FDW is celebrating 27 years in Charlotte County this season!!!

Welcome back! Welcome new FDW members!  We are looking forward to another great season of dance.  We have exciting plans for Showtime 2018, although Showtime 2017 will be hard to beat!  Please remember to work hard, don’t compare yourselves to others, and strive to be your own personal best!  Most of our classes are full, but we do have scattered openings in some classes.  Don’t forget about our “Bring A Friend” program, for every “New” student you bring to “register” you will receive $30 off your tuition for the following month! Be sure to put an FDW decal on your car!  If your car is spotted driving (not near studio, your home, or dance event), you could win $30 off your tuition the next month!  1 winner per month!  Decals are just $5 and profits go toward our Scholarship fund.  (Fun fact: The “Russian Split Leap/Firebird” on the decal is FDW’s Andrea!).


Florida Dance Workshop dancers had an amazing eventful summer!  Pro Dancer, Jennifer Russell and Master Teacher, PJ Catalino came to Guest teach at our jam packed Summer Intensive courses.  Holly’s Silks class is an amazing addition, loved by all who participated!  Master Hip Hop teacher Ty Rylie, director of Streetz Dance Convention & Competition, taught an amazing, inspirational guest class where he awarded dance scholarships.  We are excited to work with him & his Company in the future!


    Exciting News!  FDW’s Clint Thompson is finishing his final performances in Peter Pan, & will be coming home to teach some classes before moving on to the National Tour of Broadway’s Wizard Of Oz!  We couldn’t be more excited for this amazing accomplishment!  YES the musical will be hitting The Van Wezel & Lakeland Center in March! We are currently looking into group rates for an FDW trip!   Nikki Blazekovic, who has already had a busy Professional Performing career, Disney, Universal Studios, Norwegian Cruise Lines, just recently passed a rigorous week long audition for the 2nd year in a row & was again chosen as a famous NBAs Orlando Magic Dancers!  Graduate Hannah Guzik, also had a rewarding summer.  Hannah auditioned last March for the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes Intensive, was again one of few chosen internationally to attend the training event in NYCHailey Crawford, Rylee Rebol, Hannah Finch, Hannah Guzik & Princess Sutherland, traveled to Atlanta Georgia to compete in the Inspire National Dance Competition after being named All Stars at regionals.  They came home with Diamond and Diamond Elite Awards! Hailey & Hannah were given the judges choice award for “Best Technique”, quite a compliment for a dancer especially on a national level!  Princess received 1st Place Overall, named as Inspire Title Winner in her division.   Hailey was not only chosen and won 1st in the Crystal Showcase but also won 1st Place Overall as well as the highest scoring dance of the competition & named Inspire Title Winner for the Elite division! Well done girls! We are so proud of you! More exciting Master guest teachers and events to come!

Be sure to check the website for your proper dance attire. (www.floridadanceworkshop.com) Please have hair pulled back from face, & no shirts, shorts, pants or bare midriffs for ballet classes.   Please keep in mind that dancers must wear tight fitting minimal attire for certain classes.  Much like working out at the gym, dancers need to have freedom of movement without clothes getting in the way…they also need to be aware of their body lines & muscle development.  We do have some dancewear in stock, and have an official dancewear representative here at FDW, Amanda will be happy to assist you (her number is 225-610-8957, please text her for all your dancewear needs).   Be sure to put your name in all shoes etc. and check “Lost & Found” regularly.  Every FDW family should have an FDW mailbox.  If you don’t have one, let us know.  (They may not be ABC order) Please check your mailbox frequently for announcements & dancenews.  FDW is online!  All Workshop families have their own parent portal and can register, pay tuition & costumes online!  Visit the website & sign up today, If you haven’t already!    We ask that you please keep the studio neat & clean.  Please throw garbage away in cans, take food items out with you.  Please respect your FDW property.

All observers are asked to remain in the observation area.  We are one of the only dance studios to allow observers but must keep the dance floor free for our dancers only, though we do encourage parents to drop off & pick up after class. Monitor & balcony are available for Studio B. We ask that you have trust in the instructors & know that we want your child to excel as much as anyone! Please keep SIBLINGS quiet or bring them outside!  Thank you.   We would like to remind you that we follow the Charlotte County School schedule!  If there is no school, there is no dance school!  If there is ever a question feel free to call us at 

         The first couple weeks are exciting yet hectic, please be patient as there could be a lot of switching around & some larger classes that will be thinned out!    Please trust that we will place your child in the level to the best of their ability.  Pushing your child ahead, to more adv. level, will NOT make them a more adv. dancer.  They need to master the material in the proper level BEFORE moving on.  We want everyone to be comfortable, & happy.  This may take a couple weeks. It is better to be one of the forerunner’s in a class to build confidence, rather than one that’s struggling.  We ask that you don’t compare YOUR child to others.  There are various reasons THE INSTRUCTORS place students in classes & levels. Other children do not affect the training of your child.  FDWs official guide is now available.  We hope this gives insight & information to all our families to help keep you updated on all our visions.  Please use balcony to change classes.

Thank you for being a part of our FDW family!  It’s going to be a great year!

Yours in Dance,

Holly, Michelle, Andrea, Alicia & Margeaux!