December 2, 2017 Update

December Update 2017

Happy Holidays


It’s an exciting time of year at GDA as we celebrate the holidays. Important things to know for December are in this update below.

Text Messages

Check your phone number in the parent portal. Go to Accounts -> Parents -> First parent in the list.  If a cell phone is listed for Parent 1, you will receive important notifications via text message.

Weather Cancellations

If we need to cancel for the weather, an email and a text will go home and it will be announced on our social media. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Follow us on Instagram to see pics of the dancers and GDA happenings.

Parking Lot

Please observe the one-way pattern around the studio. At pickup time, please park in a spot if you arrive early. Please DO NOT line up before the dancers begin to exit. That area by the cones MUST remain open for the safety of dancers being dropped off. Thank you for your cooperation.

Toddler Dance

Thursday mornings come join Miss Melissa for an exciting Toddler Dance and Movement Class. Ages 18m-3y. It’s a “Mommy” or “Daddy” and Me Class. Dancers will explore movement through dance, music, obstacle courses and play while they socialize with other children and get their wiggles out. The class begins at 9am and costs $99 for the remainder of the dancer year (June). Come try it out!


Several GDA Dancers participated in the Nutcracker and the Holiday Spectacular this year at the Hanover Theater! Nutcracker Performers included:

Sarah – Small Angel

Talia Smith – Big Party Girl

Sydney Duby – Big Party Girl

Emma Jalbert – polichinelle

Kailyn Brenn – polichinelle

Nutcracker 2017

GDA Dancers participating in Worcester’s Nutcracker.

Congratulations dancers!

Gift Certificates

YES! We have gift cards available. See the office for details.

December Schedule

12/24-1/1/2018 CLOSED for Christmas and New Years.


December Tuition– was charged on 12/1 for all accounts signed up for recurring billing. You can enable this feature through the parent portal if you have a valid credit card on file OR you can see Miss Helen in the office and she can set it up for you. Login to the Parent Portal here.

Costumes– Recital Costume are being ordered. Costumes will arrive anytime from January through May. When they arrive, we will have dancers try them on in class and check the fit. When your child takes their costume home, be sure to put it and any accessories somewhere safe. Dancers are not allowed to perform in the recital with dirty or ripped costumes.

Label Your Clothing– So many shoes and jackets look the same. Please write your dancer’s name in or on them.

Lost and Found– Lost & Found will be emptied and donated to charity during the Christmas Break. Please check for your missing items.

Competition Team Members- Reminder Diva Competition fees are due December 9th and Elite is due January 20th.