THE SUMMER OUTDOOR DANCE CONCERT IS CASUAL, INFORMAL & FUN, FUN, FUN! DANCERS MEET AT THE AMPHITHEATER AT ROTARY (SWIMMING POOL) PARK AT 5:15 P.M. THIS SUNDAY (SHOW BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M.). THIS IS A TOTALLY LAIDBACK EVENT WITH NO REHEARSAL. DANCERS SHOULD LAYER COSTUMING AND BE CREATIVE CHANGING BECAUSE THERE REALLY IS NO PLACE TO CHANGE (OH, WELL). LITTLE “PINKS” and “WHITES” WILL SIT WITH THEIR PARENTS UNTIL WE CALL THEM UP A FEW DANCES BEFORE THEY PERFORM (WE WILL HAVE LITTLE SKIRTS WE WILL PUT ON THEM WHEN WE CALL THEM UP IF THEY HAVEN’T ALREADY GOTTEN THEIRS AT DANCE CAMP – BE SURE TO RETURN IT BEFORE YOU DEPART). BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIR AND/OR BLANKET TO SIT ON. IF YOUR DANCER IS NOT ATTENDING, PLEASE E-MAIL US TO LET US KNOW, THANK YOU.
- “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS” – Summer Intermediate Ballet Class
Wear any black leotard; tutu borrowed from Studio; pink tights; pink ballet shoes
- “SHAKE MY HIPS” – Dena Mullock Solo
- “BOSSY FROG” –Summer Tues. 5:10 Pink Class & 9:00am Summer Dance Camp
Wear pink or other leotard; skirt borrowed from studio; pink ballet shoes
- “I HOPE I GET IT” – Competition Group
- “COLOR BLIND” – Lilyan March solo
- “TOGETHER” – Megan Kinney-Lily Partin Duet
- “MAKE IT SHINE” – Summer TAP CATS 1/Hippity Hop Class
Any dance leotard; skirt borrowed from Studio; black tap shoes
- “EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD” – Jacob Carriker Solo
- “MY WISH” – Summer PIM 4 Class
Wear “MY WISH” spring costume
- “ZERO TO HERO” – Lexey Miller-Quencie Nichols Duet
- “DEFYING GRAVITY” – Ally Woodward solo
- “MAMBO NUMBER 5” – Competition Group
- “BOOGIE SHOES” – Delaney Banner solo
- “I PUT A SPELL ON YOU” – Peyton Cordray solo
- “MICKEY MOUSE MARCH” – Summer “White” Class
Wear any dance leotard; skirt borrowed from Studio
- “I KNOW WHO YOU ARE/I AM MOANA” – Ivy Leckbee Solo
- “ME AND MY GIRLS” – Summer PIM 1-2 Class
- “GREATEST SHOWMAN” – Jane Ann Moots Solo
- “MAGIC CARPET RIDE” – Summer PIM 5 Class
Wear “MAGIC CARPET RIDE” spring costume
- “TRUE COLORS” – Kate Marshall Solo
- “IF YOU’RE HAPPY” -Summer Tues. 5:10 “Pinks” & 9:00 am Dance Camp
Wear same costuming as “BOSSY FROG” above
- “I HAVE A DREAM” – Makenna Carnes Solo
- “ELECTRICITY” – Competition Group
- “SING” – Allison Carriker Solo
- “LIGHT” – Morgan Mullock Solo
- “MOUNTAIN AND THE SEA” – Summer PIM 3 Class
- “YOU’LL BE BACK – Caroline Moots Solo
- “THAT MAN” – Summer PIM 7 Class
Wear “THAT MAN” spring costume
- “CRY” – Allie Yoder Solo
- “MOZART” – Summer Tues. 5:40 “White” Class & Summer Youth Ballet Class
- “PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ” – Daniel Marshall Solo
- “WORD UP” – Competition Group
- “WHERE THEY FROM?” – Cambria Hart Solo
- “HARD KNOCK LIFE” – Competition Group
- “NEW YORK, NEW YORK” – Whitney Floyd Solo
- “THE SHOWMAN MASH-UP” –Summer Youth Music Theater/Contemp. Class
Wear “The Showman Mash-Up” spring costume
- “I’M A BIG GIRL NOW” – Summer Senior Music Theater/Contemporary Class
Wear “I’M A BIG GIRL NOW” spring costume
- “BEAT IT” – Competition Group
- “L.O.V.E.” – Tap Trio Competition Group
- “HALFTIME ROUTINE” – 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Summer Dance Intensives
David Foster, who has danced at Alvin Ailey and the Nashville Ballet, and has appeared in productions of
“Mama Mia” and “The Wiz” and was a dancer in the classic movie remake of “Dirty Dancing” will be our guest instructor for our older Dance Intensive this Friday. He is also inviting dancers for a special one hour session that day in which he will be choreographing a jazz/hip hop dance (4:30-5:30 p.m.). We are very fortunate to have David instruct at our studio!
This is a reminder that our dance classes resume at the Kirksville studio the week of January 8 and 9. This means that a total of 34 class offerings (note: our fall and spring major rehearsals are considered class offerings) are on the schedule for the 2017-18 Fall/Spring dance season. Since we guarantee 32 class offerings each year, this means if all of these classes take place without any weather cancellations, students will receive two bonus class meetings. The first two weather cancellation for any class, then, will not need to be made up; however, if there are more than 2 such weather cancellation, we will schedule makeup sessions for such classes. The full spring schedule is now posted on our www.dancestudioofkirksville.com web site and Dance Studio of Kirksville Facebook page.
Director Marcia Taylor extended her over the top excitement and congratulations to Ridge McGinley, instructor at the The Dance Studio. Ridge is a mega talented dancer and instructor on his way to the top of the dance world.
Director Marcia Taylor is proud to announce the outstanding performances of our dancers at the EDGE National Talent Competition: 6 dancers were national champions; 2 were national runners-up; 9 other individual and group entries finished in the top 5 in their categories; 24 high point plaques were awarded to our dancers; 3 of our dancers were selected for the national EDGE dance team; and ALL of our entries were awarded platinum or high gold. Pictured here is national tap champion in her age division, Makenna Carnes (right), with her individual instructor and sister, Miss Morgan.
Tell your friends to come and register for fall classes this Saturday 10 am – 2 pm at The Dance Studio. Registration fee will be waived and receive a 10 percent discount on fees paid.
It’s Miss Marcia here, and I hope you are dancing with us at our 25th annual summer dance camp Wednesday, July 26 – Friday, July 28! We are going to have a great time, and summer dance is relaxed, fun, and when students can make progress quickly.
I hope you’ll get registered TODAY by enrolling online below, or by calling our registration hotline at 816-808-0839, or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Dance Campers will have the opportunity to dance at our Annual Summer Outdoor Dance Concert Sunday, July 30, and be eligible to dance at the RED BARN ARTS FESTIVAL in September. Bring a new dancer with you to Camp (she/he must register in advance, too) and you will both receive 25% off your fee (pay only $30, instead of $38).
I hope to see you soon!!!!
Director of Dance
P.S. Our Fall Schedule of Classes is already posted online, and you are able to enroll for Fall Classes and even make your first payment online now.
THE DANCE STUDIO OF KIRKSVILLE
2017 SUMMER DANCE CAMPS
Our very popular, highly-regarded Summer Dance Camps are always fun, focused and fabulous dance experiences that emphasize improving dance technique and building a joy for dance. Participating students will also have the opportunity to perform at what has become one of our most popular performance venues – our Annual Summer Outdoor Dance Concert on Sunday, July 30 (no costume or ticket fees!), which concludes a phenomenal 2016-17 dance season.
MARCIA TAYLOR, director and principal instructor of THE DANCE STUDIO OF KIRKSVILLE and THE DANCE STUDIO OF IOWA, has directed award-winning Dance Camps and Intensives throughout the Midwest, including the nationally-recognized Young Audiences Program in Kansas City and the dance camp program at Truman State University. She earned her degree in dance from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, as well as her degree in Early Childhood Education. Marcia is a former professional dancer who has been on the dance faculties of three universities. She is also a former Miss Missouri, where she was grand talent winner as a jazz dancer and represented Missouri in the Miss America Pageant. Marcia also danced as an NFL Kansas City Chiefette.
MARINA FANNING, instructor, is currently co-director of Kirksville High School’s award-winning Tiger Dance Team. She was Captain of the Kirksville High School Dance Team in high school before becoming a Truman State University Showgirl Dance Team member in college. Marina has won numerous awards at state, regional and national dance competitions. She is a very popular and highly skilled teacher at THE DANCE STUDIO OF KIRKSVILLE, who has great versatility as an instructor because of her dance training and performing in all popular genres – jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, contemporary, and dance team. She has a special love for young dancers, ages 3-7. Marina was also captain of the PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS and a lead dancer for TAP CATS PERFORMERS.
SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTORS will assist with our Camps and are sure to bring their great talent and added excitement to the week!
Over 1,000 students have attended our dance camps/intensives!
>Photos of previous dance camps/intensives are on our website at dancestudioofkirksville.com<
Our rehearsal schedule is NOT organized according to which performance a given class is in; it is organized more by age groupings from youngest to oldest classes, so look carefully to see when your class is rehearsing (some students will need to be at 2 of the 3 rehearsals). Our goal is to begin all rehearsals on time, so if your dancer is late, she/he might miss the rehearsal of one or more of her/his dances. For the first rehearsal specifically for the youngest classes, parents should remain on site because their dancer might be finished within 30 minutes or even less. NO DANCER IN THE 2nd OR 3rd REHEARSALS IS TO GO IN THE DRESSING AREAS UNTIL THE PRECEDING REHEARSAL IS COMPLETED; INSTEAD, SIT IN THE AUDIENCE AND QUIETLY WATCH THE PRECEDING REHEARSAL UNTIL IT IS OVER. ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD OR DRINKS IN THE AUDITORIUM OR DRESSING AREAS EXCEPT WATER (Kirksville Public Schools policy) – if we see food or drink in the auditorium, you will be asked to remove it, thank you. Again, being in the first rehearsal does not necessarily mean you are in the 1st performance, or in the second rehearsal in the 2nd performance, and so forth. This rehearsal schedule will also be prominently posted at the Studio and on our web site.
8:45 -10:00 a.m. Rehearsal Classes
Tuesday 5:15 “Pink” Class
Wednesday 3:15 “Pink” Class
Wednesday 5:00 “Pink” Class
Wednesday 5:40 “White” Class
PIM 1 Class
TAP CATS 1 Class
9:45 -11:00 a.m. Rehearsal Classes
PIM 2 Class TAP CATS 2 Class
PIM 3 Class TAP CATS 3 Class
PIM 4 Class Hippity Hop Class
PIM 5 Class Youth Hip Hop Class
Jr. Lyrical Class Junior Hip Hop Class
Youth Ballet Class
11:00 -11:20 a.m. Rehearsal Classes
All Dancers Performing the Halftime Routine at the EDGE Competition
11:20 a.m. –12:50 p.m. Rehearsal Classes
PIM 6 Class TAP CATS 4 Class
PIM 7 Class Senior Lyrical Class
Adv. Hip Hop Class 4 Senior Solos
Adv. Ballet Class Intermediate Ballet Class
The following is the very important post-performance schedule at our Studio:
December 12-15 (Mon. – Thurs.)
The week immediately following this Saturday’s performances is Intense Halftime Routine Practice for all PEOPLE IN MOTION Classes (PIM DANCERS need to be in class) and Dance Technique Week for all other classes.
December 19-21 (Mon. – Wed.)
The next week is Bring a Friend to Dance Class Week, whereby students have the option of bringing a friend to dance class, which we strongly support. We do not have Thursday, December 22 classes, so your “Bring a Friend Day” will be later in January.
Christmas break begins Thursday, December 22. There will be no classes that day. Classes resume at their current times on Thursday, January 5.
Halftime at Truman
Thursday, January 12, all PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS will perform the halftime routines at Truman State University (more specific information will follow).
Private Lessons after recital
If you take private lessons, get together with your instructor to see what your schedule is in the weeks immediately following our Christmas performances.
If you are on the Wait List for tickets for this weekend’s Christmas Performances, or if you have found you still need an additional ticket or two, see Terry at the desk to see what he can do for you.
If you have not ordered tickets to your dancer’s performance to date, you better do it today so you don’t miss out. If you don’t act quickly, the only tickets we can guarantee for you are 2 parental tickets we hold for all dancers.
Finally, our track record is perfect or near-perfect as far as we can remember on this, but please understand that it is your responsibility to verify that you have been given the correct tickets for your dancer(s)’ performance, thank you.