Newsletter_icon2Tappin’ Times – March 2020


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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 are available in the WDC Boutique.



Recital Packets

Dancers will be receiving their recital packet in class starting Saturday, February 29th. This packet will include all the need to know recital information including recital date/time, dress rehearsal date/time, ticket info, picture info and much, much more. Please look for the packet and read thoroughly through the information. Thank you!!

Monthly Themes for Tots, Preschool, and Kindergarten Classes:
Our theme this month for tots, preschool, and kindergarten classes is: “Tropical Dance Party!”. 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. Tropical Week is March 2nd-7th. Dancers in tots, preschool, & kindergarten classes are invited to wear their best summer, beach attire!  Dancers in preschool & kindergarten classes may also bring a beach towel to use during class that week.

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. March’s focus will be on opportunities to serve as an individual and as a team.

Hip Hop shoes: Dancers in recreational classes with Hip Hop and boys only classes with Hip Hop will be required to purchase black hi top converse shoes with white soles for recitals. Other brands may also work as long as they look the same as the Converse brand and do not include any additional colored detailing. These shoes will not be available through WDC. Dancers will need to purchase them through local retail stores.  They are often sold at Famous Footwear, Kohl’s and JC Penney as well as many online retailers. You can view a picture of the shoe style HERE.

Shoes will need to be purchased prior to picture week: April 3rd – April 9th, as dancers will need to wear shoes in pictures. Shoes should only be worn for pictures, dress rehearsals and recitals.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Thank you!


Picture Week

Individual and class photos will be taken Friday, April 3rd – Thursday, April 9th at Woodbury Dance Center.  Classes will NOT be held on those dates due to picture scheduling. ALL classes will have their pictures scheduled at a time similar to their regular class day/time (including morning & Friday/Saturday classes). The scheduled picture day and time for each class will be distributed with their recital packet starting Saturday, February 29th. 


Spring Break
Spring break will be from Monday, March 9th – Saturday, March 14th. Dancers will not have class on these dates.

Tropical Week — March 2nd-7th
Reminder to tots/preschool/kindergarten classes- Tropical week is Monday, March 2nd – Saturday, March 7th. Tots, Preschool, Kindergarten dancers – dress in your best tropical clothing and bring a beach towel to stretch on during class.

Princess/Superhero Week — April 27th – May 2nd
Tots, Preschool & Kindergarten dancers – dress as your favorite princess or superhero the week of April 27th – May 2nd.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES – Did you know that WDC offers birthday parties? Check out more information about party themes and packages on our Birthday Party Page.

Recital Costumes

Recreational class costumes will be passed out in class beginning March 16th. If you have a balance due on your account, your child’s costume will not be handed out in class.  Costumes may be picked up at the front desk once your account is up to date.  If you are unable to pay off the entire balance due, please contact us to make payment arrangements. Payments can be made at the front desk, online, over the phone, etc.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Thank you!


Darby’s Dancers Sponsors 2019-2020 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.


Sonya is a local realtor with Coldwell Banker Burnet.
In need of a realtor? Sonya can help you with all of your realtor needs and is licensed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

See her business info below:
Sonya Talarico-Wennberg
C: 651-334-1963

Thank you Sonya!!


Looking for a way to support our Darby’s Dancers Program?

Mabel’s Labels – Help your kids cut back on lost items and stay organized by purchasing a nifty set of labels from Mabel’s Labels! Use the link to access the Mabel’s Labels website. Our Darby’s Dancers Program will receive a portion of the proceeds from each purchase.


Come dance with us this summer! Check out the Summer Session Class Schedule and the Summer Dance Camp Schedule. New student registration begins March 1st. We have extended priority registration and discounts for current students through March 31st!

We are excited to offer some dance camps in the month of March. Please check out camp information below and use the link to register!

Paw Patrol Mini Camp
Tuesday, March 3rd 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ages 3-5
Instructor: Desiree Siggens
Tuition: $15

It’s a Paw Patrol Preschool party! Students will enjoy dancing, games, craft, snack, and fun. Ballet shoes or tennis shoes needed.

“Let’s go to the Beach” Dance Camp (choose one day or both)
Tuesday, March 10th 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ages 4-7
Instructor: Desiree Siggens
Tuition: $35

Thursday, March 12th 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ages 4-7
Instructor: Desiree Siggens
Tuition: $35

*Dancers will need to bring a snack and a bag lunch with a beverage.

Let’s go to the Beach! Come dressed in beach/summer wear and enjoy a tropical day as we dance, play games, and do a craft. Ballet or tennis shoes needed.

“Let’s go to the Beach” Tots Camp
Wednesday, March 11th 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Ages 2-3
Instructor: Desiree Siggens
Tuition: $20

Let’s go to the Beach! Come dressed in beach/summer wear and enjoy a tropical day. 2-3 year olds will have fun coloring, making a fun beach inspired craft and singing & dancing with their friends! *Dancers who are not potty trained are welcome but a parent or caregiver must stay during camp.

PJ Party Camp
Monday, March 16th 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ages 4-7
Instructor: Desiree Siggens
Tuition: $35

*Dancers will need to bring a snack and a bag lunch with a beverage.

Come in your PJs and enjoy a day of slumber party fun! Students will enjoy dancing, games, craft, snack, and fun. Ballet shoes or tennis shoes needed.

Recreational Private Lessons (Dancers 1st Grade & Up)
The studio offers private lessons for our recreational dancers ages 1st grade and up. Private lessons are scheduled individually through our office assistant. If you would like to schedule a private lesson for your dancer, please email Emily at to set up your private today. Below is some additional information about private lessons.

Private lessons are a great opportunity for your dancers to get some one on one time with teachers to work on their technique and skills (and as the season goes on, work on their recital routine).

When scheduling a lesson, please indicate your dancer’s name, what your dancer would like to work on (tap, jazz, class routine, etc) and days of the week that you are available for lessons. We will then provide some options for private lessons based on teacher and room availability. Private lessons will be scheduled for 30-minute time slots. The tuition for private lessons will be $35 per 30-minute private lesson paid directly to Woodbury Dance Center at the front desk prior to your scheduled private lesson.

March Boutique Sale
*20% off select shoes and tights
*20% off dancewear
*20% off hair accessories
*20% off WDC baseball tees and glitter leggings

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