April/May 2018 Newsletter

 *April Vacation: Studio will close for April Vacation Monday 
April 16 - Sunday April 22. Wishing all our students and family a wonderful Spring Break. 

 *Dress Rehearsal : Saturday June 9 at the Amesbury High School
All students must arrive at the high school promptly at 9:30 AM. The rehearsal will then start at approximately 10:00 AM. Please come fully dressed in your first costume of the show and hair done. There will be no time to do hair before the rehearsal begins. No make-up during 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 students, one parent/guardian for each student ages 7 years and younger, and our crew. Students 8 years and older will not be allowed to bring a parent. We have plenty of backstage helpers that keep it organized and running well for all other students. Students and parents must go to the sign in table upon arrival. Pick up times for students will be announced closer to the recital date.

 *Show Time: 
 Saturday June 9
  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 dressing room. Arrive in Full Costume, Hair and Make-Up for your first routine in 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: As a Reminder, Each student is Required to sell a minimum of 5 Tickets ( stated in the fall registration rules and regulation form ). You can sell 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 that 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 tickets sales as organized as possible and not interfere with classes we will hold 2 days for all tickets sales. The days are Sunday May 20th from 9am - 12pm and Monday May 21st from 5-7pm. All students must purchase their 5 required tickets during these 2 days listed above along with the Recital Dress Rehearsal Fee of $10 per student. Tickets are CASH or MONEY ORDER only and are $20 per ticket. NO checks will be accepted. Please plan accordingly because we will NOT sell any tickets until 9am May 20. Please avoid asking others to purchase your tickets. We ran into a lot of issues with this last year. Thank you. Please note that the first couple rows will be taking for Shantell and Carolyn’s Family and some other seats for Rap n Tap instructors!  
  * $20.00 per ticket
  * $22.00 at the door (providing seating is still available, last year we SOLD OUT)
If you have more than one child in the recital you are only required to sell 5 tickets NOT 5 tickets per child. All tickets sales must be paid by cash or money order. NO CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED! Also, you must be up to date on all payments owed to Rap N Tap in order to purchase recital tickets.

 *Parent Observance:  As a Reminder, Our last parent observance will be during the week of Saturday May 12 - Friday May 18. It is very important that parents with young children attend this observance. We will go over many details about dress rehearsal/recital including hair and make-up so please make the necessary arrangements to attend. All costumes will be handed out during this time. We recommend not to bring other children to the observance. Parent observance does not apply to company classes.

 *Picture Day: All pictures will be taken here at Rap N Tap on Saturday May 19th between 
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM. Please refer to the Picture Time Slot Notice (will be passed out beginning of May) for your exact picture times and the picture order form for all prices. Directly after the class picture is taken that day, you may choose to do an individual picture. All students in each class MUST participate in your class picture. There is absolutely no obligation to buy the class photo. Please show up for your picture 15 minutes prior and be in FULL costume, hair and make-up. All dance company dancers pictures will be taking during the last hour so you don’t have to be there all day J Recreational class pictures will be spread out throughout the first 2 ½ hours. 

 *Video: Our Recital will be professionally video taped by Video Memories again this year. Amount per recital DVD is $45.00. Even if your child is in only one routine, by purchasing the recital DVD you have purchased a precious memory that can never be erased! Absolutely NO videotaping is allowed during recital. If anyone is caught videotaping then that person will have to leave the premises immediately. We ask that everyone takes this rule serious. Having a professional videotape our Rap N Tap recitals is a service we do not want to lose! Video order forms will be passed out shortly along with Summer Class and Recital T-shirt forms.

 *Last Shoe Order: Please check all your dance shoes and make sure they fit properly. If you will need new shoes, you will also have to get measured and pay in full during the week of 
May 12-18. Checks payable to Rap N Tap. We will not be able to accept late orders or payments so please plan accordingly. 

 *Attendance:  Attendance is EXTREMELY important from here on out! All classes will be preparing for recital and 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. Any student with an unpaid balance for lessons or have not paid for the required 5 tickets or 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! 
2. All teachers and students have been working extra hard to put on the 31st recital and are looking forward to showing off their hard work and dedication!

**STUDIO CLOSED ON MONDAY MAY 28th Memorial Day**

  *Facebook: Rap n Tap has a Facebook page and we invite all our students, families and friends to please 'LIKE' our Facebook page. All important studio information will be posted on FB as well. Thank you!!!


  REMINDERS:

  1. Monthly tuition is due the first class of each month.
  2. Outside shoes are not allowed in dance class.
  3. Please secure hair back off your face and no gum allowed.
  4. Pick up after yourselves and don't forget to take your belongings home.
  5. Write your name on all your dance shoes/dance wear.
  6. No cell phone use in dance class.
  7. Respect all class mates and teachers and please remain quiet in waiting rooms. 
  8. HAVE FUN!!