Welcome to the family.
Welcome to all our new and returning Ballet with Miss Rachel students & families!
There have been so many new additions to our ballet school this fall. I am so excited to get to know each and every one of your kids better and better!
As a dance family, it's important that we all work together this year to help things run smoothly for classes, fundraisers, events & performances so please read the monthly updates carefully and contact me with any questions.
AROUND THE STUDIO:
The payment box is now installed! If paying with cash, please put cash in an envelope labeled with the dancers name you are paying for. Otherwise, cash dropped in the box un-labeled will not be able to be credited to a dancers account. Check writers should use envelopes with a label when they are paying for several things with one check (ex: t-shirt, monthly tuition & ticket sales).
All dancers may be dropped off at the time of class. Parents are not required to stay unless your child needs assistance using the restroom. In fact, students often focus and learn better without the distraction of parents in the room once they are comfortable with their teacher.
However, ALL DANCERS MUST BE SIGNED OUT at the information table. Whoever is picking up your child at the end of class should PRINT their name next to the student's name and initial it. This helps us make sure the right adults are picking up your child each day.
Updates, Reminders, School Closings
All studio closings (holidays, inclement weather, etc) will be posted on the Ballet with Miss Rachel FACEBOOK PAGE.
If a personal emergency causes me to close unexpectedly, a text and/or email will be sent to the affected families for that day. Such a situation would only be caused by true emergencies such as the hospitalization of myself, my spouse or my children.
Other updates will be posted in the studio bulletin boards as well as included in monthly emails/blog posts like this one!
Donate Halloween Costumes
Please donate gently used costumes by dropping them in the box by the information table. These costumes will be sold in October as a fundraiser for Nutcracker costs! Thank you for your donations!
Substitute Teachers & Interns, oh my!
Ballet with Miss Rachel would like to introduce Miss Beth as our new intern for the 2016-2017 year! She is a dance major at Radford University and looks forward to working with young dancers and developing her skills as a teacher. We are so excited to have her with us this year!
Every once in awhile, I may need to miss a class due to family events or other obligations. When this occurs our primary substitute teachers will be Eliza Green and/or Miss Beth. Eliza assisted me with our Imagine DANCE! Camp & Summer Workshop Performance last July and is also a Radford University dance major. Specifically, she will be substitute teaching Saturday's classes on September 17th.
Spirit Week! Sept 19th - Sept. 24th
You may have noticed on your yearly calendar that Spirit Week is coming up! While students still need to come ready to dance with pink tights, ballet shoes, hair in a bun and wearing their uniform leotards, during Spirit Week, students may also wear their "I <3 Ballet" T-shirts during class from the summer as well as a skirt or tutu from home! Upper School spirit week day is Tuesday Sept. 20th.
Don't have an I <3 Ballet T-shirt? A few are on sale at the information table ($10 each) OR students may wear any pink or white t-shirt from home! We will be taking pictures together and using fun music at the end of each class to celebrate our our love of ballet! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Please be working on finding sponsors for your dancers! You may turn in sponsorship forms at any time but they are due by October 1st. Additionally, there will be prizes awarded to the top 2 dancers raising the most sponsorship funding over $100!
September 2- 5 CLOSED for Labor Day week-end
September 12 - Nutcracker Casting & Rehearsal Schedule Posted in the Studio
September 19 - 24th - Spirit Week!
Thanks for reading! We have already gotten off to a great start here at the beginning of the year! I look forward to a wonderful season of learning, growing and performing!
Until I see you, keep dancing!
Rachel offers updates & insights to her ballet students and parents concerning all things dance related!