More Master Calendar Updates for August

The Master Calendar has been updated with additional choreography dates/times for select groups. Please make sure you keep your dancer’s schedule updated with these dates. All choreography for your group’s required pieces is mandatory.    

CHANGES to the Master Calendar:

  • ELITE Tap Choreo with Angela K. on Friday, August 13 @ 7-9pm has been moved to Sunday, August 15 at 12noon –  2pm.
  • PREMIER Tap Choreo with Angela K. has been moved from Sunday, August 15 @ 2-4pm to 3-5pm (same day).

Friday, August 13

  • PREMIER Madison Small Group (5:00pm – 8:00pm)

Saturday, August 14

  • OVATION Madison Small Group (12noon – 4:00pm)

Sunday, August 15

  • PREMIER Madison Small Group (10:00am – 2:00pm)
  • OVATION Madison Small Group (2:00pm – 5:00pm)

Master Calendar Updates

The Master Calendar has been updated with additional choreography dates/times for select groups. Please make sure you keep your dancer’s schedule updated with these dates. All choreography for your group’s required pieces is mandatory.    

We will continue to update the blog as more dates are finalized.   

Friday, August 13

  • ELITE Tap (7:00pm – 9:00pm)

Saturday, August 14

  • ELITE Tap (10:00am – 12:00pm)
  • ELITE Musical Theatre (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
  • PREMIER Tap (4:00pm – 7:00pm)

Sunday, August 15

  • ELITE Musical Theatre (10:00am – 12:00pm)
  • PREMIER Tap (2:00pm – 4:00pm)

Friday, August 20

  • BRAVO Jazz (5:00pm – 7:30pm)

Saturday, August 21

  • STARLET Tap  (10:00am – 12:30pm)
  • BRAVO Tap (1:30pm – 4:30pm)

Sunday,  August 22

  • STARLET Tap  (10:00am – 12:00pm)
  • BRAVO Tap (12:00pm – 1:30pm)
  • BRAVO Jazz (2:00pm – 5:00pm)

New Season’s Group Moms & Member Information page updates

We wanted to introduce our Group Moms for this new 2021-2022 dance season!   

  • Bravo Group Mom – Fran Conlan
  • Elite Group Mom – Sara Guyer
  • Encore Group Mom – Zari Hixson
  • Ovation Group Mom – Randi Bernstein & Jennifer Mullins
  • Premier Group Mom – Kathryn Hamrlik
  • Starlet Group Mom – Loren Akin 

Your group’s Group Mom will be your ‘main’ communication liaison for all things related to your dance group this season.  She will be in touch soon if she hasn’t already done so.         

Thank you, ladies, for stepping up into these roles for the new dance season!  

We are working on the Volunteer Survey form for all other volunteer roles in Vibe.  We will send that out for your feedback as soon as it is ready.   

Also, the Vibe 2021-2022 Member Information web page is now active under the Members Only section of the website.  Please click here to access the Vibe Member Information web page.  As a reminder, this page is password protected.  The password was sent out via email to all members in the “Welcome” email sent on July 8.

The Member Information webpage contains several documents:

  1.  The 2021-2022 Member Directory which lists all dancer info by group name/by dancer first name.   Please review your dancer’s directory information for any errors or changes needed. If you find anything that needs correcting, please communicate the change via the Member Directory Updates form also listed on the Member Information webpage.
  2. The 2021-2022 Vibe Handbook (which contains the Vibe contract that needs to be turned into FootNotes if you have not already done so).
  3. This season’s Payment Plans for each dance group, as well as the Additional Solo/Duo/Trio/Small Group payment plan.
  4. If your dancer has any additional/new Schedule Conflict updates that you need to communicate, there is a form on the Member Information webpage to communicate those additions and/or changes to us.

Master Calendar Updates

The following is scheduled choreography dates/weekends for each group. The Master Calendar has been updated with this information.   We will update exact days and times as soon as they are finalized.  Please make sure you keep your dancer’s schedule updated with these dates. All choreography for your group’s required pieces is mandatory.    

August 2-3

  • ELITE Open Large Optional w/ Madison (she wants this to be a large group (10+ dancers) to make it happen) 10-2pm each day

August 7-8

  • OVATION Jazz 10-2pm each day

August 13-15

  • PREMIER Small Group & OVATION Small Group (dancers TBD by Madison over RTB) – these are Choreographer chosen
  • Angela Kahle comes to set PREMIER Tap, ELITE Tap, and Musical Theatre (this dance is an optional one for ELITE)
  • Schedule TBD

August 20-22

Jon Carr Weekend will set some but not all of the following: (Schedule TBD)

  • ELITE Large Group, PREMIER Large Group, and OVATION Large Group (all Contemporary) 
  • ELITE Small Group (TBD over RTB) & PREMIER Small Group (dancers TBD over RTB) – Both are Choreographer chosen

  • BRAVO Jazz w/ Madison – schedule to be determined
  • BRAVO Tap w/ Carrie – schedule to be determined
  • STARLET Tap w/ Carrie –  schedule to be determined

August 23 (yes, we know it’s a Monday)

  • 5:30-9:30 Cherrise ELITE Large Group

August 27 (yes, we know it’s a Friday)

  • 5:30-9:30 Cherrise ELITE Small Group (dancers TBD over RTB) – Choreographer chosen 

August 28

  • ENCORE Jazz 3-6pm

August 29

  • ENCORE Jazz 10am-12noon

September 11-12

  • PREMIER Jazz w/ Madison Saturday 10-2 and Sunday 3-6pm
  • ELITE Small Group Jazz (dancers TBD by Madison over RTB – choreographer chosen) Saturday 3-6pm and Sunday 10-2pm

September 17-19 Jon Carr weekend

  • same schedule options as August 20-22 weekend – Schedule TBD

October 15-17

  • Production – ALL GROUPS – Schedule TBD

October 22-23

  • Ricky at Studio for HipHop – Schedule TBD

Below are some details about additional/optional pieces for this season:

  1. Additional/Optional piece Interest Forms will be sent via email to PREMIER and ELITE and BRAVO.   We need the interest form filled out by all dancers in these groups by Tuesday, July 27 EOD.      
  2. IMPORTANT NOTE About Optional Pieces:   Your dancer will not be eligible for extra/optional pieces if any other extracurricular activities interfere with any class, choreography, or rehearsal times.  Please make sure that you take this into consideration when you are answering the interest form.         

The following are other dances that are still to be scheduled…

  • STARLET Jazz will start in class with Madison
  • ENCORE Contemporary will start in class with Madison
  • ENCORE Tap, OVATION Tap, OVATION Hip Hop, BRAVO Lyrical and BRAVO Optional HipHop, and PREMIER/ELITE Line are all to be scheduled.

Send-Off For Christy!

As you have heard, Christy Cox and her family (Patrick, Hayley and Baylen) are packing up and heading to Texas!  They are leaving on Friday.  Let’s send her off in Vibe style!
miss you (2)
If you are in town and available, bring the kids and stop by Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon this Tuesday, July 13th anytime between 6:30 – 8:30pm to say “see you later” to Ms. Christy.  
Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon
6640 Town Square
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Reminder: Need Info by EOD TODAY for our 2021-2022 Dance Season

Per the “Welcome” to the new season email on Thursday, July 8, we need some information from you (BOTH NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS)! 

Thank you to those that have already filled out these forms. If you have not filled these out yet, please complete these action items by end of day today, Sunday, July 11.

ACTION ITEM # 1

Schedule Conflicts – Response Required from ALL dancers TODAY…Sunday, July 11 end of day.    Please enter all known conflicts. 

Click here to submit Schedule Conflicts for this season.

ACTION ITEM # 2

Member Directory – Response Required from ALL dancers TODAY…Sunday, July 11 end of day.

Click here to submit Member Directory information.

ACTION ITEM # 3

Solo, Duo, Trio, Small Group Interest – Response Required from ALL dancers TODAY…Sunday, July 11 end of day.   

Click here for payment plan details on the costs of extra dances.  NOTE:  Please fill out this form below, even if you have emailed Cheryl directly about solo/duo/trio options for your dancer, so that she has all of this information in one document.  Also, note that solo/duo/trio dances are for members that have been in the Vibe for at least 1 year. 

Click here to submit Solo, Duo, Trio, Small Group Interest.

ACTION ITEM # 4

FootNotes Account Management – Please complete this if you have not already done so TODAY…Sunday, July 11 end of day.

>> All members must sign in to their account on the FootNotes website and update any account level information, as well as “sign” the waiver that pops up for the new season (if you have not already done so.)   Click here to access the FootNotes website login page.

>> You also need to verify or add credit card information on file for FootNotes tuition and Vibe dues.  You can add this through the FootNotes website (Under the Account page).  FootNotes will be charging your credit card on file for the first Vibe payment on July 15.

>> Cheryl will email each team their class schedule once it is finalized.   She will direct you on registering for classes for the new season.

>> Reminder: if you have not already, please signup for the Raise the Barre Intensive (week of July 26) on your FootNotes account login.   It is mandatory for all Vibe dancers.  You can request signup when you access your account in the above link.   

Raise the Barre – Schedule & Reminders

The Raise the Barre dance intensive is the week of July 26. Please click here for the schedule details. FootNotes has an amazing lineup of educators slated for Raise the Barre: Madison Benson, Jahrea Brown, Jon Carr, Joe Friedman, Sarah Gold, Miki Hoiriis, Angela Kahle, Ricky Maalouf, Rachael Markarian, Jesse Mills, Mary Beth Stinson, and Cherrise Wakeham. Classes include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Acro/Tumbling, Turns & Conditioning.

It’s going to be a week of unprecedented growth, knowledge, creativity, and inspiration with some of the nation’s most sought after faculty!

  • If you have not registered for Raise the Barre, please enroll by Monday, July 12 as space is limited.  You can register online…Click here.   Tuition is $375 for the Junior level and $425 for Intermediate and Advanced levels for the week.

A few reminders for you/your dancer:

  • Guidelines for level placement are:
    • Junior Level – Ages 6-10
    • Intermediate Level – Ages 10-14
    • Advanced Level – Ages 14 & up, dancing at a more advanced level

If you have questions about level placement, please email FootNotes at footnotesdance@comcast.net.

  • Dancers should pack a light, healthy lunch as well as healthy snacks that can be eaten quickly for energy in between classes. Don’t forget water bottles!
  • Please dress in fitted dance attire with no baggy t-shirts or shorts. Dance shorts or leggings with a sports bra and tank are acceptable, as long as it is neat and tasteful. Please represent yourselves and FootNotes in a professional way and as dancers who take pride in their appearance.
  • Bring ALL DANCE SHOES.
  • When possible, please wear a black leotard and pink tights for Ballet and have hair secured in a bun. All tights should be clean and free of holes and runs.
  • Dancer’s hair should be pulled back from face, neat and secured with hairspray. Braids are encouraged for this reason.  
  • As always, please remind your dancer that there will be some dancers visiting, as well as FootNotes recreational dancers at Raise the Barre week.  Please ask your Vibe dancer to make all dancers and teachers feel welcome at FootNotes, and to be kind and courteous at all times.  Please make sure that we set the standard for how we keep the studio clean at lunch and snack breaks during the week…Vibe dancers should always remember to keep the studio tidy and cleanup after ourselves at all breaks.

We look forward to seeing everyone at RAISE THE BARRE!

Masquerade Finals!

Below is what you should plan for today:

  • Parade Of Stars will begin at 10:45am. Doors open at 10am.
  • OVATION will be in the Final Show as a Junior Encore Performance with Shake Senora. OVATION should come to venue with full make-up and hair by 10:45am.
  • ELITE should be at the venue and have full hair and makeup by 2pm.
  • ALL OTHER GROUPS should be at the venue for the Spirit Parade by 2pm. You should have with full hair and makeup by 4pm. (This means it is OK to not have full hair and makeup for the Spirit Parade.)
  • Order of dances for our studio will be:
  • Shake Senora/Ovation will be in the Final Show as a Junior Encore Performance.
  • Presentation of Awards
  • Masquerade Spirit Parade – ALL GROUPS will participate. Each group should bring your Spirit Parade outfits to the venue.
  • Vogue/Elite will be in the Final Show as a Senior Encore Performance.
  • Mackenzie will be in the 12 & Over Solo National Champion Dance Off with Phone Home.
  • The Singer/Elite will be in the 12 & Over Small Group Dance Off.
  • Swimming/Elite will be in the 12 & Over Large Group Dance Off.
  • With Love/ALL GROUPS will be in the 12 & Over Production Dance Off.
  • Presentation of Awards

Click here to be directed to the info Cheryl received from Masquerade this AM.

In case you are wondering, there will be awards given to BOTH the Encore Performance and Dance Off performances for each of the divisions we are in.

Masquerade, Spiritwear & EOY Party Update

Masquerade has provided some updated information to us. You will see the word “Updated” in front of the document description if it was updated. Please click here to be directed to the password protected Masquerade Dance Nationals 2021 webpage.  Please read through all the details. Remember to pack something special to bring with you to the beach for your BEACH BABE Big/Little sister! Make sure you meet up and spend a few minutes with each other during the week! Look out Fort Walton, here we come! Safe travels everyone!

Nationals Spiritwear will be at the Studio ready for pickup when your dancer finishes her rehearsals this afternoon! If you ordered some Spiritwear, please ask your dancer to be on the lookout for it. NOTE: There is 1 size of the shirts that we will not get from the vendor until tomorrow….but Cheryl will bring them to Fort Walton and we will get those divvied out to you at Nationals.

The EOY Party was a blast! A HUGE THANK YOU to Deanna Brown (Saylor’s Mom) and Jessica McFarland (Leah’s Mom) for coordinating the EOY party! The food, desserts, Kona Ice, and the game were a HIT! There are lots of THANK YOU’s in order…Thank you to ALL the parents that helped Deanna with preparing for the party, decorating, and with the party clean-up, Sara Guyer (Sage’s Mom) for securing The Falls Clubhouse, Elisa Bobbitt (Reese’s Mom) for the beautiful slideshow that was shown throughout the evening, Gloria Pacheco (Zahra’s Mom) for providing the yummy Bundtini’s, and Christy Cox (Haley’s Mom) for the amazing photo backdrop!

Thank you to our rising Seniors for preparing awesome speeches for our 3 Senior Graduates. Thank you to Belinda Enyong (Helen’s Mom) for preparing the gift for our 3 seniors, along with printing the letters from moms written to our Seniors. WE LOVE YOU, Avery, Chelsea, and Kaia!

Big/Little To Do For Masquerade

big lil beach

Hey Big and Little Sisters! As you prepare for a great week of dance competition, remember to pack something special to bring with you to the beach for your Big or Little sister!

Write your sister a note of encouragement and attach a little trinket for your BEACH BABE BIG/LITTLE to enjoy at the beach! Think fun flavored lip balm, a beach ball, frisbee, a cute hat, fun sunglasses, a portable fan, hair ties or even decorate a pair of flip flops!

We are ready to celebrate a great competition season and finish strong! Be sure to give a lot of support and love to your Big or Little Sister by cheering for them throughout the week!