CMCtimes volume 210 May 2019

A monthly publication by Director, Marjorie Taylor

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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 season 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!

Some of the costumes have arrived. Students have/will be trying on in class. Costume balances will soon be posted to your account as of May 15th.  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 13th 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 morning classes are in the 6/22, 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 held at the studio.  No regular classes that evening, you will follow the schedule that will be provided with your packet.  

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. 

For the past 22 years we have been fortunate enough to be able to use the CNS High school Auditorium for our end of the year performance. Use of the CNS High School is not free of charge, however has been the most convenient and economical option to keep our performances staffed, ticket prices to a minimum while allowing us to provide each family their 2 complimentary tickets. With costs rising over the years, we have been forced this year to make the difficult decision to supplement these costs by adding a “recital fee”.  On each dance account there will be a $25 recital fee charge.  Included with this recital fee; we are still able to provide you your 2 family tickets (at an exceptional discount) and additionally will include a copy of the professional video taken of all 4 performances for each family!   We thank you for your understanding as we continue to find ways to service our customers without sacrificing quality.   

Our summer dance schedule is ready to go out and additional 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 15th 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 2018-2019 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.  

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 22, 2019.  

Open House is scheduled for Saturday, 5/18 10-12pm and Thursday 5/23rd from 6-8pm.  We hope you stop by and bring a friend!  

Open registration to join our comp team for the 2019-2020 season will be held on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 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. If interested but unable to attend, please email me at

We are closed this month Saturday, May 25th – Monday, May 27th for observance of Memorial Day.  Classes will resume, Tuesday, May 28th.