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Week of May 14-18, 2018

Week of May 14-18, 2018

Happy Sunday! (Don’t forget to wish your mom Happy Mother’s Day!)

Again, if you did not hear me, (it was crazy last night), congrats on a wonderful show! You were presented with many challenges and were very professional on how you handled your challenges.

You will need all of your notes and journals this week as we prepare for the final. Seniors will take their exams on Wednesday during 3-4th periods and 1-2 periods on Thursday. Wednesday is a full day for Seniors and you have a half day on Thursday.

Friday, the gold group has Mr. Davis for the last time this year. For the ballet classes, you will not need your dance bag until Friday with Mr. Davis.

Don’t forget about the PA Awards next Friday, May 18 in the Reece Theatre at 7:30. Also there is an incoming freshman Open House on Thursday, May 17.

Have a great day!

Ms. D

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Week of April 30-May 4, 2018

Week of April 30-May 4, 2018

Yeah, a Sunny Sunday!

DANCE CONCERT: May 11 and 12 at 7:30.

Tee Shirt money of $10.00 is due to Ms. Edwards by third period on Monday. She will be placing the order during 4th period.

Our last week before we go into the theatre will be filled with completing our ballet history unit so that next week while we are focusing on the dance concert we will not take time away from our focus of getting this dance concert looking the best that we can!

This week we will retry the dance costumes in our dances and make sure there are no new surprises that we can take care of before we get to the theatre. We will also discuss the headpieces and how they will be assigned. Each of you will be held accountable for your own costumes and headpieces.

The show order will be posted in dance studio 2 for you to look at and to tell me if you have any back to back dances or if there are any misspellings. Let me know this asap, if you have a problem.

Also, the rehearsal schedule for show week will be posted in the studios and on this blog for your reference. Take a look at this and make sure you understand your obligations.

Wednesday, this week and next, we will NOT have advisement on Wednesdays due to EOCs taking place. We also have a slightly modified schedule. This will be posted as well.

Don’t forget that “Catch Me If You Can” will open this weekend at the Anderson Theatre. Another musical that you will not want to miss!

Have a great rest of your day!

Ms. D

 

Week of April 23-27, 2018

Week of April 23-27, 2018

Happy rainy Sunday!

Don’t forget about the Drama Production this weekend beginning on Thursday and Friday,  at 7:30 and on Saturday at 3:00 in the Black Box. Tickets are $10.00 on the website: cccepa.com, and go to box office to purchase your tickets.

The following weekend, May 4-6, is “Catch Me If You Can” at the Anderson Theatre. Those tickets are $20.00.

Then it will be your time! Your DANCE CONCERT is May 11 and 12 at 7:30. Tickets will be $10.00 on the same cccepa.com website. It is not posted yet when you will be able to purchase tickets. Look for them soon around May 1! We usually sell out:)

In class, we will get those dances under control and proceed with out ballet history of “Cinderella”.

Enjoy the rest of your evening!

Ms. D

Week of April 16-20, 2018

Week of April 16-20, 2018

Happy Sunday! I hope you are staying dry. Maybe the rain will help with all of the pollen and allergies we all have!

Now that we have Unit 5 behind us, we enter into our last unit of the year, Unit 6. In this unit we will learn a little bit about the ballet “Cinderella”. The version that has been successful and became a classic ballet, known world wide was originally performed in Russia in 1945 by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow and twenty one years later performed in the United States by the Kirov (Maryinsky) from Leningrad (St. Petersburg in 1964 at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.  (Many of you were just there for the Spring Break trip to NYC where we saw the Opera!). The music is by Prokofiev and the successful choreography was by Zakharov. It is based on the fairytale by Perrault. It is also the FIRST full length ballet that Sadler Wells performed. Sadler Wells is now called the Royal Ballet in England.

Friday: the changing of the chairs will occur for the Juniors and the Seniors during homeroom which will be during first period. You will report directly to homeroom at the beginning of the day on Friday. Some time will be taken from second period but the rest of the day will be normal. Mr. Davis will be teaching the Silver groups on Friday.

Have a great rest of your day!

Ms. D

Week of April 9-13, 2018

Week of April 9-13, 2018

Wow, it is hard to believe that Spring Break is over. I hope you had a great time….I am not even going to mention that I hope your are well rested. The New York trip was great but we are still at the airport and will be lucky to get home by midnight and already not running on very much sleep. What are great trip though!

Back to reality…yes, unit test will be Wednesday or Thursday this week and we will continue on the choreography for the spring concert. See you soon!

Ms. D

Week of March 26-30, 2018

Week of March 26-30, 2018

I hope you are having a great weekend! You all looked fabulous at the Prom! Thanks for the pictures!

~In class this week, we will focus on choreography and costumes!

~Silver groups have Mr. Green on Friday.

~The Unit test will be when we return from Spring Break, which is next week! The unit test will probably be on Wednesday, April 11 or Thursday 12 as the six weeks ends on the 13th. Then we only have one more six weeks left of this year! Be sure to be looking over your notes including “La Bayadere”. The word wall will still be a key feature in helping you review for the test.

~Jury grades will go into the next unit, the 6th six weeks.

~Don’t forget about the Dance Concert dates: May 11 and 12 at 7:30!

Have a great week!

Ms. D

March 19-23, 2018

Week of March 19-23, 2018

As many of you are thinking and planning toward your P.A. juries for the next couple of weeks, I want to provide information on the ballet juries. In ballet, I am looking for your knowledge based on your improvement and training this year. Each of you will be assessed individually with a ballet combination that is not like anyone else but is based on what you have learned this year. To help you prepare, continue to use the dance steps referenced on the word wall. Do you know all of them? Do you remember how to do them all? The steps will be combined with your body positions to give you a combination that I will video. Basic steps and terms will be used from your barre work as well. The grade that you receive will be based on the “Ballet Rubric” that you will be receiving and discussing in class on Monday.  We will begin juries Tuesday, this week in different classes.

Of course we still have choreography and costumes that we need to work within the class period, hopefully before Spring Break!

Congrats to everyone that was involved with “Murder on the Nile”. It was so good! I loved how each of you stepped it up and truly presented your talents beyond what you have presented in the past! Congratulations again!

Have a great day!

Ms. D