sep 2011 by AdamZurek


                                                     September 2011
                                   CELEBRATING 19 YEARS

Welcome back to my 19th year here at Michelle                  of any transfers, changes, additions or dropped
Ferraro’s Dance USA. Thank you one and all, old &              classes. There are plenty of classes still open. So
new, for experiencing the love and passion for the             come on down and find that perfect class for you.
art of dance that I try to spread throughout the year.
My staff and I welcome you with open arms. Enjoy
                                                               We will be getting new lockers therefore, I need every
and Break a Leg! It is so exciting to see the old              existing person who has one to empty it by October 1st
faces and of course the very many new faces. I hope            so that the new ones can be installed.
you enjoy a fun filled year of dance with us. Our              They are $25 to rent for the year. Those who are in
monthly newsletter, the DanceStar, will inform you of          multiple classes and need various shoes, it is a great way
all the happenings at the studio. There is so much to          to always have everything you need on hand!
tell you in the 1st edition. So let me
begin……                                                                          Automatic Payment:
                                                               Please take advantage of automatic payment. Just give
                       DanceStar:                              us a credit card number and we will put it in the
This publication goes out once a month. It contains all        computer, where it will be safe. We will charge your
important information that you will need to know,              tuition each month automatically, so you never have to be
throughout the year so it is very important that you do        late again! See the desk for more details.
read it!
                                                                                  Recital 2012:
 EXTRA ! EXTRA ! THE DANCESTAR goes paperless.                 Our annual recital will be held at JFK Middle
This is our 2nd year doing our part to save the Earth. We      School in Port Jefferson the weekend of June
will print one for you at the desk if needed but otherwise     9th & 10th. Show times will be Saturday 2pm
we will be on the internet only. I understand this will be a   & 7pm, Sunday 11am.
big change for some of you but at the same time it will be
for the good of the earth!                                                            Tiny Tot Recital:
                                                               Tiny Tot recital will be held on Sunday June 2nd here at
                 Recycling:                                    the studio. Look on the website to see pictures from past
In the lobby there are bins for all of the                     recitals!
many water bottles that usually
                                                                               Costume Deposits:
accumulate in the rooms. Please leave all
                                                               We will be collecting costume deposits
of your empty unwanted bottles and cans                        beginning in October. Costume deposits are
in the front . Thank you again in playing                      $50 per class except for the boys which will be
your part to help us recycle.                                  $35. Please remember if your deposit is not in
                                                               by December 1st, I cannot order your child’s
                 Concerning classes:                           costume.
I can’t say enough how pleased I am about the
wonderful transition everyone has made during these                                Balances:
1st few weeks. Everyone has been very patient. For             Students with an outstanding balance at
those who have transferred from other studios, thank           the end of the month will not be allowed to
you for giving the teachers a chance to get to see             take class until the balance is paid. The first
what you can do to make sure you are in the correct            and last months tuition should be paid
level. **The teacher and desk staff must be informed           when signing up!
                                                              a year and is NON-REFUNDABLE. If for some reason
                    Dress Code:                               you discontinue class, your last months tuition is
All students in dance classes should be dressed               refundable as long as you have no other balances at the
properly even in TAP (NO JEANS!!!) Hip Hop                    studio. No refunds or credit will be given for missed
Dancers (including Boys) must bring in another                classes. A credit will only be given if the student is ill or
pair of shoes. Every time you come in with                    injured (for an extended period of time). Make up
sand and dirt it scratches the floor. Please bring            classes are a courtesy of the studio. If for some
in another pair of sneakers to dance in. Ballet:              reason a student is absent from class, they need to ask
Please make sure you are properly dressed &                   THE TEACHER which class they can make it up in. You
hair is up in a bun                                           are still responsible for your regular monthly tuition
                                                              whether the student makes up the class or not. WE DO
                  Competition Corner:                         NOT issue credit for classes that are not made up.
This will be where we will post our competition results
throughout the year.                                                                Food & Drinks:
                                                              Water bottles are the only bottles allowed in the dance
                   Fundraising:                               room. No Soda! No Juice! No Food! Food should be
Everyone at the studio is eligible. Just ask the              eaten in the cafe area only! Not the dressing and
desk for any upcoming fundraisers. All of your                certainly not in the Dance Rooms!
proceeds will go into your account. Yankee
Candle is now available till October 8th. See
the desk for a packet.                                                           Coming In October:

                      New Classes:                            Bring a friend in the month of October and if they
                                                              register you will receive 1 month free tuition ($52
Pom Pom with Miss Christie- Ages 11 & Under                   value). One per family.
                            Mondays at 4:30
                                                              Upcoming Events for October: Please check our website
Starting in October:                                                           for more details…..
Salsa with Gigi Marchand - Ages 11 & Under, 12 & Up,                         Breast Cancer Walk
Adults                                                                 Pink Hair for Hope: October 9th
              7 Week Session for $70                                  Bake Sale for Breast Cancer Walk
              Get your Cha Cha on!!!
                                                               Michelle Ferraro’s Dance USA Staff 2012
Special Stars- A class for children with a wide range of      Teachers
speical needs. Creative movement to music, flexibility        Lisa Evers- Babies, Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, & Lyrical
and strengthening gross motor skills.                         Gail Alpert- Babies, Ballet ,Tap, Jazz , Lyrical & Adults
Ages 11 & Under                                               Kerrianne Retus- Acro, Jazz & Hip Hop
                                                              Christie Fryer- Acro
               Tuition Procedure & Policy:                    Megz Alfonso- Hip Hop
We follow the school year, so your tuition is based on a      Jeanette Lagone-Ballet
10 month year. All tuition is due by the 10th of the          Melissa McDermott- Tap, Jazz, Babies
month. If we do not receive your payment by the 11th          Tracie Williams –Jazz, Tap, HipHop, Acro,Babies
there will be a $15 late fee added to your account. If you    Alexa Sahagian- Hip hop , lyrical & Jazz
do not pay it with your monthly tuition, it will then be      Leigha Sahagian- Tap & Jazz
added to your next months payment. We accept cash,            Maddy Reese- Ballet, Stretch, Jazz, Lyrical , Hip-hop,
checks, & credit (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover). All         Acro, Core
checks can be made out to MF Dance USA. At                    Frank Dominic Jr- Breaking
registration we require that your 1st and last month’s        Bethany Porcail-Tap, Jazz
tuition (May (for Tiny Tots) or June 2011) be paid along      Loren Picciarelli- Cario Barre, Core
with the registration fee. The registration fee is due once   Kristen Vlacanchic- Leaps & Turns. Contemporary
                                                              Nansy Spence- Ballet
Michelle Motorano
Gigi Marchand- Salsa, Hip-hop

Michelle Ferraro

Maggie Kolligs
Maria Hagenburg
Denise Kaplan
Gina Lee
Lisa Hardwicke
Hope Picciarelli

Book Keeper/Manager- Elly Cami

Here’s to another great year !!! Thank you all for your
support! Keep up the good work dancers. See you next

Miss Michelle

              9/4- Christa Spica
     9/6 - Amanda Marcinek, Ashleigh
 9/10 - Jenna Fuhrmann, Alexis MaKinen
           9/12 - Kristen O'Connell
    9/13 - Kristen Field, Giuliana Tafuro
  9/14 - Emma Sigault, Jialene Westcott
          9/16 - Jacqueline DiCanio
   9/17 - Marisa Barbier, Emily Dembek,
 Hanah Grella, Nicholas Grella, Addison
             9/18- Aaron Kodding
   9/19 - Robbie Mosher, Lauren Postell
9/22 - Jamie Hagenburg, Shannon Auletta
    9/23 - Jennifer Kelly, Rylie Parsons
            9/26 - Kayla Kennedy
             9/27- Amanda Colon
              9/30 - Cayla Spica

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