CAPA’s summer classes are open for registration! Please click here for information on registering for our amazing upcoming summer program, which has many more classes being offered than in previous years. Our summer program runs for eight weeks, beginning on June 17 and ending on August 10. You can see our summer schedule by clicking here.
Summer Program 2013
June Show Information
New June Showcase venue and dates!
Wonderful news…the construction project at Campolindo that precluded us from being able to have our show there as usual has been postponed, so we are back to the CPAC (Campolindo Performing Arts Center). This is great news for many reasons, not least among them being that it means our regular June show rehearsal and performance schedule can be used. This means no more Monday dress rehearsal (yay!), and no longer do there have to be two shows on Saturday. CPAC also accommodates more attendees, has a significantly better stage and lighting, and has a much larger backstage area which will make stage entrances and exits much less confusing and stressful for all. Here are the rehearsal and show dates, and you can click here for the show order. Exact rehearsal times for each class will be sent soon.
Saturday, June 8: Dress rehearsal at CAPA
Sunday, June 9: Dress rehearsal at CPAC
Monday, June 10: 7pm Performance at CPAC (Show A)
Tuesday, June 11: 7pm Performance at CPAC (Show B)
Wednesday, June 12: 7pm Performance at CPAC (Show C)
Thursday, June 13: 7pm Performance at CPAC (Show A)
Friday, June 14: 7pm Performance at CPAC (Show B)
Saturday, June 15: 2pm Performance at CPAC (Show C)
June Show Costumes – Important Notes
June Show costumes have begun arriving and are being distributed as they come! All the ones we’ve seen look beautiful. The balances owed on the costumes are being charged this week on your CAPA accounts, so if you see a strange amount charged on your card from CAPA, that’s probably it. As an FYI, anytime you see a charge from CAPA that you don’t understand, you can log in to your account from our website and choose “View Fees and Payments,” which will specify what each charge is for. To see the balance owed for each costume, click here.
Each costume was individually ordered based on each child’s current measurements compared with that specific costume company’s size chart. Even with the most careful ordering, though, invariably there’s a few that don’t work. Unfortunately it’s extremely difficult, costly and time consuming to return costumes and place new individual orders. So, we try hard to only do returns in extreme cases, like if the child can’t get into the costume. If it’s a bit snug, that’s ok. They are only wearing them for a short time onstage. We try to do alterations rather than returns due to how difficult the companies make it to do returns and re-purchases. If your child absolutely cannot fit into the costume ordered for her and it is not fixable with a minor alteration, please return it to the office within two weeks of receipt. Otherwise, we can’t send it back.
Due to the sheer volume of costumes (1600 individual costume pieces this year), we are distributing them as soon as they come in. Often, costume companies will not ship complete orders, so we frequently receive partial orders. In an effort to keep our dressing room from bursting, we are passing out costumes as they arrive, which means that not every child will receive their costumes at the same time. All the costumes will arrive in time for the show, and please assure your daughters that it’s ok if her costume comes in later than someone else’s.
What to do with old dance shoes??
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.
Safety issues in CAPA parking lot
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!
Classes at CAPA run concurrent with the school year. They began on August 20, 2012, and run through June 9, 2013. We are no longer accepting new students into classes for the current school year, but we will be accepting registrations for our summer program in April. Our summer program begins on June 17. Please click here to view the schedule for the current school year. For current CAPA families, you can view your current classes and check your account by logging into our portal.
If you are a current CAPA family and wish to make changes to your classes, please email us and make a request.
Tuition is based on the total number of classes over the course of the school year, and for your convenience is divided into ten equal monthly payments on the first of each month, beginning September 1st and ending June 1st. Tuition is charged automatically to either your credit card or a direct bank debit.
Should you wish to drop classes during the year, you simply need give us 30 days written notice and we will stop your charges at the end of that period.
Note that we take Visa, Mastercard & Discover only. You can also elect to set up to give us information for automatic checking account debit (ACH) to debit your bank account electronically.
A table of the tuition rates is listed on our website here. If you take one hr/week your monthly payment is $51/month. As you take more hours per week your rate per hour goes down, and if you have more than one child dancing, the weekly hours are added together to give you the lowest rate.
If you have any questions about the process please drop us an email at email@example.com.
CAPA Photo Galleries
CAPA has wonderful professional parent photographers who maintain galleries for you to enjoy.
Links to their sites are:
Mark Rusk http://mrusk.smugmug.com/