April Newsletter


Star Struck Studio
April 2017 Newsletter

Spring is here and the recital is only 9 weeks away! We are all so excited about this year’s show “In Living Color” and we know you are going to love it! This letter should answer any questions you have concerning the recital. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns. We’re always here to help!

Make Up Classes
Teachers will be handing out notes in class concerning make up classes for any classes missed due to the studio closing. Please contact the studio if you need to make up a tumble class as those can be made up by coming to another weekly class.

Costumes will be handed out beginning the week after Easter break. Please try on your costumes immediately and let us know if there are any problems. Do not let your dancer play in their costumes. We cannot replace lost or damaged costumes in time for the show! Costumes must be paid for in full before they can be handed out. Final costume payments were billed on your April statement.

Recital Pictures
Recital group and individual pictures will be taken at the studio June 1st, 2nd & 3rd. We like to have all of the dancers in the group shot even if you don’t plan on purchasing pictures. You will need to pay for your pictures when they are taken if you want to order group or individual packages. A day and time schedule will be posted on the SSDS TeamApp under the events tab.

Dancer’s must remain backstage during the recital, so we depend on parent volunteers to help with classes backstage. If you are interested in being a “backstage mom” please put your name on the sign-up sheet in the lobby. Backstage helpers will be able to go into the auditorium to watch their dancer’s performance, but will need to stay backstage with the group for the rest of the show. Twinkle Star dancers will be allowed to go into the auditorium to sit with their parents at intermission. We will call all dancers backstage for awards time at the end of the show.

Dress Rehearsal
Dress rehearsal will be on Friday, June 16th at the James Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. We stagger the rehearsal times so that you won’t have to be at the auditorium all evening. You will need to allow 1 ½ to 2 hours for your rehearsal. Please be on time and dressed in your first costume for dress rehearsal. More detailed information will be sent out closer to recital time so you’ll know what order your routines will be in the show.
12:00-5:00 Rehearsal for competition dancers (no costumes)
5:30 Dress rehearsal begins for Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Twinkle Stars classes
6:30 Dress rehearsal begins for Thursday Rising Stars & Monday Shining Stars classes
7:30 Dress rehearsal begins for Monday & Wednesday Shooting Stars classes
**Tumble Classes will not have a dress rehearsal

Recital Day
Our 26th Annual Recital will be held at the James Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton on Saturday, June 17th. We have three shows times for our recital with an awards ceremony at the end of each show. All dancers will receive a trophy at the recital.
9:00 Doors Open
10:00 Show time for solos/duets/trios
12:00 Show time for recital classes (show will last approx. 3 hours)
4:00 Show time for company dancers
Program Book Ads & Recital Fees
Every dancer is charged a $60 recital fee. This fee includes a 1/8 page personal ad in our program book. These ads are due by April 30th. If you sell at least $60 in ads for the program, you will not have to pay the recital fee. Copies of previous year’s recital books are available at the studio for you to look at if you need ideas. All ads are due by April 30th.

You have the opportunity to earn money towards your dance account by selling additional ads. Dancers that sell $500 or more in recital ads will earn ½ of the total sales as a credit on their dance account. No matter how much you sell over the $500 mark, you are getting ½ back! So get out there and sell those ads!

A recital ad form with detailed information about sizes and pricing is available under the Class Documents tab.

Recital T-shirts
Each year we produce a recital t-shirt with the recital theme & date on the front and all of the dancers names listed on the back. If you want to order a shirt for yourself or your dancer please fill out an order form and return it with payment in full by May 13th. We don’t order extra shirts, so the only way to get one is to order now! Order forms are available under the Class Documents tab.

Summer Camps & Classes
We have some awesome classes and camps planned for this summer! We will be holding several camps, along with weekly classes and a boot camp this summer. The schedules are in the works, so watch for more info coming out soon!

Thank you all so much for an awesome year! We love having your child in class every week and can’t wait for you to see their performances on the big stage.

See you all in class!