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Family Observation Week

This week, December 17 to 20, our dance families are invited to sit in on your child’s class.  Are your parents or in-laws in town for the holidays?  Have them come and watch your dancer’s class.  They’ll enjoy it, and your dancer will enjoy it, too.


Ms. Kat’s Tues & Wed Dance Classes Canceled This Week

The following classes are canceled for this week:

Tuesday 3:45 Level III

Tuesday 6:00 Level II

Wednesday 3:45 Level IV

Wednesday 5:30 Level I

Ms. Kat is out of state to be with her grandfather who is about to undergo heart valve transplant surgery.  Ms. Ann can’t substitute for Ms. Kat because she fell (and another dancer fell on top of her) and is injured.  Ms. Mary is recently deceased.  Ms. Ryia is not available.  And those lovely guest teachers we had over summer who were all majoring in dance…   they all have finals this week.

Fortunately, our school year session of dance classes has a built-in extra week – we usually use it to make up for bad weather days.  For the Wednesday classes that had class canceled last week due to the National Day of Mourning, we will do a make-up class in the spring, probably on a Saturday afternoon.

Life has been rather intense lately.  Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and continued support.



Very Sad News

I have some very sad news.  Ms. Mary Ochoa, our former teacher, was tragically killed in a car crash on Thanksgiving Day.  Her husband was seriously injured.  Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers, and hold your dear ones tight for just a moment.

I hate to break the news in this rather impersonal manner, but I thought it would be better for those of you who knew Ms. Mary to speak to your child in a way that is appropriate for them, rather than for them to hear about it some other way.

You may remember Ms. Mary’s performance to “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride” at recital a couple years ago.  She was a talented dancer & actor,  and a loving teacher.

She is dearly loved, and will be remembered fondly.

Discount Dance has some Good Deals right now has a really great sale going on right now, but it may end at any time.

If you buy 1 item from their Clearance section, you get 10% off.  If you buy 2 clearance items, you get 20% off.  Buy 3, get 30% off.  Buy 4 get 40% off!

They have leotards, tights, shoes, leggings, tops, cover-ups, dance bags, hair bows, and even costumes.

Sometimes the selection of sizes is incomplete (this makes almost all of the costumes unusable for our recital, unfortunately), but if you are only looking for one or two sizes, they have some great deals!  You can search by size.

Use this code: TP44234 and you may get a 10% discount off the non-clearance items you purchase, AND our dance program gets a few points to spend toward recital costumes for every item you buy.

Here are some nice items that I found:

This sweet dance leotard with attached skirt is available in “Dreamy Pink” in little ones’ sizes and is $9.61, but if you buy 4 clearance items, it’s only $5.77.

Here’s a leotard available in black  that caught my eye.  It is as low as $12.53 before the extra discount and as low as $7.52.  (Although, the description doesn’t say it has a lined front – many children’s leotards don’t.  Up to you if that’s important or not.)

So, if you are looking for bargains, take a look around.  And be sure to use the coupon code TP44234

Happy Bargain Hunting!