October 8, 2015
**Reminder - SMSD will hold classes on Monday, October 12th**
Letter from the Owner
Now that the fall rush has calmed a bit, we at SMSD and The Dancer's Den want to take a moment to tell you how much we appreciate your choosing our studio and store.  We know there are many choices, and we are so happy you have decided for yourself or your child to dance with us!
 
We felt it was time to create an official mission statement, and we're happy to present it to you at this time:

The goal at Shirley McPhail School of Dance is to nurture dancers of all ages,
children through adults, in the joy of dance through a quality dance education.
 
Our desire is to provide an atmosphere so warm and inviting, yet challenging, for you parents, dancers, and customers that you will want to return weekly, monthly, yearly-and that you tell your friends and family about your experience with us!
 
We feel so privileged that we get to experience the beginning dancer putting on her dance shoes and coming into the dance class for the first time!  Or, when the more advanced students sa y "I love the way dance makes me feel."  What a blessing for us!
 
We at SMSD believe we are part of a team-and you are part of that team too!  We encourage your comments/suggestions, and we ask you to let us know how we can help you in any way.  Open communication among us all will lead to positive results and happy, improving dancers . 
 
Each and every one of you is so special to us.  We look forward to sharing a wonderful dance year with you. 
 
Thanks again and God bless,
Edwina Worley
Billing Reminder 

Please remember that October Tuition is due no later than the 10th of the month. If we do not receive it by then, a $10 late fee assessed to your account.
 
One way to ensure you avoid the late fees every month is by signing up for Recurring Payments!
 
If you signed up online with a credit card or bank draft, you are already enrolled in Recurring Monthly Payments.  If you do not wish to be enrolled in Recurring Monthly Payments, please call the office at   512-345-1284   or email Brenna at   billing@smsdance.com.  
Costume Dress-Up Week: 
October 26th-31st

What better way to celebrate Halloween than to wear your costume to dance class?! Please be sure to wear a costume that you are able to dance in and don't forget your shoes!

Still need a costume for you or your child? Come see us in The Dancer's Den and we will gladly help you with that. We have tons of inexpensive costume pieces and creative ideas to help make your Halloween this year the best one yet!

SMSD Boot Camp for Parents  Powered by YES! Fitness

Looking for something fun and active to do? All Shirley McPhail School of Dance parents are invited to join the 4 Week YES! Boot Camp Series! 

Sessions will be held at SMSD locations and will consist of:
  • Intensified Circuit Training 2x/week
  • Enhanced Cardio Endurance
  • Toning for the whole body
  • Quick and effective use of down time!

A free trial will be held at both Studio locations:

Mesa : October 19th, 10:00-11:00am 
Plaza : October 21st, 10:00-11:00am

To reserve a spot, please call the SMSD Mesa office at 512-345-1284. For questions regarding the class itself, please contact RP Stuart by email at rpstuart@yesfitnesscoach.com
Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple with Miss Edwina!
New York City Theatre Tour:  March 15-20, 2016

Interested in joining Miss Edwina for Spring Break 2016 in NYC? She would love to  have you join in on the fun!

The cost includes - 5 Broadway Musicals, Roundtrip Airfare including Airport/Hotel Transfers, 5 nights at the historic Hotel Edison, sightseeing tours designed exclusively for the group and much more! 

For more information, please contact Edwina directly via email at eworley79@gmail.com.
SMSDance Troupe Fundraising Events This Month

The SMSDance Troupe will be collecting gently worn costumes of all sizes from now through October 16th . Please place your donations in the black collection bins located in the lobby of each studio. 

Please plan to join us on  Saturday, October 17th at 9am  at the Plaza Studio for our costume re-sale and bake sale event! It will run once more on  Saturday, October 24th  during this year's second Girls' Night Out

Proceeds from the sales benefit our Troupe and the Austin Breast Cancer Center.
"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."
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
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