Check out this article from DanceSpirit Magazine. Travis Wall shares his turning tips!
Spot your way into March!!!!
As we all know spotting is very importand for performing all turns. To put it simply, without a good spot, you won’t be able to pirouette. So how do you know if you have a good spot?
A good spot is achieved through lots of practice. Some dancers can’t understand why they can’t do more than a single pirouette but fail to realize that their spot, or lack thereof, is the culprit. Spotting is the key to getting all the way around in a turn, and getting all the way around again and again. A quick turn of the head with fixated eyes helps your body stay balanced and keeps you from becoming dizzy.
Before you attempt your turn, pick out an object in front of you to focus your eyes on. If you are forced to spot a mirror, try sticking a small piece of blue tape on the mirror in front of you, at eye level.
Focus on your spot as you begin your turn. Keep your eyes focused on the spot as long as you can and then at the last second, snap your head around to allow your eyes to quickly relocate the spot. Remember to keep your head in perfect alignment with the rest of your body. Don’t forget to bring your shoulders and your hips around to be in perfect alignment as well.
Good Luck, let us know how it goes!!
It took me a while to post this. Dance isn’t just about leaps and turns…in fact it is about so much more!
February’s tuition is now due. There will be a late Fee of $10 added to all unpaid accounts after February 10th. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash or check.
The holidays are fast approaching which means we will be taking a two week break here at the studio…Pamelot will be closed for the holidays from December 21st thru Januray 5th. Pamelot’s dance schedule will continue on Monday Januray 6th. Happy holidays from our family to yours.
The theme of our Christmas benefit show this year is “Go Tell It on the Mountains”. It will be at Skyridge Elementary School, 800 Perkins Way, Auburn on Thursday, December 19th at 6:30 PM. The performance is free to all. All we ask is if you can, give from your heart. We are looking forward to seeing you all there and celebrating the birth of our Lord with you. We have two families that need our help this year to make their Christmas as happy as possible. The two families are:
Family #1: Brad and Grace Kibler
Children: Lily (girl, age 2) size 3T
Ben (boy, age 1) size 18months
Family #2: Annalee Payton
Children: Callie (girl, age4) size 6T
Noah (boy, age 2) size 2T to 3T
Hudson (boy, age 9 months) size 18 months
Of course, gift cards and cash will be a blessing to them as well. Please bring gifts wrapped and labeled for the families and children to the studio or the night of the show.
Thank you all for your giving spirit. It is amazing to me to see each year just how giving and loving you all are. I do believe that the families here at Pamelot are the cream of the crop. Thank you for being so wonderful and loving.
Now, let’s “Go Tell It on the Mountains” that Jesus Christ is born and is the reason for the season!
We love you all. Merry Christmas.
Pam, Debbi, Amy, Marie, Cheyenne, Melissa, Heather, Dorothy, Nicole, Hayley, Sydney, Nicola, Jessica, Olivia, Michele Nichols, and Michelle O’Neill.
December’s Tuition is now due! Tuition is due by the 10th of the month…if not paid by the 10th then a $10 late fee will be added to late accounts. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, or checks. Don’t forget you can also pay right here on our website by PayPal.
Pamelot will be open Monday 11/25 thru Wednesday 11/27. We will be closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday 11/28 and Friday 11/29.
Pamelot will be open on Veteran’s Day, Monday November 11th.
November’s tuition is now due! To ensure you don’t receive a late charge of $10, payment must be paid by the 10th of the month. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, check, or cash.
To all of our Pamelot students. We want you to shine like diamonds. God’s light shines for everybody!
Want the opportunity to take from international choreographers in your very own backyard? Here’s the time and place. All dancers invited ages 8 & up! For only $200 you can take 2 days full of amazing dance classes in all genres from these amazing choreographers. Worth every second. Contact Pamelot with questions. (530) 888-6206
October tuition is now due! To ensure you don’t receive a late charge of $10, tuition must be paid by the 10th of the month. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, or check.
Pamelot a School of Dance
540 Wall Street Auburn CA 95606
Tuesday October 1, 2013
3 pm – 8 pm
To celebrate the beginning of our 30th season, Pamelot a School of Dance’s would like to invite you to her Open House in her New Lobby! Music, Snacks, Raffle, Visiting, and Free community dance classes:
3:30-4:15 Jazz/Hip Hop for 3-8 year olds.
4:30-5:15 Musical Theater for all ages.
5:30-6:15 Jazz Pop for 9 years and up.
6:30-7:15 Hip Hop for 9 years and up.
Come join the fun!
Are you 9 years old or older? Auditions for R’nM, Petite R’nM, Sr Hip Hop Co and Jr Hip Hop Co will be held at Pamelot a School of Dance Friday August 23rd from 4-8 pm collectively for all potential company members. Please come with a snack/dinner and a big smile!
Dress attire for R’nM and Petite R’nM portion of the audition: (This portion of the audition will be held first. All potential company members are required to participate in the whole audition.) Leotard, tights, bootie shorts, hair securely away from face, ballet & jazz shoes.
Dress attire for the Sr Hip Hop & Jr Hip Hop portion of audition: (You will have time to change your cloths for this portion of the audition. All potential company members are required to participate in the whole audition.) Wear your best Hip Hop swag. (No jeans.)