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! 

2020 ECPAC Competition and Payment Dates
Comp #1 Jan 17-19 –Hollywood Connection Santa Clara (PAYMENT DUE OCT 25th)
Comp #2 February 28-March 1 – Imagine (PAYMENT DUE NOV 15th)
Optional Comp Velocity April 3-5
Comp #3 April 17-19 – Celebrity (PAYMENT DUE DEC 13th)
Comp #4 April 24-26  – Revolution (PAYMENT DUE JAN 10th)
Comp #5 May 15-17 – Mark of Excellence (PAYMENT DUE FEB 7th)
Nationals: June 26-July 2nd Hollywood Connection San Diego (PAYMENT DUE TBA)

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