November 2013 Studio Newsletter

IMG_2013Reminder: Costume payments are due November 9th.

If you haven’t already done so, please turn in your costume payment as soon as possible. If payment is not received by Nov. 9th or a size has not been confirmed, a costume will not be ordered. For your convenience, you may include payment with your November tuition payment.

If you haven’t seen the picture of your dancer’s costume, please stop by the studio front desk to review the 2013-14 costume book.


Dance Connection Apparel

We have extended the date for clothing orders to be turned in to November 9th for Christmas delivery. Check out the other clothing available for purchase at the front desk area.


2014 Studio Recital Music CD’s

Recital music cd’s will be distributed to each child as soon as they become available. We will be offering these to you free of charge as a way to thank you for choosing The Dance Connection this year.


Back Door Drop-Off Access

We have installed a back door at the end of the hall by the bathrooms. When dropping off or picking up your kids please use the dentist parking lot (directly north of the studio) and have the kids enter/exit through the back door.

This will help alleviate some of the congestion we have in the main parking lot/front door area especially at our busiest times. Both our studio and the karate studio have grown in size and the parking lot gets a little crazy at times!

You are also welcome to use the dentist parking lot for overflow parking and come in through the back door with your child.


Important Dates to Remember:

Thanksgiving Break: November 27 – December 1, 2013

Winter Break: December 22 – January 3, 2014.

Studio Class Pictures: March 6 – 8, 2014.
(Please note, there will be no Ballet, competition classes or technique on March 6th. Amy will be holding extra ballet classes on January 2 – times TBD. Also Miss Alex’s classes will still be held in Studio 3. There will be no classes on Saturday, March 8.)

Spring Break: March 23 – 30, 2014

Last Day of Classes: May 22, 2014

(Times TBD)
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Solo/Duo/Trio Show will either be Saturday or Sunday morning before one of the recitals above.

Friday, May 30th after 4:30 pm
Second Dress Rehearsal – date pending.

Most dancers will only be required to attend one dress rehearsal.

A more detailed schedule will be posted at a later date for pictures and the dress rehearsals.



 It is hard to believe that on November 20, 2010 we lost one of our most talented dancers at the young age of 13. We have created a little area outside at the studio to dedicate to the wonderful memory of what Kaleigh Faeh meant to all of the dancers and families she has touched while she was with us.

We invite everyone to wear orange or green (they were her favorite colors) on Wednesday, November 20th at to honor her memory.

Class Cancellations

Due to inclement weather class cancellations will always be left on the studio voicemail, Facebook and as a post here on the studio site.  Please note that we do not always cancel when the school district does if the road conditions have improved by start of the studio’s first class of the day.

Late Fee Reminder

There will be a $10 late fee assessed if tuition is not received by the 15th of the month. Please note that if you do not include late fees at the time of payment, your dancer will not be allowed to perform in the recital until your season account (including accrued late fees) is paid in full.

Dancer’s Showcase: Christmas at the Steeple Center

Christmas at the Steeple Center in Rosemount will be holding it’s second annual Christmas show this year and we are honored to have 7 of our dancers performing two pieces in this show. The routines will be choreographed by our talented instructors, Amy Shomshak and Melissa Grannis

Tickets can be ordered online via the Steeple Center.


Please try and make it a point to come into the studio at least once a month. Don’t expect your payments to make it to the box if you send it with your kids. A lot of times it gets put in their bags and forgotten about. This is also a good time to pick up the newsletter or check the bulletin board that contains important information.

Overflow Parking

The two businesses to the north of us are allowing us to use their parking lots for extra parking during busy times. You may park in the dentist office lot anytime and the daycare lot after 6:00 during the week and anytime on the weekends.

Waiting Room / Lobby Etiquette

Just a reminder that for safety and respect purposes, please be sure that your children are not yelling and running around in our waiting room. We have parents who are trying to watch their children in class as well as staff members who are trying to help parents both at the desk and on the phone. Please remind your kids to use their inside voices and walk at all times.

Also, please use the garbage cans we have and make sure any garbage is picked up and not left behind and please don’t dump any food down the drains in the bathroom sinks.

Thank you!