What a amazing end to an wonderful semester! I am so proud of all our dancers. Even with a few hitches here and there the performances went well. I and the staff of A Time to Dance are very pleased with the children and the dancing.
Some of them didn't dance, I know, but I also know that they all knew all of the dances. If you can find a way to come watch the class without being detected, you'll see what I mean. Some of us just cannot get past the stage fright. When I first started dancing, I would freeze onstage. It took me years to be able to actually perform. So, there is a special place in my heart for the children who are afraid to dance.
Overall, we had a wonderful Christmas recital season! Thank you for making this possible.
Interspersed throughout the text, I have included some photos from the Christmas shows. I thought you might enjoy them. They were taken by Amy Smith of Joylita Photograpy. She was not able to make it to all the programs, so I don't have pictures from every school. Check out the gallery for more pictures.
Our spring semester begins next week (please check your school's page for more information). With new music, new routines and a few new students we will learn new dance steps, add to the old ones and develop more confidence in our abilities. We are all about encouraging the children to learn their lessons well so that they can feel confident as they perform them.
Putting together a recital is a big part of the spring semester. It all starts in January as we choose recital dates, music and costumes. It continues as we choreograph dances and teach them to the children. We'll take group pictures for the programs in March or April. We'll practice, practice and practice some more. Then, in May, you will see the fruit of all that the children have learned.
Costumes have to be purchased in January in order to have them shipped in time for the recital in May.
We have two expenses for the recital. We have to buy the costumes and then we have to pay for the recital. These two payments can be paid at one time or you can break it up into two payments. The costume fee is due the week of January 22-24, whichever day your class falls on. The recital fee will be due March 19-21. You can pay with Venmo, Zelle or with a check.
Preschool and Prekindergarten costume fee - $55 - due January 22-24
Kindergarten thru 5th grade costume fee - $65 - due January 22-24
Recital fee - $25 - due March 19-21
Spring semester is not just about recital (in case you were concerned). We have a lot of learning activities planned which come in the guise of fun, like play-pretend, dancing like we're at the rodeo and more.
Speaking of activities, I have a New Color Page for you to print and give to your child. Again, if she colors it and brings it to one of her dance teachers, we will put a stamp on it.
We've made some updates to the website. So, please check it out. If you have any suggestions to make the site better for your use, please let me know.
To whomever it applies, January tuition is due the first class of the month. Thank you!