SpringDance 2019 ~ Welcome Letter


Dear Dancers and Families,                                                                                         

Happy new year and welcome to SpringDance 2019! Classes begin January 7th and end May 9th. We offer opportunities for young dancers to experience many cultures, styles of movement, rhythms, and tales under one umbrella.

Please read the following and keep for reference.

  • Children should have snack and use the bathroom before dance class.

  • Send them with a filled water bottle as there are no water fountains available.

Children waiting to enter class must be supervised. When taking classes with The Vanaver Caravan, you represent the Company. Please treat the spaces we use with respect.

  • shoes lined up neatly before entering the dance studio

  • quiet voices while waiting is a must, no running around

  • during classes at Mt. Laurel Waldorf School there is no place to wait; siblings/parents drop students off before class and pick up promptly afterwards

  • school playground and classrooms are off-limits

  • students must remain in the Community Room until they are picked up

  • during classes at MaMA, we have been asked not to use the space beyond the long table

Attire: Barefoot for Modern and Creative Movement. Leotards, leggings, shorts, skirts and sweats are fine. Long hair should be pulled back. Tap shoes are required for Percussive Dance and Tap.

Shoes may be purchased at Balletomania in Poughkeepsie - mention The Vanaver Caravan for a discount on purchases. A designated bag for dance helps dancers come regularly prepared. Please visit vanavercaravan.org/shop/ to view The Vanaver Caravan dance bags and other items!

Parking at Mountain Laurel is often difficult. Observe alternate side of the street regulations so as not to get a ticket.

Holiday Closings, Snow Days, Cancellations & Emergency Closings:  Follow the Mountain Laurel Waldorf School’s schedule for New Paltz classes and Rondout Central School District’s schedule for MaMA’s classes. Check this page for updates.

NO CLASSES: 1/21, 2/18, 4/15-18.

DanceFest – 3/2 (snow date 3/3)

Beltane – 4/27 (rain date 4/28)

CaravanKids Project dancers are invited to perform with The Vanaver Caravan at DanceFest and the Beltane Festival.

Tuition: If you are not Registering Online, you may make checks payable to The Vanaver Caravan. Please pay your tuition in full at this time unless you have made prior arrangements for a payment plan. Do not hand your teachers tuition money - send or bring to the office. Feel free to call or e-mail the office with any questions or concerns.

Thank you and see you next week,

Faculty and Staff

The Vanaver Caravan


PS - If you haven’t already registered . . .