2021 Competition Schedule & Entry Fee Due Dates

Competition NumberMonth Day(s) Entry fee Due Date*Regular Comp
*Sparkle Team
*Frozen Friends
Comp 1February 26th-28thNovember 20thReg. Comp
Sparkle
Comp 2March12th-14thDecember 18thReg. Comp
Comp 3April16th-18thJanuary8thReg. Comp
Sparkle
Frozen Friends
Comp 4May14th-16thFebruary 12thReg. Comp
Sparkle
Comp 5May21st-23rdOctober30thReg. Comp
2021 Competition Schedule

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

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

See our Brochure for the 2020/2021 comp season!

Copy of Untitled Design                                                                

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. 

imagine workshop photo

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