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Dance Corner News
Vol VII     Issue VII
February 2013
Twinkle Stars Showcase

We are continuing with our special performance  for our youngest dancers this year. The "Twinkle Stars Showcase" is on Sunday, 6/2 at 12pm. The performance will last 30-40 minutes and will feature all our Twinkle Twos and Pre- Stars dancers. This shorter performance will make the recital experience much less stressful for our tiny performers and their parents. All students enrolled in a Twinkle Twos or Pre-Stars class will perform in the showcase. All other classes will perform in "Dancing Up A Storm" recital on 6/1 or 6/2. More details on the Twinkle Stars Showcase coming soon!

February Break
The Dance Corner Will be closed for February Vacation week,
 
Monday, 2/17- Sunday 2/24. 
 
No classes (except scheduled make up classes) will be held during the vacation week.
 
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Costumes Needed! 
John Winthrop Middle School in Deep River is looking for costume donations for their production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" in April. If you have any "flapper" style costumes or tan character shoes that you would like to donate, please contact  
Katherine Campbell , or drop your costumes off at the front office of the school on Rt. 80 in Deep River.

Sick Children in Dance Classes
  
We of course, do not want children to miss their dance classes, but if your child is sick with a cold or flu, please keep them at home.

We do not want them spreading illness to their classmates or our staff.

If your child misses class due to illness, you can certainly schedule a make up class.  Please contact Miss Carrie for available make up classed for your dancer.

Please help us make sure that every dancer has a happy and healthy dance  experience!

Important Dates:

 

Costume & Feb Tuition Payments due- 2/15

 

February Vacation- 2/17- 2/24, NO CLASSES, 

(except scheduled makeup classes)

 

Picture Days- 3/18-3/20 times TBA, NO CLASSES

 

Picture Sales- Fri, 4/5, 4:00-8:00PM

 

April Vacation- 4/14-4/21, NO CLASSES

 

Onstage Rehearsals- 5/29 & 5/31, times TBA

 

Recital- 6/1 & 6/2, 2:00PM both days

(Schedule of which classes dance which days coming after Feb Vacation)

 

Twinkle Stars Showcase- Sun, 6/2 - 12pm

  
 

Recital Tights

Each student will receive a pair of tights with their costume for the recital (except boys). We guess-timated the tights sizes so it is possible that the tights included with your costume are the wrong size. When you receive your tights, please check the size chart on the back to determine if they will fit. If they are the wrong size, please bring the incorrectly sized tights to our dance shop in their original package and we will give you a new correctly sized pair of tights.

Do not try tights on. Once they are out of the package we cannot exchange them.

Costume Payments due by 2/15

All families with costume balances due, should have received their bills last week. Please pay your bill promptly in order to have your costumes in time for picture days. We will begin sending costumes home after February vacation. Costumes will not be sent home if your bill is not paid. Please call or email Miss Carrie if you have any questions about your costume bill or need to make a special payment arrangement.

What day is my child performing?

Many of you have asked which day your children will be dancing in the recital. The scheduling is extremely difficult, and unfortunately it is impossible for every family to have all their children dance in the same performance. We do our best to create the most convenient schedule for all families and offer discounted tickets for families who have to attend both shows. The schedule will be announced before the end of February. Remember, that most 6th-12th grade Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical, Tap & Jazz classes and the dance companies perform in both performances.


Kid Friendly Apps! 
Here are some great websites that help review applications for your families' phones, computers, and tablet devices, to make sure that they are appropriate and fun for even your youngest techie! 

Common Sense Media
 
 The "Reviews and Apps" section gives great ratings for videos, games, apps, and more!
  

Yogi Play

yogiplay.com
This website gives parents educator-approved apps!  

Parents' Choice

parents-choice.org
A foundation that gives awards to toys and media.  

Apps for Children With Special Needs

a4cwsn.com
An index of app reviews for special-needs users.
 

Tuition Payments
Monthly Tuition bills are due upon receipt. Payments can be mailed to the studio or left in the "Check Box" in the main lobby waiting area.
A $10 late fee will be applied to any monthly or semi-annual payments not received by the 15th of the month. Also, there is a $25 charge for returned checks. The Dance Corner accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover, allowing you to have your tuition bill paid automatically each month. See Miss Carrie for details.


Shen Yun Performing Arts coming to CT
Shen Yun
Through universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends and heroic modern-day epics. Shen Yun presents themes of compassion and courage with stunning beauty and tremendous energy, leaving audiences uplifted and inspired.

A Shen Yun performance features the world's foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending the sounds of both East and West, breathtaking backdrops, splendid costumes, vocalists--together creating an experience that's leaving millions in awe.
 
Performing at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, February 13th & 14th.  

 


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