Offering Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Funk Classes
For Ages 3 to Adult

DATES TO REMEMBER:


LEVEL III & JR/SR CO JAZZ/FUNK PERFORM AT BASKETBALL GAMES

Thursday, February 16


PICTURE DAYS
Saturday, March 4

Saturday, March 25


2017 SPRING DANCE RECITAL

Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22

Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29


ASHLAND SCHOOL OF DANCE

FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE 

DANCERS!! THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET YOUR DAD OUT ON STAGE WITH YOU AT THE UPCOMING SPRING DANCE REICTAL!!! Dancers can invite their fathers to dance with them in our 2017 Spring Dance Recital. Dancers and their fathers will learn a simple routine that they will perform in our upcoming recital. We will hold practices for this dance on a couple Sunday afternoons in March and April. In order to participate in this dance: (1) both father and daughter will be required to attend mandatory practices; (2) daughter must be in good attendance to their regular dance class; (3) you must sign up at the studio by Thursday, February 3rd. This dance is open to fathers, grandfathers or uncles. Please email asod@centurytel.net if you have any questions.


LEVEL III JAZZ/FUNK & JR/SR JAZZ/FUNK
There will be a make up day for Level III Jazz/Funk and Jr/Sr Jazz/Funk classes on  Sunday, January 15 & Sunday January 22. Classes on those days will be 12:30 - 1:30 Jr/Sr Jazz/Funk and 1:35 - 2:35 Level III Jazz/Funk. Please email if your dancer is unable to attend their make up class.


DANCE PICTURE DAYS

Below is the schedule for our two days of dance pictures. One of the dates had to be changed due to an extended shipping date on a couple of the costumes that we have on order that haven’t been received. One change this year is the photos will be taken at the Focus Photography Studio which is located at 302 Main Street East in Ashland. 

All dancers will have their individual and group pictures taken during their class’s scheduled time. If you choose not to have an individual picture taken, please have your dancer at the studio for their class’s scheduled time for a group picture.  Please let us know if your dancer is unable to attend their scheduled date and time for pictures. We will try to reschedule individual photos but then your dancer won’t be in the group picture. We have over 25 families with siblings and dancers that take multiple classes; it has become impossible to try to get each family’s classes on one day so I apologize in advance!! We really ask for your patience and understanding if your dancer’s pictures aren’t on the same day or their class times aren’t back to back.


You will be able to order your dance photos one of two ways: (1) preorder your photos when you return an envelope with your dancer on the day of pictures; or (2) wait to view all photos on the Focus Photography website and then place your order at that time.

Saturday, March 4th   
  9:00   Creative Movement - Monday class
  9:45   PreBallet/Tiny Tap - Monday class

10:45   Int Tap
12:00   Level III Jazz/Funk
  1:00   Level III Ballet/Jazz
  2:00   Jr. Company & Soloists
  3:00   Jr/Sr Co Jazz/Funk
  3:45   Sr Company & Soloists


Saturday, March 25th
  9:00   Creative Movement – Tuesday class
10:00   Level I Ballet/Jazz
10:45   Level I Jazz/Funk
12:00   Creative Movement – Thursday class
12:45   PreBallet/Tiny Tap – Sunday class
  1:45   Level II Jazz/Funk

  3:00   Level II Ballet/Jazz


SOLO/DUET DANCERS
Dancers will need to show Ally their COMPLETED SOLO DANCES at the end of February! Remember to call or email if you would like to use the studio to practice.


SPRING DANCE RECITAL DATES

Mark your calendar with the 2017 Dance Recital dates – 6:00 pm on Friday, April 21st; Saturday, April 22nd; Friday, April 28th; and Saturday, April 29th. Doors open at 5:00 pm. All dancers perform on all 4 recital nights. Dancers are also required to attend their Tech Rehearsal practice which is held on either Monday, April 17th or Tuesday, April 18th and the Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, April 20th. Tickets will be available for purchase on picture days (Saturday, March 4th & Saturday, March 25th).


DANCE RECITAL COSTUMES

All recital costumes have been ordered! And some have already arrived! As costumes arrive we will ask dancers to try them on just to make sure they fit. ALL COSTUMES MUST REMAIN AT THE DANCE STUDIO TILL WE ARE ABLE TO GET THEM STEAMED.RECITAL COSTUMES

ATTENDANCE TO DANCE CLASSES
We want to stress the importance of attendance to dance class. In our policy handout it states “Any student who misses 8 or more classes during the season will not be allowed to participate in the spring dance recital performance.”  Dancers only progress if they attend class on a regular basis. Most classes have started to learn their choreography for the recital dances. If your dancer is going to miss 2 or more weeks in a row due to other commitments, you can expect that while they’re missing class the rest of the class is learning parts to their recital dance so your dancer may be excluded from a portion of the recital dance. It is not fair to the instructors or the other dancers in the class, if instructors can’t move forward each week with teaching their recital dances.


MONTHLY TUITION PAYMENTS 

If you are paying for your dance tuition monthly, you will receive an email showing the amount that is due on the beginning of each month for your child's dance class. If you didn't receive an email, please send us your email so we have your email on file. REMEMBER all dance payments MUST be given to the dance instructors or dropped off at 1310 Vaughn Ave. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR DANCE PAYMENTS TO THE FITNESS CENTER!!


DANCE SHOES ARE REQUIRED 
Dancers must wear dance shoes while in dance class!! No exceptions!! If your dancer is in a ballet/tap class they MUST have ballet & tap shoes; if your dancer is in a ballet/jazz class they MUST have ballet & jazz shoes; if your dancer is in a jazz/funk class they MUST have jazz & clean soled tennis shoes!! Please make sure you dancer has the necessary shoes!!

PARENTS MUST REMAIN WITH YOUR DANCERS TILL CLASS STARTS
Parents: When you are dropping your dancer off for dance class, PLEASE DO NOT DROP THEM OFF AND LEAVE BEFORE CLASS START!! All dancers through Level II should have a parent present with them in the waiting room until class starts! And please remind your dancers there should be no running around and yelling or using loud voices while waiting for class to start. Thank you in advance for your help!!


PRE-BALLET/TINY TAP & LEVEL I DANCERS
When dancers for the Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap and Level 1 classes come to class please make sure that both sets of their shoes have their names in them and please make sure their shoes are in a bag when they come to class each week. This will help lessen the confusion of whose shoes are whose since most dancers have the same shoes.

DANCE SHOE ORDERS
Dance shoes are mandatory when attending dance class. If dancers don't have dance shoes, they may be purchased through the dance studio. Please remember to put your dancers name in their dance shoes!! If you ordered dance shoes on one of our registration nights, the shoes will be available for pick up at your first dance class. If you still need to order shoes, please bring your dancer to class early so they can get fitted. Dancers may get fitted for ballet & jazz shoes at the dance studio; tap shoes aren't at the studio so you'll need to call (715-292-3567) to schedule a time to get fitted for tap shoes. All shoes need to be paid for when orders are placed.

WAITING ROOM AT STUDIO
Parents are welcome to wait in the waiting room at the dance studio while their dancer is at class but we ask you to make sure siblings aren't running in and out of the dance room while classes are scheduled. This is a distraction to the dancers and the instructors. Also, if you bring a snack up to the studio please be sure to clean up after yourself and your kids so there isn't food or trash left behind. Thanks in advance for your help! 
 
NEWSLETTERS & WEBSITE
Throughout the dance season, please be sure to read the monthly newsletters. They always have lots of important information. All newsletters will be emailed to everyone who put an email address on their registration form. Please email us (asod@centurytel.net) if you didn't receive a copy of this month's newsletter by email. Extra newsletters are always available in our waiting area at the dance studio. All of the information is posted here on our website too. You can also find us on facebook. 

FUTURE SOLOISTS 
In order to do a solo or duet in our Spring Dance Recital dancers must be taking either the Jr or Sr Company class. If you have a dancer that would someday like to do a solo/duet in the Spring Dance Recital, you should encourage your dancer to take the ballet/jazz classes. With the appropriate amount of time and class experience dancers  will move from Level I Ballet/Jazz to Level II Ballet/Jazz to Level III Ballet/Jazz to Jr Company.

LOST & FOUND
When you pick up your dancer after class each week, please be sure to make sure they have all their shoes.


CLEAN STUDIO

For those of you that bring a snack to the studio, please take a moment to clean up any mess before you leave. Please help up keep the studio area clean.


FACEBOOK
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QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR CONCERNS

Please contact us by phone or email.
Telephone: 715-292-3567
Email: asod@centurytel.net    
Mailing Address: 1310 Vaughn Avenue Ashland, WI 54806
Studio Address: 419 Chapple Ave Ashland, WI 54806