News letter

May & June Newsletter

Dear students & parents;

It is hard to believe that we are only a few short weeks, (7 to be exact) away from our 13th annual spring recital “And the Music Award Goes To…”! We are so proud to say that all of our dancers have been working very hard, in all their classes, in preparation for this year-end performance! With this being said we want to stress how important attendance is over the next few weeks. Students are not allowed to miss more than 2 classes for the remainder of the season in order to be eligible to participate in this year’s recital.

*We would like for you to take the time to read through this newsletter, as it contains very important information about the upcoming recital, dress rehearsals, ticket sales, etc.

Recital Show Information

We will be having 3 separate shows, held at Fitchburg High School this year;    

Show 1: Friday, June 15, 2018 at 6:30pm               Show 2: Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1:00pm

Show 3: Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 5:00pm

Each show is two hours and 45 minutes long. This includes a 15-minute intermission and the end of show ceremony.

 

Dress Rehearsal Information

This year we will have 2 separate Dress Rehearsals which will be held at Fitchburg High School on Tuesday, June 12th, & Wednesday, June 13th, 2018. Students that attend dance class(es) on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays will come on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018. Students that attend class(es) on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays will come on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018. If a student takes multiple classes, they may be required to attend BOTH dress rehearsals; please keep this in mind when scheduling other activities, appointments, etc. A schedule of classes and their approximate times is in this packet.    

This year we will be changing the dress rehearsal viewing policy. To gain entrance into the auditorium you will be required to have a “Dress Rehearsal Ticket,” which will be in the envelope attached to this newsletter. ONE adult dress rehearsal ticket will be given to each student enrolled in our program. Families with two or more students will receive ONE additional ticket. Siblings, family members and friends may only attend dress rehearsal if they have a ticket to gain entrance into the auditorium. Tickets will be collected at the entrance of the auditorium for both Tuesday and Wednesday dress rehearsals. We feel that this change in policy will help to keep the noise level down in the auditorium; in past years instructors have had a difficult time trying talk over the noise level in the auditorium to explain important details to the dancers on stage and parents in the auditorium. We appreciate your understanding in regard to this new policy.

Attached to this newsletter you will find the “Free Student Recital Pass Ticket” for the recital show(s) and also the “Dress Rehearsal Tickets”. Students will receive hot pink free admission tickets for each show that they are in and also if they have sibling(s) performing in different shows to gain entrance into the auditorium.

*Just a reminder that the recital closing routine will be practiced during the Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Dress Rehearsal. This is mandatory for the following companies: Junior Blue, Junior Red, Teen Blue, Teen Red & Senior.

 

Miscellaneous Information -  There WILL be classes held on Monday, June 11th, 2018 & Thursday, June 14th, 2018, (with the exception of students that are in Miss Tanya’s Classes on Thursday. She will be scheduling make-up classes). There will be NO classes held on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018, Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, due to the Dress Rehearsal(s), Friday, June 15th & Saturday, June 16th 2018 due to the Recital.

We want to remind everyone that Dress Rehearsal is considered a class in the month of June. Students were allowed to schedule 7-Free Make-up Classes for their first class taken and 1 additional make-up class for each additional class taken during the months of September through February 2018, to off-set any missed classes due to illness, snow days, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas, Dress Rehearsal & Recital, etc. The make-up policy is listed in the Miss Tanya’s School of Dance brochure, posted on our website and also in each newsletter. Also, reminder that tuition is based on an Annual Fee (not monthly) and is divided into 10 equal monthly payments (whether or not it is a long month or a short month from September to June. Vacation weeks are not factored into our yearly tuition. June tuition must be paid in full by May, 26th 2018 in order to participate in the Dress Rehearsal and Recital. Customers that have automatic withdrawal will have their payment taken out on June 1, 2018.

 

Summer 2018 Information - Miss Tanya’s School of Dance will be offering a Five-Week Summer Program. Classes will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018, through Thursday, August 9, 2018. We will be offering classes in Acro, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Leaps & Turns, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Tap, Preschool Combo Classes (ages 4-5) and Creative Movement (ages 2 ½ - 3). Registration for Summer 2018 will begin on Monday, April 30, 2018. Summer classes are mandatory for those dancers interested in competing during the 2018/2019 dance season.  

 

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AND BE SURE TO MARK THE FOLLOWING DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR.

 

1. PRE-TICKET SALE: Monday, April 23, 2018 through Saturday, April 28, 2018

Available for Creative Movement (Mom & Me) and Preschool classes ONLY! These classes are only in one show on Saturday. Please purchase your tickets during this week as shows do sell out.

2. RECITAL PACKETS AVAILABLE: Monday, April 23, 2018

Recital Packet will be distributed to all students! This packet will include: Dress Rehearsal schedules, all three Recital Show schedules, Required Face & Eye Make-Up, required Hair styles and required Tights, Shoes. It will also include Order forms for Photography and Video. Attached to the packet is an envelope with the Free Student Pass Ticket(s) & Adult Dress Rehearsal Ticket(s). Please Read ALL the information and put in a safe place!! We do realize that there is a lot of information, but this is the only way we can get out all the information out to over 250 students. Information is also posted on our website, www.Misstanyasdance.com. Please take the time to double check the spelling of your child/children’s name(s) to ensure they are acknowledged correctly in the recital programs. Also, check the show schedule(s) to make sure that each dancer has at least 3 routines between each performance to allow for costume changes. If there are any conflicts, please let the counter staff know ASAP so corrections can be made.

3. COSTUME DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE AVAILABLE: Monday, April 23, 2018 - Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Costume Distribution Schedule will be given to students and it is required that a parent be present in order for costumes to go home. All teen Classes (ages 12+) and Level III/IV/V/VI Classes, costumes will go home with the students (unless there is a balance still due). Students will be given verbal directions of the requirements for their costumes. We suggest they use their cell phones to record important information. All other classes (Mom & Me, Preschool, Intro Ballet/Jazz, Beginner Classes [with the exception of Teen Beginner Classes) & Level I & II classes will have an assigned date and time for costumes to be distributed through the class. Two students will be trying on their costumes (as a visual demonstration) in each class and Instructors will explain what is required for each class, such as alterations, color of tights, socks, shoes and hair styles for each costume. If someone cannot be present, costumes will go home with the student, but it is your responsibility to find out what alterations, requirements, etc., are needed. The front counter staff does not have any information regarding each class costume requirements.

All costume balances must be Paid in Full & tuition must be current for you to be able to take costumes home. Also, we ask that you, please, put costumes in a safe place, as they cannot be replaced if lost or damaged.

 4. STUDENT NAME CHECK AVAILABLE: Monday, April 30, 2018

There will be a clip board at the front counter with class times and students’ names. Please take the time to double check the spelling of your child/children names to ensure they are acknowledged correctly in the recital programs.

 5. REQUIRED TIGHTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: Monday, April 30, 2018

Tights for recital routines will be available at the front counter for purchase.

6. SUMMER 2018 REGISTRATION OPENS: Monday, April 30, 2018

Miss Tanya’s School of Dance will be offering a Five-Week Summer Program. Classes will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018, through Thursday, August 9, 2018. We will be offering classes in Acro, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Leaps & Turns, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Tap, Preschool Combo Classes (ages 4-5) and Creative Movement (ages 2 ½ - 3). Registration for summer 2018 will begin on Monday, April 30, 2018. Summer classes are mandatory for those dancers interested in competing during the 2018/2019 dance season.  

There is no registration fee for students currently enrolled at Miss Tanya’s School of Dance and a $5.00 registration fee is due for all new students. There is a $30.00 deposit due at the time of sign up to reserve your dancer’s spot in a class and the remaining balance is due when the Summer Session begins.

7. RECITAL TICKETS GO ON SALE: Monday, April 30, 2018

Recital Tickets will go on sale for ALL classes at the front counter. When purchasing recital tickets make sure that you know which show(s) your dancer(s) are in. All seating is general admission, with the exception of special handicap seating, and tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis. Children age two and under are free but must sit on a parent lap during the performance.

Doors to the auditorium will open up 30 minutes prior to the start of each show. Anyone entering the auditorium must have a Ticket and or Wristband (which must be secured on the wrist at all times). No Exceptions will be made!! If tickets or wristbands are lost, stolen or forgotten the day of the show, NO replacements will be given.

All students will receive FREE passes to gain entrance into the auditorium attached to this packet. Students may only attend the show/shows that they are in or if they have a sibling in a performance other than their own. Recital tickets are non-refundable and must be paid by cash or check only made payable to Miss Tanya’s School of Dance.

Ticket prices are as follows;

Adults: $17.00 in advance                                        $20.00 at the door

Children (ages 3 - 12): $14.00 in advance               $17.00 at the door.

Wristbands for multiple shows will be available for advance purchase only! They are not sold at the door. Wristband Prices are as follows;

Adult (2 Shows): $25.00                               Children (ages 3 - 12) (2 shows): $20.00.  

Adult (3 Shows): $35.00                                Children (ages 3 - 12) (3 Shows): $30.00

8. PHOTOS BY JEN DISPLAY: Monday, May 7, 2018

Photos by Jen will have a display set up at the studio which will include all photo packages, prices and specialty photo items. If you would like to schedule a photo appointment for either Dress Rehearsal, a schedule of available times will be at the front desk beginning the week of May 7, 2018. She will be at BOTH Dress Rehearsals for individual photos

9. VIDEO PRE-ORDER BEGINS: Monday, May 7, 2018

This year we have a NEW Video Company (4 Star Productions) that will video Shows 2 & 3 (Saturday Shows) ONLY.   There will be NO video for Show 1, as the same routines are in Shows 2 & 3 (with the exception of Senior Solos and Senior groups) and we wanted to keep the cost of the video at a lower price. The cost will be $35.00 (this includes tax) per video (past years price was $45.00 per video). An order form is attached to the recital packet. Orders can also be placed at the gift shop table the day of the show but must be cash or check.

10. RECITAL T-SHIRT ORDERS DUE: May 21st 2018

All Pre-Orders for Recital T-Shirts are due. Recital T-Shirt samples will be at the front counter for viewing. T-Shits will not be sold at the recital. More information will be sent home in Late April.

 11.JUNE TUITION DUE: Saturday, May 26th 2018

All June Tuition payments must be settled on or before this date to participate in Dress Rehearsal(s) & Recital(s). Customers that have automatic withdrawal will have payment taken out on June 1, 2018.

 12. MEMORIAL DAY: Monday, May 28, 2018

Miss Tanya’s School of Dance will be closed in observation of Memorial Day.

 13. FALL REGISTRATION BEGINS: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Student Class Recommendations will be given to all students for the 2018-2019 Fall Season. Classes do fill up fast, so reserve your spot today! There is a $25.00 yearly registration fee per student.

 14. SILK & FRESH FLORAL BOUQUETS ORDERS DUE: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Silk & Fresh Floral Bouquets are due on or before June 2, 2018. Bouquets samples will be at the front counter for viewing. Recital Bouquets will not be sold at the recital. More information will be sent home in Late April.

15. DRESS REHEARSAL: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 & Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Dress Rehearsal at Fitchburg High School. Please arrive 35 minutes prior to your scheduled routine time (with the exception of the first two routines of the afternoon, you may arrive 20 minutes prior) in full costume, with hair & make-up done if you only have one routine. To gain entrance into the auditorium adults must have a dress rehearsal ticket. ONE adult ticket ONLY will be given to each student. Families with more two or more students will receive ONE additional ticket only. Only dancers and adults with tickets will be allowed into the auditorium. Siblings or children that are not dancers will NOT be allowed to attend Dress Rehearsal. For those students that have multiple changes, designated Dressing Areas will be set up backstage. You may leave after you have performed your routine. Students that attend dance classes on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday will come on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 and students that attend classes on Thursday, Friday & Saturday will come on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. If you take multiple classes, you may be required to attend BOTH Dress Rehearsals. Photos by Jenn will be at BOTH Dress rehearsals. NO Photography or Videography are allowed!

16. RECITAL 2018: Friday, June 15, 2018 & Saturday, June 16, 2018

Recital Shows are being performed at Fitchburg High School. Friday (Show 1) at 6:30pm. Saturday (Show 2) at 1:00pm & Saturday (Show 3) at 5:00pm. NO Photography or Video Taping is allowed. Shows 1 & 2 are approximately 2 hours 45 minutes long including a medal ceremony at the end of each show. Show 3 is longer, approximately 3 hours long due to the Senior Trophy presentation. If you decide not to stay until the end of each show, you may pick up your dancer’s medal at the gift shop in the main lobby of the school. There is NOT a finale at the end of each show, which allows students and parents the flexibility to decide to stay or leave. We do have a medal presentation at the end of each show. If your dancer(s) are in multiple shows they will only receive one medal. You can decide which show that you would like them to be presented with their medal. The other shows they will stand for recognition when their name is called. Feel free to take photos and video at that time, but there is NO photo taking or video allowed at each performance and this will be strictly enforced.

Miss Tanya’s School of Dance staff would like to thank you for choosing us to educate your child/children in the art of dance. During this past year your child’s participation, in their dance classes, has brought such joy and enthusiasm to everyone, especially our instructors.

We are very pleased with all of Miss Tanya’s School of Dance student’s accomplishments and growth! We can’t wait to see them showcase their talents, on stage, this coming June!