Welcome to our 2021-2022 Season
Part 1 of 5 – Important Dates and Info
September 1st-4th – Orientation and Boutique - at the studio
September 1st-3rd 4:00-7:00pm
September 4th 10:00am-1:00pm
We will be selling dance attire and shoes in the studio this year! Stop by to shop our inventory and/or order what you need for class.
Come to the studio to see our space and familiarize yourself and your child with what our procedures will be like. This is a great opportunity for new families.
September 7th – First Day of Classes
Classes for our 2021-2022 year begin on Tuesday, September 7th.
Some classes may need to adjust as we fine tune our schedule for the year. You would be notified of any such adjustments. Everyone will be emailed a current schedule with teacher and studio room assignment before September 7th.
Part 2 of 5 – COVID Protocols
Masks – Everyone will be wearing masks in the studio. Classes have physically distant outside breaks for students to take off masks and have some water. Bring your own filled water bottle.
Hand Sanitizing – Everyone will sanitize their hands upon entering the studio.
Cleaning & Sanitizing – All studio spaces and lobby have an air scrubber working 24/7. Highly touched spaces are cleaned between each class.
Distancing – Students will remain physically distant while stationary in class and as distant as possible when moving in the space.
Virtual Attendance – If you are feeling sick, self-quarantining or needing to be absent for any reason, please call or email the studio so we can give you the information to attend via Zoom.
Notification – We are operating to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 at the studio and are taking the steps necessary to limit anyone from being a close contact to any potential exposure. If someone in your class has tested positive, we will follow local health guidelines and inform you by email.
Lobby – Lobby will be for dancers only. Classes in our corner studio (Studio C) will have students wait outside until teacher indicates it is time to enter.
Part 3 of 5 – Dance Attire
We sell dance wear and shoes at the studio for your convenience, but you are not required to purchase from us. YOU CAN WEAR WHATEVER COLOR LEOTARD, LEGGINGS and TIGHTS YOU WANT. Our Boutique has lots of choices for you to check out!
Creative Dance – Leotard, tights and pink ballet shoes.
PreDance with Tap – Leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes. Attached skirts optional.
Acro (and PreAcro) – Biketard or leotard with dance shorts. Bare feet.
Ballet – Leotard, tights and pink ballet shoes. Skirts optional.
Hip Hop – Comfortable clothes. Sneakers worn only indoors.
Jazz – Form fitting clothes. Leotard and tights preferred. Leggings and dance shorts optional. Caramel jazz shoes.
Lyrical and Contemporary – Leotard and tights. Form-fitting top, leggings and dance shorts optional.
Musical Theater (and Pre Musical Theater) - Form fitting clothes. Leotard and tights preferred. Leggings and dance shorts optional. Caramel jazz shoes.
Tap – Comfortable clothes. Oxford tap shoes for level 1 and up.
Optional for All Classes – Fitted shirt, black shorts or pants, appropriate shoes.
Adults – Comfortable clothes, appropriate dance shoes.
Hair should be secured up away from face in all classes. Ballet students with hair long enough should have hair in a bun (videos coming soon).
Special Boutique Hours:
September 1st-3rd 4:00-7:00pm
September 4th 10:00am-1:00pm
Part 4 of 5 – Programs to Know
As we start our classes for 2021-22, we also want to make sure you are aware of our additional performance opportunities.
2nd – 5th graders who would like to have more opportunities to perform throughout the year. We perform at senior homes, community festivals, competitions and more. Auditions are Tuesday, September 21st. More information available at the front desk.
Our original Halloween production is a Spooktacular treat. Dancers rehearse on the weekend at times based on cast. Auditions are Saturday, September 25th – times TBA
If you are 10 or older and wanting to learn a dance just for you, sing up for one of our solo options. Dancers will meet with the choreographer at agreed upon times. For information, email the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our dance and performance team for 6th-8th graders meets on Sundays from 2:00-5:15. If you are interested in performing and developing your dance skills, please email or ask the front desk for more information.
Royal Blue Dance Company
Our very own high school dance company! The Royals are an inclusive group of high schoolers who use dance as a force for good in our community. All currently enrolled high school dancers at Blue Dog Dance will receive an invitation to join our company with information mid-September.
Our holiday tradition is coming back this year! Auditions for this wonderful holiday show will be on Saturday, November 6th. Look for our audition form and information to come out in October.
Oz: An Original Ballet
We just finished a fabulous Oz Ballet production in August. However, we typically audition in January. So, my pretties! Be on the watch for that!
Part 5 of 5 – How to Be in the Know
You have so much information coming at you. We do our best to be succinct and accessible.
This is our primary way to communicate information to you. Check your spam folder (especially if you have a gmail account) to be sure you are receiving our messages.
Get the Blue Dog Dance App
The app is a connection to your account and where you can enroll, update your account, and view any emails we have sent to you
If you want to receive our notifications for important dates – please add yourself in the groups to “Blue Dog Notifications”
Google Play Link
The is an option for those of you wanting to update your information or enroll in a class.