ASHLAND SCHOOL OF DANCE

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

DATES TO REMEMBER:


SUMMER SESSION #3
Tuesday, July 24 - Tuesday, August 21


JAZZ FUNK DANCE INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
Thursday, August 23


SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE

Monday, August 27 - Thursday, August 30


FIRST DAY OF FALL DANCE CLASSES

Sunday, September 9



SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
The Summer Dance Intensive Workshop is for intermediate/advanced dancers (Ages 11 & up) that would like an in depth study of dance and who would like to develop in an accelerated environment. These classes will focus on ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and modern technique. This workshop will be held Monday, August 27 thru Thursday, August 30 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Cost is $50.00.


JAZZ/FUNK INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
The Jazz/Funk Intensive Workshop is for advanced jazz/funk dancers (Jr & Sr Co dancers) that would like an in depth study of dance and who would like to develop in an accelerated environment. This class will focus on jazz/funk technique. This workshop will be held Thursday, August 23 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Cost is $20.00. Email ASOD to inquire about registration. Completed registration forms and payments are due back to ASOD no later than Thursday, August 9.


2018 FALL DANCE SCHEDULE
We have successfully completed two registrations for fall dance classes. If you have a dancer interested in signing up for a fall class please contact us. Please remember all class space is available on a first come first serve basis; spots are limited in each class. Many classes have limited spots remaining. You MUST submit a completed registration form with the first month payment in order to hold your spot. A  copy of our 2018 Fall Dance Schedule is available on the schedule tab of this website.  Please email (asod@centurytel.net) if you have any questions.  


FALL FUNDRAISER
We will offer two fundraisers this fall to our dance families to help pay for their dancer’s recital costume. We’ll be selling pizza certificates from Hugo’s Pizza which will start mid-September and we will be selling cookie dough as our second fundraiser. More information will follow in the upcoming weeks. Please remember participating in the fundraiser is optional and all the money your dancer earns on their fundraiser is put towards their recital costume and then class tuition. If you choose not to participate in the fundraisers, your first costume deposit of $25.00 is due no later than Thursday, October 11th. 


 WATER BOTTLES
Remember to send a water bottle with your dancer to each and every class!!


DANCE SHOES

Dancers must wear dance shoes while in dance class!! No exceptions!! All dancers are expected to have the appropriate pair(s) of dance shoes for their dance class. If you ordered dance shoes at our registration night in July, they will be available for pick up at the dance studio at our next registration on Monday, August 6 or at your dancer’s first class in September. The following list shows what each class needs for dance shoes:

Creative Movement – Pink Ballet shoes

Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap – Pink Ballet & Black Tap shoes

All Ballet/Jazz classes - Pink Ballet & Black Jazz shoes

Level I Jazz/Tap – Black Jazz & Black Tap shoes

Int & Adv Tap – Black Tap shoes

All Jazz/Funk classes – Black Jazz shoes

Jr & Sr Company – Nude Lyrical shoes & Black Jazz shoes


AGE REQUIREMENT FOR FALL DANCE CLASSES
The following age requirements are required for fall dance classes: Creative Movement dancers must by 3 by September 1; PreBallet/Tiny Tap & PreJazz/Funk dancers must be 5 by September 1; Level I dancers must be  7 years old by September 1. After dancers reach Level I they are moved up to the next level by the instructors. Instructors evaluate dancer’s skill & ability levels, their behavior and attitude in class, listening skills, maturity levels, respect for others (dancers & instructors), how well they work together as a team, their attendance...and many other things determine if they are ready to move up to the next level. As parents it’s natural to think that our dancer is ready to advance to the next level but we have to remember we aren’t the ones in the class each and every week. . . . . so we need to leave this up to our instructors. Please let us know if you have any questions on which class(es) your dancer may sign up for this fall.


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 1316 Main St West, Ashland. 


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.

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. 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: 715-413-1074
Email: asod@centurytel.net    
Mailing Address: 1316 Main St West Ashland, WI 54806
Studio Address: 319 11th Ave East Ashland, WI 54806 (Bohemian Hall)