Cecil Dancenter Newsletter

November 2022

THANKFUL FOR OUR FAMILIES!

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STUDIO CALENDAR


STUDIO CLOSED:

Monday, October 31

HAPPY HALLOWEEN



SESSION TWO:

Tuesday, November 1 - Saturday, January 7



COSTUME FORMS & INFORMATION:

Distributed first week of Session Two


STUDIO CLOSED:

Tuesday, November 22 - Saturday, November 26

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

CECIL DANCENTER CLOTHING & GEAR

Make sure you get your Cecil Dancenter hoodie, jacket, shirts, or pants... sale ends this Monday!! There are plenty of other fabulous items offered in our online store as well with tons of unique colors and new items. Orders are due by Halloween - Monday, October 31 so go ahead... TREAT yourself or your dancer to a great new item that will look great while showing your studio pride! They also make a GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA! Just let us know and we can "hide" your order in the office for a private pickup to keep it a surprise! https://cecilfall22.itemorder.com/shop/sale/


STUDIO CLOSURE DATES

Please mark your calendars with the following closings that have already been accounted for in our 7-week session.

• We will be closed for Thanksgiving Tuesday, November 22 - Saturday, November 26. Have a safe and happy holiday!

• We will be closed for the Christmas holiday Monday, December 19 - Saturday, December 31

 

SESSION TWO

Session 1 ends on Saturday, October 29 and session 2 begins on Tuesday, November 1. Your child's spot in his/her class is reserved until June, so there is no need to re-register. Simply put your tuition in our payment box (lobby of both locations) or pay on-line during the last week of Session 1. If your child would like to add an additional class to their schedule, please contact the office to update your family account. In addition, if your child does not plan to continue in our dance program, please notify our office so that we may release your child's spot to someone who may be on our waiting list and so that you are not billed for future sessions.

 

AUTO PAY ACCOUNT OPTION

Keep forgetting to call in or log on for your tuition payments? Sign up for our auto-pay program and we'll take care of running your balance for you! All we need is your credit card on file and we'll send the payment through either per session when due or we can set up a monthly payment to draw on the first business day of each month. Contact us today to find out how to cross this chore off your list and put it on ours! 


CHRISTMAS IS COMING – GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT TODAY WITH CDT'S SEASONAL PERFORMANCE OF A HOLIDAY ENCHANTMENT!

Tickets are on sale now to Cecil Dance Theatre’s production of A Holiday Enchantment to be held on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 at Cecil College!  Dancers will entertain audiences with scenes depicting Norman Rockwell era warmth. Little ones will have their eyes all aglow at the princess dolls when they come to life celebrating the magic of the holiday! Original choreographed pieces also include scenes with seasonal familiar characters such as Santa and his reindeer along with Frosty the Snowman. A touch of holiday magic and meaning will be found through the music and story that are behind the reason for the season.  Great seats are available now and they make a great gift! Young audience members may dance on stage with some of our cast members in our pre-show as well as take pictures with the cast after the performance! This is a show the whole family will love... to purchase tickets online click here or call the college box office at 410-287-1037. Get your tickets today!!

 

DANCE WITH US ON STAGE... AND ENJOY A HOLIDAY ENCHANTMENT

Not only will little ones enjoy CDT's A Holiday Enchantment show from the audience, but they can also participate on stage before the show begins!  All children arriving prior to the start of the show will be able to come up on stage if they'd like to join the "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" dance party. Children may view the choreographed dance on YouTube (click here) or just follow our cast members when you come up on stage. No need to register for this event, simply purchase your Holiday Enchantment tickets (click here for tickets) and arrive 15 minutes early to the show. Children may wear their favorite holiday clothes, costume, or casual attire. We look forward to having all of the little ones join us on stage!

STUDIO CLASSES & 2023 RECITAL INFO

GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF A HEALTHY BODY

The holidays are coming ... this is a perfect time to get in shape so that you can sneak that midnight candy from your child's Halloween stash or enjoy that extra helping of mashed potatoes without all the guilt! Join our Pilates classes to begin your journey to a better you.

  • PILATES: Tuesday's and Friday's 10:30am - 11:30am in Studio A with Tina
  • YOGA: Saturday's 8:00am - 9:00am in Studio C with Amanda

Note: Fitness classes have a different rate structure, click here for our fitness page.


  • ADULT DANCE CLASSES

If you can't make any of the fitness classes, you can still get your sweat on and have some fun in one of our adult classes! Whether you are new or have danced in the past, we have a class for you.

  • Adult Hip Hop – Tuesdays at 8:45pm
  • Adult Jazz 2 - Wednesdays at 7:30pm
  • Adult Tap - Adult Pre-Intermediate Tap Wednesdays at 1:30pm OR Adult Intermediate Tap Wednesdays at 8:15pm
  • Adult Ballet - Thursdays at 8:15pm OR Adult Ballet 2 Thursdays at 8:15pm
  • Adult Lyrical – Saturdays at 4:15pm 

Note: Dance classes have a different rate structure from fitness, click here for our tuition.


THE BOYS DROP THE BEAT!

Last year we had OVER THREE DOZEN boys train with us! Enroll your son, grandson, nephew, neighbor, friend, etc. into our BOYZBEAT CLASS today. Boys are also welcome in any of our other co-ed class offerings!

  • Ages 4-6 Boys Hip-Hop: Tuesdays 5:15 – 6:00pm in Studio C 


2023 RECITAL COSTUME INFORMATION

Your child will be receiving costume information in class the first week of Session Two. It is vital to order costumes as early as possible to ensure that not only will they be received in time for recitals but also to allow enough time for size exchanges if needed. 

  • Studio Recitals: Creative Dance and Dance Basics recital opportunities will be held at our studios June 10 – 15. Students will have a recital day and time assigned to them so please watch for this information to be distributed in class and via email. Costumes for these classes will have three options to choose from: purchase ($82), rent ($40), or rent to buy ($60) which includes the recital fee, a trophy and free admission to the show for all audience members. 
  • Elkton High School Recitals (Dance Fundamentals & up):
  • Costume Prices: Each class in the recital will be wearing a different costume. For example, students taking jazz and tap would need to purchase two separate costumes.
  • DISCOUNT PRICE is $82 per costume (paid by 12/7/22 - SAVE $15 per costume!)
  • REGULAR PRICE is $97 per costume (final deadline is 1/7/23)
  • Children's Combination Medley classes will perform in two dances, but only need to purchase one costume.
  • Ballet technique classes will not perform in the recital
  • Musical Theatre students will discuss costume options within their class and may or may not order costumes through this process. Please watch for information from Miss Melissa regarding the costuming efforts for Musical Theatre.
  • Sizing your costumes: It is your responsibility to estimate the correct size costume as Cecil Dancenter is not responsible for the sizes you select. To order your child's costume, please fill out the order form that will be distributed in class, or received via email the first week of November. The sizing charts included on the form will help you select a size for your child's costume, but please note that the sizing charts differ from costume to costume depending on manufacturer. Please make sure to check the sizing chart carefully. We will supply measuring tapes on each of our lobby desks and/or bulletin boards that you may use. Allow for dancer growth since your child will not be performing until June. Use the GIRTH measurement as the determining factor if your dancer is between sizes. To measure for girth, wrap the measuring tape around the entire torso (through the legs and over the shoulder in a complete circle).
  • Size Exchanges: Due to the length of time required to manufacture a costume, size exchanges are permitted on costume items within 5 days of receipt.  Please select your sizes very carefully to avoid size exchanges as fees and shipping/handling apply. Size exchanges are treated like new orders and can take up to 12 weeks to fulfill. There is a $15.00 restocking/exchange fee charged on ALL costume exchanges. There are no refunds for costumes ordered.
  • Receiving your costume: Costumes are shipped to our studio approximately 8-16 weeks after placing your order.


STAFF SNIPETS & TEACHER TIDBITS

  • Victoria Walpole-McWilliams: Don’t miss Miss Victoria’s upcoming holiday performances in The Nutcracker with the Ballet Theater of Maryland! For show and ticket information, please visit: https://www.balletmaryland.org/nutcracker
  • Abby Pinkerton: Miss Abby is also performing in the holiday classic The Nutcracker with Repertory Dance Theatre in Allentown, PA. Don’t miss this seasonal treat...purchase tickets at http://www.repertorydance.org/.
  • Melissa FazzinoCome and see Miss Melissa in Rogue Swan Enters The Silver Scream at Milburn Stone Theatre. This awesome original show with live music and dance pays tribute to classic horror shows and is perfect for the Halloween season (recommended age is 13 and up). Shows held Oct 28 & 29 and Nov 4-5. Visit https://www.milburnstone.com/ for tickets.

 

REMINDERS & GENERAL INFO

LOST AND FOUND

We have a lost and found bin at each studio location for items that get left behind; however, this bin is emptied several times a year with unclaimed items donated to Goodwill or discarded. So don’t delay… look today for lost items!


CECIL DANCENTER TEXT ALERTS AVAILABLE BY REQUEST!

In addition to email and Facebook notices, Cecil Dancenter also uses a text alert system to help keep you informed of important and time sensitive notifications such as canceled classes, inclement weather alerts, important reminders, etc. We need your permission to be added to the list so if you would like to be added, and have not been added in the past, or have a new number, please email the office at info@cecildancenter.com to have an email with instructions sent to you.  

 

WE WANT YOU TO "LIKE US"

Keep up-to-date with general studio information by "liking" our Facebook page... click here


DRESS CODE

Please click here for information regarding our dress code for each of our dance styles. It is important that you dress appropriately so that the instructor can make sure your technique and form are correct. For classes requiring dance shoes we recommend purchasing those shoes at The Dance Station. Slippers found at Walmart or discount stores are not recommended as it's hard for the instructor to see if the foot is properly pointed.

NOTES ON ATTIRE: Although it is becoming more common to see professionals in the dance industry wearing crop tops, halters and sports bras, our studio requires dancers come to class dressed modestly with their torsos covered. We strive to promote a level of confidence that focuses on dance and not body image; therefore, students will be asked to change if they come to class exposing their torso. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact the office. Thank you for helping us to provide a family friendly atmosphere at Cecil Dancenter.

 

BALLET SLIPPER TIP

Please tuck your dancers ballet slipper laces underneath the top of the shoe. The lace may be cut shorter so it's more comfortable for your child (just make sure to double knot the lace). This provides a more aesthetic look for the mature dancer and for our younger dancers it helps the child/teacher to spend time on instruction rather than tying shoe laces.


PRIVATE LESSONS 

Private lessons are a great way for students to get personalized attention and individualized corrections. We have staff members available to give private dance lessons at a rate of $25-$82/hour. If you are interested in private lessons, please contact our office.

NEIGHBOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

The Dance Station

Visit The Dance Station located next to studio C for all your dance wear needs. The NOVEMBER special is 15% off tights. Hours of operation: Monday thru Friday 11:00am-7:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm; Sunday closed www.thedancestationllc.com; 443-674-8075


TOYS FOR TOTS

We are collecting new, unwrapped toys for the holiday season.  Please bring in your donation and place it in the designated box in the lobby at the main studio.  Collections will be accepted through the first week of December.  Thank you for helping to make a difference this holiday season.

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