The dance season is in full swing, and believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner ! Please make sure you read through this news letter to keep you up to date and informed of what’s going on at the studio.
All students will receive a studio t-shirt with their paid registration. This year’s shirt will be black. We will begin to pass these out the first week of November. If you have not received a shirt by the end of November, please see the office.
The studio will be taking orders for care window decals from November 1-15. 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 we can add their names under the first one at no 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!
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.
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.
Bring a Friend Update
Bring a Friend Week was a lot of fun! We had many students who brought a friend to their dance or gymnastics class. Everyone had a blast and did a great job. Congratulations to Jorja Murphy and Julia Castiglione, who were the winners of our Bring A Friend drawing! They each will receive a $20 gift certificate to our dancewear shop, Dancer’s Closet.
If you would like to receive text notifications for closings and other important studio information, please sign up by texting “@padc” to the number 740-279-1753. Do not include quotation marks in the message.
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.
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.
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!
Halloween and Holiday Breaks
The studio will be closed on Tuesday, October 31 for Trick-or-Treat! We witch you a Happy Halloween!
The studio will be closed for Thanksgiving Break November 22-26
The studio will be closed for Christmas Break December 22-January 2
We hope everyone has a blessed holiday and enjoys the time with family and friends!
Just a reminder that everyone 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 each class that you will be performing in for the recital. After November 10, costume deposits are $65 per class. Costume deposits are non-refundable. Costume balances will be due March 10. 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 in February 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.
Mark your calendars now! During Watch Week, the studio invites parents to watch class from inside the studio classrooms. We will have Watch Week Friday, November 10 – Thursday, November 16. This is a perfect time to take pictures of your child dancing in class. Please be considerate of the rest of the class and other observers by keeping young siblings quiet in the room. Due to space constraints, this is limited to immediate family only.
PADC will be joining in Delaware’s annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 3. All students are encouraged to attend. The parade starts at 3 pm at Mingo Park and travels down Sandusky Street to Wilmer Street. Students will ride on a hayride float and parents are welcome to walk alongside and help pass out flyers and candy. Students are to be dropped off at the float no later than 2:30 and are ready to be picked up at OWU Selby Stadium on Henry Street as soon as the float gets there around 3:30. The float will not stop until it gets to Selby Stadium. All students need to dress appropriately for the weather, wear a Santa hat and their studio shirt (you can wear that over a sweatshirt if it is warm or under a coat if it is cold). Students may bring a blanket if they want to lay it down on the hay. If it’s raining, they may bring an umbrella. Make sure students have gone to the bathroom before you drop them off and leave extra time to get to Mingo because the traffic backs up. The studio also is taking donations of bags of candy to pass out along the parade route. Let’s show our pride and support with everyone joining in for another fun and festive parade!
Mark your calendars now! The PADC Christmas show for charity is scheduled for Saturday, December 2 at hayes High School with the first show beginning at 6:30 pm and the second show at 8 pm. This is a charity event with admission being $5 and a canned good. All proceeds will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and the canned goods going to the local People In Need food bank. A variety of classes will be asked to participate in this optional performance. More information will be passed out regarding this show in November. If your child is asked to dance in the show, they will bring home a sheet before Thanksgiving discussing the performance in more detail. This is PADC’s way of giving back to the community by showcasing all of the great talent Delaware has to offer!
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.
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.
PADC is on Facebook! Check out the studio’s page and 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 or history.
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.