Weekly Newsletter Updated 6/13

New Notes for the Week

We are in final preparations for our upcoming recitals next week!  We couldn't be any more thrilled.  Our shows are going to be fantastic and we cannot wait to see all our awesome dancers on the big stage!  This will be our last Weekly Wednesday for the season.  Next week you will receive daily emails reminding you of the day's events.  Listed below are updates for the week.  Please let us know if you have any questions.s

New Notes for the Week

  1. We will have regular dance classes next Monday and Tuesday at all studios.  Please make sure your dancer is in class for their last days. 

  2. June Tuition is PAST DUE!  This is the last payment for the current session!  Late fees have been applied.  Dance Recital Students will not be allowed to participate if June Tuition is not paid.  Payments can be made online at www.dedance.com or to any of the studio locations. Prompt payment is appreciated!  We are no longer accepting checks now.  Cash and credit card will only be accepted.  Dancers may be asked to sit out of class if there is still an outstanding balance.

  3. All Recital Pictures are in and can be picked up at any of the studio locations.  We will also have pictures at the theater next week.  Don’t forget to grab your pictures if you purchased them.

  4. Don’t forget to sign up for Summer and Fall classes!  Enroll online at www.dedance.com

  5. Lost & Found- Please make sure to check the Lost & Found this week.  All unclaimed items will be donated to Goodwill.

  6. Recital Schedule-  We will start with "Recital Schedule" next Wednesday at LJ Williams Theater in Visalia.  The theater is part of Redwood High School on Main St.  Please make sure to review the recital packet that was handed out for exact days and times your dancer will need to be at the theater.  Packets are still available at the studio if you need extra copies or on our website. 

  7. Commemorative Recital “Lights, Camera, ACTION” recital tank tops are now on sale! Tank tops are sold first come, first serve.  Limited supply.  Price $20. Variety of Children & Adult sizes in stock. These tanks are so cute!  Available at all studio locations.

We will be selling participation trophies at the theater for $20!  These make great gifts to give to your dancer after their performance.  Trophies will be available for purchase starting on Wednesday, June 20 at LJ Williams Theater.  Trophies do sell out and are sold first come, first serve.

A Huge Congratulations to all our performers in the Musical “The Little Mermaid!”  This was an amazing show by our DE Theater Arts Department.  We were very proud of each and every one of our performers!  Thank you to Teacher Adrienne for bringing the love of theater to the studio.  We look forward to our upcoming productions!

Recital Guidelines
1.  Bringing your dancer into the theater
Tech Rehearsals: Dancers may enter any of the doors. (Front or west side doors by the tennis courts.)  Dancers/Parents will then proceed to the dressing room of the routine they will be practicing. 

2.  All Recitals:
Dancers must enter the west side doors (by the tennis courts) and be checked in.  1 parent may bring them in the side door but must have their ticket with them.  Dancers may not come through the front doors for any of the recitals.

**Dancers must stay in the dressing rooms for the entire recital.  Dancers may not go and sit in the audience.  We do a finale at the end of the show with all the dancers.  We need them to be in their assigned dressing rooms so we can gather them and line them up.  

3.  How to pick up your Dancer after each recital.

  • Visalia Show #1 Recital (Tot's and K classes)-  All Tots 2 yrs., 3yrs, 4yrs will remain seated on stage for parents to pick up.  K-Classes will be taken back to their assigned dressing rooms.
  • Visalia Show #2 Recital (Level A classes)- All classes will be taken back to their assigned dressing rooms.
  • Visalia Show #3 Recital (Visalia Level B & up)-  All classes will return to their assigned dressing rooms. 
  • Hanford Recital- All Tots 2yrs, 3 yrs., 4yrs, will remain seated on stage for parents to pick up.  All other classes will return to their dressing rooms.

**Preschool Tot parents, you may take your child home at intermission if you would like.  We know this show is lengthy and our babies get tired. 

** The process to get everyone back to their dressing rooms does take time.  We ask that parents please wait 5-10 minutes before coming to pick up your dancer.  Please talk with your dancer about staying in their dressing room always.  Please make sure to take all your belongings with you after each performance.   There will be other dancers coming in to use the dressing rooms for other shows.  

Theater Etiquette
Just a friendly reminder of general theater etiquette that you may pass along to your family:

  • Please arrive on time.  Once the house lights go off it is hard to find seats in the dark.  Parking is not the easiest at LJ Williams Theater so please give plenty of time for parking.  
  • Do not get up during a performance.  Please enter/exit the theater in between routines.
  • Please cheer and clap for all performances!  Dancers feed off a great crowd.  Let them know what a great job they are doing.
  • Make sure to not bring balloons into the theater.  They may block the view of someone around you. 
  • Cell phones should be turned on silent.
  • Crying babies should be tended to in the lobby.
  • Parents may videotape the performances however no video equipment may be set up and views of those around you must not be blocked.  Cell phone video is acceptable.
  • For the safety of our dancers, flash photography is not allowed.  

Recital Parent Volunteers
If you signed up to volunteer backstage for any of our recitals you will receive an email confirmation by next Tuesday with specific instructions.  You will not need a ticket to enter the theater but please bring your email confirmation letter.  

Recital  DVD's
Order forms for Recital DVD's are available at the front counter.  You may purchase a professional DVD of your dancer's recital.  DVD's usually take 8 weeks to be delivered.  

**Just a reminder that the office staff will be at the theater for all tech rehearsals and recitals.  If you need any assistance please see them in the front lobby. You may also email us at dncrsedg@aol.com with any questions you may have. We will check our emails multiple times a day and get back to you as soon as we can.  

Past Reminders

  1. We are now enrolling for our 2018-2019 Fall Session!  You may view the Fall Schedules online and enroll as well.  Please note that your child has been pre-approved by the teachers for next year’s classes.  When you see their level online please note it is based on the class they are participating in for the recital this year.  This level  pre-approved for Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Lyrical only.  Please let us know if you need help when putting your schedule together for next year!  Class sizes are limited.  Reminder: when enrolling online a $25 registration fee as well as September’s tuition is due to secure a spot in the class.

  2. Interested in joining our local community performing team?? T3 is our performing team which attends many local events throughout the year.  This is completely separate from our competition teams.  T3 is a song/dance group and next year’s theme is “The Lion King!”  Please see the attached flyer for more information!  Ages 5-13yrs.

  3. We are looking for volunteers for our upcoming performances.  Volunteer forms were included in the packets that were handed out during picture weeks.  We ask that our backstage volunteers only be moms/grandmas, etc.  Dancers will be changing costumes and we need to keep their privacy please.  Males will not be allowed in the dressing rooms unless it is the boys dressing room.  Thank you!

  4. All Recital Tickets are now on sale for all of our recitals!  Tickets are sold online only.  Anyone planning on watching the recitals will be required to have a ticket.  Tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event for $20.

  5. We are now taking enrollment for our summer classes!  Don’t miss out on these fun programs. 

You may enroll online at www.dedance.com or at the studios.  

  • “Summer Splash & The Greatest Show”: Classes offered will be ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical & Hip Hop.  These  dance classes will be ran in two sessions: “Summer Splash” will run July 9-12 at the Visalia North location and “The Greatest Show” from July 16-19 at the Visalia North location. 
  • “Unicorn Fairytales”: We will have a 2 week program for our Tot-A-Lot dancers ages 2-4 which will run twice a week during the weeks of July 9-19th. This program will be held at our Visalia Downtown location and the Hanford studio.

  • “Annie” DE Mini-Musical Summer Camp”: We will be offering a mini musical theater summer camp for students age 6 and up. Performers will sing, dance and act to the story of America’s favorite little red head! This fun summer camp will run July 16-20th and July 22-26th from 9am-11am. They will even have a performance for families on Friday, July 27th! Get excited!
  1. Interested in auditioning for our DE Dance Company?  Audition packets are available at all studio front counters.  Pick up a packet and let us know if you have any questions.  We have different groups for all ages and levels. 

  2. We have created a Youtube Tutorial for correct recital hair.  Please take a look at these helpful hints for your dancer to have perfect hair for pictures and for the recital. https://youtu.be/hUElplC6mGQ

Words cannot express how proud we are of DE Company Member, Tessa Dalke!  We hope everyone tuned in on Monday night to see her on the television show “So You Think You Can Dance!” She was absolutely beautiful and the support of our Dance Families cannot be matched. She was stunning to watch and will always be a winner in our book.  We love you Tessa! 

We just want to take a second and thank you for an incredible year!  Thank you for trusting us with your dancer's dance education.  It has been an honor to watch these talented dancers grow over the year and we look forward to seeing them in our upcoming sessions.  We wish all our dancers the best of luck at the recital! 


Studio Safety - We ask that you please be cautious when driving in and out of the studio. Be alert for dancers coming and going! We also ask that you respect our neighbors and do not park in front of their businesses. Reminder the front of the studio is a Loading/Unloading area!




Dancers Edge HANFORD: 559.585.8585 | VISALIA NORTH: 559.732.5327 | VISALIA DOWNTOWN: 559.802.3289