Let The Good Times Roll…Nationals Schedule is here!

Here it is…our Masquerade Dance Nationals 2018 details are now available!  You will note this is a preliminary schedule.   We will update the below page as we hear of updates from Masquerade.    

Please click here to be directed to the password protected Masquerade Dance Nationals 2018 webpage.

If you have questions, please direct them to your Group Leader.

Big/Lil Sis Update for Nationals + a Master Calendar Update

  • Big/Little Sister Update for Nationals
    • Hey Big and Little Sisters! Nationals are right around the corner! As you prepare for a great week of dance competition, remember to pack something special for your Big or Little sister! Of course, our Big/Lil Sister theme is Beach Babes! Write your sister a note of encouragement, and pick up a little trinket for them to enjoy at the beach! Maybe a fun flavored tube of lip sunscreen, a disposable camera, a crazy visor, a portable fun fan or even a cute hair tie! 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! 2018 FootNotes Nationals Beach Babes!
  • We have one calendar update to share with you. Please remember to review the  Master Calendar for the latest updates.  
    • July 30, July 31, and August 1 – Please Save Those Dates for Ricky Maalouf hip hop choreography for this coming season.  Exact times will be announced closer to the date.  



RAISE THE BARRE…Raise your skills!

REMINDER: The Raise the Barre dance intensive (week of June 18 – 22) is next week! Please click here for the schedule details in case you can’t find your email about it.

FootNotes has some amazing guest teachers coming in, as well as some of our own fabulous faculty! Instructors are  Madison Benson, Shannon Childers, Greyson Davis, Nathan Griswold, Hailey Hoffman, Haley Jenkins, Ricky Maalouf, Brian Mason, Kelsey Nelson, Allison Pohlman Swinson, and Rachel Erin Truitt.  We are so excited for this week of unprecedented opportunities in growth, knowledge, creativity, expression, and inspiration!

Please PACK a lunch every day, as well as a water bottle and a few, quick energy-boosting snacks. Trailmix, bananas, granola/energy bars, and cheese sticks are all good choices.

Bring ALL dance shoes, including sneakers for Hip Hop (not boots).

When you have a ballet class, you must wear a leotard and tights. Other classes require dancewear. NO baggy t-shirts or casual shorts. Dance shorts with a sports bra and tank is 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.

Hair should be pulled back in a high pony or high bun, or braided for all classes….done neatly is the key.  All tights should be clean and free of holes and runs.

Guidelines for level placement are:

  • Junior Level – Ages 6-10
  • Intermediate Level – Ages 10-15
  • Advanced Level – Ages 13 & up, dancing at a more advanced level

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

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!

Nationals Spiritwear reminder & NEW Item!

  • REMINDER:  Please get your Spiritwear orders in TOMORROW/THIS WEDNESDAY, June 13 end of day!  
  • NEW/HOT OFF THE PRESSES:  We have an additional item offered for sale on the webstore!   NOW AVAILABLE:  Nationals Beach Towels!
The front of each towel is made out of 100% soft microfiber and features our design in amazing detail.  The back of each towel is made of absorbent, 100% cotton terry cloth and is solid white.  And, it’s easy to wash this custom beach towel.  You can choose from 2 designs, shown below.  Your order MUST be entered by this Wednesday, end of day, so that we will receive them before we head to Florida.  These beach towels are 32″ by 64″ and cost $32.00 each.  Click here to be directed to the webstore if you would like to purchase one.


Nationals Rehearsals + Solo/Duo/Trio rehearsal info

We have the Calendar Updates to share with you for Nationals Rehearsals week.  Please remember to review the  Master Calendar for the latest updates.  

  • Monday, June 25
    • BRAVO Lyrical – 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    • BRAVO Rehearsal – 3:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Tuesday, June 26
    • OVATION Rehearsal – 2:30pm – 5:30pm
    • BRAVO Tap and run thrus – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
    • We Rich – 6:00pm – 7:30pm
    • Deadcrush – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
    • PREMIER Tap – 6:30pm – 7:30pm
    • Ball – 7:30pm – 8:30pm
    • LEGIT – 8:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 27
    • ELITE Tap – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    • OVATION Tap & run thrus – 2:00pm – 3:30pm
    • Bombshell – 2:30pm – 3:30pm
    • PREMIER Lyrical – 3:30pm – 5:00pm
    • PREMIER Rehearsal – 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday, June 28
    • ELITE Rehearsal – 2:00pm – 7:00pm
    • Lost Girls – 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday, June 29
    • BRAVO/OVATION Rehearsal – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
    • ALL COMPANY Production – 3:00pm – 3:30pm
    • ELITE/PREMIER Rehearsal – 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Solos, Duos, Trios, Small Groups – Cheryl has updated the Signup Genius for private rehearsals.  These slots are 45 minutes long, and the cost is $40 per session.  Please provide check (made out to her) or cash to be paid at the time of rehearsal (no credit card charges to accounts).  Click here to access the link.  Or you can always access it on the Team To Do List web page.  Please only signup for 1 slot per dance/dancer.



Order your Nationals T-Shirts and Tanks Now!

We have NATIONALS t-shirts and tank options to offer to dancers, moms, and dads!  Our custom Nationals logo (thank you, Maya Frank!) is below.   We have multiple t-shirt and tank options with the logo.   We are offering these through the Square website (pay via credit card only through this website).  Click here for the link.

If you want to check out the shirt options for sizing, Cheryl will have samples of the shirts by Thursday, June 7 at the studio.   You can stop by this Thursday or Friday, 9am – 12noon.   Or you can stop by next week (June 11 – 13, 9am – 1pm.)   We need all orders placed on the Square website by next Wednesday, June 13 end of day.   We will place the order the next morning.  Distribution info will be announced as soon as we know when the finished shirts will be available.

The first image option will be on the white t-shirt and tank options.  The second image option will be on the dark gray unisex shirt  and gray racerback tank option (women’s sizes only).

COME ALIVE…Recital Info Details

Recital Info for Vibe Dancers…

We wanted to recap recital details for Vibe dancers.   Our 2018 Come Alive Recital Showcase is Sunday, June 3 with shows at 2pm and 7pm at the Infinite Energy Center.   And Dress Rehearsals will be on Saturday, June 2 at 2pm and 7pm.   Click here for Recital Show Order.
  • Arrival Time for ALL Vibe dancers is 12:30pm for both Dress Rehearsal and Recital Day.
  • BRAVO & OVATION do not need to attend the 7pm show’s dress rehearsal, unless you have a non-Vibe class in the 7pm show.  Dancers will not rehearse Production in the 7pm show dress rehearsal.   All dancers will run ballet for the costume change at the 2pm show, but only Elite and Premier will run it at the 7pm show.
  • NOTE:  Dancers at the 2pm show must leave the venue in between the 2 shows at both the Dress Rehearsal and Recital.  Your dancer may stay at the venue in between shows IF she has adult supervision (if your group wants to bring in food/eat together at the venue). Dancers need to be show ready by 6pm sharp each day for the 7pm show.
  • Hairstyle:  High Pony (no French braid in the middle), for both Dress Rehearsal and Recital.  Hair must be straightened.  Hair tie must match your dancer’s hair color (no need to wrap hair around the hair tie).  There should be no part in the dancer’s hair.  For the ballet piece, the dancers will need to have their high pony transitioned into a high bun.  The bun must be a neat, tight bun (NOT messy).
    • Ballet is the first dance of Act 2, so moms need to check/do the bun for your dancer at Intermission (or ask…ahead of time…another mom to do it for you).  For those dancers assisting with rec classes in the 2pm show (Elite and Premier), please start with hair in a straight pony, and have your dancer bring her bun/hair accessories with them so that your dancer can stay with her assigned rec dancer group, and get her hair transitioned into and out of the bun at the appropriate time.  Your dancer’s hair should be in a bun for the least amount of time to avoid crimping the pony.   See Group Mom email for further details on this.
  • Makeup:  On Saturday for the Dress Rehearsal, light makeup is acceptable/full stage makeup is not required.  On Sunday for the Recital, dancers must wear full competition makeup.   This includes lashes and our competition lipstick color.  There is no need to change it for ballet.      
  • Vibe Dancers will assist with escorting rec dancers to their appropriate rooms, etc. at both the Dress Rehearsal and Recital.  Some Elite and Premier dancers will be assisting with the rec classes at the 2pm show (a list of rec class assignments will be sent out this coming week.)  Dancers are to check-in with Christy as soon as they arrive.

Let’s all work together to make our COME ALIVE Recital Showcase be our best recital yet!