Studio M

February Happenings


Studio M loves the month of LOVE!!  Spreading love is definitely what we need these days & we are happy to continue giving love to all of our Studio M family & staff!  

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We are so excited to announce our partnership with PLAY Network on our third annual Sweetheart Dance!  This year, we are opening it up to Studio M families & we hope you can make it! February 18th; 3-5pm Bring your mini me to Studio M for a fun date afternoon filled with dancing, a photo shoot, activity room, craft projects & snacks!!  You will learn a partner dance with your little buddy & have tons of fun!  Admission is $10/family (PLAY Network families will receive a discount at the door.)  Please RSVP via text or email so we can plan for you. 406.546.7567


The Performance Company & Sparklers will be performing at the Lady Griz basketball game on February 17th!  Come join us at the game to cheer them on!  

Our Competition Company dancers will be heading to Layton, UT for our second Competition of the season on February 8th & have another competition at the end of the month in Portland, OR.  They have been working so hard and can’t wait to perform their pieces.  We will be bringing 16 dances to compete in Layton & 17 dances to compete in Portland. If you see any of them in the hall, be sure to wish them good luck!  


Spirit Week is NEXT WEEK February 12th-16th.  The theme for our monthly Spirit Week is Spread the Love!  Students will be doing a short craft project where they will decorate hearts that will adorn our hallway walls through the end of the month.  Please have them come to dance in any of the following colors: Pink, Red, White, Rainbow, Purple (of course) or any color that represents love to you.  Our basic dress code rules apply: covered midriff & lower back, hair pulled back & appropriate shoes.  Additionally, our Spirit Wall will be decked out so we will take a bunch of photos.  


When you come into the studio to pick up or drop off your dancer, please take a moment to peruse the lost & found bin.  We will be donated all remaining items to Good Will at the end of the month.


Our registration is officially closed but we would like to welcome the newest students to the family! We couldn’t be more excited!  A couple of tidbits for the new Studio M Stars & reminders for everyone else:

  • Make sure your dancer is following dress code.  Basic rules: hair pulled back, proper shoes, belly & bottoms covered.  Be sure to check your class description for more details. 
  • ONLY TOTS & LITTLES PARENTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING.  If you have a child in a Combo, Level 1, 2, 3, 4 classes, Medley or Merge, please watch via Zoom. 
  • Follow us on Instagram & Facebook.  We post a lot about what’s happening at our studio & it’s an easy way to keep up.  Plus you can check out all of the fun events our Booster Club has up their sleeves.  You will also get monthly emails like this! 
  • HAVE SO MUCH FUN!!  We like to have A LOT of fun here at Studio M!


Please park on the West side of the building when dropping off & picking up your dancer.  This helps with consistency for the kids and staff especially during the dark hours of the winter.  We will ALWAYS make sure the kids get safely to your vehicle so this will help us out.  Plus, we would prefer that the East entrance is used for staff only. 


We will have a SUPER summer program again this year!  We will be having an adult workshop in June plus Tot PopUps throughout the summer & My Buddy & Me too.  Keep an eye on our socials for themes but in the meantime, here are our long awaited dates.

Minis (4-6yrs) 9am-12pm; Juniors (7-9yrs) 1pm-4pm

  • Camp #1: June 10th-14th
  • Camp #2: June 24th-28th
  • Camp #3: July 22nd-26th 
  • Camp #4: August 5th-9th

Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced – 10yrs+; 4 day workshop – days/time TBD 

  • Intensive #1: June 17th-24th 
  • Intensive #2: July 29th-August 2nd 

Each camp is $155 & each intensive is $225.  We will offer a multiple camp/intensive discount.  Registration opens Friday – March 1st at 12pm & there is limited spacing so get your dancer enrolled FAST!


Registration has officially closed for our Season 5 regular schedule but we are open to providing Spring Swirl classes based on interest.  If you want your dancer to try something new, these 45min combo classes are sure to be a blast & a good intro to multiple genres.  Spring Swirl students will participate in the recital with a short performance wearing their recital tanks.  These classes also have supplemental curriculum so they are a bit different than your average dance class.  Let us know if you are interested or if you have a friend that missed our early registration deadline.  

The RECITAL Run-through

It is officially the time to start dumping recital info into your world!!  I know you are so excited!! This section of the Happenings will consist of your monthly recital reminders & any new recital information…

  • Our annual recital – Studio M Presents…PARADISE – will be presented to a lively and fun audience the week of May 20th.  Dress rehearsals will be scheduled in the beginning of the week & shows will happen on Thursday the 23rd, Friday the 24th & Saturday the 25th. Due to the Missoula Symphony performing the weekend before our recital week, our dates have been pushed through the 25th. We will be basking in the good PARADISE vibes at the Dennison Theatre. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
  • We will have Recital Costume Photo Week May 6th-May 10th.  All dancers will attend this week in their costume & get group/individual shots taken.  Full class group photos will be distributed to all for $20/dancer & individual shots can be purchased via a photo package. We will also use this week as a dress run-through in costume.  Registration date & details coming soon. 
  • Recital Tickets will go on sale April 1st.  We will be using a 3rd party vendor called TuTu Tix.  You can purchase tickets online through their website.  More details to come…
  • We will start designing our annual recital tanks SOON so please be sure to get your dancers size in the portal.  Recital tanks are included in your annual Recital Fee. 
  • Recital Fees are due on May 1st.  Each child participating in the recital is charged a $40 fee that covers recital tanks, recital video links & payroll for recital week. 


As you hopefully know, we have an OUTSTANDING staff that not only has other successful careers but is also highly involved in the Missoula performing arts community.  With that, you may be seeing a sub in your child’s class in the coming months.  Rest assured that any person assigned to teach a certain class is more than qualified & happy to be there inspiring your dancer!  


  • The Performance Company will be performing at the Women’s fair on March 9th!  Come show them your support & check out some awesome vendors. 
  • The Performance Company will be FUNdraising for Camp Mak-a-Dream & performing in the first official Missoula Dance Battle on March 30th.  This is our community outreach project & we would love to have your support.  Each dancer is tasked to raise $100 that goes directly to families struggling with life threatening diseases. 
  • Spring Break is scheduled for March 18th-22nd.  The studio will be closed for the week.



Stay dry out there STUDIO M!!

Happy dancing,