Fall Dance Newsletter
2020 - 2021 DANCE YEAR INFORMATION
We are excited to announce that our fall classes will begin on Friday, September 11. There will be five 7-week dance sessions with classes culminating in recital performances in June 2021. The first session will be held Friday, September 11 through Thursday, October 29.
ON-SITE AND ON-LINE OPTIONS
All age groups have on-site classes available and most have the option to take classes on-line. We highly recommend on-site classes, but we are offering online classes for those who have concerns over the existing pandemic. See the left column of the schedule to see which classes are offered only on-site or only on-line. Online classes will be streamed during the same times as the on-site class schedule. Directions on how to get connected to our online classes will be emailed separately.
Please contact our office for level assistance. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-287-3546.
THREE WAYS TO REGISTER:
On-line via our website: If you are a returning family with an existing account, just log in as usual as our system automatically keeps you on file. If you would like assistance in creating an account on our on-line system please contact our office at email@example.com or 410-287-3546.
Mail the enclosed registration sheet and payment to 25 Flint Drive, North East, MD 21901
Drop off the registration form and payment to the main office or lobby drop box. Call before dropping by to make sure we are open – 410-287-3546.
FANTASY DANCE CLASSES
Fantasy Dance Classes are fun and high-energy online classes which teaches dance through improvisation and storytelling. Themes for the fall session include Sofia the First, Moana, Little Mermaid, Unicorn Fantasy, Elena of Avalor, Beauty and the Beast and Little Red Riding Hood. If your child is opting to take classes on-site, consider adding this online option to supplement your child’s dance education and invite an out of town relative or friend to join you online!
Due to the Governor’s new mask mandate, all students ages six and older will be required to wear a mask at the dance studio.
ARRIVAL AND LOBBY USE
Due to COVID19 spacing restrictions, dancers should not enter the building earlier than 3 minutes before class time and
the lobbies will primarily be used for arriving students only. If your child is young (or new to the studio), you are welcome to bring your child into the studio until the class begins or until he/she feels comfortable. Older students should be dropped off at the front door.
DANCER PICK UP/DEPARTURE
Main Studio (A & B): Students will be dismissed through our back door which leads to the playground area behind the building. Parents will need to pick up their dancer in the back of the building (rain or shine). Feel free to bring a chair to sit on so you can be comfortable while waiting for your child.
Studio C: Parents should pick up their dancer on the sidewalk outside of the building after class.
Any dancer who has a cough, a fever or doesn’t feel well must stay home. There will be hand sanitizer at the entrance of both buildings. We will maintain sanitation and cleaning efforts to ensure dancer safely.
Weather permitting, families may enjoy the walking trail and creek in the woods behind the main studio while waiting for their dancer. Entrances are marked with orange flags. Enjoy nature right in our back yard! * Supervise children, walk the trails at your own risk and check for deer ticks after your walk.
We are sorry to announce that Miss Danielle will not be returning to our staff this year. She wants to spend more time with her family and put her efforts into the dance program she runs for Edgewood High School. We thank her for the great training and choreography that she shared with her students and wish her all the best in the future!
We also wish Miss Shoshana a wonderful journey as she starts her master’s degree at Longy School of Music in MA. She did a fabulous job with our musical theater classes and we will miss her so much! We thank her for all of the personal attention, tips, and the love she gave our students!
We are excited to announce that we have hired some amazing new instructors! Please see our website for a full bio on each our new teachers: Kerianne Darraugh, Melissa Fazzino, Nicole Roark, Jessica Stull, Victoria McWilliams-Walpole, and Kimberly Whitney
THE DANCE STATION
The Dance Station located next to studio C has all your dancewear needs. The August special of the month is $5 off any leotard over $25 (limit one offer per dancer). The September special is 10% off all shoes. www.thedancestationllc.com; 443-674-8075
“Ballet Tech” means the class will focus on technique for the entire year and will not perform in the recital.
If you did not receive your trophy at the recital, you may stop by the office and pick one up. If your child participated in the final session but was not able to be in the recital, he/she is still eligible to receive a trophy.
Recital Blu-ray DVD's are still available for $35! Call or email the office or complete an order form from the lobby table or via our website and drop it off to the lobby dropbox.
If you ordered a recital Blu-ray DVD, they are available for pick up at The Dance Station until August 29 and then they will be at the studio.
PARENT COMMUNICATION: All future newsletters and notifications will be sent via email, so please make sure the office has your email address on file. Hard copies will always be available on the lobby desk.
Did you know we offer the following classes … homeschool classes, boys only classes, toddler classes, yoga, and pilates? See our schedule or contact our office for more information!