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Dear Parents and Students:

Yikes!!! I hope everyone is managing to stay cool! It’s hard to believe it’s almost back to school time which means Nutcracker is right around the corner!


As crazy as it seems, please mark your calendars for our upcoming 10th Annual Nutcracker auditions!! The audition will be held on Sunday August 19th. Audition times for Nichelle, Eden and Ahn’s Ballet 1&2 levels will be 12:30pm-1:30pm. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to fill out paperwork and stretch.

For Nichelle & Ahn’s Ballet 3 & 4, the audition time will be 2:00pm- 3:30pm. Some dancers from the 1st audition may be asked to stay for the second. Please note this is for PRINCIPLE AND BALLET ROLES ONLY.

For all other ensemble parts in our EDC Nutcracker, students must be age 6 years and older with 2 years of dance experience. If you are interested in participating, there will be a sign-up sheet posted at the front desk.

The cost of the Nutcracker Package is $275.00 and includes a cast member performance fee, Nutcracker cast member t-shirt, fundraiser buyout fee and 2 complimentary tickets. There is a $50 nonrefundable deposit to audition. Everyone auditioning for a ballet role on August 19th will be cast in a part. The $50 audition fee will be applied to the $275.00 package fee and can be paid in 3 monthly installments of $75 if you decide to participate in the payment plan.

This year’s show will be held on Saturday December 22nd at the Louise K Taylor Performing Arts Center where we held our June recital. There will be two performances held on that Saturday at 2pm and 7pm.


As we transition into the new fall schedules, please note the following new studio rates and policies effective August 25, 2018.


Our registration policy shown in our current handbook, with a reoccurring annual registration fee, will be reinstated this year permanently. The annual registration allows us to update student files each September for efficient records and accuracy of class changes. The registration fee stands at $35 annually along with a new registration form to be completed or updated each September. Any student who joined the studio from Oct 2017 to August 2018 will be pro-rated. Families with multiple children may deduct $5 per child off of the $35 fee. The fee and form are due by September 15th.


Please click here to view the new tuition list that goes into effect August 25th 2018. These changed rates affect students who are enrolled in 7 hours through unlimited only. The unlimited rate is now $290. These new rates will be posted at the front desk, on the lobby bulletin board and will be sent out as well via Remind.com as well as are attached here. Thank you.


As stated in our July newsletter, our new “freeze class” policy has been established as of July 25 2018. In order to freeze a class, you are required to pay for the month you are freezing up front and upon your return you will be credited for the month you froze. This hold’s your child’s position in class and abides by the Encore’s 30 day withdrawal policy.


For all one hour ballet classes, there is a colored leotard required per ballet code per level. Please see myself or Jenelle for assistance on your child’s proper color and attire for their class level. You can also view our policies and procedures page for the information. I will be placing a leotard order shortly with Revolution. There are leotards samples for fitting available at the studio. Please see the front desk if you need to update your child’s leotard.


One of our staff members Joelle, beautifully captured photographs of our students at dress rehearsal during this year’s production of Until the Last Petal Falls. We shared that photo link recently via Remind.Com. She has also been photographing some of our senior dancers recently with great praise from the parents. She is offering a “recital day picture shoot“ on Sunday August 26th at the studio to capture your dancer in their recital costumes . If you are interested in information, please leave your name and contact number at the front desk and Joelle will be in touch.


I am now taking orders through August for our video of this year’s performance of Until the Last Petal Falls... don’t miss this opportunity to have lasting memories of this amazing show on DVD! The DVD is professionally captured by the award winning Video Adventures. Along with our standard 2 disc DVD for $59.50, this year you will also have the choice of ordering the show in Blue Ray technology for an additional $10.00 which comes in a single disc. Please specify at the time of ordering which format you prefer. We will require payment at the time you place your order. If you have already paid and want to upgrade to the Blue Ray, just let me know. The DVD’s will be distributed the last week of Sept or 1st week in October.


Just in time for school!! We have been getting requests for our hot pink Encore backpack shown in our display case in our entrance lobby. We have placed a new order and the backpacks should be in stock in the next 2 weeks. The backpacks sell for $24.00 plus tax.


Please excuse our mess!!! Well we are finally starting to see some progress! Please be advised that we hope for a completion date in November. We kindly appreciate everyone’s patience as we move towards the finish line. We will inform you of any disruptions upon finalizing construction. It is going to be worth it!!!!


In order to get the most current information sent directly to your phone, please make sure you are connected to us by texting the number 81010 and using code @edccentre. Information will be going out via this group on pictures from the recital, student information forms and schedules. Please also add the classes you are enrolled in. Class codes and more information on Remind.com can be found on the bulletin board at the studio.


Any tuition received after the 1st will incur a $15 late fee. No exceptions! You have the option to pay by cash, check or credit card. You can mail your payment (must be postmarked no later than the 1st) to 432 E. Foothill Blvd San Dimas 91773, or drop it through the door in our mail slot, call the studio and we can charge over the phone or pay in person at the desk. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you.

If you would like to leave your credit card on file to avoid a late fee, please see me at the front desk. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you.

We hope everyone has enjoyed their summer plans and look forward to seeing everyone back in class in September!

Thank you for your continued support of Encore Dance Centre!