~ dance and fitness center ~
“It's about the journey, not the destination.”
Welcome to Studio North
5 -6 -7 -8…DANCE!
Studio North was established in 1999. Their initial location was at the site next to Spirit of the Wilderness Outfitters. Due to member growth and expansion of programs, Studio North started construction on its' state of the art 10,000 square foot building. In May of 2002 Studio North opened the doors to this wonderful facility. Since the first the day of dance classes, Studio North has been committed to providing students with precise and technical training, along with a chance to grow
~ be inspired ~ and to DANCE!
We strive towards creating a safe, supportive environment for children to explore their creativity through music and movement. Teamwork is the underlying theme of our programs. Dance is such a wonderful avenue to build not only physical strength and grace, but also social and emotional strength. Our programs encourage self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline. The life lessons learned in class will reach far beyond the walls of the dance studio and the stage.
The philosophy at the studio is,
“It’s about the journey, not the destination.”
“Sometimes, not nearly often enough, we get a chance to be a
part of something greater than ourselves. When this happens,
we have to start with the belief that... 'we can'.”
CLASS ATTIRE & REQUIREMENTS
Like any other sport or activity, dancers need specific “dance gear” to get the most out their dance education. Please help in having your dancer prepared for their classes.
During Dance Class:
Black jazz pants or black dance shorts with tights should be worn.
Leotard – any color or style Dance skirts can be worn over leos and shorts.
Warm-ups can be worn during the warm up session of class.
Hair needs to be up and away from face.
*All dancers will need dark tan tights for the recital. *Performance team will need bodytights.
Fireflies (Preschool): Dark tan tap shoes and pink ballet shoes.
Little Lites through Twi Lites (K through 5): Black tap & black jazz or ballet shoes
Nite Lites, Northern Lites & Performance Teams: Black jazz shoes & tan half-soles
**Jeans & sweatshirt/t-shirts are not appropriate dance clothes. Your dancer will not be able to practice to the best of their ability. Please help them adhere to this policy.**
Make your life easier! All dance supplies and apparel are available at the studio. We will be putting in an order at the end of each week for the first month of classes. No shipping charges will apply on group orders. We have sizing kits to ensure your dancer a proper fit.
**SHOES & DANCE CLOTHES MUST BE PAID FOR WHEN ORDERED**
PRICE LISTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE STUDIO.
STUDENTS CAN BE FITTED FOR SHOES WHEN ORDERING.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes that they can move around and be active in! Shoes are not allowed in the studio. Tennis shoes should be worn for the Fit Kids Club when participating in outdoor activities.
OUR DANCE SEASON
Classes run from September through May. The season is broken up into different parts. We utilize the fall season to work on technique, build up skills and begin our first routines. We also measure and get uniforms ordered for the Spring Recital. The performance teams will start performing locally during the holiday season. As we continue the season, we add choreography and polish the routines for the Spring Recital. We will not be holding a holiday show this year. We will be focusing on technique and the Spring Dance Recital in May.
NO DISTRACTION ENVIRONMENT
We have found through the years that the most productive way to run classes is without the distraction of parents and siblings. We want to offer the best quality class we can. Since we only have a short time per week together, every minute is important. Therefore, we have a “no distraction environment”. No spectators will be allowed during class time. However, we will allow spectators in the last 10 minutes of the last class of each month. This will allow you to see the progress we are making.
AT HOME PRACTICE
Often parents ask how to help their dancers practice at home. The most important thing dancers can do is stretch on a regular basis at home. Dancers should do some activity to warm muscles and then stretch as many times a week as possible. Stretching technique is covered at class. Dancers who may miss a class should try to get together with a class member to learn what was missed. Please note: for Fireflies and Little Lites, at home practice should not be forced. Our goal is to have them enjoy the experience!
STUDIO CALENDAR – Weather and cancellations
For the most part the dance calendar follows the school for all major breaks and national holidays. Studio North does not cancel classes on teacher workshop days – these typically fall on Mondays. If school is closed due to inclement weather, studio classes will also be cancelled. There may be some exceptions, so if there are any questions please call the studio at 365-2493 to confirm. Any cancellations will be posted on the website at www.studionorthelymn.com
and on the Studio North facebook pages.
NO CLASSES ON THE FOLLOWING DATES FOR 2015-16 SEASON
October 15 & 16 – MEA Convention
November 25, 26, 27 – Thanksgiving Vacation
December 23 through January 1 – Holiday Break - Classes resume Monday, January 4.
February 8 through February 12– Studio Spring Break - Closed for Dance
March 28 – Easter Break - Classes resume Tuesday, March 29.
Spring Rehearsals & Photos – May 13, 14, 15 - Spring Dance Recital – May 20 & 21.
OTHER PROGRAMS OFFERED AT STUDIO NORTH
In addition to dance and fitness classes for kids we offer several
other activities and events throughout the year.
Take the stress out and put the fun in! Host your next party at Studio North! Great for boys and girls of all ages! Any theme you want, we can accommodate! Check for more information at the front desk or at www.studionorthelymn.com
HALLOWEEN/FALL HARVEST CARNIVAL!
This is a great annual event for everyone! You don’t want to miss it this year – more games, more music – MORE FUN! Mark you calendars for Sunday, October 25th!
HUGE, 8’ FOOT SCREEN TV! POPCORN! FRIENDS! COMFY BEAN BAG CHAIRS! IT JUST DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS! We will be hosting movie nights throughout the year for all ages. Watch for more details to be posted at the studio.
HUGE DANCE FLOOR! COOL LIGHTING! COOL MUSIC! FRIENDS! DANCING!
We will be hosting dances for grades 6-8, and high school dances! Watch for details at the studio!
GYMNASTICS - SELF DEFENSE/KARATE – PILATES –
WEIGHT TRAINING – BOXING & MORE!
We will be hosting a series of monthly workshops geared towards youth.
If you have any ideas you would like to see or teach, let us know! Watch for details at the studio!