April 2022 Newsletter
June 2022 Spring Recital “Over the Rainbow”
Our spring recitals will be on Sunday, June 12th at Littleton High School. We will be having Dress Rehearsals also at LHS on Friday 6/10 and Saturday 6/11, with 15 min time slots scheduled for each class. Younger classes will be scheduled earlier in the day and will go up by age. We will be having 2 recitals BOTH on June 12th. We will have a younger show at 11am, which will include all Tots, Preschool, Combo 5+6, Kinder classes, Prep Team, and Diamond Dancers Extra Pieces. Our “older” show will include all Level 1, 2, 3, Intermediate, Teen, Adv, and Diamond Dancers. Adult classes TBD. This allows for each show to be shorter in length and more accommodating for our younger dancers and families. This also accounts for the least amount of families having to go to both shows. Families that DO have to attend both shows will receive a special discount. Please email me if you are one of those families! Please also let me know if you have any questions!
Costumes have been charged and ordered! Please make sure your account is up to date since we are still missing some costume payments! Your dancer will not receive his/her costume until your account has been paid up to date! Costumes will arrive anywhere between now and a week before the show! Some costume companies take longer than others and some things just have a later ship date, and some things are in stock now! If you receive your dancers’ costumes early, please make sure to try them on right away and hang them in a safe place! As soon as we receive a full class of costumes, the teacher will hand them out!
Daddy/Daughter Dance Class
We already have 35 couples registered! Sign up now at the studio bulletin board or online!
Dancers, grab your dads or father figures and dance with them on stage at SDA’s June recital! “Couples” will learn a fun, simple dance to perform at the spring recital. All ages are welcome to attend!
COST: $55 per “couple” and $25 for an additional daughter. This cost includes a recital T-shirt for each dancer!
CLASS DATES: Fridays May 20th, May 27th, & June 3rd from 4-5pm (4pm show participants) and 5-6pm (11am show participants) *Times could vary depending on amount of participants per show.
RECITAL: Dress Rehearsal: TBD Recital: June 12th
SUMMER REGISTRATON IS OPEN! Please visit our website www.sdawestford.com to register online now!
We will be offering a 6 week summer session of classes for all ages from July 18th-August 25th! Some of the classes offered this summer are Acro Intensives, Technique/Conditioning intensives, Ballet Intensives, Tap Intensives, Hip Hop, Jazz/Lyrical, Adult Classes, Kinder Classes, Preschool, Tots, and much more!
We will be offering our Dance Camps for all ages (posted soon on our website!):
Dance Intensive 1 (ages 5-8 and Prep/Teeny) August 8th– August 12th 10am-1pm
Dance Intensive 2 (ages 8-12 and Petite/Mini) August 8th– August 12th 10am-3pm
Dance Intensive 3 (ages 12-18 and Junior/Teen) July 25th– July 29th 10am-3pm
Dance Intensive 4 (ages 13-18 and Advanced/Elite) July 25th– July 29th 10am-3pm
BROADWAY BOUND DANCE CAMP (ages 8-18) August 15th– 19th 10am-3pm
Disney Princess Adventure Camp (ages 3-6) August 8th-12th 10am-1pm
Also look out for one-day workshops and intensives throughout the summer for those with busy schedules that cannot make weekly summertime commitments! Private Lessons are also offered by request. Ask Miss Becky for details!
Auditions for NEW Diamond Dancers!!!
SDA’s popular competitive performance team is looking for a few new members to fill their teams! We currently have a Teeny Team (beginner level ages 6-10), a Petite Team (Intermediate Level ages 8-12), a Mini Team (Intermediate Level ages 8-12), a Teen Team (Intermediate Level ages 11-18), a Junior Team (intermediate/advanced level ages 10-15), and an Elite Team (advanced level ages 13-19). (Age levels are approximate, dancers are first placed based on level) We will be holding auditions for new members sometime in June. We have found that it will be easier to plan our audition if we know who will be attending. Please email Miss Becky to schedule your audition once we have a planned date. We would then like to schedule a Parent Information Meeting for any new potential DD parents to answer any questions, discuss team details and expectations, and audition requirements. Please contact Miss Becky for details!
Auditions for existing team members- If any current DD’s are looking to move up to the next level team, we will be holding separate auditions earlier so that you can plan next season’s classes accordingly. The auditions for current team members will be held on May 18th for those auditioning for Petites, Minis, or Elites and on May 25th for those auditioning for Teenys or Juniors, and May 26th for those auditioning for Teens. Times for each level will be determined soon. These auditions will be held during class time. We like to see the ability level of those auditioning along with the current members so doing it during class time gives us the best option of seeing them as a potential part of that team. Those not auditioning, or part of other teams will not be a part of the process. Please email Miss Becky to sign up for auditions!
Bathrooms at SDA
The state of our bathrooms has been a concern this season. 1-3 times each week I have to dig out 2-3 rolls of toilet paper out of one of the toilets in the women’s stall. At this point it is obvious it is intentionally being done by younger students. I have moved the toilet paper so that it cannot be an accident and we are still finding empty rolls in the trash and piles of toilet paper in the toilets. We have also noticed more damage in the bathrooms such as holes in the walls and things ripped off the walls. Us teachers do not have the time to escort all students to the bathrooms. Please talk to your dancers about this issue. If this continues to be an issue we will have to require parents of dancers under age 8 to stay during dance class and escort their dancers to the bathrooms. We will also no longer be letting students try on costumes at the studio they will be sent home for younger students.
SDA will be working on the Fall 2022-23 schedule over this month and it will be open for registration by the end of April. Please be on the lookout for our schedule announcement!!
April 8th: Adult Ballroom Date Night 6-7pm
April 18th-24th: April School Vacation- STUDIO IS CLOSED
May 6th: LAST Adult Ballroom Date Night 6-7pm
May 30th: Memorial Day STUDIO IS CLOSED
Alexandra Rosenthal Age 12
This is Alex’s 3rd year at SDA and she has always been a pleasure to have in class! Her teachers always comment on her respectfulness and her willingness to work hard! She started dancing a little later than most and is excelling at a fast pace picking up new technique and gaining style and flexibility. Alex is one of our Teen Diamond Dancers and also takes Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz/Lyrical, Technique, Ballroom, Hip Hop, and Combo! Alex also has her first solo this year and is so amazing to watch on stage! We are so excited to watch her even more at the rest of our competitions and at the recital this year; we know she will be amazing!