JAMM BUZZ NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY - Twenty Twenty Edition

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Seasons of Love

We dance because it's what we love to do! Thank you for the opportunity to work with your family and children. We are so honored and grateful.


We are passionate about dance and the growth of every dancer! Seeing progress in these amazing dancers over the past few months is so inspiring.


If you have a moment; check out the 'Heart Wall' at the front lobby to see what our dancer's are saying about dancing at JAMM. Being with our JAMM Fam. makes our heart's happy.


Here's what's up at JAMM...


Read on

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IMPORTANT JAMM DATES


2/14 NO DANCE, NO NINJA VALENTINES DAY

2/15 YES WE HAVE DANCE (ACP ONLY PRODUCTION - NO TSP)

2/16 YES WE HAVE DANCE

2/17 NO DANCE PRESIDENTS DAY (Mini ballet make up)

3/7 PRODUCTION EXTENDED REHEARSAL

3/8 ALL COMPANIE DRESS REHEARSAL - ALL DAY

3/21-3/29 NO DANCE SPRING BREAK

4/25 PICTURE DAY AT JAMM

5/22-5/25 NO DANCE MEMORIAL DAY

6/1 LAST DAY OF DANCE

6/2 JAMM CARNIVAL 6:00pm-7:30pm

6/5 DRESS REHEARSAL

6/6 RECITAL 5:30pm

6/7 RECITAL 2:00pm



For a complete list of important dates please visit the link below for the JAMM Google calendar. Our calendar is also available on the website.

COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER PICK UP


Pick Up Information

February 19 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm


UPDATED***Pick up Location

JAMM Dance Companie Parking Lot

JAMM ROCK STAR WALL

We have a new Rock Star Wall at JAMM in the front entry way. Teachers nominate dancers that they feel are going above and beyond in class as well as outside of class. They are looking for kindness, dancers who are being helpful to others at the studio, exceptional attitudes and more! Teachers can nominate as many dancers as they want and will do so all month long. Each month we will select 5- 6 dancers who we feel should be chosen and placed on our Rock Star Wall. Rock Star receive a Starbucks gift card and their photo displayed on the wall.


January Rock Stars Announced

Please stop at the front desk to claim your prize and have your photo taken for the wall! There is a short paragraph hanging on the wall for each dancer so you can read why they were chosen by our faculty. CONGRATULATIONS!



  • Lilly Blumb
  • Mikayla Polski
  • Ayla Defranco
  • Adeline Allen
  • Quinn Ward
  • Lauren Johnson
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JAMM Apparel Online Store

The online store is open now! Deadline to Order:


Sunday February 16th, 2020 (11:59pm CST)


Click on the link below to access the online shopping cart. All items guaranteed by March 10.

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Mr. Corey and JAMM Alumni for Shapeshift

Mr. Corey and Alumni and Faculty Member Hannah Herrig will be performing with Shapeshift, a local minneapolis dance company. They will be performing works in 'Grey Skies Blue' at the O'Shahnessy Theater at the University of St. Catherine on February 28 and 29 in St. Paul. Get your tickets by clicking on the link below.

RADIX DANCE CONVENTION LIVE ON THE EDGE

A few of our students attended the Radix Dance Convention and Competition this past January in Minneapolis. It was a snowy and icy weekend but we had a blast doing what we love!


Congratulations to all of the dancers who attended. A special congratulations to all the dancers for receiving the following scholarships.


Core Performer - Haley Wald (Runner Up)

Core Performer - Adam Trusdell (Winner)

Tap Scholarship- Danika Johnson

Jazz Scholarship - Lily Geyer

Contemporary Scholarship - Evie Roy

Ballet Scholarship- Cami Hetrick

Ballet Scholarship - Alyssa Laumann



Competition

Alyssa Laumann Top 10 placement

Ava Williams Top 10 Placement

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For the Love of Dance

Our competition hip hop teams performed at the Love of Dance event at Farmington High School this past January. A portion of the sales from this event go to the non profit organization I'm a Dancer Against Cancer. We were so proud to come together as a dance community to raise money for an event that is near and dear to us. If you know anyone that could benefit from this organization (Dance Teacher, Studio Owner, Dancer or Dance Parent) Please visit www.imadanceragainstcancer.org for more information. Financial aid may be available for dance costs and medical bills. The Industry Dance Awards is an annual fundraiser that takes place and 100% of the profits are donated to I'm a Dancer Against Cancer. JAMM attends Masquerade Dance Competition who in partnership with IDA are able to raise funds for this amazing organization each year.
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Faculty Highlights

Our staff are the best at what they do! They wear many hats and are talented in many areas. Here are a few staff highlights to share from the past month.


Ms. Katelyn

Ms. Katelyn was on Twin Cities Live this past month in an interview for her journalism feature for her company "Midwest Home Magazine" where she is a full time editor. Click on the link below to catch her segment. We are so proud for her - She nailed it!

https://www.twincitieslive.com/fun/10074/2020-home-trends-with-midwest-home-magazine/



Mr. Corey

Corey performed with Shapeshift at the Martin Luther King Brunch on Martin Luther King day. The performances were powerful statements of freedom and peace and they were absolutely breath taking. Corey also traveled with Shapeshift to New York City and Danced at the famous Lincoln Center. Such a high honor for any performer.


Ms. Hannah

Hannah traveled to New York City and performed with Shapeshift at Lincoln Center this past January. Her first trip to New York and it was love at first sight. Who travels to New York for the first time and dances on the prestigious Lincoln Center Stage? This talented girl right here!


Ms. Angie

Angie was able to travel with Masquerade as part of their regional judging panel. She is always honored and excited to share her love of dance and knowledge of the art with students across the country. She also loves and appreciates her students so much when she is away. She always comes home inspired from her judging weekends. But being with the JAMM kids at our home studio is her favorite thing about her career.


Ms. Bri

Bri lead the students at the Love of Dance Performance opportunity at Farmington High School. It was her first speaking engagement, announcing groups and she did a phenomenal job representing JAMM Dance Co.

Competition Dancer Only Updates

Feb 8 and 9

Select groups extra rehearsals (See Calendar)


Make up + Hair Tutorials coming soon!


Rhinestones

If your dancer's costume is being rhinestoned this year your stones will be sent home as soon as they arrive. Some of the costumes needing stones are in alterations at this time or the stones have not yet arrived. Thank you for your patience!! This team is working hard to ensure your dancer looks and feels their best!


March 8 - Competition Kick Off - Dress Rehearsal Tentative Schedule

TSP 9:00am - 11:00am

ACP 11:30am - 1:30pm

Dress Rehearsal Start 2:15pm - 7:00pm

A complete schedule/order of the rehearsal will be available soon along with hair and make up instructions! Every dancer should have an adult present to help them. Reminder males are not permitted in the female dressing rooms. This rehearsal is not open to the public and is for JAMM parents only.


Click on the link below to sign up to bring something to share for our competition kick off pot luck!