Get Your Tights!

The Competition Tights List has been updated on the Shoe & Tights Buying Guide webpage.  EACH GROUP should review the spreadsheet to see what type and color of tights your dancer needs. Other costume/tights selections are still being finalized for some groups since costumes are still being delivered. We will add other tights selections to the list as soon as they are known.   We will send out another blog post when we have updates.

Please click here to access the Shoe & Tight Buying Guide web page.   You will see the Tights Buying Guide listed at the bottom of the web page.  Please purchase these ASAP, so you have them in hand for dress rehearsals.

REMINDER:  Please make sure that you check the correct dance group for your dancer, and also make sure you are choosing the correct color of tights to purchase.

 

2022 Vibe Showcase Show Order & Ticket Sales Info

Please click here to view the 2022 Vibe Showcase show order.

The show dates and times are: Saturday, February 19 at 5pm, and Sunday, February 20 at 2pm. 

Venue:  Duluth High School, 3737 Brock Rd NW, Duluth, GA 30096 

Reminders:  Showcase Ticket Sales Information

Tickets are $25 online sales, via our ticketing website, and $30 per ticket on the day of the show (to be sold at the venue).  Each member/family is required to sell or purchase at least 10 tickets between the 2 shows.

Below are details about the timing of Ticket Sales:

  • Showcase Tickets will go on pre-sale via our online ticketing website to Parents of Seniors on Tuesday, January 11 at/around 9am.  Parents of Seniors will be allowed to purchase up to 20 tickets for both shows at this time.  Once ticketing goes on sale for other Vibe members the next day, you may purchase more tickets at that time.  Please be on the lookout for an email from the Vibe GMAIL account (not a web post) with Ticket Sales information next Tuesday.
  • Showcase Tickets will go on pre-sale via our online ticketing website to all other Vibe members only on Wednesday, January 12 at/around 9am.  Please be on the lookout for an email from the Vibe GMAIL account (not a web post) with Ticket Sales information next Wednesday.    
  • On Monday, January 17, Showcase details will be posted to our website as a web page and web post for general public ticket purchases.
  • Remember to place your dancer’s name into the “Dancer’s Name” field during the Checkout process (at the time of purchase) since we are tracking # of tickets sold by dancer family.

Below are important notes about Day of Show (to explain to your guests when inviting them): 

  • Masks will be required at all times in the venue for all attendees and volunteers. (Dancers will not be required to wear masks while dancing.)
  • There will be a short intermission in each show, where concessions will be sold.
  • We are offering 2 Dancer Gift options this year. They will be sold pre-sale and at the venue, while quantities last. There will be a separate web post next week explaining the dancer gift options and how to purchase.

Let us know if you have any questions on the show order or ticket sales….email us at footnotesdanceblog@gmail.com.

5,6,7,8…Happy New Year & Solo/Duo/Trio SUG updates!

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Happy New Year to all Vibe Members and Parents!!   We are looking forward to seeing everyone next week.  Regular FootNotes Classes resume on Monday, January 3.   REMINDER:  All rehearsals are mandatory from this point forward. 

Also, Cheryl has updated the Solo, Duo, Trio Signup Genius with new dates for the next few weeks. Click here to access the Signup Genius.

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.

LOTS of Master Calendar Updates

The Master Calendar has been updated with several dates and times. Please make sure you keep your dancer’s schedule is updated. 

This post represents calendar updates through the first weekend in February.  You will note that there  will be some rehearsals on the second weekend in February as well…Cheryl wants to see how the dances are looking before she determines which groups will rehearse that weekend.    

Friday, January 7

      • 4:30-5pm Crush (Ovation Small Group)

Saturday, January 8

    • 10am-12noon Ovation/Premier Hip Hop
    • 12-12:45pm We Work (Premier Small Group)
    • 12:45-1:45pm River Deep
    • 1:45-2:45pm Black Mirror
    • 2:45-3:45pm Be Italian

Saturday, January 15

    • 11am-1pm  Hair & Make-up Session for New Vibe Members (Mom and dancer) – Details on this will be sent out in a separate post
    • 1:30-2:30pm  Skin & Bones
    • 2:30-3:30pm Forgiveness

Sunday, January 16

    • 1-2pm Bravo
    • 1-2pm Premier
    • 2-3:30pm Company Production (Bravo, Elite, Encore, Ovation, Premier)
    • 3:30-4:30pm Bravo Hip Hop
    • 3:30-4:30pm Be Your Girl (formerly Brazil, Elite Small Group)

Saturday, January 22

    • 11am-1pm  Ovation/Premier Hip Hop
    • 11am-12noon  Encore
    • 12-1pm  Bravo
    • 1-2pm  Premier
    • 2-3pm  Girl In the War (Premier Small Group)

Sunday, January 23

    • 10-11am  Be Italian
    • 11am-1pm  All Elite

Friday, February 4

    • 5-6:30pm  Ovation/Premier Hip Hop
    • 6:30-7:30pm  Girl in the War

Saturday, February 5

    • 12-1pm  Be Italian
    • 12-12:30pm  We Work (Premier Small Group)
    • 12:30-1pm  Crush (Ovation Small Group)
    • 1-2:30pm  Company Production (Bravo, Elite, Encore, Ovation, Premier)
    • 2:30-3:30pm  Bravo Hip Hop
    • 2:30-3:30pm  River Deep
    • 3:30-4:15pm  Black Mirror
    • 4:15-5:00pm  Be Your Girl (formerly Brazil, Elite Small Group)

Sunday, February 6

    • 10-11am  Skin & Bones
    • 11am-12noon  Forgiveness

In Studio Dress Rehearsals

Dancers and Moms are required for In Studio Dress Rehearsals for each group.  See dates by group below.   These dates have also been added to the Master Calendar  Here is what to bring/expect:   

  • This is a FULL COSTUME/dress rehearsal at the Studio for both the dancer and mom to learn what will be required with all costumes. It is very important that moms attend at their group’s designated time, especially for the older groups (Encore, Premier, Elite), in case there are other alterations needed or undergarments that need to be purchased.   NOTE: If you are unable to attend, please ask another mom in your group to work with your dancer during Dress Rehearsal to relay information to you about any costume adjustments, etc. that are needed for your daughter.  
  • This ‘dress rehearsal’ is when costumes will be tried on, checked for alterations and changes needed, etc. The dancers will run through their dances in the costume to confirm that it is “stage ready.”   Competition Hair and Make-up are not required for this Dress Rehearsal.
  • Please bring ALL costumes (that you have in hand), AND, please make sure that ALL pieces of the costume are labeled with your dancer’s name.  Bring competition shoes and tights (more info will be coming on tights soon) also.    
  • Please be on time!   
  • If your dancer’s Dress Rehearsal is scheduled at the studio during their class time, they will still have class before or after their group’s scheduled Dress Rehearsal time.
  • All moms (and dancers) must wear a mask while inside the studio during Dress Rehearsals.
    • Starlet –  Monday, January 10 5:30-6pm
    • Encore –  Tuesday, January 18 7-8pm
    • Bravo – Friday, January 21 5-6:30pm
    • Ovation – Monday, January 24 5:30-7pm
    • Premier – Wednesday, January 26 6-7:30pm
    • Elite – Monday, January 31 7-9pm

Solo, Duo, Trio Signup Genius Updated

Cheryl has updated the Solo, Duo, Trio Signup Genius with new dates for next week. Click here to access the Signup Genius.

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.

Get Your Dancing Shoes!

Some of this season’s shoe styles for your Vibe dancer are now available.  Please click here to access the Shoe Buying Guide web page, listed by dance group.  Note that this is a password protected page that is located under the Members Only section of the website.  Please make sure that you select the correct dance group for your dancer Your dancer’s shoes for this competition season should be in hand no later than Monday, January 10, 2022.

Note that other shoes selections currently noted as TBD will be added to the group lists as soon as they are finalized.  We will post updates on the blog when the Shoe Buying Guides are updated.

The Competition Tights Buying Guide will be published as soon as it is available.

Reminders for Vibe Holiday Party tomorrow

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This is a reminder that our Vibe Holiday Party is tomorrow, Sunday, December 12 at 11:00am at The Falls at Autry Mill clubhouse (address is: 9825 Autry Falls Dr, Alpharetta, GA 30022).

To Do’s for the Holiday Party:

  • Dress is festive Winter Wonderland attire!  Think cozy sweaters, fuzzy scarves & hats, mittens in white, silver, gray, etc.
  • Please bring a $15 wrapped gift for a Gift Exchange Game that will be played with all of the Vibe dancers together. Everyone will go home with a gift from another Vibe dancer.  You do not need to purchase a second gift for your Big or Little Sister.
  • For the Philanthropy project at the party, we are working with Atlanta Breast Care Center at Northside Hospital to make “care kits” for patients undergoing chemotherapy at the Infusion Center at Northside Hospital. 
    • BIG SISTERS should bring 5 items from the list provided below to the holiday party, PLUS $3 for the cost of a pillowcase (this is one of the items the hospital requested that has been purchased so that all care kits have the same pink pillowcase). 
      • Lip balm
      • Cozy hat
      • Lemon Heads (or any lemon flavored candy)
      • Word Search or Sudoku activity book
      • Uber Eats giftcard
      • Magazine
    • LITTLE SISTERS should bring 5 items from the list provided below to the holiday party, PLUS $3 for the cost of a pillowcase (this is one of the items the hospital requested that has been purchased so that all care kits have the same pink pillowcase).
      • Fuzzy socks
      • Scarf
      • Ginger candy
      • Word Search or Sudoku activity book
      • Notepad
      • Pens
      • Magazine

 

Vibe Holiday Party – Service Project Details & What to Bring

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Each year at our Holiday Party, we ask our dancers to “pay it forward” to a local non-profit charity…a little way of recognizing how fortunate we all are at this time of year.  Malaika Hewitt & Susie Koagel, our Community Service chairs, have been working with the Atlanta Breast Care Center at Northside Hospital as our holiday philanthropy this year.  We wanted to give back to a worthy cause, as well as honor Helen with our donation.  As an aspiring oncologist, Breast Cancer research and awareness was near and dear to Helen’s heart and an area where she dedicated her time and service outside of school/dance. 

During the VIBE holiday party this year, the girls will be putting together thoughtful “care kits” for patients undergoing chemotherapy at the Infusion Center at Northside Hospital. 

Big & Little Sisters will work on assembling their “care kit” together.  Items have been divided into 2 separate groups (Big Sister & Little Sister) so as to not duplicate some of the items:

BIG SISTERS should bring 5 items from the list provided below to the holiday party, PLUS $3 for the cost of a pillowcase (this is one of the items the hospital requested that has been purchased so that all care kits have the same pink pillowcase). 

  • Lip balm
  • Cozy hat
  • Lemon Heads (or any lemon flavored candy)
  • Word Search or Sudoku activity book
  • Uber Eats giftcard
  • Magazine

LITTLE SISTERS should bring 5 items from the list provided below to the holiday party, PLUS $3 for the cost of a pillowcase (this is one of the items the hospital requested that has been purchased so that all care kits have the same pink pillowcase).

  • Fuzzy socks
  • Scarf
  • Ginger candy
  • Word Search or Sudoku activity book
  • Notepad
  • Pens
  • Magazine

In addition to the items for our service project, please remember to bring a $15 wrapped gift for a Gift Exchange Game that will be played at the holiday party.  You do not need to purchase a second gift for your Big or Little Sister.

Lastly, as a reminder, if you have not already RSVP’ed to the Holiday Party, please do so by clicking here.  We need everyone’s RSVP by Sunday, December 5 end of day.

 

 

 

Hotel Info for Regional Competition

Our Hotel Logistics team (Trisha Urrea and Dayna Thomson) has been busy securing hotel options for our out of town regional competitions…thank you, ladies, for all of your hard work! 

Please click here to be directed to the Competition Hotel webpage.   Please read the Regional Competition Hotels PDF document carefully.  There is a lot of information being communicated about each option listed in this document.  Make sure you review each hotel’s cancellation policy as you are booking the reservation.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  We were not able to secure group rates for all hotel options. If a special group rate is listed as a booking option and you can not secure the rate for a hotel, please email us at footnotesdanceblog@gmail.com, (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 65+ 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).

Kendra Scott ~ Vibe Fundraiser STARTS TODAY!

Kendra Scott is hosting a Spirit Night (actually 2 days!) for the Vibe next Tuesday, November 23 and Wednesday, November 24! 20% of all of our net proceeds will be given back to the Vibe! To sweeten the deal, Kendra Scott is running 30% off this week (exclusions apply)! Please plan on doing some of your holiday shopping during this time and help support our dance team!

You must use the code below (GIVEBACK-BBSRC) exactly as it is written in your online purchase, or mention it if you are shopping in-store. You can share the code (and the timing) with your family and friends as well. See details below.