Monday, December 13, 2010

A family in need...

There is a dance family that is in desperate need of your help this holiday season. A single mom of 3 little kids recently experienced the devastation of a house fire. This family lost all of their possessions, clothes, toys, books, and their sense of peace.
The mom wears a size 10-12 and a size 8 1/2 to 9 shoe, her daughter is 4 years old and wears a size 4T, her sons ages 1 and 2 wear a size 18month and 2T.
At this most giving time of year I hope all of you can find it in your hearts to help out this family. If you don't have clothing, think of household things you could help with...toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, diapers, dishes, coffee maker, or even simple groceries. Canned goods, cereal, boxed mac n cheese...Anything you think of that you use on a daily basis that this family no longer has.
I hope you will find it in your hearts to help this family. Please contact me at 431-7759 if you are able to help out, or email me at dusttinbrook4@gmail.com
This Christmas lets band together to make a difference in the lives of others and truly hold the spirit of Christmas in our hearts.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

WINNING NUMBER!!!

I am so glad to see all you girls checking out the blog!

The winning number is..... 0976477!! If you have the winning number call or email Brook! 431-7759 or dusttinbrook4@gmail.com

Extra practice will be held on December 9th at Declo Jr. High Gym from 3:30 to 4:30 will be Tea Party practice - sprouts, buds and bloomers - wear your costumes! From 4:30 to 5:00 will be buds and bloomers Waka Waka practice!! See you all there!

And don't forget the competition fee for the January showcase needs to be paid by Dec. 1st! $5.00 per dancer!

Feel free to send in your dance pictures to see them on the blog! mkjohnston2@yahoo.com

Monday, November 22, 2010

UPDATES

I am so excited for this time of year!! The Buds and Bloomer have learned Tea Party dance and Waka Waka!! Sprouts know their tea party and are finishing up their jazz routine, my tiny tots are doing awesome with tap, jazz AND a Christmas Ballet!! We only have a handful of practices until Christmas! There are a few things I want to remind you of...
1. Parents are invited to stay on the 1st lesson of each month ONLY!! I appreciate so many of you ushering out spectators, it helps me keep the students attention.
2. Dance clothing is MANDATORY, NO levi's or school clothes, think of dance like swimming, its kinda difficult to do in baggy clothes!
3. I understand there are always going to be a lot of questions and if at all possible please try to call or email me before class. I will dismiss class 2 minutes early for parents to ask questions. Please ask at the the END of your childs class.

Nov. / Dec. Class schedule
Nov. 25th NO CLASS - Happy Thanksgiving
Dec. 21st - Jan. 3rd Christmas Break

Dance Performance schedule - Be there at the times below!!

Dec. 3rd- festival of trees
Tiny tots and sprouts ONLY - Be at CSI gym (old Burley HS gym) at 7:00 - we go on at 7:30
Tiny tots wear Christmas dresses and ballet slippers and bring horse, white T-shirt, denim shorts, and tap shoes. Hair is to be curly and bangs pulled up to a little pony tail..
Sprouts will wear the turquoise costume and tan tights and tan shoes. Hair is to be parted at the left and slicked back into a messy bun.

Dec. 9th Tiny tots in Christmas dresses at Rosetta assisted living at 1:00pm we will do about 15 minutes of danceing.

Dec. 15th - Declo HS boys JV - all K-12 dancers will do tea party be there at 6:00pm SHARP!!

Dec. 16th - Declo girls Varsity 7:00pm Waka waka dance and Tiny tots doing baby in yellow dress, crazy tights and tennis shoes.
Waka Waka is all Buds and Bloomers - black top, hot shorts, tan tights, tan footundies and hair is to be down and wavy! I will provide black headbands!

There are more performances scheduled in January and February - These dates will be posted and a paper will go out on Jan. 1st as a reminder.

All girls that wear foot undies need to have footless tights - I already have a few pairs with me for $8.00 - if you would like to find your own, look for tan. After November my tight prices will run about $12.00.

I would like to take the Sprouts, Buds and Bloomers to the Dance Classics showcase at CSI in Twin Falls on January 29th. We will do the evening performance. I have not yet received my packet with times yet. There is a $5.00 fee per dancer, this needs to be paid by December 1st!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

NO PRACTICE OCT 28TH!!!

Just a reminder that there is no practice on October 28th!!!

Also all classes (except Tiny Tots) need to wear their Tea Party costumes to class on NOV. 2nd!!

Thanks!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Costume info.

Here is some more info and specifics on costumes and accessories for the tea party dance.

Bloomers need to have a fun serving platter with a tea pot or fun food and dishes glued on.

Buds need to have a plastic tea cup and saucer glued together to wear as hats. On an elastic band would work great!

Sprouts will have aprons (which are being made)

All 3 classes need to wear fun bright colors and layers. Lots of colors and prints would be great.

Don't use accessories that will be hard to dance in like necklaces and bracelets. Arm bands would be good.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dance Performance Schedule

December 3rd - Festival of Trees @ 7:30

December 15th - Declo Boys JV @ 6:00

December 16th - Declo Girls V @ 7:00

January 17th - Minico Boys JV @ 6:00

January 21 - Declo Boys JV @ 6:00

More info on these performances will be posted later on.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Welcome Back!!

Its almost time to kick off the new Dance Season. I am hoping you are all as excited as I am!

Our first class will be on Thurs. September 2nd. And will be every Tuesday and Thursday after that.

This years fees will be as follows.

Tiny tots - $30
Sprouts - $40
Buds - $40
Bloomers -$40

Registration is $15 per family.

All fees are Due on the 1st of each month and are late after the 10th. A $5 fee will be charged per student after due date.

Classes will be held as follows.

Tuesdays

Tiny Tots- 2:00-2:45
Buds - 3:15 - 4:15
Sprouts - 4:15 - 5:15
Bloomers - 5:15 to 6:30

Sr. Tumbling class - 6:30 - 7:00

Thursdays

Bloomers - 3:15 - 4:15
Buds - 4:15 - 5:15
Sprouts - 5:15 - 6:00

Jr. Tumbling class 6:00 - 6:30

Tumbling is $10 per month for all dancers ($20.00 per month for non-dancers)

First costume fee will be due Oct. 1st second costume fee will be due Jan. 1st. Fees will be announced as costumes are chosen.


This year we will have some great routines ~ Team Production, Lyrical/Jazz, & Hip Hop and Ballet

This years Production Team routine is OFF THE SCALE, It will be even more fun than Jiho!

I can't wait to kick this season off. I have really missed all my girls!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

TINY TOT COSTUMES - YELLOW

The tiny tots will be using their yellow (ABC) costumes again next year. Please keep them nice so we can use them again and save the cost of another costume! These ones were just too cute to not let them wear again.
Any moms with tiny tots moving up that would like to donate/sell their girls' yellow costumes please hang on to them as well.
Hope everyone has a great summer!!

Also any moms with recital photos that would like them posted to the blog please email pics to mkjohnston2@yahoo.com ! Thanks

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Declo Girls Rocked the Competition!!!

The girls did amazing at competition on the 24th!

They should be so very proud of themselves! The girls got five superiors and one excellent. Buds and Sprouts both got awards for most overall points!

And Bloomers got awards for best choreography and best of show!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

End of Season Updates!

Here is a list of competition information, as well as Oakley performance dates, and recital dates.

1. COMPETITION ~ Saturday April 24th, CSI GYM - The girls MUST wear there wrist bands!! Admission is $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for students and senior citizens, and children under the age of 5 are free.

Our dressing room is racquet ball room #2 located in the upper level of the gym.
Make sure to label ALL costume pieces and shoes!!!

BUDS ~ are to be there at 8:30 dressed and ready for Hip Hop-Crazy #20 on program!! That means we go on around 9:45ish **pink tank, black jogger, tan tights and black hip hop shoes - Hair is going to be in ringlets and bangs back in a bubble (there will be NO time for a hair change for 2nd dance) Stage make-up - black eyeliner drawn out, silver or metallic white eye shadow, dark red lipstick and loads of glitter!

BUDS ~ #31 - Burning Love (10:30ish) ** Red outfit, black choker, tan tights and tan jazz shoes.
They have their awards at 12:30 and then they are done for the day.

BLOOMERS ~ Need to be there at 1:00 sharp!! #84 Hip Hop-Rock Star- go on around 2:00ish. **Silver outfit, tan tights, black hip hop jacket and black hip hop shoes. Stage make-up - black eyeliner drawn out, silver or metallic white eye shadow, dark red lipstick and loads of glitter.

SPROUTS ~ Be there at 2:30 sharp!! Hip Hop-All the single ladies- #109- go on around 3:45ish ** Hip hop jogger and tank, tan tights and shoes. Hair slicked up on top of head with NO bangs and curled really tight and pin half of curls up to make it a full bun with lots of curls dangling down as well. Stage make-up - black eyeliner drawn out, silver or metallic white eye shadow, dark red lipstick and loads of glitter.

BLOOMERS ~ Jazz - Fame #111 on approx. 2:40 ** Fame outfit with leg warmers and arm bands.

SPROUTS - Jazz- Proud Mary #130 - on approx. 4:40 ** turquoise dress and hot shorts, tan tights, and tan shoes.

Awards are at 7:45- this is a long wait for many of you.. after your last number you may leave and return for awards!!

I look forward to showing off your talented children!! They have worked hard and I am proud of them!!

There will be NO dance class on Tuesday the 27th. (No Tiny Tots) We will have a performance in Oakley at 7:00 (be there 10 minutes early) I will be taking JIHO (sprouts, buds, and bloomers) and the Bloomers will do their hip hop and Buds will be doing Crazy hip hop!! Same hair, make-up and costumes as competition!!

Dance practice will resume on Thursday the 29th (TINY TOTS will have class at 2:00)

Our dress rehearsal has been changed to MONDAY THE 17th at the Declo HS auditorium!!!
All girls are to be there, dressed and ready for their fist dance at 3:30!! Tiny Tots will be done around 4:15 (I try to have them done first) We will rehearse until 6:30***No hair and make-up this night-you get a break!!*** Put each costume in a gallon baggie with their name on it. I have found it tot be the best way to keep track of costumes and get ready faster!! Pictures will be passed out this night!!!

Recital is TUESDAY 18th at 7:00pm - Dancers be there at 6:30!!! This performance is FREE so invite everyone!!!

Recital order ~

Tiny tots -tap

Buds - ballet

Syd smyer solo -Rock Star

Sprouts - hip hop

Whitley Jensen Solo

Bloomers-ballet

Syd and Ash Teeter Duet - Carwash

Tiny Tots - ballet

Taylor Woodburry- super massive black hole

Buds - hip hop

Sprouts - ballet

Bloomers - hip hop

Tiny tots - jazz (yellow dress)

Taysom, Syd, Chandler Trio -do what you want

Buds - jazz

Tiny tots -hip hop (yellow costume with crazy tights or high socks and tennis shoes)

Bloomers - Fame

Sprouts - jazz

Sprouts, Buds, Bloomers - JIHO

All girls are to wear tan tights (NO UNDIES!!) tan jazz shoes or black hip hop shoes. Same hair and make-up as for competition!!

Tiny Tots will have white tights and same hair and make-up as all performances!!

If you have any great pictures that you have taken thru the year please send them to mkjohnston2@yahoo.com so they can go on the blog!!! http://www.danceforce1.blogspot.com/

If your daughter is signed up for dance camp - I will be contacting you the first of August!! Camp is Aug. 12-14!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Canyon Rim Dance Competition

The Canyon Rim Dance Competition will be on April 24th at CSI!

And remember Pictures are April 6th!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

PICTURES!!!

Its almost time for pictures!!

Picture day will be on April 6th!

Tiny tots - 3:00 ~ lollipop costume
Sprouts - 3:30 ~ JiHo costume
Buds - 4:00 ~ JiHo costume
Bloomers - 4:30 ~ JiHo costume

These are tentative times, please be there at your start time DRESSED and READY!!! Hair and make-up any way you like!! Have Fun!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

WELCOME BACK!!!

I hope you all had a great vacation! I am so glad to get back in the studio! We have a lot to cover this next semester - so take note of all the dates below~

JANUARY SCHEDULE

Jan. 5th and 7th ~ Review jazz and jiho ~ NO tumbling this week (Angee had surgery)

Jan. 12th and 14th ~ Start hip hop and continue cleaning jazz (resume tumbling)

Jan. 15th ~ Bloomers half time at Burley HS 6:00 sharp! FAME!!

Jan. 19th and 21st ~ Finish teaching hip hop and clean jazz.

Jan. 21st ~ Tiny Tots and Buds Declo half time - lollipop in ballets and hunka hunka!! 6:00 sharp!

Jan. 26th and 28th ~ Clean hip hop and get ready for showcase!

Jan. 27th ~ Bloomer half time at Declo - FAME!! 6:00 sharp!

Jan 30th ~ Showcase at CSI auditorium in Twin Falls - I do not have details yet, but I know the show starts at 7:00 so plan on being there by 6:00 unless otherwise notified.

Showcase info (so far)
Bloomers - Fame
Buds - Hunka Hunka
Bloomers, Buds, Sprouts - Jiho
Girls must wear their jogger over their costume and must be dressed and ready (same hair and makeup as festival of trees!!!) There will be limited dressing room space, so BE READY!!! I was told tickets will be 8:00 for adult admission. I will keep info updated as I receive it!

FEBRUARY SCHEDULE

Feb. 2nd and 4th ~ Start ballet

Feb. 6th ~ All dancers in Jiho - Minico half time 6:00 sharp!

Feb 9th and 11th ~ Finish ballet, review all other dances.

Feb. 12th ~ Tiny Tots and Bloomers do jazz routines at Minico HS - be there at 6:00 sharp!

Feb. 16th ~ review all routines (Tumbling will be older girls from 6:15 - 6:45 and little girls will follow immediately until 7:15.)

Feb. 18th and 23rd ~ NO CLASS!! I will be out of town!

Feb. 25th ~ Regular class. (Tumbling will be younger girls right after class until 6:30 and older girls from 6:30 to 7:00)

MARCH SCHEDULE

Mar. 2nd and 4th ~ Clean jazz and jiho

Mar. 9th and 11th ~ Clean hip hop and ballet

Mar. 16th and 18th ~ SPRING BREAK!! No class or tumbling!

Mar. 23rd and 25th ~ Technique

Mar. 30th ~ Technique

APRIL SCHEDULE

April 1st ~ Prepare for competition in Pocatello!! (we do not have an exact date yet)

April 6th and 8th ~ All routines

April 13th and 15th ~ All routines

April 20th and 22nd ~ All routines and possibly competition this weekend!!!

April 27th and 29th ~ All routines

MAY SCHEDULE

May 4th and 6th ~ Prepare for recital.

May 11th and 13th ~ Prepare for recital

Oakley performance - All classes. Date not yet set.

May 17th ~ Dress rehearsal 3:30 ~ 6:30 (Tiny Tots 3:30 to 4:00) All others 3:45 to 6:30!!

May 19th ~ RECITAL!!!!! 7:00 BE THERE BY 6:30!!!!

****Where it says JiHo that is all classes except tiny tots. JiHo practice days tiny tots will do tap!!

THIS IS THE LIST OF FEES FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER!!

1. Semester dues $190.00 full semester or $40.00 per month. Fees are due by the 1st and after the 10th there is a late fee of $10.00 ~ this will be added to the last months dues and must be paid prior to performing at recital ~ NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!

2. Costume Fees - Due Jan. 10th

Tiny Tots ~ $40.00

Sprouts ~ $40.00

Buds ~ $45.00

Bloomers ~ $55.00 (ballet and hip hop accessories)

3. We will be wearing our DG (dancer girl) jogger for hip hop and if you have not ordered yours please get with me!!! Tiny Tots are doing hip hop this year and you need to come up with your own costume in HOT pink and black.!!! Get creative and crazy!!!

4. We also have a tank top that goes with our jogger and they are $10.00 - Few of you paid for those last semester and those MUST be paid for in addition to your Jan. costume fee!!!

5. Competition Fee **** to be announced

BOYS HIP HOP!!! We will star this in February!! Please call to sign up! We are going to do Character Hip Hop its gonna be crazy fun!!!

Also there have been several requests to do a MOM HIP HOP class, not to perform but for the exercise! So every Thursday starting in March we will have a tone and tighten exercise class at 2:00!!! After all the holiday treats I know I need it!!!

The girls are doing an awesome job and are getting a great reputation as a dance team! They work hard and I expect a lot from each and everyone of them!! I look forward to showing off "my girls" this semester!

Thanks for all your support!

Brook Jensen ~ 431-7759