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MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER
Dear Parents and Dancers:
MONTHLY TUITION – March tuition is due by Saturday, March 11th. Payments are considered late and subject to a $5.00 per week late fee if made after March 11th. Reese Spranger was our $50 YDA Gift Certificate raffle winner for the month of February. Congratulations, Reese! Payments must be made by March 11th in order to participate in this month’s drawing for a $50 YDA Gift Certificate.
Winter Break – The studio will be closed for winter break WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1st – SATURDAY, MARCH 4TH. Classes resume MONDAY, MARCH 6th. Remember to mark your calendars now!
EASTER VACATION – The studio will be closed for Easter vacation from FRIday, APRIL 14TH – FRIDAY, aPRIL 21st. Classes resume SATURDAY, April 22nd. Remember to mark your calendars now!
Important reminder! – Parent Observation Week is NEXT MONTH, Thursday, April 6th – Wednesday, April 12th. These dates are slightly different than what was printed in our studio brochure. Please make note of the revised dates above. You won’t want to miss this important event happening next month!
HOLIDAY SHOWCASE DVDs – Don’t forget to pick up your DVDs & BluRays at the front desk if you have not already. Late orders may be picked up beginning Monday, March 13th.
YOUNG AMERICAN DVDs – DVDs & BluRays ordered from the Young Americans Performance Workshop may be picked up beginning Monday, March 13th.
JUNE 2017 RECITAL DATES – Below is a reminder of our 7 confirmed June recital dates for 2017. All performances start at 7:00 p.m. in the Greendale High School Auditorium. The recital dates are as follows:
- Saturday, June 10th
- Sunday, June 11th
- Monday, June 12th
- Tuesday, June 13th
- Thursday, June 15th
- Friday, June 16th
- Saturday, June 17th
RECITAL SCHEDULE – Within a few weeks you will receive a specific recital schedule. You will then know exactly in which of the 7 shows your dancer(s) will be required to perform. The recital schedule will be complete and no changes will be made. For more details, please refer to the schedule when it comes out later this month.
DRESS REHEARSAL DATES – Below is a reminder of our 6 confirmed June dress rehearsal dates for 2017. All dress rehearsals are on stage in the Greendale High School auditorium. The dress rehearsal dates are as follows:
- Friday, June 2nd (evening)
- Saturday, June 3rd (afternoon & evening)
- Monday, June 5th (evening)
- Tuesday, June 6th (evening)
- Wednesday, June 7th (evening)
- Thursday, June 8th (evening)
DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE – A specific schedule will be available next month. Rehearsals are in full costume and make-up with proper required hairstyle. These rehearsals take the place of most regular classes in June (there will be regular classes held at the studio on Thursday, June 1st and Saturday, June 3rd), however your dancer’s specific rehearsal day will not be the same day as your dancer’s regular dance class day or days. Again, watch for the rehearsal schedule in April. There are NO tuition fees for June!
IMPORTANT – I have been doing my best to work out everyone’s recital conflicts. I have no doubt though that there will be problems. If a school requirement or the like makes it impossible for your dancer to be at a particular performance you are scheduled to attend, you must let your teacher know immediately (when the recital schedule becomes available). Teachers will not re-choreograph a dance to accommodate a missing dancer, as this is too much to expect of the dancers in the class. Instead, the teacher will replace your dancer with a substitute for the performance that your dancer will miss. Therefore, the substitute dancer will need to borrow the missing dancer’s costume for that particular performance. The teacher for each class will be in charge of the costume being loaned. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in this matter, as it will allow students to attend graduations while keeping a recital number running smoothly. Thank you in advance for all of your help.
RECITAL SHOES – Did you order your recital shoes yet? April is a busy time for shoe suppliers. Please have orders placed by the end of March. If you decide to wait we cannot guarantee you will have your shoes for your recital pictures in May. Check the shoe bulletin board in the hallway if you’d like to purchase or sell any used shoes.
RECITAL MUSIC – Everyone should have received recital music CD. If for some reason you did not, please check at the front desk. If you have misplaced your CD, additional CD’s are available at the front desk for $3.00 per replacement CD.
2017-2018 TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE (TI) PROGRAM AUDITIONS
Auditions for the 2017- 2018 Technique Intensive Program for dancers age 7-18 years will be held
Dancers Ages 7-10* – Tuesday, May 30th from 4:30 – 6:00pm
Dancers Ages 11-12* – Tuesday, May 30th from 6:00 – 7:30pm
Dancers Ages 13 and Older* – Thursday, June 1st from 6:30 – 8:30pm
*Age is as of of JANUARY 1st, 2018 (not necessarily their current age)*
Information packets and a specific audition time schedule will be available Monday, April 10th. I am currently revising this season’s TI Program information packet for the 2017-2018 season. Once the information packets are available, please read it over carefully so you are well informed of the requirements prior to the audition.
"ALL BOYS" RECITAL DANCE – Our first “All Boys Dance” Rehearsal is scheduled for Saturday, March 11th from 2:30 – 3:30pm at Young Dance Academy. Please let us know in advance if you will not be in attendance. Please bring your tap shoes if you have them!
UPCOMING – RECITAL TICKET SALES – Tickets go on sale in May at a limit of 10 per family during our first week of ticket sales. We use a lottery system for ticket sales, which will be explained in April. Everyone seated in our audience requires a ticket. Children 3 and under do not need a ticket if seated on the lap of a parent. All seating is reserved and tickets are $15.00 each for all 7 performances. Our ticket lottery sale day is Saturday, May 13th. If you fail to participate in the ticket lottery you will have until Saturday, May 20th to purchase your 10-ticket limit or fewer. On Monday, May 22nd any remaining recital tickets will go on sale first come – first serve at 4:30pm at the studio. Watch for more recital ticket purchasing information to come in April.
UPCOMING – RECITAL PICTURE DATES – Class and individual pictures of your dancer in full costume are taken here at Young Dance in May. This year pictures will be taken on Sunday, May 21st, Tuesday, May 23rd AND Wednesday, May 24th. Schedules and picture package information will be available in April.
For those of you making weekend plans in advance, the studio will be closed for Memorial weekend Friday, May 26th– Monday, May 29th.
Thank you and think spring!
Sandy and Staff