December 1, 2015
December is Here and Tuition is Due!
Happy December! Please remember that tuition is due by the 10th of the month as usual. If turned in after the 10th, a $10 late fee will be assessed to your account. 
Nutcracker Suites & Sweets is THIS Saturday, December 5th
2:00-4:00pm at Balcones Country Club 
Enjoy a delightful afternoon of cookie decorating, hot chocolate, story time and excerpts from The Nutcracker Suites performed by Troupe SMSDance Company!

Tickets are running low, so get yours TODAY! On sale at both studio offices and $15 a piece. Can be purchased with cash or check only, payable to  SMSD Troupe
NEW - Holiday "Stay & Play!" 
Friday, December 4th, 11th & 18th 
Mesa Studio

Need a few extra hours this month to get all of your Holiday shopping done? Register your child for "Stay & Play" at SMSD! Stay & Play will be a fun-filled time including dance, arts & crafts and musical theater. We ask that your child bring a sack lunch with them, but we will provide snacks and tons of fun! Please contact the Mesa Studio ASAP for details on enrolling your child. 
The Dancer's Den - Twelve Days of Christmas Sale
Beginning Monday, December 7th, The Dancer's Den will be celebrating the Holidays by discounting a different item each day until Tuesday, December 22nd! 

Monday, December 7th 
20% OFF on Leotards 
Tuesday, December 8th 
15% OFF on Tank-Tops
Wednesday, December 9th 
10% OFF on Ballet Shoes

Thursday, December 10th
  5% OFF on Tights
December 11th
10% OFF on Dance Bags
Monday, December 14th
15% OFF on Knit & Active Wear
Tuesday, December 15th 
20% OFF on Skirts & Shorts
Wednesday, December 16th 
10% OFF on Jazz Shoes
Thursday, December 17th
15% OFF on Tees & Cover-Ups
December 18th
5% OFF on Hair Accessories 
Monday, December 21st
10% OFF on Tap Shoes
Tuesday, December 22nd
20% OFF on Pants & Leggings

All clearance items are excluded from the daily discounts. However, on both Saturday December 12th & 19th, all clearance items will be an additional 5% OFF

Aside from all of the regular essentials, The Dancer's Den will also have a selection of gift items, seasonal apparel and stocking stuffers this year that would fill any dancer with glee!  
SMSD One-Day Princess Party Holiday Camps for 3-8 year olds
Monday, December 21st and Monday, December 28th from 9am-1pm

Both camps will be held at the Mesa Studio location and will include dance, musical theater, arts & crafts, games and more! Registration is due by December 12th, but enrollment is limited so be sure to sign up ASAP. Cost is $60 per child and will include a snack and a pizza from Mangia's for lunch. All proceeds benefit the SMSDance Troupe and the Austin Tap Ensemble, SMSD's adult performing tap company. 
Cotillion Austin-Style: Register Now for Spring 2016
Classes in Dance, Manners & Etiquette 
For Boys & Girls Ages 10-13
Sunday Afternoons, 4:00-5:30pm
Spring 2016 Schedule 
January 10th - Regular Class
January 24th - Country Western Party
January 31st - Regular Class 
February 7th - Fifties Party
February 21st - Regular Class 
February 28th - Graduation Party 
*On rare occasions, a class date may need to be rescheduled

Besides dance, each student will learn to make introductions with handshakes, as well as table manners & table settings. They will also gain confidence & poise, be more comfortable in social settings and most importantly, make new friends & have FUN! 

For more information, including dress code, photos and the registration form, please visit the SMSD website.  If interested, don't delay! Registration is requested by December 18th , but the class fills fast. Please contact Judy McPhail with any questions at 
SMSDance Troupe Holiday Performances 
The Domain Holiday Performance
Sunday, December 6th

The Trail of Lights Performance
Wednesday, December 16th 

"Magic of the Season" Troupe Holiday Show
Saturday, December 19th 
John B. Connally High School Performing Arts Center
Tickets are $10 a piece and on sale now at both Studio Offices or can be purchased at the door! 
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