December Newsletter 2016

December 2016
Payment for December lessons will remain the same as for all other months. On our tuition policy, it clearly states that tuition is pro-rated for the year and is made in equal monthly installments. Tuition is $580 per school year, divided by ten months (Aug.-May) =$58.00 for each month. These figures are based on 1 class a week, your tuition may vary. If you are planning on taking vacation during the month of December, and you will miss some classes, please see the receptionist as soon as possible to schedule make up classes either before you leave or after you return.
Recital Costume Balance is due by December 10th. ALL CLASSES, (except for Little Stars), are in the recital. If your child has chosen not to participate in this year’s recital, PLEASE LET US KNOW. Costume payments made between DECEMBER 11TH AND 17TH will be charged $5.00 extra PER COSTUME for additional processing. NO PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER DECEMBER 17TH!!! NO COSTUME WILL BE ORDERED THAT IS NOT PAID IN FULL!!! Costume money is non-refundable after December 17th.
During the week of December 12th-17th, parents may come in and choose their child’s costume sizes. If you do not make that choice, we will choose the size based on the measurements and our 28 years of experience in sizing students. Either way, if a costume needs to be returned, you will be responsible for any exchange fees and shipping charges for the costume.
Mark your calendars NOW! We are unable to change the rehearsal/recital date. Rehearsal will be Monday, May 29, 2017 during the morning and afternoon. Recital will also be Monday, May 29, 2017, starting at 5:00pm and ending at 9:00pm. That includes the trophy ceremony and a 20 min intermission.
Starting the week of January 16th, we will be opening several new classes that WILL participate in our recital. Beginner Ballet (ages 6 & up) will be on Thursday at 5:30, Beginner Hip Hop will be on Friday at 7:00pm, Beginner Tumbling, time TBD, and Hippity Hop (ages 4-6), which is on Monday at 5:00 or Friday at 4:30pm. For our 3-5 year olds, the Creative Dance Class on Friday at 5:15pm, and Saturday at 12:30pm. We also have Little Stars on Saturday at 10:00 for our youngest students, 18-36 months.
Leggz T-shirts make great gifts and stocking stuffers. Make sure to get one for your little dancer!
This year we have 2 exciting specialty dances planned. “Rockin’ Roll” will be our opening number. This dance is cast by an audition. It is open to any dancer in Jazz 2 or 3. Students will have to purchase an extra costume at the regular costume price. This is due by Dec 17th. The audition for this dance will be held at the studio on Friday, December 2nd from 8-9:30pm.
Or second specialty number is our closing number and that will be “Jackson 5 Medley”. It is also being cast by an audition and students in Jazz 4 & 5 are encouraged to tryout. The audition for this number will be on Monday, December 12th from 8-9:30pm. An additional costume must be purchased for this dance and it must be paid for by Dec 17th.
We will have ABOUT 4 rehearsals for each dance and they will be on Saturdays from 2-4pm (hours may change slightly). Dancers MUST attend ALL rehearsals! Please do not audition if you cannot make it to the rehearsals. Rehearsals will take place starting in April. Please tell us, in writing, by Feb 14th, if you have any important events, (prom, weddings, vacations, etc), that would keep you from a rehearsal. We would like to try and schedule the rehearsals so that there aren’t any conflicts.
There is no charge for the rehearsals, but we are charging a $50 refundable REHEARSAL fee which is PAYABLE BY FEBRUARY 25TH. (This rehearsal fee may be paid with cash, check or credit card.) If you miss a rehearsal, $25 will be deducted from your $50. If you miss 3 rehearsals you are out of the number, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please wear your proper dance clothes and shoes to the audition, and bring a smile. DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS YEAR’S BIG PRODUCTIONS!!
We are going to have PARENTS’ PARTICIPATION during the week of December 5th-10th. If your child is in any of the classes listed below, you are invited to come and participate in the class! This will give you a greater appreciation for what your child is learning and is also great fun for them to have mom & dad dance with them. Please wear comfortable clothes, bare feet or socks, and hard soled shoes for tap & Mexican Folklorico (no sneakers for those classes).
PARTICIPATION CLASSES: Creative Dance, Tumblebears, Hippity Hop, Primary Ballet, Ballet 1 & Ballet 2, Primary Tap, Tap 1 & 2, Primary Jazz, Jazz 1 & Jazz 2, Hip Hop 1 & Hip Hop 2, Mexican Folklorico & Belly Dance.
We will be closed from December 18th through January 1st. Classes will resume on January 2nd. Our next closing will be for Spring Break. Otherwise, we are open.