News letter

                                                               April Newsletter

Spring has finally arrived!!! We are looking forward to warmer days, green grass and beautiful flowers! All of the students have been working very hard on recital routines to ensure that they will be prepared to showcase their talents at our 14th Annual Recital titled “The Greatest Show On Earth”.  There will be three shows: (Show 1) will be Friday, June 14th at 6:30pm and (Show 2) will be Saturday, June 15th at 12:30pm  and (Show 3) will also be on Saturday, June 15th at 5:00pm.   Recital and Dress Rehearsal this year will be at Leominster High School 122 Granite Street, Leominster, MA (Please make note of the venue location change from previous years’ recitals.) Times of each show will be announced in the May/June newsletter.  Class attendance is very important, especially now, as new steps are added to routines each week.  Students may not miss more than TWO classes from the beginning of April to the recital date in order to participate in this year’s recital. 

We will be closed for April School vacation on Monday, April 15th through Saturday, April 20th 2019 and re-opening on Monday, April 22nd 2019.  Just a reminder that tuition is based on an annual fee divided into 10 equal monthly payments from September 2018 to June 2019. The payments are the same each month regardless if it is a short or long month. The month of June is a SHORT month, due to Dress Rehearsal and Recital.  Dress Rehearsal practice does count as a class in the month of June. June tuition is a full month and due on or before May 25th 2019.  Students were given the opportunity to schedule up to Seven Free Make-up Classes for their first class and ONE make-up class for each additional class taken from September to February 2019 to offset any missed classes due to illness, weather cancellation, etc.  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. 

Recital costume balances were given out in February attached to the March newsletter.  Just a reminder that costume balances are due on or before April 6th 2019 and must be paid cash or check only! Please do not include costume payments with your monthly tuition payment. If payment is made after the due date, a $10.00 late fee PER costume will be added to your account.

All shows will approximately be 3 hours long including a 15-minute intermission and a medal ceremony at the end of each performance.  If your child/children are in multiple shows, they will only receive one medal. You can decide which show that you would like your dancer to be presented with their medal and during the other shows they will stand for recognition when their name is called. You do not need to notify the front counter staff , as when you would like your child to receive their medal. We will present our graduating Seniors with a trophy at the end of Show 3.  Feel free to take photos and videos during medal presentations but remember there is NO photography or video allowed at each performance and this will be strictly enforced. If you want to leave and not stay for the entire show you can pick up your child’s medal at the gift shop located in the lobby. 

Presale Tickets for Creative Movement, Preschool Combo ages 4&5 and Hip Hop/Acro ages 4&5 classes ONLY, will begin Monday, April 29th  through Saturday, May 4th 2019. This presale is done, as these classes are in ONE show during the weekend and shows do tend to sell out. We encourage all parents of these dancers to purchase tickets during this presale week. Recital tickets will go on sale Monday, May 6th 2019 for all other students. 

All seating is general admission and tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis.  A special handicap section will be reserved in the front of the auditorium. Children ages 2 years and under are admitted at no cost but must sit on a parent lap during the performance.  All students will receive free passes to gain entrance into the auditorium in the month of May attached to the recital packet. Anyone entering the auditorium must have a ticket and/or wristband. Ticket prices are as follows:

Adult: Each Show - $17.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.
Children (ages 3yrs – 12yrs): Each Show $14.00 in advance and $17.00 at the door.
**BEST VALUE!! Wristbands are available for multiple shows and can only be purchased in advance.
These will NOT be sold at the door the day of the show. Wristband pricing is as follows:
Adult:  2 Shows - $25.00  Children: (ages 3yrs – 12yrs) 2 Shows $20.00
Adult:  3 Shows - $35.00  Children (ages 3yrs – 12yrs) 3 shows - $30.00.

Photos by Jenn will be present at both Dress Rehearsals for individual photos.  An order form will be given with the recital packet in May.

Creative Eye Productions will be our official videographer for all three shows.

There will be TWO Dress Rehearsals at LEOMINSTER HIGH SCHOOL.  Students that attend dance class on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday will come on Tuesday, June 11th 2019 for Dress Rehearsal.  Students that attend dance class on Thursday, Friday & Saturday will come on Wednesday, June 12th 2019 for Dress Rehearsal. If you take multiple classes, you may have to attend both dress rehearsals. The opening & closing routine will also be practiced at the Wednesday , June 12th 2019 Dress Rehearsal.  Please keep in mind that Dress rehearsal is MANDATORY for all students. 

Recital Costumes have begun to arrive and will continue through the month of May.  Tights for recital routines will be available at the front counter beginning Monday, April 29th 2019.   A list of required color tights, shoes, hair styles and face make-up will be given out in the recital packet in late April.  The recital packet will also include important dates, the tentative routine schedule for Shows 1, 2 and 3, Dress Rehearsal Schedule, order forms for Photos by Jenn and order forms for our videographer.            
               
There will be NO classes on Tuesday, June 11th, Wednesday, June 12th, Friday, June 14th & Saturday, June 15th 2019 due to Dress Rehearsal and Recital.   We will be OPEN on Monday, June 10th and Thursday, June 13th 2019 for classes.  Students that have class with Miss Tanya on Thursday, June 13th 2019 WILL NOT have classes. A make-up class schedule will be given out at a later date for Miss Tanya’s Thursday Classes ONLY. 

Starting on Monday, April 29th 2019, there will be a clip board at the front counter with class times and student’s names.  Please take the time to double check the spelling of your child’s/children’s name(s) to ensure they are acknowledged correctly in our recital programs. 

Back by popular demand we will again offer a Recital Theme T-Shirt and both fresh and silk floral bouquets for pre-order purchase only.  T-shirts and fresh floral bouquets will NOT BE sold at the recital.  Sample T-Shirts and bouquets will be on display at the studio mid - April.  More information will be given out in mid-April regarding cost, etc.  We will also be offering presentation gifts for that special dancer and a gift table will be set up at the studio beginning in May.

Miss Tanya’s School of Dance will offer a Five-Week Summer Dance Program beginning the week of Monday, July 8th 2019 and ending on Thursday, August 8th 2019.  Classes will be offered in the following genres; Acro, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Leaps & Turns, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Tap, Creative Movement Class (ages 2 ½ - 3yrs), Preschool Combo Classes (ages 4 & 5) and Intro Ballet/Jazz (ages 5-6).

Information with a tentative schedule and pricing will be posted on our website along with a brochure that will be given to each student in the month of April.  Registration for summer classes will begin on April 29th 2019.

Thank you,

Miss Tanya’s School of Dance Staff