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January 2015 Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS:

January: 5th Classes resume

February : 1st Recital balances due

March: 1st Recital Fee due 
23rd-28th Studio Closed for Spring Break

March 30th- April 3rd Recital pictures at the studio by Butler Photography

May: 22nd Recital Dress Rehearsal at Norton Auditorium 
23rd& 24th Spring Recital at Norton Auditorium

RECITAL COSTUMES: Recital costumes have been ordered and balances are due by February 10th, 2015. Your recital costume balances are included in your January statement. Your child’s costume balance is $40 for preschool $45 all others. If you have not paid your deposit a costume has not been ordered. In order to get a costume a $30 deposit must be paid and a $20 shipping and handling fee must be paid. There is NO guarantee that the costumes ordered after mid-January will be here in time for pictures.

25th ANNUAL RECITAL: Please mark your calendars for our 25th annual recital. Dress rehearsal will be Friday, May 22. Recital will be Saturday, May 23 at 7pm and Sunday, May 24 at 2pm. A list of performances for each day will be available closer to recital. 

CLASS ATTENDANCE: Teachers have started choreographing for recital. It is very important that all students attend class regularly so they can be ready for recital in May.

RECITAL SHOES AND TIGHTS: Many have started asking about shoe color needed for recital. I will have an accessory list posted up in the lobby by the end of the month. Pictures of the costumes will be posted in early February.

RECITAL PICTURES: Recital pictures are scheduled April 8th –13th. Class, individual and ad pictures will be taken during class that week. The pictures will be taken by Butler Photography. A price list will be posted by the end of February and will be passed out in class mid-March. 

PICTURE AD FORMS: Picture Ad forms for the recital program are available in the office. Please consider purchasing an ad for your child, so we can make the program bigger and better than before. Please remember that you can be sponsored by a business, which is a tax write off for the business. The program will contain contents of the recital (order of performance by song title and dancer’s name), information on all the teachers, and class pictures. Costs of the pictured ads are: ¼ page-$75.00, (2) ¼ pages-$130.00, (4) ¼ pages-$250.00, 1 full page-$200.00. Pictures can contain more than one child but not more than 4. You will receive one free book for ¼ or (2) ¼ page ads or two free books for full page or (4) ¼ pages. All recital ads must be paid for by April 3rd. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: If you order and pay for your recital book ads by January 31st you will receive a 20% discount.

RECITAL FEE: There will be a $50 recital fee due by March 1st. This fee helps to cover the cost of Norton Auditorium, backdrops, security, sound and stage crew. Included in this fee will be a 25th Anniversary t-shirt and program book, as well as 2 recital tickets. 

STUDIO WEAR: We still have a few Laura’s Studio rhinestoned sweatsuits available for sale in the office. Cost is $45.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Please note that class tuition is based on a 4 week month (even if there are five weeks) and is paid regardless of classes unattended. Tuition remains the same regardless of absences, vacations, or holidays. No refunds or adjustments will be made due to absences. Make-up classes are encouraged and must be taken within the month missed. If there are extenuating circumstances (medical, etc.) please contact the office or Mrs. Laura so other arrangements can be made. If you choose to withdraw from a class please let the office know before the start of the month so that your account can be adjusted, once the month has started the account cannot be adjusted. You cannot dropout for a month. If you miss for an entire month, you must still pay for that month, but all classes missed can be made up.

REMINDERS: Tuition is due by the 10th of the month or a $10.00 late fee will be applied to your account