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Dear Pommies, Dear Parents:

February 2005


Dear Pommies, Dear Parents:


It is hard to believe that we are getting ready for another season, and yet the Varsity Season has not even ended yet.  We hope you all had a chance to spend some quality time with your families during the holidays and are prepared for a new adventure!



Message from Anna Berman

I am so pleased to announce that after listening to many Pom families, my coaches and I have decided that it was time to introduce some big changes... and this is how "Pom Connection" has come to life, a new All Star Pom Program, designed with all of you in mind, to fulfill your expectations and needs.  A program which focuses on the girls and their desire to dance, with no football games, where we were required to be at the field for the entire game, but perform for 2 minutes during half time, in conditions often not suitable for dancing.


We have designed a Pom program, where the girls will have a chance to learn all about being a Pom directly from our very talented High School Pom Squad, prepare for competitions and have their week-ends free.  And that is not all:  The start of the Pom Season will coincide with the beginning of the school year, giving you all a chance to enjoy the entire summer with no practice.


Please, read the following details and let us know if you have any questions.  We sure hope you will join us.


-         Pom Season (September to beginning of March)

-         Levels:

-                     Little Stars (2-3 grade) - Head Coach: Mrs. Gilmore,  

-                                 Assistant Coach to be announced

-                     Stars (4-5 grade) - Head Coach: Mrs. Woolwich,
                        Assistant Coaches: Mrs. Balut and Mrs. Parsons

-                     Youth All Star (6-7) - Head Coach: Mrs. Jacobs,
                        Assistant Coach to be announced.

-                     Junior All Star (7-8-9 grade) - Head Coach: Mrs. Berman
                        Assistant Coach: Mrs. Naples. 
            In order to qualify for UDA Nationals, the Junior All Star team
            will be attending a camp at Illinois State University, from 6-30 to 7/3
            (cost $ 246.00). Depending on the number of girls enrolled at this
            level, we might have two teams:  Drill Team, which will compete at
            all UDA Competitions, including Nationals in
Florida, and Junior All
            Star, which will compete locally, up to State level, if pertinent.



All routines will be professionally choreographed, and we will work with UDA (Universal Dance Association) and UPA (Universal Performer Association) staff on technique activities.  All squads will be limited to 20 girls each, with two alternates for Youth and Junior All Star.


Cost: After carefully reviewing the expenses involved in running such a program, including insurance, your financial responsibilities will be as follows:


-         Registration fee: $ 200.00 (cash or check please)

-         Jazz shoes and dance costume to go with the music of the routine (~110.00).


We will not ask you for any other payment, and no team money. Pom Connection will cover the cost of local Competitions and/or miscellaneous.  To offset any additional costs, we might run some fundraising activities, which you might find of interest to you. The cost of the National UDA Competition will be addressed after we qualify and know for sure that we would be going.


First registration:                               March 5th, 9 am - 12 pm - Lake Zurich Library

Second registration:                         April 7th, 6 - 8:30 pm - Lake Zurich Library



Try-outs for 6 - 7 - 8 grade:              April 25th, 26th, 27th, 2005 (5 - 7 pm) at

                                                            Middle School South.


We are very excited about this new Program, and hope you will be too.  Please join us in making this a true "Pom" experience, we are sure you will not regret it.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me, or to call your coaches directly.


Anna Berman

Pom Connection Founder and President

Ph: 847-456-7880



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