Newsletter_icon2Tappin’ Times  – April 2018


  • April 2nd – April 7th WDC Picture Week (No classes these days – see your picture note)
  • Wednesday, April 18th Recital ad deadline – Online Ordering available beginning April 9th
  • Friday, April 20th Recital Ticket Deadline for seating lottery
  • Friday, May 18th- Thursday, May 24th Last week of classes
  • Tues, May 29; Wed, May 30; Thurs, May 31; Fri, June 1 Dress Rehearsals (see schedule HERE)
  • June 4th-9th  WDC’s 23rd 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 17th (prices go up starting Monday, June 18th). Dancers will receive more ordering details on picture day.


RECITAL PROGRAM ADS — Program Ads will be ordered ONLINE this year. Online ordering will be available starting Monday, April 9th. 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 Wednesday, April 18th.


RECITAL SHIRTS!! Recital 2018 T-Shirt designs have been set! NEW THIS YEAR..we will be taking pre-orders April 2nd – April 14th. 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 20th. 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.


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!



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:

President: Karen Solstad
Treasurer: Candice Leopold
Secretary: Melissa Shurson

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! Click HERE for more information and to sign up for summer classes at WDC.



April Theme Week:
Monday, April 16th – Saturday, April 21st: “Superheroes and Princesses” for Tots, Preschool, Kindergarten.

May Theme Weeks:
Friday, May 4th- Thursday, May 10th: Crazy Week (dancers can do crazy hair, wear crazy clothes and/or silly socks)
Friday, May 11th- Thursday, May 17th: Pajama Week
Friday, May 18th- Thursday, May 24th: 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 24th.


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 6th. Thank you!

Darby’s Dancers Sponsors 2017-2018 We have several area businesses who have stepped up to be Darby’s Dancers supporters! Please help us say “Thank You” by using or referring these businesses to others when you can. We will be featuring them each month in the WDC Newsletter and on our Lobby Display Boards.


Please see business info below.

Classy Threads of MN, LLC

We provide to business and organizations logoed apparel through embroidery and silk screening.

An additional Thank You to Classy Threads for supplying T-shirts for our Darby’s Dancers Students!!

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