October 2019 | Newsletter
"Let Your Hopes Shape Your Future"
Miss Mel's Message:
We're already into the second month of dance and our students are doing SO GREAT! We are proud of the confident and responsible people they are becoming. Not to mention their dedication and growth in dance itself! I look forward to watching them continue to push themselves to new limits this year.
There are lots of things to look forward to in October! The colors and smells of fall, pumpkins and apples, Halloween and more! We can't wait to see everyone in their Halloween costumes during Halloween Spirit week. Plus, we'll have a spooky and scrumptious surprise for all of our dancers!
Important Items for October
Don't forget to order your TDA Logo Wear! You can find the order form on the Parent Portal here, or you can order at the front desk!
Costume Fees are due November 1st.
Read our latest blog article "Congratulations! You're Officially a Dance Parent!". Being a dance parent here is a little bit like being in a secret society; there’s this new lingo to learn and a whole culture that you are now a part of. Here’s the inside scoop on what you need to know!
Tuition is due the first of each month. All clients are now enrolled in autopay. If you would not like your card on file to be charged, please pay via cash or check before the first of the month. A $10 late fee is applied if tuition is not received by the 10th of the month.
We are still taking registrations! Tell your friends why you love TDA. If you refer a friend and they register, you receive a $50 tuition credit.
Fri, Oct 11th: Leaps + Turns Clinic
Sat, Oct 12th: Open Tumble
Thurs, Oct 24th-30th: Halloween Spirit Week
Thurs, Oct 31st: Closed for Halloween
TDA In The Community
We are excited to once again be participating in Dancers Give Back! The local 501(c) Non-Profit organization donates 100% of their profits raised to the Jacquie Hirsch For ALL foundation for cancer patient support and research.
26 lives have been directly saved through DGB's financial contribution in medical research, family/patient support, and getting people on the bone marrow registry. By holding this event filled with events, classes, and performances, DGB Buffalo has been able to donate $502,000.
TDA Intensive Team members attend all the workshops during the weekend. We would like to invite you to join the fun and attend the event as well!
Where: Villa Maria College (420 Pine Ridge Rd Buffalo, NY)
For more details, visit the front desk or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check Out TDA’s Online Store!
We would like to share some exciting news with you... TDA now has its own online store! You can order anything from the store at any time, utilize the monthly coupons on the site, and TDA Premium Members even get a 10% rebate! The link to our store is in the menu bar on our website labeled “Online Store”. If you want to check it out now, here’s the link!
TDA Is Now Y.P.A.D. Certified (Youth Protection Advocates In Dance)
The intention of YPAD is to provide dance professionals with the necessary tools and resources to help protect and develop healthy, happy dancers. All certifications include…
Background checks for all staff and volunteers
CPR training for all staff and volunteers
Emergency and evacuation protocols for the studio
Staff training classes in topics such as:
Social media safety
Dancer health and injury prevention
Body image, nutrition and eating disorders
Mandated abuse reporting
Anti-bullying education and conflict resolution
Age-appropriate dance concepts, costumes, music, and movement