December Newsletter 2023


Holiday Break- No recreational dance classes Thursday, Dec. 21st - Monday, Jan. 1st 
Classes will resume Tuesday, Jan 2nd.

Classes WILL be held on both Mon, Jan. 16th (MLK day) & Mon, Feb. 20th (President’s day).

Spring Break- No recreational classes Monday, March 4th - Saturday, Mar 9th

Picture Week: Monday, April 1st - Saturday, April 6th

Final Class Day: Saturday, May 18th

Tots Showcase: Sunday, May 19th

Dress Rehearsals: Monday, May 20th through Thursday, May 23rd (Preschool-Adult)

Recitals: Tuesday, May 28th through Saturday, June 1st (Preschool-Adult)
**exact show dates/times, for each class, will be posted by Feb. 1st.
Dancers in the following age level/classes will be having a short Holiday Viewing for their family during a class in December:
  • Pre 1 & 2
  • Kgn/1st
  • Hip Hop ages 4-6
  • Ballet Only - Pre and Kgn/1st
We look forward to showing you a sample of what we have been working on so far this fall, as well as sharing a Holiday Routine or two!

Show Day/Times are listed HERE

While it is not required, it is fun for dancers to dress festively. Check out the options in the WDC Boutique, wear holiday colors or add a little sparkle to your dance attire for the show!
'The Nutcracker'
We invite you to the WDC Company dancers performance of 'The Nutcracker'. The perfect introduction to ballet performance for all ages!

Thursday, Dec 21st - 7:00 pm
Friday, Dec 22nd - 7:00 pm
The Loft Stage at East Ridge High School

Order your tickets HERE

Crafts, games and DANCE!
Join us for a fun-filled camp over Holiday Break. Options available for dancers 3-7.
Bring a friend, open to all!

“RUN RUN RUDOLPH” – Thur, Dec 21st
9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Ages 3 to 5
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Ages 3 to 5 and Ages 5 to 7
9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Ages 3 to 5
“SNOWMEN & SNOWFLAKES” – Thur, Dec 28th
9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Ages 3 to 5 and Ages 5 to 7
“HAPPY NEW YEAR!” – Fri, Dec 29th
9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Ages 3 to 5 and Ages 5 to 7

Tights and Costume Information
In December, students will be sized for costumes in class and orders will be placed. Costumes will be distributed in class in the Spring. As stated in our policies, costume payments are non-refundable after December 1st.

Female Dancers- Tight sizing forms are due by December 16th. 
Forms will be passed out in class, or may be filled out online HERE.  
The cost of tights is included in your costume payments.
Tights forms will be needed for female dancers in the following classes:
  • 2-3 yrs thru 12th grade combo classes
  • All Ballet/Lyrical classes
  • 4-6 yrs and 1st/3rd grade Hip Hop Only

As you are shopping for the holidays, please consider picking up a toy for the special collection happening at WDC!

We are teaming up with Skylar Glass, current Miss Minnesota Junior Pre-Teen. Skylar is collecting toys to donate to children in the hospital during the holidays this season. New toys for kids of all ages are being accepted now through December 15th!
Donations will benefit Gillette Children’s hospital.

A few great toy options are: Craft Kits, Games, Action Figures, Stuffed Animals, Puzzles, Books, Fidget Toys, Lego Bricks and Dolls.

Thank you for helping to make this collection a HUGE SUCCESS!!
Brrrr.....Winter is on it's way!
Classes canceled due to extreme weather will be communicated to our dance families as follows:
  • Email
  • WDC website
  • Facebook & Instagram posts
  • Studio voicemail system
  • Text Notification**

** Please confirm that your contact information is up to date in your account so that you receive alert texts.

For morning class cancellations, we generally follow South Washington School closures. Afternoon/evening class cancellations are made in the afternoon based on travel conditions and weather forecasts. If you do not feel safe driving to the studio, you are always welcome to have your dancer attend a make-up class.

Each class has two snow days built into our yearly schedule. If class has to be canceled more than twice on any given day, a make up date will be scheduled.
WDC Boutique Sale!!
Check out our Holiday Gift Giving Sale and stop in to find Stocking Stuffers and Gifts for your dancer!

Hats, Scarves & Winter Headbands 20% off
Dance Bags 20% off
Leg Warmers & WDC Socks – BOGO 50% off
Dance Wear (leotards, skirts, tops, shorts, tights) – BOGO 50% off
Hair Bows & accessories – BOGO 50% off
*Check out the new WDC logo bows & scrunchies!

Darby's Dancers Donations
Are you looking for year-end donation This holiday season, please consider supporting our Darby's Dancers program at WDC. This non-profit organization at WDC provides classes, dance wear, shoes and recital costumes at no cost to dancers with special needs. Donations can be made online HERE.
We appreciate your support!