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Dance Corner News
Vol XI     Issue V
January 2016

Classes resume on Monday,  January 4th.
Coming Soon...   

In February, the recital schedule will be posted.
We will email you as soon as it is done to tell you what day your child will be dancing in our Spring 2016 production.  

All Pre-stars and Twinkle Twos classes dance in the Shining Stars Showcase at 12pm on Sunday 6/5.

Dancewear for Chilly Weather


During these cold winter months, we understand that students may need to wear a coverup over their leotard at the start of class.

Please remember that we do not allow any baggy clothing in class. Fitted sweaters or long sleeve shirts are fine for warm-up, as long as they don't fall below the hips. Leg warmers are also allowed in class.

Our dance shop carries ballet sweaters, shrugs, and wrap tops as well as leg warmers to keep your dancer toasty this winter.

Winter Follies Toys for Tots Drive
The Dance Corner's seventh Winter Follies performance and Toys for Tots toy drive in December, was a great success. We collected over 300 toys to benefit The U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots. A special thanks to all of the families and dancers who donated thoughtful gifts to this wonderful foundation!


Tuition Payments
Monthly Tuition payments are due by the first of each month. Use your email address to log into the Customer Portal and pay your bill securely and conveniently online -
Customer Portal Login


Not sure how the Portal works?


All customers are required to submit a credit/debit card or bank draft information at registration. If your account is not paid in full by the 15th of each month, this payment method will be charged for the balance due. If your payment is declined, a $10 late fee will be applied to your account. Payments made on past due accounts will be applied to the oldest invoice first.

Costume Payments Due February 15th.


Final costume charges will be posted to your account this month. Costume payments are due 2/15.
Please pay your balance promptly in order to have your costume in time for pictures.

Costumes will not be sent home until they have been paid for.


Families with dancers in multiple classes or more than one dancer enrolled may have larger costume bills. If you have a problem paying your costume balance by 2/15 and need to workout a payment plan, please contact Miss Carrie.


Families who pay their annual, monthly or semi-annual tuition bills by credit card will have their costume balanced charged to their credit/debit card on 2/15.  Please log in to the customer portal before then and update your credit card or bank information if necessary.  



During the first week of February, The Dance Corner will invite parents into the dance studio. The end of the year recital gives parents a chance to see the culmination of 9 months of dance classes. This mid-year observation week, will give parents a chance to observe the learning process and witness first hand the hard work that goes on in the classroom each week.

Due to space limitations, we can only allow one guest per student in each class.


Waiting area observation windows will be open as usual, so other guests may watch from outside the studio. Younger brothers and sisters sometimes have trouble sitting quietly and watching for a whole hour, and can be disruptive to the class, so we encourage parents not to bring them. Instructors may as parents to move to the lobby with younger siblings if they are distracting the class.  Seating will be on the floor and in some of the larger classes quite cramped, so observers may want to bring a pillow or pad to sit on. Please be prepared to REMOVE YOUR SHOES before entering the dance studio. No street shoes are allowed in our studios. I encourage you all to take an hour to come and see your child's progress.


Observers are welcome into all classes except the Wednesday 9:30am and Saturday 9:00am and 9:30am Twinkle Twos classes.  Our youngest students are very easily distracted and won't be able to have a productive class with observers in the room. The observation window will be available for viewing as always. 

Spotlight on Isadora Duncan

Isadora Duncan is the namesake of one of our competitive lyrical dance companies. She used Hellenic styles and had an earthy and connected movement quality. Jack Anderson, dance critic from The New York Times, was quoted as saying "she put the modern in modern dance". 
Click here to take a look at the current Isadora Dance Company.
New classes for 14 mos- 2 year olds 
Start in January

New 4- week class sessions of our popular Baby Dance With Me classes start this month.   This 1/2 hour movement and music class is designed for little movers 14 months to 2 1/2 years and a caregiver.  Little movers must be walking.  

Baby Dance With Me class is a great option for 2 year olds who may not be ready to separate from a parent yet.  

Many students start with this class and then move comfortable into the Twinkle Twos program.

We are offering 2 class options for our January session.
Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45am 1/13- 2/3
Saturdays 11:40am- 12:10pm 1/16-2/6  

The cost is $20 for a 4 week class session.  Register online today.  Class size is limited.


Semi Annual Payments Due Monday

If you signed up for our semi-annual payment plan, your second tuition payment is due by Monday, January 4th.  E-bills were sent out in December.  If you did not receive your bill or misplaced it, please log into the customer portal to view your balance and pay online.  
Semi-annual bills do not include final costume balances.  You will receive a separate bill at the end of January for any additional costume charges.
The 5% discount on tuition is only valid if your tuition bill is paid in full by Monday, January 5, 2015.

Snow flakesStorm Closings

Winter is upon us, and in the event of severe weather, The Dance Corner may have to cancel classes.  We send an email blast out to all families if classes are cancelled, but to be sure, please call the studio at 860-663-3738 or visit our website to find out if classes are still being held.  

The Dance Corner does not cancel classes based on school system closings. There may still be dance class, even if area schools are closed.

If classes have been cancelled The Dance Corner's voicemail greeting will let you know that we are closed. We will also post closing information on our website, TheDanceCorner.com and at WFSB.com