The Dance Experience
January 2018 Newsletter
February 17–23 February Break-No classes held-classes resume Saturday 2/24
BRAVO to all who participated in our December demonstrations!!
PLEASE DO NOT put boots or street shoes in the cubbies–please leave them on the floor.
Dancers and siblings must be supervised by parents when not in class. Please remind children that they must demonstrate respect for our property.
End of Year Performance Costumes have been ordered and the balances have been calculated. Please check the parent portal for your balance if it has not already been paid or see the office staff (1st week in February). Please ask the office staff or your dancer’s teacher if you have not seen a picture of the costume.
The office is open the first week of each month only. The office hours are 4:30 – 8:30 PM Monday through Thursday, Friday 4:30-6:00, and Saturday 9-12:30. Credit cards can be taken in person ONLY during regular office hours, but credit card payments can be made via the parent portal at any time. We do not store credit card numbers in our system. Please remember that tuition is due the FIRST CLASS OF THE MONTH. If the office is not staffed you can leave payment in the purple tuition box, give it to the teacher, mail it, or pay via the parent portal. Teachers and other staff may be in the office preparing for classes and working on other projects, but may not have access to dancer accounts or have limited time before they need to teach, so please ask the office staff (Kathy, Amy, Abra, Christina, or Jen) for assistance during regular office hours.
All dancers should now have appropriate attire for class, including the correct color shoes and leotards. Please refer to the handbook, visit the website, or ask your teacher if you are not sure of the appropriate attire for your class. Please be sure all dancewear and shoes are labeled with the dancer’s name.
In addition to our stocked retail area, basic class dancewear and shoes can be conveniently purchased online at www.curtaincallforclass.com. Login as a Parent/Student. Enter Studio Name: Dance Experience Delmar NY and Studio Passphrase: TDEDelmar159
Select an age group or class and view selections. Please note that this website is not all inclusive and offers alternate brands beyond those sold in our retail area. Competition classes require specific brands of shoes and tights that are not offered on this website.
Please encourage your dancer to practice at home. In the past we sent music home with each dancer to practice, but discovered that few actually used this practice music. If you would like to receive the edited music that your dancer will be using for the End of Year Performance, please inform your teacher in writing before February break. These cds take several weeks to make and will be distributed when they are completed after April Break. You can ask your teacher for song information to download yourself, but the music we use is often edited. Competition classes will receive their music within the next few weeks.
End of Year Performance News
Dress rehearsal for all classes (except competition dances) will be held at The Egg on Thursday May 31st. The End of Year Performances will be held on Friday June 1st (evening) and Saturday June 2nd (times to be determined). Most classes will participate in only one show. Times will be sent to you once they are confirmed with The Egg staff. We do not determine who is in which performance until the end of April.
STUDIO CLOSING DUE TO WEATHER
In the event that the studio is closed, a message will be left at 463-1195. Please remember that the office is only open the 1st class of the month, so if someone does not answer the phone, it does not mean that the studio is closed. Additionally, if the studio is closed, we do not have a staff member there to return phone calls. Please call one hour ahead of your scheduled class if the weather is questionable. We also send an email and we are registered with the School Closings Network. Businesses are not always displayed on the TV so please check the television and radio station websites.
Dates to Remember
- 1st class of each month – Tuition is due
- Costume balances due by January 15th
- February 17–23 February Break-No classes held-classes resume Saturday 2/24