February 2018 Newsletter

Let the countdown begin!

Recital is just 4 months away! PCDC’s 6th annual recital “Wanderlust” will be held at Longmont High School. These dates are mandatory for participating dancers so mark your calendars:

Dress Rehearsal: Friday, June 15th 2018
Recital: Saturday, June 16th 2018

Teachers will be starting recital choreography this week! It is very important to make sure your dancer does not miss class once they start learning their recital dances. Absences can affect the whole class. All recital music is available to download for free HERE so students can practice at home.

Recital FAQs

New non-recital classes starting soon!

Join the fun! New 6 week Mini-Mesters start February 12th. Call us to register.

Jazz (ages 6 and up)

Mondays from 6:15-7:15pm

Hip Hop (ages 9 and up)

Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30pm

Fairytale Ballet (ages 3-5)

Wednesdays from 5:15-6:15pm

Tuition: $100 for all 6 weeks

Celebrate with us all month long!

PCDC will still have classes on Valentines Day (Wednesday, February 14th) and Presidents Day (Monday, February 19th).
Help us celebrate Valentine’s Day all week (Feb. 12th-16th) by adding a heart to our Valentine’s board! Each day will have a special theme to fill the studio with all the things you love!
 Then in honor of National Dance Week post a dance related picture or video of yourself to social media. Tag PCDC to be entered for a chance to win a Cold Stone gift card. Contest will run from February 23rd to February 28th.

Congratulations to our February Shining Stars!

Shining Stars are STAR students picked by their teachers for going above and beyond in the classroom.

Aria G. (Age: 7)

Aria is a new addition to the STAR program and loves both Jazz and Ballet equally. She enjoys the variety and loves dancing both “really slow and really fast.” She loves her teachers and loves having fun in both of her classes. After Aria’s mom introduced her to Indian Dancing, Aria caught the bug, “I got really interested and wanted to learn other dance styles.”

When Aria is not dancing, she enjoys arts and crafts. Her other interests include swimming, traveling, and playing in the snow. Her New Year’s resolution is to clean up her room every day. The one piece of advice Aria would like to give to her fellow dancers is, “Do what you love.”

Hannah G. (Age: 12)

Hannah has been dancing for a few years now and was selected to become a shining STAR for her consistent effort in the classroom. She always gives it her all. Although Hannah has studied a variety of styles throughout the years, her favorite has remained Ballet. It’s elegance, simplicity, and classic factors all contribute to it being her preferred style. When she is in class, her fellow classmates motivate her the most, “They motivate me to be better by doing something that I can’t do and then I challenge myself to do it.” The best advice she ever received from a teacher was to not get inside your own head. Don’t psych yourself out.

Hannah’s goal for the new year is to have a healthy balance with everything she does, “It means spending a little more time on school and less on my phone.” Her advice for everyone around her is to not get jealous, but to be happy for those around you. Everyone in the class works as a team to make up for each other’s strengths and weaknesses. “Don’t get jealous because someone can do something you can’t. Everyone has different strengths and chances are high that you can do something they can’t.”

Gracey O. (Age: 15)

Gracey studies a variety of different dance styles throughout the week but her favorites are Jazz, Hip Hop, and Contemporary. “What I love most about being a dancer is that I get to be myself and express myself through dance and just be able to let go and dance with my friends.” The best advice she ever received from a teacher was ‘don’t say you can’t if you haven’t tried.’ “I thought this was good because you never know if you can do something until you try it.”

When she is not dancing, she enjoys biking, hiking, and anything that is outside with her friends and family. She would like to encourage her fellow classmates not to be nervous to be themselves; “Don’t be scared to be yourself or think that you aren’t good enough compared to everyone else. You are at dance to have fun, be yourself and to learn. So don’t hold back, just have a good time.”