Author Archives: Riversong Dance Studio

Summer Session Begins TOMORROW!

I’m so excited to get back in the studio after such a successful recital and we much needed short break!

If you have been waiting to enroll, NOW IS THE TIME!! If your dancer wants to take any of the following classes, just email me and let me know what they want to take and I will get them signed up!

I need to let you know that the Monday 8-10 yr Jazz, 8-10yr Ballet, and Highland classes will be cancelled this evening unless we have dancers enroll this afternoon.

Tuesday Intermediate and Advanced classes will need to be consolidated unless we have a few more register. We have *almost* enough to support both classes happening for at least Ballet and Jazz, which would be great. Ideally, we’d split all of the classes, but Modern and Lyrical will be combined unless we get at least 3 dancers in each level. Hip Hop will be consolidated to one class since our wonderful Ms. Katey took a fantastic job traveling and we are looking for a new hip hop instructor.

Wednesday Pointe will need to be cancelled unless we have a few register. The Conditioning/Leaps and Tricks class is ON! This should be a good one and there’s room for more! Adult Open Level Ballet is very close to happening, so if you have ever been interested, now is the time to try!

Thursdays we need a couple more dancers for the Beginner/Intermediate Tap. Intermediate/Advanced Tap will mostly likely be cancelled. Creative Movement, Intro to Ballet/Jazz, and Wee Tap are all happening, but there is still room if you’re interested!

Saturday Morning classes need you! Creative Movement and Musical Theater definitely need more dancers or they will be cut.

Again, if you want to register, all you have to do is email me with the classes your dancer wants to take and I will get you signed up! I need to be able to contact the dancers who are currently registered for classes that will need to be cut at least the night before their class so they don’t show up excited for a class that isn’t going to happen.

If we have discussed registration in person, but you’re not on the online roster, I’m assuming you have changed your mind about coming to class. Please make sure you’re registered!

I hope to see you this week!!

Summer Session begins Monday, June 6

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to remind you all that Summer Session begins next Monday, June 6. If you haven’t already registered specifically for Summer Session, now is the time!
If you need help with our online system, please don’t hesitate to ask!  Here’s a link just to make it easy: Online Registration  If you don’t even want to wrestle with the online system, just shoot me an email and let me know what you’re interested in for the summer. 🙂
Classes that don’t meet our minimum enrollment requirements will need to be cut or combined with other classes this week.  It’s always disappointing for a dancer to come to class ready to start only to find that there are no classmates for them, so I’ll be making some tough calls this weekend.
I know schedules change over the summer with the kids out of school, vacations, and day camps.  If you know you will miss a couple classes, don’t let that stop you from registering!  You can always make up missed days in classes of an equivalent level.
Let me know if you have any questions!  Recital pictures aren’t in yet, but I will let you know as soon as they are!

Summer Session and Camp!

Hi everyone!  Recital was just fantastic and I want to thank everyone again for their hard work making it all happen!

Just as a reminder, it’s time to register for Summer Session!  Summer Session runs June 6-July 23, closed the week of July 4.  Even if your dancer performed in recital, you’ll need to register for summer separately.  Follow the link for the calendar on our Schedule tab above!

Information for Dance Camp has been updated on the Camp tab, so check that out for dancers ages 3-12!  Camp is August 1-4.  If you’d like to register, just email the studio and we will get you set up.

Company Auditions are coming up soon, too!!!  Any dancer age 8 and up interested in performing at competitions with us in the coming year is welcome to audition.  Auditions will be held June 11 and 25 at 1pm.  These are both Saturdays and dancers only need to attend one of the two dates.  If you can’t make it to either date, please contact me and we can set up a private audition time. Returning company members must reaudition.

I hope everyone is already enjoying their summer!

Classes cancelled, Sat Feb 13

Gonna play it extra safe and cancel classes tomorrow morning, Saturday February 13.

Everyone stay warm and have a happy Valentine’s Day!

Classes cancelled – Tues, Feb 9

Classes are cancelled tonight (Tuesday, Feb 9) at RDS.

I know we didn’t get a ton of snow, but the forecast is showing on and off snow showers for the rest of the day and the temperature is not supposed to get above freezing until Wednesday. While they’re not predicting much accumulation, they’re saying this could make for some slick spots on roads and I don’t want anyone feeling obligated to come to class and getting in an accident. Sorry for any inconvenience, but the safety of our dancers, their families, and our instructors comes first!

Classes cancelled Saturday, Jan 23

No class tomorrow morning! Sleep in and stay warm!

Classes cancelled tonight, Jan 21

We’re going to err on the side of caution and cancel class tonight. We’ve got dancers coming in from Knox, Blount, and Sevier Counties and I don’t want anyone driving around after dark on hilly secondary roads that may not be up to par yet. Enjoy an evening off!

Dancers are welcome to make up tonight’s classes. Let me know if you’re not sure which class would be a good fit for your dancer to make up.

No class tonight, Jan 20

No class tonight, Wednesday January 20.  Everyone stay warm and safe and enjoy the snow!

Classes resume Jan. 11 and Highland Dancing!

Happy New Year everyone! I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone and getting back to dancing!  Classes resume Monday of next week, January 11.

Just as a friendly reminder, January tuition is full price and if you did not pay your 50% costume deposit before the break, that needs to be paid ASAP. I’ll be measuring everyone and ordering costumes SOON!  I want to get them done earlier this year so that we can also get pictures done earlier.

More exciting news! Ms. Claire is going to offer a Beginners Highland Dancing class on Monday nights from 6:45-7:45 for dancers ages 8 and up! Registration is open now online, so you are welcome to go ahead and register now if you’re interested. We need at least 3 dancers to make the class and ideally we’d have a few more dancers enrolled to make it more fun. This class will begin when the others resume on January 11, so sign up soon!  To register online, just click the Schedule tab above and follow the link on that page to our current schedule!

No class tonight, Sept 7

Just a reminder, no classes tonight Sept 7. Have a safe and happy Labor Day!