Feb 1 - Mandatory Competition Dress Rehearsal
Feb 3 - February Tuition Due
Feb 3-7 - Bring a Valentine to Dance
Feb 14-16 - Groove Competition - University of Bridgeport Campus
Feb 24 - Spirit of Dance Competition Fees Due
Bring a Valentine to Dance
During the month of February, we'll be sharing what we love about dance, about the studio, and about each
other! During class, dancers will decorate a brown paper bag to act as little personal mailboxes. Dancers who
would like to participate should create little notes or cards for their fellow dancers describing what they love
about them or take the opportunity to pay someone a compliment. Please turn in your compliments/valentines
to the desk anytime between now and the week of Valentine’s Day. Dancers, if you are going to participate,
please make something for everyone in your class! The point is to continue our positive, family-oriented
environment we have created here at Papermoon and to make everyone feel loved! We will take the bags
home close to Valentine’s Day.
There are also heart print outs being handed out. Dancers, and parents if they’d like, should take a printed
heart and write something they love about Papermoon, dance, their dance classes, or a teacher on these
papers. These will be hung up all over the studio. Help us fill the studio with LOVE!
All costumes have now been picked out. Please see the attached shoe list for class. This is the same shoe
list that was handed out at the beginning of the year. Opening Number and Musical Theatre shoes have been
added. Also, I had told the Intermediate and Senior/Teen class not to go out and get two different color
Freeforms off the bat as I would see which shoes were needed to match costumes. Senior/Teen needs BOTH
caramel and black freeforms. Intermediate needs ONLY caramel freeforms - they will be wearing the same
shoes with both lyrical and jazz dances. Please note, Picture Day, Dress Rehearsal and Recital will all be here
before we know it! By Picture Day in late April/early May, everyone needs to have the shoes that are on the
required shoe list.. No exceptions. Come March, if your dancer still does not have the correct shoes, I will
reach out just to make sure we are on the same page.
Good Luck to Our Competition Team!!! This month - Groove Competition
The Papermoon Competition Team will be heading to our very first competition this month! Members of the
team have to try out for our team and take additional classes to learn their competition routines and work on
extra technique and skills. We compete in four regional competitions in the state. This month, we are
attending Groove Competition in Bridgeport at the University of Bridgeport Campus! We will email out a
schedule for each competition. Attending a competition is a wonderful way to support the studio. The event is
free and open to the public, so come show your fellow dancers some support! We will also be competing in
Waterbury in March and April and again in April in Naugatuck. Our competition team won many prestigious
awards last year including high scores, scholarships, and sportsmanship awards. We are very proud!
We are just waiting on confirmation from our venue so that we can officially announce our dress rehearsal and
recital dates as well as the recital theme! Can’t believe it’s time to move into recital mode already!
We thank everyone for their patience and effort during this busy time of year! As always, please let us know if
you have any questions!
New Class - Adult Ballet!
We are happy to now offer a non-performance Adult Ballet Class, Thursdays 7:45-8:30 PM. This 45-minute
ballet class is for all levels and will explore ballet barre, center, and across the floor exercises Ballet is
wonderful exercise and promotes balance, posture, confidence, coordination and stimulation of the brain!
Comfortable, athletic dancewear is recommended. Ballet shoes, barefeet, or socks with grips.
Ballet Punch Card* - 5 punches for $65
Drop in - $15 per class
*Punches must be used within 8 weeks of your first punch use. After 8-weeks, unused punches will expire and
are non-refundable. Unused punches cannot be transferred to another card and cannot be exchanged for a
monetary value. Card cannot be shared between multiple people. Payment must be surrendered at time of