MAY & JUNE  2022 Newsletter

Memorial Day: - Studio is CLOSED on Monday May 30th for Memorial Day. 

May Tuition: This is a friendly reminder that May tuition is due this week and if there is a past due balance, please pay that as well. Thank you. 

Dress Rehearsal: Saturday June 11th at the Amesbury High School
All students must arrive at the high school promptly at 9:30 AM. The rehearsal will start at approximately 10:00 AM. Please come fully dressed in your first costume of the show and hair complete. Hair does not have to have all the gel/hairspray in it during the rehearsal. Please save that for the recital. No make-up for the rehearsal. This is a mandatory rehearsal for all students. The rehearsal fee is $10.00 per student and is due during ticket sales. The rehearsal is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC except for the dancers, one parent/guardian for each student in classes ages 6-7 years and younger, and our crew. Students in classes 8 years and older are not allowed to bring a parent. We will have plenty of backstage helpers assigned to help. Dancers and parents must go to the sign in table upon arrival to check in. A notice with all other important information and rules for dress rehearsal and recital will be passed out during parent observance week. 

Show Time:  Saturday June 11th 
  4:00 PM
  Amesbury High School 
All students must arrive back at the high school no later than 3:00 PM. Go directly to the sign in table and then to your assigned area in the cafeteria. Arrive in FULL costume, hair and make-up for your first routine of the show!
The doors will open to the public at 3:30 PM and until this time, ONLY Rap N Tap Crew is allowed in the auditorium!

Recital Tickets: You can purchase as many tickets as you want. There is no ticket limit. We are very excited to announce that we will be doing RESERVED seating again this year. Tickets sales will be on a First Come First Serve basis. There will be a seating chart where you can choose the seats you would like. Once seats are chosen they will be highlighted so nobody else can take those seats. In order to keep the ticket sales as organized as possible and not interfere with classes we will hold 2 days for all ticket sales at the studio. Ticket sale days: Sunday June 5th , 9am - 12pm and Monday June 6th , 5-7pm. We have sold out the past couple years in 2019 & 2018 so we highly recommend purchasing your tickets on Sunday if you can. All students must purchase their tickets during these 2 days listed above along with paying the dress rehearsal fee of $10 per student. Tickets are cash or money order only and are $25 per ticket. No checks will be accepted. Please plan accordingly because we will not sell any tickets until 9am on June 5th.  

  * $25.00 per ticket
  * $27.00 at the door (providing seating is still available)
  *You must be up to date on all payments owed to Rap N Tap in order to purchase recital tickets.

Hair and Make-up: There will be a hair and make-up notice passed out to all dancers during the week of parent observance with more details but in the meantime see below for the basic hair/makeup for all ages divisions. 

*Classes and age divisions 2-3yr, 4-5yr and 6-7yr:
Hair - High pony (crown of the head) 
Make-up - Silver Glitter/Sparkle on eyes, pink blush and red lipstick. 

*Classes and age divisions 8 & up:
Hair: Low Pony straightened with a center part.
Make-up: foundation, bronzer, brown shades for eyes, black eyeliner, black mascara, blush and deeper red lipstick. The notice will have exact details including brands and colors etc..

Parent Observance:  As a Reminder, parent observance will be the week of Monday May 16 - Saturday May 21. It is very important that one parent with young children ages 2-8yr attend this observance. We will go over many details about dress rehearsal/recital so please make the necessary arrangements to attend. All costumes will be handed out during this time. We ask that only 1 person per dancer attend observance to help prevent overcrowding. Parent observance does no apply to any company classes. 
NOTE: All dancers in Miss Shannon’s Saturday morning 9:10-10:10am 4-5yr class, this parent observance will be held on Saturday May 14th to help prevent overcrowding. 
NOTE: All dancers in Miss Stephanie’s Thursday’s 8-10yr hip hop class, this parent observance will be held on Thursday May 12th to help prevent overcrowding. 

Picture Day: All pictures will be taken here at Rap N Tap on Saturday June 4th between 
11:15am - 3:00pm. Please refer to the picture time order on our website for your exact time(s). A picture order form with all prices and the picture order notice will be passed out during parent observance week. Directly after the class picture is taken that day, you may choose to do an individual picture. We ask that all students participate in your class picture(s) as we use these photos for our website and advertisement. There is absolutely no obligation to buy the class photo. Please show up for your picture 10 minutes prior and be in FULL costume, hair and make-up. 

Recital T-shirts: We are very excited to announce that we will be selling Recital T-Shirts again this year. The t-shirt will have the recital title “Time For A Comeback“ with a design and Recital 2022 on the front. All student and instructor’s names will be listed in alphabetical order on the back. The shirt will be black and the design and lettering will be red and white. This is a great gift for the dancers and a good way to remember Recital 2022. We will have 2 sample t-shirts in the studio office by mid May. There will be a medium youth and a medium adult to look at and try on to help decide on what size to order. We will start taking orders in May and the last order day will be at the recital. On Monday June 13th, the entire order will be placed and the turnaround time is typically no more than 4 weeks. The price per t-shirt is $20.00 and we accept cash, money order or check. Recital T-shirt order forms will be handed out to all dancers during parent observance week. 
ADULT SIZES: S,M,L,1X,2X,3X (add $5 for 1X thru 3X) 

Summer Classes: Summer classes can be viewed on our website and we will be passing out summer info/registration forms to all dancers during parent observance week. 

Attendance:  Attendance is extremely important from here on out. All classes will be preparing for recital and it is hard to do when there are a lot of absences. If you are sick or have something important going on and have to miss class then please call the studio ahead of time and notify us of your absence. 

June Tuition: Tuition is based and calculated on a 10 month payment plan. Rates do not vary month to month therefore full tuition is due for the month of June.

*A Couple Of Notes:

1. A recital packet with all notices/forms will be handed out during parent observance week to all dancers. 

2. Any student with an unpaid balance for lessons or has not paid the $10.00 dress rehearsal fee at the end of the dance year, will not be permitted to perform in the show. There will be no exception to the rule.

All dancers and instructors are excited to show off all their hard work at our 35th annual RNT dance recital! We are beyond happy to get back to normal and put on another amazing show!