October 1, 2018
Parents and students,
We are back to Dance!! and so happy you have entrusted Leesburg Dance Centre for your students’ dance education. We are excited to begin our 26th year of sharing our love for dance with you.
During our summer break Miss Sally taught the Ballet Intensive at Dance Academy of Santa Rosa. She is the resident choreographer at the Melon Patch Theatre where she choreographed ‘Into the Woods’ and is currently choreographing ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’. She also choreographed for their Youth program.
It’s Dance Convention time again. Ms. Valerie, Ms. Nicole, and Miss Jordan will be taking Janica Balash, Melissa Janes, and Brooke Mann to ‘Titans of Dance’ on September 30th. Fundraisers will be announced for the next Convention which is planned for ‘Tremaine’ in November.
The holidays are almost upon us, which means the Leesburg Christmas Parade is just around the corner on Saturday, December 1st 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 15th 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 1st at 11am at the studio to prepare the float. Dancer rehearsals will be Saturday, November 3rd, November 10th, and November 17th 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, May 22 & 23, 2019 for rehearsals. The performances will be Saturday and Sunday, May 25 & 26, 2019 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.
We are implementing new studio management software. Please be patient with us as we learn the ropes. Our primary form of communication for your account balances will be by email. Hopefully we will be able to let you sign in to your account online to view your account balance, view your dance schedule, and make changes to your contact information.
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 26th continuing through Friday, 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 19th through Friday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday, classes resume Monday, November 26th; also closed Friday, December 21st through Wednesday, January 2nd for the Winter holiday. Classes will resume on Thursday, January 3, 2019. We will also be closed Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King’s birthday.
Thank you for choosing Leesburg Dance Centre for your dance education. Look for our next Newsletter in February.