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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

2017-2018 Dance Schedule

The new dance schedule has been posted for the new dance year. It is located under the "Studio Information and Schedule" tap above. Please note that some pricing and length of classes has changed for some of the classes. If you have questions or would like information regarding how to register please contact us at weareffam@gmail.com
There is a Saturday Registration Day planned for August 5th from 9am-12pm in the Welcome Area of Faithbridge Church.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Important Information...

FFAM Families,
Good Morning, recital is fast upon us and we are all getting very excited. I have had the pleasure of sitting in on several classes these last couple of weeks and love getting the opportunity of watching all the dancers working so hard on their dances. With that said attendance is very important right now since they have so few classes remaining. Some of the classes are working on special dances for the finale, which is something that all will get the chance to be a part of.

Rehearsal and Recital Info:
Rehearsal is Thursday, May 19th @ 4pm. We will begin with a parents meeting where any and all questions can be asked. From there we will move onto the tots tumbling group and then run through the Finale dance several times before moving onto the rest of the rectal dances. Dancers will want to arrive in shorts and a shirt, NOT a costume, so that they can practice the finale dance with ease and not possibly mess up a costume. On this night parents are responsible to dress and watch their children, making sure that they are ready to go when it is their turn. You and your performers may leave once they have run all their dances.

Recital is Friday, May 19th @ 6pm. Dancers will be need to be back in their dressing room by 5:30pm. Doors will open at 5:00pm that evening. They will need to eat a little something beforehand as we will only have a small snack available backstage. On this night we hire responsible youth from Faithbridge Church to help out backstage with getting all the dancers ready in the correct costume and lined up for their dances.

Picture for Slide show:
Please email a picture of each child you have participating in the recital. This is for a slide show that will play halfway through the dance recital. We want every child (individually) to be represented so please get those in by Monday, May 15th. The picture does not have to be in a costume. If you have a picture that you already love go ahead and send that. What ever works for you and your performer.

Recital Tickets:
With each costume fee you paid you get 2 tickets included. Additional tickets may be purchased for $5 each. Each family may initially receive 8 tickets including the ones from the recital fee and purchased. Once everyone has claimed their tickets we will allow additional tickets to be purchased. Children sitting on laps the entire show will not need a ticket. Tickets will be available for pick-up and purchase starting next week in the dance office. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this please let me know.

Roses:
Pre-order for roses is available now. You can prepay for 3 roses for $5 that will be available for pick-up when you arrive on recital evening. We highly recommend prepaying for roses if you are interested since we don't buy too many extras to sell that evening. Please stop by the dance office to purchase.

Pizza at Rehearsal:
We will have pizza slices, bags of chips, bottled water, and canned soda available for $1.00 each or $2.50 for a combo which includes slice of pizza, bag of chips, and a beverage. This is our way of being able to help our dancers and their families with the convenience of a quick meal on this very busy night.  You can be a help to us by letting us know how much food you think your family may need that evening so that we can ensure that we order enough food.  There will be a sign up sheet in the waiting area for you to indicate what your family will need starting on Monday. Please understand that you do not have to pre-order in order to participate, but as a courtesy to us, it sure does help us out a lot.  You may pay on the evening of the rehearsal, or in advance. Please see Jenni, Melissa, or Cherie with any prepayments or questions.

Parent Duties:
A sign-up sheet will be hanging in the waiting room for parents to sign up to help us on rehearsal and recital evening along with needing men to help set up and break down the stage. We are a ministry and rely on our parents to help us make this recital possible. Please take a look at the sign-up sheets and pick an area that you may be able to help us in. Thank you!    

Costumes and Dance Attire:
We still have 3 classes that are waiting on their costumes to come in. We will get those out as soon as they come in. Please take a look at the waiting room wall and or the blog at www.weareffam@blogspot.com to make sure that your child has the correct color dance shoes, tights, and what hair do they will need that evening. For those that ordered dance wear please stop by the office to pick it up. If you haven't paid you will need to do so at that time.

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to read this long email. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns that we may help you with.

Blessings,
Melissa

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Costumes, tights, and shoes...

All costumes have been posted above on the page link for "Recital Costumes and Information". Included are the required tight and shoes color along with if hair will be in a bun or ponytail. We recommend for Level 1-Level 4 dancers who are in 1 or more dances wear a tan leotard under their costume to help make changing quick and easy.
We will be placing an order this month for tights, dance shoes, and tan leotards. Please stop by the dance office to place your order.

Tan leotard- $17.00

Tights:
Footed Tights- $ 6.00
Stirrup Tights- $7.00
Footless- $7.00
Convertible- $7.00

Shoes:
Ballet Shoes- $17.00
Jazz Shoes- $25.00
Tap Shoes- $20.00
Level 4 Tap Shoes- $45.00
Black Sparkle Sneakers- $20.00

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fundraiser...

FFAM will be hosting an exciting fundraiser starting October 3rd and will end around the 14th. We will be participating in Cards for a Cause by Usborne. The dance studio will be selling box card sets for $30. There are four sets to choose from. All Occasion box 1, All Occasion Box 2, Kids Cards Box, Thanks and Blanks Box. We are all very excited about this opportunity!

BOX 1 : The All Occasion Greeting Cards come in a charming organizer box with dividers, and include an array of cards to meet most needs from birthdays to new home, and get well to weddings.  Thank you (6), Birthday (10), Blank (6), Sympathy (1), Thinking of You (3), New Baby (1), New Home (1), Wedding (1), Congratulations (1)


BOX 2: The All Occasion Greeting Cards come in a charming organizer box with dividers, and include an array of cards to meet most needs from birthdays to new home, and get well to weddings. (different box and different cards then BOX 1) Thank you (6), Birthday (10), Blank (6), Sympathy (1), Thinking of You (3), New Baby (1), New Home (1), Wedding (1), Congratulations (1)



The Kids Cards contains a wild assortment of cards suitable for adults or kids to send to kids in a sweet keepsake box (the perfect place to hide treasures) Birthdays are a blast! Contains 30 kid birthday cards.


Thanks and Blanks is an adorable organizer box full of uniquely handcrafted greeting cards with colored envelopes. This set includes 19 blank cards and 11 Thank You cards.





Saturday, September 3, 2016

Reminder...

No dance on Labor Day, 
Monday, September 5th. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Some classes full...

Some of our classes have already reached capacity. To register in any of our other classes please email us at weareffam@gmail.com
Full Classes:
Pre 3 (5 year olds)
Level 1 Ballet
Level 1 Jazz
Level 2/3 Tap
Level 2 Ballet
Level 2 Jazz
Level 2 Lyrical

Classes close to capacity:
Level 4 Ballet
Level 4 Lyrical
Level 4 Jazz

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

2016-2017 Dance Schedule

Our 2016-2017 Dance Schedule has been posted on the Studio Information and Schedule Page. 
We will be having a Registration Day on Saturday, August 6th from 9am-12pm in the Welcome area of Faithbridge Church. 
If you have questions regarding the schedule or would like to receive the registration form please email us at weareffam@gmail.com

Friday, February 19, 2016

Recital Costumes...

Costumes for the 2016 dance recital have been posted. They are located on a link above titled "Recital Costumes and Information." Click on the link to see all the classes costumes along with information on tights, shoes, and hair. For any other information needed or any questions please contact us at weareffam@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Parent meeting

FFAM Families,
Good Evening! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week thus far. :)
Next week we will be having a parents meeting, there is one scheduled each day and we request that 1 parent for each dancer attend one of the meetings. The meeting will last 20-30 minutes depending on how long the Q & A portion takes. 
This is very important to make sure that everyone is on the same page regarding tuition, fees, recital, costumes, code of conduct, attendance, tardiness, dress attire, fundraisers, etc. 
This is the schedule:
Monday (10/5)- @ 5pm
Tuesday (10/6)- @ 5pm
Wednesday (10/7)- @ 5pm
Thursday (10/8)- @ 4pm & 6:30pm

If you are unable to attend any of the above times please email me or stop by the office and talk with me please. 

We greatly appreciate you taking the time out of your schedule to attend this meeting! 

Blessings,
Melissa

Monday, August 31, 2015

Dance starting...

The 2015/2016 Dance year is beginning on Monday, August 31st. Classes are filling fast, please contact us at weareffam@gmail.com if you have any questions about the availability of a particular class or any other questions.
We are all looking forward to dance starting again and seeing all our awesome dancers!