Our dance year is coming to an end, and next week is the last week of classes. I hope that everyone has had a very wonderful year! WE HAVE LOVED TEACHING ALL OF YOUR SWEET GIRLS & BOYS THIS YEAR! We look forward to teaching your children again next year! Make sure you tell your friends about Mobile Bay Dance Academy! This letter is intended to prepare you for the upcoming events.

Happy Dancing!!!
Miss Kendra
251-455-3044

2018-2019 Registration
Fill out the 2018-2019 Early Registration Cards before June 10, and save $5 on the registration fee. The link to register is below. Everyone that registers before June 10 for the 2018-2019 dance year, will be placed in a drawing for a month of free tuition in the fall! Classes will start September 10th!
Recital Tickets
Online ticket sales will stop on Friday, May 25. After May 25th, you will be required to wait until Rehearsal day to purchase your tickets. 

Here is how you purchase your tickets.

1. Go to our special TutuTix page on your computer, tablet, or smart phone

2. Go to our Facebook Fan Page and click the “Buy Tickets” tab at the top

3. Call 855-222-2TIX (2849)
Note that you will need a credit or debit card to buy tickets, and that tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. So, buy early before they sell out!
Dancers do not need a recital ticket. There is not numbered seating, “first come, first serve.” Everyone planning to attend recital will be required to purchase a ticket. Children under the age of two will not need a ticket as long as they will be held on Parents’ laps.   
Pre-sale Online Ticket Price: $12.00
Tickets will be $15.00 at Rehearsal & Recital  
You can have it emailed to you, sent to your mobile phone internet browser, and even add it to your Apple Passbook (if you have the latest iPhone software) at no charge! Or, you can choose to have TutuTix mail you foil-embossed keepsake tickets for an additional fee– with your dancer’s name printed directly on the ticket! We used Tututix last year, and we loved them!

Please make sure you order the tickets for the correct recital.
Dancers do not need a recital ticket. There is not numbered seating, “first come, first serve.” Everyone planning to attend recital will be required to purchase a ticket. Children under the age of two will not need a ticket as long as they will be held on Parents’ laps. 
Tickets SOLD OUT last year!
Don’t wait until RECITAL DAY!
Magical Adventures Dance Camp
Tuition
APRIL tuition is late now, MAY tuition is DUE!
Tuition is due the 1st class of each month, late after the 10th! You can pay online each month, or send a check to PO BOX 8141, Mobile, AL 36689.

You will not receive a monthly invoice.
After the 10th, a $15 late fee per month will be applied. Please make sure you pay on time each month to avoid late fees. 
If you have not paid your tuition, please pay before the first dance class.
DANCE PICTURE ORDERS
If you purchased pictures from Colonial photography, we are delivering them to schools this week and next week.
REHEARSAL & RECITAL WEEKEND
Rehearsal- Saturday, June 2 
Recital- Sunday, June 3
All dance rehearsals will be held on Saturday, June 2.
All dance recitals will be held on Sunday, June 3.

Both rehearsal and recital will be held at
St. Paul's Dr. Monte L. Moorer Theater.
Rehearsal- Saturday, June 2 
Recital- Sunday, June 3

Recital & Rehearsal are held at St. Paul’s Theater
161 Dogwood Lane, Mobile, Al 36608
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ EVERYTHING, AND THAT YOU ARRIVE AT THE CORRECT REHEARSAL FOR YOUR CHILD. THERE ARE 3 DIFFERENT REHEARSALS FOR 3 DIFFERENT SHOWS. DANCERS SHOULD ARRIVE 30 MINUTES BEFORE THEIR SHOW TIME .


***Recital Lineup and Checklist***
In the link below, you will find your child's dance class description with what they need to bring. It also has their dance routine number.

Recital A:
St. Mary, Corpus Christi, Knollwood Christian, Cottage Hill Presbyterian & Oakpark
Rehearsal: Saturday, June 2 from 8:30-10:00 a.m.
(Parents return at 10:00 for announcements and awards)
Recital: Sunday, June 3 at 12:30 p.m.
Recital B:
Springhill Baptist, Dauphin Way United Methodist, Dauphin Way Baptist & Joyland   
Rehearsal: Saturday, June 2 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
(Parents return at 12:30 for announcements and awards)
Recital: Sunday, June 3 at 3:30 p.m.
Recital C:
St. Dominic & Dance Studio at Nasser 
Rehearsal: Saturday, June 2 from 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
(Parents return at 3:00 for announcements and awards)
Recital: Sunday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Recital DVD
The Recital DVD is $30 to purchase. C.A. Video Productions is recording our dance recital this year, there is an order form attached to this email. Absolutely No Flash Photography or Video Cameras at Recital!!! It is very distracting to the dancers, and the other members of the audience. The Recital DVD is $30 to purchase. C.A. Video Productions is recording our recital this year.
Recital Shirt & Shorts
The Recital Logo shirt and shorts order forms are on the link below. The order form and payment are due Thursday, April 26th! They are a great cover up or recital gift for your child! If you want this for your child, please have it turned in by Thursday, April 26th. The theme is a surprise every year and we will not tell you what the shirts will look like. It is a surprise! All T-shirt and short orders are to be picked up after your child's rehearsal in the theater lobby.
We will have order forms available on picture weekend!
Parent Responsibilities & Communication
It is the responsibility of the parents to be aware of all dance studio activities, such as recitals, opening or closings, and picture days. When public and private schools close due to weather, the studio will also close. Dance classes will resume when school resumes. The studio notices are posted on the website, in our newsletter and in your email. We also post to Facebook! Please notify us if your address, e-mail address, or telephone number has changed. We work hard to make the dance experience organized and fun. Keeping you informed is one of our primary goals. Please read all newsletters and other dance class information. The studios primary method of communication with parents is via e-mail. If you are not receiving any e-mails from the us, then please contact us to ensure your current e-mail address is on file. Additionally, please add the studio e-mail address mobilebaydanceacademy@comcast.net to your e-mail contact list so that all communications will display in your e-mail Inbox and not a spam folder. ***Please Note: While all of our student/parent concerns or questions are important to us, we ask that you respect our staff's personal time and not contact them via Text or Facebook messenger. You may email us at any time!
No Parents or Visitors in Dance Class
No Parents or visitors are allowed in the dance classroom. Dancers are more focused and perform better with less people in the room. Dance is also about learning independence. You will see your dancer grow so much in confidence from their dance 
classes. If your child is feeling anxious about being in class without you, you can help by explaining to your child that they can show you what they learned after class.