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.

Makeup Forms

posted Nov 15, 2016, 5:13 PM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Here is the makeup form. It is due Friday, November 18! Please make checks out to Melrose Area Schools. Remember to read the form carefully. Not everything is required. If you bought the makeup last year, you do not need to repurchase. This is the easiest route to make sure that everyone has the same colors for performances. We will be teaching the team how to use the makeup that is bought. 

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


P.S. Parent Panel meeting on Monday, November 21 at 6:15 in my classroom (J109) for any dance parent that is interested in getting involved this season! 

First Day of Practice

posted Oct 19, 2016, 12:53 PM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone!

Here is the checklist of what needs to be done before practice starts on Monday:
- MSHSL Form
- Physical
- Fee: Middle school students - $50, High school - $70, checks made out to Melrose Area Schools
- Dance Team Constitution(purple packet) - Signatures on the last page

Practice Attire:
- black spandex
- black tights
- black tank top
- tennis shoes

REMINDER: Clothes orders are due on Monday as well. See the previous post for more details.

Practice will start at 3:30 in the Elementary gym 3 and will go until 5:30 for JV members and 6 for Varsity members. 

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


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