Having a birthday party soon? We celebrate birthdays at Footnotes too! Save yourself the hassle of decorating, entertaining and cleaning up afterwards. We will provide decorations, and dance related entertainments without the fuss and muss. Your birthday child may even have someone special show up! We have direct access to certain princesses who would be happy to wish your child a happy birthday!
If you didn't get a chance to see the zombies, they will be in downtown Lewiston on Halloween for three more performances during lunch time. There are lots of activities in Beautiful, Downtown Lewiston on Halloween including trick or treating and other family activities - but beware the dancing zombies!
Now is your chance to learn "The Thriller" dance! All you have to do is come to Footnotes Dance Studio on Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 am, and we will teach you the Thriller (at no cost). You can then join us and perform in downtown Lewiston in a flashmob on Halloween afternoon. There is another performance on Sunday, October 25th, at LCSC, that you can also join in. There is no age or skill level required, you just need to be able to put yourself out there. This is going to be a fun activity for the whole family.
Let's get your Zombi on!
Olivia has been dancing at Footnotes for over five years and was awarded a metal in recognition of that. Olivia has taken ballet, tap and is a member of our Mini Dance Team. She is a wonderful little dancer and we love her bright smile at the studio. She was able to go to Disneyland in 2014 and dance in parades in Disneyland and California Adventures. We look forward to teaching Olivia for many more years to come. You will be able to see her dance at the tree lighting ceremony at Train Park!
Just a word before we start talking about the parade. We want to thank all the parents who bring your children to classes each week and support them in their extra activities. We are blessed with such a wonderful group of dancers and families. This year has been amazing so far and that is because of our dance family at Footnotes. Thank you for making us better each year.
We are so proud of all of our dance teams! We started practice in August in 100 degree heat and had to move practices inside to the studio after only one practice because of the smoke from the surrounding fires. They have all been troupers! Most of the Mini Team members are new to dancing as a team and did a terrific job. They took first place in the Lewiston Roundup Parade! They were so cute galloping down Main Street on their stick ponies and singing "Rawhide!"
These ten girls are such a joy to work with. Their experience and training really shine when they are performing. It is great to have these girls in class each week. They love to dance and it shows!
We combined the Junior and Youth Dance Teams so they could dance with the Little Pink Barn in the Roundup Parade. They did a terrific job - even though they were the very last entry in the parade and waited two hours before they even got to start. We were honored to help promote Tough Enough to Wear Pink!
Oh, my gosh, so many dancers, so many little shoes and tutus! We made it through the first week of dance classes! What a wonderful week. Lots of new students and lots of returning students, lots and lots of hugs to go around! It is great to be back in the groove of classes. Hopefully everyone was able to get pretty much settled into their schedules. Some dancers weren't able to be here this week as they finished out their summer vacations and enjoyed back to school events.
THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES ON LABOR DAY!
Classes for the 2015-2016 season begin August 31! We are so excited! The dance teams have already begun practicing for the Roundup Parade, unfortunately that has been happening inside because of the smoke in the valley. It's still pretty exciting, especially the Mini Team, for many of them this will be their first appearance in a parade!
Registration is still happening, but classes are filling up. If you're interested in a class and not finding one, please call 208-305-6088 and we will see if we can fit your dancer in to a class.
We have been happy to see all our registered dancers who came in to get new shoes and dance wear and just stopped by to say hello during open house! We were also thrilled to meet our new students who came in to tour the studio and get some dance wear!
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Shawna and Karen are back from the dance teacher conference in Long Beach, Califronia, and had a great time! They are fired up and ready to teach! They brought back the new dance costume catalogs and all the teachers have been perusing them and making their music play lists. They have chosen some beautiful costumes for the coming year and we are excited for you to see the costume boards during Open House.
We have also been busy working on Studio C downstairs with new flooring and fun new paint, and best of all a bigger space. We are hoping to have it ready by Open House.
Teachers Shawna and Karen are in Long Beach, California, attending the 2015 Dance Teacher Summit. This will be a wonderful week full of classes about all forms of dance and choreography. The world renowned faculty for this unique event will combine the expertise of legendary master teachers with the cutting edge styles of today's most influential choreographers. It's a great opportunity to learn new techniques and kick up the dance juices before classes start the end of August! Watch out Lewiston, these ladies are on fire!
To avoid some confusion, we have changed the name of Twinkle Toes II to Twinkle Stars. Twinkle Stars is a combination class of ballet and tap for 3 and 4 year olds. Twinkle Toes is only a ballet class for 2 1/2 to 3 year olds.
On July 9th several of the summer dance classes and some of the Footnotes Dance Teams danced at Clarkson's Alive After Five event. it was HOT, HOT, HOT but everyone had a good time and did a great job dancing! There was lots of other things to do there too, like hang out with your dance teacher and get your faces painted!
Footnotes summer dancers performed at Pioneer Park for the Lewiston Old Fashioned 4th of July picnic. Although the temperature was well over 100 degrees, the dancers and the audience all had a good time!
We have six dance instructors at Footnotes Dance and Fitness.
Shawna Seale, Owner-Director, has taught almost every class offered at Footnotes but her first love is Ballet. This year she will be teaching Baby Ballet, Twinkle Toes, Tiny Dancers, Lyrical, Jazz/Hip-Hop, Tap Combo, Adult Tap, many ballet classes and all Teams. Shawna was also the first certified Zumba instructor to hold regular Zumba classes in the valley.
Teresa Blankenship teaches Baby Ballet and Twinkle Toes, Flag Dance and is also a certified Zumba instructor and Power Bar instructor.
Lara Morrison teaches Twinkle Toes, Tiny Dancers and Junior Jazz, BOYZ and also assists with dance teams. Lara also teaches Kickboxing Circuit.
Karen Boyer is our Tap Master - she specializes in all things Tap and also teaches Lyrical and Jazz/Hip Hop.
Kass Wilponen teaches Jazz/Hip Hop, Ballet, and she is now leading our Musical Theater group (you may have seen Kass is several Civic Theater productions).
Dori Foster is our Cheer coach and a former high school cheer coach who does a terrific job getting the spirit out of our cheerleaders!
Not pictured is Theresa Stuck who also works with the Musical Theater students, she has a degree in theater and knows her way around a stage.
Registration is ongoing at Footnotes. Some classes are filling up so make sure you get registered as soon as possible. The early registration Special is over now, and registration is back to the normal fee of $20. If you mention that you've read the blog on our website - we will honor the early registration special price of $10.
Did you know that if you refer someone to Footnotes Dance and they register for classes, we will give you a $10 reward? All they need to do is tell us who referred them and you get the reward! So make sure to share with your fellow dance moms (and grandma's) and start earning rewards!
Summer classes are being held from June 1 thru July 2 at Footnotes. These dancers have the opportunity to perform on July 3, 2015, at Lewiston's Old Fashioned 4th of July held on July 3rd at Pioneer Park. They will also perform on July 9th at Clarkston's "Alive After Five".
Early registration is still happening at Footnotes. You can save 50% on your registration by registering by the end of May. Don't hesitate though because classes are starting to fill up fast. One class is already closed! Make sure that you get your dancers in the classes you want while they are still available.
New this season - Ballet and tap classes are being offered based on dancer skill levels and not on their age. If you have any questions about what classes they should be in, just ask their teachers. Your dancer's teachers know what classes they should move up to.
Another clarification - Twinkle Toes is for 3 year olds, Twinkle Toe II is for 4 year olds and Tiny Dancers is for 5 and 6 year olds. If you have questions about placement ask the teachers where the dancer is most suited, Some younger dancers can be in an older class and some older dancers need to be in a younger class.
The information packets have arrived. The schedule has been set and we are now taking registrations for summer classes and the 2015-2016 dance season.
We have early registration pricing of only $5 for registering before March 31st. From April 1 thru May 31 the registration price will be $10 per student. The price goes up to $20 for the first student and $10 June 1.
We are also getting geared up for performances. On April 16 all the dancers will be performing at the Lewiston Civic Theater Parkinson's Fund Raiser. Bring your friends and family. Admission is free but don't forget to donate to a worthy cause while you're there.
On April 26 dancers will be performing at Art Under the Elms on the campus of Lewis Clark State College. Come and watch our dancers and enjoy the activities at the college.
We will be taking group and individual pictures of the dancers during the week of May 11 - 14.
May 16 will be our own recital at the Clearwater Event Center located at the Clearwater Casino. There will be five mini-recitals in which the younger dancers will perform and a larger recital for the older dancers. Included in your packets that your dancers received in class is a schedule for all of the recitals and the performances at LCSC and the Civic Theater.
Footnotes Dance & Fitness has moved! After 4 years at our locations on Thain, by Rosauers, Footnotes has moved to a larger location on Warner avenue. Stop by and look around our new location, 731 Warner Ave. We are currently having summer classes so you can usually catch someone there between 5-7pm, Monday-Thursday.
We will be offering a limited 3 week July session of dance classes. You can register for those classes online or call Shawna at 208-305-6088. If you don't hear back send me a text or email email@example.com.
We are almost ready to start our 3 annual Five Chicks Fit Camp (Formally Three Chicks-yep, we added two awesome Chicks, Amie Warner and Cassie Nesset). Please sign up ASAP if you're interested. Camp will run 3 weeks, July 7-24. Classes are in the evening and the cost is $60 or $80 depending on if you're parent or have an unlimited pass already. I promise it will be super fun, as always!