Sunday, March 15, 2020

DSD Spring Break Extended


Dear DSD Families,

We hope you are well! We have decided to extend Spring Break until March 22, 2020. Any classes missed can be made up once we reopen.

In the meantime, we will be offering valuable and fun online content through social media and email. Keep an eye out for videos from our teachers and advanced students to keep your dancer challenged and entertained!  Please look for choreography videos for each class to keep your dancer up to speed! 

It is our top priority to create a happy healthy environment for children to thrive in. We appreciate your help in keeping Desert Star Dance a wonderful community to be a part of. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through email (desertstardance@gmail.com) or phone (480-813-7827).

Thank you,

Ann Bode
Owner/Director
Desert Star Dance

Monday, March 2, 2020

WEEKLY COMPANY INFO FOR WEEK OF 3/2/2020

WEEKLY COMPANY REHEARSALS & INFO FOR THE WEEK OF 3/2/2020

Here is the schedule for this week:


Tuesday, March 3rd from 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Round in Circles (There will be no Teen Contemporary 3/4 class w/ Miss Megan on this night.  Only those in Round in Circles need to attend this rehearsal)

Wednesday, March 4th from 6pm - 7pm
Jr. Company

Thursday, March 5th

Mini Company from 5pm - 6pm

Sr. Company from 7pm - 9pm


Saturday, March 7th (Please note time changes)

Sr. Company from 10am - 12pm
Jr. Company from 12pm - 1:30pm

DRESS REHEARSAL for all Disneyland Dancers from 2pm - 3pm.  This will be a FULL dress rehearsal.  All costumes, costume parts including leotard, leggings, tights and shoes must be worn.  

Hair style is a low ponytail.

DISNEYLAND PARENT MEETING from 3pm - 3:30pm.  It is very important that one parent and dancer attend this meeting.  We will be going over final meeting details and costuming for the performance.

ADDITIONAL DISNEYLAND INFO:

Tickets are ready to be picked up at the front office.  A parent must sign for tickets upon receiving them.  Permission must be given in order for someone other that a parent to pick up these tickets.

We expect leotards and tops to be delivered today (we had a delivery problem last week so let's try this again)
  • All Senior Company Dancers - please try on your leotard and top between 6pm - 7pm on Tuesday, March 3rd.

  • All Junior Company Dancers - please try on your leotard and top after company class on Wed, March 4th.
For those of you who ordered a DSD Company jacket, they are ready to be picked up at the front desk.

Our performance has been scheduled at the Hollywood Backlot Stage in California Adventure at 7pm on Saturday, March 14th , 2020.  The stage is located by the Monsters Inc attraction.  More performance will be discussed at the meeting.

Celebrity Dance Competition
Celebrity Dance Competition will be here soon!  We will be preparing invoices and emailing them out once we return from Spring Break.  These fees will be due by Friday, April, 3rd and are as follows:

Solos - $115
Duets - $65 per dancer
Trio - $45 per dancer
Groups - $50 per dancer/per group

All Companies will be competing at this competition.  As a reminder this competition is held at the Mesa Arts Center on Friday, May 1st - Sunday, May 3rd.

Spring Break - Studio Closed
The studio will be closed and there will be no regular classes held from Monday, March 9th - Saturday, March 14th.  Classes will resume on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Thank you and have a great week!










Monday, February 24, 2020

WEEKLY COMPANY INFO FOR WEEK OF 2/24/2020

WEEKLY COMPANY REHEARSALS & INFO FOR THE WEEK OF 2/24/2020

Here is the rehearsal schedule for this week:

Sr. Company
Thursday, February 27th from 7pm - 9pm - All Sr. Company Dancers
Saturday, February 29th from 10am - 12pm - Round in Circles
Saturday, February 29th from 12pm - 2pm - I Am Here

Jr. Company
Wednesday, February 26th from 6pm - 7pm
Saturday, February 29th from 12pm - 4pm

Mini Company
Thursday, February 27th from 5pm - 6pm

Important - Disneyland Performance Information (Sr & Jr Company)

UPDATE - SHOWTIME CONFIRMED - CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE'S BACKLOT STAGE @ 7PM

Here is the show order for our Disneyland performance along w/ costuming information for each number:

1.  When I Was Seventeen (Sr. Co - Emily, Destinee & Mea)
Costume:  Black leotard, black fishnets, black skirt & black jazz shoes

2.  21st Day of September (All Jr. Co)
Costume:  Black leotard, black leggings, red sequin top & black jazz shoes

3.  It Takes Two (Kevin & Joseph)
Costume:  Black Adidas pants & red jersey

4.  Round in Circles (Sr. Co - Destinee, Camryn, Mea, Taylor, Grace, Mary-Ashley, Paris, Bella S. & Kate)
Costume:  Black leotard, black fishnets, black jazz shoes, black sequin fedora & white gloves

5.  I Am Here (Sr. Co - Bella B., Erin, Sydney, Flory, Jadelyn, Alyssa, Jessica, Emily, Ashleigh & Madi)
Costume:  Red Teen Jazz 4 leotard, black fishnets & black jazz shoes

6.  Outkast Mix (All Jr. Co)
Costume:  Black leotard, black leggings, red jersey (from 24K) & black jazz shoes

7.  MK17 (All Sr. Co)
Costume:  Black leotard, black fishnets, black leggings, gold sequin top and black jazz shoes.

Additional Info:
  • New Dress Rehearsal time for Saturday, March 7th - All Dancers from 11am - 3pm
  • New Disneyland Parent meeting time for Saturday, March 7th from 3pm - 3:30pm
  • We expect to know our show time and park performance location this week.  We will notify you as soon as we receive this information.
  • Tickets are in and will be handed out later this week.  Your signature will be required upon receiving them.  We will send a text when they are ready to be pick up at the front desk.
  • Leotards & sequin tops are scheduled for delivery today.  
  • Sr. Co Dancers - Please try on your leotard & top tomorrow, Tues., Feb 25th between 6pm - 7pm.
  • Jr. Co Dancers - Please try on your leotard and top after company class on Wed., Feb 26th
  • Reminder - Dancer need to provide their own black fishnets, black jazz shoes & black leggings (preferably lya/spandex & full length)
  • If you ordered a company jacket - We will hand them out as soon as we receive hem next week.
  • Additional costume parts for Round in Circles (gloves & hats) and I Am Here (Red Teen Jazz 4 leotard) will be handed out soon
Please let us know if you have any questions regarding our Disneyland performance.  We will cover meeting places and times at the meeting on Saturday, March 7th.

Cathy Roe's Ultimate Dance Competition 
For those dancers competing at CRU this weekend we will be sending a separate email with the schedule and details.  This competition will only be held on Saturday, February 29th.  

Dress Rehearsal Schedule for CRU:

Tuesday, February 25th during Teen Hip Hop 4
Disrespectful

Wednesday, February 25th from 6pm - 7pm
Another One Bites the Dust
Variation from Coppelia
A Million Year Ago
Variation from Don Quixote

Friday, February, 28th from 6pm - 6:30pm
Land of 1000 Dances

Recital "17" Production Fee
As a reminder the company production fee of $130 will be due along with your March tuition.  We will run this payment automatically unless prior arrangements are made with the front office.

Thank you and have a great week!











Monday, February 17, 2020

WEEKLY COMPANY INFO FOR WEEK OF 2/17/2020

WEEKLY COMPANY REHEARSALS & INFO FOR THE WEEK OF 2/17/2020

Here is the schedule for this week:

Sr. Company - Regular class/rehearsal time on Thursday, February 20th from 7pm - 9pm and Saturday, February 22nd from 10am - 12pm.

Jr. Company - Regular class/rehearsal time on Wednesday, February 19th from 6pm - 7pm and Saturday, February 22nd from 12pm - 3pm *NEW TIME

Mini Company - Regular class/rehearsal time on Thursday, February 20th from 5pm - 6pm.

Upcoming Events
Please make sure you have these following dates on your calendar:

Easter Celebration - Saturday, April 11th - Showtime is 11:20am - 11:40am.  
Small groups, solos, duets & trios to perform at this event.

Celebrity Dance Competition - Friday, May 1st - Sunday, May 3rd
 This event is held at the Mesa Arts Center.  ALL Companies will compete at this competition.

Thank you and have a great week!


Monday, February 10, 2020

WEEKLY COMPANY INFO FOR WEEK OF 2/10/2020

WEEKLY COMPANY REHEARSALS & INFO FOR THE WEEK OF 2/10/2020

Here is the schedule for this week:

Sr. Company - Regular class/rehearsal time on Thursday, February 13th from 7pm - 9pm and Saturday, February 15th from 10am - 12pm.

Jr. Company - Regular class/rehearsal time on Wednesday, February 12th from 6pm - 7pm and Saturday, February 15th from 12pm - 2:30pm *NEW TIME

Mini Company - Regular class/rehearsal time on Thursday, February 13th from 5pm - 6pm.

Company Jackets - Payment for company jackets are due this Saturday, February 15th.  As a reminder these jackets are $85 plus tax and we will run that amount automatically unless you let us know otherwise.  This applies to Mini Company and those Jr. & Sr. Company dancers performing at Disneyland who do not have one or needed a new one. 

Leotards and Sequin Tops - Payment for the leotards and tops that Jr. and Sr. Company will be wearing in Disneyland are also due this Saturday, February 15th.  As a reminder these costs are $22.95 plus tax for the leotard and $38 plus tax for the sequin tops.  These fees will be ran automatically unless you let us know otherwise.

Disneyland date to remember:

Saturday, March 7th - DRESS REHEARSAL for all dancers from 11am - 1pm and PARENT MEETING from 1pm - 1:30pm (one parent must attend)

Thank you and have a great week!  Happy Valentine's Day
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Monday, February 3, 2020

WEEKLY COMPANY INFO FOR WEEK OF 2/3/2020

WEEKLY COMPANY REHEARSAL & INFO FOR THE WEEK OF 2/3/2020

Here is the company schedule for this week:

Sr. Company - Regular company class/rehearsal time on Thursday, February 6th from 7pm - 9pm and Saturday, February 8th from 10am - 12pm

Jr. Company - Regular company class/rehearsal time on Wednesday, February 5th from 6pm - 7pm and Saturday, February 8th from 12pm - 1:30pm

Mini Company - Regular company/class time on Thursday, February 6th from 5pm - 6pm.

Reminder - This Saturday there will be a photographer taking candid photos during regular classes and company class times.  Please come dressed looking sharp on this day.

Disneyland


Ticket orders are due this Friday, February 7th. Ticket forms are available at the front desk or can be emailed upon request.


As previously mentioned we will be handling costuming different than in the past years. All performers will wear a black leotard and black legging and just change tops over their leotard.

We will be ordering leotards for ALL dancers.  The cost of these leotards will be $22.95 plus tax and due on February 15th.

Dancers can use their own leggings, preferably lycra or spandex and full length.  If you would like us to order a pair please let us know.

We will also be ordering sequin tops for both Jr. and Sr. Company.  These tops will be $38 plus tax and also due on February 15th.

Tops for Jr. Company will be the red sequin tops that they use for Christmas.  Most dancers have these already.  We will only order for those that need them.

Tops for Sr. Company will be a gold sequin top.  

We will run these fees automatically on February 15th unless you let us know otherwise.

Thank you and have a great week!