Thank you so much for all of your support and patience during this difficult time.

Please put your dancers in their 2020 recital costume this week, take their picture and send it to mobilebaydanceacademy@comcast.net
Also, put your child's name in the email!
We are working on our recital program book.
Although we cannot be together for class pictures, I would love to do a collage of each class! You will also be able to use any picture
you would like for program book ads this year!
(preferably in costume for the ad, but not mandatory)

Thank you for understanding and for tolerating the
Zoom Dance Classes! I appreciate you! If you haven't been able to participate, we understand, but hope your sweet dancers are practicing their dances on YouTube! As soon as we are able to be with your dancers again, we are ready! We Miss All Of Them!

WE HAVE A RECITAL PLAN!

Miss Kendra
251-455-3044
RECITAL PLAN
Our faculty is working hard as always to provide a great experience for the students even though it will look different this year. Recital 2020 will be held at Loblolly Farm. Loblolly Farm is in Semmes on over 400 acres! It is very peaceful and absolutely gorgeous. We will have six mini recitals. After or before your dancer's mini recital, you can walk and enjoy the farm, picnic on the farm etc. if you wish. It will be more relaxed than usual. Instead of dressy clothes, you should dress comfortably, wear sun hats and wear sunscreen! You will bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs from your own homes, spaces will be marked for where to sit around Holly Field during your child's recital. You can bring your own ice chest with your choice of refreshments and a picnic if you would like. There will also be a Food Truck provided if you wish to purchase food. We are really excited to have rented such a beautiful venue for recital this year. The dancers will perform under the Holly Field Pavilion. The pavilion is 3200 square feet, the students will have markers for where to stand and will be spread out. We are still coming up with a plan for rehearsals! (They may be Zoom Rehearsals, they may be on the farm, in a park, or we may not have one) Students will receive their trophy or medal at the end of their recital instead of at rehearsal this year.
 
We hope to see everyone at our 2020 Recital alternative, but we also 100% respect your decision as parents in regard to attendance. If you are uncomfortable attending, please let us know so we can make appropriate adjustments to choreography. If anything changes with the updated plan we will let you know. However, if you are sick, running fever, showing symptoms of Covid-19 or someone living in your home has Covid-19, please stay home for the safety and wellness of our dance family and community.
We sincerely appreciate your support during this challenging time!
Zoom Class Schedule
Ages 5-8
Mondays & Wednesdays at 3:00
Meeting Code: 327-235-609
Preschool
Mondays & Wednesdays at 4:00
Meeting Code: 539-754-200
Senior Dancers
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:00
Meeting Code: 836-1986-1593
Tuesday 3:30 Studio Dancers
Tuesdays at 3:30
Meeting Code: 864-7568-9753
Thursday 3:30 Studio Dancers
Thursdays at 3:00
Meeting Code: 211-361-513
Thursday 4:45 Studio Dancers
Thursdays at 4:30
Meeting Code: 675-610-233
Corpus Christi Junior High Dancers
Wednesdays at 5:30
Meeting Code: 891-0788-2914

***The password is the same for all classes.
I am not posting the password in this newsletter for the safety of our dancers.
Please refer to previous emails.
Also, please make sure you have joined our Facebook Groups for announcements.
Recital Fee
$20.00 per child, $30 Per Family
Due March 1, 2020
This reserves your child's place in the recital. This also helps cover cost of tech crew, props, security, recital medals & music licensing for rehearsal and recital weekend.
You may mail your payments to:
Mobile Bay Dance Academy   
P.O. Box 8141, Mobile, AL 36689
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.

Tuition is due the 1st class of each month, late after the 10th! If you paid for fall semester, spring semester tuition is due by January 1st. 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.
RECITAL PROGRAM BOOK ADS & CHANGES
Every year, one of the highlights of our recital is the beautiful keepsake program book that showcases our studio and students. Each family is encouraged to support their dancer by buying or selling an ad that can include a picture, words of wisdom, best wishes, or congratulations. Ask your family, friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles and local businesses to sponsor a picture page for your dancer. Students can be pictured together with a fellow dancer and the families can share the expense. Students can also purchase more than one ad. Make your child's dance recital complete this recital by buying an ad for the annual recital program book. This is a great way to acknowledge the dancer in your life for all their hard work. It's also a great way to advertise for your business and reach a target demographic. We have different sizes available and ads start at just $25. 
You will choose the portrait that goes in the advertisement, you can use a good quality camera, or you may contact any professional photographer to take pictures for the ad you purchase this year. We would like for the picture you choose for the purchased ad to be in a recital costume if possible, but it is not mandatory. You can take pictures outside near pretty flowers, in a park, at the beach, etc...

 The dancer that sells the most ads will be featured as our 2020 Cover Girl. They will also receive a FREE YEAR OF DANCE TUITION ($430 Value)
Deadline For Cover Girl Entry:  Thursday, May 21st
Deadline For ALL ADS:  Thursday, May 21st
CLASS & INDIVIDUAL PICTURES
John Rapier with  Colonial Photography is willing to meet any of our dancers interested in doing pictures outside, on your front porch, in a park, etc.. for a $20 sitting fee which will go towards your package.
Please contact him for more information.
251-533-5630
Colonial Photography is also planning to come to Loblolly Farm on Recital Day and your dancer can have their picture made with all of the beautiful outdoor scenery.

Palmer Photography is also willing to take pictures of your dancer.
Call Palmer Studio at 251-471-3523 for your appointment on Thursday, Friday or Saturday May 7, 8, or 9 between 9am and 4pm for $20 8x10 sheets. Other dates may be possible for those that can’t make these dates.
Sunday June 21st
Recital Sunday, June 21st
Recital will be held at Loblolly Farm
9930 Stone Rd. Semmes, AL 36575
Recital A:
9:30 a.m.
MBDA Studio Seniors & MBDA Middle School Students (Tues/Thurs 5:45 & Thurs 4:45 class)

Recital B:
11:00 a.m.
St. Mary School & St. Dominic School

Recital C:
12:30
Knollwood Christian, Joyland & Oakpark

Recital D:
1:30
MBDA Studio Preschool through Age 10 (Tues 1:30, Tues 3:30, Tues 4:45, Thurs 3:30)

Recital E:
3:30
Springhill Baptist, Dauphin Way Baptist, Dauphin Way United Methodist

Recital F:
5:30
Corpus Christi School
Recital Tickets
Tickets are On Sale Now through TUTUTIX!
Here is how you purchase your tickets.

1. Go to our special TutuTix page on your computer, tablet, or smart phone

2. Go to our Facebook Fan Page and click the “Buy Tickets” tab at the top

3. Call 855-222-2TIX (2849)
Note that you will need a credit or debit card to buy tickets, and that tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. So, buy early before they sell out!
Dancers do not need a recital ticket. You will bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs from your own homes, spaces will be marked for where to sit around Holly Field during your child's recital.  Everyone planning to attend recital will be required to purchase a ticket.  Children under the age of three will not need a ticket.
 
There are only general admission tickets. You do not have to choose a particular show. Pre-sale Online Ticket Price: $12.00
Tickets will be $15.00 if you wait until you arrive at the farm.
You can have them emailed to you, sent to your mobile phone internet browser, and even add it to your Apple Passbook (if you have the latest iPhone software) at no charge! Or, you can choose to have TutuTix mail you foil-embossed keepsake tickets for an additional fee– with your dancer’s name printed directly on the ticket! We have used TutuTix for the past 4 years! All tickets to all of the recitals will work!
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.
Parent Responsibilities & Communication
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. 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. Additionally, 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. You may email us at any time!