Offering Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Funk Classes
For Ages 3 to Adult
ASHLAND SCHOOL OF DANCE
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Saturday, March 4
Saturday, March 25
2017 SPRING DANCE RECITAL REHEARSALS
Monday, April 17 & Tuesday, April 18 (Tech Rehearsal)
Thursday, April 20 (Dress Rehearsal)
2017 SPRING DANCE RECITAL PERFORMANCES
Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22
Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29
We will hold practices for the father/daughter dance at the dance studio from 2:00 - 2:45 on the following Sundays - February 26, March 12, March 26 and April 9. Dancers should wear ballet or jazz shoes and Dads should wear clean soled tennis shoes. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
TIGHTS & HAIR STYLE INFO FOR PICTURE DAYS & RECITAL
Here is the document showing the color of tights and hair style that your dancer will need for their upcoming picture days and the recital performances. Your dancer should have come home with an order form for tights last week. Ordering tights through the studio is optional. We provide this option since there aren’t a lot of places in Ashland to purchase tights and to save parents from having to pay shipping costs if they choose to place an order online. If you choose not to order tights through the studio, we ask that your dancers have the color tights that is listed on the “tights & hair style info” attachment for picture day and for the recital performances. If you choose to order tights through the studio, please return your order form and payment ASAP! All orders and payments may be given to your dance instructors at the dance studio. Copies of the tights & hair style document is also available for pick up at the studio.
We still need a few volunteers!! Our recital week is only successful if we have voluntecers! If you haven't signed up to volunteer backstage with your dancers class, please do so ASAP (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448aead2ea0f49-2017). We need all families to help backstage on at least ONE recital night!! Thank you to those that have already signed up to volunteer!! Volunteers will need to arrive by 5:15 with dancers arriving at 5:30 on recital nights. This year’s recital is at 6:00 pm on Friday, April 21; Saturday, April 22; Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29.
Tech Rehearsal will be held over 2 days (Monday, April 17 & Tuesday, April 18) this year. Each class will perform on stage on one of the Tech Rehearsal nights. A complete Tech Rehearsal schedule is available to view here.
Dress Rehearsal will be held on Thursday, April 20 with dancers arriving by 5:30. All dancers are required to attend both rehearsals.
Tickets for the dance recital will be available for purchase on both pictures days (Saturday, March 4 from 9:00 – 4:00 and Saturday, March 25 from 9:00 – 3:00). Additional ticket sale times will be posted at a later date. Tickets are $7.00 each. All tickets are general seating and available on a first come first serve basis. Kids 3 & under are free if sitting in an adult lap.
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
TECH REHEARSAL - MONDAY, APRIL 17 & TUESDAY, APRIL 18
All rehearsals and recital performances are held at the Ashland High Sch Dancers should wear regular class dancewear and sit in the auditorium with their class and wait until their group is called. PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE!! Once the dancers have practiced their dance pieces on stage they may leave. **All dancers and their families are invited to join us in the commons area at the Ashland High School either before or after your time on stage for the Tech Rehearsal. We will be serving pizza, subway and drinks from 4:30-7:00 pm on Monday, April 17 and from 5:00-6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 18.
Monday, April 17th
4:20 Creative Movement (Monday class)
4:40 Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap (Monday class)
5:00 Level I Ballet/Jazz
5:20 Level II Ballet/Jazz
5:40 Int Tap
6:00 Creative Movement (Thursday class)
6:20 Level I Jazz/Funk
6:40 Level II Jazz/Funk
7:00 Level III Jazz/Funk
7:20 Jr/Sr Jazz/Funk
Tuesday, April 18th
4:40 Creative Movement (Tuesday)
5:00 Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap (Sunday class)
5:20 Father/Daughter Dance
5:40 Level III Ballet & Jazz
6:00 Combo Dance (Level III Ballet & Jazz, Jr Co & Sr Co)
6:20 Jr Company & Solos
7:00 Sr Company & Solos
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
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.
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QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR CONCERNS
Please contact us by phone or email.
Mailing Address: 1310 Vaughn Avenue Ashland, WI 54806
Studio Address: 419 Chapple Ave Ashland, WI 54806