Happy Monday, that means officially ONE WEEK UNTIL CLASSES START!!!! I am so excited to get back to it! I miss my students and I am so happy to get to know some new family's too!
WELCOME ALL OF YOU!
Here is a little startup info for new studio family's to familiarize yourself with any FAQ's you'd like to know.
So MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH is the first day of classes at Studio Labelle Dance
At Studio Labelle Dance encouraging, confidence, fun grace & poise and fostering a desire to preform is at the forefront of my teaching style.
You and your child are going to have a blast making ballet memories.
Thank you for choosing SLD and I look so forward to getting to know you!
The studio location is a tiny bit hidden from street view so let me elaborate for any new parents...
Map link here of Fruitvale to show 28 Short Street
You are looking for a large white house tucked in behind to the left. The Studio has been built into the lower level of our home so please know we are expecting students arrival during class times, no need to knock. Please come right in the front door, remove your shoes and head downstairs to the studio. Downstairs there is a small waiting area and a bathroom and change room.
We share a driveway with 26 short street and if we all politely angle park to the far left on the grassy area I will be most happy. I know as winter and snow arrive it gets a tiny bit crowded at class overlap but we will see if we need to put a 5 minute stagger between classes or if it works well.
You will need dancewear and I do indeed have merchandise for sale at the studio but if you have your own already here are the requirements:
-Pink or black leather ballet shoes
- A solid color leotard - any color is fine although I sell mostly just black & pink to keep distractions at a minimum (not too flashy is what I am hinting at)
-Light pink ballet tights
-Hair pulled back into a bun
A small skirt or tutu may be worn as well (I know the younger girls love this) but the older dancers I do like to see their body lines and the skirts can be intrusive to our practice.
Also remember that the last 5 minutes of every class is tutu time where I have special tutu's for the girls to wear.
For baby ballet if the student is too small as of yet for ballet shoes, bare feet or grip socks will work.
Adult ballet students should still be dressed in ballet attire (leotard and tights) and have their hair pulled back neatly, but may also choose to wear a cover-up skirt or yoga pants over their tights.
And for payment, if you have paypal everything is available for payment online - merchandise and tuition fees. Or feel free to pay in person at class by cash or cheque. I will invoice you upon payment and a copy of that goes directly to your email so you will have a record.
Payment is due the first class of each two month term. On the note of "terms" the only reason for this division of months is to make payment easier on parents, classes run consecutively from September to June.
There is also a FAQ's page on my website that I would advise you have a quick read through if you have any further questions... parent observation, fees, etc..
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So as I said I am crazy excited to get started and do let me know if I can do anything else to help.
Yours in Dance,