September 2019 News
Hello, Motion Family!
Kids are back to school, and we are back in classes for year 8 at Motion, The Studio! There’s no time to rest as we hit the ground running finalizing enrollment and preparing our competition and show teams for their first performances of the year! Motion sends out most communications through studio email. For those new to our regular email newsletters, please scan through the division headings to make sure you read the parts you need to know. All studio emails are also posted on our website, www.abodyinmotion.us, under “Studio News”. Please check in regularly so you do not miss important info!
We have expanded classes between our two studio locations for more options. Please note the two different schedules on our studio windows and website. Please look at BOTH SCHEDULES to make sure you know where your favorite class is offered!
MOTION AT CARROLLTON PARK
Most of our regular child/teen curriculum and a few dance ﬁtness classes will be held at this location.
MOTION ON THE SQUARE
Most of our toddler curriculum, dance ﬁtness, art, and choir classes will be held at this location.
1201 S. Broadway, Ste 101
Carrollton, TX 75006
We do all we can to keep families informed, but, in the end, it’s up to parents to make sure they are reading through our emails and social media posts. Please contact our Front Desk with any questions! Thank you!
MONTHLY TUITION PROCEDURES
For those not on auto draft, this is a reminder that tuition is due by the 5th of each month or a late fee is charged, even if we are closed for a holiday. You are welcome to call the studio Front Desk at 469-892-2137 M-F 5:30-9pm or Saturday 10-1pm to pay over the phone. But it is up to studio families who refuse the auto draft option to watch the calendar and get tuition in on time.
Refusal to pay late fees or students more than one month past due in tuition are automatically dropped from our system. If the class their child is registered in is full and has a wait list, the next child on the list will be moved into their spot. If the dropped student wishes to return, the Registration Fee must be paid again, and, if there is a wait list, the child will have to wait for another spot to open back up in the class to return.
If monthly tuition is continually late, you may stop by our Front Desk to fill out an auto draft form to avoid future late fees. Please contact Cindy@abodyinmotion.us for any questions or concerns regarding tuition payments and/or auto draft. Thank you!
CHANGE OF DATE FOR OUR HOLIDAY PRODUCTION,
A CHRISTMAS IN MOTION!
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH
11AM SHOW TIME
Motion, The Studio’s 3rd Annual Holiday Production, A Christmas in Motion, will be held in the Outdoor Performance Pavilion at the brand new 3 Nations building opening on the Carrollton Square! After careful consideration of parking demands and space concerns, the decision was made to move our holiday show to Sunday, December 15th. For those concerned about an outdoor venue in December for our show, by moving the date to Sunday, 3 Nations will not be open to the general public till later in the day and we can move our show inside if the weather is not cooperating. Please reserve the date on your personal calendar and stay tuned for more details!
CONNECT OUR MOTION CALENDAR TO YOUR PERSONAL CALENDAR AND STAY ON TOP OF IMPORTANT DATES
At Motion, we are always trying to find ways to make it easier for busy families to stay on top of important studio dates. For those who prefer to use technology as your friend, you may now connect our Motion calendar to your personal calendar off our website! Go to the following link:
If you visit our website on your personal computer, copy and paste the link to your personal calendar, and the Motion Calendar will automatically sync with your personal calendar. It doesn’t get any easier than that! Let’s get IN SYNC in 2019!
ART AND CHOIR CLASSES COMING TO MOTION IN OCTOBER!
Motion, The Studio is excited to announce we will be adding children’s Art and Choir training to our studio class lineup on Thursday nights at our Carrollton Square location!
5:30-6:15pm Art I (4-6 years) Learn age appropriate watercolor techniques, acrylics, foil embossing, and more! $20 Supply Fee required
6:15-7:00pm Art II (7-13 years) Learn age appropriate watercolor techniques, acrylics, foil embossing, and more! $20 Supply Fee Required
7:00-8:00pm Motion Choir (7-13 years) A musical performance group based in choral harmony and vocal unity.
Consider adding more areas of artistry to your child’s training with our Thursday night “Art in Motion” curriculum! We can’t wait to see who our future Van Gogh’s and Pavarotti’s will be! Contact Info@abodyinmotion.us for more details!
OTHER NEW DANCE CLASSES ON THE SCHEDULE
We have added other new classes to our studio schedule. Listed below are newer classes to our lineup:
Clogging (10+ years)
We are excited to offer a different type of “tap” class option this year with Clogging. It is similar to Tap but there is an extra tap incorporated in the shoe that makes a different sound. As a result, the steps are different. So, yes, an actual Clogging shoe will be required for those who choose to enroll. It is a fun class so consider giving it a try!
Broadway Jazz (10+ years)
Broadway was offered at Motion last year but many people were confused on what the class was. Broadway Jazz is similar to regular Jazz but it’s performed to Broadway musicals and tends to incorporate more acting and even some lip syncing in the choreography!
Ballroom (10+ years)
Ballroom was also offered at Motion last year, but again, people didn’t understand what this class focused on. Think “Dancing with the Stars” but a partner is not needed. The Cha-cha, Swing, and Tango are all examples of Ballroom styles that are incorporated in the choreography.
Contact our Front Desk if your child wishes to try any of these new class options!
NEW $5 FITNESS CLASSES AT MOTION!
Motion, The Studio provides the following $5 ﬁtness classes to help you reach your weight loss goals! Here is a brief explanation of what each $5 ﬁtness class will focus on. Please check our studio schedule to see which location your favorite class is offered:
The Zone: Hip Hop Power Workout
A cardio Hip Hop Dance Workout that’s meant to get your heart rate up and the fat burning!
A ﬂexibility and core training class. Usually done barefoot. Yoga mats are optional. We stretch the body slowly from head to toe and pound our midsection to tighten and tone!
Beat the Heat: Body Toning Workout:
An all over body toning workout that gets the sweat dripping with lunges, pushups, squats, and other traditional toning exercises taught to fast paced music!
A ballet barre workout that incorporates basic ballet moves and pushes to get your heart racing. You do not have to be a ballet god or goddess. Just follow along and bring a towel for all the sweat you will leave on the ﬂoor!
Sweat Success Cardio Fit:
Move and groove to fast paced songs while you dance your way through toning exercises to tighten your abs and legs. If you want to have fun while you feel the burn, this class is it!
UNLIMITED $5 CLASS DEAL!
If getting ﬁt in 2019 is your goal and you love our fitness classes, take advantage of our Unlimited $5 Class Deal! For only $50/month, you can take as many of our $5 fitness classes as you want! If you took all of our $5 classes every week for a full month, you’d spend over $140! That makes this Unlimited Class Deal is a great offer. GET IN MOTION NOW TO CREATE A NEW YOU!
MOTION SHOW TEAMS IN CHEER, BATON, DRILL TEAM
Motion is proud to announce we are expanding our Show Team programs:
Sapphires Show Drill Team (7-13 years)
Motion Show Cheer Team (5-13 years)
Motion Show Baton Team (5-13 years)
Our Show Teams perform at local community events/parades and compete in one competition a year. If your child is interested in joining a Motion Show Team, contact us for class and uniform requirements! Our first performance is scheduled for Saturday, September 28th at Lewisville Western Days!
ONCE UNIFORMS ARE ORDERED, ANY STUDENT WISHING TO JOIN OUR TEAMS MUST WAIT UNTIL SPRING. We will be ordering in the next 7-14 days! If your child is joining this Fall, please join NOW!
JOIN US FOR FREE FOOD AT RHOTON PARK NEIGHBOR’S 36THANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT OCTOBER 1ST
Motion, The Studio is a proud sponsor and performer at Rhoton Park Neighbor’s 36th Annual National Night Out for families and friends! Come on out from 6-8pm on Tuesday, October 1st and enjoy FREE FOOD, make crafts, participate in activities for the whole family, and support our Motion Show Teams and competition Dance Companies as they perform in their first performance of the 2019-2020 season! Motion, The Studio will also be raffling off studio t-shirts and free classes!
Please mark your calendars:
Rhoton Park Neighbor’s 36th Annual National Night Out
Tuesday, October 1st
Come support Motion and enjoy an evening with the family! We look forward to seeing you there!
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Year 8 is great as we add more classes and members to our Motion Family! Thank you for joining us! As always, thank you for being a body in MOTION!
Carolyn (Ms Carebear)