Cecil Dancenter Newsletter

September 2022

FALL FUN IS ON THE WAY!

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FALL

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STUDIO CALENDAR


FIRST DAY OF DANCE CLASSES:

Monday, September 12


SESSION ONE:

Monday, September 12 - Saturday, October 29


PARENT OBSERVATION WEEK:

Monday, October 24 - Saturday, October 29


STUDIO CLOSED:

Monday, October 31

CHRISTMAS IS COMING – GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT TODAY!

Tickets are on sale now to Cecil Dance Theatre’s production of A Holiday Enchantment to be held on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 at Cecil College! Great seats are available now and they make a great gift! Young audience members may dance on stage with some of our cast members in our pre-show as well as take pictures with the cast after the performance! This is a show the whole family will love... to purchase tickets online click here or call the college box office at 410-287-1037. Get your tickets today!!

 

2022 - 2023 DANCE YEAR INFORMATION

We are excited to announce that our fall classes will begin on Monday, September 12. There will be five 7-week dance sessions with classes culminating in recital performances in June 2022.  The first session will be held Monday, September 12 through Saturday, October 29. Click here for our calendar.

 

THREE WAYS TO REGISTER:

1 .  On-line via our website : If you are a returning family with an existing account just log in as usual as our system automatically keeps you on file. If you have not yet taken advantage of our on-line system, call our office or click here for our registration page.

2.  Mail the registration sheet and payment to 25 Flint Drive, North East, MD 21901 (click here for reg form)

3. Drop off the registration form and payment to the main office or lobby drop box (click here for reg form)

Note: Please fill out all registration information completely, including your preferred method of payment as described on the form.


TUITION PAYMENT OPTIONS

Our studio runs in seven week sessions and you may pay for the full seven weeks OR select a monthly payment plan.

  • Session payment: You may remit tuition according to our session calendar (click here for our dates) to cover all seven classes at the beginning of each seven-week block. 
  • Monthly payment plan: this option MUST be set up by office staff as the online system is NOT able to adjust your account from a session payment to a monthly payment.  In order to select this option, call/email us and you MUST put a credit/debit card on file that will be auto-charged the first business day of the month.  Note: This plan is our budget billing option and therefore, the last monthly charge will be June 1. 


ONLINE LOGOWEAR STORE - ALL TREATS WITH NO TRICKS!

We are excited to offer our very own online store with lots of items in a variety of colors available! To see what we have to offer, click here for our online store.. Orders are due by Halloween - Monday, October 31! TREAT yourself this fall to a great new item that will have you looking great while showing your studio pride! Items are expected to be delivered to our studio in time for the holiday gift giving season. If you want your order to be a surprise, please let us know and we can hold it in the office for you to pickup!

 

EARN SOME PENNE'S TOWARDS DANCE TUITION WITH FUN PASTA SALES!

Want to earn money towards your dance tuition? Simply download the FunPasta App, create your seller account using our group join code of 2P27NY and promote our ONLINE fundraiser via your own email, social media, etc. and 20% of your sales will be applied in credit to your account! (Ex. sell $100, earn $20 in credit) This makes it really easy for sellers as you don't have to keep track of a catalog or collect money since all orders and payment are done solely online. Buyers can choose from an array of pastas!  Plus purchasers have the option of having orders sent to the studio or to their address and orders will be in by the holidays.  Additionally, another percentage portion of your sales will help meet production expenses for CDT's A Holiday Enchantment performance! Don't delay... Our pasta fundraiser runs now - Saturday, Oct 15 so spread the word today to earn your 20% credit! 

STUDIO CLASSES & INFO

SPECIALTY CLASSES

Did you know we offer the following classes … adult classes, boys only classes, toddler classes, and musical theater classes (covering vocal training, theater dance, acting technique, & improvisational exercises)? Yoga and Pilates classes are also available (a separate rate structure applies to our fitness program). Click here for our class schedule or contact us for more information.


NEW ADULT DANCE CLASSES

We have had additional interest in our adult classes and are happy to announce that we will be offering Adult Hip Hop with Platinum J on Tuesdays at 8:45pm and Adult Lyrical on Saturdays at 4:15pm with Devon! We are so excited to expand our adult offerings and will continue to offer adult ballet, jazz and tap! We hope that you consider joining growing program! Click here for our class schedule.


FALL INTO OUR FITNESS CLASSES - ALL BODIES ARE WELCOME

Our Yoga and Pilates classes are just what you need to start that journey to building a better you! Join anytime... class pricing will be prorated. Click here for our fitness webpage.

  • PILATES: Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30am - 11:30am. Want to dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels, and performs without bouncing, jarring, or stressing the body? Pilates is a safe, sensible exercise program that focuses on strengthening deep core postural muscles, creating a sleek, lean body.  No matter what your age or condition, Pilates will work for you! Instructor Tina Travers will put you through the paces to get results and have you feeling your best!
  • YOGA: Saturdays from 8:00am - 9:00am. The benefits of yoga are endless - increased flexibility and strength, improved posture, reduced stress, decreased blood pressure, increased energy, and improved mental & physical health. Yoga integrates the body, mind and spirit through exercise, breathing and meditation to maintain a healthier, stress-free lifestyle. Instructor Amanda Pierce will guide you on your journey to discovering a healthier, stronger, and well-balanced you!


PARENT OBSERVATION

During the week of October 24-29, parents are welcome to enter the classroom for the last 10 minutes of instruction time to see what their child has been learning.


STAFF UPDATES

We are excited to announce that the following teachers have accepted a school-year teaching position on our staff! Click here for our webpage and a full bio on all of our teachers:


  • ABBY PINKERTON is a graduate of DeSales University with a major in dance and a minor in business. She previously trained at Cecil Dancenter for 15 years performing lead roles in Cecil Dance Theater’s The Sleeping Beauty as Aurora, The Nutcracker as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and The Little Mermaid as Ariel. Throughout her time at DeSales, Abby had the privilege of performing in numerous works, along with choreographing her very own fully produced piece, “Petrichor”, premiering at the 2021 Emerging Choreographers Concert. Abby also had the honor of receiving an award for” Best Choreography” for her dance film “Trapped Within” in the 2021 DeSales 48-hour Screendance Challenge. Abby has choreographed for several high school musical productions and has taught dance to a variety of ages and levels.
  • ABBY GOODMAN is a graduate of the CCST Teacher Academy program where she received specialized curriculum for teaching as a career. She has 16 years of dance training and was a member of both performing companies at Cecil Dancenter as well as a student in their musical theater program. She has performed in numerous productions at a variety of venues including Milburn Stone Theatre’s production of Frozen, Jr in 2019. Miss Abby is currently attending Cecil College and enrolled in their elementary education program and has previously worked at Tendercare Learning Center where she enjoyed caring for and teaching children of all ages. She is excited to share her love of dance!

 

REMINDERS & GENERAL INFO

STUDIO NOTES

  • “Ballet Tech” means the class will focus on technique for the entire year and will not perform in the recital.
  • Each lobby has a locked deposit box for you to drop off payments and/or paperwork when the office is closed. Please feel free to use this secure method to keep your account current and to return registration information.
  • We have a lost and found bin at each studio location for items that get left behind; however, this bin is emptied several times a year with unclaimed items donated to Goodwill or discarded. So don’t delay… look today for lost items!


2022 RECITAL

  • If you did not receive your trophy at the recital, you may stop by the office/lobby to pick one up. If your child participated in the final session but was not able to be in the recital, he/she is still eligible to receive a trophy.
  • Elkton High School recital DVD's are still available! To order one, call the office or complete an order form from the lobby.
  • If you ordered a recital DVD, they are available for pick up in the lobby of the main studio.
  • If you had recital pictures taken in our studio by Amorin Photography, an email was sent out with ordering information.

To order photos from the EHS dress rehearsals, visit: http://amorinphotography.com and click on the dance gallery.

 

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DRESS CODE

Please click here for information regarding our dress code for each of our dance styles. It is important that you dress appropriately so that the instructor can make sure your technique and form are correct. For classes requiring dance shoes we recommend purchasing those shoes at The Dance Station. Slippers found at Walmart or discount stores are not recommended as it's hard for the instructor to see if the foot is properly pointed.

NOTES ON ATTIRE: Although it is becoming more common to see professionals in the dance industry wearing crop tops, halters and sports bras, our studio requires dancers come to class dressed modestly with their torsos covered. We strive to promote a level of confidence that focuses on dance and not body image; therefore, students will be asked to change if they come to class exposing their torso. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact the office. Thank you for helping us to provide a family friendly atmosphere at Cecil Dancenter.

 

BALLET SLIPPER TIP

Please tuck your dancers ballet slipper laces underneath the top of the shoe. The lace may be cut shorter so it's more comfortable for your child (just make sure to double knot the lace). This provides a more aesthetic look for the mature dancer and for our younger dancers it helps the child/teacher to spend time on instruction rather than tying shoe laces.


PRIVATE LESSONS 

Private lessons are a great way for students to get personalized attention and individualized corrections. We have staff members available to give private dance lessons at a rate of $25-$82/hour. If you are interested in private lessons, please contact our office.

NEIGHBOR & COMMUNITY NEWS

The Dance Station

Visit The Dance Station located next to studio C for all your dance wear needs. Visit The Dance Station located next to studio C for all your dance wear needs. The SEPTEMBER special is a Labor Day sale and the store will be open 9am-3pm with 10% off all merchandise. The rest of month is 10% off all shoes.   Hours of operation: Monday thru Friday 11:00am-7:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm; Sunday closed www.thedancestationllc.com; 443-674-8075

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