December 2020

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Dear Parents and Students,

The Holiday Season is approaching quickly.  We would like to remind you that in the event of inclement weather, Gotta Dance will notify families of a delay or cancelation of classes by sending an email and posting on our social media platforms as well as leaving a message on our voicemail. 

Gotta Dance will be closed for school vacation from Thursday, December 24th through Friday, January 1st. Classes will resume on Saturday, January 2nd.

 

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS:  Due to our COVID restrictions and to keep our dancers and instructors safe and healthy this holiday season, we will be unable to have our usual holiday celebrations the week before our winter break.  We will still celebrate with games and holiday music, just no food this year. We will hopefully be able to bring back our annual tradition next holiday season.  Thank you for your understanding.

HOLIDAY COMMUNITY COLLECTION for The Wish Project: The Wish Project located in Lowell, MA is absolute in need right now. Their mission is to help families in need establish long-term residency by providing furniture, household goods, clothing, and shoes; to provide critical immediate assistance to homeless families. and victims of fire or disaster; and to support the community. The Wish Project serves clients throughout Greater Lowell and the Merrimack Valley. Most of their clients have suffered a one-time life-altering event. More than 85% are women and children and elderly. They help homeless families, the elderly, mentally and physically ill, infants, babies, and individuals. They are helping so many more families than ever and basic items are going out just as fast as they are coming in. Their greatest needs at the moment are cleaning products for the kits we make up.

Items needed for the kits include: (*They give these kits out to all of their clients in the hopes that they will stay clean and healthy) Laundry detergent pods; Dish soap; Hand soap; Disinfecting cleaner spray or wipes; Toilet paper; Paper towels

Other items needed: (*These items can be new or gently used) Hats (kids or adults); Mittens (kids or adults); Kids winter coats

Send the items in with your dancer to drop in the box in the waiting area.

**Items can be donated through Saturday, December 19th**

Thank you for your support!!

COSTUMES: Please be sure that all costume deposits have been received.  Deposits are now past due, and costumes will be ordered at the end of this month. Deposits are $40.00 per class.  Costumes will not be ordered if deposits have not been received and cannot be ordered at a later date.  If you need to work out a payment plan or are unsure if your child will be participating in our annual performance, please contact Heather at dancingmom23@gmail.com as soon as possible. Costume deposits are non-refundable. Costume measurementswill be taken throughout the month of December. If a student is absent during this time, please be sure to schedule an appointment to be measured before we break for winter break.

Gotta Dance “ELEMENTS” RECITAL VIEWING!  All 2020 recital participants, family, friends and instructors are invited to our viewing party at Chunky’s in Pelham, NH – we will have 2 showings:

*60 people maximum can attend each showing*

DECEMBER 27TH FOR RECITAL #1 (AUGUST RECITAL) starting at 5:30 PM

DECEMBER 29TH FOR RECITAL #2 (SEPTEMBER RECITAL) starting at 5:30 PM

$10.00 PER PERSON PAID IN ADVANCE TO GOTTA DANCE by CASH or CHECK (*payable to Karrie Mason) – NO Venmo or credit card payments *LIMIT 5 TICKETS PER FAMILY*

Bring yourself, family members and money for dinner and/or snacks. 

PLEASE R.S.V.P. AND DROP OFF RESERVATION AND PERMISSION SLIP WITH $10.00 PER PERSON ATTENDING no later than Saturday, December 19th to reserve your spot!

GIFT IDEAS:

Gotta Dance GIFT CERTIFICATES, MASKS, TEDDY BEARS, DANCE BRACELET, AND/OR DRAW STRING BAG!

Gift Certificates - available in any amount

Mask - $5.00 each

Teddy Bear (wearing a Gotta Dance T-shirt) - $12.00 each

Dance Bracelet (Gotta Dance colors) - $12.00 each

Draw String Gotta Dance Bag - $3.00 each

*or all 3 – teddy bear, bracelet, and bag - for $25.00!

Handicapped Parking Spaces: Just a reminder that we need to keep the handicapped parking spaces open for our families who have a handicapped license plates and/or placard.  Please refrain from pulling in those spots for drop off and pick up.  Thank you for your understanding.

Tuition Reminder: Tuition is due on or before the first class of each month. Tuition can be paid by cash, check, Venmo (@Karrie-Mason-3) or automatic credit card withdrawals (see form on our website) and can be placed in the tuition box located by the front door or mailed to 101 Brick Kiln Rd. #4, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Please contact Miss Heather with any tuition questions at dancingmom23@gmail.com.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at ksgottadance@yahoo.com or (978) 671-0400. 

HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!!! 

Thank you,

Karrie and the Gotta Dance Staff :)