Summer 2017 Newsletter
Welcome to Summer with the Starz 2017! We are looking forward to another fun filled summer and have several events scheduled toward the end of our session. Please make sure to read your newsletters faithfully. All of the details pertaining to the parades and shows will be outlined in your newsletters, and in classes, during watch weeks. Our next watch week is August 2-4th. A big hello to all the new students in our classes this summer! We want you all to know how much your involvement and support is appreciated. Thank you!
Fall 2017 Schedule announced online or before August 1st
Current Dancer? See details below.
New & Returning Dancer? Open House will be held on
Wednesday, 8/23 from 6-7:30pm
Fall Classes to begin September 5th!
CURRENT Students – How To Re-Enroll for Fall?
STEP 1: Be sure your email and personal information are correct via our online account access. Online enrollment is the ONLY way that current students will be allowed to register early. Registration will open for ALL students after August 8th.
STEP 2: Refer to your teacher recommendations from last April and/or see your teachers regarding fall class recommendations.
STEP 3: Check the website frequently at www.StarzDanceStudio.com. When the schedule is announced, access your account via the customer portal link on our home page and follow the prompts to re-enroll. You will have until midnight August 8th to pre-register ahead of new & returning students.
STEP 4: Your $25 non-refundable registration fee will be required at the time of re-enrollment. Your classes are NOT CONFIRMED until this fee is submitted. Registration fees cover the cost of yearly building maintenance and all our annual management system updates.
RETURNING & NEW Students – May Enroll by…
STEP 1: Registration for all returning students will begin online starting August 9th at 9 am. An email will be sent out as soon as the link is active.
STEP 2: Check the website frequently at www.StarzDanceStudio.com. When the schedule is announced, you may access your account via the customer portal link on our website and follow the prompts to re-enroll. Or attend open enrollment in person on Aug 22nd.
STEP 3: Registration for any NEW students will also open up online on August 9th, & at the open house on August 23rd.
We expect classes to completely fill this fall so do not delay in registering if you wish to continue!
Odessa “Puddlejumpers” Parade & Show: Saturday, August 5th.
★Your participation in this event is voluntary. No need to sign up just show up! Parade lineup is 9:00-9:30 a.m. at Odessa High School. Directions: I-70 East to Odessa Exit, turn Right on 2nd street (at McDonald’s) go through town and turn Right on Chestnut then Left on 3rd street, follow several blocks down, the High School parking lot will be on your right.
★In the event of rain, please call the studio at 690-7771 by 7:30 am for any cancellations. We will most likely participate regardless of weather unless it is a complete washout.
★Starz will have three “units” in the Odessa parade: A float for younger students to ride on; a tumbling unit for tumbling students, and a dance group for older dancers and troupe students. Tumbling students must be able to execute at least a cartwheel on the concrete in order to participate as a tumbler.
★WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Parents interested in walking with our entry should stop by the front desk. Parent volunteers must wear our WHITE LOGO Starz t-shirt, (not showcase t’s). Volunteer parents may ride with the float back to the High School after the parade.
Mandatory Parade Outfit: ALL students must wear our Starz logo tanks & booty shorts. Pre-ordered outfits are expected in by August 1st. If you did not pre-order but would like to participate, please stop at the desk as we did order extra’s that will be available 8/1/17. Cost is $29 (tanks $12, shorts $17). Please wear solid white tennis shoes, NOT dance shoes.
*PLEASE PICK UP STUDENTS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PARADE AT 2ND AND MAIN
(BEHIND THE POLICE STATION)
Starz will participate in several events this summer and early fall. Recreational students participate in these events is totally voluntary. These events are often a favorite activity for our students, so we encourage all of you to participate if you can. Mark your calendars!
- Odessa Puddle Jumpers Festival, Saturday, August 5th. (Troupe A & B Performance)
- Grain Valley Fair Daze Parade, Saturday, September 9th.
- Oak Grove Homecoming Parade, Friday 9/15/17 (Out-of-district students must be accompanied by a parent)
- Fall Fun Fest, Tentatively Saturday, Sept 16th performance only, no parade.
Super Starz Troupe “A” Auditions & Troupe “B” info:
★Auditions for next year’s troupe are set for MONDAY, JULY 24th. All students 9 & under & any current B1, B2 or B3 dancers from 9:00-10:30AM. All students age 10-12 or current B4 dancers from 10:30-12pm, All students age 13 & up from 12:30-2:30pm. Solo auditions 3:00 pm (see your teachers for solo audition details). Routine request forms have been disbursed and are due back by 7/20/17.
★TROUPE “B” STUDENT INFO: Our Troupe “B” program is designed as an introduction to competitive dance. These classes are enrolled by invitation only and include tap, jazz, and ballet training in a two 2-hour weekly class during the fall. Troupe B students will participate in two competition events in the spring of 2018. Any other Starz students who may be interested in our Troupe “A” or “B” program should contact Starz owner Cari. E-mail is the best way to reach her: Cari@StarzDanceStudio.com
Storm Closing Policy
Should classes be jeopardized by a strong storm or potential tornado, please consider staying home. Starz is not equipped with a storm shelter and would likely cancel if such a storm were impending. Remember, you may make up ANY absences by attending extra classes at your convenience. Thanks for your understanding!
Thought for the month: The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.