Studio M

November Happenings

Hi Studio M Family!!

Winter has officially arrived in Missoula!  As sad as we are to have canceled classes today, we hope you are all safe in your homes & not on the treacherous roads! 

It’s the third month of Season 4 & we are having SO MUCH FUN!!  We hope you are enjoying your time with us as much as love teaching your kiddos!


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Last week & this week – are our Costume Measuring Weeks.  Teachers will be taking a chunk of class time to get measurements for our Spring Recital costumes. We will be sending out a photo of your dancers costume as well as posting it on the bulletin board in the studio.  We will also be revealing the class themes this week at the studio and on our social media…stay tuned for all of the FUN!!  This week – November 7th-11th – parents will need to sign off on sizes.  You can sign off on sizes in the office with Tavja either before class or after.  We will not order a costume unless you approve of the sizing.  This way we are all on the same page before we begin purchasing.  Costume Payment Deadline = November 15th


We are SOOOO STOKED to finally be offering a grownup & tiny dancer class!  We have been asked about this & encouraged to start one for years and it’s officially happening!  Yay!  This is a 4 week workshop that meets on Thursday mornings at 10:30am.  This 30 minute creative movement class will teach a concept through through props & developmentally appropriate dance.  It’s a fun way to get your tiny dancer moving & learning at the same time!  Grownups get to dance with their little buddies too!  The workshop is only $40 & will meet on November 17th, December 1st, 8th & 15th.  REGISTRATION OPENS TOMORROW!! Space is limited with a 4 pair minimum.  


We will be starting our second Adult Dance Workshop at the end of the month – November 29th!!  This is a 4 week workshop that meets on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30pm with me – Meagen!  The workshop is only $60 & will meet on November 29th & December 6th, 13th & 20th.  This workshop is for the beginner level dancer or someone that just wants to brush up on their dance skills.  If you don’t have Tap shoes, don’t worry, we have slip on taps that can be worn with sneakers.  You can enroll through the Parent Portal by adding yourself as a student & searching for the class.  It will be TONS of FUN and is the perfect way to keep your body moving during the holiday season! Registration opens on the 15th!  Space is limited with a minimum of 5 dancers. 


This months theme is PJ’S & TEDDY BEARS which means you can send your dancer to class in their pajamas – if they have a teddy bear or stuffy, send that too!  How fun is that??  Spirit Week will be November 14th-18th.  Please make sure that the basic dress code rules still apply: hair pulled back, appropriate shoes, no midriff or bottom showing, leggings or shorts under pajama dresses.  Each class will have a quick craft project to do the last 5 min & our spirit wall will be decorated per usual!

Studio M enjoys being involved in our community so we have decided to incorporate a food drive with our November Spirit Week this year!  We will donate all canned goods to the Missoula Food Bank at the end of the week.  The class that brings the most items will win a cupcake party! 

COSTUME PAYMENT DEADLINE – Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Costumes are a huge endeavor (time, effort & money) but they are so worth it at the end of the year when they shine on stage at our show.  Please help us by making sure you sign off on all costumes sizes!!  This makes our process easier & helps us get our part of the equation completed faster.  We have to order before the end of this month to ensure that we get the majority of our costumes before June.  I know that seems crazy but if you think about it – every studio across the country has their recital at the same time plus everyone knows about the continued shipping issues & shortages at the moment.  Last year we barely got some costumes before our recital.  This is why we need to order early & why there is a $20 charge for late payments.  Thanks so much for understanding!!


If you are in need of a nude leotard or any dance gear for upcoming shows, please stop by the dance shop & get your orders in ASAP so we can make sure you get them on time!

Adults – we will be hosting our first annual SIP & SHOP in December.  This will be a fun mixer for you to meet other dance parents & get some limited edition Studio M gear too!  Stay tuned for more details…

Parents – swing by the shop when you get a chance and ask Hallie or Tavja about a FUN & super secret Studio M surprise that is perfect for the Christmas shenanigans in your house!! 


Fall Break is coming up!  We will be CLOSED for the week of November 21st-25th.  We hope you get some good rest & relaxation during this break & that you can safely celebrate Thanksgiving!


The company kids will be selling cinnamon rolls again this year for their November FUNdraiser.  Cinnamon rolls come pre-packaged & frozen.  They will arrive before our Winter Break, in time for family over the holidays.  If you are interested in purchasing, please check out our Facebook page to order or reach out to a company member. 

Golden Leaf Boutique is also helping us raise funds with a custom gifting catalogue.  Find a Company member to order the best Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers around! 

Our Performance Company is always looking for fun performance opportunities.  We will begin working on our Christmas Show and would love to perform for you or your company Christmas party!  If you are interested in having some FUN entertainment from adorable children & teens, let me know!  This will be a Fundraiser for the kids plus a fun time to show off their skills!


We understand that automatic payments don’t always go through.  We will however be assessing a $30 NSF fee if account balances aren’t paid by the 5th business day of the month.  We will continue to communicate any issues from our end & appreciate you taking care of them as soon as possible. 




  • COMPANY CHRISTMAS WRAPPING:  Let our Company elves (and their parents) wrap your presents!! They will be set up at the mall from November 25th-December 23rd.  For more information, contact Hallie Lopuch at [email protected].
  • SIP & SHOP SUNDAY FUNDAY with Studio M!!  We will be hosting our first mingle & shop party for the adults of Studio M in December.  Stay tuned for more information! 
  • ELF ON THE SHELF & FAMILY VIEWING WEEK: Our December spirit week & invitation to families to join class via Zoom or for the last 10-15min in person will be December 12th-16th.
  • WINTER BREAK:  The studio will be closed December 19th-January 8th. 

Hope you are bundled up and home safe!

Happy Dancing,