May 16-20, 2022

May 16-20, 2022

Prepare for Success!

Oh my goodness! Here we are at the end of our Seniors being with us. This is such an emotional time of happiness for our Seniors and a sadness that they will not get to share their talents with us next year! We wish them great success and happiness in their future. SENIORS: You all will be missed

Ms. Edwards and I will be alternating each day with Silver and Gold. I will have gold on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and Silver classes on Tuesday, Thursday and next Monday. (Our last full day before exams.) The exceptions to this is that I am giving the Senior Exams on 3rd and 4th periods on Monday, tomorrow, and 1st on Tuesday. When I am giving exams, you will be combined with Ms. Edwards. In Ballet, make sure that you have something to move in. We will be doing activities related to your final exam review. Some of the activities get very physical. At this point in your schedule, because of Senior exams, I do not see us having a dress out day for Ballet. I will let you know if anything changes.

SENIOR EXAMS: Monday: May, 16, 3rd and 4th exams, this is the Seniors last day!

                              Tuesday: May 17, 1st and 2nd exams, early release for Seniors only

Underclass exams: Tuesday: May 24, 1st and 2nd exams

                                     Wednesday: May 25, 3rd and 4th exams

ComPAny Show: Wednesday: May, 18 at 7:30 at the Mable House Amphitheater

PA Awards: May 24 at 6:30 in the Jackson Gym

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May 9-13, 2022

Prepare for Success!

CONGRATULATIONS on an amazing dance concert! You really improved so much over the week and were ready for that audience. The audience was also ready for you! Amazing audiences. (Don’t get spoiled!)

As we now shift gears to conclude the year, we will be watching and reflecting on the concert on Monday and Wednesday. For Tuesday (Gold) and Thursday (Silver), everyone should bring all of their unit handouts and journal in preparation for the final. We will be doing a review. You do not need your dance clothes on Monday or Wednesday in ballet, but bring them on Tuesday and Thursday. (We might try to get in some dance during class.)

SENIOR EXAMS: Next  Monday: May, 16, 3rd and 4th exams

                              Next Tuesday: May 17, 1st and 2nd exams

Under class exams: Tuesday: May 24, 1st and 2nd exams

                                     Wednesday: May 25, 3rd and 4th exams

ComPAny Show: Wednesday: May, 18 at 7:30 at the Mable House Amphitheater

PA Awards: May 24 at 6:30 in the Jackson Gym

May 2-7, 2022

May 2-7, 2022

Prepare for Success!

Make sure you have all styles of shoes with you this week for your classes and for rehearsals We will be running all dances in all classes depending on the time!

Reminder: THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY! May 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m.  are the Dance Concerts at KSU Marietta Campus. 1100 South Marietta Pkwy SE Marietta, GA 30060. Rehearsals will be from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. Transportation will be provided by the school if you don’t have your own transportation. The busses will be pulling out at 1:15 from the bus port. Make sure you go to “C” lunch on Tuesday from 12:24-12:51 and then on Wednesday and Thursday go to “A” lunch which is at 12:27-12:52. You will need to bring any additional snacks/food that you would like for the duration of the rehearsals. Remember to have your ride pick you up at 7:00.  Food will be provided on Friday and Saturday.  Saturday, May 7, call is 3:00 to begin warm up at 3:30.  Dinner will be provided after our full run of the show.

Things to remember:

Make sure you have all of your costume requirements….tights with no holes, BOTH ballet shoes, bobby pins-hair nets-etc., flexi, no earrings for ballet, if you are wearing a red costume-red lips-otherwise a strong pink, heavy street make up. Remember that no jewelry is allowed on stage, practice without glasses, etc. We will talk more about this in class.

You will get a Remind that will help you stay on task! This is it! You have been working hard for this, so let’s show ‘em what hard work looks like! Radiate from within! 😊😊😊😊 😊😊

April 25-29, 2022

April 25-29, 2022

Prepare for Success!

Make sure you have all styles of shoes with you this week and next week that you will be using in the concert. We will be running all dances in all classes depending on the time!

Friday’s classes:

Silver classes will be in the ballet studio. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th periods of silver will have ballet on Friday. There is no modern this week or next week due to the Concert.

Gold classes are in the jazz studio. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of gold classes will have jazz. There is no modern this week or next week due to the Concert

Reminder: May 6 and 7 at 7:30 are the Dance Concerts at KSU Marietta Campus. 1100 South Marietta Pkwy SE Marietta, GA 30060. Rehearsals will be from 2:00 p.m.-7:00p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. Transportation will be provided by the school if you don’t have your own transportation. We will leave around 1:15 with going to C lunch prior to leaving school. You will need to bring any additional snacks/food that you would like for the duration of the rehearsals. Remember to have your ride pick you up at 7:00.  Food will be provided on Friday and Saturday.  Saturday, May 7, call is 3:00 to begin warm up at 3:30.  Dinner will also be provided after our full run of the show.

Things to remember:

Make sure you have all of your costume requirements….tights with no holes, BOTH ballet shoes, bobby pins-hair nets-etc., flexi, no earrings for ballet, if you are wearing a red costume-red lips-otherwise a strong pink, heavy street make up. Remember that no jewelry is allowed on stage, practice without glasses, etc. We will talk more about this in class.

April 18-22, 2022

April 18-22, 2022

There will be a 30 minute homeroom before first period on Wednesday. Updates will be provided if there are changes.

Friday’s classes:

Silver classes will be in the jazz studio. 1st and 2nd periods of silver will have jazz on Friday while 3rdand 5th will have modern.

Gold classes are in the ballet studio. 1st and 2nd periods will have modern while the 3rd, 4th and 5th classes will have ballet.

Unit 6: we will finish up our brief study of “Cinderella” in our ballet history unit in order to focus completely on the dance concert.

UPDATED Reminder: May 6 and 7 at 7:30 are the Dance Concerts at KSU Marietta Campus. 1100 South Marietta Pkwy SE Marietta, GA 30060. Rehearsals will be from 2:00 p.m.-7:00p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. Transportation will be provided by the school if you don’t have your own transportation. We will leave around 1:30 with going to D lunch prior to leaving with a theatre call at 2:00. You will need to bring any additional snacks/food that you would like for the duration of the rehearsals. Food will be provided on Friday and Saturday.  Saturday, May 7, call is 3:00 to begin warm up at 3:30.  Dinner will also be provided after our full run of the show. More information and updates/changes will be provided soon.

Thanks goes to Mr. Connor and the KSU theatre staff for accompanying our needs for a successful week!

April 11-15, 2022

April 11-15, 2022

I hope you had a wonderful Spring Break!

Friday’s classes:

Silver classes will be in the Ballet studio. 1st and 2nd periods of silver will have Ballet on Friday while 3rd, 4th, and 5th will have modern.

Gold classes are in the jazz studio. 1st and 2nd periods will have modern while the 3rd, and 5th classes will have jazz.

Unit 6: we will study “Cinderella”, a rather recent ballet compared to our previous two ballets. Of course our focus will still be on the Dance Concert!

Reminder: May 6 and 7 at 7:30 are the Dance Concerts at KSU Marietta Campus. 1100 South Marietta Pkwy SE Marietta, GA 30060. Rehearsals will be from 5:00-10:00, Monday through Thursday. You will need to get your own transportation. Friday, May 6, we will leave school early and transportation will be provided along with dinner. You will be excused after the Friday show. Saturday, May 7, call is to begin warm up at 3:30. Arrive close to 3:00 so that you can be ready! Dinner will also be provided after our full run of the show. More information and updates/changes will be provided soon.

We will start “Staging” the dances this week. I hope you remember the choreography!

March 28-April 1, 2022

March 28-April 1, 2022

SUBJECT TO CHANGE: (I will be going to NYC with your classmates!)

Friday’s classes: Gold classes will be in the Ballet studio. 1st and 2nd periods of gold will have Modern or jazz on Friday while 3rd, 4th, and 5th will have modern or jazz.

Silver classes are in the jazz studio. 1st and 2nd periods will have modern or jazz while the 3rd, 4th, and 5th will have modern or jazz.

Unit 5 test is March 30, this Wednesday! (20 questions)

Please review your dances before class and over break. We will start “Staging” the dances this week and when we return from break.

Have a great Spring Break!

March 21-25, 2022

March 21-25, 2022

Friday’s classes: Gold classes will be in the Jazz studio. 1st and 2nd periods of gold will have Jazz on Friday while 3rd, 4th, and 5th will have modern.

Silver classes are in the ballet studio. 1st and 2nd periods will have modern while the 3rd and 5th will have ballet.

Unit test 5 is scheduled for March 30 or 31, next week, before Spring Break!

 “La Bayadere”, ballet history will continue this week. 

Please review your dances before class! This is your responsibility. We need to move forward with learning new choreography. We have lots to do to be prepared for your concert. 

March 14-18, 2022

March 14-18, 2022 

FREE TICKETS to see Atlanta Ballet this Friday, March 18, at 8:00 at the Cobb Energy Center! They will be performing the classic “Giselle”. Please email me asap, if you are interested in tickets! Masks are required inside the building.  

Friday’s classes: Gold classes will be in the Ballet studio. 1st and 2nd periods of gold will have Modern on Friday while 3rd, 4th, and 5th will have Ballet. 

Silver classes are in the jazz studio. 1st and 2nd periods will have jazz while the 3rd, 4th, and 5th will have modern. 

Dance Juries are this week in dance. You will have a jury in both ballet and jazz during class time. Prepare yourself by making sure that you are familiar with the terminology of movements and how to perform them. Remember that Ballet Lite is an excellent, free training dance app. Juries are not only used for placement but a chance to demonstrate your progress and new knowledge throughout the year, and therefore, everyone is required to jury. Juries are planned for Monday and Wednesday in Ballet. 

Ballet Quiz will be Tuesday and Thursday. 

Dance Canvas auditions are coming up right here in this studio on March 17 from 4:30-6:00! They are free. If you are looking for a wonderful dance summer training experience, you should audition for this! 

Congrats to cast and crew of “She Kills Monsters”! Great job! 

 “La Bayadere”, ballet history will continue next week.  

Please review your dances before class! This is your responsibility. We need to move forward with learning new choreography. We have lots to do to be prepared for your concert.  

March 7-11, 2022

March 7-11, 2022

 Early release is THIS Monday. You will have all classes for about 40 minutes for each class. There will be fifth period to allow the busses to get to Pebblebrook to pick you all up.

The focus in this unit is “La Bayadere” for our ballet history. We will begin the history portion on Monday for our early release day and Wednesday for classes that I don’t have on Monday.

Friday’s classes: Silver classes will be in the Ballet studio. 1st and 2nd periods of silver will have Ballet on Friday while 3rd, 4th, and 5th Silver will have Modern.

Gold classes are in the jazz studio. 1st and 2nd periods will have modern while the 3rd, 4th, and 5th will have jazz.

Please review your dances before class! This is your responsibility. We need to move forward with learning new choreography. We have lots to do to be prepared for your concert.

Dance Juries are coming up next week in dance. You will have a jury in both ballet and jazz during class time.  I will be explaining how this will work for ballet this week. Prepare yourself by making sure that you are familiar with the terminology of movements and how to perform them. Remember that Ballet Lite is an excellent, free training dance app. Juries are not only used for placement but a chance to demonstrate your progress and new knowledge throughout the year, and therefore, everyone is required to jury.

Dance Canvas auditions are coming up right here in this studio on March 17 from 4:30-6:00! They are free. If you are looking for a wonderful dance summer training experience, you should audition for this!

Ballet Quiz will be next week!

We wish everyone performing in “She Kills Monsters” to break a leg this week in their performances!

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