March 2022

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Dear Parents and Students,

Students are doing an excellent job with their dance routines, and they are working hard in class. We are extremely excited for our annual June performance. Due to high demand and supply shortages, costume companies are struggling, and many costumes will not be arriving until late April through late May. We are crossing our fingers everything will fit as these late ship dates this year are out of our control (costumes were ordered at the same time as usual). Thank you for your patience and understanding. If costume balances have not been paid, they are currently past due. Please be sure that your account is current. Students will receive their costumes upon arrival once balance is paid in full.

*PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW DANCERS TO WEAR COSTUMES UNTIL PICTURE DAY AND DRESS REHEARSAL.

Detailed information on costumes, shoes, accessories etc. will be enclosed in an upcoming newsletter. Some classes may need to spray paint their shoes a different color to match their costumes. All alterations and spray painting should also be complete before Picture Day. Costumes come in small, medium, and large sizes and are not made to exact order of individual measurements. Everyone should expect slight alterations. 

Please be sure all tuition is up to date. Payment plan options are available if needed.  Gotta Dance also accepts credit cards for automatic monthly tuition withdrawals.

*IMPORTANT ANNUAL RECITAL DATES:

     Ticket Day: Sunday, May 1st - 10:00 am-2:00 pm

     Picture Day: Sunday, June 5th - (scheduled times will be given out at a later date)

     In-House Rehearsal, Act I: Tuesday, June 21st - 5:00-7:30 pm at the studio (no costumes needed)

     In-House Rehearsal, Act II: Wednesday, June 22nd – 5:30-8:30 pm at the studio (no costumes needed)

     Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, June 23rd - 4:30-10:00 pm at Collins Center at Andover High School

     Annual Recital Performance: Saturday, June 25th - 2:00 pm at Collins Center at Andover High School

Thursday Lyrical/Jazz - 10 week Session Class - (ages 16-Adult) from 7:15-8:15 pm - April 7th - June 16th (no class April 21st) for $110.00 with Miss Katrina.  This class would focus on strength, stretching and technique and would have the opportunity to perform a dance in the recital.

*If interested, please email Heather no later than Thursday, March 24th.

ANNUAL RECITAL VIDEO FEE:  Gotta Dance is pleased to provide HD digital download links for the recital video this year with Katie Shaw Productions. This makes fees less expensive for you, gets the video to you sooner, provides contact-less delivery during this time and improves quality overall. Those still wanting a hard copy will have the right to download and save how they wish. Those who do not want to download can view it online. Each student participating in the recital performance will need to pay $15.00 per student/$25.00 per family with 2 or more students performing and you'll receive an email with download links a couple weeks after the performance. In order for us to keep track of payment of this fee, we can only accept cash, a check (payable to "Karrie Mason") or Venmo payment (@Karrie-Mason-3).  Please drop your check in the tuition box (with "Recital Video Fee" in the memo portion) or Venmo your payment no later than March 31st.

 We are looking forward to our "Bucket List" 2022 Recital Video - our 21st year!!

Community Outreach Project: Gotta Dance is doing another community outreach project with The Wish Project for their BITS Bags (Basic Items for Toddler Success) program during March! Low income families often are unable to provide their infants and toddlers with age appropriate toys for stimulation. Because of this, these children are at a greater risk for developmental delay. The Wish Project provides these bags filled with age appropriate toys to help avoid developmental delays. Each bag contains: bubbles, sidewalk chalk, coloring book, crayons, book, bubbles, beach ball, rubber duck tub toys, and toys for ages 1-3. BITS Bags – The Wish Project

There will be a box in the waiting area for donations starting March 1st through March 19th.

**If you prefer to shop online and ship directly to The Wish Project, you can check out their amazon wish list for BITS items. Please mention "Gotta Dance" in the memo section, so that they know the donations are coming from a Gotta Dance family: Charity Lists (amazon.com)

Feel free to call us with any questions or concerns at (978) 671-0400 or email Heather at dancingmom23@gmail.com or Karrie at ksgottadance@yahoo.com.

Thank you!  

Karrie and the GD Staff