Ashland School Of Dance

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

  DATES TO REMEMBER:

          NO DANCE CLASSES 
    Monday, Nov 24 - Sunday, Nov 30

      ZUMBA MAKE UP CLASS 
            Thursday,  December 4
                       (see schedule below) 

          CHRISTMAS PARADE

       Saturday, December 6  (4:30 pm)
 
      ADV TAP MAKE UP CLASS 

     Thursday, December 11 5:00-6:00

      SUNDAY MAKE UP CLASS 

             Saturday,  December 13 
                       (see schedule below)

     MONDAY MAKE UP CLASS 
              Saturday,  January 11
                      (see schedule below)

               PICTURE DAYS
              Saturday,  February 21
              Saturday, February 28 
                           (schedule TBD)
                    

          NO DANCE CLASSES 

       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

 

THANKSGIVING VACATION 
There will be no classes on Monday, November 24 through Sunday, November 30. We hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving week! Classes will resume on Sunday, November 30.

TUESDAY MAKE UP CLASS
In order to make up for the two weeks of classes that were cancelled on Tuesday, November 4 & Tuesday, November 11, we will extend class time for 15 minutes for the following 4 Tuesday classes - November 18, December 2, December 9 and December 16. 

4:00 - 5:15 Zumba I
5:15 - 6:00 Creative Movement
6:00 - 7:15 Zumba II

Zumba I and Zumba II will also have class on Thursday, December 4. Zumba I will meet from 4:00 - 5:00 and Zumba II will meet from 5:00 - 6:00. Please be sure to email if you have any questions regarding these make up days.
 

     CHRISTMAS PARADE
 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.
 

   ADV TAP MAKE UP DAY
 The Adv Tap class will meet on Thursday, December 11 from 5:00 - 6:00 to make up for the class that was cancelled on Friday, November 14. 

   SUNDAY MAKE UP DAY
Classes for Sunday, December 14 will be cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday, December 13. Sunday's Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap class will meet from 9:00 - 10:00 am; Level I Ballet & Jazz will meet from 10:15 - 11:30 am; and Level II Ballet & Jazz will meet from 11:45 - 1:00 pm. Please email if your dance is unable to attend class on Saturday, December 13. 

 MONDAY MAKE UP CLASS
On Saturday, January 10 Monday's Pre-Ballet/Tiny Tap class will meet from 9:30 - 10:30 and Level I Jazz & Tap will meet from 10:45 - 12:00. This make up class is for the classes that were cancelled on Monday, November 10.  

   CHRISTMAS VACATION 
There will be no classes on Sunday, December 21 through Friday, January 2. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday! Classes will resume on Sunday, January 4.
 
           ATTENDANCE
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!!

     JANUARY INVOICES 
January invoices will be posted before the holiday break and they'll include your regular monthly rate and the semester rate for those that are interested in paying for the remaining classes (January - April) by January 5th. 

          PICTURE DAYS
Tentatively our picture days are scheduled for Saturday, February 21 and Saturday, February 28. A schedule that shows which classes will be on each day will be posted at the studio before the holiday break.  


    SOLO/DUET DANCERS
Solo/duet dancers should be working on their recital dances! Dancers will need to show Anna a completed portion of their dance to Anna on Monday, December 8. Your dances don't need to be completely done but you should have a portion if it done. 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, an adult need to be present unless you are an instructor. If you're not ordering a solo costume from our costume book, your costume still need to be approved by Kit. 

  SPRING DANCE RECITAL
We are already planning for the Spring Dance Recital on Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25, Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2, 2015! All dancers perform on all four nights of the recital. We will hold Tech Rehearsal on Monday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 21. And Dress Rehearsal is held on Thursday, April 23. More information on the recital 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. 

       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!

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.

                               QUESTIONS
Please feel free to call (715) 292-3567 or email (asod@centurytel.net) if at anytime throughout the dance year you have any questions, comments or concerns. 

        PAYMENT REMINDER

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.

              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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