Safford  Dance Academy


I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.

― Mikhail Baryshnikov





We welcome all of you to Visitor’s Week.  It’s this week November 6th - 9th!!  We hope that you have enjoyed watching what your dancers have learned and are excited for our upcoming Christmas Recital!


We will be having one more fundraiser before Christmas break.  It will be Gold Canyon Candles. If you are interested in fundraising for you’re costume, tuition, shoes, dancewear etc. Packets are available at the front desk.  Please read the information carefully and get them turned in on time.


Costume deposits for the spring recital are now due.  If we do not get the costumes ordered soon, they will not be here in time for the recital in May.  Please get your $25.00 deposit paid as soon as possible so that your dancer will have a costume.


We will not be holding classes on Thanksgiving Day.  We will be rescheduling those classes for a different day that week.  Please look for that schedule in a couple of weeks.


Last month in our newsletter the dates for Christmas recital were incorrect.  We apologize for this.  Our Christmas Recital will be held on Saturday, December 16th at the EAC Fine Arts Auditorium.  Our Junior Show will be held at 2:30pm and our Senior Show will be held at 6:00pm. Junior Show Dress Rehearsal will be Thursday, December 14th and Senior Show Dress Rehearsal will be Friday, December 15th.  Dress Rehearsals will begin at 4:00pm. Please be sure that you know which show your dancer will be in when it is time for tickets to go on sale.  Your dancer will be in the ________________ show for the Christmas recital.


We are very excited that this year we are again using an on-line ticketing service for our recital tickets!  Attached is an information page regarding our ticketing.  Please be sure to read over and understand our on-line ticketing process so that you are prepared the day that your tickets go on sale.  On-line ticket sales will start on Saturday, November 18th at 8:00am.  It is very important that you buy tickets to the correct show because our on-line ticketing service has a non-refundable, non-transferable policy.  We are confident that this on-line ticketing will be a good experience; you can order tickets from the comfort of your home or smart phone.  Again, be sure to look over the important ticket information so that you are well informed and the ticketing experience will be a positive one.


For our Christmas Recital, we provide the costumes.  We just ask that you buy a certain color of tights and leotard or pants.  We will be providing a list of the things you will need in the next couple of weeks. We encourage you to get the items needed as soon as possible.  Also, please make sure that your dancer has the correct shoes.  We have seen many different colors of shoes this year in our classes.  We ask that for the continuity of our recital that each dancer, who will be doing a ballet dance, please wear pink leather ballet shoes.  Any dancer in tap or jazz please be sure that you have black shoes.

For your convenience we sell any shoes and dancewear you will need in our dancewear boutique.


As we start this holiday season I want you all to know that I am thankful for all of you for making this dance year so great!


Thanksgiving Schedule


We are rescheduling our Thursday classes for the week of Thanksgiving.  The following is the time your class is rescheduled for.  Please do what you can to come to the rescheduled class for that week.  Classes will resume at the normal time after Thanksgiving.  Thanks!


Regular Class Time    Rescheduled Time

Mini’s 3:30 Jazz/Tap    Mon, Nov 20th 3:30 (Orange room)

Mini’s 4:30 Ballet    Tues, Nov 21st 3:30 (Green room)

Explosion Contemporary   Tues, Nov 21st 4:00 (Orange room)

Company Stretch and Tech   Wed, Nov 22nd 5:30-7:00 (Blue room)

Extreme and Masters Tap   Production rehearsal on Tuesday

Shay’s Thurs 5:30 Combo   Tues, Nov 21st 4:30(Yellow room)

Adv Contemporary     Mon, Nov 20th 4:30 (Green room)

8 and Older Ballet Thurs 6:30pm  Tues, Nov 21st 5:30 (Yellow room)

8 and older Jazz/Tap Thurs 7:30pm  Tues, Nov 21st 6:30 (Orange room)


The following Company classes will be cancelled for the week: Explosions Thurs Ballet, Extreme Stretch and Tech, Adv Hip Hop.  We will be make up these classes with extra rehearsals for the recital.




Christmas 2017

 Classes in the Mini Show

(not the show order)


Monday 3:30 Combo-Dominick the Donkey

Monday 4:30 Beg Tumbling-Smurfy Christmas

Monday 4:30 Jazz/Tap-Winter Wonderland

Tuesday 3:30 1 ½ Ballet/Jazz/Tap-When Christmas Comes To Town

Tuesday 4:30 Combo-Gift of Friendship

Tuesday 6:00 Beg Ballet-Music Box Dancer

Wednesday 11:00am Combo-Hippo for Christmas

Wednesday 3:30 1 ½ Ballet/Tap/Tumb-Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

Wednesday 3:30 1 ½ Jazz/Ballet/Tap-I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Wednesday 5:00 Combo-Suzy Snowflake

Wednesday 6:00 Boys Hip Hop/Tap-

Wednesday 7:00 Ballet/Jazz-

Wednesday 7:00 Hip Hop/Tap-Christmas Wrapping

Thursday 5:30 Combo-Feliz Navidad


Christmas 2017

 Classes in the Junior Show

(not the show order)


Monday 3:30 Beg 1 Hip Hop-Sweet Dreams

Monday 5:30 Boys Hip Hop

Monday 6:30 Int Tumbling-Rockin On Top Of The World

Monday 7:00 Beg/Int Clogging-Up On The Housetop

Tuesday 4:00 Intermediate Contemporary-WinterSong

Tuesday 5:00 Intermediate Hip Hop-Sugar Plum Fairy Remix

Tuesday 5:00 Precompany Ballet-

Tuesday 6:00 Precompany Jazz/Tap-Hot Chocolate

Tuesday 7:30-Beg 2 Hip Hop-What You Want For Christmas

Wed 3:30 Beg Contemporary-When The Leaves

Wed 7:00 Beg 1 Hip Hop-Diamonds

Thursday 3:30 Mini’s Jazz/Tap-Christmas Of Love

Thursday 4:30 Ballet-Somewhere In My Memory

Thursday 6:30 8 and older Ballet-Silent Night

Thursday 7:30 8 and older Jazz/Tap-Tinsel Town


Christmas 2017

 Classes in the Senior Show

(not the show order)


All Company Tap Production-Sparklejollytwinklejingly

Pom Production(All Pom Classes)

Extreme Contemporary-I’m A Fantastic Wreck

Hot Shots Jazz-When You Believe

Mon 5:30 Adv Backhandspring tumb-Christmas Next

Masters Jazz-Grace

Adv Tuckers Tumb-Sugar Plum Fairy Mix

Acro Jazz-Wish Liszt

Extreme Lyrical-What The World Needs Now Is Love

Extreme Jazz-Nutrocker

Adv Clogging-The Chipmunk Song

Explosion Jazz-Coming Home

Stars Jazz-Carol of The Bells

Explosion Contemporary-Go Down Singing

Advanced Contemporary-Bad Religion

College Jazz-Why

Adv Hip Hop-


On-Line Ticketing Information


We are very excited to now offer on-line ticketing!  For your convenience, you will no longer have to wait in long lines to get your tickets.  You will order your tickets from the comfort of your home or smart phone.  This letter is to give you all new information that you will need for the on-line ticketing process.


1. It is very important that you know which show you will need tickets for.  Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable so it is important that you buy tickets for the show that you need.  Please check your November newsletter for the information about which show your dancer is in.


2. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Nov, 18th.  On-line sales will remain open through Sunday, December 10th.  After that date, if there are any remaining tickets, they will be available for purchase at the Dress Rehearsals or at the door.  Tickets will be $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children ages 5-18.  Under 5 are free but will have to sit in laps. When you use your credit card there will be a minimal fee of 5% added to your final price.


3. If you have dancers in more than one show, you will be able to get tickets for the additional shows at a reduced price of $2.00 per ticket.  Anyone watching a show, including dancers in other shows will need a ticket.  Important!!! If you need tickets for more than one show, you will need to come to us or call us and ask us for a Promo Code, so that you can get your tickets at the reduced rate of $2.00.  You will have to get your Promo Code Nov 18th .  Promo Codes will only be given to those who ask for them so please be sure to ask us for it before tickets go on sale. Each family will be given a different Promo Code and these Codes will only be able to be used for one transaction.  With a Promo Code, you will only be allowed the maximum number of 10 seats per transaction, so if you need more than 10 seats, you will need more than one Promo Code which we will happily provide for you.


4. Step by Step Instructions:


A. Go to the website

B. Click on Purchase Tickets or Buy Now

C. Type Safford in the search box or scroll down until you find our shows, Safford Dance Academy presents, “Christmas In Our Hearts”.  Please note that there will be an option for Mini Show, Junior Show, Senior Show.  Be sure that you click on the correct show.

D. Click on Buy Tickets

E. At this point you will be able to choose Best Available.  If you are unhappy with the seats that were selected for you, you will then be able to select the seats you would like.

F. After selecting your seats, you will then check out using a credit card. You need to print your tickets and bring them to the show with you.

G. If you are using a Promo code, put in the Promo code and then when selecting your seat for adult or student, there will also be a choice for the $2.00 price.  Click on that and the discount will be given to you.


6.  If you have difficulty with this on-line process, you can call TuTuTix at

855-222-2TIX (2849). They can assist you with any problems.  They are open Mon-Fri 8:00am-8:00pm Central Time and Sat-Sun 9:00am-5:00pm. You also have the option of order tickets over the phone.


If you are concerned about this process, you can go to before April 29th and familiarize yourself with their website.
























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