Hope you all are super excited for this new school year back at our original location on Spring Drive! Its going to be a fantastic year! Join us for the Trojan Walkabout on Tuesday August 21st (5-7:30pm), walking around our new building to get acquainted with the new space
We cannot wait until our Spring Dance performances coming up!
~Thursday, April 19th: Dress Rehearsal for Concert #1
~Friday, April 20th: Concert #1!
~Thursday, April 26th: Dress Rehearsal for Concert #2
~Friday, April 27th: Concert #2!
*Please be on the lookout for Preorder ticket forms & Concert DVD order forms when we come back from Spring Break!
Important Information coming up:
~We have just received some extra DvD copies of last school year's dance concerts (2016) and this school year's winter dance concert. Please let me know if you are in need of a copy. The cost is $10. For this year's concert, we will be sending home an order form in the event that you would like a copy of your child's performance. Please keep your eye out for this important form. Order forms will also be available on concert day. The copies will be ready during exam week for pickup.
~Please do not forget that fairshare and candy money is due. Students were sent home with an index card last month with their total balance.
~Thursday, April 20th: Help the dance department complete posters promoting the upcoming dance concerts (this is optional)! Any interested dance students can join us in room 1209 on South campus. Our goal is to fill the auditorium with as many audience members as possible and this will help promote these wonderful shows!
~Monday, May 1st: ticket pre-order forms will be distributed to the students (tickets in advance are $6 and $8 at the door). Purchasing advance tickets will run from Monday, May 1st to Friday, May 19th.
~Monday, May 8th: Dance Awards Night for students in the GMHS Dance Program. Join us at 7pm in the South Garner Auditorium
~Monday, May 15th: Please plan on attending our Menchies night fundraiser, where a portion of the proceeds will go toward the dance department
~Tuesday, May 16th and Monday, May 22nd: for our 9th grade students who take class on the 9th grade campus, this is a mandatory afterschool rehearsal on South campus in order for the students to practice onstage before dress rehearsal. The rehearsals will run from 2:30-4:45pm. This is for Mrs. Comden's A1 and A2 Modern 1 classes only. Unfortunately, I just found out that there was a major conflict for the original dates, so your child may have a different date written down in their notes; these are the corrected dates. Please let me know if you have a prior engagement already for these dates as soon as possible.
~Monday, May 22nd: Senior bow practice. For our senior students interested in being a part of a featured section in our concert bow, please plan on attending this special rehearsal. This is for senior students in the dance department only.
~Tuesday, May 23rd: Dress rehearsal for students involved in dance concert #1: Beginning Modern (1A) A.Comden, Beginning Modern (2B) A.Comden, Intermediate Ballet (2B) Shakur, Intermediate Modern (3B) Shakur, Beginning Ballet (4B) Shakur, IB A.Comden. Students will need to be prepared to attend this from 3-6pm in the South Garner Auditorium. Students who do not attend dress rehearsal cannot be involved in the concert
~Wednesday, May 24th: Dance Concert for students involved in dance concert #1. Students will need to arrive before 5pm for student check-in
~Thursday, May 25th: Dress rehearsal for students involved in dance concert #2: Beginning Modern (2A) A.Comden, Beginning Modern (1B) A.Comden, Beginning Ballet (4A) Shakur, Proficient Modern (2A) Shakur, World Cultures (3A) Shakur, IB A.Comden. Students will need to be prepared to attend this from 3-6pm in the South Garner Auditorium. Students who do not attend dress rehearsal cannot be involved in the concert
~Friday, May 26th: Dance Concert for students involved in dance concert #2. Students will need to arrive before 5pm for student check-in~Please do not forget that fairshare and candy money is due. Students were sent home with an index card last month with their total balance.
On Thursday, March 2nd the Dance Department will be hosting an interest meeting for the NHSDA. This meeting will be for students who are currently enrolled in intermediate or advanced-level dance classes at Garner High. For the first meeting, interested Seniors & Juniors may attend. Please arrive in dance room 1210 on South Garner Campus no later than 2:30pm. Specific information will be provided at the meeting, please let either Mrs. Shakur or Mrs. Comden if you cannot make it but would like to be a part of the NHSDA.
Don't forget to come out to the GMHS Curriculum Carnival which will be on Thursday, February 8th from 6-8pm! This will be a great opportunity to figure out what classes you are interested in taking next year. Please see your teacher to figure out what day you will be registering for your 2017-2018 classes.
The 2017-2018 dance class placement auditions have been posted! Thank you to everyone who came out and auditioned! Please go to our Auditions page to see the results.
~Candy Fundraising permission forms have been distributed. Please make sure you turn in a permission form in the event that you would like to participate in this fundraiser! Candy delivery will be soon.
~Dance Class Placement Auditions: Thursday January 12th from 2:45-5:30 on South Garner Campus (8228 Hebron Church Rd). If you are interested in being placed into Modern 2, Modern 3, IB dance, Intermediate Ballet, or World Cultures, then you will need to attend this placement audition. Students interested in taking Modern 1 or Ballet 1 do not need to attend the audition. Ladies please arrive in leotard & tights and Boys should wear a white shirt with black shorts or pants. We hope to see you there!
~Please consider joining our Dance Boosters! Our next meeting will take place on the South Garner Campus Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 6pm. We will be losing a majority of our booster members next year and we could really use your help!
We have several events for this week!
*Monday, November 28th: Poinsettia pickup
*Thursday, December 1st: Winter Dance Concert 7pm
*Friday, December 2nd: GMHS Day of Dance
Hope you all are enjoying your 3-day weekend! Please do not forget to sign up for your teacher's Edmodo groups and Remind groups!
The Remind code for the GMHS dance program is: gmhsd
Welcome back GMHS Dancers. We are so excited to start the 2016-2017 school year with you! It will be the best year yet!
We cannot wait for you to see our new facilities! They are so beautiful, we know that they will help to inspire.
Please make sure to note the new school address for the next two years is 8228 Hebron Church Rd. However, we still have the 9th grade center over at the former location. We will see freshman dancers at Freshman Orientation Night on Tuesday, August 23rd from 6:30-8pm at the Freshman Center.
We would also love for your parent to attend our Back-To-School Dance Booster meeting! It will be Saturday, August 27th at 12pm located at City BBQ. Hope to see them there!