2021-2022 Handbook
Welcome to the Twenty Eighth Season of Miss Linda’s School of Dance! We hope your
summer has been a restful and relaxing one. We are looking forward to a great year of fun and exciting
dance classes. We have lots of new things in store for this year’s classes and especially for this year’s
show!


Please read this handbook and ask either Linda or one of the teachers if you have any
questions. After twenty-seven successful years we have learned a great deal about how the studio
should be operated. For this reason, we ask for your cooperation and support.
Please carefully read the sections regarding uniforms and shoes as some classes have changed
this year. If you have any questions, please ask.


Classes are held at the Michael J. Perkins Post on O and East Fourth Street in South Boston
and 771 Adams Street in Dorchester (above Joe Glynn cleaners). The studios open for classes on
Saturday, September 11th.


We have found that the best form of communication is through email. Please make sure we
have your correct email on file. If you have any questions, our studio email is
misslindasschoolofdance@yahoo.com We look forward to a great dance year!

 

History
Miss Linda’s School of Dance first opened in the fall of 1994. The first dance recital was held
on June 6, 1995 and included about 40 students in 18 different numbers.
In September 2021 we will mark our 28th season. Over the past several years the studio has
evolved to meet the needs of the students and families in the communities in which we live. We have
expanded our classes and now offer a new component to our program, the competitive edge. We are
proud to offer our students an opportunity to study a wide range of dance and experience the
competition side of the industry. We listened to our customers and designed a curriculum that best
meets every ones needs. As we enter our fall season, we have dancers on our competition teams who
are looking forward to competing again this year.


In September 2014 we opened a second location in Dorchester, and we are excited about our
new location in the heart of Adams Village at 771 Adams Street. This September 2021 we will celebrate
our 8th Anniversary. As this location continues to grow, we will be offering a wider range of classes.

Miss Linda’s School of Dance is open from September until our recital in June. The studio is
closed during school vacations. A monthly newsletter will be sent via email to all families.
Please be sure to read the newsletter as it contains all important dates and information.

Attendance
It is very important that attendance be consistent. If a student misses more than 4 lessons
they will be asked to leave the studio. It is very difficult to re-teach the same routines
repeatedly due to the absence of many children. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of
each class.


Snow Days
Miss Linda’s School of Dance has changed the policy regarding inclement weather. We will
no longer be following the Boston Public School policy. Due to inclement weather, a message
will be left on our Facebook page and website of the studio(s). Please check for updates before
you come to class.


Open Classroom Days
Parents are not permitted inside the studio during dance classes. Due to COVID related
guidelines we will not be able to have open classrooms this year.

Communication
All communication will be done through email. You will receive billing, newsletters, class
changes & cancellations via email. Please be sure we have your current email address on file.

Costumes
Each class will perform two dances in our annual recital. Students will receive one costume
for the recital, and it will be worn for both dances. Costumes must be ordered in January to ensure
delivery for the recital. The cost for the one costume is $75.00 (Hip Hop and Contemporary
costumes are also $75 each) and will be charged to your account in January. See information on the
fees page for more details. Students are measured before the winter break in December.

2022 Recital Information
Miss Linda’s School of Dance annual recital will be held at Fontbonne High School. In
addition to the beautiful (air conditioned) auditorium and professional stage, there is a state-of-the-art
sound system and an excellent space for students who are waiting to go on stage. Parking is free.
 

Recital Package Fee: Each family will be charged a $100.00 recital fee, which will include 2
tickets to our annual dance recital, video of your students dance recital, 2022 recital t-shirt and the
$20.00 rehearsal fee (families with more than one dancer will be charged an additional $20.00 per
dancer for their recital t-shirt).


An information packet with specifics about Ticket Day, Rehearsal and Recital policies as well
as video information, picture day information and summer camp will be sent home before April
vacation.


Dance Recital: Saturday June 11th
Mandatory Rehearsal: Monday, June 6th and Tuesday, June 7th
Tickets on sale: Additional Recital Ticket Orders are due Monday May 2nd. Additional
charge per ticket is $20.00.

Parent Committee
Purpose
The purpose of this committee is to communicate with parents in each class during recital
time so that everyone understands all the studio’s policies.


There are many young students, especially as the studio grows, and there are many new
families. By having representatives for each class, it ensures each parent has someone to ask
questions of during the busiest time of the year - recital time.


Committee Members are involved in helping back-stage during dress rehearsal and at the
recital. There are simply too many students to effectively manage backstage. This also gives
younger students a familiar face to stay with while waiting to go on stage. A system is in place
so that every parent will have the opportunity to see their child on stage from the audience.
Involvement

 

  • Two representatives per class are needed.

  • Be available for dress rehearsal and dance recital.

  • Attend one Parent Committee meeting, date to be announced.

  • Additionally, members of the Parent Committee will have a phone list to get in touch with families should there be a need to cancel a class for any reason.

For parents who fully commit to helping, there are two perks:

  • advance ticket purchase for additional recital tickets

  • waiver of the advanced registration fee

 

Fees and Payments
Class Fees
We have now moved to an online system called the Studio Director. Payments will be charged
automatically on the 10th of every month through the debit or credit card that is kept on file.
Families will be able to log in to the parent portal for class and billing information. Please note:
Miss Linda has the right to cancel 2 classes throughout the year for inclement weather or
sickness without offering make up classes. Class fees are based on a yearly amount divided by
9 monthly installments.

Fees are as follows:

  • 60 minute class $65 per month

  • 45 minute class $55 per month

Please note: Rates are based upon a monthly schedule. Payment is the same each month regardless
of absence from class.

 

Other Fees
Registration Fee: $20 per family
Recital Package: $100.00 charged in May
Costume Fees: $75.00 per student

Costume Fees
The costume payment will also be charged through the parent portal. The $75.00 costume fee will be
charged to your account as part of your January class fee. Students who take more than one class will
be charged an additional fee for each costume
Please Note: Payments are non-refundable.

 

Awards
2021 Award Recipients : Jane Brohel, Meaghan Coppney, Elizabeth Rogers

Each year an award is given to at least two students who have put forth their best effort all year, have
demonstrated spirit and enthusiasm in class, and have been faithful, cooperative and a pleasure to
have in class. The students receive a small gift as well as a one-year scholarship of free class tuition.
Award recipients are students who have danced for several years.

 

 

 

 

 ​COVID GUIDELINES

  1. Please arrive five minutes before your actual class time.

  2. All students will enter through the 4th Street entrance. A teacher will meet you at the front door.

  3. Students will be asked a list of questions regarding how you are feeling, have you traveled in the last 14 days, have you been in contact with anyone who has been exposed or had a confirmed positive COVID Test.

  4. All students MUST have on a mask when entering the studio.

  5. All students will wash their hands with hand sanitizer before they travel into the studio.

  6. All the waiting rooms will be eliminated only students will be allowed in the studio.

  7. The studio is taped into six-foot blocks for students to dance and to allow for social distancing.

  8. Students should bring a small bag with dance shoes and a bottle of water into the studio: They will be kept in a cubby or a bin.

  9. When traveling around the studio masks must be worn.

  10. Teachers will have masks on at all time.

  11. Please note that there may be extenuating circumstances that will call for a teacher helping your child (changing shoes, bathroom trip, etc). We will take all precautions before doing so.

  12. Students will wash hands before they leave the studio.

  13. All students will exit out of the O Street Entrance.

  14. The studio will be cleaned in between each class.