Thanksgiving: No classes Wednesday, November 27th thru Saturday, November 30th
Holiday break: No classes Monday, December 23rd thru Wednesday, January 1st
Spring break: No classes Monday, March 9th thru Saturday, March 14th
Picture Week: Friday, April 3rd – Thursday, April 9th (No Classes will be held during Picture Days)
Totally Tots Showcase: Saturday, May 16th @ Oltman Middle School in Cottage Grove (More Info HERE)
Final class day: Thursday, May 21st
Tentative recital dates: June 1st thru 6th at East Ridge High School in Woodbury
Tentative dress rehearsal dates: Tuesday, May 26th; Wednesday, May 27th; Thursday, May 28th; and Friday, May 29th
Holiday Parties December 9th-19th…Holiday parties/parent viewing will be held during the classes of dancers in the following age levels: Tots, Preschool, Kindergarten and 4-5 Year Old Hip Hop (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 9th through December 19th. 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!
November Costume Payments
All dancers participating in our annual recital (June 1st-6th) are required to make a $35 costume payment ($25 due for 30-minute classes) by November 15th (per class they are participating in). A final costume payment is due on December 15th ($50 payment due per student) in classes with costume totals of $125.
Payments will be run automatically on the due dates using the credit card information on file in your account. Costume payments will be nonrefundable after December 1st.
Boys classes’ full costume fee will be announced this spring. They were charged a $40 payment on October 15th and the balance will be due this spring after costumes have been finalized.
NEW SESSION CLASSES STARTING!
Session Two of our 6-week classes starts soon! Join us for Mommy & Me, Ages 2-3 year old creative movement, Ages 3-5 year old tap/ballet/tumble, Ages 4-5 year old hip hop, Ages 6-10 year old hip hop classes.
Classes run from Wednesday, November 6th – Friday, December 20th.
(No Classes for Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 27th/Friday, November 29th)
Thanksgiving Dance Camps
We have added a couple one-day dance camps to our schedule on Wednesday, November 27th for dancers ages 2-7. Please see details below and use the link to register for camp.
Twirling Turkeys Dance Camp
Wednesday, November 27th (TUITION $35):
Ages 4 to 7
One Day Camp 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*Dancers will need to bring a snack and a bag lunch with a beverage.
Dancers will dance, play games and enjoy crafts to celebrate a day of thanks!
Gobbles and Giggles Dance Camp
Wednesday, November 27th (TUITION $20):
Ages 2 to 3
One Day Camp 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
*Dancers will need to bring a snack and a beverage.
Dancers will dance, play games and enjoy crafts to celebrate a day of thanks!
Monthly Themes for Tots, Preschool, and Kindergarten Classes
Our theme this month for tots, preschool, and kindergarten classes is: “I Am Thankful!”. 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.
Stuffed Animal Week November 11th-16th
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!
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. November’s focus will be on “The ‘Us’ List and Teamwork”.
Adult Classes at WDC
Don’t let the kids have all the fun! WDC offers multiple adult class options including full season classes (Tap, Jazz, Ballet & Hip Hop) and drop in dance cardio classes. Look for more information about adult classes HERE.
Darby’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – On Saturday, November 16th we will be hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser for our Darby’s Dancers program at Applebee’s in Woodbury. Tickets are now available to purchase at the WDC MAIN STUDIO front desk – stop in and get yours today. We appreciate your support!
Saturday, November 16th
Applebee’s – Woodbury
Story Time Dance Party – The Washington County Library will be hosting an event at WDC on Friday, November 15th from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The event will include story time, music, dancing and a small craft. You will also have the option to sign up for a library card! All are welcome to attend this event 🙂
Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser – Later this month ALL WDC DANCERS will be invited to participate in our Double Good Popcorn Fundraiser that will support your dancer as well as our Darby’s Dancer Program. The fundraiser will start November 20th and dancers will be able to set up their online popcorn shop to sell popcorn for four days. Please look for more information about this fundraiser to be sent via email in the next couple weeks.
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 4th-16th. 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
***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!
Look for Previous Newsletters on our Website
All previous newsletters are posted on our website on the NEWSLETTER PAGE. Have a question? Can’t remember an important date? Check back on previous newsletters. This is a great source of information throughout the dance season.
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.
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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.
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