LAURA’S STUDIO OF PERFORMING ARTS
March 2016 Newsletter
March: STUDIO CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK April:18-23 Recital pictures at the studio by Butler Photography May:27th Recital Dress Rehearsal May 27th at Norton Aud. 28thSPRING RECITAL on May 28th at Norton Auditorium
RECITAL COSTUMES: Recital costumes have been ordered and balances are past due. Your recital costume balances are included in your January statement. Your child’s costume balance is $35 for preschool $40 all others. If you have not paid your deposit a costume has not been ordered. In order to get a costume a $35 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.
26th ANNUAL RECITAL: Please mark your calendars for our 26th annual recital. Dress rehearsal will be Friday, May 27 at 4pm. Recital will be Saturday, May 28 at 7pm.
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: The accessories list is posted in the lobby along with the costume list.
RECITAL PICTURES: Recital pictures are scheduled April 18th through April 23rd. 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.
RECITAL FEE: There will be a $50 recital fee due by March 10th. This fee helps to cover the cost of Norton Auditorium, backdrops, security, sound and stage crew. Included in this fee will be a 26th Anniversary t-shirt and program book.
STUDIO WEAR & BAGS: We still have a few Laura’s Studio rhinestoned sweat suits available for sale in the office. Cost is $45. Also, Just in are glittered and embroidered LSOPA backpacks with your child’s name. Cost $40.
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.
INSTAGRAM:Please go to our Instagram page, lsopadance_ , to view videos and photos taken in class. Follow the page and please share with others.
FACEBOOK: Please go to facebook and like and share our page. We will be posting lots of information on this page, such as important dates, weather closing etc... We will also post pics of LSOPA dancers.
PRIVATE LESSONS: Many of you have asked about private lessons for your child. We can choreograph a routine for a pageant or talent show, as well as work with your child on something they want to learn or are having trouble with. All of the teachers here can do them. Please book through the office.
REMINDERS: Tuition is due by the 10th of the month or a $10.00 late fee will be applied to your account.
Office and Reflexions Hours: Monday – Thursday 12-8
Friday 12 – 6
Saturday 10 – 3