PUMPKIN SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE!

‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice! We’re smoothly sliding into a busier part of our season. Tiny Dancers enjoy fun themes leading up to DANCE-O-WEEN week, our School Year Program students are learning new steps and building technique as they prepare for a full season and SDA Company is busy setting choreography that they will hit the stage with at upcoming competitions and performances!
COSTUME MEASUREMENT WEEK
(OCT 1-6TH)

It’s that time! Please make sure your child is in class October 1st-6th for “costume measurement week.”

We will be taking bust, waist, hip and girth measurements for your child’s Winter Showcase costumes!
HAPPY DANCE-O-WEEN!
Trick or Treat! No classes on Wednesday, October 31st (makeup held Friday 6:15 - 8:30pm).

Halloween is just around the corner, and this year we want to have a little bit of costume fun! For the dates of October 24 - 30th, students may wear their Halloween costumes to dance class! Classes will be Halloween-themed and students will leave with a special Halloween treat! We ask that students are still able to move in their costumes and are able to wear proper dance shoes. Please, no masks or hats that aren’t secured. 
IT'S A SPOOKY GOOD SALE!

All tan tights will be on sale for 10%OFF from
October 1-13th.

If we don't have them in stock, no sweat, just put your name down on the order sheet on the front desk. Be sure to include size. All orders will automatically charged to accounts.

You'll need them for the Winter Showcase, so stock up now before this deal vanishes!
WINTER SHOWCASE DATES & VENUE

As dance is, after all, a performing art, we are grateful to be able to give our students the opportunity to perform on a professional stage twice a year!

Students will prepare dazzling performance pieces in all of their classes. For your convenience, costumes are already included in your tuition pricing. Please mark your calendar for the following dates:

Venue: Riverview High School (1Ram Way, Sarasota, FL)
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, December 15th 
Performance Day: Sunday, December 16th 
WINTER SHOWCASE
CALL TIMES

Mark your calendar for our, not to be missed, WINTER SHOWCASE! Below is the call times for each program. Drop off will close 15 minutes after the call time. Rehearsals that aren’t able to begin on time, can’t end on time.. Please be prompt.

“Call Time is an industry term that is the actual time your child is due at an audition or on the set.”

ALL TINY DANCERS
Saturday, Dec 15th 9:30am-12:30pm (Dress Rehearsal)
Sunday, Dec 16th 1:15pm - End of show!

ALL SCHOOL PROGRAM DANCERS
Saturday, Dec 15th 1:00-4:00pm (Dress Rehearsal)
Sunday, Dec 16th 1:15pm - End of show!

ALL SDA COMPANY (TROUPE/ELITE)
Saturday, Dec 15th 1:00-7:30pm (Dress Rehearsal)
Sunday, Dec 16th 12:30pm - End of show!
PERFORMANCES AT
SARASOTA DANCE ACADEMY

For many years Sarasota Dance Academy has provided students with the exciting performance experience of a dance recital. The recital-that semi-annual staple of the dance school-conjures images of childhood and Americana for many. This event fills students with anticipation, nerves, and excitement. It's a rite of passage for thousands of youngsters, a chance to shine in front of family and friends. The recitals offers our students a professionally directed performance that demonstrates hard work, dedication, and progress.

Learning through performance is a big part of dance training. Although performance opportunities can help prepare some students for a possible career in dance, they also contribute to all children's success in non-dance activities. The performing experience helps build self-esteem and self- confidence and can result in better in-school presentations, improved social skills, and strong interview skills for future college or job opportunities.

The rehearsal process is a tremendous learning experience as well. This helps the children develop retention skills and, by working with their classmates on a group performance, they learn the positive aspects of working as a team to create the best end result. Dedication to recital commitments is the responsibility of both students and parents. This commitment pays off with a rewarding experience for all involved. We look forward to wonderful performances that your whole family will love. 
JOIN THE SDA PARENT GROUP ON FACEBOOK!

Haven't joined our SDA Parent Facebook Page?! What are you waiting for!!! No seriously, do it.

Get info sooner and be up to date on all SDA related news. This is a closed group for SDA Parents/Families
ONLY.

Feel free to invite any family, step parents, grandparents etc. that are involved with your students dance education! We want everyone to be in the loop!

TUITION REMINDERS

The third tuition payment installment will be run on your payment day in October, starting next week.

If you have not specified a payment day, our system will default to the 1st. If you'd like to change this, please contact our office.
 
For your convenience payments include, yearly tuition, performance fees for all performances, all costumes: Winter costumes and the purchase of your child's Spring costumes for the Spring Showcase. It also includes all professional video and performance pictures of both productions!
 
Tuition Payments are based on a yearly fee and broken into equal payments due monthly FALL SESSION (August-December) and/or SPRING SESSION (January-May).
ABOUT THE ROYAL ACADEMY
OF DANCE (RAD)

Did you know that Sarasota Dance Academy is an official school of the The RAD?

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), founded in 1920, is one of the world's most influential dance education and training organizations. The Academy considers training of young children in classical ballet to be vitally important.
The Academy's syllabi have been devised with great care to enable a child to progress through their dance training in planned stages, demanding no more of a young body than it can cope with. The RAD advises parents to take great care, sending their child to professional, qualified teachers.
Quotes From Students and Parents
 
"My son loves exam day! He says it's he best ballet day ever." -Megan, parent, New Zealand
 
"Each year. Same moment. Same bundle of nerves. Funny thing was as soon as I saw the Examiners smiling face, everything was OK."- Marcella, past ballet student, Australia 
SARASOTA DANCE ACADEMY
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