Welcome Letter Shoreline ⋆

Shoreline School Orientation

Hello Shoreline Parents and Dancers,

Welcome to American Dance Institute’s 2018-2019 season of classes. I am so happy to have you all as part of our ADI family! Classes for dancers in Pre-level, Children's, and Junior/Teen classes begin September 11th, 2018 and run through June 13th, 2019. Creative Dance and Teen/Adult classes run from September 11th, 2018 through February 3rd, 2019. Please take a few minutes to read through the following letter to facilitate an easy acclimation to life at ADI.

OUR FACILITY:

The address is 1240 NE 175th St. Suite C, Shoreline WA, 98155. Our parking lot in front of the building is between Europa Car Repair and Peking Palace.

We have two studios in the same building. Enter through the Suite C doors and go up the stairs to the second floor. There is a parent viewing area between the studios as well as restrooms. There are cubbies for the dancers to put their street shoes, sweaters, backpacks, dance bags, etc. The office is located on the music school side of the building (Suite D). Please enter from the outside Suite D entrance to reach the office.  If you have not been to our facility before, please come to the office when you arrive and one of my office staff can show you around and get you situated.

PARKING:

We have ample parking and we have a lovely viewing area in the parent waiting room if you would like to watch your child’s class.

DRESS CODES: You can find the dress code required for your or your child’s class in the link below.

https://www.americandanceinstitute.com/class-dress-codes/

Attire can be purchased online through Discount Dance Supply, and you can use code TP120018 for a discount.

Attire can also be purchased at Centerstage Capezio located at 5261 University Ave NE, Seattle 98105.

SWAP BOX:
We will set up a swap box of outgrown ballet slippers, tap and jazz shoes, class leotards, and tights. As your kids outgrow or no longer need their attire, please consider donating it to the swap box. There is no cost associated with the swap, and you don’t have to put something in to take something out. If it fits, it’s up for grabs. Reduce, reuse, recycle–it’s good for the planet and good for our pockets.

MISSED CLASSES:
We understand you are bound to miss a class or two over the session. We ask that you please let us know of a planned absence - otherwise you will receive an email inquiring if all is okay because we care about you. You are welcome to make up any missed classes in another age/level appropriate class within the session that it is missed. Missed classes cannot be carried over to the next session. If you know you are going to miss class because of a prior commitment, you can make the class up ahead of time if you like. Please let the office know your intent to make up a class so we can give the instructor a heads up to expect you or your child.

PERFORMANCES:
ADI does in-house recitals in June for our Creative Dance and Pre-level programs. A parent watching day will be scheduled for the last week of summer classes. There is no additional cost associated with our in-house recitals. For studio performances and class observations, we set up chairs in the studio for you to watch your child’s class up close and personal, take pictures, videos, etc. Students in the Children’s and Junior/Teen divisions will have the option to perform in a June recital which will be held at Ballard High School.

SPECIAL GUESTS:

If you have special guests visiting, but it is not an official watching or performance week, please let us know. We are happy to set up some chairs in the studio for you and your out of town guests.

Thanks again for being part of our ADI family. I hope you will all be ambassadors for ADI as well. If you notice someone new in your class or waiting areas as the semester progresses, please reach out to them and help to make them feel welcome. And if there is anything we can do to make your time at ADI more enjoyable, please let us know. I am always available to take your call or respond to your emails should you have any concerns.

Warm Regards,

Elizabeth Chayer, Director
American Dance Institute

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