Ashland School Of Dance
Offering Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Funk Classes
Ages 3 to Adult
DATES TO REMEMBER
2016 SPRING DANCE RECITAL
Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30
Tuesday, May 17 5:00 - 7:00 pm
SUMMER DANCE SESSION
Monday, June 20 - Monday, July 18
2016 SUMMER SCHEDULE
Register for summer dance classes and order your dance shoes on Tuesday, May 17 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the dance studio (511 1/2 Main St West, Ashland). Our 2016 Summer Dance classes will start Monday, June 20th and run through Monday, July 18th with no classes on Monday, July 4th. Summer Session class costs: 30 min class is $25; 60 min class is $50.00 and 75 min class is $60.00. Cost includes 8 classes – all classes are two days a week for the 4 week session. All class space is available on a first come first serve basis. You must complete a registration form and mail in your payment if you want a spot held for your dancer in a summer class. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request registration information or if you have any questions regarding summer classes. Schedule is subject to change.
Monday & Wednesday
10:00 – 10:30 Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)
10:45 – 11:45 Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap (Ages 5-6)
12:00 – 1:00 Jazz/Funk (Ages 10 & up)
1:15 – 2:15 Jazz/Funk I (Ages 7-9)
Tuesday & Thursday
9:30 - 10:30 Beg/Int Tap (Ages 9 & up)
10:45 - 12:00 Level II/III Ballet/Jazz (Ages 9 & up)
12:30 - 1:30 Int/Adv Tap (Ages 9 & up)
1:45 - 3:00 Level I Jazz/Tap (Ages 7 & up)
3:15 - 4:30 Level I Ballet/Jazz (Ages 7 & up)
4:45 - 5:15 Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)
5:30 - 6:30 Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap (Ages 5-6)
All dancers should have received the pictures they ordered from picture days. Additional poses from the picture days are posted on Focus Photography's website (focusphoto.zenfolio.com). To view the pictures on her website: click ASOD 2016; enter: dancersrock as the password. If you have any questions or comments regarding the dance pictures, please be sure to contact Pam at Focus Photography by email: email@example.com or by phone 715-292-0570.
Recital DVDs will be available for pick up at The New England Store after Friday, May 13th. If you have any questions regarding the DVDs, please contract Ed Monroe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
COMMENTS & INPUT
As another dance year comes to an end, please feel free to email us any input you may have on the classes, instructors, costumes, schedules, recital, pictures, etc.
SPRING DANCE RECITAL
The Spring Dance Recital is right around the corner! Copies of the Recital Handbook are available here on our website and at the studio. Please read through this so you know what is expected of your dancer.
TECH REHEARSAL: Monday, April 18 & Tuesday, April 19 (complete schedule for both days is shown below)
DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, April 21 (dancers arrive at 5:30 pm)
SHOW DATES: Friday, April 22; Saturday, April 23; Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30
SHOW TIME: 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm)
LOCATION: Ashland High School Auditorium
TICKETS: Available for purchase at the New England Store (518 W Main St, Ashland)
TICKET COST: $7.00 each - kids 3 & under are free if sitting an adult lap
All remaining tickets for the dance recital are now available for purchase at The New England Store (518 Main St West, Ashland). Tickets are $7.00 each. All tickets are general seating and available on a first come first serve basis. Kids 3 & under are free if sitting in an adult lap. TICKET UPDATE: Friday, April 29 has less than 20 tickets available and Saturday, April 30 is SOLD OUT! DO NOT EXPECT TO GET TICKETS AT THE DOOR ON THE NIGHT OF THE RECITAL!!
LAST DAY OF CLASSES
Sunday, April 17 will be the last scheduled day of dance classes for this dance season. There will be no dance classes the week between the recital performances (Sunday, April 28 through Thursday, April 28).
The Fathers dance will be performed at the dance recital on the final night of the dance recital, Saturday, April 30. Dads need to wear a pair of clean soled tennis shoes, jeans and a black tshirt for the recital. Fathers and dancers will practice on stage at the Ashland High School Auditorium on Tuesday, April 19 at 5:30.
DANCERS AGES 3-6
Recital week is a long week for all dancers (and parents:). With that in mind, all Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap dancers can leave on dress rehearsal and recital nights after they have performed their second dance on stage, if they don't mind missing the finale dance which includes all the dancers. Parents need to make sure they tell their class parent that they are taking their dancer home early.
Volunteers will need to arrive by 5:15 with dancers arriving at 5:30 on recital nights. Volunteers are needed for each class to supervise the dancers when they aren’t performing on stage. They do not need a recital ticket. Volunteers must assure that each child in her care is safe and accounted for. They are responsible for making sure that each child is in the proper costume, has the proper accessories and shoes, and is backstage at the appropriate time. They are also responsible for seeing that all children return to their appointed dressing rooms after their performance. During their class’ performances, class volunteers leave the students at the stage door with their teacher. We do offer snacks and movies for dancers in their dressing rooms while they are waiting for their time to perform on stage. Volunteers will receive 1 free ticket for volunteering. On the night you volunteer, you will not be able to watch the recital. Thanks in advance for your help and time!
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 jazz/tap class they MUST have jazz & tap shoes!! Please make sure you dancer has the necessary shoes!!
PARENTS MUST REMAIN
WITH YOUR DANCERS TILL
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 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.
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. 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 (email@example.com) 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.
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)