White House Heritage Recital for Preschool - 2nd Grade:
Recital: Saturday, May 23rd
Tentatively there will be a 2PM; 4PM; & 6PM show on May 23rd. (Your child's class will only perform in ONE of these shows). In March, we will notify you as to which time your child will perform.
*We understand May 22nd-24th are the same dates as some of the local high school graduations. If you have an immediate family member graduating, please let us know BY FEBRUARY 1ST and we will make every attempt to work around your graduation schedule!
for grades 3 and up:
Rehearsal: Friday, May 22nd*
Recital: Sunday, May 24th
*TPAC dress rehearsal will be Friday afternoon!
American Academy of Dance
Classes resume Friday, January 3 following Christmas break. We hope you all had a blessed holiday!
A BIG THANK YOU from all of our AAD staff for the lovely Christmas gifts that we received from so many of our students and families. Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated, and we hope that everyone enjoyed a very nice holiday!
**Important Costume Update: Recital costumes have been ordered, and many have already arrived! Costume balances will be posted to your accounts and will be included in the January auto-draft.
-This is the first year that we have been required to pay taxes on costumes. We are calculating the balances and adding the tax so that it will be included in your draft. There have also been increases in costume costs across the board from our vendors. Please know that we have kept costs as low as possible, but there will be a slight increase from what you have seen in previous years.
Teachers will distribute costumes in class as they arrive. Please be sure to store costumes AND costume accessories carefully as lost or damaged costume pieces may be difficult or impossible to replace! Many costumes will require some slight alterations, sewing of straps, etc. If you require assistance with this, we have the name and number of a seamstress who we will be happy to recommend. Please remember that costumes must be paid in full even if a student decides to withdraw from class! Please also note that your account must be paid in FULL in order to receive your costume!
-If you need to return or exchange a size in your costume, please bring them into the office so that we can help with that. Also, in order for a costume to be returned, it must be in the original packaging with all included accessories. Therefore, please open and try on costumes with care.
We want to start the New Year with all accounts being paid in full. Please log in to your studio account and make sure that you have a 0 balance to start the year. If you have any questions concerning your account, please call or email Shea in the AAD Office (615-822-9620).
As mentioned above, recital costumes have arrived and we will begin distributing them during classes over the next week. You should have already paid a deposit for each costume. The costume balance will be added to your account and will be included in the January auto-draft on January 16th. You will NOT receive your recital costumes until your account has been paid in full!
As noted in previous newsletters, Mark Griffith Photography will be taking recital photos from March 6th-14th here at our studio. Regular classes will NOT be held on the days that pictures are being taken. The dance rooms are converted into a photography studio and dressing areas during picture week. Also, please note that most classes will have their pictures scheduled on a DIFFERENT day and/or time from their regular class time. You will be notified of the exact picture schedule well in advance. You will need to have your child's costumes, tights, shoes etc. ready in time for pictures! Your child will be photographed individually AND with his/her class. Each CLASS photo will appear in the recital program book, so we strongly encourage you to make sure that your child is present for the class picture. If you anticipate any type of scheduling conflict during picture week, please notify us now so that we can attempt to plan the schedule accordingly. Parents are under NO obligation to purchase any photos. You will be able to view your proofs and purchase photos on the photographer's website. In the February newsletter we will address additional details regarding costumes and makeup for picture day!
Inclement Weather Policy
In the case of inclement weather, we do NOT always close when schools are closed. We will post studio closing info on our social media pages so please refer to Facebook or Instagram or check our website and scroll down to the bottom of the first page to view the social media posts! THANKS!
HAPPY NEW YEAR from AAD!!!