This page will be the focal point for private lessons this year. Please watch it closely for updated schedules and reminders of what week it is.
Before your student signs up for Private Lessons please read this letter from Vanessa
Current Private Schedule can be found here:
Schedule updates as of March 16 can be found below
Attached are the most recent updates to the Private lesson schedule.
Mary Popping Practice for All festival students on Friday 3-4.
Tap and Ballet exam practices Sunday!
Lots of things happening in the next few weeks at VanDance:
Tessa’s Inspire Group to rehearse Tues March 13 @8:30
Extra group rehearsal Friday March 16. Times:
3:00-Mary Poppins Dress Rehearsal for All Festival Students(seniors remember black elastic for tap shoes)
4:15-Chris’s Inspire…we didn’t get to rehearse last week with 3 people missing and next week some are away)
4:30-Reid’s(we will do 1/2 hr instead of doing Tess’s as Tessa rehearsed on Tuesday)
other groups tba
Saturday March 17 Mass Solo Rehearsal Times
We will continue to move forward and not waste time there are a lot to get through. Be early if possible.
Everyone is invited to sit and watch quietly.
If you wish to wear your costume, that would be great!
Since we do not get a Yates rehearsal, this practice is important!
We will run this day by age, duos/trios will always be first to assist with costume changes.
Please come prepared to perform!!
Miss Heather will be our adjudicator.
2:00-All Hip Hop Duos then solos
2:15-All Contemp Duos then Solos
2:45-All Jazz Duos then solos
3:30-All Lyrical Duos then solos
3:45-All Tap Duos Then Solos
4:45-All Ballet/Demi/Character and Pointe
5:45-All Musical Theatre
Both Tap and Ballet Exam Students have an extra class on Sunday…Please see attached schedule.
Teachers have also started putting together schedules for the next 2 weeks. Scroll through the attachment.
The schedule I have attached is based on the info I have thus far.
Parents, I ask on behalf of all the instructors:
Please give your private lesson time to the teachers and your child. Come in and video/watch quietly the last 5 minutes of the lesson if you wish too. Video is always a good idea. Sometimes parents can become too vocal with the students and teachers during these sessions but please remember that your child is already getting feedback from the teacher. A private lesson is a learning curve…we do not expect the students to do these steps perfectly the first go. We want to challenge them so that they have steps to improve on throughout the year! Sometime the pressure on the students from teacher/parent becomes overwhelming. Please do not add to the pressure by “helping” the teachers instruct! All of us want your child to excel!!