Monday, August 31, 2009


I hope you all had a fun summer break!! Dance Force fall semester will begin Sept. 1st and I am looking forward to seeing you there! The Girls were so amazing this past year that I will be taking some classes to a showcase in Twin Falls in January and there is a competition that is held here in Burley and possibly on in Pocatello.
We will continue to do all the fun half times and festival of trees. In the the past I have only had class once a week, this year my older girls will attend twice a week. This will give us more time to work on technique and clean routines. I am excited to work with my teams again this year! We will be doing some crazy fun new stuff!!

Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday

2:00-2:45 Seedlings (tiny tots)
3:15-4:15 Sprouts (beginners)
4:15-5:15 Buds (intermediate)
5:15-6:15 Bloomers (intermediate/advanced)

3:15-4:15 Bloomers
4:15-5:15 Buds
5:15-6:15 Sprouts

Dance Attire - Girls must wear dance clothing - IE. leotards, tights, hot shorts, leggings, fitted tank tops, or fitted tee shirts. NO baggy pants or loose tee shirts!!!!! I cannot see the girls and how they are moving their bodies if they are covered up with a sweatshirt.

Dance Shoes - We will wear the black split soled hip-hop shoes and tan jazz shoes. My Bloomers class will be ordering a jazz sandal this year. Shoe orders will be placed on the 20th of September. If you need shoes please fill out an order form(handed out at first class) and have it and $$ turned in before September 20th.

Shoe Swap - We will have a shoe swap on Thursday, September 3rd. @ 3:00. If your daughter has old dance shoes that you would like to sell - put them in a Ziploc baggie and write the price, your name, number, and what dance shoe size they are on the bag. ALL SHOES MUST BE PAID FOR BEFORE LEAVING THE STUDIO!!!!!

Costumes - **Hip-Hop- same black jogger
*** seedlings do not need a jogger
(if a new student-we can order) and ALL will be purchasing a new tank top for around $10.00 Oct. 1st

** Jazz costumes - Roughly around $35.00 for costume and $8.00 for dance tights - DUE OCT. 1st for ALL CLASSES

**Ballet/lyrical - roughly around $35.00 DUE Jan 1st for ALL CLASSES

**Tap costume -for Seedlings will be announced

***These are estimated prices - I will have exact amounts by the 15th of September.

TARDY POLICY - I understand that we are all busy and running a hundred different ways, if a child is late for class that is totally understandable - However tardiness to a performance will not be tolerated. Dancers must be at the class prior to performance - NO EXCEPTIONS! There are too many little changes that we make and I must have a complete team. I will not drive dancers to and from performances - please make sure to make any necessary arrangements ahead of time.

CDS - Each girl will receive a Fall and Spring CD with all the songs that the WHOLE studio is working on this will also include warm up music. There are so many fun songs, please enjoy!

FEES - Family registration - $15.00 (this will be waived if paying by the Semester)

Seedlings - $30 per month due by the 1st or $35 if paid after the 10th or $120 for the first semester.

Sprouts, Buds, and Bloomers - $40 per month due by the 1st or $45 if paid after the 10th or $160 for the first semester.

Please make checks payable to Brook Jensen ( I will not except cash that is not in a sealed envelope with your child's name on it - it just gets way too confusing!)

BLOG - We hope you are enjoying our new blog. It will be updated by the 1st of every month with any new information. I will only be sending out paper notices if something is not submitted and posted by the 1st. Please share your POSITIVE input and pictures with us! The girls will love it! All pictures can be sent to Melissa Johnston at!

One last thing - There will be a tumbling class offered here at the dance studio for only $10.00 a month. This will start on September8th. I hope many of you take advantage of this class, tumbling is a big part in dance and this will create new opportunities for your daughter. Angie Lee will be the instructor. She will be teaching them cartwheels, round offs, back handsprings, back walk overs, and much much more!!! She is a fun, young teacher and we are so lucky to have her!!!

Buds and Bloomers class Tuesdays 6:15-6:45
Sprouts and Seedlings class Thursdays 6:15-6:45

This is not included in dance fees and will be paid directly to Angie Lee.

Well all business aside, I am so excited to get back to what I love the most, being with theses incredible kids and dancing!!! What a great life!!!

Miss Brook (aka Miss Hottie!)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dance Info

For more information on signing your child up for DFDS call Brook Jensen at 208-431-7759

Friday, August 21, 2009

Welcome to Dance Force

This is a new blog for the Dance Force Dance Studio (DFDS1) in Declo, Idaho!

We are very excited to get this blog up and going for all our dance families to come and check out the fun and excitement planned out for this season.
On this blog you will find class schedules, costume info, performance and recital dates and times as well as photos and updates from Brooke on the girls progress through out the season.

Our dance season begins on September 1st! See you all there!
Check back soon for updates!