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Dance Corner News
Vol IX     Issue III
November 2013
Don't Forget,
The Dance Corner will be closed for Thanksgiving Wednesday, 11/27- Sunday, 12/1
Happy Thanksgiving!

 Great Holiday Gifts on sale in our 
dance shop!


Dance wear and warm-ups for tweens and teens just arrived in our shop last week!  


We also have Ballerina Jewelry and long sleeve leotards for your little star!  

Our Drawstring backpacks for only $8 make great stocking stuffers!


More new items arriving daily.


Stop in today and see what's new!


MONDAYS- 3:30-8:00
TUESDAYS- 4:00-8:00
WEDNESDAYS- 4:30-7:00
THURSDAYS- 4:00-8:00
FRIDAYS- 4:30-7:00
SATURDAYS- 9:00-11:30
 Dance Corner Jackets for the Holidays

Wearing Dance Corner jackets is a great way for students to show their studio pride, and let everyone know that they love to dance. 




Dance Corner jackets make great holiday gifts, and are available for purchase through our online store with GTM Sportswear. 


Click here to order


Tuition Payments
Monthly Tuition payments are due by the first of each month. Use your email address to log into the Customer Portal and pay your bill securely and conveniently online -
Not sure how the Portal works?
 Check out this short instructional video-Customer Portal Help Video


All customers are required to submit a credit/debit card or bank draft information at registration. If your account is not paid in full by the 15th of each month, this payment method will be charged for the balance due. If your payment is declined, a $10 late fee will be applied to your account. Payments made on past due accounts will be applied to the oldest invoice first.

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Costume Measurements

It's hard to believe it but we are a 3rd of the way through the dance year, and it's time to start thinking about the recital. Miss Carrie will order costumes at the beginning of December. In order to ensure proper costume fit, students will be measured during their classes this month.

Costume Orders

Costumes for all students dancing in the annual recital will be ordered at the beginning of December. Costumes are non-refundable and non-returnable. If your child will not be participating in the annual recital, please let Miss Carrie know by December 1st. 

Families are responsible for their entire costume bill even if their child withdraws from classes between December and June.

Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up
We understand everyone's schedule is hectic, but please do your best to drop off dancers on time for classes.  Students who are late to class miss out on valuable warm-up time.  Warming up muscles properly prevents injuries.  Students who are more than 15 minutes late to class may be asked to sit and observe for their safety. 
For their safety, we do not allow students to wait outside for parents. Please come into the studio to pick-up your children after class. It is getting dark earlier now and we are concerned about the safety of children walking through the busy parking lot. Please SLOW DOWN when driving through our parking lot. Between classes there are many pedestrians walking in and out of the building. For everyone's safety, please use caution when driving in the parking lot.


Also, please DO NOT ENTER using the unpaved one lane driveway.  This is the drive that borders the Running Brook Farms property.  This is an EXIT ONLY.  Please enter the main PAVED entrance that is closest to the dance shop on the left side of the building.  You can drive around the back this way and exit out the unpaved driveway on the right side of the building.

Thank you.


Singers Wanted
Winter Follies Singers


We are seeking young singers to perform in with the Winter Follies Chorus on Saturday, December 14th at the Clinton Town Hall.  


Any students ages 9 and up with previous singing experience (school or church choir/chorus) who are not already dancing in the show are welcome to sign up.  


Singers will work with Frank Natter of Face Arts Music in Deep River.  Frank is not only an accomplished musician and teacher, and he has been leading the Winter Follies Chorus for 5 years.


Singers will learn two to three holiday songs to perform in the Winter Follies. 


Rehearsals will be held at The Dance Corner on 

Sunday, 12/1 and Sunday, 12/8 from 4:00-5:30PM.


There will also be a dress rehearsal at the performance venue the evening of  December 13th, time TBA.


There is no cost to participate in this group, but singers must be at all three rehearsals.


Click here to sign up



Recital Dates 

Our annual recital will be held at the Haddam Killingworth High School on 5/31 & 6/1 2014. All classes will not dance on both days. The schedule of which classes perform in each show will be distributed in February. There will be 1 onstage rehearsal on Friday, 5/30. Classes will be assigned to specific times on that rehearsal night. This schedule will be distributed in early May. All Pre-Stars and Twinkle Twos classes will perform in the Twinkle Stars Showcase at 12pm on Sunday, June 1st.  These classes will only perform in the Showcase, not the recital.  Click here to view and print the entire Dance Corner Calendar. 

Thanksgiving Food Drive 

As we enter the Holiday season, it is important to remember that there are many families who can not afford many of the things that we take for granted. During the month of November The Dance Corner will be holding a food drive to benefit The Shoreline Soup Kitchens.

Miss Carrie and The Dance Corner staff are asking that all students bring a non-perishable food item to class between November 4th & November 23rd. The collected food will be donated to The Shoreline Soup Kitchens to help feed needy families this holiday season. Your contributions are very much appreciated, and this year they specified that they need everything!.


The most needed items include: Juice, SPAM, tuna, peanut butter, low sodium soup, canned fruit, oatmeal, breakfast cereal, beef stew, rice, pasta, beans, and canned meat.

Their Holiday needs are: Boxed pie crust, canned pie filling, nuts, baking supplies, and spices.

Non- food items are also needed: "Green" grocery bags, paper or plastic grocery bags, rubber gloves, Ziploc bags, cleaning products, garbage bags, food store gift cards, grocery shopping carts, and paper plates, forks, knives, spoons, and hot/cold cups.

Soup Kitchen meal