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Quakertown Studio (215) 536-6755

Perkasie Studio (215) 257-4121

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P.O. Box 656, Quakertown, PA 18951

Quakertown Phone (215) 536-6755         Perkasie Phone (215) 257-4121

cindanz@comcast.net     www.misscindysschoolofdance.com

©2022 Miss Cindy's



2022 / 2023 Season OPENING LETTER


Dear Parents and Students,


I would like to extend a warm welcome to Miss Cindy's School of Dance.  Our staff is very happy to be working with your children in their development through dance, gymnastics, and other courses offered at the studio.  Please keep the following information and school rules to refer to throughout the year.  Additional newsletters will be emailed periodically to keep you informed of upcoming studio events.  Please click here to visit our Sign-up form to be included in our data base. If your email address has changed from last year please enter your new address on the sign up form.


Classes will begin on September 12 and run through June, ending with our main recital.  When the Quakertown public schools are closed due to snow, (not inservice days), then our school is closed, in which case the student should come to his/her assigned make-up class (listed on the class schedule form).  All students should arrive five minutes before their classes to prepare, so that class may start on time.  Parents, please pick up your children immediately after their class, unless they are waiting for a later class. Such students must refrain from running in and out of the studios or otherwise disturbing the class in session.


Each student will receive a tuition envelope, which may be dropped in the tuition box or placed on the desk at any studio each month.  It will be stamped and returned at the following class for you to keep as a receipt.  If it is lost, the school records will be used to show accurate payment.  Tuition rates are calculated for a 10 month school calendar.  The total tuition is divided into 10 monthly payments due one month in advance.  The total number of classes per month varies and does not affect the monthly tuition due.  Payment for September should be mailed in as soon as possible to reserve a spot in the class and must be paid by September 1  in order for your child to participate in class. October's payment is due the first week of classes.  Anyone who wishes to pay for the full year will receive the last month of classes at ½  charge.  


**SCHOOL POLICY – tuition is due one month in advance.  After 10 days, a 10% service fee will be added.  All tuition for the year  must be paid by May 1 .   There will be no refunds for missed classes or withdrawal from class for any reason.  Students are expected to attend their scheduled make-up classes.


If your child has any health concerns or food allergies, please bring a note to the first class so the staff and I can be made aware of the problem.  


Parents are only allowed to observe classes during the special visiting days.  No exceptions will be made.  These dates will be announced in monthly newsletters.



**********OPEN HOUSE**********

This year we will be holding an open house at both of our studio locations.  You are welcome to visit our studios to see the classrooms and speak with the staff.  You may also use this time to try on and order dancewear from our store so your child will be ready for his/her class.  We have a variety of leotards, shorts, and skirts available.  Please be sure to visit our studio during open house to see all the exciting new dance and gym apparel.    We hope you will visit with us.


Dates:

Studio III & IV (Perkasie Studios)

Tuesday, August 23 from 10:00 – 1:00 & 5:00 – 8:00

Studio I & II (Quakertown Studios)

                              Wednesday, August 24 from 10:00 – 1:00 & 5:00 – 8:00

               


** STUDIO RULES AND REGULATIONS**

1.  No chewing gum and no jewelry worn during class or performances.

2.  Hair must be worn tied up and off the face.  Ballet students must have hair in a secure bun.  Avoid hard

     ponytail holders for gymnastics.

3.  Any students who repeatedly disturbs class or break rules may be expelled from the school with no

     refund of tuition.

4.  Anyone falling behind in tuition payments will not be permitted to take private classes until tuition is paid

     up to date.  You will receive a note if necessary at your  private class.

5.  All dance students must adhere to the dress code.  *See dress code options attached.***


                                        STUDIO CLOSINGS

You will be notified in monthly emails about any scheduled studio closings.  You can also check our website for the calendar which will list all closings.  Students should attend make-up classes for scheduled closings.  


                                    **TUITION FOR CLASSES** 2022-2023


Each student will receive a tuition envelope, which may be dropped in the tuition box found at the studios.

There are three options for payment of your year's tuition.


     1. Monthly payments must be made one month in advance.  Example:  Sept. is due with registration.

           Oct. is due the week of Sept. 12, Nov. is due the week of Oct. 3,  Dec. is due 1 of Nov., etc.


     2. You may pay the full year's tuition and receive the month of June at half cost.  Calculate the amount

          due by multiplying your monthly tuition rate by 9.5.  The full year must be paid by September 30 to

          receive June at half price.  This does not include private classes.  They are paid on a monthly basis.



MONTHLY PAYMENT

DANCE & GYMNASTICS


One class per week ..……………………………………………….$63.00/ month

Two classes per week …………………………………………….$114.00/ month

Three classes per week …………………………………………..$171.00/ month

Four classes per week …………………………………………….$222.00/month

Dance Pass (Student) ……………………………………………..$250.00/month


*Student may take 7 classes. This does not include private classes.


Family Pass ………………………………………………………  $322.00/ month


* Family members may take a maximum of 12 classes – This does not include private classes.

Additional classes are $25.00 per month for student pass & family pass.


Solo …………………………………………….$33.00 per half-hour (paid monthly)

Duo …………………………………………..…$28.00 per half-hour (paid monthly)

Trio ……………………………………….…….$27.00 per half-hour (paid monthly)


YOU MUST BE A BROAD STREET ENTERTAINER TO TAKE ANY PRIVATE SOLOS, DUOS, AND/OR TRIOS AND YOU MUST ALSO TAKE AT LEAST 3 GROUP CLASSES.

          

    GYMNASTIC INSURANCE


One-year insurance fee (age 6 and under) …………. $39.00

One–year insurance fee (age 7 - 12) …………………$47.00

One–year insurance fee (age 13 & UP) ………………$57.00


NO TUITION IS REFUNDED OR CREDITED FOR ANY REASON.  

PLEASE  ATTEND YOUR MAKE-UP CLASSES.


   MANDATORY DRESS CODE

     2022 - 2023


It is very difficult to teach students when they are not dressed properly and are wearing different styles, colors, and fit of clothing.  For teachers, a dress code helps reveal how well their students are implementing the technical aspects of dance being taught, especially ballet.  Body alignment, stretched feet, and extended knees cannot be seen when they are draped in baggy sweats.  We also have found that the children are ready to learn and dance when they are dressed properly.  Preschool and Kindergarten students cannot concentrate when they are pulling on sparkles, tutus, or sequins on their leotards.  It also becomes dangerous for the classes following them, because the floor does become slippery from the glitter and sequins.


Below is a list, along with prices of options for each dress code.  Each option is listed as a package and priced accordingly.  You may use the supply order form to place your order.  Write the option code on the order form, but fill out the information for each item in the option, including item name, size and color.  List the option price.  Turn your order in immediately so the items will arrive for the student's first class.


If you have any questions, please contact the studio office.


TOT, PRESCHOOL, & KINDERGARTEN


Option A:  Cost $50.00

Nylon Short sleeve pink Leotard                                                                 

Pink Tights                                                            

Pink Ballet Slippers                                             

                                                                             

Option B:  Cost $65.00

Nylon Short sleeve pink Leotard

Pink Tights

Pink Ballet Slippers

Pink Skirt


Gymnastics

Girls:  Gymnastic leotard must be worn. Several varieties are available at our store.  Gym shorts may be worn.

Please visit our store to see the variety of shorts and gym leos.

Absolutely no long pants may be worn during gym.

Boys: Gym T-shirts and shorts


                 OCTOBER & NOVEMBER  2022 Newsletter  


School closing – Dance and Gymnastics –The studio will be closed on Halloween, Monday, October 31 so children may go trick or treating. We will have classes in the morning.  The studio will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting on Wed., November 23, including Nov. 24, 25 and 26.  We will reopen on Monday, November 28 with the regular class schedule.  Please attend your make-up class time.  Gymnasts must sign-up in advance with the studio secretary at 215-257-4121 for gym make-up classes.


Special discount offered – Bring a new student to sign up during November only and receive a $15.00 credit toward any in stock dancewear.  


Reminder –Dec. tuition is due the first week of November. Tuition is due one month in advance. Please check your envelope to make sure you are up to date.


Solos, duos, & trios will be billed if 24 hours cancellation is not given.


Class openings – There are still a few openings for dance and gymnastics. This is your last chance to register for classes to be able to participate in our recitals and gym meets. Tots class: Mon. 9:30 IV, Preschool Class: Mon. 10:00 IV,  Gymnastic class: Mon. 10:30 III. Beg. Tap: Thurs. 6:00 I .  Kindergarten  Class : Sat. 11:00 I .  A drop in adult tap class on Monday at 7:00 p.m. in Perkasie. Call 215-257-4121 and  pay $15.00 per class.


Halloween Parade – The Halloween Parade will be held on October 16 at 2:00.  We will meet in an assigned spot at 1:15.   Check the studio or your email for meeting location and also if it is cancelled due to weather.  Please refer to the Parade newsletter for information regarding what to wear. Please pick up your child at the Quakertown studio after we pass the Judges station on Broad Street. Do not wait till the parade is over to pick up your child.  I would like to thank Shane Thrush for driving the trailer and all of the parents in advance who will be helping on October 16, either walking or riding.    


Observation days: Our first observation days will be held the week of November 14 – 19. All classes will be dismissed fifteen minutes early.  We ask that no small children be brought to observation days, as it is distracting to the class and it is very hard for a small child to sit through the class.  Please try to give your child as much praise as possible after class. It's hard to perform in front of a large audience!  You may take photos or videotape during class.


November Special for Christmas gift giving – Come visit our studio boutique to see special merchandise: dance shirts, leotards, sweaters, shorts, leg warmers, bags and more. Order now to arrive in time for Christmas Giving! See coupon below for 15% off.


Reminders -  All dance and gymnastic classes must have their hair tied up (no hard ponytail holders for gymnasts).  All ballet students should have a leotard, tights, shoes and their hair in a bun, no bangs.  Skirts are optional.  All students should wear the appropriate dance or gym attire. No Street Wear.  Thank You!!!


Snow closings – Our studio will close for inclement weather only when Quakertown School District closes or dismisses early due to the weather. (Please come to your scheduled make-up class) We do not follow the school's schedule for holidays and in service days.


Safety first:  Please be careful when crossing the street with your child in front of the studios.  Many times parents will not see little children going between parked cars.  Please assist your child crossing the street and bring them to the door and please do the same when picking them up.  Students coming to class and remaining at the studio between classes can only be supervised by our staff if they remain inside our building.  They can do their homework in the studio while they wait.  If the students are allowed by their parents to leave the building we ask them to sign out at the front desk.  Please send a note with your child if he/she has your permission to leave. We must have a note if someone different is picking up your child.


Swan Lake:    The production of Swan Lake will take place at the State Theatre in Easton on Friday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.  Several of our students will be performing with the 70 professional dancers in the Ukranian Ballet of Swan Lake.  Directions for purchasing tickets are below:


Goggle - State Theatre, Easton Schedule, then hit show information, then find Swan Lake, hit Get Tickets, go to Buy Tickets, Select ticket price, number of tickets, Enter code WEDANCE for discount.


Please present this coupon during the month of November to receive 15% off

in stock t-shirts and dancewear.  Check out the many leotards and skirts.  

This offer excludes tights and shoes.

             

15 % OFF IN STOCK MERCHANDISE

MISS CINDY'S SCHOOL OF DANCE



Happy Halloween and Happy Thanksgiving from Miss Cindy and Staff!


Christmas Entertainment: Please bring the entire family to our special presentation of  “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” on  Saturday, December 3 at 1:00 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. at Palisades High School.  What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday with your children and see dancing dolls, polar bears, elves, and much more.  There will be a special visit from the man in the red suit.  Bring your camera for photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves.  It will be a memorable show and includes children of all ages.  The show is 1 ½ hours and includes costumes, beautiful sets, snow, and lovely Christmas caroling. Ticket orders are available now.



“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Ticket Form

Date:  Saturday, December 3, 2022 @ 1:00 P.M.

         Saturday, December 3, 2022 @ 6:00 P.M.


Where:  Palisades High School

All tickets are reserved seating and must be paid when you place the order so get your order in early to guarantee a good seat.


Adult Ticket                    Child Ticket under 16 years

Advanced Sale - $17.00                       Advanced Sale - $8.00

Door Sales - $18.00                    Door Sales - $9.00


SATURDAY, DEC. 3 @ 1:00 P.M.  

# OF ADULTS @ $17.00  __________

# OF CHILDREN @ $8.00 __________

SATURDAY, DEC. 3 @ 6:00 P.M.

# OF ADULTS @ $17.00  __________

# OF CHILDREN @ $8.00 __________

NAME:  ______________________________  CLASS:____________________

TOTAL AMOUNT DUE:  ____________________________________________


Christmas Show  Sponsor:  Please fill out below if you would like your name to appear in the program for “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”.     


Patron sponsors are $15.00 and business sponsors are $30.00.  Money is used for lights, scenery and school rental. Thank you.  Your Patronage is appreciated.  Deadline is Nov. 12.  


Patron sponsor:     name  ______________________________

  example:  “ Good luck & break a leg to our little angel:  Penelope from Gram and  Pop Smith

Business sponsor:  name  _________________ address:______________________

(include business card)  phone # ______________

Amount paid:  ___________


DECEMBER 2022 NEWSLETTER

Holiday closings for dance and gymnastics – Our studios will be closed for Christmas vacation on Saturday, December 24th   and will reopen on Monday, January 2nd, 2023 with regular schedules.  Dancers, please attend your scheduled make-up class time.   Gymnasts, please call 215-257-4121 and schedule a make-up class.


Christmas Parties – Parties will be held from Saturday, December 17 through Thursday, December 22 during regular class time.  Please send in a special treat or drink for your child to share with his/her class.  Please do not send in any food items containing peanuts or peanut oil. Please write a note concerning any food allergies your child has before the parties.  We will also need donations of napkins, juice or other drinks and paper cups.  The party will be the last half of dance or gymnastic class.


Reminder:  January tuition is due the first week of December.  All tuition should be up to date or a service fee will be added to the total.  Final costume deposit is due by Dec. 13th.

Our school does not follow Quakertown school district's schedule for holiday closings.  We only follow the school district's closings due to snow cancellations or early dismissals due to inclement weather.  Cancellations will be sent by email and a message will be on the studio phones.


We have gift certificates available for Christmas to use for classes or dance wear.

  

Great job to our students and parents participating in the Christmas Show, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”.  The performance was wonderful.  Thank you parents and staff for your help with concessions, ushering, set up and clean up.  


All Christmas show costumes need to be returned to studio I – (Quakertown) on January 9, 10, and 11 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Please wash or dry clean each costume and return all accessories. There will be a $5.00 late fee for each costume if they are not returned by January 28th.  Thank you!


Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our programs at the studio.


                                     

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR!!!!!!

MISS CINDY AND STAFF



                                

Christmas Sale

10 % Off All In-Stock Items

(Excludes Shoes And Tights)

GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS - 2022


Send your child to class dressed like a dancer or gymnast.  They will feel good about themselves and will enjoy the class more.  Gift certificates are available for our boutique, as well as for dance and gymnastic classes.



Dance Leotard -  many styles & colors to choose

                                                                         Cami leo: child $20.00

                                                           adult $25.00             

Pull-on skirts -  black or pink  

                        child -  toddler, sm/med, med/lg.                      $14.00


Ballet wrap skirts   black, pink, & other colors       adult        $19.00

                                                           child        $15.00                                     

Legwarmers – black or pink       Adult & Child                          $11.00

Ankle warmers – black, pink, hot pink, grey 1 size                   $10.00

Black gym/ dance shorts                                                           $10.00

MCSD pink dance bag    check out different bags in studio    $20.00

Garment bag -                     MCSD OR B.S.E.                             $35.00                                       

Duffle bag -                         MCSD OR B.S.E.                              $35.00                                   

                                                                      

FULL PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY ORDER



NAME ____________________________________________ PHONE # _______________________


CLASS TIME: ____________________  AMOUNT ENCLOSED ___________________

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