News letter

                                                                                          February 2020 Newsletter      

Dear Students & Parents/Guardians,                                                                                                                                          

               The month of February is upon us and with that brings thoughts of excitement for Miss Tanya’s School of Dance’s 15th Annual Dance Recital! This year’s theme will be announced after February School Vacation (Monday February 17th – Saturday February 22nd 2020). There will be a poster in the first wait area showing the chosen recital costumes for this year, along with the prices and the shows that students are in. This year’s recital dates are as followed: Friday, June 12th 2020 and Saturday June 13th 2020. The venue for the recital will be: Leominster High School, 122 Granite Street, Leominster MA.

              There will be three separate shows in this year’s recital: one show on Friday June 12th 2020 and two shows on Saturday June 13th 2020. There will be a medal presentation at the conclusion of each show which we encourage all dancers and families to attend. The “Creative Movement” class (ages 2.5 – 3) and Pre-school Combo classes (ages 4 & 5) will be in one performance on Saturday June 13th 2020. (The Friday 4:00 Hip Hop/Tap ages 4-6 is not considered a Pre-School class and will be in two shows.) All other classes and any dancer in multiple classes will perform in a minimum of two shows with a possibility of performing in all three. Dancers in intermediate and advanced classes as well as Company Members may be in all three shows. When creating the schedule for each recital show, we always consider students with siblings and try to have them in at least one show together so that families can attend. Unfortunately, it is not always possible.

               Dress Rehearsal dates are as followed: Tuesday, June 9th 2020 and Wednesday, June 10th 2020 and will be held at Leominster High School. Ticket costs, Dress Rehearsal Schedules, Show Schedules and more information will be given out at a later date. We ask that you please mark your calendars now to avoid any conflicts with these important dates.

               Recital tickets will go on sale in May 2020. There will be a Pre-Ticket Sale Date at the end of April 2020 for Creative Movement and Pre-School Combo classes (ages 4 – 5) ONLY! (The Friday 4:00 Hip Hop/Tap ages 4-6 is not considered a Pre-School class.)

              All dance recital costumes have been ordered and an invoice for the balance of costumes will be given out during the week of February, 24th 2020. (It will be attached to the March 2020 Newsletter.) Costumes will range in price between $65.00 to $87.00 and all Child 2XL and Adult 2XL costumes will have an additional $5.00 charge. We are given a size chart for each costume company as a guide to size students. Costumes come in standard sizes and are not custom made for each body type. The most important measurement to determine the size of a costume is the girth (the measurement around the middle of a body, especially the waist).   As a result, some students may be required to go to a larger costume size and some areas of the costume may need alterations. We do our best to size each student accordingly and allow for some growth room, but some students have a growth spurt that may change the measurements and costume sizes.   Any alterations are the responsibility of the parent. Payments for costume balances must be paid by CASH OR CHECK and cannot be included with your monthly tuition payment. No credit cards please.

               Students can no longer schedule make-up classes. Just a reminder that students were allowed to make-up seven free classes in advance for their first class and one free make-up class for each additional class taken from the months of September 2019 - February 1st 2020. This is to offset any missed classes due to illness, snow days, holidays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Break, Dress Rehearsal and Recital Dates. 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. Scheduling make-up classes is the responsibility of the student and parent.  

               Instructors of Miss Tanya’s School of Dance will begin teaching recital dance routines tin the month of February. The observation window will be closed for the rest of the season and students will NOT be allowed to make-up any missed classes. Class attendance is very important as new steps will be added each week. Please make sure to be present and on time for every class. Students may not miss more than 3 classes from February to the recital date in June in order to be eligible to perform in the recital.

We will be CLOSED for February School Vacation (February 17th – 23rd 2020) and will reopen on Monday, February 24th, 2020.

               We are very excited to announce that Miss Tanya’s School of Dance Competition Company will be having a Performance Showcase that is open to the general public. Showcase will be on Saturday, February 29th 2020 with a snow-date of Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at The Weston Auditorium at Fitchburg State University. Please mark your calendars for this exciting performance as this is a great way for MTSD students, friends, families and parents to see all of the competition team routines in a local venue! This year there will be two separate performances: Show 1 at 1:00pm and Show 2 at 5:30pm. There will be different routines in each show with the exception of some routines being in both shows.

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning on Monday, February 3rd 2020. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Advance Purchase: $12.00 per ticket for adults and $10.00 per ticket for children (ages 3-12)
  • Door Price: $17.00 for adults and $15.00 for children (ages 3 – 12).
  • Children under the age of 3 are FREE.
  • A discounted student ticket (purchased in advance only) at the cost of $8.00 will be available for students who are currently enrolled in the dance program.

              Please keep in mind that with the winter months means snow storms and cancellations. To check if the studio is closed please call the studio ONE hour prior to the start of your scheduled class; a recording will be on the answering machine regarding cancellations. You can also check our web-site or our Facebook. If schools are closed the studio may still be OPEN, so please check the web-site, Facebook, or call the studio for more information. Also, if your child has a fever or any flu symptoms, please do not send them to dance class.

Thank you,

Miss Tanya’s School of Dance Staff