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Fall Cheerleading Opportunity

posted Aug 14, 2016, 11:09 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Dear future cheerleaders at MAHS –

First let me introduce myself – I am the new FACS teacher at Melrose Area this fall and I am so excited to be selected to serve as your cheerleading coach.  You are receiving this letter because you have cheered at least one season here at MAHS.

Cheerleading ranges from enthusiastic cheers to intense physical activity for sports team motivation, audience entertainment or competition based upon organized routines. Cheerleading involves many components including tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunting in order to direct spectators of events to cheer for sports teams at games. The chanters, dancers, and athletes are all very important to a squad. This season I plan to have the squad do both dance and stunts in addition to chants/cheers.   I hope you will consider being part of the cheer team this fall.

I have enclosed a copy of a Cheerleading Contract.  Please read through and turn in at the fall sports meeting or first practice on August 15th.  We will go over the expectations at the fall sports meeting also.  If I missed something you have had in past contracts/expectations, please let me know.

In addition to the Cheerleading Contract Melrose High Area School has a list of things that youMUST have done before you can practice/participate (by August 15th.)  I have enclosed a copy of the MSHSL packet for you.  This is also available online.

·         You must have a sports physical on file with the High school office, they are good for three years.   If you are unsure, talk to Audrey in the office and she can look it up for you, and get you the proper form to take to the Dr. with you if you are not current (this is a sports physical, your regular teen check-up does not count).

·         Every year that you participate in High School sport you and your parents must sign the MSHSL rules.  I have enclosed packet and also available online.  You and your parents must sign the front and back of the last 2 pages and return it at the fall sports meeting or turn it into the office.

·         You must complete the MSHSL annual sports health questionnaire and both you and your parent must sign this.  In the enclosed packet and also available online. 

·         You and your parents must also sign the parental insurance waiver in the enclosed packet and available online. 

·         No participant will be allowed to start practice until the activity fee is paid.  Everyone is required to pay a $70 cheerleading activity fee at the falls sports night or to the High School office.  Each cheerleader must bring me the receipt saying that the activity fee has been paid to the office. If you pay directly to the office they will give you a little receipt with your name marked paid to give to me.  If you pay online just print out the copy of your payment.

·         If you do not have cheer shoes they will need to be obtained.  The Nike outlet or Kohls have chewer shoes or http://www.teamcheer.com/Cheerleading-Shoes-Accessories-Warm-Ups-Practice-Wear-on-Sale/Cheerleading-Shoes-Sale has a great deal on shoes – pending we can find the correct sizes you need. 

If you or your parents have any questions you can reach me on my cell at 507-525-0971 of email at jillhanson65@gmail.com.

Coach  Hanson

Summer Dance Opportunities

posted Apr 28, 2016, 7:28 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Here are the summer dance opportunities that will be offered this year for any dancers going into 7th-12th grade:

1) JFK Dance Camp - Sartell, MN
This camp is a wonderful opportunity to consistently improve their technique in ballet, jazz, and kick. We had 9 dancers go last summer, and you could really see how they improved this season! The girls also said they had a blast. The facility has mirrors, barres, and air conditioning. The coaches range from area head dance coaches to dancers from the U of M dance team. We are encouraging any dancer who would like to be on the varsity team this coming season or in the future to attend this camp.  

The camp is schedule for the majority of Monday's and Wednesday's in June and July from 2:00-4:00. The dance team will pay for the transportation of any dancer who would like to go. If we have 5-12 dancers go, the fee will be $231. If we have 13+, the fee will be $206. There will be a $16 registration fee for every dancer. The sign up sheet at the bottom of this post has all of the dates and times. The medical form also needs to be filled out for the studio.

Please have the sign-up form and medical form turned in by MAY 12! This will give me time to get final numbers to set up transportation, as well as, an exact amount the camp will cost for each dancer. Payment does NOT need to be made until the first day of camp

REMEMBER: Any dancer who participated in the Pizza Kit Fundraiser can use the money they raised towards camp fees. Please see Miss Mayo if you are unsure on the amount that you raised.

2) Melrose Dance Camps
Two dance camps will be offered through Melrose Community Ed. this summer for any dancer who can't make the JFK dance camp commitment. 
    A) Jazz/Kick Dance Camp - Coached by Miss Mayo
        This camp will focus on Jazz/Kick technique. If you want a taste of what the dance team season is like, this would be a good camp to sign up for. Dates: June 14, 16, 21, 23 from 1-3 PM in the elementary gym. This camp is on Tuesdays and Thursdays for any dancers who are also in the JFK Camp and would like to participate.
    B) Ballet Camp - Taught by Sasha Savinov
Sasha has trained with the Russian Ballet. He has choreographed all around the world. We are very lucky to have him here for a camp. He will be focusing primarily on ballet technique on barre, leaps, and turns. Dates: July 19, 21, 26, 28 from 1-3 in the elementary gym.

Both of the community ed camps are $25. You can sign up for them online or in the community education office.

http://www.incschools.com/main/public/CatList.aspx?c=144&d=17

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



Winter Show

posted Dec 3, 2015, 11:46 AM by Caitlin Mayo   [ updated Dec 3, 2015, 11:47 AM ]

Hello everyone,

Here is the schedule for this Saturday. You should note that our Future/Alumni Dance Camp has been cancelled. This schedule, along with the required list of items needed for the season, are being sent out today. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Schedule for Winter Show

December 5, 2015


12:30 PM - Any parent who would like to help decorate for the show will meet at the elementary gym. The more that participate, the faster this process will go.


4:00 PM - All dancers will report to the school to learn how to do their hair for the season. They should have all of the necessary items for competition with them.


5:00 PM - Mark times for all performing teams


5:30 PM - All dancers will learn how to put on their makeup for the season.


6:00 PM - Doors open for the show


6:30 PM - Show starts


After the show, we will be selling cookies and hot chocolate for $0.50 each. Dancers will pass out candy canes to children and JFK dancers.


Dance Team Apparel

posted Oct 22, 2015, 10:10 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello all,

We are so sorry for all of the team apparel confusion. This year we decided to try a new clothing company. We started the process of getting the order ready over two months ago and the company we chose was not very efficient. Last week we decided to take our business elsewhere. With a new company comes a new order form and deadlines.

With the new company we are going through, there will still be the option to order online. This is our prefered form of payment for apparel. The order form is attached and was handed out today to the whole team. The online store is open today and will stay open until November 6th. All orders must be completed by then. I have samples of most of those clothing items if the girls would like to try them on before ordering. The tank top and shorts are still required for practices and mark times at competitions. 

If you are completely and totally against ordering online, or you do not have a credit/debit card to use, you may print off the order sheet from online and give me a detailed list of what your dancer would like to order. Payment must be in the form of a CHECK made out to Midwest Screen Printing. No cash will be accepted. 

I will be ordering the dancers warm up 1/4 zip and leggings for competitions. The reason we did this was so they could be here in time for our team pictures on November 6th. Payment for the 1/4 zip ($35) and leggings ($33) will be due on Wednesday, October 26th. Checks should be made out to Melrose Area Schools. If your daughter sold 15 pizza kits or more last spring, she will NOT have to pay for a 1/4 zip. I have a list if your daughter does not remember if she sold enough. We will be using these 1/4 zips and leggings for the next two years. 

Finally, parent dance team apparel will be available to order between November 9th-16th online. If you would like to try on any samples, I will have them available during the week in my room or after practice when you pick up your daughter. 

Summary
Dancer clothing orders: Due November 6th
Payment for warm-ups: Due October 26th
Parent clothing orders: Due November 16th

Shoe, tights, and makeup orders will be made after JV tryouts so we know who is on what team. We do this because each team has a different performance uniform that requires different colors of tights and shoes.

That is all for now. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. 

Apparel and Practice

posted Oct 14, 2015, 10:26 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Due to lack of samples, all dance team and parent apparel ordering will not be due until NEXT week. We will have samples and more information on the first day of practice.

The first day of practice will be in the high school gym from 3:30-5:30 for JV members and 3:30-6:00 for varsity members.

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

Parent Apparel

posted Oct 9, 2015, 8:38 AM by Caitlin Mayo   [ updated Oct 9, 2015, 8:52 AM ]


The parent apparel sheet is ready to go! All orders will also be online. All orders will be shipped to the school and will go home with your daughter. Remember: All clothing orders (dancers and parents) are due on Thursday, October 15th. I should have samples to try on by Monday. 

Here is the link:


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

Dance Team Apparel

posted Oct 6, 2015, 6:59 AM by Caitlin Mayo

The order sheets are here for team apparel! We apologize again for not having this at the meeting last night. Everything on this list is in stock and will be ready to go for us.

Required apparel for the team:
S85 Boxercraft Racerback Tank Black 
1247777 Under Armour Twisted Tech 1/4 Zip Purple
1110V Soffe Perfect Comp Short Black
812 Bella Women’s Leggings Black

These clothing items will be used for team warm-ups and mark times at competitions. Remember: Sign up ends on October 15th. (We want to get the clothing in time for team pictures)

We loved seeing all of the girls last night and can't wait for a new season! 

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

Summer Dance Opportunities

posted Apr 8, 2015, 4:50 PM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello dancers and parents,

With summer just around the corner, I thought I would send out a message on dance opportunities that will be offered this summer.

First, I would highly recommend all of our dancers to sign up for the ballet class that is going to be offered through community education the last two weeks in June. The instructor, Sasha Savinov, is a family friend from Russia who has an excellent resume filled with dancing and choreographing on a professional ballet level. There will be 6 classes from 1-3 p.m. for $25. It is a great opportunity for our dancers to build up their technique, balance, flexibility, and strength. More information and registration can be found on the community ed website.

Next, we will be going through the Just for Kix studio in Sartell for some intense training on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. Each class will be 3 hours long and will focus on technique and strength training for ballet, jazz, and kick. The registration forms are attached to this post. If you would like a paper copy, I have them in my classroom. Please have all registration forms turned in to me by May 1st. Once I know who is all signed up, I will have a parent meeting to set up carpooling options.

If the second option is too large of a time commitment, I will be holding a jazz/kick camp the last two weeks of July here at the school. We will also focus on technique, flexibility, strength, and some choreography. More information and registration can be found on the community ed website.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for working so hard on the pizza kit fundraiser. We raised about $2,000! With that money we will be focusing on buying gear for the dancers and, hopefully, a portable dance floor for the cafeteria. We really appreciate all of the hard work and dedication.

Just a reminder, if your dancer isn't in a spring sport, we highly recommend that they stay active. Whether it be walking outside (weather permitting), running, or stretching while they watch T.V. I am in the weight room every Tuesday and Thursday after school for any of the dancers that would like to get a workout in. It's always easier to get motivated for a workout if someone is going through it with you. 

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

Fundraiser

posted Mar 4, 2015, 1:33 PM by Caitlin Mayo

    Dear Parents/ Dance Team Members:

 

    Starting March 4th the Melrose Rosettes will launch a Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser to raise funds for:
     
team apparel and a new dance floor for when the gyms are not available.

                                                          

·      Our sales period will be from March 4th to March 20th.

·      Each seller will receive an order form to keep track of customers, orders, and payments.

·      If a dancer sells 15 kits or more, she will receive a free clothing item next season.

·      Students/Members collect payment at time of order. Checks should be made payable to Melrose Rosettes.

·      Students/Members turn in order forms and money by March 20th

·      Be sure to tally your order form across every row and down every column.

·      Our delivery location is the Elementary Cafeteria.

·      Pick-up time is scheduled for April 1st at 3:30 PM.  Since a lot of the dancers are going to Chanhassen that day, I will     stay here until 6:30 PM for those girls to pick up their orders.

·       Each student/member will be responsible for delivering the Pizza Kit orders.

 

   We expect that this Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser will be a great success! We’re confident that we’ll develop many repeat customers and referrals, which could make this our most profitable fundraiser yet!  With that in mind, please don’t forget to save your customer lists for future sales!  As always, we appreciate your support and look forward to great success!


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

Spring Camps

posted Feb 26, 2015, 11:04 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Spring dance camp registration due dates are coming up quick! Make sure you check your schedules and turn in the information needed if you would like your dancer to attend one of these camps.

Summer dance camp information will be out soon!

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