Newsletter_icon2November Tappin’ Times – 2017

Nov TappinImportant Dates to put on your calendar…

Thanksgiving: No classes Wednesday, November 22nd thru Saturday, November 25th

Holiday break: No classes Wednesday, December 20th thru Monday, January 1st

Spring break: No classes Monday, March 26th thru Saturday, March 31st

Picture Week: Monday, April 2nd – Saturday, April 7th (No Classes will be held during Picture Days)

Final class day: Thursday, May 24th

Tentative recital dates: June 4th thru 10th at East Ridge High School in Woodbury

Tentative dress rehearsal dates: Tuesday, May 29th; Wednesday, May 30th; Thursday, May 31st; and Friday, June 1st


Holiday Parties…Holiday parties/parent viewing will be held during the classes of dancers in the following age levels:  Tots, Preschool and Kindergarten (Alexis’s Wednesday 5-7 Hip Hop/Tap Class WILL NOT have a holiday party).  Parents and relatives are invited into the classroom for a half an hour to view classes and see students perform holiday routines.  Please note that in order for all classes to have a viewing time, parents will be invited into class during half of the class only (except for tots, their party will be during their entire half hour class time).  STUDENTS WILL STILL NEED TO COME FOR THEIR FULL CLASS TIME!  Holiday parties will be held between December 4th through December 16th.  Exact dates and times will be passed out during your child’s class. You can also check out the holiday party schedule using the link below!

Holiday Parties 2017

FOOD DRIVE — We are having a food drive in November for the Christian Cupboard food shelf in Woodbury.  Dancers are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items and drop them off near the front desk between November 6th-18th.  Below is a list of items that the food shelf is requesting at this time of year.

Items the food shelf is requesting–

·          Meats, fish, and protein: canned tuna, ham or chicken, beef stew, chili, peanut butter, canned/dried beans
·          Fruits and vegetables: 100% fruit juice, canned fruits and vegetables, instant potatoes, fruit preserves
·          Complete meals: pasta & sauce, boxed meals, hearty soups

CHRISTIAN CUPBOARD TOY DRIVE….WDC is excited to be a toy drop-off for the Christian Cupboard toy drive program this holiday season.  Drop off a new unwrapped toy starting November 20th – December 9th.  Toys should not exceed $30 in value geared for ages 0 – 13.  You may also consider donating gift cards from local retailers in the amounts of $15 and $30 for teens.  They will also accept donations of grocery gift cards for families with a $15 value.

As an alternative to giving your dance teacher a gift, we would like you to consider donating a toy or gift card in your teachers name instead.

Parking Lot Diagram-01 (1)PARKING LOT…Please go slowly and carefully when driving through our buildings parking lot. Parents, please keep little ones close so they do not run out into traffic.

***When parking on the road on the south side of our building, please do not park on the south side of the road (the opposite side).  We can only park on the north side so that trucks can get through.  When parking on the north side of our building, please park along the building only and not on the north side of the drive-way.  Again delivery trucks need to be able to get through to other businesses in our building.

Please look for the No Parking signs and only park in handicap spots if you have a handicap sticker visible in your vehicle. Also, please view the diagram provided for more information about our new drop off spot and the traffic flow of our parking lot. Thanks for your help with this.



* You will not be allowed to drop off or pick up dancers in front of the doors.

* When picking up you will not be able to wait at that spot if your dancer is not there and ready to be picked up.  Please plan to circle the building again or find a parking spot and wait until they are ready to come out to the car.

Please help keep our dancers safe by following this parking plan.  Thank you!


WINTER IS HERE!!  If we plan to cancel classes due to extreme weather, we will send emails, post information on our web site, the WDC Facebook Page and on our voicemail.  Please be sure to check in if you are unsure whether or not classes will be held.  Our morning classes are often canceled when schools are closed.  However, depending on whether or not conditions improve during the day afternoon/evening classes may still be held even when schools are closed.

HAVE YOU ‘LIKED’ US ON FACEBOOK?  Just another way to stay up on the happenings at the studio!

LOBBY ETIQUETTE WDC provides DVD movies in the main studio lobby as well as books, coloring books and crayons for siblings waiting in the lobby.  Running and rough play is not allowed due to safety issues.  We ask that parents monitor their children’s behavior in the lobby and encourage them to sit or play quietly.  Children are not allowed to wait in the lobby without parental supervision. Thank you for your help with this.

NEW Bella Bundle Classes 
Join us for our new Bella Bundle Classes! Bella Bundle Classes are designed for expecting and new mothers.
Keeping up with exercise during pregnancy has many benefits, and can even lead to an easier delivery. Once your new bundle arrives, BUNDLE will help you back into exercising and you will do it right with your new addition.
Barre fundamentals will assist regaining core strength, and build strong posture to assist with carrying and wearing baby. Just as important as the exercise and bonding with your baby, BUNDLE offers a great environment for new moms to meet one another and share in their common experiences!

Class Day/Time: Wednesdays 9:45-10:45am
Instructor: Heather Cracauer
Tuition: $13 per class for 5 classes, 6th class is $7
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 HERE. 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.

Session Two of our 8-week classes starts soon!  Join us for Mommy & Me, Ages 2-3 year old, Ages 3-5 year old classes and Ages 6-8 year old classes.

Classes run from Wednesday, November 8th – Thursday, January 18th.
(No Classes for Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 22nd & Thursday, November 23rd)
(No Classes for Winter Break: Wednesdays, Dec. 20th & 27th, Thursdays, Dec. 21st & 28th)

Register Here

Stuffed Animal Week November 13th-18th
For dancers in Tots, Preschool, and Kindergarten classes
Dancers are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal friend to dance class!
We will be doing lots of fun activities in class with our furry friends!


Buy 2, Get 1 Free Hair Accesories
15% Off  In Stock Dance Bags
15% Off All Dancewear
15% Off Select WDC Apparel including select t-shirts, long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts.
We have a fundraiser in the boutique….handmade zipper pulls/key chains, made by Sarah Stockton, a WDC Mom.  There is a display right inside the boutique door. Key chains that are ready for purchase are $7 or you can have one custom made with your dancer’s name for $9 (custom orders will take a about a week to receive). Please stop in the boutique to check it out!

SATURDAY HOLIDAY SALES – DARBY’s FUNDRAISER We will once again have special sales events on Saturdays leading up to the holidays at WDC benefiting the Darby’s Dancers program.  Darby’s Dancers is a program at WDC for dancers with special needs. Dancers in the program receive free dance classes, dance wear and costumes through the non-profit organization.

Each Saturday we will have one or two WDC dance parents here taking orders and selling items (last year we had items from companies such as Origami Owl, 31 Bags, Jamberry and Discovery Toys). The WDC boutique will also have special sales and discounts on Saturdays for your holiday shopping needs.  A portion of proceeds will go to the Darby’s Dancers non-profit organization.