Welcome to the FFAM dance Studio blog!!

We hope that you are able to find all the information you are in search of. Come back often for updates and new information.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Unfortunately we are not able to accept any new students at this time. We are currently working on recital dances and all costumes have been ordered already. Please contact us weareffam@gmail if you would like to be put on our mailing list for the future when classes start up again in the fall.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Costumes and recital information...

Information and pictures of the costumes has been posted on a new page above titled "Costumes and Recital Information". It is broken down by each individual class including student names. All information for tights, shoes, and hair is also on this page. We do recommend a nude leotard for beginning and up dancers. It helps with the changing of costumes backstage. We will be placing an order for tights, shoes, and leotards on March 13th, please see Melissa or Jenni in the studio office to place an order.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Class available...

We still have room for new students in the following classes:

Tumble Tots (18mo-3yrs) - Thursday's 10:00-10:45
Pre 1's (3yrs) - Wednesday's 4:00-5:30
Pre2's (4yrs) - Tuesday's 4:00-5:30
Pre3's (5yrs) - Monday's 4:00-5:30
Beginning Tumble - Monday's 4:15-5:00
Beginning Ballet - Monday's 5:45-6:30
Intermediate Jazz - Thursday's 4:45-5:30
Advanced Jazz - Thursday 4:45-5:30
Advanced Ballet - Thursday's 5:30-6:15
Advanced Lyrical - Thursday's 6:15-7:00

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Dance is starting!!!!

Dance is beginning back today, September 2nd, and we are all very excited! 
The Tuesday jazz and lyrical classes are now open to the beginning students. 
Still have space available in the new Hip-Hop class on Wednesday's 4:15-5:00.
Please email us at weareffam@gmail.com if you have any questions about the schedule or classes.

Friday, August 15, 2014

New Class:

We are excited to announce that we will be offering a Hip-Hop class On Wednesday's from 4:15-5:00 for our Intermediate 2 and Advanced students. The class is going to be taught by Miss Gretchen Mims.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Schedule...

Our new schedule has been posted on the Studio information and schedule page. Everything has been updated except for the beginning and int/adv tumble classes, they are still being worked out.
Registration fees are $25 per child through August 17th, after that is goes up to $30 per child. 
Please contact us at weareffam@gmail.com if you need more information or have any questions.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dance Camp 2014

"Fruits of the Spirit"
FFAM Dance Camp 2014
July 28- August 1

Session 1:
9am - 12pm
4yrs old - Incoming 2nd graders
Each day includes: Ballet, tumble, devotion, craft, and snack.


Session 2:
2pm - 5pm
Incoming 3rd graders - Incoming 8th graders
Each day includes: Devotion, Ballet, Lyrical, and Jazz

Cost:
$80
sibling discount $20

For more information please email Melissa at weareffam@gmail.com 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Upcoming Recital Information and Reminders...

FFAM Families,
Time has flown by and the dance recital is almost here. We have less than 2 weeks left until the big day!
 
With that said it is extremely important that everyone attend these last 2 weeks of classes. This week will go as normally scheduled, but next week there is some changes to the schedule in order to allow all classes to meet before rehearsal on Thursday the 24th. The schedule for the week of April 21-26 will be sent out later this week.

Key things to note:
1. Individual pictures need to be turned into us via email or print no later than Friday, April 18th for the slide show and yearbook. If you had pictures taken by Justin we will already have one.

2. If you would like to order a yearbook(s) they are $20 and will include an individual shot of each child in the class, pictures from class time, rehearsal and recital. These are individualized to each age group. If you would like to see an example of one from last year ask any one of us in the office.

3. Tickets are available for purchase. You will receive 2 with each recital fee that you paid and may purchase more for $5 each. We have a limit of 8 per family total.

4. There is a very important set of sign-up sheets in the waiting room that we need every family to look at please. It is the areas that we greatly need help regarding stage set up, rehearsal night cleanup, and recital afternoon cleanup. We need everyone's help. We can not do it all ourselves. We greatly appreciate all those who volunteer their time to help us; no job is to small!

5. Please double check the color of tights and shoes that are required for your child's dances. The pictures are posted on the wall on the waiting room and on the blog @ www.weareffam.blogspot.com click on the costume info tab.

6. A couple of our dance teachers are available to help with hair and/or make-up the morning of the recital. It is $5 for hair and $5 for make up. They have a sign up sheet hanging up in the waiting room as well. For recital, hair is to be in a bun unless it is too short, in that case it needs to be pulled out of the face. As for make-up, that is not a requirement but a personal choice made by you the parent.

7. If your dancer has a costume in need of alterations, Mrs. Mims is going to be at the studio this Thursday, April 17th, 6:00-7:45. She is offering this service at no charge.

8. Jenni Hough is planning on having pizza, snacks, and drinks available for purchase the night of the rehearsal. She also will have balloons and roses available for purchase the morning of the recital. We will have more informant regarding prices and the option of pre-ordering later this week.

As a staff we are super excited to see all our performers on the stage performing the numbers they have worked so hard learning. Most importantly we want to see them having fun and doing so all for the glory of God. "Let them praise his name in the dance..." Psalms 149:3

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Blessings,
Melissa

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Costumes and classes

We are having classes as regularly scheduled on Martin Luther King Day. 
A new page has been added above regarding costumes and recital information. Please take a look at it to see what tights and shoes are needed, and if your dancer will need a nude leotard. Also there is pictures of every costume posted. 
As the costumes come in we will be trying them on the dancers and then handing them out some times before the recital. 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Change of schedule in the new year...

Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a great holiday season celebrating with family and friends. We are looking forward to getting back into the grove of our normal schedules, especially dance. When classes start back, the teachers will begin working on their recital dances. Yea!
We will be sizing for costumes the first week back and ordering them on the 10th. If your dancer is not able to come on their scheduled day please contact me so that we can meet up at the studio on another day. It is very important that we order all costumes on the 10th! If you have not paid your dancers costume fees that were due on December 15th, please do so by the 10th. Otherwise we will not be able to order your dancer's costumes.
Another note for parents is that our schedule is changing starting in January. The teachers had some changes in their personal schedules and we are having to move classes around in order to accommodate. As well as having some students dropping and now not having enough students to keep the class as is.
Beginning tumble has been changed to Mondays, 4:15-5:00
Technique with Miss Gabby has been changed to Mondays, 4:15-5:00
Int/Adv tumble with Miss Kirsten has been changed to Mondays, 6:15-7:00

We are going to be canceling the Tuesday, Intermediate 1 tap class. We will be moving the remaining students to another class instead. We will be contacting those parents to let you know Miss Amelia's recommendations.

We apologize for any inconveniences anyone has due to these changes. We tried to make changes that we hope would work for most everyone and the teachers.

Please contact us with any questions at weareffam@gmail.com

Happy New Year!
Blessings,
Melissa Bliss, FFAM Associate Dance Director