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Need Teens to Work Recital

Do any of you have older siblings or friends who might like to have some responsibility during our show?  We need a few reliable teens (experience with young children a plus!) to help with backstage and/or in-the-auditorium jobs.

Please email Ms. Ann at

Thank you!

Arrival time for rehearsal

Doors open at 8:00 am.  Members of the set up team, and anyone else who wants to get there early, arrive at that time.

Connally High School, 13212 N. Lamar, Austin, 78753

Here’s the order for rehearsal, and the corresponding arrival time for your class:

Love Rocks (80s Medley), 8:15

Dream a Little Dream, 8:22

All Together Now, 8:30

Let It Be,  (will already be there)

She Loves You, 8:45

Poetry in Motion, 8:52

Every Day, 9:00

‘A’ You’re Adorable, 9:07

Jungle Drum,  (will already be there)

Bethena, 9:22

Ain’t She Sweet, 9:30

Rainbow Connection, 9:37

ABC, 9:45

Swing Italiano, (will already be there)

Penny a Kiss, 10:00

Love Will Keep Us Together, 10:07

We’re Going to be Friends, 10:15

Getting to Know You, 10:22

Count on Me,  (will already be there)

Baby Bumble Bees, 10:37

Rehearsal should be over about 11:00, and the curtain closes.  Show begins 11:30 sharp.


Registration for Summer Classes has Started!

Ms. Ann will be teaching three weekly classes this summer, on Tuesday afternoon/evenings.

Preschool Combo classes are offered at 3:45 for ages 3-4, and at 4:45 for ages 4 – 5.  And then we offer a Ballet/Tap I class for ages 5 and up at 6:00.

Because the schedule is so limited, these classes fill up quickly!  Register now.

This is a fine way to continue a dancer’s education over summer.  And it’s also a wonderful way for those new to our program to try dance for several weeks before committing to the school year, so tell your friends!

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


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.



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 .

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
* 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

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

Recital Video is Here!

Here are links to the recital videos.

Absent Minded Mice:
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy:
I Feel Pretty:
Rock a Tot:
Bigger Isn’t Better:
Oh What a Beautiful Morning:
Le Jazz Hot:
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go:
Shake a Leg:
A Perfect Day:
Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride:
Dinosaur Rock & Roll:
All the Fishes Were Dancing:
Deep in the Heart of Texas:
Can’t Stop the Feeling:

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!