We hope you are enjoying your summer! We are excited for our new season and hope you are prepared to be challenged, make new friends, grow as a dancer and have fun.
Listed below is your 2016-2017 Love2Dance All-Star Team as well as some August dates to save on your calendar. The studio's full schedule of classes will also be online soon. Please review the Practice Schedule for Fall.
Mark Your Calendars
- All-Star practices will begin on Monday August 15th. Please see the attached schedule for All-Star Week Choreography. It is very important that you attend all rehearsals. August 23rd/24th we will be working on Pacifics game choreography, other practices are for individual team choreography.
- Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th and Monday August 29th are the choreography workshop dates with Melia Barnes (Mel B) and Sammy Helms. We are happy to have Mel and Sammy back to choreograph and teach you your first competition routine of the season. As most of you know, the nations’ top dance studios hire outside choreographers to broaden the knowledge of their dancers as well as provide their dancers with exposure to highly skilled working dance professionals. These professional choreographers also offer an edge in the competition circuit. With 6 competition routines designed just for us, we are bringing cutting edge choreography and training to the All-Stars. Mel B and Sammy have choreographed for Wayne Brady, T-Boz of TLC, Suave Company, Oscar Meyer and one of the first and largest national flash mobs in the country. They have danced with Kanye West, Ludacris, and Cirque du Soliel. The cost for the workshop is $295 per All-Star and is due by Monday August 22nd.
Please see the attached Save the Dates and mark your calendars now. This email and calendar will also be available on the Love2Dance website under the All-Star tab. The password is "allstars" (all lowercase, no quotation marks)
Nationals OR Performance at Disneyland
We have the potential opportunity to once again perform/attend dance workshops at Disneyland this year. We want to gauge the interest of possibly doing this event in lieu of participating in a Nationals competition. We could schedule for the same time of year (late June). We would receive 4 day park hopper passes at a discounted rate and have 2 days of performances with 2-3 dance workshops as part of this package. Don't worry, there would still be plenty of time for fun in both parks in addition to all the dancing experiences. Please respond to this survey monkey to help us collect all of your preferences: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CM6KZ3Z
We will be ordering our new all star shirts THIS WEEK. Please let us know ASAP if you have decided to withdraw from participation. We will also be ordering warm-up sample sizes for our new All-Stars and returning All-Stars may order what needs to be replaced. If returning All-Stars are ordering new items, please think about donating your old items in the event someone would like to use them. All other All-Star gear (bags, jewelry, t-shirts etc) will be ordered once everyone is sized. Any moms or dads who would like to order a shirt, please let us know.
Celebrity Dance Convention
Please let us know if you may be interested in attending the optional Celebrity Dance Convention in Santa Clara on October 21st-23rd.
Tap Competition Team
We are potentially creating a tap competition class/routine. Please let us know if you interested in competing in this style.
Solos, Duos, Trios
Many of you have indicated interest in competing this year. Please let us know when you are ready to get started on choreography. Many instructors are available to begin now.
We look forward to a fun and exciting year of dance with all of you. Go All-Stars!
Tara and Staff
JR TEAM: Riley Evon, Brianna Nottingham, Kate Pool, Gianna Rosecrans, Lily Rubio
PRETEEN TEAM: Natalie Barbero, Casey Hilton, Mia Johnson, Jemma Manville, Isabella Rosecrans, Chloe Situ, Maya Valls, Marcella Woo
TEEN PREP TEAM: Ruth Alvarenga, Sofia Evon, Emma Huser, Reese Nilsen, Alexis Partrite, Lucy Steffen, Caitlin Smith, Nina Verhoeff
TEEN TEAM: Jack Manville, McKaia Spangenburg, Ella Echo, Alyssa Nissim, Michela Firkins, Alyssa Krusinski
SENIOR PREP TEAM: Mia Davis, Jenna Grosser, Qiana Hester, Grace Keller, Caitlin Martin, Ella Grace Mesenburg, Jenna Nottingham, Nina Ortiz, Mandy Partrite
SENIOR TEAM: *Elise Anderson, *Riley Brockman, Nelly Gruener, Lani Kamler, Sophia Mahachek, Kenzie Morgenlaender, *Natalie Hays, *Emalia Katelanis, *Caitlin Verhoeff, *Marika Verhoeff, *Claire Weber
*We want to acknowledge the Senior All-Stars who have been on the team for 5+ years. As in past years, we want to recognize these seniors as Elite members of the All-Stars and we will showcase their skills with an additional routine this season.
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