First Post of the New Season…Master Calendar Updates

Welcome all…this is our first web post of this new dance season! We have some calendar updates to share with you. Please review the  Master Calendar for the latest updates.  You will note that these sessions represent all of the choreography that will be scheduled for the week of July 23.  Times for the Ricky Maalouf hip hop choreography (for Elite, Ovation, and Premier) on July 30, 31 and August 1 will be sent out as soon as his schedule has been finalized.       

    • Tuesday, July 24
      • PREMIER Tap Choreography – 11am – 1pm
      • Optional PREMIER Lyrical Choreography – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
    • Wednesday, July 25
      • BRAVO Jazz Choreography – 10am – 12noon
      • OVATION Jazz Choreography – 10am – 12noon
      • PREMIER Tap Choreography – 1:00pm – 2:30pm
      • Optional PREMIER Lyrical Choreography – 2:30pm – 4:00pm
    • Thursday, July 26
      • BRAVO Jazz Choreography – 10:00am – 12:30pm (bring snacks)
      • OVATION Jazz Choreography – 10:00am – 12:30pm (bring snacks)
      • PREMIER Tap Choreography – 1:00pm – 2:30pm
      • Optional PREMIER Lyrical Choreography – 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Note to Premier Parents – An email from the GMAIL account was also just sent out explaining the Optional PREMIER dances.    Please make sure you review that email and respond to it by Sunday, July 22 end of day.


Friday, July 6th Schedule & Parade Details

Please see below for the schedule for the Finale show, as well as details about the Masquerade Parade of Studios.

Schedule for Friday, July 6th – Finale Show (begins at 12noon)

  • Catherine Fisher, Avery Nowlin, Ellie Schmidt, and Sarah Traub were selected at the regional competition by judges to perform in the Opening Ceremony of the Finale.   They have rehearsed over 12 hours during this week  and will perform in the “New York State of Mind” production piece.     Let’s all show our support and FootNotes spirit to cheer on these AMAZING dancers.

The following dances were selected for Friday’s Finale show, in order:

  • Lost Girls (Elite small group) – part of the Senior division National Champion Dance Off
  • Walk  It Off  (Premier) – part of the Teen division National Champion Dance Off
  • Ball (Premier & Elite) – Teen Encore performance
  • Legit (Elite small group) – Senior Encore performance
  • Parade of Studios – see details below**
  • Lay Here (Avery, Avery, Kaia) – National Champion Duo/Trio Dance Off
  • Skeleton (Elite) – National Champion Large Group Dance Off
  • Eastern Vibes  (ALL Company) – National Champion Gold Division Dance Off

ELITE & PREMIER – Please be at venue STAGE READY (hair and makeup done) at 11:45am sharp!   

BRAVO & OVATION – Please be at venue STAGE READY (hair and makeup done) at  3:00pm sharp!

We have not been given any times for these dances…only the order has been provided.  Note that the complete order of events has been posted on Masquerade’s Instagram page.

**Parade of Studios ALL DANCERS will participate in the Parade, wearing FootNotes Nationals spiritwear and black bootie shorts or black athletic shorts and will be barefoot.  Please make sure to bring this outfit with you to the venue.  Details on the parade will be provided tomorrow by Cheryl and Christy.

Reminder:   Our theme for Friday is “Living the Luau/Beach Life!”







Celebrate VIBE and the 4th – our EOY Gathering Details

End of Year Party details…at Waterscape Condos – Wednesday, July 4th!
We plan to gather poolside in the middle pool area of the Waterscape condos.  You will see a pergola area with some tables sitting above the lower pool…that’s the spot we are planning to commandeer for our taco bar from Moe’s Southwest Grill.  If it rains…we will get wet!   But hey, it’s the beach!
Here are some other reminders:
1) For those in the condo with extra wristbands, please make sure that you contact your Vibe members that need your extra wristbands. All persons will need a wristband to stay in the pool area…they do check them.     
2) Timing:  we will setup the food from Moe’s by 7pm’ish.   Come on over from awards, or whenever you wish ahead of that time…you just need your wristband to be in the pool area.  Feel free to take a splash in the pool or just hang out by the pool.
3)  If you would like a ‘beverage of your choice,’ feel free to bring a cooler.  Those are allowed in the pool area.  We hear the Tiki Bar at the pool will close at 7pm.  We will be providing tea, lemonade, and water.
4)  We will thank our GRACIOUS group moms, our PHENOMENAL prop dads, and celebrate our AMAZING seniors at our gathering.   You will note that we have already given our end of year Teacher Thank You gifts from the Vibe to all FootNotes teachers during Raise the Barre.
5)  As an added bonus, the Waterscape condo management is planning a fireworks party on the 6th floor parking deck on the condo, so feel free to join in on that fun after our EOY party.  See details from the condo below of what they have planned for the fireworks gathering.

Kona Ice for our Dancers & Show your FN Spirit!

Calling ALL Dancers ~~ Let’s celebrate an AWESOME week of all of your hard work for Nationals Rehearsals with a COOL ICE treat from Kona Ice!

The Kona Ice truck will arrive at FootNotes at 3:30pm this Friday to serve an icy treat to all of our dancers!

Also, to show our FootNotes/Masquerade Dance Nationals spirit, we will also have car paint markers available for anyone that wants to decorate their cars in prep for the trip to Fort Walton Beach!  Let’s REPRESENT FootNotes in Florida this coming week!

And last, your Nationals Spiritwear and towels will be ready/available for pickup this Friday afternoon at 3pm at the Studio.  Please plan to pickup the items you purchased at dropoff/pickup of rehearsals.


Travel Details While at Nationals

Thanks so much for everyone’s attention to getting the dinner options ordered so quickly!  It is much appreciated.    For the Wednesday, July 4 Vibe End of Year  Party, if you do need wristbands for Waterscape (if you are not staying there), please email us at if you have not already done so, and let us know the # of wristbands your family needs for those attending.

We wanted to gather some details on your arrival day and where you are staying in case we need to contact you with schedule changes, etc.  We also need to know for planning purposes for the End of Year Party since anyone not staying at Waterscape will need to have a wristband (we will be in touch with you if you are staying at Waterscape to assist with wristband allocation).   Please CLICK HERE to access a Google form to enter your travel plan information.    Please answer the form by Tuesday, June 26 end of day.  Thanks in advance for helping us with gathering this information!