Performing Groups

Upcoming Performances for June, 2014

June 21st-22nd — Recital 2014 at Hazen High School

PG Showcase 2014


Our performing groups meet once a week to learn and practice choreography to perform at various events throughout the year. As opportunities arise, we request you make your best effort to attend. Performing is fun and you get better at it with practice! Performing group focuses on jazz, lyrical, and hip hop styles.


We expect that everyone involved is committed to attending class. If you must be absent, please make every effort to learn any missed material or information from your classmates.

Performances throughout the year include:

  • HalloweenShow
  • Winterfest
  • Retirement Homes (About 6)
  • Whirligig
  • Competition(1)
  • Performing Group Showcase
  • Blue Dog Dance June Recitals (more than one)

Competition:This is mandatory.

  • Strawberry Festival
  • Renton River Days
  • Bite of Seattle
  • Kent Cornucopia
  • Newcastle Days
  • Puyallup Fair

When: May 16-18, 2014 (We will not know our performance day until one week before the competition.) Where: Greater Tacoma Convention Center
Fee: $50 (Due on: March 1, 2014)

Dance Workshop/Convention:

We encourage all of our Performing Group members (5yo and up) to attend, but it is not mandatory. It is a great opportunity for students to learn from other instructors and meet other students from all over Washington.


When: February 7-9, 2014
Where: Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue Fee: $100-$250 (Depending on age group)

**Will be due on: December 1, 2013**

Financial Commitment:

  • Rehearsals add 1 class to your monthly tuition scale
  • Attire—varies based on what you need

Attire (Only purchase what you need):

  • Jacket: $65  
  • Bag: $45
  • Jazz Pants: $22-33
  • Leotard: $14-$17
  • Jazz Shoes: $27-30
  • Tights- $8
  • Performance Kits- $20
  • Tee- $20

COMMUNICATION – Will rely on our Shutterfly website

We are now using a new communication system called Shutterfly. It is a private site where all emails, calendars, and other information can be accessed. An email will be sent to you with an invitation to join the Blue Dog Dance Performing Group site. You will then create your own username and password to login. The studio will send out information regarding any events or other reminders through Shutterfly and you will be able to communicate with us via the site as well. Please look upon Shutterfly for ALL current information concerning Performing Group

Performing Group Events:

  • 7 Fears of Julia Blue – October 29, 2013 – Carco Theatre
  • NUVO Dance Convention – February 7-9, 2014 – Meydenbauer Center
  • Performing Group Showcase – May 10, 2014 – Carco Theatre
  • Showstoppers Dance Competition – May 16-18, 2014 – Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Senior Home Performances

Please arrive 15 minutes prior with make-up on and hair in ponytail in black leotard, black jazz pants, performing group jacket. Bring all appropriate costumes.

  • We will perform at about 6 retirement homes throughout the year. They will be listed once they are scheduled.