Newsletter

Rhythm Notes…


We are still accepting NEW Students at our Elkin Location.  We have Class Options on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings.  Come join our Rhythm Family!!! 

TUITION AND FEES

ELKIN CLASSES 


What is our Dress Code? 

You can visit the Dance Gear page to see Dress Code Specifics and pricing for dancewear, shoes, and Rhythm Gear.  Our Dress Code is designed to facilitate a Professional, Educational, and Safe Learning environment.  Any questions feel free to contact us, we are always happy to help.  


Rhythm On Main Now has an APP…see below how to Download it

1. On your Smart Device go to your App Store and Search Mi Dance App
2. Search for Rhythm On Main
3. Once you choose Rhythm On Main it will ask you to choose a location “Elkin” or “Mount Airy”…choose the location your child takes classes at
4. Use your E-mail and Password you use to Login to our Website (Studio Director Software)
5. At this point you should be in and able to enjoy the APP

The Rhythm On Main APP will be used to send Push Notifications, you can see events on the Google Calendar, we will have Groups that you can join to stay up to date on information, and we will use it for great interactive opportunities. You can even register for classes and pay on your account using the APP. It is linked directly to our website for mobile friendly viewing. We will use this as a communication source for reminders, weather cancellations, make-up class notifications, and so much more!!! We are very excited to have this technology for our Rhythm Family.


COSTUME DEPOSITS IN OCTOBER

Costume Deposits have been added to all accounts of students in Dance Classes (Ballet, Tap, and/or Jazz/Hip-Hop) for $40.00. We use combination costumes so you are only purchasing one costume for Ballet, Tap, and Jazz/Hip-Hop Classes. If you take a lyrical class there is an additional $35.00 deposit on your account. Costume Balances will be on accounts in November they will be $40.00 for students in Ballet, Tap, and/or Jazz/Hip-Hop Classes and an additional $35.00 for students in a Lyrical Class. Costumes will include needed tights and accessories.


BRING A FRIEND TO CLASS WEEK AT THE ELKIN LOCATION

October 16th-19th you can Bring A Friend to Class in Discovery, Dazzle, Sparkle, and Ruby Classes for Dance as well as ALL Tumbling Classes including Little Stars, Rising Stars, Shooting Stars, and Super Stars. Friends can wear comfortable clothing they can move in and may participate in classes. If your friend likes classes and wishes to sign-up we will have some available options for them. If they say you Referred them then you both get a $10.00 Coupon to use toward a future Dance Gear purchase for Shoes, Leotards, or selected Rhythm Attire.

**We will only offer BRING A FRIEND WEEK AT THE ELKIN LOCATION**


NEW PHONE SYSTEM

In addition to the new Rhythm APP we have also upgraded our Phone System. You will now hear an automated answer when you call, this will direct you to the proper extension for us to help you best. The new system will direct you to choose either the Elkin or Mount Airy Location and if you need information on a Fun Week or Event coming up at the Rhythm you will have an extension to choose. We even have an option for our Vendors calling the studio. We upgraded our system to be able to better help our Rhythm Family and future family to be able to better communicate.


HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

Our Annual Rhythm Halloween Spooktacular Week is October 23rd-26th. Students may wear Halloween Costumes to class. We do ask that they wear proper dance attire underneath in case they decide to take off their costume and that there is no scary or heavy make-up worn. We will have classes at regular times. Teachers will incorporate fun games and activities into classes and when a student finishes their last class of the night they will be sent home with a Spooktacular Treat.


DO WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT INFORMATION?

Please look over your Account Online and be sure that we have correct address, phone number, and emergency contact information. Having correct information ensures we can communicate with you when needed. Also be sure that your Card On File is updated and correct, cards on some accounts have expired, so be sure that the Expiration Date is corrected.

Keeping your accounts current and paid helps us to keep costs down, therefore keeping your costs lower. If you are unsure of our polices please review them on the website or ask the office for a copy. We work hard to keep everything as up to date and current for our Rhythm Family as possible and appreciate your assistance helping us to provide that for everyone

 


 



Rhythm Dancers attend Dance Dreams in NYC

Sierra Crabb and Aubree Dobson along with Mr. Will attended Dance Dreams powered by Gerberours in New York City August 1st-5th, 2017.  Sierra & Aubree were presented with Award of Excellence Scholarships to attend  the week long intensive at the Gear-Up Convention in Rock Hill, SC last November.  The week in the city began with a Red Carpet Welcome Party followed by seeing some of the sights of the city.  They saw three Broadway Shows including Aladdin, Anastasia, and on the final night Aubree went to see Chicago while Mr. Will and Sierra went to see Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  They had the opportunity to take classes with Cast Members from all the Broadway Shows they saw and took classes at Alvin Ally Studios.  They went through a Broadway Style Audition and performed a Flash Mob in Columbus Circle.  In addition to shows and classes the participants had the chance to meet with Broadway Performers, Choreographers, and Directors to learn about the industry.  This was amazing week for our Rhythm Dancers and a great opportunity to spend time with dancers from across the United States. 


Rhythm Golf Tournament

Congratulations to our 3rd annual Golf tournament Winners!!!

First place team: Alyssa Cox, Dustin Woods, Chris Dorsett

Second place team: Brad Adkins, Ryan Adkins, Podge Adkins

Third place team: Wade Hill, Mike Harrison, Kent

Closest to pin winners: Wade Hill, Carson Ramey, Ryan Atkins, Russ Danley, Alyssa Cox

Longest Drive: Alyssa Cox

A huge Thank You to all of our Sponsors:

Blevins Building Supply, Carolina Laser Designs, Boonville Restaurant, Graber Construction Products, Express Service Group, Tri-County Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, P.A., Southern On Main, Jim Harrell, Jr. D.D.S & Associates, State Farm, Steve Owings, North Bridge Boutique, Breakfastime, Wagg n Tails Grooming Salon, Graphics Printing, Mountain Valley Hospice, Omni Visions, Speedy Chef, FairField Inn & Suites Marriott Elkin, Pepsi, 13 Bones, Tip- Top Roofing, Surrey Bank & Trust, Shover Imports, Slightly Askew Winery

We also Thank all of the Volunteer Parents for all of their hard work in making this event a success!!! The Annual Rhythm Golf Tournament allows our students and families to raise money to participate in performing and educational trips like Walt Disney World, New York City, and our competition team attending Nationals. 

 

Rhythm Awards at Nationals 2017

Three Rhythm Soloist competed in the Mister & Miss Dance USA National Titles Competition June 15-18th in Rock Hill, SC during the Boogie Fever USA National Dance Championships. The Rhythm’s very own Aubree Dobson was crowned Petite Miss Dance USA 2018.  She will spend the next year traveling to conventions and competitions as well as participating in community service projects.  To captured the coveted national title Aubree prepared an Open Solo that incorporated Jazz, Contemporary, and Acrobatic Styles to a cover version of “She Shot Me Down” choreographed by Rhythm On Main Director Kristy Neely.  Aubree won Preliminary Awards in Interview and Audition Class.  Aubree is excited for the year to come.  Also a Semi-Finalist in Petite Miss Dance USA was Presley Baker who perfoemd a Musical Theater routine to “Little Me” and won a Preliminary Interview Award.  Sierra Crabb was a Semi-Finalist for Junior Miss Dance USA and she perofmed a Tap Routine to “Proud Mary.”  Rhythm On Main is so proud of these three young ladies for all of their hard work, dedication, and positive attitudes preparing for and while competing at the Mister & Miss Dance USA Titles Competition.  There were 88 dancers that competed for the National Titles that were selected from over 1,500 solo contestants in regional competition held February-May.  The Semi-Finalist compete in Four Categories:  Interview, Audition Class, Solo Routine, and Stage Presence.  Stage Presence is a Category where semi-finalist are in formal attire and must walk in choreographed formations and speak at the microphone introducing themselves and answering a question given to them a few minutes before they go on stage for the category.  The Mister & Miss Dance USA Titles Competition is in its 12th year and awards college scholarships to the Senior Age Division Winners to further their education and provides summer intensive and convention opportunities to all ages.  The Age Divisions are Mini 6-8, Petite 9-10, Junior 11-12, Teen 13-14, and Senior 15-19. 

Congratulations to our Soloists who attended the Boogie Fever USA National Dance Championships this summer in Rock Hill, SC June 15th-18th.  Zoe Davis won a Ruby Award and 2rd Overall Tiny Solo for her Character Jazz Routine “I Ama Albatroz”.  Lacey King  won an Emerald Award for her Lyrical Routine “Smile”. Sierra Crabb won Emerald Award for her Tap Routine “Proud Mary”.  Eden Willis won an Emerald Award and a Judges Shooting Star Award for her lyrical routine “There’s A Hero”.  Presley Baker won a Ruby Award and 3rd Overall Advanced Petite Solo for her Musical Theater Routine “Little Me”.  Aubree Dobson won a Ruby Award and 2nd Overall Advanced Petite Solo for her Open Routine “Shot Me Down”.  Molly Gibson won an Emerald Award for her Musical Theater Solo “Luck Be A Lady”.  Abby Bedsaul won a Ruby Award for her Lyrical Solo “We Dance”.  Abby also won a Ruby Award and a Judges Shooting Star Award for her Contemporary Solo “Thy Will”.  We are very proud of all of our Rhythm Soloist who attend the National Championships.  There were Thirty-Two Studios and Over 600 routines that competed at the National Competition.  These dancers all displayed what hard work, practice, and passion can accomplish.  

Rhythm in performs at Disney World 2017

Eight Rhythm Dancers and Rhythm Director Kristy Neely along with their families traveled to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida July 24-28th and performed as part of the Disney Performing Arts Program with Gerber Tours.  Studios must be approved and selected by Disney Performing Arts to be a part of the program. Rhythm On Main was honored to have been Invited to perform at Walt Disney World. Participating dancers were Zoe Davis, Alyssa Davis, Sarah Billings, Aubree Dobson, McKayla Johnson, Carson Nunnemaker, and Jaron Nunnemaker.   This was an exciting opportunity for these Rhythm Students and we are so very proud of each and every one of them.  The week at Disney was the experience of a lifetime for these young dancers and their families.