The 2016 Footnotes Dance Camp will be on February 20th at the studio. This is an opportunity for 6 to 12 year olds to learn a new dance and get to perform at an Warrior basketball game! Camp will be from 10 am on February 20th until 2 pm. we will provide the dancers with lunch. Cost is $30 for the camp. See the flyer below. You can print this out and mail it along with payment to the studio or come in and register.
Our 2016 Winter Showcase will be the week of January 25 through January 28 at Footnotes Studio. This is an informal recital. Students will wear the dance clothes they wear to class and have an opportunity to show their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings what they have been learning in dance class. Each individual showcase will be about 15 or 20 minutes long and will take place on the day your child normally has class. A complete list of each showcase time is listed below and has been given to each student this week during their classes.
We are now associated with the Princess Ballerinas program which is a dance program aimed at our younger dancers. Each month there will be a different theme and the dance lessons and practice music will be based on that theme. Dancers will earn special stickers for learning and demonstrating ability in dance moves which they will put on their own sticker charts. Each month your dancer will bring home their sticker chart to show you their progress. This months theme is "Super Sweet Adventure". Don't be surprised if you hear your little ballerinas singing "Sticky, Sticky Bubblegum", "Lollipop" or the "Gummy Bear" song!
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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7. Receiving Constructive Feedback
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".