Tuesday, November 14, 2017

WEEKLY COMPANY INFO 11/14/2017

COMPANY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE & INFO FOR WEEK OF 11/14/2017


Wednesday, November 15th from 6 - 7:30 - Jr Company
Jr. Company - please note that company class will be extended until 7:30 pm for all Wednesdays in November and December with the exception of the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 16th from 7-9 pm - Sr. and Tween Company
La La Land and Christmas Numbers


There will be no weekend rehearsals due to the Celebrity Convention this weekend.  Information about Celebrity was sent out last week.  Please let us know if you did not receive this email and we can resend to you.

Upcoming SUNS rehearsals
Dress Rehearsal - Thursday, November 30th from 7 - 9pm
Rehearsal - Friday, December 1st from 4:30 - 6 pm

Thanksgiving Break
The studio will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from Thursday, November 23rd - Sunday, November 26th.  Classes will resume Monday, November 27th.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

WEEKLY COMPANY INFO 11/7/2017

COMPANY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE & INFO FOR WEEK OF 11/7/2017

November 9th from 7-9 pm - Sr. and Tween Company
La La Land and Christmas Numbers

Friday November 10th from 4-6 pm

Coldest Winter
(Dancers)
Erin
Taylor
Grace
Camryn
Jadelyn
Abigail
Kimberly
Madison L.
Brooke

Saturday November 11th 
Winter Wonderland - Tween Company from 12:30 - 2pm

Santa Baby - Sr. Company from 2 - 3:30 pm 
(Dancers)
Paityn
Jayda
Destinee
Rebekah
Mea
Paris
Ashleigh

 Feliz Navidad - Jr. Company from 3:30 - 5pm

Celebrity Dance Convention
The schedule and information regarding the upcoming Celebrity Dance Convention will be emailed to those attending by this Thursday.  

SUNS Performance Update
Thank you for turning in your ticket order.  We will notify you once we have received the tickets and have them ready for you to pick up.  

We will be finalizing up the cost of the costume soon and let you know what your balance and due date will be.

Dress rehearsal for the SUNS performance will be Thursday, November 30th @ 7pm at the studio.

Christmas Performances
All companies will be performing at both of our upcoming Christmas performances on the following dates:

Riparian After Dark - Saturday, December 9th - Exact showtime is still to be determined but will be sometime between 6 - 7:30pm

DSD Holiday Celebration - Saturday, December 16th - Exact showtime is still to be determined but will be sometime between 5 - 7:15pm

Disneyland Performance Update
Our application has been approved from Disney Performing Arts and we are awaiting our performance date. We will let you know this date as soon as we hear back from them.  As a reminder the performance dates we have requested are:
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 1st option
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 2nd option
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3rd option
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 4th option

We will be preparing an order form for Disneyland tickets.  Please note that each performer MUST purchase a Disney Performing Arts ticket.  Additional tickets for family and friend will be available for purchase too.  Disney does offer a discounted ticket rate for this program.

In the meantime we will be contacting a host hotel for a group rate and notify you once we have that information.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

WEEKLY COMPANY EMAIL 10/31/2017


COMPANY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE & INFO FOR WEEK OF 10/31/2017

Thursday, November 2nd
Sr. and Tween Company Rehearsal from 7:00 - 9:00pm
La La Land and Christmas Dances

Friday, November 3rd
No Rehearsals

Saturday, November 4th
Tween Company from 1:00 - 2:30pm - Winter Wonderland

Sr. Company Christmas Dances
Santa Baby
Paityn
Jayda
Destinee
Rebekah
Mea
Paris
Ashleigh

Christmas Island
Paityn
Jayda
Amy
Emily
Jessica
Stevie
Madison L.
Natalie
Destinee
Rebekah
Mea
Jadelyn
Kimberly
Madeline W.

Coldest Winter
Erin
Taylor
Grace
Camryn
Jadelyn
Abigail
Kimberly
Madison L.
Brooke

Rockin Little Christmas (Teen Tap 4)
Stevie
Jessica
Grace
Taylor
Madeline W.
Emily
Amaya
Morgan N.
Annelise V.

We will be sending an email w/ costume information for each of these dances.  All of these numbers will perform at both Christmas performance which are on Saturday, Dec 9th and Saturday, Dec 16th.

SUNS Ticket Order Forms
Order forms for SUNS tickets are due this Friday, November 3rd.  Please remember that each dancer will need a ticket and a minimum of $100 of tickets sales per student is required.  The ticket purchased for your dancer can be included in this $100 minimum. Order forms are available at the front desk.



Tuesday, October 24, 2017

WEEKLY COMPANY EMAIL 10/24/2017

COMPANY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE & INFO FOR WEEK OF 10/24/2017

Thursday, October 26th
La La Land from 7 - 9pm for Sr. & Tween Company
We will also run the SUNS number during this time

Friday, October 27th
No Rehearsals - There will be ballet on this day because we are rescheduling the Saturday classes due to the Car Wash. Here is Mr. Aaron's ballet schedule for Friday:


4:30 - 6:00pm  Jr/Teen Ballet 3/4
6:00 - 6:30pm  Beginning Pointe
6:30 - 7:30pm  Intermediate Pointe

We will also be canceling Intermediate Tumbling this Saturday.  

Saturday, October 28th
SUNS rehearsal from 2:00 to 5:00pm for ALL Companies

REMINDER - SUNS Ticket order forms are due on or before Friday, November 3rd.  Order forms are available at the front desk.

Christmas Shows
All companies will be performing at both of our Holiday performances.  These events are as follow:

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Riparian After Dark (Times TBA)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - DSD Holiday Celebration (Times TBA)

We will be sending more detailed information about the company Christmas performances and an updated rehearsal schedule soon.





Tuesday, October 17, 2017

WEEKLY COMPANY INFO 10/17/2017

COMPANY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE & INFO FOR WEEK OF 10/17/2017

Wednesday, October 18th
Dress Rehearsal for "Shake Senora" from 6 - 7pm

Thursday, October 19th
Dress Rehearsal for the following from 5:30 - 7pm
Tilted
Who Can Dance
Baby I'm a Star
Sing Sing Sing
Mi Gente (This group to arrive by 6:30 dressed and ready)

La La Land for Sr. and Tween Company from 7 - 9pm

Friday, October 20th to Sunday, October 22nd - SUNS Rehearsals
Friday, October 20th:
Sr. and Tween Company from 4 - 8pm
Jr Company from 6 - 8pm

Saturday, October 21st:
All Companies from 2 - 5pm

Sunday, October 22nd:
All Companies from 2 - 6pm

Saturday, October 21st - Day of Play Performance

Show is scheduled from 8:40 - 9am.  Please arrive by 8:10am and look for the DSD booth upon arrival.

Show Order:
1.  Shake Senora - Jr. Company
2.  Baby I'm a Star - Ella Fleming
3.  Halloween Rules - Miss Janice's Tues @ 6pm and Wed @ 5pm Combos
4.  Sing Sing Sing - Ella, Sydney & Alyssa
5.  Who Can Dance - Taylor Hammond
6.  Tilted - Tween Company
7.  Mi Gente - Hip Hop 5

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

COMPANY REHEARSALS AND CALENDAR FALL AND WINTER 2017

REHEARSALS


SUNS REHEARSALS FOR ALL COMPANY DANCERS (Jr. Tween and Seniors)
Thursday November 30th from 7-9pm: All Companies (Dress Rehearsal)

CHRISTMAS REHEARSALS

Thursday November 16th from 7-9pm All Christmas Numbers
November 17-19 Celebrity Dance Convention

Thursday November 30th from 7-9pm Phoenix Dress Rehearsal and Christmas Numbers Run Throughs
Friday December 1st  - SUNS rehearsal

Thursday December 7th - Phoenix Suns Half Time Performance

January/February - rehearsals for Disneyland and Celebrity

EVENTS

CELEBRITY DANCE CONVENTION





PHOENIX SUNS HALF TIME PERFORMANCE

Thursday December 7th at 7pm

















GILBERT RIPARIAN AFTER DARK PERFORMANCE
Saturday December 9th 6-8pm (intermittent performances)









https://www.gilbertaz.gov/riparian-after-dark

DESERT STAR DANCE HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND CELEBRATION
Saturday December 16th 4:30-7:30pm (intermittent performances)

DISNEYLAND MARCH SPRING BREAK 2018 - EXACT DATES TBA

CELEBRITY DANCE COMPETITION MAY 4-6, 2018

DESERT STAR DANCE 15th Crystal Anniversary Production 
Year of INSPIRATION
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY JUNE 15 AND 16, 2018


Friday, June 28, 2013

2017 COMPANY AUDITIONS

Desert Star Dance Company Auditions 

Sunday June 11, 2017




Little Stars ages 5-7  
Audition time is: 11am on Sunday June 11, 2017
Little Stars is our mini company. Dancers must be turning 5 by September 1, 2017
3 classes required (ballet, jazz, and company rehearsal class) but we recommend 4 to 5 hours per week. 

Junior Starz - ages 7-10
Audition time is: Noon on Sunday June 11, 2017
5 classes are required. Ballet, Jazz, Rehearsal class, and 2 elective. 
We recommend hip hop and taking additional classes. 

Tween Co. - Ages 9-13
Audition time is: 1pm Sunday June 11, 2017
6 classes are required. 2 Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Rehearsal Class. 
We recommend taking unlimited classes.
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Desert Star Dancers - (Ages 13-18)
Audition time is: 2pm Sunday June 11, 2017
  • Unlimited Classes required
  • Each other group number will have a separate rehearsal/choreography fee.
  • Rehearsal/choreography fees are paid for separately from monthly tuition and each number is priced differently according to the size of the group, the choreographer, etc. 
  • Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and/or occasionally Sundays. 
  • Rehearsals will be scheduled by the choreographer and studio director. A rehearsal schedule will be made available as early as possible and posted to our blog. 
  • Rehearsals fees are not included in monthly tuition.