December Newsletter 2017

December 2017
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 14th. 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 15TH AND 21ST will be charged $5.00 extra PER COSTUME for additional processing. NO PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER DECEMBER 21st!!! NO COSTUME WILL BE ORDERED THAT IS NOT PAID IN FULL!!! Costume money is non-refundable after December 21ST.
During the week of December 11th-16th, 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 29 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 at the Bob Carr Theatre, on Sunday, May 27, 2018 during the morning and afternoon. Recital will also be Sunday, May 27, 2018, starting at 5:00pm and ending at 9:00pm. That includes the trophy ceremony and a 20 min intermission.
Starting the week of January 22nd, we will be opening several new classes that WILL participate in our recital. Beginner Ballet (ages 6 & up) will be on Wednesday at 5:00pm, Beginner Hip Hop will be on Friday at 7:00pm, Beginner Tumbling, Saturday 11:30, and Hippity Hop (ages 4-6), Saturday at 10 am. For our 3-5 year olds, the Creative Dance Class on Friday at 5:15pm, and Saturday at 11:45am. We also have Little Stars on Friday at 5:15 and 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!
We are going to do a Father’s Dance for our 30th Anniversary Recital. I am looking for Fathers who like to have fun! We will have 4 rehearsals during the month of May, and they will be on Thursdays at 8pm. So, sign up today!
I need someone who can make costumes for the Father’s Dance, listed above. What I am looking for cannot be found in a catalog or online. Please contact me asap if you can do this. Thank you!
Come join us on December 3rd from 12-3pm at the ICE FACTORY for a fun Christmas Party! Tickets are available at the desk. Only $15!
We need to replace entire floor in each classroom over the Christmas break. This is a daunting task to accomplish in 2 weeks, and I can’t do it alone. Although we will be working almost every day, these are the most important ones. December 22nd – DEMO DAY December 26th – DELIVERY OF MATERIALS January 2nd – DELIVERY OF NEW MARLEY FLOOR. Please let me know if you can help, and THANK YOU!
This year we have 2 exciting specialty dances planned. “Summer in the City” 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 21st. The audition for this dance will be held at the studio on Thursday, December 14th from 8-9:30pm.
Or second specialty number is our closing number and that will be “The Cup of Life”. It is also being cast by an audition and students in Jazz 4 & 5, and 2ND YEAR JAZZ 3 STUDENTS are encouraged to tryout. (If you are a 2nd year Jazz 3 student, you must participate in the Opening Number also.) The audition for this number will be on Thursday, December 7th from 8-9:30pm. An additional costume must be purchased for this dance and it must be paid for by Dec 21st.
We will have ABOUT 4 rehearsals for each dance and they will be on Saturdays sometime between 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 24TH. (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 4th-9th. 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, and Mexican Folklorico.
We will be closed from December 22nd through January 7th. Classes will resume on January 8th. Our next closing will be for Spring Break. Otherwise, we are open.


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