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Dear Parents and Dancers:
Thank you to everyone who attended classes during parent observation week last month! It was great to see so many of you! We hope you noticed as much progress and enthusiasm in your dancer as we do! If you have any questions or concerns please call the studio and your dancer’s teacher will get back to you promptly. All dancers should be confirmed in all classes at this time as recital costumes are being ordered. It will be difficult to make changes at this time.
Our 9th Annual Holiday Showcase
Thank you to all who signed up to participate in the 2 performances of our 9th Annual Holiday Showcase “Toyland” to be held in the Henry Ross Auditorium at Greendale High School on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17th! We have over 260 dancers participating this season!
Dancers have been busy working on their individual choreography and we are excited to begin our IN COSTUME staging rehearsals on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd and SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4th! You should have already received 3 separate Holiday Showcase informational emails. The most recent notes are the staging in-costume rehearsal schedule for both Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th and the ticket purchasing information. If your dancer is signed up for the Holiday Showcase and you are missing any of these documents please contact the studio immediately so we can get those notes to you.
Please note: Holiday Showcase participants will receive the schedule for Saturday & Sunday, December 10th & 11th via email on Monday, December 5th.
Please remember to check your email daily! The next Holiday Showcase note will be sent Monday, December 5th. If your dancer is a Holiday Showcase participant and you do not receive an email from us on Monday, December 5th, please contact the studio immediately so we can get the note to you.
TICKETS for our Holiday Showcase are $12.00 each. Tickets for families with dancers participating in the Holiday Showcase go on sale Monday, December 5th. December tuition must be paid in full to receive your tickets. Remaining tickets will be sold to the general public on Tuesday, December 6th beginning at 4:30 p.m. All seating is reserved.
There will be lots of holiday treats and gifts for you to purchase for your dancers before and after each of the performances. Our TI dancers will be selling holiday floral bouquets and lots of other goodies as they continue to raise funds for their trip to Dance Excellence 2018! Thank you to all that have been supporting their goals!
AS ALWAYS, A PORTION OF OUR HOLIDAY SHOWCASES FUNDRAISING AND TICKET SALES WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITY! THIS YEAR WE WILL BE DONATING AGAIN TO the Ronald McDonald House of Milwaukee!
CHRISTMAS VACATION - THE STUDIO WILL BE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS VACATION FROM MONDAY, DECEMBER 19th – TUESDAY, JANUARY 3rd. CLASSES RESUME WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4TH, 2017.
CONFIRMED RECITAL DATES!!! - Please make sure you received the October newsletter confirming our 2017 recital and dress rehearsal dates at Greendale High School. You are also able to download our monthly newsletters from our website as they become available at www.youngdance.biz. As it states in our studio brochure, dancers do not perform in every show. A performance schedule will be available in late-March or early April. The performance schedule will list the recital dates in which your dancer’s class will participate.
RECITAL COSTUME MEASUREMENTS – All dancers should have been measured for their recital costumes as of today. We are completing our costume orders at this time as it takes 16 – 20 weeks to receive most orders. If you have not been measured for your JUNE recital costume, please do so this week! If you do not intend on performing in the recital, please let us know immediately!
DECEMBER MONTHLY TUITION - Don’t forget your December tuition is due beginning Thursday, December 1st. Any payment made after Friday, December 6th is considered late and you will be charged a $5.00 per week late fee. Don’t forget to fill out a slip for our $50 Gift Certificate drawing. The winner of the $50 YDA Gift Certificate for December is Gabby Ewert. Congratulations, Gabby!
IMPORTANT REMINDER – You must have your tuition paid in full for the month of December in order to purchase Holiday Showcase tickets.
DANCEWEAR ORDERS - Any items that were ordered by Saturday, November 19th will be in before Christmas vacation. Any embroidered or screen printed items that are ordered after November 19th cannot be guaranteed for Christmas. However, you may still place an order and we will do our best to get it in by Christmas. Don’t forget to check out our NEW apparel on the racks in the lobby this week! These items can be purchased off the rack and do not need to be ordered.
YOUNG DANCE ACADEMY GIFT CERTIFICATES - YDA gift certificates are available (any dollar amount) year round. They make great Christmas gifts and are good for any purchases made at the studio, including monthly tuition!
SNOW CLOSINGS - As it states in our brochure, the studio will be closed and no classes will be held when the Oak Creek schools call a “snow day.” It is the judgment of the owner as to whether the studio will be closed due to bad weather on a Saturday or during after school hours. If you are in doubt as to whether classes are being held, please call the studio for a recorded message or take a look at our website at www.youngdance.biz. You may also log on to www.fox6now.com to confirm our snow closings. No refunds are given for classes missed due to a “snow day.” Your child may attend a make-up class upon request.
COMING IN JANUARY - Immediately following Christmas vacation, dancers will be shown a picture of their recital costume and hear their recital music. Teachers will begin working on recital dances after Christmas vacation for about 15 minutes at the end of each class during the months of January and February. During the first part of January, your dancer will bring home a “Shoe Style & Color” information sheet that will list each class and the shoes that will be required for the recital.
Young American Performance Workshop – The Young Americans, a performance group founded in 1962 and based in Southern California, will be stopping here in Southeastern Wisconsin Sunday, January 22nd – Tuesday, January 24th on their winter Midwest tour. You are invited to take part in an exciting performing arts workshop which concludes on Tuesday evening, January 24th with a performance at Greendale High School with the Young Americans! Yes, you get to perform on stage with these amazing singers and dancers from all over the globe! The studio will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, January 23rd and 24th so our students are able to take part in this amazing opportunity! The Young Americans are here only every 3 years, so take advantage and join the fun! You don’t have to be a singer or a dancer and you don’t have to be a student at Young Dance Academy! Gather your friends and come join us as we “Turn Up the Music” with the Young Americans in January 2017!
Hope to see you at our 9th Annual Holiday Showcase “Toyland” on Saturday, December 17th at 2 and 6 PM. Remember… If you have a dancer performing in the Holiday Showcase, please check daily for email updates. Holiday showcase participants: your day to purchase tickets is MONDAY, DECEMBER 5th. If you have not received an email concerning ticket sales and your specific ticket purchasing time, please contact the studio prior to Monday, December 5th. All remaining tickets will be on sale at the studio on Tuesday, December 6th beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Have a wonderful holiday season!
Sandy and Staff