HAVE YOU HEARD THE BIG NEWS?! WE MOVED!!!
THAT’S RIGHT! WE ARE IN OUR NEW LOCATION AND LOVING IT!!!
YOU CAN NOW FIND US AT: 3117 RT 38 West SUITE 100 MT LAUREL
We are next to the Dollar Tree in the Aldi Shopping (just a hop, skip and a leap away from our old location)
IF YOU ARE USING GPS: please use this address 3115 Rt 38 West Mt Laurel NJ 08054
MARCH NEWSLETTER 2019
- DANCERS OF THE MONTH
- Staff Birthdays
- SPIRIT WEEK
- DAWN BAZEMORE CONTEMPORARY WORKSHOP!
- Recital T-shirt, Tights & DVD Order
- PRODUCTION AUDITIONS!!!
- Summer Classes
- Don’t Forget: Recital Order Form Due March 25th!!!
Congrats FEBRUARY Dancers of the Month : CONGRATULATIONS to all dancers who received DANCER OF THE MONTH for the month of JANUARY!! Make sure to check them out on our TV in the studio lobby!
Ms. Mea : PAIGE REECE – TS 4/5 TUES Ms. Allison : ACRO ADVANCED CLASS
Ms. Cait : QUINN LEAK- TAP 4 Ms. Casey : PAIGE BUDDENBAUM – BALLET TECH BEG
Ms. Bridget : SOPHIA IOLI – BALLET 5/6 Ms. Hailey : JOCELYN WAETZMAN – JAZZ 2 MONDAY
Ms. Laura : AVERY REALE – MUSICAL THEATRE INT. Ms. Kayla : PIERRE OLIVIERI : TOT HOP SATURDAY
Mr. Ricky : VIVIANNA JONES – HIP HOP 2/3 Mr. Craig : ALYSSA STRAILE – MODERN INT
Ms. Erika : ELLA WANG – BALLET 2 MONDAY Ms. Janelle : EMILY MASTON – TAP 3/4
Staff Birthdays…We’d like to wish our Pisces: Miss Mea (3/15) and Miss Bridget (3/27) a very Happy Birthday!
SPIRIT WEEK!!!…Have you heard about SPIRIT WEEK and our contest?! We’re holding SPIRIT WEEK at the dance studio from March 4th – March 9th. We will pick a winning class for each day that we hold spirit week! Winners will be chosen and announced on March 11th. Winners will receive a special prize! Here’s our Spirit Week info:
Monday March 4th: “DX Spirit Monday” Get into the DX spirit and wear all of your DX apparel to dance!
Tuesday March 5th: “PJ Tuesday” Wear your pjs to dance! (don’t forget to wear or bring your dance attire in case you get too hot)
Wednesday March 6th: “Wacky Wednesday” Dress up in your wackiest outfit to dance!
Thursday March 7th: “Fun In the Sun” Help us celebrate the release of Summer of Schedule! Dress in your best summer gear!
Saturday March 9th: “Tutu Cute Saturday” All dancers can wear their favorite tutu to dance class!
DAWN BAZEMORE CONTEMPORARY WORKSHOP!…Come join us for a contemporary workshop with Dawn Bazemore on March 16th from 1:30-3:30pm!
Dawn Marie Bazemore, Rowan Dance faculty member and Artistic Director of Dawn Marie Bazemore|#dbdanceproject, is offering Master Classes during Women’s History Month as part of the Breaking The Glass Ceiling : A Celebration of Women in Choreography festival, presented by the Marie Rader Series at Rowan University. Bazemore, is a performer, choreographer and teaching artist, as well as a former member of Philadanco, and has been commissioned to choreograph numerous ballets for the company. Her recent work, The Browder Project, is a contemporary piece inspired by the experiences of Kalief Browder who, at 16 years of age, was falsely arrested and forced to spend three years in one of the worst juvenile detention facilities on Rikers Island. The work explores the inherent racial bias that exists in our criminal justice system as well as the catastrophic mental effects of solitary confinement.
All participants are entitled to a complimentary ticket to Dawn Bazemore’s showcase on March 28th, which includes a pre-performance reception in the lobby beginning at 6pm!
**This workshop is for ages 7 and up ($15 per person). **This workshop is open to the public! CLICK HERE to register today!
Recital Tshirt,Tights & DVD Order…Miss Mea must be crazy…recital t-shirts already?! Yup! You got it! We are ordering our t-shirts early so this way the kids can wear the shirts for a longer period of time in anticipation of the recital. I know our students look forward to these shirts every year. Every year we design a special t-shirt for the students of Dance Xperience to wear proudly. The shirt design includes the entire student list on the back. Kids love finding their names on the shirts and it’s a wonderful keepsake! Students wear them to sleep in, play in, a cover-up at the pool and they also love wearing them to school to show they are a part of something special. And just like last year, we will be holding a contest so be on the lookout for contest details closer to June…Please fill out a Recital Order Form below if you’d like a t-shirt, tights or DVD & submit it in NO LATER THAN MARCH 25TH! Orders will not be taken after this date so we can place our order with the t-shirt, tight & DVD company. A picture of what the t-shirt will look like will be available as soon as we get the artwork back from the company.
As a service to you, we order tights every year so you don’t have to go out on a search for dance tights. It’s nice to watch a performance when the whole package is put together: hair, make-up, shoes and tights. It gives a nice, clean and uniform appearance. We like to have our students in the same color/style tights to achieve this goal. You do not have to order tights through us. This is merely a service we provide.
As another service for you, we have a professional videographer who handles our Recital DVD. Although you are allowed to video and take photos during the dress rehearsal you are NOT allowed to video or take photos of any sort during the recital. During the dress rehearsal we are working on the technical things like lights, sound and spacing and a lot of the times the teacher is in front of the stage making sure everything looks great. Every family that participates in the recital will get a link for the Recital videos that you can share with friends and family! If you would like to also have the DVD in disc form you may do so.
Production Auditions…What is Production? In the 2:30pm & 6pm Recital, students perform a production which is a big dance number at the end of the recital (kind of like a finale). Students in Level I classes and up are able to participate in our Production. You will be receiving an email soon about the production auditions and what it’s all about (auditions are Wednesday, April 10th 7:30-8:30PM). Every year we choose a different theme. HAVE YOU BEEN SEEING OUR PRODUCTION CLUES ON FACEBOOK? Have any guesses?!?!?! The big reveal is coming TOMORROW via FACEBOOK!!! Please note that when you audition, you are stating that you can make ALL rehearsals. (A rehearsal schedule will be ready BEFORE the audition.) The production is performed in both the 2:30pm and 6pm shows. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT AUDITIONS!
DXC…Please wish our company dancers luck while we gear up for our next competitions of the season: STEP UP 2 DANCE and THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! Results from out last competition are posted. We are very excited for our next competition! We know these dancers will do a phenomenal job!
Summer Classes…Class space is limited so please sign up early! If you did not receive your summer schedule copy during parent observation week, we have schedules in the lobby for you to take home. Dancers who attend summer programs tend to keep or increase their flexibility, solidify and enhance dance techniques and also keep their muscle memory working in good condition! Dancers also get a “leg up” on the next level when taking Summer classes and camps. We’ve already started planning our lessons and choreo for these camps! So exciting!
Happy St Patricks Day and Happy Spring!!!
We hope this month brings you much luck, love and warmer weather!