Darby's Dancers October Newsletter

National Organization

We are excited to be starting our 2023-2024 season for Darby's Dancers at WDC! Below is some updated information regarding the enrollment process for Darby's Dancers national organization.

The Darby's Dancers national organization requires that all dancers are registered with the national organization. The studio will send information in for each student so they are registered.

There is a $95 enrollment fee for the national organization annually, 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 can be made to Darby's Dancers through WDC (cash or check preferred but cards also accepted) at our front desk.
Dance Wear & Shoes

Darby's Dancers students may stop in the WDC boutique to be sized for shoes and choose dance wear if you have not already done so. 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

Sundays CLOSED

Jazz shoes needed for classes including jazz.

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


BAGS - Dancers NEW to Darby's Dancers at WDC may pick up a dance bag at the front desk.

SHIRTS - We have a handful of Darby's Dancers shirts/tanks available. New and current students may plan to pick up a shirt if they would like to at our front desk.

Important Dates

MEA — Saturday, October 21st (no Darby's Dancers classes)

Darby's Dancers classes WILL NOT be held on Saturday, October 21st during MEA school break.


  • Darby's Dancers will be given the opportunity to wear their costumes to class on Tuesday, October 24th/Saturday, October 28th
  • Dancers WILL NOT be able to pass out treats; however, teachers will have treats for dancers. 
  • NO CLASS the evening of Tuesday, October 31st for Tuesday dancers.

Holiday Breaks

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

Halloween No classes: Tuesday, October 31st

Thanksgiving No classes: Wednesday, Nov. 22nd through Saturday, Nov. 25th

Winter Break No classes: Thursday, December 21st through Tuesday, January 2nd

Spring Break No classes: Saturday, March 2nd - Saturday, March 9th

Picture Week

Pictures will be held Monday, April 1st - Saturday, April 6th at WDC. Please mark your calendars. We will have a more specific schedule on a later date.

Recital 2024

We have set our tentative recital dates for 2024...

Tuesday, May 28th through Saturday, June 1st at East Ridge High School in Woodbury.

Dress rehearsals will be held the week of May 20th-23rd.

Each Darby's Dancers class will perform in one recital during our recital week and will attend one dress rehearsal the week prior. Look for more information to be sent during the season.

COUPON CARD Fundraiser - thru October 16th

Coupon cards for local businesses are currently available to purchase at our front desk through October 16th. 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 which will also benefit our Darby's Dancers program.

WDC Nutcracker - December 21st & 22nd

Company dancers will be performing at East Ridge High School on Thursday, December 21st & Friday, December 22nd. Please save the dates and look for ticket information to be sent/posted next month!

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!

Check out the WDC winter hats/scarves and new fall apparel. Additional items arriving this fall!


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.