Classes begin the Wednesday after Labor Day in September (Wednesday, September 6, 2017) and finish the week before Memorial Day in May. We will continue to take enrollment through the second week of January.
Lessons missed due to illness, vacation, etc., may be made up. Check with your instructor for make-up times. Missed classes are non refundable. If your child has had a fever or was not able to attend school within 24 hours of class please keep them at home and make up missed classes.
HOLIDAYS AND SNOW SCHEDULES
The studio follows area school schedules for Fall, Winter and Spring Breaks and snow days. For other holidays please check the newsletter. If schools close or let out early due to bad weather, we will not have class. If in doubt, please call the studio for a recorded message.
All classes are one hour unless specified. Baby Ballet and Mommy & Me classes are for 40 minutes. The studio opens 15 minutes before classes start in the morning and afternoon.
Students may wear any color leotard and tights. Black leotards are required for K-6 ballet students. Jazz pants, yoga pants and tank tops can be worn for jazz and hip hop classes. No shorts please. Male students can wear warm-ups if they prefer. Long hair should be pulled up and away from the face.
Ballet – Pink Ballet shoes
Ballet/Tap – Pink ballet shoes and black flat heeled tap shoes
Ballet/Jazz – Black jazz oxfords or black ballet shoes
Jazz – Black jazz oxfords
Jazz/Tap – Black jazz oxfords and black flat heeled tap shoes
Company & Advanced Tap – 1 to 1 1/2” heel tap shoes with Tel Tone taps
Pointe Class – pink ballet shoes plus any style pink toe shoes, thin ribbons and foam bunnies. Toe shoes should not be purchased until student has Miss Shelly’s approval.
Boys – black ballet shoes
Modern – modern sandals
*Please mark shoes with student’s name.
MINI PROGRAMS AND OBSERVATION WINDOWS
During the year our younger dancers perform short programs for parents, grandparents and friends. We will have Fall and Winter Programs where we provide costumes for each dancer. Please bring your camera and video camera. We will have cookie sign-up sheets posted so parents can bring treats. Our observation windows will be opened from time to time, at the discretion of the instructor.
Our Recital is scheduled for May each year at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. An afternoon Recital is held for the young students, an early evening Recital is held for students through third grade and our older students dance in an evening Recital. The Recital is optional, but we encourage all of our students to participate. A rehearsal is held on the same day as the Recital.
Recital costumes range in price from $65 to $90. Because costumes require up to 18 weeks for delivery, we ask that parents come to the studio in early January to measure their dancer, order and pay for costumes. We cannot, under any circumstances, make refunds for ordered costumes.
A $65.00 recital fee is collected in March. Recital fee is used to help offset the expenses associated with the Performing Arts Center, union stage hands, technical crews, ushers, programs and scenery. If you volunteer to be a “stage mom,” you pay only $45 for your student’s recital fee. We need two stage moms per class to help with walk-thru rehearsal and recital. Recital Fee is used instead of selling tickets.
A photographer comes to the studio in late April to take individual and group pictures. Purchase of the photographs is strictly optional and payment is made directly to the photographer on the day of pictures.
Each year, Miss Shelly’s hires a video production firm to video the Recital. Purchase of the video is strictly optional and payment is made directly to the video production company.
Celebrate at Miss Shelly’s with a party full of dancing, dressing up, playing with friends and LOTS OF FUN! Choose from a number of different birthday party themes and options & let us make the day extra special! Brochures are located in the front lobby. Contact Miss Raegan thru the studio website for details and scheduling.
If you have any questions concerning our studio, your dancer, tuition, costumes, statements or schedules, please contact our business manager, Miss Raegan, through our web-site www.missshellysschoolofdance.com.
We’re looking forward to another wonderful year, and we hope you and your family are part of it!