Recreational February Newsletter 2023
Recital Dates!
We are excited to be begin our plans for our 2023 recitals for preschool through adult classes the week of May 30th - June 3rd.

Please click HERE to view the recital schedule for specific dates/times for each class. More information about dress rehearsals the week of May 22nd - 25th will be available soon.

Recital ticket information will be sent out in March/April in our annual recital info packet.
Tots Showcase performances will take place on Sunday, May 21st for all tots classes. See the recital schedule HERE and scroll to the bottom for specific times. There will be no dress rehearsal for the tots classes prior to their Showcase performance. Look for more information in the Tots Showcase information packet which will be distributed later this spring.
Tots Showcase & Recital Costumes 
Costumes will be passed out in class as soon as they arrive and we have time to process them. When your dancer brings their costume(s) home, please have them try it on and let us know immediately if there are any issues. Thank you
Important Dates - Mark your calendars!
Monday, February 20th President's Day - Classes WILL be held

Spring Break - No recreational classes Monday, March 6th through Saturday, March 11th

Picture Week: Individual and class photos will be taken Monday, March 27th – Saturday, April 1st at Woodbury Dance Center. Classes will NOT be held on those dates due to picture scheduling. Class pictures will be scheduled at a time similar to their regular class day/time. The scheduled picture day and time for each class will be distributed in March.

Last days of Classes - Monday, May 15th through Saturday, May 20th

Totally Tots Showcase – Sunday, May 21st @ WDC WEST

Dress Rehearsals (Preschool thru Adults) – Monday, May 22nd through Thursday, May 25th

Recitals (Preschool thru Adults) - Tuesday, May 30th - Saturday, June 3rd @ ERHS

Summer 2023
Our summer 2023 recreational class and camp schedule will be released in March and will be posted on our website at!
**Current students will have priority registration for Summer camps and classes.
Practice Videos & Recital Music
The Band App will be used again this year to get music and videos out to our students to help with at home practice. We will also use this app to communicate with dancers and parents regarding class material. Full routine videos have been posted for our younger classes. For classes 1st grade & older, instructors will be posting videos of their class choreography/routine(s) periodically starting this week.

Please download the app and go to the link below. From there you can join the correct group for your child's class(es). Classes have been grouped together by Recital Routines.

Theme Weeks for February and March:
I Love to Dance Week: Monday, February 13th – Saturday, February 18th. Dancers of ALL ages- wear red, pink or hearts to show your 'Love to Dance' spirit!

Tropical Week: Monday, February 28th – Saturday, March 5th. Dancers of all ages are invited to dress for summer during class this week! We will kick off the week before Spring Break wearing our best tropical attire! Preschoolers and K/1's – Bring a beach towel to stretch on!
Princess Party Camp
Friday, February 17th
9:30-11:00 Ages 3-5
Join us for a morning of all things PRINCESS!!
Crafts, fun games and DANCE!
Get more info HERE

JoJo Camp
Monday, March 6th 9:00-12:00
Ages 5 1/2 to 7
Hawaiian Hullabaloo Camp
Tuesday, March 7th 9:00-12:00
Ages 3-5 and 5 1/2-7
Teddy Bear Adventure Camp
Wednesday, March 8th 9:00-12:00
Ages 3-5
Sparkle Squad Camp
Thursday, March 9th 9:00-12:00
Ages 3-5
Rainbows & Releves Camp
Monday, March 13th 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Ages 3-5 and 5 1/2-7

Check out the FUN line-up of Camps happening at WDC during Spring Break.
Dancers will do crafts, play games and of course DANCE!
Recreational Hip Hop Shoes: Dancers in recreational classes with Hip Hop will be required to purchase black hi-top converse shoes with white trim for recitals. Other brands may also work as long as they look the same as the Converse brand and do not include any additional colored detailing.

These shoes will not be available through WDC. Dancers will need to purchase them through local retail stores. They are often sold at Famous Footwear, Kohl’s, JC Penney as well as many online retailers.

Shoes will need to be purchased prior to picture week: March 27th - April 1st, as dancers will need to wear shoes in pictures. Shoes should only be worn for pictures, dress rehearsals and recitals.
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Buy a leotard and receive 50% off a skirt or dance shorts.

Red and pink leotards and skirts are available in the boutique for “I Love to Dance” week. Get Your Favorite Dancer’s Valentine Gift at the WDC Boutique!

Check out our gift items including WDC socks, sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats and more!

“Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.”