November Newsletter 2017


Dear Parents and Students,

Happy November! All students should be situated in their classes at this point. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns with your current classes. We do still have openings in some classes if anyone is interested in adding a class please email Heather at or Karrie at as soon as possible.

Gotta Dance will be OPEN for all classes on Tuesday, November 7th (Election Day) even though Billerica Public Schools are closed.  In addition, due to being CLOSED on Friday, November 24th and Saturday, November 25th for Thanksgiving weekend, Gotta Dance will remain OPEN on Veteran's Day observation, Friday, November 10th and actual Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11th for those who can attend. If students are unable to attend due to the holiday, it will not affect their perfect attendance. Gotta Dance will be closed at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 26th in observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Competition rehearsal will take place on Saturday, November 25th for some solos, duets, trios or small groups as needed.

COSTUME DEPOSITS are currently due throughout the month of November in the amount of $40.00 per class including dance team (competition costumes are separate).   Please keep all costume payments separate from tuition and payable to “Karrie Stang Mason”. Costumes will be ordered during Christmas break to guarantee arrival for our June performance. Balances will be due in late January/early February. These balances should not exceed the amount of $30.00 per costume. All costume payments are non-refundable. If costume deposits are not received by the end of November, costumes will not be ordered and cannot be ordered at a later date. Payment plans are available for students or families enrolled in more than 3 classes. Please contact Heather by November 15th to discuss payment options. Costume measurements will be taken throughout the month of November and December. If your child is absent from class during measurements, please be sure to set up an appointment to get measured before the holiday break. Costumes run in small, medium and large sizes. Measurements are taken a little larger to allow room for students to grow throughout the year. Please expect some alterations when your costumes arrive. They are not custom made to each child.


                                MARK YOUR CALENDAR: (tentative dates)


May 6, 2018 (Sunday): TICKET DAY 10:00 pm - 2:00 pm

June 3, 2018 (Sunday): PICTURE DAY (detailed times will be given at a later date)

June 19, 2018 (Tuesday): INHOUSE REHEARSAL - ACT I 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

June 20, 2018 (Wednesday): INHOUSE REHEARSAL - ACT II 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

June 21, 2018 (Thursday): DRESS REHEARSAL 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

June 23, 2018 (Saturday): ANNUAL PERFORMANCE (afternoon performance)


Thank you for a great October! ~ Karrie and the GD Staff :)