Recreational November Newsletter 2023

Thankful for YOU!

Thank you for allowing us to work with your children.

We are so lucky to do what we love, and work with the best kids around!


New Session

Do you have a friend/neighbor who is interested in getting

their little one into a class? Session classes 18 mos. -

5 years are a great way to try dance!

Session 2:

Wed, 11/1 – Thur, 12/14

**No Classes for Thanksgiving Break:


More info HERE

Dance Team Classes

Drop-in classes are

open to all dancers, 7th - 12th grade, interested in improving their technique.

Classes will focus on

Strength, Stretch, Turns

& Leaps.

This class is open to all, so invite a friend!

More info HERE

Last Call!

It's not too late for new students to join classes in our Sept - May program.

Know of a friend or neighbor who would like to dance? Let them know that registration will be closing out at the end of November for many of our 'year-long' classes!

More info HERE


Important Dates

WDC Food Drive: November 1st - 15th (See below for more details)

Darby's Dancers Evereve Shopping Event: Friday, Nov 10th (all day!)

WDC Dance Camps: Sat, Nov 18th and Wed, Nov 22nd (See below for more details)

Thanksgiving: No classes Wednesday, November 22nd thru Saturday, November 25th

Holiday break: No rec classes Thursday, December 21st thru Monday January 1st.

Spring Break: No classes Monday, March 4th - Saturday, Mar 9th

Picture Week: Monday, April 1st - Saturday, April 6th

Final Class Day: Saturday, May 18th

'Tots Showcase': Sunday, May 19th (no Dress Rehearsal needed for Tots Show)

Dress Rehearsals: Monday, May 20th through Thursday, May 23rd (Preschool-Adult)

Tentative Recitals: Tuesday, May 28th through Saturday, June 1st (Preschool-Adult)


Dancers in the following age level/classes will be having a short Holiday Viewing for their family during a class in December:

  • Pre 1 & 2
  • Kgn/1st
  • Hip Hop ages 4-6
  • Ballet Only - Pre and Kgn

We look forward to showing you a sample of what we have been working on so far this fall, as well as sharing a Holiday Routine or two!

Show Day/Times are listed HERE and notes/reminders will be handed out in classes soon!

FOOD DRIVE — We will be hosting a food drive in November for the Open Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (formerly Christian Cupboard) in Oakdale. Dancers are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items and drop them off near the front desk between November 1st -15th. Below is a list of items that the food shelf is requesting at this time of year.

A financial donation to Open Cupboard provides the greatest leverage on your contribution. They are fortunate to partner with a number of organizations in the community from which they purchase food in bulk at a discounted price. Because of this partnership, 'a dollar in our hands can stretch as much as ten times farther than that of a normal consumer". Your $10 donation can be used to provide approximately 100 pounds of food. Monetary donations can be for any amount and can be paid by cash or check to Open Cupboard. 

Items the food shelf is requesting–

·     Meats, fish, and protein: canned tuna, ham or chicken, beef stew,

chili, peanut butter, canned/dried beans

·     Fruits and vegetables: 100% fruit juice, canned fruits and vegetables,

instant potatoes, fruit preserves

·     Complete meals: pasta & sauce, boxed meals, hearty soups

With your help, our Food Drive will be a HUGE success!!

Darby's Dancers Fundraiser

We are so excited to be hosting a Shop for a Cause event with EVEREVE Woodbury Lakes on Friday, Nov. 10th benefitting Darby's Dancers-Woodbury.

If you are unfamiliar with EVEREVE Style Socials, they are a way to raise awareness and funds for an organization or cause that is close to your heart.

So how can you help? Come and shop shop shop - 15% of your purchases on Nov. 10th, will benefit the Darby's program. Please mention Darby's Dancers at check out.

Thank you in advance for supporting our dance program and having a little fun at the same time.

We hope you are able to stop and shop while supporting Darby's Dancers Woodbury!

Dance Camps

3 1/2 to 5 year olds are invited to join us for a morning at the studio for a fun themed Dance Camp!

Get some errands done while your dancer enjoys Crafts, games, and of course dance!

Camps offered:

Sat, Nov 18th and Wed, Nov 22nd

9:30 - 11:00

Sign up HERE

WOODBURY DANCE CENTER presents 'The Nutcracker'

Mark your calendar, you won't want to miss our upcoming Nutcracker performances! WDC Company dancers have been working hard this fall to perform for you this holiday season!

Thursday, Dec 21st - 7:00 pm

Friday, Dec 22nd - 7:00 pm

East Ridge High School

Tickets available mid-November, look for information soon!

Popcorn Fundraiser

ALL WDC DANCERS are invited to participate in our Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser that will support your dancer, as well as our Darby’s Dancer Program!

The fundraiser will start Friday, November 17th.

Please look for more information about this fundraiser to be sent via email in the next couple weeks. 

Monthly Theme for Tots & Preschool classes

Our theme this month for tots and preschool classes is: “I Am Thankful!”.

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.

Tots and Preschool Dancers are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal friend to class the week of Nov 13th - 18th.


November Costume Payments

All dancers participating in our annual Tots Showcase or WDC Recital are required to make their second costume payment by November 15th (per class they are participating in). Please see the costume payment schedule below.


Costume totals:

Tots $75

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 ($30 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

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.

Boys classes’ full costume fee will be announced this spring. They were charged a $45 payment on October 15th and the balance will be due this spring after costumes have been finalized.

The WDC BAND App group will be used to communicate with parents throughout the season with links to newsletters, a calendar of events and additional notifications and reminders. Be sure to keep your notifications on and check the app often to stay up to date with WDC recreational class information via BAND.

Starting in January, we will create additional BAND groups in the app for each age group/dance style for recital routines. Instructors will post videos and links to recital music for at-home practice. Look for more information to be posted in our January newsletter.

Please download the app and use the QR code to the right or link HERE to join the WDC Recreational Class BAND group in the app.



To avoid parking lot congestion, please do not drop off or pick up dancers in front of the doors.

When picking up, please do not wait at the drop off/pick up spot if your dancer is not there. Please plan to circle the building again or find a parking spot and wait until they are ready to come out to the car.

Thank you for helping to keep our dancers safe by following this parking plan. 

Winter will soon be here!! Classes cancelled due to extreme weather will be communicated to our dance families as follows - email, WDC website, Facebook Page and Instagram posts, as well as the studio voicemail system. 

REMINDER- texts will be sent out through our SMS system to those who opt to receive text messages from WDC. Be sure that your contact information is up to date in your account to receive important notifications such as class cancellations.

Please be sure to check in if you are unsure whether or not classes will be held.

For morning class cancellations, we generally follow South Washington School closures. Afternoon/evening class cancellations are made in the afternoon based on travel conditions and weather forecasts. If you do not feel safe driving to the studio, you are always welcome to have your dancer attend a make-up class.

Each class has two snow days built into our yearly schedule. If class has to be canceled more than twice on any given day, a make up date will be scheduled.


Buy 2, Get 1 Free Hair Accessories

20% Off In Stock Dance Bags

20% Off Leotards & Dance Tops

BOUTIQUE GIFT ITEMS – Our studio boutique is open during business hours. Gift items including sweatshirts, pajama pants, dance bags, WDC socks, stickers, water bottles, winter hats/scarves and more are available for your holiday shopping needs!

Look for Previous Newsletters on our Website

All previous newsletters are posted on our website on the NEWSLETTER PAGE. Have a question? Can’t remember an important date? Check back on previous newsletters!

This is a great source of information throughout the dance season.


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