September Team News

Email sent Sept 2


Dear Dancers and Parents,

Here we are, September 2nd! 

Fall Classes

  • Classes begin September 14th, but we would like to call in our team kids on Tuesday and Thursday September 8 & 10 to work on our routines and technique. A schedule will be emailed out soon with specifics. 

  • Your Tuesday and Thursday class schedules have been entered and you should see them in your parent portal, and we will be adding your Saturday classes shortly for you. 

  • We are super excited for our new class format. Please be mindful that class lists were generated in sometimes a certain way because of a dancer's experience in a certain genre. 

  • We are currently working on the Saturday Rehearsal Schedule and will send it out to everyone as soon as it is complete.

Covid-19 Protocols 

  • We will be strictly adhering to our Covid-19 protocols that have been put in place. Please make sure all dancers and family members abide by the following guidelines: 

  • Teachers and students must wear a mask at all times. 

  • All students must enter through the front of the building and exit through the back. 

  • When students enter their name and temperature will be recorded along with responses the following questions: 

  • Have you or anyone in your home been experiencing any flu-like/covid-19 symptoms? 

  • Have you traveled out of the state of CT in the past 14 days? If yes, where? 

  • Studio doors can remain open if temperature allows it. 

  • Ceiling fans will be on to help circulate air flow. 

  • Hand sanitizer (for both hands and feet if barefoot) is available and required when entering class and before leaving class. 

  • Grid lines and other markers are on the floor and barres to keep students distanced properly. 

  • Teachers will wipe down/disinfect all touched surfaces before switching classes/studios.

  • Bathrooms will be cleaned every hour. 

  • Floors are steamed mopped and sterilized daily. 

**Please be advised that we are asking students not to "hang out" in the lobby areas in between their classes during this time. If your dancer has a significant amount of time in between classes, please be sure they are picked up. Parents and family members are not permitted to wait in the lobby areas during class times. 

Recital

  • We will have our Virtual Recital will have grand viewing at Edmund Town Hall on Friday, September 11th! "Doors" open at 7pm 

Showbiz - Waterbury, CT Sept 25 - 26

  • Let us know if your solo, duet or trio is ready!  

  • If you'd like to compete your solo/duet/trio, please email Nadine by Sunday, September 6th at nadine@newtowndance.com. 

  • Please specify which routine(s) you would like to compete with. 

  • We are also looking to bring groups who are ready as well. 

  • Here is their Covid protocol - https://www.showbiztalent.com/safety/

  • Jen experienced first hand how they are running events and was very pleased and confident with their approach to keep everyone safe. 

Summer Hours

  • Make sure your summer hours are completed and logged!

  • Intensive/Collective Team Members - 10 hours at Dance Etc. 

  • Company - 30 hours - 10 hours at Dance Etc. 

  • Pop Up Class with Kellyann - Thursday September 3rd! Register online! 

  • 4 - 5pm ages 12 and under - $20

  • 5 - 7pm ages 13 and up - $30 

  • Still need more hours?! Workshop Weekend! 

  • We are setting up a weekend workshop for September 12 and 13. 

  • Classes will run each day 10am - 1pm and then 2 - 5pm. 

  • Classes will be $25 each or $180 for the entire weekend. 

  • If you still need to complete more hours we highly recommend: 

  • CLI Studios online classes 

  • BDC online classes 

Billing and Payments 

  • Billing will now be handled by Don Pothier. If you have any questions or concerns can be reached at Don@newtowndance.com

  • July and August billing for Team has been delayed as we work aligning billing for this season with credits for last season's solos, duets, and trios. We appreciate your patience!! 

  • Dance Team Fees for July, August and September will be due on Sept. 15th 

  • Installments going forward will be due on the 15th of the month respectively, through March.

  • Every Intensive Team member needs to register as an intensive team member in the 2020-2021 dance season.

  • Dance Etc and Company members need to register as that in the 2020 - 2021 season. 

  • All other team members register by class. 

Staff Contacts 

  • Jen - jen@newtowndance.com

  • Nadine - nadine@newtowndance.com

  • Brandy - brandymae.hdance@gmail.com

  • Olivia - olivia@newtowndance.com

Parent Meeting 

  • TBA before regular classes start

  • Meeting will be held via Zoom. An email and link will be sent out beforehand.


Thank you!!

Dance Etc.

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