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Ridge McGinley Takes First in Bill Riley Talent Search

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.

 

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2017/08/20/pella-dancer-takes-first-2017-bill-riley-talent-search/584739001/

 

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National Tap Champion, Makenna Carnes

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.

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Fall Registration Day

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.

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2017 Summer Dance Camp

HI, DANCERS,  

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 dancestudiopim@aol.com.

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!!!! 

Marcia Taylor
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<

The following student(s) want to register for the following summer dance camps
(your check must be received by 7-24, but can be post-dated to 7-31):

*The cost of all dance camps is only $38 for the entire session.

Student’s Name(s) and Grade(s) (required):

Student's Birth Date:

Parents’ Name(s) (required):

Mailing Address:

Email Address (required)

Home Telephone:

Cell Phone:

Emergency Phone/Contact:

*Please register by submitting this completed registration form and submitting your payment at your earliest convenience to THE DANCE STUDIO, 107 North Marion Street, Kirksville, MO 63501 by 7-24). Class positions are limited in numbers and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

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SATURDAY, MAY 6 REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

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

Adult 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

Boys Class

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Post-Performance Class Schedule

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

Christmas break begins Thursday, December 22. There will be no classes that day. Classes resume at their current times on Thursday, January 5.

The Spring Schedule of Classes will be posted on our web site and on Facebook in the next week to 10 days.

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.

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Christmas Recital 2016 Ticket Info

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.

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Truman State University Homecoming Parade Details

All PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS will be marching in the 2016 Truman State University Parade Saturday, October 22.

Before Parade

We will meet at the Studio at 8:00 a.m.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.

We will walk to our starting position as a group and would like our PIM 1 dancers to have one of their parents accompany them to the starting position – PIM 1 parents can leave us once we are in position (unless you feel like your dancer needs you to be at hand as we are marching).

During Parade

We are entry number 31 in the parade, in the first third of the parade. Cheer on our dancers as they pass!

After Parade

A parent for each dancer must be at the end of the parade route by the Red Barn on South Franklin Street past the Franklin and Patterson Streets intersection. Please be there to pick up your child by when we are done with the parade route, rather than when the whole parade is over.

We will take a group photo of all of our PIM DANCERS and then release them to their parents. Please don’t be one of the couple of parents who is not there because it creates real anxiety for our dancers who must then walk back up the entire parade route with Miss Marcia to the Studio).  

Costuming

  • PIM Jacket
  • black jazz pants
  • black PIM Class leotard or black camisole leotard (can be worn under the blue sparkle top if you have one – if you don’t have a sparkle top, don’t worry about it because it is not necessary for this performance)
  • tights (can wear black socks over them if it is cold)
  • white or nearly all white tennis shoes (Walmart has a $5.87 version)
    • “nearly white” is not pink and gray or purple and black
  • blue hair scrunchie or blue hair tie (will have them Saturday if you have never received one)
  • PIM pom poms
  • Other warm clothes can be worn under the jacket and pants as dictated by the weather
  • hair should be in a bun or pony tail (pulled off the face).
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Dress Code and Shoes by Class

MONDAYS 

3:15-3:55 p.m.    K-CREW for Boys Only (Ages 8-12)

  • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black hip hop shoes   

4:25-5:10 p.m.    Junior Contemporary/Lyrical/Musical Theater (Ages 10-13)

  • Leotard, tights, ballet or jazz shoes or footies

5:10-5:45 p.m.  *TAP CATS Performers (Level 3 by Placement)

  • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black tap shoes   

5:45-6:35 p.m.  *PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Level 6: Technique and Performance

  • Any black camisole leotard, suntan tights, tan jazz shoes  

6:35-7:25 p.m.  *Advanced Hip Hop (High School and College)

  • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black hip hop shoes   

7:25-8:20 p.m.  *PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Level 7: Technique and Performance

  • Any black camisole leotard, suntan tights, tan jazz shoes  

8:20-9:00 p.m.  *TAP CATS Performers (Level 4 by Placement)

  • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black tap shoes    

TUESDAYS  

3:35-4:10 p.m.    TAP CATS (Level 1 by Placement)

  • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black tap shoes   

4:10-4:55 p.m.    Hippity Hop (Ages 7-9)

  • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black hip hop shoes   

5:05-5:35 p.m.    Beginning Dance/Creative Movement (Ages 3-5)

  • Pink Eurotard leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

5:45-6:30 p.m.  *PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Level 3: Technique and Performance

  • Black Eurotard leotard, pink & suntan tights, pink ballet shoes and tan jazz shoes  

6:30-7:15 p.m.    Youth Hip Hop (Ages 9-11)

  • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black hip hop shoes   

7:15-8:05 p.m.  *PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Level 4: Technique and Performance

  • Any black camisole leotard, pink & suntan tights, pink ballet shoes and tan jazz shoes  

8:05-8:50 p.m.  *Dance Team Prep (Grades 6-Older: cannot be members of a high school dance team)

  • Appropriate dance wear, tights, jazz shoes 

WEDNESDAYS 

3:15-3:45 p.m.    Beginning Dance/Creative Movement (Ages 3-5)

  • Pink Eurotard leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

4:00-4:50 p.m.    Youth Ballet (Ages 8-12)

  • Black Eurotard leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

5:00-5:30 p.m.    Beginning Dance/Creative Movement (Ages 3-5)

  • Pink Eurotard leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

5:40-6:15 p.m.  *Intermediate-Advanced Beginning Dance/Creative Movement/Tap (Ages 5-7)

  • White Eurotard leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes

6:25-7:05 p.m.  *PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Level 1: Technique and Performance 

  • Black Eurotard leotard, pink & suntan tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes  

7:20-8:10 p.m.  *Intermediate Ballet

  • Black Eurotard leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

8:15-9:05 p.m.     Adult Dance Class & Mom’s Night Out

  • Appropriate dance wear, tights, jazz shoes 

THURSDAYS 

4:30-5:05 p.m.  *TAP CATS Performers (Level 2 by Placement)

  • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black tap shoes   

5:15-6:05 p.m.  *PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Level 2: Technique and Performance

  • Black Eurotard leotard, pink & suntan tights, pink ballet shoes and tan jazz shoes  

6:05-6:50 p.m.  *Junior Hip Hop (Ages 11-13)

  • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black hip hop shoes   

6:50-7:40 p.m.  *PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Level 5: Technique and Performance

  • Any black leotard, pink & suntan tights, pink ballet shoes and tan jazz shoes  

7:40-8:40 p.m.  *Advanced Ballet/Pointe

  • Black Eurotard leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and pointe shoes (if applicable)

8:40-9:30 p.m.  *Senior Lyrical/Contemporary/Musical Theater (High School and College)

  • Leotard, tights, ballet or jazz shoes or footies
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SUMMER SHOWCASE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE AND COSTUMING

Below is the rehearsal schedule and costuming information for the summer showcase. The order of the show, along with what shoes to wear for each dance, can be found here. Both the rehearsal and the performance are at Rotary Park in Kirksville at the pavilion near the swimming pool.

9:00-10:00 a.m.

10:30-Noon Summer Dance Campers

Monday 5:05, Tuesday 5:15 & Thursday 5:15 Summer “pink” Classes

Monday 5:45 “whites”

Tuesday 5:55 PIM 1’s

Tuesday 3:30 TAP CATS 1/2

Tuesday 4:30 Intro to TAP CATS

Macon 9:00 Dance Campers

Macon 1:00 Dance Campers

10:00-11:00 p.m.

1:15-3:00 Summer Intensive

3:30-5:15 Summer Intensive

Monday 4:00 Summer Youth Ballet Class

Monday 6:30 PIM 2/3

Tuesday 4:15 Youth Hip Hop

Tuesday 6:50 PIM 4/5

Thursday 5:45 Junior Lyrical/Contemporary

11:00-Noon

5:30-7:30 Summer Intensive

7:30-9:30 Summer Intensive

Tuesday 7:40 PIM 6/7

Tuesday 8:30 Senior Hip Hop

Thursday 4:35 TAP CATS 3/4

Thursday 6:30 Inter. Ballet

Thursday 7:20 Adv. Ballet

Thursday 8:15 Senior Lyrical/Contemp

Noon-12:45 p.m.

All Solos

Costuming

All “pinks” will wear any pink leotard with any summer shorts from home (no tights or pink tights)

All “whites” will wear any white leotard or white tank or white t-shirt over any summer shorts (no tights or pink tights)

All PIM’s wear any black camisole, short-sleeve or long-sleeve leotard over any dance shorts

Ballet only students wear same as PIM’s

hip hop only and tap only students wear black tank or t-shirt over any dance shorts

soloists wear their solo costumes

for the following dances students will wear costuming they wore for those dances at the Spring Showcase:

“Blessing” for PIM 2’s

“Heal the World” for PIM 4’s

“What a Feeling” for PIM 6’s

“How Will I Know?” for PIM 7’s

“America” for Sr. Lyrical

Macon Dance Campers will wear their class leotards (can roll up sleeves) and any summer shorts from home

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