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September 2018

JAMM Buzz

WELCOME TO JAMM DANCE CO! 

CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH

Dance is our passion and we want to make the dance experience for you and your dancer wonderful and enjoyable. Many of our policies are listed on our fall brochure. Take some time to read them so that you stay informed. We are here to help! We LOVE questions, please feel free to ask anything you need to know about our programs, your child’s progress, etc. Our front desk staff is available during all teaching hours.

WEBSITE:

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 tab Buzz.

Click here for the link:http://jammdanceco.com

BILLING AND CONTACT INFO

All payments are processed on the due dates or the 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. They can be found at the front desk. It is important that we can reach you in the event of an emergency or last minute notices.

STAFF CONTACT INFO

 
STUDIO DIRECTOR:

ANGIE@JAMMDANCECO.COM

Teaching Staff:

brianna@jammdanceco.com

jessie@jammdanceco.com

lorelei@jammdanceco.com

katelyn@jammdanceco.com

greg@jammdanceco.com

sarah@jammdanceco.com

alexandra@jammdanceco.com

tera@jammdanceco.com

BILLING:             

RICK@JAMMDANCECO.COM                     

GENERAL QUESTIONS: DANCE@JAMMDANCECO.COM

SHOES & ATTIRE

Shoes can be ordered at JAMM and take about 2-3 weeks to arrive. If your dancer already has shoes they can be worn for class until they outgrow them. All students must have the correct shoes for the 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. MAKE SURE TO LABEL ALL YOUR DANCERS SHOES ON THE INSIDE OF THE SHOE.

Shoes can also be purchased at Step-N-Stretch in Burnsville.

Attire for class is listed in the fall brochure. Street clothes and street shoes are not permitted!

COSTUME FEES

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

DYNAMIC DIVISION COSTUMES
  • $100 EACH INCLUDES TIGHTS AND ACCESSORIES
COMPETITION COSTUMES
  • $175 EACH (AS STATED IN THE COMPETITION HANDBOOK, RHINESTONES WILL BE BILLED SEPARATELY)

RECITAL NEWS

We are excited to be holding our annual recital at The Ames Center once again this year!

Recital & Dress Rehearsal dates are June 6-9. Please keep all of these dates open.

RECITAL FEE
$50 PER DANCER
$75 PER FAMILY

Tickets will be $23.00 plus tax

The recital fee helps to cover the cost of dress rehearsal, security, and staff. More information about our recital will be sent out in are April 2019 Newsletter.

SCHOOL CALENDAR
2018-2019

Since our student body is made up of several school districts, we are unable to follow one school district calendar. Please see the calendar on the calendar page of the website for the studio’s vacation dates.

ATTENDANCE

Please let us know if your dancer will not be at class. Plan accordingly for vacations and school required events. Regular attendance is crucial for a successful dance education!

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

Join us on our JAMM Facebook page! We use the Facebook page for reminders, special
events and emergency closings.

Click on icon for link:

JAMM Calendar

Our calendar is always available through our website, but we realize that the format can sometimes be difficult to navigate.  Attached is a link to our Google calendar in a monthly view: Google Calendar


HEGGIE’S PIZZA FUNDRAISER

At JAMM we feel that it is important for every child to have access to dance. Therefore, we offer optional fundraising to assist in the cost of costumes, shoes and apparel. Information will be going home with your dancer the week of September 10th. Orders are due to the studio on Monday, October 8th .

Pick up is on Wednesday, November 7th, 5:00pm-6:30pm at Erickson Park Located behind Rosemount City Hall at 14115 Brazil Ave, Rosemount.

Many of our dancer’s do not have any out of pocket expense for costumes because of these opportunities. Again, the fundraiser is optional.

Click on links below for Heggies Forms:

Heggies Order Form 2018

Heggies front sheet 2018

Heggie Pricing

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for people to help on pizza pick up day.

Click here to sign up to be a volunteer: Heggie Pizza Volunteer

We would not be able to offer this fundraiser without volunteer help, thank you!

wreath fundraiser coming soon!

DANCER DROP-OFF/DANCER’S LOUNGE

When dropping off younger dancers for class, we ask that parents help their child put their jackets and street shoes away in the hallway. There are hooks throughout the hallway for storage. After things are put away it would be helpful if parents asked their dancer if they need to use the restroom.

Parents can then assist their dancer in putting on their dance shoes. When your dancer is ready you can drop them off in the dancer’s lounge. All classes will meet in the lounge and wait with a JAMM staff member for their class to start. We ask that parents not wait in the room, as it is a small space.

Thank you for your help!

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

Please put your dancer’s name in ALL of their belongings (shoes, skirts, leotards, bags). If you misplace an item check the lost and found bin located in the hallway.

TOT JAMM BALLET SHOE STRINGS

Ballet Drawstrings- (the small strings at the top of the shoe)

1.Put the slippers on your dancer and adjust the drawstrings so that they fit snug without cutting into the back of the heel.

2. Tie the ends of the drawstrings into a square knot securing it tightly

3. After you are certain the drawstring will not come untied, cut the drawstring ends so that only 1-2″ are left.

4. Take the drawstrings with medical tape to the top inside of the shoe.

EXTRA PARKING FOR CLASSES

Extra parking is located across from the playground at city hall. It is just walking distance to the front doors at JAMM.

The address is 2875 145th ST. W, Rosemount, MN 55068


 

COMPETITION BUZZ

SMALL GROUPS/Hip Hop Co.’s START DATES/Choreography sessions

H-FORCE PRACTICE START DATE: SEPTEMBER 14TH

H-Force Choreography session: 11/10 and 11/11 from 12:30pm-3:00pm with Kelsey Sanchez

H-CO. PRACTICE START DATE: SEPTEMBER 28TH

H-Co. Choreography session: 9/21 from 4pm-10pm and 9/22 from 10am-2pm with Erik Saradpon

 

The following Small Groups will start: 

Jr. Contemporary Sm. Group Practice start date: September 28th.

Musical Theater Sm. Group Choreography Session: 11/10 and 11/11 from 4p-7pm.

Musical Theater Sm. Group Practice start date: November 16th.

Sr. Contemporary Sm. Group Choreography Session: 11/9 from 4pm-9pm.

Sr. Contemporary Sm Group Practice start date:  November 16th.

 *ALL CHOREOGRAPHY SESSIONS ARE MANDATORY. PLEASE PACK SNACKS, LUNCH/DINNER DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY YOU ARE SCHEDULED AND A WATER BOTTLE. 

ALL GUEST CHOREOGRAPHY FEES ARE DUE AT THE TIME OF THE CHOREOGRAPHY SESSION PAYABLE TO JAMM DANCE CO.

 

UPDATED ORDER FORMS

Below are attachments to the backpack, ivivva/Lulu and sideliner forms. All orders need to be in by October 18th. We will not accept order forms after October 18th and will not be placing another order for the year.

Backpack Order Form

Warm Up Order Form

SIDELINER/QUARTER ZIP SHERPA ORDER FORM

Advanced Hamilton Workshop

Come learn the original choreography from Hamilton with Dance Supervisor Kourtni J. Lind-Watson! Sign up using the link below to reserve your spot in class. Space is limited. You don’t want to miss this!

Click here to sign-up: Hamilton Workshop Sign-up

Date: Saturday, September 15th

Time: 11am-12:30pm

Ages: 10 and up

Location: JAMM Dance Co.

Cost: $10 JAMM Dancers/$20 outside public

Solos/Duets/Trios

All Solos, duets and trios will be starting in October. Times and dates will be emailed at a later date.

BAND THE APP

COMING SOON FOR THE COMPETITION GROUPS IS THE APP CALLED BAND.

THIS APP IS FOR COMMUNICATION TO ALL PARENTS AS WELL AS DANCERS AND IS A FREE APP TO DOWNLOAD ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE, IPAD AND DESKTOP. WE WILL NO LONGER BE USING FACEBOOK FOR GROUPS AS MANY OF OUR PARENTS AND DANCERS DO NOT HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT.

JAMM WILL BE POSTING UPDATED NEWS, EVENT INFO., PRACTICE VIDEOS AND MORE.

LOOK FOR AN INVITE EMAIL TO THE APP IN THE NEXT WEEK. IF ANY DANCER WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE GROUP, PLEASE EMAIL DANCE@JAMMDANCECO.COM WITH YOUR DANCERS EMAIL AND WE WILL SEND THEM AN INVITE EMAIL TO THE APP AS WELL.

WE WILL BE IMPLEMENTING THIS AS WELL FOR OUR DYNAMIC DIVISION. AN INVITE EMAIL FOR THE DYNAMIC DIVISION WILL BE SENT AT A LATER DATE.

 

 

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