Company News

January 2017

Rehearsal schedule for January 2017


***please remember that rehearsal for competition pieces is mandatory. If you auditioned and committed to a comp piece you made the commitment to put rehearsals as your priority. This is a commitment to everyone in that dance. If you don't show up to rehearsals you WILL be cut from that comp piece. If there is a scheduling conflict you need to let me know in advance- not the day before or the day of so we can reschedule a rehearsal if needed***


Friday, January 13th 

2:30-3pm Smooth Criminal 

3-4pm All Company- rehearsal & class

4-4:30pm Mini tap 

4-4:30pm ALL Jrs - hip hop

4-5pm  Srs regular lyrical class

4:30-4:45pm singing in the rain

5-?pm Specialty dances (choreographer will contact you) 


Saturday, January 14th 

10:30-11:30am Make up class - must sign up before  Saturday 


Friday, January 20th 

2:30-3pm Smooth Criminal 

3-4pm All company rehearsal/class

4-4:15pm All Jr hip hop 

4-4:30pm Mini tap 

4-5pm Srs regular lyrical class

4:15-5pm Zombies 

5-6pm Srs contemporary & hip hop


Saturday, January 21st 

10:30-11:30am Jr Hip Hop comp group 

11:30am-12:15pm Jr tap Singing 

11:30am-12:15pm Sr lyrical/ballet 

11:30am-12:30pm Oz - all characters 


Friday, January 27th 

2:30-3pm Smooth Criminal 

3-4pm All company rehearsal/class

4-5pm Mini tap & All Jrs- will run through all dances 

4-5pm Srs regular lyrical class

5-5:45pm Sr lyrical/ballet 

5-5:45pm Jr hip hop comp group 

5:45-6:45pm Solos & all specialty dances (trios & quartets) 


Saturday, January 28th 

10:30-11:30am Make up class- must be signed up before  Saturday 

11:30am-12:30pm Sr contemporary & hip hop


All solos and specialty rehearsals will be scheduled with your teacher. 


December 2016


Company rehearsal schedule
Friday 12/2
1:30-2- lyrical trio
2-3 jazz funk/Shayna
2:30-3 mini tap/Taylor
3-3:30- all company 
3:30-5 minis with Bre-Christmas dance 
3:30-5 all juniors running all different comp dances/Meriah & Taylor
3:30-5 Srs Christmas dance & lyrical class/Becky 
5-5:30- Sr ballet/Bre
5-5:30- character/Becky & Meriah
5:30-6:30 Sr contemporary 

Saturday 12/3
9:30-10:30 jr zombies/Bre 
10:30-11:30 makeup class- dancers must sign up & pay in advance! Limited spaces. 
11:30-12:30 jr tap/Taylor
11:30-12- Srs Christmas dance/Becky
12-1 Srs hip hop/Danielle

Friday 12/9
1:30-2- lyrical trio
2-3 jazz funk/Shayna
2:30-3 mini tap/Taylor
3-3:30- all company 
3:30-5 minis with Bre-Christmas dance 
3:30-5 all juniors running all different comp dances/Meriah & Taylor
3:30-5 Srs Christmas dance & lyrical class/Becky 
5-5:30- Sr ballet/Bre
5-5:30- character/Becky & Meriah
5:30-6:30 Sr contemporary 

Saturday 12/10
9:30-10:30 jr zombies/Bre 
10:30-12 Srs contemporary & hip hop/Danielle 
11:30-12:30 jr tap/Taylor
12-1 character piece/Becky & Meriah 


October 2016


The dance company has arranged to have a booth at the Show Low Spooktacular event next week from 12pm - 8pm next Saturday, October 29th to hold a bake sale and 50/50 raffle. 

Funds raised at this event will be used to pay for company expenses such as convention, competition fees, company costumes, or company choreography fees for competition pieces. *Will not apply to monthly company dues. 

Those interested in benefiting from this fundraiser will need to bring in a case of water and the equivalent of $24 worth of individually wrapped and priced bake sale items. For example: 24 $1 brownies / 12 $2 mini bread loaves / 3 $8 pies etc. 
We also need 3 parents to help run the booth for two hour shifts between 4 and 8. 

We will be creating a sign up sheet in the office for you to sign up for a time or to sign up for what you will be bringing so that we can have a variety of items. Please think outside the box! We could use some "healthy" options in addition to the sweets! 

All bake sale items and water must be dropped off to a fundraising committee member (TBD) during company practice on Friday or bring them to the Spooktacular festival at noon on Saturday. 

*Funds raised will be divided proportionally among those who bring in bake sale items + water or those who serve two hours. 

Thank you!
TDA Company Fundraising Team



Updates for October Dance Company calendar:

- SAVE THE DATE Friday Oct 21st - SOME competition piece tryouts are slated to happen this day. Notification of specific pieces to come.

- SAVE THE DATES Friday, Oct 28th through Sunday, Oct 30th  - times to follow- Howard Pheelgood returns. Will be rehearsing the Jr Hip Hop and Sr Hip Hop and Contemporary pieces he previously choreographed with plans to use these for group recital pieces. He will also be SELECTING SOME STUDENTS TO COMPETE THESE PIECES on these days.

Revisions to November Dance Company calendar as below:

- McBain/Snow Dance intensive has been cancelled for Saturday, Nov 12th. Hopes for a reschedule in the future

- To replace this if anyone is interested, a new dance convention is in Phoenix that weekend, "Art of Movement" ( if you want to look it up)

   A few of the solo/duo/small group pieces kids have been working on through the summer are going to compete. Others are invited to attend the convention part if you want to AT YOUR OWN PERSONAL COST. COSTS WILL NOT BE COVERED BY COMPANY FUNDS. This is voluntary. You are not required to attend.

     *Fri Nov 11th starting at 7:00PM through Sun, Nov 13th  13thapprox. 4:00 pm (you can see exact hours on the web site under "about"  then "workshop"     *my understanding from the web site is if registration is postmarked 30 days prior to the first day of the event then an early bird discount is applied, otherwise full cost for convention.

     * Costs - early bird/regular - minis $200/$250, Jr,Sr $225/$275. Observer band for parents $40 each

     * Please leave your dancers name at the front desk by Monday Oct 3rd if you would like to participate. We would want payment by Friday Oct 7th to submit by the early bird date.

     * Please do not contact me with your intent to participate as I will be on vacation and not checking messages. Please leave your intent to participate with the front desk

Planning for January

     - Becky would like to have an abbreviated Company week before regular classes start in January.

     - Please let the front desk know which days if any of January 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th your dancer would be available if we did a winter company week.



September 2016

Reminder of Dance Company meeting tomorrow Monday 12th @ 5:30pm. Unless otherwise announced, all parent meetings for the year will be at Solterra assisted living facility.

Dance Company Meeting

Monday September 12th, 2016 5:30pm


  • Business

    • Dues reminder
    • Turn in signed Dancer and Family Agreement form if you have not
    • Attendance – many dancers have already missed 2 or more classes
      • Allowed up to 2 EXCUSED absences a semester for Company and 2 EXCUSED absences a semester for TDA regular classes.
      • Makeup classes are required if more than 2 TDA classes are missed. There are no make ups for Company, so make every effort to be there.
      • Missing classes and not attending makeup sessions will detrimentally affect your dancer’s selection for competition and selection for Company  the next year, and may result in being choreographed out of a piece
  • Grand Jete- Sat Sept 17th 2-4PM @ TDA
    • $100 required fund raising goal for each dancer
    • Potluck
    • Prizes
  • Fall Festival Talent show – Thursday Sept 22nd, show starts at 6:30pm, BRHS auditorium
    • Arrive as close to 6:00pm as possible
    • “Man I Feel Like a Woman”
      • Minis should attend their Jazz class  at TDA, then go straight to BRHS
    • “When You Believe”
      • Participating Juniors will be excused from Jazz class that day
    • All other classes will be in session that day with dancers not participating in the talent show expected to attend class
    • Committee (Halama, Grzelak, Sturm, Penrod) please help with food for the participating kids and carpooling issues if anyone needs help
  • Fall Festival Parade – Saturday Sept 24th
    • Committee chairperson to discuss
  • Calendar

    • October
      • 14th No Company
      • 15th Ms Navajo pageant- probably not going to do this
      • 17th Parent meeting (general business, planning for intensives, other fundraising ideas)
        • Discussion- any better time than Mondays at 5:30?
      • Howard Pheelgood returning late October to AUDITION AND SELECT competitors for his jazz and contemporary pieces
    • November
      • 11th No Company
      • 12th Guest Artists- McBain and Snow
      • 21st make up TDA classes for Labor Day
      • 22nd-25th Studio closed for Thanksgiving Break
      • 28th Parent meeting (start planning for Hollywood and Winter Company week)


Message from Becky on Sept 7, 2016:

Hi everybody! We are off to a great start this year. I am looking forward to working with our dancers, I know we will see some good things this year.
In company this week we are going to be doing a class on injury prevention and proper stretching/strengthening. A team of physical therapists will be coming in and showing the girls how to strengthen problem areas they might have and do evaluations for everybody interested. This will be a great tool for us teachers as well as the dancers!
The physical therapy team has given us consent forms to fill out. These are consent forms for photo release to use any pictures they take for their website and/or promotional material. Please stop by the front desk and fill one out on or before Friday.
The team will be working with the kids in small groups from 3-4pm. We will rehearse the parade mix, "Man I Feel Like a Woman" & "When You Believe" when dancers are available during our regular company time. We will have all juniors stay until 4:30 to practice their company hip hop piece. Seniors will rehearse their contemporary piece & their hip hop piece from 5-6pm.                                
If you have any questions please feel free to text me 928-242-6091.

~Ms. Becky-


Dance calender year for 2016/2017

Dance Company 2016-2017 Calendar Year


     6th Open House Registration 10A-3P

     8th – 11th Company week 4-6:30 P

     12th Company 3-5P, Parent meeting and Potluck 5-6P

     15th TDA classes start

     19th/20th Howard Pheelgood dance intensive


     2nd NO COMPANY

     5th Studio closed for Labor Day

     12th PARENT MEETING 5:30-6:30 pm

     17th Grande Jete Fundraiser 2-4 pm @ TDA

     22nd BR Fall Festival Talent Show (“Man, I Feel Like a Woman” and “When You Believe”)

     24th Fall Festival Parade


     Classes and Company will go on as normal during school Fall Breaks unless otherwise noted

     14th NO COMPANY

     15th Ms Navajo Pageant

     17th PARENT MEETING 5:30-6:30 pm

     Late October, Howard Pheelgood may return- date TBA


     11th NO COMPANY

     12th Guest Artists intensive – Michael McBain and Melissa Snow (usually tap and musical theater)

     21st make up TDA classes for Labor Day

     22nd – 25th Studio closed for Thanksgiving Break

     28th PARENT MEETING 5:30-6:30 pm


     10th Last Day of classes

     13th – 31st Studio closed for Christmas Break


     3rd – 6th Possible second semester Company Week- exact dates and times TBD

     9th TDA regular classes start

     9th PARENT MEETING 5:30-6:30 pm


     13th PARENT MEETING 5:30-6:30pm

     25th/26th Hollywood Dance Convention in Phoenix


     13th – 17th Studio closed for Spring Break

     31st – anticipated date Yearbook color pages will be due


     3rd PARENT MEETING 5:30-6:30 pm

     14th Company for competition pieces only (non- competitors have no Company)



     8th PARENT MEETING 5:30-6:30pm

     12th/ 13th  Starbound competition in Gilbert (these are the dates currently on website but F/Sat??)

     13th anticipated date Yearbook dedications will be due

     27th NO COMPANY

     30th Studio closed for Memorial Day


     May have parent meeting in early June if needed to prepare for Recital TBD

     7th Company Specialty Piece Recital Dress Rehearsal

     8th TDA wide Recital Dress Rehearsal

     9th/10th Recital


     4th Fourth of July Parade


August 2016

Summer is over! Thanks for being patient with me in getting this stuff out and letting me enjoy mine. 
Attached is (in PDF format, let me know if you need Microsoft Word format):
*Dance Company new member packet/contract
* 2015/2016 Company calendar of events as best we know them at this point
*cost of Company participation estimated as best as I could just to give you an idea of what to expect/budget for
Our first Company parent meeting of the year will be Tuesday August 11th 5:30pm - 6:30pm at TDA, agenda forthcoming. Please have read the member packet by that time so we can go over any questions anyone has. Becky needs everyone who plans to participate in Company to sign (parents and Company member) and return page 8 by the last day of Company  week, August 13th.  I'll also go over the events on the calendar in more detail at the meeting as well. So save your questions and bring them the 11th!
Important information for August:
*Company week Monday 10th - Thursday 13th from 4:30pm-6:30pm  (the kids get to know each other and learn the production number for the year)
*First Company parent meeting of the year Tuesday August 11th 5:30pm-6:30pm
*Thursday August 13th due date for signed Company agreement to be turned in
*Saturday August 15th TDA Open House 10:00am-2:00pm (not required but any help would be appreciated in any time block you or your dancer could give)
*Saturday August 22nd in the evening (Becky checking on the time - recalls it was 5:30pmish) Dance Company Pool Party at Show Low Pool to kick off the year.
Company Friday practices will start August 21st.
We will have Friday practice August 21st and 28th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm
NO PRACTICE LABOR DAY WEEKEND FRIDAY September 4th - go have some fun!
I think that hits the highlights to start the year. Hope to see you at our meeting on August 11th.