posted May 14, 2018, 12:13 PM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

I have heard from a couple dancers that they have tried to sign up for this summer's JFK Camp online, but the JFK website asks for a card number. JFK has been contacted and we have decided that signups are going to go through Ms. Mayo. 

If you would like to sign up for the JFK camp this summer, please print off this medical release form and bring it into Ms. Mayo with your payment. Again, if you raised money through the Pizza Kit fundraiser, stop in to ask Ms. Mayo how much your tuition fee is reduced. Checks can be made out to the Melrose Dance Team and dropped off in Ms. Mayo's classroom or mailbox in the middle school office. 

Also, I did have some questions about month by month tuition. If your dancer would like to take class just for the month of June or July, the fee is $115. 

Please let me know if you have any other questions.


Summer Training

posted May 3, 2018, 1:29 PM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

This year we are going to be offering a little different options for summer training. Instead of driving the dancers to St. Cloud, we are going to bring coaches to Melrose to teach in our own gyms. Cost wise, it is almost the exact same as the last few summers. The biggest difference is the time it is going to save for the same amount of training, plus the team will not have to pay for the travel to the studio. It will also mean having the same instructors consistently from week to week. The rate is based off of the number of dancers that participate. In the past few summers, we have had around 20 dancers from our program participate in summer training. It has made an incredible difference in the success of our program. I highly recommend this option. The training will be in jazz and kick for grades 6-12 (2018-2019). If you know someone who has a dancer who would like to join the Rosettes in the next few seasons, please send this information to them. The team bonding and the skills the dancers get from this experience make a huge impact on the coming seasons. I hope you will all consider it as a great opportunity!

Here is the link to sign up. All payment will go through the Rosettes Dance Team account. All checks can be made out to the Melrose Dance Team and delivered to Ms. Mayo. The dance team will cut one large check to Just for Kix. If your daughter has raised money through pizza kits this last spring, have her come see me to see how much of a discount she has earned on her summer training fee.

As you can see in the Community Education brochure, Hannah will also be offering her 3 days camp in August. She has a lot of experience from participating in very competitive high school and college dance teams. I hope you consider signing up for her camp as well!

Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser

posted Mar 8, 2018, 11:38 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello all,

We're just under a week from when our Pizza Kit Orders are due. I have attached an informational sheet to this post that explains all of the due dates, online orders, and other details. If you know of friends or family members who would like to donate to the team, but do not want to order pizza kits, they can still send money with your dancer. Please make sure that you indicate it on your sheet or a separate envelope. 

This fundraiser helps a lot of dancers pay for their summer training. We are also in the process of purchasing new jazz uniforms that will be passed down to JV teams in the future. Uniforms are not cheap. If we want to keep up our alternating bi-yearly schedule of new kick and jazz uniforms, we need to make sure we raise the money for them. 

Again, if you have any questions, let me know.


Spring Camps

posted Feb 26, 2018, 11:48 AM by Caitlin Mayo   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 11:49 AM ]

Hello everyone,

Here is some information about Spring Camps that are happening the next month or two at colleges in the area. I am still working on Summer Camp information. I will let you know when those details are finalized. 

St. Cloud State Dance Team
Date: Sunday, March 18
Time: 12:30 pm-4:00 pm
Cost: $25 (includes t-shirt)
Age: 8th grade+

Saint Ben's Dance Team
Date: Saturday, March 17
Time: 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Cost: $40 (includes t-shirt)
Age: K-12
Poster attached to this post.

University of Minnesota Dance Team
Date: Friday, March 9th
Pre-Registration Due: Thursday, March 1st
Time: 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Cost: $100 (t-shirt included if you pre-register)
Age: 7th grade-College
Poster attached to this post.

Monticello Invite and Section Invite

posted Jan 24, 2018, 7:45 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Here are the updates on the coming competitions. I will send out the New London/Spicer Invite information as soon as I get it. The only information I have so far is that the NL-S Invite will start at 6:30 P.M. and end around 9:00 P.M.  

Monticello - This is going to be a longer day. Please make sure your dancer gets to bed early. We will not be having a team meal on Friday. Bus leaves at 7:15 A.M. 

Section Invite - Here is the updated information about the Section Invite at Alexandria High School. Only Varsity teams will be competing at this competition. Bus leaves at 6:45 A.M. The top 3 teams in kick and jazz will go on to the State Tournament February 16-17. If your dancer would like a Section Shirt, there are only online orders and payments available. There will be no extra shirts to order at the invite. They are due Friday, January 26. Go to this website to order:

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Competition Updates

posted Jan 12, 2018, 1:39 PM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Here are some updates on the competitions and performances coming up.

ROCORI: An updated schedule has been attached. Bus leaves at 7:20 am.

Foley: A schedule has been attached. Bus leaves at 3:15 pm. A Coborn's boxed lunch with a sandwich, chips, and cookie will be provided for your daughter. Please send along $5 to pay for the meal. We will use that $5 to pay for the next meal on our way to New London.

Basketball Games: Thursday night we will be performing all of our Jazz dances at the boys' basketball games. JV Gold Jazz will perform during the JV half-time. JV Purple will perform in-between the JV and Varsity game. Varsity perform during the Varsity half-time. JV game starts at 6 pm. Varsity game starts around 7:30 pm. All dancers must be back at the school with hair done by 5:00 pm.

Friday night we will be performing all of our kick dances at the boys' basketball games. JV Gold kick will perform during the JV half-time. JV Purple will perform in-between the JV and Varsity game. Varsity will be competing with the BOLD Dance Team in a dual during the half-time of the varsity game. 

Conference: We will be hosting the West Central Conference competition for the first time in 10 years. It will be a 5 team competition with 9 performances. We ask that parents of Varsity and JV members show up at 4:00 pm to help set up and get teams checked in. The JV girls will be running the rest of the competition. This will also be our Senior Night. 

New-London/Spicer Invite: We have been invited to the New London/Spicer Invite on Monday, January 29. We have accepted. It will be JV's last competition of the season. They will not continue to practice after this competition. 

I will be sending out more updates as they come in. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

BBE Invite, Bus Times, and Updated Alexandria Invite

posted Jan 5, 2018, 10:39 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Here is the BBE Invite Schedule. It was sent out in a paper copy yesterday. Bus time 3:10 p.m. Hair should be done before getting on the bus. A meal will be provided on the bus to the BBE Elementary school. As you can see, the invite is going to end late. Please make sure your daughter has a blanket with to catch a nap on the way home.

Alexandria Invite for tomorrow had a few JV teams drop. The attached updated schedule is very similar to the original. Bus time 7:20 a.m.

The ROCORI schedule is on the previous post. Bus time will be 7:20 a.m.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.


Alexandria, Foley, and ROCORI Invite Updates

posted Dec 30, 2017, 8:43 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

We hope you are staying warm this Winter Break! Here are some of the updates we have on the coming invites.

Alexandria: I have attached the invite schedule to this post. Pre-orders for t-shirt are due TODAY! You can pre-order online at this link: Alexandria Dance Invitational - T Shirt Store

Foley: We do not have a schedule for this competition, but they have sent out their online shirt pre-order link. Orders are due Thursday, January 4. Here is the link:!/Long-Sleeve-Tee/p/98506005/category=26916201

ROCORI: The schedule for the invite is attached to this post. They have no pre-orders for shirts. 

I will be sending out paper copies of these schedules when we get back from break. I will keep sending out updates on competition schedules as I receive them from other coaches.

Keep encouraging your dancer to work hard on the Winter Break Workout Challenge! 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Competition Season is coming!

posted Nov 22, 2017, 11:45 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

The first month of practice has flown by and we are quickly coming to the competition part of our season. We have taken care of team clothing, tights, and shoe orders. Now it's on to our makeup orders and packing list. 

Makeup Orders: Please have this order turned in by Sunday, November 26. I will be placing the order on Monday to try to have everything here by the following Saturday for our show. We make these bulk order because we want all of the girls to be wearing the same shade of eyeshadow and lipstick. In the past, it has been difficult to find the shades locally, so we are hopefully making things easier by ordering as a team. If your daughter has the same shades from last year that are needed for competitions this year, you do not need to purchase them again.

Packing List: The competition packing list will be sent out today. I'm hoping by sending it out a little early, you can find some good deals over the Thanksgiving weekend. Please let me know if you have any trouble finding some of the items on the list.

Winter Show Tickets: We will be passing out pre-order Winter Show tickets today. Pre-sold tickets are $5. Tickets will be $6 at the door. Our Winter Show is the biggest fundraiser for the dance team. Without it, we would not be able to purchase the uniforms your daughters are competing in. I would highly advise that you take these tickets with you to your family functions this weekend. Even if someone can not make the show, a $5 donation is only going to help us continue to purchase uniforms and team training in the future. 

Next Week: Look for the Winter Show day schedule, Albany Schedule, and Team Meal schedule.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

New Season!

posted Oct 18, 2017, 12:44 PM by Caitlin Mayo   [ updated Oct 24, 2017, 6:50 AM by Caitlin Mayo ]

Hello everyone,

Here we are, 5 days out of a new season. We are so excited to get started! Here are a few things to remember before the first day of practice and a few dates coming up.

1) All MSHSL forms, physical forms(if needed), and fees need to be turned into Mr. Ruoff before dancers are able to participate at practice. Please make sure to get all of that turned in before practice on Monday. Fees: $50 for Middle Schoolers, $70 for High Schoolers

2) The last sheet in our Rosettes Constitution needs to be turned in as well before the first practice. This lets us know you understand the rules and regulations for the team.

3) Clothing order forms are due on Wednesday, October 25th with payment. Option 1 (Ladies' Black Jersey Racer Back Tank) and Option 7 (Black-Graphite-White Ladies' Tech Fleece Full zip Hooded Jacket) are both required for the season. Everything else is optional. The name on the warm up jacket will be the first initial of the first name and complete last name. Example: C. Mayo
There has been a small correction on the clothing order form. The leggings that were previously offered were see-through, so we ended up changing them to a similar material as the black spandex shorts that are currently offered on the clothing order form. The new leggings will be $24, but a much higher quality. A sample will be available on Monday to try on. The updated order form is attached to this announcement. 

4) Practice will start on Monday, October 24 in the elementary gyms at 3:10 pm. JV practice will go until 5:30. Varsity will go until 6:00. Please make sure your dancer is wearing tights, black spandex, black tank-top, and running shoes.

5) An AMAZING opportunity is being offered through the Minnesota Association of Dance Team (MADT). On November 11, there will be a student LEAD convention at Chaska High School from 10:00-4:00. The conference will include some awesome sessions, including a session with Mackenzie Larkin. She is the owner of Larkin Studio and has a long list of professionals she has trained, including Eva Igo (2nd place on World of Dance) and Taylor Sieve (Finalist on So You Think You Can Dance). The cost of the conference is $50 with online payment. If you are planning on attending, let me know so we can get a carpool going. 
For more information, check here:

6) Tryouts for all dancers will be on Friday, November 3. Please try to make sure your dancer is at practice on this date. We will try to schedule it at a time that does not interfere with other fall activities. Choreography will be mapped out and recorded for anyone who can not make it to practice the first two weeks. Once we know who is on which jazz and kick team, we will send out jazz shoe and tights order forms.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


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