Newsletter_icon2Tappin’ Times – January 2018

Snowy_FenceThank you!  As we enter into 2018, all of us at Woodbury Dance Center would like to thank you for sharing your children with us!  We are truly grateful for the opportunity to work with so many wonderful kids each week.

Also, a huge thank you to all those who donated to our Toy Drive!  We appreciate your generosity and we are sure the toys will be much loved.  Thank you for helping us make our annual Toy Drive a huge success!

Our teachers and staff would like to say a huge thank you for all the cards, goodies, and gifts given over the holidays.  They are much appreciated!

We wish you a happy 2018!


SPRING BREAK – Monday, March 26th through Saturday, March 30th. (no classes)
PICTURE WEEK – Monday, April 2nd – Saturday, April 7th (no classes during picture week)
RECITALS – Monday, June 4th through Sunday, June 10th

Classes WILL be held Monday, January 15th (MLK day) and Monday, February 19th (President’s day).

Tights Order Reminder

If you have not yet order tights for your dancer, please do so by January 8th. Order forms were passed out in class and are also available at the front desk. If you would like to order tights online, you may do so HERE.

Recitals 2018

We are excited to be having our annual Recitals here in Woodbury again at the beautiful East Ridge High School!  Please mark you calendars for our Recital dates of Monday June 4th through Sunday, June 10th.  Dress rehearsals will be held Tuesday, May 29; Wednesday, May 30; Thursday, May 31; and Friday June 1 also at East Ridge High School. Click HERE for a list of which classes are grouped together for each show.  Specific dates and times for each recital group will be posted near the end of January.

Showcase 2018 – February 11th & 12th
Our 4th annual Showcase on February 11th and 12th will be held at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. Showcase performances will feature our competitive tap/jazz lines as they kick off their competitive season for 2018. Tickets will be available to purchase later this week — please look for more details sent later via email.

Bella Bundle Classes
Join us for our new Bella Bundle Classes! Bella Bundle Classes are designed for expecting and new mothers.

Class Day/Time: Wednesdays 9:45-10:45am
Instructor: Heather Cracauer
Tuition: $13 per class for 5 classes, 6th class is $7 *YOUR FIRST CLASS IS ALWAYS FREE
You will be charged automatically for each class and the $6 discount will be applied to every sixth class you register for.
Registration: Register for class using the link below. You will need to create an account in order to register. Classes can be found under the “Bella Bundle” Session. Please register for each class individually.


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.

SHOUT OUT TO OUR ‘DARBY’S DANCERS SPONSORS OF THE MONTH’ – Energy Savers Fireplaces in Oakdale & Peg Malanaphy of Interiors of Stillwater!

Please see business info below.

Energy Savers Fireplaces, Oakdale MN

Energy Savers Fireplaces was voted Best Fireplace Store for 7 consecutive years for the St Croix River Valley. Family owned and operated as your one stop fireplace and finishing stop since 1976. Energy Savers specializes in wood, gas and pellet stoves, fireplaces, inserts, brick and veneered stone, mantels and surrounds. For warmth and comfort all year long; visit our Oakdale, Minnesota hearth center featuring 30 fully operational energy efficient hearth settings with various turn-key applications — a delight to see them burn before you buy.

Peg Malanaphy of Interiors of Stillwater
Peg Malanaphy and her all woman team at Interiors of Stillwater are anxious to help you fulfil your 2018 New Year’s Resolution … FRESHEN YOUR SPACES!

Interiors of Stillwater specializes in everything paint related. We absolutely LOVE to paint (crazy we know!)
· Walls
· Ceilings
· Floors
· Furniture
· Cabinets

Peg also has a second creative company – Gypsy Mint Stencil Co. If your resolution is to introduce something FUN to your wall, check out You can DIY or they will be happy to help!

Attendance Reminders

Please help us by making sure your dancer is regularly attending their dance classes.  All classes are starting their recital routines.  Good attendance will:

Help your dancer be more confident with their dances.
Keep your dancer up-to-date on new steps and avoid frustration of trying to get caught up on what they missed during their absence.
Help the teachers keep classes moving ahead with choreography from week to week.
Help the teachers with formation work in class.
Make-up classes are available for most classes.  Please call or check at the Front desk for class times.

Calling all Dancing Dads and Moms!

Dancing Dads & Dancing Moms start in February!!
Are you jealous of the fun your dancer has up on stage each spring? Have a New Year’s Resolution to get moving? Then it’s time to join our Adult Dance classes – open to all WDC adults! Best Part? Tuition is FREE!!  Both groups will be learning a routine to perform in our annual Recitals.  There may be a fee for costumes.  Please sign up online HERE.
Classes meet as follows:
MOMS/LADIES: Wednesdays, 8:45-9:15pm, starting February 7th.  Instructor: Alyssa Schorr
DADS/GENTLEMEN: Wednesdays 8:15-8:45pm, starting February 7th Instructor: Kathy Mueller
**Note: We will periodically be combining Mom’s and Dad’s classes on Wednesday nights and may adjust rehearsal times as needed**

New Classes Starting in JANUARY
Do you have a friend or neighbor that would like to try dance at WDC?  Tell them about our new session classes beginning January 25th!  There are many new classes for Session Three, for ages 18 months through 11 years old- check out the schedule HERE.  You can register online HERE.  Classes fill fast- reserve your spot ASAP!

Theme Weeks

Winter Carnival Week: January 29th – February 3rd Tots, Preschool & Kindergarten classes are invited to wear winter carnival inspired dancewear (blue/white, snowflakes, hats/scraves, etc.)

I Love to Dance Week: Monday, February 12th – Saturday, February 17th. Tots, Preschool, & Kindergarten classes wear red, pink, or hearts and show your Love to Dance spirit! We will have red and pink leotards, skirts and accessories in the boutique for purchase during the month of January!

WDC Boutique Sale

*15% off Dancewear-leotards, skirts, shorts, pants, tights (select styles), dance tops and leg warmers!
*15% off select shoes including ballet, tap and jazz shoes for recreational class dancers.
*15% off dance bags- in stock styles only
*15% off hair accessories including headbands, hairbows, flower clips and more.
*15% off select WDC apparel