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The Dance Corner News
Vol VIII  Issue IX
May 2013

Important Dates


Memorial Day Weekend, No Classes 

Recital Week:

No regular classes 5/27-5/31


Wed. 5/29 & Fri. 5/31-

Onstage Rehearsals, schedule below


6/1 & 6/2-

Recital Weekend

"Dancing Up a Storm" recital, 2pm, 6/1 & 6/2

"Twinkle Stars Showcase", 12pm, 6/2


Order your recital DVD today
Dancing Up a Storm

 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 Twinkle 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 15th to get your shoes in time for the recital!

Fall 2013 Class Schedule


Fall 2013 schedule will be available by the end of this month. Registrations will not be accepted until after the recital on June 3rd. 

More information about how to register for fall will be emailed to you before the recital.

We are no longer mailing class placement letters to homes.  Our dancers are all tracked by age or grade, so you can easily find the correct classes for your dancer.   Any questions about your child's class placement should be directed to Miss Carrie before June 1st.

Congratulations to our 2013 Yearbook Cover Contest Winners!

This year's Platinum winner is Julia Topitzer.  
Gold winners are 
Catherine Florentine 
Elizabeth Florentine.

Congratulations dancers!  Thanks for supporting our yearbook.  We look forward to seeing you on the cover of the 2013 Yearbook!
See our Irish Step Dancers Perform

Dance Corner Irish Step dance students will be performing at the Deep River Carnival, Saturday, June 15th from 12:30-1:30pm.  Stop by and support our dancers!
Don't forget...
May tuition is due by Friday, May 10th.
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. 

Ticket Sales
Ticket sales will be ONLINE only; tickets will not be available at the studio or at the door on recital day. Recital ticket sales will be open on May 10th online. No need to wait in line at the studio to purchase! 


We will continue to sell tickets in order that fall registrations were received.  Graduating seniors and the first seven families who registered for Fall 2012 classes will purchase tickets first and then the next 30 families who registered for fall classes will purchase their tickets, and then the next 30 families will purchase their tickets and so on. 


Families in the first pre-sale group will receive a special pre-Sale code from Miss Carrie to log in and purchase tickets online on May 10th. They will be the only families able to purchase tickets for 24 hours. Then the next 30 families will use their pre-sale code to log in and purchase tickets for 24 hours on May 11th.  This process will continue through May 16th.  On Friday, May 17th tickets will be available for purchase to the general public.  

Your pre-sale code will be emailed to you next week.


Click here to find your ticket pre-sale date


There is a limit of 12 tickets per family for "Dancing Up a Storm"
performances through May 16th.  If you need more tickets you can purchase them starting May 17th. There is no limit on tickets for the "Twinkle Star Showcase".  


Tickets are $14 per person for "Dancing Up a Storm" performances and $10 per person for the "Twinkle Star Showcase".  Our online ticket provider charges a $2.50 convenience fee per ticket in addition to the base price.  We will continue to offer discounted Recital Passes for the same person to attend both performances of "Dancing Up a Storm."  The coupon code for this will be emailed to you with your pre-sale code before May 10th.  Recital Passes are $21 or $10.50 per show. There is a limit of 4 recital passes per family.  


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. 


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 (volunteer, recital pass, etc) and check out.  All from the comfort of your home!  Your tickets will remain reserved in your cart for 20 minutes.  If you do not check out within 20 minutes they will be released for sale.


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 24 hours before our first performance on Saturday, June 1st.


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 10th.  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. 

Shovation, our online ticket provider, came to us highly recommended by other studios.  They have 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.  We realize that some folks may still be uncomfortable about purchasing tickets online.  If you prefer to pay by check, you can make an appointment to purchase tickets with Miss Carrie in the dance shop,  We will use our studio Shovation account to purchase your tickets online for you and you will reimburse the studio by cash or check for the purchase.  Since it is reserved seating, you will need to set up a time to meet with Miss Carrie, and choose your seats from the online seating chart.  Please email Miss Carrie to set up an appointment if you prefer to purchase your tickets this way. 
Please contact Miss Carrie with any questions about ticket sales. This is a new experience for everyone and we want to be sure all our customers are comfortable with the process.  We hope you will be happy with the convenience of online ticketing.
Ticket Sales will be open to the public on May 17th.
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 Twinkle Stars Showcase.  Sign up sheets are located in the studio waiting room. 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. All BACKSTAGE volunteers will receive one free ticket to either show for themselves or a friend or family member.  

This year as an added thank you, we will also offer all BACKSTAGE volunteers and discount card good for 10% off all their purchases in our dance shop through December 2013.

We are also looking for ushers for all shows, parking monitor (keeping folks out of the firelanes), security in the auditorium during the show and help with clean up after the final Sunday show.

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

Stage rehearsals will be held Wednesday, 5/29 & Friday, 5/31 at Haddam Killingworth High School. Each class has been assigned a time on ONE of these dates. There will be no regular classes 5/27-5/3. 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.


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.


Click here view and print the Stage rehearsal Schedule



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 TheDanceCorner.com or grab one of our summer brochures in the lobby.VIp camp