WDC Darby's Dancers - May 2018 Newsletter
As the 2017-18 dance season comes to a close, we would like to thank all of our Darby's Dancers families for allowing us to work with your children!   We appreciate the opportunity and hope to see them in the future!

We have been busy preparing our Darby's Dancers for our 23rd annual recital- "Land of 10,000 Dances" and we hope you are excited to see them perform!

RECITALS 2018

Darby's Dancers Tuesday 7:15 Class
Recital - Wed, June 6th @ 6:30pm
Dress Rehearsal - Wed, May 30 5:00-6:30pm

Darby's Dancers Saturday 8:45 Class
Recital - Tues, June 5th @ 6:30pm
Dress Rehearsal - Tues, May 29 6:30 - 8:00pm

Darby's Dancers Saturday 9:15 Class
Recital - Fri, June 8th @ 6:30pm
Dress Rehearsal - Thurs, May 31 5:00-6:30pm

Darby's Dancers Saturday 9:45 Class
Recital - Saturday, June 9th @ 11:30 am
Dress Rehearsal - Thursday, May 31 6:30 - 8:00pm

Darby's Dancers Saturday 10:30 Class
Recital - Saturday, June 9th @ 6:30pm
Dress Rehearsal - Fri, June 1 6:30 - 8:00pm

Darby's Dancers Saturday 11:15 Class
Recital - Thursday, June 7th @ 6:30pm
Dress Rehearsal - Wed, May 30 6:30-8:00pm


Directions to East Ridge High School:

East Ridge High School is located at 4200 Pioneer Drive in Woodbury, behind Bielenberg Sports Complex.  Access to the school is available off of Bailey Road or Radio Drive.

From Bailey Road:  Take Pioneer Drive to the south and turn right on Hargis Parkway
From Radio Drive:  turn east on Hargis Parkway
*The Entrance for the Auditorium is the "ACTIVITIES ENTRANCE"

Dress Rehearsals and Recitals
Don't forget all needed dance shoes for rehearsals and recitals!!  Full costumes need to be worn at dress rehearsal but hair and make-up is not needed until recital.  Dancers do not need to arrive early for dress rehearsals but will need to arrive 30 minutes before show times on recital days.

The program insert for each show which includes the order of the performance and the list of dancers' names for each routine will soon be posted at Studio 7.  Please be sure to check these lists for potential costume change issues as well as the spelling of names.

If you have questions regarding dress rehearsals or recitals, please review the   Recital Information Packet that was passed out in March.  The recital info packet is also posted on our website on the Darby's Dancers page.  Still need help?  Call the studio at 651-735-9252.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Backstage Volunteers
We are in need of more recital volunteers to help backstage.  Please use the link below and sign up online if you are available to help. Parents who are volunteering- put a note in the comment field if you wish to help backstage with a particular class.  All recital volunteers receive a $10 WDC gift certificate for each recital they volunteer for backstage.  We appreciate your help!

NEW THIS YEAR -- WDC will be hosting an optional, but RECOMMENDED, recital volunteer training at East Ridge High School during dress rehearsal week. During this training we will go over the responsibilities/expectations of volunteers and answer any questions you may have about helping with recitals. The training will take place at ERHS on Tuesday, May 29th from 8:00-8:45pm (please meet in the cafeteria). 
If you plan to attend the training, please sign up below.  Thank you!


Tickets
Tickets that were pre-ordered can be picked up at the front desk starting Friday, May 11th.  Please note that your account needs to be up to date in order to receive your tickets.  Additional tickets will be available for some performances but other performances are sold out.  The deadline for ticket returns is Thursday, May 24th.  After that date no ticket refunds will be given.

Recital T-Shirts  that were pre-ordered will be available to pick up in the boutique May 10th. There will be some additional shirts available to purchase in the boutique if you would still like to purchase one. Rhinestones are also available to purchase in the boutique as well.

Recitals Flowers, Balloons and Concessions Info: We will once again be selling Flowers, Balloons and Toys and also Concessions at the WDC Recitals. Our group, YDE (formerly YDPA) will be at all of the recitals selling flowers, balloon and toys. We will also be selling concessions in the East Ridge cafeteria. This year our presales will be done at the studio (not at the Dress Rehearsals). Look for the balloons at the studio and the preorder info will be there- coming soon. You do not need to place a preorder, but many choose to do that for best selections. We are excited that we will be able to help you before and at the WDC Recitals!
(All questions are to be directed to YDE - Not the staff at WDC).


Recital DVDs  -  Each recital will be professionally recorded by Creative Edge.  No other video-recording is allowed at the recital. DVDs are $39.95 and orders will be available to pick up at WDC after July 18th. Please use the link below to order DVDs. 

Mark Your Calendars...
LAST DAY OF CLASS

Darby's Dancers Last day of Class is Saturday, May 19th/  Tuesday, May 22nd  








MAY THEME WEEKS

Sat, May 5/Tue, May 8: 
Crazy Hair/Dress Week 

Sat, May 12/Tue, May 15: 
Pajama Week

Sat, May 19/Tue, May 22: 
WDC Spirit Week
SUMMER SESSION

Thursdays, June 21st, 28th, July 12th & 19th @ STUDIO 7
Instructor: Rebecca Habel

5:00-5:30 p.m.  Ages 4-7
5:30-6:15 p.m.  Ages 8-11
6:15-7:00 p.m. Ages 12+ girls
7:00-7:45 p.m. Ages 12+ boys


2018-2019 Darby's Dancers
Classes next season (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019) will be held on Tuesdays/Saturdays again starting in September - same schedule as this year. We will send out registration information this summer. Thank you!
May Boutique Sale
Stop by the boutique in May to receive 10% off recital shoes and tights as well as all other dancewear.