Studio Dans Update - February 20, 2015

Recital Attendance:

Recital choreography is well underway. Please make sure that your dancer attends class regularly.

Recital Costumes:

Costumes are beginning to arrive. If your dancer brings home his/her costume, please make sure to hang it up carefully and keep it clean! Please do not allow your child to wear it before the recital.

Summer Dance Camp Schedule:

Half day and full day camps are available.

To create a full day of dance, bring your lunch and choose a morning and afternoon camp! Lunch will be supervised. All pre-school, elementary, contemporary & ballet intensive camps will culminate with a performance on Friday.

Registration is on-line -

Complete schedule, camp descriptions and requirements can be found on the website.

Studio Dans Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night:

Tuesday, March 3


Chick-Fil-A: Johns Hopkins Road

Please let the cashier know that you are with Studio Dans Spirit Night before paying for your order.

Adult Group Ballroom:

Mondays: 6:30-7:30pm at Claret Hall - River Hill Village Center

5 week session: March 16 - April 27 (no classes 4/6 or 4/13)

Cost: $65 per person /$120 per couple

Email to register or for more information.

Studio Dans Ballet Enrichment Auditions:

For those students who are not currently enrolled in the Studio Dans Ballet Enrichment program and wish to be, auditions will be held on Saturday, March 14th (time TBA). The Ballet Enrichment program is a structured and more intense form of ballet commitment with at least two ballet classes a week with mandatory attendance (except in the case of a religious commitment, school event for a grade or illness). Any missed classes must be made up.

The ballet enrichment program is leveled by skill and age. Those dancers age 9-10 with at least one year of a weekly hour ballet class and dancers ages 11 and up with two years of a weekly or bi-weekly hour ballet class are eligible to audition. We will consider 8 year olds if they show a maturity and an ability to stay on task in an hour ballet class. Contact Dana for clarification. Additional criteria (see below) will also be taken into account:

  • Turned out legs- Ability to hold the turn-out from the hip with proper body alignment and no twisting at the knees or ankles

  • Base level of flexibility in the hips, legs and feet (dancers should have splits or be an inch from the floor)

  • Jump- extension through the legs and taking off/landing by rolling through the feet.

  • Endurance/Strength- Ability to execute the given class from start to finish without losing concentration(mental) or losing physical strength.

  • Students must be willing and able to adhere to ballet rules of etiquette.

  • Exhibits the ability to learn and assimilate exercises with clarity and attention to details.

Dress code for the audition is black leotard (no ballet skirts), pink tights, ballet shoes and ballet bun. For the audition, dancers will take a ballet class with barre and center work.

For those interested in auditioning, please contact the front desk by Saturday, March 7th. A $10 audition fee is due at the time of audition.

  • The Ballet Enrichment program is required for all Studio Dans Company members.

  • All Ballet Enrichment students are required to attend at least one summer ballet intensive at the studio and take summer evening ballet classes.

  • For any questions, please contact

Current Ballet Enrichment students who do not wish to continue with the program next year can notify Dana or their current teacher.

Music Together with Miri:

A Music Together Class is:

  • A community of children and their families sharing songs, instrument play, rhythm chants, and movement activities in a relaxed, playful environment.

  • Music learned through developmentally appropriate activities that support and respect the unique learning styles of very young children.

  • Children participating at their own levels in mixed-age family-style classes.

  • Parents and caregivers contributing to the enrichment of their child's music environment - regardless of their own musical abilities.

NEW 8 week session at Studio Dans begins April 13 - cost: $165

To sign up or for more information, please visit

Adult Classes:

All levels are welcome!

Class card - 6 hours $66/drop in - $14 per hour


Debbie Braun brings years of experience teaching adult ballet throughout the region. Her class will focus on classical ballet technique while emphasizing proper alignment , strength and musicality. All levels welcome. (In the event of Howard Schools being delayed, class will be held Noon - 1:30pm)

Tuesday 10:00-11:30am


An ancient tradition which originated thousands of years ago and is practiced by millions of people on a daily basis.

Yoga has been shown to lower blood pressure, enhance mental clarity, restore energy, improve circulation, as well as many other health benefits.

Tuesday 12:30-1:30pm


"Learn to tap dance and experience an energetic work-out that builds stamina, helps define muscles and creates coordination. No experience necessary!" (In the event of Howard Schools being delayed, class will be held Noon - 1:00pm)

Thursday 9:30-10:30am

Important Reminders:

  • INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: Studio Dans does not follow Howard County School closings. In the event of a delay or cancellation, please check our new website or our Facebook page for information. Please do not feel obligated to travel to class if you are uncomfortable with the weather conditions.

  • Parents: Help us keep all of our dancers safe and come inside to pick up your child after class.

Mark Your Calendars:

  • March 2 -Final tuition payment due.

  • March 3 - (5:00 pm- 8:00 pm) Studio Dans Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

  • March 7 - Ballet Enrichment Make-Up (Time TBA)

  • March 14 - Ballet Enrichment Auditions (please register at the front desk by March 7th if you wish to audition.)

  • March 16- Adult Group Ballroom begins (5 week session)

Quote of the week:

Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.

~Paul Brandt


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