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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This has been a difficult year for many families and I know I am wishing Hope, Joy and a Brighter future for the many friends and dance families who are struggling. We are not doing our Dance With your Dancer week due to Covid restrictions, and we are all missing the joy and fun that brings to the studio. But there is a greater need than ever before to offer our neighbors and those we don't know a hand up in this time of hardship. Even though we are not doing Dance with Your Dancer, we are still taking donations for Tabitha's Way, a local food bank. Please drop by some packaged or canned food goods or some paper products such as toilet paper. Every little bit helps, and someone is here Monday to Thursday from about 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM to accept the donations in the front lobby. We are grateful for however you can assist.

Christmas break for Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy will be from Monday, Dec 21, 2020 through Sunday, Jan 3, 2021. Classes will resume on Monday, Jan 4, 2021. We hope you have a safe, and wonderful Christmas Season even though we know there are many restrictions in place. This has, I think, made us all more aware of the memories of many past happy Holiday Seasons' when we could congregate with with our friends and families. Maybe we don't know what we love or have until we don't have it!

A reminder that we still have the "Give the Gift of Dance" available until Dec 15, 2020. It is $55 and comes with tights, a pair of dance shoes and a certificate for a month of dance in a cute pink sheer bag. It is for new students only, and we have made it Covid friendly. You may go out to our website and fill out a form, pay with a credit card and we will be delivering these to your home on Dec 19, 2020. No need to go out to the store, just log on to our website. What little girl wouldn't love a gift of dance for the new year?

The first week of January we are offering a free week of dance to anyone who isn't currently enrolled in Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy. Come try a Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet, Jazz or Modern class. Then sign up with us and our awesome teachers!

And last but not least, remember: If you refer someone to our dance studio, and they sign up and stay three months you will receive a free month of dance for your child. What an awesome deal!!!

Merry Christmas

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Hard to believe in this year of craziness that we are almost at the end of 2020. The time just changed and we are all getting used to it being darker earlier in the afternoon for sure. Still, even though it has been a really hard year full of lots of challenges, we still have a lot of things to be thankful for. It seems to me that in a year that has brought hard times, people are reaching out to each other with caring concern and a desire to help more than they ever have.

I watched a news story the other night that was just one such example. A little boy sent a "Baby Yoda" toy and a touching note of thanks to the firefighters in California battling the blazes. The firefighters took pride in taking turns carrying the toy, and took pictures of the each other carrying this "Baby Yoda" to different locations where they were fighting the fire. It has deeply touched me that most of the kindness I have seen in this world of craziness this year has come from children. They see a need and they want to help, and almost every night on the "good news tonight" segment there is a child or children making a difference. Us adults could take an example from these children and their generous hearts.

Those who are fighting Covid19 or a job loss from the pandemic, or financial circumstances because of other factors such as a natural disaster are definitely having a struggle. But I have heard about and seen many, many situations where others have reached out with a hand up or a word of encouragement. Even in our little corner of the world, people have been kind and continued to come to the studio, understanding we are trying our best to create a safe space and a continued opportunity to offer children the experience of dance. We are very grateful for the parents and students who allow us to share their journey with them.

Misc Reminders:

We will be doing our annual "Dance With Your Dancer" the week of December 7-12, 2020. We want to advertise this early so that we get lots of donations to help out those who are struggling. The cost to dance with your dancer is a donation of food or paper goods that will go to Tabitha's Way, a local food bank. We hope to have many donations so plan on dancing with your child and making a donation. It is fun too, to take a class with your dancer, even if you are a klutz like this grandma. :)

We are continuing to take precautions to make sure our studio stays Covid19 free. With that in mind, please remember to wear a mask if you sit in the studio, and practice social distancing. We have not had any Covid19 scares at the studio, and we want to keep it that way, thanks! We continue to sanitize our studios after each class as well as taking other measures. We have a video on the website detailing the steps we take to keep our dancers safe, so check it out.

There will be no dance classes Wednesday, November 25, 2020 and Thursday, November 26, 2020 so that you can spend time with your families for Thanksgiving. We will be back to classes on Monday, November 30, 2020. And then we will be on to the Christmas fun!

We are offering the "Gift of Dance" for Christmas again. It is a gift bag with shoes, tights, a certificate for a month of dance for $55. This for new students ONLY. So if you know someone who would love the gift of dance for Christmas, stop by and fill out a form with sizes and the Childs name etc. and pay the $55.00 for the gift. We will have it ready and deliver it to your home in time for Santa (or grandma) to put it under the Christmas Tree.

We love sharing the gift of dance with anyone who has not taken at our studio! And it makes a perfect gift for someone who might like to begin dance.

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