Dear Dancers and Families,
Happy New Year, and welcome to the Spring Semester! Classes begin tomorrow, January 2nd. I hope everyone enjoyed their Winter Break and is ready to step back into the Studio with renewed energy and focus.
I am extending a warm welcome to our new families and our new(est) teacher - Millie Heckler. Millie will be teaching two classes on Monday nights. Inferno Pilates Conditioning from 5:15-6:15 and Fusion (Intermediate/Advanced) from 6:15-7:45. Millie is an engaging, energetic teacher, and we are so lucky to have her. Enrollment for her classes is open. If you're curious about what a Millie Heckler Fusion class is like, contact the office about dropping in for a class.
On Fridays, we have added a second class time for Tap & Jazz Kidz. The A class will run from 3:45-4:30 pm, and the B class will run from 4:30-5:15 pm. These classes are at the same level and will be taught by Madison Atwood, who is taking over for Molly McCall. She is a member of Teen Jazz and a junior faculty teacher who loves jazz and tap dance. She is excited to share that love with the students. There is plenty of space for new students in these classes. Contact the Studio if your dancer would like to join. To adjust for the additional Tap & Jazz Kidz class, HipHop 1-2 will be shifting 15 minutes later and is now 5:15-6:45 pm.
Although it may seem far away, we are beginning to plan for our May performance at the Barre Opera House. For general performance information, please refer to our WEBSITE. Detailed information and schedules will be posted on the website and mailed to families in February. Costume fees will be broken into two payments this year and added to your JackRabbit account. 50% will be due on February 1st and 50% will be due on March 1st. Costume fees are charged per class, not per student. Our Ballet, Kidz, and Junior classes have a $60 costume fee. Our Teen Adult classes have an optional $30 costume fee that the teacher will decide. Those classes will be notified individually to address whether or not their class has a costume fee. We have several students who receive scholarships or do a work-study to afford their tuition. We are only able to offer scholarships for class tuition. Please let us know if you can sponsor a family and help offset their costume fees.
Summer Camps: This year, we will have a 3-week Summer Session with exciting, new class offerings. This session will run from June 10th to June 28th. We will also offer half and full-day Summer Camps during the last week of June and into July. Camps will serve a wide range of dancers in various dance genres. There will be something for everyone! Our camp schedule will be released on January 22nd, with registration opening on February 1st. Please take a moment to fill out our SURVEY so that we can best meet your needs when building our summer schedule. We want to hear from you!
Also taking place this summer - Save The Date for our 50th Anniversary Celebration at Goddard College the weekend of June 29th. Details to come!