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Important: Possible change to rehearsal date!

Greetings, dance families! Thank you for taking the time to read about this proposed change to the rehearsal date.

We’ve had a large number of dancers inform us that they will be unable to attend rehearsal on the evening of Thursday, May 16. In addition, we were recently informed that Connally’s auditorium is now available on Friday evening (May 17, the date we had originally tried to book for rehearsal).

We are considering switching the rehearsal for recital to the evening of Friday, May 17 (instead of Thursday, May 16). This will not only accommodate the large number of people who have Thursday preschool graduation, but will also allow our dancers to have their rehearsal closer to the time of the performance.

Please let us know as soon as possible if your dancer(s) is UNABLE to attend rehearsal on the evening of Friday, May 17.

Thanks for your understanding as we try to accommodate the greatest possible number of dancers.

Correction about Summer Camp Registration

Registration for our Jump Rope, Moana and Princess camps begins Monday April 1, online or in-person.

Details about our Advanced Dance Camp coming soon!

Dates for the camps:

June 10 – 14, Jump Rope Camp

June 24 – 28, Princess Camp

July 8 – 12, Camp Moana

July 29 – Aug 2, Intermediate/Advanced Dance Camp


Dance Camp Registration Starts Saturday

Registration for summer Dance Camps starts Saturday March 30!  Register soon to assure your place – these camps sell out, sometimes very quickly.

June 10 – 14. Jump Rope & Classic Games.  Ages 6 – 9.  Come jump in!  Learn individual, long rope and Double Dutch skills, play four square and other active games, and explore the intricacies of string figures.  Campers get to keep a jump rope and some fun crafts.  Campers wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes.  Bring a water bottle and lunch.

Camp time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


June 24 – 28.  Princess Camp.  Ages 4 – 6.  Royalty reigns!  Crafts, movement, music and make-believe in a regal three and a half hour camp.  Campers wear stretch clothing, ballet & tap shoes.  Bring a water bottle and lunch.

Camp time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


July 8 – 12. Camp Moana.  Ages 4 – 6.  Aloha! Dance (hula, ballet, and tap), crafts, music and make-believe in a tropical three and a half hour camp.  Campers wear stretch clothing, ballet & tap shoes.  Bring a water bottle and lunch.

Camp time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Camps are $115, with a $15 discount for second camp.

Recital and Rehearsal Dates

Just a reminder about our upcoming important dates.


Our Dress Rehearsal will be Thursday May 16, 2019, after school hours.  We’ll go basically in age order, youngest first.


Recital will be Saturday May 18, 2019.  We’ll have two shows, 10:00 am, and 11:30 am.   Most classes will be in one show, with our Level III and Level IV classes performing in both shows.

More details coming soon!


Family Observation Week

This week, December 17 to 20, our dance families are invited to sit in on your child’s class.  Are your parents or in-laws in town for the holidays?  Have them come and watch your dancer’s class.  They’ll enjoy it, and your dancer will enjoy it, too.


Ms. Kat’s Tues & Wed Dance Classes Canceled This Week

The following classes are canceled for this week:

Tuesday 3:45 Level III

Tuesday 6:00 Level II

Wednesday 3:45 Level IV

Wednesday 5:30 Level I

Ms. Kat is out of state to be with her grandfather who is about to undergo heart valve transplant surgery.  Ms. Ann can’t substitute for Ms. Kat because she fell (and another dancer fell on top of her) and is injured.  Ms. Mary is recently deceased.  Ms. Ryia is not available.  And those lovely guest teachers we had over summer who were all majoring in dance…   they all have finals this week.

Fortunately, our school year session of dance classes has a built-in extra week – we usually use it to make up for bad weather days.  For the Wednesday classes that had class canceled last week due to the National Day of Mourning, we will do a make-up class in the spring, probably on a Saturday afternoon.

Life has been rather intense lately.  Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and continued support.



Very Sad News

I have some very sad news.  Ms. Mary Ochoa, our former teacher, was tragically killed in a car crash on Thanksgiving Day.  Her husband was seriously injured.  Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers, and hold your dear ones tight for just a moment.

I hate to break the news in this rather impersonal manner, but I thought it would be better for those of you who knew Ms. Mary to speak to your child in a way that is appropriate for them, rather than for them to hear about it some other way.

You may remember Ms. Mary’s performance to “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride” at recital a couple years ago.  She was a talented dancer & actor,  and a loving teacher.

She is dearly loved, and will be remembered fondly.