Classes resume Tuesday, January 3rd.
Bonjour Paris! Performance
New this year is our expanded May performance. Students preballet and up are eligible to perform. Information about our May 21 performance, Bonjour Paris!, is online. Click here to download the parent information letter and here to download the permission slip.
Permission slips and performance fees are due February 4th. Scholarships are available. No child is left out for lack of funds.
Bonjour Paris! is an “opt-out” performance. Parents must notify us by February 4th if your child will not participate. Failure to notify us may result in assessment of the performance fee.
In April, we will be asking for parent volunteers to help backstage during the show. Parents help make the show possible!
We take this opportunity to remind parents that putting on any show requires commitment. A last-minute cancellation affects all the other children in the dance. The performance is Sunday, May 21st and rehearsals for all dancers are scheduled for Saturday, May 20th. Reserve the dates on your calendar now!
Martha Graham – Unit Study of the Month
Our Unit Study for the month of January is Martha Graham. Click here for a handout with links to youtube videos of Martha Graham herself as well as a more recent performance of Appalachian Spring. Be sure to check out the bulletin boards in all waiting rooms for additional information on Graham technique and the artists who worked with Graham.
Save the Date! February 18th GLOW Family Fun
February 18th students and their families are invited to GLOW, a family fun event sponsored by the Claire School of Dance. Wear black and use glow-in-the-dark tape (supplied by us) to create colorful costumes! The fun happens in the basement of Grace United 6-9 p.m. Come GLOW with us!
Registration for summer classes and camps will open January 31st. New this year are Moana Camp, Trolls Camp, and Imagination Station ! Also new is a dance Intensive for 7-11 year olds. The popular Frozen, Fairy Magic, and Princess camps will return, as will Ooh la la Paris! Camp. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today!
Dance in Houston
Jan. 13. Balé Folclórico da Bahia. (Brazilian folk dance). SPA.. Jones Hall 8 pm. Info: spahouston.org.
Jan 20. Shadowland. Pilobolus SPA. Jones Hall. 8 pm. Info: spahouston.org.
Jan 28 Choreographers X6. JCC.. Info: www.erjcchouston.org