Important Dates

April 24-27: Recital Info Meetings
May 4: Daddy Daughter Practices Begin
May 9 & 11: Grace Dance Company Drop In Days
May 12: All Cast Rehearsal (@ GYDA)
June 6: All Cast Rehearsal (@ GYDA)
June 7: Picture Date (@ GYDA)
June 8: Dress Rehearsal (@ Belleville West High School)
June 10: Recital (@Belleville West High School)

Daddy Daughter Dance: Calling all dancing daughters + dads! We are bringing back the Daddy Daughter Dance this year! We are offering a Daddy Daughter Dance opportunity in both themed recitals this year! Our younger recital dancers who are in a Tippy Toes, Tutus for Tots, or Kidlets class are invited to join us for a sweet dance routine and 5 “dates” with dad to learn the routine. Our Mary Poppins dancers (all classes) are invited to learn an upbeat and fun routine that the audience is sure to love over the course of their own 5 “dates”! Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dads will meet every Thursday from May 4-June 1 st from 7-7:30pm and dads of Mary Poppins dancers will meet every Thursday from May 4-June 1 st from 7:30-8pm. The cost is $30/family for the first show and if your family is split between both shows there is an extra $15 charge per family. We welcome dads OR Father figures as we know dads aren’t always present or able to make it. Sisters can share dad. Sign Up via the Google Form sent with this newsletter.

Grace Dance Company: Our 7th competitive season is coming to a close! If your dancer will be 8 or older by September 1 and is interested in competing with us, we invite you to join us to take our company classes for free on May 9 and 11. Tuesday May 9 we will have company jazz from 7:30-8:30pm and Thursday May 11 we have company ballet technique from 7:15-8:15pm. These two days are for serious dancers only please.

All Cast Rehearsals: Prior to dress rehearsal and recital we have two mandatory All Cast Rehearsals for each show. All Cast Rehearsals are a complete run through of our show, in order. This is a great opportunity for dancers to view other routines and to get a feel for the time they have between dances. This is also the time Ms. Abby looks at each routine to see of changes or improvements to be made.

  • Dress Code for these rehearsals for girls is a black leotard, white tights, optional skirt, and hair in a bun and for boys is black shorts or athletic pants and a white shirt.
  • Oh The Places You’ll Go dancers should bring their shoes in a gallon sized Ziploc bag with their name on it.
  • Mary Poppins dancers should clean out their dance bags and only bring what is necessary to this rehearsal. Dancers should bring appropriate shoes for their recital routines.
  • Parents of Tiny Dancers are the only parents permitted to wait at the studio during rehearsal. All other parents need to drop off and pick up at the scheduled time.

Below is the schedule

  • Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
  • Mary Poppins
  • Variety Show
  • May 12th
  • 5-6pm (Superstar Room)
  • 5-7pm (Dazzler Room)
  • 7-8:30pm (Dazzler Room)
  • June 6th
  • 5-6pm (Superstar Room)
  • 5-7pm (Dazzler Room)
  • 7-8:30pm (Dazzler Room)

Recital Class Meetings: We are having all parents come to their dancer’s class the week of April 24-27 to learn all of the recital details. Ms. Katie will have guidelines for each class and will review this information with you in the waiting room after the start of your dancer’s class. You may come in to watch your dancer’s class after this meeting is over, or leave until your child’s class ends.

Recital Shirts/Tights/Flowers: Orders for tights & recital t-shirts will be via Google Form—look for this in your email! We will specify tight color in our recital packet (and remind you in the order form). Both Oh The Places You’ll Go & Mary Poppins will be on the same shirt, which will be a mint green color. All recital dancer’s names will be listed on the back, separated by class. You may pay in studio or online.