Anna Marie Dance Studio

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Welcome to another fantastic year of dancing at The Anna Marie Dance Studio! We are thrilled to have you with us for our 69th year! Our newsletters will be emailed and paper copies will only be distributed if you request to receive a hardcopy by contacting the office.

TUITION - All payments are due by the 10th of the month. We will be charging a $15 late fee for any payments received after the 15th of the month. We do take Credit Cards (3% surcharge) You can use them in the office or set up auto pay through your portal!

PARENT PORTAL - Parents are be able to access their AMDS account online. Get the latest news, account balance, update your contact information along with the ability to access student calendars & view absences.

WAITING ROOM - Our waiting room is currently closed due to CoVid. We are asking that you knock before entering if you need to make a payment or speak to our staff. Our upstairs lounge is available for overlaps in classes, however may close if state mandated.

PARKING - Please do not exit your vehicle unless using a parking space when waiting for your dancer and avoid blocking in other cars or blocking the entrance to the parking lot. If needed please park on the side street if the lot is full but be sure not to park in front of any driveway or on anyone’s lawn. PLEASE DO NOT STOP AS YOU ENTER. We are are seeing a lot of potential car accidents and want to ensure our lot is safe.

DRESS CODE - Your child should be in proper dance attire for all classes. Shorts, t-shirts, and improper footwear are not allowed. Please be sure that all clothing and shoes are labeled with your child’s name.

EMAIL ADDRESS - If you have not already provided an email address to receive your newsletter electronically please see us in the main office or email to be added to the distribution list. All addresses will be kept confidential.

RECITAL COSTUMES - Children have been measured for their recital costumes starting in October. It is important for us to know which recital numbers each dancer intends to perform in during the recital. Adult Size costumes are $90 each and Child Size costumes are $80. A costume deposit of $50 per costume is due by November 30th. Costume balances will be due by January 31st.

You should have received your child’s “recital confirmation form” via email. Please print/or reply and mark a yes/no next to each class or reply via email confirming which classes your student will be participating in for the 2021 spring recital. This is your opportunity to make sure all classes are listed properly to ensure correct costume delivery. Please return your student’s costume confirmation form as soon as possible to ensure all costumes are ordered correctly. Confirmation will be due no later than Saturday November 30th.

We have had a few questions about recital given the circumstances:

The recital is scheduled for June 12 and 13th at an indoor venue. While we do not know how the pandemic will impact our plans for an indoor recital this year, we do know that we intend to hold one outdoors if need be. Should there be an outdoor recital, we will make every effort for costumes to be worn by renting tents that will serve as dressing rooms that will be enclosed.

Please know that these are our plans and we will make every effort to give our dancers the opportunity to perform, and will be following whatever CDC recommendations are given at that time. However if there are barriers beyond our control that result in not having a recital, costumes will be distributed as they are not refundable or returnable.

As always our recital is an optional event, and we respect each and every families choice and level of comfort during these difficult times.

AMDS/HOLIDAY MERCHANDISE - AMDS and Holiday Merchandise will be available for order. Holiday delivery will be Wednesday! We will have a second order delivered after the holidays.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! - The studio will be closed for Thanksgiving from Wednesday, November 25, 202020 through Sunday, November 29, 2020. There are no rehearsals or classes on those days. (Make up classes are available due to this closure)

Thank you for your attention to all of the above matters! We are looking forward to a great year of dance!

With warm regards,

The Anna Marie Dance Studio Staff