Reminders for Upcoming In-Studio Dress Rehearsals

Dancers & Parents:  It’s almost Show Time, folks!  This coming weekend is a busy weekend with In-Studio Dress Rehearsal for all groups, except Applause (Applause:  yours is next Thursday, January 31).  Please review the Master Calendar for a reminder of this weekend’s schedule for your group. The following explains what we need to accomplish with this weekend’s activities.

Saturday & Sunday, January 26 – 27 – Dress Rehearsal/Costume Check

  • This is a full COSTUME/dress rehearsal at the Studio for both the dancer and mom to learn what will be required with all costumes.   If mom cannot be there at the group’s designated time(s), please find a mom to assist with your daughter. This ‘rehearsal’ is when costumes will be tried on, checked for alterations, changes needed, etc. The dancers will run through their dance in the costume to confirm that it is “stage ready.”  Please bring all costumes (that you have in hand), as well as accessories, tights and ALL shoes. 
  • Please be on time!  As you can see on the Master Calendar, these are full days with back-to-back sessions. 
  • Hair and make-up for the in-studio dress rehearsal days:  if you are having a photo button headshot on the day of your dress rehearsal, please review hair and make-up requirements listed below.  If you are not having a headshot made, there are no hair and make-up requirements for this in-studio dress rehearsal.
  • Reminder:  We will also take Photo Button headshots on both of these days for all groups (times listed below).  Please click here for details on the Photo Buttons that was explained in a web post last week.  Angela Coppola will be taking the headshot photos for the photo buttons on the following days/times at the Studio:
    • Saturday, January 26 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
    • Sunday, January 27 at 12:30pm – 1:00pm
    • Note that your dancer only needs to have a headshot taken, if you wish to purchase a photo button.   
    • Reminders on hair & make-up & what to wear if you want a headshot taken for a photo button:  wear light stage make-up, style your hair neatly, and wear your Vibe jacket and competition earrings. UPDATE on competition earrings:   If you have last year’s competition earrings, bring them to use for the headshot; if you do not, Cheryl will have extra earrings to wear for the photo.   Our new competition earrings may not arrive by this weekend.
    • Buttons are $5 each, and you will receive them in time for Showcase.   Payment is due (cash or check payable to “The Vibe”) when your dancer’s photo is taken.

Master Calendar Updates

Below are Master Calendar schedule details for this week’s sessions with Jon Carr and Cherisse Wakeham:

Wednesday, January 23 with Jon Carr

  • OVATION Contemporary Rehearsal – 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • PREMIER Contemporary Rehearsal – 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • ELITE Jon Carr Large Group  – 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • ELITE Jon Carr Small Group  – 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Thursday, January 24 with Cherisse Wakeham

  • OVATION & PREMIER – Reminder that you have a different Thursday schedule.  It was communicated in an earlier web post.    See the Master Calendar for details.
  • ELITE Cherisse Large Group – 6:00pm – 7:30pm
  • ELITE Cherisse Small Group – 7:30pm –  9:00pm

Raise The Barre Date Announced!

Raise the Barre Dance Intensive (which includes auditions for next year’s Vibe dance teams) is confirmed for the week of June 17, 2019.  It is shown as the entire week on the Master Calendar until specifics are known…detailed dates/times will be announced closer to the date.  As always, Raise the Barre will be filled with intensive classes with guest choreographers, as well as FootNotes instructors.  This is a mandatory event for all dancers wishing to audition for the 2019-2020 Vibe Performance Company dance team.   

Get Your Official FNDA Competition Swag Here!

We have some FNDA swag just in time for Showcase and competitions!   Check them out…photo buttons and lanyards!

Photo Buttons

Pin on your pride and joy! We are offering Photo Buttons again this year for our Vibe dancers to show our spirit for our girls.  The buttons are 3″ in diameter and will feature a photo of your dancer with a red border that says “FootNotes Dance & Acrobatics” around the outer edge. It can be further customized with your daughter’s name, as an option.  See button example below.

Angela Coppola, our photography committee chairperson, will be taking the headshot photos for the photo buttons on the following days/times at the Studio: 

  • Saturday, January 26 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Sunday, January 27 at 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Please plan to come at one of these times to have your dancer’s headshot taken if you wish to purchase a photo button.  These time slots have been added to the Master Calendar.

What to wear: Please have your daughter wear light stage makeup and her FootNotes jacket, and competition earrings.   

  • UPDATE on competition earrings:   If you have last year’s competition earrings, bring them to use for the headshot; if you do not, Cheryl will have extra earrings to wear for the photo.   Our dancer’s new competition earrings may not arrive in time for the headshots.
  • Your Dancer’s hair should be styled neatly in any hairstyle.  You will note that we will use a different photo background this year for the photo buttons…we plan to use the Vibe/FootNotes step-and-repeat.

Buttons are $5 each, and you will receive them in time for Showcase…so order extra if you have extended family coming to see the show!  We will be taking payments (cash or check) when photos are taken on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27.


FNDA Lanyards (for keeping your name tag and dance schedules) are also available should returning Vibe members need a new one.  Lanyards are available for purchase at $2/each.   For New Vibe Members:  1 lanyard will be provided to each NEW Vibe family, free of charge.

Please click here to access the Google form to place your order for these item(s) today.  Deadline to order/make payment is end of day Sunday, January 27. Orders will be placed on Sunday night, January 27 to ensure they arrive in time for Showcase.   Please make sure that you fill out all fields on the form.

Blocking Day 2019 Details!

Everything you need to know about Showcase Blocking Day 2019 (Saturday, February 2 at Paul Duke STEM High School) is now available on the website.   Please click here to access the Showcase 2019 Member Information web page (password protected, and it is located under the Members Only link at the top of the website).  We have also included the Show Order and the Showcase Day of Show Signup Genius links for easy access of these documents on 1 web page.   Please remember to sign-up/volunteer for Day of Show, if you have not already.

Showcase Signup for Day of Shows NOW!

We are fairly certain you have felt the pressure of dance season taking shape from the last week now that we are back from break…lots of emails, meetings, and new costumes arriving into your home.  While it is not (quite) ”showtime”, it is definitely “go time” for this season!

The Vibe’s Showcase Committee has a long list of volunteer positions to be filled for the 2 days of the shows.  Please click here to view the list of all volunteer positions for our 2019 Vibe Dance Showcase.

A couple of reminders about the Signup:  every Vibe Family is obligated to volunteer at least one position during Showcase.  This is the best time of the year to earn your hours towards the 12 hour required from each dancer family (20 hours for families with two dancers). Many of these openings that can be filled by moms, dads, as well as older (8th grade – college) siblings.

Please be aware of any time conflicts when signing up for multiple roles. For instance, you can not be a Lead Mom and work concessions for the same show as you would be needed in both roles at the same time. However, you could easily be a Lead Mom for the Saturday show and work concessions for the Sunday show, as an example.

You Oughta Be In Pictures!

Vibe Group Photos are now available for your viewing and downloading for printing and social media.  Instructions on how to download them are provided on the Group Photo web page.  As a reminder, this is a password protected web page.  If you have any issue with downloading them, please email us at