Proper dancewear preferred includes leotards and tights, dance shorts or dance tops..Regular clothes or baggy clothing is not allowed.. hair, if long, must be pulled back in a pony tail or bun..Make sure taps for younger dancers have elastic, not ribbons..Please tie and cut the elastic on ballet shoes, NO RIBBONS, PLEASE!! Taps and jazz shoes may be tan or black, slip on preffered..Hip hop students may wear comfy clothes and athletic shoes.. Students not dressed properly will be asked to sit. Seven years or older are asked to please wear black leotards and pink tights for ballet classes, unless otherwise specified by their teacher..
HOLIDAYS AND MISSED LESSONS
We observe Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mardi Gras, and Easter/ spring break with Ocean Springs schools.. Please check with the teacher about other holidays.. We WILL have dance on teacher workshop days..holidays are usually made up by there being 5 lessons in some months.. NOTE: We charge by the MONTH, NOT THE LESSON!! Full tuition must be paid even if a student chooses to miss several lessons.
TUITION IS DUE BY THE 10TH OF EACH MONTH! Please make checks payable to Donnas.. If you send cash, please put it in an envelope with the student's name on it.. Please also include the student's name on the check. There is a 10$ charge for NSF checks.. Please pay promptly, there is a 10$ late fee for tuition received more that 30 days after the 10th.. THANKS!!
-Dancing since 1975
RECITAL AND COSTUMES
REHEARSALS will be the last week in May... Costumes will be ordered and ready made.. Dancers will be measured in December, and the cost will be between $65 and $85 per costume.. these will be ordered over Christmas break, as these will take 12 to 16 weeks to come in.. A $50 deposit PER COSTUME is required by the 15th of Dec, BEFORE THE BREAK OR THEIR COSTUME WILL NOT BE ORDERED!! You may begin paying on these deposits in Sept if you like, so the extra expenses around Christmas time won't be an issue! Costume deposits are non-refundable after the 15th.. You will receive notes about costumes in Nov.. In March, an $85 recitial fee FOR EACH CHILD is required.. NOTE, EACH CHILD WILL HAVE REHEARSAL ON STAGE WITH LIGHTING AND CUES, SO EACH CHILD WILL PAY A RECITAL FEE!! Costumes don't always fit perfectly, and are ordered for a one time performance, if alterations must be made, it is the responsibility of the student.. John Bright will be at the studio to take individual pictures in costumes the last two weeks in April and the first weekend in May!! Class pictures will be taken in April.. feel free to come in and ask questions! Ms. Kathie and the teachers are always ready to help!