Patty Harper Dance Studio 

September Newsletter


Dear Dancers and Parents,

      Welcome to PHDS!  We hope, at this time, everyone has found the class most suited for your ability. Your class should be somewhat of a challenge but also enjoyable! It is not too late to talk to your teacher if your class is not meeting your technique level. 


      We have a big year planned for PHDS! Please carefully read all material sent home each month. We try to provide all the information, on any given event, well in advance. If you have any questions, always feel free to speak to your teacher or talk with Ms. Mary. 


       Class attendance is so important!!!!  We cannot provide you with a proper foundation and strong technique if you are not in class. This is especially true for the dancers performing in our Christmas Show! 

       Bravo to all the dancers who continued your training this summer. We are in the business of training muscles and muscles work their best with constant stimulation. Hard work will always bring you the best rewards! All of you dancers were awesome!!



     PHDS has one big fundraiser each year benefitting our annual Christmas show. Order forms for Nothing Bundt Cakes will be passed out in classes beginning October 3. Our other company, Boon Supply {formally known as Mixed bags} is totally handled online. The Fundraiser will end on Thursday October 27th. 


Important Dates


October 1                 Arabella Auditions   9:00 am

October 3                 Fundraiser begins

October  8-9            Christmas Rehearsals begin - Check the Rehearsal Board

October 27               All Fundraiser forms are due and online Purchases 

November 21-25     Thanksgiving Holiday

December 10           Christmas Show Performance  “Once Upon A Christmas Eve”


“Once Upon A Christmas Eve”


Arabella Auditions - Auditions for the lead role of Arabella will be held at the studio on Saturday, October 1 at 9:00. Anyone with strong dancing technique and good acting skills, ages 9-12, is qualified to audition. (This role will require many weekend rehearsals) Pick up your audition application in the office and return it before Oct.1 with your $25.00 audition fee. 


A partial cast list will be posted in the lobby Monday, October 3rd.


        The following classes will participate in the Christmas Show

Mary        Mon. 4:30 - Baby Reindeer

Tracy       Mon. 4:30 - Penguins

Mary        Mon. 5:30 - Snowbirds     

Mary        Mon. 6:30 - Missouri Rockets

Jenna       Mon. 6:30 - Homeless Kids, Elves

Tracy        Mon. 6:30 - Elves

Tracy        Mon. 7:30 - Homeless Kids, Cops and Robbers


Mary         Tues. 4:30 - Snow-babies

Jenna        Tues. 4:30 - Marshmallows

Mary          Tues. 5:30 - Eskimo Skaters

Tracy         Tues. 5:30 - Eskimo Skaters

Mary          Tues 6:30 - Blue Ice and Several Roles

Jenna         Tues 6:30 - Christmas Trees

Jenna         Tues. 7:30 - Nuns, Missouri Rockets, Santa Sistas

Tracy         Tues 8:15 - Reindeer Wranglers, Missouri Rockets


Tracy        Wed. 5:30 - Hot Chocolate

Mary         Wed. 6:30 - Jingle Ringers

Tracy         Wed  7:30 - Homeless Moms

Tracy         Wed. 8:30 - Reindeer, Cops and Robbers


Tracy H     Thurs. 5:30 - Eskimo Skaters

       Watch the rehearsal board in the lobby for any extra weekend practices. Dancers are allowed only 2 absences from weekend rehearsals. At that point, they will be removed from that performance piece. Talk to Ms Mary if there is a problem with rehearsals.