Updated: Aug 4

With a new season of dance classes starting I thought I would take a moment to tell you all the fun we have coming up and share what we have been doing. It has been a great summer with the Steel Days Parade and Tea with the Queen. One of our own dancers here at Leaps and Bounds Dance won second attendant for Miss Little American Fork.

Summer is a good time for just dancing for the joy of it, which is what we have been doing. Heres a glimpse at the upcoming activities:

1) Several new classes are starting mid August and our own Miss Katie is back in business after two back surgeries and a gall bladder surgery (talk about taking care of business all at once!)

2) Auditions for the performing company tryouts are this coming Satureday, August 6. The parent meeting is at 9:30 AM followed by auditons from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Everyone who tries out will be in one of the companies. The girls that were in the performance companies last year had a blast, made good friends and got to have more performing opportunites.

We invite your dancer to come and participate this year. We also have a performance in January. This year it is Seasons, and there are many opportunities for company members to show their skills and shine with solo's and duet's.

3) We are starting our 5th year as a studio this fall. We will be having a celebration at some point and our recital in the end of May 2023 will be about celebrating Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy. We are so happy to have been able to bring dance at a reasonable price with quality dance education to all the surrounding communities.

We hope you are having a wonderful summer full of swimming, playing., vacations, and fun foods like raspberries, peaches, watermelon, fresh from fruit stands. We look forward to seeing you soon if you have not registered for class yet. We have many new teachers, and a lot of styles to choose from. This year we have extended offerings in Acro which we started last year. We have advanced ballet classes, hip hop, tap and jazz as well. We also offer adult classes.

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I have made my New Years resolutions and hope I can keep them. I am sure you have as well. One of my New Years resolutions is to try and lead with an air of positivity to everyone I come in contact with. I love chatting with the parents at the studio, they are such a great bunch of people. I hope that I have the opportunity to try out this positivity here so that I am thinking smiles, joy, and good things that will go out into the universe. If we all practice that positivity this year, perhaps it will make a better world all around! Oh, yeah, and there is that resolution about losing those 10 pounds too! Dance can help with that for sure, we have fun adult classes.

The Carnival of the Animals is coming quickly, and if you have not already purchased tickets you will definitely want to! Our Performing Companies and our other dancers that chose to participate are working hard and excited to put on the show for you. Dates are Friday, January 28, 2022 at 6:00 PM and January 29, 2022 at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Tickets are $5.00 online and $6.00 at the door.

Some of our students signed up in August to participate along with our Performing Groups. It is a fun ballet, and a good family activity. Anyone can come and we hope you will. Not only is it a fun family activity but also an opportunity to see what your child can get involved in next year.

We will be auditioning for the Performing Company for next year in August 2022. It is an opportunity to participate in this type of performing experience. We will also invite all of our students to participate at an extra cost if they would like to. Keep in mind that this performance will always happen in January. Keep in the back of your mind the tryout month so that if your child would like to participate they can audition. Every child makes the company, but the auditions let us know how to place them. We will be advertising this later for sure!

January is a busy month when we are learning all the steps we will be incorporating into our dances that we will start to learn in February for our annual June Recital. We will have many fun costumes, and music. The theme this year is Musicals, and who does not love the music from the many musicals that have been produced over the years. If you have anyone interested in signing up for dance, this month in January would be a good time to encourage them to take classes.

We have some awesome dancers with birthdays in January:

Evelyn Dotson Jan 02, 2016

Koutura Branscomb Jan 04, 2012

Scarlette Rivera Jan 06, 20164

Lottie Johnston Jan 06, 2017

Amy Jackson Jan 07, 2016

Kate Jones Jan 08, 2015

Chloe Heaton Jan 11, 2011

Arya Rowley Jan 11, 2013

Allana Barnes Jan 17, 2011

Jaina Barnes11Jan 17, 2011

Emily Lindow4 Jan 18, 2018

Kynlee Sorensen Jan 19, 2011

Brooke Morales Jan 22, 2016

Susanna Johnson Jan 28, 2008

Navy Peck. Jan 29, 20191

Maggie Springer Jan 29, 2010

Happy Birthday to our Birthday Stars!

We have tap shoes, ballet shoes, leotards, and tights for purchase, and we are happy to assist you in

fitting your child. It is our hope we save parents from a little gas and running around by providing quality merchandise at an affordable price here at the studio.

We very much value the feedback of our parents, so if you have a suggestion or idea don't hesitate to share it with one of our staff or teachers. We use your feedback to make the studio a positive, fulfilling experience for your child.

Welcome to the New Year!

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It is hard to believe that we are already at December of 2021! Seems like we were just struggling

through the problems of 2020 with Covid19 and other crummy things. Well, we made it through 2020!

And 2021 has been a fun year here at the studio. We celebrated the beginning of our 4th year in business starting in September 2021 as Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy. Oh, my gosh :). We had a wonderful recital in June, switched to a year round format for our dance studio, and started Performance companies this year.

Then, just last Friday our Performing Companies had their first performance. Our Rubies and Sapphires performed at the Lehi Farmers Market, and again at the AF American Legion Festival of the Trees. Our Rubies and Sapphires shown as bright as the gems they are named for. We were so very proud of them. We also said a sad goodbye to some of our favorite teachers, and sunny hello to some new teachers that we just love.

So here are this months highlights

CHRISTMAS GIFT BAG - if you know someone who has wanted to take dance but has not taken from us then the Christmas Gift Bag is just the thing for you to give them. And just to make it a gift of choice we are having a flash sale. We are going to mark down our Christmas Gift Bag package for $60.00

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS - As usual, we flow with the Alpine School District calendar, so the studio will be closed from Monday, December 20, 2021 - Saturday, January 1, 2022. We will be open for business starting Monday, January 3, 2022. Mark this on your calendar, and practice your dance over the holidays!

CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS - our January performance on Friday, January 28, 2022 and Saturday, January 29, 2022. The girls who are performing have been practicing their hearts out. Please keep this performance in mind and buy a ticket to attend and support our dancers who are doing this.

We are so very grateful for the opportunity we have to share some time with your children. We have great parents who are always willing to step in and help out. Thank you for your support!

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