Debbie Huffman Dance Academy  has two locations.

Valdese , NC    West Main St.       Phone  828-874-0499
Hudson,  NC    Food Lion Shop Ctr.     Phone 828-726-6552
We offer dance classes for ages 3 thru 18.   We teach
ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop.  We also teach
beginning   introductory acrobatics.   We have been
teaching dance in this area for over 25 years and strive to
teach the students discipline and dedication to the art
form.  We are dedicated to the art and expect our students
to be also.  We strive to offer a quality program without
blowing our horn in the process.  We care about the whole
student .....in mind, body, and spirit.
We are members  of  Dance Masters of America.
Dance Masters of America is a educational group that
requires its' teacher members to be qualified in the
fields of dance they teach and are tested before they
are awarded membership into the group.
DO YOU WANT TO BE ON THE EMAIL LIST ?

If you would like to receive emails to stay informed
about studio happenings and dates please send us
your email address on our contact page.   You can
also get a copy of  newsletters and important dates
on the newsletter page.  Many of you have sent email
addresses to us via snail mail  and we simply could
not read your handwriting.  Email addresses MUST  
be LEGIBLE  for us to read.  Please make sure we are
in your address book so as not to sent to your spam
folder.
DEBBIE HUFFMAN DANCE ACADEMY
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PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE FOR
PICKUP AT THE STUDIOS
If you wish to order addtional pictures you may
go to the phtographers website

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REMINDER
Tuition is always due the first class of the month.
After the 15th you are subject to a late fee.
Someone always ask why do we pay the same
amount each  month when we don't always have
the same number of dance classes each month.  
This is always explained at the beginning of the
year and in your first newsletter.  For those who
did not read the newsletter you received  lets
review:  You receive a certain number of total
dance classes per dance year.  Payment is
broken down into monthly payments due the
first of each month.   Holidays and vacation days
are built into the number of classes you attend.  
Rehearsals, competition practices and other
events are not charged for.   A few parents
actually pay the full amount at the beginning of
the year so they don't have to deal with monthly
tutition.
QUICK NOTES

THE  CLASS SCHEDULE OF CLASSES FOR
THE 2014-2015 DANCE YEAR WILL BE
POSTED BY APRIL 25  RETURNING
STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE FORMS FOR
PRE-REGISTRATION IN CLASS.

Many of you complain about not getting
emails...why ?? Because you changed it
and didn't let us know. Go to the contact
page and send us a note so we can correct
your email address. Include the students
name and class time. We are getting lots
of returned emails.  If you change your
email address you need to let us know !  
Keep in mind some companies and school
systems filters will block our emails from
going through. Make sure we are in your
address book so our emails don't go to
your spam folder.
TO ENROLL IN CLASSES OR REQUEST INFORMATION FOR
CLASSES NEXT FALL  JUST DROP US A NOTE VIA EMAIL
OR LEAVE A VOICE MAIL AT ANY OF THE STUDIO
PHONES.    WE WILL RESPOND A.S.A.P.  ALL EMAILS
SHOULD BE SENT TO DEBBIEDANCE@AOL.COM
CURRENTLY ENROLLING FOR THE
CURRENT DANCE YEAR 2014-15


PLEASE READ OR COPY THE LATEST
NEWSLETTER  ON THE NEWSLETTER
PAGE NEAR THE BOTTOM.  
IMPORTANT DATES AND INFO CAN BE
FOUND THERE.
IMPORTANT LITTLE THINGS TO KNOW ..BE INFORMED

ATTENDANCE
It is very important that you attend class each week.  Many students are juggling to many
commitments to all kinds of activities.  This causes you to be mediocre at everything and
not very good at any one thing.  It really slows the class down to have to constantly
re-teach old material due to lack of attendance.  BE ON TIME . This is not fair to the
dedicated students who are ready to move on and progress.

Middle school and high school students NEED to make up missed classes.  To be in an
advanced class you can only miss three classes.  Advanced classes are for serious
students who take dance classes with serious commitment.

STUDENT DRESS CODES FOR CLASSES
In order to make classes more uniform we have some basic attire students need to
follow.   Students should wear black leotards, caramel tights, caramel tap shoes and
pink ballet slippers.  The last class of each month students can wear colors if they wish.  
Small children should have tap shoes with elastic bands instead of laces.  Laces
constantly come untied.   Students  taking hip hop classes only may use dance capri
pants or dance shorts with basic plain tee shirts but students are still are required to
wear tights and leotards with shorts.  Dance sneakers work best for hip-hop classes.   If
you have any questions about attire just ask your teacher.  All attire must be in good
taste or the teacher may ask you leave until the student complies.  We do not promote  
brands or stores many items can be found locally in the area.   One popular store is
Gym,Dance, and Cheer in downtown Hickory on the Square.

UPCOMING HOLIDAYS , CLOSINGS, EVENTS

RECITAL  DRESS REHEARSAL Friday May 16
RECITAL  MAY 17

Tickets on sale at the COMMA



NEWSLETTERS and OTHER NEWS
All students receive a newsletter.  Please keep them for future reference.  95 % of  calls
and questions we get are covered in the newsletter.  If you lose yours you can find
another copy on this web site on the Newsletter page and download a copy if you have
Adobe reader on your computer.

YOU CAN ALSO FIND CURRENT NEWS AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE
NEWSLETTER PAGE...CHECK IT AND KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.
Don't be a turkey , be
on time for dance class
ALL NEW STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED
A COPY OF THE LATEST NEWSLETTER.
PLEASE HANG ON TO THESE AND
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AT HOME SO
YOU WILL KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON.

IF YOU LOSE YOUR COPY YOU CAN
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT A COPY ON
THE NEWSLETTER PAGE
(ADOBE READER REQUIRED)
Payment Reminders
We have been having a lot of students and parents walking in and handing cash to the teachers
when arriving or leaving class with NO documentation.  You should ALWAYS put these funds in
a sealed payment envelope COMPLETELY filled out.  Some will just stick the money in a
payment envelope without filling it out.  
This is a sure way to not get credit on your account due
to us holding these funds until they get matched up with the correct student ( if they get matched
up at all ). Checks should always have the child's name on it.  Many times the writer 's name on a
check do not match the child's last name.  Anytime you ask the teacher to fill the envelope out  
you  are using valuable class time for something you should do.  This is not fair to the other
students to have  teaching time being used  for this purpose.  It only takes a minute when you
arrive or leave.    (Then you will not be getting those past due notices in the mail.)
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WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING
CREDIT CARDS
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE
YOUR TUITION PAYMENTS
AUTOMATICALLY CHARGED THE
FIRST WEEK EACH MONTH
PLEASE SEE YOUR TEACHER TO
FILL OUT A FORM.   YOU CAN
ALSO CHARGE IT MONTH TO
MONTH.
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HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT HAVING YOUR
LITTLE BALLERINA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE STUDIO
WITH HER FRIENDS ? IF SO TALK  SEND US A NOTE
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND COST.
Enrollment For The New Dance Year 2014-2015 Is
Now  Open.  New Students Requesting Info Please
Go to Contact Page and Send Us a Note To
Request More Information