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Welcome to 2023, Snowflakes and all

Updated: Jan 18, 2023

One of the coolest things about snowflakes (yes, they are cool :) ) is that there are no two snowflakes alike. We need every single person in the world because each person, like a snowflake, is unique and brings different things to the world. Without even one of us the world would be lacking. So when you start to think "oh, I am just ordinary, there isn't anything special about me", just take a moment to realize that nobody can replace you....YOU are irreplaceable!

Christmas is over already, and we are on to a brand new year. It's hard to believe that what feels so 5 minutes ago dealing with COVID and other hard situations in the world was actually almost three years ago now. This January has been especially fun, with all the snow. I had 2 and a half feet in my yard and my grandchildren came over on New Years Day and had a blast playing in it. They made a fort, rode sleds down my sloped driveway, and had literal "snow cones" with the snow in the yard and the flavorings we use during the summer. This is the most snow I have seen in my yard in 20 years.

I made a list of resolutions as most of us did about things we wanted to do better or different in 2023. If one of those things on your list was have some fun and get in better shape, we have two adult classes. One is Adult Beginning/Intermediate ballet, and the other one is Adult Contemporary. Both classes are fun, and you can start at any level, even if you haven't danced before. So come join an adult class, meet people and have some good exercise fun.

We are starting, like we always do in January, to prepare for our annual recital. Now is the time to sign your children up for dance so they can participate in the recital at the end of May. We have some new class sessions but classes are filling up quickly, so come in or go to our website and sign up. If you want to take more than one class our studio charges less for each successive hour you take.

We do not offer a dance number for the recital for our Acro classes, so if your child is in an Acro class and not taking another class you may want to sign them up for an additional class so they can participate in the May recital. Also be aware that we have a Feb deadline to participate in the recital, so you may want to make that change this month.

We would like to congratulate all of our ballet students who passed the test and earned their pointe shoes starting this month. We have two excellent ballet teachers that have received BA degrees in dance. Both of them are classically trained in ballet and teach the Cecchetti, ABTand Vagonova (Russian) methods. Moving to Pointe is a big step in ballet, and we are so proud of them.

We have a couple of cute new leotards available for sale at the studio. There is a plum colored one with a cute mesh back for older girls 6 and up, and another cute lavender one with a daisy trim for our toddler and 4/5 year old students that are $16.00 each. We also have tights for $8.00, Ballet Shoes for $12.00, tap shoes for $20.00 and logo tee shirts for $8.00. We have bumper stickers for free.

Be sure and check the lost and found bin in the front lobby for any items your child may have left. We want them to be returned to their loving owner. And parents probably don't want to have to replace ballet shoes, tap shoes, coats, hats and gloves!

If you know of anyone who wants to start taking dance and you refer them, after they have taken for three months you will receive a free month of dance tuition. Take advantage of that special if you know people you would like to refer to us.

We have a Community Bulletin Board if you would like to advertise your business there, please bring in a business card or small advertisement and put them on the Community Bulletin Board. We want to help out any way that we can.

Next Monday is Martin Luther King Day so Alpine District is out of school. Go and have some snow fun with your family. There are lots of fun snow activities to be had and then indulge in the thick rich yumminess of hot cocoa. Don't forget the marshmallows. For the Monday classes, remember you can always drop into one of the classes from Tuesday to Friday that is your child's age to makeup for Monday. No need to schedule, just come and take the class and the teacher will mark it as a makeup.

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