November Newsletter 2017

TOES, TAPS & TIDBITS
November 2017

RECITAL
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! This year’s recital will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the Bob Carr Theatre! It is so nice to be back home for our 30th Anniversary. ALL CLASSES, except for Little Stars, participate in the recital.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAVE $5.00??
All you have to do is pay for your recital costume on time. If you have not already paid it, your recital costume deposit of $35.00 per class is past due. ALL CLASSES, except for Little Stars, perform in the recital. The costume balance is due by DECEMBER 14TH. ANY COSTUMES THAT ARE PAID BETWEEN DECEMBER 15TH AND DECEMBER 21ST, WILL BE CHARGED AN EXTRA $5.00 PER COSTUME!!! NO PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER DECEMBER 21ST!!! So….pay for your costumes on time and you will save the extra $5.00 per costume that will be charged to your account on December 15th.

PARENTS’PARTICIPATION
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, Mexican Folklorico & Belly Dance.

COSTUME MEASUREMENTS
Please make sure that your child is not absent the week of November 6th – 11th. We will be measuring your child for her/his recital costume. This will take place during their regular class.

LEGGZ PURPLE BURN OUT SHIRTS!
Leggz T-shirts make great stocking stuffers! Don’t forget to get one for your special dancer! Only $22!

THANK YOU PERFORMING STUDENTS!
Thank you to all of the students who performed this dance season! You did an amazing job! (Go to the Leggz Facebook site to see the wonderful photos and videos). Thank you to the parents who took the time to get them to rehearsals and performances. Thank you everyone who volunteered to help!! You made everything run so smoothly.

THANKSGIVING
We will be closed for Thanksgiving November 23rd – 26th. We are NOT closed the entire week. These classes do not need to be made up, however, if your child is going to miss class on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, please have them make up their classes the week prior or the week after.

September’s Newsletter 2017

TOES, TAPS & TIDBITS
September 2017

The month of September is BRING A FRIEND MONTH. Each student will be issued 5 coupons to give to 5 of their friends. These coupons give each of their friends a FREE DANCE CLASS. If one of your friends registers you will receive one of our Purple Burn-Out LEGGZ T-SHIRTS! If you have a 2nd friend register, you will get $25 OFF YOUR NEXT MONTH’S TUITION!! This offer is only good during the month of September, so bring in your friends today! If you need more than 5 coupons, just ask for them at the desk. This is a great way for your friends to see how much you love dancing at Leggz and how much fun it can be!

TUITION
For those of you who are not on Automated Payment, September’s Tuition is now DUE. As of September 8th, any student, whose account is not up to date, will be asked to sit and observe class and a $5.00 late fee will be charged to the account. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. Please do not embarrass your child by making us ask them to sit and watch the class. As of the 15th of the month, all delinquent accounts will be charged an ADDITIONAL $20 LATE FEE. Also, any account that is delinquent 45 days will be automatically closed and your child will be removed from class. You will have to re-register and pay a registration fee in addition to the late fees. So, please pay your tuition promptly. Thank you.
AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS
If you would like your tuition to be automated, you must come in to the studio to sign an automatic payment authorization form. If you were on automatic payments last school year and would like to continue, please come in to sign a new automatic payment authorization form. We must have a new form on file for each new season.
RECITAL
Our 30th Anniversary Recital is scheduled for Sunday, May 27th. ALL STUDENTS, (EXCEPT FOR LITTLE STARS), ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RECITAL. The recital starts at 5:00pm and ends at 9pm. If you feel that you or your child can not stay for the entire recital, please do not sign them up for it.
RECITAL POLICY
For the safety of your children, we have a backstage recital policy. For your child to participate in the recital, parents must sign both our Recital Agreement and our Costume Order Form. These forms are designed to keep our fabulous recital running smoothly and may be obtained at the front desk. Students are required to remain backstage for the entire recital. If you have any questions concerning either the recital or the costume policy, please don’t hesitate to ask.
PLEASE SPEAK UP
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s dance training, studio policies, recital, etc, please don’t hesitate to speak with me! I am more than happy to explain things to you or to “fix” anything that might not be working. I am constantly trying to make things better here at Leggz and I am always open to new suggestions. I can’t be in all places at once, so I rely on other people’s eyes to help. Also, by explaining our teaching methods to parents, we increase our educating power to the students. SO, SPEAK UP!
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that we have classes for ages 18-36 months? These are our Little Stars Classes and they are offered on Friday at 5:15 & Saturday at 10:00am. These are parent/child classes that prepare your little one for our Creative Dance Classes and Tumblebears. Little Stars Classes work on coordination, rhythm, balance and encourage taking turns and learning other valuable social skills. Is your Little Star dancing every time music comes on? Bring her/him in to try a FREE Class!
Did you know that we have Adult Classes? On Monday at 8:00pm we have Adult Hip Hop, Wednesday at 8:30 is Adult Tap, and Adult Ballet/Jazz is Thursday at 8:00. We also have Stretch & Conditioning on Wednesday at 4:00, Mexican Folklorico on Friday at 8:00, Yoga on Saturday at 9:00am, and Belly Dance on Sat at 10:00. Why let your kids have all the fun? Come try a class for FREE and see how much fun dance can be!
ATTENTION ALL BALLET STUDENTS IN LEVELS 1 AND ABOVE
Starting with Level 1, we teach the students Character Dance in addition to classical ballet. Character Dance is performed in all the major ballets such as, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia and Nutcracker. Levels 1& 2 learn Hungarian dance, Levels 3&4 learn Russian dance, Levels 5&6 learn Polish Court dance, Level 7 learns Hungarian Court dance & Level 8 learns Russian Court. To teach these techniques properly, the students must have Character Skirts & Shoes. These need to be ordered by September 9TH so that we can begin teaching in October. If you have not ordered your skirt and shoes, please do so by the 9th. If you sew, we do have a pattern for the skirt that you can make yourself. The skirts we order are made very well and should last your child about 2 years. At that time, you can resell it before ordering a new one. Character shoes are $43.00 and Skirts are either $55 or $65 depending on the size needed.
Also, students in Grades 6-8 need to have a large white silk Free Movement Scarf. The cost for this is $38. This also MUST BE ORDERED BY SEPTEMBER 9TH.
COMMITMENT
If you or your child begins to study dance, I would suggest that a commitment be made for a certain length of time. I do not believe in making anyone take dance lessons, but I strongly feel that once one starts, the commitment should be followed through. Dancing can be difficult and fun at the same time. It will develop discipline determination and self confidence that are so necessary to succeed in life. Its rewards are not instantaneous. It takes patience, energy, and a positive outlook. These traits will not be developed if one “gives up”. Hang in there everybody. You’ll be glad you did when you look back and see your accomplishments.
LABOR DAY
We will be closed on Monday, September 4th for Labor Day. This is one of our yearly holidays, and the classes do not need to be made up. We are going to be open on Saturday, September 2nd.

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