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Westwood Competition Details

Hi Team!


My apologies for not sending out a blog in such a long time! This month has been jam packed as you all know, so thank you for working with me to continue moving smoothly through our season.


Before I go into details about Westwood Dance Classic, I'd like to take a moment to applaud you all on your performance at Showoffs. We've come a long way and your energy and hard work is showing - keep up the great work. Shoutout to the dance officers for performing contemporary within the day of finishing it off! Thank you Mrs. Rodriguez for continuing to be our awesome videographer! We appreciate you capturing the moments! Links to videos below:


Officer Jazz

Officer Contemporary

Team Novelty

Team Lyrical

Team Pom


Also, congratulations to Reese for attending the TDEA convention with me in Houston 3 weeks ago. She had a chance to work with many talented choreographers and teachers in the dance industry including Teddy Forance and one of Beyonce's choreographers! Check out the All-State Performance below. There were about 250 students from all across Texas that learned this choreography in just 3 days. It was a beautiful sight to see in person. I also learned many great tips on technique, skills, leadership, and more. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to continue my professional development and collaborate with other Directors from around Texas each year at TDEA. Big thank you to the officers who took the lead while we were out as well. Ya'll rock!










This week's agenda:

Monday A: 4-6PM Officers

Tuesday B: 4-6PM Team 8PM BASKETBALL GAME. All dancers are expected to participate unless if you've spoken with me about a conflict. This is an additional performance that the team expressed interest in doing last year, so let's have fun with it! We will have pizza and salad before the game. Your ride will need to be available around 9-9:30PM. We will stay the lenghth of the game and sit in the stands as a team. Remember to pack:

  • Leggings

  • Jersey

  • Sports bra

  • Team tennis shoes

  • Jazz shoes

  • Half soles

  • Performance makeup

Wednesday A: 7:30-1st Period Team and 4-6PM Officers only

Thursdsay B: 4-6PM Team

Friday A: Tentatative Team or Officer practice - I will let you know by Wednesday

Saturday: Meet at LBJ at 7:30AM. We will ride a bus to Westwood together and carpool home at the end of the day. A pack list will be distributed by Thursday along with the schedule for the day. Thank you to our parent volunteers for carpooling: Kat Scherer, Brennan Dell, Shelley Johnson, Vanessa Yium, and Stephanie Rodriguez. Big thank you to Diana Hancock for hauling our door!


Our first competition is this Saturday, Feb. 8th at Westwood High School! I look forward to seeing you all put everything on the floor and beat YOUR personal best. Each day this week at practice is another chance for us to fine tune our performance level and choreography.


Parents and friends, please take a moment to read over this document for all the details you need. There is a $10 entrance CASH only fee and there are no ATMS on campus, so please bring cash with you. Review this document for details on the food menu and shoutout options for your dancers.


Dancers, remember to bring you meal order form TOMORROW, Tues. Feb. 4. Bring your total CASH on Saturday. If you need financial assistance, please let me know asap, so I can help you. NO OUTSIDE food is permitted.


I believe that covers most of it, but if I've missed something, please let me know.


Best Wishes,



Ms. E


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