Expressions' Value of the Month: Generosity! During dance classes this month, our instructors will focus on teaching this important value of finding joy in giving and caring for others. Parents can continue the conversation at home to inspire children to give freely and serve others. Our Dance Family Facebook Group will have some great ideas for families throughout the month, as we all move into the holiday season!
Thursday, Nov. 5th @ 7:30pm - DANCE FAMILY CHAT
During this chat, we will discuss in-studio dance classes and Spring Performance plans. All students in performing classes are eligible to participate in spring performances! Please REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME with the link in your Friday Email!
Monday, Nov. 16th - SPRING RECITAL COSTUMES ORDERED AND FEES CHARGED
Spring Costumes already?!?! YES! Custom-made costumes take multiple months to construct and deliver. As all dance studios have a Spring performance, our costume companies have cautioned us that if we don't get our order in by Thanksgiving, they cannot guarantee that we will receive our costumes in time for our June performance. So YES, we are already planning for some amazing spring performances for your dancers to look forward to and YES, we do need to bill for the costumes on November 16th.
Nov. 16th-21st - November Express Yourself Week - 80's Theme
Nov. 23rd- 29th - Thanksgiving Break - Studio Closed
Santee Santas donates toys and money to local families in need every year during the holiday season to help bring joy and happiness to our community. Expressions Dance has been a donation center for the charity for years, and our annual Winter Children's Showcase allows children to experience the joys of giving to Santa to help other children in need. Last year our dance families donated 213 toys!!! This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, gift-giving to this charity will look a little different, but can still have a great impact on both the charity and the donors. We have been asked to replace our regular donation of unwrapped toys with gift cards of various amounts for retail and grocery stores.
Please consider donating a gift card this holiday season. Our giving tree will be displayed inside the dance studio starting November 2nd through December 12th (date of the Winter Showcase). The first 100 families to donate will receive a very special EDMC Christmas Ornament made by our very own National Honor Society for Dance Arts students.