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Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

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MissJones
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Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

DD goes once a week. She has her teacher and then 1 or 2 young tween assistants.

Thoughts for gifts? I was thinking starbucks-$10 for the teacher and $5 for the assistants. Is that too little? I don't even know their names, lol, but I want to give them a little something.

Posted 11/28/18 10:45 PM
 

LuckyStar
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Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

That's fine. I don't know DD's teachers names this year, either (2 of them). They're each getting a $15 dunkin gfit card.

Posted 11/28/18 11:38 PM
 

NervousNell
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Re: Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

That's more than enough.
I don't give jack shit to her gymnastics place

Message edited 11/29/2018 9:51:40 AM.

Posted 11/29/18 8:55 AM
 

sourpatchkids
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Re: Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

I don't give DD's dance teachers gifts lol, but I think what you said sounds perfect.

Posted 11/29/18 9:48 AM
 

Michi
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Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

Last year I gave $10.00 to each assistant and $15.00 to her main teacher. This year I am doing $15.00 each and $25.00 to the main teacher bc both my girls have her and shes great!

Posted 11/29/18 2:14 PM
 

myminions
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Re: Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

I don't plan on giving to them. I had to pay cash for recital outfit that was $90. As a whole dance school costs a lot.

Message edited 12/2/2018 8:02:20 PM.

Posted 12/2/18 8:01 PM
 

M514
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Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

My DD only has one main teacher. I picked up a $25 gc

Posted 12/2/18 9:10 PM
 

CookiePuss
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Re: Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

My daughter helps out as a junior staff in a couple of classes and would LOVE anything! That is sweet of you to remember them.

Posted 12/3/18 9:36 AM
 

CookiePuss
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Re: Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

Posted by myminions

I don't plan on giving to them. I had to pay cash for recital outfit that was $90. As a whole dance school costs a lot.



lol...that is cheap...I have to pay for 5 and they are $140 a piece! Chat Icon

Posted 12/3/18 9:37 AM
 

lightblue
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Re: Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

I am giving a $15 gc to the main teacher and a $10 gc to the assistant

Posted 12/3/18 12:54 PM
 

Michi
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Re: Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

Posted by myminions

I don't plan on giving to them. I had to pay cash for recital outfit that was $90. As a whole dance school costs a lot.



While the costume is expensive (they always are) imo it shouldn't negate the hard work of the teacher. Even a $5 gc to dd shows appreciation.

Posted 12/3/18 1:25 PM
 

jana
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Re: Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

You don't have to go crazy, the teachers aren't paid much..so anything is appreciated. The assistants would be thrilled with maybe something from bath & bodyworks, a GC to dunkin, Pink, a bath bomb.
Right now your daughter sounds like she's young, don't be bullied or feel obligated to gift heavily. Also, coming from a Dance Mom.. $140 is on the higher range for a childs costume, Unless someone is studding it & that cost is included.
I always gift based on Choreography. If I feel as if the teacher slapped some sh%t together or recycled from past years.. no gift. But hey, my daughter dances in a Company & I'm in it for 8grand a year..I already feel raped.

Posted 12/3/18 2:29 PM
 

BriBri2u
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Re: Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

Posted by lightblue

I am giving a $15 gc to the main teacher and a $10 gc to the assistant



I agree. The costume is part of the expectations when you sign up for dance. If you don't want to buy the costume, opt of of the recital portion.

That said I think gift cards are good. DD has two teachers, I bought them each cute make-up bags, with some hair accessories and am putting in a $10 gc to Starbucks/.

Posted 12/14/18 1:27 PM
 

myminions
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Re: Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

Posted by Michi

Posted by myminions

I don't plan on giving to them. I had to pay cash for recital outfit that was $90. As a whole dance school costs a lot.



While the costume is expensive (they always are) imo it shouldn't negate the hard work of the teacher. Even a $5 gc to dd shows appreciation.



there are also 3 or 4 instructors in the class

Posted 12/17/18 7:54 PM
 

NervousNell
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Re: Gift for dance teacher and assistants?

Posted by myminions

Posted by Michi

Posted by myminions

I don't plan on giving to them. I had to pay cash for recital outfit that was $90. As a whole dance school costs a lot.



While the costume is expensive (they always are) imo it shouldn't negate the hard work of the teacher. Even a $5 gc to dd shows appreciation.



there are also 3 or 4 instructors in the class



Gifts are never mandatory. If it's too much just don't give and don't feel guilty. I don't give to everyone either

Posted 12/17/18 8:27 PM
 
 

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