All posts by Ann Powell

Back To Dance Event Saturday 1-4 pm

Our annual Back to Dance event is Saturday, 1-4 pm at the Pflugerville Recreation Center, upstairs in the dance room.

We will have used tap and ballet shoes for sale and trade, new ballet shoes and tights, dance wear and hand made bun covers.

Bring your still good, but outgrown dance shoes so others can wear them. Dance can be expensive, and children outgrow their dance shoes in the blink of an eye. Our shoe program helps us all keep the costs low.

See you there!

New Afternoon 3-5 year old class

Due to demand, we have added an afternoon class for 3-5 year olds on Wednesdays at 2:30. We have made this a short session class – you sign up for 7 weeks at a time. We will have four short sessions over the course of the school year. The classes change and skills build, just like the regular school year sessions.

So, if the morning 3-4 year old classes don’t work for your schedule, perhaps this new Wednesday 2:30 class will!

Adult Tap Classes at Pflugerville Recreation Center

Hi, I just want to make sure everyone knows about our fabulous adult tap classes, held at the Pflguerville Rectration Center.

We offer a daytime class Mondays at 1:30, and an evening class Thursdays at 7:30. Eight weeks are only $48.

These classes are energizing and give both your body and your mind a workout!

Adult classes start August 28. The short sessions continue through the school year, and culminate in an optional performance in May. The audience LOVED the adult tappers in recital this year!

Registration starts Aug 2 at 8am. Sign up soon, because Adult tap often sells out! Registration can be done in person at the rec center, or online at pflugvilletx.gov/classes .

Dance Registration Starts Wednesday Aug 2 at 8am

Carnival of the Arts welcomes you to a new year of high quality, affordable dance classes held at the Pflugerville Recreation Center! Registration starts this Wednesday, August 2 at 8 am. Classes sometimes fill quickly, so register soon.

Weekly Class Schedule 2017 – 2018

Music & Movement 2 – 5 years 45 minutes Mon 9:30
Pre-Ballet/Tap 3 – 4 years 1 hour Mon 10:45, Wed 11:00
Pre-Ballet/Tap 4 – 5 years 1 hour Mon 11:45, Wed 9:45, Thurs 3:45
Ballet/Tap I 5 – 7 years 1 hour Tues 6:00, Wed 3:30, Thurs 2:30
Ballet/Tap II 6 – 8 years 1 hour Thurs 4:45
Ballet/Tap/Jazz III 7 yrs and up 2 hours Tues 3:45
Ballet/Tap/Jazz IV 8 yrs and up 2 hours Wed 4:30

Ages are as of Sept 1, 2017, and are guidelines. Please see teacher for class placement.

Tuition for the entire school-year session:
45 minutes to 1 hour per week $262 That’s about $30 a month for a one hour class.
Two hours per week $416 That’s about $46 a month for TWO hours!

* 10% Discount if paid in full at registration and by Sept 2
-or-
* One half due at registration by Sept 2, one half due by Nov 4 (after Nov 4, Late Fees will be applied).
That’s how these awesome classes are offered so inexpensively!

Comparable classes in the area are often $60 a month for a one hour a week class – that’s $540 for the school year. Two hour classes are often $100 per month. Add in $50 for registration, $65 for the costume, and another $50 for the recital fee, and you can easily spend $700 – $1000 in one school year for dance classes.

Classes will be held Sept 5 to May 18.

For information about classes, or questions about placement, please contact Ms. Ann at 512-669-5678 (text) or email DanceWithMsAnn@gmail.com.

Register in person at the rec center, or online at pflugervilletx.gov/classes. The rec center’s phone number is 512-990-6350.

Recital Video is Here!

Here are links to the recital videos.

Allgero: https://vimeo.com/217893265/344ff55d1a
Absent Minded Mice: https://vimeo.com/217893286/015419b8b1
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy: https://vimeo.com/217893306/046a46545e
I Feel Pretty: https://vimeo.com/217893344/a7d183fa55
Rock a Tot: https://vimeo.com/217893367/4f86e7ff7a
Bigger Isn’t Better: https://vimeo.com/217893379/f1697838d3
Oh What a Beautiful Morning: https://vimeo.com/217893395/deca4acb70
Le Jazz Hot: https://vimeo.com/217893426/8d17960a96
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go: https://vimeo.com/217893457/7fe76866a9
Shake a Leg: https://vimeo.com/217893478/f94596117c
A Perfect Day: https://vimeo.com/217893499/a08ac03317
Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride: https://vimeo.com/217893527/e0756a7483
Dinosaur Rock & Roll: https://vimeo.com/217893558/9b82d9dbdf
All the Fishes Were Dancing:https://vimeo.com/217893567/66b1df695f
Deep in the Heart of Texas: https://vimeo.com/217893589/be1ed5c4cc
Can’t Stop the Feeling: https://vimeo.com/217893607/fad790d7a4

Wow, the dancers did so well! Even the younger ones seemed to be having a good time. I’m so proud of all our performers!

Come in Dance Costume this week for Photos

Wow, great job everyone! Recital was terrific.

Remember to have your dancer wear their tights and costume, and their hair like recital (but no stage make-up) to class this week. And bring your camera! We’re having class and individual photos.

Also, be sure to bring a change of clothes for your dancer, the costume garment bag and hanger.

See you in class this week!

Recital Saturday Morning!

Our recital will be held at the Manor High School Performing Arts Center. The school is at 12700 Gregg Manor Rd, Manor, TX 78653. From Pflugerville, I usually take TX45/130 south, then turn east (left) on 290, then left on Gregg Manor Road, and the school is on your left. The performing arts center is the tallest part of the complex.

Performers start arriving at a little before 9:00; see list below for specific arrival times. Tell guests that the show starts at 11:30 and should be over by 12:45.

Check the front pocket of your dancer’s costume bag for details (hair, make-up, costume).

Rehearsal Arrival Times:

Allegro 8:50
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy 8:55
I Feel Pretty 9:00
Rock a Tot 9:05
Bigger Isn’t Better 9:15
Oh what a Beautiful Morning 9:20
A Perfect Day 9:35
Shake a Leg 9:40
Dinosaur Rock & Roll 9:55
All the Fishes Were Dancing 10:00
Deep In the Heart of Texas 10:10
Absent Minded Mice 10:25
Le Jazz Hot 10:30

Please be on time for your rehearsal. We may not be able to hold rehearsal, if you are late. And, especially if there is any partnering with other dancers (such as trading dots, forming a circle or figure 8), it really isn’t fair to the other dancers if some are absent from dress rehearsal.

See you all there!

Dance Program Recital Newsletter

Our recital this year will be held on Saturday May 13, morning. Rehearsal starts at 9:00. Then there will be a short break – a great time to check your dancer’s costume, hair and make-up and see if they need to potty. Then the show starts at 11:30 am, so tell guests to arrive before then.

Our recital will be held at the Manor High School Performing Arts Center. The school is at 12700 Gregg Manor Rd, Manor, TX 78653. From Pflugerville, I usually take TX45/130 south, then turn east (left) on 290, then left on Gregg Manor Road, and the school is on your left. The performing arts center is the tallest part of the complex.

Another way to get there, from the rec center, take Immanuel Road south until it ends at Howard Lane, then take a left. Go east on Howard Lane, then under Highway 130, then turn left onto the northbound service road, which is also called Gregg Manor Road. Then the road takes a turn to the right, away from the highway. Take Gregg Manor Road all the way to Hill Lane, just past Manor High School. The performing arts center is the tallest part of the complex, in the southwest corner.

Attendance is very important these last few weeks. We will be passing out costumes and tights, confirming hairstyles and make-up selections and going over details in classes, so everyone please try to be there and be on time.

Dance Classes Resume Tues Jan 3, Make-ups, Recital Date

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season.

Dance classes resume on Tuesday January 3.

I encourage make-ups, and if your dancer has missed any classes, now would be a good time to do a make-up class. When we get closer to recital, make-ups become more problematic, since we will be working on specific dances for each class, and the student doing the make-up won’t know the class dance.

Mark your calendars! Our recital is Saturday May 13. Rehearsal and recital will both be on the same day, and we’ll be done by about 1:00pm.

I look forward to seeing everyone, starting on Tuesday.