October 2016 Newsletter

October 2016

Important Dates:

  • Otis Fundraiser – 9/26-10/15
  • Bring a Friend Week – 10/24-10/29
  • Otis Money due-CASH ONLY- 10/15
  • Halloween Party- 10/22 – 2:00-3:00PM
  • No Dance- Halloween 10/31
  • Studio A costume measuring – 11/7-11/12
  • Studio B costume measuring – 11/14-11/19

Otis Fundraiser

You should have received your Otis fundraising packet by now. If not please get one from the office.

Halloween Party

We will be having a Halloween Party on Saturday, October 22nd for our younger dancers and friends! This event will run from 2:00-3:30 PM and will cost $5 for admission for each child. THIS IS AN OPEN EVENT TO THE PUBLIC so please invite your siblings, friends, and family members! Again, admission is $5 per child including friends! Join us for a fun filled afternoon!

Bring a Friend Week

We will be hosting a second Bring a Friend to Dance Week from 10/24-10/29!!! All students are encouraged to bring a friend to dance class to participate in class with them!! There are Release forms that MUST BE SIGNED BY THE FRIEND’S PARENT/GUARDIAN IN ORDER FOR THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS. Make sure your friend wears comfortable clothes and is ready to have fun! Not for P/D/A classes.


As you know our Otis fundraiser is to defray the cost of costumes. You will get $5 for every tub of cookies you sell! Any extra money that goes beyond costume payments will be put towards tuition. Projected costume costs are listed below. Remember all costume money is due by 12/17, unless you are in a P/D/A class (11/19), so please feel free to make early deposits. We will be billing for costumes in October so please do not be alarmed when you see your balance since it is not due until December (November for P/D/A classes).

P/D/A classes $7
All other classes & Finale $65

Please keep in mind these prices are cost per costume. Please see class descriptions for an accurate count of how many dances each class performs. There will be an additional $10 fee for an XL and XXL Adult costume. Costume money will be due December 17th (unless you are in a PDA class). I know this is a tough time of year for people to be spending extra money but I will need to order the costumes in December to ensure their arrival. You may make payments at any time in the office. Children will be measured then the parents will be asked to pick the costume size based on a sizing chart. There will be a $10 fee for a costume size exchange. You will have the option to choose your own size or I can choose it for you. More information to follow.


You should be receiving regular emails from us so if you are not PLEASE LET THE OFFICE KNOW SO WE CAN CHECK YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. Most of our communications are done via email so this is very important.

Dance Shoes

A general rule at Pirouette is that no dance shoes are to be worn outside then worn in the studio. Dance shoes are very expensive and get ruined very quickly if worn on outside services such as pavement. Also, when students wear their shoes outside they bring in dirt, rocks and other particles that are then transferred onto our dance floors causing damage and slipping hazards. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILDREN TO WEAR THEIR DANCE SHOES OUTSIDE. If we see the children coming in with dance shoes on they will not be allowed to wear them in the classroom until properly cleaned.

Waiting Room

As I’m sure you have all noticed the waiting room gets really crowded at times. Please adhere to the following guidelines to help with waiting room congestions:

All students (excluding CM 1 & 2) are to bring their dance bag and belongings into the studio when taking class. There are plenty of cubbies for everyone to store their belongings.
All students (excluding CM 1 & 2) who have a shoe change are to change their shoes inside the studio and not go into the waiting room. Teachers and assistants are available to help your children with their shoes.
Please do not have students change their shoes in the middle of the floor.
Please do not take up seating with dance bags, purses or other personal belongings. You can place items under the benches.
When a class change is taking place please sit and allow students to easily move from one studio to the other.
Please do not yell across the waiting room.
Please do not play phones/tablets/computers loudly.

Water Package

We offer a Pirouette Water Package to help defray the amount of money you spend on purchasing water bottles from us for your dancer. We will be selling the Water Package for $30 and it includes: a Pirouette Water bottle and unlimited water from the Nestle water fountain in the office for the 2016-2017 dance season. Water package students will be listed so the office staff is aware that you have purchased it. This is great for students that are here multiple days or long days. They can just empty their water bottle and leave it in their dance bag and refill it at their next class. These water bottles will be allowed in the studio. Ideal for competitive students that practically live here J We will label the bottle with the student’s name upon purchase.

Costume Sizing

Please be aware that we will be measuring students who dance in STUDIO A ONLY on the week of 11/7-11/12 and STUDIO B ONLY 11/14-11/19. More information to follow