Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February Newsletter

February Newsletter

Schedule Changes – We would like to thank everyone for their flexibility and understanding with the recent schedule changes. We are excited to be able to offer some additional classes. Please visit the website (www.sundancestudiosphoenix.blogspot.com) to see the most current schedule.

Winter Recital DVD – We are very proud of all the dancers that danced their hearts out at the Winter Recital. Everyone did such a great job! The DVDs take roughly 4 weeks. You will be receiving an email once they are here. 

Summer Recital (July 14th) CostumesHard to believe there are only 168 days until the next recital. Costume fees will be pulled on March 1st to ensure all costumes arrive in time for picture week and recital. Costume fees are $65 ($85 for Hip Hop costumes) and $25 for the recital fee. Please note if you pre-ordered your costume you will only owe the $25 recital fee.

Add On Class Offer EXTENDEDWe have extended the Add On Class Offer (add1 class to your current schedule for $25, add on 2 for an additional $40) until Feb 10th. Please let us know if you would like to take advantage of this offer.

StaceyJ Hip Hop ClassStaceyJ will be choreographing the routines for the July recital. The 24th St class is Fri Feb 3rd from 7-9pm. The 75th Ave class is Fri Feb 10th from 5-7pm.

Competition TeamsThe competition season is underway. Come and show your Sundance Studios support. The next competition is Feb 10-12 at Pinnacle High School. We will also be taking a trip on a Caribbean Cruise during summer break!

Lobby AdditionThere is now a TV in the 24th St location that is running ads at our location as well as others throughout the valley. Ask if you have any questions.

Tuition ReminderALL tuition, regardless of payment type, is due on the 1st of the month. All payments received after the 1st will be charged a $25 late fee.

Website – The most updated information is posted on the website (www.sundancestudiosphoenix.blogspot.com). Please make sure you are checking it regularly. We also have the Dance and Zumba schedules as well as the Handbook posted.

“Like” us! – Sundance Studios is now on Facebook. Like us for your chance at a dance prize… https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sundance-Studios-LLC/246744892031022

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Congrats to our Competition Teams on their first competition yesterday. They did great coming home with multiple awards including Category Award (The Climb), 4th Overall Award (Forget You) and Judges Choice Award (Hip Hip Chin Chin). Way to kick off the season girls!!
Now onto the next and its coming up fast...Feb 10-12 at Pinnicale High School...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Add on class offer!

DON'T FORGET...add a class to your current dance schedule for only an additional $25, add two classes for $40!! Dancer must be enrolled by Jan 31st. This special pricing runs through July 2012. Act now, spaces are filling up fast!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Open on MLK Jr Day

The 24th St studios is open today, January 16th for classes. See you there!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012 Winter Recital

The 2012 Winter Recital was quite the success!! The dancers pulled out all the stops and did an AMAZING job! It is great to see the excitement on their faces backstage as they anticipate their time on stage...all the hard work is worth it.

Thank you so much to all the people that helped out backstage, we honestly couldn't do it without you! A special Thank You to Darius Perry, our MC for the night. And of course, all our dancers, Miss Marisol and Miss Melissa. All your hard work was apparent, what a great night!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Arrival Times-Rehearsal and Recital

Stage Helpers
Rehearsal - 8:30am (Level 1)
Rehearsal - 10:00am (Level 2)
Rectial - 5:00pm
Level 1 Dancers
Rehearsal - 9am
Recital - 5:15pm
Level 2 Dancers
Rehearsal - 10:30am
Recital - 5:15pm

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Rehearsal Order

Below you will find the rehearsal dance order. Please arrive promptly at your scheduled time in your first costume. Dancers are free to leave rehearsal once their level is done (e.g. level 1 can leave at "intermission").
“One Fine Day” (Sat 825 CL1 75thAve) - purple costume
“Sweet Pea” (Mon 525 CL1 24thSt) - green costume
“Buttercup" (Weds 615 CL1 75th Ave) - pink/blue costume
“Boom Boom Pow” (Thurs 525 24thSt) - blue short costume
"Playground" (Thurs 435 HH1 75th Ave) - pink/orange costume
"Someday My Prince Will Come"(Thurs 435 CL1 24th St) - pink costume
"Old Time Rock and Roll" (Sat 1035 CL1 24th St) - black/pink costume
"Spoonful of Sugar" (Tues 525 CL1 75th Ave) - pink costume
“We Are the Children of the Ballet” (All Combo Level 1 Children Finale)
"Fuego" (Zumba)
"Forget You" (Comp Team) - black/pink costume
“Hip Hip Chin Chin” (Comp Team) - black/multi costume
“Imagine” (Mon 435 Tech) - black/white costume
"Come On Over" (Mon 615 Pom) - pink/black/white costume
"Smooth Criminal" (Thurs 705 Tech 24th St) - black costume
"I Enjoy Being a Girl" (Angel Rose) - pink costume
“Pause” (Weds 705 Gym 75thAve) - black/teal costume
“Mack the Knife” (Jordan and Victoria) - black/red costume
"Let’s Dance” (Sat 1125 CL2/Jazz 24th St) - light blue costume
“Sweet Disposition” (Weds 435 Gym 24th St) - black/teal costume
"Little Bitty Pretty One" (Thurs 615 CL2 24th St) - white/black/pink costume
“Groove is in the Heart” (Victoria and Morgan) - gold costume
“Tell Him” (Weds 345 CL3 24thSt) - teal costume
“Hip Hop Trio” (Wed 705 Hip Hop 24th St) - black pants/multi jackets
“Somewhere Out There” (Sat 1125 CL2 24th St) - red costume
“The Climb” (Comp Team) - tan costume
"Party Rock Anthem" (Weds 525/615 Hip Hop 24th St) - blue/silver costume
"Thriller" (Thurs 705 Tech/Comp Team 24th St) - black/bronze costume
“Finale” (All Combo Level 2 and Tech)

Recital Info

Recital is just around the corner, and we have lots to share with you about the big day! Please save this email and read it entirely. All of this information will be updated to the blog: www.sundancestudiosphoenix.blogspot.com

Dress Rehearsal: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012 DRESS REHEARSAL IS NOT AT THE DANCE STUDIO!
Dress Rehearsal Location: Tempe Performing Arts Center
                                               700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
                                               Tempe, AZ 85281

Recital: 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012 (Dancers must arrive at 5:20 p.m.)
Location: Tempe Performing Arts Center
                  700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
                  Tempe, AZ 85281

Directions from Sundance Studios (24th location) to Tempe Performing Arts Center:
Head East on Baseline Rd. (Towards the 60/AZ Mills Mall)
Turn LEFT (North) on S. Priest Dr. (Right by AZ Mills)
Turn RIGHT (East) on Rio Salado Parkway
End: 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe AZ 85281-5293
(This is a 20-25 minute drive from 24th St. and a 40 min drive from the 75th Ave. Studio)

Dress Rehearsal:
ALL COMBO LEVEL 1 students arrive in their first costume at 9:00 a.m at the SOUTH ENTRANCE doors of the Tempe Performing Arts Center (Please refer to the order of routines attached).
ALL LEVEL 2 and TECH  students please arrive at 11:00 am. Stage parents will be waiting for your child. You will sign in your child with security and you may go to the audience to view the rehearsal if you would like.

Only stage volunteers are allowed backstage.

DON’T forget DANCE SHOES! All dancers must wear flesh colored dance tights (gymnastics class wears tights that stop at the ankle). If your child is in more than one dance, all other costumes must be labeled (white tape works well) with the student’s name and dance on it.  It is highly recommended to have a garment/dance bag with all of your child’s costumes in your child’s hands. Please put all accessories to costumes (bows, shoe ties, etc.) in a plastic baggie with your costume bag. Don’t forget tap/ballet shoes and flesh colored tights.  Please put your child’s name on his/her shoes! Dancers will be released to parents at the end of the show at the South ramp of the main lobby. Stage parents will be waiting with your dancers to deliver them back to you.

Recital: Dancers, please arrive at 5:20 p.m. in your first costume/ full hair and make-up. Please check in your dancer with security and proceed to your seats; the recital will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.  There will be a 10-minute intermission halfway through the show. We should finish by around 8:30 p.m. If your dancer is late to the recital, they may miss their performance. It is imperative that your dancer is on time!

Tickets: Tickets will be on sale at the Tempe Performing Arts Center Box Office on January   2012 (480-350-2822). Please reserve your tickets in advance; our show is likely to sell out! 

DVD’s: Everyone will receive a complimentary DVD of the show!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Tickets will be on sale at the Tempe Performing Arts Center Box Office on January 4  2012 (480-350-2822).

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January Newsletter

Happy New Year!
Classes Resume :
We hope everyone enjoyed their holiday break! Classes were set to resume Jan 3rd. We are opening the studio on Monday, January 2 if you would like to come back early!
The Winter Recital is Saturday, January 14th!! You will be receiving info later this week regarding rehearsal and tickets.
Stage Volunteers Needed :
We are still in need of stage volunteers. Remember, all stage volunteers receive a discount on the July costumes.
Recital Picture CDs :
A CD of both the individual and group pictures will be available for purchase.
$40 for 1 costume
$50 for multiple costumes
$60 for multiple dancers
$45 for a family photo (schedule w/ melissa.sundancestudios@yahoo.com)
Recital Tickets :
You will be receiving information later this week on ticket prices and on-sale dates.
New Folklorico Classes 2012:
We will be offering Folklorico this year! Reserve your spots now!
January Class Special :
Add 1 class to your current package for an additional $25!
Add 2 classes to your current package for an additional $40!
Terms are applied through July, 2012!

Offer expires in February
Bring a friend to dance :
Your dancers can bring a friend to dance January 16-31, 2012 for free! If they sign up, you will receive a 10% discount for the next 2 months!

Hip Hop Dance Clinic :
Sign up now for a hip hop clinic with Stacy J.
First 10 sign ups= $8. Normal rates will be $15 for the workshop.
Dancers will need to be paid in full to reserve a spot. More info to come...
2012 Tuition Rates:
Rates effective January 1, 2012:
1 class/ week= $61/mo
2 classes/ week= $92/mo
3 classes/week= $134/mo
CL2 combo (Sat 11:25)= $80/mo
CL1 5pack combo (Thurs 5:15)= $67/mo

Parent Reminder:
Please make sure you are coming into the studio to pick up your child. We do not want kids running into the parking lot.
The most updated information is posted on the website (www.sundancestudiosphoenix.blogspot.com). Please make sure you are checking it regularly. We also have the Dance and Zumba schedules as well as the Handbook posted.

Tuition Reminder – ALL tuition, regardless of payment type, is due on the 1st of the month. All payments received after the 1st will be charged a $25 late fee.

“Like” us! – Sundance Studios is now on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sundance-Studios-LLC/246744892031022