First, a HUGE shout out to everyone who came out in the rain to help make Dance Celebration a big success! We do this event without a practice session and our group of parents always pull through with their expertise and willingness to support their kids! This fundraiser wouldn't be possible to pull off if without the help of the parents! And remember, the better we do on raising funds on big fundraisers like Dance Celebrations, the less we have to fundraise or ask you, the parents, to pay for throughout the year!
With that said, we are beginning to wrap up our competition season (only 2 left!). This weekend we are in Glendale. No solos are competing this weekend so our call time will be a little later (y'all get to sleep in a little). Also, since we won't be arriving so early, we are not doing our tailgate breakfast either. The exact call time will be announced later today when the official schedule comes out but for now, please plan on 9 am call time at WHS. AND WE STILL NEED DRIVERS OR WE CAN NOT COMPETE. I have listed the sign up at the bottom of this post.
Thank you again for all of your help and I hope to see you all this weekend!!
We had a great competition this last weekend in Riverside! A HUGE shout out to everyone who made the trek out to the IE so our kids could compete. And an extra shout out to Kimberly and Kara for helping with the wigs at the comp!!
9th grade - Mackenzie 2nd
10th grade solo- Maleah 1st
11th grade solo-Katheryn 1st
12th grade solo - Meg 2nd
Small hip hop 3rd
Coed hip hop-2nd
Small lyrical 2nd
AND we won the sportsmanship award!!
With such a great weekend, we get to do it all over again this weekend at Sonora High School!!
I have posted all of the sign up pages for the next couple of comps on our new "Parent Connection" page (link at the bottom). Bookmark the page and never be left out of the loop.
We are in T-minus 10 days until it is showtime for us parents! That's right, it is our turn to work along the side of our hardworking kids and help them raise the money necessary to run their program. The goal is to make this fundraiser as successful as possible so we don't have to do any other fundraisers (work 2 days and reap the benefits for the whole year!). With that said, we need to finalize the programs so we need final answers from your vendors if they are able to donate. And if you see a place that isn't on the list, feel free to pop in and ask. We (Maddie and I) did that with Yogurtland and they gave us 20 gift certificates (valued at $100 total!). Take your student with you as this is THEIR program....make sure they wear their woodbridge flare and show them the letter. We will take ANYTHING they will donate. There are a LOT of vendors that said they would email me or call me and as of today, I have only heard from Jamba Juice. This must be wrapped up by Friday at the VERY latest. The more we have donated by the vendors, the less we have to ask you (the parents) to donate!
Thank you to everyone for your help and support!!!
I hope everyone has enjoyed the last 2 holidays! Just a couple of quick updates for our upcoming events.
Arlington Golden Classic
Competition this weekend. We need drivers and food for our tailgate breakfast. PARENTS - remember, if you drive you do not have to stay the whole day (of course, it would be awesome if you did!) but you do need to be back by the pick up time.
We are in full swing with Dance Celebration which is just a few weeks away!! If you have already visited your assigned donation locations, THANK YOU and please add in the comments section of the google sheet what the vendor will be donating so we can make our shopping list of what we will still need to buy. REMEMBER, the higher our profit margin through donations, the less we have to fundraiser later (no car wash, tree sales, wrapping paper, etc.) Also, if a vendor is asking for a Tax ID, we provide that when we pick up the donated items (for example, if Chili's is donating chips, we will provide them with an envelope containing a Thank you letter, Tax ID, and team photo when we pick it up.) However, if the vendor is asking for the Tax ID and won't donate without it up front, the tax ID letter is on our WHS Dance Parents group in the files section (link to page below).
THANK YOU for being an AWESOME group of parents!!! This program would not exist without you!!!
Competetion Resuts - Aliso Niguel
What a great day! All the dancers from all of the schools were AMAZING!! Thank you all of the parents that drove, stayed and cheered them on today! I know the kids really appreciate it!!
Medium Coed Hip Hop -
Small Male Hip Hop - 3rd place
Character - 2nd place
11th Grade Jazz Solo - 3rd place - Katheryn Thayer-Pham
Next Comp is February 24th at Arlington High School (Riverside). This competition is far but a lot of fun (one of my favorites...great food, parents, and dancers always have fun!). I’ll post the sign up sheet for drivers but we hope you all can come out and support the WHS Dance Team and Hip Hop Crew!!
We have mandatory Parent Meeting to discuss Dance Celebration (our competition that we host) on January 25th at 6pm. It is mandatory that a parent of EVERY dancer attend!
I hope everyone had a fantastic break and enjoyed the holidays! This week kicks off our "busy" season with Dance. Please make sure you are checking the calendar as that will be the most up to date place for the upcoming competition schedule.
As you all know, the team is working hard getting everything ready for their Winter Show and first competition of the year. Of course, both of these events are not possible with out the help of parent volunteers (that's you!). Both are listed below for you to join in on the fun!
Winter Show - Revive
Preview Night on Thursday ($5 cash at the door) and than the Main Event on Friday (Online sales - link below or at the door). But the neither show will be possible without YOUR help! We need a few volunteers to work our small snack bar, ticket sales, and donations of baked goods.
Aliso Niguel High School Competition
Saturday we will have our first competition of the year (woot-woot!). First, we need a few donations for our breakfast "tailgate" when we arrive at the competition. We also need drivers to transport the dancers to and from the competition (if we don't have enough drivers to drive, we CAN NOT compete). If you are able to drive on Saturday, you are more the welcome to stay for the day (the dancers LOVE fans!) but you don't have to (you can leave, and come back). As soon as we receive the schedule the exact pick up times will be announced.
Thank You again for being such awesome parents to such awesome kids! Looking forward to seeing you all this week!!
2017-2018 Team Mom
Attached you will find the performance schedule for Saturday. Call time for performers is 6:00pm. We still need parents to volunteer for shifts throughout the day. Remember this is another fundraiser for us as well as band. Please find the sign up genius in the blog below.
Homecoming Pep Rally
Here is the video from today’s Pep Rally! Everyone did a fantastic job!!
What a great week on Dance Team last week! Friday night we cheered the Warriors on to a big win at Friday night's football game against Northwood High (34-8) and got a chance to see Northwood's half time show which was really fun! Then on Saturday, the WHS Entertainment Corps did really well at their first field show competition of the season! 1st in the Division, High Percussion, and Tournament Champions! Woot-Woot! The other schools looked really good as well so it should be a great, competitive season :)
What's on the agenda for this week?? A LOT! Read below:
Wednesday, 10/18 - Band Spectacular - This is a great opportunity to come see the field show at a local stadium plus you will be able to view the performances from the other Irvine schools. The details were sent out on the EC Remind (both parents and kids) so you can see the details as far as call time there. I also put it in the detail section for the event on the dance team calendar.
Friday, 10/20 - Homecoming Game - Homecoming is finally here! The EC will not perform their half time show this week as the will be doing the homecoming ceremony which includes skits put together by the students for each class (freshman, sophomore, juniors, and seniors) plus the unveiling of the homecoming king and queen! Lots of fun!! Even though, we are not performing the half time show, the EC will still be performing in the stands during the game. Captains will let the team know what to wear so if your student is unsure, have them check with their captains.
Saturday 10/21 - Small Lyrical Audition - Small lyrical choreographer will be coming this Saturday from 10am-3pm. If the girls want to audition they must be there, choreographer will audition girls at beginning, if they make it they stay if they don’t they can leave.
Saturday 10/21 - 10/22 - SI Convention San Diego - 6 Hip Hop Dancers have signed up to attend this awesome event! We are working on transportation and details regarding pick up/drop off for the students will be communicated to those going separately.
IIFT - IT'S ALMOST HERE!
The big event is fast approaching (Yikes!) and we still need LOTS of help! Each parent of a performer is expected to work at least 1 shift but are encouraged to work more than 1 if they can. This event is a great fundraiser for the EC but of course is not possible without the help of volunteers!!! The sign up genius links have all been posted on the EC Facebook page but I am also listing them here below.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4ca4ab2ca64-iift5 - Volunteer Shifts Daytime before 5pm
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4ca4ab2ca64-iift6 - Volunteer Shifts Nighttime after 5pm
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4ca4ab2ca64-iift7 - Concessions donations
Also, don't forget to turn in your pre-sale ticket money that was sent home with your student!
Lastly, if your student is on Dance Team and part of the EC, you are HIGHLY, HIGHLY encouraged to join the Remind101 for Band Parents, Dance Parents AND to like the Entertainment Corps FB page, WHS Dance Team FB page. This is where all of the latest updates, times, details, pictures, etc. are shared. We will try to push out information as best we can but the best way to get information is "direct from the horses mouth" 🤗 The links for everything are below:
Entertainment Corps Information sites
Band Parents Remind - text @bandmd to 81010
Band Students Remind - text @ente to 81010 (this is for the students, which the students should be a part of, but if you don't mind getting texts about the band room being closed at lunch, you can join this one too)
WHS Entertainment Corps FB page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/202085483186799/
Dance Team Information sites
Dance Parents Remind - text @whsparent8 to 81010
Dance Team FB page - https://www.facebook.com/whsdanceteam1/
Dance Team Parent FB page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1019011031469948/
We decided to start a blog to help keep everyone update on the happenings on Dance Team! No more searching through your inbox trying to remember who sent you that email or when that competition was. Everything can be found on this website! Also, every post is automatically shared on our Facebook page so make sure you have "liked" it to stay informed!
We have a couple of updates to share:
Team Apparel - The vendor has informed us that the warm-ups are almost done 🙏 and will ship this week (woot-woot!) The vendor also said the jersey's were on back order BUT have finally arrived and are currently being worked on. We should have everything really soon! 🤞
SI (Hip Hop Convention) in San Diego 10/21-10/22 - This convention is a 2 day convention and the cost is only $65 for both days! A really great opportunity for the dancers to learn from some amazing teachers. Be on the look out for a sign-up genius to help in the transportation of students both there and back. Once we have a more definitive number on who is going, we will post that ASAP!
Entertainment Corps update (Dance Team only) - Our first field show is this Saturday and we are ready to celebrate Dia de los Muertos in style! If you haven't yet had a chance to see the show at one of the recent football games, come support your dancer and come to this competition! It looks really good on the field with the beautiful costumes and props! The team has worked so hard on this and could really use a great cheering section!! Also, the Entertainment Corps will be showing their school spirit while cheering our football team to victory at this Friday's away game! Should be lots of fun to show Northwood our Warrior Pride!
IIFT - What is IIFT?? IIFT is the Entertainment Corps main fundraiser. It is a field show competition we host along with Irvine High School. As you can imagine, it won't work itself so we definitely need volunteers! They are finalizing the work shifts as well as the donations so I will be sharing the sign up genius forms within the next few days! Also, each student is expected to sell at least 2 pre-sale tickets to this competition and while we are not "competing" this day, we will be performing so a ticket will be required to watch your dancer. Make it a family affair and work a shift in the afternoon and support the WHS EC in the evening while enjoying a carmel apple from our Carmel Apple station!!
Team Fundraiser - We are closing in our goal for our fall fundraiser. Remember, this fundraiser could eliminate the need to do additional fundraising....If we do not raise enough funds, we have no other choice but to do more fundraising 😭. Be sure to share the fundraiser on Facebook or send to your family and friends.
We have such a great group of dancers this year! They have been working so hard on all of their competition pieces, field show, and pep rally dances....Be sure to tell them how proud you are of them and come and support them!
We are many, we are one, we are WARRIORS!!!
Jennifer - 17-18 Dance Mom