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Massari – Wood Dance Center NEWSLETTER Sept 2020

Welcome to the Massari-Wood Dance Center. We are glad you chose us.

We will do everything possible to fulfill your expectations. If you have any questions, please ask Miss Katie our office manager (423) 894 – 1406   or [email protected]. Of course, you can talk to her smiling face in the office, but please remember we are trying to keep it to just students and faculty in the building right now…

Classroom Attire

Leotards and tights are the only attire that should be worn in ballet class (no shorts, shirts, pantyhose, legwarmers, etc.) Boys are in tee­ shirts and shorts. All dancers should wear suitable cover-ups to and from the studio. NEATNESS COUNTS! Long hair should be pulled back from the face and off of the neck. Strings should be tucked inside ballet shoes.  No large pieces of jewelry (including watches) should be worn in class. Please leave all such items at home. PARENTS: Please mark all shoes, leotards, bags, etc. with the student’s name to avoid mix-ups.   Class leotards are coded by class.  M&Ms & PreBallet: Pink,

Primary Level: Light Blue,

Elementary level: Burgundy, Intermediate:  Solid Color of choice.

DANCE SHOES should NOT be worn outside!

TUITION

Tuition is based on an annual rate and is divided into 9 equal amounts to facilitate payment. Music and Movement and Pre-Ballet $55/month — All other classes: 1 class per week: $60; 2 classes per week $90  3 classes per week $120.00 Family discounts are available.  Payments are due the first class meeting of each month.

In an effort to keep foot traffic inside the studio down to a minimum, please pay electronically if you are able to.  You can pay at massariwooddance.com with the “Make A Payment” button on the homepage or let Miss Katie know if you’d like to be sent an invoice each month.  Of course, we happily take good old fashioned checks and cash…we just think this is another good way to socially distance.  Please direct any tuition or monetary questions/matters to Miss Katie. If you are ever having a problem, let us know!! We can’t help if we don’t know what’s wrong.

CLASSROOM MANNERS

Only dancers are allowed in the dance studio during class times, please. The doors may be closed to the lobby to reduce noise levels. No gum, or candy or drinks are allowed in the dance area. Please be on time for classes as it is very disruptive to others when there is a latecomer. The instructors reserve the right to remove a student from participation if unruly or uncooperative.

LOBBY ETIQUETTE

For the foreseeable future, we aren’t going to have a lobby available.  We ask that students enter the building no more than 5 minutes before class and that parents/siblings wait in their cars until class is over.  Please try as hard as possible to pick up and drop off your dancers on time so there is as little foot traffic inside the studio as possible. 

CLASS SIZE

Please bear with us during the first month. If classes are too large we will attempt to open another class. There is a minimum of 6 students per class. We may combine classes at the studio’s discretion. You will be notified.

DANCE NOTEBOOKS

We will have dance folders for M&M, Pre-Ballet, Primary 1, 2 and 3 for each student.  These will include copies of their dances, coloring pages, terminology pages and a CD of their recital dance next spring. There is a materials fee of $6 per notebook

NUTCRACKER

All Ballet students from Primary 1 and up are eligible to participate in the Civic Ballet of Chattanooga’s annual production of the Nutcracker.  We are still trying to figure out a way to make that happen this year…it is truly one of our favorite traditions. Stay tuned for more information on that.   Most rehearsals will be during normal classes. Costumes are provided by the Civic Ballet. 

COVID – 19

For a full list of Covid Protocol please visit our website massariwooddance.com 

We promise to keep your dancers as safe, happy & healthy as we possibly can.  We do ask that all dancers where masks when possible and encourage parents to keep an open dialogue with their children about COVID -19 and being a good neighbor to their dance friends. We stay up to date with the Hamilton County Health Department and the CDC and will follow their guidance at all times.   And of course, we ask that if you or your child is not feeling well, PLEASE stay home. 

**INFORMATION**

ALL information including, newsletters, tuition fees, etc. can be found on our website:  massariwooddance.com

We also have a Facebook page where we communicate and share pictures and announcements: Massari-Wood Dance Center

Go “Like” us so you won’t miss out on anything exciting, then share us with all your friends!

Calendar 2020 -2021

Thanksgiving Break- November 23-28

Nutcracker – TBA

Winter Break- December 14 – January 3**

Spring Break – April 5-10

Recital Dates – TBA

*Please note: we do not take off on Monday Holidays or have a Fall Break

** Dates subject to slight change based on Nutcracker performances

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Thank you SO much to everyone who came out to our Open House!! We had a great time seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones! Extra Special Thanks to The Batterie (www.thebatteriedance.com)for helping us with dance wear. If you weren’t able to make it out to see us, there is still plenty of time to register online. Just go to the home page and hit the enroll button! Feel free to email us with any questions. Spots are filling up fast!!
Classes start September 14th! 

Open House/Registration Time!!
Sunday, August 23rd

2:00-5:00pm
Saturday, August 29th

2:00-5:00pm

Stop by the studio and see us!

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RECITAL INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE

Massari – Wood Dance Center Recital 2020 News (finally!)

Hello WONDERFUL dance families!!

We are BEYOND thrilled to have the recital next week!!  It’s going to be different than what we are used to but it is going to be very special and very beautiful AND its next week!

Thursday, July 23rd & Friday, July 24th

The Venue

This year, we are at the beautiful and historic Ringgold Depot.  It’s a charming little spot (built in 1849!!) that used to be a train station and has been converted into a fun event space. 

The Ringgold Depot is located at

155 Depot Street
Ringgold, GA 30736

(The Corner of Depot Street and Hwy 41.  Right across from Tennessee St. I have attached a map to the email if you need it or just put the address in your GPS of choice)

Parking:  There are three different options for Parking at The Depot.  There are a handful of parking spots in front of the building.  There is also parking available across the street (to the right if you are looking head on at The Depot, next to an overpass), next to a walking bridge that will walk you over the overpass.  There is also parking in a GRAVEL lot to the left of The Depot. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE PAVED ROUNDABOUT THAT IS ALSO TO THE LEFT OF THE BUILDING.

Waivers & Masks

As we are all PAINFULLY aware, we are living in strange times. That being said there are a few things that we ask of our families to insure a safe and happy experience.

1.       We  STRONGLY ENCOURAGE everyone to wear a mask .  We will have masks for you if you forget yours at home.  Also note, PLEASE don’t come if you are not well!!  We will be taking temperatures at the door.  If ANYONE has a temperature of 100.4 or above, they will be turned away for the safety of everyone in the building.

Dancers will be allowed on stage without masks during the short time performing and for the couple of minutes for the photo opportunity after.

  1. I have also attached a waiver to print out at home and sign.  It just says that you acknowledge the risk of COVID-19 by entering a public place and that you will not hold Massari-Wood Dance Center or the Depot liable in case, God Forbid, you or someone in your party falls ill.  EVERYONE IN YOUR PARTY MUST HAVE THEIR OWN WAIVER. It will save TONS of time if you print it out before you arrive, but I will have extras in case you forget or are unable to print it out beforehand.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Our goal is to make sure we all have a safe and wonderful experience and these two things will help a lot!!  And speaking of safety:

Audience Arrangement

  1. We would like to have the audience arranged by family pods.  When you enter the theater there will be rows of chairs set up: thirty on the left and thirty on the right.  For example, if you have four people in your party, find four chairs together (but feel free to distance while in your “pod”) and sort of pull them away to have your own little bubble.  If there are six people in your party, find six chairs etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this. 
  2. You will only be in the audience for your particular dancer’s dance. For example: if you have a dancer in Primary 1, you will only watch Primary 1 and then leave.  If you have multiple dancers participating and need to stay in the audience for a time period, let Miss Katie know and she will make arrangements for you to stay in the audience. 
  3. We will have sanitizer and paper towels available to sanitize your seating if you so choose.

Arriving at the Depot

Once you arrive at the Depot, you will enter through the front door. If you are facing the Depot from the street, it is the very last door on the right.  If you can, please make sure your entire party enters at the same time.  You will be greeted by Miss Katie in the lobby.  She will take your temperature and have sanitizer available for all of your sanitation needs.  You will also turn in your waiver and she will escort you inside the theater to your seating and the stage. Once we have all the dancers, we are going to rehearse the piece once (mini-dress rehearsal) and then perform it. So, you’ll get to see it twice! At the end of their performance, they will stay on stage for a short photo opportunity.

Costumes

In an effort to curb too much gathering, please have them wear their costume to the theater.  If they are wearing more than one costume, there ARE changing areas backstage.  In the case of the Primary 3s and Elementary 1s, we are going to close the curtain to the stage and use it as one big changing room (like the band or orchestra room).  PLEASE remember to bring all the costumes/shoes etc you need will need that day.  If they are in multiple numbers, pink tights will make changing less complicated (under bright lights the pale pink washes out to look neutral) If they are only in a jazz number then tan or flesh tone tights are fine.  If they haven’t done so already (which I cannot imagine) make sure they have tried on their costumes so you can adjust it as needed.  If you seem to have a SUPER complicated problem, email Miss Katie and she and Miss Donna will put their heads together to come up with a solution. 

Donations cheerfully accepted

Since we are having a VERY different recital this year, we are not selling tickets.  Unfortunately, the Depot still charges a rental fee for 3 days plus assistance from our tech crew.  I DO understand that some of us have lost jobs and revenue during these uncertain times, and we do NOT want to add to your difficulty. Donations are not required but CERTAINLY appreciated.  Any amount will be helpful.  We will be accepting cash, checks, and all major credit cards as well as extra change from your sofa cushions.  

VIRTUAL Recital DVDs  –

Our wonderful videographer, Luke Chandler, is going to be filming the whole show so that you can have a memento and say you saw the whole thing!! We will be selling them for $20 to offset his cost. Remember he will be sitting there for 2 solid days filming us! Just email Miss Katie and let her know you’d like to order one

A NOTE ABOUT TRAINS from Miss DONNA:

Katie reminded me that this charming Theater was once a train station and because of that, it is located right next to train tracks!!!!  At random times, and for no apparent reason, a train MAY go by while we are performing.  They are loud. If that happens…. I am going to teach a Choo Choo dance….  To the dancers…. We will stop the number and start again so the video will show a complete number without interruption.  (we will laugh about this in years to come!!) 😀

Serenade-

The Civic Ballet of Chattanooga Senior and Training Companies have been working SO hard on an amazing piece done to Tchaikovskys’ Serenade for Strings. It doesn’t have a story, but it is achingly beautiful, and our dancers make it even more so. It was choreographed in 1935 and is still a beloved classic to this day.  We would love for you to see it.  It will be performed on Thursday evening..If you’d like to be in the audience, please let Miss Katie know so she can make a place for you.

Please email Miss Katie at [email protected] with ANY questions. 

See you soon!! Happy Dancing!!

Thursday, July 23rd

12:30pm Jr. Tap Aladdin & Elementary 2/3  Mermaids
  2:00pm
Sara & Kristin Intermediate
3:30pm   BREAK
4:00pm Senior Piece
5:00pm Maggie Cont.
6:00pm Adult/Teen Tap


7:00pm

8:00pm
Jazz 3



Serenade

Friday July, 24th

10:30 am Primary 1s
11:30 am Primary 2s
12:30pm P3 Tao:Can’t stop the feelings(Trolls)Ballet Frozen
2:00pm Jazz 1
3:00pm M&Ms Blow you a kiss
4:00pm BREAK
4:30pm Jazz 2
5:30pm Pre Ballet Pretty pirouette
6:30pm – 8:00pm At the Hop/ Skaters
Elementary 1
Tap/ballet


Classes/Rehearsals AT STUDIO through 7/13- 7/25

Mon 7/13        ALL M&Ms  4:45-5:15 Miss Donna

Primary 3   4:30-5:30 Miss Amanda 
Intermediates 5:45-6:45  Miss Kristin

Civic Ballet Senior Co and Training Co 7:00 

 Tues 7/14         All Preballets  4:30-5:00 Miss Donna

All Primary 1s 4:35-5:20 Miss Cara with Miss Amanda (zoom)
 All Primary 2s   5:30- 6:15 Miss Cara with Miss Amanda (zoom)
   Elementary 1s  5:15-6:00 Miss Donna
 Elementary Tap  6:00-6:30  Miss Donna
Adult/Teen Tap   6:45-7:30  Miss Donna **PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE
Adult Ballet  7:30-9:00 Miss Emily 

Wed 7/15    Jazz 1 5:30- 6:15  Miss Sara
Jazz 2  4:30- 5:15 Miss Maggie will lead the class
Jazz 3 no class tonight…. NEXT week 7/22 Miss Amanda 
Thurs 7/16   
Jr Tap  4:30-5:00  Miss Donna
  Elementary 2&3  5:00-6:00 Miss Cara & Miss Donna
 Intermediates  6:15-7:15 Miss Sara
Civic Ballet Senior Company & Training Company 7:00 

 SAT 7/18        Pointe 10:30-12   Miss Emily
Pointe/PrePointe 12-1:30 Miss Emily

 Mon 7/20        ALL M&Ms  4:45-5:15 Miss Donna

  Primary 3   4:30-5:30 Miss Amanda 
Intermediates 5:45-6:45  Miss Kristin
  Civic Ballet Senior Co and Training Co 7:00 Tues 7/21         All Preballets  4:30-5:00 Miss Donna
  All Primary 1s 4:35-5:20  Miss Amanda
  All Primary 2s   5:30- 6:15  Miss Amanda
Elementary 1s  5:15-6:00 Miss Donna

Elementary Tap  6:00-6:30  Miss Donna
  Adult/Teen Tap   6:45-7:30  Miss Donna
Adult Ballet  7:30-9:00 Miss Emily
WED 7/22  Jazz 3 TBA Miss Amanda
Additional rehearsals as needed TBA
Thurs 7/23  Recital PART 1
Friday 7/24  Recital PART 2
Sat  7/25    No Pointe classes

RECITAL REHEARSAL SCHEDULE 7/6-7/9

Mon 7/6         ALL M&Ms  4:45-5:15 Miss Donna
                        Primary 3   4:30-5:30 Miss Amanda
                        Intermediates 5:45-6:45  Miss Kristin
                        Civic Ballet Senior Company and Training Company TBA


Tues 7/7         All Preballets  4:30-5:00 Miss Donna
                        All Primary 1s 4:35-5:20 Miss Amanda
                                ** (I know its weird… trying to stagger times 🙂
                        All Primary 2s   5:30- 6:15 Miss Amanda
                        Elementary 1s  5:15-6:00  Miss Donna Miss AJ
                        Elementary Tap  6:00-6:30  Miss Donna
                        Adult/Teen Tap   7-7:45  Miss Donna


   Wed 7/8  Jazz 1 5:30- 6:15  Miss Sara
                Jazz 2  4:30- 5:15 Miss Maggie will lead the class
                Jazz 3   6:30 Miss Amanda will lead the class

                   

 Thurs 7/9   ALL Primary 2 (Tues & Thurs)  4:30- 5:15 Miss Amanda
                    ALL Primary 1 (Tues & Thurs)  5:30-6:15  Miss Amanda
                        Jr Tap  4:30-5:00  Miss Donna
                        Elementary 2&3  5:00-6:00 Miss Cara & Miss Donna
                        Intermediates  6:15-7:15 Miss Sara
                        Civic Ballet Senior Company & Training Company TBA

                     
SAFETY AND PROTOCOLS
We have to ask that ONLY students come into the studio… Parents,Grandparents.. other caregivers and siblings shouldn’t come in for obvious reasons. 
 
2. PLEASE talk to the students. Especially the Littles… I know they understand..but I also know they will want to hug their classmates and stuff that…well… generally they can’t do right now.. social distancing will be in place…. we are limiting the class sizes…so it would be helpful with scheduling if you could contact Katie and let her know whether you are planning to come or not.  WE would never ask you to do anything you are uncomfortable with!!


3. When they come in…they should go straight to their studio… there are sanitizing stations in the lobby and outside of Studio 1 & Studio 3…They should bring all of their things in and place them at their barre space.. not leave in the lobby.
 
When class is over… they should leave as quickly as they can so we can get ready for the next group by sanitizing whatever is necessary.
RECITAL NEWS 6/23/20

Hello everyone,                                                            

Good news for us!  We have finally found a venue for our recital–

The Historic Depot in Ringgold!!  It’s a great spot… an old Train Station that has been used as a theater for the past few years. The challenge was not only to find a spot that fit our needs (space, budget, technical etc.) ; also we needed two days to be able to set up (we need to use our non-slip dance floor for safety), and they had July the 23rd and 24th available that is a Thursday and Friday.

Performance dates (we will send a more specific timetable soon)
Thursday, July 23 (Evening) the Civic ballet, Miss Maggies Contemporary piece, the Senior Piece,Jazz 3, Adult/Teen Tap and Intermediates

Friday, July 24 morning.afternoon.evening:

M&Ms, Preballet, Primary classes 1,2,&3, Elementary classes 1,2&3, Elementary Tap, Jr Tap, Jazz 1&2

The plan moving forward is to use the 3 weeks before the show to have rehearsal classes for the dancers to refresh their memories and in some cases to learn the end of the numbers.  On the 23rd we will move our floor in and tape it down and have the audience seats placed with distance in between.  

We will then try to schedule the classes (probably 2 at a time) so that there is enough time to come in (dressed in their costumes and makeup), practice in the space and then perform their dances for friends and families.  Then those folks will clear the building so we can get ready for the next group.

We are planning on videoing all the numbers and, we will put them all together for a “virtual recital”.  This is by FAR the CRAZIEST thing we have EVER done… but these are very unusual times!!  

We will need your help of course…In accordance with the CDC Guidelines, we will be limiting the audience numbers, so we will need for everyone to let us know

  1. Who is participating
  2. How many people will be in the audience

I’m hoping since we are doing it this way, we won’t have to turn anyone away… but it will REALLY be helpful to have a list.

email : [email protected]

In addition, the Civic Ballet and Training Companies have been working on some incredible pieces.  If anyone would like to see those, they can sign up to come in on Thursday night when these dances will be performed.

PLEASE know, once again, that I would NEVER ask anyone to do something that they were uncomfortable doing.  I TOTALLY understand!!  If this is not for you, please let us know so we can plan the rehearsals accordingly.  Letting us know will also give us an idea if we will need to combine a class. For instance: if three Primary 1s from one class and 1 in another want to participate… it makes sense to put those four together still doing the same dance.

 I WILL say that I was very encouraged by our “trial run” the week of 5/25. Everyone did a great job of helping us follow the guidelines and I think we can move forward with confidence that we can have rehearsal classes beginning on July 1st going through July 21st; then give all of our dancers their “moment” on the stage… a recital experience! 🙂

The schedule at the studio will follow the schedule we did the week of 5/25; we will send that out in a few days so you can plan.

I can’t tell you how excited we are about seeing all of our STARS on stage!! 

See you soon! 

Love, Miss Donna

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**PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAILS FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS RE Our Performance and classes leading up to it.

Modified class schedule the week of 5/25-5:30

Hello Dance Families! Just sending some additional information to try to tie up loose ends and clear up confusion.

This coming week (May 25-May 30) we are going to have some modified classes.  Again, this is just for this week because it is the last official week of classes for the studio.  Our thought is that this is a good opportunity for the dancers to work on the choreography that they have been seeing online… it’s so much better to see in person.  PLUS… we will be handing out their costumes to take home!!:-)

When we finally settle on a place and time (tentatively end of June/early July) for our performance… we will offer 2 to 3 weeks of classes/rehearsals to let the dancers brush up on everything.

We have reworked the schedule for this week a bit to stagger the classes to keep us from overcrowding.  Some classes may start a few minutes earlier… some may finish a bit later… I hope that you all will be open to being flexible.  For instance… Miss Maggie who has been teaching the Jazz 2 classes has a Church commitment on Wednesdays but she teach it if we start the class at 4:30 and end at 5:15.  Miss Katie has attached the modified schedule to this email. PLEASE let us know if you are coming to class.   ** Please note… there will be no Monday Basic Ballet Class.

All of us are VERY aware that we need to social distance as much as possible… we will do everything we possibly can to follow the guidelines.

  1. Masks are encouraged but not mandated.
  2. Hand sanitizing before an after each class for everyone and know that the barres will be sanitized and safe.
  3. Parents/caregivers: As mentioned in the previous letter, we are asking ALL non-students to wait in their car until their child is finished.  We realize this is not ideal, but Katie will greet the students at the door with a smile and friendly hand to direct them to their studio. After their class, you will be able to pick them up just outside the studio door. Please note because of our schedule this week… please be punctual about dropping off and picking up your dancers.

If you are still not comfortable coming in, then by all means you shouldn’t, and we TOTALLY understand.

For those of you choosing to stay home, we WILL be offering a ZOOM meeting during their class; your dancer can at least see the choreography while it is being rehearsed.  Be on the lookout in your email for a link to your zoom class.  If you haven’t had the pleasure of using zoom yet, please email Miss Katie ([email protected])  and she is happy to answer any questions that you might have about it.We will also be sending out Youtube links as we have been for the past two months. The links will be a little different than the in-person classes we are having this week as the in person classes will be shorter and have costumes handed out during that time.  We encourage you to attend both

We know this is a strange time for everyone but there is light at the end of the tunnel.  We have always found comfort in our dance family as we hope you find in us.  We are a strong community and will navigate this together to come out dancing on the other side.

                                                                       *Notice to all visitors and students:
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the centers for disease control and prevention, senior citizens , visitors and students with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By visiting Massari- Wood Dance Center you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19.

Help keep each other healthy, happy, and dancing.

Love,

Miss Donna and Miss Katie

remaining classes for this week

Wed 5/27 Jazz2 4:30-5:15 Jazz 3 6:00- Jazz 1 cancelled

THURS 5/27/20 Primary 1 5:30-6:15 Primary 2 4:30-5:15

JR TAP 4:30-5:00 Elementary 2&3 5:00-6:00

Intermediate 6:15-7:15

Civic Ballet Sr and Training Company-7:30-9:00 **following the schedule that we have been doing over the past weeks.. if you are signed up for the class.. please come or attend zoom 🙂

SAT pointe/prepointe TBA check emails

3/15/20
Hello Dance Families! It’s SO hard to know what to do in these stressful times! I TRULY believe that we can easily follow the CDC guideline and keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible at the studio. However we also want to do our part to help prevent further problems. 
At this point, we are choosing to follow the Hamilton County School closing plan . Massari Wood will suspend regular classes until March 30.
I’m trying to figure out how to make this work for us without too much disruption.
The first thing we can do is cancel the Spring Break week that was scheduled for April 20-25 so that will give us back one week. We are looking at several other options which aren’t going to be ideal but will be a way to get back on schedule. I will be able to give everyone more details in the next week. 
In an effort to keep things fairly normal…. I will be posting the last news letter on our webpage ( under announcements) and will be sending pictures via email of the beautiful costumes that we have ordered!! ?
Mean while… it’s hard to believe that something as simple and easy as washing your hands would be the best thing we can do but apparently it is absolutely true.
As always.. Love and HUGS……. hmmm….. well LOVE anyway! ?
Miss Donna

MARCH NEWLETTER 2020

Massari-Wood Dance Center NEWSLETTER March, 2020

It’s that time of year when you will see Miss Donna walking in circles…. head down…. hands behind back… muttering to herself… That means it’s time to talk of RECITAL NEWS!!!!!!

Mark Your Calendars!! This year the recital is on Friday, May 29th at 7:30pm & Saturday, May 30th at 2:30pm

PLEASE make sure and mark this difference.  It is TOTALLY different from our normal arrangement.  This will likely change dress rehearsal to Wednesday, May 27th   (Probably -Civic Ballet, Training Company, Intermediates, Jazz 3, Adult/Teen Tap.) and Thursday, May 28th (Probably M&Ms, Preballet, Primary 1,2&3 All Elementary Students) We will be able to give more definite dates next soon.

(Please schedule yourself well. You MUST be at dress rehearsal to be in the recital)

SPRING RECITAL COSTUMES You may have noticed that we are starting to measure the students for their costumes.  These costumes need to be ordered very early to arrive in time for the recital.  We are looking through all of the catalogs for the best choices and will post the pictures soon.  We need to start collecting monies for them as soon as possible

These prices are an estimate right now… occasionally we are charged more for shipping or sales tax… we will let you know.

M&M, Pre-Ballet, Primary 1 and Primary 2 – $55

Primary 3 – $85 (2 costumes, Ballet and Tap)

Elementary 1, 2, 3 – $65

Jazz 1, Jazz 2, Jazz 3, Elementary tap, Jr. Tap,  $65

Intermediate Ballet – $70

(Training Company, and Civic Ballet to be announced later.)

NOTE TO ALLIf there is a problem (no money at this time, etc.), PLEASE communicate with Katie.  We will do what we can to help, but we can’t help if we don’t know about the problem.

We are taking Requests for which performance you prefer.Friday, May 29th– 7:30 or Saturday, May 30th – 2:30

RECITAL PERFORMANCE CHOICES

M&M, Pre-Ballet, Primary 1, Primary 2 will be in ONE performance.

Elementary 1,2,3, Elementary Tap, Jr Tap, Jazz 1&2

Primary 3 ballet and tap, Jazz 3, Civic Ballet, Training Company, Intermediates, Adult/Teen Tap are in both shows if possible.

 Let us know if you have a preference.  Majority Vote will rule, but the first job is to try and get siblings and family members in the same show.

ANNOUNCEMENTS are on our WEBSITE and FACEBOOK page

We communicate regularly on FACEBOOK .   Like/Follow us on FACEBOOK to stay posted on all announcements OR on our website:  massariwooddance.com (announcement page)

Snow Days

Our Policy on closing due to weather: You can check our page on Face Book, the announcement page on our website or call the studio answering machine.  Also, when possible, we will send announcements out to the e-mail addresses on file.  This makes it easier to notify our students.  Our students cover a wide area of the Tri-State on mountain tops and valleys and many school systems.  We would rather err on the side of safety.

Electronic Fees

We hope you are enjoying the opportunity to be so hi-tech with your tuition payments. That being said, we are being eaten alive with transaction fees and need your help.

PayPal will stay the same

Credit Card Payments:  A $1-2.00 (depending on the amount of the balance) transaction fee will be added to all credit card payments.

We are hoping this will help to offset the cost so that we can still provide these services to you. Thank you for your understanding!

Friday 2/20/20
Hey dance families….. it’s snowing and yucckky out there. Since we really DON’T know what to expect…. I am canceling classes this afternoon and evening. I don’t want anybody driving in this stuff. We’ll figure out makeup classes when it gets a little warmer! Be safe!!
Miss Donna


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2/6/20 Hello Thursday dancers! You have probably noticed it’s a little wet out there… but the studio is high and dry?
We WILL be having our usual classes this afternoon and evening. Come dance with us if you feel comfortable driving. Be safe!?

Massari – Wood Dance Center News–January 2020

Hello everyone!  Classes are going well– dancers are having fun and working hard!

 It’s time to think ahead.
Just a few things to know and to put on your calendars.

RECITAL NEWS: 

We have finally pinned down a date for our show.  It WILL be our normal weekend but different days:

Friday May 29 at 7:30pm
Saturday May 30 at 2:30pm

Dress rehearsals TBD.
Costumes will be ordered at the end of next month

SPRING BREAK:  4/18—4/25/20

Nutcracker DVDS: Our incredible videographer, Luke Chandler, is completing the editing process and needs a final number. If you haven’t ordered yours yet, fill out an order form at the studio or email us: [email protected]gmail.com. $25.

WEBSITE PAY NOW BUTTON.
We are happy we have found a great, easy way to process fees.  HOWEVER-we just found that they charge an extra $2.00 for the convenience!  Just FYI.

STAY WARM!!!
Hugs  Miss Donna

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Just a reminder we are having class today:

Monday, January 20th, 2020

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 Dates to include on your  calendars:

Spring Break:  4/18 – 4/25

 

Recital: GPS  Frierson Theater: 

Friday, May 29  at 7:30 , 

Saturday May 30 at 2:30 

Dress Rehearsals TBA

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WINTER BREAK .. classes resume 1/6/20
Another chapter is complete  in our Nutcracker book of memories!! Thank you on so many levels to everyone who attended.. helped or danced in our beautiful Nutcracker.  I am always amazed when I realize how many parts and pieces of the puzzle there are.. and yet..they  come together for an incredible show!!?

the volunteers who do it because they love it..❤️
the dancers who are so passionate and beautiful ❤️
THANK YOU ALL!!❤️❤️❤️❤️

It will take a bit to dig out from under?

Remember Classes will begin 1/6/20.

SEE YOU THEN????

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Happy Halloween!! In case you are wondering… we WILL be having classes this afternoon and evening.. wear your costumes and come and DANCE with us???

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Massari-Wood Dance Center

October & NUTCRACKER News 2 O I 9

Classes are starting to settle down and the teachers are teaching. Be sure and come to class every week on time!! We DO NOT take a Fall Break. So, even if your school is on break, we are still here.  ALSO: we DO NOT take the Monday holidays. If we did, then the Monday students would miss a total of seven classes.

HELP!!   There are a couple of VERY large classes this year.  It would really be helpful if we could do some rearranging….. Is there ANYBODY in the Tuesday Primary 1 or Primary 2 classes that could start coming on Thursdays?? Pretty Please? With Sugarplums on top?

NUTCRACKER

It’s time for us to go into NUTCRACKER mode. We are honored to present this BEAUTIFUL production during the Holiday Season.  It takes a LOT of hard work and dedication.  This will be our 47th YEAR!!!!! Much of the rehearsing will be accomplished in the classes… but there will be a few special rehearsals.  PLEASE MARK THESE ON YOUR CALENDARS!!

Our next holiday is the week of Thanksgiving – 11/25-11/30

HOWEVER: We will have special Nutcracker rehearsals that week

Monday, November 25th:

Battle Scene Rehearsal (Mice and Soldiers) 4:30-5:30pm

Civic Ballet, Training Company, Intermediate Ballet 6:00-8:00pm

Tuesday, November 26:

Party Scene Rehearsal: 6:00-8:00pm

Other Special Studio Rehearsals:

Sunday, Dec. 8th: Party Scene 2:30-4:30pm                                    (Don’t worry, I’ll remind you.)

Monday, Dec. 9th: Battle Scene 4:30-5:30pm

Tuesday,Dec 17th:Angels/Cherubs 4:30-5:30pm

For those making their Holiday plans, write the Nutcracker Dates in INK.

The performances will be Saturday, December 21st(7:30pm) and Sunday, December 22nd  (2:30pm)

DRESS REHEARSALS

DRESS REHEARSALS ARE ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY!!!

We want all of our dancers to be comfortable on stage by knowing what they are doing; especially since this will be the first year we are performing The Nutcracker at GPS.

Dress Rehearsals at GPS will be:

Thursday, December 19th:Act 2, including the Primary l Cherubs and the Primary 2 Angels

Friday, December 20th: Act I:  Party and Battle Scenes and Mother Ginger

 

Primary 1 and will be in one show each.

Please let Katie  know if you have a preference for the Saturday night show or the Sunday matinee. You may leave a note in the basket outside the office or email her at [email protected].

Majority vote in each class will win EXCEPT I have to make sure sisters are in the same show.

Primary 3 and higher ballet classes will be in both shows.

 

COSTUME FITTINGS FOR PARTY SCENE Girls and MOMS

We will need to make an appointment for a fitting for your Party dress!  These will be Sat Nov 16th or Sun Nov 17th. Watch for the signup sheets on the table outside of Studio 1.

Fittings for Mice, Soldiers/Ginger Snaps, Cherubs and Angels will be during class.

Any Questions,contact   Katie: [email protected], or Studio phone 894-1406

Nutcracker tickets will go on sale November 18th at 12pm.

They may be purchased from

www.tututix.com/massariwood

calling:  1-855-222-2849

Or on our Facebook page beginning November 18th.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Massari – Wood Dance Center NEWSLETTER Sept 2019

Welcome to the Massari-Wood Dance Center. We are glad you chose us.

We will do everything possible to fulfill your expectations. If you have any questions, please ask Miss Katie our office manager  423 894 1406    or [email protected] or… you can actually TALK to her smiling face in our office!

Classroom Attire

Leotards and tights are the only attire that should be worn in ballet class (no shorts, shirts, pantyhose, legwarmers, etc.) Exceptions are the Star Fairy skirts for the Pre-Ballet and Primary 1 classes. Boys are in tee­ shirts and shorts. All dancers should wear suitable cover-ups to and from the studio. NEATNESS COUNTS! Long hair should be pulled back from the face and off of the neck. Strings should be tucked inside ballet shoes.  No large pieces of jewelry (including watches) should be worn in class. Please leave all such items at home. PARENTS: Please mark all shoes, leotards, bags, etc. with the student’s name to avoid mix-ups.   Class leotards are coded by class.  M&Ms & PreBallet: Pink  Primary Level: Light Blue  Elementary level: Burgundy    Intermediate:  Solid Color  of  Choice.

DANCE SHOES should NOT be worn outside!

TUITION

Tuition is based on an annual rate and is divided into 9 equal amounts to facilitate payment. Music and Movement and Pre-Ballet $55/month — All other classes: 1 class per week: $60; 2 classes per week  $90  3 classes per week $120.00 Family discounts are available.  Payments are due the first class meeting of each month.

CLASSROOM MANNERS

Only dancers are allowed in the dance studio during class times, please. The doors may be closed to the lobby to reduce noise levels. No gum, or candy or drinks are allowed in the dance area. Please be on time for classes as it is very disruptive to others when there is a latecomer. The instructors reserve the right to remove a student from participation if unruly or uncooperative.

LOBBY ETIQUETTE

When dancers arrive early for class, please sit quietly until your class time. PARENTS: Please watch your little ones. If you must leave during your child’s class, please make sure they know  when you will return and make sure to tell them not to  leave the  studio until you return.  No student is allowed to come and go without adult supervision. In other words: please do not leave students to wait in the lobby alone and they must be picked up on time. We are unable to supervise students before and after their class.

CLASS SIZE

Please bear with us during the first month. If classes are too large we will attempt to open another class. There is a minimum of 6 students per class. We may combine classes at the studio’s discretion. You will be notified.

DANCE NOTEBOOKS

We will have dance folders for M&M, Pre-Ballet, Primary 1, 2 and 3 for  each student.  These will include copies of their dances, coloring pages, terminology pages and a CD of their recital dance next spring. There is a materials fee of $6 per notebook

NUTCRACKER

All Ballet students from Primary 1 and up are eligible to participate in the Civic Ballet of Chattanooga’s annual production of the Nutcracker on December 20 & 21 at the GPS FRIERSON THEATER. Most rehearsals will be during normal classes. Costumes are provided by the Civic Ballet.  Unfortunately this year our performance will be after Schools let out for the Holidays so there will be no school show. 🙁

**INFORMATION**

ALL information including, newsletters, tuition fees, etc. can be found on our website:  massariwooddance.com

We also have a Facebook page where we communicate and share pictures and announcements: Massari-Wood Dance Center

Go “Like” us so you won’t miss out on anything exciting, then share us with all your friends!

Calendar 2019-2020

Thanksgiving Break- November -25-30

Nutcracker – December 21-22

Winter Break- December 16 through January 5

Spring Break – 4/18-4/25

Recital Dates – Friday 5/29 @ 7:30 & Saturday 5/29- @ 2:30

*Please note: we do not take off on Monday Holidays

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   OPEN HOUSE/REGISTRATION
 Exciting Plans for our Dance year!!!
         Saturday 8/24  or Sunday 8/25
                2:00-5:00
Come by and meet us or say hello and tell us about your summer.. then sign up for classes.
I don’t foresee any changes in the schedule so check it out on our schedule page and read about the classes.
We will have dancewear available at a reasonable price for your convenience.
looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks??
2019 FALL CLASSES BEGIN 9/9/19
 
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                                                       Massari-Wood Dance Center ~ May, 2019

It’s Recital Time!!!!

Here is the dress rehearsal schedule:

Remember: dress rehearsal VERY important… ESPECIALLY since we are in a new venue this year and we want everyone to feel comfortable on the stage and in new dressing areas!!! And as always with dress rehearsal times, please remain flexible and lovely as you always do.  Please be patient with us as we go through this “growing experience”; it is a new theater for us all.

 Wednesday, May 22nd

4:30   Intermediates (Garland Dance)

5:00   Victoria – Boogie All Night

5:15    Fly On (Pam’s Intermediate Piece)

5:30   Adult Ballet 1

5:45  Jazz 3 – The Missing Diamond

6:00   Adult Ballet 2 –

6:15 Maggie’s Senior Piece – Ulysses

6:30 Waves (Pam’s Training Co. Piece)

 6:45 Christys Piece FREEDOM

7:00   Maggie’s Cond/Choreo — Miles

7:15 Adult Teen Tap – S’wonderful

7:30  Sleeping Beauty – Training Co

7:45  Jewels – Civic Ballet Senior Co.

8:30 Mistake Waltz

                              Friday, May , 24th

 4:15     M&Ms /Sleepy Time Kids

4:45     Preballet/ Blue Birds

            ** Miss Maggie/ Bo Peep ** Molly B/ Sparkle Farkle the Wish Fairy

 

5:15     Primary1/Cinderellas Mice

            **Miss Amanda / Cinderella** Molly B/ Sparkle

5:45     Primary2/Queens Roses,

             Primary 3/Queens Ladies,

Elementary 1/ Frost Fairies

            **Miss Shandra/Queen    **Molly B/ Sparkle

6:45     Elementary 2/3/ Madam Fionas Ballet School

            ** Miss Emily/ Madam Fiona  ** Molly B/ Sparkle

7:15     P3 Tap/ SPLISH SPLASH

7:30     Elementary Tap/ Lollipop

7:45     Jazz 1 – Happy

8:00     Jazz 2 – I’m Still Standing

8:15     Tap2/ Walkin on Sunshine

Performance Dates/Times

Saturday, May 25th – 7:30pm                    ​​​​​​Sunday, May 26th – 2:30pm

MONDAY PreBallet Class​​​​​​​                      *** TUESDAY PreBallet Class

TUESDAY Primary 1 Class​​​​​​​                     ***THURSDAY Primary 1 Class

THURSDAY Primary 2 Class​​​​​​​                ***TUESDAY Primary 2 Class

 

GPS NOTES

GPS is located at 205 Island Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37405

When you arrive, follow the signs to the Frierson Theater/Commons area and then find a spot to park.  There is no specific place, so wherever you’d like to park is just fine.  The Theater is located as you walk in the front door… please come in quietly as other rehearsals will be going on…. you will be directed to dressing rooms. Please make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before your performance/rehearsal time to make sure everything runs smoothly.  Make sure your children do not wear their costume to the theater, we will have plenty of dressing areas that will be assigned once you get there. They are welcome to wear a cover up over their leotard and tights.  Of course, make sure you bring their costume to the theater for rehearsals and performances.  Since all the costumes look exactly the same, PLEASE label your child’s costume with their name on a piece of masking tape.

CLASS MOMS!

 Class Moms / Sitters… Thank you SO much for your help!!   It’s great to know that you… the unsung heroines  of  dressing room are back here  duties will involve… being  with the children at all times… we need two because one might need to go with a little dancer on a bathroom run while the other stays. It’s helpful to have hairpins,  tissues,

combs/brushes maybe extra lipstick and a big SMILE.

 We are still trying to decide if it is possible for all of the students to go out into the STUDENT reserved section to watch the beautiful piece that the Civic Ballet has been working on… it’s always nice for them to see where we want them to be in a few years .(also it’s only 12 min)  IF we DO take them out…it is the very first piece in the show… Class Moms will sit with them and then go back with them to dressing rooms …to help them slip into their costumes… they will have at LEAST 30 -45  minutes before they go onstage….BY the way… Class MOMS… BACKSTAGE is a great spot to watch the dancers on stage.

NO COSTUMES OUT IN THE AUDIENCE PLEASE…. They should have street clothes or a cover up of some sort… go ahead and fix hair and makeup and head pieces…. and wear a  coverup (big shirt… dress… something easy to slip out of… the costumes are all easy to get into.

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WE STILL NEED A FEW MORE CLASS MOMS!! OR RESPONSIBLE GRANDMOTHERS/BABYSITTERS/RESPONSIBLE TEENAGERS!! PLEASE HELP!! ESPECIALLY THE SATURDAY PRE BALLET CLASS!! WE NEED YOU!!

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WE ARE SO EXCITED!! IT’S GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL SHOW!!

remember….to reserve tickets…… go to  tututix.com/massariwood  you will also be able to buy them at the door

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