Monday, February 20, 2012

Solos & Duos

REMINDER: The deadline to enter for the America OnStage Competition in Vernal on March 17 is THIS FRIDAY (Feb 24). If you have not already registered for this competition, please do so ASAP.

You can register online at

**Competing as a "Queen" solo/duo is highly recommended. For the "Standard" solo/duo they have smaller awards and awards are posted, NOT announced.

Practice Makes Perfect:

  • Showmanship: Dancers please practice your showmanship (smiles & facials) every time you practice your routines. Our team has won an Over-All Showmanship Award 3 out of 4 years we have been competing. Let's make this a team goal to win Over-All Showmanship EVERY year!

  • Practice: Dancers need to practice their routines, stretches, facials, etc EVERY day. It is very important that each dancer has her routines memorized.

    • Parents are welcome to record their child's routines for practice purposes. Please schedule ahead of time so we will be ready when you arrive.

    • If you would like a copy of the music of your child's routines for practice purposes, please bring in a blank CD and we will be more than happy to put the music on it for you.



We have received most of the surveys back from parents about whether or not they would like their child to attend the America OnStage Competition in Vernal on March 17. Class decisions had to be unanimous. If you did NOT turn in your sheet and you would LIKE to have your child perform (if class decision is unanimous) OR if you turned in your sheet saying you would NOT like to attend and plans have changed, please let Dana know ASAP.

The classes listed below WILL be attending this competition. Each class will compete ONE routine at this competition.

  • Petite Company

  • Junior Company

  • Senior Company 2

  • Elite Company

The cost of the competition fees for this competition is only $13 per dance. If your child is performing in one (or more) of the above listed classes, please be sure to pay your competition fees ON OR BEFORE February 23.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events: (Please mark these dates on your calendars).

  • 2012 Competition Dates:

    • America OnStage (Vernal) March 17: Petite, Junior, Senior 2, & Elite Companies attending.

    • Utah Dance Championships (Roy) April 14: All classes attending.

    • Adrenaline Competition (Salt Lake City) May 5: All classes attending.

  • Mandatory Gym Practices (Also listed on your calendar):

    • Monday March 5th from 2:30 – 4:30 pm at DES Gym

    • Monday March 12th from 2:30 – 4:30 pm at DES Gym

    • Monday March 26th from 2:30 – 4:30 pm at DES Gym

  • Mock Competition:

    • March & April: We are currently finalizing all details. We will let you know date, time, location, etc. as soon as possible.

  • Picture Day:

    • Thursday March 29th “Picture Day” for all competition classes.

    • May: “Picture Day” for Team Photo in warm-ups with all competition trophies.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Sr. Co. 1 & 2 Combined practice today 4:30 - 6 pm. Elite Co. practice 6 - 6:30 pm. PARENT MEETING @ 7 PM.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Solos & Duos

The entry deadline for the Adrenaline Competition is Feb. 15th. If you have not already mailed in the application please do so ASAP.


Junior Company & Senior Company 2 will be performing at the DHS drill review THIS MONDAY (Feb. 13). Dancers need to arrive NO LATER THAN 6:15 pm (drill review starts at 7pm). Dancers MUST arrive ready and wearing their warm-ups over their costumes. Costumes will be handed out at mandatory gym practice on Monday.

Reminder: Junior Company and Senior Company 2 have MANDATORY gym practice on Monday Feb. 13 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm at DES gym. THIS IS A DRESS REHEARSAL. Costumes, shoes, & tights will be handed out at this practice. If you did not order new shoes & tights, remember to bring them to dress rehearsal. Dancers MUST be paid up to date with all dues (tuition, costumes, etc) in order to receive their shoes, tights, or costumes. Dancers who are NOT paid up to date will NOT receive their costumes and will not be able to perform.

HAIR & MAKE-UP: (Dancer's must have their hair/make-up in the correct style for DRESS REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE).

Junior Company: Hair needs to be parted on the left and slicked back into a low messy bun on the left side. Use LOTS of bobby pins & hair spray, no “fly-aways”. Make-up needs to be dark! Please wear dark eye shadow (browns, black, grey - NOT blue), black eyeliner, black mascara, red lipstick, blush, etc.

Senior Company 2: Hair needs to be in the “mo-hawk style.” Pull bangs back into a small poof and secure with bobby pins. Part hair horizontally into three sections and slick each section into a tight ponytail. Then take each ponytail and make a messy bun. Use LOT of bobby pins & hair spray, no “fly-aways.” Make-up needs to be dark! Please wear dark eye shadow (browns, black, grey - NOT blue), black eyeliner, black mascara, red lipstick, blush, etc.

For any questions please contact Dana at (435) 724-5544 or email her at

Gym Practice

Attention Junior Company & Senior Company 2:

We have been asked to perform at the Duchesne Drill Review on FEB. 13 at 7 pm. We will be having MANDATORY GYM PRACTICES Feb. 6 (Monday) and Feb. 13 (Monday) from 2:30 – 4:30 pm at the Duchesne Elementary School gym. All dancers MUST attend these gym practices and be paid UP TO DATE (including tuition, costumes, shoes, tights, etc) in order to perform.


The recital uniform for our Pom/Cheer classes will be the new “24/7 Dance Company” shirt and black shorts. The cost of the shirt is $16.00. For black shorts you may use any PLAIN black shorts. If you would like us to order black shorts for you, please let us know ASAP. Black cotton shorts are $8.00 each, black “spankys” are $11.00 each. Payment for shirts (and shorts, if needed) is due ON OR BEFORE February 22.