JAMM BUZZ NEWSLETTER

JANUARY TWENTY TWENTY EDITION

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A POSITIVE SPIN - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome back to dance! We hope you all enjoyed your winter break, holidays and spending time with family and friends. We are grateful for dance and for getting back to a schedule and for the opportunity to get our bodies back in motion!


A new year is an opportunity to work towards all that you want to achieve and no one can stop you! It's also a time to be thankful for everything you are and have right now - because right now, just the way you are, is pretty awesome! Think about that! And say it out loud often! Change your mindset and it will change your world!


The next few months at JAMM will be exciting! The studio will be bustling with costume arrivals and the choreography beginning to take shape!


In this edition of the newsletter you will find many important dates to help keep you in the know!


Read on

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IMPORTANT JAMM DATES



1/20 YES WE HAVE DANCE MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

2/14 NO DANCE, NO NINJA VALENTINES DAY

2/15 YES WE HAVE DANCE (PRODUCTIONS)

2/16 YES WE HAVE DANCE

2/17 NO DANCE PRESIDENTS 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

6/4 DRESS REHEARSAL

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.

BEST MADE COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER

We are kicking off our 3rd and final fundraiser for the season! Cookie dough packets will be sent home with each dancer the week of January 13. All the information you need to know regarding the fundraiser will be in the packet. If your dancer is going to be absent from their class (s) that week you can pick up a packet at the front desk at anytime that week or the following week. All funds raised can be put towards your dance account.


Order forms and one check made out to JAMM Kids Club are due back to JAMM no later than January 30th by close of business.


Pick Up Information

February 19 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm


Pick up Location

Erickson Park

14115 Brazil Avenue

Rosemount, MN 55068

JAMM ROCK STARZ


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.


NOVEMBER ROCK STARZ CONGRATULATIONS!


  • Emma McLees
  • Jillian Tucker
  • Abby Smrstick



DECEMBER ROCK STARZ 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!


  • Molly Lamotte
  • Stephanie Tollefson
  • Morgan Weyrens
  • Avery Jaeckels
  • Addison Eisold
  • Lola Mellor

DYNAMIC DIVISION RECITAL MUSIC & CHOREOGRAPHY

RECITAL MUSIC

This year your dancer's recital performance music will be emailed to you in the next few weeks! Each class's music will be send in its own email. If your child is in more than one class, you will receive more than one email (and not necessarily on the same day).


CHOREOGRAPHY

Dynamic classes will begin to learn dances in the next few weeks for the recital in June. It's always an exciting time for the dancers to put the steps that they have learned in their classes into choreography! Regular attendance is crucial for dancers to know their choreography and formations.

WARM-UP Jacket AND BACKPACK FINAL ORDER 1/15

We are placing the final order for the season for Lulu, Ivivva and Champion Backpacks. We will not be placing any further orders for these items until Fall 2020. ALL Orders are due January 15. We will not be placing any more orders for these items the rest of the season. If you would like to order your warm up or backpack please complete the order form below and return it or scan it to the front desk dance@jammdanceco.com

Girl Frenzy BLACK AND Gold SHOE REQUIREMENT


Dancers will need the following shoe and will need to purchase the shoe on their own no later than February 1. THIS IS THE SAME SHOE WORN IN GIRL FRENZY LAST YEAR. If you already have this shoe and it still fits you do not need to purchase new shoes. You can also find this shoe on DSW and Amazon. Please make sure you order based on the size guidelines and order the black shoe with the white bottoms. Click on the link below to place your order.

MONDAY BOYZ Hip Hop Shoe Requirements


Boyz Hip Hop

Dancers will need the following shoe and will need to purchase the shoe no later than February 1. THIS IS THE SAME SHOE WORN IN BOYZ HIP HOP LAST YEAR. If you already have this shoe and it still fits you do not need to purchase new shoes. You can also find this shoe on DSW online. Please make sure you order based on the size guidelines and order the black shoe with the white bottoms.

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SHAPESHIFT PERFORMANCE

Mr. Corey's local minneapolis dance company Shapeshift is dancing 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.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

If the weather is beginning to turn in the afternoon and is predicted to continue through the evening, we will make a decision no later than 1:00pm if we will be closing. If District 196 closes at any point in the day we will also be closed for the evening.

Where to find closing information:

  1. The studio voicemail by 1:00pm: 651-423-9109
  2. An email will be sent
  3. The JAMM Facebook page by 1:00pm

You will not receive a phone call for studio closings due to weather unless we have to discontinue in the middle of evening classes.


All classes with the exception of 6 week session classes have 1 built in snow day. After one cancellation per day, there will be an optional make up schedule posted for your dancer to attend if they choose.

Rosemount High School On Stage Performance

Several of our dancers performed and showcased their work in Rosemount High School's Annual "On Stage" Performance. It was an amazing show of dance, music and song! If you are interested in having your Rosemount Elementary or Rosemount High School dancer participate in this fantastic opportunity contact your school and look for details about the children's choir and Onstage auditions to be out next fall.

JAMM NYCDA Weekend Recap

We are so proud of all of the dancers who attended New York City Dance Alliance Competition and Convention this past December at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Here is a recap of the results of the scholarship auditions. Many longtime goals were met by our teams and members this past December! Congratulations to all of you! Your teachers are proud and everyone came back on fire for dance!


Erik Barker - Tap scholarship
Katie Wahowske - Tap scholarship
Brelynn Hambrecht. - Hip hop scholarship
Taylor Jones - Junior Triple threat scholarship
Alyssa Laumann - Steps conservatory program acceptance and $2,000 stipend
Ava Williams - Body Traffic program acceptance, $500 stipend

Haley Wald Outstanding Dancer Minneapolis Winner
Adam Trusdell Outstanding Dancer Minneapolis Winner
Alyssa Laumann Outstanding Dancer Runner Up Minneapolis

Ava Williams Outstanding Dancer Runner Up Minneapolis
Erik Barker Outstanding Dancer Runner Up Minneapolis

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PARENT WATCH WEEK Highlights

TAG US IN YOUR PHOTOS AND BE FEATURED IN THE RECITAL SLIDE SHOW. #JAMMDANCECO
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Momentum Sr. COmpanie + ADAM AND ALYSSA Win Top Honors

JAMM's Momentum Sr. Companie won the highest scoring Large Group of the entire Regional Season for Masquerade Dance Competition with their routine "An Evening I will Not Forget". That means they were the highest scoring large group to dance on the Masquerade stage for the entire season at the national level! WHOA! So many congratulations to Momentum and their teacher and choreographer Ms. Katelyn Bloomquist.


Adam and Alyssa won the same amazing achievement with their Duet entitled "Ending". This was the first year for this captivating duo. We are so excited to see what they are working on this season! Ending was choreographed by Katelyn Bloomquist and danced by Alyssa Laumann and Adam Truesdell of the JAMM Momentum Sr. Companie.

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COMPETITION DANCER ONLY NEWS

Dates that are listed next to each event are due dates or event dates to be noted.



  • 1/1/20 HIP HOP COMPANIE SHOES


H - Co. Dancers will need the following shoe no later than January 1.

https://www.asos.com/us/asos-design/asos-design-director-chunky-lace-up-sneakers-in-beige/prd/12179422?clr=beige-drench&colourWayId=16428039&SearchQuery=&cid=6456


H -Force

The studio will order your shoes and have your dancer fitted. You will be invoiced on February 1 with payment being due on February 15. You do not need to place a shoe order. A photo of the shoe will be in the look book.


  • 1/10/20 MAKE-UP ORDER FORM

Make-up form is due January 10th. Copies of the order form is available at the front desk or attached below at the bottom of this newsletter. Forms can be scanned and emailed to the front at dance@jammdanceco.com or can be hand delivered to the front desk by January 10th.



  • 1/12/20 **IMPORTANT EXTRA REHEARSALS**


Move Co. Tap

1/12 from 11:00am-2:00pm




  • 1/15/20 NUVO CONVENTION AND OPTIONAL SOLO COMP 2/7 - 2/9


If you are attending NUVO you must complete the sign up genius by JANUARY 15th and if you are competing please indicate what solo you wish to compete with.


Optional Convention and Sign Up Genius Link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084faea72baa8-20192020



  • 1/15/20 SMALL GROUPS at ONSTAGE NY 2/28 - 3/1 (Minneapolis Convention Center)


The following groups are invited to attend Onstage NY. Please let us know if you are not able to attend by emailing the front desk by Jan 15th at Noon. We need 100% attendance from each group in order to participate. Other groups are ready, however some faculty are not available this particular weekend and we prefer group dances go on stage for the first time with their teacher present to coach them. Thank you for understanding.



Sr. Contemporary SG

Sr. Open SG

H-Force

H-Co



  • 1/15/20 ONSTAGE NY OPTIONAL SOLOS


If you would like to bring your solo to Onstage NY you must get approval from your solo teacher due to readiness of routine and costume arrival. After getting approval complete the sign up genius no later than by Jan 15th at Noon. If you have two solos you will need to indicate what one you would like to compete in the notes section. A JAMM staff member will be present to set all optional solos and groups. Please note that some faculty members are not available this weekend and may not be present. If it is important your dancer have their main solo teacher present please speak with your teacher prior to signing up to discuss your needs and your participation.


Optional Convention and Competition Sign Up Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084faea72baa8-20192020




  • 1/25/20 LOVE OF DANCE PERFORMANCE


H-Force and H-Co will be performing at this event held at Farmington High School on January, 25th at 4:00pm-6:30pm. All dancers that attend will have the opportunity to participate in a new dance off during the event. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to I'm A Dancer Against Cancer.


Farmington High School

20655 Flagstaff Ave.

Farmington, MN 55024


More information on the Love of Dance Performance will be given closer to the event. Dancers should arrive to the school fully ready to dance at 3:00pm.



  • 2/8/20 IMPORTANT EXTRA REHEARSALS

Elevate Jazz Time TBA




  • 3/1/20 COMPETITION FEES


Competition fees for all group dances will be $60 per dancer, per group. These fees are effective as of January 1, 2020. These fees include JAMM staff administrative fees, coaching fees, travel, meals and transportation (parking) expenses. Competition fees will be due on March 1.


COMPETITIONS ARE AROUND THE CORNER

All competitions are listed on the JAMM calendar and in the Competition Handbook. For each event, you must plan to dance the entire block of dates listed.

Please do not schedule anything on competition weekends! Specific schedules for each event are sometimes not provided to us until a week prior, so it's important that you not make any plans for the entire weekend.



SEWING CLUB

Our dancers would not look as fabulous as they do without our sewing club! If you have sewing and/or crafting abilities, please consider being a part of our sewing club! The sewing club meets at various times before the competition season to work on costumes needing alterations, embellishments, etc. Members of the sewing club will be paid for the hours they work.


To be apart of our sewing club, please click on the sign up genius below.