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August 2021 Parent Letter

Dear Parents and Students,

I hope everyone is having a great summer, despite the heat and the smoke. Here is the news for this month:

Welcome to new families! We have a number of new families joining our Elementary classes this fall. I want to extend a special welcome to each of you! Feel free to reach out to me at any time with any questions you may have about the studio. I also encourage you to come to our open house at the end of this month.

Open House. We are going to hold an open house this year! This will be a time when both new and returning students can check out the studio, meet teachers, try on leotards and shoes (I should have sample leotards in the studio by this time), and ask any questions you have about the upcoming year. Our open house will be Tuesday, August 31, from 5:30-7:30. You can drop in any time during those two hours. If you have friends who are interested in joining us, bring them with you!

Drop-in classes and beginning intensive. Students who were in levels A-F last year are welcome to attend drop-in classes throughout this month. You can see the schedule and prices on our website: We also have one more week of the Beginning Intensive coming up in a few weeks! View the details at

Website and parent portal. Our website has been updated! You can go there to view these parent letters, download forms (enrollment form, class info, calendar, etc.), view our COVID-19 policies, browse a gallery of pictures, and more! You can also view and download the same forms through your parent portal on Dance Studio-Pro – log in at, and near the top right of your screen you should see a box labeled “Quick Links” with several icons. Click the one labeled “Files” to view files that have been shared with your child. Please also be sure to go to “Waivers” (from your home page) and click to accept our policies and liability waiver.

New merch available! One thing you will see if you check our website is that we have an online store now! You can buy Academy of Dance apparel and a few other items through our website. A small portion of each sale goes directly back to the studio. We are working on also adding the ability to sell dancewear online through Corps Dancewear (the same company that makes our masks). These items will also have the Academy of Dance logo on them and will be available in all our class dress code colors.

Help needed with locker assembly! As mentioned in a previous parent letter, I’ve used some of our covid relief funds to purchase lockers for our students. They are now at the studio, but they need to be assembled. The assembly process is just screwing nuts and bolts into holes, but the lockers are extremely heavy – about 150 pounds per set. I will need the help of at least two strong adults to put them together, and I think it will be easiest to do this after drop-in classes have ended on August 27. If you are available any time between August 28 and September 11 (the earlier the better) and would like to help, please let me know!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Miss Sara has taken the reins of our Instagram account, and she is posting daily updates, including pictures of summer classes, throwbacks of old performances, inspiration to carry you through class, and more. All Instagram posts are posted to our Facebook account as well. Follow us! @spokaneacademyofdance on Instagram and @spokaneAOD on Facebook.

Classes start September 13! If we don’t see you in our remaining summer classes or at the open house, I hope you have a lovely rest of your summer and we will see you when classes start the week of September 13!

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