JAMM Buzz

OCTOBER TWENTY NINTEEN - EDITION

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HAPPY FALL JAMM


Right now you should expect your child to be getting acclimated to their new teammates, teachers, and studio class rules. While we are teaching dance steps in our dance classes, many of the lessons your dancer is learning (maybe without even knowing it) are valuable lessons in life; dedication, a strong work ethic, arriving prepared in an uniform, being timely, being a supportive teammate, and so much more.


For alumni students we are reviewing things learned the past year and going over them for newer students. Your child should also be learning lots of new skills in class once some of the steps from last year are refreshed and become routine. Dance requires the body to have muscle memory. Dancers will do the same steps even after they have mastered them. For example, ballerinas regardless of years dancing, always begin with plies. It is easy for are bodies to forget if these basic skills are not practice weekly. While we believe that dance should be FUN, we also believe that dance is like any other sport and requires hard work. Most of the steps and skills your dancer will be learning in the next few months will be incorporated into the choreography for the recital.

STAY IN THE KNOW


The JAMM Website is a great resource for many questions that you may have! The calendar is updated regularly and most of our important dates for the current season are already posted! Newsletters will also be uploaded to the site under the Buzz tab as well as emailed monthly.


Join us on our JAMM Facebook and Instagram pages! We use these sites to post photos of your dancers class, for reminders, special events and emergency closings.

PIZZA AND WREATH FUNDRAISER FORMS DUE

HEGGIE'S PIZZA ORDERS DUE

Monday, October 7


MICKMAN BROTHERS WREATHS ORDERS DUE

Wednesday, October 16

NO DANCE CLASSES

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 - 20 MEA BREAK


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 HALLOWEEN
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HALLOWEEN COSTUME WEEK OCTOBER 24 - 30

Wear your halloween costume or festive dance wear to class beginning Thursday, October 24 through Wednesday, October 30. Dancers will play a game at the end of class and receive a special treat from the JAMM faculty.

FUNDRAISER VOLUNTEERS AND PICK UP INFO

HEGGIE'S PIZZA PICK UP

Wednesday, November 6th, 5:00pm-6:30pm at Erickson Park


MICKMAN BROTHER"S WREATHS PICK UP

Saturday, November 9th 9:00am - 12:00pm at Erickson Park


PICK UP LOCATION

Erickson Park located behind Rosemount City Hall at 14115 Brazil Avenue Rosemount.


FUNDRAISER PICK UP VOLUNTEERS

We could never offer our dancers these opportunities without the help of our volunteers. While our volunteers are not paid we always find a way to make them feel special as a way of saying THANKS! Last year, our volunteers enjoyed VIP Recital seating at no charge.


Click the links below if you are able to help with fundraiser pick up (s).


PIZZA VOUNTEERS CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084faea72baa8-heggies4


WREATH CLICK HERE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084faea72baa8-mickman1

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COSTUME FEES AND MEASUREMENTS

Costume fees will be deducted automatically from the credit card you provided JAMM at the start of the season. Costumes will not be ordered if payment has not been received. Once costumes are ordered they are non-refundable and non-returnable. You will receive an invoice for the amount due. The invoice will reflect any fundraiser credits your dancer earned if they participated.

DYNAMIC DIVISION COSTUME FEES:

$100 each

COMPETITION COSTUME FEES:

$175 each (rhinestones are not included)

COSTUME MEASUREMENTS

All dancers will be measured for their costumes during their classes prior to November 15th.

SHOP THE JAMM HOUSE OF STYLE ONLINE STORE

Online shopping cart link coming soon! Order can be placed for holiday gift giving!


Look for an email we are still putting the finishing details on some of our designs.

NEW! FIRST AID AND A.E.D Station

The FIRST AID and AED station is located in the main hallway nearest to the restrooms and across from the drinking fountain. All the JAMM faculty are updating their CPR, First Aid and AED certifications.

WHEN TO KEEP MY DANCER HOME FROM DANCE

MN Department of Health regulations for schools and pre-schools…

  1. Fever of 100 or more in the last 24 hours (fever free for 24 hours without the assistance of medication)
  2. Fatigue and cough within the last 24 hours
  3. Diarrhea and/or vomit within the last 24 hours
  4. Sore throat within the last 24 hours

If you answered yes to any of the above you must keep your dancer home.

Recital 2020 JAMM Dance Companie Presents "Dance Til Ya Drop"

RECITAL INFORMATION AND LOCATION

We are so excited to be holding our annual recital at the beautiful Ames Center located in Burnsville.


Tickets will be available for purchase in May. More information will be available as the recital approaches. All dancers and graduating seniors are in both shows.


DRESS REHEARSAL JUNE 4 & 5

RECITAL JUNE 6 & 7 (DUE TO GRADUATION TIMES HAVE NOT BEEN CONFIRMED- TBA)



RECITAL FEE (divided by 9 months)

$50 per dancer

$75 per family

The recital fee helps to cover the cost of dress rehearsal, security and staff. More information about our recital will be sent out in the April 2020 Newsletter.

MINI POP KIDS PERFORMANCE

Select JAMM Dancers from our Push and Elevate Teams are dancing back up for the Mini Pop Kids on Saturday, November 16th at 6pm at The Ames Center.


Tickets are available at the Ames Center Box office.

COMPETITION SPECIFIC UPDATES

ACP PARTY

MOMENTUM, EDGE, ELEVATE, PUSH

Bring a lunch, snacks, water bottle and homework. There may be some down time in between learning sections.


Saturday, October 26 9am - 3pm (NO SATURDAY TECH - TAKE FRIDAY TECH)

Sunday, October 27 2:30pm - 6:00pm (NO SUNDAY TECH - TAKE FRIDAY TECH)



NYCDA MINNEAPOLIS REQUIRED

The following dance companies Momentum, Edge, Push, Elevate; will be required to attend NYCDA Minneapolis. ALL of these companies will be automatically registered for NYCDA Minneapolis, unless you email us at dance@jammdanceco.com no later than by Friday, September 27th at noon stating your conflict. You will be required to attend an alternate convention (see handbook and sign up genius for options) if you are unable to attend NYCDA Minneapolis.


ADDITIONAL CONVENTIONS AND SOLO COMPETITION

ATTENTION: COMPANIE PARENTS, PLEASE COMPLETE THE SIGN UP GENIUS FOR CONVENTIONS! If you are not on the list you will not be registered for additional conventions or solo competition. THIS IS DUE BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT NOON! These events sell out and our staff is beginning to register now! The sign up genius will be closed on the due date and we will not accept late registrations for conventions or competitions after Friday.


SOLOS AND DUETS

See schedule and teacher assignment below. Please let us know if you solo schedule does not work with your schedule. A schedule change may alter your teacher assignment. Please contact us no later than Friday, September 27 with conflicts. If we do not hear from you we will assume you will be present at your first class.


SOLO LESSONS MISSED WITHOUT A 48 HOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE ARE SUBJECT TO REGULAR LESSON RATE CHARGES