News letter


February 2018 Newsletter 

Dear Students & Parents/Guardians, 

    The month of February is right around the corner and with that brings thoughts of excitement for Miss Tanya’s School of Dance 13th Annual Dance Recital! This year’s theme and event location, will be announced after February School Vacation (Monday February 19th – Saturday February 24th). We will be displaying a poster in the first wait area of this years’ chosen recital costumes, along with the prices and the shows that students are in. This year’s recital dates are as follows; Friday June 15th and Saturday June 16th, but please keep Sunday June 17th available on your calendars. We will confirm the exact dates by the end of March 2018.

    There will be three separate shows in this year’s recital; One show on Friday June 15th and two shows on Saturday June 16th. There will be a medal presentation at the conclusion of each show, which we encourage all dancers and families to attend. “Mom and Me” Classes (ages 2.5 – 3) and Preschool Combo classes (ages 4 – 5) will be in one performance during the weekend, on Saturday June 16th. All other classes will perform in a minimum of two shows with a possibility of performing in all three.
Those dancers in any intermediate and advanced classes and Company Members may be in all three shows. Any dancer that is in multiple dance classes may perform in two or all three shows. When creating the schedule for each recital performance we will consider students who have siblings and try to have them in at least one show together, so that families can attend, but being able to do so is not always possible.

    Recital tickets will go on sale in May 2018 with a Pre-Ticket Sale Date at the end of April for “Mom & Me (Creative Movement)” and “Pre-School Combo classes (ages 4 – 5)” ONLY!
Dress Rehearsal dates are as follows: Tuesday, June 12th and Wednesday, June 13th 2018. Again, we want to remind you that Location of the Recital, Dress Rehearsal Schedule, Show Schedule, Ticket cost and more information will be given out at a later date in early spring. We ask that you please mark your calendars now to avoid any conflicts with these important dates.

    All dance recital costumes have been ordered and an invoice for the balance of costumes will be given out during the week of February, 26th 2018; attached with the March 2018 Newsletter. Costumes will range in price between $60.00 to $85.00 and all Child 2XL, Adult XL and Adult 2XL costumes will have an additional $5.00 charge. We do our best to size each student accordingly and allow for some growth room, but some students have a growth spurt that may change the measurements and costume sizes. We are given a size chart for each costume company as a guide to size students. Costumes come in standard sizes and are not custom made for each body type. The most important measurement to determine the size of a costume is the girth (the measurement around the middle of a body, especially the waist). As a result, some students may be required to go to a larger costume size and some areas of the costume may need alterations. Any alterations are the responsibility of the parent. Payments for costume balances must be paid by cash or check only, no credit cards please, and cannot be included with your monthly tuition payment.

    We have extended the Class make-up date until Saturday February 10th 2018. Just a reminder that students were allowed to make-up Seven Free classes in advance for their first class and one Free make-up class for each additional class taken from the months of September 2017 - February 2018 to offset any missed classes due to illness, snow days, Holidays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Break, Dress Rehearsal and Recital Dates. Please note that February and April school vacation weeks are not included in the make-up classes, as they are not part of your yearly tuition charges. Scheduling make-up classes is the responsibility of the student and parent.

    Miss Tanya’s School of Dance instructors will begin teaching recital dance routines the week of February 12th 2018 and students will NOT be allowed to make-up any missed classes. The observation window will be closed for the rest of the season. Class attendance is very important as new steps will be added each week; please make sure to be present and on time each week.

We will be CLOSED for February School Vacation (February 19th – 25th) and will reopen on Monday February 26, 2018.

    We are very excited to announce that Miss Tanya’s School of Dance Competition Company will be having a Performance Showcase, open to the general public, on Saturday, March 3rd 2018 with a snow-date of Sunday, March 4th 2018 at Fitchburg High School! Please mark your calendars for this exciting performance as this is a great way for MTSD students, friends, families and parents to see all of the competition team routines in a local venue! This year there will be two separate performances, with different routines in each show. Show 1, at 1:00pm, will showcase all of Miss Kiera’s, Miss Brittany’s and Miss Kayla’s routines and Show 2, at 4:30pm, will showcase all of Miss Tanya’s, Miss Brianna’s and Miss Kayla’s routines. Ticket prices are as follows: Advance Purchase: $10.00/ticket per show for adults and $8.00/ticket per show for children (ages 3-12) | Door Price: $15.00/ticket for adults and $12.00/ticket for children (ages 3 – 12). Children under the age of 3 are FREE. A discounted student ticket (purchased in advance only) at the cost of $5.00 will be available for students who are currently enrolled. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning on Thursday, February 1st.

    Please keep in mind that with the winter months means snow storms and cancellations. To check if the studio is closed please call the studio ONE hour prior to the start of your scheduled class; a recording will be on the answering machine regarding cancellations. You can also check our web-site or our Facebook. If schools are closed the studio may still be OPEN, so please check the web-site, Facebook, or call the studio for more information. Also, if your child has a fever or any flu symptoms, please do not send them to dance class.
Thank you.