Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! We are so excited to start our new dance season! To help things run smoothly, make sure you read through this newsletter to keep you up to date and informed of what's going on at the studio!
We won!!! Congratulations to the 2017 Sr. Company Tap Dance “Dock of the Bay” for winning Rainbow’s Dance Competition Video of the Year! There were more than 125 nominees and 12,000 votes were cast. As winners, a professional video crew from California will be flying out to interview and video the studio the last weekend in September. We are so happy and proud of the winning team: Jayden Rike, Aiden Rodriguez, Jessica Steinberger and Rozalyn Zielinski. Amazing job dancers!
All students will receive a FREE studio t-shirt with their paid registration. We will begin to pass these out as soon as they arrive. If you have not received a shirt by the end of October, please see the office.
Something new that the studio is starting this year are monthly and weekly themes. This is a fun way to incorporate different topics, points of interest and fun days that the students will look forward to. All the classes at the studio will be involved and participate in the themes. Check the bulletin board, Facebook and the website to learn what the theme of the week is.
Families are now able to check their studio account through our software program, Studio Director. You can access it from the main menu here on the studio website. Click on Account Login. That will open in a new tab. The first time you log on, click Forgot Password, and that will walk you through setting up a login with the email you have on file with the studio. That is very important – if you use a different email than what the studio has on file, it will not work. Once you are logged in, you can see your student’s class list, your current balance due, balance due within 30 days and also your last payment.
The studio will be closed on Wednesday, October 31 for Trick-or-Treat. We witch you a Happy Halloween!
Save The Date
Mark your calendars now. PADC will be participating in two holiday events. The first is Delaware’s annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 2. ALL STUDENTS are encouraged to attend. More details to follow as it gets closer. The second event is our Christmas Show for Charity. PADC’s Christmas Show is tentatively scheduled for either the first or second weekend in December. This is a charity event with admission being $5 and a canned good. A variety of classes will be asked to participate in this optional performance. More information will be passed out in November regarding this show.
Just a reminder that anyone who wants to participate in the June recital must pay a $60 costume deposit by November 10. If you are in multiple classes, you will need to pay a costume deposit for every class that you will be performing for the recital. Also, if you are in multiple classes, you may perform in multiple shows. After November 10, costume deposits will be $65 per class. Costume deposits are non-refundable. Costume balances will be due march 10.
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 first fundraiser that the studio will run will be Der Dutchman. They offer pies, cookie dough and cake rolls that arrive just in time for Thanksgiving. Look for information on the bulletin board in October.
Please label all dance shoes and bags with student’s name. We have a lost-n-found located in the front foyer under the bench. This container fills up pretty quick with water bottles, shirts, gloves, hats and, of course, dance shoes. To help reduce the number of lost shoes, please make sure you write their name inside of them.
PADC is on Facebook! Check out the studio’s page to stay up to date with everything that’s going on, and stay connected with fellow dancers. Helpful reminders, announcements, pictures and videos are posted regularly as well as fun trivia and history.
The studio will be taking orders for car window decals from September 10-September 29. Decals are $12 and can be blank or personalized with your child’s name. If there is more than one dancer in the family, we can either order a separate decal or add their names under the first one at no additional charge. Decals are made of white vinyl and are applied to the exterior side of your window. They will stand up through car washings and rear window wipers. What a great way to show how proud you are of your dancer!
Appropriate dance shoes and dance attire must be worn in all classes. All students must wear studio brand dance shoes. The studio also sells a variety of leotards, tights, skirts and dance bags. Absolutely no street shoes allowed in the classrooms.
Ballet: Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink Revolution ballet shoes. hair must be in a bun. Ballet 3-6 and pointe must wear a black leotard.
Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Modern: Any style leotard, tights, leggings, dance top or shorts and appropriate shoes. Check for class color and style.
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.
Boys Sports Training
The studio is excite to announce that we will now be offering boys sports training starting September 17. This is a 30 minute class that focuses on agility and strength training while also developing balance and coordination skills in a non-stop, hard hitting class that’s just for boys! Ages K-3. Session runs for six weeks, costs $50 and includes a free t-shirt. Class meets Mondays from 4:45 – 5:15pm.
Mark your calendars now! During Watch Week, the studio invites parents to watch class from inside the studio classrooms. Watch Week will be Monday, November 12-Saturday, November 17. This is a perfect time to take pictures of your child dancing in class. Please be considerate to the rest of the class and observers by keeping young siblings quiet while in the room. Due to space constraints, this is limited to immediate family only.
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 any 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.
Spread the word, PADC offers a fabulous referral program. To thank you for the many referrals we receive, PADC 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 $10 off their tuition for that month. The new student also will receive $10 off their tuition for the first month. To make things even better, every five new student referrals you make, you also will receive a FREE COSTUME DEPOSIT, in addition to your $10 tuition discount for that month. To be eligible, the new student must write your name down on the referral line of our registration card and sign up for at least one month of classes. Previous students do not count toward referrals. We love all of our referrals and thank you for speaking so highly of PADC to your friends and neighbors. We appreciate it!
There is no credit given for missed classes. If a student misses a class because of illness, family/school obligation or if the weather is bad, the studio will offer 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 or the front desk as to which class would be appropriate for them to join for the make-up.