Studio Insider

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DANCING INTO 2019!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO OUR #THEKJWAY FAMILY! We hope you had a wonderful holiday break with family and friends. It is a magical time around the studio and classes are full of eager and energetic dancers! We have so many amazing plans for 2019 as we finish the dance season strong and head into end of the year performances with each of you!!


In this edition of the STUDIO INSIDER, you will discover the many exciting announcements and upcoming events for our dancers and families!


2019 CONCERT & RHYTHM AND RHYME RECITAL PRODUCTION PREP HAS BEGUN! This month, we have included many exciting and important show announcements for our KJ families. We are excited to share many anticipated show details and logistics, in an effort to help our dancers and parents plan for all upcoming KJ events. Please carefully read over the time sensitive information below!


We are grateful for your children and the joy they bring to our studio, and we are delighted in the opportunities we have to meet your families when you spend time in the studio. #THEKJWAY

ONLINE STUDIO CALENDAR

For all KJ events, closings, and important dates visit & connect with our STUDIO CALENDAR. This calendar reflects the upcoming events, reminders, and special dates for dancers training in our weekly TWC program, VIBE Crews, and Frisco Team.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

JANUARY 21

MLK DAY - ALL CLASSES HELD AT KJ (PISD/FISD OUT HOLIDAY)

FEBRUARY 1

YAGP - DALLAS

FEBRUARY 2

TUITION PROCESSED

FEBRUARY 8-10

LADM - DALLAS & NYCDA - CHICAGO

FEBRUARY 11-16

BRING A FRIEND WEEK

CHECK OUT THE PHOTO GALLERY FROM BRING A FRIEND WEEK - SEPTEMBER 2018

FEBRUARY 14

VALENTINE'S DAY - ALL CLASSES HELD AT KJ

FEBRUARY 18

PRESIDENT'S DAY - ALL CLASSES HELD AT KJ

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2019 CONCERT & RECITAL DATES

"WINGS, BLINGS, AND FAIRYTALE THINGS"

Rhythm & Rhyme Recitals (Featuring the Rhythm & Rhyme I & II Students)

May 17th - 19th

KJ Dance (Plano location)


"FLY...A JOURNEY THROUGH FLIGHT"

The 26th Annual Concert Celebration Performances (Featuring TWC Dancers Combo I & Up)

June 1st - 3rd

The Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts - Richardson, Texas

https://youtu.be/ctekdpbtf6o

2019 CONCERT THEME REVEALED

DANCERS, it is time to FLY! That's right, the time of year we have all been looking so forward to is finally here...SHOWTIME! ! Get ready for the exciting months of show preparation headed your way each week! Concert choreography will begin during weekly classes for all students in January and February! Creating this production together with your teachers and fellow classmates will be an unforgettable experience for each and every student! Be sure to come to class each week with a great attitude, a focused mind, and a big smile to share with your peers!


Our faculty has once again taken our annual concert vision and plans to the next level. Together our talented and artistically gifted team has created an incredibly entertaining production for the KJ family.


This year our 26th annual concert production is titled "FLY...A JOURNEY THROUGH FLIGHT." The show will feature the TWC (Training with Confidence) students of KJ Plano & KJ Frisco, our 2019 PULSE graduating senior "ANGELS", the PULSE performance company dancers, our VIBE Hip Hop Crews, and the Frisco Team dancers.


Audience members will be highly entertained as they are taken through six different scenes of adventurous FLIGHT. Color, sound, and movement will keep concert goers of all ages on the edge of their seat. As the performers take FLIGHT on stage, the costuming, set design, lighting, and digital effects will collide to create a unique and original KJ Dance concert celebration.


Join us, June 1-3 for three nights of unforgettable entertainment, hundreds talented dancers, thousands of proud supporters, and countless memories will be made!

3 Nights, 3 Casts, 1 SHOW

If you are new to KJ and have never experienced one of our concerts, it does look a bit different than your typical "dance recital." The concert is held over 3 nights with a different cast each night. See below for CAST NIGHT ASSIGNMENT DETAILS for your dancer's classes!

CONCERT CAST NIGHT ASSIGNMENTS

What night will my dancer perform in the concert?

We have three performance nights in which all Plano and Frisco students are assigned and divided into. Your dancer will perform one of the three nights of the concert for each weekly class that they are enrolled in.


Will my dancers perform on the same night?

We spent many hours working to get siblings together and dancers who take multiple classes a week on the same night. 90% of the time we were able to make these accommodations for families. Thank you for your understanding as we tried our best to make most situations work for each family.


To view CAST NIGHT ASSIGNMENTS, COSTUME INFORMATION, AND ALL DETAILS RELATED TO THE SHOW, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AND CLICK ON THE UPDATED 2019 CONCERT TAB.

Concert Costumes

Concert costumes are one of the most special and impactful elements to the show. Costumes have been chosen and our orders are currently being placed. Dancers were measured in class prior to the holiday break. If your dancer has yet to be measured due to absences over the last 4 weeks, please speak with your teacher or the office at your earliest convenience to ensure a costume in the correct size is ordered for your child.


To connect with our costume department coordinator please submit an email to Lindsey Corder at kjdance.costumes@gmail.com.


Concert Costume Fees have been posted to your online account and will process on Jan. 21st.


$70 Rhythm and Rhyme Costume

$80 Combo I & II Costume

$90 Combo III Costume

$90 Combo IV & V Costume fee (Combo IV & V dancers will have a Ballet AND a Tap Costume)

$90 Hippity Hop Costume

$90 Jazz 1 Costume

$95 ALL Other Classes

STAGE MOM CREW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

CALLING ALL KJ SUPER MOMMAS! WE NEED YOU BACKSTAGE THIS YEAR!


CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO JOIN OUR 2019 STAGE MOM CREW - DEADLINE MAY 13!


CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT STAGE MOM RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS!


Why are stage moms a necessity to the concert?

Each class MUST have at least one Stage Mom for the students to be properly chaperoned during the performance. Being a KJ Stage Mom is an extremely rewarding experience for the mom as well as an exceptional way to support your child and her classmates. Volunteering is a fun way to help with the concert and share each moment of event excitement with your student. Stage Moms will be accepted in the order they are received. Combined classes and large classes will need two stage moms. The link to sign up is found below!


Stage Mom duties include:

· Help relay information to other parents in the class and answer their questions when possible.

· Help with your class at dress rehearsal. PERK!!! While the students are on stage rehearsing the stage mom can video or take photos from the front row. Stage Moms will watch from the stage wings at the concert performance.

· Help with your class backstage during the concert performance. This includes overseeing your class for the entire show, helping them on and off stage, and monitoring your class when they are not performing.


If you have questions about our STAGE MOM CREW please call the Plano office 972.473.4017 or the Frisco office 214.469.1770.

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LAST CALL ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LAST CALL FOR THIS SEASON!


There are a few weeks remaining for dancers who wish to participate in the 2019 Concerts & Recitals. Enrollment will remain open thorough March 6. Dancers must have joined a class no later than March 6 to allow enough time to properly learn choreography and have a rush order placed for a costume. Bring a friend to class during "BRING A FRIEND WEEK" and make sure to let them know about the participation cut off date! If a student wishes to join a class and participate for technique and skill development in choreography retention after March 6, enrollment will be allowed with the understanding that deadline for participation in the 2019 concerts & recitals has passed.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES NOW!


SUMMER & FALL OF 2019-20 : ENROLLMENT FOR SUMMER & FALL OF 2019-2020 OPENS MARCH 1ST AT WWW.KJDANCE.COM. SUMMER INTENSIVES, SUMMER CAMPS, AND WEEKLY SUMMER CLASSES ARE ALL OFFERED DURING JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & ATTIRE

Click to explore the classes offered and attire required at KJ Dance!

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Every month a student from each of the studios is selected by the KJ staff as someone who stands out amongst their peers. KJ Dance is committed to instilling character, compassion and competence in our students and KJ families. The dancers chosen each month go above and beyond in class exhibiting these fine characteristics. Congratulations to these amazing dancers. We are extremely proud of you, and thank you for leading by example!

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Celebrate your BIG DAY with our “BEST DAY EVER” birthday party experience packages. We offer exclusive party activities to celebrate with you at any age. Your hour and a half event will be unforgettably action packed with costume fun, photo booth photo opportunities, crafts, games, and dance combinations and instruction. Parties are offered at our Frisco location.


CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR BEST DAY EVER PHOTO GALLERY!


CLICK HERE TO FOR MORE PARTY INFORMATION & FAQ'S!


CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PARTY NOW!

WEDDING BLISS

Congrats to Mrs. Megan, who got married in DFW this past December! Many KJ faculty members and friends were there to celebrate Megan and Jared on their big day! We are all so happy for the Palacios as they begin their life together!

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SKY RANCH TEAM BUILDING RETREAT

SKY RANCH RETREAT SUCCESS


At KJ we are committed to a priority in continued focus on the whole package of our young dancers. 76 dancers, ages 8 -18, and 8 of our KJ faculty members got away from the city lights this past weekend to focus on team building and personal development. The purpose the annual Sky Ranch Retreat is to encourage the young artists of PULSE in their relationships, work ethic and personal character development. Great memories are made while emphasizing the importance of honesty, integrity and friendship. It is our ultimate desire to help develop a true sense of loyalty and team among our dancers at KJ.

CLICK TO VIEW THE 2019 SKY RANCH RETREAT PHOTO GALLERY

Retreat success!! Our PULSE dancers and faculty had an amazing retreat weekend devoted to team building, leadership, and the @kjdancekj 3 C’s (CHARACTER -COMPETENCE -COMPASSION) #thekjway

NEW!! ADULT CLASSES

ADULT DANCE CLASSES ARE HERE!


Come Dance with your #squad and our very own @theleahmitchell !! Join us on Friday afternoons at 1:00! This class is an incredible way to burn calories and get your body moving! All levels welcome. Leah will give offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced versions of all content! Pay by the class $20.

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CONTACT US


kjdance.office@gmail.com

KJ PLANO general enrollment and class scheduling questions


kjdance.frisco@gmail.com

KJ FRISCO general enrollment and class scheduling questions


kjdancebilling@gmail.com

ALL KJ billing and payment related questions


kjdancerental@gmail.com

ALL studio rentals, birthday parties, and private lesson inquries


kjdancecostumes@gmail.com

ALL KJ costume and sizing questions


KJ PLANO 972-473-4017


KJ FRISCO 214-469-1770


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