News letter

September 2023 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, 2023!

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.

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 2023 - 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.

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.

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 2023 – February 2024. 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!

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.

*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.

All students are required to have the proper dance attire, shoes and hair by the fourth week of classes.
Please visit our 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.

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.

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.

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.

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Monday September 25, 2023 - Saturday September 30, 2023 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!

The studio will be OPEN for all regularly scheduled classes on BOTH Saturday October 7, 2023 and Monday October 9, 2023.

Tuesday October 24, 2023 - Monday October 30, 2023 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!

The studio will be CLOSED for all regularly scheduled classes on Tuesday October 31, 2023.

The studio will be OPEN for all regularly scheduled classes on Saturday November 11, 2023.

A costume deposit of $50.00 per costume will be due by Tuesday November21, 2023.


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