Summer 2017 Newsletter
Welcome to Summer with the Starz 2017! We are looking forward to another fun filled summer and have several events scheduled toward the end of our session. Please make sure to read your newsletters faithfully. All of the details pertaining to the parades and shows will be outlined in your newsletters, and in classes, during watch weeks. Our next watch week is August 2-4th. A big hello to all the new students in our classes this summer! We want you all to know how much your involvement and support is appreciated. Thank you!
Summer Scheduling Changes
Summer Parade & Show Schedule
★Starz will participate in several events this summer and early fall. Recreational students participate in these events is totally voluntary. These events are often a favorite activity for our students, so we encourage all of you to participate if you can. Mark your calendars!
- Oak Grove Independence Day Celebration, July 4th
- Odessa Puddle Jumpers Festival, Saturday August 5th. (Troupe A & B Performance)
- Grain Valley Fair Daze Parade, Saturday September 9th.
- Oak Grove Homecoming Parade, Friday 9/29/16 (Out-of-district students must be accompanied by a parent)
- Fall Fun Fest, Tentatively Saturday Sept 16th performance only, no parade.
★Typically Starz has three “units” in our parade entries: A float for younger students to ride on; a walking unit for our dance students; and a tumbling unit for tumbling students. Additional parade details, including parade outfits, will be emailed in July. Please be sure we have your accurate email address on file.
★We will also need Parent volunteers to walk in the parades. Volunteers must have a Starz logo shirt to participate. Order forms for all parade outfits will be available soon.
Studio Policy Reminders & Tuition Payment Schedule
★Please be sure you have filled out our summer enrollment and policy forms either in person or online. If you pre-registered over the phone we may still need this information from you.
★Summer tuition is now due and will be considered late ($10 fee) if unpaid by June 14th. Automatic withdrawal fees will be deducted on 6/9/17, and if split payment was indicated, the second withdrawal will be on 7/7/17.
★Summer session watch week will be held June 14-17th. Parents may sit in on classes during this week of class.
★If you must miss class, we encourage students to “make-up” with any other regularly scheduled class at Starz. Tuition will not be deducted, nor will credit be applied, for absences. There is no time limit for when you can make-up absences as long as it’s during the summer session.
★Please remember our dress code: solid colored, tight fitting dance attire only! Hair pulled up away from face, please.
Troupe, Pre-Troupe (B level) & Audition Info
★All students Age 9-12 from 12-2pm, and All students age 13+ from 2-3:30pm. Information packets for Troupe are available at the front desk now and routine request forms are due back by 7/20/17.
★Current Troupe “B” students who are considering trying out for next year’s troupe program should plan on attending Troupe preparatory classes on July 20th & 21st at Starz to preparation for auditions. You will need to continue in your regularly scheduled classes as well. We will discuss this more in watch week classes. A complete information packet about our troupe A & B programs is available at the front desk. Parents should also sign up for a conference with Cari. See the troupe bulletin board for conference times.
★Any other Starz students who may be interested in our Troupe “A” or “B” program should call or e-mail Cari.
E-mail is the best way to reach her: Cari@StarzDanceStudio.com OR you may call 690-4380.
Shoe Orders & Showcase 2017 T-shirts, Pictures & Video’s
★Our next shoe order will be placed on June 17th. Orders usually arrive a week from order date.
★If you have a problem with, or did not receive your showcase pictures. Please call JL Photography directly at 816-229-8597.
★You can still order Showcase 2017 DVD’s. Contact them at 816-350-8870, or visit them on the web at www.CinematicVisions.com. Videos will be MAILED to those who ordered in late August.