Ashland School Of Dance

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

 DATES TO REMEMBER

              PICTURE DAYS
               Saturday, March 5
              Saturday, March 12

               NO CLASSES
Monday, March 21 - Sunday, March 27


  2016 SPRING DANCE RECITAL
   Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23
 Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30



     FATHER/DAUGHTER
                 DANCE
DANCERS!!! This is your chance to get your father, stepfather, grandfather, uncle or brother on stage with you at our 2016 Spring Dance Recital!! We will hold 1 hour practices at the dance studio on a couple weekends in March and April. Exact dates and times are yet to be determined. The sign up sheet is at the dance studio. Please sign up by Friday, February 19!

       RECITAL TICKETS
Tickets for the dance recital will be available for purchase at the dance studio on Saturday, March 5th from 9:00 – 4:00 and Saturday, March 12th from 9:00 – 3:00. Additional ticket sale times will be posted at a later date. 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. 

        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!!
 
     MONDAY, MARCH 7 –  
   THURSDAY, MARCH 10
Desi will be on vacation Monday, March 7 through Thursday, March 10 so there will be no Adv Tap, Level III, Jr Company and Sr Company classes during those dates. We will make up classes on the dates listed below. Please email us if your dancer is unable to attend their make up day.

Saturday, February 27th
10:00 – 11:00 Adv Tap
11:15 – 12:30 Level III Ballet/Jazz
12:45 – 1:45 Jr Company
  2:00 – 4:00 Sr Company

Friday, March 4th
6:00 – 7:00 Jr Company
 6:45 – 8:45 Sr Company 

       DANCE PICTURES
On Saturday, March 5 and Saturday, March 12 all dancers will have their individual and group pictures taken during their class’s scheduled time. 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. 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 have several dancers taking multiple classes and lots of families that have dancers with siblings; it is 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, March 5th
9:00    Level I Ballet & Jazz
10:00  Level I Jazz & Tap
11:15  Zumba I
12:30  Zumba II
1:30    Int Tap – Thursday class
2:30    Int Tap – Friday class
3:30    Level II Ballet & Jazz
4:30    Zumba III

Saturday, March 12th
9:00     Creative Movement – Monday class
10:00   Creative Movement – Wednesday class
11:00   Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap – Wednesday class
12:00   Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap – Sunday class
1:00     Level III Ballet & Jazz
2:00     Adv Tap
3:00     Jr Company & Soloists
3:45     Sr Company & Soloists
 
            NO CLASSES
There will be no dance classes Monday, March 21 through Sunday, March 27. Classes resume normal schedule on Monday, March 28.

          RECITAL DATES

Mark your calendar with the 2016 Dance Recital dates – Friday, April 22nd; Saturday, April 23rd; Friday, April 29th; and Saturday, April 30th. All dancers perform on all 4 recital nights. Dancers are also required to attend their Tech Rehearsal practice which is held on either Monday, April 18th or Tuesday, April 19th and the Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, April 21st.

   RECITAL VOLUNTEERS
The recital performances are only successful if we have volunteers!! We ask that each family volunteer backstage in their dancer’s classroom on at least ONE recital night. This year’s recital is at 6:00 pm on Friday, April 22; Saturday, April 23; Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. 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. The number of volunteers needed for each class will be determined by the number of students per class. Normally we have 2 volunteers for each Creative Movement, Preballet/Tiny Tap and Level I classes. And 1 volunteer for Level II & up. 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!

 

    RECITAL COSTUMES
We are still waiting on costumes for a couple classes. As soon as we receive them, dancers will be able to try them on at class. We are scheduled to have all costumes by the end of February. ALL COSTUMES MUST REMAIN AT THE STUDIO SO THEY CAN GET STEAMED!!!

           DANCE SHOES 
          ARE REQUIRED
 
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

           CLASS STARTS

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!!

   SOLO/DUET DANCERS
Dancers will need to show Desi their COMPLETED SOLO DANCES at the end of February! 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 needs to be present unless you are an instructor. 

 
     MONTHLY PAYMENTS

If you are paying for your dance tuition monthly, watch your email for your monthly payment reminders. If you didn’t receive any email, please send us your email so we have your email on file. 

            ATTENDANCE
We want to stress the importance of attendance to dance class. In our policy handout it states “Any student who misses 8 or more classes during the season will not be allowed to participate in the spring dance recital performance.” Dancers only progress if they attend class on a regular basis. If your dancer hasn’t started learning their choreography for the recital dances they will be starting in the next week or so. If your dancer is going to miss 2 or more weeks in a row due to other commitments, you can expect that while they’re missing class the rest of the class is learning parts to their recital dance so your dancer may be excluded from a portion of the recital dance. It is not fair to the instructors or the other dancers in the class, if instructors can’t move forward each week with teaching their recital dances. 

     RECITAL HANDBOOK
We are already planning for the spring dance recital on Friday, April 22; Saturday, April 23; Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30, 2016. The costume search is complete. In order to receive the costumes before March picture days and the April recital, we measure all dancers in November and place costume orders the first week 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 our website or you may pick up your copy of the Recital Handbook at the studio. We will keep everyone updated on the recital through our website, emails and monthly newsletters. And your final costume payment is due November 13th.


 
  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 (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. 


       FUTURE SOLOISTS 
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.

              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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