Tap To Toe Studio of Dance/Potsdam Dance Comany

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October Newsletter

-HELLO students and parents…it has been a very hectic, yet very productive first month of classes in our brand new space!  We are still trying to adjust to the many changes that have occurred this season…there are still a few obstacles for us to clear, but we are getting there with your amazing support!  We continue to try to settle the final schedule and we appreciate your patience and understanding through this process. The teachers are so grateful to be working with so many wonderful and talented young women and men.  I hope you are enjoying this dancing year as much as we are! And I hope the students and their friends had a great time at our first “Bring Your Friend to Class” week.

-We will be making adjustments in the schedule this week for the classes that do not have the minimally enrolled 4 students.  We will be notifying students and parents of said classes via email to let you know the options available. Thank You once again for your continued support and understanding as we settle a final schedule for the season.

-The studio will be open and we will be having classes on Columbus Day, Monday October 8th.

-Wednesday October 24th through Tuesday October 30th is our Halloween celebration week!  We invite students to wear their Halloween costumes to class during our celebration week!  We will do some fun Halloween activities and have some special treats in store for your classes on these days!

-We will NOT be holding classes on Halloween evening, Wednesday October 31st.  We hope you all have a safe and fun night of trick or treating!

-Our *NEW* Training for Tumbling class begins Saturday October 6th from 8:30-9:00am!  This class is for ages 5-9 and will focus on the strengthening activities, correct techniques and introduction to acro arts.  Boys and girls are welcome in this class with an adult of their choosing to help spot and keep their student safe! There is still time to register to learn some tumbling…share this information with your family and friends and send them to see us Saturday October 6th!    

-Our Pre-Creative Movement Dance Class for 2 year olds begins on Saturday October 20th from 9:00-9:30am!  This class is full of recognizable songs, some fun props, and using our imagination to guide our dancing!  Please share this information with your friends, family, neighbors…anyone who might be interested in getting their little one involved in dance!

-Our Christmas Demonstration date is tentatively set for EITHER Saturday December 9th, Sunday December 10th, or Friday December 14th as soon as we receive confirmation of the date and place we will pass the information along!  We are waiting to hear back from the Massena Central School District on when the High School Auditorium is available for use!

-Our Tap to Toe apparel will soon be in the studios and online!  You can check out pictures of the ALL NEW apparel on Facebook and Instagram.  You can find apparel order forms at the studio, on our website taptotoestudioofdance.com, and on our Facebook page.  Remember this is the ONLY apparel order we will place before Christmas! Our TTSD gear makes a great present for the special dancer in your life!  Orders are due by SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10th and no late orders can be accepted.  Be sure to get your orders in for a Tap to Toe Christmas!

-If you have not been receiving the computer generated Tap to Toe emails please email us at ttsdmassena@gmail.com.  And please add that TTSD address as a contact so emails do not get sent to your junk mailbox and you receive all of our communications!  Emails are a vital way of communicating account information, studio news, and any other pertinent information with our students and parents.  Also if you have not yet visited our website, taptotoestudioofdance.com, please do so! It has ALL the up-to-date information you need. There you can find a link to sign up for Remind texts which are a quick way for us to get information out to our families as well!  And don’t forget to become a member of TTSD’s Facebook page and follow us on Instagram at taptotoe!

-The office in Massena is open evenings Monday through Friday and scheduled Saturdays.  Please stop by and visit our office personnel with any questions you may have!

-October’s tuition is now due.  Please remember there is a 10-day grace period and after that there will be a $5.00 late fee added to your account. Company students costume balances are due October 15th.  If you have not yet paid September tuition there WILL be a $5.00 late fee applied to your account as of October 1st.  Thank You for your prompt attention to this matter!

-We are starting our Christmas routines in classes so attendance is very important in the upcoming weeks in order to have a successful Christmas show!  Keep yourselves healthy and rested so you don’t miss out on learning your dances!

-We are beyond thrilled to announce NEW AWARDS that will be given at the Year-End Recital starting this season!  5-year, 10-year, and 15-year participation awards! Students who have been a part of TTSD for 5, 10, or 15 CONSECUTIVE years will be recognized at their respective recitals and given a trophy as well as other possible congratulatory items!  We want to be sure our students’ loyalty, hard work, and devotion is acknowledged in the grandest way we know how!

-Our September Incentive Winner is…Julillian Chapman!

Thank You for bringing a friend to class!  We hope you enjoy your new TTSD apparel item!

-Our October Incentive is…

We love our loyal customers and their referrals!  We are asking our customers to

  1. Write a post on your personal Facebook page titled “Why you love being a part of Tap to Toe Studio of Dance.”

  2. Share this post on your wall and tag Brettany LaShomb on the post (as I am the administrator of the Tap to Toe Studio of Dance Facebook Group.)  

Each share will be entered in to a raffle (the more times you share, the more times you are entered in to the raffle) to receive a COMPLIMENTARY recital costume (valued at $70-85)!

And for the months of October-March we are offering a referral incentive!  If a *NEW* student registers for classes and mentions that you were the one that referred them you will receive a $10.00 credit on your account!

-And last, but certainly not least, we would like to announce our

STUDENT OF THE MONTH for September…Danika Sheffield!

Danika is a spunky, well mannered, hard worker that brings a bright light in to class with her!  She recently joined us from Arizona and has had no trouble being open, welcoming, and positive! Danika is very polite to her classmates and to her teachers. She is always focused, prepared, and ready to put all of her energy in to whatever she is doing!  Her teachers enjoy working with her very much. 

CONGRATULATIONS to Danika on being named our September Student of the Month!

Our Student of the Month awardees will be given a $25.00 credit on their account and a Tap to Toe souvenir as well as being entered in the end of year drawing for our $250 Student of the Month award at our Recital.


Dancingly Yours,

Miss Brettany