Senior Spotlight and Recruitment November 13th and 14th
Dear Dance Family and Friends,
Next week, AHHS Dance will be hosting 14 colleges and universities on Monday 11/13 and Tuesday 11/14. This is our second year to host this event and we are so excited about the opportunity for our dancers to be recruited for colleges and begin the audition process early! I will send out a list of names of participants later this week.
Mrs. Weeks has kindly agreed to excuse all of the AHHS dancers on Monday, 11/13 to take a full day of master classes from college professors. Students should all have a black and red sticker on the back of their ID. If they do not, they can not participate.
In addition, we have 10 seniors who will be performing next Monday night at 7pm in the auditorium for recruiters. Please come out and support these young people! You can get your tickets on www.ahhsdance.com.
On Tuesday 11/14 we will be having a college fair in the old gym from 1-4pm. Come by and join us and learn more about dance at the collegiate level.
Thank you all for your continued support of this program. It is going to be an amazing event and we are excited for the opportunities that will be available for our students!
Be Moved, Rachel Wade Director, AHHS Dance Department and Repertory Company Rachel.Wade@fwisd.org
Congratulations to Madison Chandler for being accepted into the Oklahoma University Dance Department and the Texas A&M Dance Department
Congratulations to Aleeza Garcia for being accepted into the University of the Arts Dance Department
Congratulations to Jeanine Quast for being accepted into the Texas A&M Dance Department
Congrats to the AHHS Repertory Dance Company for being selected to perform at the TAPHERD Conference (Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance)
Join the AHHS Dance Guild
If you would like to receive a digital copy of the AHHS Repertory Dance Concert, Cowtown Christmas or Project Dance then join the AHHS Dance Guild today by visiting the "Swag Store!"
Senior Celebration October 25th in the AHHS Library 1:00 pm to 1:48 pm
Come enjoy nachos and celebrate the AHHS Dance Seniors. All AHHS Dance Seniors are free! Friends, parents and guardians are $5! You must RSVP to attend.
AHHS Dance Guild: Costume Committee
We need your help with costumes for "Cowtown Christmas!" Please be on the lookout for an e-mail from Dance Guild President, Denise Wedding.
AHHS Senior Recruitment November 13th and 14th
On November 13th fifteen college recruiters will be coming to AHHS to teach master classes and recruit our Seniors. This is an exciting event for everyone in the AHHS Dance Department and we hope you attend the Senior Showcase portion of it on November 13th.
Starting on October 16th the AHHS Dance Department...
Starting on October 16th it is imperative that dancers attend every dance class because the AHHS dance faculty will be teaching choreography for "Cowtown Christmas." Dancers are responsible for learning any material that was taught during their absence.
The Arlington Heights High School dancers and STUCO are teaming up to support those affected by hurricane Harvey. We are collecting shampoo, conditioner, socks, deodorant, tooth brushes and other items people who have lost everything might need.
AHHS Dance Department Cookie Dough Fundraiser
The AHHS dance department annual cookie dough fundraiser is officially due. Thank you so much for your participation. All dancers who participated should be made aware of how much money they raised to help offset the cost of their department fee within the next week.
Do you want a digital copy of your dancer's performances? Join the AHHS Dance Guild
The AHHS Dance Guild is the official "booster club" for the AHHS Dance Department. If you would like to support your student's passion for dance and the AHHS Dance Department then click the link below and become a member today!
The AHHS Dance Faculty is so excited to see the AHHS Dance Department legacy of excellence continue to unfold this year. We believe in the power of movement to create a positive change in our community and ourselves. This year we would like to encourage everyone to join us....MOVE WITH US and revel in the power of dance!
Have you signed up for the AHHS Dance Guild yet?
Each membership includes a onetime 25% off the AHHS Swag Store and a digital copy of AHHS Dance Department performances including pictures.
1st online "Sting" assignment is due this Wednesday
Your first online "STING" assignment is due this Wednesday. Check out the "student portal" to complete this assignment and visit the AHHS dance faculty if you have any questions.
Handbook Receipt Media Release Form Field Trip Form
All AHHS dancers received a handbook the first week of school. In the back of the handbook are two pages that must be signed by the dancer and their guardian. These forms are now past due and must be turned in ASAP.
The AHHS Dance Department is very excited to announce that all AHHS Dance Clinic participants will be invited to perform during the annual AHHS Holiday Show "Cowtown Christmas!" Sign up today!
AHHS Dance Department Banquet May 16 at Ridglea Country Club 6pm your RSVP for banquet must be turned in May 5th
The AHHS Dance Department is so excited to celebrate the fantastic year we have had at our annual banquet. All dancers should have received an invitation in class. Please make sure you turn in your RSVP by May 5th.
Want to support your dancer and be more involved in the AHHS Dance Department? Join the AHHS Dance Guild
The AHHS Dance Department is looking for new members for the 2017-2018 AHHS Dance Guild. Members support the AHHS Dance Department by helping with events throughout the year. Being a member is a great way to get to know other parents/guardians in the department and the dance guild members elect the Dance Guild board. Membership is only$10. If you want to make new friends and have a voice in the organization your child participates in click the link below and become a member today!
The AHHS Dance Faculty is overwhelmingly proud of all of the dancers for the way they performed in Project Dance! Thank you dancers, dance guild, and parents for all of your help in making the this performance awesome!
AHHS Dance Banquet May 16
AHHS Dance is so excited about banquet! We plan on eating, dancing and celebrating the amazing year the AHHS Dance Department has had. Please be on the lookout for an invitation that will be going out soon! This event is free for all AHHS dancers!
Dance Department Auditions April 21 4:30-6:00 pm
Anyone who is interested in dancing in the AHHS dance department must come to this audition. Students will be expected to complete a ballet barre as well as modern and jazz progressions. Please wear tights and a leotard and bring your dance shoes. (If you do not own dance clothes don't worry...you can wear clothes you can easily move in)
AHHS dancers who are already in a level DO NOT need to attend this audition.
Repertory Dance Company Information Meeting April 28th 6 pm in the AHHS Library
If your student is interested in auditioning for the AHHS Repertory Dance Company please plan on attending this meeting. You will receive important information about auditions and company expectations.
AHHS Repertory Dance Company Audition Interviews - May 19th after school Audition- May 20th 9am to 11am
Mark your calendars if you are interested in being apart of the AHHS Repertory Dance Company!
Are you interested in improving as a dancer this summer? Come to Summer Dance at Heights
Attending a Summer Dance intensive is one of the best ways to improve your dance technique. Please click the link to register now! If you register before May 30th you get a $50 discount!
The AHHS Dance Department would like to thank the AHHS Dance Guild for their constant effort, time and support. All of the dance concerts and events the AHHS Dance Department produces would not be possible without you.
Thank you to the AHHS RDC Sponsors
The AHHS Repertory Dance Company loves their sponsors. Please click the link below for a full list of all of the generous supporters that made the 2016-2017 RDC year possible.
Project Dance April 5th and 6th 7pm W.E. Scott Theater
The AHHS dancers have been hard at work and can't wait to share what they have been creating in the studio. The AHHS Spring Dance Concert is extremely special because it is primarily student choreography. Last year both shows were sold out! So, don't wait to purchase your ticket!
Don't forget to pay your department fee every month OR if you are paying per semester the second half of your fee is due now ($87.50). Students with unpaid balances will not be allowed to perform in Project Dance.
All AHHS dancers must be passing their classes on March 29th in order to participate in Project Dance. Please help the AHHS dance faculty encourage students to make their grades a priority.
AHHS Dance Banquet
AHHS Dance Banquet is going to be on May 16th at Ridglea Country Club. This event is free for all AHHS dancers. Don't forget to send all of your favorite dance pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org for the slide show.
AJ Thompson is our new favorite Disney Dancer. Thank you so much for coming to teach the AHHS dancers and for sharing your passion with them.
AHHS Dance Audition February 17th in the AHHS Dance Studio
All students interested in dancing at Arlington Heights High School must come to the audition on February 17th at 4 pm in the AHHS dance studio. Please come dressed to move. There will also be an audition on April 21st. (Students who are already in a level in the AHHS Dance Department DO NOT need to audition).
National Honor Society for Dance Arts
This past Monday Rebecca Clark, our NHSDA Dance Guild representative, visited with all students about how to graduate with Dance Honors. Please check the student portal for more information or e-mail email@example.com.
Don't forget about your Department Fee
Don't forget to pay your department fee every month OR if you are paying per semester the second half of your fee is due at the beginning of March ($87.50).
FWISD Dance Showcase Monday, February 27th 7 pm AHHS Auditorium
On Monday, February 27th the AHHS Dance Department will host the FWISD Dance Showcase. This event is free and will be a ton of fun! Level 4 AHHS dancers and the AHHS Repertory Dance Company will be performing along with dancers from other FWISD dance programs.
In order to participate in Project Dance 2017 all dancers must be passing all of their classes by 3/29/2017. Please help the AHHS Dance Faculty help your dancers.
Ask your dancer about their Black History Month Project
In honor of Black History Month, all AHHS dancers are working with a partner to research individuals like Alvin Ailey, Lauren Anderson, Lester Horton etc. Please encourage your dancers to share with you the profound impact these individuals have had on dance.
The AHHS Dance Department has SWAG (aka awesome clothes for sale). Click the tab on the ahhsdance.com that says "Swag" and check it out or click the link below.
Congratulation to period 3 for being the class to raise the most amount of money for Dance A Thon. Good luck in your extra performance and thank you to everyone for helping to make this event a huge success!
The AHHS Dance Faculty is so excited to be back dancing with the incredible AHHS dancers. "Heights for the Holidays" was a blast and the AHHS dance department is incredibly proud of all of the students who participated. Thank you to the AHHS Dance Guild for all that you did to support this performance.
AHHS Repertory Dance Company is performing in Youth Dance Festival 2017
On January 21st members of the AHHS Repertory Dance Company will be performing in Youth Dance Festival 2017. We wish these dancers the best of luck. If you would like to attend this event please click the button below.
AHHS Dance A Thon 2017 January 28th 9:00 am to 3:45 pm
The annual AHHS Dance A Thon is around the corner! This event is the biggest fundraiser the AHHS dance department does AND it is an excellent opportunity for dancers to take classes from some of the best teachers in the area. All AHHS dancers are required to attend at least 2 classes and friends with dance experience are welcome to attend for $20 a class. Please click the link below to see the information the AHHS dancers received.
The AHHS Repertory Dance Company is hosting a Dance Clinic on December 10th
It is not to late to register. Visit http://www.ahhsdance.com/, click the link on the website, fill out the form and pay at the door! It's going to be a ton of fun and it is a great opportunity for you to do some Holiday shopping! If you have any questions about this please contact Emma Dutton Beavers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy your ticket today....you don't want to wait!
We LOVE our GOLD RDC Sponsors
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If you would like information about how to become a sponsor please contact email@example.com
This year in leiu of flowers we are going to be selling cookies for you to give your dancer backstage. We are so excited about this because the dancers are going to love it!
Dancers must bring snacks or water by Wednesday December 14th
All AHHS dancers must bring a box of snacks or a flat of water to share during dress rehearsal and the Holiday Show. Thanks!
Period 1 Level 3 - snacks Period 2 Level 2 - water Period 3 Level 1 - water Period 4 Level 1 - snacks Period 5 Level 4 - snacks
Not So Secret Santa
Every AHHS dancer has been assigned a "Not so Secret Santa!" On December 15th during dress rehearsal dancers will exchange a $5 gift with the friend they have been assigned.
Heights for the Holidays Rehearsal Schedule and Costume Policy
Dancers were given a red paper with details about the rehearsal schedule and costumes for the 2016-2017 Heights for the Holiday Show. Failure to attend any of these rehearsals will result in your dancer being pulled out of the performance.
Information about costumes and what your dancer needs is on the reverse side of this paper.
To see a copy of this paper please click the link below. If you have any questions about this please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.