November Studio Newsletter

Don’t Forget: Costume payments are DUE NOV 8th.

If you haven’t already done so, please pay as soon as possible. If payment is not received by November 8th or a size has not been confirmed, a costume will not be ordered. You may include payment with your tuition. If you have not yet seen the picture of your child’s costume, please stop by the studio front desk to review the book.

Dance Connection Apparel

Please be aware that we have extended the date  to November 8th for clothing orders to be turned in to guarantee Christmas delivery. Stop by the studio to see all the great new clothing styles available for purchase this season!

Class Cancellations

Due to inclement weather, especially during winter, class cancellations will always be left on the studio voice mail, Facebook / Twitter and here on the site. Please be aware that we do not always cancel when the school district does if the roads have improved by the end of the day.

Late Fee Reminder

Please remember, there will be a $10 late fee assessed if tuition is not received by the 15th of the month. If you do not to pay the late fee, they will accrue until the end of the year and must be paid before performing in the recital.

There are some people that continuously pay late without including the late fee and it’s not fair to the people that pay on time or to the people that include the late fee.

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.

Dancer’s Showcase

Christmas at the Steeple Center in Rosemount will be holding it’s second annual Christmas show this year and we are honored to have 10 of our dancers performing two pieces in this show. The routines will be choreographed by our talented instructor, Melissa Grannis Tickets can be ordered online at the Rosemount Area Arts Council site.

Drop Offs

Parents who drop off their children: 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 the studio 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 pm during the week and anytime on the weekends.

Waiting Room / Studio 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. We would ask that you please remind your kids to use their inside voices and walk at all times.

Thank You!

Important Dates to Remember:

Thanksgiving Break:
Nov. 22 –Nov. 25, 2012

Winter Break:

Dec. 22– Jan. 3, 2013

Studio Picture Dates:
March 8-9, 2013.
* Please note that there will be no classes on March 9.

Spring Break:
March 25– 31, 2013

Competition Solo/Duo/Trio Recital
March 15th @ 6:30 pm at Black Hawk Middle School, Eagan

Last Day of Classes
Monday, June 3, 2013

MAKEUP CLASS DAYS AND TIME FOR NOVEMBER 1 (power outage)
All dancers who had their classes cancelled on Thursday Nov. 1 due to the power outage may come to the following class time to make it up.
Intermediate and Advanced Teen Jazz – Jazz technique Saturdays 10:30-Noon
Teen Tap Masters – Tap 3 – Mondays 7:45-8:15 pm
Advanced Kickline – Intermediate Kickline – Wednesdays 8:15-9:00 pm

*Please note: dancers who had technique or ballet classes cancelled on Thursday, November 1 will not have to make these up unless you want to come to a similar technique class at a different time.

2013 Dance Connection Studio Recital

We have received confirmation of the recital and rehearsal dates, which are listed below. This is such an important event for the dancers that we try to get the best dates possible. The High Schools in the area school districts are also getting busier with activities every year. Please note that The 2013 recital will be held the second weekend in June. We know this is later than last year, but it was the only available option and we believe that with school being out, both dancers and parents will be less stressed because they will not have other school functions to try and fit in, such as choir and band concerts, etc…

Due to the recital dates, please note that the last day of class will be Monday, June 3, 2013.

Tuition for June will be half your normal amount for the month. This will include dress rehearsal and recital fees.

DRESS REHEARSALS:
Will be held once again at Eastview High School, Apple Valley, June 6 -7. Rehearsal will start after 5 pm. We will post a detailed schedule later this season.

RECITAL DATES:
The recital will also be held at Eastview High School, Apple Valley (please note that times may be subject to change)
Saturday, June 8 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 9 1:00 pm

(*All creative kids, tap/pre-ballet, tap/beginning jazz and beginning hiphop will only perform in one show. All other classes may perform in one or more show. Detailed schedule coming soon)

THE DANCING ANGEL: KALEIGH FAEH MEMORIAL

It is hard to believe that on November 20th two years ago, we lost one of our most talented dancers at the young age of 13. The little tree planted outside the studio survived the dry summer and continues to keep the wonderful memory of what Kaleigh Faeh meant to all of the dancers and families she has touched while she was with us. We are inviting dancers to wear her favorite colors, orange and green that day to class to honor her spirit!