News letter


                                                                                                        February 2019 Newsletter        

The month of February is here and with that brings excitement for Miss Tanya’s School of Dance’s 14th Annual Dance Recital!  This year’s theme will be announced after February School Vacation (Monday February 18th – Saturday February 23rd).  We will be displaying a poster in the first wait area of this years’ chosen recital costumes, along with the prices and the shows that students are in.  This year’s recital dates are as followed: Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th.  Please make note that the venue has changed to Leominster High School, 122 Granite Street, Leominster MA.

There will be three separate shows in this year’s recital: one show on Friday June 14th and two shows on Saturday June 15th. 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 Preschool Combo classes (ages 4 – 5) will be in one performance on Saturday June 15th.   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 11th and Wednesday, June 12th 2019 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 2019. There will be a Pre-Ticket Sale date at the end of April 2019 for Creative Movement and Pre-School Combo classes (ages 4 – 5) ONLY! 

All dance recital costumes have been ordered and an invoice for the balance of costumes will be given out during the week of February, 25th 2019. (It will be attached to the March 2019 Newsletter.)  Costumes will range in price between $63.00 to $87.00 and all Child 2XL, Adult XL 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.

Make-up classes can be scheduled until Saturday, February 2nd 2019.  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 2018 - February 2019. 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 routines the week of February 4th, 2019. 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 recital. 

The studio We will be CLOSED for February School Vacation (February 18th – 24th) and will reopen on Monday, February 25th, 201

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 is a performance that allows company members to perform their competition routines for the first time in front of an audience and showcases their talents before they hit the competition stage for the 2018-2019 season. The Showcase is Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 with a snow-date of Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at Fitchburg State University in The Weston Auditorium.  Please mark your calendars for this exciting performance as this is a great way for MTSD students, families and friends to see all of the competition team routines in a local venue! This year there will be two separate performances with different routines in each show.  They are as followed:

• Show 1 at 1:00pm will showcase all of Miss Kiera’s, Miss Brianna’s routines.
• Show 2 at 5:00pm will showcase all of Miss Tanya’s and Miss Brittany’s routines. 
(Miss Kayla’s Tap, Miss Kiera’s Hip Hop, Miss Tanya’s Hip Hop will be in both shows.)

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning on Friday, February 1st 2019. Ticket prices are as followed:

• 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 as a recording will be on the answering machine regarding cancellations. You can also check our web-site or our Facebook page. The studio may still be OPEN if schools are closed so again, please check the web-site, Facebook, or call the studio for more information. Also, flu and cold season is unfortunately here.  If your child has a fever or any flu symptoms, we ask that you please do not send them to dance class.

Thank you,
Miss Tanya’s School of Dance Staff