Spring is in the air!  We are only 13 weeks away from recital 2018!
I know many of you are new to Mobile Bay Dance Academy and have many questions about recital. In this email there is information about ticket sales, picture weekend, recital program books, DVD sales, rehearsal and recial schedule....and more!
We try very hard to keep the recital process as easy as possible for families. We do have some rules and requirements to keep the event organized, safe and fun for everyone. A recital bulletin including more details about the event will be emailed to families in April.

Happy Dancing!!!
Miss Kendra

Costumes are already starting to come in! We are still waiting on a couple of costume companies. In order for your child to take their costume home, your account must be up to date. Costume balances are DUE IMMEDIATELY!!!! Also if you are not up to date on tuition, and have not spoken to me about making payment arrangements, your child will not be receiving a costume. 

There are no costume refunds, if you decide to withdraw your child from our program, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU WILL FORFEIT THEM.

There is NOW a PayPal option for costumes.  However, you will pay a late fee if you choose to pay for costumes online.  Pay online

Costume Measurements
All students have been measured for costumes. Although rare, alterations are sometimes need after the costumes have been distributed and are the sole responsibility of the student’s parent or guardian.    
Your $15 Recital Fee is due by March 15th . This may not be included with tuition. 
This is a mandatory fee for everyone participating in recital; this fee helps to pay for some of the theater costs. There is not an online option for this fee. 
You may pay by check, money order or cash.    
February tuition is late now, March 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.

Tuition does not include a recital costume or the recital fee.
Costume payments are past due!

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.
Every year, one of the highlights of our recital is the beautiful keepsake program book that showcases our studio and students. Each family is encouraged to support their dancer by buying or selling an ad that can include a picture, words of wisdom, best wishes, or congratulations. Ask your family, friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles and local businesses to sponsor a picture page for your dancer. Students can be pictured together with a fellow dancer and the families can share the expense. Students can also purchase more than one ad. Make your child's dance recital complete this recital by buying an ad for the annual recital program book. This is a great way to acknowledge the dancer in your life for all their hard work. It's also a great way to advertise for your business and reach a target demographic. We have different sizes available and ads start at just $25. You will choose the portrait that goes in the advertisement after you receive your proofs from Colonial Photography. The dancer that sells the most ads (by 6pm on March 16th) will be featured as our 2018 Cover Girl. They will also receive a FREE YEAR OF DANCE TUITION ($430 Value)
Deadline For Cover Girl Entry: Sunday, March 25th! 
Deadline For ALL ADS: Thursday, April 12th! 
John Rapier with Colonial Photography will be our professional photographer this year. Individual pictures and class pictures will be taken at the dance studio on
April 14th and April 15th
The dance studio is located upstairs at Nasser Gymnastics.
3055 Old Shell Road
The schedule will be sent out at the end of this month.
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.

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 Tickets
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, March 10th through TUTUTIX!
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!
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.
Shop Our Online Store
We are excited to announce our online store is up and running! We have partnered with Curtain Call For Class to offer quality dance attire and shoes at affordable prices. Please visit  Curtain Call For Class for more information. Once there, type in  Mobile Bay Dance Academy for studio name and the pass phrase  MBDA5678 to view products selected or your class. You will choose your child's class from the drop down menu, and you will find everything you need on this site! Orders with in stock items will be shipped within 48 hours. All orders are shipped directly to your home. While it is possible to purchase similar products from other sources, buying from our studio’s store ensures that all dance wear is consistent. We have partnered with Curtain Call for Class® to provide you the best quality and value.
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!
Reminders & Upcoming Dates
Easter Break
There will be not be dance classes Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6th.
We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Easter!
For everyone traveling over Spring Break, have a wonderful trip!
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.