MKS News December 2019

Many Blessings For A Joyful Christmas And A Happy New Year!

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We are so thankful you are joining us on this journey of "Living the Life" through dance and tumbling this school year!


It is exciting to be thinking about the 2020 Dance Concert! It's less than 200 days away! ;) Even though that may sound like a long time, there is much to do in these remaining days. We have already been working and planning for months and are busy choosing music and costumes for the show. We weave together our theme "Living the Life" with the monthly Bible verses and the costumes/music/routines to create a production that showcases our students gifts & talents along with honoring God. ​


With nearly 450 students - and many who are in multiple classes - we will be busy sizing, ordering & preparing costumes for Costume Week in April! Ms. Michelle will also be cutting music for the show, so that songs are an appropriate length for each of the 5 concerts. Ms. Cindy will be searching for and typing out the lyrics for the songs too, so we know WHY we are dancing!

Here is our general timeline for costumes, routines, & music:

December - We will measure all students & size each student for their costume(s).

Ms. Michelle starts cutting music​.

The Show Schedule will be emailed out letting you know which day each class will have dress rehearsal on Wed/Thurs/Fri, as well as which show(s) each class will participate in on Sat/Sun of Dance Concert week/end.

early January - We will have all costumes ordered.

mid-January - Pictures of costumes will be posted in the lobby - woo hoo!

All prepared music is loaded into the studio computers, so that students & teachers can start working on dance concert routines!​ :)

January-April - The studio will receive costume deliveries & put costumes together by class.

Students will be learning & perfecting routines along with going over song lyrics together in class.

April - Costume Week! April 17-23, 2020 - Parents are invited to join us to go over the Costume Information Sheets. We will also have students try on all the costumes that have come in and check that the fit is good. We can make exchanges as needed at that point.​

Also, April Watch Weeks are the last Watch Weeks of the school year, so that you can be surprised by the finished & polished routines in June!​

Keep an eye out for more Dance Concert information to come...

Mark Your Calendars - Important Dates!

Tues, Dec 3 - MKS online store closes for Christmas gifts with delivery to home Dec 17, pick up from MKS Dec 17-19 - You choose your delivery/pick up option at the time of ordering.

Wed, Dec 4-31 - MKS online store opens for delivery in the New Year (mid-January)

Fri, Dec 20 - Thurs, Jan 2 - Christmas Break & Happy New Year!

Wed, June 10 - Fri, June 12 - DC Dress Rehearsals @ FZE HS

Sat, June 13 - Sun, June 14 - Dance Concert @ FZE HS

For a complete list of 2019-20 Important Dates:

Watch Week - December

Studio A - Mon 12/2, Tues 12/3, Wed 12/4, Thurs 12/5, Fri 12/6 and Sat 12/7

Studio B - Sat 12/7, Mon 12/9, Tues 12/10, Wed 12/11 and Fri 12/6 (Fri adjusted date-see email for more details)

Studio C - Sat 12/14, Mon 12/16, Tues 12/17, Wed 12/18, Thurs 12/19

For more information:

MKS Out & About - Discovering Abilities Day

MKS dancers, Jaime Finch & Alex Schulz joined Ms. Michelle at Green Trails Elementary for another great morning of teaching dance to the 3rd grade students during the school's annual Discovering Abilities Day! We have been presenting and teaching for the past several years, and it is so fun each year to see the elementary students realize how awesome these MKS dancers with differing abilities can be so talented and be great leaders too!

Community Spotlight - Find Your Piece, Resale for Good

Looking for a way to find the perfect gift this Christmas season that will also give back to the community and to others? Look no further than "Find your Piece" - a local resale shop that empowers individuals with autism and other special needs. An awesome MKS mom is the owner/operator of this darling shop in North O'Fallon.

Find your perfect piece this Christmas - and all year! - at 425 W. Terra Lane, O'Fallon, MO 63366. Check out what's new at their facebook page -

Performances Around Town

Dec 1 & 8 Nutcracker Tea at Foundry Art Centre, St Charles

Feb 29 - Mar 1 Shen Yun at Stifel Theatre, St Louis

About MKS

We are a family-friendly dance studio that offers a Christ-centered environment. Dance MKS style isn’t about raising yourself up, or flaunting your skills. It is about using your talents, exercising your body and mind and building character.