All I can say is, last month was awesome! Simply put, our Alice in Dancerland & Company Showcase was a dream come true for me, in part because it embodied the new mission statement of Pacific Motion. Every single dancer in our show was committed to excellence in dance and gave their all in order to put together an entire production in just 7 weeks. Watching them perform on stage was an experience I will never forget. And, our families! Our AMAZING families! So many of you volunteered your time and talents to create a beautiful tea party and fantastic show experience. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. All in all, the show was a crowd favorite and a lot of fun. I can’t wait for our production next year!
You may have noticed some new faces around PacMo!
If you haven’t already met them, I’d like to introduce you to some of our newer teachers on staff. Miss Nicole has been teaching at Pacific Motion since the fall, and is responsible for choreographing the incredible number, “All That Jazz”, that closed the Showcase. Nicole began dancing at the age of 2, teaching at the age of 15 and choreographing for competition at 19. She graduated from Cal State San Marcos where she danced on her college dance team. In addition to dancing, Miss Nicole enjoys hiking, traveling, and skydiving.
Miss Delena has also recently joined our staff. She is incredibly talented in many different dance genres including Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary and Jazz. As a former student of Miss Wendy and a former Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancer, Delena has competed both in studio and school dance team competitions, winning a world championship and two national titles. Miss Delena most recently danced with an all-girls Hip Hop crew. We are excited to have her onboard.
Another of Miss Wendy’s former students, Miss Rachel, has also started teaching at Pacific Motion. Rachel began dancing at the age of 2 and competed for 10 years with close to 70 dance numbers. Rachel graduated from the University of Oregon, where she was a member of the dance team. Rachel loves to read, travel, and she has an enormous sweet tooth. We are thrilled to have such experienced and intelligent teachers working with our dancers. Our incredible teaching staff is the reason Pacific Motion continues to grow strong, technical...and happy dancers!
What’s in the works for the next few months?
Don’t forget our Company Preview Parent Meeting on Sunday, March 11th for both new and returning Company dancers, where we will lay out the new direction of the Pacific Motion Company.
In classes, teachers will begin evaluating students for their progress reports, which will be sent to families in late April. In order to make sure all of our dancers are receiving the guidance they need to reach their dance goals, we will begin holding parent/teacher conferences in April to discuss each child’s progress. In the meantime, feel free to sign up for a meeting with me during my office hours to talk about your child, ask questions, or just check in with me. See our front desk crew to schedule an appointment.
What else can we look forward to in March?
It’s our Three-year Anniversary Party. Wow-time flies when you're having fun!! Stop by the studio on March 22nd to check out the festivities! Lastly, it's our favorite time of year, as we are in full recital mode. We are currently ordering costumes, starting dance choreography, and getting ready for another memorable recital experience on June 23rd.
Thank you, as always, for being a part of our Pacific Motion family!