Wednesday, August 12, 2015

To the most amazing dancers in the world

Ok seriously, how crazy is life sometimes? 

This past Friday (Aug 7) I received a message asking me if I would be interested in taking over all of the dance classes at a private school. I emailed my resume (not thinking much of it) and within 2 minutes of sending my resume I was called in for an interview on Monday. They offered me the position, the freedom to build my own classes and wanted me to start Tuesday. This literally happened in 3 days and I'm still in shock.

I did some serious soul searching, prayer, and after talking with everyone in my family, we all knew it was a great opportunity I couldn't pass up. It is a full time position where I will be teaching dance all day. As much as I would LOVE to physically continue my private lessons and night classes I know that it would be too much. 

So, with a heavy heart, I have to discontinue my classes this year. In time I may be able to take on more classes but as of now I know I can't do both. 

This will be the first time in 20 years that I have not worked at night and I look forward to seeing what it's like to be home with my family after school. 

I want you to know how much I love each and every one of you. If I wasn't so emotional I would call every single one of you. The light and love you have brought into my life will always stay with me. Thank you for picking me as your dance teacher, how lucky I have been to watch you blossom into amazing dancers. Please don't stop dancing, and please keep me posted on your continued dance experiences. 

I can promise you that Vizion Dancers are the best in the world. 
And now I jump into to this next adventure...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Concert order for May 13

Oh my goodness, its almost time. This will give you an idea of where you are at in the program. The playlist is exactly ONE hour. The concert should last one hour and 1/2.
Please make sure you have paid your recital fees and May tuition. I have already paid for the building rental and all of the t-shirts.  Each dancer will receive a t-shirt at the end of the concert. These t-shirts shrink so I ordered one size bigger for each dancer. 

It has been an amazing year and I am so thankful to be able to be a part of your dancers journey. I am in awe at the incredible talent I am privileged to work with, these dancers are ROCKSTARS! I have seen HUGE improvements this year and what a joy it is to see a dancer reach new heights.  I am also thankful for a superstar teacher, Hannah Kartchner who really pushes these dancers to their best. She was elected SBO for Riverton High and a great example to these young girls! She was a Junior Class Officer this year and won state in DECA. She proves that girls really can run the world (and they can dance!)

Thank you again for a great year. I love each and every one of my dancers! 

You will want to arrive to the concert by 6pm, keep your dancers in the audience until 2 routines before they perform. This way we can keep it organized backstage. If your child has a costume change they can stay backstage in the dressing room. 

Here is the order-

             3 year olds
              3 year olds
           Hailey and Ariel
            Wednesday 6:30 class
                         “ “
         Mary Glaitli
                Hannah’s Monday class
              Aspen Thorne
1                 Gracee Goff
               Reaganne and Gracee
                 Whitney Cox
                Brooklyn Miller
                 Kennedy Kartchner Contemporary
               Addison Miller
                 Little Mary
                 Kenzi Fish
                Mary, Kenzi, Zoey
                Jess, Emmi, Faith
.                  Aspen and Brooklyn
                  Anna and Ryanne
                  Wednesday 5:30 class- Contemporary
                  Kennedy Kartchner- jazz
                Mary, Ryanne, Anna
                  Wednesday 5:30 class- lyrical
                  Mary G.
3                Aspen, Kennedy, Sara
                Wednesday 5:30pm class Jazz

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Dance Concert May 13 @ the Riverton Community Center 6:30pm

It’s that time of year…DANCE CONCERT! WOO HOO!!!

Yay! May 13 @6:30p.m. at the Riverton Community Center

½ tuition plus a $20 recital fee will be due next week.
The recital fee is for the building rental and each dancer will receive a Vizion Dance t-shirt
                       If you have 2 dancers take $5. Off per girl for recital fee-

I am so excited for these dancers to SHINE like the little stars they are.  Invite all of your friends and family to see these girls dance their hearts out.

Dancers should arrive to the concert at 6pm.  Parents if you could bring your dancers up to the stage 2 dances before they perform that would be great. We will have them exit back to the stairs after they dance so they can enjoy the dance concert in the audience. At the end I will have all dancers come on the stage to pass out the t-shirts.

If your dancer is not on stage performing please keep them in the audience, it is so distracting to have girls run up on the stage during someone’s performance.
Thank you so much!

Next week will be regular dance classes and then the following week will be the concertJ

Thanks for such an amazing year that once again has gone so fast!

I will post the dance concert order next week on my blog & concert info

Monday, April 20, 2015

Times for Utah State Championship at Taylorsville High School

These are the estimated times of solos for Friday and Saturday. You should plan on arriving one hour before to warm up. Notice 1/2 dance on Friday and 1/2 on Saturday

Day Time StageNumber NameCategoryDirectorEvent
4/24/2015 5:14:00 PM Main GymDS-277 Kennedy Kartchner  Dance  Standard Solo Contemporary Junior (12-14)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/24/2015 6:47:00 PM Main GymDS-291 Kennedy Kartchner  Dance Queen Solo Jazz Junior (12-14)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/24/2015 6:58:00 PM Main GymDS-313 Aspen Thorne  Dance Queen Solo Contemporary Elementary (9-11)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/24/2015 7:51:00 PM Main GymDS-332 Ryanne Simper  Dance  Queen Solo Lyrical Junior (12-14)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/24/2015 8:20:00 PM Main GymDD-341 Mary, Ryanne, Anna  Dance  Standard Duet/Trio Jazz Junior (12-14)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/24/2015 8:25:00 PM Main GymDD-343 Ryanne and Anna  Dance  Standard Duet/Trio Contemporary Elementary (9-11)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/25/2015 9:00:00 AM
 Main GymDS-100 Gracie Goff  Dance Standard Solo Jazz PeeWee (4-6)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/25/2015 9:02:00 AM Main GymDS-106 Emmi Borg  Dance  Standard Solo Jazz Mini (7-8)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/25/2015 9:11:00 AM Main GymDS-104 Sara Thorne  Dance  Standard Solo Jazz Elementary (9-11)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/25/2015 9:23:00 AM Main GymDS-108 Reaganne Conover  Dance  Standard Solo Contemporary Mini (7-8)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/25/2015 9:26:00 AM Main GymDS-110 Kenzi Fish  Dance Standard Solo Lyrical PeeWee (4-6)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/25/2015 9:31:00 AM Main GymDS-112 Addison Miller  Dance Standard Solo Lyrical Mini (7-8)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/25/2015 9:34:00 AM Main GymDS-114 Brooklyn Miller  Dance  Standard Solo Lyrical Junior (12-14)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/25/2015 10:06:00 AM Main GymDS-124 Jessie Major  Dance  Queen Solo Jazz Mini (7-8)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/25/2015 11:01:00 AM Main GymDS-144 Faith Olsen  Dance  Queen Solo Lyrical Elementary (9-11)Tera ThorneUtah State Dance Championships
4/25/2015 11:33:00 AM Main GymDD-153 Emmie, Faith, Jessie  Dance  Standard Duet/Trio Lyrical Mini (7-8)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Utah State Champs at Taylorsville HS April 24 and 25

COMPETITON-For competition fees you will be paying this online to the competition. I have already registered all the dancers so just follow the instructions below to pay online. The deadline is April 3

#1- Go to



#3- it will say America OnStage secure Payment form-
     Select Competition- UTAH STATE CHAMPS

 #4-Very Important- Director- click TERA THORNE-This will ensure                   you get credit

#5- Enter amount:. This is the amount you need to pay__________________(amount I texted you)

#6-Enter your child’s name

#7- Finish filling out credit info

Monday, March 16, 2015

St. George Time :)

Oh my gosh, it is St. George time! It always sneaks up so fast! Bring on the sunshine.
I am so excited for these girls to dance their hearts out this wk. end. I am also happy that we are all dancing on Friday! YAY!

For those of you who have not competed before here is what to expect.
This competition gives you a “Place” by your score. So if you score a 29.1 out of 30 that would be a 1st place score, 28.7-29.0-2nd, 27-28.69 is 3rd. (If this is your first solo competition you are entered in the “Novice” Category. If you have danced longer you move up to Beginner.  Int. and Advanced solos are for dancers who go 3- 5 days a week to dance)  Right after you dance you will pick up your trophy.  Usually about an hour after you dance they post the standings, they will give me the ribbon to put on your trophy telling you what place you received. I love this competition because it gives the girls a chance to dance a solo for about ½ the price of other competitions because you have the option to choose queen or standard solo. A standard solo is only $40, versus $75 for a queen solo and the only difference is if you win you get a crown.  The other beautiful thing is all spectators are FREE!

You will need to arrive at the competition one hour before your scheduled dance time so you have plenty of time to warm up. If you want to run your solo with me you will need to be at the comp by 10am, because I don’t have much time between solos, if you can’t get there at 10, run it on your own. J

11:04:48 AM

Hall B

Mary Glaitli  

Tera Thorne
Dixie Spectacular

11:22:12 AM

Hall B

Faith Olsen  

Tera Thorne
Dixie Spectacular

11:38:36 AM

Hall A

Ryanne Simper  

Tera Thorne
Dixie Spectacular

11:48:18 AM

Hall B

Mary, Ryanne, Anna  

Tera Thorne
Dixie Spectacular

11:54:06 AM

Hall B

Ryanne and Anna  

Tera Thorne
Dixie Spectacular

12:40:48 PM

Hall B

Jessie Major  

Tera Thorne
Dixie Spectacular

12:40:48 PM

Hall B

Gracie Goff  

Tera Thorne
Dixie Spectacular

12:55:18 PM

Hall B

Sara Thorne  

Tera Thorne
Dixie Spectacular

1:35:54 PM

Hall B

Kenzi Fish  

Tera Thorne
Dixie Spectacular
Make-up should be blush, eyeliner (the cat eye looks great) glitter eye shadow, anything that sparkles looks well on stage. For lipstick I love the Maybelline 24 hr. super stay 2 step lipstick in cherry. It stays on forever and doesn’t bleed. Love it.
Hair can be any style out of your face.  We need to see those beautiful faces!

Convention Center
1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, UT
Drive safe and I hope it is a happy, sunny wkend. These sweet dancers have worked so hard and its time to SHINE! WooHoo!

Call or text me if you need anything (801)604-0629