The JAMM Buzz

September Edition - twenty twenty

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WELCOME BACK JAMM FAM


As we embark on Our 15th Season of JAMMing, I continue to be amazed at the growth of the studio, the dancers and staff. I feel so blessed to be around such amazing and talented people every week for nine months out of the year! A huge thank you goes out to all of our staff and loyal dance families for your support of the studio over the years. It is in large part because of our staff for the magic that happens in the studio walls and for all the wonderful things our dance families say about us outside of them. I am pleased to share that many of our classes we have offered this season have reached their capacity. Thank you again for trusting us to guide your children on their dance journey. We accept this role with great responsibility as we strive to give the kids the best for their minds, bodies and souls. We do not take this honor for granted and we look forward to a great year!


EVERY DANCER, EVERY CLASS

As we prepare the space for the dancers to arrive next week we are so excited to once again offer you the very best dance education experience. Every dancer, in every class is important to JAMM. We are always available to discuss your dancer's progress and we look forward to connecting with each of the JAMM parents throughout the season as we help guide your amazing kids toward their goals.


GOALS FOR THE JAMM FACULTY 2020

1. Keep them safe

2. Lower their anxiety about the current situation.

3. Make them laugh

4. Make them feel loved

5. Give them opportunities for team building, social and human connection.

6. Teach them dance steps


All in that order


HOW WILL COVID EFFECT RECITAL AND COMPETITION PLANNING

At this time JAMM is moving forward with our season to the best of our ability. We want to make sure our families have costumes and a recital venue and most of what we do takes months in advance to prepare. Therefore, if we don't make these preparations we may not have costumes in time or a recital venue, etc. While we wish we could guarantee our clients that everything will be as normal, we are not able to do that at this time. We will continue to be mindful of the situation not only for our dancers, faculty and parents safety but also for your investment of costumes, competition fees, time. etc. JAMM will keep communication open with parents and staff regarding any information or changes due to COVID-19.



QUESTIONS? HOW WE ARE DOING ?

We are here to help and we welcome questions and feedback. Our guest service staff is available during all teaching hours to assist you. We also have a staff directory below so you can reach out to the staff directly as well.


Have a wonderful year JAMM!


Fondly,

Ms. Angie

FIRST DAY OF DANCE

COMPETITION DANCERS

Monday, September 21

Pointe begins the week of October 5. See notes in the Competition Section of this newsletter regarding Musical Theater Lines and Companie Production start dates.


DYNAMIC DIVISION DANCERS + MINI STARZ CO.

All Recreational hip hop, ballet, tap + Jazz, contemporary, pointe etc.

Monday, October 5

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.

JAMM Safer Studio


As a safety precaution to our staff and guests, we ask that you stay home if you are experiencing the following symptoms:

1: Have a fever Over 100
(Must be fever free for over 72 hours to enter JAMM, we encourage daily temperature checks at home)
2: Have a cough
3: Have a sore throat
4: Have been experiencing shortness of breath
5: Lost your sense of taste or smell
6: Have been exposed to someone that has tested positive for Covid-19
7: Have taken care of someone that has been tested positive for Covid-19
8: Have traveled outside of the country in the last two weeks
9: Have traveled out-of-state to a hot-spot state and haven’t quarantined for 14 days.


Please click on the links below for more information on how we are are being a safe studio. Please watch the Covid Safety video with your dancer(s).

JAMM ONLINE APPAREL STORE


Our online store is now open! All items will be available for Christmas delivery! Lots of new JAMM swag will be available this year! New trucker hats, winter beanie, back packs, water bottles, insulated beverage cups, joggers, tanks, sweatshirts, slides and so much more! There is something for everyone and they make perfect Christmas gifts for your favorite dancer (s).


ORDERS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 15

Shoes and Attire

SHOES

Shoes can be ordered at JAMM through the front desk and take about 2 - 10 business days to arrive. If your dancer already has shoes, they can be worn for class until they outgrow them. However, all students must have the correct shoes for recital (refer to the shoe order form available at the front desk for shoe brands/styles). This helps the performance look professional with all of our dancers looking the same on stage. MAKE SURE TO LABEL ALL YOUR DANCER SHOES ON THE INSIDE OF THE SHOE.


Shoes can also be purchase at Step-N-Stretch.


DANCE ATTIRE REQUIREMENTS

A list of required apparel for class is listed in the Fall brochure (see schedule and info above).

Street clothes and street shoes are not permitted for any classes(including hip hop).



LULU WARM UP JACKETS

We will have a size run of Lulu jackets in the studio next week for you to select your dancers size. Orders forms are available at the front desk and will be due by Nov. 1.



JAMM CHAMPION BACKPACK

Order forms are available at the front desk and are due by October 1.

Fundraisers

At JAMM we hold optional fundraisers for all our JAMM families to help offset the cost of costumes and competition fees.


This year we are participating in the Heggie's pizza fundraiser.


We are always looking for parent volunteers to help keep these opportunities available to all who need them. Information about how to help out will be in the November Buzz.


Order forms will be sent home the week of October 5 and will be due on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2. All profits will applied to your individual dance account prior to costume invoicing on or before November, 15.

Billing/Contact Info

All Payments are processed on the due dates or next closest business day. All invoices are emailed for your records. If you have any billing questions, please email Rick at: rick@jammdanceco.com.


New credit card expiration date? Email, cell, Phone, or address change? Please fill out a payment/change information form located at the front desk. Having updated information is important in the event we need to reach you for an emergency or last minute update.

STAFF DIRECTORY

STUDIO OWNERS

Angela Kirchner angie@jammdanceco.com

Rick Kirchner rick@jammdanceco.com


GENERAL QUESTIONS

Guest Services dance@jammdanceco.com


BILLING

Rick Kirchner rick@jammdanceco.com


TEACHING STAFF

Katelyn Bloomquist katelyn@jammdanceco.com


Corey Bozeman corey@jammdanceco.com


Greg Bloomquist greg@jammdanceco.com


Kayla Cardenas kayla@jammdanceco.com


Stephanie Fellner JAMM email coming soon


Yellie Chermak JAMM email coming soon

Costume Fees

Costume fees are due in full on November 15th. Please refer to the class schedules for the number of costumes your dancer will need. Costume and costume fees are non-returnable and non-refundable.


DYNAMIC DIVISION COSTUMES (RECREATIONAL) and MINI STARZ CO.

$100 each includes tights and accessories


COMPETITION COSTUMES

$175 each (as stated in the competition handbook, rhinestones will be billed separately)

JAMM DANCE CO. PRESENTS Recital No. 15

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 9 & 10

RECITAL JUNE 11 & 12 (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 2021 Newsletter.

PARKING LOT - TRAFFIC JAMM

DROP OFF AND PICK UP INSTRUCTIONS BY CLASS


DUE TO COVID 19 OUR LOBBY IS CLOSED FOR ALL VIEWING AT THIS TIME. BELOW ARE THE SAFETY MEASURES FOR BRINGING YOUR DANCER TO THEIR CLASSES AND FOR PICKING THEM UP.


TOT JAMM

DROP OFF - 1 Parent will come in the building

PICK UP - 1 Parent will come in the building


HIP HOP TOTS

DROP OFF - 1 Parent will come in the building

PICK UP - 1 Parent will come in the building



HIP HOP KIDZ

DROP OFF - 1 Parent will come in the building

PICK UP - 1 Parent will come in the building



HIP HOP CREW

DROP OFF - 1 Parent will come in the building

PICK UP - 1 Parent will come in the building



MINI BALLET

DROP OFF - 1 Parent will come in the building

PICK UP - 1 Parent will come in the building



PETITE BALLET

DROP OFF - Can be dropped off at the front door - or - 1 Parent will come in the building

PICK UP - 1 parent will come in the building


KIDZ JAMM B

DROP OFF - 1 Parent will come in the building

PICK UP - 1 Parent will come in the building



KIDZ JAMM A

DROP OFF - Can be dropped off at the front door - or - 1 Parent will come in the building

PICK UP - 1 Parent will come in the building



PRE TEEN B

DROP OFF - Drop off in drop off lane

PICK UP- Parents will park and walk to the front sidewalk to meet your dancer.


PRE TEEN A

DROP OFF - Drop off in drop off lane

PICK UP- Parents will park and walk to the front sidewalk to meet your dancer.



JR BALLET and POINTE

DROP OFF - Drop off in drop off lane

PICK UP- Parents will park and walk to the front sidewalk to meet your dancer.


ACRO

DROP OFF - Drop off in drop off lane

PICK UP - Dancers under age 9 will be held inside. Please park and come to get them. Dancers older than 9 will be released outside to the front sidewalk - please park and meet your dancer there.


GIRL FRENZY

DROP OFF - Drop off in drop off lane

PICK UP- Parents will park and walk to the front sidewalk to meet your dancer.


BOYZ HIP HOP

DROP OFF - Drop off in drop off lane

PICK UP- Parents will park and walk to the front sidewalk to meet your dancer.


MINI STARZ CO

Drop OFF - 1 Parent will come in the building

Pick up - 1 Parent will come in the building



DRIVE CO

Drop OFF - 1 Parents will come in the building

Pick up - 1 Parent will come in the building



ELEVATE CO

Drop OFF - Parents will drop off in the drop off lane

Pick up - 1 parent can come in the building


PUSH CO

Drop OFF - Parents will drop off in the drop off lane

Pick up - Parents will park and walk to the front sidewalk to meet your dancer.


EDGE CO.

Drop off - Parents will drop off in drop off lane

Pick up - Parents will park and walk to the front sidewalk to meet your dancer.


MOMENTUM

Drop off - drop off in drop off lane

Pick up- Parents will park and walk to the front sidewalk to meet your dancer.


PLEASE DO NOT WALK THROUGH THE DROP OFF LANE CONES! PLEASE LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE WALKING ACROSS THE PARKING LOT AND USE THE CROSSWALK.


ALL CARS MUST STOP AT THE CROSS WALK IF TRAVELING IN EITHER DIRECTION


DANCER DROP OFF AGES 8 AND OLDER

We have a new dancer drop off lane for parents for dancers 8 years old and older. Parents dropping off their dancer should drop them off no earlier than 10 minutes prior to class. Please enter in our parking lot from the entrance closest to the Steeple Center. You can pull closest to the JAMM front doors and drop your dancer off. Please note there is NO PARKING OR WAITING in the dancer drop off lane. You must drop your dancer off and continue to a parking space or exit the parking lot. Please note our parking lot is not a one way.


DANCER PICK UP AGES 8 AND OLDER

Parents should arrive on time to pick up their dancer. Parents should park their cars and meet their dancer at the front doors. We will NOT permit dancers to walk across the parking lot. For their safety we ask that you get out of your car and meet them at the studio front doors exit.


DANCER DROP OFF AGES 7 AND UNDER

These dancers must be walked into the studio by a parent or guardian and ensure that their teacher is with them prior to the parent or guardian leaving the building. Please park your car and will be required to walk their dancer into the building and to their classroom. Once your dancer is in his/ her class you will exit the building. Please note our lobby is closed at this time.


DANCER PICK UP AGES 7 AND UNDER

These dancers will remain in the building at the conclusion of their class until 1 parent or guardian comes in to pick them up.


DANCERS IN MULTIPLE CLASSES

If your dancer has multiple classes/ back to back classes on the same night, the JAMM staff are aware of those dancers and will ensure your dancer is being escorted to their next class safely.


ADDITIONAL PARKING

Extra parking is located across from the Central Park playground at City Hall. There is a short walking path just on the other side of the park. We highly recommend using this option in the warmer months. Getting out on Hwy 3 can be less than desirable.



Central Park (Additional Parking)

2875 145th ST. W

Rosemount, MN 55068

Competition Student Specific Updates

COMPETITION REGISTRATION

Class registrations for competition students is now past due. Please register at this time.


SMALL GROUPS AND HIP HOP CLASSES

These classes will be starting the week of September 21.


SOLO FORMS

Please hand in your solo forms at this time so we can start putting together a schedule. They are past due at this time. Solos will begin the week of October 15 for all dancers who have a form turned in.


ABSENCE FORMS

Students Absence forms are now past due. Please turn in your absence forms at this time. These forms help us determine when the majority of our student body will not be available for extra rehearsal, etc. We do our best to accommodate all absences listed. However, competition dates and recital dates listed in are competition handbook are mandatory for all competition dancers.


JAMM TEAM PHOTOS

We would like to schedule a team photo shoot on Monday, September 28 for each competition group for our 2020 - 2021 companies. Hannah Herrig will be taking the group photos in the surrounding area outside at JAMM/ Central Park.


Please wear all black dance attire i.e.; leggings, leotards (no tights), fitted shirts, etc with no logos on the attire. Hair can be down, straight or curled. Minimal makeup should be worn (Mini Starz no makeup). Dancers should wear street shoes and have a warm jacket or blanket (depending on weather) around them as they wait for their photo. Shoes and blankets will not be part of the photos and will be taken off just before the shoot.


Please arrive at JAMM only 5 minutes early for your group photo


4:30-5:00 Momentum

5:00-5:30 Drive

5:30-6:00 Push

6:00-6:30 Mini Starz Co.

6:30-7:00 Edge (we will do our best to get you to ballet on time if this applies to you)

7:00-7:30 Elevate


The studio is paying for these photos so there is no charge to parents or dancers for these photos. Each group will receive a digital copy on the band page that you can individually download for your use.


Please let us know if you have a conflict. We are hoping for 100% attendance from each group.



CLASS EQUIPMENT

Please purchase the 3 pack of Theraband from Target by October 1.


THE BAND APP

Band app will be our form of communicating directly with each companie. We will be working on setting those up in the next few days.



SATURDAY TECHNIQUE CLASSES

Technique classes are every Saturday and will begin the week of September 21. Please wear ballet attire with an option to layer, etc as there will not be time for changing between classes.


NYCDA

All competition dancers required to attend NYCDA will be registered for the event unless we are notified of a conflict before October 1. Fees may not be able to be refunded on any registrations after October 1. Fees for NYCDA will be due on October 1. If you are not required to attend and would like to join us please make sure you are signed up on the sign up genius link below no later than by October 1. Click on the sign up genius below to sign up for convention opportunities.


COMPANIE PRODUCTION

At this time we are still in the process of figuring out if we will be permitted to have this large amount of dancers on stage at one time. Currently we are limited to the number of dancers we are able to have in rehearsal at one time. Therefore, this rehearsal will be put on hold until we know when we are able to hold rehearsals with all dancers or in groups until we can safely come together. Right now we have the rehearsals blocked out for Saturdays and we will begin those as we know more. We are hoping to utilize the costumes from last year's production for this year's dance. If you are new to the studio and in this production we will be working with the designer to get you a replica of last years look so you match your group. We will be using many of the sections from last year's production and re-imagining this piece to make it fun and new for everyone! Stay tuned and we really appreciate your patience. Any fees paid for this routine will be fully refunded if we are not able to hold a production.


MUSICAL THEATER LINES (Jr. Teen and Sr.)

We have noted December 4-6 on the calendar for all 3 groups for their choreography weekends for these routines. Please hold this entire weekend open until specific rehearsal times for each group have been determined.


*Jr and Teen will need an additional weekend to complete their choreography in addition to this December date and should plan to hold rehearsal Friday, December 4 and Sunday, December 6.


Thank you for your patience as we know more we will be updating everyone. We will not be holding weekend rehearsals for theses pieces until the choreography has been set on them.


Sr. Choreographer - JAMES KINNEY

Teen Choreographer - CORRIE ROLF DUNN

Junior Choreographer - CORRIE ROLF DUNN


COMPETITION HANDBOOK 2020 - 2021

Click Below on the PDF below.