Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New Website

At the end of May this blog will be deleted.

For furture reference please go to www.turningpointdancestudio.com

All information will be posted there from here on out.

Thanks,
Alex




Thursday, May 1, 2014

May News

Important Dates To Mark and Remember:
Picture Day- Saturday, May 3rd- 10:00-3:00 (Each class was sent home with their information and time)
Diversity Tryouts- Saturday, May 10th. 10:30-11:30 (12+), 11:30-12:30 (8-12 yrs old), 12:30-1:30 (5-7 yrs old) 
Miss Jo's goodbye/baby shower- Saturday, May 17th from 10:00-11:30 at the studio Dress Rehearsal- Thursday, May 22nd (information and times coming soon) BEHS
Recital- Saturday- May 24th, 7:00 pm BEHS
End of year party for all students- Saturday, June 7th from 10 am to 12:30 at the studio.
There will be no Technique Saturday this month.

 Dress Rehearsal: Information and times for your class will be sent home two weeks before rehearsal. Each class will be assigned a specific time to come to dress rehearsal. There are many other scheduled events that night and if you are among those with conflicting schedules, please let me know ASAP so I can make sure to schedule your class at a time that won’t interfere. Dress rehearsal is mandatory! We will be selling DVDs and tickets for the recital at dress rehearsal and you will get your pictures then as well after accounts are made current. Also, Jamie will be selling dance shorts and harem pants at both rehearsal and recital if you are interested in purchasing those for your dancer.

Statement of Account: Two weeks before rehearsal we will be sending home your Statement of Account. This will show you where your account stands and what may need to be paid before the recital.

Costumes: Most classes have their Spring Recital costumes by now. Please be so careful that they stay in perfect condition until the recital. Don’t let your child play in them yet! Also, check to make sure tights are still in good condition and that your dancer has the correct shoes. If you need to order more tights, let us know by May 9th.

Goody-bye Miss Jo! Some of you may already know our wonderful Miss Jo won’t be teaching next year. She will be busy with a new baby due at the end of June. We have been so grateful for her hard work and fun personality these past two years and we want to send her off in style! We will be having a baby shower/goodbye party for her on Saturday, May 17th from 10:00-11:30 am at the studio. Please come party with us and help her get ready for her baby boy. Also, Miss Jo is putting together a slideshow of dance memories for the recital. Parents, if you have any pictures of your child doing cool dance tricks, pictures from recitals, from them dancing in the studio, etc, please email them to Jo at j.mariehoward@live.com.

Shoes: If any of you dancers who have been with us for a few years have some outgrown ballet shoes, we have a few girls looking to buy a used pair before the recital. Specifically, size 6 or 7 in adults. Please let me know if you have some you’d be willing to sell- the sooner the better!

Shorts/Legging/Harem pants: Our amazing seamstress, Jami Petersen is starting a side business! She will be making and selling boycut shorts for $8 (the slighter longer, more modest version of dance shorts), leggings for $15 adult size and $12 child size, and harem pants (Swag-eez!) for $30 adult size and $25 child size. She will be selling these at dress rehearsal and the recital. She will also have a booth at Peach Days! As a Turning Point/Diversity student, you have the opportunity to have yours custom-made. If you want to choose a specific fabric for any of these items, call Jami at 435-225-2416.

Student of the month: Our student of the month for April is Amy Hiatt in Miss Alex’s Monday 4:30 class! Amy is always on time, with shoes, water bottle, and a great attitude ready to go! She has attended many of our Technique Saturdays, which shows extra dedication. She is always kind and respectful to both her teacher and fellow classmates and she never gives up. Way to go, Amy! Keep up the good work!

Competition Team tryouts: DON’T FORGET ABOUT COMPETITION TRYOUTS ON SATURDAY, MAY 10TH at the studio. Check the blog or Facebook for details and times. If you are interested in stepping up your dance abilities to the next level, this is how you do it! Everyone who tries out WILL make a team so don’t let the word “tryout” intimidate you. We are launching our new website on May 10th! It will be www.turningpointdancestudio.com. It will have info for both Turning Point and Diversity on it, as well as pictures, prices, teacher info, etc. Until then, the blog will still be going if you need any info. Thank you all so much for being a part of our sixth year.

To the parents: Joanna, Alex, and I have felt so privileged to be a part of these wonderful kids’ lives and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for choosing our studio to dance with. To the dancers: thank you for being such a bright spot in our lives and we hope we have been the same for you. We learn so much from you as well and we hope you will always look back at your time with us with affection and happiness.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Summer Classes!

We are now registering for summer classes!

PARADE:
Parade class will be held Tuesdays 8:30-10:00 June 10th-August 19th 
Price: $150 for the entire summer! Including costume and end of summer party!
Students will learn 2 fun routines and dance in four summer parades! 
Must be at least 7 years old to participate.
Register before June 1st and the registration fee will be waived making it only $140 for an entire summer full of fun! 

TECHNIQUE CLASSES:
Technique classes will be held on Mondays Mornings: 
9:00-10:00 ages 4-7
10:00-11:00 ages 8 and up  

Price: $110 for the entire summer! This will include a fun Turning Point Shirt for the 
end of summer technique review that will be held at our studio at the end of summer.
Register before June 1st and the registration fee will be waived making it only $100 for an entire summer of dance! 

Please contact Jen Hurd at 435-225-2821 or jdh48@hotmail.com 
or 
Alex Sorensen at 435-225-6620 or alex@turningpointdancestudio.com
with any questions or concerns. 

Cant wait for another summer full of fun! Print out a registration form here:


Summer Registration Form 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April News:

Dates to remember: 

April 12th: Technique Saturday 9:00-10:00 for Turning Point Students.
                                              10:00-11:00 for Diversity Students. 

April 26th: Technique Saturday 9:00-10:00 for Turning Point Students. 
                 Diversity Competition Team Information Meeting at the studio for the 2014-2015                          teams is Saturday 26th 10:00-10:30 for all students and parents who are interested in                      competing next year. 

May 3rd: Studio picture day at the studio for Turning Point Students. Times TBA. 

May 22nd: Dress Rehearsal May 22nd at BEHS- MANDATORY FOR ALL STUDENTS.

May 24th: Recital starting at 7:00pm at BEHS- MANDATORY FOR ALL STUDENTS.

Reminders:
Please make sure you bring you student on time to class and pick them up on time as well. We are also seeing a lot of students forgetting to bring a water bottle and shoes. This is not acceptable.

Student of the month: 
Ellie Hilton! Ellie is in Jens friday 4:30 class and she brings so much happiness with her every week! She always tries her hardest and helps everyone spirit with her silliness and optimism! We love you, Ellie keep up the good work!

Summer classes: 
We will begin registering for summer technique and/or parade classes at the beginning of May. You will get a $10 discount for every new friend you refer (and joins us). Classes will begin in June.



Saturday, February 1, 2014

February News:

New Students: First off, WELCOME! We hope you are enjoying dancing with us. Please remember to get your costume payment ($50) in asap. We are putting in a shoe order on the 14th. Ballet shoes are $14, Eclipse shoes are $20. Please fill out the order from at the front table. We are also ordering warm ups and there is an order form at the front table for those as well. ($65 for set, $45 for just the jacket.)

Technique Saturdays: 8th and 22nd from 9:00-10:00 am. This is included in your tuition.

Costumes: Please do not wear your costumes from winter recital! Many classes will be getting pictures done in those costumes and they need to stay nice.

Presidents Day Break: No class will held Monday February 17th.

Student of the month: Breanna Blanchard from Alex's Monday 3:30 class!! Breanna has never missed a class, she is always on time and always has a positive attitude. She listens will and is kind to her classmates. Miss Alex says she always tried her best and that it shows in her dancing! Way to go Breanna!

Music: If you haven't yet received your music you can bring a blank cd to class and your teachers will make you a copy. Those in Alex's classes may email her at alexhasathought@live.com and she can send you it via email.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Music for Alex's Classes

I have already sent out emails with music for Spring Recital Dances. If you did not receive an email please email me at alexhasathought@live.com or bring a cd to class and I will burn you a copy.

Thanks,
Alex

Thursday, January 2, 2014

January News:

This week your student should have received a note with all rehearsal and recital details.

Other notes and reminders:

Dress rehearsal is Friday, Jan. 10th starting at 3:30
Recital is Saturday. Jan 11th at 5:30

Tights- You must wear the tights we ordered THIS YEAR. They are a specific brand and color and the ones from last year, even if in good condition, will not match.

Party- Saturday, January 25th from 11:00-1:30 we will be having a recital watching party! Please bring a snack to share.

Technique Saturday- January 25th from 9:00-10:00

Student of the month- Aspen Atkinson! Aspen is a happy and energetic little dancer who brings the sunshine with her when she comes to dance. She tries her hardest, catches on quickly, and makes everyone around her smile. Way to go aspen and keep up the good work!

We will be accepting new students after this upcoming recital so if you have a friend who has been wanting to join, now is their chance.

We can't wait to see you all light up the stage on Saturday! :)