Offering Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Funk Classes
For Ages 3 to Adult
2018 SUMMER DANCE SESSION
This summer we will be offering three separate sessions. The first session will be on Tuesday and Thursdays from Tuesday, May 29 through Thursday, June 21. The second session will be from Monday, June 25 through Monday, July 23. And the final session will be from Tuesday, July 24 through Tuesday, August 21. Summer Session class costs are as follows: 30 min class is $40; 45 min class is $60 and a 60 min class is $80.00. This cost includes 8 classes – all classes are two days a week for each 4 week session. There will be no classes on Wednesday, July 4th or Thursday, August 2nd. Class space is available on a first come first serve basis. ALL SUMMER CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT OUR NEW STUDIO SPACE (319 11th Ave East, Ashland). You must complete a registration form and mail in your payment if you want a spot held for your dancer. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions regarding summer classes or registration.
Session #1: Tuesday, May 29th – Thursday, June 21st
Tuesday & Thursday
5:30 – 6:30 Musical Theater (Ages 9 & up)
6:35 – 7:35 Contemporary (Ages 11 & up)
7:40 – 8:40 Strength & Flex (Ages 11 & up)
Session #2: Monday, June 25th – Monday, July 23rd
(No Classes on Wednesday, July 4th)
Monday & Wednesday
5:00 - 5:30 Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)
5:45 - 6:45 Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap (Ages 5-6)
Tuesday & Thursday
5:00 - 6:00 Level I Ballet/Jazz (Ages 7 & up)
6:10 – 7:10 Level I/II Ballet/Tap (Ages 7 & up)
7:20 – 8:20 Level II/III Ballet/Jazz (Ages 9 & up)
Session #3: Tuesday, July 24th – Tuesday, August 21th
(No Classes on Thursday, August 2nd)
Tuesday & Thursday
5:30 – 6:15 PreJazz/Funk (Ages 5-6)
6:15 – 7:15 Level I/II Jazz/Funk (Ages 7-10)
7:15 – 8:00 Baton (Ages 7 & up)
8:00 – 9:00 Level III & Jr/Sr Co Jazz/Funk (Ages 11 & up)
COMMENTS & INPUT
As we wrap up another dance year, you are welcome to send us your comments and/or input regarding our dance program. Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) any input you may have on the classes, instructors, costumes, schedule, recital, pictures, etc.
Everyone should have received their pictures from Picture Days. Additional poses from the picture days and from the dress rehearsal are posted on Focus Photography’s website: http://focusphoto.zenfolio.com/f1035581579 To view the pictures on her website: enter Dance18 as the password. If you have any questions or comments regarding the dance photos, please contact Pam at Focus Photography by email: email@example.com or phone: 715-292-0570.
Recital DVD’s will be available for pick up at the New England Store after Friday, May 4th. If you have any questions or comments regarding the DVDs, please contact Ed Monroe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FALL DANCE SCHEDULE
We are starting to work on a Fall Dance schedule. As soon as we have a tentative schedule set, we will get it emailed to all our dance families.
The instructors are reviewing at their class lists to decide who is ready to advance to the next level. All Creative Movement and PreBallet/Tiny Tap dancers advance to the next level depending on their age. Dancers must be 5 by September 1 to advance to the PreBallet/Tiny Tap class. Dancers must be 7 years old by September 1 to advance to Level I. After dancers reach Level I they are moved up to the next level by the instructors. Instructors evaluate dancer’s skill & ability levels, their behavior and attitude in class, listening skills, maturity levels, respect for others (dancers & instructors), how well they work together as a team, their attendance...and many other things determine if they are ready to move up to the next level. As parents it’s natural to think that our dancer is ready to advance to the next level but we have to remember we aren’t the ones in the class each and every week. . . . . so we need to leave this up to our instructors. As instructors finalize their lists for next year, I will get that info out to parents. In the meantime, if your dancer is registering for a summer dance class, you may contact me to see what class they should register for.
UPDATED CONTACT INFORMATION
Please update the phone number and mailing address for Ashland School of Dance to the following:
1316 Main St West
Ashland, WI 54806
Remember to send a water bottle with your dancer to each and every class!!
Dancers must wear dance shoes while in dance class!! No exceptions!! 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 shoes
Jr & Sr Company – Pink Ballet & Black Jazz shoes
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.
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.
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.
QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR CONCERNS
Please contact us by phone or email.
Mailing Address: 1316 Main St West Ashland, WI 54806
Studio Address: 319 11th Ave East Ashland, WI 54806 (Bohemian Hall)
ASHLAND SCHOOL OF DANCE
DATES TO REMEMBER:
SUMMER SESSION #1
Tuesday, May 29 - Thursday, June 21
SUMMER SESSION #2
Monday, June 25 - Monday, July 23
SUMMER SESSION #3
Tuesday, July 24 - Tuesday, August 21
FIRST DAY OF FALL DANCE CLASSES
Sunday, Sept 9