February Newsletter

February 6, 2018

 Good evening HSPA families,


We hope that the New Year is treating everyone well.


In this newsletter, you will find information about the following:

  • Gymnastics show

  • Important dates 

  • Parent observation days

  • Competition fees 

  • Costume/Acro fees 

  • Team tights/Shoes list

  • February school vacation team schedule

  • GenIV Summer Intensive

Gymnastics Show

We are excited to say that we are trying something new with the gymnastics show this year! We know how extremely warm the HRHS gym would get, how tired and sweaty the kids get and how HOT the parents/guests get from sitting there watching, so…  This year we will be hosting the show at the studio on Tuesday, June 12th. There will be two separate shows – start times will be announced later – we will provide seats in each of the rooms; your children will be moving between three rooms and you will follow them. We will all start together for a big warm-up with the team students, then break into groups. Your child will be able to show you all the tricks, skills, and drills that they have been working on this year. All the positives of being much cooler, informal, shorter length of a show and the tickets will be less expensive! If you have any questions regarding the new format please let us know, but more details will be emailed/posted, as we get closer.


Important Dates & Studio Closed Dates

  • 2/16-2/18 – Jump dance convention/competition in NYC

  • 2/18 – 2/25 – Vacation Break. Classes start again on Monday 2/26

  • 2/23-2/25 – Turn It Up competition in Sturbridge, MA

  • 2/23-2/25 – StarQuest competition in Waterbury, CT


Parent Observation Days

February 26th – March 3rd will be Parent Observations Days for our dance classes ONLY.  Dance teachers will open the doors to invite you in to observe the last 15 minutes of the class.


Competition Fees

Reminder that all competition fees must be paid BEFORE we will enter your dancer in the competition. All fees and due dates are posted on the sign-up sheets at the studio.  These fees must be a separate check as well please. DMA, Dance Showcase and ADA NOW past due – please pay these fees immediately.


Costume/Acro fees

All costume payments are now past due and MUST BE paid immediately – please see someone in the office ASAP.  All acro leotards are $45.00 and are also due. 


Team tights/shoes lists

  • Emerald team: Suntan body wrappers full-footed tights and dance class suntan jazz boot – for both numbers

  • Pearl team: Suntan body wrappers full-footed tights and dance class suntan jazz boot – for both numbers

  • Jade team: Suntan body wrappers full-footed tights and dance class suntan jazz boot – for both numbers

  • Ruby team:

    • “Cruisin for a Bruisin” ~ Suntan body wrappers full-footed tights & dance class suntan jazz boot  

    • “There Will Be Time” ~ bare legs and bare feet

  • Gold team:

    • “Sing Sing Sing” ~ Black tights and black pedinis without buckle

    • “Our Goodbye” ~ Suntan stirrup tights and bare feet

    •  “Hold Back the River” ~ bare legs and bare feet

  • Diamond 2:     

    • “Wonderboom Tree” ~ bare legs and bare feet

    • “Sweet Pea” ~ Suntan body wrappers full-footed tights and tan pedinis

  • Diamond 1:    

    •  “Glorious” ~ bare legs and bare feet

    • “Allegiance” ~ Suntan ankle or stirrup tights

  • Diamond 1&2:

    • “Sirens” ~ 90 Degree black leggings (TJ Maxx)

    •  “Snuff the Girl “~ Suntan body wrappers full-footed tights & tan pedinis

    • “Finesse” ~ Cheap white sneakers – get to Alison ASAP!!!

  • Junior Acro:     Bare foot

  • Senior Acro:    Bare foot

  • Monday tap:    “Boy from New York City” ~ Suntan body wrappers full-footed tights & black oxford tap shoes

  • Teen tap:  “Must Be the Water” ~ Black tap shoes

  • Senior tap: “Can’t Hold Us” ~ Black tap shoes

  • Small group tap: “Easy Love” ~ Black tap Shoes

  • Small group tap: “On the Verge” ~ Black tap shoes

  • Friday tap: “Time for Tea” ~ Suntan body wrappers full-footed tights and black tap shoes

  • Musical Theater number “Elf” ~

    • Diamond 1 & 2 ~ Tan pedinis

    • Gold ~ Black pedinis

    • Ruby ~ Suntan body wrappers full footed tights and dance class suntan jazz boot

    • Jade/Pearl/Emerald ~ Light suntan full-footed tights and dance class jazz boot

  • Small group contemporary: “Follow the Sun” ~ Suntan stirrups and tan pirouettes

February school vacation team schedule

Listed below is the team rehearsal schedule for school vacation – we do realize that some students will be away on family vacations, so they are excused, but we do ask that all others plan to attend.  Class attendance is imperative at this time with DMA just around the corner.

  • Saturday – 2/17:        

    •  10am – 12pm  Pearl and Emerald Teams

    •  12pm – 2pm    Jade team


  • Monday – 2/19:         

    • 11am – 1pm    Emerald Team

    • 1pm – 2pm      Diana’s Pet/Jr Tap Team

  • Wednesday – 2/21:     

    • 12pm – 2pm    Pearl and Jade Teams

    • 2pm – 5pm      Musical Theater number

    • 5pm – 7pm      Gold and Ruby Teams

    • 5pm – 6pm      Amanda’s Jr/Preteen Tap Team

  • Thursday – 2/22:         

    • 12:30pm – 2pm     Lisa’s Teen Tap Team

    • 2pm – 5pm      Musical Theater number

    • 5pm – 6pm      Kristina and Hailey’s Jr Small Groups

    • 6pm – 7pm      Amanda’s Jr/Preteen Tap Team

  • Saturday – 2/24:         

    • 10am – 12pm  Pearl and Emerald Teams

    • 12pm – 2pm    Jade Team

    • 12pm – 1PM   Pearl and Emerald Hip-Hop class

    •  12pm – 3pm      Jade Hip-Hop class

  • Acro Team rehearsals are TBA 


Generation IV Summer Intensive

August 5-12, 2018 is the Generation IV Summer Intensive and registration will open today for all GenIV Alumni! Make sure to use your passcode that you received in your email that was sent from the GenIV team. ALL HSPA students receive a discount as well upon registration!




If you have never attended before – registration will open to the Public on Wednesday, February 14th:


8 Days

*26 faculty

6 different room levels

30+ hours of classes

ALL styles of dance

6-8 hours of rehearsals and 3 sell out SHOWS! 

*Faculty includes the new 2018 additions of Dana Wilson and Wade Robson! 



 Have a wonderful evening,

Alison, Lisa A., Lisa H. and the HSPA Faculty


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