At all costs they stay connected to the one who calls himself “The Rock.”
7. Grateful athletes recognize excellence in their opponent
They have an appreciation for their competitors. Have you ever noticed that rivals tend to bring their best to the table when they play? Grateful athletes practice gratitude towards a rival on two levels.
One, they are thankful that their rival will ultimately bring out the best in their own performance.
Two, because their joy is not dependent on winning, they are able to appreciate and look forward to the competition itself. Grateful athletes have a unique ability to want to beat their opponent while at the same time appreciating the intensity that is about to ensue.
*I have learned A LOT, an AWFUL LOT in the last year…one of my most reputable teachings is that throughout struggle and the worst of times, we are to host a grateful and gracious heart and a gracious being about ourselves….this is NOT an easy task. It took me awhile to understand, but now I am MORE than clear on what this gratitude life and LIVING A LIFE OF GRATITUDE means…our dancers MUST exude these 7 attributes and try daily to adhere to them and commit to them. Pure, simple, honesty…that cannot be faked. Thank you for freely allowing me to post this and instill it into the lives of ALL the students at DFy Studio, 4 years all the way to 19….Love, Nikki
***REMEBER YOU CAN GO ONLINE NOW AND PAY TUITION WITH A CHECKING/SAVINGS ACCT, OR A CREDIT CARD (Visa/MasterCard/American Express/Discover) OR A DEBIT CARD! PLEASE BE SURE TO USE THE “DESCRIPTION” BOX ON THE PAYMENT PORTAL FOR WHAT IT IS YOU ARE PAYING!!! Such as “Susies tuition for Sept”….we need to know what month you are paying for or if you are paying for such things as costumes/comp fees/etc…The monthly tuition fee is as it states in your handbook. As of now, there are no “extra” pieces that will require any additional $10/month fees…the pieces listed below are ALL inclusive of the regular monthly tuition charge:-) *should you need any additional assistance, such as payment for the whole year/season, or financial approval for the 35% rule, please contact Sherri on the office phone for these special requests. ALL others are welcome to pay online OR to drop a check off in the box outside the office door, suite 302C, second floor hallway.
(all the Contemporary/Lyrical classes ARE inclusive of technique, AND we will be hosting special guests alongside Nikki for additional specialized technique training, all inclusive of your monthly tuition fee)
(we ask that you look at the current sizes of things like footsies/bras/tank tops/jazz shoes/etc to help us know how many sizes up we need to order for you! …samples of things are always available and Nikki oversees all the sizing as well. THINGS WILL NOT BE ORDERED FOR YOU UNTIL THEY ARE PAID FOR, so please follow the deadline of Oct. 15th for ordering of the following items. Checks are made payable to DFy, and the $ can be dropped in the drop box next to our new office located on the 2nd floor of the building, suite 302C or handed to Miss Sherri on Mondays when she is in the office from appx. 4:30-8pm. )
JAZZ SHOES (required for all Jazz dancers-nude in color-same brand and style as last year) $38.00
NUDE BRA (if your dancer is in need of a bra, it MUST have a clear back with a clear backstrap AND clear shoulder straps…you may also order the straps separately if needed, and it is recommended that you do as they are ALWAYS needed) BRA $29.00 Backstrap $5.00 (includes one backstrap) clear shoulder straps $3.00 (includes one pair of straps)
TIGHTS (required to wear for ALL group Jazz dances for competition, and most contemporary dances…they are also required for ALL Ballet/Contemporary/Lyrical rehearsals throughout the week…the only students who do not need tights are Hip Hoppers..tights are the same stirrup-style, color, and brand as last year) $10/pair
BLUE SPARKLE PERFORMANCE TANK TOP (we will continue to use these as the performance tops for various public events..please denote on your order form which style tank you currently have, the 2 strap regular tank style or the criss-cross neck style…these are the only 2 styles available to choose from) $27.00
BLACK BOOTY SHORTS (these are used in class for Ballet/Contemp/Lyrical pieces rehearsal and are worn over the required tights) $10/pair
FOOTSIES (these are also used in Ballet/Contemp/Lyrical classes…same as last year in color and brand) $23/pair
TEAM DFy TANK TOP (our team uniform top…required to wear for ALL classes throughout the week of competition students ~please look at your current size and see what size it is should you need a larger one or if yours is getting worn…this helps to order the correct size tank for this season) $38 per tank
…if there is anything you are in need of that is not seen or listed here, please don’t hesitate to let Miss Sherri know and we will look up the cost and get it for you!
SSS competition ~ Grand Forks…Feb 15-17 (no school Dickinson on Monday Feb. 18)
SOLO $110, DUO’S $55 per dancer, TRIO’S $45 per dancer, ALL GROUPS $36 per dancer, SOLO TITLE $25 (anyone doing 2 solos of 2 different styles is eligible for “title” for an additional fee of $25 total) DUO/TRIO TITLE $25 (same as the solo title; any duo/trio that has more than one duo/trio in 2 different styles is eligible for an additional fee of $25)
Starpower ~ Gillette, WY…March 2-3 (no school Dickinson on Friday March 1)
*PLEASE DENOTE THE 2 PRICES FOR THIS COMP…IF ANYONE PAYS LATE/AFTER THE 90 DAY RULE THE DOLLAR AMOUNT IN PARENTHESIS WILL APPLY!!!!!!!!!!!! These late prices are set per the competition, not the studio. Almost ALL the comps now are instilling a “regular/early bird” fee if paid prior to their deadline and a “late” fee cost if paid after that date. We as a studio/company are also required to give a minimum deposit to each comp this year to hold and guarantee our place…this also avoids us being cancelled if it fills up prior to the deadline.
SOLO $120 ($142) DUO/TRIO $145 total, so $72.50 each for a duo & $48.33 each for a trio ($171 total, so $85.50 each for a duo, & $57 each for a trio) ALL GROUPS $52 per dancer ($61 per dancer) PHOTOGENIC ENTRY $30, BEST COSTUME ENTRY $30, SOLO TITLE $30 ($40)
*optional date for anyone choosing to go/hand picked to go = Celebration Talent ~ Bismarck…March 29-31
*PLEASE DENOTE THE SAME FEE SCHEDULE APPLIES HERE…LATE FEE COSTS ARE IN ( )
SOLO $100 ($105) DUO’S/TRIO’S $50 per dancer ($55 per dancer) ALL GROUPS $44 per dancer ($47)
DTC (Dance Talent Competition) Bismarck…April 6-7
SOLO $80, DUO $80 TOTAL so $40 each for a duet, TRIO’S $90 total so $30 each for a trio, ALL GROUPS $30 per dancer.
Thunderstruck! ~ Billings, MT…May 10-12
* SAME FEE SCHEDULE…LATE FEE’S IN ( )
SOLO $135 ($155) DUO’S/TRIO’S $169 TOTAL SO $84.50 each for duet & $56.33 each for trio’s ($195 total so $97.50 each for duo & $65 each for trio) ALL GROUPS $65 per dancer ($70) TITLE SOLO $299 TOTAL ($325)
*optional date for anyone wanting to go…Badlands Crowning Starz, Glendive, MT. *COSTS & ADDITIONAL INFO FOR THIS COMP ARE COMING SOON
*solos/duos/trios/groups/specialty groups that receive majority Platinum or higher awards during regionals will be invited/asked to attend Nationals in June…this information will NOT be released until after the 2nd competition is over. Thank you! ***REMEMBER THAT NEARLY ALL THE COMPETITIONS ARE REQUIRING EARLY REGISTRATION NOW SO THE HANDBOOK RULES APPLY THIS SEASON….please review these and prepare yourself for the fees now that you have our schd!