Greetings from the
dance studio!We have had a busy
semester and have been preparing for our fall dance concert on Wednesday, Dec. 10th.Our “Tis the Season” concert is presented as
part of our annual ARTStravaganza event and will feature the middle and high
school dance elective classes as well as some solos and duets from the middle
and high school Golden Girl teams.ARTStravaganza
is a week committed to our middle school performing arts.The week of events includes the following:
Tuesday, Dec. 9th the Theatre Department presents “School House
Rock, Jr.”; Wednesday, Dec. 10th “Tis the Season” Dance Concert;
Thursday, Dec. 11th Chorus and Band Holiday Concert.All events are held in the VCMS gymatorium
and begin at 6:00 pm with doors opening at 5:30 pm.
Please remember that
dancers have a mandatory rehearsal on Monday, Dec. 8th from 3:00
until 6:00 pm.Dancers should report no
later than 5:15 pm for the concert on Wednesday, Dec. 10th.Participation in the rehearsal and the
performance are part of the dancer’s performance evaluation grade and semester
exam.Please email me or send in a note
if you have an unforeseen conflict. Dancers are expected to remain for the entire event. Parents should sign out their child from the chaperone at the conclusion of the concert.
Our concert costume
will build on the dance class uniform (solid black leotard and solid black
shorts) with tan jazz shoes or ballet slippers.Hair is specific to each class
but all should have bangs secured off of the face.We will be using stage lighting so the
dancers will need some makeup.Stage
makeup for this event should be neutral colors with a darker lipstick
ARTStravaganza are on sale in The Villages Charter Middle School front office.A pass for the entire week of events may be
purchased or tickets for single nights are available.The cost for the pass is $10.00 for Adults,
$6.00 for Students, and Children 5 and under are free.The cost for a single event ticket is $5.00
for Adults, $3.00 for Students, and Children 5 and under are free.Tickets and passes will also be available at the
The rehearsal and
performance are a great way for parents to receive PI hours!I will need parents to chaperone on the
afternoon of the rehearsal, Monday, Dec. 9th from 3:00 until 6:00
pm, and the evening of the show, Wednesday, Dec. 10th from 5:00 pm
until 8:00 pm.If you would like to
volunteer, please email me at Sheri.Hancock@TVCS.org.
Please complete the dance parent contact form to assist in our teacher-parent communication. Click here for form.
Our class uniform for ladies is: black leotard or biketard, black cover up (shorts, skirt, dance/yoga pants or dance capris), tan jazz shoes (I suggest Bloch NeoFlex or Pulse), ballet slippers (I suggest Bloch Synchrony), hair elastics to secure hair (items to make a bun for performances).
Our class uniform for men is a black t-shirt or tank, black bottoms (shorts or pants), black ballet slippers and tan jazz shoes.
If you are still looking for dancewear items, I suggest you search online for the dancewear provider nearest you. Dancer's Outlet and Dance - N- Stuff stores located in Ocala that have store hours friendly to working parents.
Dance students will perform in one formal performance (in front of audience) each grading period which will be a portion of their grade. Please mark the following dates in your calendar:
1st 9 weeks: Friday, September 12th - Founder's Day Performance
2nd 9 weeks: Monday, December 8th - Dress Rehearsal for ARTStravaganza
Wednesday, December 10th - ARTStravaganza Dance Concert