CAPA will be closed for our Holiday Break from December 23rd through January 5. If you are ever unsure about classes on a certain date, you can always check our calendar at http://www.capadance.net/schedule-and-calendar/events-calendar/. Our monthly tuition is based on the total number of classes for the school year (taking holidays into account) divided into ten equal monthly payments, so the monthly tuition charge is the same regardless of how many actual class weeks are in any given month.
If you wish to order a Nutcracker DVD, please email Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org with which performance you would like. The options are Show A (Friday night), Show B (Saturday matinee), Show C (Saturday night), or Show D (Sunday matinee). If you are in ensemble or ballet company, one DVD plus one concerto is included free. Additional DVDs will be charged to your CAPA account at $25 each. Even if you aren’t ordering extras, please make sure to email Doyle with what show you want, otherwise he won’t know which show to make for you. :) Editing and production of the DVDs takes a couple of months, so we will send out an email when they are ready.
Classes began back on August 26th and run for the school year, but we do take a limited number of new students in January with instructor approval. Registering and paying for classes at CAPA for the school year is very simple, and is all done electronically via our website. Simply go to www.capadance.net and register online for the classes you wish to take, and tuition will be automatically charged to your CAPA account in monthly installments. We provide price breaks beginning at five hours a week per family for a volume discount. You can see our fall/winter/spring tuition information here. If you are new to CAPA, please click here to register and create an account. We are still accepting registrations for classes that are not full (if a class has room, there will be a “register” button next to it.
Many times, your child will outgrow her dance shoes before they are worn out. If you would like to donate your outgrown shoes to a younger dancer (or just one with smaller feet), please leave them in the labeled bin in Dressing Room B (next to Studio B). Then, when your daughter needs a new pair, see if there’s a pair in the box that fit! Reduce, re-use, recycle.
It’s very important to us that children be safe in our parking lot. If you are dropping off or picking up a student at CAPA, please do not stop your car in front of the entrance. This not only creates a traffic backup, but also creates a visual barrier that is very unsafe if a child runs out from in front of your stopped vehicle. Imagine you are stopped in front of the door “just for a second,” and the person behind you is in a hurry, and they pull around you, and at the same moment a child runs out from in front of your idling car directly into the path of the car pulling around you. None of us want to see that happen. Even if you are just dropping off or picking up kids waiting outside, please pull into a parking spot or pull into the alley in front of the breezeway. Drive slowly and be very aware when pulling out that kids are everywhere! Also, please ask your children to wait inside where it’s safe and warm after dark, and if they are going to wait outside, to please keep a jacket or sweatshirt in their dance bag so they don’t catch cold. Many dancers are coming out of a strenuous class, hot and sweaty, and waiting outside in very cold weather for their moms to pick them up. We want to keep them healthy and safe!