Interested in having your child join the group? Here is some basic information!

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  • How do I register my child?
    • The Cleveland Junior Tamburitzans offer a 4-week trial period for all interested members. This means that your first month is completely free and gives you the chance to trial-run the group with your child.
  • What are the days and hours of the practice lessons?
    • We practice every Saturday morning from 9am until 2pm. Each group level (Beginners, Intermediates, and Seniors) has a different schedule.
      • Beginners
        • Dance from 9 – 10 AM
        • Music from 10 – 11 AM
      • Intermediates
        • Dance from 10 – 11 AM
        • Singing from 11 – 11:45 AM
        • Lunch Break from 11:45 – 12:30 PM
        • Music from 12:30 – 2 PM
      • Seniors
        • Music from 9 – 11 AM
        • Singing from 11 – 11:45 AM
        • Lunch Break from 11:45 – 12:30 PM
        • Dance from 12:30 – 2 PM
  • What is the cost associated with being part of the group?
    • The only cost is weekly tuition, which runs at $6 for Dance Lessons Only and $12 for Music and Dance Lessons. All members who are in the second grade are part of the Music and Dance Lessons.
  • How often do we perform?
    • Beginners and Intermediates do not perform as much as the Seniors. Each year, we are invited to different performances, so the number varies. It is guaranteed that every member will be able to perform at 2 events, the Annual CFU Festival and our Annual Concert.
  • Do we travel out-of-state for performances?
    • Yes! The one event for every member which can be out-of-state is the Annual CFU Festival. All other out-of-state events are most likely only for performances done by the Seniors, but occasionally Beginners and Intermediates are invited as well.
  • Are there any mandatory parent-involved events?
    • Yes! Since we only charge a small fee for weekly lessons, we must be able to provide all that we do from a large budget to raise money. Usual annual fundraisers include:
      • Burek – Each family is scheduled in 1 of 3 Burek Groups. Each Burek Group will be scheduled for 4 times throughout the year to make and sell Burek in St. Paul Croatian Church’s basement on a Sunday. A family can opt-out of this fundraiser by paying a $250 Exemption Fee. For every missed Burek shift, the family will be required to pay a $75 fee if they cannot find a replacement.
      • Raffles and Ticket Sales – We host many different raffles and sell tickets for different events. Each family is usually required to sell a certain amount of tickets for each event.
      • Annual Concert – To help us offset costs at our Annual Concert, each family is required to contribute at least $95 worth from one or more of the following.
        • Admission Tickets
        • Advertisement Program Book
        • Donations
        • Ticket Print Costs
      •  And more! Occasionally, we will be approached or participate in another fundraiser for the year. This varies dependent on the opportunities that are presented to us.

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