September 15th, 2017 at 6 P.M. we will be having an opening social.This will be open to all dancers, family, and friends. Come ready to have fun!
We have fun games and activities planned.
We have also invited Waffle Works to come to the party and be available if people desire.
All the festivities will occur at Dance Tech Academy.
Because we can. We don’t need permission to throw a party. Duh! 😉
Here we go again with another fantastic dance season!
At Dance Tech Academy, we have put together a how-to on registering for the upcoming season and added a few tips for our new dancers on how to pick the right class.
First, we want to help guide you on when and how to register for classes. For most studios the start of the season coincides with the start of the school year. It is always a good idea to find out ahead of time when registration opens so that you don’t get left behind, or stress out about a last-second sign up.
Online registration is currently open at DTA. If you prefer to register in person, check out our registration event on August 14th from 4-7pm. At this event, there will be door prizes, refreshments, and free t-shirts for everyone who registers (while supplies last). We do recommend you come early, especially if you have your sights set on one class in particular – classes fill up quickly!
You can sign up by visiting our Registration Page.
What if you are not sure which class to register your student for?
Not sure which class(es) to register for? Our staff is happy to help! Each student is different, which is why Dance Tech Academy offers a wide variety of classes with amazing instructors including Ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern, Pointe, Jazz, combination classes, and competing teams. Classes are offered for all ages and skill levels, so you’re sure to find the right fit.
*Dancers must enroll in Ballet, Jazz, and Dance Conditioning classes in the summer and be present to at least 6 weeks of each. Fall requirements will be covered in the parent meeting on Monday, June 12th at 7:00 pm.
DT Company II
*Dancers must enroll in Ballet and Jazz technique classes in the summer and be present to at least 6 weeks of each. Fall requirements will be covered in the parent meeting on Monday, June 12th at 6:00pm.
Company II Gold
Company II Silver
Company II Bronze
*No summer requirements; however, ballet and/or jazz technique classes are highly recommended. Dancers are required to take ballet in addition to Pre-Minis in the fall, and may take any other technique classes in addition at a discounted rate.
No summer requirements; however, ballet and/or jazz technique classes are highly recommended. Dancers are required to take ballet in addition to Excel in the fall, and may take any other technique classes in addition at a discounted rate.
Combo Tech 2
*No summer requirements; however, Ballet, Jazz, and/or Combo Dance classes are highly recommended. Technique classes are also recommended in addition to Combo Tech in the fall and may be added at a discounted rate.
DT Vibe Hip Hop Team
*Dancers must enroll in Hip Hop 3 in the summer and participate in our Hip Hop workshop on August 14th. DT Vibe will be held on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 pm in the fall, and dancers will need to enroll in at least one other technique class in addition to DT Vibe. Information packets will be available at the front desk next week.
DT Pulse Hip Hop Team
*Dancers must enroll in Hip Hop 3 in the summer and participate in our Hip Hop Workshop on August 14th. DT Pulse will be held on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 pm in the fall, and dancers will need to enroll in at least one other technique class in addition to DT Pulse. Information packets will be available at the front desk next week.
|ACT 1 4:00 PM|
|Toddler A||Hey Good Lookin|
|Toddler D||Teddy Bear|
|Toddler B||I Feel Good|
|Toddler C||I Want it All|
|JBT 2||The Lion Sleeps Tonight|
|Toddler Classes||Move Your Hair|
|5 min intermission for Toddler parents to pick up their dancers in the foyer|
|JBT 3||Part of your World|
|JBT A||Dancing in the Street|
|JBT 4||My Girl|
|JBT D||You Can Tell She’s a Princess|
|JBT 1||Just Dance|
|JBT C||Favorite Things|
|JBT B||American Woman|
|JBT 2||I Just Can’t Wait to be King|
|Pre-Ballet 1 (Tues)||Once Upon a December|
|JBT 3||Under the Sea|
|JBT A||Puttin’ on the Ritz|
|JBT 4||I Want You Back|
|JBT D||Gotta Be Me|
|JBT 1||Help Me Rhonda|
|JBT B||True to your Heart|
|ACT 2 6:00 PM|
|Aerial Dance 1||Fly|
|Combo Tech 1||Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile|
|Hip Hop 1||Bring ‘Em Out|
|Pre-Team C||Beautiful Creatures|
|Hip Hop 2||Kiss the Sky|
|Combo Tech 2||Footloose|
|Combo Tech 3||Pink Panther|
|Pre-Ballet 2||Little Swans|
|Hip Hop 2-B||Pop|
|Hip Hop 1||Hair Up|
|Pre-Team C||Be Our Guest|
|Ballet 1-B||With One Look|
|Combo Tech 1||I Love You Too Much|
|Pre-Ballet 1 (Mon)||Music Box Dancer|
|Combo Tech 2||Play My Music|
|Pre-Team B||You’ll Be in my Heart|
|Combo Tech 3||Someone Like You|
|Pre-Team A||Circle of Life|
|Hip Hop 2||Outta Your Mind|
|Tap 1||The Way You make Me Feel|
|Pre-Minis||I See the Light|
|Minis & Smalls||Bathing Beauties|
|Cylee Randolph||Shake the Room|
|Eme Wolle||I’m Finally Me|
|Madison Ingle||Lone Ranger|
|Emma Gooch||Better When I’m Dancing|
|Breauna Hansen||Running with the Wolves|
|Allie Nield||Rise Up|
|Ivette Carmona||Tell Me How to Feel|
|Hailee Fell||Is There Somewhere|
|Jordyn Crane||Don’t Worry About Me|
|Sarah Nelson||Save Yourself|
|DT Minis||I Love Me|
|Sr/Elite Company||People Help the People|
|DT Smalls/Jr Company||Hey Ho|
|Elite Company||Season of Love|
|DT Vibe||Pain Killer|
|DT Smalls||Me & My Girls|
|Jr/Sr Company||Kill of the Night|
|DT Pulse||Girls Like|
|DT Minis & Smalls||Bathing Beauties|
The Dance Tech Academy Recital is Saturday, May 13th at the Colonial Theater. Below is the information you will need to know about dress rehearsal and recital.
Before we put on this show, we have a dress rehearsal to help us set the stage lighting for the dancers’ costumes, and let them practice on the stage. Dancers do need to be in costume for this rehearsal. Please have your dancers at the Colonial Theater (450 A Street) by the times specified for their class. This will help us run rehearsal as smoothly and quickly as possible. Please enter through the SIDE door (faces Capital Ave) marked “Performers Entrance.”
Rehearsal Date – Thursday, May 11th
4:00 pm DT Minis, DT Smalls, Small/Jr combined, Pre-Minis
4:45 pm Pre-Ballet 1 (Monday), Pre-Ballet 2, Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Ballet 3/4, Pointe
5:30 pm DT Vibe, DT Pulse, Elevate, Aerial Dance 1
6:15 pm DT Company, Acro/Aerial, Solos
Rehearsal Date – Saturday May 13th
9:15 am Hip Hop 1, JBT 1, JBT 2, JBT 3, JBT 4, Tap 1
10:15 am JBT A, JBT B, JBT C, Pre-Team A, Pre-Team C, Ballet 1-B
11:15 am Toddler A, B, C, D, JBT D, Session Jazz/Ballet, Hip Hop 2
12:15 pm Pre-Team B, Pre-Ballet 1 (Tuesday), Combo Tech 1, Combo Tech 2, Combo Tech 3, Hip Hop 2-B
Concert May 12th
DT Company, DT Smalls, DT Minis, DT Pulse, DT Vibe, Pointe, and Acro/Aerial will all be performing in the May 12th concert. Company, Minis, and Smalls will also be performing their large group routines in the recital (see the bottom of this post for specifics.)
All dancers will need to be there and ready to begin group warm up by 5:45 pm. Dancers will enter through the side door; however, parents must enter through the main entrance. Main doors will open at 6:00 pm, the Pre-Show consisting of dancers’ solos will begin at 6:30 pm, and the show will begin at 7 pm.
We will need a couple volunteers to help the younger dancers with costume changes in between dances. Please let the front desk know if this is something you are interested in doing.
Recital May 13th
May 13th recital is split up into Two Acts. Act 1 begins at 4:00 pm, so all dancers in this Act will need to be there and ready by 3:45. These classes are: Toddler A, B, C, D, JBT A, B, C, D, 1, 2, 3, 4, Session Jazz/Ballet, and Pre-Ballet 1 (Tuesday class).
Act 2 begins at 6:00pm, and these dancers will need to be there and ready by 5:45. These classes are: Pre-Team A, B, C, Hip Hop 1, 2, 2-B, Combo Tech 1, 2, 3, Pre-Ballet 1 (Monday class), Pre Ballet 2, Ballet 1, 2, 3, 4, Ballet 1-B, Tap 1, Intro to Aerial Dance, Pre-Minis, Elevate, DT Minis, DT Smalls, and DT Company.
Dancers will need to be dropped off at the same entrance they came in for dress rehearsal. However, ALL parents and other audience members will need to go around and enter through the front, except those who have signed up to help a specific class (details below). Doors will be opened to the audience at 3:30 for Act 1 and 5:30 for Act 2. If you are coming only for Act 2, please wait until the doors open at 5:30. When those who are there only for Act 1 leave, it will open up more seats for Act 2 viewers.
We are now looking for some extra helpers for the younger classes (parents, older siblings, etc). We try to get help from people who do not have performers so parents can watch the show, but we can’t always get enough. We need 1 or 2 helpers for each class to stay with them while they wait to perform and take them up to the stage. Helpers get in for free, but will have to watch from the side of the stage. We are compiling a list at the front desk if you or someone you know is interested being a helper.
Tickets to the recital are $5+tax per seat (general admission). They are available to purchase now at the Colonial Theater Ticket Office weekdays at 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, or by calling 522-0471, or online at Idahofallsarts.org, or at the door (you may have to wait in line at the door). The Arts Council will ask you which Act you are coming for in order to have enough seating for both acts; however, you only need to purchase one ticket per person, even if you are staying for both Acts. If you will be attending both the recital and the DT Company concert on Friday, May 12 ($8+tax per seat), be sure to purchase those tickets all at once for $12+tax per seat.
Both shows will be recorded professionally by JH Media. Order forms will be available soon at the front desk.
**The following pieces will be in BOTH, the recital and the Company concert
1. DT Minis & Smalls (Bathing Beauties)
2. DT Company (Gold)
**The following pieces will ONLY be in the May 12th Company Concert, not the recital
3. DT Pulse
4. DT Vibe
5. DT Company pieces, other than Gold
6. Minis & Smalls individual pieces
**ALL other pieces will be in the May 13th recital ONLY
Friday, April 28:
Emersyn – 2:45 pm
Alexia – 5:15 pm
DT Smalls – 5:15 pm
*Awards – 6:30 pm*
Kendry – 6:15 pm
Cylee – 6:15 pm
Eme – 6:30 pm
Kaebree – 6:30 pm
Allie – 7:00 pm
*Awards 9:15 pm*
Saturday, April 29:
DT Minis – 8:30 am
Minis & Smalls – 10:30 am
*Awards 1:15 pm*
Pre-Minis (I See the Light) – 2:00 pm
Elevate (Gatsby) – 3:30 pm
Pre-Minis (Gaga) – 5:00 pm
Elevate (Look Through) 5:45 pm
*Awards 7:00 pm*
Toddlers, JBTs, Pre-Teams, and Session Jazz/Ballet will be performing at local retirement homes April 18th and 19th. These performances are for practice before recital and because the residents love to watch them perform. However, it is not the recital and the retirement homes are not good places for inviting friends and family members. These locations are small and can become very crowded, so please do not invite extra people. During their performance, please stand behind the residents that we are there to perform for. If you need to bring other children other than performers, please keep them with you at all times. JBTs and Pre-Teams will be doing both of their dances, so make sure they have all costume pieces and shoes. Below is the schedule of which classes will perform at which home. Please note that the call times are when dancers need to be there and ready.
Tuesday, April 18th: Tambree Meadows – 3620 Potomac – 6:00 PM
Call time 5:45: Toddler A, JBT A, Pre-Team A, JBT C
Morning Star – 4000 S 25th E (Hitt Rd) – 7:00 pm
Call time 6:45: Toddler B, JBT B, JBT 1, Pre-Team B
Wednesday, April 19th: Lincoln Court – 850 Lincoln – 6:00 PM
Call time 5:45: Toddler D, JBT 2, JBT 3, Session Jazz/Ballet
Parkwood Meadows – 1885 Parkwood – 7:00 PM
Call time 6:45: Toddler C, JBT D, JBT 4, Pre-Team C
**Note: There WILL NOT be class on April 18th or 19th for any Toddler, JBT or Pre-Team classes**
Our Dance Tech recital is where you will want to invite family and friends. It will be at the Colonial Theatre on Saturday, May 13. Dress rehearsal will be earlier that same day for about an hour, sometime between 10:00am -1:00pm, (more detailed information to come). Tickets are $5 per seat and will go on sale beginning April 24th at the Colonial Theatre ticket office. To purchase tickets over the phone, call (208) 522-0471.
The week following the recital will be our class awards parties. Also, all home practice times need to be turned in at the desk by Monday, May 8th.
#403 – DT Smalls (Me & My Girls) 8:00 am
**Free Master Class for dancers 13 & up 9:30 – 10:30 am**
#471 – Kaebree solo 11:00 am
#480 – Ivette solo 11:30 am
#7 Sr/Elite Company (People Help the People) – 7:45 am