Backstage Dance Studio    
                                                              SINCE 1973                                                               3425 BACKSTAGE BLVD.
                                                                                                                                                                                         LAS VEGAS, NV. 89121
                                                                                                                                                                          backstagedance@mindspring.com

702- 547-1040    CHILDREN               702-324-3731   RENTALS                  702-457-7310  
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  • DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

     

    CHRISTMAS BREAK

    We will  be following the Clark County School Districts Christmas Break schedule. Backstage  will be CLOSED from Monday  Dec 24-through Saturday January 5th t with classes resuming on Monday  the 7th  .

    DECEMBER TUITION

    DECEMBER TUITION remains the same, as over our 40 week school year, classes average out to 4 classes per month . Those class days that don’t, will be credited in July. This  applies to all months with holiday breaks. August tuition was already prorated as was anyone who did not start at the beginning of a month.

    NEW CLASS RATES 2019

    It has been over 5 years since our last rate increase and starting next month, January 2019, there will be a 6% rate increase.

     

    New rates are as follows:

    Classes                                     Tuition per month

    per week                                    for 1 hr class.         

    1                                                          $52                 

    2                                                          $96                 

    3                                                          $137               

    4                                                          $174               

    5                                                          $212               

    6                                                          $247               

    Each additional class                       $40/monthly

    1 ¼  hour classes                         plus $8/monthly

    1 ½  hour classes                          plus $12/monthly           

     

    REMAINING HOLIDAY BREAKS

    CLOSED Spring Break Mon.-Sat. April 15-20

    CLOSED, Memorial Weekend Sat-Mon. May 25-27

    CLOSED, Independence Day Thurs.. July 4

    We are OPEN all other minor holidays and public school closers.

     

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                            

  • OCT./NOV.

  • NEWSLETTER

    Dear Parents,

  •  CLOSED THANKSGIVING WEEK of Mon. 19th thru Sat 24th

     SCHOOL ETTIQUET: We hope everyone is now settled in and looking forward to the new dance year. For the peace, quiet, and comfort  of everyone, we have a few basic requests we’d  like to see observed.We ask that you please keep your younger children under control. If you cannot, you may need to take them outside or sit with them in your car for a time out.,

     

     Lego’s are  only for children age 3 and older, and please only use on the playing table provided.

      DANCEWEAR and BAGS. Please put your child’s name on their shoes and leotard tags to easily reunite them if lost.  Shelves are provided in all class rooms for students gear, bags, books , and personal items.

      DRESS CODE for all classes is now being observed. If you are unclear, there is the form at the reception desk. Combo 3-4, 5-6, and all Ballet classes have a specific attire.

      ALTERNATE APPROACH. During the busy 4:00-6:00 rush hour, consider accessing Backstage Blvd. off of Twain from Boulder Hwy., Mt’ Vista, Sandhill, or Pecos.

      HALLOWEEN-CLOSED, Wednesday  Oct. 31, for classes.

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      SEPTEMBER

       NEWSLETTER

      Dear Parents and Students,

           Congratulations to our terrific cast. Joan and I could not be more proud. Thank you parents for your patience over the days of rehearsals that allows us to achieve the most professional concert possible. Steven Joan, and the staff  

      The staff and I look forward to your return for the 2018/2019 season with classes.   
        While several years in each level is normal before being moved up, we look at more than just the passing of another calendar year. Taken under consideration is attendance, ability, commitment, attitude, strength, age, and ballet aptitude if applicable. You may register early by: (1) emailing your choice(s) to backstagedance@mindspring.com or (2) fax 702-732-1041. (3) From Thursday. Aug. 16th , someone will be in the office 4:00-6:00 pm. From the 20th  office hours are 3:30-7:30 most nights. Throughout the year you can access the schedule, rates, the latest newsletter, and all other pertinent info on our web site at: backstagedance.com

       THE YEAR

       First day of classes Mon. Aug. 20th   Labor Day Mon. Sept. 3rd  CLOSED, Halloween Wed. Oct. 31st  CLOSED Thanksgiving Week Mon.– Sat. Nov 19-24 CLOSED, Christmas Break Mon.–Sat. Dec 24-Jan. 5th CLOSED Spring Break Mon.-Sat. April 15-20 CLOSED, Memorial Weekend Sat-Mon. May 25-27 CLOSED, Independence Day Thurs.. July 4 CLOSED , Dance Concert at Horn Theater, CSN Sat./Sun. July 13,14  with Tech Rehearsals Thurs. and/or Friday July 11,12. Dress Rehearsal will be Fri. evening July 12. We are OPEN all other minor holidays and public school closers.

      FAMILY VACATIONS

       As we have laid out the important dates concerning the dance concert in advance, please plan vacations between July 15th and Aug. 11th . Students planning on doing the concert must be available July 11-14. Also, please let me, Joan, Tina, or your child’s teachers know if you are going to be gone for weeks on a vacation prior to the concert dates.

      STAFF NEWS

      Susan Currier
      will be teaching Ballet l , II, and the Ballet 11+ - Teen class. Since she was 4 years old, she grew up around dancing as her father was professional dancer and an assistant choreographer for the original Mickey Mouse Club. Susan eventually  assumed ownership of her father’s  dance studio in southern California and operated it for 15 years. Coming to Las Vegas she taught Elise Vallé’s adult ballet class at the Backstage Studio for professionals. Heather Nelson will be teaching one of the Advanced Pointe III classes and Thomas DiSabato returns to teach the Jazz IV class.

       “FREE” CLASS(ES) FOR ONE MONTH

        Do you have a friend, neighbor, or colleague at work who may be looking for a positive, creative outlet for their kids ? Have them sign up at “Backstage” and mention your name and you receive a free class for 4 weeks for each class they enroll in and pay a month’s tuition for. No limit.

       “FREE” CLASS(ES) FOR THE FIRST WEEK

        For those students moving up out of Combo 5/6 , they may try any age 7-10 class for a week, to better help you decide on which class(es) to take. Older students may try any class that they have not previously tried or taken.

       TUITION

        Tuition remains unchanged and is due the first week of classes. Aug. will be prorated, then, it will be the full tuition amount every month Sept. thru June as the year averages out to 4 classes per month. There is no charge for the few classes in July to get us to this 4 classes per month average.

       NOTE:WE ARE NO LONGER CHARGING AN ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE.

       DANCEWEAR

        We carry the required dancewear by top of the line manufacturers: Bloch, Capezio, Balera, and Revolution, and at comparable or prices less then Dancewear Stores. The dress code will be strictly enforced after the September adjustment period.

                                                                                                                                                                       See you soon,

                                                                                                                                                                       Steven Becker

                                                                                                                                                                                &

                                                                                                                                                                     Joan Palethorpe

       

       

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