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Showcase Costume Measurement Week
Teachers and the VSPA Office will be taking measurements during regularly scheduled classes. Sizes for the Showcase costumes will be assessed from the measurements taken.
If you would like to request a specific size, please fill out and return this form to the Office ASAP.
We spend many hours selecting the costumes for each class. They are always age-appropriate and of the highest quality possible. Each participating class will require a designated costume. Costumes include all accessories (hats, gloves, etc.) needed, but not tights or shoes.
NOTE: No jewelry or extra bits are to be worn with costumes. This includes during dress rehearsals and performances and when class pictures are taken.
Fees and Payment
In an effort to ensure that costumes are delivered in time for school photographs and an organized distribution to our students, costume orders are placed during the end of February. Costume manufacturers do not accept cancellations or offer refunds; therefore the school does not refund costume payments.
The estimated cost of costumes is $45- $65. Any special orders, exchanges, including extra-large sizes, may require an additional charge (determined by the costume company). Additional charges are the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian. Tights and shoes are not included.
Costume payments are due by the 15th of February. Payments are paid through automatic withdrawal from your credit or debit card account if you are signed up for this feature. Payments can be charged directly to your specified VISA or MasterCard.
We will accept cash, checks, or money orders for costume payments. Please write your child’s name in the memo portion of the check. If you pay with cash, please ask for a receipt.
No refunds will be made if a parent or guardian withdraws a child from the school after costumes have been ordered and prior to the recital. Purchased costumes may be picked up at the school during the costume distribution period and up to 15 days after the performance. Costumes not picked up after 15 days will be donated to charity.
Costume measuring begins during the month of January, during scheduled class times. All children will be measured in order to determine their proper costume size(s). Before the second week in February you will be required to sign a confirmation form if you prefer to size the costumes yourself. You can make adjustments on the form; however, your signature indicates that you take full responsibility for any necessary costume alterations.