February 2021 Newsletter

February 2021

Important Dates:

  • Diva Dance Competition Fees Due-2/6
  • Valentines Spirit Week-2/8-2/13
  • February Tuition due- 2/13
  • February Vacation (NO DANCE)-2/15-2/20

 

Valentines Spirit Week

Support the Pirouette Dance Academy Scholarship Fund and pay $5 (CASH ONLY) to wear Pink, Red, or anything for Valentines Day ALL WEEK!! This will be the week of 2/8-2/13!

Inclement Weather

Just a reminder: if there is no class or we decide to go virtual due to the weather, it will be put on the studio voicemail no later than 3:30 PM. We will also email and post on all social media outlets. Please call the studio if you are unsure. 

Costumes

Some costumes have started making their arrival at the studio. Traditionally we would do a costume week but due to the current circumstances, we cannot accommodate that many people in the building at one time. We have come up with this new plan. All of the following classes will be given their costume during class, try it on, and have it approved by either Miss Kiirsten or Miss Jocelyn. 

  • All Teal Classes
  • Contemporary
  • Musical Theater
  • Finale
  • Acro 2 & 3
  • Pom 2
  • Hip hop 2
  • Irish 2 (hard shoe and soft shoe)
  • Pom 2

We will be looking for damage to the costume and also that it fits properly. If we have a question regarding size, we will contact you directly to make the final judgement call. If we OK the costume and your child is comfortable with it, we will be sending it home with them and emailing to make you aware. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY RETURNS DUE TO COVID ONCE THE COSTUME HAS LEFT THE BUILDING. We apologize for any inconvenience but we are in a tough place this year with costume distribution. Your support and patience is appreciated.

For the rest of the classes, Creative Movement 2, Combos, and Level 1 classes, we have an alternative plan. Since the children are younger and some cannot express how the costume fits we will have them try them on and have a parent check them at the door. If you do not choose to check your child’s costume,  you are forfeiting your right to object to the sizing. We will be emailing when this will take place as costumes come in. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY RETURNS DUE TO COVID ONCE THE COSTUME HAS LEFT THE BUILDING.

For Creative Movement 1, parents are allowed in the waiting room so we will be trying them on during class and you can see them then and take them home. If you do not send an adult to check the costume, you are forfeiting your right to object to the sizing.We will be emailing when this will take place as costumes come in. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY RETURNS DUE TO COVID ONCE THE COSTUME HAS LEFT THE BUILDING. Thanks everyone!

Dance Videos

When we email out the dance videos home to parents, it is not only so you can see their progress but also as a tool to help them practice at home. It would be very helpful if they referenced the videos at home for extra practice before they come to class each week. If you are not getting videos, please let us know. 

Music for kids to practice

Besides sending home videos, we will be offering the sale of your child’s cut Recital music on a USB flash drive. You are welcome to look the songs up but 99% of the music is an edited version of the original song for various reasons. The cost is $7 plus tax. WE ARE ALSO OFFERING THE ENTIRE RECITAL SOUNDTRACK (Over 50 Songs!) FOR JUST $20 plus tax! Please fill out the google form below if you are interested in purchasing recital music for your child to practice with at home. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNVuQvdCFNZbblURRxbxn72tcfsFieDl0ftcqgdB9PVZ5Row/viewform?usp=sf_link