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American Academy of Dance


March 2023 Newsletter







Studio Dance Pictures:

March 3rd-10th!!!


*You received an email last week containing the picture schedule for this year. All classes will have both group & individual pictures taken in each of their costumes at their assigned class time. 


*All combo classes will take their tap photo first!


*Please wear "skin toned" tights with tap and jazz shoes and pink tights with ballet shoes, unless otherwise instructed! 


*Please plan to come in the last 5 minutes of class the week leading up to pictures. The teachers will make announcements regarding hair and accessory placement.


*We ask that all tights be purchased through our dancewear boutique located at 13 Industrial Park Dr. Ste 200.


Dancewear Boutique Hours

Monday - Thursday



The Dancewear Boutique will not be open during picture week. We will have tights available at the main studio, but please purchase shoes ahead of time if you need them.







*Please check with your teacher re: hairstyle, color of tights, shoes, accessories etc. 


**PLEASE be on time for your dance photos as we are on a tight schedule! Group pictures are taken before the individual pictures. Please notify the Main Office ahead of time if you are not going to be at your scheduled photo time.


Most regular classes will NOT meet during picture week (March 3rd-10th)! 


*This month, a charge of $3.00 will be posted to your account for each group shot in which your child appears (i.e. you will be charged $6.00 if your child has 2 costumes). This fee goes toward printing the class photos in the recital program book. The photographer (Mark Griffith) will provide parents with a website address where you will be able to view proofs and purchase photos online, if you are interested.


Ruhl Fine Arts Center


Recitals - June 2-3, 2023

Rehearsal - May 31-June 1, 2023


Recital Fee:


A recital fee of $90.00 will be posted to accounts in March. This will be due with March's tuition on March 16th.


Siblings within the same family will receive a discounted rate of $50. 


Recital fee includes student and parent tickets, in addition to a commemorative recital tee shirt and one complimentary program book for each participating dancer. 



Please note that the recital fee is separate from the fee that was paid for costumes!


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 are digital this year and are linked below.


  The following ad spots are available:

  • 1/6 pg, accommodates 1 photo, $48.00

  • 1/4 pg, accommodates 1 photo plus a business card, $72.00

  • 1/2 pg, accommodates up to 3 photos, $130.00

  • full pg, accommodates up to 6 photos, $225.00


Siblings may have their photo taken together if they want to share one ad space. Unfortunately, we DO NOT have time for friend pictures this year. 




**Program Ad Forms are due MONDAY, MARCH 20th!



March tuition, recital fees, and group photo fees will be auto-drafted on March 16th!!







5 Year/10 Year/15 Year Students

*If your child is eligible to receive a 5, 10, or 15 year award PLEASE be sure to notify us! We do NOT automatically add anyone's name to the list so it is YOUR responsibility to sign up.

Please note that full years taken at other studios DO count toward the 5/10/15 year recognition. 


*The group photo for the 5 year students will take place on Sunday, March 5th at 12:30pm!


Please wear your favorite costume for the group 5 Year picture!


*10 year students do not take a group photo. You will choose a photo from this years individual pictures for the 10 year section.


*Parents of 15 year students typically design their own page which includes a combination of past and present photos.



 *The 10 & 15 year students will be contacted regarding special ad spots available to them in the program book. 




AAD Office Hours

Monday - Thursday





AAD Boutique Hours


Monday - Thursday 


Dance studio office: 615-822-9620




Main studio/office location: 108 Business Court

Satellite studio: 13 Industrial Park Drive. Suite 200 

(across from Dos Margaritas)

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