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HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We’re looking forward to a great dance year! We hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Break. We had a wonderful time with our whole family here (pic attached). But now it’s time to get back to reality, so here we go! Congratulations to Coach Ashley. She was married to Josh Fonua on Dec 30. It was a super fun party, with disco ball and all!! THIS MONTH’S NEWS • All teams, tech classes, and lessons resume this week (starting today!) all at their normal times. • Winter Semester Tech Classes & Semi-Private lessons: Tech classes and Semi-private Lessons will run Jan - March (ending after Gem State). If you haven’t registered for this semester, here are the links: Tech Class Registration Semi-Private Lessons • Private Lessons: We’ve received several inquiries about private lessons, so here is some helpful info. Dancers may take private lessons for various reasons: Open Competition, Syllabus Competition, individual technique, help with Team choreography. Dancers may take from any coach of their choosing, unless they want additional help with their team routines, then they should take lessons from their team coach. Dancers who want to start open competition must have a parent meeting with Janie & a coach before starting. These are the IBA coaches who are available for Private Lessons. Contact them directly for schedule and pricing. - Ashley Fisher Fonua, 208-419-2888. Open couples, few openings.

- Caroline Barzee, ‭208-206-8215‬. Team catch-up, syllabus/technique, choreo for open or cabaret. - Sara Fisher, 541-944-7479‬. Beginning - Intermediate syllabus/technique. - Elise Rich. 208-206-3661‬. Team catch-up only - Sam Fisher, 208-403-2463, willing - but very limited availability.

• YOGA CLASS! Coach Caroline is starting a weekly Yoga class. Both dancers and parents are welcome to attend. The sign-up is here: You can contact Caroline directly with any questions: ‭208-206-8215‬. • MONDAY HOLIDAYS: for the Monday teams & classes, we will meet on Jan 16 (Civil Rights Day) but not on Feb 20 (Presidents Day). • ADULT BALLROOM CLASSES: We been getting a lot of requests for an adult class. We are planning to start one this semester, and will send details soon. Start getting your dance partner pumped up!! • MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASS: Starting this month. If you didn’t receive the registration info, please let me know. We have 26 girls and 25 boys right now. • Girls Hair and Make-up Workshops. There will be a zoom demonstrations later this month, date tbd. This month’s big event • EAST IDAHO BALLROOM CONCERT Jan 21 (Sat.), Civic Auditorium, Idaho Falls (aka Civic Show). We’ll send more details separately. We haven’t received this year's details yet, so this is what the schedule has been in the past. Stage practice times: usually 1-4pm (10 min per team) Pre-Teens: 1st show (5:30 in past years) Jrs and Srs: 2nd show (7:00 in past years) Chaperones: We need about 6-8 parents to be chaperones and sit in the balcony with the dancers. The chaperones will get a complimentary ticket. More details to come in a separate message once we have more info about the schedule. Please use this link to sign up to be a chaperone: Civic Show Chaperones LOOKING AHEAD • UTAH CLASSIC, Feb 17-18, Legacy Event Center, Farmington UT. All Junior and Senior teams. Friday daytime: Junior individuals (syllabus and open) and teams. Friday evening: solo cabaret Saturday morning: Senior teams Saturday afternoon/evening: individuals (syllabus and open) - The $10 entry fee for dancers was included in the IBA fees paid at the beginning of the year. - Dancers can travel/lodge with either their parents or ride/stay with the team (if we do team travel). We will send out a survey to determine if we need to arrange team travel (bus/hotel). It would cost around $125. Watch for a message about this. • GEM STATE CLASSIC. Thunder Ridge High School, Idaho Falls. Mar 23-24-25 (3 days). Here is the General Schedule. Details will be sent later. Thur, Mar 23: 1. Pre-Teens/Pre-Juniors team and syllabus events (morning) 2. Junior teams and syllabus events (afternoon) 3. Solo Cabaret, evening Fri, Mar 26 1. Junior and Senior Team Competitions 2. Team Match Sat, Mar 26 Senior Individual Events. Syllabus in the morning and afternoon; open in the evening. • Madison Middle School Show: April 14, two shows with the first one at 11:00am. • IBA SPRING CONCERT: April 29, all day. OTHER BIZ • Pee Wee classes 1st - 4th grades. All those who were in Pee Wees last year will get an e-mail reminder later this month about registration. If you have a little dancer you want to add to the Pee Wee lists, please send me their name and grade. Classes will start in March and run for 8 weeks. ___________________ There will be more info coming out separately with details about coming events and also info to specific teams as needed. Please stay tuned to your inbox! And make sure to check the Band app for any updates! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Janie Fisher Director, Idaho Ballroom Academy 208-201-6366 Shar-a-lynn Randall Shawn Fisher 208-313-0465 Ashley Fisher, 208-419-2888, Shawn Fisher, 208-313-0465, Caroline Bates, 208-206-8215, Elise Rich, 208-206-3661, Sam Fisher, 208-403-2463, Sara Fisher, 541-944-7479, Jennifer Taylor, 208-390-1889, Jaron Taylor, ‭208-346-2170‬

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