Ths Spirit Of Giving
The holiday season can be stressful but is always full of excitement. Dance Tech Academy’s upcoming Holiday Benefit Concert is a great opportunity to put aside the stress of the season to enjoy a fun dance concert while helping families in need.
General Admission is $4 and a canned or non-perishable food item. As in years past, all food items will be donated to the Idaho Falls Community Food Basket to help local families, and proceeds & additional donations will help a family in need. This year, these donations will benefit Kristi Trent, an individual in our community who could use some extra help.
Kristi Trent is 54 years old, and found the love of her life and married him on June 1st of 2017. The couple was just settling into their home when a fire took everything she owned on August 3rd.
Around this time, Kristi began to lose weight and had a lack of energy. Kristi went to the doctor and found that she had Lymphoma.
Kristi truly loves life and is never seen without a smile. That is not going to change; her condition is treatable, but treatments are expensive. Let’s join together to lift the burden and help her win the fight.
Our Holiday Benefit Concert is Saturday, Dec. 2nd at 11:00 am at the Hillcrest Performing Arts Center (north side of Sunnyside Rd. just East of Hitt Rd.). Doors will open at 10:30 am. Admission is a $4 donation and a canned or non-perishable food item per seat (dancers get in free). Proceeds will benefit the Idaho Falls Food Bank and other local families in need. Your generous donations are much appreciated! To help earn more for the cause, we are selling reserved seating tickets in advance for $8 per seat. Reserved and General Admission tickets will be sold at DTA during office hours beginning Tuesday, November 14th – Thursday, November 30th.
Listed below are the call times for all classes performing. Call times are the times the performers need to meet their class, with hair and make-up done, ready to perform. Please do not be late. We will not hold up the show to wait for late performers to arrive.
Call time 10:40 AM – Dancers will perform in Act 1 (beginning at 11:00 AM):
Toddler A, B, D, JBT A, B, C, D, 1, 2, 3, 4, Pre-Team A, B, C, D
Call time 11:40 AM – Dancers will perform in Act 2 (beginning at approx. 12:00 PM):
DT Company, Company II, Excel, Pre-Minis, Combo Tech 1, 2, 3, Hip Hop 1, 2, 3, 4, DT Vibe, DT Pulse, soloists
All classes will meet in the hallway or classrooms near the backstage entrance (look for the signs on the walls for directions), with the exception of JBT A, B, C, D, and all Toddler classes. These classes will have assigned seating on the right side of the auditorium, close to the front. This is so one parent can sit with their child and we can quickly gather them to go backstage when it is their time to perform. Look for the sign with your child’s class listed so they will all be together. We will bring them back to those seats when they are finished performing. There is not enough room in these seats for the rest of the family so just one parent please.
After you drop off your dancer with their class, please be courteous as you find a seat in the auditorium. Please do not stand or walk in front of people while dances are being performed. Wait until in between dances and quickly be seated, and wait until the end of the Act to leave. For classes other than JBT A, B, C, D, and all Toddler classes, you will need to go to the hallway near the backstage entrance to pick up your child after they perform. We will need a parent or other teen/adult volunteer for every 6-7 children in a class to help us keep children quiet and together with their class backstage. Please let the receptionist at the front desk know if you have someone available to help.
If you will be video recording your child’s performance, please remain seated to do so or stand in the back or far side aisle, and be sure you are not blocking anyone else’s view. Thank you.
We are excited to see the dancers at their first performance on stage this season!
Our first performance is Wednesday, Nov. 15th at the Shilo Inn Convention Center (780 Lindsay Blvd.) Classes performing are listed below. Performers will be admitted free; however, all others must purchase a ticket to attend, observe, or assist a dancer. All proceeds go to the Development Workshop.
Entry fees are:
$0.00 – Children 2 years old and under
$1.00 – Disabled and their care givers
$2.00 – Children ages 3-11
$3.00 – Senior citizens / Except Thursday / Free
$3.00 – 12-17 years of age
$4.00 – 18-59 years of age
$12.00 – One-time family pass (per day)
$10.00 – Multiple day pass (per person)
$25.00 – Multiple day family pass
Other activities at the Festival include a bake sale, craft boutiques, Festival Café, photos with Santa, beautifully decorated trees, and more. The Festival organizers are grateful to us for our support. We will not have classes on Wednesday the 15th for the classes that are performing.
Call time: Perform at: Classes:
5:10 pm 5:30 pm Toddler D, JBT-D, Pre-Team A, Pre-Team D
5:45 pm 6:00 pm Toddler B, JBT-B, JBT-A, JBT-3
6:15 pm 6:30 pm Toddler A, JBT-1, JBT-2, Pre-Team C
6:45 pm 7:00 pm JBT-C, JBT-4, Pre-Team B
Call times are when the dancers should be in the warm-up room, in costume, ready to perform. Please allow time for parking, locating the warm-up room, and finding seats to watch your child perform. This performance venue is small and crowded for observers. We suggest you do not plan to invite extra family and friends, nor plan to record your dancer. Save the inviting and recording for their next performance, the Holiday Benefit Concert at Hillcrest Performing Arts Center on December 2nd at 11:00 AM. More details to about this performance to come in a later email.
Entrance for the performers will be through the main hotel lobby doors of the Shilo. The warm-up room is past the front desk and down the hallway to the left (there will be signs posted). *Please note that all Toddler, JBT, and Pre-Team classes will perform two dances. After their second dance (their Christmas dance), they will be taken back to the warm-up room where they are to be picked up. We are asking for 1 or 2 parent volunteers for each class to help keep children together. If you would like to volunteer please sign up at the front desk. Volunteer helpers will still need to pay the Festival of Trees admission.
Please refer to the calendar on our website for important dates and holiday breaks (click here)
Practice music is also available on our website for most classes here
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.