February Newsletter 2008

Parents as the recital nears, we would advise you all to please make sure your child has the proper size dance shoes.  
Some children have been in pain during class.  We understand if there were only two more weeks of class left but there
are 6 more months till show time.  Using these types of shoes will not allow your child to advance, as they should.  
Small Shoes:
        Do Not Support Your Child
        Do Not Allow For Proper:
Point, Turn, or Leap
        Which in turn will not allow your child to make the most out of class and have fun in dance... More importantly this is
painful to your child.  
Unlike the shoes bought at your local department or shoe stores, the shoes on the
studio website are a softer leather that can stretch easier and will mold to your childs foot and grow with them and they will
get more use out of them; As opposed to the harder leather shoes that are readily available at local stores.

Room Parents &
Volunteers Needed!
We still need quite a few room parents to help backstage at the recital, for students ages 3-10.  A "Room Parent" will have
the duties of staying with the children in their dressing rooms, lining them up and brining them backstage for their
performance.  Room Parents may watch their child from the "wings" of the stage during their performance, then walk the
group back to the dressing room for the remainder of the recital.  

All classes will be part of our curtain call at the end of the show.  There will be TV monitors in every dressing room so
students in the show can see other classes perform.  

Volunteers are  needed for rehearsal and the day of the show.  Jobs would include: ticket takers, selling T-shirts and
flower sales.  

       If interested in being a room parent or a volunteer, please email Miss Amanda.  

Note to parents who volunteered last year:  This year we will be in the downstairs dressing rooms.  They are much bigger
than last years room and each class will have their own designated spot to keep a more organized production.   Parents
will need to stay for the entire rehearsal and show.

Shoe Exchange
There is a purple box in the bathroom for students to donate their small shoes and for students to find a bigger size.

Last Chance
Rhinestone Sweatshirt Orders!
The studio has a clipboard up in the waiting room for anyone wishing to purchase a "Grand Jete" Logo Sweatshirt.  The
cost is $45 and comes in sizes CS-AL.  This is the last time this year we will be offering these.  Orders are due no later
than Friday, February 8th.  Any order written down with out payment received will not be ordered.

Dance Twice a Week!! Depending what class students are in, we have the exact same class going on during another day
and time.  We are now opening up those classes for students who want to come more than once a week to practice
technique and their routines for the show.  To see if your class qualifies email Miss Amanda and she will let you know what
the 2nd class time is.