Final Dance Information

If you are still confused about the anatomy section, check in the studio for Charles’ paper that is posted on the white board!

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May 9, 2019

Okay, for the LAST time, with the information below:

Pointed foot is plantar flexion . (Yes, easy to remember they both begin with a “p”, this is the way I have always been able to remember this until yesterday when we had some serious discussions.)

Flexed foot is dorsi flexion.

There was much discussion in classes yesterday and everyone was getting confused, myself included. The above information is correct, so yes, the quizzes that you took last fall, are correct. Plantar flexion is pointed and flexed foot is dorsi flexion.

Sorry for the confusion.

Ms. D

 

April 29-May 3, 2019

April 29-May 3, 2019

Happy Sunday!

And on to the next show! “Newsies” tickets are selling fast, so don’t wait. I can’t wait to see it as I was fortunate to Ryan Breslin perform “Newsies” twice when it opened on Broadway, so, no pressure but I bet this production will be just as good.

Again, I want to say what a great job you did in the concert this past weekend. Each of you did your part and remembered all of the key points that we have been trying to help you with in your training. Way to go! We will be getting back to technique training and getting those knees straight and feet pointed. But before we do, on Monday and Wednesday, we will be watching the dance concert video, finishing the dance video about “Music and Ballet”, and I will be returning your jury papers. We will also be gathering the information for the six units in preparation for the exams. Next week, we will sprinkle reviewing in with our dance classes to help the Seniors prepare for their final on June 13 and 14 and for the underclassmen the following week. This Tuesday and Wednesday, we will be doing ballet and Mr. Green will be here for the Gold group this Friday, May 3.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Ms. D

 

Week of April 22-27, 2019

Week of April 22-27, 2019

Happy Easter!

Short blog today as we prepare for the dance concert this weekend!

~Rehearsal is until 7:00 p.m. Monday, tomorrow, through Thursday night.

~Full dress rehearsals on Wed. and Thursday.

~Bring everything you need and think you might need!

~All ballet dancers need the small rhinestones or sequins glued to ears.

~All ballet dancers need pink and/or red lipstick.

~Clean up your ballet shoes and pointe shoes.

~Dinner will be served on Friday night ONLY. Bring your own food on Sat.

~Call is earlier than 3:30 on Sat. as warm up classes begin at 3:30 and you will be late! (Find out later in the week, where to report for you class.)

Ms. D

Week of April 15-19, 2019

Week of April 15-19, 2019

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

NEXT week is our concert, April 22-27! I am reminding you that you have rehearsal every day after school until 7:00 with shows beginning at 7:30 on Friday, April 26  and Sat. April 27 at 7:30.

Call on Sat., April 27 is NO later than 3:30 as that is when classes begin, so arrive earlier than that!

We begin our new and last unit “Music and Ballet” this week.

Don’t forget about the Vocal Concert on Tuesday evening.

Have a great evening!

Ms. D

Week of April 8-12, 2019

Week of April 8-12, 2019

I hope you had a wonderful break!

Once again, for those of you that I did not see, congratulations on a wonderful produciton of “The Amen Corner”. I hope everyone got to see this amazing production. Now we move on to a very busy spring and last several weeks of school!

Your unit test is scheduled for Wednesday. Grab your ballet quiz and notes from class and you should be good for the ballet portion of the test.

Dance Concert is April 26 and 27 at 7:30. For the next two weeks, we will be diligently working on cleaning up the choreography so when we go into the theatre the following week, we can work on other things including lights, spacing, costumes, etc. Don’t forget that your dance call on Saturday, April 27 is 3:30 at the latest. Warm up classes start then, so arrive earlier! Plan on staying in the evening April 22-25 until 7:00 each night. Friday, April 26, after the afternoon run through we will provide dinner and then the show starts at 7:30!

Did you have a great spring break??

Ms. D

 

Week of March 25-29, 2019

Week of March 25-29, 2019

Happy Sunday!

Last week before Spring Break!

This week, our goal is to complete the dances on the first day that I see you and then the juries are the following day. Remember that the juries are a snapshot of your progress throughout the year. Be sure to review all of your body directions, room numbers, arabesques, and take a quick look at the vocabulary that has been on my blog all year. If you don’t remember how to do a step that you have learned this year, ask me. I will not be able to help you during the jury.

The gold group will be receiving their quizzes back. Please hang on to these as you will need these for your unit test when we return from Spring Break, as this is out last week on Unit Five.

Don’t forget to see “The Amen Corner” this weekend.

Have a great day!

Ms. D

 

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