May 2018

DanceWorks Studio will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend from May 26th to the 28th 2018

Picture Days begin Tuesday May 29th
Once Upon A Time & Sleeping Beauty
Vancouver City Ballet’s May Ballet production: “Once Upon A Time” is Saturday is May 12th at 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm at Prairie High School.

“The Sleeping Beauty” is Friday May 11th and May 12th both at 7 pm at Prairie High School.

YAGP Soloists show is Sunday May 13th at 2:30.

Parents of students currently enrolled in DanceWorks and not performing in the May Ballet Once Upon A Time/Sleeping Beauty performances, may pre-purchase a ticket for $5 and bring a student for free! Get your tickets at the front desk right away, as there are a very limited number available for each show.

If you have a student participating in the May Ballet/Sleeping Beauty, you will get your five tickets for each show they are performing in during the first week of May. Stop by the front desk and pick up your tickets during the first week of May.
Important Ticket Update for Students Performing in Once Upon a Time and Sleeping Beauty
Extra tickets for students and families participating in the Once Upon a Time and Sleeping Beauty: parents and families of students participating in the May Ballet performance can now purchase extra tickets.

Extra tickets for parents, families, and friends of students performing in the ballet will be available for $5 each.
Nude Leotards
As we are approaching our performance season in May and June, we encourage families to see if their student finds their costume scratchy or uncomfortable before the show.

If the student is finding their costume a little uncomfortable, we do have skin-colored leotards called “nudies” available to purchase at the studio (OR at other dance stores like Competitive Edge in Vancouver) that the student can wear under their costume in order to make it less abrasive.

These are not required, but encouraged if your student is not comfortable with only wearing their costume.
Final Shoe Order
Final shoe orders will be taken Monday, May 14th.

Please check the shoe list on the bulletin board, or ask what shoes are required for your student’s performance at the front desk.

If you need shoes and missed the shoe order date, DanceWorks and Vancouver City Ballet recommend checking the following locations and websites:

The Leotard
2432 NE MLK Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212

The Competitive Edge
5501 NE 109th Ct. Suite G
Vancouver WA 98682
Room Moms Needed for Ballet
We need parents to volunteer as room moms and for other positions to help our May Ballet run smoothly! We need your help!

Please sign up on or before Saturday, May 5th.

Sign-up sheets will be posted to the notice board. You may also email Sarah Fergason, our volunteer coordinator with any questions about volunteering at

Scholarship essays are due to the front desk no later than Friday, May 25th. Please ask at the front desk for more details and look on our website for the 2018 scholarship rules and guidelines.


Our Summer Camp and Class Schedule
Summer schedule brochures are available at the front desk, and don’t forget to check out our Summer Session information that’s always available on our website!

Camps and classes fill up fast; enroll now so you don’t miss out!

Keep an eye on our website, and bulletin boards for new classes. Don’t forget that the front desk is a good first stop for information on classes, camps, and all things DanceWorks!
You’re Invited to Sunday Funday!
Our annual Sunday Funday will be Sunday, June 3rd at DanceWorks Performing Arts 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

As a thank you to all our dance families for choosing us as their studio, we will have cotton candy, face-painting, shaved ice, bounce houses, and more fun for the whole family!

We’re also offering to families who pre-register for classes starting in September a free pair of dance shoes redeemable any time during the 2018-2019 dance season!
Company Auditions
Company Auditions will be held at the studio Saturday, June 2nd starting at 1:00. Auditions are open to students ages 6-17, of all experience levels.

New Tiny Star Auditions are Friday June 15th at 5pm.

If you are interested in having your student audition for our competition and performance companies, please leave your name and contact information at the front desk and we will get back to you with more details!
May Students of the Month!
Congrats to our May Students of the Month…
Madeline Cushman- for being a hard worker and always prepared for class
Amara Starr- for working hard during each class and always being on time
McKenna Anderson- always trying hard in class and being focused and friendly

Thank you for setting a good example in our studio- keep up the good work!

Donating Lost and Found
All items that have been turned in to desk or Lost and Found box in the studio lobby will be donated after Memorial Day Weekend.

Please look through the Lost and Found before the 25th of May to see if anything of yours is there, or it will be donated.

Sometimes student’s glasses or shoes are turned into the front desk as well- just double check there as well in case you know of something you lost at the studio.

We hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Weekend off and is ready to go for the Ballet performances!

Spring Ballet DanceWorks Performing Arts

Spring Ballet DanceWorks Performing Arts