March 2019

This month we are taking program headshot pictures, recruiting for the annual Dad’s Dance, taking trophy orders, and more. Read on to find out about what’s going on at DanceWorks this month.

Program Head shots Schedule
We will have Michael Verity in the studio taking program head shots for all DanceWorks and Vancover City Ballet students Tuesday, March 19th through Thursday, March 21st. We ask that all students attend class this week and have their program head shots taken, regardless of whether or not they are participating in the May Ballet or June Showcase.

We have scheduled to have Michael Verity come in to take program head shots during the following days and times:
Tuesday, March 19th 4:00-7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 20th 4:00-7:30 PM
Thursday, March 21st 4:00-7:30 PM
The following classes will need to come to the studio during the above dates and times to have their pictures taken, as Michael has not been scheduled to come to the studio during their class time:

Monday 4:45-5:30 Lyrical 1
Monday 5:30-6:30 Lyrical 2
Monday 6:30-7:30 Lyrical 4/5
Monday 7:30-8:30 Lyrical 3
Monday 5:15-6:00 Twirling Tutus
Monday 6:00-6:45 Ballet/Tap/Jazz I
Monday 6:45-7:15 Tap 1
Monday 7:15-8:00 Jazz/Hip Hip 1
Monday 5:30-6:15 NOVA
Tuesday 7:30-8:15 Preteen Lyrical
Tuesday 7:30-9:00 Contemporary 3
Tuesday 7:30-8:30 Contemporary 2
Tuesday 7:30-8:15 Hip Hop Co. 2
Tuesday 8:15-9:00 Teen Hip Hop 2
Wednesday 11:15-12:00 Princess Ballerina
Wednesday 7:30-8:30 Tap 3
Wednesday 7:30-8:30 Acro 2
Thursday 10:30-11:15 Twirl, Twist and Tap
Thursday 7:30-8:15 Dance Crew 2
Thursday 8:15-9:00 Teen Hip Hop 3
Friday 4:30-5:15 Street Squad
Friday 5:15-6:00 Jazz It Up
Friday 6:00-6:45 Dance Crew 1
Saturday 10:00-10:45 Hippity Hop
Saturday 10:45-11:30 Street Squad
Saturday 9:30-10:15 Twirl, Twist and Tap
Saturday 10:15-11:00 Princess Ballerina
Saturday 11:00-11:45 Princess Ballerina
Saturday 11:45-12:30 Twirling Tutus
Saturday 9:00-10:00 Prima Ballerina
Saturday 10:00-10:45 Ballet/Tap/Jazz 2
Saturday 10:45-11:30 Ballet/Tap/Jazz 1
Saturday 11:30-12:15 Twirl, Twist and Tap

Program Head shots Dress Code
We request that all students who wear their hair in buns for pictures wear a low bun, not a high bun. High buns tend to elongate the face and make pictures look funny.

We also request that students make sure to brush their hair, wash their face, and generally look like they are ready to have a picture taken that a lot of people may potentially see! Please no flower, butterfly, bow, or any other kind of hair clips.

Students in Ballet Levels Princess Pirouette through Level 5:
All students in Princess Pirouette, Prima Ballerina, Level 1A, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4 and Level 5 must wear their hair in a low bun for program pictures.

Hearts During Valentines Week!

You may have noticed your student making a paper heart during the week of Valentines Day. The students were each given a heart with the name of one of their classmates on it. They were asked to write something nice about their classmate and if they were younger they were asked to draw something for their classmate. At the end of class the hearts were given to the students. Once this was done the students read their compliments to each other and at the end of class each student got to take home their compliment. The self esteem of our students is very important to all of us at DanceWorks and this was a wonderful team building moment for everyone.

Vote for us as Clark County’s Best Studio!
Go to
1. Click Vote Now
2. Enter in any email of yours
3. Go to the Sports and Fitness Section
4. Under “Dance Studio” click DanceWorks Performing Arts
5. You will then have to go in to that email address’s inbox and confirm your vote in the email they send you

Voting Begins April 7th!

Dad’s Dance
We are recruiting dads for our annual Dad’s Dance number for the June Showcase.
A minimal number of rehearsals and talent are required. Dads will get this opportunity to dance in the Saturday 7:00 PM performance of the 2019 June Showcase and show off!
Rehearsals will be June 1st, 8th, and 15th from 9:00-10:00.
Let your dancer know where all their talent came from, sign up today!

Princess Tea Party
Come for a princess themed tea party on Saturday May 18th.
The time is 2:00-3:30.
Your student will get to do some arts, crafts, and dancing and have a lot of fun.
Call to pre-register.
Wear something comfortable to move in.
Tea party size limited!

Company Auditions

Company Auditions are Saturday June 8th at 1 pm for Junior-Senior company and 3pm for Tiny Stars-NOVA company at DanceWorks.
Company groups are:
-Tiny Stars

Any students that are considering auditioning will need to email Karen at (After April 15th) to find out detailed company information for the 2019-2020 dance season.

Anyone interested in company age 6 and up must attend auditions on June 8th and dancers in company must attend the required summer dance intensive/ classes in July.
If you think you are ready to take the next step and try company please email Karen for more information.

Required shoes for the June Showcase will be posted on the bulletin boards in the lobby this month.

Shoes can be ordered through the front desk and usually take 3 to 4 weeks to ship. The final date to order shoes through us to get them in time for the June Showcase is Saturday, May 18th.

As in previous years, we are offering DanceWorks students and familes the chance to purchase a trophy. This award recognizes the students’ hard work during the dance season. The purchase is completely at your discretion and you may choose to purchase one for your child, or one for each of the dance disciplines that he or she takes.

This year’s trophy will be approximately 11 inches tall with a purple backdrop. You have the choice of 7 figures (gold) on the top.

The figures are:

Ballerina with both arms up
Ballerina with one arm up, one arm down
Modern Dancer (suitable for lyrical)
Tap/Jazz Dancer with hat
Hip Hop Dancer
Star Trophy (suitable male option)

Practice Music Links
Parents will be emailed a link with an mp3 of their performance music this month. Please be sure you have this and are practicing at home. Even just listening to the music helps! If you don’t have their practice music link yet, it may be because we are waiting for final edits– please check with your teacher if you have questions about the music.

Performance Fees
All performance-related fees have been added to accounts of those participating in the May Ballet and June Showcase and are now due.

If your student is participating in the May Ballet or June Showcase and you are unsure what the performance-related fees are or how much you owe, please ask at the front desk.