June 2024

Newsletter

It has now been several weeks since our Recital and I must say I am rested and miss seeing the sweet faces of our students. I was not only proud of the hard work produced by my staff, but beyond proud of the finished production on stage seeing our students excel and perform like professionals even from the youngest ballerinas to our senior dancers. I personally want to thank you for choosing MWAD and I hope you will return in August! It will be our 69th year and Beaumont Civic Ballet’s 53rd year!! MWAD always strives to be held to the highest standard not only in dance, but in our daily lives.

Now for reminders:

SUMMER WORKSHOPS Go online to MWAD website under the tab “Workshops” to register for our June 3-6 Workshop, Michelle Leagans Intensive, and privates. Go on-line to: www.marshawoodyacademy.com. We hope to see you!

REGISTRATIONMWAD classes will start back Monday, August 19, 2024. On August 1st, the registration fee of $150 per family will be due. Tuition for August will be a half month and due on August 19th. If you have not registered yet, please log in to your Parent Portal and select “Find Classes” in the top right corner. You will select which subject each child would like to take. We will then send your dancer’s schedule to you asap. The class schedule for the Fall 2024-2025 season is available on our website.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH – Our Senior Ballet/Pointe class are the students of the month. Most of these girls dance 5 days a week. They are dedicated young ladies that lift each other up continuously. They are a delight to teach! Congratulations girls. Love you bunches!

JUNE BIRTHDAYS Happy Birthday to our June Peeps!

Vivian Williams 6/4, Tinsley Williams 6/13, Victoria Baione 6/15, Naira Bonnette 6/20, Ava’Rose Simmons 6/20, Joshua Allen 6/21, Carter Syphrett 6/22, Prisha Kumar 6/23, Raygan Callas 6/24, Emily Beall 6/30, Kenlee Blanchard 6/30

In closing, thank you for your gracious support and your summer is off to a wonderful start. I hope to see many of you over the summer. Be sure to pre-register online. Remember…

God Answers ALL Prayers in 3 Ways:

“YES” – because you deserve it,
“NO” – because you deserve better, AND
“NOT YET” – because the BEST is yet to COME!

Upcoming Events

We follow BISD for calendar holidays or any school closings due to inclement weather.

MWAD 2024/2025

Classes Start
Monday, August 19, 2024

Labor Day

Monday, September 2nd, 2024

Classes resume Tuesday,
September 3rd

Thanksgiving Break

November 25th - December 1st, 2024

Classes resume Monday,
December 2nd

Christmas Break

December 23rd, 2024 - January 6th, 2025

Classes resume Tuesday,
January 7th

MLK Holiday

Monday, January 20th, 2025

Classes resume Tuesday,
January 21st

PRESIDENT's DAY

Monday, February 17th, 2025

Classes resume Tuesday,
February 18th

Spring Break

March 10th - 16th, 2025

Classes resume Monday,
March 17th

EASTER MONDAY

Monday, April 21st, 2025

Classes resume Tuesday,
April 22nd

69th RECITAL 2025

Saturday, May 10th, 2025 6:00 P.M.

Julie Rogers Theatre

Covid 19 Guidelines

I have considered the health and safety of my students and staff throughout the decision-making process for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. Though no option is ideal in addressing every concern created by the current health crisis, I am committed to implementing every safety precaution there is. Below is what the studio will follow for everyone’s safety and close to normalcy for all involved.

The following guidelines will be followed until further notice from our Governmental resources:

• All staff and students’ temperatures will be checked upon arrival each day!!
• If your child feels ill or has fever, coughing, shortness of breath, chills, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or has been in contact with any person who has been lab confirmed Covid-19 then please DO NOT send your child to class.
• All Academy Acro Mats will be sanitized after each class use with hospital grade disinfectant.
• All surfaces, door handles, and equipment will be sanitized between each lesson and done so again at the end of each day.
• Parents are asked to stay in their vehicles when they drop off/pick up students as a part of this enhanced safety measure, and it would be helpful if you please have your child’s Name Displayed in the car window to expedite traffic flow when picking up.
• Please be advised that no one will be allowed to wait inside the studio building at this juncture. Parents will be allowed to come into the office to change schedules, ask questions, pay bills etc… But you MUST wear a mask to enter the building and then leave when finished.
• We ask ALL students to wear a mask with a lanyard attached to the mask or one with 2 straps (one strap above ear and one strap below ear) so they can let it hang down when not in use and it stays on them at all times! If your child is 10 years old and younger, they do not have to wear a mask. That will be your choice.
• Upon arrival, the students will have their masks on, hands sanitized, and temperatures will be taken. If temperature is at 100˚F or more, then they will be sent home.
• The students then will report to the dressing room to change shoes, and report to their appropriate Studio I or II, and be placed in their own spot.
• Social distancing will be explained and maintained by keeping everyone 6’ apart at the barres and on the dance floor.
• Students in class may lower their masks while social distancing so they can breathe. When we do exercises across the floor, they will pull masks back on.
• After their class has ended, they will have their hands sanitized again; go back to the dressing room, change shoes, put cover ups on, and get in line to be picked up with staff assistance.
• Be sure your child arrives dressed for class in their appropriate dance attire with coverups on. They may use the restroom when needed; my staff will keep the restrooms sanitized.
• No water fountains will be available at this time.

As a part of our enhanced daily sanitizing and nightly cleaning, we will be using a product called Oracle 1 on surface areas such as barre’s, door handles etc…. With Oracle 1 being a fast-drying virus, germ, and bacteria cleaner (less than 1-minute drying time) that will allow us to disinfect all surfaces between classes and throughout the day!

NOTE: Dance Solutions has masks with lanyards. They have more on the way if they are out when you go to purchase your dance attire. Using lanyards will keep it convenient for the children to pull mask on and off and not lose it.
Any concerns or questions do not hesitate to call the office @409-838-4397.

Thank you for your cooperation, and we cannot wait to see everyone!!!
Love,