Springing Forward + Steppin' Out March News

Spring semester is in full swing and your dancers are doing great! As we have already started working on choreography in class, it is especially important that dancers attend consistently--please do your best to make that possible. Also, as many families are now beginning to plan activities in May and June, we wanted to remind you to add the show dates and performances times to your calendars (and don't forget to invite friends and family in advance!). 

SAVE THE DATES! STEPPIN' OUT'S FIRST EVER SUMMER CAMP
We are thrilled to announce that we will offer two weeks of camp this summer at Steppin' Out. We'll be sending you a registration link and more details on March 11th, but please mark the following camp weeks in your calendars:

Week#1: June 10-14
Week #2: June 17-21 

Camp is designed for children ages 5-12 and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with drop off as early as 8:30 a.m.) Monday through Friday. Our tuition of $325/week includes all activities plus a healthy snack. More information to come!

MOVEMENT OF THE MONTH: POINT AND FLEX
Every wonder how dancers get those gorgeous pointed toes mid-leap? Practice really helps! Your dancers can start seated. Have them practice pointing and flexing their toes while sitting on the floor with their legs extended out in front of them. Ask them to sit up tall and then pull their toes back toward their faces while pushing out through their heels, then have them slowly point their toes away from their feet, curving their entire arch and extending through their toes. Ask them to move slowly...and then quickly. Over time, they'll build stronger and more flexible feet for all aspects of their dancing.

NEW MOM & BABY CLASS AT STEPPIN' OUT
Starting March 6th, teacher Greta Schoenberg will be holding a small group class for moms and babies at Steppin' Out on Wednesdays from 11-12 p.m. Her class features simple exercises for improving postpartum strength and alignment in a baby-friendly atmosphere. Greta will also include the little ones with games, songs, and basic sign language. Babies and toddlers of all levels of mobility welcome. Space is limited and registration is required (book through Greta's website).

DANCE IN THE NEWS: ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Teacher Sonja and Teacher Emily are both featured in the Mark Foehringer Dance Project's production of Alice in Wonderland, which runs April 6th through 14th at the Fort Mason Center. Go see our amazing teachers in action--get more information or buy tickets now!

QUICK TIP: 
Show your dancers that you love dance too--perhaps by going to a dance class or performance yourself.