Thursday, December 10, 2015

Events in December:
December 12th, 11 am- 2 pm: Parent Date Day! This is a great opportunity to get some holiday errands completed, or just enjoy a quiet lunch date before the Holiday season really goes into full swing! The Winner School has a charity fundraiser each month where children ages 2-12 can come to The Winner School and enjoy age appropriate group activities. Lunch will be served. There is a minimum donation of $25. Anyone is invited to utilize this service, including children who do not regularly attend The Winner School. In honor of the cherished Holiday memories that we all have, all proceeds, including volunteer Winner School employees hourly wages, will be donated to Alzheimer's.  All donations are tax detectable. Sign up is available at the front desk. You may sign up in person or over the phone.

December 16th, 17th, 18th: Christmas Class parties! Check you calendars for class specific dates. We will have fun dance games and activities. Please still dress for dance, as some of activities will involve dancing.

December 18th: If you have not already paid the $10 for your Progression recital hair bow, please do so by the 18th.

December 21st- January 3rd: Winter Recess, No dance class. Enjoy your break! Regular classes resume January 4th.

Thank you for your wonderful children. They are a joy to work with!

Monday, November 9, 2015

GP Pictures:

GP Pictures are this week! Specific dates for each class are on the November calendars. There will be no regular class on the day of pictures. Dancers will be excused immediately after individual and group pictures are taken. Dancers will wear their class uniform. Intro and RZDZ 4 dancers will wear pink ballet tights, which can be purchased in The Winner School Store, with their class leotard. Please bring all their shoes. There is no set hair do for Fall pictures, you may do their hair however you would like. Make-up is optional, and at your discretion.
Pictures must be ordered, and paid for, prior to individual pictures being taken. Please bring your child regardless of your intent to purchase pictures, we want the entire class to be represented in the group photo. Order form sheets were sent attached with the November calendars, and extras will be available at the time of photos being taken.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Halloween Parties are coming up...
We are excited to have our Halloween dance class parties! Dancers can wear their Halloween costumes to class. We will have Halloween activities, and fun dance games during our class.

Wednesday Only Intros- October 28th
Monday/Wednesday RzDz 4's- October 28th
Monday/Wednesday RzDz 5K- October 28th
Tuesday/Thursday Intros- October 29th
Tuesday/Thursday RzDz 4's- October 29th
Tuesday/Thursday RzDz 5K- October 29th
Tuesday/Thursday RzDz 5-7- October 29th
Wednesday/Friday RzDz 7-10- October 30th

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Intro and RZDZ Parent Meeting

Mark your calendars!  It will be held on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30 pm, at The Winner School. This is an important meeting to attend as it will be full of important information and dates, for the upcoming dance year. The meeting will last slightly longer for parents of RZDZ 5K, 5-7 and 7-10 dancers, as we will discuss competition information. Parents of the 3 and 4 year olds will be excused, for this portion, of the meeting.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

2015-2016 Auditions!!!
$20.00 current  students    $25.00 new students

May 28th-ages 13-17-ADVANCED! (Elite Company, Senior Company, TPC)
May 29th -ages 11-13-INTERMEDIATE! (Mini Company, Small Stars, Elite Company)
May 29th& 30th -age 6-8-BEGINNING! (Rz Dz 5-7, 5ks, Team Rz Dz, Dazzles)
May 29th & 30th-ages 8-11-BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE! (Starlettes & Mini Stars)

*Dancers will be auditioning with the level & team they are in this year,
unless you are asked by Shannon or a Dance Teacher otherwise.
All Dancers must sign up for auditions in The Store.

*May 29th Rz Dz 5-7, 5ks, Team Rz Dz, Dazzles 1 & Dazzles 2 (1st grade-age 8) Beginning
4:15- check in (fill out paperwork & pay fee)
4:30-5:15- learn ballet combo
5:30-6:30- learn jazz combo
May 30th
10:30-10:50- check in (receive audition number)
10:50-11:15-review ballet and jazz combos
11:30-1:30- auditions!

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*May 29th  Starlettes & Mini Stars(ages 8-11) Beginning/intermediate
6:00-6:20-check in (fill out paperwork & pay fee)
6:30-7:15- learn ballet combo
7:30-8:30- learn jazz combo
May 30th
1:00-1:20- check in (receive audition number)
1:20-1:30-review ballet and jazz combos
1:30-3:30- auditions!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Countdown to The Studio Showcase
We are in our FINAL week prior to our Studio Showcase! We are so excited for our dancers to perform.

All Intro (pink polka dot uniform)  and RZDZ 4 (turquoise polka dot uniform) dancers will have their hair in a princess bun. EXCEPT for the T/TH RZDZ 4 class that has a cowboy hat with their costume, they will have their hair in two low ponytails.

All RZDZ 5K, RZDZ 5-7, and RZDZ 7-10 dancers will have their hair in a low ponytail. Parted on the right side, swept to the left, no bangs, curled and sprayed.

Parents please check that you have all pieces of your dancer's costume.

T/TH 11:15 am Intros: "By the Sea" White dress, white "bloomers", sailor collar, tan tap shoes

T/TH 12:30 pm Intros: "Secret Agent" Black leotard dress, pink jacket, pink gloves, headband, tan tights, ballet shoes

Wednesday Only Intros: "The Glow" Purple and gold dress,  hair piece, tan tights and ballet shoes

M/W RZDZ 4 11:00 am : "I Can See Clearly" Yellow dress, hairpiece, tan tights and ballet shoes

M/W RZDZ 12:30pm: "Aloha E Komo Mai" Hibiscus print dress, arm bands, hair piece, tan footless tights, ballet shoes

T/TH RZDZ 11:00 am: "Country Western, Yahoo!" Pink and denim costume, cowboy hat, tan tights, tan tap shoes

M/W RZDZ 5K 2:00 pm: "ABC" School girl costume, head band, white socks, silver high tops

T/TH RZDZ 5K 4:15 pm: "Hawaiian Rollercoaster" Hawaii print tunic, pink shorts, anklet. (I have most of the hair pieces, but a couple were taken with dancers at Thunderstruck. Please contact me if you have one.)

T/TH RZDZ 5-7 4:15 pm: "Diamond's" Pink costume, blacks head band, tan tights, tan jazz shoes

W/F RZDZ 7-10: "Song of the Heart" Pink and silver costume, headband, tan jazz shoes

ALL RZDZ 5K, 5-7 and 7-10 dancers also have a Tap costume they need to bring, their black class leotard, tan fishnet tights, red gloves, tan tap shoes. I will give them their hat at the performance.
Please also do an at home competition bag check. Your dancer should bring their competition bag with them to the Studio Showcase.

Lighting rehearsal times and performance call times can be found in a previous blog post.

Flowers and performance DVD's are available for preorder through The Winner School Store until Thursday.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Tap Production Rehearsal

We will have a final group rehearsal for our RZDZ Tap Production dance on May 2nd, 11:00 am- 12:30 pm. ALL RZDZ 5K, RZDZ 5-7, and RZDZ 7-10 classes are involved with this Tap Production. We need all of our dancers there. This is a very important rehearsal.
Razzle Dazzle Night

We will be celebrating our RZDZ 5K, RZDZ 5-7, and RZDZ 7-10 classes with our annual RZDZ night on May 21st at 6:00 pm. This celebration takes place at The Winner School. Dancers should wear their party dresses, and invite parents to join them. This will conclude a very fun and successful dance season!
Lighting Rehearsal Studio Showcase Call Times, May 16th

Lighting Rehearsal will be held on the stage at Judge Memorial High School (650 S. 1100 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84102). Parents are welcome to wait for their dancers, but it is a closed rehearsal. Dancers should wear their class uniform, NOT their performance costume.

Intros (pink polka dot class uniforms)- 8:45 am- 9:45 am

RZDZ 4 (turquoise polka dot uniform) - 9:30 am- 10:30 am

RZDZ 5K, 5-7, 7-10 (black leotard & paisley shorts)- 10:15 am- 11:45 am

Studio Showcase Concert, May 16th

Call Times for Dancers:

4:30 pm

Concert begins at 5:00 pm

***Remember Dancers should not travel in the car wearing their costume, please dress them when they arrive at Judge Memorial.. The Winner School Dayschool teachers will be supervising dancers during the recital. Dancers do NOT need to be picked up at intermission.

Monday, April 20, 2015


Wasatch Junior High School/ 3750 South 3100 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Saturday, Apr 25th, 2015

8:30am – Doors Open


#66 Shake a Tail Feather 12:00noon
#68 ABC 12:05pm
#72 Cooties 12:15pm
#73 Material Girl 12:25pm
#77 Real Wild Child 12:35pm
#79 Song of the Heart 12:40pm
#80 Hawaiian Roller-coaster 12:45pm
#83 Diamonds 1:10pm 

2:45pm - Awards Ceremony for routines #1-88

Call times indicate when the dancer should check-in with their teacher. Please allow for extra time to park and find the dressing rooms.

Dancers should arrive in their team t-shirts or travel wear. DO NOT ARRIVE IN COSTUME. Awards will take place on the stage, dancers should sit with their classmates. Please also wear team t-shirts or travel wear to the awards ceremony.

There is absolutely NO photography or videography allowed on any type of device in the auditorium.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Competition Make-up:
This illustrates the shades for our competition make up. The only item that MUST be purchased from The Winner School Store, is the red lip pencil. You may use make up you already have if it matches the shade pallet demonstrated here. You are also welcome to purchase the shades that are available through The Winner School store. We would like RZDZ 5K, RZDZ 5-7, & RZDZ 7-10 in competition make-up for GP Pictures.
"Princess Bun"
This is a good illustration of the placement on the head for our dancers. The competition dancers need a rolled or "sock" bun. This is achieved best by using an accessory that looks like this:

If you don't already have one, they can be purchased at almost any drug store, and may also be available in The Winner School Store.
Non competitive dancers (Intro 3's and RZDZ 4's) can do a twisted or rolled bun. This is the hair style for GP Pictures, Thunderstruck competition (if applicable), and the Studio Showcase. The only class that is an exception to this is Ms. Tracy's T/TH RZDZ 4 class, they will wear two low ponytails to accommodate their hat.
Please contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns, I am happy to help and find a solution.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Items for Bag Inspection
Bag inspection will take place during their last regular class before Thunderstruck, refer to April 2015 calendars for class specific date

All costume pieces, labeled with dancer's name
Performance quality shoes, labeled with dancer's name

Fingernail Polish Remover Wipes
Safety Pins
Sewing Kit
Baby Wipes
Flesh colored or clear Band-aides
Extra Ziploc Bags

Hair Elastics
Empty Water Spray Bottle
Hair Gel
Bobby Pins

Make-Up Bag with the  following:
Black Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
BA Star Red Lip Pencil (must be purchased from The Winner School Store, so the girls will all have the same shade of red)
Make-Up Remover Wipes

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Upcoming Dates for RZDZ 5K, 5-7 and 7-10
  • March 21st Mandatory rehearsal at The Winner School:  11:00 am- 1:00 pm for RZDZ 5K M/W & RZDZ 5K T/TH  12:00 pm- 2:00 pm for RZDZ 5-7 T/TH & RZDZ 7-10 W/F
  • March 21st Competition hair and make-up clinic for parents at The Winner School 12:00 pm- 12:45 pm
  • March 23rd $48 Thunderstruck competition registration fee due in The Winner School Store. ****A $10 late fee is added to all Thunderstruck fees paid after this date**** payment can be made by cash or check. Credit Cards can also be used to pay this fee, however a 2% convenience fee will be added.
  • April 6th-7th Spring Break, NO DANCE CLASSES
  • April 11th Mandatory rehearsal at The Winner School: 11:00 am- 1:00 pm for RZDZ 5K M/W & RZDZ 5K T/TH 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm for RZDZ 5-7 T/TH, RZDZ 7-10 W/F
  • April 14th GP Pictures in costume for RZDZ 5K T/TH & RZDZ 5-7 T/TH 4:15 pm- 5:30 pm, NO regular class
  • April 14th Parent meeting regarding team auditions for the 2015-16 season 6:15 pm
  • April 15th tickets for the Studio Showcase go on sale in The Winner School Store at 7:00 am. It is reserved seating, tickets are $10.
  • April 15th GP Pictures in costume for RZDZ 5K M/W during class time, 4:15 pm- 5:30 pm for RZDZ 7-10 W/F
  • April 25th Thunderstruck dance competition at Wasatch Jr High in Salt Lake City
  • April 27th-29th Audition prep during regular class time, more details to follow
  • May 16th lighting rehearsal in the morning at Judge Memorial High school, time to be determined
  • May 16th Studio Showcase in the evening at Judge Memorial High School, time to be determined
  • May 28th-30th auditions for 2015-16 Winner School Dance team
It is a busy couple of months. Please put these dates on your calendars.
Any questions, please contact me via email or text me 801-573-9422, I will respond promptly.
Thank you for your wonderful support! We love our Winner School dancers, and their amazing parents!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thunderstruck Dance Competition
(This applies to RZDZ 5K, RZDZ 5-7, RZDZ 7-10 classes)

RZDZ 5K, RZDZ 5-7, RZDZ 7-10 classes will participate in Thunderstruck Dance Competition on Saturday, April 25th at Wasatch Jr High located at 3750 S. 3100 E Salt Lake City, UT 84109.
This will be a great experience for your dancers.

To prepare for Thunderstruck, and our RZDZ tap production, we will have two mandatory Saturday rehearsals.   The first will be on March 21st, the second will be on April 11th.  We will also hold a competition hair and make up clinic for parents on March 21st.

March 21st Rehearsal Schedule:

RZDZ 5K M/W & RZDZ 5K T/TH: 11:00 am- 1:00 pm

RZDZ 5-7 T/TH & RZDZ 7-10 W/F: 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm

ALL parents of RZDZ 5K, RZDZ 5-7, RZDZ 7-10 dancers hair and make-up clinic: 12:00 pm- 12:45 pm

April 11th Rehearsal Schedule:

RZDZ 5K M/W & RZDZ 5K T/TH : 11:00 am-1:00 pm

RZDZ 5-7 T/TH & RZDZ 7-10 W/F: 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm

Updated Spring Break dates
To accommodate both of the school district Spring Break dates, Intro and RZDZ classes will have April 6th & 7th off of dance. This change is noted on the March 2015 class calendars.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Progression Night Countdown

We are so excited for our Progression Night Recital. Thank you for the tremendous turn out at rehearsal, and the fabulous class attendance this past week!

Important information for tomorrow:

Parking in The Winner School parking lot is LIMITED. We have been given permission to park in The Store parking lot or The Slavic Evangelical Baptist church parking lot.

All dancers should arrive in their class uniform, class hair bow, NO tights and tap shoes. They may wear white ankle socks with their tap shoes. They will be dropped off in room 4. The ONLY thing they should bring into room4 is their ballet shoes. Please keep their street clothing with you. This will help with smoother transitions and a less chaotic room. We have over 50 dancers involved in each performance.

Hair is at your discretion, as long as it pulled away from your dancers face. The hair bow can be placed at your discretion as well. If you do not already have your hair bow, it can be picked up in The Winner School Store. The store is open until 3 pm today, February 6th.

The Winner School snack bar will be open.

Seating is limited. Please be considerate with the number of people you invite.

Photography is welcome, as long as you stay in your seat. Please do not come in front of the front row to take pictures. The best vantage point for pictures may be standing in the back row.

M/W, Wednesday Only & W/F classes perform at 5:00 pm with a call time of 4:40 pm. Please have your dancer in room 4 no later than 4:40 pm. We will be starting at 5 pm sharp.

T/TH classes perform at 6:30 pm with a call time of 6:10 pm. Please have your dancer in room 4 no later than 6:10 pm. We will start at 6:30 pm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to text me. I will respond promptly.

We look forward to your children showing you the hard work they have been doing for the past several weeks!

Monday, January 19, 2015

No Dance today in observance of Human Rights Day.
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

This entry has been updated with the correct times and dates for Progression Night

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has enjoyed the Holiday Break! Calendars for January will be sent out the first week back in class. Here is a highlight of things to know for January:

  • Please check your dancer's shoes. Some of our little dancers are complaining of shoes that are too tight.
  • Please send your Dancers with their hair pulled back and out of their face, or send some hair bands with them. This is especially important for our RZDZ 5K, 5-7 & 7-10 classes.

  • The $10 fee for the Progression Night hair bow is due in The Winner School Store at your earliest convenience. (it was due December 18th)
  • The $50 costume deposit is due by January 15th in The Winner School Store. This is for the Spring Showcase dance recital in May.

Dress rehearsal will take place on Saturday, January 31st in The Winner School Gym. Each class group will be given a half hour to 45 minutes blocks for practicing their combinations in The Winner School Gym. Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your Dancer's class' allotted time. Have Dancers in their class uniform and bring ballet shoes AND tap shoes. We are trying to take up as little time of your Saturday morning as possible. We have broken up the rehearsals by classes to be as efficient as we can be.
  • ALL Intro classes from 11:30 am- 12:00 pm
  • ALL RZDZ 4 year old classes from 12:00 pm- 12:30 pm
  • RZDZ 5K M/W class & RZDZ 5K T/TH class (Ms. Kira & Ms. Kellie's class)12:30 pm- 1:15 pm
  • RZDZ T/TH 5-7 (Ms.Tracy & Ms. Emily's class) 1:15 pm- 2:00 pm
  • RZDZ 7-10 from 1:15 pm- 2:00 pm
The Progression Night Recital will take place on two sessions on Saturday, February 7th in the Winner School Gym. These sessions are based on the DAYS your Dancer attends class. Dancers will wear their class uniform for the Progression Night Recital as well. They need their ballet shoes AND tap shoes.

Dancers who attend class on Monday & Wednesday, Wednesday Only, Wednesday & Friday:

Performance time: 5:00 pm, call time 4:40 pm

Dancers who attend class on Tuesday & Thursday:

Performance time: 6:30 pm, call time 6:10 pm