June Recital News
As some of you are aware, we have outgrown our old recital space and are in the process of finding a new home. Historically the Recital has been the second weekend in June, and we will try to hold to that schedule if possible. We will update everyone as soon as we have found our new space.
Thank you, Miss Tess
Story Book Classes: Story Book Classes emphasize different dance styles (Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz & Tap) in a format designed for younger dancers. Each class focuses on basic positions, steps and movement while working with props and learning how to sequence dance steps using stories.
Classical & Modern Ballet: Classical classes focus on the fundamentals of ballet including body alignment, technique, flexibility, and musicality. Each level builds upon the level previous to it. Promotion to Ballet II and III is based on ability, not age. Students new to the program are welcome to request an evaluation by our Dance Director, Tess Anderson.
Hip Hop: Our high energy, upbeat, and funky street dance class. Classes stress technique and discipline, while encouraging individual style and expression.
Tap: Focus on rhythm, coordination, and learning the basics of tap technique.
Lyrical: A fusion of ballet, jazz and contemporary styles with a focus on emotional expression and musicality.
Theatrical Jazz: Think Broadway! Our Theatrical Jazz class combines modern dance, lyrical, jazz and hip hop into a class focusing on learning combinations and routines, taught and choreographed by our Dance Instructors!
Beginning in 2017: Stretch & Strength: An intensive hour of stretching and strengthening for dancers and gymnasts. Class will work on flexibility from feet to shoulders, core and upper body strength.
New Dress Code:
Ballet I - Company Class -- Pink tights, solid color leotards, pink shoes (if you have black, don't panic, dancers can wear black shoes until new ones are required - the goal is everyone in pink by recital in June),T- Shirt and shorts/pants for the boys - not too loose or baggy. Skirts, legwarmers, and dance wraps are allowed. Girls, hair MUST be in a bun. Boys, hair must be off the face and neck. No jewelry. No jeans. No jeggings.
Story Book Classes -- Leotards and tights/shorts/leggings - T- Shirt and shorts/pants for the boys - not too loose or baggy. No sharp edges, buttons, snaps etc. Skirts, legwarmers, and dance wraps are allowed. Ballet shoes for ballet, soft soled jazz shoes or socks for Jazz & Hip Hop, Tap shoes for Tap. Hair must be off the face and neck. Please no princess dresses, nightgowns, skirts or tutus that extend past the knees. Hair must be off the face and neck. No jewelry. No jeans. No jeggings.
Theatrical Jazz/Hip Hop/Lyrical -- Leotards and tights/shorts/leggings - T- Shirt and shorts/pants for the boys - not too loose or baggy. No sharp edges, buttons, snaps etc. Soft soled jazz shoes for Jazz, bare feet for Hip Hop, soft soled jazz or ballet shoes for lyrical. Hair must be off the face and neck. No jewelry. No jeans. No jeggings.
Tap -- Leotards and tights/shorts/leggings - T- Shirt and shorts/pants for the boys - not too loose or baggy. No sharp edges, buttons, snaps, etc. Tap shoes. NO JEANS!!!! Hair must be off the face and neck. No jewelry. No jeans. No jeggings.
Tuition is due the first week of each four-week session (see Calendar)
45min. $45 60min. $55 75min. $60 90min. $65
10% discount for siblings and additional classes.
Membership Fee: $40 per family
Membership Fee: There is an annual, non-refundable, Family Membership due upon registration. This membership gives you discounts for Parents’ Night Out, Open Gym, Birthday Parties and Camps.
Ongoing Enrollment: Enrollment opens in August for the 2016-2017 season. Classes begin September 6th and run through to the Recital in June.
Tuition: Tuition is due the first week of each session. Payments not received by the first week of each session will automatically be charged a $15 fee, unless prior arrangements are made with the office. If tuition is still not paid by the end of the second week of the session, student(s) will not be allowed in class, and may be dropped from the program. Pro-Rating classes only occurs upon joining a class after session has started, or if we are closed due to a holiday.
Adds, Drops & Transfers: All adds, drops and transfers will be effective at the time of written notification to the office staff. If a class is dropped after the next session is in progress, you remain responsible for the full 4-weeks of classes. No Cash, check or credit card refunds will be given. A credit on your account may be offered in the event of an injury or prolonged illness.
Attendance: Please make sure that your child arrives on-time for their classes to ensure they warm up properly. Instructors go from one class to the next, so please pick-up your child promptly. In case of emergency contact the office to assure your child is supervised until your arrival.
Make-up classes: We do not pro-rate for missed classes or substitute for tuition payments. Make up classes are to be completed within two months of the missed class. All make-ups are forfeited if the student drops from the program. Please make arrangements for makeups with your dance instructor.
The Dance Lobby entrance is at the South West end of the building, under the Dance sign by the mailboxes. Parking is available on the East and South side of the building and on the street.