Monday, December 6, 2010

Costumes and Hair for Competition Teams

Please print off this list and keep with you for competition season!! It has all of your costume pieces and how your hair should be for each dance. If a dance is TBA, we will let you know! (These are dances that aren't being done in the winter recital)

Also- ALL OF THE HALFTIMES SCHEDULED ON DECEMBER 18TH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED!! It is Christmas break and we had a lot of conflicts-so we cancelled them!

However, the TINY PRACTICE is still ON for 9-10 am on the 18th!!

Here is a breakdown for your costumes and hair. Please read carefully and make sure you have all of the pieces listed.

Jazzerettes- (Hair is curly wavy in all styles)

Smile: down curly wavy with the front bit in a braid starts on the left and goes to the right
Maroon shorts and top, tan tights and jazz shoes
Ali’s dance: same as smile Maroon shorts, Black top, (wear a tight black tank top-get on own), tan tights and jazz shoes
Hoodies: Hair is down with bright red headband Red Hoodie, Red headband, purple tank top, neon yellow bra, warm up sweats, red high tops
Rockin’ USA: Hair in left low pony tail with hat
*Army- Camo unitard, black sports bra(get on your own) army hat, army belt, tan tights jazz shoes
*Navy- White dress, blue shorts, gold bra, navy hat, tan tights jazz shoes
*Air Force- Tan Dress, red shorts, black sports bra (get on your own), air force hat, tan tights jazz shoes
Steal the Show: Low curly pony tail Select 8 Girls are in charge of their fedora hat, White blouse, black corset, tight dark skinny jeans (On your own) black fingerless gloves, red high tops (Needs to wear halter bra under this outfit get on own *Sam will tell you more!!)
Hot Like Wow: In messy bun with a braid coming out of it
Both pointe variations and Ballet dance: Slicked back bun with no bangs in the middle of back of the head. (not low, not high) Ballet Dress, black leotard(On your own) pink tights pink ballet shoes toe shoes with ribbon
Pointe Variation-black leotard and black skirt (on your own) pink tights, toe shoes with ribbon

Juniors- (Hair is straight in all styles)
Zombie: crazy ratty wtih headband if they are a “boy” it’s in a low pony tail and braid the pony tail
*Girls- Black Hot Shorts (On your own), black tutu and white tutu, corset, headband, tan tights with hip hop shoes
*Boys- White shirt, black pants, tan tights, hip hop shoes (cream and black) silver tie, black hat, suspenders
Push Push: Low bun with hair parted on the the left Pink or turquoise or gold dress, tan tights, jazz shoes
Feel your love: Low pony tail with straight hair headband, ribbon belt, charcoal dress, tan tights, jazz shoes
Ballet: Low bun charcoal dress without ribbon belt and without headband, pink tights, pink ballet shoes
New Hip Hop TBA

Smalls- (Hair is straight in all styles)
Dancing Queen: High pony tail on top of head with headband
One piece outfit with headband (If they need a bra, make sure it’s not showing in the back)
Lollipop: Two high pig tails with bows
black leotard, striped vest, two skirts, striped tights, pink shoes, two hair bows (Pin flower onto vest)
Ballet: Bun in back of head black leotard, floral skirt, pink tights, pink ballet
Modern: TBA

Minis- (hair is curly in all styles)
At the Hop: High Curly pony tail Black leotard with pink sequins, poodle skirt, headband, tan tights jazz shoes
Work It: High Curly pony tail with sweat band black leotard, tan tights, white tennis shoes, red or pink leg warmers, red or pink 80’s tshirt, sequined belt for over their shirt on their waist, sequined sweat band
Ballet: High bun on top of head salmon dress with tutu, jewel skirt to lay over tutu, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

Tinys: (Hair is curly in all styles)
Ready for This: Two pony tails with bows grey shorts, tan tights, black hip hop shoes (Vai no tights), blue jerseys two blue bows
Ballet: High pony curly pony tail (Vai-Black jazz pants, white shirt, pink bow tie, black ballet shoes,) Girls- pink dress, pink tights pink ballet shoes
Jazz Dance TBA: High curly pony tail

And again- PLEASE get your recital fees in by Wednesday of this week!!! It is $15 per dancer or $25 per family (More than one dancer). I know we have said it a million times, but we still have over half of the competition girls that haven't paid! Yikes!! Also- tuition is due by Friday the 10th. I WILL NOT be taking tuition money at dress rehearsal. It's too hard to keep track of everyone's money. Thanks!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Upcoming Recital, etc.

A few items of business for competition teams:

1. Don't forget that all dancers need their tights and shoes from "All That Dance Wear" 390-9650 for Winter Recital next week. If they do not have them they will not perform.......we have a high standard for comp teams :)
Please remember that IDS is not associated with this store. I just tell her what shoes and color of tights I want for the girls. I don't know who has paid and who has not.....sorry.

2. ALL JAZZERETTES need to bring back their ballet costumes to dance ASAP because the back ordered ones will not get here in time so we have rushed ordered a new outfit......OH THE JOYS OF COSTUME ORDERING!!!

3. Jazzerettes are performing at both recitals! Juniors and Minis are Dec 11th and Smalls and Tinys are Dec 9th and 10th

4. Get Recital fee paid before dress rehearsal because its hard on Jill to have to track people down and try to get her 3 girls ready as well. We would really appreciate it. :)

5. Mnis have extra practice on Monday from 7-8pm

6. I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A TINYS PRACTICE Saturday DEC 18th from 9-10 am.....will that work for tinys?

7.Thanks and I love your dancer! They are all working soo hard!

Thanks Gertie

Monday, November 15, 2010

Winter Recital Information

First of all: It's Parents week this week!! All of you wonderful parents are invited to come into your children's classes to see what they have been working on! :) Please remember to be courteous to your dancer and their instructor and not to distract from the class.

Just to clarify: The Eastside refers to our studio on 17th out in Ammon. Central refers to our studio on 15th St. And the "Tinys, Minis, Smalls, Juniors, and Jazzerettes" are our auditioned competition teams that all attend at the Central studio.

basic rehearsal and show time information: The dancers need to be at Hillcrest 10 minutes before their stage rehearsal time.
A dress rehearsal means that you have full hair, make-up and costume on just like you will for the real show! Your dancer will be receiving a handout in class describing their costume pieces and how they should be worn along with how their hair and make-up should be done. (A heads up for all Ballet moms: All ballet shoes and tights need to be pink!
If you need to purchase any shoes or tights, you can contact Cassie Murdock will "All That Dancewear" at 390-9650

At Hillcrest there is a side stage door by a garage door facing Sunnyside road that dancers can come in through with one parent only. If your dancer is in only 1 dance that night we also ask that they come and go in the costume because of limited dressing rooms.

Winter recital dates and times are as follows:

DECEMBER 9th (Thursday) at Hillcrest High School is

EASTSIDE dress rehearsal
teams Tinys, Smalls, and Jazzerettes
7-12 grade Hip Hop class from Central Side!
3yr old Tuesday combo w/ Molly- 3:15pm-3:30pm
4 yr old Tuesday combo w/ Molly- 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Kindergarten Tuesday combo w/ Molly 3:45pm- 4:00pm
Kindergarten Thursday ballet/ jazz w/ Cassi 4:00-4:15pm
1-2 Grade Tuesday combo w/Molly 4:15pm-4:30pm
1-2 grade Monday Tap/Hip Hop w/ Natalie 4:30-4:45pm
1-2 grade Thursday tap/ hip hop w/ Natalie 4:45-5:00pm
TINYS TEAM 5:00-5:15pm
3-6th grade Monday ballet/ Jazz w/ Natalie 5:15-5:30pm
3-6th grade Wednesday Hip Hop w/ Ashley 5:30-5:45pm
Boys Hip Hop Wednesday w/ Ashley 5:45-6:00pm
7-12 grade Thursday ballet/ jazz w/ Cassi 6:00-6:15pm
7-12 grade Monday and 7-12 grade Wednesday on central Hip Hop w/ Ashley 6:15-6:30pm
SMALLS TEAM 6:30-7:30pm
Jazzerettes 7:30pm-9:15pm

December 10th (Friday)
Eastside 5th Annual Infinity Winter Recital at 6pm
.....doors open at 5:15pm and dancers arrive at 5:30pm

December 11th (Saturday)
Central side Dancers, Mini Team, Junior Team, and Jazzerettes......
7-12 grade Hip Hop from Eastside.

Your dress rehearsal times are as follows:
3 yr old Wednesday w/ Natalie 11:00am -11:15am
4 yr old Wednesday w/ Natalie 11:15 am- 11:30am
Kindergarten Wednesday w/ Natalie 11:30am-11:45am
1-2 grade Monday Ballet/ Jazz w/ Cassi 11:45am- 12:00pm
1-2 grade Wednesday Hip Hop w/ Lisa 12:00pm- 12:15pm
MINI TEAM 12:15pm-1:00pm
3-6 grade Tuesday Ballet/ Jazz w/ Kelbee1:00pm- 1:15pm
3-6 grade Tuesday Hip Hop w/ Betty1:15 pm-1:30pm
JUNIOR TEAM 1:30pm-3:00pm
7-12 grade Wednesday and Monday Eastside Hip Hop w/ Ashley 3:00pm-3:15pm
Jazzerettes 3:30pm- 5:15pm

SAME DAY December 11th Saturday
Central side 5th Annual Infinity Winter Recital starts at 6pm
Doors open at 5:15pm and dancers arrive at 5:30pm.

During both shows we ask that you bring your dancer back stage to perform their dance 2 numbers before their dance. Please do not get out of your seat until each dance is over.

We ask that you DO NOT tape off seats to save for your family and friends during dress rehearsal. The stage crew of Hillcrest will remove it. If you would like to save seats the doors open at 5:15 and then you are welcome to sit and save for your family and friends.It will not be as crowded as last year because we have cut the show into 2 shows, but still be aware that there will be a big crowd. We also ask that if the people you are saving for are not seated 5 to 7 mins before the show please give up their seat. I want these recitals to be a fun and enjoyable evening for everyone. Especially the dancers! Lets keep our Christmas Spirit :)

Your dancer will NOT be able to perform if:

1.Recital fee of $15.00 per dancer or $25.00 per family of dancers is NOT paid.
The $15 recital fee (or $25 for more than one dancer) is to pay for the auditorium. There will be no admission for your family and friends. PLEASE include your recital fee with your December tuition. There will be a list of unpaid fees at dress rehearsal and we will be checking each class as they are rehearsing. It is really a hassle to be collecting money at the auditorium, so please be considerate and get it paid before the show.

2. Costume is not paid for.
If you have not yet received a costume price they will be posted soon. I will send another e-mail out at the end of the week with costume prices listed for each class. Many of you have already paid and we so appreciate that!! Please get your money in as soon as possible so we can have everything ready to distribute. Thanks!!

3. Your account is in the negative and you have fees past due.
If you have certain circumstances where any of these might be very difficult to do please contact Gretchen Hunsaker (Owner) and she will be more then happy to discuss things over with you :)

There WILL be dance held the week after the recital.
Dance lets out for the Christmas break on December 17th and resumes Monday, January 3rd.

And now a personal note from Gretchen:

I am very excited to see these awesome dancers hard at work in these 2 shows. I am also VERY VERY proud of my instructors and the work they have put into
choreographing each dance and the love and discipline they show their students. I am happy to have everyone of you dancers, parents, and teachers part of the IDS family!
I have really had fun getting to know some of the new ones and still look forward to meeting you all.

Thank you!!!

Phew. I think that is all for now! Watch for costume prices. There is also a sheet hanging in each studio with updated prices if you need to know how much your costume is.
If you have any further questions-please feel free to reply to this message. Thanks so much!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Upcoming Competition Fees

Just reminding you that our first competition fees are due no later than November 22. The cost is:

$60 for Tinys, $80 for Minis, $120 for Smalls, $160 for Juniors and $240 for Jazzerettes.

The second fee is due by January first and is for the same amount.

If you sold cookie dough, you should've received a separate e-mail with your amount of credit. If you'd like me to apply your credit to your competition fees, please let me know.
Gretchen wanted me to stress the importance of getting these paid on time. She has to register for our competitions well before the dates we arrive and it is difficult for her to do when payments are late.

Thanks in advance!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cookie Dough Pick Up

The Cookie Dough fundraiser is always a big success for us at Infinity! Thanks to all who particiapated this year. You can pick up your cookie dough on Thursday October 28 at the studio. Please come from 1-3 pm or from 5:30-7:30 pm, so you do not interupt classes. Please be considerate of the teachers and do not come later than 7:30.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Competition Team Tights and Shoes

I ordered all the competition shoes and tights today, I will be getting everything in late next week. If you would please let everyone know that the total for a pair of shoes and tights is $32 with tax included.

I will not give them their competition items until I have recieved their payment. If they can't reach me at the studio have them put the money in my box and please put dancers name and class with payment. example Blakeley Smith/Jazzerettes.

Thank you very much,

Cassi Murdock
"All That Dancewear"

Baby Zoey is Here!

Gretchen went in for her C-section today. Zoey was born this morning around 7:30. Mom and baby are doing great!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Attention Competition Teams Only

Hey Competition Team Moms!

Just a reminder that September tuition is due no later than September 10th! If it is not paid by then, a $10 late fee will be added to your account.

We've had a little confusion on tuition amounts.
Gretchen raised her prices by $5 / month.
Jazzerettes and Juniors: $95/month
Smalls: $75/month
Minis: $65/month
Tinys: $45/month

Please make note and plan accordingly. Some people knew of this change and some did not. Sorry for not letting everyone know. It was an oversight on our part.
If you have studio dancers, the same applies. It is $35 for the first hour and $10 for each additional class they are taking.

***NOTE!*** The Second costume payment is due October 4th. Start planning now!

We hope you are all pleased with the way things are going! We are SO excited for this upcoming year.

Thanks so much!


Monday, August 30, 2010

Back to School, Back to Dance!

I hope everyone is having a great first week of school and a great first week of dance! That's right, dance starts this week too! (Aug 30-Sept 3) See you there!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dance Starts Aug 30th!

Registration will be Aug 24 & 25 from6-8 pm at the Central location at 450 E 15th St. Aug 26 from 6-8 pm at our new location in Ammon, 4382 E 17th St. We are aware of Back To School Night on that Thursday. You are welcome to pick up your paperwork Tues or Wed night and have it all ready to turn in on Thurs.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Competition Team Costume Fee #1 Due Aug 9

Hello All Competition Team Moms
I really hope you all read the paper work given to you and your dancer at tryouts on June 5th.
I am starting to worry because the warm-up fee was due June 25th and I still have not received all payments :(

The 1st costume deposit is due AUGUST 9TH......a week from today!
Tinys $75.00
Minis $75.00
Smalls $100.00
Juniors $145.00
Jazzerettes $175.00

The information about fees and dates should be on that pink paper that was handed out at tryouts titled "2010-2011 Competition Fees"
If you do not have one of these papers PLEASE PLEASE come and get from me next week! We broke up the competition fees and costume fees into 2 payments each this year so you would not have a huge amount due at once. Please don't be late paying this...I hate putting late fees on your accounts.
Thanks Gertie

Can't wait for next week does not cost anything for Smalls or Juniors. Jazzerettes you just pay $50.00 for Ali to IDS

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fireworks, Warm Ups, etc.

All Fireworks are here at the studio!!
You can pick them up Monday 6/28 or Tuesday 6/29 from 8am-12pm in big studio!

Wewill be sizing everyone Aug 9th-13th for warm-ups. This is also during choreographer week for Smalls, Juniors, and Jazzerettes. If you have not already paid for your warm-up please get that into IDS this week.

We will NOT be doing the 4th of July parade this year.....sorry! Enjoy with your family!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pictures Are Here!

You are welcome to come by the office on Tuesday from 10-3 to pick up your pictures. They all turned out so great!

Monday, June 14, 2010


Congratulations Gertie! They went to the Dr. today and found out they are having a baby girl this fall. One more dancer to join 2013?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fall Class Schedules Now Available

We have added the schedules for fall for both Infinity locations to this page. Please also note the registration dates and times in August.

Just a side note while you are making plans for the next few months. August 9-13 will be choreography week for Smalls, Jrs and Jazzerettes. EVERYONE will need to be in attendance. We will be learning most of our dances this week and we would hate for you to miss out.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Exciting new things are coming to IDS this FALL!!

We will have another IDS location out in Ammon called IDS East.

Also, a brand new staff member (and another sister) Molly Jorgensen is coming to us!! She has her Masters degree in Modern Dance from U of U and a Bachelors in Dance from BYU. She has received several awards from these Universitys for her teaching and choreography.

WE ARE EXCITED to have her!!!

Also a reminder that Summer Dance Blast still has spots available in it for anyone who is interested in one week of pure FUN dancing!!! They learn quit a bit at this camp.
June 21st-25th.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Competition Team Tryouts 2010-2011

Tryouts for the 2010-2011 Competition Teams will be Saturday June 5th at the studio, 450 W 15th St. We want to encourage everyone to try out, even if you have never competed before!

Please tryout for your age group no matter what your level is. We will ask you to stay for the next level up if necessary. The auditions will be closed.

9:00-9:45 Tinys (1st-2nd grade)
10:00-10:45 Minis (2nd-3rd grade)
11:00-12:00 Smalls (4th-6th grade)
12:00-1:30 Juniors (6th-9th grade)
1:30-3:00 Jazzerettes (8th-12th grade)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Jazzerettes in Concert Show Order

Jazzerettes in Concert!

May 21st at 7:30 pm at Hillcrest High School Auditorium

You do not want to miss this show!!! Its all the competition teams that have worked sooo hard all year on these dances and took several 1st place awards through out Utah!!

We would like all dancers there by 6:30 to run through their dancers just one time before the show starts because we have been so focused on Wonderland that they will need to mentally do this!!!

REMEMBER...the Mushrooms and Tears from Wonderland will also get to perform in this concert as well!!! They will need to be there at 7 pm.

Pictures will be that day for tinys, minis, and smalls at studio. Also EVERYONE WHO COMPETED THIS YEAR WILL NEED TO COME TO STUDIO AT 5:15pm IN THEIR WARM_UP OUTFIT FOR BIG PICTURE!! Be right on time for pictures and please be considrate of others with doing your individual shots!! We have got to move fast :)

All dancers will enter in the front doors of Hillcrest Auditorium....not the side door like they usually do! Their name will be on a master list to get into the concert. Everyone else must pay admission to get into the concert.

The order of the show is as follows and there are really quick changes....but thats when we perform the best!!! :)

1. Introduction
2.Right Now- Jazzerettes
4. Crazy Love- Juniors
5. Kaitlyn Kessinger- Jazzerette
6. Hoe Down- Smalls
7. Mushrooms- 3-5 grade
8. Thats Not My Name- Jazzerettes
9. Stand Out- Mnis
10. McKenna & Jaycee- Smalls
11.Better Man- Jazzerettes
12. What a World-Juniors
13. Blakeley Smith-Jazzerette
14. Lindee Pickett- Jazzerette
16. Sadie & Bayden
17. Baby- All teams and friends
18. Walkin on Sunshine- Jazzerettes and Juniors
19. Ordinary Day-Smalls
20. Jetsons- Minis
21. Ice Cream Freeze-Tinys
22. Smile-Jazzerettes
23. All for One- Juniors
24. Jocelyn Clawson-Jazzerette
25. Kia Ackerman-Jazzerette
26. Dinosaur-Smalls
27.Tears-6-12 grade
28. Kill the Lights- Jazzerettes and Juniors
Special Team Introductions and medal receiving.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pictures! Dates and Times

Wonderland Pictures will be taken at the studio on Thursday May 20th. Please be all ready to go 5-10 minutes before you scheduled time.

Amy is amazing and the pictures always turn out wonderful! You will not regret purchasing them. Even if you do not plan to purchase pictures PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come so we have a whole class photo!

Bring your envelope filled out and ready for the photographer to help move things along. There is a copy here if you need the information on prices. I think she brings extra to the shoot, but it is SO MUCH EASIER for her if you have it already filled out when you arrive.

If you are in two different costumes, please wear the one that is listed first and bring the second one with you to QUICKLY change! (and 3rd, etc.) Look closely at the schedule, you may need to come at 2 different times if you are a lead dancer.

2:30-3:00 3 year old class oysters
2:30-3:00 4 year old class oysters and mother oyster
3:00-3:30 Wed 5 year old class and White Rose
3:00-3:30 Thurs 5 year old class and Red Rose, Little Alice
3:30-4:00 1-2 grade Cats(Monday class) and Cheshire Cat
4:00-4:30 1-2 grade Tweedles(Tuesday class) and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
4:30-4:45 Boys Fire Dancers
4:45-5:00 Tinys Fish
5:00-5:30 Minis (Roses and Dogs) Cheshire Dog, Tall Alice
5:30-6:00 3-5 grade Mushrooms (Thursday Class) Caterpillar and Butterfly
6:00-6:15 3-5 grade Bluebirds (Wednesday Class)
6:15-6:45 Smalls (presents and Gloomy Things)
7:15-7:45 6-12 grade Cards (Wednesday) King and Queen of Hearts
7:45-8:00 6-12 grade Tears (Tuesday) Alice
8:00-8:30 Tea Party Scene Smalls, Jrs. and Jazzerettes. Mad Hatter, March Hare, Dormouse
8:30-9:00 Cards, Bees, Jazzerettes and Jrs. King and Queen of Hearts


Friday May 21st BEFORE Jazzerettes in Concert Pictures at the Studio
EVERYONE bring your warm ups, we will be taking a group photo

3:30-4:00 Tinys Genies, then Ice Cream Freeze
4:00-4:30 Minis Jetsons, then Stand Out
4:30-5:15 Smalls Ordinary Day, Hoe Down, then Dinosaur
5:15 EVERYONE IN WARM UPS including Jrs. and Jazzerettes!

Monday May 24th at 4:30 we will do Jrs and Jazzerettes photos at the studio. Photo order will be Better Man, Crazy Love, That's Not My Name, What a World, Right Now, Walkin On Sunshine, Kill the Lights.


Please join us for our Spring Production of WONDERLAND.

May 19th at the Civic Auditorium, 501 S. Holmes, at 6 p.m.

We feature dancers from age 3 through High School. The dances include ballet, jazz, hip hop, Pointe ballet and modern. The show is FREE to everyone! Even if you don't know one of our dancers, you are welcome to come see what Infinity Dance Studio is all about.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Summer Dance Blast/Summer Classes offered

Summer Dance Blast 2010
Camp registration forms and schedules are now in the office!!
Limited space is available for all dancers:
12 spots in preschool
20 spots in 1-3rd grade
25 spots in 4-6th grade
25 spots in Intermediate level
25 spots in Advanced level

Summer Classes
We will be having summer dance classes this year available for ages 3rd grade and up!!
These classes will run July 6th- 28th and August 3rd-26th .

Tuesday from 5:30-7pm for 3rd -6th grade and will cost $40.00 a month.
Wednesday from 5:30-7:30pm for 7th and up and will cost $45.00 a month.

These classes will be taught by BJ Kane. The focus in these classes will be on dance technique, and building better muscle tone and control.

Important Upcoming Dates

April 21st at 5:15 I need the MAD HATTER, ALICE, and WHITE RABBIT to meet me at Amy Powell's house to get their picture taken for the Wonderland Poster.

April 23rd from 4-7pm Samantha will be here to teach the Tea Party Scene (Juniors, Jazzerettes, and Smalls). Pointe class will still take place in the middle from 5:15-6:15.

April 23rd 7:15-8:15 Junior Party at "Hot Diggity Dog" restaurant. It is across the street from the Idaho Museum. It will be fun for the girls to get together in a social setting and have fun as a team!

April 24th from 8-10am Samantha is going to teach a fun Hip Hop dance for Jazzerettes in concert to whoever wants to be in it. The girls can even bring a friend to do it with them....the friend will just pay $10.00 to be in it.

April 29th from 7:30-8:30 We will have a meeting for all main characters. We will discuss when they enter and exit the stage and which parts of the show they are in , etc.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Celebrity Dance Competition Results

Hi All
WOW!!! What an amazing weekend for IDS!!! We were on fire Saturday and it showed big time and paid off big time as well. For those who are unfamiliar with the scoring system this is how it works:
Each dance itself is judged on how many points it gets, Platinum being the highest then High Gold, Gold, and Silver.

Then they take the highest points and give 1st, 2nd, 3rd in their STYLE category (Like Hip Hop, jazz, modern, etc.)
Then they take the entire age group with all style categories and give the overall awards of 1st overall, 2nd overall, 3rd overall.....this is the highest level you can achieve at Celebrity!

So with that being said hold on to your seats because IDS ROCKED THE HOUSE!!!

Sadie and Bayden got a High Gold and a 1st in category and 2nd overall!!!
Kaitlyn Kessinger got a Gold and 4th overall
Blakeley Smith got a Gold and 5th overall with 13 people in her category!!!

Stand Out GOLD.....1st in hip hop category....3rd OVERALL juniors ages
Jetsons Gold.......1st in jazz Category.....1st OVERALL!! juniors ages

Dinosaur Gold.....1st in jazz in category Intermediate
Ordinary Day HIGH GOLD.....1st in contemporary category......3rd OVERALL Intermediate ages
Hoedown Throw Down PLATINUM (only one given at daytime awards!) 1st in hip hop category and 1st OVERALL Intermediate ages

Crazy Love Gold .....1st in Lyrical Category
What a World HIGH GOLD....1st in hip hop category....1st OVERALL Pre-teen Ages

Juniors and Jazzerettes
Walkin' On Sunshine GOLD 3rd in jazz category
Kill the Lights PLATINUM......2nd in hip hop category.....lost 1st by .5 :(

Better Man GOLD......2nd in contemporary category
Right Now GOLD......3rd in jazz category....there were 8 other teams in this category!!
That's Not My Name PLATINUM......1st in Category

What an amazing day for everyone! I have never seen our dancers look that good.... I am way excited for this Saturday!! THERE WERE ONLY 15 Platinum's given out that night! so 16 total all day! IDS took 3!

Great Job to all our Dancers!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thank you all!

I just want my studio family and friends at IDS to know how much I appreciate everything they are doing to keep IDS strong! My staff is so amazing and wonderful. Thank you for caring about your dancers in such a way that you want them to succeed in dance and teaching them how not only to be a better dancer, but better people as well!

Thank you to such wonderful parents of all the IDS dancers for allowing us to teach them! And all the extras you do around IDS to help keep my sanity!

And thank you to all my wonderful dancers! One of my most favorite things is watching you grow into a beautiful dancer. I can't believe how hard our competition teams have worked this year to get ready! The staff and I are always talking about how amazing each team is this year and how hard they work and how much we love our girls (and you too, Tyler)! It's incredible to me how much these little dancers love to dance. I know they would have to, to put up with me :) It has been crazy practices because we are competing an entire month earlier then normal, but the teams look so GOOD!

I am so excited to go and cheer them on! Parents we need a loud cheer section because you would not believe how much it helps the team get fired up! Thanks again to everyone who is a part of IDS. I truly feel so blessed to have each and every one of you as a part of my life.

Love Gertie