How many of us didn't want to find that Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow when we were kids and believed it was real? I know I did! And catching a leprechaun was the next best thing. Traditions are so fun, and in this crazy time our traditions help us stay sane and have some fun. One of our very favorite traditions at the studio is coming up...our Annual Recital. Our dancers have already started to learn their dances, and we have been purchasing costumes for our third annual (can you believe it? Yes, 3rd) recital here at Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy. To help you prepare for the recital here are some highlights:

* Dates are June 1st and 2nd for photos, dress rehearsal and recital...Recital Packet will contain all

relevant information and will be passed out the first week in May.

* Parents signed up for the date they wanted when they registered for classes so you should

already know which recital number you have and what that date is

* Recital will be held at the Valentine Theater, 893 East 9th North, American Fork, UT. 84003

*. Mid March the dance music for your students dance will be added to the parent portal, and the

video will be added Mid April to help them practice their dance and be prepared to be amazing,

as we KNOW they will be

* Recital non participation form due has passed, so costume and recital fees are now

non refundable

* Remainder of costume fee will be charged in April so plan on that with your tuition


Starting in July 2021 we are taking our school to a new year round format. Registration is now open for the Jun 14, 2021 through July 23, 2022 year. Classes are available to register online on the parent portal or at our front office during business hours. We are excited to go year round and believe it will be a great benefit to our students to continue their dance education throughout the entire year. Starting next year we will be auditioning for a performing company that will have performance opportunities throughout the year at things like Festival of Trees, etc.

There will be a modest increase in tuition starting with Jun 14 classes. But there is an early bird special you can take advantage of. If you sign up for class by April 15 and pay for July 2021, you will receive Jun 2021 for free. Also if you sign up for classes by March 7, 2021 you can lock in this year tuition prices for next year.

A Couple of Reminders

We have open enrollment all the time so your child can start taking whenever they decide they want to, even if it is in the middle of the year. As a studio who does not charge registration fees in order to save our parents money, we request that you give us 30 days notice when you intend to quit so that we can fill that spot with another dancer.

It is our goal as a studio to have every dancer be able to participate quality dance. As a way to facilitate that we keep our costume fees as low as we can. Where many other studios charge anywhere from $80 to $120 a costume, we charge $45 to $55. We do this by watching out for the best price we can get on costumes. Once we have established a child is going to participate in the recital we have purchased a costume for them. We are unable at that point to waive the cost of the costume if your child decides not to participate. Just a reminder that we do not refund costume or recital fees.

Ok, now for the fun stuff! If you read this whole blog and got to this point come and tell us "The Leprechaun made me do it" and we will give you a $5 credit toward any purchase of dance wear including tights, shoes, leotards, teeshirts and dance shorts.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all our awesome parents and great students!

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February is the month of love, and there is nothing we love more than dancing. We love teaching our students to dance with heart, and reach for the best in themselves. We love watching our students dancing with the joy that comes from loving dance at heart.

Here are the highlights:

Our annual recital is coming up in June 1 and 2, and February is that happy month when we begin getting ready for the production. Toward that goal we have been taking measurements, getting music chosen and our teachers have begun to teach the recital dance. This is a good time to make sure that your little dancers make it to every class, as they will need to be able to get the steps learned.

We charged the recital fee of $30.00 in February, and will charged $20.00 in March for a costume deposit. In April we will charge the remainder of the costume fee of either $25 (younger combo classes) or $35 (Older level classes). We do this to help our outstanding parents in the budget department, as we know there can be a lot of expenses with our kids.

Just a reminder, a new leotard, new shoes or new tights makes a nice gift for your cute little Valentine. We have all the dance wear you need! Quality products at a discounted price to keep it easer for you to keep your little dancer with what he or she needs. We also have a small quantity of tap shoes in some sizes, so if you need a pair of tap shoes come see us and we may have your size.

We hope you have a happy heart month, and that the cupid visits you with lots of heart shaped chocolate, and flowers. Perhaps even take your sweetheart dancing!

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2020 was a long hard year, with lots of challenges. We had Covid19, an earthquake, a historic windstorm, a Presidential Election, and several other not so fun things. But we perservered, there is a vaccine coming and now we can burn bright this year and embrace a new normal. We here at Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy will continue to be proactive with Covid protocols and keep your children safe.

Things to note:

Recital fee of $30 will be due by Feb 1

If you do not want to do the recital you will need to fill out a form and bring it to us. If you are planning on doing the recital you do not need to do anything. We are looking forward with excitement to our 3rd Annual Recital.

Referral Discount - if you refer someone and they sign up and take for 3 months, you receive one month free for your child.

Congratulations to our studio! Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy won Business of the Month for American Fork in December 2020. We are so proud of our owner Katie Collier!

Just a reminder, we carry leotards, tights, dance shoes, dance shorts as well as Leaps and Bounds Teeshirts. We try to keep our prices just below the local stores, and they are much better quality.

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