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Have a heart

Updated: Feb 16, 2023

Have a heart can mean a bunch of things to different people depending on whom you ask. February is heart month, and some might say it is a "Hallmark" holiday, but I think it is a good thing to share our love with our families, friends and significant others. Of the things I have come to love about this month is the Charlie Brown special about him having a crush on little red haired girl. Being a red haired girl myself that always made me feel kinda special. I have seen the impact of the feeling in the heart that desires us to serve others, to share our feelings and to generally help humanity. So this month have a heart and give your heart to someone else.

At the studio this month we love to have our dancers, they fill our hearts with excitement as they develop their skills in ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap and Acro skills. We love our teachers, who are exemplary in their love for their students and in the way they continually reach for the best in themselves and their students.

Here is what is going on currently at the studio:

We have passed out a letter asking our parents to fill out a form before Feb 23, 2023 if they don't wish to have their child participate in the recital at the end of May. For those who plan on participating, there is no need to fill out anything.

The recital fee will be charged on your March statement and is $30.00 per family. Costume fee will be charged in April, and all charges must be paid before recital. For those who are new to recital season, we put together a recital packet that will be passed out in a couple of months, and give you all the information you will need for costume, hair, makeup and when to be where. For your information, Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy does not charge for tickets to the recital so feel free to bring as many guests as you would like. We will be sending out information on photography in the next couple of months as well.

I would like to do a shout out to our owner, Katie Collier. She has been through an incredibly challenging year, with two back hernia surgeries that didn't work, and a major operation in November to fuse her spine. Through all of this she has continued to work on making the studio the best place in the world to take dance. She has interviewed and hired talented teachers who take the time to get the incredible training to do well at Leaps and Bounds Dance Academy. She cares very much about your child's dance education. So this month, heart month, I give my heart to her for her tireless efforts in behalf of the studio, the students and the teachers. If you get the opportunity, tell her you are thinking of her.

Next Monday, Feb 20, 2023 is Presidents Day so there will be no classes. You are always welcome to bring your child to a makeup class if you would like. But we do adjust the schedule to even out the tuition to be equal each month overall.

Have a wonderful heart month!

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