Solo, Duo, Trio Signup Genius Now Available

Cheryl has created the Solo, Duo, Trio Signup Genius for this season. Click here to access the Signup Genius.

Right now, Cheryl has slots available. She will add slots for Madison in a few days.

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.  

You may only sign up for one slot each time new dates are posted. After a week, you may check again and sign up for one more open slot.  

Dancers, please remember the following:

  • Please bring your music to the private lesson.
  • Please bring payment ($35 for a 30 minute session with Cheryl or 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.
  • 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.
  • As always, dancers are always free to book an empty room to practice on their own.

Big/Little Reveal Recap

Thank you to all the dancers for coming to the Studio yesterday for the Big/Little Sister Reveal.  The Big/Little Sister committee had each Little Sister draw a number to determine which pair of socks they would receive. The Littles then went into the room with the Big Sisters to find their sock “match”!

For the Big Sisters…we talked with them about what it means to mentor the younger dancers. A Big Sister acts as a role model and a cheerleader to encourage her Little Sister at competitions and to build a relationship with them. 

And for the Little Sisters…It is about the Little Sister being your Big’s biggest cheerleader.

The Big and Little relationship is there to share a connection with someone else on the team outside of your group….to get to know them.   It is also a good way to foster confidence and help guide the little sis as she gets older. It is NOT about the gifts you give or receive.   It’s about the time you spend with your big or little.

A huge THANK YOU to Isabel Moulthrop and her team of Angela Coppola and Suzie Drummond for planning and coordinating a fun event for our dancers!  

“Auction” Items Available for Purchase

We have the following 1 time “auction” items available for purchase. Some local businesses provided The Vibe with gift certificates that we are offering for sale to our members (or friends of our members…feel free to share this web post with your friends and family!). All proceeds will be used by The Vibe for dance company-related activities throughout the season. Each of these are one-time sale items. Each item posted is on a first come, first served basis so once they are purchased, the link to purchase will be inactivated. We noted below the items where we have more than 1 gift certificate.

  1. Country Club of the South Green Fees for 4 guests – this is a $600 value and is being sold for $300. Details are: This certificate grants you to 4 guest green fees at Country Club of the South. This is valid Tuesday – Thursday after 12pm based on availability and excludes special events. Proper attire required. Expires January 13, 2022. Click here to purchase. (Certificate is now SOLD – Thank you! Link is inactive to purchase.)
  2. Atlanta Diamond Exchange $25 gift certificate – This is a $25 certificate and is selling for $15. Details are: This certificate is valid on any new jewelry purchase. Excludes Trollbeads. Limit 1 gift cert per item. Cannot be combined with other offers. We have 2 $25 certificates we are selling for $15 each. Click here to purchase.
  3. Pampas Steakhouse $125 gift certificate – This is a $125 certificate and is selling for $100. Details are: We have 2 $125 certificates we are selling for $100 each. Click here to purchase. (BOTH certificates are now SOLD – Thank you! Link is inactive to purchase.)
  4. Elevate Barre/TRX/Fitness Package – This is a $175 value and is selling for $100. This package includes 1 month of Barre & TRX Classes (available in-studio and virtual), 1 Buddy Pass for a friend to join you, 2 pairs of Elevate Sticky Socks. This offer is from the Elevate Barre/TRX/Fitness at 3719 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, GA. New Clients only. Must be redeemed by December 31, 2021. Click here to purchase.

Once an item is purchased, we will reach out to you via email to coordinate pickup of the certificate at the Studio.

Master Calendar Updates – For Production Weekend

The following are Master Calendar updates for PRODUCTION CHOREOGRAPHY  weekend!     

Friday, October 15

  • BRAVO, ELITE, ENCORE, OVATION, PREMIER – Arrive at Studio promptly at 5pm.  Theme of Production will be unveiled to the dancers; Production Finale choreography for these groups will begin promptly.  We will serve a pizza dinner at the end of the choreography session (approximately at 7pm).   Dancers should be done by 7:30pm.     

Saturday, October 16

  • ELITE & PREMIER (9:30am – 11:30am)
  • BRAVO & ENCORE & OVATION (11am – 1pm) 
  • BREAK (1pm – 1:45pm)
  • BRAVO & ELITE & ENCORE & OVATION (1:45pm – 3:45pm)
  • Big/Little Sister Event (at Studio) – 3:45pm – 4:45pm (THIS INCLUDES ALL GROUPS – BRAVO, ELITE, ENCORE, OVATION, PREMIER, & STARLET)
    • Details on the event will be sent out as soon as they are available.
  • PREMIER (4:45pm – 7:30pm)
  • ELITE (5:45pm – 7:30pm)

Sunday, October 17

  • BRAVO (9:30am – 11:00am)
  • OVATION (10:45am – 12pm) 
  • ELITE (12pm – 4pm)

Reminder – Please VOTE for Watermark…ends this Saturday

Just a reminder to VOTE…and ask your friends and family to do the same! Feel free to share the link on Instagram and Facebook. The dance with the most votes will win!

Click HERE to access the VOTING LINK to vote for Watermark (Elite Large Group Contemporary dance) in the Industry Dance Awards, Best Outstanding Performance in the LYRICAL/MODERN/CONTEMPORARY category. Vote now through tomorrow (Saturday), September 25.  It does require a Facebook account to vote.  You are only allowed to vote once per Facebook account…so that’s why it’s important to ask your friends and family to do the same.

Big/Little Reveal Reminder

The Big Little Reveal is set for next Monday, September 27 from 6pm – 6:30pm at the Studio.

Reminder of To Do” for Big Sisters: Purchase TWO pairs of crazy, interesting socks – one pair for you and one for your Little Sister to match. Please bring the LITTLE’s pair of socks to the Studio labeled with your (the BIG Sister) name and drop in the labeled box at the front desk by TOMORROW (Thursday), 9/23.

Big Sisters should bring a themed, small gift or sweet treat to the Reveal for their little to enjoy! Little Sisters do not need to bring anything to the Reveal and will have the opportunity to bring a gift for their Big Sister during our next Big/Little gathering in October.

IMPORTANT: If you are unable to attend, please let Isabel Moulthrop know (her cell is: 203.312.3348) ASAP so that we can make provisions for those that will not have a match at the Reveal.

IDA Vote Info

Click HERE to access the VOTING LINK to vote for Watermark (Elite Large Group Contemporary dance) in the Industry Dance Awards, Best Outstanding Performance in the LYRICAL/MODERN/CONTEMPORARY category.

Voting started yesterday, September 21, and goes through Saturday, September 25. They do appear to require a Facebook account to vote. We encourage you to pass the voting link along to your family and friends and ask them to vote! We are so proud to be representing Applause Talent Dance competition at the Industry Dance Awards!

The Awards will be announced on Saturday, October 23 in a virtual event that will be live-streamed. Click here for details about Industry Dance Awards.

IDA Nomination Details

We are SO proud of Watermark (Elite Large Group Contemporary dance from 2020) for being recognized by Industry Dance Awards as a nominee in the Best Outstanding Performance in the LYRICAL/MODERN/CONTEMPORARY category. Click here to see the link of ALL dance studios/genres that were nominated. And click here to view the other dances that were nominated in the Lyrical/Modern/Contemporary category.

Voting starts tomorrow (Monday), September 20, through Friday September 24. Be on the lookout for the link to vote – Cheryl will share it on the FootNotes Insta and Facebook accounts, and we will share it on the Vibe Blog as well. Please pass the voting link along to your family and friends and ask them to vote. It is quite an impressive group of dance studios/dances that have been nominated. The Awards will be announced on Saturday, October 23 in a virtual event that will be live-streamed. Click here for details about Industry Dance Awards.

Click here to view the Watermark video.

More Master Calendar Updates

We have several Master Calendar updates to share with you.   Due to unanticipated scheduling issues with choreographers that had been booked and then were not able to fulfill their commitment within the timeframes needed, Cheryl has had to find new choreographers for several of this season’s dances.  With that said, the following Master Calendar changes have been made…these changes affect ALL groups, so please make sure that you sync up your calendar with these updates:

The Dance Workshop/Convention we were planning to go to the weekend of November 5 will be moved to the weekend of February 25-27, 2022.    We will attend Radix Dance Convention on those February dates.  We need the weekend of November 5 for choreography for some of the groups.    Details are listed below.

  • Weekend of November 5-7 – Choreography will be set for PREMIER Large Group and ELITE dances (to be determined – Cheryl will discuss options and will finalize with the Elite dancers).  The Dance Workshop/Convention for that weekend has been removed from the calendar.
  • The potential choreography for ELITE and PREMIER that was scheduled for November 12 weekend has been removed from the calendar (it is now scheduled for November 5-7).
  • The second Dance Workshop/Convention has been added to February 25-27, 2022.

Other Master Calendar updates include:

  • Group Photos for ALL GROUPS are set for Saturday, October 30 (exact time TBD – but assume it will be afternoon to sundown).  We realize there are some conflicts on this date, but it is really the only date available between our calendar and the photographer.  

Please make note of these changes in your calendar.  

Big/Little Reveal Details

The Big Little Reveal is set for Monday, September 27 from 6pm – 6:30pm at the Studio.

Big Sisters, listed below, are determined by the oldest 1/2 of the dance team. The youngest 1/2 of team are Little Sisters. Big and Little Sisters will be matched randomly on the day of the event. Both the BIG and the LITTLE will find out their ‘match’ during the Reveal!

To Do” for Big Sisters: Purchase TWO pairs of crazy, interesting socks – one pair for you and one for your Little Sister to match. Also bring a themed, small gift or sweet treat for their little to enjoy on the the Reveal! Please bring the LITTLE’s pair of sock to the Studio labeled with your (the BIG Sister) name and drop in the labeled box at the front desk. We will be collecting socks starting Monday, 9/20 through Thursday, 9/24.

Thank you to our Big/Little Sister Chair, Isabel Moulthrop, and her committee, for coordinating this event!

IMPORTANT: If you are unable to attend, please let Isabel Moulthrop know (her cell is: 203.312.3348) ASAP so that we can make provisions for those that will not have a match at the Reveal.