News letter


                                                                                October & November 2019 Newsletter

     The fall season is upon us and the first month of dance has gone very well! Students are settling into their class schedules and instructors are observing amazing new talent every day!

    We want to remind you that tuition is due on the 1st of each month. If tuition is paid after the 15th of the month, an additional $15.00 late fee will be added. This policy will be strictly enforced.

    All students should have the proper dance attire and shoes by October 19th 2019 (with the exception of the new Hip Hop sneaker). Required shoes can be purchased at Dancers Boutique located on John Fitch Highway in Fitchburg, MA. NO STREET SHOES ARE ALLOWED in the studios.

    The observation window will be open in November & January. A schedule will be given out to students for each observation month including the designated dates and times for each class.

                                                                  IMPORTANT DATES TO MARK IN YOUR CALENDAR!!

 The studio will be OPEN on Monday, October 14th 2019 – Columbus Day

 The studio will be closed on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st 2019, as many towns have “Trick or Treat” that day. An extra make-up class will be given to students that have class on Halloween, so please be sure to come to the counter to schedule make up classes.

 We will be OPEN on Monday, November 11th 2019 (Veterans Day).

The studio will also be closed for the Thanksgiving break, Wednesday, November 27th through Saturday, November 30th 2019 and reopening on Monday, December 2nd 2019.

     Just a reminder that students may schedule up to seven free make-up classes for their first class and one make-up for each additional class taken. Make-up classes can be taken from the months of October 2019 to February 2020 to offset any missed classes due to illness, snow days, Holidays (that we are closed), Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break and Recital dates. Students may only schedule three make-up classes per month and cannot be scheduled in the same class for two consecutive weeks. Please take advantage of this benefit as you will gain more classes in the annual season. It is your responsibility to come to the counter and schedule individual make-up classes.

    “NEW” for the upcoming season!! We would like to become a “paperless” studio in the near future! Please check with the front desk staff to make sure that we have your email on file to receive important information including newsletters, recital information, any weather-related class cancellations, etc.

    It has been brought to our attention by the instructors and office staff that the noise level in the waiting areas is VERY loud. The studios are sound proof but the instructors can still hear the noise and it is a distraction in the classroom. The wait areas are QUIET ZONES and we appreciate your cooperation. Also, no FOOD or DRINKS are allowed in the studio due to current students with allergies.

    Please use the designated parking spaces (spaces with the white lines) that are close to the studio as we do not own the parking spaces in the plaza. Do not park in the middle of the parking lot or near any of the businesses in the plaza. We do have a new additional parking lot located behind the studio.

    Winter is right around the corner, which means snowstorms and cancellations☹ To check if the studio is closed, please call the studio one hour prior to the start of your scheduled class or check our website & our Facebook page. It is your responsibility to check if the studio is open. Unfortunately, we cannot call all students to notify them of cancellations. If schools are closed, the studio may still be OPEN, so please call the studio for more information.

    Let’s all work together to try and stay healthy this flu season. We have many bottles of hand sanitizers located throughout the studio. If your child has a fever or any flu symptoms, please do not send them to class. Call and schedule a make-up class.

    Recital Costume deposits in the amount of $50.00 per costume are due by November 30th 2019. If paid after the due date, a $10.00 late fee per costume will be added weekly thereafter. An invoice is attached at the bottom of the newsletter. Cash or checks ONLY made payable to Miss Tanya’s School of Dance are accepted. No credit cards please!!! Also, please do not include monthly tuition with costume deposits. Recital Costume deposits are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.   An invoice for the costume balance will be given in the month of February. Costumes are ordered in January and cannot be cancelled once they are ordered. Parents are responsible for all costume balances, even if the student decides to drop out of a class. Costumes will range in price, varying from $63.00 - $87.00, depending on the costume chosen. We will be measuring students in the month of December and we do try to allow for growth.                   

Thank you

MTSD Staff