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                                                                                                                   May & June 2017

    It’s hard to believe that Miss Tanya’s School of Dance 12th annual recital “Celebrate The Magic” is right around the corner.  Students have been working very hard on their routines in order to showcase their talents.  Class attendance is Very important as new steps are added to the routines each week.  Students may not miss more than TWO classes from May until the recital date in order to participate in the recital.  

    Dress Rehearsal will be at Fitchburg High School on Tuesday, June 13th & Wednesday, June 14th 2017.  There will be TWO Separate Dress Rehearsals.  Students that attend dance classes on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday will come on Tuesday, June 13th 2017 and students that attend classes on Thursday, Friday & Saturday will come on Wednesday, June 14th 2017.  If you take multiple classes, you may be required to attend BOTH Dress Rehearsals.  The Recital Opening Routines “Wishes” &  “Welcome To Main Street USA”  for the following Teams: Junior Blue, Junior Red, Teen Blue, Teen Red & Senior Teams will have rehearsal on Wednesday, June 14th 2017 during Dress Rehearsal.   Princess solos will also have rehearsal on Wednesday, June 14th 2017.  A schedule of the approximate times for Dress Rehearsal is in this recital packet.   

    There will be THREE Separate Shows - (Show 1)   - Friday, June 16th 2017 at 6:30pm.   (Show 2)  - Saturday, June 17th 2017 at 12:00pm & (Show 3) - Saturday, June 17th 2017 at 5:00pm. at Fitchburg High School.   Free Student Tickets are attached to this newsletter.  Students will receive hot pink free admission tickets for each show that they are in and also if they have siblings in different shows to gain entrance into the auditorium.

    There WILL be classes on Monday, June 12th & Thursday, June 15th 2017 (with the exception of students that are in Miss Tanya’s Classes on Thursday, she will schedule make-up classes for her classes only).  There will be NO classes on Tuesday, June 13th & Wednesday, June 14th 2017 (due to the Dress Rehearsal), Friday, June 16th & Saturday, June 17th 2017 due to the Recital.  Dress Rehearsal is considered a class in the month of June.  Just a reminder that students were allowed to schedule up to Seven Free Make-up Classes for their first class taken and One make-up class for each additional class taken from September until February 2017 to off-set any missed classes due to illness, snow days, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas, Dress Rehearsal & Recital.  The make-up policy is listed in the Miss Tanya’s School of Dance brochure, on our web-site and also in each newsletter (September - February).  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 (5 weeks) or a short month (3 weeks) from September to June.  Vacation weeks are not factored into the yearly tuition.  June tuition must be paid in full by May, 27th 2017 in order to participate in the Dress Rehearsal and Recital.  Customers that have automatic withdrawal will have payment taken out on June 1st 2017.

    We are now accepting Summer Class registration.  Classes begin on Monday, July 10th and run for 5 weeks, ending on Thursday, August 10th 2017.  We will offer classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Leaps & Turns, Pre-School Combination Classes ages 4 & 5 and Creative Movement Class ages 2 ½ - 3yrs.  “New” Classes offered this summer - Acro Dance Class & Improv Dance Class.  Miss Tanya’s School of Dance is very excited to announce that the studio will host a Two Day Summer Dance Intensive on Friday, August 4th & Saturday, August 5th 2017 with an amazing star filled faculty, OPEN to ALL Miss Tanya’s School of Dance student’s age and level appropriate.  More information will be given out at a later date.

                                                                PLEASE MARK THESE IMPORTANT DATES ON YOUR CALENDARS

  1. Just a reminder that beginning on Monday, April 24th 2017 there is 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.
  2. Recital Costume Distribution Schedule - A schedule was given out to classes on the schedule the week of Monday, April 24th 2017 through Saturday, April 29th 2017 regarding recital costumes to be given out to the students in the month of May. 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 verbally given directions of the requirements for their costumes and they may use their cell phone to record important information.  All other classes (Mom & Me, Pre-School, 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.  All costume balances must be Paid In Full & tuition must be current to receive costume/costumes.   MANDATORY a parent, legal guardian, family member or friend must be present to pick up the costume/costumes.  Two Students will try on their costumes in each class.  Instructors will explain what is required for each class, such as alterations, color of tights, socks, shoes and hair styles.  If someone cannot be present, costumes will go home with the student, but it is your responsibility to find out what alterations etc. if any are required for each costume from a parent in your child’s class (Not The Instructor).  The front counter staff does not have any information regarding each class costume requirements.  Please put costumes in a safe place, as they cannot be replaced if lost or damaged.
  3. Monday, May 1st 2017 - Recital Packet and Free student pass tickets (attached to newsletter) will be handed out to each student with their name on it. Information will include: Newsletter with important dates, Both Dress Rehearsal schedules and times, ALL Three Recital Show schedules, Required Face & Eye Make-Up, Required tights, shoes, & hair styles.  Order forms for Photography and Video are also in the package.  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 important dates to over 250 students.  Information is also on the web-site www.Misstanyasdance.com.   Please take the time to double check the spelling of your child/children names to ensure they are acknowledged correctly in the recital programs. 
  4. Monday, May 1st 2017 - Raffle tickets go on sale for a Disney Gift Basket, Private Meet and Greet with Disney Princesses and Front Row Priority Seating for your entire family. This is NOT a raffle for free recital show tickets/wristbands, but for special reserved front row seats for your entire family at a show of your choice and private meet and greet with your favorite Disney Princesses. No need to wait in line, so take a chance on this magical raffle.  Raffle tickets can be purchased at the front counter.   Ticket Cost:    1 ticket - $1.00     10 tickets - $5.00    20 tickets -  $10.00.   The raffle will be drawn June 1st 2017 and winner will be notified by phone number listed on the ticket.  Tickets can be purchased at the front counter.  The Disney basket is now on display.
  5. Monday, May 1st 2017 - Tights for recital routines will be available at the front counter for purchase.
  6. Monday, May 1st 2017 - Recital Tickets go on sale for ALL classes at the front counter. When purchasing recital tickets make sure that you know which show/shows your child/children are in.  All seating is general admission.  Tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis.  A special handicap section will be reserved in the front of the auditorium.  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.  Sorry No Exceptions will be made!!  Wristbands must be secure on a wrist at all times.  They cannot be taped on.     Ticket prices are as follows:  Adult - $15.00 in advance, $18.00 at the door.   Children (ages 3yrs - 12yrs) - $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door.  Wristbands for multiple shows will be available for advance purchase only and are not sold at the door the day of the show. Wristband Prices:  Adult - (2 Shows) - $25.00   Children: (ages 3yrs - 12yrs) (2 Shows) - $20.00.   Adult - (3 Shows) - $30.00 Children (ages 3yrs - 12yrs) (3 shows) - $25.00. Children ages 2yrs and under are free, but must sit on a parents lap during the performance.  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.
  7. Monday, May 8th 2017 - 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 8th 2017.  She will be at BOTH Dress Rehearsals for individual photos.  Northeast Video will be present at all three shows.
  8. May 20th 2017 - All Pre-Orders for Recital T-Shirts are due.  Silk & Fresh Floral Bouquets are due on or before June 3rd 2017.  Recital T-Shirt Samples & Bouquets are at the front counter for viewing.  T-Shits and Recital Bouquets will not be sold at the recital.
  9. Saturday, May 27th 2017 - All June Tuition must be Paid in Full on or before this date to participate in the Dress Rehearsal & Recital. Customers that have automatic withdrawal will have payment taken out on June 1st 2017.
  10. Monday, May 29th 2017 - Memorial Day - We Are Closed.
  11. Tuesday, May 30th - Fall Registration Begins.  Student Class Recommendations will be given to all students for the fall Season.  Classes fill up fast, so reserve your spot today.  New exciting classes will be offered!!
  12. We will be OPEN for Classes on Monday, June 12th & Thursday, June 15th 2017 (with the exception of students in Miss Tanya’s Thursday Classes ONLY, she will schedule make-up classes). There will be NO Classes on Tuesday, June 13th, Wednesday, June 14th, Friday, June 16th & Saturday, June 17th 2017.
  13. Tuesday, June 13th & Wednesday, June 14th 2017 - 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.  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 13th 2017 and students that attend classes on Thursday, Friday & Saturday will come on Wednesday, June 14th  2017.  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 & Video allowed!!!
  14. Friday, June 16th & Saturday, June 17th 2017 - Recital Show dates at Fitchburg High School. Friday  (Show 1) at 6:30pm.  Saturday (Show 2) at 12:00pm & Saturday (Show 3) at 5:00pm.  NO Photography & Video Taping.    Each show is approximately 3 hours 15 minutes long including a medal ceremony at the end of each show.  If you do not want to stay for the entire show you may leave after your routine.  We do not have 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 child/children 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.   We do present graduating Senior’s with a trophy at the end of Show 3.   If you decide not to stay until the end of the show you may pick up your child/children medal at the gift shop in the main lobby of the school.