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The Dance Corner News
Vol X  Issue IX
May 2015

Important Dates


Memorial Day Weekend, No Classes 


Recital Week:

No regular classes 5/25-5/29


Thurs. 5/28-

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


 Fri. 5/29-

Stage Rehearsal, Click Here for Schedule


5/30 & 5/31-

Recital Weekend

"Changing Channels" recital, 2pm, 5/30 & 5/31

"Shining Stars Showcase", 12pm, 5/31


In-Studio Rehearsal
Thursday, 5/28


We are holding an In-Studio rehearsal on Thursday, 5/28 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, 5/29.  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. 
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

Don't forget...

May tuition is due by Friday, May 8th.
All unpaid accounts will have the balance due charged to their payment method on file (credit card of e-check) 
on Friday, May 8th.

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. 

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 14th to get your shoes in time for the recital!

Fall 2015 Class Schedule


Fall 2015 schedule will be available by the end of this month. Registrations will not be accepted until after the recital on June 1st.

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 2015 Yearbook Cover Contest Winners!

This year's Platinum winner is Catherine Florentine .  
Gold winners are Samantha Dunsmore, Olivia Dunsmore, Ava Frost and Trinity Hughes.

Congratulations dancers!  Thanks for supporting our yearbook.  We look forward to seeing you on the cover of the 2015 Yearbook!
Practice Your Recital Dance
Our YouTube channel has videos of Miss Carrie performing all of our Twinkle Twos and Pre-Stars 
recital dances. 

There are also videos of the Kinderstars and many of our age 6-8 year old classes practicing their 
dances in class.  

Watching and dancing along with these videos, and even just listening to their recital songs is wonderful preparation for the recital.  
We hope you will use these tools to practice for the show.

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 9th online.  


Tickets are sold to families in order that fall 2014 registrations were received. Graduating seniors and the first fifteen families who registered for Fall 2014 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 from Miss Carrie to log in and purchase tickets online on May 9th.  They will be the only families able to purchase tickets from 6am- 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 10th.  This process will be the same for the 3rd and 4th pre-sale groups on May 11th and 12th.  On Wednesday, May 13th, ticket sales will open up to the general public.  


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


Click here to find your Pre-Sale Date


There is a limit of 12 tickets per family for each "Changing Channels" performance through May 12th.  If you need more tickets you can purchase them starting May 13th.  There is no limit on tickets for the "Shining Stars Showcase".  


Tickets are $15.50 per person for "Changing Channels" performances and $11.25 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 "Changing Channels." 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 "Changing Channels" 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, $24.40 for a pass to both shows plus the $3 convenience fee.  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. 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.


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 3 hours before our first performance on Saturday, May 30th.






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 8th.  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. 


Ticket sales will be ONLINE only; tickets will not be available at the studio or at the door on recital day. 


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.  


Please  contact Miss Carrie with any questions about ticket sales.


Ticket Sales will be open to the general public on May 13th.  No password will be required to purchase tickets after May 12th.
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.


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 for all shows, parking monitor (keeping folks out of the fire lanes), 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

The Stage rehearsal will be held Friday, 5/29 at Haddam Killingworth High School. Each class has been assigned a time. There will be no regular classes 5/25-5/29. 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.


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 TheD anceCorner.com  or grab one of our  summer brochur es in the lobby.