March 23, 2016
Reminder - SMSD Will Hold Classes This Friday & Saturday!

Parent Observation Week 
Monday, April 4th - Saturday, April 9th 
Parents only - please make arrangements for siblings during your child's class that week. All students are expected to wear proper dance attire as usual. We can't wait to share with our parents all we have learned!
WANTED: Are you a 2nd or 3rd generation SMSD Family? 
Miss Edwina would like to put together a list of all 2nd and 3rd generation families that are a part of SMSD. Please contact Miss Edwina via email at
Summer 2016 Class & Camp 
Registration Has Officially Begun at SMSD!
If you have not already received information on our Summer Camps and Classes, please stop by the office or visit our website  for schedules and pricing. Be sure to check out our "Early Bird Special," and take advantage of discounted rates before March 31st! 

This year, we will be hosting 2 camps at the Plaza 183 Studio, as well as 2 all-day camps at the Mesa location along with YPW Spanish Immersion School

Since registration began, we have added a CJBT I class on Thursday afternoons at the Plaza 183 studio. For more information on this and any other class, please contact the office. 
Early Bird Special -  Deadline Approaching, March 31st! 

Until March 31st, current SMSD students may take advantage of our first ever, "Early Bird Special," for special discounted pricing on Summer 2016 camps and classes! 

$25 OFF camp and 15% OFF class tuition
*Must be paid in full!

In order to receive the special pricing, you will need to turn in an 'early bird' with your registration form, which can be found on the wall of the lobby in either studio location. We also ask that you write a positive yelp or facebook review. We will be checking for these!  

Please contact the studio with any questions and for more information.
The Austin Tap Ensemble Hosts Guest Choreographer  

Master teacher and choreographer from Paris, Sarah Petronio, came for a 5 day Choreography Residency to SMSD to work with The Austin Tap Ensemble over Spring Break.  

The dancers were challenged technically, musically and rhythmically.  It was an amazing 5 days filled with joy, tap dance and love!  

Thank you, Sarah for sharing your wisdom and passion with SMSD!
The Dancer's Den Update - Sales, Sales, Sales!  
Celebrate the return of Spring this month with up to  25% OFF tank-tops and tees in The Dancer's Den! Shop our large selection during March in order to find the perfect cover-up and more. 

Next month during Parent Observation Days we will be bringing back our " Spring Sale!" Stop by April 4th-9th for huge savings up to  50% OFF! 
A Note About Spring Fever...
Spring fever is approaching, if your family has not already caught it! Sometimes children get the "don't wants" as Miss Shirley use to call it, during this time of year. Now, more than ever, it is important that you keep up the routine of your child coming to dance class. Choreography is well underway and teachers need students in every class each week.  Absences in April and May are not allowed except for illness Make-up classes are not beneficial during these months because each class is doing a different dance. 

If a dancer has too many absences and does not know the routine he or she will not be able to perform in the recital or demonstration.  It is unfair to the rest of the class members who have attended regularly and know the dance. 
Mesa Studio Demonstration 2016
Saturday, May 21st 
Hyde Park High School 

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Mesa Studio Demonstration! It will be held during the day on Saturday, May 21st at Hyde Park High School. Exact times will be posted by April 22nd. The deadline for conflict requests has passed as of March 2nd.  
Plaza Studio Recital 2016 
Saturday, June 4th
Westlake Performing Arts Center
Thank you to those of you who have paid your Recital & Costume Fees! Remember, the Recital Fee includes 2 tickets and event programs. Additional tickets will be available for purchase later this Spring and will cost $5 a piece.

 Please remember that Dress Rehearsal is not optional! Every student MUST attend their scheduled rehearsal in order to perform in the Recital. 
Exact times for both Dress Rehearsal and Recital will be posted by April 22nd.
Mark Your Calendars!
Important Dates for 2016 

March 25th & 26th - Easter Weekend  Classes Will be Held at SMSD
April 4th-9th - Parent Observation Days & The Dancer's Den Sidewalk Sale 
April 9th - Girls Night Out 
May 14th, 10:30am-12pm @ Mesa -  Free Hair & Make-Up Class for Mom & Daughter
May 14th - Troupe SMSDance Spring Show 2016 @ Connally High School 
May 21st - Mesa Studio Demonstration, Times TBA
May 28th, 1-3pm @ Plaza - Free Hair & Make-Up Class for Mom & Daughter 
May 28th -  Last day of classes at SMSD 
June 2nd & 3rd  - Plaza 183 Studio Dress Rehearsal @ Westlake High School, Times TBA
June 4th, 1:00pm & 5:00pm  - Plaza 183 Studio Recitals @ Westlake High School
June 6th -  Summer Camps & Classes begin at SMSD

Shirley McPhail School of Dance |  Email | Website
Mesa Studio  | 8020 Mesa Drive | 512-345-1284
Plaza Studio | 13450 N. Hwy 183, Suite 234 | 512-258-3793