Starz Newsletter October 2017
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Happy Fall! Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent parades. Remember you can always access our studio information on the web at www.StarzDanceStudio.com and/or call us as needed 690-7771 evening, or 690-4380 days, or e-mail: Cari@StarzDanceStudio.com
October is BRING A FRIEND MONTH, October 9-26th!
Refer a friend this month. If they enroll BOTH YOU AND THEY WILL RECEIVE HALF OFF OCTOBER LESSONS!
*One discount per family, October enrollments only, not applicable for the November mini-session classes.
STARZ WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY 10/31/17 FOR HALLOWEEN, Be Safe and Have FUN!
New Mini-Session Classes Starting Soon!
Miss Cari will be teaching a 5-week mini-session of classes held on Tuesday’s held Nov 7 to Dec 12 (no class 11/22). A Sparklers combo for age 4-6 will be held from 5:30-6:30 and/or a Beginning Tumbling level 1&2 class will be held from 6:30-7:30. New and current students may begin registering at the desk or online immediately. Cost for the 5-week mini session is $65 one class or $120 both
Birthday Parties Worth Dancing About!
Starz offers birthday party planning & coordination. Dates are available most Friday or Saturday’s. Packages include theme planning, dance or tumbling instruction, set up and clean up. See the front desk for more info!
Studio Watch Weeks and Parking
★WATCH WEEK is held the first full week of every month for all REGULAR (non-troupe) classes in October, December, February, & April. For our competition Troupe B levels, watch weeks is held during the SECOND full week of these same months.
OUR NEXT PARENT WATCH WEEK WILL BE HELD IN DECEMBER WITH
SHOWCASE COSTUME ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Recreational classes the 1st lesson of the month, and Troupe B the 2nd lesson of the month.
Holiday Charity Project: PLEASE HELP!
Every year Starz adopts a charity project that ALL our studio families are encouraged to participate in. In previous years we have donated to Project Warmth, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Operation Christmas Child, Toys for Tots, and various other organizations. This year we will be making and collecting blankets for our local Community Service League.
★These no-sew blankets are a super simple project to involve your kids in. Starz by Purchasing a yard or more of TWO coordinating Fleece type fabric.
★There are many websites that offer instruction. We like: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Tied-Fleece-Blanket
★Wrap your blanket in a plastic bag and place it in the bin at Starz on or before December 3rd.
★Both newly purchased and hand-made blankets are acceptable. Bring all you can!
The family who donates the most will receive 1 month of free classes (up to $100). Donations will be accepted through December 3rd in our lobby. Be sure to sign off on what you bring. Thank you!!
We will continue to sell used shoes throughout the year. These items must be secured to their mate and placed in a ziplock bag, with your name and asking price clearly marked on the outside of the package. Money collected for these shoes will be held in your name and distributed back to you as sold. Please note: Starz will not be responsible for any items lost or misplaced from the buckets. While we do monitor used shoe sales, we do not regularly inventory and or keep track of what is in our buckets.
★We will place another new shoe and dance bag order on October 6th. TUMBLERS; please make sure you have shoes for your classes.
★Become our Facebook “friend”! This one of the easiest ways to receive updates and reminders about Starz is to join us on Facebook. Look us up under local business and join today for free! You can also find us on Twitter & Instagram. Please also keep your email updated with us as we’ll be sending reminders and updates via email more frequently this season.
★We will begin discussing Showcase routines and costumes with the students throughout November, with our costume announcements made during Dec. watch week. Showcase is scheduled for June 2-3rd, 2018. A $35.00 costume deposit will be due in prior to Christmas break. Remember, you may put additional money toward your costume reserve fund at any time.
★Our regular office hours are limited to Mon.-Thurs. from approximately 5:00-8:00 pm. Our office staff will gladly take your questions, phone calls, or payments during these times. If you have an after-hours concern, please wait until the end of classes to discuss it with our teachers. The teachers do not leave classes to answer the phones or handle other business. Thank you for your understanding.
2017-2018 Studio Dates of Interest
10/9: Columbus Day, Starz OPEN
10/31: Halloween, All regular classes CANCELED
11/22-24: Thanksgiving break, no classes
12/4-7: Showcase Announcements & Parent watch week
12/7: Showcase & Troupe B Costume deposits due
12/15-1/3: Winter break, Starz Closed
1/15/17: MLK day, Starz OPEN
2/1-8: Parent Watch week
2/8: Showcase & Troupe B Costume Balances due
2/19: Presidents day, Starz OPEN.
3/10 & 3/17: Tentative Cheer clinics
3/25: Showcase Volunteer and F/D sign up day; 2-4PM
3/29-4/2: Easter/Spring Break, Starz CLOSED
4/3-9: Parent watch week. Costume distribution.
4/8: Showcase Bundle orders due
4/27: Showcase backstage volunteer meeting, ticket sales.
4/28: Tentative; Father Daughter rehearsals
4/30-5/3: Tentative Showcase Picture week
5/5: Tentative; Father Daughter rehearsals (pictures) AND Showcase Bundle ticket selections begin
5/12: Tentative Father daughter rehearsals
5/24: Starz Classes END
6/2-3: Showcase Weekend
6/12: Starz Summer Classes Begin