The weather is warming up, and the dancers are working hard preparing for the big recital in June! Please make sure you read through this newsletter to keep you up to date and informed of what’s going on at the studio.
The studio will be closed on Friday, March 30 until Friday, April 6 for Spring Break. Enjoy some rest and relaxation with family and friends!
Mark your calendars now! May 19 is picture day at the studio! Schedules will be posted at the studio for all classes. Students are asked to arrive dressed and ready in costume and recital make-up at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time. Dancers will be signed in and orders will be placed and paid for on picture day. A variety of packages are available that include both individual and group images of your dancer(s). Recital program ads also are due on this day. Please see the office for more information.
Recital Dress Rehearsals
Dress rehearsals will take place June 5-7 at the Chappelear Drama Center. A specific schedule will be available detailing the shows and the dress rehearsal schedule for each. A few things to note. Students should come to dress rehearsal in costume and in recital make-up. Students should arrive at dress rehearsal at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Students and parents will remain in the audience as the numbers are run. We ask that those in the audience remain seated and quiet while dancers are on stage. Students should sit with their class so they are prepared to go on when called. All dancers should remain at rehearsal until it is over. Dancers with quick changes will be shown where to place their costumes backstage to accommodate the timing. Dress rehearsal is an important time for the students to actually do their dance on stage. It also is a time to check costumes, make-up and lighting.
The annual PADC recital will be held June 8-9 at the Chappelear Drama Center on the Ohio Wesleyan University Campus. A specific schedule for each recital will be posted in the studio. Dancers are to be dropped off and checked in backstage at least 30 minutes prior to their show time. There will be parent volunteers with each class to help them get on stage and assist with costume adjustments as needed. All dancers will stay backstage during the recital and participate in the finale on stage. At that point, the same adult who checked them in may check them out backstage. Parent volunteers will do their best to keep dance bags and belongings for each dancer together. There will be things to keep younger dancers busy backstage during the show. If you wish, you may pack them activities they can do quietly such as coloring, reading, etc. Tickets for the recital will go on sale in May.
Appropriate dance shoes and dance attire must be worn in all classes. All students must wear studio brand dance shoes. This ensures quality and uniformity for the students. No Walmart or Meijer dance shoes. The studio sells a variety of leotards, tights, skirts and dance bags. Absolutely no street shoes allowed in the classrooms!
Ballet: solid colored leotard, pink tights, pink Revolution ballet shoes. Hair must be worn in a bun. Ballet 3-6 and pointe must wear a black leotard.
Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Modern: Any style leotard and tights, leggings, dance top or shorts and appropriate shoes. Check for class color and style. Level 5/6 may opt out of wearing tights, if they choose.
Hip Hop: Proper dancewear or a tight fitting T-shirt and shorts/pants and black hip hop shoes. No jeans.
Combo classes: Any style leotard and tights, pink ballet shoes. Combo 2 also needs black tap shoes.
Gymnastics: Any style leotard and tights or biketard. Must wear black gymnastics shoes.
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Just a reminder, there is no credit given for missed classes. If a student misses class because they are ill, has a school/family obligation, or if the weather is bad, the studio offers a make-up class. Make-up classes are the student’s responsibility and are strongly encouraged. Students have four weeks to make up the class that they missed. Check with your child’s teacher to see which class would be appropriate to join for a make up.
Spread the word that PADC offers a fabulous referral program. To thank you for the many referrals we receive, Performing Arts Dance Centre would like to reward those clients who pass along our good name to their friends and neighbors. Any current student who refers someone new to our studio for classes will receive one referral credit for each referral. Referral credits can be used for $10 off monthly tuition or $10 off a recital costume. To be eligible, the new student must have written your name down on the referral line of our registration/medical card and sign up for at least one month of classes. Previous students do not count toward referrals. Referral credits do not expire and can be redeemed at any time.
Costume balances usually run anywhere from $15-$30, depending on the costume. This fee also will include all tax, shipping and a new pair of tights for the recital. Check the bulletin board for the exact amount of your costume balance for your class. After March 10, there will be a $5 service charge per costume that will be applied to any costume balance that is not paid in full.
Recital Fee and Tickets
A recital fee of $30 is due by May 10. After May 10, the fee becomes $35. This fee includes a professional video of the recital. Recital tickets will go on sale in May. Please watch for specific information of on sale dates for tickets.
Share Weeks – New Class Times
To help dancers prepare for performance and to learn the finale, shared class times will begin May 21 – June 4. A specific schedule will be available outlining the new class times and dates. This is a great way to help prepare dancers for being on stage and dancing in front of an audience. It also will give them a chance to practice the final bow and curtain call at the end of their recital.
The studio will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day! Enjoy!
We’ve got summer on our minds! Here are some important dates to note for the summer schedule:
Summer registration will begin April 1
Summer classes begin June 19
The studio will be closed July 2-9
Summer classes will resume July 10
Summer classes are a great time to try a new class or style of dance! There also will be fun dance camps available, so stay tuned!
Please label all dance shoes and bags with student’s name. The studio does have a lost and found bin in the waiting room. It fills up pretty quick with water bottles, shirts, gloves, hats and, of course, DANCE SHOES! To help reduce the number of lost shoes, make sure you write the student’s name on the inside of each shoe! Please be sure you check the Lost-n-Found prior to the recital in June. After that time, all unclaimed items will be donated.
To make things easier for our parents, the studio offers an autopay option for tuition and costumes. This is a free service, and you can have it drafted from credit card or check card. This is a stress free alternative so you don’t have to worry about remembering to make the payment and also guarantees you will never receive a late fee. Please check with the office if you are interested.
Wondering what to do with outgrown dance shoes? Donate them to the studio! We keep a variety of sizes and styles in our “Spare Pair” shoe stock. These donated shoes are used for when children forget their shoes, a new student is trying a class out, or if they ordered new shoes but they just haven‘t arrived yet. The studio is in need of several larger sizes of tap, ballet and jazz shoes. If interested in donating shoes, check with the office as to what size we still need.
PADC offers several different fundraisers throughout the year to help offset the cost of tuition and costumes. Anyone can participate who takes classes at the studio. Whatever money you earn will go directly into your account. The current fundraiser is from Der Dutchman. They offer pies, cookie dough and cake rolls that arrive just in time for Thanksgiving.
Just a reminder, if Delaware City Schools are closed due to weather, all morning classes that day will be cancelled. Evening classes will more than likely run as scheduled. Sign up for the Remind app to receive a text message, or call the studio after 2:30 pm to check the message for confirmation. If Delaware City Schools are closed, that does not guarantee that the studio is closed. We will close if it is a Level 1, 2 or 3 snow emergency. We do not close for wind chill or low temperatures. We only close for snow and ice.