Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Newsletter

Winter Recital – The winter recital is scheduled for January 8, 2011 at the Tempe Performing Arts Center. Dress Rehearsal will be at 9:00 a.m. and the recital will take place at 6:00 p.m. More information to come! Costumes will be ordered in October. Charges will be withdrawn from the credit card on file October 15, 2010. You must contact Melissa in writing via email to stop the winter recital payment from being deducted on October 15th (please make sure to note the arrangements for the new method of payment). If you do not want to not be included in the winter recital, please notify Melissa in writing. Students will be required to have a separate costume for each class. We will be measuring students for costumes this month.

Late Fee Policy – Please make note of the class time and make sure you are at the studio to pick up your dancer 5 minutes prior to that time. Beginning September 1st we are implementing the late fee policy. Late fees are $5 for the first 5 minutes, and $1 for each minute thereafter. Fees will be accumulated and charged with tuition the following month.

Competition Teams – We have the dates for the 2010-2011 competitions. Please contact Melissa if you did not get the email containing the competition overview.

Tuition Reminder – ALL tuition, regardless of payment type, is due on the 1st of the month. All payments received after the 1st will be charged a $25 late fee.

Sundance Studio Merchandise is here!Check out the merchandise in the lobby that is for sale.

Calendar: Please make note of this year’s calendar:

Fall Break: Ocotber 4th-9th

Thanksgiving: November 25th and 26th

Winter Break: December 24th-January 2nd

Spring Break: April 25th-30th

Summer Recess: July 25th-30th


Students should arrive to class 5 minutes prior to the start time in order to have shoes on and ready for class to begin. For Combo classes shoes must be kept in the studio as the shoe change can be quick with as little distraction as possible.

Parents are not allowed in the studio during class. This is a distraction for all students. To ensure the best dance education, please remain in the lobby area.

NON SUFFICENT FUNDS: Any non sufficient funds will add a $25 charge to your balance. Balances left unpaid will result in student withdrawal until account has been paid in full (in order for payments to be funded by the first of each month, transactions are subject to be pending 48 hours in advance).

MAKE-UP POLICY: If you plan to miss a class or you have an unexpected illness, you have 30 calendar days to make up your class. You must email your preference of make-up classes to Melissa ( in order to plan the date of your make-up. Make-up classes are a great way to try new genres of dance. So if your child wants to try something new, it is encouraged! Missed classes do not constitute a refund and cannot be added to result in a free or reduced tuition for future use.


*All students will receive an average of 4 or more classes per month based on assessing the months of August through July.