Lights, Camera, Dancin'

September, October, and November Newsletter

Thank you for choosing Lights, Camera, Dancin'!!!

The first few weeks of dance have been FANTASTIC and the staff members here at LCD are even more ECSTATIC about this upcoming dance year than before! Everything is coming together so well and we can only hope you are satisfied with the facility, quality education provided by our top notch instructors, and our friendly atmosphere. We strive to provide your child with a motivational, educational, and overall fun experience!!

The LCD Staff would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and dancers for cooperating with the instructors during the past couple weeks of class evaluations. Our instructors have been and will continue to evaluate each dancer to ensure they are placed in the appropriate class level. Some students have been placed in new classes, and this will help maximize their learning potential this year. As our classes continue to fill up, we will continue to adjust accordingly to ensure our class sizes will still allow for individualized attention for each student. Thank you for your help. We hope to have all students in the classes suited for them by the end of the month.

LCD IS YOUR ONE STOP DANCE SHOP!!!

Dance Attire

Just a reminder, dancers need to come to class dressed appropriately. Students need to attend class dressed in form fitting attire such as: leotards, tights, dance shorts and/or capris and hair up for girls. For boys, T-shirts with shorts or sweat/dance pants. All dancers need to wear the appropriate shoes. Please do not send your child to class in street clothes. For tumbling/dance acro, dancers should be in tumbling biketards or leotards and shorts with hair securely pulled back. All female dancers should be in a leotard in their ballet classes along with the appropriate shoes, skirt or shorts, and hair secured in a ponytail or bun. And dancers, please be sure you don’t wear your dance shoes outside. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Keep in mind, LCD is your One Stop Dance Shop! We have it all from shoes to tights to dance apparel to our newest logo items! We will be placing orders on the 15th of each month starting October 15th (but since we are just starting the year, we will be accepting all orders before October 15th, too) and it usually takes about 7-10 business days for the merchandise to come in. We are currently running a special in October and November: If you spend $100 on dancewear, you get $10 off your entire purchase!

Stay Connected and Refer a Friend!

Don't forget to tell your friends about us! When you refer a friend to Lights, Camera, Dancin', they have 2 simple steps to follow: 1) Write your name down on the referral line of their registration form 2) Register for classes. Then, you will get a gift certificate from us to use at Lights, Camera, Dancin' to show our appreciation and THANK YOU for the referral!!!

Help Keep Our Studio Clean

We ask for your help in keeping the studio clean. In addition, all eating and drinking should be done while sitting to avoid crumbs up and down the hallway, and please do your best to clean up after yourself. Also, we have a mini-fridge in the back of the studio. The fridge will be cleaned out every night so please label anything you choose to put in there. Thank you for helping keep our studio clean and safe!

OPTIONAL FUN PASTA FUNDRAISER

Great News!


Lights, Camera, Dancin’ is fundraising with Fun Pasta Fundraising!


This fund raiser is a great way to raise money for your Recital Package Fees, which will start right after the holiday season in January! It is up to you how much you sell or if you want to participate in this fund raiser! The pasta selection is affordable and selling is fun and simple. And best of all, you earn 40% profit!


What is Fun Pasta?

Fun Pasta is pasta shaped like the holidays, sports, collegiate team logos, special interests, hobbies, and more! The colorful variety found online features a wide variety of shapes that will appeal to everyone!


How it can sell easily?


SHARE your Fun Pasta link with family, neighbors, friends, and co-workers!

Every sale helps support your dancer. The products are healthy, fun, and affordable – and make great gifts, too! I will be wishing everyone a “Pasta-tively Happy Holiday” this season for sure!


SHARE your Webpage Link on Facebook, Twitter, and Email too!

Out-of-town relatives and friends can now order directly from the company and YOU GET THE CREDIT! Please make sure they select your dancer’s name in the drop down menu on who they want to support and 40% of these sales go directly to you (excludes shipping cost)! The pasta ships within 3-5 business days and there is a flat rate shipping charge of $6.95, but if your order is over $50.00 it will ship for FREE!


*If it makes it easier for you, you could always have your family, neighbors, friends, and co-workers, tell you their orders after looking online. Then they could write a check to you personally and you then make a big order online to avoid shipping costs. You would then distribute the pasta to the buyers once you receive it.


https://www.funpastafundraising.com/shop/lights-camera-dancin-1


Anything else you need to know?

Have Fun, Eat Pasta, Raise Money! And remember:


All orders must be ordered online by: Monday, November 30th


*Also, to be on the safe side and receive your orders prior to the holidays, it's important to order by October 16th for Halloween delivery and by November 11th for Thanksgiving delivery


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me: Stacie (630)295-5599

OPTIONAL WORLD'S FINEST CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER

LIGHTS, CAMERA, DANCIN’ is pleased to announce our second fundraiser to help offset the cost for the Recital Costume Package with WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE BARS. We chose WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE because of the tremendous appeal of the chocolate, 40% of what you make goes toward your Recital Package balance, and it is easy to sell. It is entirely up to you if you want to participate in this fund raiser. If you choose to do so, there is a minimum of 2 cases per family.


This year, we will be selling WORLD’S FINEST VARIETY PACKS. The bars will sell for $1.00 each and EACH CASE HAS 60 BARS. ALL BARS SELL FOR $1.00, which means you will have $24.00 to go toward your Recital Costume Package balance, per case.

Each family is responsible for purchasing their cases of chocolate up front for $36.00 per case AND a flat fee of $10.00 for shipping and tax. Once you sell the 60 bars in one case, you keep $36.00 to cover what you put down and give the other $24.00 to Lights, Camera, Dancin’ to put toward your Recital Costume Package balance.


The variety packs contain an assortment of the following WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE bars:

MILK CHOCOLATE WITH CARAMEL

MILK CHOCOLATE AND ROASTED ALMONDS

PLAIN MILK CHOCOLATE

MILK CHOCOLATE WITH CRISP RICE

DARK CHOCOLATE


The chocolate will be available for pick up at the studio before winter break. An email will go out once it arrives here. All money for chocolate sales are due when you receive your Recital Costume Package Fees. ONLY STUDENTS THAT RETURN A SIGNED AGREEMENT AND THE MONEY FOR THEIR CASES OF CHOCOLATE WILL BE ALLOWED TO TAKE HOME AND SELL THEIR CHOCOLATE. The form (you will receive in email) and the money per case is due no later than Saturday, November 14th.

Halloween in Twenty-Fifteen

WHAT: Lights, Camera, Dancin’ Halloween Week Celebration for dancers
WHERE: Lights, Camera, Dancin’ in their dance class(es)
WEAR: A Halloween costume he/she can dance in (Still appropriate dance shoes)

BRING: A treat for your class (if you’d like) and a bag for candy and prizes
WHEN: During your dance classes Saturday, October 24th-Thursday, October 29th


*Dancers will still have a normal dance class, but the last 15 minutes or so will be dedicated to a couple of Halloween games and handing out some treats, candy, and prizes!


*The studio is closed on the actual Halloween holiday, Saturday, October 31st. We will be making up these LCD regularly scheduled classes on Saturday, January 9th. Same place-same time!

ACTION DANCE CREW

ADC is a performing and competitive dance team for dedicated dancers. These talented and enthused dancers are required to: audition annually, attend dance conventions/workshops, perform for the community, and compete at regional and national dance competitions. Students are also required to attend additional classes and rehearsals throughout the year to enhance their performance.

We are super excited about ADC this year! A big THANK YOU to all of the parents who are supporting their dancers in Action Dance Crew! This is taking your dancer’s education to the next level and a truly rewarding experience for all people involved!


Please take the time to read through your emails once a week and come into the studio to checkout the ADC bulletin board for recent posts, hand outs, and updates. The dancers are working hard in all of their classes and things are going great!


Please take a moment to watch "Welcome to our World"! This is one of our previous Production Numbers that includes all the ADC dancers from that year!! GREAT JOB DANCERS!!!

Welcome to our world

ATTENTION Ladies and Gentlemen!!!

Adult Hip Hop is on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15pm! Come enjoy a free trial class!

SOCKtober Presented by Socks and Souls

For the month of October, we have joined up with Socks and Souls (www.socksandsouls.com) to host a community based Sock Drive called Socktober, which is actually part of national sole warming movement that gives everyone an easy and fun way to help those in need within their very own town! For more information about Socktober, please visit: http://socksandsouls.com/pages/socktober


With that said, all anyone needs to do in order to participate in our Socktober Sock drive is donate a new pair of socks! Please considering picking up any type of socks, plain white, funky knee highs, baby ankle socks, etc., from a local store near you. The Target dollar section and the actual dollar stores both carry socks for a dollar! Then just bring them them to your next dance session and drop them off in our Socktober sock collection box at the front of the studio and you will be helping warm souls through soles this Socktober!


If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know as I am proud to have our dancers join in on Socktober this month!

YOUTH HOLIDAY TREE PROGRAM

The Village of Roselle will be sponsoring the 15th Annual Youth Holiday Tree Program!


If you'd like to come and help decorate the LIGHTS, CAMERA, DANCIN' Christmas

Tree, please meet at Lights, Camera, Dancin' Sunday, November 22nd promptly at

5:30pm. We will then head over to our tree. Then we will decorate the tree by applying the ornaments for approximately 15 minutes (because it will most likely be colllllllldddddd and potentially rainy outside) and then we will return back to the studio.


Parents are more than welcome to join us and you can leave straight from the Tree site with your dancer. This entire process shouldn't take any longer than 30 minutes! If you are dropping your dancer off at LCD at 5:30pm, please be back to LCD by 6:10pm (at the latest) to pick them up.


*Sometimes the trees don't get delivered on time. If this happens, I will let you know immediately. Please check your email on the 22nd before you come here! Thanks!!


Important Info:

1) We decorate CDs as the ornaments for our tree. Your dancer can either decorate an

ornament at LCD (plan to come in early) OR you can decorate a blank cd of your own at

home and once you bring it in, we will replace it with a cd of ours. We will NOT be

sending CDs home this year to be decorated. Thanks for your understanding and

cooperation!


2) If you want the ornament your dancer created, you can go to the tree between December 26th and January 1st to remove it. All ornaments are zip tied to the tree so bring scissors and keep in mind these ornaments are outside in the wind, rain, cold, and snow! Sometimes they blow away despite our efforts, which is beyond our control. Thank you for your understanding.


3) No matter what the forecast is, rain, snow, or sunshine, the tree decorating day & time is firm (unless the tree isn't delivered on time, which again, you would be informed)!

IMPORTANT DATES

October 1st-10th: TUITION IS DUE Tuition is due ($10 late fee applied if paid after the 10th) *This is your second tuition installment (registration in September was your first)!


October 1st-31st: SOCKTOBER DONATIONS For the month of October, we have joined up with Socks and Souls (www.socksandsouls.com) to host a community based Sock Drive called Socktober, which is actually part of national sole warming movement that gives everyone an easy and fun way to help those in need within their very own town! For more information about Socktober, please visit: http://socksandsouls.com/pages/socktober With that said, all anyone needs to do in order to participate in our Socktober Sock drive is donate a new pair of socks!


THE LAST DAY TO MAKE A DONATION IN THE DANCE STUDIO IS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29TH OR BY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31ST THROUGH THE MAIL SLOT ON THE 209 DOOR! THANK YOU


October 15th: ONE STOP DANCE SHOP All LCD One Stop Dance Shop orders need to be in for the month-next order will be made November 15th!


October 16th-November 30th: OPTIONAL PASTA FUND RAISER ONLINE ONLY! THE LAST DAY FOR THE PASTA FUND RAISER IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH! *Also, to be on the safe side and receive your orders prior to the holidays, it's important to order by October 16th for Halloween delivery and by November 11th for Thanksgiving delivery


October 24th-October 29th: HALLOWEEN PARTY WEEK Halloween Party Week during class! Please see "Halloween in Twenty-Fifteen" above! Thank you!!!


November 1st-10th: TUITION IS DUE Tuition is due ($10 late fee applied if paid after the 10th) *This is your third tuition installment!


November 14th: OPTIONAL WORLD'S FINEST CHOCOLATE FORM AND MONEY DUE


November 15th: ONE STOP DANCE SHOP AND HOLIDAY ORDERS ARE DUE! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE ANY LCD LOGO DANCE CLOTHES FOR YOUR DANCER FOR THE HOLIDAYS, ORDERS ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER 15TH. SINCE NOVEMBER 15TH IS A SUNDAY, PLEASE ORDER DURING OUR OPEN BUSINESS HOURS OR SEND YOUR ORDER AND PAYMENT THROUGH THE MAIL SLOT ON THE 209 DOOR ON THE 15TH! THANKS!


November 22nd: The Village of Roselle Youth Holiday Tree Program 5:30pm This is the day/date/time Lights, Camera, Dancin' will be decorating the tree for our studio.


November 24th-November 28th: FALL BREAK

THE STUDIO WILL BE CLOSED DURING FALL BREAK STARTING ON TUESDAY THE 24TH.

*If you receive a make-up class schedule, please follow it


*If you are an ADC dancer and have scheduled practices during this break, please follow the ADC schedule


June 23rd-June 26th 2016: Dance Recital Dates Please mark these 4 days on your calendar! We do NOT have a 4 day Recital, but we do have 3-4 days of Recital prep, festivities, rehearsals, etc.


Thank you