SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2017/2018“Gotta Dance” season.  At the beginning of each month a newsletter will be emailed to each family. Please look for these newsletters as they will contain very important information every month.  We ask that all parents and students read through these newsletters carefully.  This is our best source of communication with parents and students on our upcoming events throughout the year.  Our newsletters will also be available on our website at www.ksgottadance.com.

To all our new students, WELCOME ABOARD! You are heading into an exciting year and we are happy to have you here at “Gotta Dance”. To all our returning students, I would like to thank you for a wonderful and successful 2016/2017 season. Congratulations on your annual performance. You were all wonderful! We have received many positive comments. If anyone has purchased a 2017 performance DVD they can be picked up at the studio. 

"Gotta Dance" would like to welcome our 2017/2018 instructors: Karrie Stang Mason, Katrina Rotondi , Jay Newlon, Heather Dinsmore, Cassey Floor, Jessica Dearbeck, Kendra James, Denise Moore, Kayla Wright, Thea Vaporis and our two new instructors who are very excited to join our “Gotta Dance” teaching staff Brianna Hogan and Brendan Falsey. Instructors bios are available on page five in our Fall Packet and on our website at ksgottadance.com. We would also like to welcome back our receptionists Jill Fox and Leanne Mathews and our assistant student teachers: Pimprenelle Beheaghel, Rose Carter, Mackenzie Dawson, Hannah Jeffers and Alyssa Murnane.

Please be sure that you have received the 2017/2018 “Gotta Dance” Packet. These have been emailed to everyone. Be sure you have put a current email address on your registration form and contact Heather or Karrie if it changes throughout the year.  We also have hard copies available at the studio if anyone would like one.  It is very important for you to have this information as you will need to refer to this packet throughout the season regarding our annual performance, costumes, dress codes, snow days, etc.  Please take time for you and your child to read through the entire packet. Students must follow the Dress Code listed on page four (please note that dress codes have slightly changed this year).  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at the number above or via email at ksgottadance@yahoo.com.

September tuition is currently due. “Gotta Dance” accepts cash or checks. We also accept credit cards if you would like your tuition withdrawn automatically each month. Please let us know if you are interested in this payment option. Invoices will not be given out each month. Tuition can be paid on or before the first class of each month. There will be a $15.00 late fee if tuition is received after the 15th of the month. Tuition can be mailed to the address above or can be brought to class with your child. For your convenience, there is a tuition drop box located in the waiting area at the studio.

Parents are encouraged to drop students off. Students tend to stay more focused without an audience. However, if you decide to sit in the waiting area during classes, noise levels must beheld to a minimum.  Please remember if you can hear us then we can hear you.  Please be courteous of the Dancers and Instructors. 

DANCE TEAM AND COMPETITION TEAM!!! AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 30THfrom 3:00-5:00 pm at Gotta Dance. Anyone age 6+ is welcome to audition for one of our Dance Teams. Arrive 10-15 minutes early and ready to dance! Our Dance Teams are a performing group that will participate in various shows and exciting events throughout the year. All Dance Team members are required to enroll in Ballet class. Jazz class is strongly recommended but not required.  Dance Team runs from October – June and Dance Team tuition is tuition is $180.00 for an hour class and $150 for a 45-minute class for the year or can be paid in three payments of $60.00 or $50.00 due every three months - October, January, and April. You may also be asked to purchase a costume piece or accessories for the year (not to exceed $20-$25).  Please see your Instructor for more information if interested. For competition team auditions please see Karrie, Katrina or Heather.   

GOTTA DANCE WILL CONTINUE TO ENROLL NEW STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF SEPTEMEBER. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AS WE LOVE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS AND SUPPORT! SOME CLASSES ARE CLOSED BUT MANY CLASSES HAVE A FEW SPOTS AVAILABLE. 

Please feel free to email either Heather Dinsmore at dancingmom23@gmail.com or

Karrie Mason at ksgottadance@yahoo.com with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely, Karrie and the "GD" Staff