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The Dance Corner News
Vol XI  Issue IX
May 2016

Please disregard the previous Newsletter you received. There were some incorrect rehearsal links in that email. My apologies. The corrected rehearsal links are in the email below. Please check our recital page for all info about recital rehearsals and ticket sales.  Sorry for any confusion.

thank you,
Miss Carrie

Important Dates


Memorial Day Weekend, No Classes 


Recital Week:

No regular classes 5/30-6/4


Thurs. 6/2-

In-Studio rehearsal for select classes. Click Here for Info 


 Fri. 6/3-

Stage Rehearsal, Click Here for Schedule


6/4 & 6/5-

Recital Weekend

"When I Grow Up" recital, 2pm,  6/4 & 6/5

"Shining Stars Showcase", 12pm, 6/5


In-Studio Rehearsal
Thursday, 6/2


We are holding an In-Studio rehearsal on Thursday, 6/2 for select classes.  


We want to be sure that younger classes and classes that meet in a smaller studio have one last chance to review their dance and work out any spacing issues before the stage rehearsal on Friday, 6/3.  It is important that everyone try to be there for their class' rehearsal time. 


Please check the list for your class time.  Not all classes will rehearse on this date. 
Don't forget...

May tuition is due by Thursday, May 12th.
All unpaid accounts will have the balance due charged to their payment method on file (credit card or e-check) 
on Friday, May 13th.

You will not receive your pre-sale code for online ticket purchase until your balance is paid in full.

 Families carrying past due balances will not receive a pre-sale code or be able to purchase tickets until their balance is paid in full.  

We will monitor daily ticket sales and if families with past due balances purchase tickets before their account is paid in full, we will apply your ticket payment to your past due balance and release your tickets for sale. 

Order your recital DVD today

 Give yourself one less thing to remember on recital day by pre-ordering your recital DVD.  Our videographer, Hamilton Communications ships DVD's directly to your home in July.  You can purchase DVD's of both recital performances and the Shining Stars Showcase.


There is no videotaping allowed during Dance Corner performances. Our videographer, Hamilton Communications, has been taping our recital for over 10 years. The video is high quality and includes a professionally printed case and DVD label with the recital artwork on it. Each video also includes a "Cast of Stars" credits list that rolls at the end of the video, just like a movie!


Order online


click here to print and mail your order form

 to Hamilton Communications

Dance Shoe Orders

Miss Carrie will place several shoe orders throughout the next couple of weeks. Stop by our shop for a shoe fitting before May 12th to get your shoes in time for the recital!


Fall 2016 Class Schedule


Fall 2016 schedule will be available by the end of this month. Registrations will not be accepted until after the recital on June 6th.

More information about how to register for fall will be emailed to you before the recital along with personalized class recommendations for your dancers.

Congratulations to our 2016 Yearbook Cover Contest Winners!

This year's Platinum winner is Treasa Plumley.  
Gold winners are Katie Alsback, Leianna Dolce, Christa Marzitelli, and Grace Pendleton.

Congratulations dancers!  Thanks for supporting our yearbook.  We look forward to seeing you on the cover of the 2016 Yearbook!
Spotlight on Bob Fosse

"Fosse was one of this century's great choreographers. Though he forged his craft on the Broadway stage and on film, he was as much an artist as Nijinsky, Balanchine, or DeMille."- DFernando Zaremba 
Bob Fosse is the namesake of our Fosse jazz company. He is known mostly for his distinct jazz style and Oscar winning choreography.
Here is a video of Fosse in action with his wife and muse, Gwen Verdon.
Recital Ticket Sales
    Recital ticket sales are ONLINE only. Tickets will not be available at the studio or at the door on the day of the show. Recital ticket sales will be open on Saturday,  May 14th  online.  
Tickets are sold to families in order that fall 2015 registrations were received. Graduating seniors and the first sixteen families who registered for Fall 2015 classes will purchase tickets first and then the next 40 families who registered for fall classes will purchase their tickets, and then the next 65 families will purchase their tickets and then the final 100+ families. 
Families in the first pre-sale group will receive a special pre-sale code via email from Miss Carrie to log in and purchase tickets online on May 14th.  They will be the only families able to purchase tickets from 7am- midnight on that date.  Then the next 40 families, pre-sale group 2, will use their code to log in and purchase tickets on May 15th.  This process will be the same for the 3rd and 4th pre-sale groups. On May 16th and 17th ticket sales will open for pre-sale groups 3 and 4 at 6am. On Wednesday, May 18th,at midnight ticket sales will open up to the general public. No pre-sale code is necessary to purchase tickets after 12:00am 5/18. 
Your pre-sale code will be emailed to you!
You will receive your pre-sale code via email, on FRIDAY 5/13. You will not receive a pre-sale code if your account is unpaid on this date.

CLICK HERE to find your 
recital ticket Pre-sale date

There is a limit of 12 tickets per family for "When I Grow Up.." performances through May 17th.  If you need more tickets you can purchase them starting May 18th.  There is no limit on tickets for the "Shining Stars Showcase".  
Tickets are $15.50 per person for "When I Grow Up" performances and $11.75 per person for the "Shining Stars Showcase".  There is a convenience fee of $1.50 per ticket charged by our online ticket provider.  
We offer discounted recital packages for the same person to attend both performances of "When I Grow Up..." Each family is eligible purchase up to 4 Recital Packages.  When you purchase a package you will select one seat and you receive a ticket for that seat to both "When I Grow Up..." performances. Recital packages are for the same person to attend the performance on Saturday and Sunday.  Recital Packages are 20% off the regular ticket price, $25 for a pass to both shows plus the $3 convenience fee.   There is a limit of 4 recital packages per family.  
If you dancer performs in two shows, sign up to work backstage one day and receive a free ticket for any show!

Anyone who needs a seat must have a ticket. Children under 5 do not need a ticket unless they need their own seat. Due to fire codes we can't allow strollers in the aisles and sitting in the aisles or steps is not permitted. Young children must sit on a lap or in a seat.
Due to the limited number of handicapped accessible seats available, there is a maximum of two special seating seats per family. If you need additional handicapped accessible seats for your family, please contact Miss Carrie. Please be aware that the mezzanine section of the auditorium has stairs, so for anyone who can't climb stairs, seats in the orchestra section are best.
The seating chart for Haddam Killingworth High School Auditorium will appear when you log in to purchase your tickets.  Select your seats, enter any coupon codes if applicable (volunteer, dancer, etc) and check out.  All from the comfort of your home!
Once your order is complete, you will receive an email confirmation from ShOvation (our online ticket provider) with a link to print your tickets at home like an airline boarding pass.
Please be certain to print your tickets and take them with you to the show for admission.
Tickets will be on sale online up to 8am on Saturday, June 4th and 8am Sunday June 5th. 
All patrons purchasing their tickets will receive an email confirmation of their entire ticket order.  Make sure to enter all billing information correctly, zip code, mailing address and email address to ensure your order processes correctly. An accurate email address is necessary for email receipts. All credit cards and VISA check cards are accepted.
May tuition is due by Friday, May 13th.  You will not receive your pre-sale code for online ticket purchase until your balance is paid in full.   Families carrying past due balances will not receive a pre-sale code or be able to purchase tickets until their balance is paid in full.  We will monitor daily ticket sales and if families with past due balances purchase tickets before their account is paid in full, we will apply your ticket payment to your past due balance and release your tickets for re-sale. 

Shovation, our online ticket provider has a great reputation and offer SECURE online purchasing.  Your contact information will not be shared with third parties and will not be used for any other purpose than fulfilling your ticket order.  Your purchase will be processed securely.  

If you don't already have an account with Shovation, you can set one up before your ticket sale date to make the process even easier when you it's your day to buy tickets.


to set up your Shovation account.
Please contact Miss Carrie with any questions about ticket sales.
Volunteers Needed

It takes many people to pull together our annual recital.  Please consider volunteering your time during the Saturday or Sunday recital performances or the Sunday Shining Stars Showcase.  

Sign up online or you can email Miss Carrie about volunteering.

We are always looking for more moms to help out in our dressing rooms during the show.  If your child performs both days, you can watch one day and help out backstage the other day.

We have a large number of young dancers performing in the Saturday "When I Grow Up..." show and will need lots of backstage moms to help with this show especially.
All BACKSTAGE volunteers will receive one free ticket to either show for themselves or a friend or family member.  

We are also looking for ushers to help with programs and seating pre-show for all shows, parking monitor (keeping folks out of the fire lanes before the show), house managers in the auditorium during shows (helping to keep folks from walking in front of the videographer and monitoring doors during the performance to try and keep entrances and exits during dances to a minimum). Folks working as house managers do not to need to purchase a ticket to the performance. 

We also need people to stay a few minutes after the Sunday show to help with clean up.

Please let Miss Carrie know if you are interested in helping out at all or if you would like more info about what is involved with each assignment. 

Thank you to all who volunteer. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Stage Rehearsal Schedule

The Stage rehearsal will be held Friday, 6/3 at Haddam Killingworth High School. Each class has been assigned a time. There will be no regular classes 5/30-6/3. Students should come dressed in dance wear for the rehearsal. NO COSTUMES PLEASE. There is no food or drink allowed in the auditorium. Please keep all snacks in the lobby area. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the rehearsal, but please keep talking to a minimum.

Students should arrive 5 minutes before their scheduled rehearsal time.

We are on a very tight schedule and will not be able to wait for late dancers, so please plan ahead and allow plenty of time to get there.

All dancers are expected to attend the stage rehearsal and practice on stage with their class. Dancing on stage is very different than dancing in the studio and this spacing rehearsal is an integral part of helping students get comfortable on stage so the can give a great performance. If one member of the class is missing it will affect the whole class. Please let Miss Carrie if you have any conflict with your rehearsal time and can't attend.





Top Five Reasons to 
Sign Up for Summer Dance
5.   Flexible Class Schedules
work around your summer vacation plans.  Buy a 6-class Summer Dance Card and attend the classes that fit your schedule during our 5 week summer session.

4. It's Cool- Take a break from the heat in our cool air conditioned studios!  
3. Small Class sizes- Summer class sizes are generally smaller than our fall/ spring classes.  Students benefit from low student/ teacher ratios and get more one-on-one time with teachers. 
2. You can be a Princess Summer princess camps combine dance, storytelling and arts and crafts and are a great introduction to dance for new students and offer fun twist on our traditional Twinkle Twos, Pre-Stars and Kinderstars classes for current students.
1. Become a better dancer-
Dancers who continue to train through the summer months stay fit, learn new skills, progress more quickly than those who don't.  
Don't forget to sign up for summer camps and classes. For schedule and information visit TheD anceCorner.com  or grab one of our  summer brochur es in the lobby.