Welcome back, graduates!

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve seen some of you. Hope all of you are doing well in whatever path you’re on at the moment and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors! As some of you know, our last time bringing back former Miss Holly’s graduates was for our 10-year anniversary. I wasn’t planning on doing an anniversary dance until our 25th year, but since so many of you have voiced an interest in reuniting and performing on stage again, I have decided to bring everyone back now to join me for an alumni production at this year’s dance recital!

I am extending the invitation to be a part of this dance to everyone that is seen on our "Alumni" page. However, there are a few graduates that I cannot track down. If any of you are in contact with these people, please relay all of the information about the dance to them:

Katie Buczkowski, Brandi Kalbaugh, Jennifer Kalil, Megan Karl, Jen Maffeo, Amber McCauslin, Kathleen Saville, Melissa Sell, Kate Straub, Stephanie Trathowen, Ashley van Alen

I know some of you have not seen a dance class in some time, but I know you’ll get right back into it! As graduates of Miss Holly’s Dance Studio, I hope that you understand that our philosophy of dance accepts everyone – I welcome everyone that still has a desire to dance, no matter where you are in life. The song we will be dancing to is “Together Again” by Janet Jackson.

In order to have a successful alumni dance, I will need to be very organized which means that we need you to be fully invested in this if you decide to participate. I have listed the required dates below (practices, dress rehearsal, recital performances). You must be able to make it to every practice! I take pride in my students being completely prepared for their recital numbers, and I expect the same from all of you! I understand that many of you are married and have kids, have a job or are in college, which can be difficult to work around, but I want to provide you with these dates early so that you can make the appropriate arrangements if you are interested in dancing. If you have questions or concerns about these dates, please contact me using the information provided at the bottom.

There will be a required four practice dates, with the possibility of a fifth if we end up needing extra time. Practices will run from 1:00PM to 3:00PM at the dance studio. For those of you who may not know, Miss Holly’s Dance Studio relocated in 2011. The studio is now in the Alcoma Plaza on Saltsburg Road in Penn Hills (see address below).

The days are as follows:

Dress rehearsal will also be required and will take place on Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00PM at Valley Senior High School. Please come prepared (hair and make-up done, stretched)!

The recital dates are Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20. THIS PRODUCTION WILL BE IN ALL THREE SHOWS! The Friday night and Saturday night show begins at 6:00PM and Saturday matinee begins at 12:00PM. You are more than welcome to stay and watch the show before and after our number, so tickets will be available for $8.00 and will be sold at the studio until Saturday, June 13.

In addition to being available for all of the schedules practices and performances, you will also need to purchase the costume for the dance. I have designed a jersey (pictures seen below) that we will all be wearing. We will be wearing black leggings on the bottom so that we all look uniform for our dance. The jersey is $30. For those who are interested in participating, please mail a check payable to “Miss Holly’s Dance Studio” to the studio’s address AND include a note with your name (as you’d like it to appear in the program) and your t-shirt size.

To ensure that I have a definite number of dancers for the show, please submit all of the information and your check no later than Sunday, March 15. This will allow time for me to order everyone’s jersey and make sure that my choreography allows each and every one of you to shine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us for more details! Since there are so many people included in this message, please do not respond to this directly. We hope all of you are doing well and we see you soon!

Love always, Miss Holly

Jersey (front)
tshirt front

Jersey (back)
tshirt back

Size chart
size chart