Offering Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Funk Classes
For Ages 3 to Adult
ASHLAND SCHOOL OF DANCE
DATES TO REMEMBER:
SUMMER DANCE SESSION #1
Monday, June 1 - Thursday, June 27
SUMMER DANCE SESSION #2
Monday, July 8 - Thursday, July 25
First Day of Fall Dance Classes
Sunday, September 8
SUMMER DANCE SCHEDULE
This summer we will be offering two separate sessions. The first session will be Monday, June 10 through Thursday, June 27 and the second session will be from Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 25.
Summer session class costs: 30 min class is $25; 60 min class is $45; 75 min class is $50 and a 90 min class is $60.00. These costs are for each session; this cost includes 6 classes – classes are two days a week for each 3 week session. The Contemporary and Strength & Flex classes are each $50; these 2 classes are only on Mondays.
All class space is available on a first come first serve basis. Dancers are still able to register for summer dance classes by mailing in or dropping off their completed registration forms with payment at 1316 Main St West, Ashland. You must complete a registration form and mail in your payment if you want a spot held for your dancer. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding summer classes. Schedule is subject to change depending on registration.
Session #1: Monday, June 10 through Thursday, June 27
Monday & Wednesday
5:10 – 6:10 PreBallet/Tiny Tap (Ages 5-6)
6:20 – 6:50 Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)
7:00 – 8:15 Jr/Sr Jazz/Funk
Tuesday & Thursday
5:00 – 6:00 PreJazz/Funk & Level I Jazz/Funk (Ages 5-8)
6:10 – 7:10 Baton (Ages 9 & up)
7:20 – 8:20 Level II/III Jazz/Funk (Ages 10 & up)
Session #2: Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 25
4:00 – 6:00 Contemporary (Ages 10 & up)
6:10 – 8:10 Strength & Flex (Ages 10 & up)
Tuesday & Thursday
4:30 – 5:30 PreBallet/Tiny Tap (Ages 5-6)
5:40 – 6:10 Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)
6:20 – 7:50 Level I/II Ballet/Jazz/Tap (Ages 7 & up)
Everyone should have received their picture orders from Picture Days. Additional poses from the picture days and pictures from the dress rehearsal is posted on Focus Photography’s website. Check your email for the link and password to view the pictures. 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 are now available for pick up at the New England Store. If you have any questions or comments regarding the DVDs, please contact Ed Monroe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FALL DANCE SCHEDULE
Our 2019 Fall Dance Schedule is now complete and available to view on the schedule tab here on our website. We will hold our first registration in July. That exact date and time is yet to be determined. If you'd like to hold a spot in a particular class for your dancer, you may register them before our first registration day by mailing (or dropping off) your completed registration form and payment to: ASOD 1316 Main St West, Ashland. Remember the following age guidelines for each class:
Creative Movement: 3 by Sept 1
PreBallet/Tiny Tap: 5 by Sept 1
PreJazz/Funk: 5 by Sept 1
Level 1: 7 by Sept 1
Level 2 & up: moved up by the instructor recommendations
For all dancers in Level 2 & up: dancers advance to the next level by instructor recommendations. If your dancer advanced to the next level, you should have received an email stating class placement details. If you have any questions as to which level your dancer is in, please be sure to email.
LEVEL III TAP & CO TAP DANCERS: These two tap classes will only run 2 Fridays a month. There is a specific rate on the rate sheet which shows the pricing for these 2 classes. All class dates will be sent to tap dancers once it gets closer.
All other classes (except for Jr & Sr Co) are 1 day a week starting Sunday, September 8. Except for the list of scheduled days off (those can be found on the schedule tab too).
2020 Recital dates are TBD. Tentatively they would be the end of April or beginning of May. I am in the process of securing a recital location which we should know more in June.
If you have any questions regarding the fall schedule please be sure to email!
COMMENTS & INPUT
As we complete another dance year, you are welcome to send us your comments and/or input regarding our dance program. Please email (email@example.com) any input you may have on the classes, instructors, costumes, schedule, recital, pictures, etc.
The instructors have reviewed 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.
DROPPING OFF AND PICKING UP YOUR DANCERS
When bringing your dancer to class please stay at the studio with your dancer till class starts. Dancers shouldn’t be arriving more than 15 minutes prior to class starting. And please remind your dancers there should be no running around and yelling or using loud voices while waiting for class to start. Also, when your dancer’s class ends each week we would like parents to come into the building to pick up their dancer (this is required for all dancers through Level 2). We will not send dancers out of the building without an adult.
STUDIO WAITING ROOM
Since our new studio doesn’t have an actual waiting room for parents and siblings, we do ask that all parents and other family members stay behind the mirrors when dance classes start. We have found that dancers perform better when they aren’t being watched by everyone in the waiting room. Throughout the dance year, instructors will invite family in the dance room to watch the last few minutes of class for those that are interested. If you have a dancer that is waiting for their class to start, we also ask them to wait to enter the dance floor until the prior class has ended. Thanks in advance for your help!
Remember to send a water bottle with your dancer to each and every class!!
If you still need to order shoes, please be sure to let your dance instructor know your dancer needs to get fitted for dance shoes. All shoes need to be paid for when orders are placed. Dance shoes are mandatory when attending dance class. We’ll be placing our final shoe order on Friday, September 15. Please be sure to write your dancer’s name or initials in their dance shoes! 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 – Nude Lyrical shoes & Black Jazz shoes
AGE REQUIREMENT FOR DANCE CLASSES
The following age requirements are required for fall dance classes: Creative Movement dancers must by 3 by September 1; PreBallet/Tiny Tap & PreJazz/Funk dancers must be 5 by September 1; Level I dancers must be 7 years old by September 1. 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. Please let us know if you have any questions on which class(es) your dancer may sign up.
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 1316 Main St West, Ashland.
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.
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. 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)