All posts by Ann Powell

Will There Be Dance Class Tomorrow? How to Tell.

It’s a lovely day right now, but Central Texas is expecting a winter storm on Tuesday.  Will we have dance class?  Here’s how to tell.

We generally follow Pflugerville ISD.  If Pflugerville schools get a snow day, we do too, (with rare exceptions).  If they start late, so does dance.

If we do cancel class because of bad weather, we will schedule a make-up class later in the year, probably on a Saturday afternoon.

So, keep an eye on the Pflugerville ISD website:

www.pfisd.net

Dance Classes Start Monday January 8

I hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year!

Just a quick reminder.  In general, our dance classes follow the Pflugerville ISD school year calendar, with a few exceptions.  Monday Jan 8 is one of those exceptions.  The school has a student holiday, but we’re going to go ahead and start dance classes.

If your dancer has missed any, I encourage make-up classes.  Pick a class that is the same age/level or slightly younger, and just show up!

Other important dates for the winter and spring:

Monday January 15, no class for MLK day

Monday Feb 19, no class for Presidents day

March 12 – 16,  no class for Spring Break

I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Ms. Ann

 

Our Ms. Ryia Dances in Nutcracker!

Our vary own Ms. Ryia is dancing in a local production of The Nutcracker on Saturday December 9, at 4:00 pm, at the Hutto High School Performing Arts Center, 101 FM 685, Hutto, TX.

This is a child-friendly event and is produced by Round Rock Reperatory Dance Centre. Call for tickets at 512-255-1177 or purchase online at

rrrdcnutcracker.brownpapertickets.com

 

 

 

Wonderful Piano Teacher offers Preschool Class

Dear Parents,

 

I have a special announcement! Mindy Rawlinson, a local piano teacher, teaches a fun music class for preschoolers called Music Fun Safari. The class teaches rhythm, tonality, and other music fundamentals through games and fun lessons themed around the animals kids might encounter on a real safari.

 

If you’re interested in learning more, you can call or text Mindy at (512) 796-6128, or visit http://mindyrawlinson.com/ready-for-piano-lessons/.

 

She’s also offering an Early Enrollment discount if you sign up by Saturday, December 2nd–$25 off the first month’s tuition! That’s a pretty great deal.

 

If you know that music lessons will be a part of your child’s future, I urge you to take a closer look at this program.

 

Thanks,

Ms. Ann

 

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!