Ashland School Of Dance

Offering Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Zumba Classes
Ages 3 to Adult

 DATES TO REMEMBER:

   FALL CLASS REGISTRATION 
     Tuesday, July 21 5:00 - 7:00 pm
 Wednesday, August 12 5:00 - 7:00 pm
 
CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
     
Friday, August 14 10:00 - 3:00 pm

 SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOPS
   Monday, July 13 - Thursday, July 16
Monday, August 3 - Thursday, August 6

  FALL DANCE CLASSES START
             Tuesday, September 8

   SHOWSTOPPER WORKSHOP
   Saturday, Oct. 10 - Sunday, Oct. 11

          NO DANCE CLASSES
                Sunday, October 11
     Monday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Nov. 29
Wednesday, Nov.23-Thursday, Dec. 31

 


        CHOREOGRAPHY  
            WORKSHOPS
 

Nikolaus Wourms, a professional dancer with the Minnesota Ballet, will be presenting a 1 day workshop on Friday, August 14 at our studio for dancers ages 13 & up from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm to explore some of the creative elements of choreography. Nik has choreographed several original works. He received a Choreographic Initiative Grant in 2013 from the NY Choreographic Institute. This workshop will include learning a short original  piece by Nik and lecture on challenges and objectives of the creative process. Students will also create a short original work with each other and engage in dialogue concerning what they have learned. Dancers should bring a small lunch along with them to the workshop. Please email (asod@centurytel.net) to request a registration form. Completed registration forms and payments are due by Friday, July 10. Cost is $30.00 per day.

2015 DANCE WORKSHOPS 
These four day workshops are for advanced dancers (Level III, Jr Company & Sr Company) 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, modern, and student choreography. The 2 options are Monday, July 13 - Thursday, July 16 or Monday, August 3 - Thursday, August 6. Classes will meet from 5:00 - 9:00 pm each evening during both weeks. Cost is $50.00 per week. Please email if you're interested in attending one of these workshops and haven't returned your registration form.

     2015 FALL SCHEDULE 
The complete fall schedule is now available to view on the schedule tab of this website. Fall classes (except Jr & Sr company) meet 1 day a week. The first day of fall classes is Tuesday, September 8. We will hold our fall registration dates on Tuesday, July 21 and Wednesday, August 12 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the dance studio (511 1/2 Main St W. Ashland, WI). All class space is available on a first come first serve basis. You may register early to reserve your spot in a particular class. You MUST submit a completed registration form with the first month payment in order to hold your spot! If you're unable to attend the registration dates you may mail in your completed registration form and payment to: ASOD 1310 Vaughn Ave. Ashland, WI 54806. Please email asod@centurytel.net if you have any questions regarding fall classes. Please remember that the schedule is subject to change if classes don't meet the minimum number of registrants. 

               ZUMBA III 
New to our fall schedule is the Zumba III class.  This class is open to dancers ages 9 & up who have already taken 2 years of ASOD Zumba classes. If this is your first or second year of Zumba and you are 9 years old or older you should then sign up for the Zumba II class. 

       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. We recommend that anyone considering a solo/duet in our 2016 Spring Recital should take our Choreography Workshop with Nikolaus Wourms from Minnesota Ballet, to help with choreography skills. These workshops are on Friday, July 31 and/or Friday, August 14.

        DANCE PICTURES 
Everyone should have received the pictures they ordered from Picture Days. Additional poses from both pictures days are posted on Focus Photography's website (www.focusphoto.zenfolio.com) To view the pictures on her website: click on ASOD 2015 and then enter dance15 as the password. If you have any questions or comments regarding the pictures, please contact Pam at Focus Photography (pamsfocus@gmail.com).

           RECITAL DVDS 
Dance recital DVDs are now available for pick up at The New England Store. If you have any questions or comments regarding the DVDs, please contact Ed Monroe (monrophoto@gmail.com).  

    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 shoe 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. All shoes need to be paid for when orders are placed.
 

  PRE-BALLET/TINY TAP &
        LEVEL 1 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. 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.

                               QUESTIONS
Please feel free to call (715) 292-3567 or email (asod@centurytel.net) if at anytime throughout the dance year you have any questions, comments or concerns. 

        PAYMENT REMINDER

For those families that are making monthly payments for their dancer's class, please remember all tuition payments are due on the 1st of each month. Monthly payment reminders will be posted in the waiting room at the dance studio. All payments may be given to the dance instructors or mailed to ASOD 1310 Vaughn Ave Ashland, WI 54806.

              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
Like Ashland School of Dance on Facebook to keep up on all the dance updates and reminders.

        DANCE SHOE SALE
If you have dances shoes that are too small and you would like to give them away or sell them, put them in a zip lock bag with your name & price and leave them in the white bins at the studio.

                            

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: 511 1/2 W Main Street Ashland, WI 54806
           (Studio is only open during class time)
 

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