Due to the number of families arriving and leaving at the same time, the parking lot can become very congested. If you are planning on staying during your child's class, please park behind the building, in front of the annex studio or in the side parking spots by our shop - there's ample room. The rear center door will be open during classes. We suggest driving around back, dropping off and then exiting onto Route 80. Please do not park in front of other businesses in the complex. The parking area in front of Palmieri's should be used for drop offs and pick ups only.
Please DO NOT ENTER THE UNPAVED NARROW DRIVE ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE BUILDING. This is an exit only. Please enter the parking lot in the large paved entrance. From there you can drive around the back of the building and exit out the unpaved drive.
PLEASE SLOW DOWN IN THE PARKING LOT. THERE ARE MANY PEDESTRIANS CROSSING THROUGH THE LOT BETWEEN CLASSES.
Try a New Class
The Dance Corner invites all students to try a class free. Not sure if you like Lyrical...try a class! Any of our fall classes that are not full are available for free trials. Please contact Miss Carrie by phone or email if you would like to try a new class this fall.
Monthly Tuition bills are due the first of each month. Make your payments conveniently and securely online by logging into our Customer Portal
Not sure how the Portal works?
Just click here
to watch short instructional video. It's an easy way to manage your account with us anytime from anywhere!
We accept credit and debit card payments online or you can pay directly from your bank account by e-check.
Customers can also opt for auto-pay and avoid the extra step of logging in to pay each month. Notify our office that you would like to be an auto-pay customer, enter your payment method into your account online and your account will be automatically charged on the 1st of each month.
You may also pay by cash or check in our dance shop (credit card payments are only accepted online). Online payments are preferred. A $25 service fee will be charged for all returned checks.
All customers were 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 the 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 can also be mailed to the studio or left in the "Check Box" in the main lobby waiting area, though paying through the Customer Portal is preferred.
The Winter Follies are back!
We will perform the 2013 Winter Follies in a fabulous, upgraded facility this year.
There will be a little change this year, and we will be holding our show on Saturday 12/14, with a dress rehearsal on Friday 12/13.
We will be looking for students to participate in the show very soon!
We are looking for other performance opportunities for our students this fall and winter- holiday festivals, village strolls, convalescent homes, etc. If you have information about any events our dancers could participate in, please contact Miss Nicole. You can email her at
Don't forget to pick up your shoe orders!
All orders placed before 9/4 should be available for pick up starting Monday.
Orders placed between 9/4 and 9/6 should be available by Wednesday or Thursday this week.
Stop in our Dance Shop to see if you items have arrived. If they haven't don't worry! Students can wear socks or bare feet for their first class. We have tap shoes available for students to borrow.
If you are waiting for leotards, please just have your dancer wear shorts, leggings or yoga pants and a tank top or t-shirt for the first class.
Our Dance Shop will be open the following hours during the month of September-
WELCOME BACK! All of us at The Dance Corner would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to all our new and returning students.
The Dance Corner News is designed to keep our students, families and friends apprised of ongoing events at the Dance Corner. Please take a moment to review it each month. It will be distributed via email. Newsletters are also posted online at TheDanceCorner.com.
To our students and parents, I would like to thank you for choosing The Dance Corner and promise we will do everything we can to exceed your expectations! To all our returning students, great job at the recital and I'm looking forward to an even bigger and better things this year!
*** STUDIO RULES ***
We would ask all families respect the following:�
- If you are going to be late or absent, please notify the studio.
� Gum chewing is not permitted at any time
� No running or horseplay at any time
� All trash and personal belonging must be
removed after each class. The Dance Corner is not responsible for the loss of any personal items left in our lobbies or studios.
� Vandalism of any kind will not be tolerated.
� Please do not leave young brothers and sisters unattended
� Please enter & exit the main studio through the front or back lobby doors and the Annex through the front door.
FOR PARENTS WHO STAY FOR CLASSES
If you elect to stay for your child's class, please note the following:
1) We can hear you in the dance rooms and it is very difficult to teach and to learn with disruptions and excessive noise. PLEASE BE QUIET!
2) Little brothers and sisters must be supervised at all times.
Annex Studio classes
The following classes will be held in the Annex studio which is located in the front building of the plaza. you can park in front of this building. Please use the front door entrance.
Irish Step Advanced I 3:30-4:30
Irish Step Beg/ Intermediate I 4:30-5:30
Jr Hip Hop 1 5:30-6:30
Jr Hip Hop 2 6:30-7:30
Mini Hip Hop 5:30-6:30
Hip Hop 1 6:30-7:30
Jazz & Tap 1 4:30-5:30
Ballet 1 5:30-6:30
Jr Lyrical 6:30-7:30
Kinderstars Ballet & Tap 4:30-5:30
Broadway Kids 5:30-6:30
Broadway Jazz 1 6:30-7:30
Lyrical 1 7:30-8:30
Mini Company Class 6:00-7:00
Twinkle Twos 9:00-9:30
Pre-Stars Ballet & Tap 9:30-10:30
Kinderstars Ballet & Tap 10:30-11:30
All other classes meet in our main studios. There is additional parking in the back of the building. Please do not park in front of the neighboring pizza restaurant or directly in front of our main entrance. Those spots directly in front of our main studios are for our instructors, so they can be sure to get to class on time and to their cars safely after class at night.
Come Visit The Broadway Dance Center!
The Dance Corner is going on their annual trip to the BDC on Sunday October 6th. We would love all of the Dance Corner students over the age of 13 to think about joining us. The dancers will take class with the pros and have a challenging yet fun experience. Information will be sent out soon, so keep a look out!
We are excited to add three talented new teachers to our staff.
Jennifer (Gee) Etter has been dancing since the age of two, and started choreographing in 2004. She has trained at multiple dance studios and at Southeastern Louisiana University, and has been teaching many genres of dance to children of all ages, teens and adults, for the past ten years. Click Here to Read her Full Bio
Miss Jennifer is teaching Saturday Ballet & Stretch, Saturday Kinderstars, as well as Ballet 3 and 4 and Jazz 3 and 4 on Thursdays. She will also be choreographing for our Lyrical Company this season.
We are so excited to have Naja bring Acrobatics back to our studio! She is a CT shoreline native with over 10 years experience in Circus, as a teacher, choreographer and performer. Her performance, teaching and production skills are solid and extensive, Naja studied in San Francisco at the San Francisco Circus Center where she received specialized training and study under Master Lu Yi and Xia Ke Min in Chinese acrobatics, hand to hand, contortion and foot juggling. She also studied rope, static trapeze, lyra and tissue. Click Here to Read her Full Bio
Miss Linda is a Dance Corner Alumn and we are thrilled to welcome her back as an instructor! Linda trained in tap, jazz, and lyrical with The Dance Corner and competed in numerous competitions throughout the state. Upon attending Salve Regina University, Linda began dancing with SRU Dance, the University's student run dance club. Linda graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Education and is currently a local middle school teacher. Click Here to Read her Full Bio
Miss Ali is a Killingworth native and another Dance Corner Alumn. She trained at The Dance Corner in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Lyrical. Ali was a member of The Dance Corner Company and competed at numerous regional competitions with the team. Ali was an assistant teacher as well as a student at The Dance Corner. She recently graduated from Keene State in NH where she studied Elementary Education. Ali is back home in CT, teaching Pre-School in Madison.
I hope you will all give these ladies a big welcome. We are thrilled to have them join our team!
2013-2014 SEASON CALENDAR
SEPTEMBER 9th- CLASSES BEGIN
OCTOBER 31st- HALLOWEEN, NO PM CLASSES
NOVEMBER 27th-December 1st- THANKSGIVING BREAK, NO CLASSES
DECEMBER 15th- JANUARY 1st- HOLIDAY BREAK, NO CLASSES
FEBRUARY 16th- 23rd- WINTER BREAK, NO CLASSES
MARCH 17th, 18th & 19th- PICTURE DAYS, NO CLASSES
APRIL 4th- PICTURE SALES, 4:00-8:00PM in the Annex
APRIL 14th-20th- SPRING BREAK, NO CLASSES
MAY 24th-26th- MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, NO CLASSES
May 27th-29th- RECITAL REHEARSALS, DATES AND TIMES TBA, NO CLASSES
MAY 30th- RECITAL STAGE REHEARSAL @ HK HIGH
TIMES TBA. NO CLASSES
MAY 31st & JUNE 1st- 2014 RECITAL 2014 @ HK HIGH
CAST & CALL TIMES TBA
JUNE 1ST- TWINKLE STARS SHOWCASE 2014
@ HK HIGH
CAST & CALL TIMES TBA
THE DANCE CORNER HOLDS CLASSES ON ALL HOLIDAYS EXCEPT THE DATES LISTED ABOVE.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES OR FOR CLASSES CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE DANCE CORNER'S CONTROL. STUDENTS CAN ARRANGE A MAKE-UP MISSED CLASSES IN SUITABLE CLASSES OF THE SAME LEVEL.