Monday, January 23, 2017

HIP HOP MASTERCLASS w/ Rachel Savage

To: ALL DANCERS AGE 6 AND UP (boys and girls)



Hip Hop Masterclass

with Rachel Savage,

BGirling (breakdancer)

Thursday, January 26th

6 to 7:00 pm for ages 6 to 10

7 to 8:30 pm for ages 11 and up



You can see some her moves at: 


More about Rachel Savage:

Creator of RealThentic, Rachel Savage, discovered her passion for hip hop dance at the age of 15. There were no opportunities for hip hop instruction where she grew up in Bremerton, Washington so she taught herself bgirling (also known as breakdancing) by reading online written tutorials and watching the few breakin videos she could find (before youtube era).  After moving to Utah at age 18, she joined a Bboy/Bgirl crew called the “Blowup Kingz” and started competing in battles and doing performances with them. It was her teenage dream come true to be a part of a talented dance crew.

At age 19 Rachel started a break club at the college she was attending, the University of Utah.  At age 21 she started teaching a hip hop class under the fitness department at the University of Utah and built a hip hop program there that didn't exist before.  After graduating from the University of Utah in 2012 with two degrees in Finance and Psychology, Rachel had a difficult decision to make. Accept a lucrative investment banking career or follow her dreams of a dance career. Ultimately she decided to go with her passion and started a dance/fitness contracting business called Savage Hip Hop, LLC.

This passion for positively impacting the youth led Rachel to meet hip hop pioneer and bboy legend “Lil Cesar” who started the world’s first Hip Hop school of Arts in Pomona, a unique technical/trade program to transform each student's creative energy into marketable skills through education, guidance, and self-expression. Rachel was asked by Cesar to join the well respected LA based "Airforce Crew" he founded in 1984.  Rachel is all about using hip hop uplifting communities so she loves helping with projects that have this mission.  With great zeal she will continue to spread the hip hop love. Peace, love, unity, and having fun.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Odyssey Dance Theatre Workshop, February 22, 2017

On Wednesday February 22, we have something special planned for the studio! Odyssey Dance Theatre will be coming to our studio to host a Workshop! We are so excited to offer this wonderful opportunity for our dancers. This workshop will be in lieu of regular classes- Jazz 2, Ballet 2 and Jazz 3, Ballet 3, Ballet 5. Come ready to have fun!! More details coming!

Odyssey Dance Theatre Workshop February 22, 2017
Workshop consists of a 1.5 hour partnering class - (They will bring the men!), a younger dancer master class of our style choice, and a 1/2 hour seminar on Professional Dancer opportunities and what to prepare for. Created by: Derryl Yeager

Monday, December 5, 2016

Recital Tips for Saturday, December 10th!!



Recital Tips
Recital can be a stressful part of the year. Here are some helpful tips to keep you and your child calm and prepared for anything.
1- Stay Calm!  A positive attitude will help your dancer stay calm.  Children can pick up on our stress levels.
2-Be prepared. Get everything ready a few days before the recital. 

A few days before the recital
1-Make a list of everything they need, costume, shoes, tights, hair pieces, etc.

2-Get all parts of their costume ready.

-Take their costume out of the bag and make sure it doesn’t look wrinkled.  (Do not use an iron on costumes.  Tutus and other costumes can be steamed in a steamy bathroom or with a laundry steamer.) If your child is in more than one dance:  check the show order, put costumes in order of performance.  Teachers and Staff will help dancers with costume changes.  Have your dancer wear a nude colored leotard underneath their costumes, it makes costume changes more comfortable.

-Check to make sure you have the shoes needed.

-Hair pieces are included in the costume bag.  Each class has a specific hair style.  Please make sure you know how they are to wear their hair.  Remember to use hair gel and hairspray.  A hairnet for buns is a great tool.

-Tights.  Please wear the tights we included in their bags.  Typically, it’s pink tights for Ballet and Tan (Caramel) tights for Jazz.

3-Label everything.  i.e. on the tag inside the costume and inside the shoes.  Many young girls in the same classes are the same size.

4-Makeup.  For younger dancers: blush and lip gloss is enough.  For older dancers:  foundation, blush, neutral browns eye shadow, mascara, classic red lipstick. We recommend:  Revlon ColorStay Overtime in Ultimate Wine.

5-Pack their dance bag:  -A water bottle, snacks, (no sticky, messy kinds) -A few quiet games, such as a coloring book, stuffed animal, or deck of cards will help them quietly pass the time while they are waiting to perform.

6-Make sure your child is rested.  A little extra sleep before the recital will go a long way.

7-Check the address of the recital.  Get directions if you need them.  South Hills Middle School, 13508 S. 4000 W.  Riverton, UT.  Make sure you know how long it will take you to get to the school.

The day of the Recital 
         1. Make sure dancers go to the bathroom before you get ready.
  1. Relax.  Keep in mind your dancer will be excited and anxious, as will you. Try to relax and enjoy this special night in your dancer's life.
  2. Ask for help!  We are here to help you and your dancer.  Our teachers and staff have lots of experience with performing.
  3. Have fun! This is what we have working towards, so enjoy it.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Showcase is in 10 days!


Christmas Showcase Dress Rehearsal Instructions




Wasatch Arts Center
Christmas Recital 2016

Instructions for Dress Rehearsal

1.  Dress Rehearsal is held at South Hill Middle School, 13508 S. 4000 W. Riverton, UT.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes before stage time.  Please enter main entrance.  Parent and the dancer should proceed to the backstage for check-in.  Please know the name of your dancer’s class.  We typically run ON TIME.   Please do not be late!

2.  Please arrive in costume, with makeup on.   If your child is in more than one dance please have them arrive in their costume for their first dance.  We also recommend a nude leotard underneath costumes. 

3.  Once your dancer is Checked in he/she will wait with their teacher in the dressing room until they are called to the stage.

4.  Parents can wait in the Auditorium.  Parents will not be allowed backstage or in the dressing rooms.

5.  Dancers will rehearse their dance a couple of times on stage and then return to their dressing rooms.   Children will not be released to the parents directly from the stage.    Please pick your dancer up at their dressing room.  Dancers are dismissed at this point.

6.  Your enjoyment, the student’s safety and happiness are our primary concerns. HAVE A WONDERFUL REHEARSAL! 

Christmas Showcase Recital Information



General Recital Guidelines

There are a lot of components involved in staging our recitals.  Following these guidelines allows us to provide a professional, safe, and fun performance opportunity. We ask that you carefully go over this information and if you have any questions please call the studio. 

General
Show A is planned to last 45 minutes and Show B 1 hour and 30 minutes.  We expect all dancers to stay backstage for the entire show.  We do not allow early check-outs.  All teachers and staff will be helping backstage.  We play games and watch a movie while we wait.  Dancers are well taken care of.  If there is ever a problem with your dancer we will contact parents immediately.  If you are uncomfortable with leaving your child with us during the show then we ask that your dancer wait until they are older to participate or a parent may volunteer to stay backstage for the entire show. 

Recital Arrival

Recital will be held at South Hills Middle School, 13508 S. 4000 W. Riverton, UT.  Please arrive 30 minutes before show time.  Dancers are to go directly backstage.  Please see Arrival Information sheet for more details. (on back)  Students will check in and remain backstage until the end of the performance.  Students can be picked up where they checked in.  NO student will be allowed to leave backstage during the show.

Costumes

Please make sure that you have all parts to your costume and hair accessories.   Please wear the tights included with your costume.  All tights need to be the same color and brand.  Not all brands produce the same color.  You will receive most everything you need for recital, except shoes.  Students should wear new looking shoes as needed with their costume.  Please label your shoes and any personal items.  We recommend all female dancers who have more than one dance wear a Nude Camisole Style leotard to wear underneath costumes. This helps with costume changes.

All dancers need to wear the tights that came with your costume (if applicable). Tutus and costumes may need to be steamed. We recommend a laundry steamer or hang it in a steamy bathroom to allow the tulle to "soften". DO NOT USE AN IRON ON COSTUMES.  Please remember that costumes are for performances only.  Please do not wear the costumes to play in before the recital. Any damage that occurs will be your responsibility to repair.  We may not be able to order a new costume.  We think our costumes look excellent on stage but wish to remind you that they are costumes, not regular clothing made to withstand everyday wear.  We consider our costume choices to be more modest and age appropriate than many other studios in the area. While not all costumes have sleeves, we are very careful to avoid low cut and bare midriff styles.

Hair and Makeup

All female dancers need to have hair in a left part bun, bangs secured off face.  Dancers with short hair should have hair pulled away from face.  Generally, all makeup should consist of the following: foundation, powder, blush, neutral colored eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, and bright red lipstick.  
We recommend: Lipstick color: Revlon ColorStay Overtime in Ultimate Wine, available at Walgreens and Walmart.   For our younger dancers a little blush and lipgloss is appropriate.  Because the stage lights can pale the dancer’s face, applying makeup enhances how they look during the show.  Don’t be afraid to apply more than usual.  

Recital Etiquette:
  • No flash photography during the performance for the safety of the dancers.  It is blinding and distracting to the dancers and the audience. 
  • If you must leave the performance, please wait to leave BETWEEN numbers.
  • We will have professional video cameras in place to film the show.  Order forms are available in the lobby and will be available the day of the performance.   The DVD is only $25 if purchased before or on the day of the performance.
Other questions?  Please let us know if you have additional questions regarding this information. Please call the studio at 801-253-6323.  We look forward to a great show!

Wasatch Arts Center
Christmas Recital 2016

Instructions for Dancer Arrival

1.  Recital is held at South Hill Middle School, 13508 S. 4000 W. Riverton, UT.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes before show time.  Please enter main entrance.  Guests remain in the lobby, one parent and the dancer should proceed to the backstage for check-in.  Please know the name of your dancer’s class.  Show A:  4:00 pm Show B: 6:00 pm

2.  Please arrive in costume, with makeup on.   Space is limited to change and put make up on your child.  However, extra make-up, hairspray, etc., will be available for touch-ups.  If your child is in more than one dance please have them arrive in their costume for their first dance.  We also recommend a nude leotard underneath costumes. 

3.  Once your dancer is Checked in he/she will not be allowed to leave without prior permission from Studio Director, Alice White.  We expect all dancers to stay backstage for the entire show.  We do not allow early check-outs.  All teachers and staff will be helping backstage. 

4.  There will NOT be an intermission during the Show.  Parents will not be allowed backstage during the show or at intermission.  Show A is planned to last 45 minutes and Show B 1 hour and 30 minutes.

5.  At the end of the show we invite one parent to come get your dancer at the check in Table.  Children will not be released to the parents directly from the stage.  Parents will not be allowed backstage or in the dressing rooms.  Please respect our safety procedures!  After you have checked out, your child will be released to you. 

6.  You may bring quiet toys/games, coloring books, and other amusements.  Snacks can be brought. Please no sticky or messy varieties.  Please bring all personal belongings and snacks in an identifiable personal bag.  They will be having fun!

7.  Where Dancers Go Backstage   Each dance will be assigned a dressing room.   Dancers will wait with their teacher in assigned dressing rooms or classrooms.  Dancers in more than one dance will be assigned a dressing area.  Staff members will help with costume changes.

8.  Your enjoyment, the student’s safety and happiness are our primary concerns. HAVE A WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE!