March 1 - March Tuition Due
March 6-8 - Ticket to Broadway Competition
March 9-13 - Pajama Week
April 10 - Recital Tights & Shoe Order Forms and Payment Due
April 13-17 - Closed for Spring Recess
We are about to get really busy! Within the next couple months, a lot of recital information will be headed your way. If you have been with us in the past, we always receive many compliments on how smoothly our recital ran, how professionally everything looked, and how well the dancers performed. I intend to be even better this year! If it is your first recital with us, please don’t feel overwhelmed. I try my very best to make everything as user-friendly as possible. I am once again creating a recital tight and shoe order (see below). Don’t wait until the last minute to buy your tights and shoes… As always, I am more than willing to answer any questions or help in any way, so please just reach out! -Miss Danielle
Lost & Found
We will be emptying out our lost and found at the end of March… Please make sure to check our lost and found boxes if you think that you might have left something behind! Our boxes are beginning to get pretty full. Next time your dancer is in the carpeted waiting room, have them check the boxes by the door if they are missing anything. Also, please label the inside of your dancer’s shoes with their initials so, in case they go missing, we know who the owner is!
Ticket to Broadway Competition
On March 7 and 8, our competition team will be competing at Rotella Magnet School in Waterbury. If you’d like to see what competition is all about and/or if you’d like to support our dancers, please check out the competition. It will also be live streaming on their website
Dress Rehearsal/Recital Packets
When we come back from Spring Recess, I will have Dress Rehearsal/Recital info packets ready to go. Here you will find ALL the info you need for our show in terms of arrival times, ticket sales, basically how everything works for our show.
Looking for Stage-Moms
I will be looking for stage moms to help out in the back. While I know it’s very exciting to watch the show from the front, we can’t have a show without help in the back without help from stage moms. There will be a sign-up sheet posted. Please fill in the spots. Each class needs designated stage moms. As always, once your class is set up on the side of the stage ready to go, stage moms are welcome to sneak out into the audience to watch the routine - the layout of LIS makes this very easy to do. If you are wondering what responsibilities a stage mom has, please ask.
Picture Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 16th. We have again booked Zolla Photography. Zolla does BEAUTIFUL work and every year she impresses us with her photos. As always, a very detailed hand out will be coming out this month so if you have never had picture day with us, have no fear! As we did last year, there will be a sign up sheet at the desk for dancers to sign up for their individual shots. I really do hope everyone participates! I treasure all of my childhood dance photos - they are the best keepsakes from some of the best years of my life!
Recital Tight and Shoe Order
Every year we do a group order for recital tights and shoes. An order form will be distributed shortly. It will also be posted in the Online Portal under shared files. You do not have to place an order through us, but be aware that the tights and shoes listed in the packet/handout are THE ONLY tight brand and color for recital. The proper tights and shoes are required for Picture Day, Dress Rehearsal, and Recital. I will not let dancers go on stage with the wrong shoes or tights. If you need size charts, please go to our Discount Dance page and look up the size charts for each item. All order forms and payments must be in by April 10, no exceptions as I must place the order for the items to be here in time! Please make checks payable to Papermoon Performing Arts.
**Wondering which tights and shoes you need? Please log onto your Online Portal and on the homepage, click “More” on the top menu bar and then “Costumes”. All of your dancers' costumes will drop down. The descriptions include which shoes and tights they will need. Simply take the order form and fill in the appropriate items that you need to order including size and color.
March 9-13 students are welcome to wear their pajamas to dance! Whatever you wear, please make sure you can still dance safely and wear your dance shoes! No footie pajamas. We will be accepting $1 donations from dancers who are wearing pajamas to benefit our charity of the year!
Adult Ballet continues on Thursday evenings from 7:45-8:30 PM! Parents of enrolled dancers can try their first class on us! You can attend class on a drop-in basis or you can purchase a 5-punch card for $65 to be used over an 8-week period. Buy a punch card and your sixth class is free. Ballet is such a wonderful art form mind, body, and soul!
We are now offering Ballroom dance lessons! Join our group instruction from 6:15-7:15 PM every Friday night at the studio. You can sign up as an individual or couple. Dancers sign up for the month for $50 per dancer or can do a drop-in rate of $20 per dancer if you’d like to sign up week by week. You can sign up at the desk or at www.papermoonperformingarts.com/ballroomdance