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May 22nd Update

What a fun week it has been seeing you all at costume/award pick up - we have missed you so much!!!  If you have not yet picked up your costume and/or award and t-shirt, we ask that you do so either today, Friday, May 22, between 10-12 or 5-8pm or Saturday from 9-noon.  If you miss those times you will need to email us to schedule an alternate time.  Remember - ALL students will receive an award and a shirt free of charge, so YES, you should come if you haven't already!  (One exception - Triple Threat Theater students will receive theirs during production week.) Pick-up instructions - drive around back on the east side of the building to the attendant.  DO NOT COME TO FRONT ENTRANCE - BUILDING IS LOCKED.  Also, my apologies for mistakenly providing an incorrect number for questions - the studio number is 405-348-3377...call anytime!!!


We are glad to announce that we are still on track to go forward with our mini recital performances as scheduled!  Here is what you will need to know...


Costume Info


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!


Hair/Makeup


Hair should be pulled back out of the student's face, but since pictures are the same day as their performance, you may style it any way you choose.  If your costume came with a hair piece, please use it, but don't worry about matching the rest of the class.


Makeup is NOT required - so go with your family's rules.  Do keep in mind, however, that stage lighting can wash out the performer's complexion, so sometimes a little color goes a long way!  


Recital/Showcase Plan


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 this link to our website or see the attached document:


https://sites.google.com/view/sj-virtual-dance-studio/home/recitalshowcase-2020-info


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.  **Live stream will begin after pictures and practice time, but your viewers should be ready as we are unable to provide exact start times.  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.  


Recital/Showcase Procedures


Students should arrive on time in full costume, ready to perform. Please do not enter the building until instructed to do so as we will be cleaning between performances.  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 available, and please 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, but you may provide your own.


**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.  

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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

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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!

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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 studiojdanceok@gmail.com to request more information.


Have a safe and happy holiday weekend - we can't wait to see you all perform!!!

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