Probably the most exciting change this year is that we will be having performances! This is also a big factor in the change from monthly to session billing for dance, in that it promotes continuity and learning builds on itself.
At the end of Fall Session, there will be a Holiday Showcase for the dancers to show off their newly learned skills. The showcase will be informal so costumes will be simpler and based on colors/accessories to go along with their dance.
The Spring Recital will be a staged production therefore will be ordering professional dance costumes for all dancers. There will be two non-refundable fees associated with the Spring Recital. The first fee is the Costume Package Fee due in November, which includes a professional dance costume, hair accessory, new pair of tights, and garment bag. The second fee is the Recital Package Fee due in March, which will include a set number of complimentary tickets to the show, possibly a professional DVD of the performance, and a recital t-shirt. The fee is also used to offset the cost of having all the teachers and helpers for dress rehearsal and the actual show, which is time not included in tuition, and to purchase snacks and activities for the dancers to do backstage.