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Dance Corner News
Vol VIII     Issue I
September 2012

Dance Shop Hours

Our dance shop is open most afternoons and evenings when we have dance classes as well as Saturday mornings, but hours do vary from week to week. Hours are updated each Monday and posted online at TheDanceCorner.com.
If you ordered shoes and dancewear for class and haven't picked it up yet, you can get it in our dance shop this week.  When the shop is closed, Miss Carrie will have special order items available for pick up in the dance studios.
STUDIO PARKING 
 
 
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 Proto's Apizza should be used for drop offs and pick ups only. 
 
PLEASE SLOW DOWN IN THE PARKING LOT. THERE ARE MANY PEDESTRIANS CROSSING THROUGH THE LOT BETWEEN CLASSES. 
Try a New Class
Kung Fu dance classThe 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.
 
Tuition Payments
 
Monthly Tuition bills are due upon receipt. Payments can be mailed to the studio or left in the "Check Box" in the main lobby waiting area.
A $10 late fee will be applied to any monthly or semi-annual payments not received by the 15th of the month. Also, there is a $25 charge for returned checks. The Dance Corner accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover, allowing you to have your tuition bill paid automatically each month. See Miss Carrie for details.


New! Baby Dance with Me Class
Don't miss your chance to try our newest class offering for the littlest movers for FREE!  

Try a 4-week session Wednesdays,9/19-10/10 from 10:15-10:45am of Baby Dance with Me.   

This program is for movers 14mos- 2 years with a caregiver.  We will explore music and movement in a nuturing and fun environment.  The use of scarves, stuffed animals and musical instruments keeps this class exciting for out littlest dancers.  Give it a try for FREE.

and type "Baby Dance" in the class number field.
Holiday Performances
Magic Doll, Winter Follies 2010
You may be wondering why there haven't been any announcements about the holiday show yet.  Unfortunately for us, the Clinton Town Hall Auditorium is undergoing a major renovation this winter and is not available for our performance.  We were unable to find another appropriate and affordable venue for The Winter Follies, so we are taking a year off.
The good news is that we will perform the 2013 Winter Follies in  a fabulous, upgraded facility!

We are looking for other performance opportunities for our students this 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
Dance Company Performing at Quassy Amusement Park
Come and see our dancers perform and enjoy a great day of family fun on Saturday, 9/22 at the Quassy Amusement park in Middlebury.  Members of the Dance Corner Company will perform dances from last year as well as new works on the Carousel stage from 3:00-3:30pm.  

for more info about Quassy
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.

 

� The soda machine is not a big toy. Please do not put pennies in it.

 

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 entrance.

 Mondays-
Class #3- Cirque Star Dance, 3:45
Class #6- Kung Fu Hip Hop A, 4:30
Class #9- Kung Fu Hip Hop B, 5:30
Class #12- Jr. Hip Hop A, 6:30
Class #15- Jr. Hip Hop B, 7:30
 
Tuesdays-
Class #18- Irish Step- Intermediate II, 3:30
Class #20- Irish Step- Beginner, 4:30
Class #23- Hip Hop II, 5:30
Class # 26- Hip Hop III, 6:30
Class #29- Tap Company, 7:30
 
Wednesdays-
Class #35- 2nd & 3rd Grade Ballet, 4:30
Class #38- 2nd & 3rd Grade Tap & Jazz, 5:30
Class #41- Ballet & Stretch, 6:30
Class #44- Broadway Jazz B, 7:30
 
 
Thursdays-
Class #52- Kinder-Stars Ballet & Tap, 4:30
Class #55- Broadway Kids, 5:30
Class #58- Broadway Jazz D- 6:30
Class #61- Lyrical D- 7:30
 
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.
 
 
Staff Updates

Sadly Miss Tonya and Miss Kristen are no longer teaching at the studio.  We will miss them
 and wish them the best of luck.  The rest of our teaching staff is still here and we are excited to add two talented new teachers to our staff.  

Gail Hartnett taught at The Dance Corner over 5 years ago and is back!  She brings 10+ years experience teaching dance to the Dance Corner. Her training includes eleven years of study in ballet, jazz, and tap in Springfield, New Jersey, including a year at the Garden State Ballet School.  She continued to study ballet at Bucknell University, where she majored in biology, including coursework in Anatomy & Physiology, and Early Child Development, and she performed with the Bucknell Dance Company.  As a graduate student at Yale University, she studied ballet with Noble Barker at the New Haven Ballet.  She also spent several years studying modern dance and performing with the Paul Hall Contemporary Dance Theatre. Gail completed her Ph.D. in biology, and currently teaches biology for Yale Summer Session and University of New Haven.  She has been on the staff of New Haven Ballet since 2004, where she has taught students from age 4 through adults.  She brings her passion and enthusiasm for dance, as well as enjoyment in working with kids, to The Dance Corner!
Gail will teach 1st & 2nd grade Ballet and 2nd & 3rd grade Ballet
on Wednesdays.

Savanna Bodnar has been a familiar face at our annual Dance Company auditions the past couple of years.  Now she will be teaching as well!

Savanna trained at The Dance Connection in East Haven, CT. She has taught ballet, jazz and lyrical at Jump Dance Center in Pelham NY, Breaking Ground Dance Center in Pleasantville NY, and The Dance Connection in East Haven. She holds her B.A. in History from Manhattanville College.

During her time there she was a featured dancer for many original student pieces and also worked with accomplished choreographers Nicholas Leichter, Arthur Fredrick, Doug Elkins, and Stacey Forsyth Mahan. She competed as part of the US Showdance Team for 3 years, and took home a Silver Medal in the Adult Group category in 2009.

Savanna will be teaching Ballet C and Pointe on Tuesday nights.

 

I hope you will all give these ladies a big welcome.  We are thrilled to have them join our team!

 

One more staffing change this season is that Miss Nicole is now acting as the Assistant to the Director.  She will be taking on more administrative responsibilities at the studio in addition to teaching, so you will be seeing more of her!

 


 



 

2012-2013 SEASON CALENDAR  

SEPTEMBER 10th- CLASSES BEGIN 

 

OCTOBER  31st- HALLOWEEN, NO PM CLASSES

 

NOVEMBER 21st-25th- THANKSGIVING BREAK, NO CLASSES

 

DECEMBER 16th- JANUARY 1st- HOLIDAY BREAK, NO CLASSES

 

FEBRUARY 17th- 24th- WINTER BREAK, NO CLASSES 

 

MARCH 18th, 19th & 20th- PICTURE DAYS, NO CLASSES

 

APRIL 5th- PICTURE SALES, 4:00-8:00PM in the Annex

 

APRIL 14th-21st- SPRING BREAK, NO CLASSES

 

MAY 25th-27th- MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, NO CLASSES

 

MAY 28th- 31st- RECITAL REHEARSALS,
DATES AND TIMES TBA. NO CLASSES

 

JUNE 1st & 2nd- 2013 RECITAL, 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.