Celebrating 26 Years of Dancing the Dream!
March Spotlight Dancers:
10 Year Dancer- Gianna Galati
Gianna is 15 years old and has been dancing at 5678 for 10 years! Outside of dance, she is involved in cheerleading and helping special needs adults. Gianna loves dance because it makes her happy and gives her confidence. The best part of her experience with 5678 so far has been making new friends and great memories. Gianna’s favorite dance teachers are Mrs. Tamie, Mrs. Kim, and Mrs. Kayla because they always see the positive side of things. Her all-time favorite dance was a tap dance called “5 Guys Named Moe” because she had a great time dancing with her friends. Gianna feels 5678 has benefitted her life because it has helped her confidence to grow. Gianna is not yet sure what she wants to become in the future, but she says wherever God leads her will be the best for her.
10 Year Dancer- Abigail James
Abigail is 12 years old and has been dancing at 5678 for 10 years! Outside of dance, she loves swimming, skiing, crafting, orchestra, and percussion. Abigail dances because it’s so much fun and she loves it! Her best part with 5678 so far has been making all her best friends. One of Abigail’s favorite teachers is Miss Mandy because when Abigail was 3 years old, she watched Mandy dance and was in awe. She told her mom she wanted to do that when she got older! Abigail’s all-time favorite dances have been “Can Can” in 2019 and “Mickey Mouse Club” in 2010. Her favorite Recital Theme was “Purple Reign” because she loved performing in the Opening Number. Abigail feels 5678 has benefitted her life because it has helped her find a passion for dance. In the future, Abigail hopes to be an assistant and a teacher at the dance studio. Later, she hopes to become an astronomer!
10 Year Dancer- Laura Villavicencio
Laura is 13 years old and has been dancing at 5678 for 10 years! Outside of dance, she takes violin, flute, and vocal lessons, and started her own tie-dyeing business. Laura loves dance because she loves learning new dance moves and she loves how it makes her feel. She can express herself without talking, but with movement. The best part of her experience with 5678 so far has been performing for an audience, learning new things, and meeting new people. Some of Laura’s favorite dance teachers have been Mrs. Danette and Mrs. Kim. Mrs. Danette was Laura’s first ballet teacher and she was fun and kind, which made Laura love to dance. Mrs. Kim is the same way and is her current favorite. Laura’s all-time favorite dance was the “Frozen” production from the 2015 Recital because it felt so magical, like a production from the Nutcracker. Her all-time favorite Recital Theme was 2016 “On Broadway” because she loves musicals! Laura feel 5678 has benefitted her life because now that she is in Junior High School, she is confident speaking in front of large groups and it also helped her get into the Leadership class. In the future, Laura hopes to be on Broadway one day! She would also love to be an interior designer or a clothing/fashion designer.
No Dance Classes
5678 Dance Studio will be closed for classes for the following days:
March 23rd- 27th- Spring Break
May 25th – Memorial Day
We will have dance classes on all other school holidays.
As a way to bring a little extra fun to the studio during the month of March, all 5678 dancers are invited to participate in 5678’s March Madness. Each week has a themed dress-up! Dancers can change up their normal dress code for classes to fit the theme for the week. Please make sure they can still dance in what they wear and that dancers are still wearing appropriate dance shoes to class.
Week of March 2nd – Pajama Week
Week of March 9th - Disney Week
Week of March 16th - Mismatch Week
2020-2021 Showstopper Competition Team Auditions
If you are interested in having your child audition for the Showstopper Competition Team, auditions will be held on May 1, 2020. If you are interested in auditioning or have questions about the team, please come to the front desk for an information packet that includes a cost estimate! Information packets will be available March 16th to pick up.
Recital Dance Practice Videos – Band App
This year we are trying a new platform for dancers to practice their Recital Dances at home. Here is how you can access your child’s Recital Dance:
Download the BAND App
Join the group that corresponds with your dancers Class Level at 5678 Dance Studio. Class levels can be found in your Parent Portal if you do not know.
Search in the Class Level for your dancer’s class/time and dance song.
All Pre - Level, Level I, & Level II classes have their full dance videotaped and uploaded to each group. For Level III and higher, teachers will upload the weeks that they add on in classes.
Pre - Level Link to join -
Level I Link to join –
Level II Link to join –
Level III Link to join -
Level IV Link to join –
Level V Link to join –
Mini Team Link to join -
Intermediate Team Link to join-
Senior Team Link to join -
5, 10, 15, 20, & 25 Year Students
We have compiled a list of students (and Dad’s!) who are 5, 10, 15, 20, & 25 Year Students this year. Please review the link to our website: https://www.5678dancemodesto.com/5-25-year-students. If you think your child is a 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 Year student this year and their name is not listed, please contact the front desk at (209)523-5678 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your child is a 5 Year dancer and has been coming to 5678 consecutively, their first recital would have been “On Broadway” in 2015-2016.
Costumes have begun to arrive. We will send each class an email when their specific costumes are ready to be picked up. When picking up your costumes, please note that only parents or dancers over the age of 16 will be allowed to sign for them. Please try on the costume when you get home to make sure of the fit. Try on the garment exactly as you would wear to recital: nothing underneath besides a nude camisole, and tights. Please do not iron or use a steamer on your child’s costume, as it could damage the garment. If there are wrinkles, hang the costume upside down in the shower where it cannot get wet. The gentle steam of the shower will release the wrinkles. There are also costume accessories in the garment bags, so please open the bag carefully. All costumes have been inspected to ensure that everything is correct. If you lose a costume accessory, there will be an additional fee to order a new one. If you do not want the garment bag that the costume comes in, you may bring it back to the studio. Any questions or concerns about your costumes, contact the front desk at (209) 523-5678 or email email@example.com.
The souvenir program, handed out to each audience member in attendance, is a great way for your dancer to remember all that they have accomplished this year. This is a great way to celebrate a special year in dance for everyone. For your ease of ordering, all ads will be formatted by 5678. A combination of photos and an encouraging message from loved ones brings a smile to any dancer's face. An example is available to see at the front desk. Ad forms will be available to download from the website or pick up from the front desk starting March 1st. Program Ads are due at the front desk by April 16th, 2020.
Recital Parent Meetings
We will be having Recital Parent Meetings for new and returning students to go over important upcoming recital information, including ticket sales, costumes, dressing rooms, volunteering, arrival times, show information, and more. Please plan ahead, to attend one of the following meetings. If a meeting time cannot be made - the recital information gone over during the meetings will be available online.
Monday, April 6th @ 5:45-6:15pm in Studio C
Thursday, April 9th 5:45-6:15pm in Studio C
If you would like to volunteer to help backstage during Recital Week, please note – you must volunteer for Dress Rehearsal AND one show (if you would like to do both shows, that’s fine too!). Please pickup a form at one of the information meetings or the front desk starting Monday, April 6th and return it no later than April 16th. You will have confirmation of what day you are working by May 4th.
We will have a few picture days this year. Each class will have an assigned date and time to come and have their individual picture taken as well as a class picture. The full picture schedule (as well as a list of each classes’ tights and hairstyle requirements!) will be listed on our website under the Recital 2020 tab on Monday, March 2nd.
Saturday, April 18th
Saturday, April 25th
Saturday, May 2nd
Friday, May 8th
Saturday, May 9th
Daddy Daughter & Mommy Munchkin Dance
If you have registered for the Daddy Daughter or Mommy Munchkin Dance, please mark your calendars! You will need to be available on five Fridays to learn and practice your dance. It is imperative to attend all rehearsals. The rehearsal schedule can be found on the website under the Recital 2020 tab.
2020 Dance Performance – “Time After Time”
5678 Dance Studio will be celebrating our 26th year! Our 2020 Dance performance will be held at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Below is a mandatory schedule for when dancers need to be present at the Gallo Center:
Monday, June 8th – Time TBA
We will have Spacing rehearsal for larger dances and the Mommy Munchkin and Daddy Daughter classes. You will be notified if you need to be present at Spacing Rehearsals.
Tuesday, June 9th- 5:00-7:30pm
Thursday, June 11th- 6:30pm
Saturday, June 13th- 1:00pm
Wednesday, June 10th- 5:00-7:30pm
Friday, June 12th- 6:30pm
Saturday, June 13th- 6:30pm
If you have a question that wasn’t addressed in this newsletter, please feel free to contact the front desk.
Dance the Dream,