Posted by mwilleyk on March 6, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Studio News from February
Tuition is due the 1st of each Month. Tuition is based on a seasonal rate of 30 classes which we divide up into 8 equal payments.
If your account is over 3 months past due, we will contact you about immediate payment needed to continue with classes.
Tuition must be paid in full in order to participate in recital.
Ticket Sales for our annual recitals will go on sale online on March 4th, 2017, at 10am. www.tututix.com/scarboroughdancecenter
Tickets will only be available online until rehearsals. Please see recital packet for details.
We will be closed for February School Vacation Week, 2/19-2/26. We hope everyone has a wonderful vacation:)
Reminder: Dancers and parents please be respectful of studio and pick up all trash and clean up after yourself. If you move a chair, put it back and if you have food/drink take care of it before you leave.
We have fantastic camps this summer for your dancer. Sign up now to reserve your spot:
June 19-23rd- Disney Camp ages 3-6, 9am-12noon daily, cost: $150
June 26-30th Ballet Camp Levels 3 and up, 9-3pm daily, Cost: $275
July 10-13th Contemporary/Jazz Camp Levels 2 and up (ages 8 and up), 9-3 pm daily, Cost: $250
August 14-18th- Princess and Pirate Camp, ages 3-6, 9am-12noon, cost: $150
August 21-25th-Technique Camp Levels 2 and up, 9am-12noon, Cost: $150
Our Full Summer schedule will be posted soon!
All of the recital classes have started to work on their recital dances and we are very excited to see them learn. All the kids are doing a great job!
SDC is excited to annouce it’s Pre-Professional Ballet program for next year. Serious Ballet students will meet 15 hours a week, 3 hours each day, Monday-Friday. Auditions are Saturday, March 11th- 11am-1pm. Please spread the word! Audition fee: $15. Please arrive with hair in bun with pink tights and black leotard. An audition form will be sent out soon.
Please vist the studio calendar and recital packet, if you have any questions about recital. All info has been emailed out and is posted on the website.
Our Competition dancers go to their first competition, Starquest, 2/10-2/12 in Andover, MA. Our 2nd competition is Hall of Fame, In Worcester, MA 2/24-2/26. Wish them luck:)
We have an interested in company meeting on Wednesday, April 5th, 6:30-7:00pm. Melissa will talk about the company and answer any questions.
Important upcoming dates and Events for December and January
We will be closed Friday, December 23rd- Monday, January 2nd.
Classes start back up on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
Our 3rd annual Nutcracker is Saturday, December 17th at 1pm at South Portland High School. Come see our magical show with all genres of dance and guest Sugar Plum and Cavalier. Tickets available online thruugh December 8th at www.tututix.com/scarboroughdancecenter.
After December 8th tickets will be available at the studio:
Wednesday, December 14th 3-7pm
Friday, December 16th ( at South Portland High School) 4:30-7:00pm
Saturday, December 17th( at South Portland HIgh School)- 12:15-1:00pm
On Friday, December 16th:
Roberto’s classes will not be held, 3:15-4:45 and 4:45-6:15
Miss Haley’s 3:45 Turns and Leaps and 4:15 Acro will not be held.
You may make up them up with other classes in the week.
Miss Amanda will sub the Friday 5:00-5:45 acro class for Miss Haley.
January and March 6 week sessions
We have a variety of January and March 6 week session. These are great classes for younger dancers and dancers wanting to try a new class! The schedule is right on our website and we have flyers in the lobby.
Severe Weather Cancellations
We will post all severe weather cancellations on channels 6, 8, 13 and facebook. We will also email the studio and send texts to those who signed up for text alerts. To sign up for text alerts, please email Mel Maddock, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dancers can make up missed classes with any other classes on the schedule.
Our very talented Company and Performance dancers will be performing in a Showcase.
Don’t miss this event. solos and duets will only be performed at this show, not recital.
This is a great opportunity for the dancers and parents to see all of the competition routines.
Younger dancers will love to see the older kids and aspire to dance like them someday:)
Date: Saturday, January 21st
Location: Scarborough High School Auditorium
The show will last 2.5 hours.
Cost: $12 per ticket
Tickets on sale that day 12:15-1:00pm, at the show. (general admission)
Both of our recitals are Saturday, May 13th @South Portland High School.
We have an 10am show and a 1:30pm show. (recital days can be found on the website and studio bulletin board)Recital info has been posted since April 2016. Recitals will be about 2 hours. Pictures will be taken at dress rehearsals in the order of the show.
Toddle Inn Recital
Toddle Inn Recital will be Saturday, May 13th @ South Portland High School at 4:30pm. The show will be 45 minutes long. Dancers should not arrive before 4:00pm. This is just for Toddle Inn dancers and a few comp routines.
Recital Informational packets will be handed out the 1st week in January. Please read carefully, this is very important! Most info has already been distributed, you will receive the info again.
Dance Costume Pictures will be posted in the lobby in January and will be emailed out to each class.
Dancewear for Christmas gifts.
We have dancewear with the SDC logo available for Xmas gifts. We have yoga pants, sweatpants, shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts and sweatshirts. Please see someone at the desk if you are interested.
Tuition is due the 1st of each month. Tuition is based on a seasonal rate of 30 classes, which is broken down into 8 equal monthly payments from September to April. A $5 late fee will be accessed for every month tuition is late and every month thereafter until tuition is paid.
Our summer 2017 schedule will be out in January ! Summer classes are highly recommend to continue your dance training. We saw tons of growth from dancers who trained in the summer:)
Happy Holidays to everyone and thank you for choosing SDC!
Auditions are right around the corner for this year’s SDC Nutcracker. They will be held Saturday, September 24th from 10 am to Noon (10-10:30 ages 8-10, 10:30-11:00 ages 11-13, 11:00-12:00 ages 14 and up). If your dancer is interested in participating in this year’s Nutcracker, please complete the registration form below and return it to the studio as soon as possible.
We are holding studio Open House dates for parents and dancers to visit the studio, ask questions and register for classes in person (You can also register online 24 hours a day). SDC can happily help you pick the correct classes for your dancer.
Posted by mwilleyk on July 18, 2016 in Classes, Special | Comments Off on Don’t Miss these Upcoming Workshops!
Amazing Workshops! Jazz with with Courtney Ortiz and Hip Hop with Bosco!
This jazz workshop with Courtney Ortiz is a must for jazz and contemporary dancers. Dancers from all studios welcome!
Cost: $25 per class
5:00-6:30pm Advanced Jazz ages 13 and up
6:30-8:00pm Intermediate Jazz ages 8 and up
To register: please email email@example.com
West Side Story International Tour
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Dance Moms – Featured Judge
So You Think You Can Dance Vegas Finalist
Macy’s Fashion’s Front Row for Heidi Klum
Back-up Dancer for PSY on The Today Show
The Key Of Awesome – Youtube Webseries
Creator of Impact Dance Adjudicators
Jazz Master Teacher on Conventions alongside SYTYCD Alumni
Bio: Courtney Ortiz, a native of Baltimore, MD, is a 2007 youngARTS award winner for Modern Dance. Her professional dance career has allowed her to travel the world performing in places such as: Los Angeles, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Alaska, Australia and France. While living in New York City, Courtney has had the opportunity to perform in many productions including Broadway on Broadway in Times Square, the dance musical Petrouchka at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, “The Chase Brock Experience” at Symphony Space NYC and in Broadway Bares at the Hammerstein Ballroom. She has been seen on TV back up dancing for Korean Superstar PSY for his “Gentleman” debut on The Today Show, behind Chris Brown for his “Fine China” release, dancing next to Kelly Ripa on Live! with Regis and Kelly, and working out alongside Madonna promoting her MDNA World Tour! Courtney has also had the opportunity to audition for “So You Think You Can Dance” where she has successfully received a “Ticket to Vegas” multiple times and made it to the Top 50 Female Dancers in Season 9. Other professional credits include: numerous music videos, Royal Caribbean Cruiselines, Hearthstone Worldwide Video Game Commercial as “Annoy-O-Tron”, Choreographer and Featured Dancer in YouTube’s hit web series The Key of Awesome, The Aluminum Show in Madrid, Spain, David’s Bridal Commercial and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. One of her favorite & most memorable credits was performing throughout Europe in the classic musical West Side Story as the Assistant Dance Captain and Jet Girl on the International Tour, where they performed for 10 weeks at the world renown Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France. Just Recently, Courtney performed at Madison Square Garden in “Macy’s Fashion’s Front Row” as a Dancer for Heidi Klum’s new Lingerie Line during NYC Fashion Week 2015 which aired on E! Network!
Courtney loves judging and teaching Master Classes around the country and is on staff with numerous dance conventions alongside SYTYCD Alumni’s. You may have even seen her behind the judge’s table on Lifetime’s Dance Moms as a featured judge in Seasons 2 & 3! She is also the creator of IMPACT DANCE ADJUDICATORS, the first and only staffing service providing professional level, pre-screened, experienced Judges to Dance Competitions Nationwide. Currently, Courtney resides in New York City and freelancing with in-demand Commercial and Dance Agency, CESD. Instagram: @courtney.ortiz
Amazing Hip Hop workshop for Dancers ages 11 and up with Bosco.
Date: August 29th- 5:00-6:30pm
He has danced and/or choreograohed for:Missy Elliott, Pink,Corbi Bleu, Tyra Banks, Kelly Rowland, Ceelo Green,MTV Movie Awards, American Idol and More.
This is a wonderful opportunity for all Hip Hop dancers from any studio.
To register, please call the studio( 883-4569) or email melissa, firstname.lastname@example.org
This amazing workshop is highly recommended for Company Members. Dancers from ALL studios are welcome!
Date: Thursday, July 21st
Times: 4:00-5:30 Advanced Contemporary ages 13 and up, 5:30-7:00 Intermediate ages 8 and up
Cost: $30 per class
Registration: please email Melissa (email@example.com) or Mel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Olivia Cece grew up in Rhode Island, training with Atwood Performing Arts Center under the direction of Bette Ann Rossi. Olivia is now currently living in New York City, where she is will be entering her fourth and final year in the Pace University Commercial Dance Program, where she will obtain her BFA. Olivia is now a professional assistant for the Artists Simply Human Workshop Tour, a dance convention she attended as a competitive dancer. Working for this convention has allowed her to work with her favorite choreographers, and the top choreographers in the industry.
Olivia has experience with print work and has been featured twice in Dance Spirit Magazine, StarBound Magazine, and has been the face of Dance competition ads around the U.S. Olivia was featured in a music video for Ricky Rude featuring Scarface for Vevo, and she was also featured as a top 30 finalist on season 11 of the hit FOX TV series So You Think You Can Dance! Olivia has assisted Choreographer Joey Dowling at the NYC Knicks auditions this past year, and was also Dance Captain alongside Joey on her spring piece at Pace University.
She has performed in theaters such as the Michael Schimmel Theatre, the Joyce Theatre, and more. Olivia has danced back up for artists such as Mario Spinetti at the RockWood music hall in NYC, and the Wu Tang Clan at Webster Hall. Olivia just recently choreographed in Emergence, a Pace University student choreography showcase in New York City. She has
spent the last two summers teaching and choreographing across the U.S at over 25 different studios, and has been awarded first overalls at such competitions/conventions as JUMP, NYCDA, ADA, KAR, STAR QUEST, and more.
Olivia’s heart and passion belongs to the stage and performing, however she loves educating young dancers and watching them expand their artistry.
We have just released our schedule for the upcoming dance season (Fall of 2016 through Spring of 2017). Please read the attached document that outlines all class schedules and registration information. Contact the studio with any questions.
Scarborough Dance Center Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Schedule
(30-class schedule from September-May) $15 Registration fee due upon registration.
$15 fee waived, if you register by May 1st. Registration for these classes close 12/15/2016.
= Saturday morning show / = Saturday afternoon show ! = all shows NR = no recital Choreo= Choreography
The following classes will only have one recital dance: Ballet ages 2.5-3.5 and 3-4 and Ballet/Tap or Ballet /Jazz ages 3.5-5 and ages 4-5.
Classes start: Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Last day of classes: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
We are closed:
Monday, October 31st Halloween
Friday, November 11, 2016 Veterans Day
November 23-27, 2016 for Thanksgiving
December 23-January 1st, 2017 for Holiday Break
February school vacation week ( Sunday-Sunday)
April school vacation week (Sunday-Sunday)
We are open on Columbus Day and Martin Luther King Jr.Day.
Nutcracker Rehearsals start: Friday, 10/7( 5:30-6:30 for some younger dancers) and Sat-urday, 10/8( 10am-2pm). Last Friday rehearsal, 12/2 and last Saturday Rehearsal, 12/3.
In studio rehearsal for Nutcracker with costumes: Saturday, 12/10, 10-11:15 Act 1- 11:15-12:30 Act 2.
Ticket Sales for Nutcracker start: Saturday, 10/8 online
Auditions for Nutcracker are: 9/24- 10am-12noon, an audition form will be emailed out. Dancers are welcome from any studio. Our show incorporates all styles of dance.
Nutcracker: Saturday, December 17th at 1pm at South Portland High School.
Dress Rehearsal for Nutcracker: Friday, December 16th 5pm-7pm at South Portland High School.
Ticket Sales for Recitals on May 13th at South Portland High School: Will go on sale online, Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Company and Performance Team Showcase: in January at Scarborough High School ( date to be determined later)
Company and Performance Team Picture Day:( Date to be determined later)
Studio Picture Day: We will take pictures at dress rehearsals. This will be great, dancers will be there and it is one less day for parents to come in to the studio.
Recitals: Morning show and afternoon show.( 10am and 1:30pm) May 13, 2017 at South Port-land High School.
Tuition is based off a seasonal rate of 30 classes, which is broken down into 8 equal pay-ments (September- April).
Ballet levels begin with more serious Ballet training, focusing on proper body placement, body lines, technique and proper terminology. Ballet is the foundation for dance (the “Big Momma” of dance). Ballet is essential in advanced development of Pointe, Lyrical, Contemporary Turns and Leaps, Jazz, and Tap.
Level 1- ages 7-10(1st part of serious training)
Level 2- ages 8-12(2nd phase of serious training or for beginner-adv. beginner)
Level 3- Must have at least 2-3 years training or recommendation from teacher. 2 Ballet clas-ses per week are recommended, to exceed at this point.
Level 4- Must have teacher recommendation and take 2 classes a week.
Level 5- Must have teacher recommendation and take 2 classes a week.
A dancer must take 2 Ballet classes per week to take any level pointe class.
Performance classes- for kids who want more performance time and more advanced classes but do not want to commit to company. Dancers will perform in our showcase, recital, and at the Red Claws (for Hip Hop).
You do not have to audition to be on the performance team.
Turns and Leaps classes- are required for company students and highly recommended for dancers who want to advance their abilities in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Pointe and Ballet
2:15-3:15 Solos-small groups w/ Melissa
3:00-3:45 Hip Hop Level 3 ages 10 and up w/Amanda *
3:15-4:15 Ballet Levels 3b/4w/Juliette NR
3:15-4:15 Levels 4/5 Ballet w/Melissa NR
3:45-4:15 Company Hip Hop rehearsal levels 2/3 w/Amanda
4:15-4:45 Company Ballet Rehearsals w/Melissa
4:15-5:00 Performance Hip Hop Level 2 w/Amanda *
4:15-5:00 Modern Levels 2/3 with Juliette*
4:45-5:00 Company rehearsal- Bitter Earth levels 4/5
5:00-5:15 Company Rehearsal- large group jazz levels 4/5
5:00-6:15 Ballet Level 3 w/Juliette
5:15-6:00 Hip Hop levels 4/5 w/Amanda /
5:15-6:15 Ballet Level 2 w/Melissa *
6:00-6:15 Company Level 4/5 Hip Hop rehearsal
6:15-7:00 Performance Tap Level 2 w/Melissa *
6:15-7:00 Acro Levels 3-5 w/Jasmine /
6:15-7:00 Teen Jazz w/Haley /
7:00-7:30 Performance Lyrical Level 2 w/ Haley *
7:00-7:15 solo w/Melissa
7:00-7:45 Acro levels 1-3 w/Jasmine *
7:30-8:00 Performance Jazz Level 2 w/Haley *
2:30-3:00 Company Choreo or Solos
3:00-3:30 Teen Company Choreo w/Melissa
3:00-4:15 Ballet Level 4 w/Sasha NR
3:30-4:15 Levels 3/4 Turns and Leaps w/Melissa
4:15-4:45 Pre- Pointe/Beg. Pointe w/Sasha NR
4:15-4:45 Level 4 Company Choreo w/Melissa
4:15-4:45 Jazz Level 2 w/Michelle /
4:45-6:00 Ballet Level 3 w/Sasha NR
4:45-5:15 Level 2 Company Tap rehearsal
4:45-5:15 Musical Theater ages 9 and up w/Michelle /
5:15-6:00 Ballet ages 6-8 w/Melissa /
5:15-6:00 Lyrical Level 2 w/Michelle /
6:00-7:00 Ballet Level 2 NR w/Sasha
6:00-7:00 Ballet Levels 1/2 w/Melissa /
6:00-6:30 Tap ages 6-8 w/Michelle /
6:30-7:00 Jazz ages 6-8 w/Michelle /
7:00-7:30 Tap Levels 1/2 w/Stephanie /
7:00-7:30 Turns and Leaps Levels 2/3 w/Melissa
7:30-8:00 Jazz Levels 1/2 w/Stephanie /
8:00-8:45 Adult Tap w/Stephanie NR
9:30-10:00 Ballet ages 3-4 w/Jami
10:15-11:00 Ballet/Jazz ages 4-5 w/Jami
2:30-3:00 Level 5 Tap Technique NR w/Melissa
3:00-3:15 Level 5 Company Tap w/Melissa
3:15-4:45 Ballet Levels 4/5 w/Colleen
3:15-3:45 Level 3b Company Choreo w/Melissa
3:45-4:30 Level 3 Tap w/Melissa /
3:30-4:00 Ballet ages 4-5 with Miranda *
4:00-4:30 Lyrical ages 5-7 w/Miranda*
4:30-5:00 Tap ages 5-7 w/Miranda*
4:30-4:45 Company Tap Level 3 rehearsal
4:45-5:15 Beg. Pointe w/Colleen NR
4:45-5:15 Pointe Int. – Adv. w/Melissa
5:00-5:30 Jazz ages 5-7 w/Miranda *
5:15-6:15 Teen Ballet w/Colleen /
5:15-5:45 Company Rehearsals Levels 4/5
5:30-6:00 Ballet ages 5-7 w/Miranda *
5:45-6:00 Production Company Rehearsal Levels 4/5
6:00-6:30 Ballet ages 3-4 w/Miranda *
6:00-6:30 Level 4 Tap Technique w/Melissa NR
6:15-6:45 Acro ages 5-9 w/Haley *
6:30-7:00 Hip Hop Levels 1/2 w/Miranda /
6:30-7:15 Teen Lyrical w/ Colleen/
7:00-7:30 Musical Theater ages 8 and up w/Miranda /
6:45-7:30 Acro Levels 1-3 w/Haley /
7:30-8:30 Teen Hip Hop w/Haley /
2:15-2:45 solos w/Melissa
2:45-3:45 Turns and Leaps Levels 4/5 w/Melissa NR
3:00-3:30 Jazz ages 3-4 w/Nicole *
4:00-4:45 Privates with Sasha NR
3:30-4:00 Level 1 Lyrical w/Nicole*
3:45-4:45 Contemporary/Jazz Levels 4/5 w/ Melissa NR
We need 6 registered students to hold any class. We will email all registered students the week of April 25th to let them know if classes are running. 5 week sessions must be paid in full by the 1st class.
Company auditions are Friday May 20th. We are accepting dancers ages 8-18. SDC Company is for the more dedicated student who wants to thrive in technique, performance, style, musicality, strength and flexibility while being part of the SDC Company family. Our Company team of teachers is professional, motivated and loving and excited to watch the dancers grow.
The studio will be closed Sunday April 17 – Sunday April 24th for April school vacation week. We hope everyone has a wonderful vacation!
Reminder: Friday April 15th is the last day to register for our May- June 5-week sessions.
The last day of classes for our 30-class schedule is Wednesday May 4, 2016. The studio will be closed Thursday May 5. Recital rehearsal is Friday May 6.
Our Spring recitals are Saturday May 7 at Westbrook Performing Arts Center. We have shows scheduled at 10 am and 2 pm. There will be a Toddle In Show at 5 pm.
To order tickets please visit www.tututix.com/scarboroughdancecenter or call 1-855-222-2849. Tickets will stop being on sale online May 1st. Tickets will be available at dress rehearsals Thursday May 5th and Friday May, 6th from 4:30-6:30pm. Tickets will be available 45 minutes before each show.