October 2021

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Dear Parents and Students,

As October approaches students should be getting settled into their classes. If there is any concern with placement of your dancer in a particular class, please see Karrie or Heather so that we can discuss any other options there may be.

WE ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLING NEW STUDENTS throughout the month of October. Please see Karrie or Heather for available classes.

COLUMBUS DAY - Monday October 11th - Gotta Dance will be CLOSED in observance of Columbus Day and there will be no classes.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES –Monday, October 25th – Saturday, October 30thstudents may wear their Halloween Costumes (or part of their costumes) to class. Please be sure they can safely dance in these costumes. No face masks please.

2021/2022 STUDIO HANDBOOK: Each family should have received the welcome email with the 2021/2022 Studio Handbook.  Please take the time to read through the handbook and there is a copy on the website and at the studio.  All students should arrive at their dance class wearing proper attire and shoes. Dress Code Guidelines can be found in the packet or on the website. Please note that Gotta Dance has an all-black dress code.

VENDING MACHINE & SNACKING IN BETWEEN CLASSES: Our vending machine is back in use, but we would like to keep snacking in the studio to a minimum.  If a dancer has to wait in between classes and needs a snack, they should only eat in the waiting area and keep their masks on, pulling them down just under their chin to eat and/or drink and they should try to keep a safe distance from others if possible.

COSTUME DEPOSITS will be due in November in the amount of $40.00 per class.  Balances will be due in February (costume balances should not exceed $35.00 per class). All costume deposits are non-refundable. Payment plan options are available for students enrolled in 3 or more classes. Please pay costume deposits separate from tuition (checks payable to: Karrie Mason).  *Note:  Venmo and Credit card payments are not accepted for costume deposits or balances – cash or checks only please.

ANNUAL RECITAL: We are happy to announce that our 2021 recital will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2021, at the Collins Center in Andover. Dress rehearsal (mandatory to attend to participate in the recital) will take place on Thursday, June 23rd.

REMINDER: Please keep your tuition up to date. All tuition is due on or before your dancer’s first class of each month. Payments can be mailed to the address above or placed in the tuition box located in the waiting room. Statements will not be given out each month.  For tuition inquiries and other questions or concerns please contact our Office Manager Heather Dinsmore at (978) 671-0400 or dancingmom23@gmail.com.

NOTES REGARDING NOVEMBER HOLIDAYS: Gotta Dance will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day and Wednesday, November 24th – Saturday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  We will be OPEN on Tuesday, November 2nd for all classes even though Billerica Public Schools have no school due to Election Day.

Sincerely,

Miss Karrie & The "Gotta Dance" Staff