December News

Hello Motion Family! Christmas is here! Here are updates for December at Motion, The Studio:

TUITION AND FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL TO PERFORM IN OUR CHRISTMAS SHOW

A reminder for those not on auto draft that tuition is due by the 5th or a late fee is charged, even if we are closed for a holiday. If you are past due on your tuition and fees, your child will be blocked from performing in our Christmas production on December 15th.

If you received notice your tuition is past due, please make plans to stop by our front desk and take care of your December payment. Filling out an auto draft form is advised to avoid late fees. Payment may also be made over the phone by calling 469-892-2137 after 5:30pm.

PLEASE BE ADVISED! The studio will be CLOSED January 5th for Christmas Break, but tuition is still due or a late fee is charged. Please plan accordingly with our front desk to ensure your payment is in on time to avoid late fees.

ANY STUDENT MORE THAN ONE MONTH PAST DUE IN TUITION IS AUTOMATICALLY DROPPED FROM OUR ROLL. Please be advised you will have to re-register your child if/when they return. Full enrollment classes with a waiting list will have the next child on the waiting list move in to your child’s spot. For full enrollment classes, you will have to wait for an opening to return. Thank you.

DECEMBER STUDIO CLOSINGS

Motion, The Studio will be closed the following dates in observance of the Christmas/New Year’s holiday:

Sunday, December 23rd – Saturday, January 5th: Christmas Break

Classes resume Monday, January 7th!

Please follow Motion, The Studio on Facebook (Motion, The Studio) and Twitter (@ABodyInMotion) for up-to-date reminders on studio events and inclement weather closings.

ALL STUDIO EMAILS ARE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITEWWW.ABODYINMOTION.US UNDER STUDIO NEWS. Please check in regularly to make sure you are on top of all studio info. Thank you!

A CHRISTMAS IN MOTION PERFORMANCE SHIRTS AND BOWS

Our Performance shirts and green bows (Girls) will be available for pickup after 5:30pm Thursday! Please stop by Thursday or Friday evening to pick up these items up! Thank you

A CHRISTMAS IN MOTION SHOW ORDER

Attached is the show order for our Christmas Show. Please check to see when your performer will take the stage and which shoes they will need on first. The show begins at 5pm, so if you calculate about 2 minutes per routine, you can roughly determine when your child will be on stage. We encourage all families to stay within ear shot of the stage so you hear when I call for your child’s class. If you are nowhere to be found when your child’s class is called, the show will continue without your performer. Please stay on top of what number we are on and when your child needs to line up!

A CHRISTMAS IN MOTION HOLIDAY PRODUCTION SAT, DEC 15TH 5-7PM

Motion, The Studio is excited to present our second annual holiday production, A Christmas in Motion, presented by Music City Mall! Bring the whole family to watch your child be the star of the show with dancing, cheerleading, baton twirling, singing, and acting!

When: Saturday, December 15th

Where: Music City Mall (Formerly Vista Ridge Mall)

Main Courtyard Lower Level Stage by Bath and Body Works

2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville, TX 75067

Performer Call Time: 4:00pm

Group Photo Time: 4:30pm in front of large Christmas Tree

Show Time: 5-7pm

Cost: FREE

Please be advised that this is a shopping mall that will be very busy right before Christmas. Allow plenty of time to park and walk in. Because this is not a theater venue, only a small number of folding chairs are provided by Music City Mall. It is recommended to bring your own chair for your seating needs.

 

We respectfully ask that our Motion family be gracious in sharing the viewing space with each other for our show. Please remember that parents of children on stage for their routine will be allowed to come up to the front for pictures and video. Do not worry if your seat is in the back or off to the side!

Please make sure our performers are dressed properly for the stage, according to our studio dress code:

-A Christmas in Motion 2018 Performance Shirt

-Girls: Pink or nude tights, Black stretch leggings (no logos or designs), hair half up/half down with curls (if possible), hair ties or clips that match hair color, and green bow.

-Boys: Black sweat or athletic pants (no logos or designs), hair brushed neatly out of face.

-Makeup: While this is not a full stage production with proper lighting, we do advise some performance makeup so performers don’t look “washed out”.

-Proper shoes according to the dress code for their class:

Ballet:

Girls: Pink Ballet slippers, Boys: Black Ballet Slippers

Jazz, Baton, Drill Team Prep, Musical Theater: Black slip-on Jazz slippers

Tap: Black Tap shoes (Level IV/V and boys wear black flat Tap shoes)

Hip Hop: Black sneakers with low cut black socks

Cheer, Tumbling: White sneakers with low cut white socks

LEVEL II AND UNDER PERFORMERS will stay with parents until their class is called to line up.

LEVEL III AND UP PERFORMERS may choose to stay in the back stock room area right by our stage till their class routine is called. (Optional)

After a student’s last class has performed, families may stay or leave at their convenience.

Reminder: This show is our gift to the community. The mall will be full of shoppers trying to complete holiday errands. Our performance is not their priority. Please remember the reason for the season and be patient with those who may not be so considerate of our space.

Don’t forget to visit and take pictures with the reigning Mrs. Greater Plano, our very own Ms. Nicole, from 4-5pm and again during intermission!

It’s going to be a great show and such a blessing to celebrate the holiday season together!

CHRISTMAS TREE/STAFF STOCKINGS

Our beautiful Motion Christmas trees are up! We invite our students to make an ornament with their name or picture to hang on the student tree in the back locker area! We love home made creative ideas!

 

Also, our Staff Stockings will be hung down the hallway. Our staff gives a lot to our students and we encourage students to make cards or items they can place in their stockings. (Bigger gifts can be left under the Christmas Tree in the front lobby area of the studio) It’s so fun to watch our teachers and front desk staff open all the cards and items left for them by our Motion family. It truly means a great deal to see how much they are appreciated. Below is a list of names for making cards, should your child decide to do so:

Ms Carolyn/Ms C/Ms Carebear (Owner/Creative Director/Instructor)

Ms Cindy (Owner/CFO/Front Desk)

Coach Katinya/Coach K (Media Designer/Fitness Instructor)

Ms Nicole (Dance Company Director/Instructor)

Miss Taylor (Dance Company Assistant/Instructor)

Coach Kristina (Cheer Coach and Tumbling Instructor)

Coach Joe (Baton Instructor)

Miss Kate (Instructor)

Mr Joe (Musical Theater Instructor)

Miss Kristin (Instructor)

Miss Lauren (Instructor)

Miss Kary (Instructor)

Miss Holly (Instructor)

Miss Cella (Instructor)

Miss Kasey (Instructor)

Miss Sara (Assistant Instructor)

Miss Allegra (Assistant Instructor)

Ms Monica (Front Desk)

Ms LouAnn (Front Desk)

Miss Andrea (Front Desk)

There are also forms at the front desk filled out by each Staff member on all their favorites, should you wish to have gift ideas.  Again, thank you for allowing us the privilege of instructing your children. They are our joy!

MOTION WEAR AND GIFT CARDS FOR HOLIDAY GIFTS

If you wish to purchase official Motion Warmups, Jerseys, Tanks, Dance Bags, etc, we have select sizes available for purchase but once those items are gone, we have to place orders for additional items. Please stop by our front desk for info on purchasing your Motion gear for Christmas and show your Motion pride in 2019!

From now till January 31, Motion will sell for $25 5-class gift cards for anyone not currently enrolled in our studio home. These 5 classes can be applied to any dance, cheer, baton, fitness, or musical theater class. Give the gift of movement this holiday season! Purchase a gift card so friends and family can GET IN MOTION! (Offer does not apply to currently enrolled students)

DANCE, CHEER, AND DRILL TEAM CLINIC FOR AGES 4-18 YEARS

COME PERFORM AT A TEXAS LEGEND’S GAME WITH US!

Motion, The Studio Dance Companies and Cheer Team will host their 6th annual Texas Legend’s Dance, Cheer, and Drill Team Clinic Saturday, January 5th, from 10:00am-2:30pm! We will learn fun holiday choreography to perform that evening as the pre-game show for the Texas Legend’s Basketball game at the Dr Pepper Center in Frisco! (Registration Form attached) Enroll in one, two, or even all three clinics! Bring the whole family to watch Motion perform!

CHEER CLINIC: Ages 4-12 years 10-11:30am

DANCE CLINIC: Ages 4-12 years 11:30-1pm

DRILL TEAM CLINIC: Ages 12-18 years 1-2:30pm

Cost per performer:

ONE CLINIC: $30 (Includes one Motion t-shirt for the performance, one game ticket for the performer, and one game ticket for a parent)

TWO CLINICS: $50 (Includes one Motion t-shirt for the performance, one game ticket for the performer, and two game ticket for friends or family)

THREE CLINICS: $60 (Includes one Motion t-shirt for the performance, one game ticket for the performer, and three game tickets for friends or family)

Additional discount tickets will be available for purchase at our Front Desk for any additional friends or family. Our tickets are only $15! They will be $27 if you choose to buy them at the main gate at the Dr Pepper Center.

We ALWAYS have a blast at the Texas Legend’s games as they have rides, bounce houses, and other family friendly activities to enjoy while watching a great basketball game and taking photos with the Legend’s cheerleaders. Make our Texas Legend’s Clinic a part of your holiday break! Reserve your spot NOW as the clinics fill up fast!

FAQ: What if my child doesn’t want to do the clinic. Can we just purchase discounted tickets from Motion and just go for fun?

YES! We have a contract with the Texas Legend’s for this game only. We can sell as many discounted tickets as we need to because our students are performing. Contact Carolyn@abodyninmotion.us about additional tickets. I have to reserve the number of discounted tickets we need and pick them up in advance.

Happy Holidays! As always, thank you for being a body in MOTION!

Carolyn