Company Memo July 19, 2007
UPCOMING SCHEDULED EVENTS: T.I.M. Intensive Performing Company Events
LOTS OF DATES! PLEASE MARK CALENDARS!
The company commitment statement in the back of the company handbook distributed first week of summer classes was due June 29th.The following dancers (& parents) still need to read handbook, sign form and return to us at studio ASAP Please:
Miranda Oldham, Cameron Corbett, Brittany Spivey, Cindy Sills, Anna Rafalouski, Ashley Reith, Lauren Williams, Bianca Santos, Taylor Goodell, Kelsey Glenn, Kaitlin Newkirk and Donta Leftwich
MONTHLY TUITION IS DUE BY THE 15TH. If tuition is not paid by the 15th of each month booster funds will be transferred to pay tuition. JULY TUITION BALANCE DUE BY JULY 25 due to studio closings
Dear Company Parents, Alesia Sprenger and I are interested in forming a fundraising committee this dance season that would be involved in all aspects of planning, organizing and participating in fundraisers this year. We would like to try to organize a group willing to help us decide the type of fundraisers that you would like to see take place. As I’m sure you all know, participation is really the key to a good fundraiser followed up by good planning. Our hope is that if we work together early in the year, we will be able to successfully raise funds for our dancer’s booster accounts.
We have several ideas and welcome any other ideas as well. We would like to organize a meeting but summer is really difficult to coordinate schedules. I propose that we offer two meeting times providing the same information but making it available to everyone that cannot attend one of the times. The earlier that we can meet the better our success rate will be with our fundraising. We should also plan to have another meeting after the fall session starts to have sign up sheets available for each fundraiser. The fall meeting will allow those that want to participate a chance to review their schedules and determine their availability.
2nd Summer Fundraiser meeting: July 31st at 4:30-5:30
It’s really hard to find times that would work for all age groups that are participating but I hope that I have offered a variety that would work with MOST everyone. I will have a handout for anyone that misses this meeting but I wanted to have as much involvement/participation as possible. We will discuss all different types of fundraiser possibilities and we will discuss times of the year to best hold these events.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Alesia or myself. (email@example.com) 392-2546
Sherry Steveson (firstname.lastname@example.org) 431-7854
Company Summer Dance Schedule
See summer schedules in front studio lobby & on website. All Schedules are subject to change according to audition results, possible separation or combinations of companies & enrollment. It is required that Company members are enrolled in the designated company classes where the members will train, study dance techniques and routines and progress as well-rounded students together throughout the dance season & summer.
2nd summer session July 16-August 3
ATTENDANCE: Any company dancer missing more than 2 weeks of classes during the summer must take private lessons with each instructor @ $25.00 per hour in order to remain a company dancer. If dancer is going to be absent please let us know prior to the absence.
Productions: Production numbers are open to all company members. Sign-up sheets will be available in company book. Class time is free but will require 100% participation from those interested co members, additional class time, costumes & competition expenses. Copied from company handbook: Productions: Must be enrolled as a company member in company classes in which production involves to participate. For example: must be in hip-hop company to participate in hip-hop production.
2007-2008 Company Production Numbers
Company Production (open to all tap, jazz, lyrical company dancers)
“The Addams Family”
Beginning Friday August 10
Sign-up in company book by Friday August 3rd
need at least 20 dancers
Hip-Hop Production (open to all hip-hop company dancers)
Beginning Friday August 10
Sign-up in company book by Friday August 3rd
need at least 20 dancers
please keep in mind that since both production numbers are on fridays and
that the studio has classes during the week that solos, duets, extra group
dances, etc. will have to be done on saturdays or late during the week.
if you are a new company member, or a returning member that needs new hip-hop shoes, please do not purchase any shoes until I designate what shoe for you to buy. We will be purchasing new shoes this year and I will inform you of the shoe once I have decided. Thank you for your time. If you have any questions please contact me.
“Technique of The Day”
“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals”. — Immanuel Kent
If any of you or the dancers wants to send Miss Sara a “miss you”, “thinking of you” or “get well” card or letter: Sara Milligan 5026 Pine Street Wilmington, NC 28403
Company memos & Monthly newsletters may also be viewed on studio website: www.techniquesinmotion.com
If you were unable to attend the pancake supper fundraiser to aid Petite Company member Kristen Detz’s mom, Jenny in her battle with breast cancer you can still help. Please help the family by making donations to the container in studio lobby on front desk.
Solos, Duets or specialty routines requested by parent or student should be payable to instructor, not studio. $150.00 MUST BE PAID in full BEFORE instructor begins any classes and includes choreography and rehearsals. Class times should be discussed with instructor and is contingent on available studio hours. Miss Jennifer: Lyrical & Jazz,, Miss Kasi: Hip-Hop, Mrs. Terrie: Tap & Acrobatics, Mrs. Melissa: Acrobatics & Mrs. Gretchen: Modern
FEMALE Dress Code:If they are going to be dancers then they should dress like dancers from head to toe. All company members must attend dance class and rehearsals in PROPER DANCE APPAREL. Tights and leotard must be worn for all classes. Leotard and tights must be worn for ballet and/or technique classes. Hair must be in a bun for ballet classes. Jazz pants and dance tops may be worn over the tights and leotards for tap and jazz classes. No large and/or excessive jewelry or hair accessories that may be distracting or harmful to the dancer or fellow students are allowed. Hip Hop students may wear leotards, dance pants, tank tops but no t-shirts.
MALE Dress Code:Male dancers should wear loose fitting clothing for all dance classes to allow for stretching. For ballet: form fitting pants & sleeveless tank.
THINGS CHANGE so Please check on a regular basis monthly company memos, announcements posted in lobby and in company book for additional and extra events, rehearsals, due dates, etc.
Current Contact List for 2007-2008 has been distributed. Please check your contact info and let us know if changes need to be made.
COMPANY PHOTOS: Thank you for including me in this year’s Techniques In Motion company photos and your 2007 recital. I have complied a 2-disc photo cd, which includes all of the photographs I took on Saturday and Sunday backstage at the recital. I was able to capture some great candid shots as well as some performance shots of everyone. I have also added a bonus cd of pictures from the recital and from the company photo nights. There are many images that I had fun with by adding special filters, flares, glows and coloring. This 3 set cd contains over 400 images of which you can load to websites, store on your computer or have prints made from anywhere. The cost for the 3-disc set is $8.00 and may only be purchased as a set. Please contact the studio or me if you would like to purchase a set. CDs are available at the studio while supplies last.
there are also extra company photos on company table in front lobby
2 wallets $1.00 each
4X6 $2.00 each
5X7 $3.00 each
put $$ in envelope and deposit into payment box for kathleen
If anyone did not have the opportunity to purchase prints on the day of the photo shoot, or you would like to order additional prints please contact me at the number below and I will be happy to place your order for you. Thank you and have a fantastic summer! Kathleen O’Sullivan Kat’s Eye Photography 910-232-0115. Katosullivan68@hotmail.com, http://katseyephotography.spaces.live.com
Cartridges for Kids: Recycling empty laser, fax, copier, and inkjet cartridges as well as used cell phones, laptops, Palm Pilots, and iPods to raise funds for our booster accounts. Drop off box is located in the studio lobby. AS OF TODAY IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE CARTRIDGE FUNDRAISER PLEASE PUT ALL OF YOUR DONATIONS IN ONE BAG WITH DANCER’S NAME ON IT. All checks received from this point will be distributed to only those whose names are on cartridges in box. Last check received earned Emily, Kameron, Cindy, Madison Rhein, The O’Leary’s & Tori $5.20 each
Mr. Brumm, Shelly’s dad, brought to our attention a fundraiser with Staples. We have applied to participate and are waiting to see if we qualify. To date we have not received a response.
Win A new Dell Dimension Desktop Computer
Techniques In Motion & Gigabyte Consulting & Security would like to announce the newest Booster Account Fundraiser. Tickets $10.00 Each Checks payable to T.I.M. Booster. Please attach $10.00 to the ticket and drop it in the box located in the studio lobby
Drawing will be held after 100 Tickets have been sold.
Open to Everyone! You do not have to be present to Win!
Tickets are now available at company table. If you wish to sell tickets to receive booster credit please take as many as you like, write company members name on space provided on ticket and return to us by July 31st. If you would like for us to set aside tickets for you please respond to email and we will have those ready for you to pick up. Profit (Booster credit) will be given to ONLY those members who participate in selling the tickets. MUST BE RETURNED BY JULY 31st. Thanks to Tony Batson (ashley’s dad) for providing us with this fundraiser.
Annual Coupon Book Fundraiser:
Attractions Dining & Value Guide Coupon Books will be here in first weekend in August. If you want to participate please sign-up in company book no later than Thursday August 2nd. Sell Books for $25.00 each. Checks payable to T.I.M. Booster. $10.00 profit per book will be deposited into participating company member’s booster account. Fees and/or unsold books are due to studio no later than Thursday August 30th.
T.I.M. Dance Scholarship Raffle Fundraiser:
Co kids could sign-up in one- hour intervals prior to fall registration to sell the tickets. They could be sold for one price or could be donation based. The company members who participated would receive ½ of the profits split among them and the winner would receive the other ½ for dance tuition. All funds would come to me and I would credit booster accounts and also the winner’s account. Winner could be drawn at 5pm on Sunday august 5th. They would not need to be present to win.
Registration is Saturday august 4 from 9am-1pm AND Sunday August 5 from 1pm-5pm @ studio All time slots have been taken!
If anyone needs a booster statement, please call studio or email for credit balance.
If anyone has a fundraiser idea or wants to organize a fundraiser please let us know. 799-3223, www.techniquesinmotion.com, Alesia Sprenger (email@example.com) 392-2546 or Sherry Steveson (firstname.lastname@example.org) 431-7854
AUGUST REGISTRATION & CLASS SCHEDULE
Fall Registration Saturday August 4th (9am-1pm) & Sunday August 5th (1pm-5pm)
Company Members must re-register (please complete registration form)
for early registration option please see email sent 7/12/07 or website
Schedule: in studio lobby & on website: www.techniquesinmotion.com
Fall Classes begin Monday August 6
Tuition Rates 2007-2008
Non-Refundable Registration Fee $20 per student
30-minute classes each $29 per mo. 45-minute classes each $34 per mo.
1-hour classes each $39 per mo. Or UNLIMITED CLASS tuition $150 per month
Multi-Family Discounts DO NOT apply if you are utilizing the $150.00 unlimited tuition cap
If you have any questions please contact us @ 799-3223 or via email: www.techniquesinmotion.com Thank you for being a part of our team! T.I.M. Staff
For your convenience T.I.M. has provide Links to Discounted, Dancewear & Shoes Companies, these Site are offering Special Deals & Discounts to anyone that uses the Links from the T.I.M. Website. The link to this page is just under the “Performing Company Info” Link on the Home Page of your Website. Or click Here to go directly to ” Find Dancewear & Shoes” page. http://www.techniquesinmotion.com/danceware.htm.