July 2020

Hello Gotta Dance Dancers & Families,

Crossing our fingers that we are still on schedule to open on Monday, July 20th with Phase 3 of the State of Massachusetts reopening plan for classes/rehearsals for our current dancers to prepare for our end of the 2019/2020 year recital performances.  Details of our reopening protocols will be sent out before classes resume once we confirm the State guidelines.

Dancers continue to have access to previously uploaded online classes and recital choreography on the Gotta Dance YouTube channel.  The classes offered in July and August will be for those classes performing in the August 19th recital (all classes with seniors and competition team numbers) and the September classes will be for those classes performing in the September 27th recital.  More detailed information on those performances will be sent out in a separate email.

COSTUME PICK UP - Costume pick up took place in early June.  If you were not able to make it to those scheduled dates, you can arrange to pick up costumes when we open July 20th (M-Th between 4-6 pm - please email Heather to arrange for pick-up).  All costumes have arrived for all classes.  *Please take a picture of your dancer in their costumes and send it to us so we can still have a memory for this year and to add to our 2020 picture collage!

END OF THE YEAR RECITAL PERFORMANCE UPDATE – We have planned 2 end of the year recital performances, both in the studio – one with all numbers in which seniors are performing and one for all the other classes. Dances will be professionally recorded, and we will have a full end of year recital performance video that will be available after both shows have been performed.  Specific details outlining the recital performance day procedure will be sent out in early August. We will be charging monthly tuition for these classes.  If your dancer will be performing in both the August and September recitals, you will only be charged 50% tuition for both months.

**If you haven't already done so, please let us know ASAP if your dancer will not be returning for these end of the year classes or has decided not to perform in the performances.

Recital #1 - In-Studio, Wednesday, August 19th.  Performance will begin at 6:00 pm and this performance will include the following classes:
• THUNDERSTORM – MON BALLET III
• IGNITE - MON TAP
• DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE - MON BROADWAY JAZZ
• DESERT RAIN - TUES TAP II
• BURNING LOVE - TUES TEEN TAP
• PREPARE FOR TAKE OFF - TUES TEEN MUSICAL THEATER
• BURN – TUES POINTE II
• BURN IT UP – WED HIP HOP III
• MUDDY WATERS – WED CONTEMPORARY II
• NO ROOTS - THURS LYRICAL/JAZZ III
• GLITTER IN THE AIR - SAT TEEN LYRICAL
• SKYFALL - SAT TEEN BALLET
• DON’T GIVE UP – COMP TEAM
• WONDERFUL WORLD – COMP TEAM
• LOVE RUNS OUT – COMP TEAM
• SAND – COMP TEAM
• COURAGE OF STARS (SATURN) - COMP TEAM
• SOMETHING IN THE WATER (BLACK & BLUE) – COMP TEAM
• ASHES – COMP TEAM
• THE CALL – COMP TEAM
• BRANCHES (OLD DAYS) – COMP TEAM
• TURN TO STONE – COMP TEAM

We have planned for classes in Recital #1 to resume on July 20th through August 18th and classes will take place during their regular class time to clean and finish numbers.  Class times may be adjusted to allow for cleaning in between classes and we will send an updated schedule to these classes mid-July.

Recital #2 - The rest of the classes not listed for Recital #1 will have an In Studio Performance on Sunday, September 27th in the same format (performance times to be determined). These class rehearsals will resume Monday, August 31st (no classes Monday, Sept 7th) as close to their regular scheduled class times, allowing for time in-between classes to clean and sanitize.  Details will be sent out as soon as everything can be finalized.

SUMMER CLASSES – Beginning July 20th we will be offering a private lesson summer special - 30 minutes for $15. Your instructor will warm you up and work with you on technique or your dance routines. Times and instructors may be limited.  

FALL REGISTRATION & SCHEDULE will be coming out in August. We will hold registration for current students before we open registration to the public.  We plan to begin our 2020/2021 season on Saturday, October 3rd (this date is subject to change). 

Please reach out with any questions or comments to Karrie at ksgottadance@yahoo.com or Heather at dancingmom23@gmail.com.

We can’t thank you all enough for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you all in person at the studio and moving toward performances to mark the end of our 2019/2020 dance season!

Best wishes for a wonderful 4th of July holiday! 🎆󾓦

~Miss Karrie & the Gotta Dance Staff ❤