Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Walk
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Walk

Join the Dance Mission team for a 2 mile walk as we raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! Every step is another "Great Stride" toward a cure to cystic fibrosis.

Check-in begins at 9am on Sat. Oct. 6 at the Rutledge Wilson Community Farm Park in Springfield, MO. The 2-mile walk begins at 10am.

Walk day is a FREE, fun, family-oriented event with a healthy walk, children's activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year.

To make a donation, click the link below, join the Dance Mission team, then give any amount to help find a cure for CF! Click here to donate!

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Dance & Plants Camp!
Jul
23
to Jul 25

Dance & Plants Camp!

Dancer-planters will split into two age groups, ages 3-6 or 7-12, to learn a variety of hip hop, jazz, and ballet each day. Plus, our instructors from Good Vibes Greenhouse will guide kids each day as they choose their very own container and plant their very own fully-grown succulent to take home at the end of camp! The last 10 minutes of day 3, families are invited to watch our dance performance! Fitted, stretchy clothing, and either socks, ballet shoes, or bare feet required. $50 (Siblings +$25) Preregistration required.

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Circus Camp!
Jul
16
to Jul 18

Circus Camp!

Circus camps will give campers, ages 7-12, great experiences each day on our aerial silks, balance beams, trampolines, bars, and mats to train like an acrobat in the circus! Juggling, stilts, and acro partnering will also be introduced! Snacks are provided each day as well! The last 10 minutes of day 3, families are invited to watch our special performance! Fitted, stretchy clothing, no jewelry, & bare feet required. $50 (Siblings +$25) Preregistration required.

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Dance & Paint Camp!
Jun
25
to Jun 27

Dance & Paint Camp!

Dance & Paint campers will split into two age groups, ages 3-6 or 7-12, to learn a variety of hip hop, jazz, and ballet each day. Plus, our friends at Firehouse Pottery sent us pottery to paint during our snack break! The last 10 minutes of day 3, families are invited to watch our dance performance! Fitted, stretchy clothing, and either socks, dance shoes, or bare feet required. $50 (Siblings +$25) Preregistration required.

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Circus Camp!
Jun
18
to Jun 20

Circus Camp!

Circus camps will give campers, ages 7-12, great experiences each day on our aerial silks, balance beams, trampolines, bars, and mats to train like an acrobat in the circus! Juggling, stilts, and acro partnering will also be introduced! Snacks are provided each day as well! The last 10 minutes of day 3, families are invited to watch our special performance! Fitted, stretchy clothing, no jewelry, & bare feet required. $50 (Siblings +$25) Preregistration required.

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Dress Rehearsal and Recital at Kickapoo High School Performing Arts Center!
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Dress Rehearsal and Recital at Kickapoo High School Performing Arts Center!

Date/Times: Saturday, May 12, 2018. Dress Rehearsal 10am, Return 5pm, Recital 5:30pm, After-Party 7:30pm

Location: Kickapoo High School Performing Arts Center, 3710 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO 65807

DRESS REHEARSAL: 10:00am-1:00pm Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Kickapoo H.S. Performing Arts Center. Please bring yourselves and all belongings into the auditorium and have a seat for orientation when we will explain dressing room assignments, 1st half/2nd half performers, intermission switch, and the post-show-opener flow of dancers into the audience or backstage. Children need to be seated with their families at all times, not running on stage or around the auditorium.

10am all families must be seated in the auditorium with dancers dressed in costume and ready for orientation and to practice our show-opener, “This Is Me.” If not able to come fully dressed in costume, ARRIVE EARLIER to be stage-ready by 10am! Hair and makeup can be done at home PRIOR TO arrival. After your dancers practice the show opener, they will practice their class’ dances in the show order below. Most dancers will not need to be present the whole time and may leave right after their class’ final dances are practiced on stage.

Classes will have designated waiting areas so they may be easily retrieved by Dance Mission staff when needed for their times on stage. Look for signs posted on walls to find your dance classes’ area. During their performance half of the show, please do not take them into audience; they may miss their stage-time. Staff will NOT retrieve dancers from audience.

Water fountains are around, but you may also bring dry/non-messy snacks, water, and activities to keep children entertained while they wait for their time on stage. Please do not bring anything near costumes that could spill or stain. Seats for recital cannot be reserved at dress rehearsal.

Dancers’ Attire for Dress Rehearsal AND Recital:

1. Costume on with headpiece/accessories (NO OTHER JEWELRY OR ACCESSORIES and NO GUM)

2. Tights/Undergarments—

·         Combo classes need footed (covers feet) white or light pink tights;

·         Lyrical and Ballet classes need convertible or footed nude tights;

·         Aerial Silks & Aerial Silks/Dancenastics classes need convertible nude tights. Nude cami-leotards are optional.

·         Dancenastics, Hip Hop, & Tap/Jazz classes require no tights.

3. Dance shoes—

·         Combo classes need peach/pink ballet shoes THEN black tap shoes, in that order.

·         Lyrical and Ballet classes need peach/pink/nude ballet slippers or half-shoes.

·         Aerial Silks, Aerial Silks/Dancenastics, Dancenastics, and Acro classes need bare feet.

·         Hip Hop classes need mostly black jazz shoes or sneakers.

·         Tap/Jazz classes need black jazz shoes for show opener, THEN black tap shoes for “Bad.”

4. Makeup (Optional)—Brown eye shadow, black mascara, brown eyebrow pencil, pink blush, and berry lipstick.

5. Hair/AccessoriesCLIP OR BOBBY PIN HEADBANDS AND OTHER HAIR ACCESSORIES SECURLY TO HAIR!

·         Combo classes need HIGH bun for ballet dance first, then HIGH ponytail for tap in that order; both dances with costume headpiece slightly to their LEFT of bun/ponytail. (HAIRNETS ON BUNS AND BOBBY PINS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)

·         Lyrical, Ballet, Aerial Silks, and Dancenastics/Aerial Silks classes need a LOW bun behind the LEFT ear with costume hairclip above bun. (HAIRNETS ON BUNS AND BOBBY PINS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)

·         Dancenastics classes need HIGH ponytail with costume headband on (USE BOBBY PINS TO SECURE!) or costume headpiece slightly to their LEFT of ponytail.

·         Hip Hop classes need LOW side ponytail under their LEFT ear with their costumes’ ballcaps, beanies, bandanas, or scrunchies, depending on whichever came with the classes’ costumes.

·         Tap/Jazz class needs HIGH ponytail.

RECITAL: Recital cost is free for all to attend. It is open seating; no tickets required. The theater will open to the public at 5:00pm, so there is no need to arrive before then. Flash photography is NOT allowed for the safety of the dancers. A professional free online video of the recital will be available to all families.

5:00pm all dancers must be stage-ready with hair and makeup done in costumes in the Kickapoo High School’s Performing Arts Center designated dressing areas!

5:30pm the recital will promptly begin in the Kickapoo High School’s Performing Arts Center. All dancers are in the first dance, our show-opener, titled “This is Me,” then they will perform with their classes in the show order attached. Recital should end around 7:30pm.

7:30pm the after-party will begin immediately following the recital in the entrance hallway and is free for all dancers, friends, and families to attend until 8:30pm. Refreshments will be served!

Please contact Erin Archambault at Dance Mission for questions (417) 894-1187 or dancemissionerin@gmail.com. 

 SHOW ORDER

 1. “This Is Me” FULL CAST OF ALL DANCERS AND INSTRUCTORS

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

2. “Space Jam” Tue/Thur 5:30 Hip Hop

Choreographer: Cortney Denbow & Rebecca Wallace

3. “Better When I’m Dancin” Tue 4:30 Dancenastics

Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

4. “What About Us” Mon 6:30 Dancenastics/Aerial Silks

Choreographer: Kara Pagel & Rebecca Wallace

5. “Brave Enough” Wed 6:30 Adult Acro/Aerial Silks

Choreographer: Leah Haines, Jessica Manuel, & Rebecca Wallace

6. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” Thur 4:30 Dancenastics

Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

7. “Thunder” Wed 5:30 Dancenastics/Aerial Silks

Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

8. “HandClap” Mon 5:30 Dancenastics

Choreographer: Kara Pagel

9. “The Greatest Show” Mon 7:30 Aerial Silks

Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

10.“Here Comes the Sun” Mon 11:00 Combo (Ballet)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

11. “Rainbow” Wed 4:30 Combo (Ballet)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

12. “Train Song” Tue 6:30 Adult Lyrical Jazz

Choreographer: Kailea Tilden

13. “Swan Lake Waltz” Tue 5:30 Combo (Ballet)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

14. “Eye of the Tiger” Mon 11:00 Combo (Tap)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

15. “Potter Waltz” Thur 7:30 Adult Ballet

Choreographer: Kailea Tilden

16. “Hold the Drama” Wed 4:30 Combo (Tap)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

17. “Boomerang” Tue 5:30 Combo (Tap)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

5 Minute Intermission (1st and 2nd Half dancers switch)

18. “Carmen: Les Toreadors” Thur 4:30 Ballet

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

19. “Million Dreams” Mon 7:30 Lyrical

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

20. “Bright” Tue 6:30 Combo (Ballet)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

21. “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken” Wed 6:30 Lyrical

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

22. “Defying Gravity” Mon 5:30 Combo (Ballet)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

23.“Pure Imagination” Thur 6:30 Combo (Ballet)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

24. “Just Like Fire” Thur 5:30 Hip Hop

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

25. “Missy” Wed 7:30 Adult Hip Hop

Choreographer: Cortney Denbow

26. “Bad” Thur 6:30 Tap/Jazz

Choreographer: Kailea Tilden

27. “Celebrate” Tue 6:30 Combo (Tap)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

28. “Boogie Shoes” Mon 5:30 Combo (Tap)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

29. “Sorry Not Sorry/Mic Drop” Wed 5:30 Hip Hop

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

30. “Kid in a Candy Store” Thur 6:30 Combo (Tap)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

31. “Leavin’ ” Tue 6:30 Adult Tap

Choreographer: Kayla Sivils

32. “Too Much” Mon 6:30 Hip Hop

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

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Artsfest 2018 Performance on Walnut Street
May
6
1:15 PM13:15

Artsfest 2018 Performance on Walnut Street

Artsfest on Walnut Street 2018!

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018

Time: Arrive at 1:15 pm in the grassy area behind the Delong Plumbing Dance Stage. Perform at 1:45-2:45pm.

Where: Delong Plumbing Dance Stage, 900 E. Walnut St. (just east of Walnut St. & John Q Hammons Pkwy) 65806

Dancer’s Attire: 1. Recital costume (Dancers who have more than one class costume will need to wear a nude or black leotard under their costumes so they can make a quick change from one costume into another in between dance routines in the grassy area off stage.) 2. Tights--Combo classes need footed (covers feet) white or light pink tights. Dancenastics/Aerial ages 7-12 and Aerial Silks classes need convertible nude tights. Ballet and Lyrical classes need convertible or footed (covers feet) nude tights. Dancenastics ages 3-6, Tap/Jazz, and Hip Hop classes require no tights.  3. Dance shoes--Combo classes need just tap shoes (at Artsfest, there’s only enough time for the Combo kids’ tap routines). Dancenastics ages 3-6, Dancenastics/Aerial ages 7-12, and Aerial Silks classes need bare feet when on stage. Ballet and Lyrical classes need peach/pink/nude ballet slippers or half-shoes. Tap/Jazz class needs tap shoes. Hip Hop classes need mostly black jazz shoes/sneakers.

Hair/Accessories: Combo classes need high ponytail with costume headpiece slightly to THEIR LEFT of ponytail. Dancenastics ages 3-6 classes need high ponytail with costume headband on or headpiece to THEIR LEFT of ponytail. Dancenastics/Aerial ages 7-12, Aerial Silks, Ballet, & Lyrical classes need a LOW bun behind THEIR LEFT ear with costume hairclip above THEIR LEFT ear or headband. Tap/Jazz class needs high ponytail. Hip Hop classes need low side ponytail under THEIR LEFT ear with their ballcaps, beanies, or scrunchies depending on whichever came with class costume. 

Makeup is not necessary for Artsfest.

Delong Plumbing Dance Stage at 900 E. Walnut St. Springfield 65806

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ARTSFEST 2018 SHOW ORDER

 1. “This is Me-Aerial” Mon 7:30 Aerial Silks

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

2. “Space Jam” Tue/Thur 5:30 Hip Hop

Choreographer: Cortney Denbow & Rebecca Wallace

3. “Better When I’m Dancin” Tue 4:30 Dancenastics

Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

4. “What About Us” Mon 6:30 Dancenastics/Aerial Silks

Choreographer: Kara Pagel & Rebecca Wallace

5. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” Thur 4:30 Dancenastics

Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

6. “Thunder” Wed 5:30 Dancenastics/Aerial Silks

Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

7. “HandClap” Mon 5:30 Dancenastics

Choreographer: Kara Pagel

8. “Carmen: Les Toreadors” Thur 4:30 Ballet

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

9. “Eye of the Tiger” Mon 11:00 Combo (Tap)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

10. “Million Dreams” Mon 7:30 Lyrical

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

11. “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken” Wed 6:30 Lyrical

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

12. “Hold the Drama” Wed 4:30 Combo (Tap)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

13. “Just Like Fire” Thur 5:30 Hip Hop

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

14. “Boomerang” Tue 5:30 Combo (Tap)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

15. “Bad” Thur 6:30 Tap/Jazz

Choreographer: Kailea Tilden

16. “Celebrate” Tue 6:30 Combo (Tap)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

17. “Boogie Shoes” Mon 5:30 Combo (Tap)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

18. “Sorry Not Sorry/Mic Drop” Wed 5:30 Hip Hop

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

19. “Kid in a Candy Store” Thur 6:30 Combo (Tap)

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

20. “Too Much” Mon 6:30 Hip Hop

Choreographer: Erin Archambault

This outdoor festival is a great community event to showcase Dance Mission's dancers! We'll wear the same costumes as recital to this optional performance with no extra fees for performers. All performers and children age 5 and under receive free entry! Other family and friends can enter the festival for $5 cash or $6 w/debit or credit card at the gate, or they may purchase entry tickets in advance at a discounted rate at https://417tix.com.

Many other dance studios, artists, and vendors get together on this weekend each year to celebrate the amazing arts here in Springfield, MO! Please let me know if you have any questions or conflicts with performing at Artsfest! I look forward to showing the community the brilliant dancers we have at Dance Mission!

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Photo Week!
Apr
30
to May 3

Photo Week!

SMILE! Our dancers will have group/individual photos in their costumes at Dance Mission, April 30-May 3 during their regular class times! You are not obligated to buy these, but please dress your dancers in their costumes regardless so we may have complete group photos made as well as rehearse dances in costumes. Just bring them to class at their normal time that week except have them picture-ready in costumes! Siblings may attend a sibling's picture day if taking a sibling dance photo together. (SHOES, HAIR, AND MAKEUP ARE YOUR CHOICE FOR PICTURE DAY!) Payment envelopes with payments to Becci Leigh Photography are also due the day of pictures. You don't have to pay shipping costs on photos if you will just pick them up at Dance Mission! 

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Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Join the Dance Mission team for a 2 mile walk as we raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! Every step is another "Great Stride" toward a cure to cystic fibrosis.

Check-in begins at 9am on Sat. Oct. 7 at the Rutledge Wilson Community Farm Park in Springfield, MO. The 2-mile walk begins at 10am.

Walk day is a FREE, fun, family-oriented event with a healthy walk, children's activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year.

To make a donation, click the link below, join the Dance Mission team, then give any amount to help find a cure for CF! Click here to donate!

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Dec
19
to Dec 22

"Nutcracker Supreme" Week

Dance Mission presents, “Nutcracker Supreme”--a reinvented, reimagined, remixed version of the The Nutcracker.

On the night of their regular classes, dancers will showcase their talents in hip hop, tap, lyrical, ballet, and dancenastics, set to music composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as well as some modern remixes.

Our story unfolds as Clara’s beloved Nutcracker doll comes to life and defeats the evil Mouse King and his gang of mice. Then the lovely Snow Angels show Clara and the Nutcracker Prince through their snowy forest and into the Land of the Sweets. There they meet an assorted bunch of characters eager to treat them to a celebration beyond imagination!

5:30pm Dancers arrive

5:45pm Seating begins

6:00pm Showtime

6:30pm Santa Meet-and-Greet

Tickets required. Families will receive 3 free tickets for assigned seats. Extras may be available if requested in advance.

Check studio for dancers’ roles and costume info!

During shows, families may video & photograph without flash.

Costume Info for Nutcracker Supreme

Clara: Light colored dress or nightgown, light pink, nude, or no tights, pink ballet shoes. (Hair bow and tiara provided at studio.) Hair half-pulled back.

Nutcracker: Black pants, white or black long-sleeve shirt, black shoes. (Soldier hat and vest provided at studio.)

Mouse King: Black pants, black shirt, black cape, black shoes. (Mouse ears and crown provided at studio.)

Mice and Chinese Tea: Black leotard, optional attached skirt; black, light pink, nude, white, or no tights; pink or black ballet shoes. Black makeup nose & whiskers. (Mouse ears & mask provided at studio.) Hair in low ponytail.

Soldiers and Chinese Tea: Black leotards, black leggings, and pink or black ballet shoes. Red makeup for quarter-sized circles on cheeks. (Hat, vest, & mask provided at studio.) Hair in low ponytail.

Bon Bons: Pink or black leotards, no tights or footless tights, barefeet. (Skirt and hair bow provided at studio). Hair in high messybun.

Snow: White dresses, light pink or white tights, pink ballet shoes. (Headpiece provided at studio.) Hair in low ponytail.

Spanish Chocolate: Black leotard, light pink or white tights, pink ballet shoes. (Skirt, fan, & flower hairclip provided at studio.) Hair in low ponytail.

Arabian Coffee: Black leotard, light pink or white tights, pink ballet shoes. (Coin skirt provided at studio.) Hair in low ponytail.

Reed Flutes: White dresses, light pink or white tights, pink ballet shoes. (Flute and flower hairclip provided at studio.) Hair in low ponytail.

Hip Hop Sugar Plums: Clothing and shoes in the color scheme of purple, pink, white, and/or black. (Fairy wings and sugarplum hairclip provided at studio). Hair in low right-ear side ponytail.

Russian Dancers: Clothing and shoes in the color scheme of purple, pink, white, and/or black. (Scarf and hat provided at studio.) Hair in low right-ear side ponytail.

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