Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Events


This December students attended the Nutcracker at BalletMemphis. Other students entertained 20 little ones at the Longview Recreation Center for "Tea Party with the Sugar Plum Fairy".



Students at BalletMemphis

Master Class with Michael Oakley from STOMP!

Monday, December 13, 2010

ALL MONDAY DECEMBER 13th CLASSES Cancelled!

After much debate we are going to cancel all Monday classes. MONDAY DECEMBER 13th!

Pre Ballet Classes may use Tuesday as a make up.
The meeting scheduled for 4:15 tonight will be made up tomorrow at 5:30 and Friday 5:30.
If you are unable to attend and were planning on coming tonight just email me. (Megan@tndac.net) for info.

Ballet Students that were attending the 5:30 costume fitting for the Sugar Plum event. I will meet with you on Wednesday and email more information.

Ballet Program Christmas Presentation:
Mrs. Howell will email you all with a reschedule plan for the presentation.

Be Safe! We plan to open again tomorrow morning. If anything should change we will let you know.

Thanks,
Ms. Megan

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Monday December 13th SNOW DAY

Due to the weather we are going to go ahead and cancel both Monday 9:30 and 10:15 Creative Movement classes.
We invite you to come to Wednesday 10:00 or Friday 9:10 or 10:00 AM class this week as a make up for this class.
We hope everyone has a wonderful snow day!


We will be having afternoon classes as scheduled starting at 3:00 PM.


Ballet Program Christmas Party
Monday 13th 5:30-8:30.


EMAIL POSTED DECEMBER 11th
We do not follow any school cancellations directly. Instead we will email and post on our voicemail, facebook, and blog if we will be having classes or not.
If you have any question if we have dance or not or unable to receive emails that date, please feel free to call me directly to ask. (Megan 615-335-2239, please only use for this purpose)

Wear your Christmas Cheer!
Have your children dress festive! Lets celebrate Christmas! Small children are welcome to
wear christmas colored leotards, tights, tutus, leg warmers, or ballet sweaters!

Spring Concert: "Land of Streets" Musical -PARENT MEETING UPDATE:
Thank you for making time to come to one of these meetings. We still have quite a few parents who have no come to parent informational meeting. This is the last week to turn in the commitment form for the show, so we are going to hold 1 more meeting.

FRIDAY 5:30! - Ballet and Musical welcome. I will speak on both.
Don't miss out. Commitment forms are only handed out at meetings.
(any conflicts please email megan asap)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New merchandise !!

Our new merchandise has arrived! What has not presold will be available this afternoon.
Here some photos. More items available.









- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Monday, November 1, 2010

November News




We do have classes November 2nd!

Studio Closed November 24-28th for Thanksgiving Break.

We will be selling a line of exclusively sold "Dance" related items this Holiday season. All items are for preorder and will be delivered the second week of December. Email Megan@TNDAC.NET if you have any questions. To order please stop by the front desk during office hours!

Dolka Pots (DolkaPots.Com)

Ballerina Princes: Crayon Wallet $12.50
Ballerina Drawstring Shoe Bag $16.00
Ballerina TUTU Shirts ( 6 months- 7 years)
Short Sleeved $16.00
Long Sleeved $18.00

Also limited quantities of TDAC merchandise
will be instock in December. We are taking preorders for that as well.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Suzies Dolls


Each week we're going to introduce a new "Ballet" product sold exclusively at TDAC. These items will be handmade by local businesses that have students who attend TDAC. This week we are starting to take orders for the Ballerina Doll exclusively sold at Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory. You can get the hair and eyes to match your little girl!
This adorable doll will make a perfect Christmas gift for the little girls who just love ballet!

"Suzie's Dolls started out as a family dream to bring beautifully hand crafted dolls made by artisan doll makers at an affordable price. From the minds and inspiration of Suzie, Alex and Grandma Jiji (Hee-hee), Suzie's dolls was created in the hopes to be that beloved doll no girl can leave home without."
The website is www.suziesdolls.com, we can make a little banner to go with the stand with the price and the dolls available, we will not offer the doll with the ballet dress on the website, it will be exclusively yours. If the do buy it online they will have to get the doll for $20 and the outfit separate for $8.99 plus shipping.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dress Up with us!




Come Dress Up with Us!

All Creative Movement, Combo and Pre Ballet students encouraged to wear their ballet skirts or tutus!


80's Week for Jazz classes!
Dress up with your most fabulous spandex leotards, leg warmers, and headbands. (You may have to ask mom what she wore back in the 80's).

The week of 10/25-10/30
Can't wait to see you all! We'll be taking pictures!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dancing with the Starz and TAD

This past weekend we had two exciting events going on in the middle Tennessee area. We are so glad that our community strives to bring in master classes, choreographers, and companies to help expose our dance students to the art of dance.

The Tennessee Association of Dance Statewide Conference took place Saturday and Sunday. Students Katie, Madison, Maggie, David and Ms. Megan and Ms. Lindsey were up and out of Spring Hill at 6:00 AM Saturday morning. The day included four 1.5 hour dance classes, two performances, and a lot of running into friends from across the state.
Three of ours students took part in a class audition for summer scholarship. For some of them this was a whole new experience, but a great one never the less.

This event is for students ages 12 & up in an intermediate level or higher. It's a great affordable local conference that we will attend every year. It is always the 3rd week of October. So mark it on your calendars and we hope to see a lot more students attending next year!








Ballet program students Julianna, Reagan,Esabella and Emma all joined Ms. Howell in taking class at Nashville Ballet for a master class event called "Dancing with the Starz".

Company Dancers Kim Ratcliffe and Jon Upleger will be the Guest Teachers for this first Master Class with the “Starz” of Nashville Ballet. Additional classes will be held on January 28, 2011, and on April 15, 2011.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Never too young to start

Our combination 2 class is by far the biggest class we have ever had. The amazing thing is despite the class size or the student's age (6&7) it is one of the most well behaved hardest working classes I have ever taught. ( picture below)

Many of the kids have had at least one previous year of combination class but some have been with us since 3yrs starting in creative movement. The idea is to start the students off young so all things dance become second nature tithe student.

The challenge with teaching any age is making it relevant to that age group. Fundamentals and classroom etiquette can be learned by 3 year olds just as easy as 8 year olds. It may take some creative analogies and lots of repetition but you will get there.

This morning in creative movement, a class room of first year students, we discussed the difference between adiago and allergo. They were telling me what those differences were, listening to music and distinguishing the two, and dancing accordingly. They can also tell you stage direction, how to stand in line, and the proper way to thank your teacher in dance class. These little things are not the main goal of class, but through games and rhymes students pick them up. Students also focus on ballet terminology and basic steps. Monthly themes keep the students focused on learning one major step each month allowing it to really absorb into their memories.

So well creative movement may look like all fun and games it is a great foundation for a future dancer.








- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

David Dorfman- Modern Field Trip

Modern Field Trip #1 2010
David Dorfman Dance
September 14th 2010
Vanderbilt Langford Theater


Modern students have a rare but wonderful opportunity this week to see the world premiere of David Dorfman's work entitled Prophets of Funk. The performance was upbeat, full of energy, and the sixty minutes of none stop amazing dancing flew by in a second.
After the performance David held a q&a with the cast members and any audience members interested in sticking around. The best part of the night was when cast members pulled audience members up onto stage to end the evenings performance with a group dance. Madison Hopkins had the courage to get on up and get funky.


The night before we went to a master class. What a great opportunity to see how a master choreographer works. David is the most down to earth teacher I have ever had. His light hearted energy and determination to learn everyones name was so welcoming. His movement combines a lot of action/reaction sort of moves. It's almost a choreographed improvisation at times. I really enjoyed getting my feet blistered up after being out of dance the past year with baby.

Article in the Informer 9/2010

Thank you Dr. collins for taking the time to write an article about our school. We truly appreciate it.

(click on article to view full size)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pioneers of Modern Dance

The modern program is expected to not only learn who the pioneers of modern dance were but who studied with who and where modern dance technique came from. At Tennessee Dance Arts we strive to teach modern dance as it was taught by the creators themselves. Megan generally teaches in the style of Mary Wigman, using influences from Laban. However, there is a heavy amount of Graham, Cunningham, and Horton technique fused in there. What we teach as modern dance today, while staying true to our roots is still a melting pot of techniques. You may ask what is the difference? Some studios teach contemporary ballet or lyrical jazz as modern dance. These new fusion genres do not equal true modern dance. There is also the new wave of post modern dance that doesn't stick true to the same beliefs of Wigman and Graham.

Students in the program learn about different dancers and choreographers each year. Last year they learned about Horton/Ailey, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham,Mary Wigman, Nikolais, Isadora Duncan, with a few new ones that went with our field trips, such as Trey McIntyre. (He calls himself contemporary, but his work is great).

This year students will research and discuss Doris Humphrey, Hayna Holm, Laban/Bartineff Analysis. After seeing the following fields trips they will review the work of David Dorfman, Doug Varone, Trisha Brown, and Momix. They also have two outside studies that include Dance Photography and Lois Greenfield. During this project students will get the opportunity to use a professional camera, lights, and backdrop to learn how to capture the art of dance. Dancers will also learn more on the subject of Dance or Movement Therapy.

Our modern classes are pure technique. An elective in our program is Choreography and Improvisation.
Students will have the opportunity to work on their own choreography that they can present in our Modern Showcase at TDAC's new black box theater.

Modern dance isn't just for the free spirits!
We encourage all our dancers to give it a try and require our ballet program to take at least 1 modern class once they hit a certain level. Modern dance allows the student to find their own movement, feel comfortable in their skin, and really become more body aware. Also, in the way the modern classes focus on technique and anatomy, the mechanics of the body students learn a set of skills that can virtually take them into any other classroom.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nothing like Live Music

Tennessee Dance Arts now offers live piano accompaniment in their Ballet Program classes. We welcome Mrs. Whelchel to our TDAC Family. Mrs. Howell says, "She was AMAZING!!!!! I loved my classes and loved the feeling of being in a old classical pure technique class. Pure is pure. Classic is classic."


Read more about Mrs. Whelchel;

Christine Whelchel has been playing piano since age 4. She studied piano at The University of Memphis*, where she accompanied many instrumental soloists for recitals and auditions. In Memphis, Christine was the accompanist for the choir at First Assembly of God church and the Toscanini Chamber Ensemble. She has taught piano for 15 years and studied at the Suzuki Piano Institute at The University of Louisville and is currently the music director and organist/pianist for Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashville.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

September Newsletter

September News

NO CLASSES: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6th for Labor Day


New Classes Starting the Week after Labor Day
Creative Movement, Friday 4:45-5:30
Combo 1, Friday 5:30-6:30
Kids Hip Hop, Friday 5:30-6:30
Hip Hop 1 (8-12 yrs) Friday 6:30-7:30


Keeping Our Bodies Strong
We are so glad that many of our students are taking multiple classes and more intensive schedules. We want to stress the importance of fuel for our bodies. Please make sure your child eats before coming to class and brings water with them. Students who take multiple classes in a row should bring a snack for in between (apple, granola, etc). Students who will be at the studio from 3:00-9:00 should bring a meal with them (sandwich, salad, etc. ). Dancers are athletes and must have fuel to burn. We want to promote healthy bodies and not have students fall any sort of "not eating" pattern due to body issues or forgetting to bring food. All the teachers at TDAC feel strongly on this issue and will be encouraging any student that is spending multiple hours at the studio to bring snacks with them.


Program News
Modern Program: Field Trip
David Dorfman @ Vanderbilt Langford Theater
Friday September 24th 8:00. (Meet at studio 6:45)
Permission slips available at front desk)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Welcome Back! Email sent 8/22/2010

Welcome back!!

We are so excited to start classes tomorrow! We're looking forward to a great season with all our old and new families and getting to know your children ( and parents)!
Thank you for choosing TDAC for your arts education.

Scan cards will be picked up at your first class. We will have you use them right away to sign in. Each kid gets 1 scan card. We're suggesting attaching this scan card to the child's dance bag or giving it a special key ring so you have no matter if mom or dad drops them off. All students age 10 and under MUST come in with a parent. All students 16 and under can not leave the building without a parent. Remember to have you students wear a cover up for their safety.

Please continue to use our main door for entering and exiting. Our new 3rd studio is also a black box theater that seats 150 people. This space will be for rent to the community very soon.

We apologize about the delay in our season and are going to extend it by a week.
Classes will run through May 20th!
Remember that our August tuition includes your registration fee and May tuition includes your recital fee.
September tuition is still due the 1st of September. We realize that is right around the corner. ( Tuition is due the 1st and late the 5th )

If you ordered dance wear and haven't picked it up yet it will be waiting for you at the front desk when you come to class.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Free Classes next week for Yoga and Zumba

We are getting close with our renovations. We're very excited to announce our 3rd studio 2400 sqft, with sprung floors, mirrors, stage, and more. This space is also available for rent to the community.

We have postponed classes 1 week to give us more time to finalize the renovations. We hope you enjoy your extra week off and get some sleep!

New classes are around the corner. Yoga and Zumba will be staring up in September. Keep on the look out for free trial classes.

Yoga's Free Trial class is August 25th , 7:30-8:30 PM
Zumba's Free Trial class is August 27th 10:00 AM

We'll be announcing more great news in the coming weeks!
Thanks for reading our blog and being our facebook friend.

OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK
Monday-Thursday 4:30-6:00

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dance is Around the Corner

We are so excited to watch our studio expand literally as we build out our third studio. We have had a long summer of work and we're not quite done just yet. We are going to give you all one more week of summer and plenty of time to get situated with school starting. Dance will be pushed back 1 week.

CLASSES WILL START THE WEEK OF AUGUST 23rd.

We are going to add an extra week of dance on to the end of the season in May. We will keep you posted on exact dates of Spring Concert and the May schedule.

Thank you so much for choosing TDAC. We are excited to get to know you and your children and to continue to grow the arts in the Spring Hill Community!!!

See you all very soon,

All the teachers of TDAC


TNDAC.NET
Blogspot.TNDAC.com
Become our Facebook friend!
615-302-3348

Main office: Info@tndac.Net
Megan White: Megan@tndac.net

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Nutcracker Youth Cast Auditions

Nutcracker Youth Cast Audition Schedule
Be part of the magic in Nashville Ballet’s encore production of our new Nutcracker.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 12th and Sunday, September 19th. Both auditions will be held at the Nashville location at 3630 Redmon Street, Nashville, TN. 37209. Girls should wear proper dance class attire and boys should wear shorts and a T-shirt. All those auditioning should bring a full-body photograph. There is a $10 audition fee and only one audition is needed. For more information, please call 615-297-2966 ext 20 or rnorfleet@nashvilleballet.com

Boys *7 to 11 Register at 11:00 am - audition from 11:30 am -12:00 pm
Girls *7, 8 & 9 Register at 11:00 am - audition from 12:00 -1:00 pm
Girls 10 & 11 Register at 12:00 pm - audition from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
*All participants must be age 8 by December 31, 2010

Boys & Girls 12 & 13 - Must be School of Nashville Ballet students
Register at 1:00 pm - audition from 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Boys & Girls ages 14 and up - Must be School of Nashville Ballet students
Registration at 2:00 - audition from 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Classes FULL and NEW classes opening up!

We are wrapping up our fall registration and have a few classes that are full. We are also looking at adding additional classes.

Classes that are full:
Creative Movement: Monday and Tuesday AM
Combo 1: Tuesday
Combo 1 : Wednesday (2 spots left)
Combo 2: (3 spots left)
Pre Ballet : Tuesday
Kids Hip Hop

We have added:
Combo 1 Thursday 4:30-5:30
Pre Ballet Monday 5:30-6:30 (if there is enough interest)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Exclusive Coupon


We are giving all our facebook friends an exclusive dance wear sale coupon for the two upcoming sales. You have to be our facebook friend to use it.
You can print the image off the blog but be sure to add us as a friend if you haven't already!


Dance Wear Sales
July 24 1:00-4:00
July 31 10:00-12:00

At the studio.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Welcome Mrs. Missy Tillman

We are so honored to have a new faculty member at TDAC. Mrs. Missy will be taking on a few Jazz classes this fall.

Missy began her formal dance training at age three, with the Chattanooga Ballet.  As she continued her studies there through high school, she became a member of the Chattanooga Ballet Children’s Company, and then the Corps de Ballet. These positions gave her opportunities to perform soloist, demi-soloist, and corps roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, The Firebird, Les Sylphides, Don Quixote, The Magic Flute, Contemporary Music Symposium, Haydn’s Creation, and many modern and jazz works by guest choreographers.
Also during high school, Missy founded and directed Charis, a modern dance company housed at Chattanooga Christian School. Her contributions there included teaching modern and jazz classes, choreographing works for the company, and performing.  In college, Missy continued her modern dance training with an emphasis in Limon technique under the direction of Sharona Paller Rubinstein. During this time Missy was invited to become a member of the Macon Moving Company, in Macon, Georgia, performing many original modern works throughout the community. Missy recently had the privilege of choreographing for the DeRay Ministry’s Jr. Dance Company in Franklin TN.
Missy has also enhanced her training in ballet, modern, and jazz through a variety of summer workshops, master classes, and dance conferences, at places such as Ballet Magnificat, Harvard University, and the American Dance Festival, Tennessee Association of Dance, and an intensive summer conference in Washington D.C. During these experiences Missy was able to study with such artists as David Dorfman, Rennie Harris, Garth Fagan, Jeffery Bullock, Donna Faye Burchfield, Gerri Houlihan, and Kathy Thibodeaux.
Missy is a registered nurse, and when she is not dancing, she can be found teaching Zumba classes and sharing her love of movement with her three young daughters.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dance Wear Swap!

The more the merrier. Come on down and bring all your old dance wear.


DANCE WEAR CLOTHES SWAP
Monday July 19th 6:30-7:30 PM



*Bring your old dance wear and leave with new old dance wear!
*This exchange involves no money! All left over items will be donated to TDAC's used bin which is used for students who can not afford dance wear.
*We are NOT selling dance wear during this event.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Office Hours- Week July 12th

We are in the office the week of July 12-17
Tuesday 9:00-11:15
Wednesday 10:00-10:45
Wednesday 5:30-6:00
Thursday 9:00-11:15

Friday, July 2, 2010

July Dance Happenings in Town

With TDAC

July 24th
Performing with Old School Theater before the Movie in the Park. Harvey Park, Spring Hill.
Time TBA


Around Nashville:

Cultural Reflex Dance will be performing at the Center for the Arts July 2nd at 7:30 p.m., premiering two pieces with guest dancer Nikki McFadden and guest composers 84001. We hope to see everyone out there as this might be one of out last shows in Nashville. FREE. The Center for the Arts is located at 110 W. College St., one block off the historic Murfreesboro Square. For more information, visit the website at www.BoroArts.org or call at 615-904-2787. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=122231947818764&index=1

The School of Nashville Ballet will be conducting a scholarship audition for students age eight to ten, on Saturday, July 10 at the Martin Center for Dance. School of Nashville Ballet is searching for young talent and will be awarding merit based tuition scholarships for the 2010/2011 school year. No prior dance experience is required for this audition and there are no fees associated with this audition. The studio is located at 3630 Redmon Street, Nashville, TN. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the audition class from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. For more information, please call the School of Nashville Ballet at 615-297-2966, ext 20 or email kspinazzola@nashvilleballet.com.
July 11th - Nike Found Barefeet in Nashville - a collaborative Arts flood benefit. Proceeds benefit Hands On Nashville. Located at Limelight 12pm - 12am with musical acts and dance performances. $15 for all-day access. Tickets available at BareFeet Studios - 4825 Trousdale Dr. Suite 105, 615-942-0600. www.barefeetnashville.com

Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville presents Taste of Chinese Performing Arts—dance & song Sponsored by Tennessee Arts Academy (Admission is free, open to the public) Monday, July 12, 11:30 am to noon , Massey Concert Hall, Belmont University (1900 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, TN)
Artistic Director/choreographer: Jen-Jen Lin
Performers: Nerissa Aquino, Amy Huffines, Pegah Kadivar, Jen-Jen Lin, Kening Liu, Maria Maggipinto, Piper Peterson, Ying Rollins, Lisa Spradley, Keri Friedman, Melissa Lee, Jolene Lei, Dennis Sun and Wesley Sun.
July 12th and 13th - Nike Found Barefeet in Nashville dance workshop. Taught by Barefeet faculty and other guest teachers and choreographers. $15 per day for full class access. Proceeds benefit Hands On Nashville. Check website for workshop schedule - www.barefeetnashville.com

BareFeet Studios Summer Dance Camp - July 19th - 30th - Fairy Princess Camp 9:00-12:00 (ages 3 to 7) or Dance Around the World 1:00-4:00pm (ages 8-12). $80 per week. Includes dance class, yoga, arts & crafts. Call studio to register 615-942-0600


Belly Dance Drills and Conditioning Series with Kimberly~ July 8th-29th
Thursdays, 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Global Education Center. Cost: $40 for the series/$13 drop in
In this series, beginning and returning dancers will improve belly dance technique through weekly drills and conditioning. This class will focus on drilling fundamental belly dance movements for muscle memory development and muscle training. Emphasis is on posture, quality of movement, proper isolation, and repetition. This class will begin with a blend of pilates and yoga conditioning specifically directed toward developing strength for belly dance. This is a great class for ALL LEVELS! Requirements: Proficiency in fundamental belly dance movement. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and towel. If you have sensitive feet, we suggest dance shoes or grippy socks, as we do not wear shoes in class. *Please contact Kimberly to sign up and for additional information at bodhicitta.bellydance@gmail.com

Level 2 Choreography Series with Jackie~July 6th-24th
Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8:45 pm at Studio 1406
Cost: $40 for the month/$13 drop in/$70 for the series
This series will focus on creating fluid & smooth movements; integrating traveling steps & spins; layering fundamental movements; and incorporating more advanced movements. A group choreography will be built over the course of the series. Students will have an opportunity to perform at Bodhicitta's next hafla in late August. *Please contact Jackie to sign up and for additional information at bodhicitta.bellydance@gmail.com

Nashville In Motion presents Project: Africa/Haiti on July 16th and 17th at the Harpeth Hall School at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at the door or online at www.nashvilleinmotion.com Join Ellie's Run for Africa, 147 Million Orphans, Come Unity, Nashville Dance Center, DC Dance Factory, Blue Moves Dancers, Stillpoint Dancers, Guest Choreographers Tom Shoemaker, Kelly Grider, and Carrie Gerow, multiple singer songwriters and visual artists as we raise money to bring 6 orphans from Haiti and Uganda to the States.

Nashville In Motion presents the first annual Master's Series! Join the best faculty around! Kelvin Amburgey, Marsha Barsky, Stacie Flood Popp, Stephanie Campbell, Joy Spears, Daryl Campbell, Stephanie Hamilton, Tom Shoemaker, Alicia McPhee, Tony Guidera, and Jennifer Harwell. Classes at DC Dance Factory on July 26 and 27 from 9-4. Spots are going quickly! Enroll online at www.nashvilleinmotion.com

School of Nashville Ballet Summer Intensive students will be performing at the end of their 5 week session on July 30 at 2:20 PM and at 5:30 PM. Free admission. Open House for School of Nashville Ballet, Sunday August 1 from 2-4 PM. Come meet the teachers, register for fall classes, and get a free Nashville Ballet T-shirt! For more info call 297-2966, ext 20

Email Update July 2nd 2010

If you would like to receive our emails please let us know at INFO@TNDAC.NET

We want to wish all our students and families a Happy and SAFE July 4th!!

Registration Questions:
1. When we're at the studio?
We will set specific hours each week for "office hours" at the studio.

Next weeks office hours:
Tuesday 12:00-12:30
Wednesday 10:00-10:45
Wednesday 5:30-6:00
Thursday 3:00-3:30

Please remember we have are now having open registration to the public. We have lots of classes filling up fast.

Full Classes:
Tuesday Combination 1 4:15-5:15

2. When Can I Purchase Dance Wear?
July 24th 1:00-4:00
July 31st 10:00-12:00
*These dates are also open for registration


3. What do I do with my old dance wear?
DANCE WEAR CLOTHES SWAP
*Bring your old dance wear and leave with new old dance wear!
*This exchange involves no money! All left over items will be donated to TDAC's used bin which is used for students who can not afford dance wear.
*We are NOT selling dance wear during this event.
Monday July 19th 6:30-7:30 PM

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Spring Concert Review

Angelika Stegmann, Owner of Stegmann's Performing Arts wrote this article reviewing our Spring Concert.

Dancing in A Garden Tale With Squirrels

The parents of the little dancers who performed in this year’s recital “A Garden Tale” showed happy faces while waiting in the lobby. Not only were they excited to finally watch their children dance on stage but they didn’t have to drive the forty minutes to Columbia State Community College to do so.

Thanks to new principal Dr. Todd Campbell, Independence High School had opened their theater to local dance school Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory, which showed an abundance of little garden critters in 2 performances on May 28 and 29. Nevertheless, before the first dance “Sunrise,” a solo performed by Katie Messina, artistic director Megan White gave out the 2010 awards.

Madison Hopkins, who performed a solo as the red Robin, received the “Student of the Year” award. The “Young Dancer Award” went to Delaney Toale, a Ballet 1 student dancing in “Perfect Petals,” and the “Most Improved” award went to the above-mentioned Katie Messina, who danced an impression as “The Fairy of Light” to live music performed by Doug Smith.

“Little Mousies” were chasing “Hungry Caterpillars and Beautiful Butterflies”; the “Perfect Petals” were followed by the “Bitty Bumble Bees”. Foxes, bunnies, and frogs were all part of the “Garden Tale,” with “Rolling Ivy” letting us take a glimpse into the woods. “Booming Black Widows’, “Fluttering Friends”, “Rocking Robins”, “Rhythmic Wood Peckers”, and “Garden Gnomes” all showed us their dances in various styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, and modern.

When the “Little Squirrel Ditty” tappers were dancing on stage, a bitty bumblebee could not keep her feet still. She shuffled along in the aisle to the music by Louis Jones before the second act concluded with Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”, danced by girls of Ballet 3. Five swans on pointe began the dance, followed by a short solo of the only adult dancer, Cindy Bellini, and concluded with all swans, now without pointe shoes, in the dramatic climax.

The third act was opened with “Les Sylphides”, whose composer was mistakenly referred as Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky but should have been Frederic Chopin. The creatures of the night, the “Owls”, “Jail House Raccoons”, “Funky Skunks”, and “Blackbirds” finished the recital.

It was disappointing that so many parents left with their Creative Movement dancers after the intermission. It should be a dance school’s obligation to educate their dancers from early age on to appreciate other dancers.

A special mention deserves Gianna Curless, dancing in tap 1, jazz 1 and ballet 1 who stood out, thanks to her stage presence and her clean execution of the technique.


By Angelika Stegmann

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 15th

Happy Birthday TDAC!!

We are 1 year old today.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fall Schedule

We have made a few changes to the fall schedule. It is now finalized and will be emailed to all our current students.
The website is mostly updated with class descriptions, dress code, tuition, and policies. The actual schedule page may be a few more days.

Note that we are adding a Music Appreciation class. This 1 hour class for students ages 8 & up touches on Music Theory, Music History, Group Piano and Basic Voice. This class is a 10 week workshop that will start after Labor Day. We are going to be sending out an email inquiring about when you all would like to see that in the schedule.

Lastly, the 1x a month tumbling class has not been set in stone. We're going to be taking a group of dancers 1 time each month to work with some coach's at Let It Shine. This will be for all different level students ages 8 & up. This group will more than likely meet on Fridays and pay a drop in fee.

CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE FULL PDF

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Intermediate Dance Camp

Students this week took 25 hours of dance in 1 week. Most of them by day two were too sore to move, but the dancing went on.
The intermediate dance camp started off each morning with 1.5 of ballet. Then students rotated with classical jazz and musical theater jazz. Students learned numbers from Chicago, Sweet Charity, and Pajama Game. During lunch our resident licensed dietician discussed health and nutrition. After lunch students rotated with Modern, Improv, Choreography, Dance Media, and Pilates.

Students learned choreography by Ms. Lindsey and Ms. Brook. There is some video of them rehearsing on the last day of camp on our face book.

With Ms. Megan students learned about dance photography. Students experienced being the photographer and being the dancer. Each student had a chance to take pictures of their friends. Afterwards, all the pictures were uploaded and discussed.


During Improv and Choreography students were encouraged to find 3 interesting shapes. They used this shape to begin the choreography process, but we also captured them with some unusual light. The girls were in the photography mood so it was only natural.



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June Updates

Still taking Summer registrations!
Ask about our refer a friend program to receive a free summer camp!

Fall Schedule is in the process of being uploaded onto the website. Please refer to Class Description for the most up to date info on the Fall Schedule.

Returning Student Registration- June 19th 1:00-4:00
New Student Registration July 24 1:00-4:00 & July 31 10:00-12:00
You can register via email anytime after June 20th.

*First months tuition is due at registration. This is a non refundable fee.
*If you set up AutoPay with us you receive 10 % discount off that first months tuition.
*There is a 1x $5.00 office fee.
* Instead of a registration fee we ask that every student donates either 1 roll of toilet paper, paper towel, box of tissues, or container of hand soap.


Congratulations to our 2010 Award Winners
Madison Hopkins
Katie Messina
Delaney Toale

and 2010 High School Graduate
Kirsten Nelson
BRAVO ALL DANCERS WHO ATTENDED THE SPRING CONCERT!! WONDERFUL JOB.

We also want to recognize students Mikala Curless and Madison Hopkins for being awarded scholarships by Nashville Ballet to their Summer Intensive!

Thank you!
Megan White
BECOME OUR FACEBOOK FRIEND FOR UPDATE TO DATE INFO: FACEBOOK.COM/TNDANCEARTSCONSERVATORY

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Updates soon

Stay tuned. Next week we'll be posting FALL INFO!

Congratulation to our 2010 Award Winners

Student of the Year- Madison Hopkins
Most Improved- Katie Messina
Young Dancer- Delaney Toale

Congratulation to our HighSchool graduate
Kirsten Nelson

Friday, May 21, 2010

Spring Concert

*May 24th (Mon) is TDAC's last official day of scheduled classes.

*May 25th (Tues) select classes will have an extra rehearsal.

4:00-4:30: Tap 3
4:30-5:30: Jazz 1
5:30-6:30: Jazz 3 & Tap 2
6:30-7:30: Modern 1 & Teen Ballet

* May 27th (Thurs) DRESS REHEARSAL

ALL students to arrive at Independence High School 5:30 PM
*Mommy & Me AND Creative Movement - Meet in Lobby where your child's teacher is standing waiting for you.
You will attend a 30 minute tour with Ms. Howell then be dismissed. Students do NOT need to be in costume.

*Combo, Pre Ballet, Pre Jazz and ALL LEVEL classes go straight to the check in and start preparing for Dress Rehearsal.
Come fully prepared for dress HAIR, MAKE UP, and COSTUME. (unless noted)

* Lobby Volunteers- Please meet in lobby at 5:45-6:00 (after you check in your student) for a brief meeting.

*Parents are more than welcome to hang out during Dress Rehearsal. Food will be sold in the parking lot.

* Dress Rehearsal ONLY- Students will be dismissed after their dance is finished. They must CHECK OUT. Can not leave from
auditorium seat.

*May 28 & 29th (Fri & Sat)

ALL students to arrive at Independence High School 5:30 PM
*Class moms arrive around 5:15. Please go to the head of the check out line.

* Doors will open at 6:45. We ask that children that did not purchase a ticket only sit in parents laps.

* INTERMISSION: ONLY CREATIVE MOVEMENT IS DISMISSED. We encourage you all to stay and watch the wonderful show!

* After the show please line up at the check out to pick up your child. You will receive a "parent pick up pass" to turn in
when you pick up your child.

We will be selling the following items in the lobby. (Cash or Check only)

Flowers $5.00 (Roses for your ballerinas!)
Food & Beverage
Raffle Tickets for FREE SUMMER CAMPS AND FALL CLASSES - $1.00 a ticket
Spring Concert T-Shirts $15.00
Last Minute DVD orders $20.00

We are so proud of all our students! If you have any other questions please let us know.
The show is SOLD OUT. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Friday, May 14, 2010

DanceLife TV | Nan Giordano in Set Your Barre High

DanceLife TV | Nan Giordano in Set Your Barre High

Nan Giordano is a well respected women in the dance teaching industry. TDAC believes in her philosophy of raising the barre in dance education. Please click on the link above to listen to her speak a bit on dance education. plus see some cool dancing in the background.

An article telling a little bit more about Nan.

Imagine growing up with dance as a family business. That's what happened to Nan Giordano, who was "very little" forty years ago when her father, now a legendary teacher, started the school and unique concert dance company that came to be called Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. Performing more than ever with Nan at the helm, the company has gone in new directions while maintaining her dad's vision. [] "I grew up just in awe of my father," she says. "It was such a wonderful upbringing. We were always going to performances. We lived in Paris for three months. We went to Germany. And the dance company--I thought it was the coolest thing in the world."
Internationally known and respected, the troupe founded and has sponsored the Jazz Dance World Congress since 1990 and this spring was negotiating on performances in China, Italy, and Brazil

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Interview in the Informer

Christian Values in Dance Schools?
May 10, 2010 ⋅

Concerned parents sometimes wonder if they can trust a dance school to respect their Christian values in the choice of movements, music and costumes. Spring Hill does not have a dance school specialized in worship and liturgical classes but the dance schools in town are far from a big city, anonymous school where usually the only thing that counts is the survival of the fittest.

What do they offer Christian schools aside from worship classes? The first thing that comes to mind is to provide a safe and loving environment. Respect towards the teachers and towards each other is also essential. Teaching children, no matter what the subject is, should always be done with the goal to nurture the student’s spirits and their self-esteem.

Those are goals, which are pursued by the Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory and Stegmann’s School of Performing Arts. Megan White, owner of the classical based TDAC, “My goal is to provide the students with good technique, classroom etiquette, and knowledge of dancers past and present.” Then she points out, “Our training goes beyond just dance education. As a teacher I believe that we are not only teaching children with the steps we show them or the words we use, but by our actions and interactions in the classroom.”

Bruce Stegmann, co-owner of SSPA, “The teachers in our school are gracious people with a kind and patient attitude. All of us are reaching for excellence in character and are motivated to be role models for our students. It is a grateful position to be in as a dance teacher when you can teach every student how to use their gift and talent and develop each one of them to their potential.”

White continues, “All children have the right to learn equally to be accepted and nurtured as individuals. We encourage our students to respect their instructors, their fellow classmates and themselves. I hope that the lessons learned in the classroom also translate into their everyday lives.”

The dance studios have a fun, relaxed atmosphere for families, providing structured classes and proper technique. A healthy and inspirational environment encourages and motivates students to reach their personal best. The movement and clothing is age appropriate in all dance styles. Music with questionable lyrics is not tolerated. White, “Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory has a strict conservative dress code that honors traditional ballet attire but also keeps its students classically dressed and modest. All music and dance styles are appropriate and represent classical technique in its purest form. I hope and believe we are a positive outlet for children in the Spring Hill community.”

As dance teachers, we are not only dedicated to teach dance but also dedicated to be knowledgeable in early child development, psychology, and anatomy. Many times, we have to guide the students to make the right choices and steer their perspective from the individual to the group.

Being part of both, a great city and a growing dance community, we are proud to incorporate Christian values into our teachings and relations.

SSPA recital is May 23 at 7:00 PM at Father Ryan High School, TDAC recital is May 28 & 29 at 7:00 PM at Independence High School.

Their Talent Shows

This past month as school is wrapping up students are participating in Talent Show, Choir performances, and other school functions. Last week Haley Wilder performed a tap solo at Longview's 4th & 5th Choir Performance. Her broadway style solo to "Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows" was perfectly executed and wrapped up with a giant round of applause by her peers. Haley was the only student to perform a tap number in the mostly singing performance.
TDAC Jazz students Madison Gambill and Julianna LeRoy performed a high energy jazz number in their middle school's talent show. Their moves we're sharp and very together. Reagan Boone though she didn't perform a dance sang a beautiful song while playing guitar at that same talent show.

Katie Messina, performed her solo for the Spring Concert at the Spring Hill library in front a bunch of 3-4 year old adoring fans. This coming Saturday May 15th 10:00, more of our students will be debuting Spring Concert originals at the Spring Hill Library.

We are dancers. We come to class to perfect our technique and craft. We are performers. Class is practice for performance.

Congrats ladies. Job well done!

Article in the Informer :

ARTS

Local dance students pursue community Musical Theater productions.
April 23, 2010 ⋅ Email this post ⋅ Print this post ⋅ Post a comment
This spring multiple students from the Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory were on stage performing!

David Moore a regular at The Old School Theater and Maury County Arts Guild was casted as Jeff Thatcher in Tom Sawyer this past month. David says, “I loved it and was able to use my dance technique that I learned. It made it so much easier to learn the dance rountines needed for the play.” “Old School Theater’s Tom Sawyer proved to be a great success. I had an absolute blast in this show! I was so encouraged by our director, fellow cast members, and the massive amounts of people who came to see the show!” says Laura Irvine.

The Maury County Arts Guild’s musical “Singing in the Rain” featured Kirsten Nelson an advanced pointe and modern dancer cast as a “Broadway Melody” lead dancer. Kirsten says, “It was a wonderful first time experience in theater. I loved my part and hope to be involved in community theater again in the future.”

Madison Hopkins a young pre professional studying dance five days a week at the TDAC debuted on stage as an extra with professional company Trey McIntyre Project. Madison spent a week rehearsing with the company, taking class, and learning what it means to be a professional dancer.

Bravo to local students for taking on the Arts!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sneak Preview of Spring Concert at Library

We will be showing a few selections from the TDAC Spring Concert at the Spring Hill Library Saturday May 15th, 10:00 AM.

Performing Swan Lake, Hungry Caterpillar, Flightless Bird of Asia, and Rain!

Discount Dance supports TDAC

Support TDAC by using out studio code when purchasing from

You get 10% off your first purchase with this order.

ID # TP34148 (enter at check out)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Photo Shoot with Joey Ciccoline

Students at Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory got to experience a professional dance shoot with photographer Joey Ciccoline. Here are some of my favorite images. Check more of Joey's work at DevelopingTank.org.





Thursday, April 22, 2010

Refer a friend special!!

REFER A FRIEND!

This summer we are running an incredible special. If you refer a friend (new clients only) to any TDAC summer camp or class, we will subtract their camp fee from your tuition.

For example:
You sign up for Intro To Dance $ 120.
You refer your friend to Intro To Dance $120

YOU PAY $0.00 for your camp!

OR

You sign up for the Intro To Dance $120
You refer your friend to 6 week Jazz Class $60.00

YOU PAY $60.00 for your camp!

We want to say thank you for your dedication to Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory. A referral is the highest form of a compliment. We appreciate your support!
Please mention this deal at the time of signing up for classes.

TNDAC.NET
TNDAC.BLOGSPOT.COM
615-302-3348

Calling for Volunteers

I have sent out an email requesting volunteers for our Spring Concert. Here is the info that was mailed. Remember we keep low costs, no recital fees, and all that other good stuff by volunteering to produce a wonderful show for your children. We love for parents to get involved and help make this a special event for everyone.

Thanks,
Megan

Calling all Volunteers!
If you are looking for a way to help out with Spring Concert, see behind the scenes, express some creativity, or just want to be involved here is your opportunity. The show can not go on without the wonderful support of our parent volunteers. Please email MEGAN@TNDAC.NET with the position you would like to accept. ALL jobs are for BOTH nights unless noted.

A Garden Tale
May 28 & 29 7:00 PM Call Time: 5:30 PM
Dress Rehearsal May 27th 5:30

FRONT OF HOUSE-
These volunteers will work 30 minutes prior to the show, during intermission, and the end. There will be a brief meeting during Dress Rehearsal to explain jobs in more detail.

Front of House Manager- This person will be the go to between the front of house volunteers and Megan directly. This person will need to work both nights.

Ticket Booth- 1 person to sell tickets the night of the show.
Flower Table- 2 people that will be in charge of selling flowers
Merchandise Table- 1 person in charge of selling any merchandise sold at the show, food, t-shirts, drinks etc.

Ticket Takers- 2 people to take tickets at the entrance of the show. They will sit after show begins and be finished with their work.
Ushers/Pass Out Programs- 2 people passing out programs

BACK STAGE-
Creative Movement mom’s will work the night their child’s class performs. Combination, Pre Jazz, and Beginner Ballet must have 1 class mom that is willing to work BOTH NIGHTS. This mom will be able to see her child perform out front during their performance. They will keep children quite and behaved, help them to the restrooms, walk them to and from stage for their performance. THESE MOMS ARE THE ONLY MOMS ALLOWED BACK STAGE AT ANY POINT.

*Creative Movement moms will be dismissed after the first intermission. They will receive a free ticket to watch the remainder of the show.
*Combination, Pre Jazz, and Beginner Ballet moms will receive a free DVD to show our appreciation.

Friday May 28th
Creative Movement Monday 9:45
Creative Movement Tuesday 10:00
Creative Movement Wednesday 10:00
Creative Movement Friday 10:00

Saturday May 29th
Creative Movement Monday 10:30
Creative Movement Wednesday 4:30
Creative Movement Saturday 9:00

Both Nights
-Combination 2 Monday 4:30
Combination 1 Monday 5:30
Combination 1 Wednesday 5:15
Combination 1 Thursday 3:00
Combination 1 Saturday 9:45
Pre Jazz Tuesday 5:30
Beginner Ballet Thursday 4:30

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Summer Sessions


Added: Intermediate/Advanced Level Ballet Class
Check out the up to date Brochure!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What's Going On?

Are you still not sure what's going on this week at dance, what's coming up, when pictures are, what costume your child is wearing. Hopefully we can clear up some questions for you.

DUE APRIL 20th Order Form for Picture Day, DVDS, Student Ads (for program), & Spring Concert T-Shirt
The previous post has the form copied. All students were sent PDF's this week via email (as well as attached to April's Newsletter)

Picture Day: MAY 1 or 8th (Depending on Your Classes Schedule)

The schedule is posted below. If you have not paid prior to the day we are unable to take your child's picture. Please pay before April 20th. All late order forms will have an attached $15.00 fee.
Pictures will be delivered to the studio in the summer. Everyone will receive this information at picture day.



Dvds:
The Dvds will have both nights performance.

COMING SOON:
1. The next few weeks students will be taking home their costumes.
2. Tickets for Spring Concert will be on presale at the studio $3.00 a ticket.
3. Parent volunteers will be asked to participate in the Lobby and Back Stage at show


THIS WEEK:
BALLET ADJUDICATION
POINTE SHOE INFORMATIONAL MEETING
DANCING FOR BIRTH FREE DEMO

MODERN DANCE SOLO SHOW CASE
Students in Modern 1 and Modern 2 will perform their solos on April 27 or April 28th (during their regular scheduled class time). All family and friends are welcome.

SUMMER REGISTRATION OPEN ONLINE! Please make sure you reserve your spot today! We're filling up. Payment is due May 15th.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back from Spring Break. It's time to get to work.
We are preparing for the end of our season which will wrap up the end of May with our Spring Concert.

This order form was attached to all emails going out this week and with the April 1st news letter. Please take the time to review it so you don't miss out on capturing any important memories of Spring Concert!




Spring Concert 2010 Order Form
DUE April 20th!
$15.00 late charge to any forms turned in after this date

Picture Day
May 1 & 8 (designated class times posted on blog and at studio)
This includes 4 individual shots & 1 group shot on a CD with copyright form. $25.00 per student.
Each additional photo (individual or group) is $5.00 more. Please list below extra photos.
_____Yes, My student will be participating in Picture Day
____$25.00 basic package
____I would like additional _#_____ shots.
_____ No, My student will NOT be participating.

DVD Orders
DVD’s include BOTH nights performances. $15.00 each.
(DVDS will be picked up at the studio over the summer)

____Number of DVDs (please list 0 if not interested)

Spring Concert LOGO T- SHIRT (student names on back) $10.00 each

____ Number of Logo T- Shirts (please 0 if not interested)

Student AD for Program $8.00 each
____ Number of Student Ads
(please email image or words to megan@tndac.net no later than 5/1)

Example





MEMORY PACKAGE
Receive 1 basic photo package, 1 DVD, 1 T- Shirt and a Student AD for a discounted price of $ 50.00
____Yes, I would like to purchase the discounted package.

Student Name: _________________________________ Parent Name:____________________________________

Total: $_________ Check/ Cash/ CC

* Pictures and DVDS will be picked up at the studio during the summer. T- Shirts will be delivered before show date.

Reminder Adjudication

Tennessee Dance Arts Conservatory - Ballet Program Adjudication
April 17, 2010 1:00-2:30
3015 Belshire Village, Suite 106 (next To Lowes)
More info: 615-302-3348



The TDAC Ballet Program is open to all, but each student must be adjudicated for placement. This intensive pre professional program has special requirements that must be followed by all who are interested. TDAC offers alternative ballet classes for those who do not make the program or are interested in only taking ballet 1x a week.


TDAC Ballet Program Requirements (3-1-2010)

New Change: We're welcoming students ages 7 and up to audition for the program

Ballet I:
-Minimum of (2) Technique classes per week for (1) hour
-Extra curricular Reports and Studies
-Attend at least one field trip with program per season
-Black Leotard, Hunter Green Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, white dance belt.
-Boys: White fitted tank top, black tights, dance belt, white socks, black ballet shoes.

Ballet II:
-Minimum of (2) Technique classes per week for (1) hour
-Extra curricular Reports and Studies
-Attend at least one field trip with program per season
-Black Leotard, Sky Blue Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, white dance belt.
-Boys: White fitted tank top, black tights, dance belt, white socks, black ballet shoes.

Ballet III:
-Minimum of (2) Technique classes per week for (1 1/2) hours
(Pre-Pointe will be added into the minimum requirements.)
-Stretch and Strength (1) hour per week
-Variations class (optional but recommended)
-Extra curricular Reports and Studies
-Attend at least one field trip with program per season
-Black Leotard, Burgundy Leotard, pink tights, (2) pairs of pink ballet shoes, white dance belt.
- (Note: one pair of ballet shoes will have Pointe shoe ribbons attached to the shoes for pre-Pointe.)
-Boys: White fitted tank top, black tights, dance belt, white socks, black ballet shoes.

Ballet IV:
-Minimum of (2) Technique classes per week for (1 1/2) hours
- (1) Hour of Pointe class (shoes may be worn for (1) technique class barre as well.
-Stretch and Strength class (1) hour per week
-Variations class (optional but recommended)
-Extra curricular Reports and Studies
-Attend at least one field trip with program per season
-Black Leotard, Lavender Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, Pointe shoes, white dance belt.
-Boys: White fitted tank top, black tights, dance belt, white socks, black ballet shoes.

*Students will not be asked to go en Pointe until they are 12 years old AND have the proper strength and body alignment.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!

The school is closed April 4- 9th. Classes will resume Saturday the 10th.

Please note that a PDF was attached to your April newsletter. This attachment contains the order form for Spring Concert pictures, dvds, etc. This form is due April 20th. Please email us if you did not receive this form and need another.

We regret to inform you that "Adult Fitness" classes have been discontinued at TDAC. We will be starting Adult Dance classes in the near future.

You still have time to sign up for Summer but you better do it quick! Classes are filling up.

Have a wonderful Holiday!

Monday, March 29, 2010

April News

Today's " NewsEmail" went out today. Included in that email was the following information;

Spring Concert Order forms were emailed in PDF form to all students.
ALL ORDER FORMS and payments due no later than April 20th. All late order forms have a $15.00 late fee added on to the total sale.

Pictures $25.00 standard package ($5.00 each additional shot)
DVD $15.00 includes both nights on 1 DVD
Student AD $8.00
T-Shirt $10.00
Memory Package $50.00

_________________________________________________

Costumes are starting to go home this month. As the classes receive their costumes emails will be sent out that morning to notify parents that costumes will be present in class and going home. Please remember to not let children play in their costumes or try them on multiple times. Ordering duplicates may not be possible the closer we get to the show date.

Reminder all students ages 7 & up interested joining the ballet program, as well as, current ballet program students should come to the ballet adjudication April 17th 1:00-2:00. Students need to come in ballet attire and plan to stay for the full hour.
Students interested in pursuing pointe should attend the Pointe Informational Meeting prior at 12:00 PM on April 17th.

_________________________________________________
April Fitness Schedule is posted in a prior blog post. We are now receiving reservations for classes online. In order to make a reservation you will need to pay for the class. If you are wanting to pay cash or cash for a monthly pass please pay at the studio and then we will enter it in the system so that you can reserve whatever classes you like. If you are wanting to pay cash or check for a single class you can reserve a spot at the studio or just "drop in".

Register at: TNDAC.NET/COURSES/ADULTS

________________________________________________
We are looking for 3 pregnant or postpartum Mama's to participate in "Dancing for Birth" Demo. Dancing for Birth classes incorporate low impact dances from around the world that help strengthen and tone without putting stress on the baby or new mama. Babies in slings are welcomed and encouraged. More info email Megan@TNDAC.Net




Local Happenings!

*Vanderbilt Dance Theatre Performance
April 1st @ Vanderbilt

*MTSU Dance Theatre
Spring Dance Concert
April 24 - 7:00 pm
April 25 - 1:00, 3:00, 7:00 pm
James Union Building

*Trey McIntyre Contemporary Dance Company
Vanderbilt
Wednesday April 7 7:30

*Nashville Ballet
Midsummer Night's Dream
Friday, April 23, 2010 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 24, 2010 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 25, 2010 2:00 pm

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

April /May Fitness Schedule


We've added more classes!
You can reserve your spot for April classes starting now!
FOR MORE INFO