Meet Monica - Our Fine Arts Preschool Director

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Monica!

We are THRILLED to introduce you to this incredible lady and the new face of The Little One's Fine Arts Christian Preschool at SODC. It’s quite a beautiful story how we met Monica! She certainly fell into our laps at precisely the right time and we are giddy with the vision and potential she brings to the table. Monica was born and raised in Keller, Texas where God blessed her with a passion for dance and education. 

Monica has been dancing for 23 years! She started out in a studio dancing, where she participated in recreational classes, company classes, and competitive dance. She was an officer for her high school drill team and went on to graduate from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance.

While attending the University of North Texas she began working part time job in the classroom as a dance and fitness instructor. She collaborated with children of all ages promoting proper health and fitness, as well as teaching the basics of tap, ballet and jazz! Upon graduating college, Monica moved to the classroom as a full-time pre-k teacher. She have been in the classroom for more than 7 years and helps the youth of the community grow through education and dance! 

We’re beyond honored to have Monica on our team and cannot wait to witness the magic of her amazing vision for the Little Ones. 

Monica

SODC Summer Preschool Program

Our SODC summer preschool classes are 2.5 hours and meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The summer program is perfect for those wanting to prepare for preschool in the fall and is limited to the first 12 students. Our summer program is $175 with a new student registration fee of $15. There is a dance performance on the last day of class!
 

8 Week Program June 5th through July 26

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Preschool Schedule

The preschool works on emergent dance and learning skills and the format is as follows: 

10 minutes welcome and circle time
25 minutes ballet lesson
10 minutes tumbling lesson
25 minutes tap lesson
25 minutes snack and story time
25 minutes craft time
30 minutes structured learning time

We cannot wait to play, learn, pray, and praise the Lord with your child! We'll be growing our faith, mind, and body through dance, Bible time, art, games, and more! We start each class in prayer  and, at SODC, your child will be in the absolute best hands. If you are looking for a fine arts Christan based program let this be your first place to visit! Register today and let's learn more about the true love of God this summer!

 

8 Week Program
June 5th - July 26

 

SODC Summer Camp Series

We are so excited! We recently announced our summer camp series and registration is NOW OPEN! Our summer camps fill up fast and the kiddos ALWAYS have a blast! See what we did there? 

Today we are featuring our Mermaid Tumbling camp! 

Calling all you magical mermaids! Mermaid tumbling camp is COMING! SODC is proud to present two mermaid summer camp options. Space is VERY limited! We are currently accepting 12 mermaids per camp. Register asap! Camp will fill up fast! 

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Our magnificent mermaids will learn fun dance and acro moves using their mermaid tail! Skills include forward mermaid rolls, tail extensions (candlesticks), tails to head (toes to head), mini tail bridges (tabletop holds), and MORE! 

Our mermaids will also have a craft time and games to play! The mermaid tail is included and yours to keep after the camp. The tails come in girls sizes (6, 8, 10, 14) so be sure to let us know what size your mermaid would like. The last 10 min of this camp will conclude with a mermaid tumbling performance! We cannot wait!!!

Mermaid Tumbling Camps:

Camp #1
Wed. June 13th and Fri. June 15th
1:00-3:00 pm
Ages 5 yrs and up
Camp tuition is $99

Camp #2
Wed. July 11th and Fri. July 13th
1:00-3:00 pm
Ages 5 yrs and up
Camp tuition is $99

Register online or in person! 

Don't forget! We will need to know what size tail your child needs. 

The options are : in girl sizes (6,8,10,14). The tail will be the student's to keep and is included in the cost of the camp. We will need to know your size at least 1 week prior so we can be sure we can get all the tails in on time for camp! 

Stop by or give us a call if you have questions! 

Karen's 30 Day SODC Success Story

SODC recently celebrated our 10 year Birthday! We have a few families who have been with us from the beginning including the Bratcher brood. Karen and her family are incredible and we love them dearly. This past fall we introduced our adult fitness program at SODC and Mama Karen jumped in full force.

We could definitely see changes in her mindset and physique within a month so we decided to take a few pictures. We agreed that we would update the pictures 30 days later, after our holiday "Maintain Don't Gain" challenge, and BOOM Karen crushed it. Her results are jaw-dropping! 

It is simply amazing what can happen with consistent effort in only 30 short days! The pictures truly speak for themselves. Way to go Karen! We love you. 

Here's what Karen recently shared with us... 

Personally though for most of 2017, I felt stuck in a rut. I felt defeated, not happy with anything, grouchy, unexcitable, and wanting a change but unsure of what change I was wanting.  I was not really being present. I wasn’t the Karen I was at one time in my life or the Karen I wanted to be. I was believing lies without fully knowing that I was believing them. Furthermore what’s worse is not realizing the extent the lies grip had over me. To those stupid lies, I say “NO MORE!” Please, friends, don’t sell yourself short of stupid demoralizing lies.

In October, EB and I went on a cruise to celebrate our 15 year anniversary. As we started the set sail I got an email from SODC regarding fitness interest that was going to be starting up at the studio!! Yay SODC for this opportunity!! So as we are leaving Galveston, I sent a random cryptic half-email reply from a cruise ship saying “YES! Interested!” Thinking this will be something fun to try but not expecting to much more than that. I really just wanted to see what this is all about.

Enter November and SODC trainer Ember Nevill. Ember taught my first class and my life hasn’t been the same. I find that in my life, rarely has someone made such an immediate impact, but she did and continues too!! I am forever grateful that our paths crossed and forever changed. Thank you, Ember for your passion, your encouragement, your inspiration, your love and kindness that you freely give to all. Your passion is contagious.

Secondly, enter SODC fitness trainers Sidonie Hale and Casey Marler Blakewood these two gems are incredible. They both inspire, motivate, encourage and have pushed me way beyond what I thought was my limit! These two ladies have rocked my world and continue to do so!! Thank you, both! I love you dearly.

If any of my friends haven’t tried any of the fitness classes at SODC you TOTALLY should.

It is my prayer that anyone who reads this post, will NOT believe any lie that the enemy is trying to SELL you.

Don’t be afraid to try, take a step forward, trust in God’s plan, listen to your heart, be inspired, celebrate along the way, make a change and be EAGER. This is my 2018 theme word. I want to live with an EAGERness in all areas! I look forward to what is to come and live with focus and intentionality.

Blessings to each and every one of you! ❤️ 

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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Dancers

Tis the season for gifts galore! We know you want to see the joy on their face but are you feeling at a loss over what to gift the dancer in your life? We've got you covered! We asked our dance company what they hope to see under the tree this year and narrowed the list down to ten must-haves! 

1. Sweet Feet Deodorizing Spray
Developed by dancers, this non-aerosol, deodorizing foot spray is all-natural and will leave your feet conditioned and smelling fresh. Great to use before and after class. Simply spray the inside of the shoe and let dry. Perfect for athletic shoes, sandals, boots, dress shoes, gym bags, lockers, and more! 

2. Ponytail Holders
Ponytail Holders are a must-have basic accessory. We love this brand simply because the ponytail holders are metal-free and non-damaging. These hair ties are perfect for a simple ponytail and offer exceptional hold. Take a peek at your dancer's ponytail to see what type she prefers specifically!

3. Bloch Dance Warm-Up Bootie Shoe
Warm-up booties designed by Bloch Stars and American Ballet Theater principal dancers Irina Dvorovenko and Max Beloserkovsky. 100% polyester filling offers exceptional warmth and extreme comfort for the feet with a cushioned heel. A definite must-have!

4. Sugar and Bruno
It's too hard to choose only one item from the Sugar and Bruno site. We want it ALL! We especially love their apparel. You could choose anything from this site and have a happy dancer. Gift card stocking stuffer? YES PLEASE! 

5. Covet Dance
This is another site where we struggle with choosing only one item. Covet Dance provides awesome apparel, customized gifts, and more!

6. Luggage Tag
Our dancers are always on the go! It's important to easily find and recognize their gear so luggage tags are a must! We found really cute luggage tags on Etsy but you can find these just about anywhere. 

7. Garment Bag for Costumes
The Kernorv garment covers pack of 5 is an ideal answer to all your costume storage needs. It is washable and environmental for reusing. 

8. Activity Books
When there is downtime between practice, rehearsal, travel, and school it's nice to have activities to keep our dancers busy. Especially our younger dancers! 

9. A Nutcracker
Every dancer needs their own Nutcracker! Hollywood Nutcrackers is a collection of whimsical nutcrackers that are designed by renowned artist Holly Adler. The collection features an assortment of characters including Christmas, fantasy, and everyday nutcrackers. This exquisite gingerbread nutcracker stands at 17-inches!

10. Tickets to a Ballet or Musical
Making memories from a true life experience is one of the best gifts a dancer can get! Look up your local theatre and see which shows are on the calendar. Gifting tickets to a show will is sure to light up their life! 

BONUS 
Give the gift of dance! Register your dancer for classes at Studio One Dance Center!