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.


Summer Camps

posted Apr 27, 2017, 1:47 PM by Caitlin Mayo   [ updated May 4, 2017, 6:01 AM ]

Hello again everyone,

It's been awhile since season. Now is the time to start thinking of summer! We have three options for dance training this summer. We truly hope your dancer will take advantage of one, if not all, of the options that are available this summer. 

Option 1: June 5-9 from 1:00-3:00 PM in the Elementary Gym
Ms. Mayo will be holding a week camp with kick and jazz technique and choreography. This is a great chance for any dancer who is thinking about being on the team next season to test the water before jumping in. The camp will be run similar to how we hold practices. Choreography will be leveled for dancers just starting out to varsity members who need to be challenged. Cost is $25 per dancers for all 5 days.

Option 2: June-July, Mondays and Wednesdays at the St. Cloud JFK studio
This is a wonderful option for any dancer who is seriously trying to build on their technique and gain some more choreography experience. Dancers will work with a bunch of different instructors throughout the summer. This camp has an indoor studio with mirrors and air conditioning. The Melrose Rosettes Dance Team will pay for transportation to and from the studio. Fundraising money raised by individual dancers can also go towards the tuition for this camp over the summer. 
Forms for this camp are attached. If we have 13+ dancers participate, we will have a reduced price as a group. Please send in the Medical Consent and Release Form by Friday, May 5th. Once we know how many dancers we have participating, I will send out a message for how much each dancer owes. If your dancer has raised money through fundraising, make sure she checks in with me to see how much she owes. 
All checks should be made out to Melrose Area Schools. The school will send one large check to the St. Cloud JFK studio. 
For those who can only make classes in July the rates would be $144 for 5-12 dancers or $129 for 13+ dancers from Melrose Area who participate.
**Reminder: The times for the JFK camp change from June to July because the Melrose Area girls will be split off from the rest of the studio to have group private lessons during the July sessions.  

Option 3: July 19-21 from 1:00-4:00 PM in the Elementary Gym
Hannah Daley, a cousin of Kaitlyn and Ashlynn Wensman, competed at the State High School Dance level and currently dances for the UMD Dance Team. She will be coming to Melrose to teach a camp. She has a lot of dance background and current knowledge to offer in jazz, contemporary, and kick. Her feedback is going to make a wonderful end to summer training. Cost is $25 per dancer for all 3 days. 

Let me know if you have any questions! Hope to see all of our dancers sometime this summer! 

Pizza Kit Orders

posted Mar 2, 2017, 11:37 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Our annual Pizza Kit Fundraiser has officially begun today! We had a team meeting and the order forms and information were handed out. These kits are being sold for two reasons. 

1) We will be getting new warm-ups next season. These sales can go towards any dance team members purchase of our team warm-up.

2) Individual profits can be put towards tuition at the St. Cloud JFK Dance Camp this summer. 

The goal is to have each dancer sell at least 10 pizza kits. If a dance team member sells 10 regular pizza kits, with $5 profit per kit, that member would earn $50 to put towards her team warm up or summer training tuition. We will be putting any extra money that is raised towards our new varsity kick uniforms for next season.

Friday, March 10th - Team group sales: Dance team members have the opportunity to go around town and sell door-to-door in groups. This is a great chance to make more sales before the due date on Monday.

Monday, March 13th - Pizza Kits and money are due to Ms. Mayo.

Thursday, March 23rd - Pizza Kits will be delivered. All dance team members should meet in the high school cafeteria to help sort the kits. After they are sorted, each dance team member will take the pizza kits she has sold and deliver them. 

I have attached an informational sheet to this announcement that explains our group number, in case anyone would like to order online. This is the sheet that was passed out with the order forms.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks! Good luck selling!

Section Invite

posted Jan 31, 2017, 8:34 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Well, I think we can all agree that last night was a late one, but well worth it! We are so proud of how strong the team finished the regular season. We can't wait to see what mountains JV is going to climb in the future for this team!

The Section Invite information is attached. The invite is at ROCORI High School. The bus will leave at 7:30 AM. Please make sure your daughter gets some sleep Friday night. We want them well rested for Saturday! Make sure to grab your friends and family members on your way to the invite. The girls LOVE a big and loud crowd. It's going to be an awesome day of competition!

Be on the look-out for information regarding uniform turn-in and our season banquet.

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

Thanks for all you do!

New London/Spicer Invite

posted Jan 25, 2017, 11:45 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

I apologize for this schedule being late. NL-S had to go through several scheduled changes before settling on this one today. If it changes again, I'll be sure to put the revised schedule on here. 

The bus for this invite will leave at 3:30 PM. This will be the last competition of the season for our JV teams. :( As you can see, it is going to be a late night. Please make sure your daughter has snacks and a blanket for the ride home. 

As always, if you would like your daughter to go home with you and not the bus, I need a signed note two days before the competition. 

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


Conference and Monticello

posted Jan 23, 2017, 7:20 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Here is the schedule for the conference competition on Thursday and the Monticello competition on Saturday. The conference competition is for VARSITY members only. The bus will leave after school at 3:15. Please make sure your daughter has a snack for the road and a blanket. It is going to be a later night.

The bus for the Monticello invite will leave at 7:15. The schedule has been updated a little bit since the paper copy was sent out to you last week. A few teams have added. 

There will be a team meal on Friday. Please expect this to last until 7:00 PM.

I will send out the New London-Spicer (Monday) competition information when I receive it.

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


ROCORI and Melrose Schedule

posted Jan 10, 2017, 11:47 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Here are the schedules for the ROCORI Invite this Saturday and our Melrose Invite on Monday. As you will notice, AA schools will be competing in the afternoon this year at ROCORI. The bus will leave at 11:45 AM. Dancers will need to be at the school to prep for the Melrose competition at 2:30 PM on Monday.

We will be having a Parent Panel meeting on Thursday at 6:35 PM to discuss any final preparations that need to be made before our invite on Monday. The meeting will be held in my classroom (J109) if any dance team parent would like to attend.

As a reminder, we do have a Dutchmen day on Thursday this week for gymnastics. The meet starts at 6 PM. We are asking that the girls stay there to show their support until 6:30 PM. 

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


BBE Invite

posted Jan 5, 2017, 11:32 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello again everyone,

Here is the schedule for the BBE invite on Monday, January 9th. The bus will leave after school at 3:10 PM. Please make sure your daughter has a snack or two for the road. A blanket for the ride home wouldn't be a bad idea either. 

Just a reminder that we have a Gymnastic Dutchmen Day next Thursday, January 12th until 6:30 PM. There is also a team meal that following day.

This is our busiest time of the season! Please make sure to keep checking for updates.

Influenza A has also hit the school pretty hard the last few weeks. If your daughter is showing symptoms, please get her checked out right away! The team is getting lots of reminders at practice to get rest, drink water, not share their water bottles/chapstick, and wash their hands. Hopefully they are carrying that over at home. :)

The schedule for our home invite on Monday, January 16th will be out shortly. It is Parent's Night, so we hope to see you all there!

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

Alexandria Invite and Announcements

posted Jan 5, 2017, 6:42 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Here is the schedule for Alexandria this Saturday. There have been multiple teams that have dropped and been added, that is why it has taken a little longer than usual to get the schedule out. Here is the final version that I have been sent. JV Kick Gold will not be competing at this competition. The bus will leave at 7:25. Please make sure your dance team member has everything set out the night before. Her gear should include HAT, COAT, and MITTENS. No one will be allowed on the bus without them. It is still supposed to be EXTREMELY cold this weekend. 

Our first team meal will also be tomorrow. There will be three team meals for JV and Varsity. There will be one extra meal for varsity before the section meet. If you would like your daughter to participate  the cost will be $5 per meal ($15 for JV and $20 for Varsity). There is tons of food and lots of team bonding at these events. We highly encourage each dance team member to participate! You can expect team meals to go no later than 7 PM. 

Early sign-up for the Monticello long-sleeved shirts will be due tomorrow. Once signed up, the dance team member is required to purchase the shirt. The picture is attached to this message. The cost is $20. Sizes available: S, M, L, and XL.

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