Ashland School Of Dance
Offering Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Zumba Classes
Ages 3 to Adult
DATES TO REMEMBER:SUMMER DANCE SESSION
Nikolaus Wourms, a professional dancer with the Minnesota Ballet, will be presenting a 1 day workshop on Friday, July 31 and 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 (email@example.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.
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.
Please feel free to call (715) 292-3567 or email (email@example.com) if at anytime throughout the dance year you have any questions, comments or concerns.
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.
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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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.
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)