This is an important newsletter with information about the rest of our dance year!

May/June Tuition

As stated in our policies, tuition is calculated by taking the number of weeks in the dance year for an annual rate, then dividing that into equal monthly payments September-April with a one and a half payment for May/June.   Our last day of classes will be on Saturday, June 6th!

Bonus Classes- We understand the nerves of having to perform a piece after months of not being in class. Therefore, we are gifting our dancers with two weeks of bonus classes before the September Recital dates to prepare for an amazing show at no additional charge. These bonus classes will be from Friday, August 28th to Thursday, September 10th. It’s our hope that as school is back in session, this will not interfere with any family vacation time. We know that downtime will be especially important this summer! We will also be running dances at the end of summer dance classes for those who will be training over the summer.

 

Recital Info

Are you wishing Recital was right around the corner just like we are!? We want to remind our families to “Power Up” as we navigate the next few months. We are all working hard to get recital ready, and we can’t wait to see all of our dancer’s hard work onstage in September!

We are looking at holding Recital on September 12th and 13th, when it is hopefully safe to again gather in large groups as well as not interfering with any summer vacation plans. It’s our hope that we will be able to be on stage at our usual recital location by this time. We are also looking at adjusting recital placements to encourage smaller audience numbers and lessen crowding backstage.

It is more important than ever for dancers to keep attending classes through June 6th. This is not only to keep their bodies moving and in shape, but also to be the most prepared for a September Recital date.

*No matter where our location is, we will have streaming available for our grandparents and compromised friends who are not able to attend. We are hoping to do this live, if internet connection allows us to do so, in order to share the joy of dance with all our family and friends.

Alternate performance venues- In the event that crowds are still restricted come September, we are looking at having Recital outside! Our surrounding towns have many great outdoor venues that we are looking into for a possible alternative recital venue.

Bonus Classes- We understand the nerves of having to perform a piece after months of not being in class. Therefore, we are gifting our dancers with two weeks of bonus classes before the September Recital dates to prepare for an amazing show at no additional charge. These bonus classes will be from Friday, August 28th to Thursday, September 10th. It’s our hope that as school is back in session, this will not interfere with any family vacation time. We know that downtime will be especially important this summer! We will also be running dances at the end of summer dance classes for those who will be training over the summer.

With the bonus classes, there will not be dress/tech rehearsals before Recital. We feel it is more beneficial for dancers to have more class time leading up to Recital to practice!

 

Performance Team and Hip Hop Troupe Interest Meeting

Being on a Performance Team and/or Hip Hop Troupe gives dancers more opportunities throughout the year to perform. They learn to rehearse more effectively and efficiently while working together as a team. They inspire and push one another to amazing new heights and show better technique over the course of the season due to hard work and extra practices. We offer Performance Teams for dancers starting at age 5 and Hip Hop Troupes for dancers starting at age 9.

Have questions about our teams/troupes? Wondering what the extra benefits of these classes hold?

Join us Monday, May 18th at 7:00 pm for all the answers you are looking for! This meeting is for dancers and parents who are new to our teams and troupes.  Dancers are encouraged to attend as well, but not required if schedule doesn’t allow for it. Current team/troupe parents need not attend.

 

If you can’t make the meeting, let us know and we can send you the recording.  We’d be happy to answer any questions at another time as well.

Meeting Link

 

Closed for Memorial Day weekend!

We will be closed 5/23-5/25 in observance of Memorial Day.

 

Summer Dance!

6-week Summer Dance Sessions

Can’t go 3 months without dance? Neither can we! Registration for our 6-week Summer Dance sessions will be opening soon!   We will be offering new classes this summer for beginners through advanced dancers for ages 1.5 to Adult!

There is no membership fee for Summer Dance classes. Tuition is due upon registration in order to hold your spot in the class. You may choose to pay a non-refundable $25 deposit to hold your spot. Please indicate in the comments section if this is your choice. If no comment is left, you will be charged the full tuition amount at the time of registration.

As we do not know yet about opening guidelines, we are planning for virtual classes and switching to in-person classes if/when we are able.

 

Summer Camps

We do have our summer camps currently open for registrations.  You may register at this time without payments due.  In the next few weeks, we will be sending out information about virtual summer camps in case there are still limitations around in-person classes and also for those who may be immunocompromised or unsure about attending live.

 

Referral Program

We offer a referral program!  We love to hear when you recommend our studio to friends and family members.  It is greatly appreciated and we want to reward you for it! Make sure to let your friend or family know to write your name in the referral box upon registration.  Once the dancer has been in class for three months, we will apply the $25 credit to BOTH accounts as a thank you.  Credits will be applied for new family accounts, not for individual dancers.

 

Crazy Hair Week!

The last week of classes is Crazy Hair Week! Dancers can come to class with fun and funky hairdos.  Please make sure hair is still properly secured and pulled out of the dancer’s face.  We are excited to see what our dancers will come up with!

 

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