Oct News

Oct News

DanceStation news:  October 2021


Tuition:  Your monthly tuition is due with the first class of each month- unless you have made other arrangements with me in person.  A late fee of $10 will be added to your account after the 15th of every month.

The Nutcracker Permission Slip is due back this week with the $40 participation/costume rental fee.  If your child was sick last week, or misplaced the permission slip, just get a new one this week. They are due by this Sat. Oct. 9th.  Everyone wishing to participate in our December Nutcracker will need to agree to the Sat. Dec 4th dress rehearsal at the studio and the Thur. Dec 9th dress rehearsal at the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts.

Nutcracker Tickets:  are almost gone already.  We usually sell out by the end of November, so this year the tickets are selling faster than normal.  If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, please do not wait any longer.  The Saturday show has less than 50 tickets left, and the Sunday show has less than 75 tickets left. The Friday show has around 150 tickets, so if your child is in all 3 shows – please purchase tickets to this Friday show and save the Sat. and Sun. shows for the parents whose child is only in those performances. You can purchase tickets through the Hett box office 618-537-6863 or online at mckendree.edu.  The Nutcracker is co-presented by the Hett and so the tickets are assigned seating.  If you wait too long, your party will be sitting separately.  It’s a beautiful show, very fun and festive, it’s a great holiday tradition, and I just want to make sure everyone gets a chance to see their child perform.  😊


The App is available on Google Play store for Android users and the Apple App store for I-Phones.  We have been shouting from the rooftops about this because some families still haven’t downloaded the App and are still in the dark.  The App is where we post all new information, updates, and reminders. If you don’t have our App you are missing important info. Please allow notifications so you know when new info is added.

Paypal payments:  Please include the $3 convenience fee per transaction to offset the cost of using Paypal. If you wish to avoid the $3 fee, you can still pay by check or cash on the first class of every month.  Please indicate your dancers name on the check or the envelope with cash.

Parent Portal:  We are working hard to set up the parent portal so you can log in monthly and check your balance and pay from there.  You should be receiving an email to the primary caregiver (the email we received for registration) by the end of October, with directions on how to set up your own password for your account.

Please make an extra effort to pick up your child on time. The teachers go straight from one class to another.  If we are waiting for you, we aren’t teaching the next class.  Also, I will stress again that teachers and students should not come to class sick this year.  We are offering in-person make up classes this semester, so please check with your teacher for an appropriate time.

Many people did not receive the little video clips that we sent out the 2nd week of class. I’m not sure why, but my email may have been flagged as spam this year. 🙁 Sorry! I think it happened when I emailed 200 families in 2 days during registration. We are working on an alternate way to view the little video clips. Thanks!

Watch week/Parent Observation is October 18-21.  We will have in-person Watch week this year!!!  However, we will have to limit each student to ONE parent/guardian. Our classes are very full this year, and there just isn’t room for more than one parent.  Especially with all three studios running at the same time.  Feel free to take pictures or record part of class for your family.

Thanks!!! Elizabeth

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