February 2022 Newsletter
Family Day - Monday, February 21 New Schedule for Monday students - Conditioning for all ages 4:00pm-4:45pm. Monday night Competition Groups 4:45pm-5:45pm. All other classes cancelled.
Solos and Duets - March 6, 12pm-3pm - All solos and duets are invited to practice with costumes. We will be using all the studios. This rehearsal is at Step By Step.
Group Stage Rehearsals - March 7, 8, 9,10 and Saturday 12th - at the Dow Centre, Fort Saskatchewan. Acro and Friday March 11th schedules at SBS will be revised and emailed. ***Attendance is Mandatory*** Includes every group 5 years and older. These are Closed Door Rehearsals. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up their dancers at the Stage Door on the west end of the building. A SBS representative will be there to greet you and assist your dancer with their costumes. Please arrive with their first costume on and wearing a mask. Please note the food court and other areas of the Dow Centre will not be available to our dancers. This is an excellent opportunity for students to practice on stage, taking into consideration curtains, formations and spacing. It’s very important that all attend this event.
Stage Rehearsals schedule is attached. Each day is listed on a separate tab at the bottom. Please view each schedule to find the name of your dancer’s group to determine your rehearsal time. To find out the name of your group, please find attached the Group Competition Information form.
Costume Information Costumes will continue to arrive during February and March. We will be emailing parents detailed costume information including hair and tights requirements during the week of February 14th.
April 10-14 - Shyann Dance Competition, Grant MacEwan, Triffo Theatre - Draft Schedule Sunday - Wednesday For Jr. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Int. 1 A and X. Excluding the following Hip Hop levels: Jr. 4/5X, Hip Hop Line, Int. 1X and Hip Hop Solos. See attached the Competition Draft Schedule. Parents, this is DRAFT copy, things may change. Please review this in case of errors and to schedule your days. Dancers should arrive 1.5 hours before competition times.
March, April, May and June are filled with performances. Every dancer is an important part of a team and upon registering made a commitment to participant in stage rehearsals, all competitions, and the year end show. We know it takes a village to raise a child and dancers are no different. Consider speaking with other parents from your group if you need help getting your dancer to and from. Thank you in advance for all your efforts.
Earrings, Lipstick, and Eyelashes
All SBS dancers ages 6 and up must wear rhinestone earrings and our studio colour lipstick. These are the same colours and styles as last year and can be purchased at the front desk. Please note that false eyelashes are part of standard studio makeup and dancers 6yrs & up are expected to wear them.
Step By Step School of Dance
449 Sioux Road 780-464-3788
ShyAnn Schedule - SBS Only
Stage Rehearsals 2022 (All)
Competition Worksheet Feb 2022
Hello Dance Families,
Costumes are starting to arrive at the studio! Please send your dancers to class wearing tights, or with tights in their dance bags, so they can wear them when trying on their costumes during class time. Costumes will be sent home, please hang them in a safe place/
Just a friendly reminder that Zoom is for dancers who are sick or have to isolate. If your dancer is not sick or isolating, please bring them to the studio for their classes. We are preparing for stage rehearsals in 6 weeks so attendance is important.
“Adopt a Senior Sherwood Park” is collecting Valentines Day cards for seniors in care. Their goal is to provide over 3000 seniors with Valentines this year! Homemade or store bought cards are welcome; please write with a message written of kindness and love to cheer up seniors in care facilities in our community. There will be a drop-box for your cards at Step by Step near the desk. Please have your Valentines cards brought in by Feb 3 so that we can deliver them on Feb 4. More information attached.
Step by Step
Adopt-a-Senior Valentine's Day
Hello Dance Families,
We are excited to announce our open studio schedule for Extra Choreography. This allows your dancer to use the studio to practice their routines - solos, duets, trios and small groups. iPads are available in the studios where dancers can find their music. Parents will not be allowed to come in to open studio. No sign up is required. Please remind your dancers to be respectful of the space.
The following is the weekly times starting Wednesday, January 19 and will continue until February 28.
Monday: 7:00-8:00 in Studio B, 7:00-8:45 in Studio C
Tuesday: 3:30-5:30 in Studio C
Wednesday: 3:30-5:15 in Studio B
Thursday: 3:30-4:45 in Studio A
Friday: 3:30-7:30 in Studio C
Saturday: 12:45-2:00 in Studio C (sometimes Studio A)
The following Sundays and times:
Sunday January 23: 10:00-2:30 Studio A, B, D
Sunday January 30: 10:00-12:30 Studio A, B, D
Sunday February 6: 10:00-12:30 Studio A, B, D
Sunday February 13: 10:00-12:30 Studio A, B, D
Welcome back, classes begin Monday, January 10th.
With Covid-19, many steps continue to be taken to ensure the safety and well-being of our dancers, their families, and our staff.
• Please do not enter our facility if you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.
• Masks are required while in our facility.
• Dancers will be physically distanced in the studios to the best of our ability.
• There will be frequent cleaning of high-touch/shared surfaces and items (including dance props).
• Sanitizing stations are located throughout the facility.
Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to attend classes.
Register for our NEW 8 Week Sessions:
Mini Stars Hip Hop Ages (4-6 years) - Saturdays 12:00pm - 12:45pm, January 15-March 3
Mini Stars (2-3 years) Unparented - Tuesdays 10:45-11:30, January 11 – March 1
Includes a Parent Watch on the last day. No costume fee. $125
We are looking forward to sharing our love and dance and preparing for competitions and performances.
See you at class!
Staff of SBS
Your Dancers Music
Please visit the teachers links below to find your dancers music in a Dropbox folder. We encourage all dancers to practice on their own. All competitive routine music can be found in these folders. Please be patient as some teachers continue to update their folders. If a song is missing, feel free to email your teacher or contact the studio. Thank you,
Step by Step School of Dance
Abrianna - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/adtfwg3mbl61l5i/AACVay7pvOf_-Eo2-StPJ7i7a?dl=0
Anna and Madi - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6psdtjj53wm6cxu/AADwSdei0oWuEYVper3nSx4ba?dl=0
Ashley - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9imfj6rizniv398/AADR3ILOrgg78DjOD5-s-c4Ja?dl=0
Chantel - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5m6r4lt4qx30s9g/AAATveB46MbjyO1wjuY2BvQya?dl=0
Charlotte - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7haxgzygc3vmzqa/AAD7jN2Yy4-T3mq4MHZLjRPSa?dl=0
Emily Allen - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1wzz1hdi86didq7/AADYF-zK4811c0XMPyHUn1FBa?dl=0
Emily Armstrong - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8kev332kxwa3hyb/AAB3Crg1oImwmPYrqVsAgv81a?dl=0
Janelle - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pyi7dj1fx8ncuq9/AAC7PK0ic9Eo3tzFMPsEDvYJa?dl=0
Kim - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1cmx78u6qwgx4h9/AAAVTF6Y3zAwPEwK6zutbxX-a?dl=0
Kristy - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/51nspmsjyivl3qh/AAACgBCXUKoH4KykkpT8mFr4a?dl=0
Quincy - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/25goayhla729094/AABMTV63dT5AScNFx-7iHkHOa?dl=0
Stephanie - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/t2jmlrbq4wckopt/AABfUYPsBQgHnzU1afH7FR8Ia?dl=0
Wendi - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7ceps6d3rz0kgs7/AAB_1GYHmQzmc1OPQsoC_sqCa?dl=0
Hello Dance Families,
We are following the Government of Alberta's Update for schools and extending our winter break to January 10th. Classes will resume Monday, January 10th.
Make up classes for the 4 days of missed classes will be offered at a later date.
Happy New Year!