SEPTEMBER 2023 newsletter

Well, what a great few weeks we have had! It is a bit chaotic until everyone gets into the rhythm of things. Thank you for your patience!

Now for a few reminders:

HOLIDAY – On Monday, September 4th Labor Day is a Holiday. Classes resume on Tuesday, September 5th.

TUITION – Late fees of $25 will be posted to unpaid invoices on the 16th of each month. Your Balance will be charged to the billing method that you have on file in the parent portal unless otherwise paid by the 15th of the month.

ACADEMY ENTRANCES – All students need to enter the Academy through the “Students Entrance” door not the “Office Entrance” door and go immediately to the dressing room to change shoes, coverups etc., then go quickly into your classroom. Please wear coverups!

STUDENT or CLASS OF THE MONTH – Each month the Academy Staff chooses a student of the month or a class of the month. At the end of each month the staff will get together to decide who has good attendance, work ethic, one’s character through compassion, honesty, trust, responsibility, leadership, attitude and respect for their peers and teachers. Their picture will be in the student’s area the entire month. With that said, for August, our first student of the month is TRISHA MONTOJO. She is quiet, humble, diligent, hardworking, polite, and very reliable. Congratulations sweet girl!!

68th RECITAL DATES – Our Recital Program dates are Wednesday, May 8th through Saturday, May 11th at the Julie Rogers Theatre; MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW…we want everyone on stage! More information soon on costumes & deposits etc…

BIRTHDAYS – Happy Birthday to our SEPTEMBER  peeps.

Sianna Haeggquist 9/1, Hattie Zihlman 9/3, Clara Morrell 9/4, Allie Dismukes 9/8, Ellison Hemmenway 9/8, Lorelei Medley 9/12, Ruby Hicks 9/14, Alice Montalbano 9/15, Jade Olgetree 9/15, Trisha Montojo 9/17, Naomi Terry 9/18, Sophia Plasencia 9/19, Hannah Castillo 9/26, Harper Gaspard 9/27

NOTE:  God doesn’t give you the people you want, he gives you the people you need. To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you the person you were meant to be!!

THANK YOU AGAIN for choosing Marsha Woody Academy as your Dance Family! Please know it is an honor to teach your children, and to be a part of their dance development hopefully for many years to come!

Upcoming Events

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

MWAD 2023/2024

Classes Start
Monday, August 21, 2023

Labor Day

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Classes resume Tuesday,
September 5th

Thanksgiving Break

November 20th - 26th, 2023

Classes resume Monday,
November 27th

Christmas Break

December 22nd, 2023 - January 8th, 2024

Classes resume Tuesday,
January 9th

MLK Holiday

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Classes resume Tuesday,
January 16th


Monday, February 19th, 2024

Classes resume Tuesday,
February 20th

Spring Break

March 11th - 17th, 2024

Classes resume Monday,
March 18th

68th RECITAL 2024

Saturday, May 11th, 2024 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!!!