Welcome To The 2018-2019 Dance School Year! 

 We hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer! We are just a few weeks away from the beginning of our dance school year, and we can’t wait to get started! We have an exciting dance year planned for your dancer and we hope that you choose to dance with MBDA! If you are receiving this email, and you are a new dance parent, WELCOME To OUR DANCE FAMILY! We are so happy your dancer will be joining us this season! You have been added to our email list, and are all registered! If you have a dancer from from last year, and have not yet registered, there is still time, REGISTER TODAY!

If you have not registered yet, classes will start Monday, September 10th!  Register Today! !

HAPPY DANCING!!!
Miss Kendra
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How To Register
Step 1. Go to our website, Mobile Bay Dance Academy
Step 2. Click on the tab,  Register For Classes & Online Payment Options
Step 3. Fill out the online registration form and follow the online steps! 
Tuition
Tuition is due the 1st class of each month, late after the 10th! You can pay online each month, or send a check to PO BOX 8141, Mobile, AL 36689. For your convenience we have added semester and yearly payment option as well. Tuition does not include a recital costume. You will not receive a monthly invoice. After the 10th, a $15 late fee per month will be applied. Please make sure you pay on time each month to avoid late fees. 
If you have not paid your tuition, please pay before the first dance class.
Communication
What We Expect
At Mobile Bay Dance Academy, we teach in a Christian, encouraging, yet structured dance environment. We want our students to learn to love the art dance. This is what we will teach them to do. In return, students should be respectful to all of their fellow dancers and instructors. They should come to class prepared to dance. All students should arrive ready to dance with a ready to learn attitude. They should wear dance appropriate attire and dance shoes. See our dress code for more information about appropriate dance attire.

Communication
We work hard to make the dance experience organized and fun. Keeping you informed is one of our primary goals. Please read all newsletters and other dance class information. The studios primary method of communication with parents is via e-mail. If you are not receiving any e-mails from the us, then please contact us to ensure your
current e-mail address is on file. Please add the studio e-mail address mobilebaydanceacademy@comcast.net to your e-mail contact list so that all communications will display in your e-mail Inbox and not a spam folder.

***Please Note: While all of our student/parent concerns or questions are important to us, we ask that you respect our staff's personal time and not contact them via Text or Facebook messenger after 7 p.m. or on holidays. You may email us at any time!
Parent Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of the parents to be aware of all dance studio activities, such as recitals, opening or closings, and picture days. When public and private schools close due to weather, the studio will also close. Dance classes will resume when school resumes. The studio notices are posted on the website, in our newsletter and in your email. We also post to Facebook! Please notify us if your address, e-mail address, or telephone number has changed.
No Parents Or Visitors
In Dance Classes
No Parents or visitors are allowed in the dance classroom. Dancers are more focused and perform better with less people in the room. Dance is also about learning independence. You will see your dancer grow so much in confidence from their dance classes. If your child is feeling anxious about being in class without you, you can help by explaining to your child that they can show you what they learned after class. 

Rehearsal, Recital, Costumes
Rehearsal & Recital
Our 14th Annual Dance Rehearsal & Recital will be held at St. Paul's Dr. Monte L. Moorer Theater. All students dancing with MBDA at the studio, their school, preschool or daycare are invited to dance with us. The recital and rehearsal will be held the weekend of May 31, June 1st & 2nd. Dancing in the recital is optional and not a requirement to participate in the class. Expenses will include costumes, recital tickets, tights & shoes. Dance Recital programs and Recital DVDs are optional to purchase. Families may need to attend more than one show in order to see their dancer/dancers perform.

Recital Costume
All costume money is due by October 1st. Costumes are not included in your tuition. The total cost for each costume is $75.00. Each dancer will only have one costume, some costumes will be a 2-in-1. These 2-in-1 dance costumes are convertible costumes appropriate for multiple dance genres.

Costume checks must be written separately from tuition! 
There is no PayPal option for costumes.
There are no costume refunds.
**WHEN WITHDRAWING FROM THE MBDA DANCE PROGRAM PRIOR TO RECEIVING YOUR COSTUMES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU WILL FORFEIT THEM***

Recital Fee
Recital Fee- $20.00 per child, $30 Per Family
Due February 1, 2019
This reserves your child's place in the recital.
Dress Code For Class
Hair Must Be Worn Up for Classes

MBDA2U Preschool & School Dance Attire
Cottage Hill Presbyterian
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
Dauphin Way Baptist Creative Movement (Age 2)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights & Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
Dauphin Way Baptist (Ages 3-5)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
Dauphin Way United Methodist
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
Joyland
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
Knollwood Christian
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes, Buckle Tap Shoes & Black Jazz Shoes
Oakpark Preschool
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
Springhill Baptist
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
St. Mary Preschool
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks & Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
Corpus Christi Preschool
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
Corpus Christi School (Ages 5-7-Thursday Class)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes, Black Tap Shoes & Black Jazz Shoes
Corpus Christi School (Ages 8-11-Monday Class)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu/Bootie Shorts with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Jazz Shoes
St. Dominic Preschool
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes
St. Dominic School (Ages 5-7-Monday Class)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Jazz Shoes
St. Dominic School (Ages 8-11-Monday Class)
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Thin Socks, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Black Jazz Shoes

Dance Studio Attire
Preschool Ballet/Creative Movement
Girls- Leotard of Choice, Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes & Ballet Skirt or Tutu
Boys- White T-shirt, black shorts, black ballet shoes
Preschool Tap
Girls- Leotard of Choice, Pink Tights, Black Velcro or Buckle Tap Shoes & Ballet Skirt, Tutu
Boys- White T-shirt, black shorts, black tap shoes
Ballet
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
Ballet/Pointe
Leotard, Skirt/Tutu with Pink Tights, Pink Leather Ballet Shoes, Pink Pointe Shoes
Lyrical
Leotard, Convertible or Footless Tights, Lyrical Shoes or Foot Undies
Tap
Leotard, Pink Tights, Black Tap Shoes, bootie shorts or skirt
Jazz
Leotard or Choice, Pink Tights, Black Jazz Shoes, bootie shorts
Tumbling
Leotard or Choice, bootie shorts, NO TIGHTS!
Shop Our Online Store
We are excited to announce our online store is up and running! We have partnered with Curtain Call For Class to offer quality dance attire and shoes at affordable prices. 
Please visit  Curtain Call For Class for more information. Once there, type in  Mobile Bay Dance Academy for studio name and the pass phrase  MBDA5678 to view products selected or your class. You will choose your child's class from the drop down menu, and you will find everything you need on this site! Orders with in stock items will be shipped within 48 hours. All orders are shipped directly to your home. While it is possible to purchase similar products from other sources, buying from our studio’s store ensures that all dance wear is consistent. We have partnered with Curtain Call for Class® to provide you the best quality and value.
Attending Dance Classes
Students must attend classes regularly for their own benefit as well as the growth and development of the class as a whole. Our dance classes are based on individual 
commitment; however they are fueled by the entire class. Sometimes you may need to miss class due to illness. If you are contagious, do not come to class. By coming to class we assume that all students are healthy and able to dance. If your child has a sprained ankle, cast, etc. PARENTS should let us know about the situation in advance and we will let your child observe the class. We realize that most of our students are involved in other activities. Occasionally, dance and your other activities may be held at the same time. We understand that occasionally you may have to miss class to attend another activity, but it should not happen regularly. Sports and clubs usually meet several times a week if not daily. Dance class only meets once a week (per class), so be sure to 
keep that comitment. MBDA offers classes all over Mobile County, if your child misses class, and you choose for them to make the class up, please email or call us to make arrangements for them to attend another dance class.


We love your dancers and can't wait to teach them!!!
If you have any questions, email or call us!