Our recital is still scheduled for June 6th, 2021 at The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN
More details regarding the recital will be addressed in the March Newsletter such as recital fees, ticketing, rehearsal information, etc.
Regular attendance is very important at this time of year! We want the students to feel very comfortable with their dances by the recital, & this can only be accomplished if students attend class each week!!
Don't forget! We still have virtual class options available if you are unable to attend in person.
The studio WILL remain open throughout Spring Break - regardless of which school you attend!
Please plan to attend the last portion of your child's class the week of Feb 22nd. The teachers will address costumes, hair styles, etc. at this time. You will also have the opportunity to video your child's dance for them to practice at home.
American Academy of Dance
Many classes have already received their costumes, and the rest will be arriving soon. Please make sure your child tries on his/her costume IMMEDIATELY after receiving it! If any exchanges need to occur, we must know within 1 week of giving the costume out, and we will NOT make any exchanges after that time. If you are returning your costume, you MUST return it with all accessories and in its ORIGINAL packaging! We will do our best to make exchanges if they are available from the costume manufacturer. Please also be aware that some costumes may require alterations. We size based on a sizing chart provided by each costume manufacturer. Some children's measurements may fall into more than one size on the chart, and we spend quite a bit of time selecting the size that we feel will best accommodate your child's build. Sometimes, a costume may require shortening of the pants or sleeves or may need to be taken in. We have a seamstress we can recommend to do those alterations if needed. Please contact us if you think your child's costume may need alterations!
We would like to congratulate our AAD Company dancers who were recognized and/or won scholarships at the NYCDA Convention:
5-10-15 YEAR AWARDS
As is our custom, all students reaching these milestone years will be recognized at the end of this year's recital. All 5/10/15 year students please sign the appropriate list which will be placed outside by Thursday, February 26th! Plan to bring your own pen, as we will not have any sitting outside.
We need the names of our 5/10/15 year students by February 26th so that we have time to order their awards. Our system does not generate this list for us. Therefore, we must rely on you to do so. If you do not sign up on this list, your child will not receive an award.
There will be a picture taken of 5 year students during picture week. Once the picture schedule is released, make note of when the 5 year student group photo will take place if you would like for your child to participate!
Those who sign the 10 & 15 year student list will be contacted regarding special ad spots available to them in the program book.
Please note that full years taken at other studios DO count toward the 5/10/15 year recognition!
STUDIO DANCE PICTURES: March 5th-13th
Later this month each class will be emailed with the day and time of their dance pictures (note that picture times will probably be different from your child's regular class time).
We will do our best to accommodate those who have already made us aware of potential scheduling conflicts that week. All classes will have both group & individual pictures taken in each of their costumes. Regular classes will NOT be held during picture week.
In March, a charge of $3.00 per group shot in which your child appears will be posted to your account (i.e. you will be charged 6.00 if your child has 2 costumes). This fee will be auto drafted with your March tuition. This fee goes toward printing the class photos in the recital program book. You will be under NO obligation to purchase any photos. The photographer (Mark Griffith) will provide parents with a website address where you will be able to view proofs and purchase photos online.
Prior to picture week we will email a checklist of important items regarding preparation for pictures!! Costumes are being handed out in class as they arrive. Please check with your teacher re: hairstyle, color of tights, shoes, accessories etc.! We do ask that all tights be purchased through our online Dancewear Boutique due to the need for uniformity of color.
RECITAL PROGRAM BOOK
Each year we publish a recital program book containing ALL the class photos as well as individual pictures of those who elect to be included. In order to include an individual photo of your child in the program book, you will need to complete an ad form! These forms will be available in the office beginning March 1st.
The following ad spots are available:
1/6 pg - accommodates 1 photo
1/4 pg - accommodates 1 photo plus a business card
1/2 pg - accommodates up to 3 photos
Full pg - accommodates up to 6 photos
Siblings/friends may have their photo taken together if they want to share one ad space.
Payment will need to accompany your ad form when it is turned in. **Pricing will be posted in the March newsletter.