Circus Camp 1
Jun
24
to Jun 25

Circus Camp 1

10:15a-12:15p Mon June 24-Tue June 25, 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 both days as well! The last 10 minutes of day 2, families are invited to watch our special performance! Fitted, stretchy, cool clothing, no jewelry, & bare feet required.

$50 (Siblings +$25); Preregistration required and non-refundable $25 deposit due to reserve spot. Space is limited; contact us to register.

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Circus Camp 2
Jun
26
to Jun 27

Circus Camp 2

4:30p-6:30p Wed June 26-Thur June 27, 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 both days as well! The last 10 minutes of day 2, families are invited to watch our special performance! Fitted, stretchy, cool clothing, no jewelry, & bare feet required.

$50 (Siblings +$25); Preregistration required and non-refundable $25 deposit due to reserve spot. Space is limited; contact us to register.

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First Day of Fall 2019 classes!
Aug
5
4:30 PM16:30

First Day of Fall 2019 classes!

We’ll start regular weekly classes again, Monday August 5, 2019! You can enroll for August by emailing dancemissionerin@gmail.com or calling 417-894-1187. In order to hold a spot in August classes, first month’s tuition will be due. For those who pay for August by July 25, their Registration fee ($25) will be waived!

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Dance & Paint Camp 2
Jun
19
to Jun 20

Dance & Paint Camp 2

4:30p-6:30p Wed June 19-Thur June 20, 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. Plus, our friends at Firehouse Pottery sent us pottery to paint! Snack will be provided both days. The last 10 minutes of day 2, families are invited to watch our dance performance! Fitted, stretchy, cool clothing and either barefeet, socks, or ballet/jazz shoes required.

$50 (Siblings +$25); Preregistration required and non-refundable $25 deposit due to reserve spot. Space is limited; contact us to register.

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Dance & Paint Camp 1
Jun
19
to Jun 20

Dance & Paint Camp 1

10:15a-12:15p Wed June 19-Thur June 20, 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. Plus, our friends at Firehouse Pottery sent us pottery to paint! Snack will be provided both days. The last 10 minutes of day 2, families are invited to watch our dance performance! Fitted, stretchy, cool clothing and either barefeet, socks, or ballet/jazz shoes required.

$50 (Siblings +$25); Preregistration required and non-refundable $25 deposit due to reserve spot. Space is limited; contact us to register.

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Dance & Plants Camp
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Dance & Plants Camp

Join us 5:30p-7:30p Monday, June 17-Tuesday, June 18 for a one-of-a-kind summer dance camp with planting fun! Dancer-planters will split into two age groups, ages 4-7 or 8-13, to learn a variety of hip hop, jazz, and ballet from Dance Mission instructors. Plus, 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! Snack is provided both days. The last 10 minutes of day 2, families are invited to watch our dance performance! Fitted, stretchy, cool clothing and either barefeet, socks, or ballet/jazz shoes required.

$50 (Siblings +$25); Preregistration required and non-refundable $25 deposit due to reserve spot. Space is limited; contact us to register.

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Last Day of classes before summer break!
May
24
4:30 PM16:30

Last Day of classes before summer break!

May 24 will be our last day of classes. (Full tuition for May is due because there are 3 weeks of Monday and Tuesday classes in May, but there were 5 in April. There are 4 weeks of Wednesday and Thursday classes in May.) We’ll take a 10-week break from regular weekly classes for some fun with summer dance camps, and then we’ll start regular weekly classes again, Monday August 5, 2019! You can enroll for August by emailing dancemissionerin@gmail.com or calling 417-894-1187. In order to hold a spot in August classes, first month’s tuition will be due. For those who pay for August by July 25, their Registration fee ($25) will be waived!

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2019 Spring Recital!
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Spring Recital!

Dance Mission’s 2019 Spring Recital

 Date/Times: Saturday, May 18, 2019. Dress Rehearsal 9am-2pm. Return to backstage 4:30pm. Recital 5:00pm. After-Party 7:45pm-8:30pm.

Location: Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central E., Springfield, MO 65806. FREE PARKING AT 235 N Benton Ave. parking garage, 428 E St. Louis St lot, 310 N Boonville Ave lot, and 313 N Boonville Ave lot. There’s also a $5 parking garage at 434 E. McDaniel St (See attached map for more info.)

DRESS REHEARSAL: *9:00am-2:00pm* Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Gillioz Theatre. 9am all families must be seated in the auditorium with dancers dressed in costume and ready for orientation and to practice our show-opener, “Come Alive.” If not able to come fully dressed in costume, ARRIVE EARLIER to be stage-ready by 9am! Hair and makeup can be done at home PRIOR TO arrival. Please bring yourselves and all belongings into the auditorium and have a seat for orientation when we will explain location of dancers’ holding areas, the flow of post-show-opener dancers into their holding areas, and drop-off/pick-up locations for dancers and their belongings. Children need to be seated with their families at all times, not running on stage or around the auditorium.

*Most dancers will not need to be present the whole time and may leave right after their class’ final dances are practiced on stage. (See attached show order.) Our dancers in the 1st half, routines 2-25, should be finished and able to go home by 12:00pm or sooner. Our dancers in the 2nd half, routines 26-39, can leave rehearsals after 9am orientation and show opener practice is finished (around 9:45am hopefully), and then at 11:45am they will need to return to the theatre to rehearse their 2nd  half routines. Some of our dancers are in several routines in BOTH the 1st and 2nd halves of the show, so for those dancers who will be there 9am-2pm, please bring non-messy snacks (i.e. crackers, fruit snacks, etc) and water only to avoid staining costumes. Also, please bring activities like books, tablets, coloring books, etc to help keep kids entertained while they wait for their time to perform.

Classes will have designated waiting areas so they may be easily retrieved by Dance Mission staff when needed for their times on stage, so please do not take them into audience; they may miss their stage-time. Staff will NOT retrieve dancers from audience. After the performers are finished, parents will meet them in the “Gallery” upstairs to take them home or to the audience to watch the rest of the show.

New this year, parent-volunteers will supervise and assist small groups of students, so some parents can remain seated during the entire show. For more info on volunteering for your child’s class, please speak to a Dance Mission instructor.

Dancers’ Attire for Dress Rehearsal AND Recital:

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

2. Tights/Undergarments— Nude/Tan colored FOOTED or CONVERTIBLE tights required for everyone, except optional for hip hop classes and boys.  Nude cami-leotards worn under costumes are optional and recommended to help our dancers feel more covered and comfortable and to aid in costume quick-changes for some of our busiest dancers.

3. Dance shoes—

·         Combo classes need black tap, THEN peach/pink ballet shoes. Drop off bags w/ballet shoes backstage in assigned areas.

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

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

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

·         Tap/Jazz class needs black tap shoes.

4. Makeup (Optional)—  Black mascara. Dark brown eyebrow shade/pencil. In the crease above eyelids, apply a brown eyeshadow; brown metallic shades work well for all skin tones. Apply a light cream metallic eyeshadow on the eyelids and under browbones.  On the cheeks, apply a light-medium pink blush for lighter skin tones, or medium pink-bronze blush for darker skin tones. Berry/mauve lipstick works well with all skin tones.

5. Hair/Accessories—  All classes, except for hip hop, need a BUN in the back middle of the head. If applicable, clip hair accessories beside bun on THEIR left. (HAIRNETS ON BUNS & BOBBY PINS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!) Hip Hop classes need ponytail in the middle back of the head with their costumes’ beanies, bandannas, or scrunchies, depending on whichever came with the classes’ costumes. CLIP/BOBBY PIN HATS, HEADBANDS, AND OTHER HAIR ACCESSORIES SECURELY TO HAIR!

RECITAL: Recital cost is free for all to attend. It is open seating; no tickets required. The theater will open to the public at 4:30pm, 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.

4:30pm all dancers must be stage-ready with hair and makeup done in costumes in the Gillioz Theatre backstage/show opener assigned areas (same areas they had before at dress rehearsal)!

5:00pm the recital will promptly begin in the Gillioz Theatre. All dancers are in the first dance, our show-opener, titled “Come Alive,” then they will perform with their classes in the show order attached. Classes will have designated waiting areas so they may be easily retrieved by Dance Mission staff when needed for their times on stage, so please do not take them into the audience; they may miss their stage-time. Staff will NOT retrieve dancers from audience. After the performers are finished with their routines, parents will meet them in the “Gallery” upstairs to take them home or into the audience to watch the rest of the show. New this year, parent-volunteers will supervise and assist small groups of students, so some parents can remain seated during the entire show. For more info on volunteering for your child’s class, please speak to a Dance Mission instructor. Recital should end around 7:45pm.

7:45pm 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. Light refreshments will be served!

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

 SPRING RECITAL 2019 SHOW ORDER

1. “Come Alive” Full cast & instructors - Choreographers: Ashlee, Cortney, Erin, Jessica, Kara, Kayla, Leah, Maddy, and Rebecca

2. “New Soul” Tue 12:00 Combo (tap) - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

3. “Beyond the Sea” Mon. 6:30 (tap) - Choreographer: Maddy Mills

4. “Twist and Shout” Wed 5:30 Combo (tap) - Choreographer: Maddy Mills

5. “Rockin Robin” Tue 5:30 Combo (tap) - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

6. “Send Me On My Way” Thur 6:30 Combo (tap) - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

7. “We Are Family” Wed 4:30 Combo (tap) - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

8. “Puttin On the Ritz” Thur 6:30 Tap/Jazz - Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

9. “My Girl” Tue 12:00 Combo (ballet) - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

10. “Sugar Town” Mon 6:30 Combo (ballet) - Choreographer: Maddy Mills

11. “Rainbow Connection” Wed 5:30 Combo (ballet) - Choreographer: Maddy Mills

12. “Reading Rainbow” Tue 5:30 Combo (ballet) - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

13. “Lifesize” Thur 6:30 Combo (ballet) - Choreographer: Erin Archambault    

14. “Everybody” Wed 4:30 Combo (ballet) - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

15. “Primavera” Tue 5:30 Acro youth - Choreographer: Jessica Manuel

16.  “Do Your Thing” Mon 6:30 Dancenastics - Choreographer: Kara Pagel

17. “Jump in the Line” Mon/Thur 5:30 Dancenastics - Choreographer: Kara Pagel

18. “Swing the Mood” Thur 6:30 Dancenastics - Choreographer: Kara Pagel

19. “Jump”  Thur 4:30 Dancenastics - Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

20. “Happy” Tue 4:30 Dancenastics - Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

21. “Roar” Wed 5:30 Aerial Silks/Dancenastics - Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

22. “High Hopes” Mon 4:30 Aerial Silks/Dancenastics - Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

23. “Rise Up” Tue 6:30 Aerial Silks - Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

24. “Crystallize” Mon 7:30 Aerial Silks - Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

25. “Despacito” Wed 6:30 Adult Acro/Aerial - Choreographers: Leah Haines, Jessica Manuel, Rebecca Wallace

(1st Half ~ 1hr 30 min)

5 MIN INTERMISSION BEFORE 2nd Half~6:30

26. “Born Ready” Mon 5:30 Combo (tap) - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

27. “Queen Medley” Wed 7:30 Adult Tap - Choreographer: Kayla Sivils

28. “Bluebird from Sleeping Beauty” Tue 6:30 Pre-Pointe Ballet - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

29. “Dancing in the Dark” Thur 5:30 Hip Hop - Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

30. “Clearly” Mon 5:30 Combo (ballet) - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

31. “You Are the Reason” Mon 7:30 Lyrical - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

32. “Rewrite the Stars” Thur 4:30 Ballet - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

33. “Dream” Wed 6:30 Lyrical - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

34. “Lovely” Thur 7:30 Adult Ballet - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

35. “Keep Your Head Up” Tue 5:30 Hip Hop - Choreographer: Rebecca Wallace

36. “Start a Riot” Mon 6:30 Hip Hop - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

37. “Elevate” Thur 5:30 Hip Hop - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

38. “Light it Up” Wed 5:30 Hip Hop - Choreographer: Erin Archambault

39. “For My Help” Tue 7:30 Adult Jazz - Choreographer: Maddy Mills

Special acknowledgements of staff, trophies, and Katie-Inspired Scholarship

(2nd half~ 1hr 15 min)

 

Location: Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central E., Springfield, MO 65806.

FREE PARKING AT 235 N Benton Ave. parking garage, 428 E St. Louis St lot, 310 N Boonville Ave lot, and 313 N Boonville Ave lot. There’s also a $5 parking garage at 434 E. McDaniel St. PLEASE allow plenty of extra time for parking and walking to the theatre. PLEASE inform all family and friends attending the recital of parking as well.

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Artsfest on Walnut Street
May
4
4:30 PM16:30

Artsfest on Walnut Street

Artsfest on Walnut Street 2019!

Date/Time: Saturday, May 4. Arrive at 4:30 pm in the grassy area behind the Delong Plumbing Dance Stage. Perform 5:00-6:00pm.

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 routine/costume will need to wear one costume on top of the other, or 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—Nude/Tan tights for all classes, except for hip hop and boys it’s optional (convertible tights for Dancenastics, Acro, Aerial to be barefooted). 3. Dance shoes--Combo classes need just tap shoes (at Artsfest, there’s only time for the Combo kids to do a consolidated Show Opener, “Come Alive.”). Dancenastics, Dancenastics/Aerial, & Aerial Silks classes need bare feet. Ballet class needs peach/pink/tan ballet slippers. Tap/Jazz class needs tap shoes. Hip Hop classes need mostly black tennis shoes or black jazz shoes.

Hair/Accessories: Bun or ponytail in back middle of head. Hair accessories pinned to the dancer’s left of it. Or beanie, headband, bandana, or other headwear on securely with bobby pins. Makeup is not necessary for Artsfest.

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! Thank you!       Erin Archambault (417) 894-1187; dancemissionerin@gmail.com

Artsfest 2019 Show Order

(Many dance routines will not be showcased at Artsfest since we were only allotted 1 hour. However, every student will have an opportunity to perform in at least one dance at Artsfest! Rest assured, our May 18 Spring Recital will be longer and feature all 39 routines!)

1. “Come Alive” – show opener will include kids from all COMBO classes, which are Mon 5:30 and 6:30, Tue 12:00 and 5:30, Wed 4:30 and 5:30, and Thur 6:30 classes. (These students, Alyvia B., Sydney D., Makenzie D., Dessie E., Kali L., Nora M., Adleigh N., Haylee P., Audrey R., Allison R., Summer S., Gabi S., Lily S., and Claire W., who are in additional classes will not perform the show opener but will perform with their other classes instead (i.e. Dancenastics, Hip Hop, etc.).

2. “Puttin On the Ritz” – Thur 6:30 Tap/Jazz – Choreographer Rebecca Wallace

3. “Do Your Thing” – Mon 6:30 Dancenastics – Choreographer Kara Pagel

4. “Jump in the Line” – Mon 5:30/Thur 5:30 Dancenastics – Choreographer Kara Pagel

5. “Swing the Mood” – Thur 6:30 Dancenastics – Choreographer Kara Pagel

6. “Jump” – Thur 4:30 Dancenastics – Choreographer Rebecca Wallace

7. “Happy” – Tue 4:30 Dancenastics – Choreographer Rebecca Wallace

8. “Dancing in the Dark” – Thur 5:30 Hip Hop – Choreographer Rebecca Wallace

9. “Rewrite the Stars” – Thur 4:30 Ballet – Choreographer Erin Archambault

10. “Keep Your Head Up” – Tue 5:30 Hip Hop – Choreographer Rebecca Wallace

11. “Start a Riot” – Mon 6:30 Hip Hop – Choreographer Erin Archambault

12. “Elevate” – Thur 5:30 Hip Hop – Choreographer Erin Archambault

13. “Light it Up” – Wed 5:30 Hip Hop – Choreographer Erin Archambault

Parking lots at JQ Hammons Pwy and St. Louis Street are recommended.

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AERIAL RIG ACRO ACTS at Artsfest 2019
May
4
3:30 PM15:30

AERIAL RIG ACRO ACTS at Artsfest 2019

Instructions for Aerial, Dancenastics/Aerial, and Acro classes!

Artsfest on Walnut Street 2019!

Date/Time: Saturday, May 4. Arrive at 3:30 pm at aerial rig on JQHammons Pkwy & Walnut near live music stage. Perform 4:00-4:30pm.*

Dancer’s Attire:

 1. Recital costume (Dancers who have more than one routine/costume will need to wear one costume on top of the other, or 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, or they can choose one costume and wear it in multiple routines.)

2. Tights—Nude/Tan convertible tights for Acro, Aerial, and Dancenastics/Aerial to be barefooted.

Hair/Accessories: Bun in back middle of head. Hair accessories (if costume has one) pinned securely to head.

Makeup is not necessary for Artsfest.

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! Thank you!       Erin Archambault (417) 894-1187; dancemissionerin@gmail.com

 Aerial Rig Artsfest 2019 Show Order (Arrive at 3:30)

1. “Primavera” – Tue 5:30 Acro – Choreographer Jessica Manuel

2. “Crystallize” – Mon 7:30 Aerial Silks – Choreographer Rebecca Wallace

3. “Roar” – Wed 5:30 Dancenastics/Aerial Silks – Choreographer Rebecca Wallace

4. “Rise Up” – Tue 6:30 Aerial Silks – Choreographer Rebecca Wallace

5. “High Hopes” – Mon 4:30 Dancenastics/Aerial Silks – Choreographer Rebecca Wallace

*After these five routines, many of these students will be performing other dances in our 5:00pm-6:00pm show on the dance stage just east of the aerial rig. Additional info on another newsletter will be provided for those students.

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Photo Week!
Apr
29
to May 2

Photo Week!

Our photographer, Becci, from Becci Leigh Photography will be taking individual and group photos of dancers in recital costumes at their regular classtimes at Dance Mission! Come dressed in costume with your payment envelope in hand! A free class photo is complimentary from Dance Mission! Hair and make-up are your choice for photos! Parents will still be dropping off and picking up their dancers at usual 1-hr classtimes. Dance instructors will pose dancers for photos, and any extra class time after photos will be used to practice their dances in costume!

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Winter Showcase Week
Dec
10
to Dec 13

Winter Showcase Week

Winter Showcase Week is coming up Dec. 10-13 during the last 20 min of regular class times. This week we’ll show our dance families dance demos using songs from the Nutcracker Ballet, including some hip hop remixes, so our dancers from all styles can learn about this classic winter dance story. Please find your class below to see our clothing color guidelines for dancers, class colors vary:

PINK (mostly pink clothing such as leotard or shirt with shorts or leggings) for Monday 5:30 Dancenastics, Monday 6:30 Dancenastics, Tuesday 4:30 Dancenastics, Thursday 4:30 Dancenastics, Thursday 5:30 Dancenastics, Thursday 6:30 Dancenastics.

WHITE (mostly white clothing such as shirt and leggings or leotard and tights) for Monday 4:30 Aerial Silks/Dancenastics, Monday 7:30 Lyrical Ballet, Tuesday 6:30 Aerial SIlks, Wednesday 6:30 Lyrical Ballet, and Thursday 4:30 Ballet.

BLACK (mostly black clothing such as shirt and leggings or leotard and tights) for Monday 5:30 Combo, Monday 6:30 Combo, Monday 6:30 Hip Hop, Monday 7:30 Aerial SIlks, Tuesday 12:00 Combo, Tuesday 5:30 Hip Hop, Tuesday 5:30 Combo, Tuesday 5:30 Acro, Tuesday 6:30 Pre-Pointe, Wednesday 4:30 Combo, Wednesday 4:30 Acro, Wednesday 5:30 Combo, Wednesday 5:30 Aerial SIlks/Dancenastics, Wednesday 5:30 Hip Hop, Thursday 5:30 Hip Hops, Thursday 6:30 Tap/Jazz, Thursday 6:30 Combo.

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