May 2017 Updates

MAY UPDATES!

YES, WE ARE OPEN FOR CLASSES ON MEMORIAL DAY!

 

RECITAL INFO

We cannot believe that the school year is almost over. It is almost time for our annual recital. All classes will receive their costumes this month. Please note that dancers will not be allowed to receive their costumes or purchase tickets until ALL outstanding balances/tuition is paid in full. For more information on costume specifics, makeup and hair for each dance class go HERE

MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL will take place at Mercer Island High School, Friday, June 16, TBA. Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can start right on time. A detailed schedule will be posted online closer to the recital date. This is a closed rehearsal.  This means parents and caretakers only, no aunts, uncles, neighbors or additional friends. 

Dancers are allowed to leave when they finish their dress rehearsal. Dressing rooms will be assigned according to age and dance discipline.  Signs will be posted to assist with room assignments where parent helpers will provide supervision and costume assistance.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We need at least one parent volunteer from each Creative Movement and PreDance Class with the students. Since there will be mostly female students of all ages with costume changes backstage, we ask for mom volunteers only, thank you for your understanding. We will have other (non-parent) volunteers backstage to help, but I feel it is valuable to have a mom who the girls know and recognize. Teachers of course will be back there also and will lead and set the their places onstage. Please email ale@definitivedance.com ASAP if you are willing to help out backstage and for which show. We are always in need of friendly volunteers! Thank you so much!! 

PLEASE CHECK THE RECITAL PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILS REGARDING THE PERFORMANCE. SEND ALL QUESTIONS TO ALE@DEFINITIVEDANCE.COM

Summer Registration is Open!

SUMMER SESSION: JULY 10 - AUGUST 5, 2017

SCHEDULE | REGISTER

This summer we are offering a month of dance classes in the afternoons with our faculty and guest teachers. Summer classes are a great opportunity to not only improve dance technique, but to try other dance styles as well. Students are encouraged to register for the entire month, however drop-in classes are available with purchase of a class-card. Class-cards can be purchased at the studio during office hours or by emailing ale@definitivedance.com; you must have a Danceworks account setup for Summer in order to buy class-cards.

Tuition is Due MAY 5
Students with outstanding tuition balances will not receive their costumes for recital and will be unable to register for Summer and Fall 2017 dance classes.
If you have not set up your account for recurring automatic payments email Ale (ale@definitivedance.com) today. It's super easy to do and gives you one less thing to worry about each month! 

Important Dates to Remember
RECITAL
Dress Rehearsal: Fri. June 16, 2017
Sat. June 17, 2017
2 Performances: 11AM and 4PM

* If you wish to withdraw from a class please respect our
2 week policy. Failure to provide 2 weeks notification will result in full payment for the month. If you have any questions please let us know. 

2017 - 2018 Definitive Dance Company Auditions

Definitive Dance Company is in the middle of an amazing season. We are so proud of the artistic and technical growth among all our dancers this year. As we head into Spring and the end of the school year we are getting ready for next season's Definitive Dance Company Auditions. We will be holding auditions this April/May for students age 6 - 18 to be considered for Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Tap dance routines.

The focus of DDC is to provide an opportunity outside of the classroom for young dancers to take their studio training to the next level. The dance company experience develops self-confidence and teaches the importance of teamwork - a commitment to oneself and to one another. Through an annual audition dancers are selected to learn routines in Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, and/or Hip-Hop (students can select to audition for only Tap or Hip Hop). In addition to group dances, several company members are invited to learn solos, duets, and trios which are all performed at regional dance competitions. Participation in DDC offers fun and exciting dance opportunities in an encouraging and supportive community of dancers and choreographers. 

REGISTER
(Deadline: April 7, 2017)

Audition Date: TBA
After School Fri or Sat morning in April or May following Spring Break

If you have any questions feel free to stop by the office and ask Ale or send an email to ale@definitivedance.com.  An informational sheet and specific audition day/time will be emailed only to those who are registered.