CELEBRATING 18 YEARS
Welcome back to my 18th year here at Michelle Ferraro’s Lockers:
Dance USA. Thank you one and all, old & new, for If you would like to rent a locker to keep your dance shoes the
experiencing the love and passion for the art of dance that I try cost is $25 for the full year. Please see the desk to fill out a
to spread through out the year. My staff and I welcome you form.
with open arms. Enjoy and Break a Leg! It is so exciting to see Automatic Payment:
the old faces and of course the very many new faces. I hope Please take advantage of automatic payment. Just give us a
you enjoy a fun filled year of dance with us. Our monthly credit card number and we will put it in the computer, where it
newsletter, the DanceStar, will inform you of all the happenings will be safe, and we will charge your tuition each month
at the studio. There is so much to tell you in the 1st edition. So automatically. So you never have to be late again! See the
let me begin…… desk for more details.
DanceStar: Our annual recital will be held at JFK Middle School in Port
This publication goes out once a month. It contains all Jefferson the weekend of June 4th & June 5th. Show times will
important information that you will need to know, through out be Saturday 2pm & 7pm, Sunday 11am.
the year so it is very important that you do read it! Tiny Tot Recital:
Tiny Tot recital will once again be held on Memorial Day.
EXTRA ! EXTRA ! THE Dance Star goes paperless. As Monday, May 30st here at the studio.
of this very 1st edition we are now doing our part to save the Costume Deposits:
Earth. We will print one for you at the desk if needed but We will be collecting costume deposits beginning in October.
otherwise we will be on the internet only. I understand this will Costume deposits are $50 per class except for the boys which
be a big change for some of you but at the same time it will be will be $35. Please remember if your deposit is not in by
for the good of the earth! December 1st, I cannot order your child’s costume.
Students with an outstanding balance at the end of the month
Recycling will not be allowed to take class until the balance is paid. The
New in the lobby there are bins for first and last months tuition should be paid!
all of the many water bottles that
usually accumulate in the rooms. Food & Drinks
Please leave all of your unwanted Water bottles are the only bottles allowed in the dance room.
bottles and cans in the front . Thank No Soda! No Juice! No Food! Food should be eaten in the cafe
you again in playing your part to help area only! Not the dressing and certainly not in the Dance
us recycle. Rooms!
Concerning classes: All students in dance classes should be dressed properly even
I can’t say enough how pleased I am about the wonderful in TAP (NO JEANS!!!) Hip Hop Dancers (including Boys)
transition everyone has made during these 1st few weeks. must bring in another pair of shoes. Every time you come in
Everyone has been very patient. For those who have with sand and dirt it scratches the floor. Please bring in another
transferred from other studios, thank you for giving the pair of sneakers to dance in. Ballet: Please make sure you are
teachers a chance to get to see what you can do to make sure properly dressed & hair is up in a bun
you are in the correct level. **The teacher and desk staff must Competition Corner
be informed of any transfers, changes, additions or dropped This will be where we will post our competition results
classes. There are plenty of classes still open. So come on throughout the year.
down and find that perfect class for you Fundraising:
Everyone at the studio is eligible. Just ask the desk for any
upcoming fundraisers. All of your proceeds will go into your
account. Yankee Candle is now available till October 4th.
Tuition Procedure & Policy Megz Alfonso- Hip Hop
We follow the school year, so your tuition is based on a 10 Kristen Hafford- Ballet
month year. All tuition is due by the 10th of the month. If we Jeanette Lagone-Ballet
do not receive your payment by the 11th there will be a $15 late Ashely Ferraro- Jazz & Lyrical
fee added to your account. If you do not pay it with your Melissa McDermott- Tap & Jazz
monthly tuition, it will then be added to your next months Tracie Williams –Jazz, Tap, HipHop, Acro,Babies
payment. We accept cash, checks, & credit (Visa, MasterCard, Craig DeRosa –Leaps/turns , Core, Jazz, Tap ,Lyrical & Ballet
or Discover). All checks can be made out to MF Dance USA. At Alexa Sahagian- Hip hop, lyrical & Jazz
registration we require that your 1st and last month’s tuition Leigha Sahagian- Tap & Jazz
(May (for Tiny Tots) or June 2011) be paid along with the Maddy Reese- Ballet, Stretch, Jazz, Lyrical , Hip hop & Acro
registration fee. The registration fee is due once a year and is Jennifer Maldanado- Babies, Jazz, Tap, Adults
NON-REFUNDABLE. If for some reason you discontinue class, Frank Dominic Jr- Breaking
your last months tuition is refundable as long as you have no Michelle Skidmore-Babies, Tap, Jazz, Ballet
other balances at the studio. No refunds or credit will be Taylor Wckham-Stretch/Leaps & turns, Lyrical, Jazz
given for missed classes. A credit will only be given if the Roxanne Zelenka- Babies, Jazz, Tap
student is ill or injured (for an extended period of time). Make Bethany Porcail-Tap & Adults
up classes are a courtesy of the studio. If for some reason a Alyssa Burrow- Jazz
student is absent from class, they need to ask THE TEACHER
which class they can make up in. You are still responsible for Director
your regular monthly tuition whether the student makes up the Michelle Ferraro
class or not. WE DO NOT issue credit for classes that are not Receptionists
made up Maggie Kolligs
*** Moms and Grandmas Get fit *** Denise Kaplan
(Coram Location Only) Gina Lee
Do something for yourself and feel good!!!!!! Lisa Hardwicke
Moms Get Fit :: Tues(Zumba) /Thursday 10 am(cardio ) Hope Picciarelli
Wed eve 8:30 pm Zumba, Thursday eve 8:30 pm Cardio
Kick Boxing Book Keeper/Manager- Eleanor Cami
*****Grandma’s Tuesday 10 am****** Here’s to another great year !!! Thank you all for
your support! Keep up the good work dancers. See
*** babysitting is available Tues/Thurs am **** you next month!
Coming In October:
Bring a friend in the month of October and if they
9/2 - Jordan Buhler
register you will receive 1 month free tuition ($52 9/6 - Amanda Marcinek, Ashleigh Stepanyan
value). One per family. 9/9 - Nina Mazzone
9/10 - Jenna Fuhrmann, Alexis MaKinen
Upcoming Events for October: Please check our website 9/12 - Kristen O'Connell
for more details….. 9/13 - Kristen Field
Breast Cancer Walk 9/14 - Emma Sigault
Pink Hair for Hope Sunday 9/16 - Jacqueline DiCanio
Bake Sale for Breast Cancer Walk 9/17 - Marisa Barbier, Emily Dembek
9/19 - Robbie Mosher
9/20 - Heather Laviano
9/22 - Samantha Cardarelli, Jamie Hagenburg,
Michelle Ferraro’s Dance USA Staff 2010 Vincent Moscatello
Teachers 9/23 - Jennifer Kelly, Rylie Parsons
Lisa Evers- Babies, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, & Lyrical 9/25 - Samantha Chaikin
Gail Alpert- Babies, Ballet ,Tap, Jazz , Lyrical & Adults 9/26 - Kayla Kennedy, Sydney Healy
Kerrianne Retus- Acro, Jazz & Hip Hop 9/29 - Lilli Kircher
Christie Fryer- Acro 9/30 - Cayla Spica