October 16, 2017
Parents and students,
Here at Leesburg Dance Centre we are excited to be celebrating our 25th year of dance excellence and thrilled to welcome new and returning students to Leesburg Dance Centre. We are also excited to welcome two new dedicated dance instructors to our teaching staff this year, Miss Jordan(a graduate of Leesburg Dance Centre) and Miss Leighann. We also wish Miss Gail of A Dancer’s Place a very happy retirement!
We have nine students who are participating in a few dance conventions and competitions under the direction of Miss Nicole. Their next fundraiser to help with the cost of these will be Saturday, November 4th from 10am to 2pm at Tractor Supply in Leesburg.
Congratulations to Hannah Whittle on being 2nd runner up in the Miss Leesburg Pageant. Kudos to you Hannah!
More exciting news…. Miss Sally received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Melon Patch Theatre in July. She is the resident choreographer and is currently in rehearsal for ‘The Addams Family’. Miss Sally was also the guest teacher for the Ballet Intensive at Dance Academy of Santa Rosa in August.
The holidays are almost upon us, which means the Leesburg Christmas Parade is just around the corner on Saturday, December 2nd at 6pm. For many years Leesburg Dance Centre has performed in this parade. We also perform in the Howey-in-the-Hills Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 9th at 3pm.
I would like to invite our students three to eight years old to ride on our float and nine years old and up to perform a dance in the parades. A sign-up sheet for parade dancers and float riders will be in the office. If your child can be a float rider we would appreciate help from you on Saturday, December 2nd at 11am at the studio to prepare the float. Dancer rehearsals will be Saturday, October 28th, November 11th, and November 18th from 10am to 11:30am (time subject to change). If your parade dancer cannot make all three rehearsals, please do not sign-up. Attire for rehearsals should be regular dance wear and sneakers or Hip Hop shoes.
Costume information for riders and dancers will be announced soon.
We try our best to communicate with you and your students during class but we also use Facebook and email for most of our important communications. Please check these sources often for important news from us. For all the latest information concerning Leesburg Dance Centre, please refer to our website, www.leesburgdancecentre.com or like our Facebook page.
Dates for the recital will be Wednesday and Thursday, June 6-7, 2018 for rehearsals. The performances will be Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, 2018 at Lake Sumter State College Fine Arts Center. Please mark your calendars.
If you wish to purchase dancewear from Discount Dance Supply online (www.discountdance.com) you can use our teacher ID #TP110715 at checkout. This will give you 10% off your first order and 5% off any order thereafter.
Please remember tuition is due before the fifteenth of each month to avoid a late fee of $10. Costume deposits are due October, November, and December. Please refer to our website for costume pricing. Shoes and tights are not included in costume pricing. We will begin measuring students for recital costumes on Monday, November 27th continuing through Thursday, November 30th. Students will be measured during class by their instructors. The costumes chosen for each class (aka: the Costume book) will be available to view after the Winter Holiday break near the end of January or early February.
The studio will be closed on Monday, November 20th through Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday, classes resume Monday, November 27th; also closed Thursday, December 21st through Wednesday, January 3rd for the Winter holiday. Classes will resume on Thursday, January 4, 2018. We will also be closed Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King’s birthday.
Thank you for choosing Leesburg Dance Centre for your dance education. Look for our next Newsletter in February.