Winter Break

The dance center will be closed until January 2nd, 2018.  Classes resume January 3rd!  Enjoy the holidays!

Great Job!

Just want to congratulate all the dancers again on a great Winter Showcase last Saturday!  You all danced and smiled beautifully! Also, thank you to all the moms who volunteered their time to help make the show run so smoothly.

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break- There will be  no classes on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, 2017 or Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Applebee’s Fundraiser

Civic Dance Center is hosting a PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Saturday, October 7th from 8 – 10 a.m. to help with costume expenses for our Winter Showcase.  Tickets are $8 each.   See Ms. Natalie for more details on selling or purchasing tickets!

October Fall Break

The dance studio will be closed for Fall Break in conjunction with Portage Township Schools on October 20th-23rd, 2017.

Also, On Thursday, October 19th, we will have a modified schedule as follows:
4:15-4:45 Level 3/4 Tap
4:45-5:30 Level 3/4 Ballet
5:30-6:30 Level 4 & above Leaps and Turns
(There will not be Level 5 & above Ballet or Pointe on this date.)


Welcome back!

It’s so nice to be back in the swing of classes!  It’s been a great couple of weeks back, and we are looking forward to another great season.  New students or returning students, if you haven’t registered for fall classes yet, it’s not too late to sign up.  Give Ms. Natalie a call or send her an email to find out more information.

Fall Registration

Fall registration is Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 1:30-6:00 at the dance center.  This is a great time to not only get signed up for the fall and learn what classes your dancer will be in, but also get sized for new shoes and leotards.  Contact Ms. Natalie for more information.

June 10th – Summer Showcase Performance!

Saturday, June 10th is the Summer Showcase Performance at Portage High School’s East Auditorium at 2:00!

  • Check in time is 1:15 p.m.  Students enter through Door U on the east side of building. Make sure your hair and make-up are done at home.  Bring all costumes, tights, and shoes with you!
  • Doors to auditorium open at 1:30 p.m.
  • Performance starts at 2:00 and will end around 4:15 p.m.
  • You will pick up your student after the show in the front foyer of the auditorium.  There will be a check out table.  You will not be permitted back stage unless you are a backstage mom.
  • No student is permitted to sit in the auditorium during the performance! Students are to stay with their backstage mom during the entire show.
  • Tickets will be sold at the door if you did not pre-purchase tickets; all assigned seating

June 8th Dress Rehearsal- All Students!

Thursday, June 8th  is Dress Rehearsal at Portage High School!
There will be NO CLASS at the dance center.

  • Enter door “U” on east side of building
  • Check in with Mrs. Koonce (Parents, please walk your YOUNG student in)
  • Check in time is 5:30 p.m.
  • We will start rehearsal @ 6:15 p.m.
  • Act I – 6:15 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Act II – 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
  • Parents can pick up your student at door “U” no later than 8:00 p.m.
  • No one is to go back stage to the dressing rooms unless you are an assigned backstage mom
  • The backstage mom will walk your student to Mrs. Koonce to sign out and be picked up
  • You need your hair in proper bun and makeup on when you arrive; there is no one back stage to tend to this for you
  • Make sure you bring all your costumes, tights, and dance shoes
  • If you need to bring anything to eat/drink, it must be water in plastic bottle and plain crackers – no cheese or chocolate; no food or drink in the auditorium
  • Backstage moms will be able to take your class to the auditorium to watch the rehearsal until it is time for them to perform

Picture Day

Showcase PICTURES are Sunday May 21st, starting at 12 noon.  Time schedule is posted on bulletin board at the studio.   If you will NOT be attending, please email Ms. Natalie informing her that you will not be there.  Otherwise, she will put you down with a time slot.

Several students have dirty looking ballet shoes.  You need to either start cleaning them now or plan on purchasing a new pair for pictures. Most tap and jazz shoes are generally ok but Ms. Natalie will advise you if you need a new pair.  Remember to try your students’ costumes on to make sure no adjustments are needed. Pictures show everything – PLEASE come prepared with your hair in a bun and makeup on, along with appropriate tights.