HSDA News as of February 20th, 2018
CLOSED: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, March 29th,
30th & 31st. Makeup
lessons are not needed. Check the HSDA Policy sheet for details.
Recital Non-Participation Information
Question: “Is recital participation mandatory?”
Our recitals are never mandatory.
Question: "If my child
is not in recital, do they still learn the dance?" Answer: Yes, if they are in a participating class,
they do. The dances are broken into small parts, and the technique of each individual step is corrected on all students that
take the lessons, whether they are in recital or not. They still derive benefit and progress as students in classes. And they
still dance during lessons: There is no "sit time" just because they are not in the actual dance. In addition, we
also have several classes in each level that are non-participatory. In this way students can do makeup lessons, and we can
accommodate any new students starting during this time.
Question: "Does my child need to be in the Nutcracker?" Answer: No. The Nutcracker production is not
a recital, and is not done by the Hirschl School of Dance. It is a full-length ballet production, produced by the Sunrise
Ballet, a 501C-3 non-profit organization. They hold free & open-to-the public auditions- students from several OC studios
perform with Sunrise Ballet. They use our studio facility for rehearsals. Normally about one quarter of HSDA students perform
The HSDA is doing
it's own version of "Summer Dance Arts Education" this year,
but it will not be at any specific times/days. You can take a series of extra classes (in addition to your regular regimen
at a greatly reduced rate during the summer months.
1. The cost is far less. 2. You
can make your own custom schedule in the summer (and still go on that family vacation). 3.
You will have great teachers that already have the signature of your child (exactly what needs to be worked on) rather than
someone from outside that will be "flying blind" with your child. 4.
You will get progress reports that show the status from multiple aspects. 5.
There will be several guest teachers coming in for master classes. 6.
There will be Lecture/seminars on a variety of pertaining subjects. 7. More convenient drive/travel time. 8. Any age/level student can take advantage to this (Real intensives start at 12 years old at the youngest).
9. No need to audition, since we already know the student's abilities
better than anyone else. 10. You can take one extra class per week or
Contact Mr. Hirschl
personally for details: email@example.com
group (Kendall, Giana, Kayla T, Kayla C, Shay, Amelia, Mallory) has finished their extra long weekend with the Youth America
Grand Prix event & master classes! Yes, it was a competition (of sorts), but they primarily compete against themselves
(as it should be!). Congratulations to them for the time and effort, to Mrs. Thiede for the costumes and a Great big thank
you to Mrs. Hirschl and Sarah Mann!
ZUMBA Classes: Mondays & Wednesdays, taught
by Zumba certified instructor Pearlene Brar. Classes
are $5 each!
Are you HOME SCHOOLED? The Hirschl School of Dance Arts
is a certified vendor for Sky Mountain, I-Lead and Excel!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Nutcracker on YouTube- The whole story in 5 minutes!
Field Trips and educational lecture/demonstrations are available at HSDA! Completely FREE! Contact us for information.
Girl Scout troops (Discount includes troop leaders, accompanying parents &
siblings) also get tickets at HALF PRICE!
Nutcracker PATCHES are also available: $1 each.
Troop leaders: When ordering tickets,
make sure to get them by mail or by coming in to the Sunrise Ballet facility.
Click here to watch the full length Sunrise Ballet Nutcracker 2017 on YouTube!