Recreational Class Newsletter

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Happy Holiday’s! Showcase 2023 Costume announcements are being made this month. We’re SO excited about gearing up for this terrific annual event! Please read your newsletters faithfully, as all the related details will be printed in them, or on our website at As always, you may reach us at 816-690-7771 (evenings), 816-834-9794 (text), or at Have a safe and joyous holiday season!

Holiday Spirit will be held Dec 12-15th, dancers are encouraged to wear festive socks, headpieces, etc.

*Elite level dancers resume Jan 2nd. All other resume Tuesday Jan 5th.

Showcase of the Starz 2023 – “Once Upon a Time!”
June 3rd Dress Rehearsal at Starz. June 4th Performance at Scottish Rite Temple
Details regarding ACT designation will be posted in February.
We require all students to participate in the Showcase performances.
If you cannot participate, please notify us immediately. Thank you for your support & cooperation!

★ We have some wonderful ideas for this year’s show, and are anxious to get started! Each dance class will perform 1 routine for the Showcase. We will announce our theme and costume decisions for each class during Dec. watch week.
★ Tumbling students may have an optional routine in this year’s events, watch for that info TBA.
★ We will begin working on dance routines very soon. Our teachers plan their choreography based on the students who are enrolled at that time. When a student drops out or changes classes it makes it very difficult for the remaining students to adapt to the changes in choreography, so please ensure your child attends class regularly.
★ Showcase 2023 Costume fees are INCLUDED in our All-Inclusive pricing for all recreational students!

CHRISTMAS SHOW! – Please join us for a special Christmas breakfast and Performance on 12/10/22.
★Dancers from our Elite and Rising competition teams will be presenting “The Town that Found It’s Christmas Spirit” on Saturday 12/10/22 at 9:30am. This short performance will also include breakfast, games/crafts, and a photo opp. Tickets are just $10 each with all proceeds benefitting Dancers Against Cancer. Tickets will be available for purchase through any dancer involved or at our front desk.
★Please also note, our staff gift/stockings are in the lobby. We would LOVE to have donations towards DAC in lieu of any gifts you might be considering. We have multiple cancer survivors within our program and would love to honor them in by contributing all we can to Dancers Against Cancer!

Snow Day’s & Class Cancellation Policies:
★ Starz follows the Oak Grove School District with regards to MOST MAJOR holiday closings and often for INCLEMENT WEATHER dates. We will be using email, social media, and our TEXT MESSAGE system for announcements regarding weather closings this season. If you’ve not registered for the texts, please do so today. It’s simple, easily deleted if you change your mind, and we will not abuse this system by sending frequent or unnecessary announcements. To join, text this message: @recprogrm to this number: 81010

Practice Booklets:
★All twinklers and sparklers students should bring back Booklet #2 for their rewards. Be sure you have joined our SSPA: Recreational Families Facebook group in order to receive updates and video tutorials for their Showcase routines.

Shoe & Other:
★New Starz Apparel should be available soon. Keep an eye on our FB page & lobby display for details!
★Need a babysitter?? Our assistant teachers make wonderful caretakers! If you are interested, please let us know at the front desk and we’ll help you find a perfect match.
★ Our next two shoe & dance bag orders will be placed on December 12th and January 13th.
★ Check the lost and found bucket this month. Anything remaining in it after Dec. 19th will be taken to charity.
★Starz will be OPEN Monday 1/16/23 MLK day AND 2/20/23 Presidents Day.
★Our next in-person WATCH WEEK is scheduled for Feb 6-9th, 2023. Please save the date!

*Thought for the month: Don’t spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it to a door.

THANK YOU for your support! Contact me anytime!