CMC Dance Company

6092 Route 31, Cicero, NY 13039 • 315-699-2355

Celebrating 20 years educating Dancers!

Monthly Newsletter - May 2017



CMCtimes volume 198 May 2017

A monthly publication by Director, Marjorie Taylor

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Happy Mother's Day!

First let me start out by wishing the entire studio an early “Happy Mother’s Day”!

As we move into our final stretch, I just wanted to mention that although the weather is tempting us to stay home and as all the summer sports such as soccer, softball, etc., have just begun, it is imperative to attend class each week.  We are nearing the end of the year and the teachers are diligently finishing and cleaning each routine for our year end recital.  Make up classes at this point are not available due to each class has a different routine they are learning.  We appreciate good attendance to help each group look their best at recital time.  The countdown till show day has begun!

I would like to announce the retirement of Mrs. Lori, our resident acro teacher for the past 16 years.  Mrs. Lori was instrumental in creating a strong and safe tumbling program for our studio. We thank her for all she has done for us throughout the years and will miss her. We wish her the best as she has decided to take her career in an exciting new direction.  I’m sure you will continue to see her throughout the community as I know her children and their activities will keep her moving!  Thanks again Mrs. Lori, we love you and good luck on your new chapter of life!

There will be no interruption in our summer Acro camp, summer lessons and fall programs.  More announcements to come; as we look forward to introducing our new staff.

Costumes have arrived. Students will be trying on in class. Costume balances will soon be posted to your account and need to be paid by June 1st.  As the costumes arrive we will try them on within the classrooms.  The students will need to make sure they have a leotard and tights on so that we can slip the costumes on without going to the restroom.  There is not enough time or space to allow each student to use the restroom to try on the costumes.  Costumes will be available for pick up June 1st.  At this time all balances should be paid in full on the costumes and your June tuition will be due at time of pick up. 

A recital packet will be handed out starting May 15th with important information regarding your recital times.  Each class is assigned to one show.  We try to accommodate all families for convenience but will not guarantee a show.  This year the following days are assigned to the following shows.  The Saturday/Tuesday morning/day classes are in the 6/17, Saturday 10:00 am show.  The Monday classes are assigned to the 1:00 pm show and the Wednesday classes are assigned to the 4:00 pm show.  Group photos will be taken at dress rehearsal. Our dress rehearsal and pictures will be at the main studio. 

Each class will receive a list with the color tights needed for each of your classes.  A pre-order form will be attached and you will be able to pre-order your tights and have them ready for pick up when you pick up your costume.  This form will be attached to your Recital packet paperwork.

Our summer dance schedule has already gone out and copies can be picked up at the front desk.  We have some great programs for the students during the summer and hope you can join us.  Reserve your space today.

The Cicero Community Festival Parade is scheduled for Saturday June 10th at noon.  Come support our Cicero community and show support for your studio and either march or ride down Route 11 with us!  All you will need is the CMC Dance Company recital shirt.  Shirts are on sale now.  They will be delivered by parade day and need to be pre-purchased.  We sell out each year, so don’t miss out on the order as this is the first and last order for these shirts.  Each shirt has the recital theme on the front and all students and teachers for the 2016-2017 season listed on the back.  Fill out the t-shirt consent form and return it to the office.  You need not march in the parade to purchase the shirt. 

Each year the CMC Dance Company sponsors the Cicero Star Search held on the stage at the Cicero Community Festival.  If you sing, play an instrument, of course we all know you dance…and would like to enter the Star Search and compete on the stage, see Renee or Hana at the front desk for a registration form.  If you know others that may be interested, please pass the word.  You must be a student within the CNS School District or live within the Clay/Cicero Area.

Pre-registration for fall is going on now.  Register now and registration to hold your spot for fall is only $5.  Pre-registration runs through June 17, 2017. 

Open House is scheduled for THIS Thursday, 5/4, from 6:00-8:00 and Saturday, 5/6, from 10:00-12:00 pm.  We hope you stop by and bring a friend! 

Open registration to join our comp team for the 2017-2018 season will be held on Thursday, May 25th at 7:30 pm.  Parents and students are invited to attend.  It is an open meeting to discuss the team opportunities and requirements.  If you are interested in the team, would love to see you at the meeting.  Save the date and if you are interested but unable to attend, please email me at

Keep checking weekly for more information as we approach our end of the year.

We are closed this month Saturday, May 27th – Monday, May 29th for observance of Memorial Day.  Classes will resume, Tuesday, May 30st.