Studio M

May Happenings

Hi Studio M Family!

We hope that all of our AMAZING dance moms had a terrific Mother’s Day!!  We see you & we appreciate you so much!!

We have SOOOOO MUCH happening at the Studio this month so PLEASE read to the end so you have all of the information.  Also, you will be receiving multiple emails from us this month so please be sure to read all of them!! 

Click the link below to listen to this entire email while you stay efficient and get other things done.  

 Attachment: May-Happenings-2022.mp3 (8.2MB)

Please be sure to stay in the building during your dancers 45min class.  We have had many potty breaks lately and it’s always best if you can manage those.  It tends to happen that if one dancer needs to go potty, then all of a sudden it’s contagious!!  Hahaha!  

In the next couple of weeks, each family will receive an email with their dancer’s Student Assessment(s) for Season 3.  This is a helpful tool that can inform you on what your dancer needs to work on plus it will have our recommendations for what class/classes your student should take next season.  We will include the Season 4 schedule plus the class descriptions so you are fully prepared for our VIP registration on June 10th, 12-4pm.  Reminder that you will receive a $15 credit on your account if you register during this time frame. Classes are SURE to fill so don’t miss out on the ideal schedule for your family!

Our last Spirit Week of the season is going to be the PERFECT way to begin our JOURNEY into Recital!  Spirit Week will be May 16th-20th and we are asking that dancers wear their Studio M gear this week or the following colors: PURPLE, Red, White. Please be sure that basic dress code rules are followed: midriffs & bottoms covered, hair pulled back & appropriate shoes.  LOOKING good while SEEKING WALDO!!

STUDIO M DAY – May 21st; 12-2pm
Please join us for an awesome Season 3 Celebration!!  Saturday – May 21st, 12-2pm we will be having an outdoor party and we want your family to attend! Don’t miss out on pizza, crafts, Tik Toc dances, a treasure hunt & SO MUCH FUN!  Plus, you will be able to grab your recital tank top!! Let us show you our appreciation before we ADVENTURE into the end of the season!

 WEBSITE PHOTO SHOOT – May 22nd; 1-4pm

We will be having a photo shoot to update the photos on our website on May 22nd from 1-4pm.  If you think your dancer would have fun being a model, please keep an eye on your email in the next couple of weeks.  We will be searching for dancers of all ages to represent us!  There will be a google doc for sign ups with limited spaces. Also, Jason Tupeck will be taking photos during classes this week as well.  We can’t wait to see our STUDIO M STARS on the website!!

Dress rehearsal will take place at the studio the week of May 23rd-May 27th.  Students will come prepared in their costume with appropriate hair, makeup, accessories & shoes.  We will take our individual & group photos and then practice our dances in front of other classes.  Please note that the time may be different than their normal class time.  If you haven’t purchased recital photos, please do so BEFORE photo week.  You can purchase photos in the Parent Portal.  You can find the photo packages by clicking the ‘Classes/Events’ tab in the upper right hand corner of your dashboard. 

Attachment: Recital Photo Schedule 2022.pdf (639.7kB)

We like to incorporate as many dancers in the finale performance as possible so we have a completely filled stage!  If your dancer is 6yrs or older, they are invited to participate!  There is no extra fee & they will wear their regular class costume.  Keep an eye out for a choreography video that will be released next week.  Dancers that want to participate, will need to learn the choreography & attend the finale rehearsal from 5-5:30pm on the night of their show.  FUN, FUN, FUUUUUN!!

Recital tickets are on sale NOW.  All tickets are $15 plus fees and will be selected seats not general admission.  Children under 3 can sit on a lap.  Recital tickets will be sold through www.tututix.com.  Please see the attached document for details on how to order.  We will not be refunding tickets so BE SURE TO PURCHASE THE CORRECT SHOW TICKETS & know exactly how many you will need.  Exchanges can be made through Tutu Tix.  Any and all ticketing questions will go through Tutu Tix after purchase. 

Attachment: RECITAL TICKET INFORMATION 2022.pdf (114.6kB)

Attachment: Studio M TutuTix QR Code.pdf (778.8kB)

RECITAL WEEK – June 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Recital week will consist of a 15min staging rehearsal as well as their final year-end performance.  During their staging rehearsal, dancers do not have to wear their costume but they MUST wear appropriate shoes.  We will be staging their dance and letting them practice it a couple of times in the actual performance space.  STAGING REHEARSALS ARE MANDATORY FOR SAFETY REASONS.  If your dancer misses the staging rehearsal, they will not be allowed to participate in the performance.  All staging rehearsals & performances will take place in the Dennison Theatre at the University of Montana.

Attachment: WHERES WALDO – Recital Week Schedule 2022.pdf (867.2kB)

Attachment: RECITAL 2022 – WHERES WALDO_Adventure 1.pdf (238.6kB)

Attachment: RECITAL 2022 – WHERES WALDO_Adventure 2.pdf (242.8kB)

We have booked a professional videographer this year – IRISH LUCK PRODUCTIONS!  Yay!  Since photos & video are not allowed in the theater during a live performance, you will want to purchase this awesome keepsake.  Digital Downloads of the shows are $20/show or both shows for $30.  Details on how to purchase will be sent in another email.  

Tavja & I have recorded a Frequently Asked Questions – Recital Edition segment for your viewing.  Please see the YouTube link below if you have any questions on season ending happenings or recital specifically.  We are open to hosting a Zoom Q&A if requested. 

YOUTUBE LINK: https://youtu.be/Wo2E_gjZl3g
We will be casting our Season 4 Performance & Competition Companies on June 10th from 4-7pm.  If your dancer is 10+ or turning 10 within the first semester, if they love to dance, enjoy being in a team environment & want to perform as much as possible…our Company program is for you!!  There will be an informative Parent/Dancer meeting on June 1st at 6pm at Studio M.  Please attend to get all of your questions answered from us as well as current Company parents.  


  • Masks are optional for all students. 
  • Only Tots & Littles parents allowed in the building. 
  • One parent/dancer.  Minimal siblings.
  • We do not have a water fountain so make sure your dancer has their own water bottle.
  • If you are sick at all, please stay home and use our Zoom option.  Parents are welcome to watch class with this option.
  • We will continue to use hand sanitizer upon entering & leaving the classroom, running air filters with cracked windows, cleaning between classes & fogging each night.  



As always & especially this month, please let us know if you have any questions!

Happy Dancing!!