Peterborough Dance Theatre, llc
Calendar 2022-2023 Season
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 21-25
December Holiday Dec. 26-Jan. 6
February Break Feb. 27-March 3
April Break April 24-28
Memorial Day-May 29
June Presentation- June 24th! 2pm
(Dress Rehearsal June 23)
SUMMER SESSION @ PDT
Dance Mariarden holds Classes, Intensives, & Young Children's Themed Camps (please call 547-0226 for more info.)
"DANCE MARIARDEN", PDT's annual Summer Celebration of Dance! PDT celebrates summer with a special dance schedule published in the late Spring of each year, and emailed to existing PDT Students. Plan now to maintain your technique, strength and flexibility throughout the Summer and explore and recapture Peterborough's vast, rich history of Dance, through daily technique classes throughout the summer. Schedules have included: Choreography & Improvisation, Leaps Jumps & Turns, Increasing Performance Quality, Guest Instructors, Music for Dancers, Fitness (Zumba), Floor Barre & Stretching Techniques, Films, Outdoor Dance History Chats, Costuming, Hair & Stage Makeup, Field trips, Swimming, Sleepovers, BBQ Picnics and more! New Students and those with questions, please call for Schedule and more info. 547-0226. Remember, our studios are climate controlled and will be comfortably cool to keep you dancing throughout the summer months!
HOURS AND POLICIES
PDT Studios opens close to first class time of the day, and closes promptly approximately 15 minutes following final class of the day. For many of the Staff, teaching dance is a part time job, and often we may be coming from another job to teach at PDT. Because of this, Staff may arrive close to the start time of the first class of the day. Please be aware of this if dropping off your child.
Although no staff would ever leave a child to wait alone, there may be instances where the staff member has to leave promptly due to having to get to another job. It is expected that those responsible will pick up their child immediately following their class(es), especially if it's the last class of the day. Should your child be being picked up by someone other than yourself, it is a good idea to call studio number to inform staff of this special circumstance. Although safety of the children is a number one priority of PDT Staff, and that we would never leave a child unattended, we cannot assume responsibility for those left waiting for parent /guardian pick up for more than 15 minutes after the final class of the day.
Any student dropped off at studio unsupervised, should arrive no more than 1 hour prior to their class start time. They may wait in the Reception Area or are welcomed to do Homework in the Student Lounge which is a designated "Quiet Area". PDT Staff are busy engaged in their teaching duties and are not responsible for students left at the studio unsupervised for long periods of time. This is for your child's safety. Thank you for your understanding.
INCLEMENT WEATHER CANCELLATIONS
In the event of classes being canceled due to weather, students affected will receive email notification of cancellation of classes for that day by 1pm. If the Conval District cancels school or issues an Early Release, PDT will also cancel, unless the main roads clear enough by afternoon for the studio to be open for classes. It is best to monitor your emails after lunch. Students may make up any canceled classes in another class of their choice, personal absences or PDT Cancellations (please inform Director when you plan to do this and which class(es) you would like to attend). PDT will also offer "Snow Day" Make up Days in the Spring for any weekday missing more than 2 days due to weather (for any weekday missing up to 2 days due to weather, students must use the PDT Make Up Policy listed below. Attending "Snow Day Make Up" classes in the Spring may be applied to your goal of Perfect Attendance.
Peterborough Dance Theatre recognizes students dedication to their art for Perfect Attendance in any class, as well as 5,10 and 15 years of continuous study (former MPAA Years honored, and new starting 2017-18 Season any dancers transferring from other dance studios), as well as Graduating Seniors. Years must be with MPAA or PDT schools. A list of past shows is posted each year to help you calculate your years. Please note, years counted are by performances completed and not chronological age. Years with any other school can receive recognition in class amongst peers, but do not count towards actual Awards for dancing for 5, 10 or 15 Years with either MPAA & PDT schools.
Perfect Attendance means you commenced classes at the beginning of the PDT dance year in September and have attended the equivalent of 36 classes for each class registered for (this includes making up classes missed). Students with a delayed start to the dance year, do not qualify for PDT Perfect Attendance, even if they attend every class from their start date. You must start in September to be officially eligible for PDT Perfect Attendance recognition. Attendance Awards will be honored at the last class of the year. 5,10,15 & Senior Awards will be honored during the Awards Ceremony at the conclusion of the June Show. Sign ups will be posted at studio in the May, along with all past MPAA & PDT shows. Email notice will be sent when sign ups are posted. It is the responsibility of the Student and/or Parent to add their name to the lists posted. If this does not occur, the student cannot be guaranteed an award at showtime. They can still be announced if Director is notified, but may miss the opportunity of receiving their actual physical Award onstage, and will have to wait until an Award is ordered over the Summer. Please try and avoid this for obvious reasons. There is ample notice for you to be aware. It is not the fault of PDT if one neglects to sign their name to post. Congratulations on your dedication & commitment! And remember, Alumnae are always welcomed back to take class at any time!
PDT MAKE UP POLICY/ATTENDANCE/MISSED CLASSES/OBSERVING
Consistent attendance is respectful, expected and necessary for developing technique. If a student misses a class, they may make up missed classes in any class/ any style, at or below their current level within 4 weeks of the absence. Instructors are happy to help suggest what class(es) would be appropriate to participate in for make ups. Please call or text 547-0226 to report absences and schedule make ups. Classes canceled by PDT for reasons due to weather or other matters, do not count against Perfect Attendance, although dancers are highly encouraged to make up all classes missed, whether it be by PDT's cancellation or your own personal absences. Classes made up DO qualify towards Perfect Attendance in missed classes, as long as Instructor is informed of which class you are making up for, so that they may record it properly. Informing the Instructor at the beginning of the make up class is your responsibility. Attending "Snow Day Make Up" classes in the Spring can also be applied to your goal of Perfect Attendance, but again, you must inform the Instructor. PDT does not provide tuition refunds or pro-rate for personal absences. The program fee is set for the 10 months of the dance year and remains that amount regardless if you miss classes
From May-June, any student missing 2+ classes may forfeit their opportunity to perform in those classes the Year End Production in June.
Dancers who wish to sit and observe class vs. participate must remain quiet and focused when doing so, as to not distract the flow of a class. Observers must have a Parent notify the Director any day they to request to observe. Class observation is considered temporary and should only be an occasional request (for example once every 6 weeks is considered acceptable).
STUDENT ASSISTANT PROGRAM
PDT has a "Student Assistant Program" opportunity for teen dancers interested in assisting with younger children's classes. If interested, students should contact Director, Pati Cloutier during registration at the beginning of each year for an application and more details of responsibilities for this role. On occasion this is by invitation.
NO CELL PHONES ARE ALLOWED INSIDE THE DANCING SPACE
RENT THE STUDIO
PDT Studio is available for your event!
Do you need a large open space for a birthday party, family celebration or other larger crowd event that you don't currently have the space for in your home? Are you looking for a space to offer a Yoga, Wellness or Ballroom Workshop or class, Book Club, Writers Group, Theatre Rehearsal, Business Presentation, Awards Ceremony or some other type of group gathering? Do you have a group of Homeschoolers looking for a daytime movement class? What about a wide open space for a Play Date, especially during the winter months or hot summer dog days, when being outside is just unbearable? We may have just what you need! We will even help organize and run your event at your request. We have ideas and can provide Staff for themed parties/dances as well, be it birthday parties for children or adults or both! Let us help.
We can also provide a kitchen area, complete with refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, tables, chairs, TV screen & music, just bring your guests!
Contact Pati Cloutier at 547-0226 for more info. and to discuss fees and book your date(s). Air-Conditioned for Summer Events!