As Phase II of the re-opening of Oklahoma rolls out, we are excited to be among the businesses allowed to mindfully and carefully open!!! That means, barring any unforeseen changes, we are moving forward with our recital plans as previously laid out…and we could not be more excited to see our students perform for you!!! So, here is the plan for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season with even more details added…read carefully!!!
May 18-22 – Online live Zoom classes will continue at regularly scheduled times. **Students, be sure to continue practicing from your recorded recital videos as well!!!
This week at glance:
Virtual Studio - https://sites.google.com/view/sj-virtual-dance-studio/home
Here are this week’s special class links:
Pom Prep Class with Miss Chloe: Tuesday at 2:00pm
Meeting ID: 949 9021 7409 Password: sjdance
Barre Class with Chloe for Moms!: Tuesday at 3:00pm
Meeting ID: 991 1817 3164 Password: sjdance
Story Time Dance with Miss Megan Ages 2+ : Wednesday at 10:00am
Meeting ID: 957 5654 0512 Password: sjdance
May 18-23 – Costume, Awards, and Recital Shirt pick up week. Each student will be receiving a FREE recital shirt this year as a gift from Studio J! We will open for a drive thru only pick up based on student’s last name initial. We have attached a drive thru map and respectfully ask that you please follow all plans and procedures as described. You will remain in your car and stop at pick up points along the way where staff will be ready with your items and big smiles!!! Schedule is as follows:
Mon 5/18 – A-C 10am-12pm and 5pm-8pm
Tues 5/19 – D-H 10am-12pm and 5pm-8pm
Wed 5/20 – I-M 10am-12pm and 5pm-8pm
Thurs 5/21 – N-T 10am-12pm and 5pm-8pm
Fri 5/22 – U-Z 10am-12pm and 5pm-8pm
Sat 5/23 – Last call for anyone who missed their scheduled time. 9am-12pm
Under the current circumstances, we will not be able to do our traditional fittings and alterations to recital costumes this year. Please understand that costumes are not expected to fit perfectly, even under the best of circumstances, but will still look fabulous from the stage! Here are some tips to help your student look and feel their best…
-When trying on costumes at home, please be gentle and do not pull on straps or overlays! Please let us know right away if there are any major issues which cannot be fixed with safety pins and we will do our best to assist you.
-Your costume will come in a garment bag with all of the accessories and a new pair of tights (if required) will also be included. YOUR ARE RESPONSIBLE for all of it once you leave with it, so check your bag carefully! As with your dance shoes, all pieces should be labeled with your dancer's name to avoid any confusion over missing pieces. (If there is not a hidden place/label to mark, apply a small piece of masking tape inside to write on.)
-The first rule of costume care is to HIDE IT, lol...don't tempt your tiny dancer by hanging it in their sight! Allow them to try it on at home for family and then put it away in a safe place. Open the bag to air it out, keep tutus hung upside down to fluff, and put them somewhere they cannot be damaged or lost.
-Costumes should ONLY be worn for picture/dress rehearsal/recital day... then they are yours to enjoy freely!
**At this time, we still have a few costumes which have not yet arrived. We will email you individually if yours will not be ready for pick up at your scheduled time. We will be glad to deliver any late-arriving costumes to you. We will also arrange delivery for anyone who is not comfortable with curbside pick-up.
All 1st and 2nd year Studio J PAC students who complete the season will be receiving performance award medals. If your student has been with us for 3 or more years, they will be receiving their performance award trophy at pick up time. The kids really look forward to these awards – so be sure to CELEBRATE their accomplishments with family and friends! We are so very proud of each of our students!
It is our joy this year to provide every student with a SJ-PAC recital showcase T-shirt free of charge. We have done our best to select an appropriate size, but we do ask that you take it out and do a quick check before you drive off so we can offer an exchange right away! (If the pick-up line is backing up, we may ask that you drive around a second time to exchange…thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation!
Theme: LOVE And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16
While we are incredibly grateful to now have our own performance venue in which to hold our mini recitals, we must still overcome several challenges as we strive to provide you with the best possible showcase experience. With your family’s and our staff’s safety in mind, and with the help of the guidelines laid out by our health officials and the state of Oklahoma, here is how we will make this happen…
Each class will have its own designated performance date/time. You can find yours by following these links to our website:
Students will be permitted ONE parent/guardian to attend. Again, while we are sad not to be able to host our usual large audiences, we are grateful for the space we have which will allow for each child to feel safely accompanied and have someone special present to cheer them on!
For those not able to attend, we will be live-broadcasting each performance on Facebook. In addition, we will be recording each performance and all of the videos will also then be edited into one cohesive show which we will provide to each family free of charge this year.
**If you are unable to or uncomfortable having your child participate on site, please contact us ASAP as we are looking into providing a zoom recital option for those students at a later time.
Students should arrive on time in full costume, ready to perform. If your student is in a combo class (Beginning Combo, Tap/Jazz, Tap/Jazz/Ballet, etc.) they should bring all of their dance shoes in a clear plastic zip bag with their name on it. We suggest you use the one your awards and shirts came in which is already labeled with their name. NO DANCE BAGS OR OTHER PERSONAL BELONGINGS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING.
All parents/staff will be required to wear a mask in the building. Students who will be performing have the option of wearing a mask. Temperatures will be taken prior to entering the facility and we ask that you not attend if you or anyone in your immediate household is ill.
Anyone entering the facility, including staff will be expected to maintain the recommended 6ft. social distance and to observe all instructions and signage.
There will not be any dressing rooms or restrooms available, so be sure to have your little ones use the potty before heading to the studio.
Upon arrival, students will be lined up for individual pictures before practicing their dance and then performing on stage. We will have spots marked on the floors to help everyone with social distancing. We will be dismissing the students/parents one pair at a time and ask that you immediately leave the facility once you are dismissed so that staff can clean and prepare for the next class.
Unfortunately, we will not be providing the traditional recital bouquets this year.
**All aspects of our recital/showcase are subject to change as re-opening is still fluid and conditions may change. Please continue to stay informed by reading all emails and following us on social media.
Triple Threat Theater Programs
Rehearsal and shows will be held at Studio J PAC June 8th-13th.
We are not sure at this point if an audience will be allowed but the shows will be live streamed and recorded for all families.
101 Dalmatians- Rehearsal June 8th-12th 12:00pm-2:30pm; Saturday, June 13th call time 1:00pm show at 2:00pm
Beauty and the Beast- Rehearsal June 8th-12th 2:45pm-6:15pm; Saturday, June 13th call time 5:00pm show at 6:00pm
Enrollment for summer and fall is currently open! We have revised our summer schedule to follow the new guidelines that are being put into place. There are several ways to participate in dance over the summer….in studio, online through zoom, and with pre-recorded classes. Our in-studio schedule is published and our pre-recorded and online class schedule will be released soon too! Just visit www.studiojdanceok.com to find our schedules and enroll!
SJ Company 2020/2021
If you have a dancer who may be interested in joining our Company Performance Team next season, please email us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information.
As always, please be sure to call or email with any questions you may have. We are so looking forward to seeing you all soon!!! Be well, stay safe, and love one another!
Miss D & Miss Meredith