Dear Dancers and Families,
What a beautiful first day of October. I hope that you all had a chance to partake in the sunshine.
We have enjoyed a busy beginning of the year, and dancers are starting to settle into their classes and routines. I want to take this chance to congratulate our 2023-2024 Teen Jazz Company Members formally. At the start of every season, interested dancers in grades 9 - 12 audition for a place in the Company. These dancers are an integral part of our community, and you may recognize many of them as assistants and teachers for our younger classes. Check out their smiling faces here, captured by Isabel Senter: https://teenjazzcompany.weebly.com/who-we-are.html.
Class change: Starting October 9th, Erin Sullivan will take over Fusion - on Mondays, 7:15 - 8:45 pm. Some of you may remember Erin from when she taught a Street Jazz class at the Studio a few years ago. She graduated from the University of Vermont this past Spring and has been gracing us with her Front Desk skills on Mondays and Tuesdays and subbing for Hip Hop classes. She will continue in Rose’s footsteps of exploring the connections between Modern, Jazz, and Hip Hop while bringing her own style.
A few business matters:
What’s happening this month:
Spirit Week: October 16th - 21st: Celebrate the shifting of the seasons with us as we bring some levity into the Studio. Teen Jazz will have a bake sale in the upstairs Staff Room Monday through Saturday: cookies, muffins, snack bags, popcorn, and more for enjoying before or after class. Don’t forget your money! Treats are between $1 and $3.
Monday: Monotone Magic. Wear your favorite color and only your favorite color.
Tuesday: Twinning. Find a friend to wear matching outfits with.
Wednesday: Decades Day. Dress like it’s the 50s! Or 70s! Any decade goes.
Thursday: Wacky Day. Wear your wackiest, most colorful, pattern-full outfit.
Friday: Pajama Day. Dress in your coziest pajamas.
Saturday: Fairytale Friends. Dress like your favorite fairy tale character.
Spirit Week Costume Contest: 2 lucky dancers will win $10 gift cards redeemable to any Teen Jazz bake sale this season. Gift cards will be awarded at the Sock Hop.
All costumes must be dance class friendly.
Family Pumpkin Carving and Sock Hop: Saturday, October 21st. 5:00-7:00 pm
Suggested Donation: $15 per family for the evening.
Kids 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult for the pumpkin carving.
The first 12 pumpkin cravers get a free pumpkin!
Halloween: Tuesday, October 31st
Junior Modern 1-2, Jr Modern 3-4, and Modern 3-4 are cancelled.
Make-up date: November 21st. Classes will be held at their usual times.
ALL OTHER CLASSES ARE HAPPENING.
Dancers are welcome to wear movement-appropriate costumes to class.
Thank you so much for being a part of this vibrant community.
Isadora Snapp and the CD&FS Faculty