October 2019 News
Hello Motion Families!
We are excited to welcome new families and are moving along smoothly into a new studio year! Here are important October updates:
Please be advised of our two studio locations:
Motion on the Carrollton Square: Our original studio location
1201 S. Broadway, Ste 101
Carrollton, TX 75006
Motion at Carrollton Park: Our new studio location
1235 S. Josey Lane, Ste 535
Carrollton, TX 75006
Please scroll down the division headings and read through info that is important for you. All studio emails are posted to our website, www.abodyinmotion.us, under ”News”.
OCTOBER TUITION DUE
For those not on auto-draft, this is a reminder that tuition is due by the 5th of each month or a late fee is charged, even if we are closed for a holiday. You are welcome to call the studio Front Desk at 469-892-2137 M-F 5:30-9pm or Saturday 10-1pm to pay over the phone.
Refusal to pay late fees or students more than one month past due in tuition are automatically dropped from our system. If the class their child is registered in is full and has a wait list, the next child on the list will be moved into their spot. If the dropped student wishes to return, the Registration Fee must be paid again, and, if there is a wait list, the child will have to wait for another spot to open back up in the class to return.
If monthly tuition is continually late, you may stop by our Front Desk to fill out an auto draft form to avoid future late fees. Please contact Cindy@abodyinmotion.us for any questions or concerns regarding tuition payments and/or auto draft. Thank you!
DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS
All families received a copy of our Dress Code when their child was registered for classes or shortly thereafter. Please make sure your child is compliant. We have students routinely showing up with the wrong shoes, attire, or hair not secured back away from the face.
DENIM/JEAN SHORTS OR PANTS ARE NOT ON THE DRESS CODE FOR ANY CLASS.
TIGHTS SHOULD BE WORN WITH LEOTARDS. We are dancers, not gymnasts. We wear tights or leggings, please.
We understand that it takes a little time to adjust with the start of the school year, but as we head into October, children in constant violation will be sent back out to parents to be dressed properly. As I tell all my families, you would not send your child to soccer practice in flip flops, blue jeans, or a bathing suit. Motion instructors ask for the same courtesy. Please dress properly for class. Thank you.
Please be advised that Motion, The Studio will close Thursday, October 31st in observance of Halloween.
Motion, The Studio does NOT close for Fair Day. Thank you!
ART, MUSIC, AND CHOIR CLASSES COMING TO MOTION ON THE SQUARE IN OCTOBER!
Motion, The Studio is expanding our Thursday Night “Art in Motion” curriculum with Music classes! Students enrolled may choose between guitar, keyboard, or drums.
5:30-6:30pm Motion Choir (7-13 years) A musical performance group based in choral harmony and vocal unity.
6:30-7:15pm Art (4-13 years) Learn age appropriate watercolor techniques, acrylics, foil embossing, and more! $20 Supply Fee Required Please also wear an apron or large button up shirt to protect clothing!
7:15-8:00pm Music (4-13 years) A musical performance group comprising of guitar, keyboard, and drums.
Consider adding more areas of artistry to your child’s training with our Thursday night “Art in Motion”! We can’t wait to see who our future Van Gogh’s and Pavarotti’s will be! Contact Info@abodyinmotion.us for more details!
A CHRISTMAS IN MOTION
RECITAL FEE DUE BY NOVEMBER 2ND
As we shift to October, all classes will begin working towards our annual Christmas Recital, A Christmas in Motion! It is a popular family event. Even Santa makes the trip from the North Pole to join our production! (Ms Carebear has connections with the big guy!) We are excited to announce that A Christmas in Motion will be hosted by 3 Nations at their Outdoor Performance Pavilion on the Carrollton Square! As explained in your registration packet, there is a required non-refundable $75 per performer Christmas Show Fee to participate in our show. Please make sure to have your Christmas Show Fee in by November 2nd so we can order your child’s performance shirt with their name on it!
PLEASE NOTE: If you are on auto-draft, you must notify our Front Desk if you wish to charge your child’s show fee to your card on file. Thank you!
Please mark your calendars:
A Christmas in Motion
Sunday, December 15th
Show Time: 11am – 3:30pm
Call Time for First Half Performers (Toddler and Level I classes): 10am
Call Time for Second Half Performers (Level II and Older): 12pm
AT 12PM, WE WILL TAKE A GROUP PICTURE OF ALL OF OUR PERFORMERS AND STAFF. If your child has a later call time and they are late, they will miss being in the group photo. Please be prompt.
This is an outdoor environment and not a theater. Performers and families will be coming and going. Some come for the whole show, others do not. We encourage bringing your own lawn chair or seat to sit in. All seating is on a first come, first serve basis so if you choose to come later, as your child has a later call time, you may be sitting in the back. We respectfully ask all Motion Family members to be kind and courteous over seating. This is a relaxed environment. If sitting in the front the entire show is very important to you, come early.
There will be an area blocked off in front of the stage so parents of the class that is performing may come up to video their child’s class. Do not worry if you are sitting in the back! We will rotate parents up front to take pictures and video when their child is on stage!
- We encourage you to bring a cooler with snacks or beverages.
- 3 Nations will be open for the entire duration of our show and football will be on inside.
- We will ask Cane Russo if they will deliver pizza orders to our show patrons.
- Motion Dance Companies will host a donation Hot Chocolate Bar and proceeds from any beverages purchased at 3 Nations will go towards sending our competition teams to Nationals in Galveston!
- Santa will also be on hand to get last minute Christmas wishes and take photos!
We are hoping to keep costs down for studio families and are looking for business sponsors to help cover the costs of stage rental and program printing. If you own a business and would like to be a business sponsor of A Christmas in Motion, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you more details! Thank you!
CONNECT OUR MOTION CALENDAR TO YOUR PERSONAL CALENDAR AND STAY ON TOP OF IMPORTANT DATES
At Motion, we are always trying to find ways to make it easier for busy families to stay on top of important studio dates. For those who prefer to use technology as your friend, you may now connect our Motion calendar to your personal calendar off our website! Go to the following link:
If you visit our website on your personal computer, copy and paste the link to your personal calendar, and the Motion Calendar will automatically sync with your personal calendar. It doesn’t get any easier than that! Let’s get IN SYNC in 2019!
Please be advised that Motion, The Studio follows Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD on inclement weather closings. Follow our studio on social media for current updates:
Facebook: Motion, The Studio
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Happy Halloween, Motion Family! As always, thank you for being a body in MOTION!
Carolyn (Ms Carebear)