Spring Semester Begins + Steppin' Out February News

Spring semester has begun! We are now starting the process of working on choreography for our annual dance performance on June 1st and 2nd (and our performance line up is now available). While this performance is not mandatory, over the next couple of weeks, Angela will be measuring students for costumes to be ordered in March, so please do let us know if you would prefer not to participate so we do not accidentally order a costume for your dancer.

Classes have been filling fast, but we still have space in our Tuesday 3-4 p.m. Tap/Ballet Beginning II class for dancers 6-8 years old and our Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tap/Pre-ballet/Tumbling class for dancers 3-5 years old. Please spread the word!

HAVE A DRY BIRTHDAY!
With all the lovely rain we've been enjoying, it might make sense to book an indoor party. Steppin' Out offers fabulous and fun movement-themed birthday parties of any kind, from basic to turn-key, at can't-be-beat pricing. Reserve yours now.

MOVEMENT OF THE MONTH: PARTNER DANCE
Even though we primarily choreograph for groups or individuals at Steppin' Out, it's always good to get practice with a partner. Dancing with another person doesn't have to mean learning a formal step. You can expose your dancers to the idea of synchronizing movement with a basic mirroring exercise. Have your dancers lead while you follow, then ask them to mirror you. Awareness of the movement of other dancers is the first step toward an effective, synchronized group performance. 

DANCE FOR V-DAY
In honor of Valentine's Day, we thought your family might like Ms. Mojo's complication of the "Top Ten Romantic Dance Scenes in Movies." 

QUICK TIP: STICKER BOOKS
Get your dancers books for their dance bags so that each time they get a sticker after class, they can add a page to their book (and have fun revisiting their stickers later). Try Daiso in Potrero Center for lots of great notebook options.