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).

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

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

SUMMER SHOWCASE ORDER OF THE SHOW

  1. “What Do You Like To Do In Summer?” (ballet shoes)Tuesday 5:15 Crea. Move. Class; 9:00 Macon Campers
  2. “River Flows In You”- Thursday 6:30 Intermediate Ballet Class
  3. “Supercalifragilistic”- Peyton Cordray Solo
  4. “America”- Thursday 8:15 Senior Lyrical/Contemporary
  5. “Rockin’ Robin” (tap shoes)– Tuesday 4:30 Intro. To TAP CATS
  6. “For Good”- Mikaela Schlueter Solo
  7. “Footloose” (jazz shoes)Tuesday 6:50 PIM 4/5 Class
  8. “Twist Your Frown Upside Down”- Delaney Banner Solo
  9. “Sugar Plum Fairy”- Thursday 7:20 Advanced Ballet/Pointe Class
  10. “Let’s Get Loud”- Allie Yoder Solo
  11. “Walking On Sunshine”- Lily Partin Solo
  12. “If You’re Happy and You Know It” (ballet shoes)Monday 5:05, Tuesday 5:15 and Thursday 5:15 Creative Movement/Pre-Dance Classes
  13. “Vacation”- Tuesday 4:15 Youth Hip Hop Class
  14. “What a Feeling”- Tuesday 7:40 PIM 6/7 Class students who were PIM 6’s in the Spring
  15. “Don Quixote”- Kate Marshall Solo
  16. “Music, Music, Music” (tap shoes) Monday 5:45 Int.-Adv. Creative Movement/Pre-Dance Class
  17. “Hold My Hand”- Emma Stanley Solo
  18. “Knocking On Heaven’s Door” (jazz shoes)Kirksville 5:30 and Kirksville 7:30 Dance Intensive Students
  19. “Blessing” (ballet shoes)Monday 6:30 PIM 2/3 Class students who were PIM 2’s in the Spring Showcase; Eva Sterup & Kirksville 1:15 Dance Intensive Students who were PIM 2’s in the Spring
  20. “Surfin’ in the USA” (tap shoes)Thursday 4:35 TAP CATS ¾ Class
  21. “Home”- Millie Scruggs Solo
  22. “Pocket Full of Sunshine” (tap shoes)TAP CATS 1/2
  23. “Classic Ballet”- Monday 4:00 Youth Ballet Class
  24. “Take It to the Floor”- Tuesday 8:30 Senior Hip Hop Class
  25. “Mack the Knife”- Jacob Carriker Solo
  26. “Waltz of the Dolls”- Morgan Mullock Solo
  27. “Sunshine and Summer Time” (jazz or ballet shoes)Tuesday 5:55 PIM 1 Class; 1:00 Macon Dance Campers
  28. “Color Blind”- Taylor Henness
  29. “Summertime Jazz” (jazz shoes)Kirksville 3:30 Dance Intensive Students
  30. “Not About Angels”- Cynthia Willcox Solo
  31. “Listen . .. “ (ballet shoes) Monday 5:05 and Thursday 5:15 Creative Movement/Pre-Dance Classes; Macy Cleaver, Maggie Athon; 9:00 Macon Dance Campers
  32. “When I Met You In the Summer”- Tuesday 7:40 PIM 6/7 Class
  33. “Heal the World”- Tuesday 6:50 PIM 4/5 students who were in PIM 4 this spring; Kirksville 3:30 and 5:30 Dance Intensive Students who were PIM 4’s in the Spring Showcase
  34. “Singin’ In the Rain”- Daniel Marshall solo
  35. “Dance, Dance”-Monday 5:45 Int.-Adv. Creative Movement/Pre-Dance Class, Ansley Jackman, and Macon 1:00 Dance Camp
  36. “Go Light the World”- Rachel Case Solo
  37. “Four Swans”- Thursday 7:20 Advanced Ballet/Pointe Class
  38. “Guns and Ships”- Sydney Graves
  39. “Spice Up Your Life”- Monday 6:30 PIM 2/3 and Kirksville 1:15 Summer Dance Intensive students
  40. “Gravity”- Randall Chambers Solo
  41. “Surf’s Up” (jazz shoes)Thursday 5:45 Junior Lyrical/Contemporary Class
  42. “How Will I Know?”- Tuesday 7:40 PIM 6/7 Class students who were in PIM 7 in the Spring Showcase
  43. 2016 Halftime Routine- All Dance Campers

FINAL 5:30/7:30 PM MACON STUDIO ORDER OF SHOW/COSTUMING

Click here for the Macon 5:30 and 7:30 show order of show and costuming

Spring Showcase Costume Fees and Important Dates

    The following is important advanced information regarding the upcoming 30th Annual Spring Showcase that you should retain for future reference (the costume fee amounts, which are the same as the past several years, and the costume payment deadline date are IN GREEN immediately below because they are the most urgent at this time):

COSTUME FEES (costume fee payment final deadline date is Thursday, April 21 – EARLIER PAYMENT is most appreciated!!
Keep in mind you can now go online at dancestudioofkirksville.com and pay with your credit card through PAY PAL):
*PLEASE PAY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BECAUSE ALL COSTUMES HAVE BEEN ORDERED AND PAID FOR AND MOST ARE
READY FOR DISTRIBUTION; ALL COSTUMING CHARGES FOR OUR STUDIOS ARE ON OUR CREDIT CARD, THANK YOU!!
All PEOPLE IN MOTION Classes:  $49.50 plus shipping and sales tax = $59.50
Mon. 5:15, Wed. 3:15 and Wed. 5:00 “pinks”; Wed. 5:35 “whites”:
$39.50 plus shipping and sales tax = $47.50
Mon. 3:40 and Thurs. 8:35 Musical Theater: 
$37.50 plus shipping and sales tax = $44.50
Tues. 3:45 “For Boys Only”; All Hip Hop Classes: 
$29.50 plus shipping and sales tax = $34.50
Thurs. 3:50 Dance Team Prep:  rental of $14.50
Wed. 4:00 Youth Ballet, Wed. 7:40 Int. Ballet, Thurs. 7:35 Advanced Ballet:
rental of
$12.50
All TAP CATS; Thurs. 3:50 Dance Team Prep:  No fee
Tues. 8:05 LEAPS & TURNS:  N/A
 

IMPORTANT DATES:
April 4-7 – Spring Showcase ticket order forms will be distributed in classes
Thursday, April 21 Costume fee payment deadline date and last date to submit ticket order form to ensure unlimited numbers of tickets
Monday, May 2 PHOTO DAY (detailed information will be handed out later)
Saturday morning, May 7 REHEARSAL at Middle School Auditorium (you need to attend rehearsal – detailed schedule will follow)
Saturday evening, May 7 Annual Spring Showcase at Kirksville Middle School Auditorium (Baldwin Auditorium on the Truman State
University campus is not available after mid-April for non-campus events)
Early Show for Mon. 5:15, Wed. 3:15 & Wed. 5:00 ‘Pinks”; Wed. 6:15 PIM 1 & Tues. 5:05 PIM 2 Classes; TAP CATS 1 Class;
and Tues. 5:50 Hippity Hop Class begins at 5:30 p.m (dancers arrive at 5:15 p.m.; doors open at 5:05 p.m.)
Later Show for all classes not specified in the Early Show immediately above begins at 7:30 p.m. (dancers arrive at7:15 p.m.;
doors open at 7:05 p.m.) – note: the Wed. 5:35 Int.-Adv. Pre-Dance Class is performing in the first half of the later show.
BOTH SHOWS for Mon. 8:00 PIM 7, Mon. 6:35 TAP CATS 4, Mon. 7:10 Adv. Hip Hop; Thurs. 8:35 Musical Theater Classes
(see arrival and performance times above)

TICKETS:
All tickets to the performance will again be $5 (children age 3 and under are free; there is no limit to the number of tickets you can order if
your ticket order form is received by Thursday, April 21; after that date, there will be a limit based upon remaining availability)

CLASS ATTENDANCE:
Please be sure that your students get to all remaining classes to ensure they learn the dance(s) they are performing (if a student has
missed too many classes and does not know their dance(s), we would not want to put them in an uncomfortable performance situation).

Finally, I want to personally thank you for the commitment you have demonstrated to your students and the Studio throughout the year.  Our Studio truly has the best parents and a family atmosphere second to none

2015 Truman Homecoming Parade

We are entry #25 in the 2015 Truman Homecoming Parade this Saturday, October 10. 

28th Annual Winter Performance Saturday, January 31, 2015

THE DANCE STUDIO’S 28th Annual Winter Performance is this Saturday (Minis- at 5:30 p.m., main show at 7:30 p.m.) and will feature some of the most fantastic dancing ever performed by local dancers, including TAP CATS 4’s “Sing, Sing, Sing!

 

 

PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Highlight of the Truman Homecoming Parade

PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Highlight of the Truman Homecoming Parade.  The People In Motion Dancers, ages 6 to 18, rocked the Truman State University Homecoming Parade.  Once again, parade officials called our dancers one of the real highlights of the 2014 parade.

 

ALICIA HUNSAKER selected as 2014 Kirksville High School Homecoming Queen

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ALICIA HUNSAKER, student at THE DANCE STUDIO for the past 14 years (since her first class as a 4-year-old “pink”) was selected as 2014 Kirksville High School Homecoming Queen.  Congratulations to all of this year’s Homecoming Court, including Lara Benson, also a long-time student at THE DANCE STUDIO.  Read about Alicia’s dance achievements and goals at the KIRKSVILLE DAILY EXPRESS.