November 25, 2013
———THE STUDIO IS CLOSED THIS WEEK FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK ——-
Hello and welcome to Contemporary Dance Academy’s 2013-2014 Dance Season. We are so excited for this year to start and we hope you are too! There are going to be a lot of fun and exciting performing opportunities and I know all of the dancers are going to find their time to shine. Don’t forget to like the Contemporary Dance Academy’s Facebook page as well for it is also a great way to get updates, and quick answers to questions.
A few reminders on the payment front: If you have not done so already, please enter your payment information into your account. Our system is totally secure and is our preferred payment method. Don’t let the word “automatic” scare you I am the one that processes your payments at the beginning of every month so if you have anything come up (credit card number change, etc.) feel free to email me or speak with Annie at the front desk. Paying through our online system is the only way you can pay monthly and avoid any late fees. If you have made arrangements to pay by another method, please remember that you must pay 2 months at a time and it is due at the first lesson of the month, no exceptions, and a $10 late fee will be applied if it is not. Give me a call if you have any questions 970-232-9539.
Other reminders to help make this a successful year: Please try to be on time to class and make each class a priority. It is important to warm-up and condition our muscles properly in order to avoid injury. Missing even 10 minutes of class hinders a dancer’s development. Proper dance attire is also important for class. Dancers will need a leotard and tights for ballet and form fitting moveable clothes for jazz and lyrical. It is important that your teachers can see your form and be able to correct you in every class. Hair must be secured back into a bun for ballet, and a ponytail for all other classes. It is very distracting if your hair is hanging down in your face, and makes it virtually impossible to learn proper spotting technique. The dress code is outlined on the website if you have any questions.
All dancers should have a dance bag to keep shoes in, and please label all dance items with your dancers name. A piece of masking tape placed on the inside of their shoe is a great way to do this.
All of our policies are listed under Studio Information on the website as well as the season calendar. Please take time to read through them and let me know if you have any questions. We are constantly updating the website and Facebook so they are great resources when you have a question.
Upcoming Important Dates:
Monday, September 2nd–Labor Day, No Class
Saturday, September 14th–The Nutcracker Auditions (These are open to girls attending class 5 years and older as well as any boys)
Monday, September 23rd — Nutcracker Cast posted
November 25-30– Thanksgiving Break, No Classes
December 20-21–The Nutcracker Performances at The Lincoln Center
Seeing as Nutcracker is our form of a winter recital, we hope to have everyone a part of it. Here are all the details. We appreciate each and every one of you and can’t wait for an amazing year!