Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stadium of Fire DVD

Stadium of Fire DVD Pre-Order
The DVD will contain footage and pictures of all the dancers from all the practices & the final performance at the Stadium.  If you would like a DVD you can bring me a check tomorrow so I can mail it to her before the 28th.
$25.00 each if pd. by June 28th
($35.00 each if postmarked after June 28th)

Stadium of Fire Heat Exhaustion Prevention

SOF Dancer’s PLAN to prevent
Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke!!!!
PREPARING AHEAD !!!! -- Before arriving to the Mandatory Rehearsals in Provo:
1- Studio/School Directors are encouraged to prepare their dancers for “outdoor” rehearsals by holding
their own rehearsals outdoors while learning their SOF routine(s).
2- Dancers are encouraged to drink .5-1 gallon of water (depending on the dancer’s size) each day during
the week prior to coming to Provo for our mandatory rehearsals. Dancers MUST hydrate themselves
prior to July 2nd
3- Dancers need to eat healthy in preparation to coming to the Provo rehearsals. Eating healthy fruits and
vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and not eating a lot of sweets will prepare dancers to get through
long rehearsals. Fruits and vegetables contain a lot of water which will also help in hydrating the body.
4- Dancers need to also prepare for long rehearsals in the heat by getting adequate amounts of sleep
each night. It is recommended to get 8 hrs. of sleep each night for at least two weeks prior to July 2nd
SOF REHEARSAL !!!! – There is a lot that needs to be accomplished during the 2.5 days prior to the Show. For
this reason, it is extremely important that dancers come well hydrated, rested, rehearsed, and ready to work!!!
Rehearsals are set up in such a way as to use our time together as wisely as possible. Main Dancers will
rehearse a few more hours than the younger dancers due to the intricacy of their routines. Early morning
hours are utilized for the cooler temperatures during the day. More breaks are given during the “hotter” hours
of the day.
While at SOF rehearsals:
1. Come well prepared with the following....
 ̧ Sunscreen
 ̧ Water Bottles/Gatorade
 ̧ Fruits & Vegetable snacks
 ̧ Water Spray bottles
 ̧ Shade canopies/tents
 ̧ Knowledge of the Routines (well-rehearsed)
 ̧ Medications you might need
 ̧ Hat or Visor – hair pulled back
 ̧ Appropriate Dance attire for weather conditions
 ̧ Parent Helpers – Studios are asked to bring “parent helpers” that will assist in keeping dancers
hydrated, sunscreen re-applied, snacks, shaded, etc...
2. EMT’s – There will be EMT’s present at all SOF rehearsals to assist with any emergency situations.
3. WATER Stations – Cold Water will be provided at all SOF rehearsals.
4. BREAKS – 10-15 minute breaks will be given often throughout all rehearsals. It is imperative that
dancers come to the Provo rehearsals well-rehearsed with the knowledge of the routines, so that time
can be used wisely. The more prepared the dancers are, the faster rehearsals can go. There will be
1.5-2 hour breaks for lunch and dinner. Dancers need to use this time to eat, drink, and rest.
5. SHADE – Parent helpers & Directors are required to bring their own SHADE tents, Umbrellas,
Canopies, etc... which will provide the needed shade when dancers are given breaks.
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6. BATHROOMS – Port-a-Potties will be brought in and provided at all rehearsals for dancers to use.
**It is important that the dancers go to the bathroom throughout rehearsals to keep the body cooled.
Directors/Dancers please follow these TIPS
to Prevent Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke ........
Heat Exhaustion: Sweating requires a significant amount of fluid in the body and the evaporation of sweat
requires adequate dry air. When the amount of sweating and evaporation decrease, your bodies’ ability to
keep itself cool is diminished and you can become ill. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include: profuse sweating,
weakness, confusion, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, rapid heartbeat, dark-colored urine
and dehydration.
Heat Stroke: Heat stroke is a form of hyperthermia in which the body temperature is elevated dramatically.
Most individuals will experience heat exhaustion before experiencing heat stroke. Symptoms of heat stroke
include: high body temperature, the absence of sweating, hot red or flushed dry skin, rapid pulse, difficulty
breathing, strange behavior, hallucinations, confusion, agitation, and disorientation.
PREVENTION TIPS
Always wear light-colored clothing.
• Lighter colors can help reflect heat away from your body. Darker colors tend to absorb heat. Wearing light
Be aware of the temperature.
• Know what the temperature will be on the day you will be outside. Also, pay attention to the “heat
colors will prevent you from feeling as hot.
index”. This tells you how hot it feels outside in the shade and is based on the air temperature and
the humidity.
Protect your skin from the sun.
• Use sunscreen when you go outdoors. Use a sunscreen with a minimum of 15 SPF (sun protection
• Wear visors, hats or use an umbrella. Preventing direct sunlight from hitting your head is helpful
factor). A sunburn prevents your body from cooling down efficiently.
in staying cool. Your hair can hold heat in and your head temperature can quickly affect your body
temperature.
Drink plenty of water before beginning activities that will be outdoors.
• Starting out fully hydrated will allow you to produce enough sweat to cool you until you can drink fluid.
• Even if you do not feel thirsty, keep drinking sips of water throughout the day. This will keep your body
hydrated and help you to continue producing enough sweat to cool down your body.
Eat fruits and vegetables before exercising in the heat.
• Fruits and vegetables in a meal are high in water content and good to consume prior to being outside
for the day or exercise.
Avoid drinking carbonated or caffeinated beverages.
• These can act as a diuretic, which moves fluids out of the body too quickly. They can quickly dehydrate
you, which puts you at risk of heat exhaustion.
Avoid sitting in a parked car.
• Inside car temperatures in hot weather can reach temperatures of more than 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Find shade in open areas where there is more air flow.
Take breaks during the activity – We will provide adequate breaks during our rehearsalsJ
• This will give you time to take a quick drink break and rest a bit. Your body will start to cool down a little
each time you rest and hydrate. You will be less likely to become overheated this way.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Stadium of Fire Junior Dancers

Please read to know your practice schedule for the rest of June.


Tuesday, June 17 9am-10:30am (Peteetneet)



Wednesday, June 18 9am-10:30am (Peteetneet) I have to film the girls this day and send the video to the Stadium of Fire Committee so they can see how we are doing.



Tuesday, June 24 9am-Noon (Peteetneet Outside as long as they are not watering if they are we will practice inside)  Please bring plenty of water and some snacks & wear sunscreen.



Wednesday, June 25 9am-Noon (Peteetneet Outside as long as they are not watering  if they are we will practice inside)  Please bring plenty of water and some snacks & wear sunscreen.





SOF Dancer Rehearsal Schedule 2014
Mandatory Rehearsals – NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
You MUST be at all these rehearsals listed below in order to perform in the Show!!
BE ON TIME!!

Wednesday, July 2nd at the West Practice Field 10:00am-12:30pm then you will have a break and need to be back to the West Practice Field 5:30pm-9:00pm.



Thursday, July 3rd BYU Stadium (enter NW gate) 8:30am-Noon then you will have a break and need to be back the West Practice Field 1:45pm-5:30pm and then you will have a break and need to be back to the BYU Stadium 7:15pm-11:00pm.



Friday, July 4th BYU Stadium 8:45am-12:30pm and then you need to be inside the BYU Stadium all dressed and ready to perform by 6:00pm.




WEST PRACTICE FIELD - We have a SOF PRACTICE FIELD which is right across the street from the BYU football stadium on the WEST side of the stadium. The West practice field is located on University Ave. and University Prkwy. It’s the BYU intramural fields just WEST of the stadium in the far west corner of the intramural fields. There is plenty of parking across the street from the
practice field in that BIG parking lot just west of the stadium (east of our practice field-between Canyon Rd. and University Ave).
Parents MUST have a wristband on to stay and help at rehearsals.  Each teacher will only be given a couple of parent helper wristbands, please choose parents that will be helpful and positive. Be sure to let your dancers’ parents know when to pick up their kids following rehearsals – check the above schedule for times!!
Please arrive early so that you will NOT miss roll call at the designated times!! VERY IMPORTANT!! DON’T BE LATE!!! Allow enough time to park, get your stuff and walk across the street to the practice field.Remember that ALL Parent helpers need to have their SOF wristbands on in order to get into the rehearsals.Wristbands will be handed out by Directors..... Directors and Dancers also need their wristbands on. Parent wristbands will only be
good for rehearsals - NOT the actual SOF show. Directors and Dancers MUST wear their wristbands for ALL rehearsals AND to get into the show!!! Don’t put the wristbands on too tight, because you’ll be wearing them for 3 days!!!!

Hair -- will be worn in a LOW pony tail slicked back tight with a half part on the left.  Pony tail will need to be curled.  Pony tail elastic needs to match your hair color -- blond, brown, or black -- no bright colors please!!
 
Make-up -- PERFORMANCE MAKE-UP....  please teach your dancers how to wear performance make-up correctly -- Face foundation is a MUST -- without foundation on their faces, the rest of their make-up won't stay on and look good for the entire show.  Wear a good blush (no orange colors, but red/pink colors are good), frost eye shadows look good to open the eye -- plums and lighter shades of plum look good too -- lighter on the lid, darker on the crease and the upper lid (not too dark though).  Red lipstick!!  Fake eye lashes are a MUST!!!  You may wear a little glitter on your eyes and/or face. 
 
Jewelry -- You may also wear rhinestone stud earrings.  NO dangling earrings. NO Necklaces, bracelets, rings!!! 
 
Nails -- NO long nails!!  NO nail polish unless it's French tip or a pale pink or something red, white and blue:-)
 

 TIGHTS -- TAN tights will be worn under the costume.  Be sure you have back -up tights!!  I don't want to see any runs or holes in the tights!!! 






Stadium of Fire Main Dancers (Gracie, Chels, Jess & Brinley)

Please read to know your practice schedule for the rest of June.


Tuesday, June 17 10:30am-Noon (Peteetneet)


Wednesday, June 18 10:30am-Noon (Peteetneet) I have to film the girls this day and send it to the Stadium of Fire Committee so they can see how we are doing.


Tuesday, June 24 9am-Noon (Peteetneet Outside as long as they are not watering if they are we will practice inside)  Please bring plenty of water and some snacks & wear sunscreen.


Wednesday, June 25 9am-Noon (Peteetneet Outside as long as they are not watering  if they are we will practice inside)  Please bring plenty of water and some snacks & wear sunscreen.





SOF Dancer Rehearsal Schedule 2014
Mandatory Rehearsals – NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
You MUST be at all these rehearsals listed below in order to perform in the Show!!
BE ON TIME!!

Wednesday, July 2nd at the West Practice Field 1:30pm-4:00pm then you will have a break and need to be back to the West Practice Field 5:30pm-9:00pm.



Thursday, July 3rd BYU Stadium (enter NW gate) 6:45am-Noon then you will have a break and need to be back the West Practice Field 1:45pm-5:30pm and then you will have a break and need to be back to the BYU Stadium 7:15pm-11:00pm.



Friday, July 4th BYU Stadium 6:45am-12:30pm and then you need to be inside the BYU Stadium all dressed and ready to perform by 6:00pm.




WEST PRACTICE FIELD - We have a SOF PRACTICE FIELD which is right across the street from the BYU football stadium on the WEST side of the stadium. The West practice field is located on University Ave. and University Prkwy. It’s the BYU intramural fields just WEST of the stadium in the far west corner of the intramural fields. There is plenty of parking across the street from the
practice field in that BIG parking lot just west of the stadium (east of our practice field-between Canyon Rd. and University Ave).
Parents MUST have a wristband on to stay and help at rehearsals.  Each teacher will only be given a couple of parent helper wristbands, please choose parents that will be helpful and positive. Be sure to let your dancers’ parents know when to pick up their kids following rehearsals – check the above schedule for times!!
Please arrive early so that you will NOT miss roll call at the designated times!! VERY IMPORTANT!! DON’T BE LATE!!! Allow enough time to park, get your stuff and walk across the street to the practice field.Remember that ALL Parent helpers need to have their SOF wristbands on in order to get into the rehearsals.Wristbands will be handed out by Directors..... Directors and Dancers also need their wristbands on. Parent wristbands will only be
good for rehearsals - NOT the actual SOF show. Directors and Dancers MUST wear their wristbands for ALL rehearsals AND to get into the show!!! Don’t put the wristbands on too tight, because you’ll be wearing them for 3 days!!!!

Hair -- will be worn in a LOW pony tail slicked back tight with a half part on the left.  Pony tail will need to be curled.  Pony tail elastic needs to match your hair color -- blond, brown, or black -- no bright colors please!!
 
Make-up -- PERFORMANCE MAKE-UP....  please teach your dancers how to wear performance make-up correctly -- Face foundation is a MUST -- without foundation on their faces, the rest of their make-up won't stay on and look good for the entire show.  Wear a good blush (no orange colors, but red/pink colors are good), frost eye shadows look good to open the eye -- plums and lighter shades of plum look good too -- lighter on the lid, darker on the crease and the upper lid (not too dark though).  Red lipstick!!  Fake eye lashes are a MUST!!!  You may wear a little glitter on your eyes and/or face. 
 
Jewelry -- You may also wear rhinestone stud earrings.  NO dangling earrings. NO Necklaces, bracelets, rings!!! 
 
Nails -- NO long nails!!  NO nail polish unless it's French tip or a pale pink or something red, white and blue:-)
 

 TIGHTS -- TAN tights will be worn under the costume.  Be sure you have back -up tights!!  I don't want to see any runs or holes in the tights!!!