Offering Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Funk Classes
For Ages 3 to Adult
DATES TO REMEMBER:
NO DANCE CLASSES
Sunday, October 16
Monday, October 31
Wednesday, November 23 & Thursday, November 24
ASHLAND'S CHRISTMAS PARADE
Saturday, December 3 4:30 pm
2017 SPRING DANCE RECITAL
Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22
Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29
HUGOS PIZZA FUNDRAISER
Our Hugos Pizza fundraiser is now complete! Thanks to all those that participated! Pizza certificates will be available for pick up at your dancer's class the week of November 13. Dancers earn 25% of their total sales. All the money your dancer earns on their fundraiser is put towards their recital costume and then towards class tuition.
We are already planning for the spring dance recital on Friday, April 21; Saturday, April 22; Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29, 2017. The costume search is nearly complete. In order to receive the costumes before March picture days and the April recital, we measure all dancers in November and place costume orders the first week December. This way you won’t have to make the full costume payment the week before Christmas. All costumes need to be paid in full before we order them. More information on the recital and costumes is included in the Recital Handbook. A copy of the Recital Handbook can be found on our website or you may pick up your copy of the Recital Handbook at the studio. We will keep everyone updated on the recital through our website, emails and monthly newsletters. Please remember, if you have chosen not to participate in either of the fundraisers your first costume deposit ($25.00) is due October 13. And your final costume payment is due November 10.
RECITAL COSTUME MEASUREMENTS
We will be measuring all dancers for their recital costumes during their scheduled classes the first two weeks of November. We’ll measure some classes the first week of November and the remaining classes the second week. All parents need to sign an order confirmation for their dancer’s recital costume; so please be sure to come to sign your dancer’s order form. Costumes can’t be ordered until a parent signs their order confirmation form! And costumes can’t be ordered less they are paid for in full so please be sure to make your costume payment on time!!
NO CLASS DATES - SUNDAY OCTOBER 16 & MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
Mark you calendars!! There will be NO dance classes on Sunday, October 16 and Monday, October 31.
NO CLASS DATES - WEDNESDAY NOV 23 & THURSDAY, NOV 24
Mark you calendars!! There will be NO dance classes on Wednesday, November 23 & Thursday, November 24. We hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!
NEW DANCE T-SHIRTS & SWEATSHIRTS
New ASOD dance shirts will be available for order soon. Order forms will be available for pick up at the dance studio. Size samples will also be at the studio. All t-shirts/sweatshirts need to be preordered. (WE WILL NOT ORDER EXTRA SIZES). All payments are due when you turn in your order. Orders will be available for pick up before the Christmas break in December.
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.
OCTOBER TUITION PAYMENTS
If you are paying for your dance tuition monthly, you should have received an email the amount that is due for your October dance payment. 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. We'll be placing our final shoe order on Friday, September 16.
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
ASHLAND SCHOOL OF DANCE