September 2023 Newsletter

Dress Code Reminders:

Dance is a disciplined art form. Let's start the year off right.

  • Leotards and tights are REQUIRED for all classes.

(Remember, please no panties under tights)

  • Tights (even in warm weather) are not only for warming the leg muscles, but for modesty as well. Please remember TIGHTS every week!

  • Hair up for all classes. Bun is BEST, but tightly secured ponytails or pigtails work too.

  • Sneakers are required for hip-hop classes

  • PLEASE put your names in all dance shoes. New shoes all look alike and therefore easily get lost. You can also order Mabel's Labels in support of the SEDA Booster Club!

Click HERE to Order Mabel's Labels!

Contact Us

Lynn D. Raley

Sherry Johnson

Check us out online!

If you haven't registered yet - Click Here to Register!

Click here for class Schedules!

If you missed a class for Hurricane closures- Please come to a makeup class!

Click here for class Schedules!

Bring a Friend Week is September 18th-23th

  • For every friend you bring you get $5 OFF your next month's tuition. So be sure to check in with the office.

  • If they officially register - you get 1/2 OFF of one month's tuition!


If you're not recieving text Please text "START" to 910-501-2251

We do a lot of communication throught text. Please make sure you subscribe to our text today if you haven't already!

  • Check your mailbox when you come in the studio. This is how we get information to you.   
  • Oleander Parking Lot- Please DO NOT park in the brick building's parking lot next door. That is not ours. Ours is the gravel parking lot behind the building. Access it from Mulberry Street. If you stay during your child's class, please park behind the building. There are plenty of marked spaces. This makes it easier for the parents that are picking up and dropping off. Thank You. 




Click HERE to Order Mums!

Important Dates

Saturday, September 9th: Mum Pick Up 10:30am-12:30pm

Our Holiday Concerts are set for Saturday, December 16th at Topsail High School at 1:00pm & 3:00pm

The Honorable Dancer Party is scheduled for Saturday May 18th at Long leaf Park 4-6pm

SEDA's End of Year Dance Concert, will be on Saturday June 1st at Odell Williamson Auditorium


Cooper Cameron

Penelope Connor

Josie McDonnell

Caroline Knorr

Alexus Harris

Campbell Hoffman-Lunsford

Brenda Higgins

Charleigh Grace Howard

Aubrey Spears

Elizabeth Spaulding

Wendy Craig

Kamryn Cox

Olivia Burley

Sofia Catenacci

Alyssa Thompson

Kennedy Tobias

AlyviaJo Foster

Sunaina Bhaskar

Luna Reece

Josie Kenzel

Nola Beaver

Penelope Collins

Annabel Delbert

Lai'La Harvey

Lily Snow

Wren Adams


  • SEDA Performing Team activity fee due and Leotard monies due September 1st
  • Don't forget to volunteer for Mum Pick Up day Saturday, September 9th Click here to Sign up!
  • CDM Junior member applications are due no later than September 15th
  • Team Rehearsal & Team Parent Meeting Saturday, September 16th
  • CDM Convention fees are due by September 21


Peyton Johnson and Mia Raley volunteered on August 17th with the Wilmington Lions Club assisting with free vision screenings at the Pre-K Health Fair sponsored by New Hanover County Health and Human Services.

Tuition Payment Options

  • ONE FULL YEAR PAYMENT (5% tuition discount) Must be paid by cash, check, or ACH September 15th.
  • 2 SEMESTER PAYMENTS (2% tuition discount) Payment one is due at registration. Payment two is due January 10th. Both payments can be paid by cash, check, or ACH. The second payment can also be drafted.
  • MONTHLY AUTOMATIC DRAFT (our preferred method) You can choose to draft monthly from a checking account. To choose this option you must fill out the payment agreement with the office.

There is a 3% credit card processing fee for ALL credit card transactions.  

SEDA is updating our tuition payment system to make our process more streamlined for office staff and account holders. Please go online, if you haven’t done so already, and input your credit card information into your parent portal by October 1st, 2023. Click here for our Parent PortalAll new registrations will not have the option of omitting this step, thus we are requiring it from everyone who is currently registered or returning. As usual tuition is due by the 1st of each month, no later than the 15th, and can be paid via cash, credit card, debit card, ACH, check, or online through the parent portal. After the 15th of the month, a $25 late fee will be charged and enforced on all accounts past due, including e-payment accounts. Late notices will be sent via email. Tuition is not pro-rated for absences or studio closures. Students are encouraged to attend makeup classes for classes missed. Just like our other payment options you are not required to have your e-payment information used as a primary source of payment, but you will have to fill out an E-Payment Removal Form if you wish to pay in another way. If we have your ACH Payment Agreement form already on file, an E-Payment Removal Form is not needed. Our Full Payment, Semester Payment, and ACH options are still available.


**If you do not have an E-Payment Removal Form on file, your credit card will be drafted recurring monthly starting October 1st. Recurring monthly drafts will end May 1, 2024 unless you give 30 days notice to withdraw from dance.**


Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We understand this will be a transition but appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we evolve into more modern practices of business operation. 


Riverfest Performance

Saturday, October 7th at 2pm

Dancers should arrive at 1:45,

15 minutes prior to performance.

*Check your mailbox for more information coming soon!

Dance Shoes and Dance Wear

Now is the time to sell those dance shoes and leotards that your dancer has outgrown. Put shoes in a ziplock bag with your name, size of shoe, and price. Drop them in the shoe bins in the office. We have name tags in the office that you can pin on your gently used dance wear clothes.

This is the best time to sell!

Service Society

SEDA would like to recognize Katie Harrell for her Service Society project.  She is leading September’s Service Project in support of Operation Christmas Child!!

Please drop off Shoe Boxes in the bin located by the front entrance.

Click here for what goes in the boxes!

Loop the Loop for Epilepsy

Isabella Cox is hosting a walk for epilepsy on October 15th at the Wrightsville Beach loop. She is trying to get as many people to donate and/or walk as possible! All of the money raised will go towards a medication fund for North Carolina residents. Here is the link to our website for more information!

Please see the sign up sheet on our bulletin board to schedule your service society project. See the office for any questions.

Attractions Dining and Value Guide

  • Free buy one get one coupons
  • Thousands of dollars in savings
  • Local Restaurants & National Retailers
  • Mobile deals with each book
  • New expanded take-out section!

Contact any Performing Team Member before 9/30 to purchase your coupon book to save money and support SEDA!