Week of December 11-15, 2017

Week of December 11-15, 2017

I hope you have had a great time in the wonderful snow! I know we all needed the brief break after the concert week and into the Drama Projects and Vocal Concert. Not to mention the EOC testing!

In ballet this week, we will dance on Monday and Wednesday with our final review on Tuesday and Thursday. Friday, Silver you will have Mr. Green. Next Monday, Dec. 18, will be our last day to review as the next day, Tuesday will be first and second period exams and Wednesday will be third and fourth period exams. Both days will be a half day, leaving at 11:30 ish.

This Wednesday, Dec. 13, Cameron Terry will be teaching an after school class in Contemporary-Modern. He graduated last year and will be bringing back his knowledge to share from college. The class will run from 4:30-6:00. Please see me to sign up for the free class!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Ms. D

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December 4-8, 2017

December 4-8, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS on a wonderful concert. I am very proud of all that you have accomplished. Most of you challenged yourself physically and mentally beyond what you thought you were capable of achieving. You should be proud! Now just like in a professional company, on to the next event! In dance, your next event is the final! But before this, the department has several opportunities for you to be an usher and see what your other departments are doing. If you want to help, the links are provided below!

WE WILL BE DANCING this week in ballet! This is our last full week of dancing. In ballet, the predicted schedule will be to dance this week. Next week, we will dance one of the days and review one of the days for the final. The following week is the final review and the final. Again, this is the prediction. It could change.

If you lost anything at the concert, remember to check under the water fountain for your items.

Have a great rest of your day!

Ms. D

Week of November 13-17, 2017

Week of November 13-17, 2017

 

I hope you have had a great Sunday!

Just a reminder that tomorrow everyone will be taking a master class together on the stage. You need to be on the upmost best behavior as this teacher has never been to our school and has flown in to teach YOU! All black attire, like modern or jazz is required and ladies, all hair must be in a bun!

After Monday, we dive right back in to the rehearsals for the concert. This is our last full week to fine tune everything. The better prepared you are now, the more enjoyable the theatre process leading up to the shows on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. I have been informed that tickets will be available online beginning the week of Thanksgiving Break which is Nov. 20.

When we return from break, we will have rehearsals after school until 7:30 nightly. I have attached the schedule link below. You will see that the schedule is subject to change. There may be changes and if there are, we will let you know. We cannot predict and prevent circumstances that arise so make sure that you are on Remind. Some pieces and classes need more time than others to prepare for the concert. Also, for the nights that you are scheduled to leave at 7:30, make arrangements to have someone pick you up or ride with a friend. We want to get you home as early as possible so that you can get some rest and prepare for the next day!

Dance Concert Rehearsal Fall 2017

Have a great rest of your Sunday!

Ms. D

November 6-10, 2017

November 6-10, 2017

Two weeks and counting! That is, two weeks before Thanksgiving break which is when we have to have your dance ready for the concert. BUT for Gold that I teach, I have two classes left with you for sure! Maybe three, depending on other circumstances.

Tuesday, November 7…you are not at school

Friday, Nov. 10..Gold has Mr. Davis

Monday, Nov. 13..everyone has a masterclass! We will be on the stage in the theatre for 1-3 periods and in the studio for 4-5. This will be a fun, special class. For those of you that went to the Regional High School Dance Festival, many of you had this teacher and her class. You will hear more about this!

DANCE MAJORS: I will repost the updated Dance Bios on Tuesday. You have until this Friday to make any last adjustments for the program!

Monday is GHP! We wish all the GHP audition students success!

Have a great weeks!

Ms. D

Week of Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017

Week of Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017

Hope you are enjoying this cold Sunday!

Some things to consider for the up coming week…

  1. The Max Chambers Scholarship payment is in effect this week. You can pay $1.00 this week and wear the approved item/s next week in ballet. See the information posted in the studio or on this blog under the pages section.
  2. Dance Majors: be sure to update your Dance Program Bios in the studio, posted on the mirror.
  3.  This Wednesday, our guest teacher is from the University of Michigan. This class is from 4:30-6:30. It is free but you need to sign up prior to the class.
  4. November 7 is a holiday for you! (Next Tuesday). SO with the gold classes that I have, we will be lucky to have 5 classes before our week off for Thanksgiving. I am pushing you to retain the choreography so that we can get closer to completing the dances. The week after Thanksgiving break, we are working in the theatre with spacing, lighting, etc. Help each other out with reviewing choreography. Don’t wait until you get to class. If you don’t know a step or combination, get with someone that does.

Have a great Sunday!

Ms. D

October 23-27, 2017

Week of October 23-27, 2017

I am sending this blog now instead of tomorrow because I will be on the bus to FSU and in Tampa, when I normally send this blog.

Several of us will be on the FSU trip on Monday. (Me included.) If you are getting the blog information, you will know that Monday, while I am away, you will have dance class. I have a guest coming in to teach Jazz for 1-3 periods with Gold. 4th period, you will have Ms. Edwards. This means you should wear all black with hair in a bun. Just remember that just because we have a guest, this is not a time to try to “get away” with things. (Third period Silver girls, you know what I mean.) If this guest teacher has any trouble, the next time you will be given written work and will not get an opportunity to dance.

Friday, I will teach Gold. I know we have a pep rally, but whatever time we do get we will have class.

 

Have a great Monday and I will see you on Tuesday.

Ms. D

Week of Oct. 16-20, 2017

Week of Oct. 16-20, 2017

Happy Sunday,

This week we will focus on ways to improve turnout. I think we will also have more time in our classes to continue learning and reviewing for the Unit Test, next Wednesday, Oct. 25. During the “extra” time in our classes, we will try to make great strides in our choreography for the dance concert. Continue to review the combinations and new information that you learned last week so that we can add on  to your dance this week. You may think that we have plenty of time before the concert BUT that is not true. We will also need some time to try on the costumes which takes away from the time we are able to work on the dance piece and remember that we are out the entire week of Thanksgiving before we come back and go into our dance concert.

Dates to remember: Unit Test, Oct. 25, Wednesday

November 7, Student Holiday

Thanksgiving Week: November 20-27

Dance Concert: Dec. 1 and 2, 7:30, both nights are required, mandatory warm up on December 2.

Have a great week!

Ms. D

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