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OCTOBER TUITION – October is here and just a reminder, monthly tuition payments are due within the first 7 days of each month. Payments made after MONDAY, OCTOBER 7TH are considered late and will require a $5.00 PER WEEK LATE FEE regardless of whether or not your dancer is absent during the first week of any given month. Please mail your tuition check to the studio if your dancer misses their class during the 1st-7th of the month.
Reminders: All 1st of the Month-Auto Pay payments will be debited from checking accounts/credit cards on the first of each month. If you have selected “Self-Pay by the 7th” and your tuition remains unpaid, your credit card on file will be charged and include a $5 late fee.
MONTHLY GIFT CERTIFICATE RAFFLE – Dancers whose monthly tuition is paid by the 7th of each month are eligible for our $50 gift certificate raffle. Our drawing is held on the 8th of each month. Gift certificates can be used for monthly tuition, recital tickets or dancewear including shoes and tights, and recital tickets.
IMPORTANT REMINDER – Our recitals will be held in May this season and recital costumes are being ordered NOW! Please be sure your dancers are enrolled in the correct classes at this time. It will be difficult to make changes after the next few weeks.
CLASS SCHEDULES – We hope that everyone is happy with their class schedules and enjoying the beginning of the dance season. Please remember to let us know of any questions or concerns you have throughout the year so we may address them right away. Please make sure you have read our agreements thoroughly so there are no surprises. Be aware, for example, that there is a limit on recital tickets and that you may not videotape our recitals as they are professionally videotaped. Please be informed! If you have questions, please refer to our Parent Portal or ask one of our front desk staff!
DON’T FORGET WHAT’S COMING IN OCTOBER! – Our Halloween Dance Party!
We are hosting our annual Halloween Dance Party on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19TH from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Cost is $20.00 per dancer. If you bring a friend not currently enrolled at Young Dance, you will receive a $10 credit to your account at Young Dance!Students age 4 & older only please (no parent supervision required). Costumes are encouraged… prize giveaways for the best costumes! Snacks and juice are provided along with crafts, games, treats, dancing, a haunted house and MUCH MORE! Sign up TODAY at the front desk!
REMINDER TO PARENTS and DANCERS – We would like to remind parents and dancers to please keep the hallways clear. Do not sit or stand in front of classroom doorways. Hallway conversation disturbs ongoing classes and makes it necessary for teachers to close their doors. Sitting in the hallways also interrupts traffic flow to and from the lavatories and locker rooms. Please enjoy our lobby! In addition, the lavatories are NOT to be used for changing clothes please! Use the boys’ and girls’ locker rooms only. Thank you for your consideration.
HAVE YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY AT YOUNG DANCE! – Just a reminder that Young Dance Academy offers birthday party packages! Birthday parties are available on Sundays between 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. OR 2:00–4:00 p.m. Book your party today as dates are filling up quickly! Cost is only $15.00 per party attendee and includes the following: set-up and clean-up, decorations in your choice of favorite colors, paper goods and utensils, snacks and juice, games, face painting, activities, and dancing!
PARENT OBSERVATION WEEK – Please make note that our first Parent Observation Week will be held next month Monday, November 18th through Saturday, November 23rd. This is primarily for parents ONLY, as we do not have room to accommodate additional relatives and friends. The only seating available is the floor. You may bring a folding chair with you for your comfort. Please remember to be considerate of dancers, teachers and other parents and take crying and/or noisy children out of the room. Siblings are not permitted to wait outside the classrooms unsupervised. PLEASE TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES AND REFRAIN FROM CONVERSATIONS DURING YOUR DANCER’S CLASS AS A COURTESY TO BOTH THE DANCERS AND TEACHERS. Thank you for your cooperation in helping make observation week run smoothly!
STUDIO DRESS CODE – Please make sure your dancer is coming to class with the proper dance attire. Street and school clothes are not acceptable. Dance clothes make you feel like a dancer and therefore the atmosphere is that of a dance class. I know we occasionally forget if we are coming right from school, but please be conscientious about being prepared for class. This includes proper hairstyle and dance shoes please! Students who continuously come to class without proper dance attire will be instructed to sit out of class and observe. Feel free to ask your child’s teacher if you have a question if a specific item they have is acceptable. PLEASE REVIEW THE DRESS CODE ON THE PARENT PORTAL!
REMINDER for OUR PRESCHOOL AGE DANCERS – Skirts and tutus are not to be worn to class as it states in our agreements under our dress code policy. It can be difficult for our youngest dancers to understand the “no skirt or tutu” rules if other dancers are wearing them. The purpose of this rule is for the dancer to focus on the activity of dance. Thank you for your help in this matter!
DANCERS IN COMBO CLASSES – Please make sure that your dancer has the proper regulation ballet shoes – ALL LEATHER OR CANVAS, NO-SLIP SUEDE OR CANVAS SOLE WITH ELASTIC STRAPS. Please have the proper shoes by the end of October. Orders placed here at the studio take approximately 2 weeks to come in if we do not have the shoes you desire in stock.
TAP DANCERS – Please make sure your dancer is able to walk on the balls of their feet without the heel of their shoe sliding off of their foot. It is difficult to tap dance properly on the balls of your feet if your shoes are too big.
NEW DANCEWEAR – New dancewear items are available for you to purchase off of our racks in the studio lobby at this time! More new items, colors and designs will be added throughout the season. You may special order items on our racks in the size you need if the size you desire is “sold out”. However, there will be an additional $5.00 per item “special order fee”.
MAY 2019 RECITAL DATES – The following recital dates are confirmed performance dates at the GREENDALE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM. These dates are also listed in the studio brochure and on our website.
Friday, May 1st at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 2nd at 2:00pm
Saturday, May 2nd at 7:00pm
Friday, May 15th at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 16th at 2:00pm
Saturday, May 16th at 7:00pm
Ticket prices are $15.00 per reserved seat for all of our recital performances. Make careful note of the above listed show dates on your May 2020 calendar. Mark your calendars TODAY!
APRIL 2020 DRESS REHEARSAL DATES – In late March, you will receive a dress rehearsal schedule with exact dates and times that each specific class will rehearse on stage, in costume at the Greendale High School Auditorium. Each class will rehearse approximately 15-20 minutes onstage and spend approximately 35 – 40 minutes off stage for warm-up and off-stage rehearsing. The dates below are confirmed rehearsal dates. Remember you will not receive a specific rehearsal date and time for each particular class until March. Please put all rehearsal dates on your calendar until you receive an exact schedule.
Friday, April 17th
Saturday, April 18th
Sunday, April 19th
Tentative Additional Date: Sunday, April 26th
MORE 2020 RECITAL INFORMATION – Each dance class will perform in 2-3 of our 6 recitals. Please let us know immediately of any conflicts such as First Communions which often occur on Saturdays in May. We may be able to schedule around your conflict if we are notified early enough in the dance season. If a dancer is unable to participate in a schedule performance, we will have an understudy perform in your dancer’s place. It is important to know of any conflicts at least one month prior to a recital date so an understudy is able to adequately prepare to take a dancer’s place. THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ALREADY HAVE TURNED IN CONFLICT NOTES.
OUR ANNUAL DECEMBER HOLIDAY SHOWCASE – We are taking a year off this season after 11 years of Young Dance Holiday Showcases. We felt having our holiday shows on Saturday, December 21st would be too close to the Christmas holiday and would therefore conflict with our YDA families’ own holiday celebration plans. We will resume our annual holiday showcase tradition in December 2020 with our performances to be held on Saturday, December 19th, 2020. Enjoy your holiday 2019 celebrations!
THANKSGIVING WEEK – Please note that the studio will be closed and no regular classes will be held the week of Thanksgiving, Monday, November 25th through Saturday, November 30th.
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WELCOME & WELCOME BACK!– We are so happy you are here with us this season as we begin our 37th year of dance education! Please let us know immediately of any problems or concerns so we can help to make this year’s dance experience memorable for all. Please leave a message at the front desk or on our studio voicemail if you have any concerns so we can address any situation immediately. Many student placement changes are made within the first few weeks of classes to properly place students within classes that suit them best. We make it our priority to accommodate every dancer as best we can. We want everyone to have a great dance year, so please feel free to call with any issues you feel need to be addressed.
IMPORTANT 2020 RECITAL DATES– Many of you who participated in our 2018-2019 dance season may recall me mentioning that our usual June recitals will be held in the month of May 2020. Greendale High School is remodeling their music wing immediately following Memorial Day weekend so we will be unable to utilize the auditorium in June 2020 for our end of season recitals. Listed below are our confirmed 2020 recital dates:
Friday, May 1st at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 2nd at 2:00pm
Saturday, May 2nd at 7:00pm
Friday, May 15th at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 16th at 2:00pm
Saturday, May 16th at 7:00pm
All YDA recital participants will perform on both weekends. In addition, classes will be held through the entire month of May. Mark your calendars now and watch for more dates to be announced regarding both dress rehearsals and recital picture days.
RECITAL COSTUME MEASURING– Since our recitals will be held so much earlier than in past years, we must order our recital costumes in October. Dancers will be measured for costumes beginning Monday, September 16th. It is imperative that dancers be settled into their appropriate classes by the end of September in order to have the correct costume ordered for each and every dancer.
MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS VIA EMAIL– Monthly newsletters are emailedto registered dancers whose current email addresses are on file at the studio. Newsletters will not be handed out to dancers in class. If you do not have access to email, your dancer can pick up a hard copy at the front desk beginning the first class of the month. Newsletters contain important information and notify you of important dates, upcoming events and activities. Monthly newsletters may also be downloaded from our studio website at www.youngdance.biz. Visit the website for important announcements and upcoming events at YDA along with news about our alumni!
In addition to monthly newsletters, emails are sent from our studio email, email@example.com. These emails are reminders concerning upcoming events, studio closings, etc. Please remember to provide us with a current email address to stay updated on studio announcements.
YOUNG DANCE ACADEMY APP–Young Dance Academy has an app! Keep updated with all the latest information all in one convenient place! Simply search for Young Dance Academyin the Google Play or App store to get started. All of our monthly newsletters will be available within the app as well.
SUMMER DANCE PROGRAM– Thank you to all of the dancers who took advantage of our 8-week summer dance program! Dancers were able to take class from many different teachers and try all genres of dance. Taking classes using our punch card system is a great way to enjoy your summer vacation and still continue to dance when it works into your schedule.
SUMMER INTENSIVE 2019 –Thank you to all who enjoyed classes in our 7th annual summer dance intensive! Master class teachers came from all over the country to teach our students for 2 weeks at the end of August. Plan to participate in the summer of 2020 during our 8th annual end of summer dance event!
DANCEWEAR AND SHOE SALE– On SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th, we will be having a new and used dancewear and shoe sale from8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Stop in to see if you can fulfill shoe and dancewear needs for your dancer instead of purchasing new shoes, etc. for fall classes. You will definitely find some great deals! In addition, we will have many new dancewear items for you to purchase off the racks including Young Dance logo items! Stop in to take a look! Please note: The dancewear sale continues through the first week of classes, Monday, September 9th through Thursday, September 12thfrom 4:30 – 8:30pm.
SHOE ORDERS–At this time, we have many shoes in stock for you to purchase. Any shoes that need to be ordered take 1 – 2 weeks to arrive. If your dancer does not have proper dance shoes for the first few weeks of class, they may wear socks over their tights or go barefoot until their dance shoes arrive.
Please remember the shoes you order for class may not be the shoes you will need for the May recitals. You will be notified in January of the specific style and color shoe(s) your dancer(s) will need for the June recitals. Make sure your dancer is with you when you are ordering / purchasing shoes, as they need to be fitted for a size. If you choose to purchase ballet slippers somewhere other than the studio, please note that some retail stores market a mock “ballet slipper” that have slippery soles and no elastic straps. Please make sure you are purchasing a regulation ballet shoe, leather or canvas, with a suede sole and elastic straps.
MONTHLY TUITION PAYMENTS– OCTOBERTUITION IS DUE THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER. All payments made after MONDAY, OCTOBER 7th are considered late and are subject to a $5.00 per week late fee charge. Please note, if you fail to pay your $5.00 per week late fee, it is recorded, and you will be billed for any unpaid fees in March. Dancers do not receive costumes in March unless all unpaid fees are paid in full. A $20.00 service fee is charged on all returned checks. Please note: We do NOTsend out reminders for monthly tuition payments. YOU ARE NOT SENT A MONTHLY BILL.Please visit our Parent Portal and select “Auto-Pay on the 1st” to avoid any late fees.
MONTHLY GIFT CERTIFICATE RAFFLE– Dancers whose monthly tuition is paid by the 7th of each month are eligible for our $50 gift certificate raffle. Our computer-generated raffle feature will choose a winner randomly from those who are paid by the 7th of each month. Our drawing is held on the 8th of each month. Gift certificates can be used for recital tickets or dance wear including shoes and tights.Gift certificates may also be used towards your monthly tuition payment.
IMPORTANT –Monthly tuition payments are the same each month regardless of how many days/weeks of classes are held during any particular month. Vacation days are figured into our yearly calendar and each dancer receives the same number of classes per dance season regardless of which day of the week a class is held.
- NOeating or drinking allowed beyond the lobby, including hallways, locker rooms and classrooms! Make sure all aluminum cans/plastic bottles are emptied before placing them in the recycling receptacle located in the lobby. PLEASE DO NOT THROW GARBAGE INTO THE RECYCLING RECEPTACLE.
- Dancers must adhere to the studio dress code including proper shoes and hairstyle. Please review the studio dress code printed in the studio brochure or on our website. NO “street” clothes of any kind!
- Parents of preschool dancers – Please remember no leotards with skirts or tutus attached. Preschool dancers tend to “play” with their skirts and not focus as well on the activity of dance.
HALLWAY TRAFFIC– Please keep out of the hallways as much as possible and conversations to a bare minimum. Talking and other noises disturb ongoing classes. Parents need to remain in the lobby while classes are in session to keep hallways free of congestion. Do not sit in the hallway or classroom doorways at any time. Please do not be offended if a teacher closes their classroom door as students are easily distracted by hallway activity. We do appreciate your cooperation in this matter!
DRESSING ROOMS– There is no food or drink allowed in the dressing rooms at any time! All food and open drinks are to be consumed in the lobby only! We like to keep our facility pest free! Lockers are provided for the Technique Intensive Program dancers as they spend between 12–20 hours per week at the studio. NOTE: ONLY FEMALES ARE ALLOWED IN THE GIRL’S DRESSING ROOM. NO DADS PLEASE! MALES ARE ONLY ALLOWED IN THE BOYS’ DRESSING ROOM.
Please hang jackets and sweaters on the hooks provided. Keep shoes and dance bags under the benches or next to the walls so dancers can move about the locker room without tripping over others’ belongings. MAKE SURE ALL SHOES (DANCE and STREET SHOES) AS WELL AS JACKETS AND COATS ARE MARKED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME! Countless numbers of coats and shoes have been mistakenly taken home and never seen again. If you plan to bring money for refreshments, please bring it in a small coin purse and bring it into class with you. Teachers will keep it for you until after class. PLEASE DO NOT BRING ITEMS OF VALUE TO THE STUDIO AND LEAVE THEM UNATTENDED IN THE LOCKER ROOMS.
THANKSGIVING VACATION– The studio will be closed for the entire week of Thanksgiving, Monday, November 25th through Saturday, November 30th. I wanted to get this information to you as early as possible for those planning vacations. Classes will resume Monday, December 2nd.
BEVERAGES & SNACKS– A beverage machine is located in our lobby with Pepsi products: Prices range from 75¢ to $1.50. We also have an array of snacks available for $1.00 each. Kraft Easy Mac is available as well for those who need a quick & easy dinner or snack for $1.50 each.
YDA’s Annual Halloween Dance Party 2019 – Our annual Halloween Dance Party will be held on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost is $20.00 per dancer OR bring a friend not currently enrolled at Young Dance and you and your friend pay a discounted price of only $15.00 per person! Students age 4 & older only please (no parent supervision required.) Costumes are encouraged… prize giveaways for the best costumes! Snacks and juice provided along with crafts, games, dancing and MUCH MORE! Sign up TODAY at the front desk! ALL profits from this event will benefit the dancers attending Dance Excellence 2020 in Los Angeles! Come dance the night away with your friends… we know you’ll have a SPOOK-taculartime!
If you ever have any questions, please feel free to ask any one of our front desk staff and they would be happy to assist you in finding the answers you need!
Happy Dancing to All!
- Boogie 80% 80%
- Groove 30% 30%
- shake 40% 40%
Young Dance Academy, Inc.
181 W Marquette Ave
Oak Creek, WI 53154
SUMMER Hours (Beginning 6/19)
Monday: 4:30 - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30 - 2:00pm; 4:30 - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30 - 2:00pm; 4:30 - 8:30pm
Thursday: 9:00 - 2:00pm; 4:30 - 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00 - 12:30pm
Friday & Sunday: Closed