I can’t believe it is already competition time! It is coming so fast! All the teams are working so hard to clean their dances for their first competition. We usually call Thanksgiving Pointe our “Practice Competition”. It is really scary getting on stage in front of the judges and lots of people for the first time of the season. We usually use this competition to help calm nerves and be able to see where we need to fix problems for the rest of the competitions.
Costumes have started to come in! I have been handing them out as I receive them. Due to back order, some may not come in til the week before or of competition. Please be sure that you have paid all of your costume and competition fees so that your dancer will not be disappointed if she doesn’t get one.
In January I sent home a note with what each team needs as far as shoes and tights. I have had to make a few changes. Stars and Celebration will no longer need tan gore shoes and Ultimate Co. will no longer need black fishnets or gore shoes. We have found that the shoes make it slippery and hard to do all of the tumbling skills in these particular dances. Sorry for the change but I want the girls to look good and feel safe!
Due to Presidents weekend being right before competition I am having a hard time finding a good time for dress rehearsals with everyone in town. However, I find it very important that we do have dress rehearsal so that the girls can practice in their costumes and space out in the larger room! Please be sure to arrive 5 min early so that the dancer can stretch on their own and in full costume at the studio for the times listed below. Please come in Jazz costume and bring lyrical to change into.
Monday February 7th
7:00 Elite Prep-directly following their normal classes
Monday February 14th
Thursday February 17th – There will not be normal ballet classes this day!
Tuesday February 22-There will not be normal technique or ballet classes this day!
4:00 Sweet n Sassy
5:30 Sr. Elite
6:15 Ultimate Co.
7:00 Jr. Elite
Wednesday February 23rd Sr. Elite and Ultimate Co.Ballet will be combined this day @5
Please note: Classes are being held on Valentines day!!!
I will have the final times for line up 1 week before the competition!
PS I heard that all the rooms are full in St. george. If you havent got one yet I would start searching for one. remember Cedar city is 45 min away and Mesquite is about 20 min away for a 2nd option. I know that all the La quinta rooms are taken.