Week of January 16-19, 2018

Week of January 16-19, 2018

Happy Monday! I hope you are enjoying your day. This week in ballet we will continue with the ballet: “Don Quixote”. Be sure to get the answers to the questions that relate to the discussion and video to keep in your journals. We will also talk about the movement “brise” in addition to reflecting on the assemble (with accent) from last week.

Next Wednesday, January 24, Pebblebrook will have winter open house. This is mainly for students that have new teachers each semester but it is always great to see all of you!

Gold will have Mr. Green this Friday.

See you tomorrow! Let’s dance!

Ms. D

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January 8, 2018

January 8, 2018

Happy Sunday! I hope you have had a great weekend.

Because I did not get to thank many of your personally for the wonderful Christmas gifts, I wanted to take time to express my thoughts now. Thanks do much for showing the love!

Now that you know what class you are in for this semester, be properly prepared for the correct attire for the class that your are scheduled to take. Deductions will begin this week!

This semester, along with our ballet steps and vocabulary, we will supplement with ballet history by way of the ballets: “Don Quixote”, “La Bayadere” and “Cinderella”. I hope you will find some interest in these ballets and have a better understanding of some of the movements you are learning.

This Friday, the Silver group will have Mr. Davis for modern.

Have a great evening!

Ms. D

Dec. 18-20, 2017

Dec. 18-20, 2017

Here we go! Last few days of this semester and this year!

For your information: (Yes, I did have a question about this…)

First and second period exams are on Tuesday and then you have early dismissal. Third and Fourth period exams are on Wed. also followed by an early dismissal. There are no 5th periods on Tuesday and Wednesday. PA buses will be available to take you home after your second exam.

Reminder: 4th period, you are dancing on Monday. Wear black as the class will be a Graham-contemporary class.

Dance Majors: You do not need dance clothes on Monday, unless you are in 4th period. There will be a talk back during 5th period.

Have a great rest of your Sunday! And if I don’t get to personally wish you happy holidays, Happy Holidays!

Ms. D

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

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

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