Dance Class News
The 8th Count Dance Center
Ending the fall season! Important information:
INCLUDED IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
- PICTURE INFORMATION
- PICTURE SCHEDULE
- RECITAL VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP
- PUMP IT UP PARTY RSVP
- STUDIO REHEARSAL WEEK
- T-SHIRT ORDER FORM LINK
- T-SHIRT SAMPLE
- RECITAL TICKET INFORMATION
- SEATING CHART LAYOUT *NEW THIS YEAR*
- DRESS REHEARSAL INFORMATION
- AWARDS CEREMONY INFORMATION
- MORE RECITAL INFO
- FUTURE DATES
- CONTACT INFORMATION
WE WILL BE SENDING COSTUMES HOME SOON, PLEASE GET ALL COSTUME BALANCES IN BEFORE YOU CAN TAKE THEM HOME.
We appreciate your loyalty and having you as a part of our dance family. It has been quite the year with our studio being flooded. We will be finishing the month at Windham for sure. We are excited for recital! We sincerely hope your child has enjoyed the season and look forward to dancing with you in the future (and CANNOT WAIT until summer)!! If we have missed something in the information or something needs clarified, please do not hesitate to ask!
As always, stop in the studio for LOTS of postings on our bulletin board and see our up to date calendar on the website: www.the8thcount.com. If you are not currently on the parent Facebook page please see one of the teachers to help you.
If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, come into the studio, or find us on Facebook.
Wednesday, May 23.
Each student will receive ONE pair of recital tights that are NOT to be worn to class.
We are holding our pictures at Hiram College near the commons area. If there is inclement weather they will be held at the Windham studio.
See the attached schedule for picture times.
Hair - Each dancer has a slip inside their costume bag with how hair should be for pictures and recital. Please make sure that hair is secured because we plan on being outside and loose hair could pose a problem.
Hair for the tiny tots can be any style as long as it is done for the photos.
Make Up - NOT stage make up but remember that these are professional photos and a little make up with the dance clothes will add a nice touch to your photos
Bring all pieces of your costume (all shoes too), even if you’re not sure what they’re used for and have your dancer arrive in their first costume with a large button up shirt over top to protect their costume.
HUGE!!! PLEASE make sure your students have the proper color/style shoes, some students have been complaining that their shoes do not fit -- black tap, pink ballet, black jazz for hip hop, white clogging shoes -- we have lots of shoes at the studio and may have something you can purchase (see Miss Bessie).
Arrive on time… the times are just a guideline and we wouldn’t want you to miss the group shot - the group shot will be toward the end of the time frame or earlier if all team members are there. We have some after school events also happening that night so time is important.
All dancers are asked to be in the group photo even if they’re not going to purchase pictures.
Pictures are being done by Ronda Brady Photography of Garrettsville, and she will have lots of picture package options available (group photos are not included in the packages).
Bring your checkbook for purchases made out to Ronda Brady Photography - there is a $25 fee for all returned checks (DO NOT make checks payable to the studio).
If for some reason you are unable to make pictures, please let the studio know asap.
Pump It Up Party @ the Studio
Friday, May 18th, 6-8pm
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Studio Rehearsal Week
T-shirts have been created by the studio. The recital shirt will have the theme and year on the front, and dancer’s name (studio roster) on the back! They are navy with pink and white lettering. They will be $15 each CS, CM, CL, CXL, AS, AM, AL, AXL, (2XL, 3XL add $3). Orders will be due by Wednesday, May 16th (with money) and will be delivered by Friday, June 1st at rehearsal. Please go to the following Google Form to purchase your shirts! You have the option of paying with Paypal, cash, or check (to the studio). Reserve yours by 5/16 by filling out the form below!
Click HERE to order your recital tshirt for the finale! Don't miss out.
~TICKETS ON SALE MAY 14 - JUNE 1~ Recital 2018 "Color Your World"
They are $10.00 adults, and $7.00 kids (kids 15 and under / 2 and under no charge).
When: Saturday, June 2 @ 3:00pm (awards ceremony is at 1:30pm the same day)
Where: Iva Walker Auditorium
Doors open at 2:30pm. Invite all your friends, family, teachers :)!!
Students do not need a ticket and will not be permitted in the auditorium during the show, they will see the show during dress rehearsal.
Please follow the link to purchase and print your tickets. Tickets are only available online but if you are unable to purchase, just let us know and we will issue/print them for you.
Dress Rehearsal is Friday, June 1 Promptly @ 5pm (doors open at 4pm)
Awards Ceremony - Saturday, June 2 @ 1:30pm (doors open at 1pm)
When you arrive to the awards ceremony, you will check your dancer in at the welcome table. You will also receive a wristband. Only those parents with a wristband will be allowed past the welcome table. You may then take your dancer’s things to the dressing room and proceed to the auditorium. These wristbands will also be used to release your child after the show. Whoever signs the child in must pick the child up.
MORE RECITAL INFORMATION
Remember that only those with wristbands will be allowed to enter the dressing room and that dad’s that have a wristband should refrain from going in girl’s dressing room as we have a lot of costume changes happening.
In previous years we had a problem with parents exiting the auditorium doors that lead to the courtyard or cafeteria to smoke. Please do not do this. The light from the door affects the video and weather permitting, students play there.
~ May 18 Recital Pump It Up Party
~ May 23 Recital Pictures
~ May 21-26 Spirit Week TBA
~ May 28 Memorial Day NO DANCE
~ May 30 Monday Classes dance!
~ June 1 Recital Dress Rehearsal 5:00pm
~ June 2 Awards Ceremony at 1:30pm
~ June 2 Recital at the Iva Walker Auditorium at 3:00pm (Garrettsville Middle School)
~ June 23 Summerfest Studio Recital Performance (dances to be determined) 5:00pm
~ June 24 Summerfest Grand Parade (ride with us)
~ June 24 Clogging Performance 1:45pm