Recreational November Newsletter 2021
Important Dates
Thanksgiving: No classes Wednesday, November 24th thru Saturday, November 27th

Holiday break: No classes Monday, December 20th thru Saturday, January 1st

Spring Break: No classes Monday, March 7th - Saturday, Mar 12th

Picture Week: Monday, March 28th - Saturday, April 2nd

Final Class Day: Saturday, May 21st

Tentative Tots Showcase: Sunday, May 22nd

Tentative Dress Rehearsals: Monday, May 23rd through Thursday, May 26th

Tentative Recitals: Tuesday, May 31st through Saturday, June 4th
Class Information
Lobby Policies and Procedures
Reminder that Tots/Preschool/Kindergarten dancers may have ONE parent remain in the lobby as needed. To avoid lobby congestion we ask that parents of older dancers wait in their vehicle or drop off and return to pick up their dancer at the end of their class.

We ask that parents practice social distancing and rotate at the viewing window/TV to allow everyone a chance to observe class.

Monthly Themes for Tots, Preschool, and Kindergarten Classes
Our theme this month for tots, preschool, and kindergarten classes is: “I Am Thankful!”. We will have special songs, games, activities, along with dance specific skill goals and life/social skill goals that will be worked on each month.

November Costume Payments
All dancers participating in our annual recital* (tentatively May 31st - June 4th) are required to make their second $40 costume payment ($30 for Tots classes) by November 15th (per class they are participating in). Please see the costume payment schedule below.
October 15th — $40 Costume payment all students
November 15th — $40 Costume payment all students ($30 for Tots)
December 15th — $60 Costume payment for classes with costume totals of $140
(Classes with 2 costumes -- 8th/12th tap/jazz and 7th/9th jazz/lyrical)

Payments will be run automatically on the due dates using the credit card information on file in your account. Costume payments will be nonrefundable after December 1st.
Boys classes’ full costume fee will be announced this spring. They were charged a $40 payment on October 15th and the balance will be due this spring after costumes have been finalized.
WDC Charity Events
FOOD DRIVE — We will be hosting a food drive in November for the Christian Cupboard food shelf in Oakdale. Dancers are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items and drop them off near the front desk between November 1st -13th. Below is a list of items that the food shelf is requesting at this time of year.

A financial donation to Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf provides the greatest leverage on your contribution. They are fortunate to partner with a number of organizations in the community from which they purchase food in bulk at a discounted price. Because of this partnership, a dollar in our hands can stretch as much as ten times farther than that of a normal consumer. Your $10 donation can be used to provide approximately 100 pounds of food. Monetary donations can be for any amount and can be paid by cash or check to Christian Cupboard. 

Items the food shelf is requesting–
·     Meats, fish, and protein: canned tuna, ham or chicken, beef stew, chili, peanut butter, canned/dried beans
·     Fruits and vegetables: 100% fruit juice, canned fruits and vegetables, instant potatoes, fruit preserves
·     Complete meals: pasta & sauce, boxed meals, hearty soups
Darby's Sponsors
We have several area businesses who have stepped up to be Darby's Dancers supporters! Please help us say "Thank You" by using or referring these businesses to others when you can. We will be featuring them each month in the WDC Newsletter and on our Lobby Display Boards.


Sonya is a local realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet.
In need of a realtor? Sonya can help you with all of your realtor needs and is licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

See her business info below:
Sonya Talarico-Wennberg
C: 651-334-1963

Thank you Sonya!!
To avoid parking lot congestion, please do not drop off or pick up dancers in front of the doors.

When picking up, please do not wait at the drop off/pick up spot if your dancer is not there. Please plan to circle the building again or find a parking spot and wait until they are ready to come out to the car.

Thank you for helping to keep our dancers safe by following this parking plan. 
Winter will soon be here!! If we need to cancel classes due to extreme weather, we will send emails, post information on our web site, the WDC Facebook Page and on our voicemail. Please be sure to check in if you are unsure whether or not classes will be held.

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 one snow day built into our yearly schedule. If class has to be canceled more than once, classes will be moved to zoom for that date or a make up date will be scheduled.
Buy 2, Get 1 Free Hair Accessories
20% Off In Stock Dance Bags
20% Off Leotards & Dance Tops
BOUTIQUE GIFT ITEMS – Our studio boutique is open during business hours. Dancers and parents are welcome to stop in to shop for dance wear and shoes. Gift items including sweatshirts, studio jackets, dance bags, winter hats/scarves and more are available for your holiday shopping needs!
Upcoming WDC Events
Session 2 of our 6-7 week classes starts soon! 
Classes will be offered for dancers ages 2-3 and 3-5. Do you have a friend/neighbor who is interested in getting their little one into a class? Session classes are a great way to try dance!

Classes run from Wednesday, November 3rd – Thursday, December 16th.
(No Classes for Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 24th/Thursday, November 25th)

Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser – Later this month ALL WDC DANCERS will be invited to participate in our Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser that will support your dancer as well as our Darby’s Dancer Program. The fundraiser will start November 19th. Please look for more information about this fundraiser to be sent via email in the next couple weeks. 
Look for Previous Newsletters on our Website
All previous newsletters are posted on our website on the NEWSLETTER PAGE. Have a question? Can’t remember an important date? Check back on previous newsletters. This is a great source of information throughout the dance season.
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