December 2016 Newsletter

Happy Holidays!!!
We hope everyone is gearing up for a wonderful holiday season and that you are getting all your shopping done. As for us here at Cripple Creek, we hope you can tell how excited we are by all of our decorations and smiling faces. We’ve got a few reminders for you this month so take time to read and check them out. Check the calendar to know when everything is happening and what dates you need to know! Read on and keep this newsletter handy so you don’t forget.

Costume Fees!
If you haven’t already paid this fee you need to do so very soon. Without your child’s costume fee fully paid we cannot and will not order a costume for them. So you NEED TO PAY! The balance due, again, is $40 (per dance class). Check with Mitzi for your total fee. Our teachers are picking out costumes and we plan to have our orders in by Christmas. The sooner you pay, the sooner we can order costumes so that we can make sure we have all the orders in with sufficient time to get costumes here by recital time. And everyone needs a costume.

T-Shirts & Dance Supplies!
Cripple Creek will be debuting several new t-shirt designs over the next few weeks.  If you are interested in any of these, please let us know as they must be paid for in advance.  Dance shoes, studio t-shirts, and other dance related items are great gifts for Christmas! Check with Mitzi about ordering something for your child. Or even give the gift of dance to someone else. Happy Holidays!


  • December 3-11 – Local Christmas Parades and festivals. (see article)
  • December 20-January 1 – Christmas! No Classes! Happy Holidays!
  • January 2 – Normal classes resume.
  • April 29 – Spring Recital (see article)

Christmas Parades & Festivals!
In case you’re new to the area or don’t know about it, Burgaw and the surrounding areas have wonderful Christmas festivities! These weekends there are parades and events all around. The Atkinson Christmas Parade will be Saturday morning of the 3rd. Then next Saturday in the morning if you are near Wallace or come into Burgaw that evening and you just might see Santa! Both the Wallace and Burgaw Christmas Parades will be on the 10th! Also, many local churches are having Christmas pageants and live Nativities over the next few weeks (including Burgaw Presbyterian Church on the evening of Dec 11th).  We hope everyone checks out these events and has a fun festive holiday time!

Christmas Break!
Because of the calendar scheduling, our Christmas break will begin on Tuesday, December 20.  We know that many schools will have school on the 20 but there will be no dance class that day.  We will resume regular classes on January 2.  Enjoy your break!

Spring Recital!!!
Just as a reminder, this year’s Cripple Creek Dance Recital will be held Saturday April 29th at Penderlea Auditorium so go ahead and mark your calendars. The rehearsal will be the night before and don’t forget about the party after the recital. Even though it’s still months away we’re already excited about it and we hope you will be too!