October 2013 Studio Newsletter

MINN-MN-2-13- 322 -17721Happy October, Dancers! We are off to a good start to another year and happy to have you dancing with us!


It’s that time of year again: Bring a friend to dance week September 30-October 3!

Share your love of dance with a friend and bring them along to your classes this week! No experience needed!


The studio will be closed on Halloween: Thursday, October 31

All students may wear their Halloween costumes to their class(es) Thursday, October 24-Wednesday, October 30. Again, this year we will be donating to the food bank. Help us by donating a non-perishable food item.


Parents’ Week – Thursday, October 24-Wednesday, October 30th

During parents’ week you will see a size chart to sign off on the size of your child’s costume for us to order. Your  child’s measurements will be taken ahead of time by their teacher. If the costume received is too big or too small and needs to be sent back, there will be a $25 charge for sending it back. The costume companies charge this as a restocking fee…not us! Please make every effort to be here to choose the size. You will be asked to sign a form stating that you chose this size and agree to the $25 fee.


Costume Payment Reminder

Participating in the spring recital is optional. If you are participating, please remember that costume payments are due by Wednesday, October 30. Costume costs were listed in the studio policy you signed when you signed up for classes . You may make partial payments in advance, but the total must be paid by October 30th or a costume will not be ordered. If you participated in the fundraiser, profit of what you sold can be applied to your costume charge.


2013 Season Costume Prices

Creative Kids $75

All ballet classes $90

Tap/Pre Ballet, Tap/Beg Jazz thru Tap/Jazz 2 $85

Int. and Adv.Teen Jazz and all Hip Hop classes $85

Competition lines will receive a separate bill.

Boys classes will vary between $75 and $85 if a costume is ordered out of a costume book.


Class Questions?

The instructors at the Dance Connection would like you to know that they are willing to answer any questions you have regarding your child’s dance class. If you are unable to catch them before or after class, please leave a message for them at the desk or send an e-mail to the studio and they will get back to you.


Technique Classes

Tap and Jazz technique classes are offered for anybody interested. You can pay as you go for $15 a class.


Order your Dance Connection Apparel Today!

Order forms can be found on the table under the hanging clothes. Orders and payment must be in by Oct. 30th to ensure arrival and pickup before we break for the Christmas holiday.



Snacks and Such Fundraiser Orders will be here for pick up on October 28th from 4:30-6:30 pm


Winter Weather Policy

It’s hard to believe that the Winter season is just around the corner! In case of bad weather, cancelled classes may be made up during the month at a class of the same level. We do not always cancel when the school district does because the conditions may improve during the day. In the case of cancellation, a message will be posted on the Dance Connection Facebook page, E-mailed out and recorded on the studio voice mail.


Auto-Pay Information

If you had your tuition and other dance related costs deducted from a credit card automatically last year, we will need to re-enter your card in to our new system. Please stop by the studio or call Monday-Thursday 4:30-8:00 pm to give us your card info.