Master Calendar Updates

We have more Master Calendar choreography days/times to share with you.  The Master Calendar has been updated with the following:     

Saturday, August 24

  • PREMIER Jazz:  10:00am – 3:00pm with a 1/2 hour lunch break
  • OVATION Tap:  11:00am – 1:00pm
  • APPLAUSE Tap: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Saturday, September 14

  • OVATION Jazz:  10:00am – 3:00pm with a 1/2 hour lunch break
  • BRAVO Hip Hop:  11:00am – 2:00pm with a quick snack break

Sunday, September 15

  • BRAVO Hip Hop:  11:00am – 2:00pm with a quick snack break

Saturday, September 21

  • OVATION Tap:  11:00am – 1:00pm
  • APPLAUSE Tap: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book It Now!

Our Vibe Hotel Logistics committee has been hard at work securing multiple hotel options for our regional competitions.  Thank you to Lori Murphy and Trisha Urrea…we appreciate you organizing these hotel blocks for us! 

Birmingham hotel room blocks have been secured.  Hotel information is available on the Competition Hotel webpage We will publish other hotels at the respective venue locations as soon as the information is available (and we will send a blog post letting you know the hotel information has been updated).  Click here to access the Competition Hotels webpage.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you can not secure the rate that is listed for a hotel, please email us at, (include which hotel and rate), and we will get that information to our Hotel Logistics committee for review with the hotel.  They will let you know if they are able to secure additional rooms at the special rate. Note that we are not able to secure a block of 70+ rooms at these rates at each hotel…hotels will not allow us to do that. We have smaller blocks of rooms secured at each hotel, with the option of them allowing us to open up more accommodations should we book to their maximum allowed for the block (assuming rooms are still available at that rate).

Date Update and Reminders

DATE CHANGE – ALL GROUPS:   Production Lock-in dates have been changed due to multiple conflicts shared after the times were announced.   Also, the choreographer has changed.  Madison Benson will be setting Production this season. Dates are:   Saturday, October 5 as early as 3pm (final timing will be sent out as soon as it is finalized) through to Sunday, October 6 between 7:30am – 8:30am. The Master Calendar has been updated.   If your dancer is unable to make these dates, please email us at ASAP so that Cheryl is aware.  These dates will not change again..thank you for your flexibility.  Exact timing and details about the lock-in will be announced as soon as it is finalized.

REMINDERS:   Check out the Team To Do List webpage for items that are due soon (this Friday, August 16 end of day), including the Volunteer Information Questionnaire, the Medical Release Form, and Optional Dances Interest Forms (Elite and Premier only).   If you have already filled out these forms, thank you!    If you have not, please do so by the due dates.  These lists will be compiled for Cheryl this weekend, so we need your answers by this Friday.        


More Dates/Times Announced

2 updates to the Master Calendar:

  • Production Lock-in (this is an overnight choreography event for ALL GROUPS at the studio) times have been finalized…dancers should be at the studio starting as early as 3pm on Saturday, September 14, and pick-up is between 7:30am – 8:30am on Sunday, September 15.  Further details on exact timing, what to bring, etc. will be shared closer to the date.
  • Saturday, December 7 is the date for the Johns Creek Founder’s Day Parade. This is a morning event. Let’s show our FootNotes spirit and promote our name in our community at this fun event.  Details will be forthcoming closer to the date.

Info on FootNotes Classes This Season


BRAVO:  The following dates are the Tuesday’s when your dancer will have the BRAVO COMBO TECH class starting at 4pm with Michael Hebert this season.  All other Tuesday’s, your dancer will start class at 5pm (Tap).   Please make sure you that you mark these on your calendar…we have included these on the Vibe Master Calendar as a reminder.

  • August 27
  • September 3 & 17
  • October 1, 15 & 29
  • November 12 & 19
  • December 3 & 17
  • January 14 & 28
  • February 11 & 25
  • March 10 & 24
  • April 14, or 21, or 28 (only 2 of these 3 dates will be used…waiting on final information about Picture Week)
  • May 12 & 26

ELITE, OVATION, and PREMIER:   There are 2 Tuesday’s this year, where there will be NO “Combo Tech” class.  Those dates are:  September 10 & October 22.    Please update your personal calendar accordingly.

ELITE, OVATION, and PREMIER:  Your “Combo Tech” classes listed on the FootNotes dance schedule on Tuesday’s will have multiple instructors throughout the season. Here is the breakdown:

  • Michael Hebert will be the main instructor for all Tuesday “Combo Tech” classes not listed below.
  • Rachel Truitt will be the instructor on these dates: August 20, September 24, October 8, January 21, February 18, March 17, and May 19.  These dates have been added to the Master Calendar (so that you are aware of the instructor change).
  • Cherrise Wakeham will be the instructor on these dates: November 5, December 10, January 7, February 4, March 3, March 31, and May 5.
    • NOTE: The “Combo Tech” class schedule for these 3 groups may look a little different on those days when Cherrise is in the studio….Cheryl will be in touch once that information is finalized.
    • Also, it is likely that Cherrise will conduct run throughs of your dances that she choreographed…so it is especially important to be present at these classes.
    • These dates have been added to the Master Calendar (so that you are aware of the instructor change).


  • ELITE, OVATION, and PREMIER: Mark your calendars for the following Jon Carr master classes on Wednesday’s each month. Times are:  OVATION at 6pm, PREMIER at 7pm, and ELITE at 8pm.  Dates are: August 14, September 11, October 23, November 13, December 11, January 22, February 26, March 25, April 29, and May 27.  There are no additional fees for these classes…they are built into your tuition.
    • NOTE: It is likely that Jon will conduct run throughs of your dances that he choreographed…so it is especially important to be present at these classes.
    • These dates have been added to the Master Calendar.

Volunteer Questionnaire – Need Your Response

The Vibe Volunteer Information Questionnaire Form link is below.   This form asks a series of questions to provide the opportunity for you to identify your skills and interests to pair you to the right volunteer positions. 

Please click here to start the questionnaire (your response is due by Friday, August 16 end of day). It has several sections:

  • Basic info about you and/or your husband (if he has able to volunteer)
  • Skills and Interests
  • A list of the open key roles in the Vibe, with several options for each
  • Ranking: You will then be asked to rank the positions you selected from most to least interest levels.  If you are also including information for your spouse, please indicate that in the ranking list.

Note that if you hit the back arrow to return to a previous page, you will lose all data and need the form to start over. There is a Questions and Comments section on the last page to add any info you might have left off earlier in the form.

Once we have the responses from the Volunteer Information Form, the Board will review the responses and placements will be compiled.  

Thanks for your attention to getting this form filled out by Friday, August 16 end of day and for all you do to make us VIBE-STRONG!  The form is also accessible on the Team To Do List web page for your convenience.  

Note:  A separate Signup Genius for the “day of” Dance Showcase volunteer positions will be sent out in January.  You will note that all of these volunteer roles are not listed in this Volunteer Information Questionnaire form.    



Master Calendar Updates

We have some choreography time updates to share with you for this weekend.  We are including the days and times of the APPLAUSE choreography (already communicated) for this week/weekend as a reminder.  Click on the Master Calendar to view these calendar updates.    

Thursday, August 8

  • APPLAUSE Contemporary:  5:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday, August 9

  • APPLAUSE Contemporary:  5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • PREMIER Contemporary:  5:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday, August 10

  • PREMIER Contemporary:  9:00am -1:30pm
  • APPLAUSE Contemporary:  10:00am – 2:00pm
  • ELITE Tap:  10:30am – 1:00pm
  • PREMIER Tap:  2:30pm – 5:00pm
  • ELITE/Jon Carr Small Group Contemporary: 2:30pm – 5:30pm (Note:  Dancers selected for the Jon Carr Small Group will be communicated via email by end of day Wednesday, August 7)

Sunday, August 11

  • ELITE/Jon Small Group Contemporary:  9:30am – 12:30pm
  • PREMIER Tap: 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • ELITE Tap:  2:00pm – 4:00pm

These times may change/fluctuate based on how the first day goes for each dance.   Thank you for your flexibility throughout choreography!