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Recital pictures will be taken at Brenda’s Body Shop on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13. Please be sure and secure all costume accessories by this date. We request all students attend the photo session to be in the group photo. Picture purchases are at the discretion of parents. A price sheet will be sent home at the beginning of April. If you are not coming with your child on the day of pictures please be sure the form is complete and enclosed in a marked envelope along with payment.
Please note: We often get ahead of schedule so please plan to attend 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. We will not wait for students who are late. Please mark your name on all costumes and accessories.
While at the studio on picture day be sure and check out our summer class offerings which will be on display in the lobby. We have some fun and exciting programs lined up all summer long.
LIGHT UP CHRISTMAS
All students and interested adults are welcome to participate in the LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS dance being performed with our light up Frisbees on Friday, December 7, at 6:00 PM at the Oakland Train Station. The dance is slightly revised from the Autumn Glory Parade Dance to the Song Light of Christmas. A video of the dance can be found on our Facebook page. All classes will use the dance as their class warm up for the next few weeks. Additional rehearsals are being held on Monday, November 19, 7-8 pm and Monday, December 3, 7-8 pm, for anyone wanting extra practice. If you plan to dance you will need to purchase a replacement sticker for your frisbee ($2). There is no additional charges for the Monday class reviews.
FOR THE THRILL OF IT has been moved from Broadford Pavilion to The White Barn located at 4161 Garrett Highway, (219 South) Oakland, on Saturday, October 27, 5-7 PM. We will feature a dinner, dance entertainment, photos, RIP Award ceremony and the filming of Thriller, with a few new twists! This event is open to the public and donations will be accepted for your dinner.
Boundless Energy Auditions
Auditions to choose our 2018-20 Boundless Energy Team will be held as follows:
Current team members and newly interested students grade 6 and up will meet Monday, October 22 and 29, 3:45 -4:4:45 PM.
Grades 3-5 will meet Monday, October 22 and 29, 4:45-5:30 PM
ALL INTERESTED DANCERS WILL MEET ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 4:45-6:15 PM
The cost is $5 per workshop (unless you are missing another class to participate).
A complete packet of information will be sent home with each dancer at the first workshop.
We have several events throughout the Autumn Glory Festival. Please note the meet times and locations. Parents you MUST meet your child upon our completion of the parade at the designated location, PLEASE do not wait until the parade is over to arrive. All parade/dance participants need to check in with BBS staff. Zombies will have a few additional events and should check their Facebook page A CAUSE TO MOVE for specific details. PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON YOUR FRISBEE!
FIREMAN’S PARADE - Thursday, October 11, Parade starts at 7:00 PM. Meet time is 6:00 PM, in the vacant lot across from Fox’s Pizza. (Same location as last year). Parents of students under age 8, must accompany their child through the parade route. Dancers, please wear the white For the Thrill of It tee shirt, black pants and bring your light up frisbees. Zombies please wear full costume and make up. You will march in the back of our unit, doing the frisbee routine through the parade route. We will be near the very end of the parade and will perform Thriller at the Firehall. Dancers not doing Thriller will continue to march past the Firehall back to the same spot we began the parade. Parents please be prompt picking up your child. Parents of zombies you will meet your child in front of Naylor’s following our performance.
TRAIN STATION - Saturday, October 13, performance at 11:00 AM. Meet time beside the stage at 10:30 AM. Please check in upon arrival. There will performances by a few groups and then our mass performances of the parade dance, and Thriller. We are all wearing the white FOR THE THRILL OF IT TEE SHIRT, black pants. Zombies you will only dress in costume for the Band Show that evening.
AUTUMN GLORY GRAND FEATURE PARADE - Saturday, October 13, starts at 1:00 PM. Meet time is 11:30-12:00PM on the grassy lot diagonal across and above Fox’s Pizza. (Same location as the past two years). Wear your white tee shirt, black pants and bring your frisbee. Our float will be available for younger students ages 7 and under. Parents should meet their child upon our completion of the parade near Luke’s Liquor 7/11. We will end past our starting point.
BAND SHOW- We will be performing Thriller so Zombies arrive at 5:30 PM in full costume and make up. Meet outside the entrance of the SHS football field. Performance is at 6:00 PM.
The deadline to order an Autumn Glory T-Shirt, and light up frisbee is September 15th ($50) Shirts are also available for parent too $25. Let's infect everyone with a love of the arts...FOR THE THRILL OF IT! For more information about our event click on the thriller link. Watch posts on our message board for exciting details for our Thrill Seekers...ages 2-12.
Our marching unit (students at BBS and interested adults) will be promoting FOR THE THRILL OF IT, a charitable community dance event to benefit Samantha Funding the Arts and SHS Theatre Department. During the parades we will wear an event tee shirt, dance with a light up frisbee to the song Haunted House. The routine is taught in all classes as part of the warm up during the month of September and October. Our event is in conjunction with the Southern High School Theatre Department's annual Haunted Hayride. Their creepy clowns will be representing their event and marching directly behind our unit. We may have some trailing zombies (non students) to inspire our audience to get involved FOR THE THRILL OF IT and the haunted hayride.
Students registered as a zombie FOR THE THRILL OF IT will have lots of opportunities to perform as a zombie, just not during the parades and train station performances. After the Saturday parade we encourage everyone to perform in full make up and costume at the Western Maryland Tournament of Bands, at the SHS football field at 6:00 PM. Our zombie thrill team is getting lots of invitations to perform so check back often for updates.
The Haunted House dance will also be performed at FOR THE THRILL OF IT on Saturday, October 27, at Broadford Lake Park. For more information of our THRILL event click on A CAUSE TO MOVE on our website and check our message board for updates.
Autumn dates, times and locations will be announced in an upcoming message.
Brenda's Body Shop is proud to announce a reboot to our adult fitness classes. Kenzi Smith recently attended a certification workshop to become a Pound Pro. We like to refer to her as Kween Kenzi and trust me she will give you a "Royal" workout.
Instead of listening to music, you become the music in the exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates inspired movements using Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising. POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin' out! The Workout is easily modifiable, and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.
Become a member of our Pound Posse and try a FREE class on Tuesday, August 21, 7:00-7:45 PM and/or Wednesday, August 22, 10:00-11:00 AM. Register on our Adult class page to get your backstage access!
Kween Kenzi will be teaching every Wednesday, 5:00-5:45 PM beginning September 5. For more about Kenzi click on About Us and the Adult Class Links.
BBS is collaborating with Erin White and the SHS Drama department to raise money for Samantha Funding the Arts. Each year the drama department organizes a Haunted Hayride for select weekends in October. It's been nearly ten years since the zombies in Garrett County "Thrilled the World". The event in 2009, raised over $30,000 for the House of Hope. We feel it's time for another big Halloween bash so we are going to put together a Monster Mash Halloween party for younger participants, reboot our Thriller dance to recruit a whole new generation of zombies, and join everyone at the Haunted Hayride on Saturday, October 27, at Broadford Lake Park. We will have one of the pavilions for our spooky madness.
Our Grave Diggers will haunt the area teaching Thriller to as many zombies as possible. It's so much fun, so start thinking about your costume and make up, you can win some great prizes!!!
Trick or Treat is just days after our event so kids you can get your costume early and be festive for days.
Click the CAUSE button to register "For the Thrill of It" and get your ZIN Number (Zombie Identification Number). Full schedule of classes and performances are listed on the registration page.