October 2023 Recreational Newsletter


Whether you are a new or returning student, we are very excited to have you with us this year. We look forward to a fun-filled and exciting dance season!

Our monthly newsletter will be sent via email and posted on our website each month to notify parents of upcoming events and studio information. Please read newsletters each month. One of our goals at WDC is to keep everyone informed as much as possible. Reading through our monthly newsletter will help you stay up to date on studio information.


All students in our Sept thru May, Tots to Teens classes received a Fall Info Packet in September. If you did not and would like a hard copy, they are available at the front desk.

Please be sure to read through the FALL INFORMATION PACKET for important dates and recital information!


DANCE WITH ME (formerly Mommy and Me) is BACK!! Dancers, age 18 - 24 months, dance along with a parent/caregiver in this fun-filled class! More details HERE

DANCE TEAM CLASSES begin October 4th. This class will focus on Stretch, Strength, Turns and Leaps. It is open to all dancers, 7th - 12th grade, interested in improving their technique. More info HERE.


October tuition will be processed on Tuesday, October 3rd. Please check to be sure that a current credit card is on file in your account. If you need assistance with this, call the studio. THANK YOU!


Costume Payments - Due Oct. 15th

All preschool through teen dancers participating in our annual recital (tentatively May 28th - June 1st) or Tots Showcase (May 19th) are required to make the first costume payment by October 15th. Please see the costume payment schedule below.

Costume totals:

Tots $80

Classes with 1 Costume: $90

Classes with 2 costumes: $180

Costume Payments are as follows:

Tots through 12th grade (one costume)

$45 payment due per student per class on October 15th

$45 payment due per student/per class on November 15th ($35 due for Tots classes)

7th-12th Grade Tap/Jazz Combo (2 Costumes)

$90 payment due per student on October 15th

$90 payment due per student on November 15th

Boys Only Classes - $45 Deposit on October 15th, balance TBD this spring

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.


As a reminder, all accounts are required to have a credit card on file for automatic monthly tuition payments and costume payments. You will still have the option to pay at the front desk with cash, check or a different card, if the payment is received before monthly tuition payments are processed automatically around the 2nd/3rd of each month. Please let us know if you have any questions.

MEA - Classes will be held October 19th - 21st.


Keep your dancer moving and grooving as we head into the cooler months!

3 to 5 year old dancers are invited to attend upcoming Dance Camps in

October & November!

Get all the details and register for camp using the link below

Fall Dance Camps


COUPON CARDS for local businesses are currently available to purchase at our front desk through October 16th. Proceeds go to the WDC Darby's Dancers program, providing dance education to kids/young adults with special needs at no cost to their family.

Also, look for more information to be sent later this fall for our annual Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser that will be available for ALL WDC dancers to participate in.



Students are invited to wear a Halloween costume to their class between Tuesday, October 24th(afternoon/evening classes) through Tuesday, October 31st (morning classes)

Please make sure that the costume does not restrict movement so that students can still participate in dance class.

**We ask that no treats be passed out in class.





Exciting news - The WDC Nutcracker is back! Two days of performances will be held at East Ridge High School on Thursday, Dec 21st & Friday, Dec 22st.

Company line dancers will be performing Nutcracker excerpts. Look for ticket information soon!

Tots - Preschool October Theme

Our theme this month for tots, preschool, and kindergarten classes is: “Fabulous Fall Fun!”.

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.

Participation element:

Dancers are invited to wear their Halloween costume to class the week preceding Halloween --

Tuesday 10/24 (afternoon/evening classes) through Tuesday 10/31 (morning classes).


Preschool and Kgn/1st classes will celebrate each month in class. Dancers with a birthday during that month will be celebrated with a special birthday song and a WDC Birthday Sticker.

Summer birthdays will be celebrated during their half birthday month.

We look forward to celebrating your dancer!!


Make Up Classes

If your dancer is absent due to illness, vacation or a school related activity, making up the missed class is not required. However, if you would like, they are welcome to do a make-up in another class of the same age/level. We do ask that you schedule a make-up class ahead of time by phone, e-mail or by stopping at the Front Desk.

Ballet Shoes

Ballet shoe strings should be cut short and tucked into the shoe. They should not be tied in a bow. Please trim your shoe strings to about 2 inches long so they can easily be tucked in and readjusted later if needed.


Please label all of your child’s dance shoes, dance wear and water bottles.

Mabel's Labels 

Help your kids cut back on lost items and stay organized this school year by purchasing a nifty set of labels from Mabel’s Labels!

Use this Mabel's Labels link to access the website, then click 'Support a Fundraiser' in the upper right corner and search 'Darby's Dancers Woodbury'. Our adaptive dance program will receive a portion of the proceeds from each purchase!


As a friendly reminder, please be aware of where you are parking around the studio. On the south side of the building, other businesses have spots close to their entrances reserved – no parking will be allowed in these spots for WDC families (green/red signs are posted). Also, on the north side of the building, please do not park in front of the garage doors. We understand parking can be tricky on some evenings and we very much appreciate your cooperation and understanding. You can also park on the service road on the south side of our building.


Please view the graphic and read the important information about our drop-off/pick up spot and the flow of traffic in our parking lot.


* We ask that you please do not drop off or pick up dancers in front of the doors.

* When picking up at the Dancer Drop Off area, please do not wait at that spot if your dancer is not there and ready to be picked up. Plan to circle the building again or find a parking spot and wait until they are ready to come out to the car.

Please help keep our dancers safe and our parking lot flowing by following this parking plan. Thank you!

Did you know?

  • Free WiFi is offered to WDC customers! Connect to: dance4 Password: wdcdance
  • We have extra shoes at the front counter to borrow in case you forget your dance bag. Please return them at the end of dance class. Has your dancer grown out of their shoes?? Donate them to our borrow bins!
  • We have extra leotards and tights available for our little dancers to borrow in case of an accident (Just ask at the front desk)
  • There is a diaper changing deck in the unisex bathroom. Please use the provided diaper pail.

Boutique Sale

Valid for the month of October

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!

NEW in the Boutique!

WDC Fall Apparel -

Sweatshirts, Hoodies, Sweatpants

Fun WDC Stickers!