Newsletter_icon2Tappin’ Times  – April 2019


  • March 28th – April 3rd WDC Picture Week (No classes these days – see your picture note) MORE PICTURE INFO HERE.
  • Monday, April 8th – Saturday, April 20th Video Recording Weeks
  • Friday, April 12th Recital ad deadline – Online Picture Ordering available beginning April 4th
  • Friday, April 19th Recital Ticket Deadline for seating lottery
  • Friday, May 17th- Thursday, May 23rd Last week of classes
  • Tues, May 28; Wed, May 29; Thurs, May 30; Fri, May 31st Dress Rehearsals (see schedule HERE)
  • June 3rd-8th WDC’s 24th Annual Recital @ East Ridge High School in Woodbury (see schedule HERE)


PICTURE ORDERS — Pictures will be order ONLINE this year. Pictures will be available to purchase a week after pictures are taken and orders may be placed through Sunday, June 16th (prices go up starting Monday, June 17th). Dancers will receive more ordering details on picture day.

RECITAL PROGRAM ADS — Program Ads will be ordered ONLINE this year. You will be able to access the online ordering on our RECITAL PAGE. You can view ad info and prices HERE. We will also have examples at the front desk. Program Ad Orders will be due Friday, April 12th.

RECITAL SHIRTS!! Recital 2019 T-Shirt designs have been set! We will be taking pre-orders through April 12th. Please click the link for recital shirt information and to pre-order a shirt today!


RECITAL PACKETS were passed out to all classes in March along with ticket order envelopes. Please make sure your student received a packet. If you need another copy you can pick one up at the front desk or click HERE to print out a copy online.  Please take a few moments to go over the information regarding dress rehearsals, pictures, tickets and other recital information. The deadline to be entered into our seating lottery is Friday, April 19th. Tickets will be available after that date as well and will be available on a first come first serve basis. Orders of more than 10 tickets will be split into two groupings for seating with the second grouping be seated further back in the auditorium.

TOTALLY TOTS SHOWCASE PACKETS were passed out to all classes in March along with ticket order envelopes. Please make sure your student received a packet. If you need another copy you can pick one up at the front desk or click HERE to print out a copy online.  Please take a few moments to go over the information regarding important showcase information.

RECITAL MUSIC We encourage dancers to practice their dances at home to help them prepare for our upcoming recitals. Please use the link below to download your dancer’s recital music to practice with at home. You can find a list of which classes are performing with which songs HERE. Thank you!


Wingman For Dance: We are excited to continue using the Wingman For Dance Program with our 1st/2nd grade and older classes! Wingman inspires empathy, compassion, kindness, and inclusion. Each month will have a new focus with various activities. April’s focus will be on small acts of kindness and the inspiring “butterfly” story.

Tots, Preschool & Kindergarten Monthly Theme: Our theme this month for tots, preschool, and kindergarten classes is: “Springtime Superheroes & Princesses!”. 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. Superhero & Princess Week is April 22nd – 27th- dancers in tots, preschool, & kindergarten classes are invited to wear their favorite princess or superhero attire!  

HAIR PIECES TO THE RESCUE Looking for an easy way to do your dancer’s hair for recital and pictures? Try a hairpiece! Put up hair in a bun, attach a curly scrunchie or another available style and you are set! Just make sure the hair piece is secured with hair pins for the show. Lots of colors and styles are available in the WDC Boutique. Hair pieces are 15% off during the month of April.

RECITAL GIFTS FOR YOUR DANCER will be available for sale at all of our shows in June. Flowers, balloons and stuffed animals will be sold by the Youth Dance and Enrichment. If you are interested in learning more about this organization please visit our YDE Page.

Do you want to fundraise for dance? YDE (Youth Dance and Enrichment) is here to help you with your efforts. Our Board members would love to answer any questions you may have:

Candice Leopold –
Melissa Shurson –
Amy Wardell –

We will be sending out info for working at recitals soon – an excellent way to raise funds for your dancer. We will also have some other “working” and “selling” opportunities coming in the next weeks/months. We look forward to working with you in YDE!

SUMMER CLASSES & CAMPS Check out our schedule of classes & camps for dancers of all ages this summer! Use the links below for more information and to sign up for summer classes at WDC.

Summer Session Classes 2019

Summer Camps 2019


April Theme Week:
Monday, April 22nd- Saturday, April 27th: “Superheroes and Princesses” for Tots, Preschool, Kindergarten.

May Theme Weeks:
Friday, May 3rd – Thursday, May 9th: Crazy Week (dancers can do crazy hair, wear crazy clothes and/or silly socks)
Friday, May 10th – Thursday, May 16th: Pajama Week
Friday, May 17th – Thursday, May 23rd: WDC Spirit Week

The Theme Weeks in May are for all recreational kids at the studio (all ages).  The weeks run from Friday-Thursday because our last day of rec class is Thursday, May 23rd.

Trophy Note Reminder Please make sure to check your dancer’s trophy note that they received in March with the number of years they have danced at WDC. Dancers who have danced at WDC for three, five, seven, ten, twelve, or fifteen years will be recognized with a special trophy and will be listed in our recital program book. We do our best to keep our records up to date but sometimes might miss someone especially if they have not been at the studio for consecutive years. If the number of years listed on your dancer’s note is not correct, please inform us of any changes by Friday, April 5th. Thank you!

*15% off select shoes
*15% off performance hair pieces
*Buy 2 get 1 free hair accessories
*30% off all WDC Tanks & Tees