We are delighted to have your child dancing with us at The Dance Foundation for our 2021-2022 season!
Please mark your calendar with the dates below. Spring performance fees below cover the costume(s), which are yours to keep, the production costs and a digital video download of your performance (available only for the performances at The Alabama Theatre) produced by Music Techniques. You may pay the total fee by November 1st if you wish, or pay half now and the other half by February 1st. If your child will not participate in the recital, please notify our office by November 1st. Otherwise, you will be obligated for half of the performance fee, as stated in our policies.
2 year old and 2 and a half year old classes
With our youngest dancers, our 2 and 2 ½ year olds, we will do something special in our studio theatre during their last class, complete with a dance costume. Please mark your calendars for the end of the year mini-showcase during your child’s last dance class the week of May 2-7, 2022. To help celebrate, we invite your family to come during our regular class time that week and watch some of what your dancer has been learning all year. There may be a limit to the number of guests each dancer can have in the audience. We will communicate details as we know them in early spring.
The mini-showcase dates – during your child’s regular class time:
May 3, 2022 Tuesday 10:10am at The Dance Foundation
May 5, 2022 Thursday 9:15am at The Dance Foundation
May 7, 2022 Saturday 9:15am at The Dance Foundation
May 7, 2022 Saturday 10:10am at The Dance Foundation
Total fee for 2½ year old classes: $60.00
3 year old through 2nd grade classes
We will have five separate performances at The Alabama Theatre to accommodate our 3-year-old through 2nd grade classes to keep the event short and audience small. Each class will be assigned to one of the performance times listed below. There will not be dress rehearsals for these shows. A limit may be placed on how many audience members a dancer may bring to the performance depending on the capacity of the performance venue and public gathering guidelines in May.
As a convenience to you, we do our best to ensure that families with more than one child are in the same performance. However, with increased enrollment of siblings every year and so many different performance times, we cannot guarantee that will be the case for all families. Additionally, 2nd graders taking more than one class might be in two separate performances. Times and more specific logistical information will be mailed to you early in 2022. For now, please note the following very important dates and mark your calendars.
Your child’s performance will be one of the following days/times:
Saturday, April 30, 2022 1:00pm or 3:00pm at The Alabama Theatre
Sunday, May 1, 2022 1:00pm, 3:00pm, or 5:00pm at The Alabama Theatre
This performance fee covers a costume, which is yours to keep, the production costs, and a digital video download of the show, produced by Music Techniques.
Total fee for 3yrs – 2nd grade Dance Classes: $165.00
Additional fee for Kindergarten and First Grade Tap classes: $50
Additional fee per class, beyond the first class, for Second Grade students: $80 Second graders in more than one class will have a separate costume for each class.
3rd through 12th graders
The Dance Artist Program 2022 spring performance is titled Adventure Awaits. Our teaching artists will highlight what students have learned throughout the year in an artistic presentation at The Alabama Theatre on Saturday, April 30. The performance will last approximately 75 minutes and will feature around 90 dancers. A limit may be placed on how many audience members a dancer may bring to the performance depending on the capacity of the performance venue and public gathering guidelines in April. We will communicate details as we know them in early spring.
Performance fee: Each student pays a performance fee of $185 (includes one costume). There is an additional fee of $85 per costume for dancers who have more than one costume. There is a unique costume for each Ballet class, for each modern class and one costume for all of the following classes: jazz, musical theatre, tap and hip hop.
Class Attendance: Attendance in class is imperative in order to learn classwork and recital choreography with classmates and be confident on stage. Your dancer will have the most enjoyable recital experience overall if they are as prepared as possible. However, we understand absences are more likely this dance season and continue to ask that you keep your dancer home if they do not meet our at-home health assessment before coming to class. If a dancer must stay home, we encourage observation of class via Zoom.
Please mark your calendars now with these dates:
Friday, April 29, 2022 – Dress Rehearsal: 4:00-9:00 PM at The Alabama Theatre
Please protect the dress rehearsal date on your calendar. If your dancer has a conflict with the dress rehearsal, please notify Shellie Chambers as soon as possible.
Saturday, April 30, 2022 – Performance: 7:00 PM (student call time: 5:30) at The Alabama Theatre