Ashland School Of Dance
Offering Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Zumba Classes
Ages 3 to Adult
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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
SUNDAY CLASS SCHEDULE
Starting on Sunday, January 4 we have to make a change to the schedule for Sunday’s dance classes. Below is the new schedule. As you can see the time change effects Sunday’s Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap and Level I Ballet & Jazz dancers. Sundays will now start will Level I Ballet & Jazz with Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap following Level I and Level II will continue to stay at its original time. Another change with Sunday’s classes will be with the instructors. Right before break Rosie found out that her college class schedule will be changing so she is unable to continue teaching on Sundays. Hannah Doherty will step in to teach the Level I and Level II Ballet & Jazz classes. And Ava Karr and Sophia Root will teach the Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap class. For those that don’t know Hannah, she has taught at our studio since we opened in 2009. This past fall she started college at St Scholastica and it was the first dance season that she hasn’t taught at the studio. She has graciously agreed to come home every weekend to fill Rosie’s spot.
3:00 – 4:15 Level I Ballet & Jazz (Instructors: Hannah & Sophia)
4:30 – 5:30 Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap (Instructors: Ava & Sophia)
5:45 – 7:00 Level II Ballet & Jazz (Instructors: Hannah & Ava)
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.
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!!
January invoices will be posted before the holiday break and they'll include your regular monthly rate and the semester rate for those that are interested in paying for the remaining classes (January - April) by January 5th.
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
We are already planning for the Spring Dance Recital on Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25, Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2, 2015! 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.
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 (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.
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.
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)