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Patty Harper Dance Studio

April Newsletter

Dear Dancers and Parents,

      Spring is definitely here and with it comes many important dates and requirements to insure a smooth transition into our next performance. Please carefully read all the information sent home with you in the next two months. We hope it will answer all the questions you might have pertaining to “These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things” our Spring show on June 4th.

Recital Order

     The show order is posted in the lobby. Please take a few minutes to make sure your dancer has, at least, 2 numbers to change costumes if they are in multiple dance classes. Also check for the proper spelling of their names.


      All costume balances are due April 15th. The prices for each are posted in the lobby. Hopefully you have already paid your $35.00 deposit so you can subtract that from your balance.

Program Pictures

     Would you like to have your dancers picture in our 2023 Show Program? Its easy and a tradition at PHDS. Simply sell a page of advertising at $200.00. We have programs in the office for new students to use as a guide. Share the page with a friend or organize a class photo. If you decide to share a page, it is your responsibility to find another dancer to join your page. Let Ms Charla know in the office if you are looking for someone to share with you. Please tell your teacher if you would like to organize and collect monies for the class your dancer is in. Ad's can be sold to businesses or family members can post an encouraging note to their favorite dancers. A full page is $200.00, 1⁄2 page ad is $100.00 and 1⁄4 page ad is $50.00. Pick up a program contract (one required with each ad) in the office. We also have sample letters to give to students if you are organizing the class pictures. All ad's must be turned into the office no later than May 1st. Ad's can also be emailed to but the contracts must be turned into the office.

Program Pictures

     Professional program pictures will be made at the studio by Wayne Henington Photography on Saturday May 6th. A sign-up sheet is in the lobby and usually fills up fast. Don't panic!! There can be more than one dancer at any time listed. All the teachers will be present on May 6th to pose the dancers.

Parent Visitation

    It is very important and fun to come to your dancers class during visitation week. We will pass out your recital packets on these days. These packets will give you all the info about rehearsal and recital (costumes , recital pictures, etc..) Please make every effort to be there. This is the best time to discuss any questions you may have with your teachers. The summer schedule will also be in these packets.

Show Tickets

     Tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 6th (the same day as program pictures) at the studio from 9:00 to 1:00. All tickets are $10.00. Tickets will be available in the office after that day. They will be sold at the theatre on the day of the show. All seats are assigned. As in the past, we are anticipating a full house so get your tickets early.

                                                 These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things T-Shirts

     A new performance shirt is being designed at this time. Watch for this new design in the lobby and on our Facebook page. Place your order with Leverets Ink online at that time.

      Car Decals

     Order forms are found in the office. Personalized decals cost $10.00. Forms and money are due by Thursday April 27th

                                                                               Important Dates
April 15, 2023- Costume Balance Due
May 1, 2023- Programs Ad's Due
May 1-4, 2023- Parent Visitation Days
May 6,2023- Tickets at the Studio- 9:00 to 1:00
May 6, 2023- Program Pictures- Group and individual
June 3, 2023- Dress Rehearsal- Time TBA
June 4, 2023- “These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things ” 2:00pm

     With everyone's cooperation we are sure to have another successful performance. Always feel free to call if you have any concerns.


Ms Mary and Staff

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