Darby's Dancers - October Newsletter
National Organization Update
We are excited to be starting our 2021-2022 season for Darby's Dancers at WDC! Below is some updated information regarding the enrollment process for Darby's Dancers national organization.

NEW this season - The Darby's Dancers national organization requires that all dancers are registered with the national organization using the link below. Parents will have access to additional resources for their dancer through them.

There is a $95 enrollment fee for the national organization annually, The fee was waived for this past dance season. For the upcoming season, there are three options.

  • WDC Darby's Dancers fundraising will cover your dancer's fee.
  • Parents may pay part of the fee to the national organization and have WDC Darby's Dancers fundraising cover the balance. Please notify us if you would like to use this option.
  • Parents may choose to pay the $95 enrollment fee. Payment will be made to Darby's Dancers through WDC (cash or check preferred) at our front desk.

See the message from Darby's parents, Valerie and Patrick, HERE to learn more about the Darby's Dancers national organization.
Dance Wear & Shoes
Darby's Dancers students may stop in the WDC boutique to be sized for shoes and choose dance wear. Below are our studio boutique hours.

Mondays 1:00-8:30pm
Tuesdays 9:30am-8:30pm
Wednesdays 9:30-8:30pm
Thursdays 9:30-8:30pm
Fridays 9:30-8:30pm
Saturdays 9:00-1:00pm

Jazz shoes needed for classes including jazz.

For hip hop classes, dancers may wear their own clean tennis shoes.


Dancers new to the WDC Darby's Dancers program will be able to pick up a dance bag and Darby's Dancers t-shirt in the boutique on or before the first day of class, as well.

Important Dates
MEA — Saturday, October 23rd
Darby's Dancers classes WILL be held on Saturday, October 23rd during MEA for those groups.

  • Darby's Dancers will be given the opportunity to wear their costumes to class on Tuesday, October 26th/Saturday, October 30th.
  • Dancers WILL NOT be able to pass out treats; however, teachers will have treats for dancers. 

Holiday Breaks
Below are the holiday breaks for for this season. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thanksgiving No classes: Wednesday, Nov. 24th through Saturday, Nov. 27th
Winter Break No classes: Monday, December 20th through Saturday, January 1st.
Spring Break No classes: Monday, March 7th - Saturday, March 12th

Picture Week
Pictures will be held Monday, March 28th - Saturday, April 2nd at WDC. Please mark your calendars. We will have a more specific schedule on a later date.

Recital 2022
We have set our tentative recital dates for 2022. Recitals are planned to be held Tuesday, May 31st through Saturday, June 4th at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. Dress rehearsals will be held the week of May 23rd-26th.
At this time, dancers will not be allowed to pass out treats to their classmates in celebration of birthdays or holidays. Thank you for your understanding with this change in policies due to our new safety guidelines.
COUPON CARD Fundraiser - thru October 18th
Coupon cards for local businesses are currently available to purchase at our front desk. Proceeds go to the Darby's Dancers program at WDC.

Also, look for more information to be sent later this fall for our annual Double Good popcorn fundraiser that will be available for all WDC dancers to participate in.

Thank you!!
October Boutique Sale
50% off one pair of tights with purchase of any leotard (at regular price)

Hair accessories including bows, barrettes, scrunchies headbands, etc… are BUY 2 GET 1 FREE!

Also, check out the WDC winter hats/scarves as well as new WDC t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants and baseball jerseys now available in the boutique!

At WDC we use the BAND app to help connect instructors with dancers/parents and also to keep parents updated throughout the season. Newsletters and important updates will be posted in the Darby's Dancers BAND app group. See the link below. Later in the season, instructors will post recital music and videos as the dancers prepare for our annual recital.
Use QR code or link HERE to join the BAND app group for WDC Darby's Dancers.

*We are using the same BAND group as last year for our Darby's Dancers classes so some of you may already have joined in the past and do not need to join again.