We are so excited to announce that the Steppin' Out annual performance dates have been confirmed for June 3rd and 4th at Everett Middle School. We'll showcase half of our dancers on Saturday, June 3rd at 11 a.m. and the other half later that day at 2 p.m. The advanced dancers will also be performing on Sunday, June 4th at 5 p.m.
We'll start measuring for costumes in class this month, so please let us know if your child won't be performing this year (you are always welcome to order a costume even if you can't perform). We'll have more details about the performances (and dress rehearsals) soon, but for now please mark your calendars and encourage your dancers to keep practicing their routines.
MOVEMENT OF THE MONTH: MIRROR MIRROR!
Mirroring another dancer is a great way to build skills and confidence! Have your dancer face a friend and take turns leading and following each other's movements as accurately as possible. This activity builds body awareness and kinesthetic "listening"--those "follow the leader" skills we need for mastering many new somatic tasks--as well as providing lots of giggles and plenty of fun.
TEACHER OLIVIA AT FAMILIES WITH DISABILITIES RESOURCE FAIR
Steppin' Out's Teacher Olivia will be manning a table at the Support for Families of Children with Disabilities 2017 Information & Resource Conference next Saturday, March 11th at O'Connell school. She'll be sharing information about our classes for special needs students and about the Steppin' Out Special Needs Dance Company. Please spread the word about this wonderful event that supports families who are looking for activities or support for their children--or better yet, stop by and say hi.
DANCE IN THE NEWS
A great use for dance! High school dance marathon raises record of $800,000 for charity over 28 hours of shaking and sweating. Read more about this creative fundraising strategy.
QUICK TIP: DRESS THE PART
Does your child have a favorite pair of socks, necklace, or headband? Sometimes wearing a special piece of clothing can help dancers get in the mood to be fabulous.