Recital Updates

Spring Recital Updates
*Extra full cast rehearsals at the studio:
Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday April 25 at 5 pm, please try to attend at least one of these.
Tuesday May 8, and Wednesday May 9, at 5 pm please make plans to attend at least one of these rehearsals!
Monday May 14 5pm all dancers, please, younger ones if possible
AT THE REDWOOD PLAYHOUSE: the week of May 14th-20th
Move in, Tuesday, probably starting around 1pm
Tech rehearsal Kathy and Natalie’s students, Wed at 4.
Dress rehearsal, all dancers, Thursday at 5
Shows Friday at 6, Sat. and Sun. at 1
Nina’s students arrive 30 minutes before showtime, makeup and hair done
Natalie’s dancers arrive 45 minutes before showtime, makeup and hair done
Kathy’s younger dancers arrive 1 hour before showtime
Teens arrive 2 hours before showtime
Parent helper jobs:
Helper moms, 2 for each show
Set up and clean up:
Getting the dance floor, costumes and props on Tuesday around 1pm
Setting up the dance floor Wednesday around noon
Setting up the chairs before dress rehearsal
Managing the concessions table, a helper for each show
Organize the dressing room
Clean up:
All the above, in reverse, after the show on Sunday
Special notes: This year’s show has become very complex and we could use some extra help.
We will need masks for the owls (Natalie’s girls), and monsters (Kathy’s girls)
I have felt, glue and patterns and have found some great ideas on pinterest, etc. I know from past experience that there is a very creative, helpful, group of moms, and am hoping we can set a date to get these done.
We need some silvery, or gray outfits that go on quickly, for the ghosts.
They can be shirts and pants, dresses, etc. I am going to dig around in the costume room, and maybe check out the thrift store, but if you have something at home that you can share, that would be nice. The dancers are ages 6-13.
I would love to see some exciting goodies for the concessions table. I think it would be really fun for our audiences to get a full experience of the setting.
Getting the word out
I will be sure to print up lots of the half and quarter sheet posters so you can pass them around to all your family and friends. The dancers and teachers are working hard to make this a good show, we are all having a lot of fun, and I want to share this with as many of our community members as possible!
We hope you can join us for Summer Session, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, July 17- August 9, for 4 weeks. All levels will be included, and we will keep you updated as plans are developed.
*Classes for teens will continue after the show, meeting Tuesday afternoons and Saturdays. After school is out, they can join the adults on Tuesday mornings, instead of coming in the afternoon. I have explained to them that they have achieved a level of skill that now requires continuous attention, with shorter breaks in their training. As a matter of fact, I think you will be very impressed with how far they have progressed in the last year!
Thank you all very much!!!

Spring vacation classes

Kathy and Nina will hold classes next week if you are not going out of town. This will offer an extra opportunity for your child to rehearse their dances if they can attend.  Natalie, however, will not be teaching.


Spring Schedule

Class schedule Spring 2018

Pre-ballet with Nina (ages 3 -4) Tuesdays, 3:45-4:30

Ballet 1/ Dance to your own tune (ages 5-6) Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-4:15

Ballet 2 (ages 7-10) Mondays and Wednesdays 4:15-5:00

Ballet 3 (teens) Tuesdays 4:30-6:30, and Wednesdays 5:00-6:30

Saturdays, Intermediate Foundation and pointe, 9-11, grade 4, 11-11:45, group rehearsal 11:45-1


Spring Session 8 weeks, for students newly joining classes

Monday, March 26 -Sunday May 20

 Summer Session, 4 weeks

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, July 17- August 11; all levels will be included; plans will be developed


Spring show: rehearsals, set up and performances the week of May 14th-20th at Redwood Playhouse

Move in, Tuesday; Tech rehearsal older dancers, Wed at 4.; dress rehearsal, all dancers, Thursday at 5;

Shows Friday at 6, Sat. and Sun. at 1

*Extra full cast rehearsals at the studio:

Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday April 25 at 5 pm

Tuesday May 8, and Wednesday May 9, at 5 pm

 No Classes: (there may be some rehearsals for older dancers)

Spring vacation: week of April 16th

 Annual fees:

Registration $10 per year per family

Costume use fee:

Pre-ballet and ballet 1- $35 per year/ $20 half year

Ballet 2 and 3: $50 per year, $35 half year

 Class fees: total amount due is based on number of classes per session, paid at the beginning of the session

Pre-ballet, ballet 1, ballet 2:

1x week $12/week

2x week $22/week

Ballet 3: $35/week

Please let us know if you need to make a payment plan; some scholarships are available.

Contact Kathy, updates on SoHum Dancing on facebook,


*****************************************************************************************                               Fees for winter/spring session, for information if you need to pay a balance due


1x week, 16 weeks, $192

2x week, 16 weeks, $352

Teens, 18 weeks, $630


Dancewear for SoHum Dancing students, Item #’s for shopping online with Discount Dance

our school/teacher code is123564

 Class colors for cap sleeve leotards and chiffon skirts

Pre ballet with Nina- Pink

Ballet 1 / DTYOT, ages 5-6 light blue

Ballet 2 ages 6, 7, 8 lavender

Ballet 3 tweens and teens Navy

 Cap sleeve leotard color based on above list

Children        #CL5402       $12.99

Teens          #M515L $22.53

Chiffon skirt color based on above list,

Children, pre ballet and ballet 1 and 2   #CR5110         $14.79

Pink tights

*pre ballet and ballet 1 and 2 may also wear ballet socks for class, which are available at the studio, $5 a pair

*Be sure to have at least one pair unused until the recital

Children full footed tights     #T0921G   $6.99    3 pack  #KTT0921G  $21.27

Children convertible tights #C45 $13.21

Teens convertible tights     #A45  $16.27

Pink, full sole slippers for girls

Ballet 2, and 3 need ribbons for their slippers    #CAP $5.61

Children, youngest students         #S0225 “Bunny Hop”          $15.10

Children        #S0250G      $15.42

Teens           #S0250L       $15.42

Hair pins, Bunheads brand

Size: small, BH 434 $5.46 medium, BH437 $5.97 large BH440 $6.22

Color: blond, brown, black

Hairnets for the recital, Bunheads brand (or other)

#BH420        $2.59            Color: blond, brown, black

Hair ties       #CJ5888       $4.95

Pink wrap sweaters

Child   #CZ0999       $23.66

Adult   #Z0910         $24.41

Leg Warmers

          Children        could not find an acceptable choice….

Adults           #94     $9.69

Boys/ Men Leotard, white, N5502, $14.50, or CC400, $17.60

Dance brief #28 Bal Togs,  $20.80

Maggies Organics carries a nice footless legging in Navy


Hi dancers and parents, I have some news for you, I have set up an account with Discount Dancewear for shopping for all of your dance needs. I will post the code at the studio that you will need to access the SoHum Dancing account. There, you will be able to find out what you need to purchase for class. I am new at this, but it looks like when you shop this way, we earn bonus points that can be applied to purchases for the studio, like recital items, and you may even get discount pricing. I will let you know when everything is finalized.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone for making this year’s Winter Wonderland performances a success! I had a wonderful time enjoying the dancing, and I greatly appreciate all the help we received that contributed to making the production proceed with a lot of ease, and little, if any, stress! Yay us!!!

Performance schedule

Full cast rehearsal Saturday, December 2, 11 am-12:30 pm at the studio (I do know that this is also the same day as the Children’s Fair at Beginnings.  Perhaps some carpooling can be arranged to accomadate busy schedules)

Monday, December 4, no classes

Tuesday, December 5 moving dance floor, costumes, scenery and props to Redwood Playhouse and setting up; We need some volunteers!

The following events take place at the Redwood Playhouse in Garberville!

Tech run-through for Kathy’s students, Wednesday, December 6, 4:30-6

Dress Rehearsal, full cast, Thursday December  7, 5pm, please arrive early to be ready to dance at 5; Kathy’s students arrive right after school to warm up at 4:30

Performance, Friday, December 8 at 6pm.  Kathy’s dancers arrive after school, warm ups at 5; Natalie’s dancers arrive at 5:30 with hair and makeup already done; Nina’s dancers arrive at 5:45, hair and makeup already done

Performances Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10, at 1 pm; Kathy’s dancers arrive at 11:30 ready for warmups; Natalie’s dancers arrive at 12:30, hair and makeup already done; Nina’s dancers arrive at 12:45, hair and makeup already done

Cleanup directly after show on Sunday, volunteers needed!

Please consider bringing baked goods, ingredients labeled, to one of the performances.  Audiences appreciate having them, and donations for these are used towards scholarships and other student activities.