Diamond Dolls Twirling Team

Derry, PA

Monthly Newsletter

Diamond Dolls----February 2022 Newsletter

**Monthly newsletters will be emailed to you the last week of each month. Monthly newsletters are also posted on our website www.DiamondDollsTwirling.com

◊ By the middle of March, all groups should be learning their routines. We will post weekly choreography videos so that you can help your child practice at home.  Their music will be emailed to you by mid-March. In June, we will be having our annual Friends & Family Show, including ALL twirlers-even those who are choosing to opt out of summer performances.

Class tuition for March is due March 3. 

Please make all checks payable to Diamond Dolls and note your child’s name on the memo line. We also accept cash or Venmo payments made to @Diamond Dolls Twirling.

Reminders:

Class tuition for the entire month is due at the first practice of the monthLate fee of $15 will be charged if tuition is not paid by the 15th of the month…regardless of circumstance.  If you must miss the first practice of the month, you can either stop in to pay tuition, send Venmo to @Diamond Dolls Twirling or mail* to Kimberly Hoag: 174 Lentz Lane, Blairsville, PA 15717. *Payment must be received before the 15th.

Parking for practice: Please do NOT park in the church parking lot.  Parking is permitted in the lot directly across the street (As long as the sign does not read “funeral home parking only”-when they have a viewing. If that lot is unavailable, there is a lot diagonally across the street, attached to the community park.

◊ Please have your child use the restroom before coming to class.  We have MANY losing class time

◊ We do not follow school closing schedules! If a cancellation of practice is necessary due to bad winter weather…the cancellation will be listed on KDKA-tv evening news and website and WPXI-tv website only AFTER 3:30pm. An email will also be sent, our website, and Facebook page will also list cancellations. We will NOT be calling you to cancel practice.  If you are in doubt about the weather, please check these listings. If practice is not cancelled, but you deem the conditions to be unsafe for driving where you are at, please exercise your own judgment as to missing practice.

SAVE THE DATES!

April 3:  Annual Easter egg hunt (ALL twirlers and their families are invited)

May 14: Twirling Unlimited Competition hosted by us at Derry Area High School (ALL are welcome to come & watch. ALL Competitive teams competing. Soloists too. HOPING to have our Gold Team compete this one too-IF there is enough interest-more details to follow.)

May 30: Derry Memorial Day Parade

June 18: Firemen’s Convention Parade in Black Lick

July 4: Latrobe 4th of July parade

August 13: Blairsville Knotweed Parade/Performance

September 17: Derry Railroad Day Parade

*We are hoping to add a few more performances-please let us know if you know of a church or community festival in need of entertainment!

For ALL twirlers (Except those choosing to “Opt out” of summer): Instead of costumes this year, we plan on ordering Blinged tank tops and shorts or capris for all twirlers. These will be worn for parades/performances, as well as for the Friends & Family Show. 

The schedule of related payments follows (& MUST be paid on time for ordering, but can be paid earlier):

April 7:

~Tank top & Shorts (Little Gems & Silver Teams) =$60

~Tank top & Capris (Gold/Platinum Team) =$65

*These are the same as last year, so IF you have already and they still fit & are good condition, you will not need to re-order this year.

May 5:

~Twirling shoes (all twirlers INCLUDING Little Gems) =$40

**Reminder: IF you choose the “opt out” you do not need to purchase these items, and your practices will end at the end of May.  You will not be doing any summer parades/performances and will not be attending the awards party to receive an award. However, you CAN perform in our Friends & Family Show in June if you want to.

◊ We have a Members Only Diamond Dolls Facebook (closed group) page! Please send a request to join, as we post lots of updates & class videos on there. Also, please like & follow our public page and invite friends & family to do the same!