Offering Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Funk Classes
For Ages 3 to Adult

DATES TO REMEMBER:


SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE WEEK

Monday, August 14 - Thursday, August 17


FIRST DAY OF FALL DANCE CLASSES

Sunday, September 10


ASHLAND SCHOOL OF DANCE

2017 FALL DANCE SCHEDULE

Our 2017 Fall Dance schedule is now posted on the schedule tab of our website. There aren't many spots remaining!  Lots of classes are either filled or near full! If you'd like to guarantee a spot in a particular dance class for your  dancer, please mail (1310 Vaughn Ave) us your completed registration form and first month's payment to hold a spot in a class. All class space is available on a first come first serve basis. You can email to see if a specific class still has availability. Please email (asod@centurytel.net) if you have any questions regarding the fall schedule or if you have any questions with which class your dancer should sign up for. A complete fall schedule may be viewed on the schedule tab of this website.


NEW LOCATION – 206 6TH Ave West (3rd Floor)
Our new studio is located on the 3rd floor of the Masonic Temple building which is located at 206 6th Ave West (same building on Huhn Drug). You enter in the entrance on the avenue side (6th Ave West). Once in the building you’ll take the stairs to the second floor; turn right and go down the hallway and take the next flight of stairs to the 3rd floor. This space is much more spacious!


DANCE SHOES

All dancers are expected to have the appropriate pair(s) of dance shoes for their dance class. The following list shows what each class needs for dance shoes:

Creative Movement – Pink Ballet shoes

Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap – Pink Ballet & Black Tap shoes

All Ballet/Jazz classes - Pink Ballet & Black Jazz shoes

Level I Jazz/Tap – Black Jazz & Black Tap shoes

Int & Adv Tap – Black Tap shoes

All Jazz/Funk classes – Black jazz

Jr & Sr Company – Pink Ballet & Black Jazz Shoes

If you ordered dance shoes at our registration night in July, they will be available for pick up at the dance studio at our next registration on Wednesday, August 7.


FALL FUNDRAISING

We offer two opportunity's for fundraising this fall. Both fundraisers are offered to all dance families to help pay for their dancer’s recital costume. We’ll be selling pizza certificates from Hugo’s Pizza which will start mid-September and we will be selling snack mixes from JustFundraising. More information will follow in the upcoming weeks. Please remember participating in the fundraiser is optional and all the money your dancer earns on their fundraiser is put towards their recital costume and then their class tuition. If you choose not to participate in either fundraiser, your $25.00 costume deposit is due by Thursday, October 12.


SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
The Summer Dance Intensive Workshop is for intermediate/advanced dancers (Level 3; Jr Company & Sr Company) that would like an in depth study of dance and who would like to develop in an accelerated environment. These classes will focus on ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and modern technique. This workshop will be held Monday, August 14 thru Thursday, August 17 from 5:00 – 8:00. Cost is $40.00. Completed registration forms and payments are due back to ASOD no later than Friday, July 28.


AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR FALL DANCE CLASSES
The following age requirements are required: Creative Movement dancers must be 3 years old by Sept. 1;  PreBallet/Tiny Tap dancers must be 5 by Sept 1; Level I Jazz/Funk dancers must be 6 by Sept 1; Level I Ballet/Jazz & Level I Jazz/Tap dancers must be 7 by Sept 1; dancers in Level 2 and up are all moved up by instructors recommendations. Please let us know if you have any questions on which class(es) your dancer may sign up for this fall.


ATTENDANCE TO DANCE CLASSES
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. Most classes have started to learn their choreography for the recital dances. 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.


MONTHLY TUITION PAYMENTS 

If you are paying for your dance tuition monthly, you will receive an email showing the amount that is due on the beginning of each month for your child's dance class. If you didn't receive an email, please send us your email so we have your email on file. REMEMBER all dance payments MUST be given to the dance instructors or dropped off at 1310 Vaughn Ave. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR DANCE PAYMENTS TO THE FITNESS CENTER!!


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 ballet/jazz class they MUST have ballet & jazz shoes; if your dancer is in a jazz/funk class they MUST have jazz!! 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!!


PRE-BALLET/TINY TAP & LEVEL I 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
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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: 206 6th Ave West (3rd Floor) Ashland, WI 54806