On September 17th, the managers took a little bit of video of you guys dancing the medley. Check it out!
It's here at last! I've been working on this thing on and off all summer, but today Maddie came over and we finally finished choreography and formations. YAY!! These formations and even partnerships are still subject to changes, but only out of great necessity. Please do not ask Mrs. Rees to switch partnerships. Please note which shows you are in (make certain you are in the show for your grade) and who your two partners are. Then note which two spots you will be learning. Watch this video several times, watching YOUR two spots and just pay attention to where you will be. It will be much easier at choreography if you are at least vaguely aware of your formations, especially in the beginning with the confusion of learning two spots. Enjoy!
** A change in partnerships has already been made--Hannah was not in the 8th grade show, and she's in 8th grade. She and Mckenzie have been switched--same spot, but different shows and partners.
** A second change was made to move Jack into the 8th grade show. Thomas has been moved to pink with Benzley in 7th grade, and Jack is with Jewel in red in 8th grade.
A HUGE thank you to Mr. Campbell for recording our segment and sending it out! I thought I'd never get to see it! Thought I'd share it with you all here. What an honor to be on TV with our team!
We are cutting counting stars. If you would still like to do it, let me know. We could consider making it a 4 couple routine, but finding time to work on it will be difficult. If you are willing to do the 4 couple and feel like you know it well enough to pull it off, text me and let me know. If I have enough couples we'll work it out. Otherwise, we won't do it. And it's totally ok if we don't--we are all really stressed out right now and as much as I love that routine, I don't want to do it if it's not going to look ready. (So far I have one boy and two girls willing to do the 4 couple)
We will be working Time Medley on Wednesday and Saturday. Wednesday we will work ONLY the West Coast, Samba, Quickstep, and Cha-Cha. So the only ones who need to come to rehearsal on Wed are: Tyrese & Maleia, Ethan & Alanna, Kate & Nathanael, and Hunter & Krista. The rest of you do not have to come to rehearsal at all on Wednesday.
On Saturday, Maddie and Brent will be here to help choreograph the rest of the dances. So I will need Foxtrot (Chase & Emily), Rumba (Trent & Sasha), Tango (Darcie & Michael), Paso (Benzley & Ammon, and Mambo (Mason & Savannah.) The others who have their routines do not need to come. YOU WILL ONLY NEED TO COME ON SATURDAY FOR 20 MINUTES. Talk to your partner and choose a time slot below and let me know when you can come that day by commenting on this post. Guys--this is important. Please make it a priority to be there. I don't want to scrap ANOTHER routine. Thank you!
Here is a detailed schedule for what we will be working on between now and the Parent Performance night.
Saturday, March 18
**THE LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED***
Stinkin' Jr. Jazz cancelled their meet AGAIN, which means that Elk Ridge will not be open. GRR!!! But Trent's mother has secured us space at a dance studio in Daybreak. The address is 11277 Kestrel Rise Rd. It's on Soda Row and is called "The Studio, by Black Diamond." We only have it till 11 so please be on time with your scheduled time. Parents are welcome to stay and watch and then take you back home when you are done.
Time Medley choreography sessions, no group practice. Come for your 20 minutes only and stay to practice if you want. We need Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Mambo, and Paso. Choose a time in the comments below:
9 - 9:20 - Alanna & Ethan (Cha-Cha)
9:20 - 9:40 - Hunter & Krista (Quickstep)
9:40 - 10:00 - Michael & Darcie (Tango)
10:00 - 10:20 - Mason & Savannah (Mambo)
10:20 - 10:40 - Chase & Emily (Foxtrot)
10:40 - 11:00 - Ammon & Benzley (Paso Doble)
Monday, March 20
We will run the 9th grade show twice through first--if you are in the 9th grade show, you need to be there.
We will run all of the time medley from start to finish and we will learn the 30 second cha-cha ending with all couples. EVERYONE MUST BE THERE, EVEN THE TRACK KIDS BECAUSE THEY PROMISED ME MY MONDAYS AND I WANT MY MONDAYS DARNIT!!
If you are in the 9th grade show, we have a performance at Herriman that night and we need to be at Herriman at 5:30. So you may want to bring a sack lunch or something because you'll only have an hour between when practice ends and when you have to get to Herriman.
Wednesday, March 23
ALL TEAM MEMBERS NEED TO BE THERE. The first thing we will run is the 30-second ending in the Time Medley where all 12 couples dance. It's short and sweet. We will also run the time medley from start to finish with your choreography. REMEMBER--YOU are responsible to make sure you have your choreography down!
Monday, March 27
We will run Time Medley and the Funk Medley.
Wednesday, March 29
Final rehearsal, all members need to be there. We will be running Time Medley, and the Medley in preparation for the parent night.
I have created some ads for our Ballroom Showcase on March 30th. I am putting them here below so you can retrieve the files and use it to post it on your Instagram, Facebook, etc where you can let friends and family know about it. Feel free to use these files as you see fit!
There has been much texting back and forth about how to rehearse for the Movie Medley and have it performance ready by the 30th of March. The team performing it is:
I tried to keep you in spots you know and with partners you've danced with before. I also put Bingham Team members as a priority since they will already be here that night anyway--that is why some of last year's team is not being asked to do it. This year's team will run it several times before then, so they will have it fresh in their minds. But I would like to set up THREE dates to rehearse this routine. Try to make it to AT LEAST one of them, or all if you can. Also, if possible get together with your partner and run it on your own.
Monday, March 13th - 4:30 - 5:30 at Elk Ridge Dance Room
Monday, March 20th - 4:30 - 5:30 at Elk Ridge Dance Room
Tuesday, March 28th -- 4:30 - 5:30 at Elk Ridge Dance Room
Thursday, March 30th -- 6:00 - 6:15 at Elk Ridge Auditorium (this will just be a run-through--no time for more! Other teams will want the stage.
Please comment below on availability issues.
I have just gotten the information for the Bingham High Ballroom Auditions for any 9th graders who would like to try out! Here is the flyer and also the Audition Packet you will need. Auditions are March 10--luckily no performances scheduled that day!
Mrs. Rees is awesome.
Team members! Feel free to leave comments!