Ashland School Of Dance

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

  DATES TO REMEMBER:


               PICTURE DAYS
              Saturday,  February 21
              Saturday, February 28 
                       (see schedule below)
                    

          NO DANCE CLASSES 
      
      Friday, April 3 - Sunday, April 5

           Spring Dance Recital
    Friday, April 24 & Saturday, April 25
      Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2   


         PICTURE DAYS
All dancers will have their individual and group pictures taken during their class' scheduled time on Saturday, February 21 or Saturday, February 28. 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.  We have several dancers taking multiple classes and lots of families that have dancers with siblings; 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.

Saturday, February 21st  
  9:00  Creative Movement (Tuesday Class)
10:00  Zumba II
11:00  Zumba I
12:00  Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap (Wednesday Class)
 
1:00   Int Tap
 
2:00   Adv Tap 
 
2:45   Jr Company Class & Soloists
 
3:45   Sr Company Class & Soloists

Saturday, February 28th
 
9:00   Creative Movement (Wednesday Class)
10:00   Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap (Monday Class)
10:45   Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap (Sunday Class)
11:45   Level I Ballet & Jazz (Sunday Class)
  1:00   Level I Jazz & Tap (Monday Class)
  2:15   Level II Ballet & Jazz
  3:30   Level III Ballet & Jazz  

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.

      HAIR STYLE INFO   
  FOR PICTURE DAYS &
      RECITAL NIGHTS

Tuesday Creative Movement: hair pulled back away from face with hair piece on right side
Wednesday Creative Movement: hair pulled back away from face with bow on right side
Sunday Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap: hair pulled back away from face with hair piece on right side
Monday Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap: hair pulled back away from face with hair piece on right side
Wednesday Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap: hair pulled back away from face with bow on right side
Sunday Level I: high ponytail w/headband 
Monday Level I: hair pulled back away from face w/headband
Zumba I: hair pulled back away from face in high ponytail
Zumba II: hair pulled back away from face w/ribbon tied around bun or ponytail
Level II: hair pulled back away from face w/headband that has a bow
Int Tap: hair pulled back away from face w/bow on right side
Level III: hair pulled back away from face w/headband
Adv Tap: hair pulled back away from face
Jr Company: hair pulled back away from face w/clip on right side
Sr Company: hair pulled back away from face


     ZUMBA DANCERS

All Zumba dancers will need black tennis shoes for the dance recital. Also, please be sure your Zumba dancer is wearing clean tennis shoes to class each week!

 RECITAL VOLUNTEERS
The recital week is only successful if we have volunteers! Volunteer sign-up sheets are at the studio. . . . we still have a few spots that need to be filled. Please sign up if you haven't already!!  We’ll need each family to help backstage on ONE of the recital nights! This year’s recital is at 6:00 pm on Friday, April 24; Saturday, April 25; Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2. Volunteers will need to arrive by 5:15 with dancers arriving at 5:30 on recital nights. Tech Rehearsal will be held over 2 days (Monday, April 20 & Tuesday, April 21) this year. Each class will perform on stage on one of the Tech Rehearsal nights. A complete Tech Rehearsal schedule is attached and may be viewed on our website or picked up at the dance studio. Dress Rehearsal will be held on Thursday, April 23. All dancers are required to attend both rehearsals. 

      RECITAL TICKETS
Tickets for the dance recital will be available for purchase at the dance studio on Saturday, February 21 from 9:00 - 2:30 and Saturday, February 28 from 9:00 - 3:00. Additional ticket sale times will be posted at a later date. Tickets are $6.00 each. All tickets are general seating and available on a first come first serve basis. Kids 3 and under are free if sitting in an adult lap.

    RECITAL COSTUMES
All costumes are here!! We have spent MANY hours steaming your dancer's costumes so when you bring them home PLEASE be sure to hang them up so they aren't a wrinkled mess for pictures or the recital!! And we'd really recommend that dancer's don't wear them around the house because there is no replacing recital costumes if something happens to your dancer's costume.

        ATTENDANCE
We can not express enough the importance of regular attendance to dance class!! Dancers can only progress if they attend class on a regular basis. All dancers have started learning the choreography for their recital dances. If a dancer is missing on a continual basis it not only hurts the dancer because they won't know the dance but it also affects the other dancers in the class because trying to work around a missing spot is very difficult!! Please remember all instructors have the right to decide if a dancer can participate in the recital based on a poor attendance record. Please help your dancer make dance class a priority! Keep in mind, if the instructor decides to omit your student from a recital piece, due to poor attendance and not knowing their recital dance well enough, it could be after we have ordered costumes, and all costumes are nonrefundable once ordered!!

    SOLO/DUET DANCERS
Solo/duet dancers should be working on their recital dances! Dancers will need to show Anna their COMPLETED SOLO DANCES at the end of January! Remember to call or email if you would like to use the studio to practice. When dancers use the studio to practice outside of class, a parent need to be present unless you are an instructor. If you're not ordering a solo costume from our costume book, your costume still need to be approved by Kit.

  SPRING DANCE RECITAL

Planning  for the Spring Dance Recital on Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25, Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2, 2015 is underway! All dancers perform on all four nights of the recital. We will hold Tech Rehearsal on Monday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 21. And Dress Rehearsal is held on Thursday, April 23. More information on the recital is included in the Recital Handbook. A copy of the Recital Handbook can be found on the "Recital Handbook" tab at the top of this website or you may pick up your copy at the studio. We will keep everyone updated on the recital through this website, emails and monthly newsletters. 

     TECH REHEARSAL
For Tech Rehearsal on Monday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 21 dancers at the Ashland High Auditorium dancers only need to be present for their classes day and time on stage. 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.

Monday, April 20th
4:20 Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap (Wednesday Class)
4:40 Creative Movement (Wednesday Class)
5:00 Int Tap
5:20 Level III Ballet & Jazz Combo
5:40 Adv Tap
6:20 Jr Company
7:00 Solo/Duets
8:00 Sr Company Class

Tuesday, April 21st 
4:00 Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap (Monday Class)
4:20 Level I Jazz & Tap Combo (Monday Class)
4:40 Level I Ballet & Jazz Combo (Sunday Class)
5:00 Level II Ballet & Jazz Combo
5:20 Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap (Sunday Class)
5:40 Creative Movement (Tuesday Class)
6:00 Zumba I
6:20 Zumba II

**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 20 and from 4:00-6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 21.

    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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