March 2024 newsletter

Winter is out of here and Spring is definitely on its way! The students will be working hard on their class dances, so be sure they are attending and not missing too much. Our 68th Recital is Saturday, May 11th at 6:00 P.M.!!! Mark your calendars for the following info. Any Questions please call the office after 3:00 pm @ 409-838-4397, or email dance@marshawoodyacademy.com.

REGISTRATION Our 2024-2025 season is now open for registration online. Go to www.marshawoodyacademy.com to register. You will not need to pay a registration fee until August 1st. By pre-registering early, you will be reserving your child’s placement in the Academy.

SPRING BREAK – The Academy will be closed Monday, March 11th through Sunday, March 17th for BISD Spring Break. Classes will resume Monday, March 18th.

VISITORS WEEKOur last visitors week will be Monday, March 18th through Thursday, March 21st.

RECITAL 2024The 68th RECITAL will be at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Saturday, May 11th. Rehearsals at the Julie Rogers Theatre will start on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 8th, 9th, 10th after school. More information on tickets, fees and the schedule will follow soon.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH – This month the students of the month are Ms. Monique’s Kindergarten Tap Class. They have a very good attendance as a whole group, work hard and constantly strive to be their personal best. Such a sweet class. Congratulations girls!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Happy birthday to our March Lucky Birthday Peeps:

Inara Bonnette 3/2, Camilla Gibbs 3/9, Karstyn Traylor 3/11, Paisleigh Wilson 3/11, Lynnleigh Seeton 3/12, Margaux Trail 3/13, Mary Virginia Crenshaw 3/19, Sawyer Muery 3/19, Mia Naccour 3/21, Isabella Conrad 3/26, Claire Shenkir 3/26, Olivia Obannion 3/30

Lastly,
May you have good luck, and it will find you soon. Never stop believing that good things will come your way. You’re the pot of gold at the end of God’s rainbow!

Fondly,

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 21st, 2023 - January 8th, 2024

Classes resume Tuesday,
January 9th

MLK Holiday

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Classes resume Tuesday,
January 16th

PRESIDENT's DAY

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!!!
Love,