OUR WORLD NEWS - September 2016
Parents & Students,
Welcome (Back) to WCD! We are excited to begin another fun dance season with all of our dancers, old & new. I’d like to give a warm welcome to our newest dance instructor, Miss Alessia. I am proud to share that for the third year in a row we were voted #1 dance studio. Thank you all for your votes and hopefully as we are in our 4th year of business, we can continue this status again this season.
CONTACT INFO: We strive to keep our families connected and communicate all you need to know about our school and events. WEB: Please visit our web: www.worldclassdanceny.com and “LIKE” us on FACEBOOK for the most up to date information. Our WCD Email address: [email protected]. PHONE: 785-3481 We currently share the same phone number with our gymnastics schools so please make sure you ask to speak with the dance studio if you need to get in contact with us by phone. Please feel free to email or call us with any questions or concerns you may have. We check our emails and voice mails throughout each day and desk staff is available while instruction is in session. Please notify us if there are any changes in your account information: Address, Phone, Email, Credit Card number.
CHECK-IN: Please make sure each week you and your dancer check in at the front counter. It is a policy to ensure the safety of our dancers and to know that they are in the building, and also helps us to keep our families up to date with all communications or info we may need to provide to you.
SHOES & ATTIRE: All dancers must purchase the proper dance shoes through WCD. Dancers’ names should be on all belongings. Please consider supporting our competition teams and ordering your personalized labels through Mabel’s Labels. Information cards are provided at the desk. Simply choose World Class Dance and a percentage of all orders will go directly back to our competition teams to help with travel and entry fee expenses. All dancers are required to wear any article of World Class Dance attire. We have many families with siblings/friends entering/exiting our building. It is crucial our instructors are able to identify their students in a timely manner in order to start instructing promptly, as well as for the safety of our dancers. Ballet students please wear tights and a leotard (skirt or dance shorts are ok over tights). All Acro-Dance student wear leotard & shorts OR unitard/biketard. Cheerleading and Acro-Dance students are the only students who do not have to wear tights. (Safety). All other students must wear tights or leggings. No half shirts/belly showing. NO Jeans, skirts, play clothes. Hair should be pulled back in a ponytail or bun every week off a dancer’s face.
OBSERVATION: Our classes are NOT parent participation classes. Dancers and teachers ONLY are allowed on the dance floors. We have viewing windows for each dance room for you to take a QUICK LOOK at how your dancer is doing. It becomes a huge distraction to the students and instructors when parents watch the entire time. We offer 3 Observation weeks throughout the dance season, where parents and siblings can come in the last 10 minutes of class and observe the dancers as they practice “performing” in front of you. The students really enjoy making this a surprise for parents to see how much they have accomplished and grown throughout the season. This season’s Observation weeks are: Oct. 3-8, Jan. 23rd-28th & March 20th - 25th. Viewing windows will be CLOSED May & June as our dancers will be working hard on their June performance routines.
BRING A FRIEND WEEK: September 19th – 23rd our registered dancers may bring one (1) non WCD friend to class for free. If that friend registers by September 30th, your name gets entered into a raffle to win 1 FREE dance costume for our 2017 recital!
POLICIES: Please make sure to pick up a copy of our school policies. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP. Many of our FAQ’s are answered in our policies sheet.
We look forward to an amazing dance season, and again thank you all for joining our dance family!
~ Miss Erica – WCD Director