December MVD

devynn

Hello!

My name is Devynn Carroll.

I am 10 years old. I started dancing at the age of 2 years old.

Besides dancing, I like to listen to music and go to concerts!

One of my goals in life is to become a professional dancer.

I am currently a member of Jayvee’s hip hop performance group Rated G!

 

 

 

 

Favorites

Color: pink

FOOD: pasta

MOVIE: pitch perfect

Book: smile by raina telgemeier

Drink: water

Animal: cheetah

Hobby: dancing

Pink Ladies

Meet Meena

Hello! I am 7 years old and I have been dancing for 4 years. I LOVE moving my feet, doing splits, pointing my toes and to leap… a lot. Other than Pink Ladies I love swimming, judo, piano, reading, drawing, singing and riding my bike. My favorite styles of dance are Jazz and Hip Hop. When I grow up I want to be a scientist!

Favorites:

Color – blue and pink and purple

Food – spaghetti and chicken Alfredo

Animal – cheetah

Movie – Star Wars: the Force Awakens

 

November MVD

Hello! My name is Wesley Huang. I am 4 and a half years old. I am in preschool. I started dancing only one year ago with Mr. Marc at Jayvee Dance Center. Besides dance, I take gymnastics, play the piano, and play tennis. When I’m older, I want to repair cars and become a mechanic.

Favorites

Color:           Green

Food:         Fish

Movie:       Cars, Lightning Mcqueen is my favorite

Book:           Hot Wheels

Drink:           Milkshake

Animal: Rabbit

Hobby:  Playing on my ipad

Jayvee Dance Center Wishes a Merry Fitness To All!

It’s that time of year for some holiday cheer! May you have many reasons for love, laughter, and FITNESS! So, lets Zumba and Yoga through the holidays!

The holidays are filled with lots of stuffing, eggnog, turkey, and who can leave out dessert? Don’t be afraid to gain that holiday weight… Jayvee Dance Center is here to help you reach your post-holiday fitness goals. Jayvee Dance Center offer’s Zumba classes every Tuesday and Thursday night at 6:30pm. Jayvee Dance is also there to start your weekend just right with Saturday 8:30am Yoga and 9:30am Zumba. Head on over to Jayvee Dance Center, at 216 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801 for a dose of fitness and sweat during this holiday season! Keep those New Year’s resolution in check and visit Jayvee Dance Center today.

Photo courtesy of Pinterest.

Radioactive Charity Fashion & Dance Show by: QueenVee Entertainment 


2014 Dance For Peace Scholarship recipients

QueenVee Entertainment is presenting its 5th Annual Charity Fashion and Dance Showcase in collaboration with Dance For Peace Charity and Jayvee Dance Center.

Radioactive will take place on Saturday, April 11th at 7pm, at Throop Hall in Pasadena.  Featuring 10+ local vendor booths, gourmet food truck, live auction, and an electrifying cast of fashion and dance entertainment, this is a celebration you don’t want to miss!  The stylists are ready, and Jayvee’s Adult Class dancers can’t wait to show you the hot moves they’ve learned this season!

Not only will Radioactive energize and entertain, but it is also a chance to support aspiring young artists in our community. Proceeds from Radioactive will contribute to Dance For Peace Charity, which will fund scholarships to students at Jayvee Dance Center to inspire dancers to live fully and develop their talents.

In case any of the glorious fashions catch your eye, the labels will be set up for purchase for you to peruse at your pleasure.  Admitting adults 18 and up only, and remember to dress to impress for your red carpet entrance!

Send inquiries to 626-310-0624

Get your tickets at www.RadioactiveCharityShow.eventbrite.com and fb.com/DanceForPeaceCharity

 

Parents’ And Guardians’ Competition Survival Kit

Competition season is an exciting time for young dancers, but don’t underestimate how exciting it is for parents and guardians as well!  We may be behind the scenes, but it’s surprisingly nerve wrecking for us too!
 

 

Here is what we’ve learned as new moms to the dance competition world:

Buy a program.
It can be a little expensive, but it’s nice to have a schedule of the day and to know what dance your dancer is competing with, as well as to understand how the award system works.

Bring a highlighter.
This will definitely help you keep track of when your dancer is going to perform, as well as other dancers from your studio, so you can support them as well.


Bring a pencil or pen
It’s going to be handy to record important information and write down what your dancers receive at award time!


Snacks, snacks, snacks!
This is for your dancer, and also for yourself!  It can be a long day for you both! Having some healthy snacks between lunch or dinner will help you all keep your energy levels up.

Bring your own beverages.
Coffee, soda, iced tea, etc.  It’s so costly to buy beverages at the venue!


Bring a sweater or jacket.
The venue is unpredictable so you need to be prepared.


Wear comfortable shoes.
Showstopper this past weekend was a 3-day event! The constant walking back and forth to help your dancer change their costumes, and walking around to find other dancers to watch and support can be very tiring, so make sure you are comfortable for the long walks.


Take a deep breath
–and count to 10 if you have to.  With all of the excitement and children running around, your dancer might drive you nuts, but you have to remain calm so your frustration won’t rub off on them before they hit the stage.  


Tissue box
(if not for you, for your friends) – especially if it’s their first competition!  


Extra, extra!
Bring extras of everything!!
-Safety pins
-Bobby pins
-Rubber bands
-Small sewing kit
-…and most importantly, extra tights! Sometimes, right before your dancer goes on stage, her tights will snag and the instructor will ask if you’ve brought an extra pair.

Dance Buddy
Surprisingly, you may experience more nerves than your dancer.  Make sure you have your own special friend that can help your dancer change, re-apply make-up and hair, or help with unforeseen problems before your dancer goes on stage. Having a buddy system also helps when your dancer has a routine back-to-back and needs a “quick change”…think NASCAR!!!!


Review the competition rules about video-taping and taking pictures.
They can be pretty strict at the venue, so remember to take pictures only when allowed!


Aspirin
– just in case….it’s such a hectic day, so it’s good to have some pain relief on hand.


** REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN AND ENJOY!!
It can be stressful and tiring but it’s so rewarding to see pure happiness when they are on stage receiving their awards.  Good luck!


Jayvee Mamas
Maily, Lourdes, and Monica

 

Your turn:  What are some of your necessities at competition?  Tell us your helpful tips!

 

8 Years And Counting! Celebrating Jayvee Veteran David Lee

Jingle Jam Workshop (December 13-14) Instructor David Lee

After taking his first dance class at Jayvee eight years ago, it was love at first sight for birthday celebrant David Lee!  Since then, he’s choreographed for numerous organizations such as CADC and Culture Shock LA to name a few.  Although another year older, and another year wiser, David never forgets where he came from and always comes back to offer love and support to our studio.  David continues to grow in artistry, leadership, and influence as he gains experience in the dance world.  With hundreds of thousands of YouTube views and climbing, there is nothing stopping this young and talented mover and we could not be more proud of him!

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When and how long were you dancing with Jayvee?

2006 was my first time taking a dance class and it was at Jayvee. Shoutout to some of my first teachers, Justin, Vy, and Nico!

What have you been up to since Jayvee?

I graduated from UC Irvine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Ars and I’m currently a full time dance instructor.

What was most helpful to you in growing as a dancer?

1) Patience. Start off by taking beginner or intermediate classes and build your way up to advanced level classes.
2) Consistency of taking classes and practicing at home.
3) Don’t get comfortable!
4) Learn by watching! Ask questions.

What do you look for in the students that take your class?

Energy
Positivity
Chemistry
Openness
Responsiveness.

Do you follow a certain formula for choreographing, or, how do you choreograph?

I watch YouTube videos to get into the groove, then just freestyle and move! I find inspiration from everything around me - when I’m driving, playing video games, watching movies, and hanging out with friends!

1917150_1293449736782_4650622_nWish David a happy birthday, or better yet, catch him in class this
weekend!  Spots are filling up, so register now:  Jingle Jam Winter Intensive 

Winter Dance Special

“New Year, New You”
Winter Dance Special

  • $89 for 8 weeks (January 5, 2015 through February 28, 2015)
  • $10 off registration
  • Complimentary JV t-shirt (to the first 25 students that enroll)

Save $40

Valid only for new students and youth classes!
Limited spaces available!

Last day to enroll: Saturday, January 31, 2015

 

WINTER 2015

Jr. Hit List Audition Info

Jr. Hit List
AUDITION INFORMATION
Sunday, January 11, 2015
@ 12:00pm
Registration begins at 11:30am
Parent and Dancer MANDATORY Orientation
Friday, January 16, 2015
8:45pm
@Jayvee Dance Center

Junior Hit List is an all styles street dance crew that specializes in hip hop, popping, breakdance, and other street styles. They compete year round. They attend dance competitions such as Maxt Out, Urban Street Jam, and The Bridge Jrs. We accept dancers ages 13 years to 18 years, who are willing to work hard and be in a positive team environment. Accepted dancers are committed to a 5-6 month program (January 2015 to June 2014) filled with competitions, performances, fundraisers, and other events. We are looking for positive, hardworking, dedicated, responsible, and talented dancers who are willing to train, dance, and perform at their BEST! Parent involvement is extremely important and we ask that dance parents help throughout the year.   If you’re interested in competing with our award winning dance crew, complete an application packet and return to our front desk staff by your audition date. If you have any questions, please email Marc at [email protected].

Junior Hit List Tuition Breakdown

Jr. Hit List

$100 monthly autopay
INCLUDES:
$72 monthly class tuition

Mandatory Classes

  • Wed 7:30 Jayvee Monthly Jam Class
  • Fri 7:30 Marc’s HH4 Class
    x 5 month commitment
    = $360
    January 2015 to June 2015

(if you would like to take additional classes at Jayvee Dance Center that are not
required of Junior Hit List, please see Roxine at the front desk.)

$45 team jersey

$100 administrative/choreography/music edit fees

Mandatory Rehearsals
Wednesdays 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Fridays 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Sundays 9:00am to 1:00pm
January 19 for January autopay amount = $40          January 28 for February and thereafter autopay amount = $100

$35 new or annual student registration fee (if new student to JV)
*Misc fees that will be incurred during the year include competition fees, team warm up jacket/cardigan/sweater, costumes, recital, etc. Director will give a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice when fees are due.

 

JHL AUDITION 2015