May/June Newsletter

Memorial Day: Studio is CLOSED on Monday May 29th 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.

Information that can be viewed on our website: There will be a recital/year end packet with all info and forms passed out during parent observation week. In the meantime, go to our website to view:
*Summer schedule
*Princess Dance Academy camp
*Recital T-shirt Info
*Picture Time Order
*Recital Hair & Makeup
*May/June Newsletter

Dress Rehearsal: Saturday June 10th 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 can be paid with June tuition. 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 10th
  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: We are so happy and excited to announce that we will be doing online dance recital ticketing this year. We are still in the process of putting together our show page with the ticket company. Once complete, a detailed email will be sent with all ticket information. Keep an eye out for that email by next week. 

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: Parent observance will be held during the week of May 15 - 20. We ask that one parent per dancer attend to help prevent overcrowding. All costumes, tights and a recital packet with all very important year end info and forms will be passed out. Parent observance does not apply to any company level classes or junior rec team. 
Note: The Boys Hip Hop class will have parent observance the week prior on Wednesday May 10th to help prevent overcrowding. Also, the 11&up Tap class will have parent observance the week prior on Thursday May 11th to help prevent overcrowding.

Picture Day: All pictures will be taken at Rap N Tap on Saturday June 3rd 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. I have attached a picture of the t-shirt design and a picture of the back of the shirt with all dancers names. Please check to make sure your child's name is spelled correctly. If it's spelled incorrectly, please email us separately with how you want it spelled. All spelling corrections will be made prior to ordering. This is a great gift for the dancers and a good way to remember Recital 2023. We will have 2 sample t-shirts in the studio office by parent observation week. 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 12th, the entire order will be placed and the turnaround time is typically no more than 3-4 weeks. The price per t-shirt is $25.00 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)

Last Dance Shoe Order:  As a reminder, we will be doing one last dance shoe order before the recital this week May 1st - 6th. Please check to make sure your child has the correct style and color shoes for class and that they fit properly. All shoe orders and payments must be done by May 6th in the studio office. 

Summer Classes and Princess Dance Camp: Summer class/princess camp info 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. The routine order of the recital is hung up in both dance rooms and both sitting rooms to familiarize yourself with.  

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 the dancers and instructors are excited to show off all their hard work at our 36th annual RNT dance recital! We are beyond happy to put on another amazing show!