solo Let Her Go 
2:30 Madison H Jazz Solo Creep 
2:40 Emma Wells Tap Solo – Sounds of Silence
2:50 Kali Tap Solo Stand By Me
3:00 Kaila P Solo 
3:10 Blue MT Team – Poor Souls
3:20 Alexandria Contemp Solo  Unforgettable 
3:30 Kaylee M Solo – I can cook
3:40 Turquoise Lyrical Team – Fall in Line
3:50 Blue Lyrical – Limitless
 
        4:00-4:15 Break 
 
4:15 Orange Lyrical Team – Self Love
4:15 Red Tap Team – Coffee Time 
4:25 Alyssa M Tap Solo – king of the mountain 
4:35 Sabrina Paz – Jumpin 
4:45 Orange Tap Team – End of Time
4:55 London Solo Contemp Solo
5:05 Molly V Solo Seven Nation 
5:15 Alyssa M Contemporary solo If the World Was Ending 
5:25  Orange Jazz Team 
5:35 Emily C Tap Solo Damaged 
5:45 Ava Partida Contemp Solo
5:55 Orange MT – Karen’s
6:05 Emily and Kaylee Duo – Friends
6:15 Ava Partida Ballet Solo
6:25 Abby and Adri Duo
6:40 Senior Team 
 
Note: If we have missed anyone or if we need to adjust anything we will keep you posted but this is pretty much what we will try to get through next weekend 

February 10th Update

Rhinestones & Shoes Update
 
Turquoise Jazz: no rhinestone pattern has been sent or made because a couple of the girls needed new sizes and are still waiting for them.  We can not put rhinestones on the costumes until everyone has them in hand to avoid having some stoned and others not.  The costumes for the girls who needed to exchange their size are due in next week, once we have them Ryann will work with a parent on the team to get a pattern out asap.
 
Turquoise Lyrical: no stones for this dance.  We are working on getting them a new belt, which we will send home once we have them in hand as well.
 
Jazz Shoes: If you placed tan or black jazz shoes on your comp accessory order form, we are unable to get those for you as Capezio has discontinued them. At this time you will need to find the Bloch super jazz shoe from a third party seller. 

February 3rd Update

Spotlight Reno, NV Updates

These are the updates we have so far. 

*One Spectator per dancer – this is subject to change if the health department changes any rules by the time of the event.
*Adjudication– At the end of our studio block time, there will be an awards ceremony where the dancers will receive an adjudication (score based award recognition for each dance)
*Awards ceremony – this will be done virtually, After our event date.  Date and Time of virtual awards ceremony- TBD. A link will be given to us, & we will forward it to everyone.  We do not know when this will be yet. (high point, category winners, special awards)
*Teachers – we will be allowed with students the entire time.
 
As more information comes in we will definitely update everyone!  We are still waiting to hear what day Saturday or Sunday, our block will be but they have already approved our block schedule!

Jan 20th update

Hello comp families, there are a lot of updates so please take your time reading through everything. I will also have this updated on the comp page of the newsletter.  If there are any questions or things I missed please email me at ecpacpcompteam@gmail.com.


Competition Payments

We are currently putting all competition payments on hold until further notice, but we will give everyone the heads up prior to getting them back on track.


All Inclusive Families

As soon as we know how many competitions we will be attending and any differences in those calculations from our original contract for all inclusive, we will update everyone’s tuition and send a break down.  We just want you to all know we are already on top of this, but need to wait until we know more.  If you do have questions regarding this please do not hesitate to email ecpaccompteam@gmail.com.


Competitions Schedule Info

Feb 27 & 28 Showcase and Video at studio (Schedule coming soon)

Comp 1 March 12-14 Spotlight Competition
BOB BOLDRICK THEATER
851 EAST WILLIAM STREET
CARSON CITY, NV 89701

Comp 2 April 16-18 Celebrity
Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium
10 Ave of the Flags
San Rafael, California 94903

Comp 3 May 14-16
Cordova High PAC
2239 Chase Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Comp 4 May 21-23 Hollywood Connection Regional *this was comp 1 originally, but was moved

Nationals June 27- July 3 Hollywood Connection- San Diego

**Note: we will be adding at least one virtual comp with the videos we take in Feb.


Spotlight NV Comp Info

We have the option of doing a block schedule with this competition.  This means our studio will get a scheduled time for this event where only our studio will be there.  I’m not sure what day or what time this will be yet.  We normally get this information about 1-2 weeks prior.  We will be wearing clear masks while dancing for safety.  Also, remember that this is no different than attending a venue in San Jose or Sacramento as we had planned.  This is still at an event center with the same safety guidelines.  We understand the drive is longer than normal and depending on the time we get for our studio block a hotel stay might be necessary.  Our suggestion would be to make a hotel reservation somewhere that has a free cancellation policy so that when you get the schedule you are able to decide what is best for your family.  I have called and emailed the competition to try to get additional information to pass on and will do so once I hear back.

Note: The comp is advertised as Reno, but the venue is actually in Carson City.

Confirmation or Decline Survey for Spotlight Carson City NV Comp 

Here is a link for comp families to fill out to confirm or decline attending the Carson City NV competition on March 12-14.  Please have this filled out by Sunday Jan 24th so we can prepare for anyone that is not going to attend.  This information is very important as we will need time to restage the dances and also adjust the registration for this event.   

Link:  https://forms.gle/XfmJNgdfBjyxmccy8

Optional Competitions

If your dancer is doing a specialty this season and you would like them to attend an out of state competition, we are more than happy to help out with this.  Please email Miss Lori ecpaccompteam@gmail.com for information.

Costume Updates:

Turquoise Lyrical – We are ordering brown elastic for belts

Schedule for Showcase & Video Feb 28th

All teams (including Sparkle Squad and Frozen Friends), solos and duos will participate in the filming.  We are in the process of making the schedule and will email it out within the next week and will also include it to the comp section of newsletter.  We are trying to have everyone be on one day, but until we work out the schedule please keep both Saturday and Sunday available.  This will be treated just like a normal competition day, full make up, comp hair, jewelry and costumes needs to be worn.  We are planning to live stream the filming so family and friends can watch.  As soon as we have those details we will send you info on how to purchase a live stream link.  Dance will be required to wear clear masks when they are performing, just like we did with Nutcracker.  Miss Nina has supplied us with a link for where to purchase these, below is the link for a box of 10 masks

https://amzn.to/36r6KQA

Dancers will be required to wear their regular masks while waiting to film and change into their clear masks right before they perform.  

We will provide more details, backstage procedures, etc as we get closer to the filming day.

January 13th Update 

January 18th COMP Dress Rehearsal Schedule

is as follows:

 
4-4:45 Pink Teams
 
445-530 Green Teams 
 
530-615 Purple & Turquoise Teams
 
615-715  Blue Teams 
 
715-800 Red & Orange Teams 
 
 

Competition Change Update

 
Reno, NV March 12-14 Spotlight competition Hosing Hotel on the website has not been updated as this event is located in a Theater.  Here is the link for information.
 
 

Sparkle Squad & Frozen Friends

Previously given competition dates may need to be adjusted. More information will be available in email update within the next week. 

Warm Ups

Anyone who bought warm ups this year and wants the correct color blue on their jacket or pants, please leave them at the studio in a back with  your dancers name on the bag by this Friday January 15th.  We will be getting these corrected.  
 

Buddies-Comp Buddies List 2020/2021

Hi Comp Families-
 
Reminder: Please deliver your letter and any supplies you signed up for by tomorrow to the front desk.
 
Buddies for the year: 
We have created a buddy list for the year. Please look at the list and find your dancer’s name and their buddy. This is an important part of building community at the studio, but being virtual this year we are going to have to work with each other to make this work!!!!!
  • Our first buddy activity is a virtual message (video or audio) between the dancers. Dancers can wish each other luck at the competition run through, tell them what they are excited for this season, share their favorite style of dance, share a favorite quote or dance move. Please have dancers send this before 1/18/21. Use the attached list for contact information.
  • It may be a good idea to contact the parent of your dancer’s buddy to discuss how virtual messages will be sent. For example: I will give Kaila’s buddy Kaila’s phone number to send and receive buddy messages. 
  • Please remember to remind your dancers about these virtual messages as you see them come up. Once comps are adjusted and finalized we will send a list of dates for buddy activities.  
  • All dancers need to fill out a buddy information card this week. This will give buddies information about each other. Teachers will try to take care of this in Tech classes but remind your dancer to do this. They are at the front desk. 
  • Information cards about your dancer’s buddy will be sent home Monday 1/18.  Parents you may want to snag these from your kiddos so you have them. 
Please reach out with questions. Let’s help keep our kiddos connected with one another during these trying times. 
 
Thanks for all you do! 

Comp Buddies List 2020/2021

Have your dancer stop by the front desk this week to fill out a buddy information card!

Video Transcript from Nina

Hello Comp Families!

Happy New Year!  

We are in competition mode which means we need a reminder about dress code!  Please remember that all of our team members should be wearing all black to team classes, including sparkle squad and frozen friends.  If your dancer has back to back classes and one of those classes is a ballet class they still need to have on their proper ballet attire and hair in a real bun.  If there is no time to change they can always wear their ballet clothes to their other classes.  Ballet clothes are always a right choice for dress code!  Our comp director Miss Lori is going to be following up with more info about dress code.  

Just a quick check in to talk about our comp season some changes that have come our way.

First I want to remind you of our team dress rehearsal day on Jan 18th, Miss Lori is will be sending out the schedule and more information for that.  We will be keeping the kids in their cohorts as best we can and they have the opportunity to perform for each other.

We have great news and some not so great news.  So I will get the not so great news out of the way first.

Our comp on the weekend of Feb 26 was cancelled and not rescheduled.  The good news is we are going to use that weekend as a virtual comp showcase for friends and family and as a filming day for any virtual competition opportunities. We will bring in lighting and lay down a dance floor in our cheer room so they will have a real performance space.  

We want to make sure these girls get to compete so we would like to go to Reno for our comp on March 12-14.  We still need to get confirmation that the competition has space for us before we give you the details, so hang tight!  

We fully understand that there may be some families who are not comfortable going to out of state to compete.  We respect that and fully ok with your dancer sitting this out.  We just ask you to tell us ASAP so we can make any choreographic changes.  

We are staying the course for our April competition, Celebrity in San Rafael.  It may be possible that this comp will pivot to a virtual competition, and we will be ready!

We would like Frozen Friends to join us at our May 14-16 competition.

And we would love for Sparkle Squad and Frozen Friends to join us at Hollywood Connection dance Convention on May 20.  

For right now we are putting a pause on collecting any more comp fees and we will keep you updated with some new due dates. 

Lastly Lori will be updating our ECPAC News calendar with the names and locations of our competitions next week.

January 7th Update

Dress Code

Please remember the importance of appropriate DRESS CODE upon our returning to regular classes from winter break. This includes ALL classes, Academy & Competitive classes. Please make sure that dancers are wearing the correct leotard color for their level and hair is pulled back into a proper bun. Teachers have been lenient prior to break but will be expecting proper Dress Code moving forward. 

December 16th Update

An Important note from Miss Nina & Miss Shelby

Hello ECPAC Families,

Miss Shelby is moving back to her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska in January.  
If there is one thing we have learned during this pandemic it’s how to adapt and to figure out how to make things work.  Shelby LOVES her students and wants to continue to teach.  We are planning on having Miss Shelby teach some of her advanced classes via Zoom.  Studios across the country are running classes this way with much success, even my Gabby has a college dance class where the professor teaches via Zoom.  We are going to give it our best shot!  

I have also hired a Ballet teacher with 20+ years of teaching experience.  We will be introducing her as soon as we have made final decisions on who will be teaching which classes.

Nutcracker will continue in 2021, Shelby and I are even discussing how she would still be able to direct remotely and travel in monthly!  Anything is possible!

We know the kids have had a lot of change recently, one thing will always remain the same, we will always be fully committed to finding adding teacher to our family who will help them reach their goals and we will always think outside the box to give them what they need.  They are loved!

As always, I am available to answer any questions you may have!

Nina

Dress Code

Please remember the importance of appropriate DRESS CODE upon returning from winter break. This includes ALL classes, Academy & Competitive classes. Please make sure that dancers are wearing the correct leotard color for their level and hair is pulled back into a proper bun. Teachers have been lenient lately but will be expecting proper Dress Code when we return. 

Next Comp Payment

December 18th

Studio closed

December 17th-January 3rd

January 4th-Welcome Back!

New Comp run through date

January 18th Comp Dress Rehearsal 
Time TBD

Nutcracker DVD order form

December 9th Update 

Due to this recent change to our competition schedule, we have also decided to Cancel the competition run through scheduled for Dec 21st.  This will help those families that were not going to be able to make it due to holiday plans as well.  The new comp run through date is Monday Jan 18th.  We will put out a schedule for that soon, however, this will take the place of all tech and teams that Monday night. 
 

New Comp run through date:

January 18th Dress Rehearsal 
Time TBD
 
 

Hello ECPAC Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break!  
 
Recently Governor Newsome placed the majority of California back in the Purple Tier.  When we started our dance season in August were in the purple tier as well and the studio was still operating while diligently working to keep our dancers and staff safe and healthy.  
 
We are proud to say we have been meeting (and exceeding!) the expectations for our business operations under our Safer Studio™ Standards.
 
  • We enforce proper masking for all dancers, staff, and visitors.
  • Health checks upon arrival
  • Our employees work from home whenever possible and are screened when they do come to the facility
  • Our enrollment has been carefully managed to reduced facility capacity.
 
Additionally, we are fully tech-enabled with online and virtual options for every class and rehearsal, attendance in our programs is limited by registration or reservation-only, our public areas such as our lobby remains closed to parents of older dancers.
 
Our strong focus on safety has made it possible to maintain the benefits that dance fosters for the whole health of the child – including physical, social-emotional and mental well-being – in a very low-risk environment. I am pleased to report that we have had over 10,000 studio visits since we reopened and 0 cases of covid from a student or staff member.
 
Yes, it’s been a fulltime effort to implement all of our safety measures, but what we are doing is working!
 
We are proud to continue to be a BRIGHT SPOT and a POSITIVE OUTLET in the lives of your children and we look forward to our next few weeks of programming before December Break.
 
In the meantime, please join us in doing all you can to keep our community safe by wearing face coverings, washing your hands, and staying home if you are unwell.  
 
As always, your teachers and I thank you for your support.
 
Sincerely,
 
Miss Nina Koch
 

December 2nd Update 

Dec 21st Dress Rehearsal 
 
3 -345PM Pink Teams (X4 dances)
 
4-445PM Green Teams (X4 dances) 
 
5-6PM Purple & Turquoise Teams (X4 dances) 
 
6-7PM  Blue (X5 dances) 
 
7-745PM Red & Orange Teams (X4 dances)

November 17th Update

Do you need to order your competition makeup?  Made Makeup Boutique in the Streets of Brentwood has a pallet just for our team.  Contact her today to ensure you get your pallet in time!
https://www.facebook.com/Madeamakeupboutique/?ref=page_internal

Team moms

Attention Comp parents:
We are excited to announce the team moms you recommended for this season.  Please be on the look out for information from them soon, as I am sure they will be reaching out to you soon!

Dawn Pavon – Comp parent lead- dawnS2610@gmail.com
Elissa Tuck – mini teams (Pink Co-hort)- elissatuck5@yahoo.com
Lauren Campbell – junior teams (Green/Purple Co-hort)- LaurenLandgraf@Yahoo.com
Krista Le Hagglof – teen teams (Blue/turquoise/Red Co-hort) – kdhagglof@gmail.com
Marise Venezia – senior teams (Orange Co-hort)- marise0924@gmail.com

Shoes, Tights, Accessories 

Comp Team Families, Here is your shoes, tights and accessory Doc. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w4bzWdRKjyIbvbCxP6ZD1HK8M7YN49X2QUDE2MvWiDQ/edit?ts=5fb54512#gid=0  
We also have the order form and the list available above

Tap teams with jeans: you will receive an email Friday. Email will be sent to individual teams regarding what jeans are needed. 

This list is where you will find everything your dancer will need for their teams.  It will give you brand and style for shoes, tights or sock style & color, rhinestones you will need to order which will include qty, colors and size.  This will also include any competition jewelry your dancer will need for their teams. We will order shoes, tights, and accessories for you execpt when noted!  Please fill out this form for your shoes, tights and, and accessories.  ALL ORDERS ARE DUE BY DEC 1

You will also find the list and the order form at the top of the page 

We do not order your rhinestones but we have provided all the info you need to order at the top of the Rhinestone, Tight and Shoe List.  Very soon there will be a video at the top of this page showing you how to rhinestone your costumes.  If you are new to the team and have questions, don’t hesitate to reach to your team mom!

Costume Picture Folder– we will be providing a picture of the costumes with rhinestone patterns once we get word that people have received their rhinestone orders.  This is very helpful but again don’t hesitate to ask questions.  How do you rhinestone?  If there a trick to it?  Ask away any time to your team moms. All the pictures will be found at the top of this page.

Comp Gear

Comp Team Gear Charges
For those of you who ordered team jackets or pants these will be charged to your payment method on file Friday Nov 20th.  If you choose to use a different payment method or have any questions please email Miss Lori at ecpaccompteam@gmail.com

Reminders

Competition fee number # 2 is being charged this Friday November 20th.  

No dance next week for Thanksgiving Break.  

Competition Dress Rehearsal 
December 21st, time is TBA.  

October 28th

Miss Stephanie will be teaching a FREE class on Sunday November 1st

10am-11am ages 7-10 yrs.

11:15am-12:15pm ages 11+

Comp T-Shirt

 please fill out by November 6th for t shirt sizes for comp season.  If you do not fill this form out a size will be selected for your dancer without an exchanged size.

 

Last Call for Warm Ups

We will be ordering these very soon.  If you are interested you need to email ecpaccompteam@gmail.com
 
Pricing is as follows:
  • Jacket $120,
  • Pants $68 
  • Name on jacket $8

October 21st

Costumes

Costumes are starting to come in!!! Miss Lori will begin organizing and labeling them through the weekend. Costumes will begin coming home next week! (Oct. 26th-30th)

Comp Fees

First competition fees is coming up. Comp fees will be due on Oct 30th.  Check your Studio Director account for your fee totals. Check pinned grid at top of page for all following comp fee due dates. 

Warm Ups

Comp Team Warm Ups coming soon!
Hello comp families, it is that time of year again!  If you are interested in ordering warm ups this season, please fill out the link below so we can notify you with pricing information and order date info.  Samples will be at the desk soon for the dancers to try on. 
 
Ordering information will only be sent to those who fill out the doc. below. Ordering information will be set out directly from doc. responses soon!  
 
Link is here:
https://forms.gle/CrwVysnYBhU4Joc7A

see below for any missed information from previous weeks!

October 14th

Virtual Competition Opportunity 

Hollywood Connection is holding a Virtual Competition on Oct 24th. Entry fee is $79.  Anyone that is interested in signing up please email ecpaccompteam@gmail.com to get signed up.

Comp Fees

First competition fees is coming up. Comp fees will be due on Oct 30th.  Check your Studio Director account for your fee totals. Check pinned grid at top of page for all following comp fee due dates. 

Warm Ups

Comp Team Warm Ups coming soon!
Hello comp families, it is that time of year again!  If you are interested in ordering warm ups this season, please fill out the link below so we can notify you with pricing information and order date info.  Samples will be at the desk soon for the dancers to try on.   
 
Link is here:
https://forms.gle/CrwVysnYBhU4Joc7A

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Comp Families we are in the middle of Breast Cancer Awareness month and would like to begin putting together a donation on behalf of  ECPAC to the BCRF Partnership, as we did last season.  For our first donation incentive, we are offering free dress for comp team dancers for $20 for the remainder of the month of October. This however excludes ballet, but dancers can wear whatever they want to all other classes. All proceeds will go directly to BCRF Partnership.  This can only be paid in cash and needs to be paid directly in studio at the desk. More coming soon, be on the lookout!  

Comp Team Leads

We will be doing comp parent team leads a little different this season.  We will be gathering your recommendations this season for the best representatives for each age group to organize events for the kids and keep the lines of communication going between ECPAC comp staff members and fellow team families.  Please fill out the form with who you feel would be great to work with as a lead this season as we would love to get this rolling.  
 

September 30th

Master class with Jonni Monday October 5th

5:30pm-6:15pm 6-8yrs. old

6:30pm-7:30pm 9-11yrs. old

7:45pm-8:45pm 12+yrs. old

October is Breast Cancer Awareness

Bow will be available for purchase at the front desk

Dancers can wear PINK to class for the month of October, in support of Breast cancer awareness. 

ALL proceeds go towards breast cancer research at the end of the month.

Save the Date

Comp. Dress Rehearsal 

Monday December 21st 

time TBD

September 16th

Friendly Reminders

Break/Homework tables– Please remind your kiddos to use “Library Voices” while at the tables.

We are trying to mitigate distractions for our cheer program and loud voices carry in that room. 

Lobby– Please do not Loiter in the Lobby. The Lobby is closed to parents of dancers ages 7 and older

Photos by Melissa Sept 18-20 This weekend

Click link below for the dance packages exclusively for ECPAC COMP TEAM!
 
Then, sign up for your time with Melissa here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f4cabaf2dabfc1-dance
 

DRESS CODE 

Just a friendly reminder that comp dancers should be wearing all black to all their classes, both in class and zoom, with exception to ballet.  If there are any questions please email ecpaccompteam@gmail.com

Competition Fee Due Dates

Here are the comp fee due dates for each competition, mark  your calendars:) 
 

ECPAC 2021 Competition Fee Due Dates

Comp 1 Due Date Oct 30th
Comp 2 Due Date Nov 20th 
Comp 3 Due Date Dec 18th
Comp 4 Due Date Jan 8th 
Comp 5 Due Date Feb 12th  
 

Sparkle Comp Fee Due Dates

Comp 1 Nov 20th 
Comp 2 Jan 8th 
Comp 3 Feb 12th 
 

Frozen Friends Comp Fee Date

Comp Due Date Jan 8th 
 

September 9th

Photos by Melissa Sept 18-20 

Click link below for the dance packages exclusively for ECPAC COMP TEAM!
 
Then, sign up for your time with Melissa here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f4cabaf2dabfc1-dance
 
 
 

DRESS CODE 

Just a friendly reminder that comp dancers should be wearing all black to all their classes, both in class and zoom, with exception to ballet.  If there are any questions please email ecpaccompteam@gmail.com

September 2nd

Comp Team Measurement Week

Sept 7th – Sept 11th 

Please remind your dancer that they will be getting measured in class this week. 
 

Ambassador Application

Last Call- Applications due Monday September 7th

If you are a dancer who is positive and wants to be a leader in our studios culture, this program is for you!  Please fill out the application link below 

https://forms.gle/1caS8DoTxEcPwJsC7

Competition Fee Due Dates

Here are the comp fee due dates for each competition, mark  your calendars:) 
 
ECPAC 2021 Competition Fee Due Dates
Comp 1 Due Date Oct 30th
Comp 2 Due Date Nov 20th 
Comp 3 Due Date Dec 18th
Comp 4 Due Date Jan 8th 
Comp 5 Due Date Feb 12th  
 
Sparkle Comp Fee Due Dates
Comp 1 Nov 20th 
Comp 2 Jan 8th 
Comp 3 Feb 12th 
 
Frozen Friends Comp Fee Date
Comp Due Date Jan 8th 
 

Conditioning & Dance Team Technique 

Performance, Technique, Flexibility and Core are so important for all dancers.  
ECPAC’s very own Miss Ryann Brinkmann, University of Oregon Dance Team Captain Alum, has all the skills to help in these areas.  
 
 
Dance Team Technique Wednesdays at 8pm
Conditioning Class on Thursday’s at 7PM
 
 

 

August 26th 

Friendly Reminders

Lobby– Please do not Loiter in the Lobby. The Lobby is closed to parents of dancers ages 7 and older. 

Break/Homework tables– Also dancers in the break area, please remember to be mindful while in this area of the studio. When at homework tables, using a quiet Library like voice & limiting movement while waiting for your next class, helps to reduce the amount of distractions for those in class. 

Ambassador Application

If you are a dancer who is positive and wants to be a leader in our studios culture, this program is for you!  Please fill out the application link below 

https://forms.gle/1caS8DoTxEcPwJsC7

***IMPORTANT DATES***

August 31st–NHSDA Applications due at front desk

September 7th– Studio closed- Labor Day

May 19th Update

Hollywood Connection-Convention (this weekend)

Remember that all dancers should arrive 2 hours prior to competition time.  We have not heard anything about not being allowed in the dressing rooms until a specific time so we can utilize this time to practice through routines, we can find space to do this.  Hope this is helpful but if you have any questions please let me know:)

Convention dress code- Free dress. You may wear anything that is dance attire. Bright colors, leotards, shorts & tops that are form fitting and allow for clean lines are great for audition day. Hair is also important to keep in mind as you don’t want it to be distracting. Hair should be pulled back away from dancers face.

Participation Waiver

If you have not done so already, please make sure you fill out this waiver for this weekend. Every dancer will need this to participate this weekend!

Link here: 
https://hcdance.mydanceregister.com/waiver/

Updated Hollywood Connection Schedule

The link is below with the corrections.   
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x675pyHde0E5SiAv8dJfz91jtx05dru1aYTlVqVJSx4/edit?usp=sharing

Hollywood Connection- Nationals (June-San Diego)

Banquet tickets, so far there have been very few who have responded.  Tickets are $95 and will sell out.  For those of you who responded I am keeping track of you, but please know that if you do not respond wanting a ticket you will not be able to attend. This is NOT Mandatory, but a special event for the dancers and families.  Please let me know by Monday May 24th by emailing ecpaccompteam@gmail.com

Anyone wondering what the Banquet is, the final night of Nationals HC holds a banquet for the dancers where certain daces will receive awards, like an award show. Everyone gets dressed up in formal wear (not red carpet) and has an evening to celebrate the dancers accomplishments from the week. It is a fun night and a great way to end the week.

2022/2023 Comp Team Auditions

Comp Audition Schedule:

Friday, June 11:

Ages 5-8

2:30-3:15: Tap

3:15- 4:00 Jazz

4:00- 4:45: Lyrical

4:45- 5:30: Hip Hop

Ages 9- 11

5:30- 6:30: Jazz

6:30- 7:30: Tap

7:30- 8:30: Contemporary

Saturday, June 12:

Ages 9+ Hip Hop: 8:30- 9:00

Ages 12-14

9:00- 10:00: Jazz

10:00- 10:45: Tap

10:45- 11:30: Contemporary

Ages 15 and up

12:00- 12:45: Jazz

12:45- 1:30: Tap

1:30- 2:15: Contemporary

** Dancers should be prepared to attend the next age up as well as their current age range. For some dancers that will mean coming back saturday **

*** Semi Comp Teams, Frozen Friends, Jo Bow and Aladdin do NOT need to attend auditions***

See our Brochure for the 2020/2021 comp season!

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This is your place for all Comp Team related information and updates.  Looking for our studio calendar – click here. Looking for Studio information – click here.

Welcome to our 2019 – 2020 Season at East County Performing Arts Center! We are so excited that you are with us this season! 

July 22nd Update

*JR. Faculty & Teacher Assistant/TA Applications*

JR. Faculty – 16+ years old
 
is your dancer interested in joining our Jr. Faculty team? 
Complete  the google form below and submit it by July 31st. you will be noticed via email an availability form to complete. Followed by a jr. Faculty meeting. 
 
Meeting for TA/JR Faculty will be
Date Aug 9th,
Time TBA
 

https://forms.gle/8EZP2KpC7vU3Zwbc9

Teacher Assistant – 11+ years old
 
Is your dancers interested in being a teacher assistant this season? 
Complete  the google form below and submit it by July 31st. you will be noticed via email an availability form to complete. Followed by a TA meeting. 
 
Meeting for TA/JR Faculty will be
Date Aug 9th,
Time TBA
 
 

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June 24th Update

Comp Party- to wrap up our 2019/2020 comp season 

When: Thursday June 25th

Time: 8:30pm

Where: Edna Hill Middle School. Back Parking Lot off of Lawrence Way

Bring a chair and your own food. We will he handing out awards and honoring the Seniors!

Summer Technique Classes

Tuesday and Thursdays from 3-5. in-person class!
 
Link below to register!

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June 17th Update

2020/2021 Auditions are Friday June 19th

Please have your dancer learn the choreography from the video folder for their age group. Choreography will be reviewed briefly on day of audition. If your dancer’s age is on the cusp of an age group, they may learn the choreography for both age groups, as they may be asked to stay and audition with the next age group. 

Choreography Videos Click Here

Video auditions will also avalible if your dancer is unable to attend. 

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Comp Party- to wrap up our 2019/2020 comp season 

When: June 25th

Time: 8:30pm

Where: TBD

Bring a chair and your own food. We will he handing out awards and honoring the Seniors!

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June 10th Update

OMPETITION TEAM Auditions

Interested  parent zoom meeting Monday 5:30
Returning parent zoom meeting Monday 7:00
 
Choreography videos of the audition combo will be emailed to all interested dancers on Monday June 15.
 
Auditions will be Friday June 19 
If your dancer cannot make the audition or is not ready to audition in a group you may submit a video audition.  
 
More info to come Friday of this week!

Comp Party

When: June 25th

Time: 8:30pm

Where: TBD

Bring a chair and your own food. We will he handing out awards and honoring the Seniors!

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June 3rd Update 

Convention Opportunity- June 12th-13th 

Ben Bigler, one of the assistants at HC, has started a new online convention (taught thru Zoom) that is occurring on  June 12-13.  The website is www.Reinforcedance.com.  A portion from each registration goes back to the studio of the registrants’ choice.  It is geared for ages 12 and up… but all are welcome!

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May 27th Update

Interested in Joining one of our competitive or non-competitive Teams next season?

Click on the brochure link below to learn more about all of our team options and all that they offer for your dancer. Be sure to submit an interest form as well! Link below

Competition & Performance Company audition brochure 2020 2021

Inrest Form: https://forms.gle/ygxqf3eFEqUrKhvH6

 

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May 20th Update 

Check Studio Information for updated information this week

Looking for Ballet test information? click here —–> Ballet Company (Test info)

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May 13th Update

All dancers are invited to participate in the Red Carpet Recital Experience- even our comp teams!  If you are interested in participating please RSVP Here

Awards for our virtual competition will be tonight! Here is the link and the schedule for the awards: www.FlyDanceCompetition.com or you can also watch live on Facebook @
https://www.facebook.com/flydancecomp/

4:00PM PST – Mini / Petites
4:30PM PST- Juniors
5:10PM PST- Teens
5:50PM PST – Seniors

Looking for Ballet test information? click here —–> Ballet Company (Test info)

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May 6th Update

Incase anyone missed Mrs. Nina’s Facebook Live on Monday- CLICK HERE

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April 29th Update 

Congratulations to our Homework competition winners!!!

Virtual Competition is May 16th!

ECPAC Memories Video Part 1 and 2 are posted to youtube. Below is part 1. 

 

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April 22nd Update

AMAZING job on all of the videos that have been submitted for our Virtual Competition! We are so proud of each and everyone of your dancers! They did an outstanding job! 

Get those last minute videos in! ASAP! 

Join us THIS Friday April 24th at 6:00pm for our LIVE Video Awards ceremony!!! Awards will take place on Facebook live

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April 15th Update

We are so excited to participate in our upcoming Virtual Competition!!!!

To pass the time, we put together a in house video competition for homework and to help us kick off and celebrate National Dance week! details below. 

We have given the dancers an assignment and it might require your help (just a little). We are asking all the dancers to do a 30 sec video that they will send to  ecpaccompteam@gmail.com when they are done.

Please submit all videos no later than Monday, April 20th.
 

Here are the details:

    1. Videos need to be no more than 30 sec
    2. Dancers are to make a dance video in any genre they choose.
      • The dancers can use part of their own dances they already have, a combo they learned on line, a combo they learned in class, improv or they can choreograph a piece themselves (that would be my favorite:) NO STRESS JUST FUN
      • They are also allowed to do a really fun turn combination or tap combination for their entry
    3. Costumes are awesome but not required. Music should be appropriate for all ages.
    4. email videos to ecpaccompteam@gmail.com when done. No later than April 20th, Monday 
       

 

 

  • Every team member is asked to submit a piece. The teacher will help them during classes and answer any questions they might have or give them guidance.
  • The pieces will be posted throughout the week next week National Dance Week, , starting Monday and going through Thursday on the ECPAC comp team facebook page.
  • Awards and prizes will be given out onFriday the April 24.

*****There will be a second competition for dancers who create another video with a family member (or more than one). Same rules apply but your dancer has to teach and include someone from their family as well.*****

Family Hip Hop Dance Challenge!

Be sure to check out our studio Family Hip Hop Dance challenge!-Info can be found on Studio Information thread 

Contemporary Homework-Record yourselves doing the choreography you learned last week and post on instagram. Be sure to tag @eastcountypac 

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April 8th Update

Hi Comp Families. As most of you know we were contacted by Celebrity Dance to select one routine to compete this upcoming weekend in a live and complimentary competition. We allowed the comp team to vote last week during production and they have decided to enter “Smooth Criminal”. Below is the information if you would like to attend live in comfort of your home.
 
Celebrity LIVE Dance Competition Saturday April 11th
Start Time 2:30pm // Awards 6:15pm Pacific Time
 
Click the link here to watch this weekend https://celebritydance.com/ or you can try going to celebritydance.com to watch
 
We are super excited to be a part of this event!
 
ECPAC Staff

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April 1st Update

You can access all of your dancers classes brentwooddance.com website. Passcode:ecpac5678

Homework link- click here

New Virtual classes being added– Conditioning with Catrina, Stretch with Julia, Turns with Trilina 

If you were unable to dial in on last Fridays  Zoom Meeting below is link for the Recording: zoom link

CLI Studios- is offering many virtual classes during this difficult time that we are all in. below is the link to get started. take classes and learn choreography from over 150+ of the industry’s top choreographers. 

Tuition- if you received a tuition credit, this is due to your velocity refund and/or your costume(s) balance. Next month tuition amounts will return to what they were previously. 

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March 11th Update 

Don’t forget!!!! Happening THIS FRIDAY!

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Have a wonderful Spring break! Classes resume MARCH 23rd!

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March 4th Update

What a GREAT weekend we had! ECPAC Staff are so proud of each and every one of your dancers! We can’t thank you enough for giving us the opportunity to work with your children and we are truly grateful that you trust us with your child’s dance education. We are looking forward to the rest of this comp season only getting better and better!

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Spring Break is March 16th-March 20th. The studio will be closed this week only. ALL regular classes and teams will be ran the following week. We hope to see everyone in class as we are in the middle of comp season. 

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February 26th Update

We are so excited for our first comp this weekend! Your dancers did AMAZING during their Show Off!

Congratulations to Miss Shelby and her Family! Baby Silas is here!!!

We would like wish Miss Trilina Good Luck although this is her last week with ECPAC, she has some exciting things ahead and she will visit as a guest teacher often!

Comp #1 Imagine Schedule -CLICK HERE-

Snack table will be set up inside the dressing room on Sunday!

Good luck to everyone this weekend!

Please remind your dancers to pick up after themselves in the homework and dinner area in our new space. 

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February 19th Update 

Monday Feb 24th SHOW OFF Please wear ALL BLACK & Hair in a slicked back pony tail. 

4:45 – 5:45pmMini Groups

  • Lime tap

  • Grey Jazz

  • Sparkle Jazz

  • Sparkle Tap

  • Pink Jazz

  • Red Contemporary

6:30 – 7:00pm Production and Tap production

ALLProduction dancers, Please bring your jackets, hats and boxes to practice with. 

7:00 – 8:30pmJr Groups

  • Purple Jazz

  • Teal Musical Theater

  • Blue Hip Hop

  • Blue Contemporary

  • Maroon Tap

  • Hip Hop Duo

  • White Jazz

  • Burgundy Tap

  • Yellow Contemporary

8:30 – 10:00pmSr Groups

  • Lavender Tap

  • Violet Tap

  • Orange Contemporary

  • Black Jazz

  • Fuschia Musical Theater

  • Magenta Musical Theater

  • Tap Duo

  • Contemporary Trio

Sparkle squad will only be meeting during their show off time this week. 

Comp #1 Imagine Schedule -CLICK HERE-

Positivity box-The positivity box is at the front desk. Encourage your dancer(s) to nominate a fellow dancer if they see them doing something positive in class, while waiting for class, at competition/convention, or even at school. Miss Stephanie will draw a few each week and nominates will get a point for their team!

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February 12th Update

All Production dancers, Please bring your jackets to rehearsals every week to practice with. 

Monday Feb 24th SHOW OFF click —>HERE<— for full schedule 

4:45 – 5:45pm – Mini Groups

6:30 – 7:00pm Production and Tap production

7:00 – 8:30pm – Jr Groups

8:30 – 10:00pm – Sr Groups

Sparkle squad will only be meeting during their show off time this week. 

Costume Balance- Parents, all accounts have been updates with any balances exceeding $100 deposit for costumes. Due date for any remaining balance is Friday March 6th

See below for abdominal routine and focus for the month of February!!! 

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February 5th Update

New energy bus drivers will be posted this week!

Monday Feb 24th SHOW OFF click —>HERE<— for full schedule 

4:45 – 5:45pm – Mini Groups

6:30 – 7:00pm Production and Tap production

7:00 – 8:30pm – Jr Groups

8:30 – 10:00pm – Sr Groups

Parents be on the look out next week for you costume balances, due amount. Any remaining costume balances will be entered into all accounts throughout next week. If any balance is remaining, there will be a date for payments to be processed or accepted by. 

Strengthening exercises for February- These are the exercises we will be doing as a team for strength in your dancers classes. We are working on Arm Placement (port de bras) and how it works with your back!!

ABDOMINAL ROUTINE

In a plank

ABC’s

*** This is an exercise to help dancers feel the engagement of the shoulders to the back***

Shoulder blades engagement -Do this 10x

in a plank with weight in the center of the palm, release shoulders so that the shoulder blades touch and then press shoulders down and widen the back

Twisting mountain climbers -Do this 32x

Side plank-Do this 8x each side

Hold and rotate the torso to reach up to the ceiling and then to the floor

On your back –

Bicycles keeping the legs low and the arms down by your sides- Do this 32x

Changements with legs perpendicular to the floor with arms in first- Do this 32x

Full body sit ups- Do this 20x

Hip tilts of course – Do this 8x 

Hip rises of course- Do this 8x

(I am seeing some stronger movement in my contemporary classes! Like plie)

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January 29th Update 

Monday Feb 24th will be an all team rehearsal. Schedule TBA. No costumes please just all black dance clothes. 

Please make sure you are following the dress code in your classes. 

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January 22ND Update

What a GREAT week at Hollywood Connection! We are so proud of all of our dancers! What a way to kick off our 2020 Comp season with our #dreamteam

Monday January 27th will be another buddy practice during Production (at 6:30pm). We will be doing a meeting and team building for the first 15 minuets of practice. We would love to see all of our sparkle squad members there!!! 

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January 8th Update
 
Welcome back! We are getting ready for full steam ahead! This weekend is our dress rehearsal run throughs. Please make sure your dancer is prepared with all of their costume pieces, tights, shoes and hair (as if they were going on stage)
 
 
rehersal times
 
Shoes & Tights
  • We will be charging all preordered items to accounts on Friday 1/10     
  • All pre-ordered shoes/tights/jewelry will be passed out on Monday 1/13 during production.
Shoes and tights list -click here-
 
Rhinestone Patterns -click here-
 
Hollywood Connection Convention Need to knows -click here-
 

A note from Nina: I have limited sizes of tan jazz shoes in stock on sale for $35.00

  • 2.5 (2 pairs)
  • 4 (3 pairs)
  • 5 (4 pairs)
  • 7.5, 8.5, 10, 10.5 (all 1 pair)

Also, we have quite a few pairs of discount tan fishnets, great for an emergency back-up pair, only $5.00!

A note from Victoria: Black jazz will practice Monday at 4:45pm-5:15pm if your dancer is available to come to this time that would be greatly appreciated.  We will still have regular 8pm-8:30pm as well.

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December 18th Update
 
Bad news, those that ordered New warm ups, we do not think they will be here in time for the Holidays. We are very sad. If anything changes we will notify those that ordered  and let you know. 
 

In House Rehearsals- January 11th & 12th

Saturday January 11

8am – 9am

  • Red contemporary
  • Maroon Tap
  • Grey Jazz

9am – 10am

  • Pink Jazz
  • Teal Musical Theater

10am – 11am

  • Lime Tap
  • Blue Contemporary
  • Green Hip Hop

11am – 12pm

  • Blue Hip Hop
  • Burgundy Tap

12pm – 1pm

  • Purple Jazz
  • White Jazz

 

Sunday January 12th 

8am – 9am

  • Black Jazz

9am – 11am

  • Production

11am – 12pm

  • Magenta Musical Theater
  • Fuchsia Musical Theater

12pm -1pm

  • Violet Tap
  • Orange Contemporary

1pm – 2pm

  • Lavender tap
  • Yellow Contemporary

2pm – 3pm

  • Tap Line
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December 11th Update

Christmas Celebration

Dec. 16th (Monday) we will be having a short Christmas celebration for the competition team. This will take place during the first 15-20 minutes of production class. All comp dancers are invited to attend. We would love to see sparkle squad there!

Productions dancers need to bring a bucket, box, bin or basket to put their costume pieces in and tap/jazz shoes. This also needs to come to class every week to practice with. Label your dancers box with their name. 

 

In House Rehearsals- January 11th & 12th

Saturday January 11

8am – 9am

  • Red contemporary
  • Maroon Tap
  • Grey Jazz

 

9am – 10am

  • Pink Jazz
  • Teal Musical Theater

 

10am – 11am

  • Lime Tap
  • Blue Contemporary
  • Green Hip Hop

 

11am – 12pm

  • Blue Hip Hop
  • Burgundy Tap

 

12pm – 1pm

  • Purple Jazz
  • White Jazz

 

Sunday January 12th 

 

8am – 9am

  • Black Jazz

 

9am – 11am

  • Production

 

11am – 12pm

  • Magenta Musical Theater
  • Fuchsia Musical Theater

 

12pm -1pm

  • Violet Tap
  • Orange Contemporary

 

1pm – 2pm

  • Lavender tap
  • Yellow Contemporary

 

2pm – 3pm

  • Tap Line

We are so EXCITED! We raised over $125 for Breast Cancer Research Fund last night at our master class with Sydney! Thank you everyone who came out and danced for a great cause! We thank all of our Awesome ECPAC Families for taking part, and supporting a cause we believe in! 

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Look below for any information you may have missed from previous weeks. 

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December 4th Update
 
 
Theme of the month is Core!
 
Hips and core & goods and core –
Core is the Epicenter of the dancers body. There is no movement without core and the core is based from your hips. Even at the earliest of ages the core has to be introduced
  • Engagement – Knowing how to engage the core is one thing, keeping it engaged is another.
    1. Thread the needle through the belly button and tie the string in the center of the back
    2. Lift up the hip bones
    3. Zip the sipper from the pubic bone to the belly button
      • Another visual is envisioning suspenders attached from your hip bone, over the shoulder and  attached in the back to the tip of your tailbone. When the tailbone rotates down the hip bones come up 
  • beginning dancers can simply walk around the classroom or home with the abdominal muscles engaged.
    • Slowly add arms or moving in plie or adding soute’.
 
Fuchsia Musical Theater
Extra Practice Sunday December 8th- 2:00pm-4:00pm please bring your skirts & shoes (if you have them) 
 
Toy Drive
 
Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for our toy drive, sponsored by the Brentwood Community Chest. 
 
Rhinestones
 
Shoe/Tights & Rhinestone/Jewelry information Sheet 2020 Comp Team Shoe tight and accessories list Some dances are waiting for costumes to come in to match rhinestones. 
 

Accessory Order Form

Here is you accessory order form order form- click here

 

Free Master Class December 10th

Sydney will be here to do a free contemporary jazz master class on Tuesday December 10th from 7:00pm-8:30pm. We ask for a $10 donation to go towards Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 

if you have a regular class during this time on Tuesdays, you must attend this master class. This will be your class for that day. 

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In House Rehearsals

January 11th & 12th we will be having rehearsals for the teams to get ready for our first competition Hollywood Connection. Please put these dates on your calendar.

( High School students will be on the 12th) 

Nationals

Hollywood Connection has a bunch of Nationals info up!  Take a look and book your hotel!
https://www.hcdance.com/event/national-finals/

Christmas Celebration

Dec. 16th we will be having a short Christmas celebration for the competition team. This will take place during the first 20 minutes of production class. All comp dancers are invited to attend. We would love to see sparkle squad there!

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November 20th Update

Costume Information Sheet

Here is your Shoe/Tights & Rhinestone/Jewelry information Sheet 2020 Comp Team Shoe tight and accessories list

Accessory Order Form

Here is you accessory order form order form- click here

 

November Donations  

Keep bringing those cans for our Can Food and Toy Drive, sponsored by Brentwood Community Chest

 

Free Master Class December 10th

Sydney will be here to do a free contemporary jazz master class on Tuesday December 10th from 7:00pm-8:30pm. We ask for a $10 donation to go towards Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 

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Christmas Celebration

Dec. 16th we will be having a short Christmas celebration for the competition team. This will take place during the first 20 minutes of production class. All comp dancers are invited to attend. We would love to see sparkle squad there!

In House Rehearsals

January 11th & 12th we will be having rehearsals for the teams to get ready for our first competition Hollywood Connection. Please put these dates on your calendar.

( High School students will be on the 12th) 

Nationals

Hollywood Connection has a bunch of Nationals info up!  Take a look and book your hotel!
https://www.hcdance.com/event/national-finals/

 

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November 13th Update
 
Can you? Can you do the Can, Can?
 
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We need cans!!!!!! Not just for our food drive, but also for teach classes. Each dancer needs to bring 2 cans to use for their ballet and Tech classes.
 
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November 6th Update
 
We had a barrel brought to the studio for our canned food and toy donations sponsored by the Brentwood Community Chest
Each dancer needs to bring 2 cans for donation the ballet and jazz classes will be using their donated cans for Arm month 🙂 This is our give back for November! 
Any toys donated need to be new, in original package, but unwrapped. 
 
We appreciate the families of our #dreamteam working together to help others. 
Thank you!
 
 
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October 30th Update
 

Sunday November 3rd 

  • Pink Jazz 8:30AM-9:30AM – Miss Catrina
  • Red Contemporary 9:30AM-10:30AM – Miss Stephanie
  • Purple Jazz 9:30AM -10:30AM – Miss Catrina
  • Teal MT 10:30AM-12PM – Miss Stephanie  
  • Lime Tap 10:30AM-11:30AM – Miss Lori 
 
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October 23rd Update
 
Orange Contemporary rehearsal SUNDAY 10/27 9:30am-12pm
 

 

Studio will be CLOSED 10/31

Halloween Day Make Up for Comp Teams

November 3nd 

  • Pink Jazz 8:30AM-9:30AM – Miss Catrina
  • Red Contemporary 9:30AM-10:30AM – Miss Stephanie
  • Purple Jazz 9:30AM -10:30AM – Miss Catrina
  • Teal MT 10:30AM-12PM – Miss Stephanie  
  • Lime Tap 10:30AM-11:30AM – Miss Lori 

Remember wear your PINK ribbons or bows to class for breast cancer awareness and earn your team some points!

 

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October 16th Update
 
Velocity Convention Deadline is FRIDAY 10/18
Fill out this form -Click Here_
 
Remember wear your PINK ribbons or bows to class for breast cancer awareness and earn your team some points!
 

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No new updates check below for anything you might have missed! 

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Sept 18th Updates
A note from Miss Stephanie:
Hello parents, 
We just had our first meeting for our team leads and that is where your emails are coming from. We are working hard to streamline the process so bare with us. The team leads will communicate with me on any events or things needed for the team as a whole in the upcoming season. They are the representatives for me and I will work with them to keep them informed and therefore keep you informed. From there we have team moms. Each team is assigned one. They will work directly with the team leaders for things like volunteers for snack table, change of times during competition and other unforeseen events. You may get a few emails or texts from them to remind them of upcoming events, changes etc… if your child is on multiple teams please be patient we are working that out. We also have committees that you may have signed up for in the spring when you signed your contract. The team leads may be contacting you for help with those things if the need arises. This is a great opportunity for us to all get involved and to really communicate with each other to make this a great year for the team.

Here is the chain if you have a question or concern about your child’s team or events happening for the entire team: Team Mom…..Team Lead…..Stephanie …..Nina
 
Hopefully this way we are all working together. Thank all of you for your support and I am looking to an exciting new season
 
Competitions 
The competition schedule is updated above so please check it out!

October Fundraisers
October is almost here and as many of you are already aware, October is the official Breast Cancer Awareness month. We are partnering with Imagine Dance Challenge to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). We’re so excited to be doing this, as we know that breast cancer touches so many lives. BCRF is dedicated to ending breast cancer. Every $50.00 raised is ONE HOUR of critical
breast cancer research You can donate as much or as little as you want. Every penny
helps us get closer to our goal! Click here to donate!

You can also help us raise money by purchasing  one of these gorgeous hair bows that our own Krista Le Hagglof made for us! Every penny raised by these bow sales will go to the BCRF!
They are available in the studio nowbreastcancerphoto.jpg
The prices are as follows:
Lg. Cheerleader Style Hair Bow | $8.00
Med. Hair Bow with Clip | $4.00
Sm. Breast Cancer Ribbon | 2 for $5.00

We are also giving the girls a way to earn points for their teams by wearing their BCRF Bows!  Wear your bow to class, earn a point.  Wear your bow to school and Instagram a pic… earn a point – give a bow to your best friend and Instagram a pic of the both of you, earn 2 points (make sure you are friends with ECPAC on Instagram, tag @eastcountypac and use the #eastcountpacbcrf so your points are counted)

To wrap up October Fundraising we will be hosting Food Trucks and Families on NOV 2nd (5pm – 8pm) in our parking lot! The event is FREE of charge and we will be accepting donations at the door. Bring cash or card for dinner at the food trucks and Silent Auction items! Enjoy an amazing evening with music, good food and friends!! All proceeds will be donated to BCRF. Everyone is welcome, so invite family, friends and co-workers!


STUDIO DIRECTOR
We are currently in the process of switching all of our systems back to Studio Director. Amilia was just not sold as promised and is making more of a headache on the admin end that is needed. While we will miss the parent app and the store from Amilia we are hoping that everyone will be happier back in Studio Director. Your October tuition is set to come out of Studio Director, please be patient with us as we make the switch back!

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Sept 11th Updates
No updates this week
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Sept 4th Updates
Team Dinner – Sept 22nd (MUST RSVP by SEPT 8th)
We are excited to kick off the year with a team dinner at the studio for the dancers from 3:00-7:00 pm! This event is just for the kiddos. We will do some team building exercises, have activities in each of the rooms for a few hours, and then put on a pasta feed. Obviously we will need everyone’s help to pull this off. The first step is to get a solid head count and then we will post a sign up genius. RSVP HERE

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser
We will be selling pink ribbons as our Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser. All proceeds will be donated. The team with the most donations will get 10 points. A sample will be displayed later this month. More info to follow!


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August 28th Updates
STUDIO CLOSED Monday – Sept 2nd
Enjoy your day off of dance!

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser
More Details Coming Soon. All proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

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August 21st Updates
-Stop by the desk so we can get you measured for this season’s costumes!

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August 14th Updates
-We need your TShirt Sizes _ MUST BE TURNED IN Monday Aug 19th
Please fill out this form so we can get your Tshirt Sizes in! https://forms.gle/9zpJ4RfGXFDteVHY60

-TEAM FEE #2 
Will be charged tomorrow AUG 15th