News letter

May & June Newsletter

THE WAIT IS OVER!!!!

RECITAL IS HERE!!!!!

WHO’S EXCITED?!?

 

RECITAL TICKETS

Recital tickets and wristbands are CASH or CHECK ONLY!
Wristbands are available for those that wish to attend multiple shows.

PRE-SALE - Tickets are on Pre-Sale to the Preschool Classes now through Saturday, May 4th. This is only available for selected classes, as they only participate in ONE show.

SALE - Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, May 6th. Tickets are sold on a first come-first serve basis.

Please review your Recital Handbook. If you need another copy, email the office. ALL the information needed for recital and rehearsal can be found in the book!! Please see your handbook before calling the studio.\

 

DRESS REHEARSAL

There will be two separate dress rehearsal days. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday classes will have Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday, June 4th. Thursday, Friday & Saturday classes will have Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday, June 5th. Opening Routine will be held on Tuesday, June 4th.

The schedule for Dress Rehearsal has been emailed on Monday, April 29, 2024. If you did not receive this, please contact the studio. BE SURE TO READ AND HIGHLIGHT ALL INFORMATION!!!

  • You must have a ticket to gain entry for rehearsals
  • There absolutely NO videoing or taking pictures during rehearsals.
  • Please arrive with your hair and make-up done
  • LABEL EVERYTHING

BUNNY & LOLLIPOP PREORDER

You can order these sweet Bunnies & Lollipops for only $12.00. Click the link to preorder, or stop in the office. Preorder is only through May 5th!!!

 

COSTUME DISTRIBUTION

Costume distribution dates were emailed April 25th. Please make sure you received the email. A Parent or Guardian is asked to accompany their dancer to pick up their costume, as alternations or important information is given out by the instructor. Costumes WILL NOT be given out if a balance is still due. A Late Fee of $10.00 PER costume has been applied to accounts with an outstanding costume balance.

 

“GOOD LUCK DUCK”

We will be selling “Good Luck Ducks” for $2 at the front desk. Students and parents are invited to take part in this fun event! Send a “Good Luck Duck” to your dancer and friends to wish them the best at recital. Ducks will be handed out at the Dress Rehearsals to the dancers.

ACCOUNTS
Accounts must be in good standing to participate in Recital. If you are unsure of your account balance, please contact the office ASAP.

 

JUNE TUITION
June Tuition must be made on or before May 20th. As a reminder, June tuition is half price. Please note that dress rehearsals count as classes.

 

PHOTOS BY JENN

Photos by Jen will be set up and taking individual photos on Dress Rehearsal days. The order form is included in the Recital Packet. There will be sign up sheets at the front desk.

 

MEMORIAL DAY
The studio WILL BE CLOSED for Memorial Day, May 27th. Please note that the studio IS OPEN on Saturday, May 25th.

 

SUMMER CLASSES

Schedules are being finalized. Registration will be available for summer classes online after May 13th.

 

NEW SOFTWARE FOR MTSD!!!

MSTD is updating our software for Season 20!!! Parent portals, paying online, and so much more is coming soon! We hope you are as excited as we are! Please be patient as we transition to the new software.

 

MONTHLY REMINDERS

TUITION LATE FEES

A late fee of $15.00 will be assessed after the 15thofthemonth. This policy will be strictly enforced.

UPDATED POLICIES

Our Pickup Policy has changed. Students MUST be picked up promptly after their class is over. A Late Pickup Fee will be charged to your account for students who have not been picked up within 15 minutes of their class end time.

COMMUNICATION

If your child will be late or absent, please call the office to let us know. Do not text the instructor. If you will be late picking your child up, please call the office!!

LOST & FOUND

Be sure to check the lost and found bucket! If you have lost any jewelry, please check with a staff member. Our lost found is donated monthly when items have not been claimed.

IMPORTANT DATES

5/1 - May Tuition Due
5/3-5/5 - Breakout Comp
5/5 - DEADLINE to Preorder Bunnies & Lollipops

5/17-5/19 - ID Dance Comp 5/20 - June Tuition Due
5/27 - Memorial Day (STUDIO CLOSED)
6/4 & 6/5 - Dress Rehearsal 6/7 & 6/8 - Recital

 

APRIL NEWSLETTER

"VIVA LAS VEGAS"

RECITAL & DRESS REHEARSAL

The countdown is ON! Our recital packet will be going out, by email, early this month. We recommend viewing it as soon as possible, highlighting the information that pertains to you and your dancers, and asking any questions you have as early as you can. This will help you navigate the craziness that rehearsal and recital can bring! EVERYTHING you need to know is in this packet! Hair, makeup, tickets, show order, tights & shoe requirements, order forms and more.

RECITAL T-SHIRTS - ON SALE NOW 

Our 2024, “Viva Las Vegas”, recital t-shirts are now on sale through April 24th. You should have received an email with the store link. Reminder emails will be sent weekly. You can also find the link on our Facebook page. T-shirts are $25.

Store Link: https://misstanyarecital24.itemorder.com

RECITAL TICKETS 

PRE-SALE 

Tickets will go on Pre-Sale to the Preschool Classes on Monday, April 29th - May 4th. This is only available for selected classes, as they only participate in ONE show. Monday 4:00pm Creative Movement, Thursday 4:00 Hip Hop ages 5+, Friday 4:00 Ballet/Jazz ages 4-5, Saturday 9:00am Creative Movement, Saturday 10:00am - Trio Class and Saturday 11:00am Ballet/Tumble.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, May 6th. for all other classes.  Tickets are sold on a first come-first serve basis.

DRESS REHEARSAL 

There will be two separate dress rehearsal days. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday classes will have Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday, June 4th. Thursday, Friday & Saturday classes will have Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday, June 5th. Opening Routine will be held on Tuesday, June 4th.

IMPORTANT DATES

4/1 - April Tuition Due

4/6 - Costume Balance Due

4/15 -4/20 - Spring Break (STUDIO CLOSED)

4/15 - Breakout Comp Fees Due

4/24 - LAST DAY to order Recital Tees

5/27 - Memorial Day (STUDIO CLOSED)

6/4 & 6/5 - Dress Rehearsal       6/7 & 6/8 - Recital

 

“GOOD LUCK DUCK” 

We will be selling “Good Luck Ducks” for $2 at the front desk.

Students and parents are invited to take part in this fun event! Send a “Good Luck Duck” to your dancer and friends to wish them the best at recital. Ducks are purchased and given to dancers by fellow dancers, family and friends.

PHOTOS BY JEN 

Photos by Jen will be set up and taking individual photos on Dress Rehearsal days. The order form will be included in the Recital Packet.

APRIL BREAK 

The studio WILL BE CLOSED April 15th - April 20th.

 

SUMMER CAMPS, CLINICS & CLASSES 

Dates are being finalized this month!

Stay tuned!

 

ATTENDANCE. ATTENDANCE. ATTENDANCE.

Please make every effort for your dancer to be at their scheduled classes. We understand that sometimes students are not feeling great, but we ask that they still come to class and watch. Students with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea, we ask that you stay home. If you are not contagious, we ask that you come to class and watch. PLEASE call or email the studio to let staff know that your child will not be in attendance.

JUNE TUITION

June Tuition must be made on or before May 20th. As a

reminder, June tuition is half price.

LOST & FOUND 

Be sure to check the lost and found bucket! We are always finding socks, shoes and water bottles. Any jewelry that has been found at the studio is put behind the desk. If you have lost any jewelry, please check with a staff member. As a reminder, our lost found is donated monthly when items have not been claimed.

MONTHLY REMINDERS

TUITION LATE FEES: A late fee of $15.00 will be assessed after the 15th of the month. This policy will be strictly enforced.

UPDATED POLICIES: Our Pick Up Policy has changed. Students MUST be picked up promptly after their class is over. A Late Pick Up Fee will be charged to your account for students who have not been picked up within 15 minutes of their class end time.

COMMUNICATION: If your child will be late or absent, please call the office to let us know. Do not text the instructor. If you will be late picking your child up, please call the office!!

INCLEMENT WEATHER: Studio closures will be posted on our Facebook page and website. You can also call the studio an hour prior to classes for a recording.

 

March Newsletter

Only Three More Months....

UNTIL OUR ANNUAL RECITAL!!!  ARE YOU EXCITED?!!

RECITAL REVEAL!!

Our highly anticipated event is finally here....RECITAL REVEAL!

The students will have the week of 2/26 - 3/2 to guess our recital theme. The FINAL piece will be revealed on Monday, March 4th!!  Want to join in on the guessing fun?  Drop your guess into the box on the counter.  We love hearing all the guesses!!

The week of March 4th, we will begin to put up our costume boards.  Students and parents will be able to view their class costumes.  This will be found in the main entrance by the Communication Boards.

COSTUME BALANCES DUE!

Invoices for recital costume balances will be invoiced and emailed by Friday, March 8.  Payment is due April 6, 2024 and must be made by CASH or CHECK.

St. PATRICK‘S SPIRIT WEEK

We see how much the students love dressing up and engaging in studio fun.

Join us for a St. Patrick‘s Spirit Week,

Monday, March 11 - Saturday, March 16.

Be sure to view the Spirit Week Flyer.

Each day is different!!

 

JELLYBEAN GUESS JAR

This is the LAST guess jar of the season!

Stop by the front desk to put your guess in.

Winner will be announced March 27!

 

IMPORTANT DATES

3/1 - March Tuition Due

3/2 - Company Showcase

3/4 - RECITAL REVEAL!!

3/11 - 3/16 - SPIRIT WEEK

3/18 - BTS Competition Entry Fees Due

4/1 - April Tuition Due

4/6 - Costume Balance Due

4/15 -4/20 - Spring Break (STUDIO CLOSED)

5/27 - Memorial Day (STUDIO CLOSED)

6/4 & 6/5 - Dress Rehearsal

6/7 & 6/8 - Recital

 

 RECITAL INFO PACKETS

Recital information packets will be emailed out in late April/beginning of May.

 

SUMMER CAMPS, CLINICS & CLASSES

We are diligently putting together summer camps for our students.  Age ranges will be 4-6yrs and 7-12yrs.  Camp themes, weeks and pricing will be announced in a separate email coming shortly later this month.  Tumble Clinics will also be available and will be by skill level.  Our camps and clinics must have a minimum of 6 students, and will be held in three hour increments Monday - Friday. Our Company members will have their summer intensive announced this month as well.  Watch your emails for Summer Dance updates!

 

WATER ONLY!!! Please make sure that your dancer is bringing ONLY water to class.

ATTENDANCE.  ATTENDANCE.  ATTENDANCE.

Please make every effort for your dancer to be at their scheduled classes.  We understand that sometimes students are not feeling great, but we ask that they still come to class and watch.  Students with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea, we ask that you stay home.  If you are not contagious, we ask that you come to class and watch.  PLEASE call or email the studio to let staff know that your child will not be in attendance.

LOST & FOUND

Be sure to check the lost and found bucket!  We are always finding socks, shoes and water bottles.  Any jewelry that has been found at the studio is put behind the desk.  If you have lost any jewelry, please check with a staff member. As a reminder, our lost found is donated monthly when items have not been claimed.

GET TO KNOW US!

Teacher Feature & Staff Q&A! Each month you’ll get to find out a fun fact or fun answer!

“What is your most impractical talent?”

Miss Tanya: purchasing unnecessary luxuries

Mr. Dylan: knows a TSwift song with just a few notes

Miss Brianna: “making” organic food

Miss Brittany: knowing Disney World facts

Miss Emma: can make balloon animals

Miss Jess: solving word searches & jigsaw puzzles easily

Miss Brooke: ordering Starbucks daily

Miss Mary: balancing on her head

Miss Laurie: plays the spoons

Miss Judy: jump and click her heels on both sides

Miss Tammy: losing her reading glasses by the minute and then finding them in a costume box a month later

 

February Newsletter

Why Do We LOVE Dance?

Why do we love dance so much?

It’s a form of expression.  It’s a way to let your creative being soar.  It’s pushing yourself to limits you didn’t know existed.  It’s family.  It’s a stress reliever.  It’s therapy for your soul.  Dancing releases endorphins, making us happy. When we dance, we forget our troubles for the day and allow ourselves to live in the moment.

RECITAL FEE

A Recital Fee of $45 for individual dancer or $55 for a family, is due February 10, 2024. This must be in the form of CASH OR CHECK!! This fee gives you access to a link to download all three recital shows, a free dancer ticket and an appreciation medal.

COMPANY SHOWCASE

Our Company Showcase will be held on Saturday, March 2 (snow date - Sunday, March 3rd) at Fitchburg State University.  Tickets to go on sale mid-February.

Company Showcase will hold two shows.

Show 1 @ 1:00pm

Show 2 @ 5:00pm

Tickets purchased in advance are $15.00/adult, $12/child (ages 3-12).  Currently enrolled MTSD students that would like to attend Showcase, tickets are $10.00 (these must be purchased at the front desk).  Tickets are cash or check ONLY.

*Tickets can be purchased at the door.  $18/adult, $15/child (ages 3-12).

VALENTINE’S SPIRIT WEEK

Wednesday, February 7 - Wednesday, February 14th

Wear and accessorize in your red, pink & purple!!

 

WATER ONLY!!!

Please make sure that your dancer is bringing ONLY water to class.

 

PROPER SHOES & ATTIRE

Please make sure your dancer has and is wearing the proper shoes for dance class.  Students should be wearing the required attire to each class, as well as their hair should be neatly pulled back.

 

MAKE UPS

Make up classes are no longer available.  February marks the start of Recital Choreography! Attendance is crucial! Please make every effort to make sure your dancer is on time and shows up to all classes. If your dancer will be absent, please call or email the office to let us know.

 

RECITAL COSTUME BALANCE

Costume balances will be invoiced this month and will be due in March.

 

STUDIO CLOSED

The studio will be closed for February break 2/19/24 - 2/24/24.

LOST & FOUND

Be sure to check the lost and found bucket!  We are always finding socks, shoes and water bottles.  Any jewelry that has been found at the studio is put behind the desk.  If you have lost any jewelry, please check with a staff member.As a reminder, our lost found is donated monthly when items have not been claimed.

REMINDERS

TUITION LATE FEES

A late fee of $15.00 will be assessed after the 15th of the month.  This policy will be strictly enforced.

UPDATED POLICIES

Our Pick Up Policy has changed.  Students MUST be picked up promptly after their class is over.  A Late Pick Up Fee will be charged to your account for students who have not been picked up within 15 minutes of their class end time.

COMMUNICATION

If your child will be late or absent, please call the office to let us know.  Do not text the instructor.  If you will be late picking your child up, please call the office!!

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Studio closures will be posted on our Facebook page and website.  You can also call the studio an hour prior to classes for a recording.

GET TO KNOW US!

Teacher Feature & Staff Q&A! Each month you’ll get to find out a fun fact or fun answer!

“What is one thing you LOVE about a snow day?”

Miss Tanya: Enjoy a lazy day with my boys

Mr. Dylan: Enjoy hot chocolate and a movie

Miss Brianna: Snowboarding

Miss Brittany: Cuddles with my dog, Murphy

Miss Emma: Sleeping in

Miss Jess: Wrapped in a blanket by the fire

Miss Tammy: Being able to relax

Miss Brooke: Not having to get our of bed

Miss Mary: Staying in with family & friends

Miss Laurie: Watching snow fall w/ hot chocolate

Miss Judy: Relax & be cozy

 

January Newsletter

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

WELCOME 2024!!!

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and break filled with laughter, excitement, family, friends and relaxation. We sure did!  And we have some exciting news to share...Miss Brianna and her husband welcomed their son, Colton Ray Peterson on December 23rd!!  Welcome to the MTSD Family Colton!

As we head into the new year, we want to remind you of some important information:

TUITION 

Tuition is due the first of every month.  A late fee of $15.00 will be applied to your account if tuition is not paid by the 15th of the month.  We DO NOT offer autopay.  However, you can pay your tuition online by going to our www.misstanyasdance.com

COSTUME BALANCE 

Invoices for costume balances will be emailed and billed to your account in February and due in March.  Payment for costume balances must be in the form of cash or check ONLY.  Costume fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.  Once costumes are ordered, you will be responsible for the balance, even if your dancer drops a class.

DRESS CODE 

It is imperative that all of our students adhere to our dress code.  Our dress is to boost confidence, create a sense of unity, and ensure safety among our dancers and instructors.  Our dress code per class can be found on our website.

PICK UP POLICY 

Please make sure to pick your student up promptly at the end of their class.  If you are running late, we ask that you call and let the front desk know.  We have implemented a Late Pick Up policy this year.  Please see our website for more details.

PARKING 

Please make sure you are using the MTSD parking lot ONLY for pick up and drop offs.  DO NOT park in the Rocky’s Plaza.  DJ’s BBQ has rented the parking spaces adjacent to the MTSD side parking lot.  MTSD has ample parking for all of our customers.

ADULT HIP HOP 

Adult Hip Hop was such a hit, that it made it to a weekly spot in our schedule! Adult Hip Hop is now being held on Mondays at 8pm. If you are interested in signing up, please call or email for more information. NO prior dance experience needed and NO registration fee required.

RECITAL DATES 

Mark your calendars for our Annual Recital and Dress Rehearsal dates!  Dress Rehearsal will be held on June 4 and June 5, 2024.  Annual Recital will be held on June 7 and June 8, 2024 at Leominster High School.

RECITAL FEES 

Recital Fees will be invoiced and due in February.  Recital fees are $45 per student or $55 per family with multiple students.  Our recital fee includes a download link for all three shows, a free recital pass for your dancer to watch the show in the auditorium (students ages 2-3 years old must sit on a parent lap) and an appreciation medal.

MAKE UPS 

Be sure to make the most of our Make-Up policy!  Make-ups can be scheduled through the month of January. Make-ups will no longer be available to be scheduled in February-June as choreography will begin for recital dances.  If you haven’t used your make-ups, get them scheduled ASAP!!

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY 

The studio is OPEN on Monday, January 15, 2024, for regularly scheduled classes.

WINTER WEATHER 

The winter months are officially here!  If inclement weather is in our forecast, be sure to check the status of the studio before you head in!

Here are the ways you can check if MTSD is open/closed:

  • Call the studio an hour prior to your class time and listen for the recording
  • Check our Facebook page

 

GET TO KNOW US!

“What is one item you hope to accomplish in 2024?”

Miss Tanya : To travel somewhere I’ve never been

Miss Tammy : To travel with my husband

Miss Emma : To graduate and become a licensed teacher

Miss Judy : Getting involved with volunteer work/activities

Miss Jess : Complete my Prenatal & Kids Yoga Certifications

Mr Dylan : To travel more and further my career

Miss Brianna :To survive 2 kids under 2!

Miss Brittany : Be more open to change and things unplanned

Miss Brooke : To start my Masters Degree

Miss Mary : To graduate/complete requirements for PA School

Miss Laurie : To have a healthy and happy year

 

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

HO, HO, HO....The Holidays Are Here!

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us and all the hustle and bustle that goes with it!  The studio will be CLOSED for the holiday vacation beginning Thursday, December 21 through Monday, January 1, 2024.  The studio will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2024!

Twinkle Toes, our mischievous and funny elf is back for the holiday season!  She is always on the move, so be sure to look for her when you come into the studio.  She is very clever and loves to hide in some funny places.

 

 TOY DRIVE

MTSD will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Making Opportunity Count of Fitchburg. Donations will be accepted until December 7. Items may be dropped off in the box located in the lobby or to the front desk.  We are collecting for ages 0-18.  We know that the older ages can be tough when it comes to toys.  A great alternative is scarves, gloves, puzzles, puzzle books (word search, etc), books and fidget toys.

 

 POLAR EXPRESS PARTY

We are excited to host our 1st annual Polar Express Party this month!  We invite our friends, ages 4-10, to join us on Sunday, December 10th, from 2:00p - 4:30p for an afternoon of magical fun.  Register online or stop by the studio. Tickets are $20.00 and must be in the form of cash or check.  Registration is limited! Deadline to grab your tickets is December 3.  This is a drop-off event.

 

PARENT OBSERVATION

We have sent out our Parent Observation schedule via email!  Please be sure to mark your days/times in your calendar. Observation days are December 4 - December 15.  If you did not receive a schedule, please reach out.  There are schedules posted on the communication boards in the studio.  Please be sure to check our boards when you stop in the studio, as they are continually updated.

 

MTSD ONLINE HOLIDAY STORE

Once the orders have been received in studio, we will notify you via email for pick up.

 

HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEK

Join us for the week of December 13th through the 20th and get into the holiday spirit!  Holiday jammies, ugly sweaters, holiday hair...you name it!  Just be sure your attire/hair/accessories do not interfere with your ability to dance.

 

CHRISTMAS WISHES

You will see our Walls of Gratitude replaced with Christmas Wishes, as we decorate for the holiday season.

 

 ADULT HIP HOP

Our Adult Hip Hop Session was such a hit, that it is taking a permanent spot on MTSD weekly schedule!  Adult Hip Hop will be held on Mondays from 8p-9p.  This class will be held through the dance season.  Class is $60/mo and there is no registration fee.  Visit the front desk to sign up or for more information!

 

IMPORTANT DATES & CLOSURES

Please be sure to review our studio closure dates. As a reminder, the studio WILL BE OPEN on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 15, 2024, for ALL classes.

 

COSTUMES & MEASUREMENTS

We have extended the recital costume deposit due date to December 4th as a courtesy.  The $50.00 deposit per costume must be made in the form of cash or check.  Costume Deposits should be made separately and not combined with monthly tuition or competition fees.  A $10.00 late fee per costume will be added to accounts if not paid by the extended due date. Costumes are NON-REFUNDABLE and you will be responsible for the balance due on any costumes that have been ordered, even if your child withdraws from a class.

During the month of December, we will be measuring and sizing students for their recital costumes.  The cost of costumes will range from $68.00 - $92.00, depending on the type of costume and age group of the class.  We do try to allow for some growth, but each company is different and provide their own individual size chart.  Invoices for the balance of costumes will go out in February 2024.

 

RECITAL CHOREOGRAPHY

Instructors will begin to teach recital routines in the month of February.  Make-up classes will no longer be allowed. Instructors will be recording the entire class for educational purposes ONLY when teaching recital routines.  Videos are used as a teaching tool for students to see formations, choreography and musicality.

The recordings will NEVER be posted on social media.  We ask that students and parents DO NOT post any videos on social media.

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Winter is here, which means snowstorms and cancellations!  We do not

follow the schools closures.  To check to see if the studio is open/closed due

to inclement weather, please call the studio ONE HOUR prior to the start of your scheduled class.  A recording on our answering machine will be available for any closures.  You can also check our website (www.MissTanyasDance.com) or check our Facebook page.

 

WITHDRAWAL OF A CLASS

If a student would like to withdraw from a class, it must be done BEFORE the new month begins.  We ask that you call or email the studio to withdraw your student.  If you notify the office AFTER the first of the month, you will be responsible for the FULL month’s tuition.  No Exceptions.

 

RECITAL PLANNING

A Recital Packet will be sent out in the coming months, but we wanted to give you a few important pieces of information so you can begin to plan ahead...

All students participating in our annual year-end recital, will be required to pay a mandatory recital fee in the amount of $45.00, or a discounted rate of $55.00 for families who have more than one student participating.  This fee includes an edited video download link for ALL THREE SHOWS, free admission for the dancer to sit in the audience and one appreciation medal per student.  If the student is under 3 years of age, they must sit on the lap of a parent/guardian.  Miss Tanya’s School of Dance is one of the few studios that allow students into the auditorium to watch the show, rather than them remaining backstage or in the cafeteria.  Invoices for this fee will be emailed in January 2024.

 

Media Creations is our hired videographer.  They also offer additional items once the initial media package is purchased (recital fee), such as DVDs, USBs and individual routines at discounted prices.  More information to follow.  NO RECORDING OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED.  NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY.

 

Photos by Jenn is our official photographer.  She will be set up at both dress rehearsals for individual photos.  More information to follow.

 

GET TO KNOW US!

“What is your favorite Christmas Song?”

Miss Tanya: Thank God It’s Christmas (Queen) & Last Christmas (Wham!)

Mr.Dylan: Underneath The Tree (Kelly Clarkson)

Miss Brianna: Last Christmas (Wham!)

Miss Brittany: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays (*NSYNC)

Miss Emma: Christmas Tree Farm (Taylor Swift)

Miss Jess: Baby Please Come Home (Darlene Love)

Miss Tammy: Dominic The Donkey (Lou Monte)

Miss Brooke: All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey)

Miss Mary: All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey)

Miss Laurie: Happy Christmas & Silver Bells

Miss Judy: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas & Christmas Don’t Be Late (The Chipmunks)

 FROM ALL OF US,

 

Miss Tammy, Miss Tanya, Mr Dylan, Miss Brianna, Miss Brittany, Miss Mary,

Miss Brooke, Miss Laurie and the front desk staff, Emma, Judy & Jessie,

we would like to wish everyone a

WONDERFUL HOLIDAY and VERY HAPPY and SAFE NEW YEAR!!!

 

November Newsletter

Hello, November!
Can you believe we are already into November?! The next two months are FULL of events and it will be January before we know it! Our first annual Halloween Party was a huge success! We hope everyone who attended had as much fun as we did. We loved seeing all our students dressed up and having a blast playing games and dancing the afternoon away!

This month we have a full month of events for our students to enjoy and engage in.
Buddy Week is Wednesday, November 1 through Tuesday, November 7. Students in the Creative Movement, Preschool and Beginner classes are welcome to bring a buddy to any of their classes. A waiver form MUST be filled out and returned to the office for all buddies attending. Stop by the front desk or email the office to pick up a waiver form. Please be sure to read the flyer for full details.

MTSD is on a mission to give back to our community this holiday season. We will be collecting non-perishables from November 1 through November 14. Our Thanksgiving Food Drive collections will be donated to Ginny’s Helping Hand & The Jarboe Foundation. All items can be dropped off in the box located in the lobby or to the front desk. We ask that you make sure any items donated are not past their expiration date.
As the month goes on, we will fill our walls with gratitude. Our students will have the opportunity to write what they are grateful for and it will be posted throughout the studio.

MTSD ONLINE HOLIDAY STORE
Our online holiday store is up and running and taking orders until November 8th. Orders will arrive by December 11th. We have jackets in house for sizing. Please sure sure to let the office know if your order is a surprise.

TOY DRIVE
MTSD will continue giving back to our community in December. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys, books and winter accessories that will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Making Opportunity Count of Fitchburg. Donations will be accepted November 27 through December 8. Items can be dropped off in the box that will be located in the lobby or to the front desk.

POLAR EXPRESS PARTY
Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 10 from 2:00-4:30p!! We will be getting into the holiday spirit with an afternoon viewing of The Polar Express complete with hot chocolate, popcorn, a craft and of course dancing! Wear your favorite jammies and bring your coziest blanket for this magical afternoon. This is a drop-off event for students ages 4-10. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at the front desk by cash or check. Students must register by December 5. (TBD - A second session time may be added dependent on interest/registration.)

PARENT OBSERVATION
We will hold Parent Observation days in December! A schedule for viewing days and times will go out later this month. Watch your emails!

COSTUME DEPOSITS
Costume Deposits will be due Monday, November 27, 2024. A deposit of $5o per costume will be invoiced and added to your account. A late fee of $10.00 PER costume will be applied to your account.

LOST & FOUND
As always, please check our Lost & Found basket located in the lobby. The basket is emptied monthly and clothing/shoes are donated.

ABSENCES
PLEASE be sure to call the office if your student is going to be absent or late. While we do appreciate notifying the instructors, it is the front the desk that needs to be made aware. Please call the office at (978) 343-7700. Thank you!!

COMPANY MEMBERS
Class presence is crucial. Missed classes MUST be made up. Please call or stop by the office to schedule your make-up. If you have any questions or concerns, please see your child’s lead company instructor.
If your child will be missing any class(es), please call or email the studio to notify their absence. Doctor notes can be emailed or dropped off to the office.
Signed Company Contracts are now past due. Reminder emails have been sent. Please get all signed paperwork and copies of birth certificates into the office. If you have any questions or need an additional copy, please email.

IMPORTANT DATES
11/1 - November Tuition Due
11/1 - 11/7 - Buddy Week
11/1 - 11/14 -Thanksgiving Food Drive Collection
11/8 - Online Store Order Deadline
11/11 - Veteran’s Day - STUDIO OPEN
11/27 - Costume Deposit Due
11/22 - 11/25 - Thanksgiving Break - STUDIO CLOSED
11/27 - 12/8 - Toy Drive Collection
12/1 - December Tuition Due
12/10 - Polar Express Party
12/11 - Online Store Pick Up
12/20 - 1/2/24 - Christmas Break
6/7 & 6/8 - Recital

REMINDERS!!!
TUITION LATE FEES
A late fee of $15.00 will be assessed after the 15th of the month. This policy will be strictly enforced.

UPDATED POLICIES
Our Pick Up Policy has changed. Students MUST be picked up promptly after their class is over. A Late Pick Up Fee will be charged to your account for students who have not been picked up within 15 minutes of their class end time.

COMMUNICATION
If your child will be late or absent, please call the office to let us know. Do not text the instructor. If you will be late picking your child up, please call the office!!

INCLEMENT WEATHER
Studio closures will be posted on our Facebook page and website. You can also call the studio an hour prior to classes for a recording.

GET TO KNOW US!
Teacher Feature & Staff Q&A! Each month you’ll get to find out a fun fact or fun answer!
“What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?”
Miss Tanya: Sweet Potato Casserole & Pumpkin Pie
Mr.Dylan: My Nana’s Stuffing
Miss Brianna: Mashed Potatoes
Miss Brittany: Green Bean Casserole
Miss Emma: Sweet Potatoes
Miss Jess: My Mom’s Bread Stuffing
Miss Tammy: Stuffing
Miss Brooke: A Fat Turkey Leg
Miss Mary: Mashed Potatoes & Pecan Pie
Miss Laurie: Mashed Potatoes
Miss Judy: Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy & Pies
Students...have a great question? Write it down and leave it with the front desk!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

 

OCTOBER  NEWSLETTER

WELCOME FALL

Wow!  It’s already October!!  Our first month of Season 19 has been off to a great start!  Smiling faces, music from the dance rooms, and laughter is once again filling our space and we couldn’t be happier.  We have so many new and fun things planned for this season.  This month, we have our Halloween Party!

With fall comes the cold the flu and season.  We are asking for everyone’s help in keeping the studio happy and healthy.  If your child has a fever, chills, cough, body aches, vomiting or diarrhea, please keep them home.  We have a great make-up policy and ask that you take full advantage of it!

We continue to follow a few COVID guidelines for student, family and staff safety.  Even with all of the precautions that Miss Tanya’s School of Dance takes, we cannot guarantee that you or your child/children will not become sick.

 

GET YOUR COSTUMES READY!

We will be hosting our FIRST ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY this year! We are so excited!! Be sure to get your tickets and sign your waiver at the front desk.  Cash or Check Only.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2024

Ages 4-6  :  2:00p - 3:30p  ($10/pp)

Ages 7-10 : 4:00p - 5:30p  ($10/pp)

Ages 11+  :  6:00p - 8:00p  ($15/pp)

YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS OUT!  GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!  Tickets MUST be purchased by OCTOBER 15, 2024.

We are also welcoming new friends to this event!  The Halloween Parties are open to outside guests.  Payment and a signed waiver is required for all attendees. This is a “Drop-Off” event.  Please drop your student and friends off at Front entrance.  Pick up is promptly at the end time.

COSTUME DEPOSITS

Costume Deposits will be due Tuesday, November 21, 2024.  A deposit of $5o per costume will be invoiced and added to your account.

LOST & FOUND

As always, please check our Lost & Found basket located in the lobby.  The basket is emptied monthly and clothing/shoes are donated.

ABSENCES

PLEASE be sure to call the office if your student is going to be absent or late.  While we do appreciate notifying the instructors, it is the front the desk that needs to be made aware.  Please call the office at (978) 343-7700.  Thank you!!

DANCE ATTIRE: As we are heading into our second month, we expect all students to have the proper attire, shoes and hair for each class. This is a crucial requirement for your student.  They may be asked to leave the class if they are not prepared. As always, you can find our dress code on our website.  Any attire needs can be found at The Dancer’s Boutique in Fitchburg.

CONTACT INFO: MTSD is a paperless studio.  ALL information is sent out via email.  PLEASE make sure your email and phone number on file are up to date.  If you have not received the “Welcome Letter”, “September Newsletter” or “Halloween Flyer”, PLEASE call the office to update your email!!!

INCLEMENT WEATHER: As the cold weather begins to arrive, that means snow is not far behind.  In the chance that the studio will be closed due to inclement weather, we will announce closure on our WEBSITE and FACEBOOK PAGE.  You can also call the studio for a recording an hour prior to classes.  Please be sure to check these places before you head out.  Remember to utilize our Make-Up Policy for snow days too!

ENROLLMENT: It’s never too late enroll at Miss Tanya’s School of Dance!  Have friend or family member looking for a dance studio to call their second home?  Send them our way!

 

OCTOBER FUN!!

STUDENTS GUESS THE NUMBER OF CANDY CORN AT THE FRONT DESK!

REMINDERS!!

MAKE-UP POLICY:  Students may schedule up to seven (7) make up classes and one make up for each additional class taken from now through February 2024.  This policy is to help offset any missed classes due to illness and snow days.

TUITION:  Tuition is due the 1st of each month, with a grade period until the 15th.  A late fee of $15.00 will be added for any account not paid by the 15th.  This policy will be strictly enforced.  We do not offer automatic payments.  Payments can be made by cash, check, credit card, or online through our website.

PICK UP/DROP OFF:  Our waiting room will continue to remain closed this season.

We ask that you drop your student(s) off no more than 5 minutes early to their class and pick up on time.  Students MUST be picked up promptly at the end of their class. Students may not be more than 10 minutes late to class, or they will not be permitted in the dance room.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

10/1 - October Tuition DUE

10/9 Columbus Day - STUDIO OPEN

10/24-10/30 - COSTUME WEEK

10/31 Halloween - STUDIO CLOSED

11/1 - November Tuition DUE

11/11 - Veteran’s Day - STUDIO OPEN

11/21 - Costume Deposit DUE

6/7 & 6/8 - RECITAL

Get to know us!

Teacher Feature & Staff Q&A!  Each month you’ll get to find out a fun fact or fun answer!

“If you could have a superpower, what would it be?”

Miss Tanya: Time Travel

Miss Tammy:  Telepathy

Mr.Dylan: Invisibility

Miss Brianna:  Time Travel

Miss Brittany: Genie Powers & Teleportation

Miss Emma:  Invisibility

Miss Jess:  Telekinesis

Miss Brooke: Teleportation

Miss Mary: Teleportation

Miss Laurie:  Telekinesis

Miss Judy: Teleportation

Students...have a great question?  Write it down and leave it with the front desk!

 

September 2024 Newsletter

We at Miss Tanya’s School of Dance would like to welcome you and thank you for choosing us to educate your child/children in the art of dance! We hope that your child/children will have a wonderful experience, filled with lots of fun, while gaining dance knowledge and making new friends. Our 19th season will begin on Friday September 8, 2024!

Our monthly newsletters will be sent by email; no hard copies will be distributed. If you have changed your email address, please let the front desk faculty know so that we can update your account. Newsletters will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.

Miss Tanya’s School of Dance teaches five basic dance philosophies!

1. To provide the finest dance environment for students to succeed to the best of their individual ability.
2. To treat and work with each student as an individual.
3. To realize physical and mental strengths and weaknesses of each student.
4. To provide an environment that encourages confidence, self-esteem, and technical growth.
5. To provide qualified and certified staff to teach proper technique and self-worth.

MONTHLY TUITION & PAYMENTS
Our tuition is based on an annual fee, that is divided into 10 monthly payments (average season is based on 32.5 weekly classes) from September 2024 - June 2024. Vacation weeks and some holidays are taken into calculation when establishing tuition prices; you are not charged for these days. Payments are the same for the months of September through May with June tuition being half price. Tuition is not prorated if a month only has 2 weeks or increased if the month has 5 weeks.
Tuition is non-refundable and will not be prorated to accommodate for missed classes. Tuition is due on the 1st of each month with a grace period until the 15th, with the exceptions for the months of September and June. September will have an extended grace period until the 23rd of the month. Payment for June is due on or before May 20th , 2024. If your account is negligent a $15.00 late fee will be added. This fee is non-negotiable.

We accept cash, check or credit for tuition payments. Parents are always welcome to come into the studio to make payments or you can send your payment in via our website (the payment button is at the very bottom of the homepage) or by sending in a check or cash (in a sealed envelope with your dancer’s first and last name clearly written on it. Please note that all costume, recital fees, competition fees can only be paid with cash or check.

INCOMPLETE REGISTRATIONS
Emails have been sent out to students that are missing some required forms or those account that have not paid the registration fee. If you did receive an email, we ask that you please send back the forms as soon as possible. Our “Covid in-Studio Form” and “In Studio Waiver” forms can be found on our website, under “Recent News” on the home page. Both forms MUST be completed and returned before your dancer’s first class.

MAKE-UP CLASSES
Students may schedule up to 7 free make-up classes in advance for their first class and one make-up class for each additional class taken from September 2024 – February 2025. This is offered to offset any missed classes due to illness, snow days, holidays, etc. Make-up classes must be scheduled, in advance, by calling the studio 978-343-7700 or speaking with a Front Desk faculty member. If you take advantage of our “Makeup Class Program” your dancer can receive up to 40 additional classes per year!

DROP OFF & PICK UP POLICY
Our wait areas will remain closed this season. We have discovered that with less noise and distractions
coming from the lobby, our students have stayed more focused in the classroom. There will be a drop-off and pick-up only policy for students. Your dancer may only be dropped off 3 to 5 minutes prior to the start of their class and please pick students up on time, as we cannot have them in them hanging
out in the lobby area. Cubies will be used for student’s belongings. We ask that your dancer please bring a small bag to keep their personal items together. Your dance is encouraged to bring water to every class! NO food is allowed within the studio.

CLASSROOM GUIDELINES FOR AGES 6 & UNDER
*Guidelines for the Creative Movement class ages 2.5 – 3: One parent/guardian will be allowed in the classroom with their child. No siblings or additional guests can attend.

*Guidelines for classes ages 4-6:  The first and second week of class, one parent/guardian will be allowed in the studio to get their child settled. Once your dancer has entered the classroom parents are required to leave the wait area. We are asking that parents remain in the parking lot for the first few weeks, just in case we need to call you regarding any issues with your child, such as bathroom use.
Please check with the front desk to make sure we have the correct phone number on file.

DRESS CODE
All students are required to have the proper dance attire, shoes and hair by the fourth week of classes.
Please visit our websitewww.misstanyasdance.com for the required dress code under each class description. Dance shoes must be carried into the studio, not worn in from the outside. No loose jewelry or accessories are allowed. Dancers who do not come dressed properly will be asked to leave class. Dancers Boutique on John Fitch Highway is our recommended dance store for shoes and dance attire.

COVID POLICIES
There are a few covid guidelines that we must still follow, as the safety of our students, families and staff is our number one priority. We closely monitor policy changes and public health organizations and will continue to make changes, as necessary. Please keep in mind that these guidelines mentioned in this letter could change tomorrow due to the new Covid variants. Even with all the precautions, Miss Tanya’ School of Dance Inc. cannot guarantee that you or your child/children will not become sick.

1. We will follow the Fitchburg Board of Health and CDC guidelines for cleaning and sanitization. We have purchased the correct cleaning products recommended by the CDC and are EPA approved for all hard surfaces, bathrooms and for our Marley floors.
2. We have H13 HEPA Air purifiers for all three studios and one in the lobby area. No chairs are available in the lobby.
3. Students may bring in their own water (labeled clearly with their name) but the NO FOOD policy will be strictly enforced.
4. The bathrooms will be cleaned multiple times during the evening. There is anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer for use.
5. The changing room will remain closed. Students will be required to come in full attire or can use the
restrooms to change.
6. Students will enter and leave through the main entrance.
7. The use of cubbies will be allowed for all student belongings.

8. Students may only be dropped off 3 to 5 minutes prior to the start of their class as we will use a drop-off and pick-up only policy for students. Please Park in the Miss Tanya’s School of Dance parking lot.
9. Dancers or staff experiencing any health symptoms should not attend class. The symptoms include fever, cough/shortness of breath, excessive sneezing, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, body aches or headache.

LOST & FOUND
There will be a lost and found basket in the lobby. We empty and donate any clothing or shoes monthly. Please clearly mark your child’s shoes (on the inside), clothing, water bottles, etc. with their names.

ABSENTEES & LATE ARRIVALS
In the event that your dancer is unable to attend class or is going to be late we ask that you please call the studio and let us know. While we appreciate student’s texting their friends or parents reaching out to the teaching faculty it is the Front Desk that needs to be made aware.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Stay up-to-date on all thing M.T.S.D. by following us on Facebook &Instagram; @misstanyasdance!

UPCOMING EVENTS & IMPORTANT DATES

SPIRT WEEK!
Monday September 25, 2024 - Saturday September 30, 2024 we invite ALL students and faculty to join us in celebrating M.T.S.D! Show your studio spirit by wearing and accessorizing in all things pink & black!

COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND
The studio will be OPEN for all regularly scheduled classes on BOTH Saturday October 7, 2024 and Monday October 9, 2024.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME WEEK!
Tuesday October 24, 2024 - Monday October 30, 2024 we invite our dancers to take part in one of our favorite weeks of the year! We encourage you to wear your costume/Halloween-themed attire to class for a spooky fun week of dancing!

HALLOWEEN
The studio will be CLOSED for all regularly scheduled classes on Tuesday October 31, 2024.

VETERAN’S DAY
The studio will be OPEN for all regularly scheduled classes on Saturday November 11, 2024.

RECITAL COSTUME DEPOSITS DUE!
A costume deposit of $50.00 per costume will be due by Tuesday November21, 2024.

 

We thank you, again, for choosing Miss Tanya’s School of Dance! We are very excited to begin our 19th season with lots of new and familiar faces! We are looking forward to a great year of dancing with you!

Miss Tanya, Miss Tammy & the entire M.T.S.D. faculty