Let the Dance Begin

At our studio, we are not about winning trophies or when the next recital is,
but we are about EDUCATION, HISTORY, PASSION, and LOVE for dance and every dancer.


Highlights and General Information. Most recent announcement (7/13/2015) is posted at the bottom of this page.
See bottom of page for 2015 Summer Dance Schedule (revised)
Classes offered for the 2015-16 season will be announced soon. Last year's classes included:

> Classes: Acro-tumble 1 and 2 (ages 5 and up)
> Pre-ballet 1 and 2 (ages 3.5 to 8)
> Ballet 1,2, and 3 (ages 8 and up)
> Pointe 1 and 2 (Pre-pointe required)
> Ballet 4 and Advanced (ages 11 through adult)
> Kids jazzy hip hop (ages 7-10)
> Kids jazzy hip hop (ages 11-14)
> Jazz 4 and Advanced (ages 11 through adult)
> Kids tap (ages 5-8)
> Kids tap (ages 9 and up)
> Tap 4 and Advanced (ages 11 through adult)
> Contemporary (grades 5-8)
> Modern (high school through adult)

Co.B: an elite group of Performance and Competition dancers. Junior and Senior Troupe by audition only. Auditions will be in September (TBA).

Note: At our studio, we are not about winning trophies or when the next recital is, but we are about EDUCATION, HISTORY, PASSION, and LOVE for dance and every dancer.

General Information
For our visitors...
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.
  • Union County Fair and Parade is held during the last week of July or first week of August.
Return here periodically for other performances that might arise. You can always check our calendars for dates and times for practices, rehearsals, and performances.

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 numbers.


Facebook! Join us!
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 here.

2015 Summer Schedule revised (7/16/2015)

posted Jul 13, 2015, 4:02 PM by Beckie Tompson-Hendrickson   [ updated Jul 16, 2015, 3:46 PM ]

 Wednesday   Thursday Events
 9-9:45am Pre-Ballet 9-9:50am Kids Tumble Crazy Days Fundraiser for Jr/Sr Co.
See Sarah Barker
 10-10:50am Ballet 1 10-10:50am Tap 1 CarWash Fundraiser for Jr/Sr Co
See Heather Watson
 11-11:50am Adult Ballet Fundamentals 11-11:50am Tap 2 Marching/Drill Class (Tues/July 28), 11:30-1pm
 12-12:50pm Kids Jazz (ages 9-12) 12-12:50 Acrobatics Union County Parade (Wed/July 29)
 1-1:50pm Ballet 2&3 1-1:50pm Jr Co Jazz Union County Fair Performance 
Thurs/July 30/6pm)
 2-2:30pm Mady 2-2:50pm Jr Co Ballet 3&4 
 2:30-3:20pm Jr Co Tap 3-3:30pm Lily Solo                
 3:30-4pm Pointe 3:30-4:00pm Pointe 3 
 4-4:50pm Open 4-4:50pm Ballet 5 Sr Co 
 5-5:50pm Adv Tap Sr Co 5-5:50pm Modern Jazz Sr Co 

2015 Summer Dance Schedule

posted Jun 25, 2015, 2:14 PM by Beckie Tompson-Hendrickson

SUMMER DANCE SCHEDULE!!

Wednesdays:
9-10: Pre Ballet I
10-11: Ballet I
11-12: Adult Ballet
12-1: Jazz II
1-2: Ballet II
2-2:30: Pointe Maintenance
2:30-3:30: Jr. Co. B Tap
3:30-4: Private Lesson
4-5: Condition/Stretch
5-5:50: Tap Choreography/Sr. Co. B

Thursdays:
9-10: Kids' Tumble
10-11: Tap I
11-12: Tap II
12-1: Acrobatics
1-2: Jr. Co. B Jazz
2-3: Jr. Co. Ballet
3-3:30: Private Lesson
3:30-5: Pointe III/Ballet Maintenance
5-6: Modern/Jazz Sr. Co. B

Recital Week

posted May 8, 2015, 10:41 AM by Beckie Tompson-Hendrickson

Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day): no classes
Tuesday, May 26 at the Studio: 3:30-4:30 all Ballet starting with Pre-Ballet and Ballet 1; 4:30-5:45 Acro, Tap, and Jazz
Wednesday, May 27: Mandatory Rehearsal at La Grande High School Auditorium from 3:30-6:30 (Parents of little ones are required to stay.)
Thursday, May 28: 35th Anniversary Recital at La Grande High School Auditorium starting at 6:30. Admission is charged at the door. Dancers need to arrive between 6:00 and 6:20.

May 9, make-up lessons

posted May 8, 2015, 10:33 AM by Beckie Tompson-Hendrickson

Make-up lessons for missed lessons on April 30:
11:00 Jazz
12:00 Acro
1:00 Solo

Summer Camps and the 5-week Summer Dance class registration is today.

posted May 8, 2015, 10:30 AM by Beckie Tompson-Hendrickson


2015-16 School Dance Year Registration (Aug 10, 9-10am, 5:30-6:30pm)

posted Apr 22, 2015, 6:44 PM by Beckie Tompson-Hendrickson

It is time to register for the new dance year. Come and join us today. Registration forms may be found on the Forms tab above.

2015-16 School Dance Year Registration (Aug 3/4, (9-10am, 5:30-6:30pm)

posted Apr 22, 2015, 6:43 PM by Beckie Tompson-Hendrickson

It is time to register for the new dance year. Come and join us today. Registration forms may be found on the Forms tab above.

Summer Dance Session (W-Th, July 1-30)

posted Apr 22, 2015, 6:41 PM by Beckie Tompson-Hendrickson

5 week session for ages 3 1/2 to adults of all skill levels. Includes ballet, pointe, tap, modern jazz/ hip-hop, and acrobats. Discount for multiple classes. Performances include the Union County Parade and Union County Fair.

Story Book Dance Camp II (June 15-19)

posted Apr 22, 2015, 6:40 PM by Beckie Tompson-Hendrickson

Morning Session (8am-12pm) is for ages 3 1/2 to 6 years old. Afternoon Session (1-5pm) is for ages 7 to 9 years old. Cost is $100. Children will learn ballet, tap, jazzy hip-hop, and tumbling. Camp includes snacks and crafts to represent dance theme.

Story Book Dance Camp I (June 8-12)

posted Apr 22, 2015, 6:38 PM by Beckie Tompson-Hendrickson

Morning Session (8am-12pm) is for ages 3 1/2 to 6 years old. Afternoon Session (1-5pm) is for ages 7 to 9 years old. Cost is $100. Children will learn ballet, tap, jazzy hip-hop, and tumbling. Camp includes snacks and crafts to represent dance theme.

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