STUDIO INSIDER

DECEMBER 2019 EDITION

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HOLIDAY GREETINGS TO OUR KJ FAMILY!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! We are so grateful for each one of the dancers that we are given the privilege to train each week. The students at KJ are special and unique and a direct reflection of the incredible parents and support system that make dance training possible for these students! This holiday season, we are looking back with appreciation for your loyalty and looking forward to moving into the New Year together.


As always, there are many events and performances taking place, before the holiday break, for our KJ dancers and families. Check out all of our latest announcements, save the dates, and celebrations outlined below in this DECEMBER EDITION of the KJ Dance STUDIO INSIDER!


We wish you the most bright and joy filled holiday season!

SAVE THE DATES

Important UPCOMING dates for KJ families to note

COMING UP...

December 6 - 8

Chuthis Perspectives Workshop with Peter Chu


December 13 - 15

#THEHOLIDAYWAY Performances @ KJ Plano (See performance time details below)


December 23 - Jan 5

Holiday Break (No KJ Classes held)


Jan 6

Classes resume at KJ


January 20

Costume fees processed for June Concerts and Rhythm & Rhyme Recitals


Janurary 20

MLK Day - All KJ Classes Held


February

Concert & Recital Theme Reveal...Stay tuned for more information!


May 15 - 17

Rhythm & Rhyme Recitals @ KJ Plano (R & R I/II dancers)


May 29-31

The 27th Annual Concert Celebration - The Eisemann Center (Combo I and older age dancers)

ONLINE STUDIO CALENDAR ACCESS

Stay in the know with all KJ events, performances, and holidays by visiting the live and up to date STUDIO CALENDAR section of our website kjdance.com

BRING A FRIEND & SPIRIT WEEK SUCCESS!!

We loved meeting so many new friends during SPIRIT WEEK!

#THEHOLIDAYWAY PERFORMANCES

Click here for all #THEHOLIDAYWAY performance details

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YOU ARE INVITED TO WHOVILLE

ALL #THEHOLIDAYWAY PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT!!


Our holiday performances, held in-house, have become a highly anticipated winter tradition for the students, parents, and faculty of KJ. Each December, we invite our Combo I - V, Block I/II, Junior Apprentice, VIBE Crews, and PULSE Company Dancers to participate in our #thekjway winter wonderland magical performances - #THEHOLIDAYWAY


WHERE:

KJ Dance - PLANO - ​4017 Preston Road #546 Plano, TX. 75093


WHEN:

FRIDAY, DEC. 13TH ​~ 6:00PM, 8:00PM

SATURDAY, DEC. 14TH​ ~ 10:00AM, 12:00PM, 2:00PM, 4:00PM, 6:00PM, 8:00PM ​

SUNDAY, DEC. 15TH ​~ 10:00AM, 12:00 PM


QUESTIONS:

Please email all questions to kjdance.theholidayway@gmail.com.

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#THEHOLIDAYWAY CAST LIST & SHOW ASSIGNMENTS

Click the link below to access the cast lists and performance times for each cast!

ATTENTION ALL #THEHOLIDAYWAY CAST MEMBERS

All CAST MEMBERS can access their performance assignments by clicking the link below.


For all cast member questions related to #THEHOLIDAYWAY, please contact kjdance.theholidayway@gmail.com.

ANNOUNCING #THEHOLIDAYWAY 2019
PARENT BOOSTER CLUB RAFFLE TICKET SALE

Click here to support your fellow KJ dancers and buy your raffle tickets now

RAFFLE TICKET DETAILS

OPEN TO KJ FAMILIES AND THE PUBLIC!!! HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!! Help our incredible parent booster club, Boosters with a Beat, provide opportunities for our KJ PULSE dancers this year! Every ticket sold benefits the KJ PULSE Company dancers.


The more raffle tickets you buy the more likely you are to win this brand new iPad Air or these Airpod 2 Earbuds with charging case (2 chances to win on the Airpods) which will make someone in your family very happy!


Ipad Air 64GB Value- $499

Airpod 2 Value- $150


We will do a facebook live raffle drawing on Tuesday, December 17th on the KJ Dance Main Facebook Page – announcing the winning numbers and then contacting the winner directly in case this is a surprise for someone for Christmas.

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CONGRATS PULSE & VIBE COMPETITIVE DANCERS

Click here to see all of the recognition and photos from our last competition

KJ HOSTS AN INDUSTRY LEGEND DECEMBER 6 - 8

Click here to view Peter's robust resume and featured projects

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PETER CHU - CHUTHIS PERSPECTIVES WORKSHOP

Born in the Bronx, NY, & raised in Cocoa Beach, Florida, Peter began his training as a competitive gymnast, later nurturing his artistry at Dussich Dance Studio, where his evolution into dance began. Upon graduation from The Juilliard School, he performed with BJM Danse, EZdanza, Aszure Barton & Artists, Kidd Pivot, & in ‪Celine Dion’s Vegas spectacular, A New Day. Peter can be seen as the lead in ‪Christina Perri’s Jar of Hearts music video.

In 2008, Peter formed a Las Vegas project based dance company, chuthis., which showcases the work of Chu & his collaborators. chuthis. also provides movement education programs which foster technical & artistic development.

Chu has been an honoured recipient of choreographic awards & commissions, including the Hector Zaraspe Prize, A.C.E. Capezio Award, & Hubbard Street Dance International Commission Project. He was also named a Blodgett Distinguished Artist by Harvard University for 2018. Additionally, Chu has served as the Rehearsal Director for Nederlands Dans Theater 2, and as a Guest Rehearsal Director for NDT1.

Chu has created works for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Charlotte Ballet II, Orlando Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street 2, Giordano Dance Chicago, SYTYCD, Naomi Stikeman’s Çaturn, Houston MET Dance, New Dialect, SALT Contemporary Dance, Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, Springboard Danse Montreal, Harvard Univeristy, Point Park University, & The Juilliard School, among others. Most recently, he premiered a creation for Juilliard New Dances entitled Play Well with Others, and a creation for Charlotte Ballet entitled Let Be, for its program Innovative Works: Shakespeare Reinvented.

This past season, Peter premiered new creations for Staatstheater Augsburg (Germany), and HSPro (Chicago.) He is also currently developing a new creation with his own company, chuthis.

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Click here to view a photo gallery featuring all current and past Students of the Month

STUDENT 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!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & ATTIRE

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CONTACT US

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