Order your Recital Trophy & Candy Bouquet NOW – On Sale through Today at 2pm

As you know, the Vibe is selling Recital Trophies and Candy Bouquets again this year! If you did not get a chance to place your order last week, you still have a chance to take this “to do” off your checklist!   Trophies must be ordered today to ensure their arrival for recital, so they are on sale TODAY through 2pm.

Simply go to the Vibe’s online store, place your order today. You will pick up your item(s) on the day of the show at the venue.

More Solos/Duos/Trios Signup Genius updates

The Solo/Duo/Trio Signup Genius has been updated – dates are for this coming week (Monday/tomorrow and Thursday).   Click here to access the Signup Genius.

Reminders:

  • You must bring payment ($30 for a 30 minute session with Cheryl, & $35 for Madison) at the start of each rehearsal.  There is no option to have this charge added to your FootNotes account.  All dancers must pay the instructor directly by either check, Venmo, or cash.
  • Make sure that you note on the Signup Genius whether you are signing up for your dancer’s solo, duo, or trio rehearsal.   Please make sure that only 1 mom or dancer signs up for a given slot for a duo or trio.
  • Please bring your music to the private lesson.
  • If your dancer is unable to attend your booked rehearsal session, you must notify FootNotes at footnotesdance@comcast.net, at least 24 hours ahead of your scheduled time.   If you ‘miss’/forget a rehearsal that you have signed up for, you are still responsible for the payment to the instructor.

This Signup Genius link is also available on the Team To Do List webpage for easy access throughout the season.

 

 

Raise The Barre/Need your Audition Form & Registration

REMINDER: The Raise the Barre dance intensive is scheduled for the week of July 27-31.   As always, FootNotes will have an amazing lineup of educators slated for the week.   Classes will include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Stretch/Strength, Turns & Leaps and Conditioning.

  • First, if your dancer will be auditioning, please fill out an Audition form by Friday, July 3…Click here.  Cheryl needs an accurate count of who is auditioning ASAP so that she can set a schedule appropriately.   So please complete the audition form if you have not done so already.   You can check if you received an email confirmation if you believe you have already signed up…just search for “Google Forms” in your email.   If you can not find your email confirmation, but you believe that you did complete the Audition signup, please email us at footnotesdanceblog@gmail.com.  We will let you know if we see your dancer’s audition entry.
  • Second, if you have not registered for Raise the Barre, please enroll on the FootNotes website by Friday, July 3.  You can register online at the FootNotes website…Click here. Tuition is $375 for the Junior level and $400 for Intermediate and Advanced levels for the week.

Thanks to all that have signed up for both already!

Guidelines for level placement are:

    • Junior Level – Ages 6-10/11
    • Intermediate Level – Ages 11-15
    • 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. 

Competition Update

Applause Talent Competition Update

Based on the feedback from the survey feedback form, most dancers are able to attend the Applause Talent competition (at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth) if we compete on Sunday, July 19.   Cheryl has talked with the competition management, and they are willing to allow us to compete our dances on that Sunday. We do not know exact timing yet, but Cheryl has asked for early afternoon. Cheryl is working on the schedule for all dances, including group dances, solos, duos, and trios.   Since only 1 studio will be allowed access to the venue at the same time (to adhere to current heath guidelines,) each family will be allowed to have 2 people in the audience.  The Applause competition date has been added to the Master Calendar.       

 

Solos/Duos/Trios Signup Genius updates

The Solo/Duo/Trio Signup Genius has been updated – dates for private rehearsals are now available.   Click here to access the Signup Genius.

Reminders:

  • You must bring payment ($30 for a 30 minute session with Cheryl, & $35 for Madison) at the start of each rehearsal.  There is no option to have this charge added to your FootNotes account.  All dancers must pay the instructor directly by either check, Venmo, or cash.
  • Make sure that you note on the Signup Genius whether you are signing up for your dancer’s solo, duo, or trio rehearsal.   Please make sure that only 1 mom or dancer signs up for a given slot for a duo or trio.
  • Please bring your music to the private lesson.
  • If your dancer is unable to attend your booked rehearsal session, you must notify FootNotes at footnotesdance@comcast.net, at least 24 hours ahead of your scheduled time.   If you ‘miss’/forget a rehearsal that you have signed up for, you are still responsible for the payment to the instructor.

This Signup Genius link is also available on the Team To Do List webpage for easy access throughout the season.

 

Rehearsals for “extra” dances

The following are the additional dance rehearsals in addition to the group rehearsal schedules communicated by FootNotes earlier today via email.  These dates affect Elite, Ovation, and Premier dancers only.  The Master Calendar has been updated.

Monday’s – June 29, July 6, July 13:

  • Riding Hood Rehearsal (OVATION & PREMIER) 6pm – 7pm
  • Thataway! Rehearsal (ELITE & PREMIER) – 7pm – 8pm
  • Fever Rehearsal (ELITE) – 8pm – 9pm

Tuesday’s – June 30, July 7, July 14:

  • ELITE Small Groups – 12:15pm – 2:45pm

These dates are being communicated by your Group Mom.  This is just a confirmation that these dates are now on the Master Calendar.

Cheryl is also working on a Signup Genius for solo/duo/trio rehearsals starting the week of June 29.  That will be communicated as soon as it is available.

 

Summer Plans

Raise the Barre, scheduled for the week of June 15, has been postponed due to current state guidelines.

The Vibe End of Year Party on Thursday, June 25 has been postponed until The Falls at Autrey Mill will allow outside gatherings at their pool.

Cheryl will make a decision the week of May 31 about rehearsing in June (in prep for possible July competitions and Recital.)   We believe the next health guidelines update should be announced by that week.

Cheryl needs to assess everyone’s schedule availability to determine “best scheduling” for future activities (Rehearsals, Raise the Barre, Recital, Choreography, etc.).  Assuming guidelines are lifted, she would like to know which days/times your dancer has a conflict in June or July. As you are aware, we had previously communicated the weeks of June 1, June 8, July 6, July 13, and July 20 as available/open weeks.  She may need to use some of those dates for these activities, so we are asking for the following:  Please click here to access the Schedule Conflicts form to enter any dates your dancer is not available for the months of June and July. Please enter in your conflicts by Tuesday, May 26 end of day.   If we do not hear from you by this date, we will assume you do not have any known conflicts for June or July at this time.

Cheryl is planning a Summer Strong dance intensive for all ages and levels sometime in June. The intensive is optional. Details are being worked out and information will be communicated as soon as it is available.

 FAQ about Next Season…

Will there be auditions/new groups for next season?   If so, when?     Yes, Cheryl plans to hold auditions in person (not via video) for the 2020-2021 season.   The date has not been decided.   Auditions for next season will be sometime in July 2020.

When will Raise the Barre take place?     We don’t know yet.   Likely, it will be sometime in July 2020.   This is one of the reasons your Schedule Conflicts for July are needed, so that it can be planned around when most dancers are in town.    The current plan is to hold Auditions during Raise the Barre.

Will the team go to a Nationals next year (2021)?   Yes, Cheryl would like for our team to attend Nationals next year since we did not get to attend one this year. Assuming everyday life gets back to normal, etc., she would plan to book the team for Masquerade Nationals again in Fort Walton Beach (assuming it is held at the same venue/destination).

As we have said in past communications, the dance competitions will credit monies already paid in, to future competitions we attend as a team (either this year or next year).

Masquerade Update

Cheryl heard from the owners at Masquerade Dance tonight…the Nationals Competition in Fort Walton has been cancelled.  Please cancel your condo or hotel reservations.  Masquerade and the Emerald Coast Convention Center management recommend you call the company you booked with (vs. just emailing them, or cancelling your reservation online).   Also, they recommend you indicate this cancellation is due to the Emerald Coast Convention Center not being open for the Masquerade Nationals Dance Competition. We understand that some reservations required a deposit that may not be refundable, but it should be transferrable to a future date.  
Please email us back at footnotesdanceblog@gmail.com if you have any issue with cancelling your reservation.  National Rehearsals week and Nationals week have been removed from the Master Calendar.

 

Raise the Barre:  Cheryl is currently assessing plans for Raise the Barre.    We will be in touch as soon as there is an update.

Update on 5/11/2020

We hope all of our dance moms had a Happy Mother’s Day!
Below is an update from Cheryl on dance competition status, along with a few other updates.
In general, the dance competitions are indicating that they will likely re-schedule the spring competition dates as soon as they know more about venue availability/state plans for re-opening.   As a team, we can go to the re-scheduled competition in the late Summer/early Fall, or we can use the funds at one of their competitions in Spring 2021.   For our 6 seniors, each of the dance competitions have indicated that they will provide a refund of their competition fees for a Senior should the dancer not be able to compete at the re-scheduled dates.
Below are possible dates that we could look to compete at in the late Summer/early Fall.   Keep in mind these dates are tentative and based upon each individual venue plan for reopening based on state/health guidelines:
  • Masquerade Birmingham – June 5-7 has been postponed to September 18-20. Please remember to cancel your hotel reservations, if you had made any, for the June 5-7 weekend.
  • Bravo in Athens has 2 possible reschedule dates of either July 24-26 or August 14-16, dependent on when the venue is able to reopen.
  • Turn It Up Dance and Revolution Dance have not given Cheryl any re-scheduled dates yet, but they are allowing our monies to be used at ‘sister’ dance competitions. Other “sister” competition options being considered are:
    • Rainbow Dance Competition in Atlanta on August 7-9
    • Applause in Chattanooga on June 19-21 or in Atlanta on July 17-19
  • As we communicated last week, we do not have an update yet from Masquerade Nationals in Fort Walton Beach.   We should hear an update from them a later in May (after May 18).
Bottom line, we are still in a ‘wait and see’ mode to determine next steps…we will update you as soon as we know more from the competitions and state/health officials.

 

Showcase Videos

On this Friday, May 15 from 4-6pm, we will be out on the sidewalk at FootNotes for you to drive by and pick up your Showcase 2020 DVD’s and USB drives if you purchased one (click here as a reminder to determine if you purchased one).   We will be practicing appropriate social distancing (wear masks if you choose.) If you are not available at this time or are not comfortable driving by, we will keep your DVD and/or USB for pickup at a later date.

Raise the Barre

Cheryl is waiting on guidelines for whether she can hold Raise the Barre the week of June 15.     We will update you as soon as we know more.

Vibe End of Year Party

Our Vibe End of Year Party is scheduled for Thursday, June 25…we are unsure of whether The Falls neighborhood pool area will be opened by then. We will update you as soon as we know more.   If it is not opened by that date, we will look to re-schedule it in July or early August.