December Performance at The Texas School for the Deaf


Texas School for the Deaf
1102 S Congress Ave Austin TX, 78704

Our December Demonstration date is Sunday, December 11th.

Don’t forget we are closed Sunday, December 18th through Tuesday, January 3rd!


Combo 2-3 yr classes: We will have in class performances Monday, Dec 12th – Saturday, Dec 17th . Each class has prepared a dance and will be showing some of their favorite activities and songs. The performance will be approximately the last 20 minutes of your regularly scheduled class. Each student is welcome to wear something special but no costume is required. If you have further questions please feel free to let me know. Don’t forget to bring your camera and video camera! We will be at the studio so space is limited but we understand this is a special moment and you will want to invite your family so please use your best judgment.

Looking forward to next semester, classes resume on Tuesday, Jan 3rd and we will be planning a nursing home show in May or early June. This is a great show we do each year for all of our youngest dancers. Family and close friends are invited and the residents just adore watching the little ones dance. The date is TBA and more information will be available in the spring.

I also want to invite all of the dancers to attend our studio performance for our older dancers on Sunday, Dec 11th at Texas School for the Deaf. We will have two shows at 2:15 and 4:15. Each show will last about 1 hour and admission is free.


All Classes except 2-3yr combo classes: On the attached page you will find a final order for each performance, if your dancer has more than one dance please check and let me know if there is a problem. Some important things to remember for the show are:


  • Performance is Sunday, Dec 11th at Texas School for the Deaf 1102 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
  •  Arrive at the facility approximately 20-30 minutes (not any earlier please) before your scheduled time and plan to stay for the entire show. Come dressed completely for your first dance and don’t forget to wear your cover-up!!! Cover-ups are very important in the dance/theatre world because they protect the costume from being damaged and are a sign of respect to the community.
  •  Each class will need a stage parent to assist in lining up the dancers and escorting them to and from the stage. You will be able to watch your dancer dance from the audience!
  •  All classes will sit in front with their stage parent and will line up on stage RIGHT when their dance name is called.
  •  Costumes are fairly simple for this demonstration and a $25 costume and $45 performance fee should have already been paid. This fee covers the costumes, accessories, rental of the facility and staffing for the performance. Please don’t confuse this with the May/June costume fee that is due December 1st if your dancer is participating in the May 27th recital.
  •  Make up is optional and hair should be worn up, away from the dancer’s face. Each teacher will specify a hairstyle for their dance. I do encourage light blush and a natural color lipstick but it’s not required.
  •  Please no flash photography during the performance. Parents are allowed to take non-flash photography and video from your seats or from the back. Please be respectful and courteous of the others around you and do not stand or block the aisles during the show.
  •  Flowers and trophies will be for sale at the performance. If you want to buy flowers I would encourage you to buy them at the performance. The money earned from the flower sales will go directly to support our SDC “company” dancers.
  •  Regular classes will continue through Saturday, Dec 18th. Our holiday break is Sunday, Dec 18nd through Tuesday, January 3rd. Spring classes will resume on Wednesday, January 4th!

Parking: All families and teachers will enter through the Congress Ave entrance. A security guard will be posted there to allow access through the gated entry. Parking for our Recreational dancers will be anywhere along the main road and there is  an additional parking lot located off the main road to the right. The auditorium in the center of the campus, near the cafeteria, main lawn, and softball field. The entrance into the auditorium is the glass doors in the front of the building. Our teachers and SDC dancers should park in the back of the auditorium near the near the softball field. You can gain access to the building from the back of the theatre up the small set of stairs labeled with ans SDC and STAFF sign.


 Thank you so much for a great semester. If you have any questions about classes or performances please let me know.

Keep in mind that there is no backstage area for our December show so please make sure your dancer arrives fully dressed for their first number wearing a cover-up. The show is not a “recital” but a demonstration. Recitals are run like a professional show and this performance is much more informal. It is designed to be an opportunity for our dancers to perform for their family and friends and watch each other dance in a fun, low stress environment.

I’m looking forward to a great show!

Ms. Sherrie


SHOW 1: Please arrive at 1:45pm, the show will start promptly at 2:15pm
Carol of the Bells SDC 7B Ms. Rebeca
Mele Kalikimaka Tues Combo 3-4 yrs 3:20pm Ms. Sarah C.
Rise Up Wed 4:30 Int & 5:30 Beg Contemporary Ms. Ellen
Nutcracker Spanish Dance SDC 5 Ms. Maureen
Peppermint Candy Canes Thurs Combo 3:30 & Fri 1:30pm Ms. Mara
Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer Wed Combo 3:30pm & Sat Combo 9am Ms. Ellen
Grinch 2000 Thur Boys Hip Hop 4:45pm Ms. Aminya
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Tues Ballet/Jazz 4:25pm &

Sat Combo 10am

Ms. Sarah C.

Ms. Ellen

Christmas All Year Round SDC 3 Ms. Sherrie
 Move If You Wanna Mon Hip Hop 5:30pm Ms. Rebeca
Peppermint Twist Thurs Ballet/Jazz 3:30pm Ms. Ellen
Gingerbread Man     Tues Hip Hop/Tap 6-8 yrs 4:25pm Ms. Mara
Last Christmas Thur Jazz 4:30pm & Wed Jazz 7pm Ms. Ellen & Ms. Sandra
Carol of the Bells SDC 5+ Ms. Aminya
Man With a Bag Wed Ballet/Tap/Jazz 4:30pm &

Sat Ballet/Tap/Jazz 11am

Ms. Sarah P./Ms. Ellen
Holly Jolly Christmas Mon Drill Team Int 6:30pm Ms. Sandra
GDFR Mon Hip Hop 4:45pm Ms. Rebeca
What Christmas Means to Me SDC 7A Ms. Rebeca
SHOW 2: Please arrive at 3:45pm, the show will start promptly at 4:15pm
Carol of the Bells SDC 7B Ms. Rebeca
Where Are You Christmas Mon Combo 1:30 &

Thur Ballet/Jazz 4:30pm

Ms. Sarah C.
Littlest Angel Tues Combo 3:30pm Ms. Ellen
Cheerleader Mon Hip Hop 4pm Ms. Rebeca
Mele Kalikimaka Tues Combo 10am Ms. Sarah C.
Dance of Reed Flutes SDC 4 Ms. Sherrie
How You Gonna Thurs Boys Hip Hop 4pm Ms. Aminya
Peppermint Candy Canes Fri Combo Enrichment 4pm Ms. Mara
The Night Before Christmas Tues Combo 1:30pm Ms. Sarah C.
White Winter Hymnal Wed Adv Contemporary Ms. Sarah P.
Frosty the Snowman Mon Combo 3:45pm Ms. Sarah C.
Let It Snow Wed Ballet/Jazz 3:30pm Ms. Sarah P.
Gingerbread Man Wed Hip Hop 3:30 &

Thurs Hip Hop 4:30pm

Ms. Sarah C.

Ms. Mara

Winter Wonderland Tues Hip Hop/Tap 4:30 Ms. Ellen
Nutcracker Chinese Dance SDC 2 Ms. Sarah C.
Jingle Bell Rock Mon Ballet/Jazz 4pm Ms. Ellen
Sleigh Ride Wed Combo 4:15pm Ms. Sarah C.
All I Need Is Love Tues Hip Hop 5:30pm Ms. Mara
What Christmas Means to Me SDC 7A Ms. Rebeca