November 2019

November 2019

Vol. 12 Issue 3

Important Dates:

  • Costume Measuring Week- 11/4-11/9
  • November Scholarships Money due (PDA Classes only)- 11/9
  • Otis Order Pick Up Date- 11/22
  • November Scholarships (PDA Classes Only)-11/24
  • No Dance/Studio Closed Thanksgiving Break-11/27-11/30
  • Personalized Orders due-12/2
  • Signs ups for Finale- 12/2
  • Angel Tags Due-12/7
  • ALL Costume Money due 12/14
  • Food Drive Items due 12/21


Costume Measuring Week

Costume Measuring week is when I, Miss Kiirsten, will personally measure each child so we can pick out the appropriate size costume for them. I measure the bust, hips, waist and girth and add an extra inch or so for growing room. Once I have measured every child, I will then compare the measurements to a sizing chart to pick the appropriate size for your child. You have the option to let me choose the size or you may review the size chart and select the size you want. If you want to pick your child’s size it is your responsibility to reach out to me and schedule a time for us to look at measurements.  If you do not make an arrangement with me, you are forfeiting your right to choose your child’s costume size and leaving it to me.

Either way, there is a $10 exchange fee for any costume that is ordered and needs to be exchanged due to a sizing conflict. There is also a $10 fee for XL & up adult costumes.


Personalized Orders

A GREAT Holiday gift for your dancer is getting them their own personalized dance bag and/or sweatshirt!! Costs of bags are $20 for the small bag and $30 for the large bag. Hooded sweatshirts are $30. You can add your dancer’s name to personalize any of these items for only $10!!! We know some of you would like to keep this a surprise for a Holiday gift so please have us write on the order form that it is a SECRET and we will only give you the items discretely. All orders must be submitted and paid by 12/2 to ensure their arrival for the Holidays. An order form is available in the office.


Finale is open to students in the following classes:

  • Combo 1 & 2
  • Acro 2-4
  • Pom 2
  • Hip Hop 2
  • Irish 2
  • Contemporary
  • Musical Theater
  • All Teal Classes
  • All P/D/A classes

There will be a $25 fee to be in the finale. There will also be a costume fee of $65. You will be billed for both when you sign up. Practice times to be announced based on sign ups. We will have 2 rehearsals on Friday nights. Dates TBA.  Attendance to these rehearsals is very important. Sign-up sheet will be posted by the office. Please note there will be a mandatory make up class required for a class missed. This will be an additional fee of $10 for this class for material missed and the class will be roughly 30 mins. SINCE THERE ARE ONLY TWO REHEARSALS, IF YOU MISS BOTH, YOU ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO BE IN THE FINALE AND WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY REFUNDS.



ALL COSTUME MONEY IS DUE BY 12/14. Unfortunately, if your fees are not paid (INCLUDING TUITION), then I cannot order your child a costume and they cannot be in the Recital. ALL COSTUMES ARE $65 EACH! 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 & up Adult costume. Costume money will be due December 14th. 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. People have already begun to give deposits towards costumes to ease the final payment. There will be a $10 fee for a costume size exchange.


Otis Orders

Otis orders will be available to pick up Friday, November 22nd at 4:00 PM. YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR ORDER THIS DAY! WE DO NOT HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF STORING AND REFRIDGERATING COOKIE DOUGH. If you do not pick it up it will go bad. You will be assigned a 30-minute time block to come and get your cookie dough based on the first letter of your dancer’s last name. You can send someone else to get your cookie dough. If you do not come at your assigned time you will have to wait until everyone at that time block has gotten their order. The time schedule is listed below:

4:00-4:30 A-E

4:30-5:00 F-L

5:00-5:30 M-R

5:30-6:00 S-Z

6:00-6:30 Anyone who cannot make their assigned time slots.



Lost & Found

Please check the lost and found bin under the bench in the waiting room. Items that are not claimed before the Holiday vacation will be donated.

Dress Code

We have been having an issue with students and dress code this year. Just like people need to wear uniforms to school and work we also do to dance. Please have your children in proper dress code and ask the teacher if you are not sure if something is dress code. See below for guidelines:


  • Black leotards
    • Black leotards may have Teal designs
  • Pink, Tan, or Black tights unless dance shorts or dance skirt is being worn.
    • Dance shorts must be teal or black or have minimal designs on them. NO BRIGHT COLORED SHORTS OTHER THAN TEAL.
  • T-shirts, long sleeve shirts or sweatshirts may be worn during WARM UP ONLY if they are Teal, Gray, or Black and are expected to be removed after warming up
  • Tight black leggings may be worn except in Ballet
  • Ballet skirts may be worn during Ballet
  • Hip Hop classes may wear Teal/Black/Studio T-shirts and pants/leggings over leotard
  • Hair neatly and tightly tied back
  • Proper shoes for each class


  • Black pants or shorts
  • Black, White, or Teal T-shirt or tank
  • Proper shoes for each class




Angel Tags

We will be doing Angel Tags from the Salvation Army again this year. The Angel tag has a gender and size and they are requesting a winter coat unwrapped in a bag. We did well with this last year so let’s try to work together to fulfill all the orders. The coat and tag will be due back by 12/7. I should have the tags by the second week in November but will send out an email when they are in hand. Please stop by the office to get an Angel tag and help a child in need this Holiday Season.