Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Last week of classes info

LAST WEEK OF CLASSES: please read carefully, these are done by category and have instructions from your teachers that you need to know.



Those performing in the 3:00Music Recital on Saturday 16th , at the Cabool United Methodist Church-need to rehearse with Mrs. Peterson during the following:

Harrisons: Monday during lesson

Carmen: Wednesday 5:00

Lissy: Thursday 2:00

Sunni: Thursday 8:00

Langes: Friday 10:00



Please be there by 6:30 to get shoes and be prepared. Everyone who uses studio shoes needs to bring their own white shoes to dance in. (In some numbers there are not enough) ALL performing students should wear med-dark blue jeans or jeggings.  Tops should be holiday/red/green themed.  Holiday socks are most welcome. Students performing “Light of Christmas”:  Bring on the novelty headwear!  Hats, headbands, earrings, etc.  REMEMBER that you MUST have pockets for the fake snow.

There is an extra practice available for the recital Friday, 15th 4:00-5:00 at the Dance Studio if anyone would like to come.

Dance Recital at the Cabool H.S. Auditorium this Saturday on December 16th at 7:00 pm



It is parent watch night, come observe your students and the progress they have made while enjoying a Christmas special.


The students will also be joining the Dance Recital at the Cabool H.S. Auditorium this Saturday on December 16th at 7:00 pm. Please arrive at 6:00 to get costumes.




We will be practicing sections of The Nutcracker,The Bells of Christmas, Polar Express, In the Bleak Midwinter, Sing Along, and Holiday Mashup. These are the selections we are playing for the Sunday Afternoon Concert, 17th at 3:00 at the Houston Melba Theater Grand Opening.


Those playing with SOCO need to be there at 1:30 tuned and ready to rehearse.

Everyone else needs to arrive at 2:00 to practice Polar Express & The Bells of Christmas before the Concert. Dress is Black with accents of red.



Those playing in the recital will rehearse with Mrs. Peterson:

Lissy: 2:00 Thursday

Hannah & Abby Thursday

Briley: 7:00 Thursday


Also, he would like you to be at there at 1:30 to test acoustics with David for the 3:00 Music Recital on Saturday 16th , at the Cabool United Methodist Church-




Please arrive at 4:30 to go over the Ensemble piece. Everyone wear Black leggings and Christmas sweaters and Christmas socks if you have them. Hair can be  however, some will have buns because of Ballet.

Dance Recital at the Cabool H.S. Auditorium this Saturday on December 16th at 7:00 pm.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

December 9 and 10th

Weekend FYI Saturday 9th

Cabool- 9:30 Meet at Main Street closest to Nursing Home #18 (middle of parade line up)

Houston -1:30 High School parking lot

Dress warm!

We will need help loading trailer and moving stuff to the High School after Cabool parade if anyone is available. ( need someone to pull trailer)

Need help on concession stand at the Melba 5:30-8:30 - if available call 254-3168 tonight

Sunday 10th

1:00 Dress Rehearsal Strings
1:30-2:30 All instruments

Concert 3:00 wear black with accents of red. Please invite everyone you know! FREE CONCERT !!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas parades

It's Christmas Time!!!!

For anyone who might be interested to get into the Christmas spirit and walk in the parade with the STARS foundation, the schedule is as follows:

December 2nd   10:00   Willow Springs
December 9th.   10:00.   Cabool
                              2:00.    Houston

Please come 30 minutes early to the float, and wear your STARS foundation T-shirt if you have one. Accent with Christmas red and green

Questions 254-3168

Monday, November 20, 2017



The STARS FOUNDATION is closed the week of November 20-November 24

Tonight November 20 we will be having orchestra only 5-7:30 at Opus

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Return Annie script

I also forgot, all of you need to return yourAnnie script – if they are not returned before Monday then we will have to keep your deposit. Remember to erase all of your pencil markings.

Thank you

Annie, Saturday final show

Annie Cast:

PICTURES are very important after such hard work. Several of you are not available tomorrow afternoon, but I was trying to prevent you from being tortured between shows-unfortunately I believe we are going to try and do the pictures right after the first show. So do not change out of your clothes we are going to work backwards to prepare for the second show and take pictures IMMEDIATELY after the first show.

Here will be the order as follows:

Cast B - Grace, Warbucks, Annie
Cast B - Hannigan, Rooster, Lily

1.Full cast in Mansion at Christmas-A
2. Cabinet Scene
3. Healy Show-A
4. Fully dressed children
5. Easy street- A
6. NYC-A
7. I think I'm gonna like it here-A
8. Little Girls
9. Hooverville 
10. Hard knock life

We will have less than an hour to do these pictures. And I know that you were going to want to eat as well. So make sure you already have your food with you so you can eat while we're doing pictures in between

Cast B will take those two pictures following the show while Cast A is getting dressed. And then we will take the pictures in that order so that we are ready for the next show.

I'm sorry I can't make it perfect for everyone but we're going to try this and see if it works-please let me have all of your cooperation.

You are a fabulous group and you know that you mean the world to me and that you have worked extremely hard. But let me say that what little time I have been able to wander into the audience they are all flabbergasted by the success of the show.

Love you all, good luck

Monday, November 6, 2017

Scheduling changes November 6-11

THE STARS FOUNDATION has some schedule changes for the week of 
November 6-11 Due to last Production week of Annie. Read carefully

Monday: All regular classes scheduled as is -Nutcracker participants Will rehearse this evening at the dance studio at 8:30 PM.

Tuesday: All regular classes scheduled as is-Annie production will rehearse at 8:30 at the high school. All Springfield lessons will occur Tuesday morning

Wednesday: there will be no private lessons, or ALL STARS. Everyone will attend their regular classes during the week. The Russian ballet nutcracker performance is at 7 PM in Springfield and all participants will need to be prepared to leave early. (Rides will be worked out accordingly) we will leave at 11:00 am. Details given at rehearsal 

Thursday: All classes will resume except the following-
1. 6:00 Gymnastics class will begin Warming up at 5:30-work till 6:30
2. 7-8 Hip Hop class will be canceled that day for the show
3. 6:00 art class is canceled 
4. 7:00 Orchestra is canceled 
5. Lange's cello class is moved to 3:30-4:30

Friday- Clogging classes canceled 
Mt. View:
We are needing to leave by 5:30 so the classes will be set up differently:
Piano: 2:20 Woolsey 
            2:40 Melissa Weaver Woolsey 
            3:00 Laura Walton Maxwell
            3:20 Kody
            3:40 Jasmine 
            4:00 Jayden

Dance: 3:00 private
         3:15-4- is the 5:15-6 class
         4-4:30- is the 6-6:30 class
         4:30-5:30- is the 6:30-7:30 class

We apologize for this inconvenience during the production, however without the production fundraiser we would not have enough funds to operate. Please come support us and see the show.

*all canceled classes will receive a credit in the December billing.

Please contact me if these changes do not work for you and we will see how we can better assist you. 254-3168

Thank you