Company Email Archive- 7/12/14

Company Notes for August and 2014-2015 School Year (7/12/14)

Hello 2014-2015 Company Parents!

This email will give you all info regarding upcoming payments, schedules, getting the year started and other reminders. As always this email will be posted on the email archive on Company Page of Website.
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Summer Hours
We are tracking dancers’ summer hours. Please make sure that your dancer will meet their requirement.
– Purple Team dancers need 8 hours
– Red & Silver Team dancers need 24 hours
Any dancers who do not meet this requirement by the end of Tumbling Camp in August will be required to do private lessons.

August Rehearsals
All Teams start twice a week rehearsals the 1st week in August and run through the end of August. These rehearsals are all mandatory and any missed rehearsals will require private lessons at additional cost to make up. Too many absences could result in dancer being pulled from a part or all of a team dance.
– Purple Team will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-5:30
– Red Team will meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:30-6:30
– Silver Team will meet Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:30

Team Bonding Activity Day/Party
We would like to get all 3 teams together in August for team building activities and games that will help the girls get to know each other and have fun to kick off the year. We are looking at Wednesday, August 13, 6:30-8:00. Please pencil this into your calendar.  Unless there are major problems with dancers being able to attend, that will be our date.
This will be at the studio.

We will also be starting a Big Sis/Lil Sis program with company dancers to give dancers an extra way to connect with each other. We plan on this being a simple but rewarding activity throughout the year- it won’t cost much money or require much time- just little thoughtful gifts for each other a few times throughout the year. Big Sis/Lil Sis partners will be given out at this party. (And we’ll give info to parents about it)

Payments- August Tuition
All Company payments are over 10 months (August- May) with the first one due August 1. This year, because we are switching to required Auto Pay please make sure we have a card on file and that you are set up in our system for Auto Pay before August 1.
August Tuition covers August rehearsals and is a down payment towards costumes & competition fees
– Purple Team- $168 ($140 is tuition and $28 is costumes & competition fees)
– Red Team- $286 ($230 is tuition and $56 is costumes & competition fees)
– Silver Team- $325 ($260 is tuition and $65 is costumes & competition fees)
Any dancers doing solos, duets or small groups will owe the fees for those in August as well.

Payments- September & School Year
For dancers not doing any extra dances (solos, duets, small ensembles), or for dancers not adding on any extra classes, tuition will stay the same as August for Sept.-May.
Dancers should have already registered for September classes and paid September tuition when registering.
– For those that have: when September rolls around you will only be billed the costumes & competition fees ($28 for Purple Team, $56 for Red Team, $65 for Silver Team).
– For those that have not registered for fall yet- please do so soon to reserve their spot in class and get their fall schedule set.
*We will send out statements before August 1 with an itemized list of all your charges for the month.  Those with multiple dances, etc. will know the exact amount they will be charged per month.

Solos, Duets & Small Ensembles
For those doing these special numbers: charges start in August. We will be sending out schedules very soon with teacher assignments and rehearsal days if you haven’t already got yours. We will also be putting all these rehearsals on the company calendar on our website.
Solos and duets will meet twice a month August-April. In August we will be scheduling all solos to rehearse the last 2 weeks in August. Starting in September they will start an every other week schedule. Other small ensembles (3 or 4 dancers) will meet every week August through April.

Charges for these dances are as follows: (August-May)
Solos- $70/month + competition fees- usually $100 per competition. For dancers who choose to compete their solo at all 4 competitions this will be roughly $40 extra per month.
Duets- $65/month + competition fees- usually $40-$60 per dancer per competition. For duets competing at all 4 competitions this would be roughly $24 per month.
Trios- $80/month- no other fees this includes competition fees
Small Ensembles- $75/month- no other fees this includes competition fee

*Those that choose to pay the full year fees up front will not be charged monthly.

Private Lessons Cancellation Policy
This year we will be strictly enforcing our 24 hour cancellation policy. Any private lessons that are cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will still be charged. We understand things happen, but with our room schedules and teachers making trips to the studio specifically for solos, we need at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel. Thank you for understanding.

Competition Schedule
We will give out the competition schedule for the year once we have all the dates. We are usually able to give out this schedule by early September so you know which weekends to block off in the Spring.

Jacket & Makeup Kit Orders
We will have jacket sample sizes for dancers to try on at the studio very soon. All Company dancers are required to have a Company Jacket and to order a makeup kit for the 2014-2015 year. These are the same jackets we have had for the past 2 years so if you already have one you do not need to buy a new one.
Jackets are $95 and Makeup Kits are $55
All orders must be placed by August 21 so we can get their jackets in asap.

We know this is a lot of information. Nothing has changed from the info handed out at the meeting, just more details. We want everyone to be informed and ready as we get this amazing year started! Please let us know if you have any questions. We are here to help!!
Thanks! We are all looking forward to a great year!

Marisa Mailhes

Red Door Dance Academy
www.DanceRedDoor.com
972-836-6733
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