Ashland School Of Dance
Offering Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Zumba Classes
Ages 3 to Adult
DATES TO REMEMBER:
KRINGLE FUNDRAISER PICKUP
Thursday, October 23 (3:00 - 5:30 pm)
Saturday, December 6 (4:30 pm)
NO DANCE CLASSES
Friday, October 31
Sunday, Nov 23 - Friday, Nov 28
Sunday, Dec 21 - Friday, Jan 2
Friday, April 3 - Sunday, April 5
Spring Dance Recital
Friday, April 24 & Saturday, April 25
Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2
The new pick up date for your fundraiser items is Thursday, October 23. Pick up on this date is mandatory – if are you unavailable on this day you’ll need to arrange for someone else to pick up your fundraiser items because we have nowhere to store your refrigerated fundraiser items. Pick up will be at the H & R Block (616 Main St W) from 3:00 - 5:30 pm.
The proceeds (about 25%) of your total order will go towards your dancer's recital costume. If you sell more than the cost of your recital costume we will put it towards your dancer's monthly tuition, dance shoes, and/or tights. When you pick up your order you will find out how much your dancer earned on their fundraiser.
For those dancers that didn't sell any of the Kringle or Hugos fundraiser, you should have received any email showing that a $25.00 costume deposit was due October 15. If you haven't paid this deposit, please do so ASAP. The remaining balance of the costumes will be due November 14. Costume payments may be given to the instructors at the studio.
Cost of the recital costumes for each class are as follows:
Creative Movement $45; Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap $45; Level I Combo $50; Level II Combo $60; Zumba I $45; Zumba II $50; Int Tap $55; Level III Combo $55; Adv Tap $55; Jr Company $55; Sr Company (2 costumes) ballet $50 & jazz $55.
We will be measuring all dancers for their recital costumes during their scheduled classes the first and second week of November. All parents need to sign an order confirmation form for their dancer's recital costume; so please be sure to come up to the waiting room so you can sign for their costumes. Costumes can't be ordered until a parent signs their order confirmation form!! And costumes also can't be ordered until they are paid for in full so please be sure to make your costume payments on time!!
All dancers are invited to join us in Ashland's Christmas parade on Saturday, December 6 at 4:30 pm. Dancers will be learning a short routine in their classes for the Christmas parade. If you have a dancer that is ages 3-6, we ask that a parent joins them in the parade. We ask that everyone joining us wear red, white and/or green. We have elf hats, candy cane head bands and skirts for those that are dancing. Remember to dress warm and don't forget your gloves or mittens!! We usually find out exactly where we meet for the parade a day or two beforehand so be sure to watch for an email with that information.
The Hugos Pizza certificates will be available for pick up at the dance studio before the Thanksgiving break. If your instructor forgets to give them to your dancer please be sure to ask for them.
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!!
All Jr & Sr Company class dancers are invited to do one solo or duet in our Spring Dance Recital. Please be sure to sign up at the studio. All solo & duet music and costumes need to be approved by Kit. Solo/duet dancers should start working on their recital dances. Dancers will need to show Anna a completed portion of their dance before the Christmas break. And start thinking about your costumes! If you want to look through our costume books please let us know. If you are ordering a costume through one of our companies you'll need to get us that information before November 14. If you need help cutting your music please let us know ASAP. And remember the length of your song need to be 2 min or less.
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!
We are already planning for the Spring Dance Recital on Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25, Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2, 2015! The costume search is nearly complete. In order to receive the costumes before our picture days in March and our April recital nights, we measure all dancers in November and place costume orders the first week of December. This way you won't have to make the full costume payment the week before Christmas. All costumes need to be paid in full before we order them. More information on the recital and costumes 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. Please remember, if you have chosen not to participate in either of the fundraisers your first costume deposit ($25.00) is due October 15th and your final costume payment is due November 14th.
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)