Dance Dispatch

Bellevue Dance Academy's Newsletter for April / May 2016

* 11800 S. 25th Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 *

* 402-291-3727 * *


Thank you for taking the time each month to open your email and newsletter attachment. we appreciate you keeping up on BDA news in the Dance Dispatch!

OUR MISSION: To teach excellence through dance, develop strong minds and open hearts and create passionate dancers.

Ready for Super Star SUMMER FUN CAMPS???

Your BDA staff worked very hard this year to bring you some amazing summer camps for 2016. We even have professional dancers coming from LA and NYC to bring you some amazing opportunities! Summer sessions are being offered in a variety of time formats, to make it easier for you to schedule a full camp! We have also heard that some of our camps are a cheaper alternative to day care! :) So make sure to grab your calendar and get registered before it too late!

Private Lessons are also available! Stop by the front desk to set it up!

WHY dance in the summer?

1. Maintain strength and flexibility

2. Meet new friends

3. Improve Technique

4. Try a NEW style of dance in a laid-back summer atmosphere!

5. Beat summertime boredom

6. Introduce a friend to dancing

7. Take a master class with Guest Artists!

8. Some dancers may even get to move up a class level because of attending summer sessions! :)

Summer is simply a great time to EXPLORE and ENRICH, learn more SKILLS, and MAINTAIN ABILITIES for next season, gain CONFIDENCE, and enhance CREATIVITY...

Don't miss out on everything BDA has to offer this summer!


An email was sent out with your dancer's progress reports. it is our number one goal to see your child live up to their full potential in dance and have a dance experience that is filled with joy and ongoing encouragement. If you have any questions about your progress report, we'd be happy to arrange a meeting with your teacher. Before the end of the year, you will receive another email that contains your dancer's recommendations for next year including specific pre-approved classes.

Our motto is "Dancing with the feet is one thing; dancing with the heart is another." As always, it is a pleasure and a privilege to teach your children!

Make MEMORIES with your Dancer!!!

Did you know?

You can dance on stage at recital WITH YOUR DANCER!!!

It's not too late to join the Dad's and Mom's Recital Dance classes. Our ever popular Mom's dance is practicing on Wednesday nights from 8:15 - 9:00 pm. Grandmas, aunts, and older sisters are all welcome to participate! An extra weekend rehearsal time will be added after Mother's Day to make it easier to bring your dancer with you.

There is also a specialty number just for Dads and their dancers. Practices are held on Saturday from 12:30 - 1:15 pm and on Tuesdays from 9:15 - 10:00 pm. Grandpas, uncles, older brothers too... Sign Up at the front desk!

We are SO proud of our Electrix Competition Dance Team this season!

This has been a fabulous year so far for our competition team dancers. They are consistently 1st in their categories and top ten in overall placements. Their special judges awards have been a huge honor. Way to be recognized team! And to top it off, at Revolution Dance Competition, the large group won the "Entertainment" Award for having such a stand out and memorable performance! We had our last regional competition this past weekend and now we are prepping for recital and NATIONALS!

Auditions for the 2016-2017 Electrix Team are coming soon!

A mandatory parent's meeting will be held on Thursday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm. The Try-out clinic to learn how to audition will be held on Monday, June 27th from 3:30 - 7:00 pm. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, June 28th from 3:30 - 6:00 pm.

If interested, please register at the front desk.

Mark Your Calendar!

VIP PARENT WEEK will be from May 23rd - May 28th. A minimum of one parent oforguardian is required to go to each one of their child's classes to pick up costumes, packing lists and recital tickets. This is also an excellent time to ask questions about pictures and recital and to see your dancer practice close up! Don't forget to bring your cameras!

EARLY REGISTRATION for 2016 - 2017 will take place Monday, May 23rd - Tuesday, May 31st. This will be the ONLY time there will be NO registration fees! Only YEAR in FULL registrations will be taken at this time! Year in full payments will get a 10% discount. That means you get one month for free! Please note that the 10% discount applies to regular monthly tuition only. Competition tuition is excluded.

BDA will be closed on Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 30th to observe Memorial Day.

Recital Pictures will be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2016! A VIP email with your specific schedule will be sent to you early next week! Please note: pictures will NOT be taken at BDA this year! We will be taking our pictures at the Cornerstone Christian Middle and High School gymnasium. Further information will be sent in the email.

Our last regularly scheduled classes will be held on Wednesday, June 8th. The studio will be closed on Thursday, June 9th so that we can load up everything we need for recital!

Dress Rehearsal for recital will be held on Friday, June 10th.

The dancers that are scheduled to appear in the 1 pm recital on Saturday, June 11th, will check in for their dress rehearsal on Friday, June 10th from 12:00 - 12:30 pm. Since we are limited to one day, we tried to schedule arrival times to coincide with a lunch hour and pick up times for after work. We will do everything we can to help arrange car pools for anyone who made need help.

The dancers that are scheduled to appear in the 6 pm recital on Saturday, June 11th, will check in for their dress rehearsal on Friday, June 11th from 5:00 - 5:30 pm.

Parents are welcome to stay and watch rehearsal or come back at the end for pick up.

Recital 2016 will be held on Saturday, June 11th!!!


VIP Recital Schedule and Procedures for 2016

This week we will be placing a copy of the VIP Recital Schedule and Procedures for 2016 in your family folder. This booklet will not only include information about when and where, but also about pictures, tickets, costumes and accessories! Your questions will be answered by this handy dandy booklet. Please check your family folder and make sure you read it cover to cover !!! :)

Class Chaperones

We need our wonderful parents to help us backstage by volunteering to become a Class Chaperone. Our chaperones help children get into their costumes, fix any unkempt hair and smeared make up, line up students for their dance, and help keep our little ones entertained. Our chaperones help keep the show running smoothly! They are also the first ones to congratulate the kiddos as they come off stage!

We highly recommend that we have consistency with our chaperones to make it easier for our dancers. This means we want the same chaperones for both dress rehearsal and the recital performance.

Please note that parents are not allowed in the backstage and dressing areas unless they are an official chaperone. Space is limited so please stop by the front desk to sign up as soon as possible if you'd like to be backstage.

One Stop Convenience!

We are parents too, and at recital time, we know how busy it can get! We try to help our parents as much as possible to make this time easier and simply more convenient!

Soon you will be seeing information about everything from flowers to snack packs. We will even be sending out pre-order forms, so that all you have to do is worry about helping your dancer get ready! Everything else will be waiting for you at the event!


In order to be prepared for the recital, we will need our dancers to wear proper shoes every week! Here is a check list:

- PINK ballet shoes. No slippers.

- BLACK tap shoes. For our younger dancers, please use elastic. No ribbons please!

- CARAMEL jazz shoes (unless otherwise specified by your instructor)

Please also refrain from wearing your dance shoes anywhere outside.

If you need to order new shoes, NOW is the time! We offer Capezio sizers at the front desk so that you can get the perfect fit along with the best price and an online coupon code given specifically to our studio!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask your teachers.

Practice CDs

Practice CDs of your dancers recital songs are still available for $1 at the front desk. Just visit the front desk and fill out a form, we will put them all on one CD, just for you!

A few final thoughts...

June Tuition Reminder

We will email your June Tuition Statement towards the end of this month. If your dancer is in a Non-Recital class, your statement will end May 31st.

As you know, class tuition is billed on a ten month payment scale (September - June) based on an average number of classes per month. Thus, tuition is the same each month regardless of how many lessons there are in any given month. PLEASE NOTE: YOUR BALANCE MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY JUNE 5TH FOR YOUR DANCER TO PARTICIPATE IN RECITAL. Since June is the final month of tuition, we will automatically process the remaining balance on June 1st. As always, we are truly grateful for your business and the chance to work with your children.


Congratulations to our latest Star Dancers!

Abby Larcom and Katheryn Rice

Keep watching the Star Dancer Wall to see who is next!

Don't Forget...

Please remember to check our lost and found for any of your personal items. They will be donated to charity before Memorial weekend.