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Patty Harper Dance Studio

Spring Newsletter


Dear Dancers and Parents,

     Spring is definitely here and with it comes many important dates and requirements to ensure a smooth transition into our next performance. Please carefully read all the information emailed to you in the next two months. We hope these emails will answer all the questions you might have pertaining to our spring recital, “Fairy Tales, Fables and Folklore” on Saturday June 2nd at the Abilene Convention Center.



     All costume balances are due April 15th. The prices and pictures for each can be seen in the lobby. If you have a specialty costume, we will let you know its cost as soon as possible. Costumes will be passed out in classes soon.


Program Pictures

      Would you like to have your dancers' picture in our 2024 recital program? It's easy and a tradition at PHDS. Simply sell a page of advertising at $200. 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. Ad's can be sold to businesses or family members can post an encouraging note to their favorite dancers. A business can purchase either a full page ad for $200, ½ page for $100 or a ¼ page ad for $50. If you are sharing the page, you are responsible for finding the dancer to whom you shall share with. 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. Tell your teacher if you would like to volunteer to organize the class pictures. All ads must be turned into the office no later than May 4th. Ad's can also be emailed to but the contract and money must be turned into the office.


Program Pictures

     Professional program pictures will be made at the studio by Wayne Henington Photography on Saturday May 4th at the

Studio. A sign-up sheet is in the lobby and will fill up quickly. Don't panic!! There can be more than one dancer at any time listed. All the teachers will be there to pose the dancers. If you choose to have your own pictures taken for the program, all pictures must be approved by Ms.Mary and submitted by May 4th.


Parent Visitation for Recital Packets and Information

     We will pass out your recital packets on Parent Visitation Days, May 6-9 at your dancers' normal class times. These packets will give you all the information about dress rehearsal and recital (i.e. times, recital pictures, etc..) Please make every effort to come and to read this information thoroughly. This is a great time to ask questions. The summer intensive schedule will also be in these packets.



     Tickets for “Fairy Tales, Fables and Folklore” will go on sale Saturday, May 4th (the same day as program pictures) at the studio from 9:00 to 1:00. All tickets are $10. Tickets will be available in the office after that day. They will also be sold at the theater on the day of recital.


Important Upcoming Dates

April 15, 2024 - Costume Balance Due

May 4, 2024 - Programs Ad's Due

May 4, 2024 - Tickets at the Studio - 9:00 to 1:00 - $10

May 4, 2024 - Program Pictures - Group and Individual

May 6-9, 2024 - Parent Visitation for Recital Information

June 1, 2024 - Dress Rehearsal - Schedule Out ASAP

June 2, 2024 - Fairy Tale, Fable and Folklore 2:00pm

June 4-7, 2024 - Fantasy Camp

June 10 - June 27, 2024- Summer Intensive at PHDS

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