September Tuesday, September 4th - Charisma’s Fall 2018 to Spring 2019 session begins Friday, September 14th - Charisma performs at The Western Washington State Fair in the Pavilion at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 16th - Charisma performs at The Western Washington State Fair in the Pavilion at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 29th - Charisma performs at Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community at 2:15 p.m. at 1301 North Highlands Parkway Tacoma, 98406
October Wednesday, October 24th through Tuesday, October 30th - Students may wear costumes to dance class. Wednesday, October 31st - No Class (Halloween)
November Saturday, November 3rd - Tickets for Charisma’s “Nutcracker Sweet and Sassy” go on sale from 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. They are $15.00 this day only. If you cannot come this day, another family may purchase for you. They will be $20.00 thereafter. Thursday, November 15th - Costume deposits of $35.00 per class are charged (Technique classes will not perform in recital) Wednesday, November 21st through Sunday, November 25th - Thanksgiving break - No Classes Monday, November 26th - Classes resume
December Sunday, December 2nd - Charisma’s Nutcracker “Sweet and Sassy” performance begins at 5:00 p.m Tahoma High School at 4634 S. 74th St. Tacoma, WA 98409. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Saturday, December 8th - Charisma performs at The Lakewood Tree Lighting Ceremony at Lakewood City Hall 6000 Main Street S.W. Lakewood, 98499 Wednesday, December 19th through Tuesday, January 1st - Winter break - No Classes
January Wednesday, January 2nd - Classes resume Tuesday, January 15th - Costume balance of $35.00 per class will be charged. DANCERS WILL NOT RECEIVE THEIR COSTUME UNTIL THEIR COSTUMES ARE PAID IN FULL.
February Friday, February 8th - Competition fees are due for Energy National Dance Competition (Solos: $95 Title: $30 Duet/Trio: $55 per dancer Small Group, Large Group, Line/Production: $45 per dancer)
March Friday, March 8th Competition fees are due for Starbound National Dance Competition (Solos: $105.00 Duos/Trios: $125.00 (total) Groups: $44.00 Per Dancer)
April Monday, April 1st through Sunday, April 7th - Spring Break - No Classes Sunday, April 7th - Tickets for Charisma’s Spring recital go on sale. They are $15.00 each, this day only. If you cannot pick up your tickets another family may pick them up for you. Tickets will be $20.00 thereafter. Friday, April 12th through Sunday, April 14th- Energy Dance Competition. This is a mandatory dance competition for our company dancers. It is held at Auburn Performing Arts Center 702 4th Street N.E., Auburn, WA 98002.
May Friday, May 3rd through Sunday, May 5th - Starbound National Dance Competition. This is a mandatory dance competition for our company dancers. It is held at Highline Performing Arts Center 401 South 152nd Street, Burien, WA 98166 Friday, May 24th through Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day weekend - No Classes Tuesday, May 28th - Classes resume
June Saturday, June 1st - TUITION, LATE FEES, OR OTHER DELINQUENT PAYMENTS ARE DUE! FAILURE TO PAY YOUR ACCOUNT IN FULL WILL RESULT IN YOUR DANCER NOT BEING ABLE TO PERFORM IN THE END OF THE YEAR SPRING RECITAL. Monday, June 17th through Sunday, June 23rd - Picture week at Charisma. Pictures will be held during class time. Dancers are to come in their recital costume, hair styled as directed by their instructor, and stage make up. Company dancers will have their company class pictures taken Sunday, June 23rd from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Friday, June 21st through Sunday, June 23rd - Fairy Fest at Lakewood Gardens. This performance is open to all of our Charisma dancers and a sign up sheet will be on easel by the office in May. Friday, June 28th - Rehearsal for Charisma’s Spring Recital “Blast From the Past” – Rehearsal begins at 4:00 p.m. Mt. Tahoma High School at 4634 S. 74th St. Tacoma, WA 98409 Sunday, June 30th - Charisma’s Spring Recital ”Blast From the Past” - Show begins at 5:00 p.m., Dancers to arrive at 4:00 p.m. Mt. Tahoma High School at 4634 S. 74th St. Tacoma, WA 98409. *THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT WE MAY HAVE 2 SHOWS INSTEAD OF ONE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF DANCERS WE HAVE PERFORMING. WE WILL INFORM THE PARENTS WELL BEFORE TICKET SELLING DAY TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE KNOWS IF WE ARE HAVING ONE OR TWO SHOWS AND WHICH SHOW THEIR DANCER WILL BE IN.
July Monday, July 8th - Charisma’s Summer Course begins
August Thursday, August 22nd - Last day of Summer Course
September Tuesday, September 3rd - First day of class for the Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 session