Jazz Costume Requirements for Spring Concert

Hello – below are the required items that you are responsible for providing as part of your costume. I will go over any specific hair/makeup things in your individual classes and will send out reminds as well as we get closer to the concert.

Reminder that ALL of this is required at the FIRST Dress Rehearsal, or your concert grade will be lowered.

Any questions, please ask!

General requirements – 

-Females- flexi, hair in a bun (until told otherwise) – this includes hairnet/bobby pins/gel etc., stage makeup

-Males – dance belt, black socks if wearing jazz pants and jazz shoes

* by any item indicates Star Clapper Dance Wear

Class requirements – (in addition to general requirements listed above)

1st Silver – 

-Females – tan convertible tights, flexi

-Males – black jazz pants*

1st Gold –

-Females – 3/4 sleeve leotard*, black convertible tights

-Males – black convertible tights

2nd Silver – 

-Females – tan tights, tan character shoes

-Males – black jazz pants*, black socks, black tank*

2nd Gold – 

-Females -black jazz pants*

-Males – black jazz pants*

3rd Silver – 

-Females – 3/4 leotard* or tank leotard* (have both), convertible black tights

-Males – black tank*, convertible black tights

3rd Gold- 

-Females – tan tights, black tights

-Males – black bike shorts*

4th – 

-Females and Males – required underdressing


Week of April 16-20, 2018

Alright dancers – we are in the last unit of the school year! Our focus for the next 5 1/2 weeks will be finishing jazz dance history unit, finishing choreography for dance concert and preparing for the final exam in May.

Dance History Unit Focus for this week – African American Concert Dance

Weekly Schedule – 

Monday 4/16 –

Silver Group – Jazz Technique/Concert Choreography

Tuesday 4/17 –

Silver Group – Dance History/Warm-up/Concert Choreography

Wednesday 4/18 –

God Group – Dance History/Warm-up/Concert Choreography

Thursday 4/19 –

Gold Group – Jazz Technique/Concert Choreography

Changing of the Chairs practice for participating Juniors and Seniors – begins 1st period

Friday 4/20* –

Gold Group – Warm-up/Concert Choreography

*Changing of the Chairs, Seniors early dismissal

Unit 5 Test Review

Materials to review for Jazz portion of Unit 5 test-

-Packets entitled “Emancipation to 1970” and “1970 to Twenty First Century”

-Notes – Master Teachers, Music – Bebop and Latin Jazz

-Major Concepts – Jazz Master teachers, jazz choreographers working on Broadway, Swing vs Bebop, characteristics of Bebop, Latin Jazz, how changing music styles influenced jazz dance

Week of April 9-13, 2018

Dancers – we are in the last week of Unit 5, so that means there is a test this week! We are planning on giving the test mid-week, so be prepared to take it on Wednesday 4/11/18.

Otherwise our focus in class this week is TECHNIQUE and CONCERT CHOREOGRAPHY, make sure you are reviewing your dances daily!

Weekly Schedule – 

Monday 4/9/18

Silver Group –  Technique/Choreography

Tuesday 4/10/18 – 

Silver Group – Warm-up/Choreography

Wednesday 4/11/18 – Advisement Schedule, Junior Class Mtg.

Gold Group – Technique/Choreography

Thursday 4/12/18 – 

Gold Group – Warm-up/Choreography

Friday 4/13/18 – 

Silver Group – Costume Fittings, Warm-up/Choreography

Broadway Dance Center Info for NYC Trip!

Dancers – (this post if for the 16 dancers that are in the group going to Broadway Dance Center on the NYC trip)

I apologize if there has been some confusion with this, but hopefully this post will clear everything up. Please read entire post carefully!

What you need to do – email me your class choice and register for BDC ClubCard on their website. Details below.

-Email Ms. Eileen your class choice for Friday morning 4/6/18. There is a limit of 8 students per school per class, so please give me a second choice for your class as well.  I need your choices by 6 pm Tuesday 4/3!! This class will be paid for by the school, so you just need to tell me what your selection is. I am required to turn in all selections for all dancers on one form, and I need to get this done Tuesday night. If I don’t hear from you by 6pm tomorrow, I will pick a class for you.

  • From BDC – For liability purposes, we require that all students register online for our BDC ClubCard account on our website. We encourage you to ask your students to do this in advance, but if they have not completed this information online, they can do so at the studio. PLEASE DO THIS TONIGHT/TOMORROW! When they return as individual students, they can then visit the kiosk to have their photos taken and receive their BDC ClubCard. Of course, they are welcome to receive their BDC ClubCard during this visit as a souvenir! (This is what I was trying to get you all to do last week, not actually register for classes, they need your information in the system before you can take a class there)
  • Instructions for website – on main page, click on “About” link right under red logo at top of page, scroll down to red box that says “New to BDC? Join the Family!”, choose option 1 “Create BDC ClubCard Account”, and then follow instructions for First Time Visitors. Any issues, email me.


Jazz Music for Spring Concert

“Titles of music in quotes”, artist, albums in italics.

1st Silver – “Falling Slowly” (Reprise), OBC from the musical Once

1st Gold – “Lazy Bird”, John Coltrane (might be adding a second piece of music), Blue Train

2nd Silver – “Vivir Mi Vida” (Version Pop) from Marc Anthony 3.0

2nd Gold – “Nowhere”, Rockapella,  Vocobeat(Rockapella Four)

3rd Silver – “Chevaliers de Sangreal”, Hans Zimmer,  Film music of Hans Zimmer performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

3rd Gold – “Wonderful”, Annie Lennox, Bare

4th – “Killmonger”, ” Warrior Falls”, Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther (Original Score)


Week of March 27-30, 2018

Alright dancers, here we go – last week before Spring Break! As I mentioned last week we will be focusing on final jury evaluations and concert choreography. Gold group will also finish dance history unit missed last week due to me being out sick.

Monday 3/26 – 

Silver Group – Jazz Technique/Juries and Concert Choreography

Tuedsay 3/27 – 

Silver Group – Jazz Technique/Juries and Concert Choreography

Wednesday 3/28 – 

Gold Group – Dance History, Warm-up, Concert Choreography

Thursday 3/29 – 

Gold Group – Jazz Technique/Juries and Concert Choreography

Friday 3/30 – 

Gold Group – (yes I mean it this Friday:) Jazz Technique/Juries and Concert Choreography

Other Reminders – 

-Unit 5 test will be the week you come back from Spring Break

-TAP CLASS TUESDAY 3/27 4:30-5:30 PM



Week of March 19-23, 2018

Dancers – only two more weeks until we go on Spring Break! And in that time we will be working on the following –

-Completing juries for dance (in class), see details below


-Getting as much choreography completed as possible for Spring Concert

-Possible costume fittings


So, obviously if you miss any dance classes you will be missing a lot. Reminder that it is your responsibility to find out what you missed and what your makeup work is (for excused absences).

Weekly Schedule – Juries ongoing in all classes this week and next, you will be evaluated on different components of warm-up including center floor and across the floor combinations

Monday 3/19 – Silver Group – Jazz Technique/Choreography, HR Schedule

Tuesday 3/20 – Silver Group – Dance History/Warm-up/Choreography

Wednesday 3/21 – Gold Group – Jazz Technique/Choreography, Advisement Schedule

Thursday 3/22 – Gold Group – Dance History/Warm-up/Choreography

Friday 3/23 – Gold Group – Technique/Choreography, early checkout for Prom