Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy Holidays- Upcoming Dates

We hope you all enjoyed your holiday break! We have some important dates to make you aware of in January, so please make sure that your calendars are marked!

Wednesday, January 2nd- Classes Resume

Saturday, January 12th- Dress Rehearsal for Progression Night
        11:00-12:00 for Monday & Wednesday classes
        12:00-1:00 for Tuesday & Thursday classes
*Please send your dancer in class uniform with hair pulled back. Dancers will need all of their dance shoes.

Friday, January 18th- PROGRESSION NIGHT
        5:30 PM for Monday and Wednesday Classes
        7:00 PM for Tuesday and Thursday Classes
*Progression Night is an evening designed for parents to come and watch their child's progress from the beginning of the year, as well as the progression through the Intro and Razzle Dazzle Programs. You will get to see your child perform in all three genres of dance, as well as the beginnings of their choreography for the Studio Concert. Dancers wear their class uniform and a fabulous hair accessory that needs to be paid for in the Store no later than January 12th. The cost is $10.

**Now is a good time to check and make sure that your dancer's tap and ballet shoes still fit!

We are looking forward to a wonderful 2013 and can't wait to see our dancers back on January 2nd!!

Monday, November 12, 2012


We have chosen a dance competition for our Razzle Dazzle 5K, 5-7 year old, and TEAM dancers!

RELEVE Dance Competition
Saratoga Springs, UT
Westlake High School
April 26th-27th

We are so excited to attend this competition this year!
They have a great staff and it should be a very rewarding experience for all our young dancers!
Please clear your schedules for both these days, we will not have exact times until the week before the dance competition!   

Monday, November 5, 2012


GP Pictures is here to take class and individual pictures this week! Dancers should wear their class uniforms and bring all their dance shoes. Hair and make-up is at your discretion. Dancers will be excused as soon as pictures are taken, their will be no regular class on Picture Day.

MONDAY and TUESDAY: Intro 3s and Razzle Dazzle 4s

WEDNESDAY: Intro 3s (Wednesday only class) and Razzle Dazzle 5K

THURSDAY: Razzle Dazzle 5-7 yr olds, and TEAM Razzle Dazzle

Monday, October 29, 2012


Halloween Parties
 are this week during regular class time.
Dancers are invited to wear their costumes to class!

We will have fun activites planned 
and will decorate caramel apples!

Have a safe and happy

Monday, October 22, 2012


Come and watch your dancer's class!
This is a fun time to meet instructors and other parents in your child's class.
We hope you will take advantage of this FUN week! 
Please make arrangements to leave younger siblings at home- where possible.

**Team Razzle Dazzle's Tuesday 6:30-7:30 class will not be open to parents this week.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Just a reminder:
Have a great holiday!

Friday, September 28, 2012


Thanks to all the parents who attended the PARENT MEETING on Wednesday night!

It was great to introduce the staff and give more detailed information on the Winner School Dance Program. If you were not able to attend, here are the highlights.


  • M/W Denae (ballet, jazz) Tracey (tap, jazz)
  • T/TH Kellie (ballet, creative movement) Emily (tap, jazz)
  • M/W 5K Denae (ballet, jazz) Emily (tap, jazz)
  • T/TH 5-7 Vicki (tap, ballet, jazz)
  • T/TH TEAM RzDz Vicki (tap, jazz) Denae (ballet) 

    We are excited for Team Teachers this year, every teacher is teaching in their area of expertise! We are hoping to eliminate outside subs, and keep our students on their toes!


At the Winner School our dance program is very progressive. Every year the skills are age appropriate, and builds upon the last. We feel strongly about training in every genre and take great pride in producing well rounded dancers. No year is a "repeat" of the last!

Progression Night:

Progression Night is a mid-year performance designed to showcase the dancers' progression in every genre of dance. Each child will showcase a skill they have been mastering in tap, ballet, and jazz! The will also show the beginning of their dance for the Studio Performance in May. This year we will also have special performances by our Dazzles dancers.


All the dancers in our beginning program perform in Progression Night and the Studio Concert in May. Every child is required to purchase one costume that will never exceed $85. Costume deposit are usually around $50 and due in January. Dancers in kindergarten thru 2nd grade compete in at least one Dance Competition locally. There is a minimal entry fee for all competing dancers. This fee goes directly to the Competition and the amount is not decided by the Winner School. Dance Competitions usually fall in the month of April. We will have dates to you as soon as possible!

** Please make sure you are receiving monthly calendars. Most of them have been sent home already. Extra calendars are available outside Room 1.

We are looking forward to a FABULOUS year! Thanks for your continued support of the Winner School programs. WE LOVE your children, and are thrilled to watch them grow!!!!

-Ms. Emily

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


There will be a Parent Meeting at the Winner School tonight for all Introduction to Dance and Razzle Dazzle Parents.

This is a great chance to meet our amazing staff of teachers! We will be discussing all upcoming events, and giving information on costumes, performances, and competitions for this dance year.

Please make every effort to attend.



Monday, September 24, 2012

WELCOME New Teachers!!!

The Winner School is thrilled to introduce THREE new teachers to our Intro/Razzle Dazzle Staff! We are excited to introduce a team teaching method to our program this year. All dancers will have two teachers, each instructing in the method of their own expertise. The Winner School is always looking for ways to keep our classes fresh. We strive to offer the best technique available to all dancers, in every genre. With an exceptionally qualified staff, who LOVE dance and children, we are expecting an AMAZING year!!

 Miss Tracey is the tap instructor for the majority of evening TAP classes at the Winner School.
She will be joining the daytime staff for the first time this year.
Miss Tracey team teaches with Miss Denae,
look for her on Wednesdays!

Tracey is a fourth generation master teacher and choreographer. She has been involved in all aspects of dance, specializing in dance education for preschool and young children. For much of her life, Tracey owned and operated Tracy’s Dance Academy, universally recognized as one of the most prestigious dance studios throughout the Salt Lake Valley. She has toured the nation as one of the original Dance Caravan Kids. Tracey has studied under such legends as Joe Tremaine, Luigie Emmy Award winner, Tommy Walsh, ad internationally acclaimed choreographer, Marguerite Derricks.

When it comes to dance education there has been no stone left unturned. Tracey has an extensive background in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical and specializes in children’s work. She has studied with the University of Utah Ballet Department, is a member of Dance Educators of America and has served on the Board of Directors for Utah Contemporary Dance Theatre. Tracey has toured as a faculty member with the international company, I Love Dance Inc., and she was a choreographer for the international touring group “Sweethearts and Heart Throbs”. Tracey has choreographed performances for the 2002 Winter Olympics, NBA Jazz halftime, Norwegian and Carnival cruise lines, Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. Her choreography has won countless “1st place”, “Overall”, “Best of Show” for regional and national competitions throughout the US.

Miss Vicki joined the Razzle Dazzle Program in September.
She teaches Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Miss Vicki teaches TEAM RAZZLE DAZZLE along with Miss Denae.

Vicki Hoban has danced for 17 years and is trained in jazz, ballet, tap, and hip-hop. She is passionate about all performing arts and has an extensive background in vocal and theater performance. She has performed coast to coast, including touring with ÒShowcase USAÓ at a young age.

Vicki is an experienced dance instructor at all levels, having taught for nine years at studios and in public and private schools throughout Utah County. Her favorite part of teaching dance has been choreographing over 20 shows. Vicki was also Varsity Cheer Coach at Provo High for four years. She received her Bachelors degree and teaching license from Utah Valley University.

In addition to teaching, Vicki owns Basa Body, a socially-conscious skin-care company that specializes in all-natural products. When she’s not dancing or running a company, Vicki loves tennis, running and yoga. Above all else, she loves spending time with her husband, Travis, and her five-year-old daughter, Maylee.

Miss Kellie joins the Winner School staff beginning this week. 
Kellie will team teach with Ms. Emily.
Look for Kellie in Intro and Razzle Dazzle classes on Tuesdays.

Kellie has trained in the Russian Vaganova method of ballet, for over 15 years. Always having a love of dance and the ability of the body to move, she found her passion in classical ballet at the age of 12.  Kellie trained at a local ballet studio in classical ballet as well as character dance. She continued to take technique class and perform after starting a family, her last performance taking place shortly after finding out she was expecting her fifth child.
Kellie has been teaching ballet for the past nine years. Teaching ages 3 through beginning adult. She believes in teaching very young dancers to enjoy the way their bodies move, to be familiar with musical rhythms and to be comfortable on stage. Kellie focuses on laying a sound foundation for correct technique. She is excited to join The Winner School staff.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dancers Are Looking Good!!!

Classes are now in full swing and our dancers are looking good!!! Please be sure to send tap and ballet shoes with your dancer every day. Make sure all bags, clothing, and shoes are labeled with your dancer's name. We realize how frustrating it can be when new items are lost.
We are still getting used to transitions between dayschool, preschool, lunch, and drop-offs. Please help us by reminding your dancer to use the restroom before coming to dance class. It is unfair to the rest of the dancers when class stops for bathroom breaks.
Also, we have a lot of dancers with shoes that do not fit. Please try shoes on at home to determine a proper fit. Tap shoes in peticular, can be purchase up to a full size bigger than needed  allowing room to grow!
The Winner School Dance Store opens on dance days, at 11:00AM.
We are thrilled with classes so far, and look forward to an AMAZING year!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Class Requirements

There have been a lot of questions regarding the difference between the Razzle Dazzle and Dazzle classes offered at the Winner School. Here are the answers!

Razzle Dazzle 5K: M/W 2:00-3:00 Tuition $105

• A beginning dance class for morning kindergarten students.

• Classes are in TAP, BALLET, & JAZZ

• Classes are not required, but you may make up absences by attending another class.

• Dancers perform at Progression Night in December.

• Dancers will purchase 1 costume not exceeding $85.00

• Dancers will compete at 1 dance competition in the spring.

• Dancers will perform at the Studio Recital in May.

Razzle Dazzle 5-7 Yrs.: T/TH 4:15-5:15 Tuition $105

• A beginning dance class for morning 5-7 year old students.

• Classes are in TAP, BALLET, & JAZZ

• Classes are not required, but you may make up absences by attending another class.

• Dancers perform at Progression Night in December.

• Dancers will purchase 1 costume not exceeding $85.00

• Dancers will compete at 1 dance competition in the spring.

• Dancers will perform at the Studio Recital in May.

Team Razzle Dazzle: T/TH 5:30-7:30 Tuition $178

• A beginning/intermediate group. Dancers are ages 6-10. You must AUDITION for placement in this group. Enrollment into this group closes Oct. 1st

• Classes are in TAP, BALLET, & JAZZ

• Class uniform is required along with travel jacket.

• Classes are required, you may make up absences by attending another class.

• Dancers perform at Progression Night in December.

• Dancers will purchase up to 2 costumes not exceeding $85.00/each.

• Dancers will compete at 2 dance competitions in the spring.

• Dancers will perform at the Studio Recital in May.

Dazzles 1 & 2: M/W 4:15-6:30 Tuition $195

• A beginning/intermediate group. Dancers are ages 6-10. You must AUDITION for placement in this group. Enrollment into this group closes Sept. 1st

• Classes are in TAP, BALLET, & JAZZ

• Class uniform is required along with Winner School travel gear.

• Classes are required, you MUST make up absences by attending another class.

• Choreography rehearsals are MANDETORY, and may be held on Saturdays.

• DANCE ATTACK dance convention is required two times a year.

• Dancers perform at Progression Night in December.

• Dancer will perform at up to 2 other venues during the dance year.

• Dancers will purchase up to 2 costumes not exceeding $85.00/each.

• Dancers will compete at 2 dance competitions in the spring, one may require travel outside the Salt Lake Valley.

• Dancers will perform at the Studio Recital in May.

Friday, August 17, 2012


Team Razzle Dazzle will follow the Dance Program Calendar for the rest of August!

No classes August 20-24th!!

Fall Schedule Begins AUGUST 27th!

Last Week of Summer Classes!

August 20-25th will be the last week of SUMMER classes for Intros and Razzle Dazzles!

Fall Schedule will begin September 4th, the day after Labor Day!

Hope you had a great summer! We are excited to get the year off to an awesome start! We have new classes, and new staff that we are so excited to introduce into the Introduction to Dance & Razzle Dazzle Program!

Class uniforms are available for purchase in the store. Please make sure that your dancer has a uniform and dance shoes for the first day of class. All dancers are required to have tap shoes and ballet slippers. Please make sure they are marked with your dancer's name and in a bag that is separate from their preschool/school bag!

Thursday, July 19, 2012


There will be no regular classes on the 24th of July due to the holiday!

Regular classes will be held on Thursday, July 26th.

Enjoy the holiday!!!

**Daytime and 5K classes will be regular on the 24th, but the school will close early at 5:00pm.

Monday, July 9, 2012


Fall Class Schedule for 2012/2013 :
Introduction to Dance 3s:
Wednesdays: 10:00-11:00am
Tuesday/Thursday: 11:15-12:00
Tuesday/Thursday: 12:30-1:15

Razzle Dazzle 4s: 
Monday/Wednesday 11:00-12:00
Monday/Wednesday 12:30-1:30
Tuesday/Thursday 1:30-2:30

Razzle Dazzle 5K:
Monday/Wednesday 2:00-3:00
*5K Class will compete at one dance competition in the Spring.

Razzle Dazzle 5-7yrs: (New to the schedule)
Tuesday/Thursday 4:15-5:15
*5-7 years-old Class will compete at one dance competition in the Spring.

TEAM Razzle Dazzle:
Also new to our schedule this year, this is a transition team set-up to prepare young dancers for the commitment of the Dazzles program. Dancers must be entering the first grade to be eligible for Team Razzle Dazzle. These dancers will be given extra performance opportunities and will compete at two dance competitions. Classes are not required but absences can be made-up by attending Level 1 classes. Enrollment for Team Razzle Dazzle will close September 28th so that we can begin choreography and prepare for competition.

5:30-6:30 Jazz
6:30-7:30 Choreography

5:30-6:30 Ballet 
6:30-7:15 Tap 

***Enrollment is open, but classes are filling fast! Some of these classes are already on a waiting list, please call the Winner School for more information.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Dance

Summer dance had begun and we are having a blast!!!!

Just a reminder that classes will be regular through the rest of the month of July. There will be classes the week of the 24th!!

Classes for the Fall are filling fast!! Make sure that you are registered for the 2012-2013 dance year to ensure your spot in the class that you want! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Performance Hair

All Intro and Razzle Dazzle Dancers need to have their hair as shown. Please place pony-tails as high as possible, depending on the length of hair, and make the pony-tails as curly as possible. Use lots of gel and hairspray to keep all hairs looking slick!!

*** Please remember, we do not want fingernail polish or earrings on the dancers. We want them to look very professional and uniform. Small studs may be worn on young dancers with pierced ears, but nothing that dangles!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012



Dress Rehearsal for all Intro and Razzle Dazzle dancers will be held at the Winner School in the gym. Room 1 will be available to dress your dancer in, as we do not want them to wear their costumes in the car.
This will be a closed rehearsal, parents are welcome to wait in the snack bar. The last 10 minutes will be a Parent Meeting to answer questions about the recital and lighting rehearsal.
Please make every effort to attend!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Pictures are next week!!!
April 18th and 19th
During Regular Class Times!

All 3 and 4 yr old classes will be excused as soon as pictures have been taken.

Dancers are to wear their costumes for the Studio Concert.

Please have hair neatly pulled back, and make-up is at your discretion.

Friday, March 30, 2012


Introduction to Dance and Razzle Dazzle 4 Classes
will follow the Preschool Spring Break

Razzle Dazzle 5K and 6 & Up Classes
have the week off!!!
April 2nd-6th


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring is Here!!

...and we have a lot of things coming up in April!

Costumes have been sent home. If you have not received yours, please check with the Winner School store. One pair of tights was included with the cost of every costume. Picture day should be the only time these tights are worn before the Studio Concert. Please do not send your dancer to regular classes wearing them.

Spring Break for all Introduction to Dance and Razzle Dazzle 4 classes will follow the preschool Spring Break.

GP Pictures will be here this month to photograph our dancers in their costumes. Order forms went home with calendars. These forms may be turned in prior to picture day. Please turn them in to the front desk and make checks payable to GP Pictures. We would like hair pulled up on picture day, and make-up is at your discretion.

Razzle Dazzle 5K and 6 & Up Classes will be competing at DANCE AMERICA on April 28th. We do not receive performance times until the week before. We will send out the information as soon as we get it, but please clear your schedule for this day. Many of our dancers will be performing for the first time on this day and we want it to be a positive experience! Miss Amy will be sending home a list for bag check, be certain that you have every item on the list. Bag check will be April 25th during regular classes!

We appreciate all your support. We know our parents are the best and thank you for having your kids with us at the Winner School! We absolutely LOVE them!!!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year!

...and welcome back!!!!

We had a great first week back! Calendars will go out next week for January. There will be no regular classes on Monday, January 16 in observation of Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday. Otherwise, classes will be regular all month.

We will start to work hard on choreography this month! Please ask your dancer to show you what they have been working on in class. It is important for their weekly progress to review at home!!

We are looking forward to 2012!

It's going to be a GREAT year!!!!!