2015-16 Dance Year is set to begin. This year's classes included:
> Boys Tap (Mon, 4:00)
> Boys and Girls Tap (Mon, 4:30)
> Girls Tap [Co.B Jr. Troupe] (Mon, 5:00)
> Intermediate and Advanced Ballet (Mon, 5:35)
> Modern Jazz [Co.B Sr. Troupe] (Mon, 6:30)
> Pre-Ballet (Tues, 3:00)
> Ballet 1 (Tues 4:00)
> Tap 2-3 (Tues, 5:00)
> Ballet 2-3 (Tues, 6:00)
> Pre-Pointe (Tues, 7:00)
> Pointe 2 (Wed, 4:00)
> Co.B Jr. Troupe (Wed, 5:00)
> Advanced Ballet (Wed, 6:00)
> Advanced Tap (Wed, 7:00)
> Tumble (Thurs, 3:00)
> Tap 1-2 (Thurs, 3:45)
> Acro-Dance (Thurs, 4:30)
> Kids Jazz (Thurs, 5:30)
> Intermediate Ballet Technique (Thurs, 6:30)
FRIDAYS: reserved for "My Fair Lady" Theatre Dance, EOU Dance Team, and Zumba
Co.B: an elite group of Performance and Competition dancers.
Junior and Senior Troupe by audition only. Auditions will be
in September (TBA).
All classes are taught according to skill level with an average age span of 1-4 years.
Beckie is a professionally credited, certified dance educator. She has over 50 years of experience as a dancer, choreographer, coach, and educator. Our instructors Heather Watson, Betsy Carson, and Alexa Yohannon are qualified, progressive, and dedicated. They are trained by Beckie and attend yearly teacher workshops.
Beckie's Studio of Dance provides classes during the school
year and then a five-week summer session. Generally, we do 3
big shows a year:
- Holiday Show is in early December to celebrate the
coming winter season.
- Annual Spring Recital is a dance review to
demonstrate our progression of skills and to experience a
night of entertainment in a professional atmosphere. This
will be scheduled for the end of May or early June.
Return here periodically for other performances that might
arise. You can always check our calendars for dates and times
for practices, rehearsals, and performances.
- Union County Fair and Parade is held during the last
week of July or first week of August.
- During the Summer, we host 2 Dance Camps in June: Story Book Dance Camp for young ones and Hip-Hop Acro Camp for Juniors.
- Please watch our Announcements below for information on events, fundraisers, special performances, workshops, and competitions for Co.B dancers.
New classes are formed at the end of August. For this past
year, our Studio offered the following classes:
All classes are grouped and taught according
to skill level with an average age span of 1-3 years.
Teenagers may join a level IV or V depending on experience.
Entry auditions/selections are required for levels IV, V, and
Advanced. All classes are 50 minutes except for Tumble Ballet
classes (45 minutes), and private lessons (23-30 minutes).
If you have any questions about the Studio and schedules,
please see our contact page for email addresses and phone
We are on
Facebook! If you have a Facebook account (or you could join
Facebook), please join our page (search for Beckie's Studio
of Dance). There you will be able to communicate with staff,
parents, and other dancers. Please visit us to find pictures
of our performances and dancers. Also you can help the Studio
by posting some of the pictures you take at our performances.
We will also be posting our announcements there as well as
Action Heroes Dance Camp, for ages 3.5-8 year olds: June 20-24, (8 am-noon for 3.5-5 year olds; 1-5 pm for 6-8 year olds);
Cost $100: a sampler of all dance disciplines, crafts, snacks, and lots
5 week Dance Session: June 27-July 25: We are offering: Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Pointe, Tap,
Modern Jazz/Hip-Hop, Acrobatics, Tumbling. Also, we are adding three new classes:
(build strength, stamina, endurance): for Teens/Adults
(improve on your dance skills): for Teens/Adults
kids ages 7 and up
Summer Camp and Dance Session Sign up: Thurs, June 2, Thurs, June 16,
Thurs June 23, 5-6:30 pm, at the studio. (If you can’t make these times,
Notes from Beckie to parents and dancers:
Have you ordered your eggplant leo? Have you ordered your skin tone tights? They can be ordered at DiscountDance.com (Please use studio ID#TP67835
If you have not ordered your child's eggplant leo, it is now on back order, so please replace with one of the following styles (color is still eggplant):
Th5108c - Halter or N5500c - Cami or Th5512c - Tank
Please see Beckie if you have not paid for your costume overlay.
Jr and Sr CoB: if you have not ordered your leotard with Beckie, then you must order it on your own. Please see Beckie.
Recital tickets: Teens and Adults: $10 / Children (12 and under): $8
Our theme this year is "In Our Dreams", and it will be performed at the beautiful Elgin Opera House on Wednesday, June 1, tentatively set for 6:30pm. We will have a rehearsal on Tuesday, May 31 at the Opera House tentatively set for 4:00pm. Details to come.
Recital leotard and tights must be ordered as soon as possible. Order information: When ordering please contact Discount Dance Supply (1-800-328-7107 or www.discountdance.com) and use our Studio id (#TP 67835). Here is what to order:
Theatricals Pinch Front Tank Leotard: (serves as costume/undergarment and proven to be most economical for those in multiple classes)
for children: style n5501c, about $15
for adults: style n5501, about $17
** For those in Jr. and Sr. Co., Beckie will special order leotards. Please contact Beckie for more information.
for children: style T5500c
for adults: T550
color: LST (light suntan)
Accessories (tu-tu's, vests, shorts, hats, etc.): please budget between $25-40 per class.
Recital fee will be $25.00 per student and due no later than May 15. This helps to cover costs for the event. Tickets will be available for purchase also. More details later.
Please do not make checks out to the Studio but to Beckie Thompson.
The Performance is upon us on Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00pm in the La Grande HS Auditorium. Door open at 6:30. Admission will be paid at the door.
Dancers are to report to the side hall no earlier than 6:30 and no later than 6:45.
Mandatory Rehearsal is Monday, December 14 from 3:30-5:30 at La Grande HS Auditorium. Sit with your class. Children under 9 years old must have a parent or guardian accompany them. This will be a complete run through.
- Pre-ballet (Tuesday, 3pm class): pink leo, pink tights, accessories will be provided
- Ballet 1 (Tuesday, 4pm class): black leo, skin tone tights, accessories will be provided
- Tap 1 (Thursday, 3:45 class): plain black leggings, Christmas T-shirt
- Tumble (Thursday, 3:00pm class): black leggings, pink or black leo
- Jazz 2 (Thursday, 5:30pm class): black leo, skin tone tights, accessories will be provided
- All other dancers: wear your costumes from last Spring unless told differently
All classes will resume the week of January 4th. We wish you to have a special time over your break and return ready to dance into Spring. New students are welcome and the schedule may be expanded.
Festival of Trees: Saturday, December 5, 10:00 a.m.--Blue Mountain Conference Center--12th Street. The following groups are performing:
We will rehearse at the studio Saturday morning at 9 a.m., then head over to the conference center between 9:30-9:45.
- Tap II-III: Thursdays 5:00 Tap class
- Ballet II-III: Thursdays 6:00 Ballet class
- Co B Jr & Sr Troupe Tap: Mondays 4:30 Tap (boys & girls) &
- Wednesdays 7 p.m Tap class
- Jr. Troupe Ballet IV: Mondays 5:30 Ballet class
- Ballet III: Thursdays 6:30 class
- Jazz: Wednesdays 7:00 class
- Sr. Troupe Ballet: Wednesday 6:00 class
Costuming: spring recital costumes except Jr & Sr. Tap
Attention ALL DANCERS:
Holiday/Christmas Program is scheduled for Tuesday, December 15, starting at 6:30 in the La Grande HS Auditorium.
The mandatory rehearsal is Monday, December 14 at 3:30pm in the Auditorium,
More details will be posted soon.
For all dancers...
October 16, 4:30 EOU Homecoming Parade -- Beckie's Studio will follow the LHS Marching Band and the EOU Dance and Cheer will follow us. Meet in front of Mamacita's (across from the Library) at 4:30pm.
December 5, 10:00am, We dance at the Festival of Trees (Blue Mountain Conference Center, 12th St). More details to follow.
TBA: Holiday Show.
For Co.B Seniors and Juniors...
November 20, 3:30-6:30pm, Dance Clinic with Daisy Thompson at our Studio. This clinic is mandatory for those wishing to be included in choreography.
February 5-7, Vancouver, WA: Joe Tremaine Dance Convention. This convention includes classes and competition. More details soon.
More fundraisers and a possible second convention coming.
Updates have been made to dance schedules, tuition and fees policies, and Studio rules. Please take the time to read through each tab. Thank you.
On Friday, September 18, in Pioneer Park CoB will be helping to welcome the cyclists who are riding the Cycle Oregon. Come and help. Set up begins at 11:00. The booth will be open from noon to 6:00pm, followed by clean up.
Selected dance groups will perform at Celebrate La Grande on September 10 starting at 5:30. Rehearsal for this performance is September 4 at 5:00.