Fall Dance Notes
Mark Your Calendars:
July 12th: Fall online enrollment begins
July 30th: Enrollment Deadline
August 16th: Fall dance classes start this week. Dance fees AND Costume Fees due prior to or upon first class. Costume measurements also due upon your first class. I must have both costume
fees paid and costume measurements before I can order your costume.
August 21st: late fee ($10.00) added to all past due accounts
September 1st: September dance fees And Christmas Recital fee due ($50.00 for those participating in the Nutcracker)
September 3rd - 6th: Studio closed for Labor Day.
November 20th : Christmas Pictures taken. (More info closer to time)
November 23rd - 26th: Studio closed for Thanksgiving
December 17th: Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal – more info closer to time.
December 18th: Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal -More info closer to time.
December 18th: The Nutcracker Ballet, 7:00 p.m., The Granada Theatre.
December 20th - January 2nd: Studio closed for Christmas Break.
January 3rd: Classes resume using Spring Schedule- more info closer to time.
Fall Dance classes:
Enrollment is first come first serve. The maximum number of students per group class is nine. Several classes will be dancing together in the Nutcracker and we will combine the classes closer to performance time so they can all work together. I will let you know more closer to time.
Students who are immune compromised or have a family member that is may do their classes
via zoom. All other students are to attend class at the studio.
Enrollment: ONLINE enrollment starts JULY 12th – the system will NOT allow you to enroll prior to this date! Enrollment for group classes is first come first serve. All private/semi-private classes are scheduled through me, so you will need to contact me via email to set your day/time. Please update any new/changed information in your parent portal (phone, address, email, account #/expiration date for Auto pay, etc.). If you are doing zoom classes, please add: (zoom) at end of child’s last name
Private & Semi-Private students: I will enroll you for your private or semi-private class (please contact me via email if you wish to schedule one), however, you will need to enroll in any group classes you wish to take. Once you enroll in a group class, I will send you an updated statement to show the updated fees and costume fees (if any).
Christmas Show: This year’s Christmas show will feature: The Nutcracker Ballet. Only the Ballet, Pointe, and 2nd grade Jazz class will be participating in the show. All other classes will be working on technique and new movements.
Recital Fee: The recital fee for this year’s Christmas show is $50.00. This fee will be due with your September dance fees.
Christmas Costumes: Costume fees and measurements are due on or before your first class. The costume orders will go in August 21st. Late orders will be charged full shipping/handling fees. To view your child’s costume and cost (includes sales tax): log into your Parent Portal, scroll down and click on costume icon, click link, you should now see the costume, look for the size chart to help you determine your child’s size needed to order your costume.
Costume Measuring: Parents are responsible for measuring their child(ren) for costumes. Please watch the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxbVJytK_tk ). This will help tremendously!!! You will post the size that you would like to order for your child in the parent portal. Log into Parent Portal, scroll down and click on Costume Icon, enter size, click save. DO NOT email me with measurements. Measurements must be posted prior to or upon your first class.
Bust: measure fullest part of chest
Waist: measure natural waistline
Hips: measure from side view to get fullest part of hips/bum
Girth: MOST IMPORTANT measurement to size with. Start measuring tape at right shoulder, go down front of body, thru crotch, up the back, and to the same shoulder. Make sure they are standing up straight but not raising the shoulders up or slouching the body down.
* Add two inches to the girth measurement to allow for growth.
Write these measurements down.
Reading the size charts: Each company sizes differently, so it is important to look at the sizing chart for your costume.
Find the girth measurement size first. You want your child's girth measurement to be in the lower end of the measurements shown on chart.
Next look at chest, waist, & hip measurements to see if they fall in the lower end of the measurements shown on chart. If so, then that is the size you need to order. If the chest, waist & hip measurements are at the top end or over the measurements on chart then order next size up.
It is best to order bigger than smaller to allow for growing (you know how fast your child grows).
If your childs measurements put them in a child XL, XXL , adult XL, you will be charged a plus size fee of $7.00, Adult XXlarge $12.00.
Ordering Tights: you will need to order your own tights. I would prefer you order from discountdance.com, style #C80 or #A80, so that everyone is wearing the same color. To find the color your child’s dance group will be wearing, go to the studio website, click on Class Schedule tab, scroll down to your child’s class day/time, it will be listed after the dance song/part. It is also shown with the costume picture in the parent portal.
Dance Fees: Your August dance fees will be prorated (covers classes held Aug. 16th – Sept. 2nd). Those students taking class Mon. – Thursday will be charged for 3 weeks of classes. Those students taking class on Friday will be charged for 2 weeks of classes. You will be receiving your August Dance Statement via separate email.
August fees and Costume Fees are due prior to or upon your 1st class.
Auto Pay: if you are currently enrolled for Auto Pay, it will withdraw for August dance fees and Costume fees. Please see your statement so you know the amount that will be taken out of your account. (The system is an all or nothing withdrawal - I am unable to separate out the charges to have it only take out fees or only take out costumes!!!). Auto Pay will run on August 16, 2021.
You must be signed up prior to August 15th for this to take place. If you sign up after this date you will need to make a one time online payment or pay by check/cash for the August payment, then all future payments will come out automatically on the first day of each month.
Making payments toward your August fees and costumes: You may make payments to your account, through the Parent Portal, at any time for whatever amount you wish. I know everything hits at once with school enrollment and activities. Hopefully this will help you out. Just keep in mind that Dance Fees & Costume Fees are to be paid in full by first class.
Update your account Info: please check over all your information in the parent portal and make any needed changes.
As always, visit the Important Dates and Monthly Notes pages, on the website, to stay up to date on what is happening at the studio throughout the year!
If you have any questions, you may contact me by e-mail at: email@example.com
I look forward to seeing everyone real soon,