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August  Academic Term 2014-15 
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Welcome to our new dance school year.  We and the GSTC faculty look forward to seeing all of the children and parents tonight and next week. Classes begin Thursday, August 14.

Hopefully everyone has had a chance to purchase the required dancewear and shoes.  I have provided a list of the required items below for your convenience.  If your child still has shoes and/or dancewear from last season that still fits but doesn't meet the required dress code, no problem.  Students are welcome to wear them through Halloween, then we ask for all students to have and wear the required items by November.

School and classroom information will be posted throughout the year on our website, in-studio bulletin boards and through social networking on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  In addition, you can expect monthly e-newsletters which will be archived on our website for your round-the-clock perusal. This month's note - which parents might want to print and save - provides information to help you manage the first few weeks of dance.

 

Best regards,

 

Alyssa Scotten & Vicki Gillaspy
G. Scotten Talent Center
317-841-1919

 

Back to Class Procedures

The following list describes important operating procedures. Please familiarize yourselves with the details. If you have any questions, please see a staff member in the office or send us an email.
  • back to schoolParking is available in the asphalt lot directly in front of the building or in the gravel area just south of the asphalt lot.
  • Drop off students at the entrance and continue around. To avoid dangerous backups by other drivers, don't park in the driveway at the front door.
  • If you have not pre-registered and/or made a payment, please stop at the desk to enroll and/or make payment.
  • A class schedule is listed in the sidebar along with a deisgnation (A, B or C) of the studio where your child's class will meet. Doors will be labeled so you know which studio to enter.
  • If you have pre-registered online, your payment was processed this week and you do not need to check in at the desk. You may wait outside the appropriate classroom until your child's class is called.
  • Parents of small children are encouraged to arrive to class a few minutes early and help their child put on their class shoes. All Discover Dance classes begin with Ballet, so please assist your 3-4 year old with their ballet shoes prior to class time. (Monday 5-6 Discover Dance class begins with tap first.)
  • The teacher will announce each class and invite students in. Please wait for this announcement before entering the studio. If you are late to class, please visit the front desk and a staff member will escort your child into the appropriate studio.
  • Send your child's dance bag into the classroom with them. Cubbies are provided in each classroom where dancers will store their belongings. Students enrolled in combo classes will change shoes within the studio. Assistance will be provided by the instructors. For combo classes meeting in different studios for different disciplines, students and/or instructors will move from classroom to classroom with their belongings. At the end of class, students will be sent with their belongings into the hallway, where parents can help them into street clothes and shoes.
  • Parents are not required to stay during classes but are certainly welcome to do so. Chairs are provided for relaxing, and windows are provided for convenient viewing of all classes. For our youngest students, the blinds will be tilted so you can see in but they can't see you. This helps to maintain a productive learning environment in the classroom while still entertaining the parents in the hall. Wi-fi is also available. Check the bulletin board for connection information. 
GSTC Dancewear & Spirit Wear Sale - August 14-26

The GSTC Back-to-School Dancewear and Sprit Wear Sale will take place August 14-26. We will provide "sizers" in the studio so students can easily try on dancewear and spirit wear and place their orders. Sizers and order forms will be available in the piano room next to the bathroom. Please submit your completed order form and payment to the desk. All dancewear items are approved for classroom wear for all students. Items will be delivered to GSTC in 2-3 weeks.

  • Black Leotard w/ GSTC logo (Child $45 / Adult $49)
  • Black Boycut Shorts w/ GSTC logo (Child $24 / Adult $28)
  • Black Leggings w/ GSTC logo (Child $35 / Adult $39)
  • Black Sports Bra w/ GSTC logo (Child $27 / Adult $29)
  • Black rhinestone-back GSTC track jacket (Child/Adult $106)
  • Black Backpacks (2 sizes) w/ GSTC logo (Lrg $48 / Med $44)
  • Black Sling Bag w/ GSTC logo ($34)
Dancewear & Shoes

Dress Code
 
We've made a list of the items you should wear/purchase for your first day of class. These items include a leotard of your choice, tights and shoes and can all be purchased at Kinney Dancewear.

To finish off the uniform, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Contemporary and Tumbling students in the Elementary, Intermediate and Teen divisions will be required to purchase a pair of boycut shorts at the studio during the first two weeks of classes. Sizers will be available for fittings.


Kinney Dancewear's Back To School SALE!
 
Visit Kinney Dancewear between August 9-23 for their Back To School Sale and receive 15% off many of the required items listed in the dress code below. 

  


 

DRESS CODE

 
Tiny Tot
  • Any color and/or style leotard
  • Pink footed tights by Bloch (Style# TO921G-Pink)
  • Ballet skirts and/or tutus are acceptable
  • Pink ballet shoes by Bloch (Style# 205G)
  • Hair pulled up and away from the face
Discover Dance  
  • Any color and/or style leotard
  • Pink or Lt. Tan footed tights by Bloch (Style# TO921G-Pink or Lt. Tan)
  • Ballet skirts and/or tutus are acceptable
  • Black "Merry Jane" tap shoes by Bloch (Style# SO352-Black)
  • Pink ballet shoes by Bloch (Style# 205G)
  • Hair pulled up and away from the face
Elementary 1 & 2 and Intermediate 1
  • BALLET -
    • Solid all black camisole leotard (any brand)
    • Pink adaptatoe tights by Bloch (Style#TO9235-Pink)
    • Pink leather "Prolite" ballet shoes by Bloch
    • Hair secured in a bun
  • JAZZ/TAP -
    • Solid all black camisole leotard (any brand)
    • Pink and/or Lt. Tan adaptatoe tights by Bloch (Style#TO935-Pink or Lt. Tan)
    • Black "Tap On" tap shoes by Bloch 
    • Black "Super Jazz" jazz shoes by Bloch 
    • Hair secured in a ponytail or bun
  • HIP HOP / TUMBLING -
    • Solid all black camisole leotard (any brand)
    • Lt. Tan adaptatoe tights by Bloch (Style#TO935-Lt. Tan)
    • Black "Super Jazz" jazz shoes by Bloch for Hip Hop
    • Bare feet for Tumbling
    • Hair pulled up and away from the face
  • BOYS -
    • White t-shirt, black pants or shorts
    • Black "Super Jazz" jazz shoes by Bloch for Jazz and Hip Hop
    • Black tap shoes
    • Black ballet shoes
Teen
  • BALLET -
    • Solid all black camisole leotard (any brand)
    • Pink adaptatoe tights by Bloch (Style#TO935-Pink)
    • Pink leather "Prolite" ballet shoes by Bloch
    • Hair secured in a bun
  • JAZZ/TAP/CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL -
    • Solid all black camisole leotard (any brand)
    • Pink and/or Lt. Tan adaptatoe tights by Bloch (Style#TO935-Pink or Lt. Tan)
    • Black "Tap On" tap shoes by Bloch 
    • Black "Super Jazz" jazz shoes by Bloch 
    • Nude "Foot Undeez" contemporary/lyrical shoes by Capezio 
    • Hair secured in a ponytail or bun
  • HIP HOP / TUMBLING -
    • Solid all black camisole leotard (any brand)
    • Lt. Tan adaptatoe tights by Bloch (Style#TO935-Lt. Tan)
    • Black "Super Jazz" jazz shoes by Bloch for Hip Hop 
    • Bare feet for tumbling
    • Hair pulled up and away from the face
Tiny Talent
  • GSTC logo Leotard and boycut shorts (fittings at studio) / Wear any leotard of your choice the first few weeks back to class
  • Pink adaptatoe tights by Bloch (Style#TO9235-Pink)
  • Lt. Tan adaptatoe tights by Bloch (Style#T)935-LtTan)
  • Black "Tap On" tap shoes by Bloch
  • Pink leather "Prolite" ballet shoes by Bloch
  • Black "Super Jazz" jazz shoes by Bloch
  • Hair secured in a bun
Performing Troupe
  • Dancewear fittings at the studio / Wear any leotard of your choice the first few weeks back to class (black for ballet)
  • Pink and Lt. Tan adaptatoe tights by Bloch (Style#TO935-Pink and LtTan)
  • Ballet - Pink leather "Prolite" ballet shoes by Bloch (black shoes for boys)
  • Jazz - Tan "Elasta Bootie" jazz shoes by Bloch 
  • Tap - Black "Cadence" tap shoes by Capezio ("TeleTone Extreme" by Capezio if you can't fit into the "Cadence")
  • Contemporary/Lyrical - Bare feet
  • Hip Hop - Clean Sneakers (worn inside only) 
  • Tumbling - Bare feet 
2014-15 Calendar

The following "at a glance" listing reflects important dates and upcoming events.
  • August 14: (Thursday) First Day of Academic Term classes
  • August 14-26: Back-To-Class Dancewear Sale at GSTC
  • September 1: Labor Day, Studio Closed - No Classes
  • October 27-30: Parent Observation Week (Halloween Dress-Up)
  • October 31: Halloween, Studio Closed - No Classes
  • November 10-14: Ticket Redemption Week
  • November 17-20: Costume Carnival (Fittings, Payment Due)
  • December 8-12: Parent Observation Week
  • December 22: Last day before Holiday Break
  • December 23 - January 4: Holiday Break, Studio Closed - No Classes
  • January 5: First day back after Holiday Break
  • January 19: MLK Jr. Day, Studio Open - Classes as usual
  • February 16: Presidents Day, Studio Open - Classes as usual
  • March 16-20: Parent Observation Week
  • April 3-12: Spring Break, Studio Closed - No Classes
  • May 4-8: Ticket Redemption Week
  • May 25: Memorial Day, Studio Closed - No Classes
  • June 1-4: Bring-A-Friend /Awards Week
  • June 11: Dress Rehearsal at NHS (Tiny Tot, Discover Dances & Elementary Classes) - 5:15 pm arrival / 6 pm start
  • June 12: Dress Rehearsal at NHS (Intermediate, Teen & Advanced Classes) - 5:15 pm arrival / 6 pm start
  • June 13: Student Productions (Noon, 4 pm, 7 pm)
  • June 15-19: GSTC Summer Camp (9 am-4 pm/Grades K-12) / (Required for students auditioning for the 2015-16 Performing Troupe)
In This Issue
Back to Class Procedures
GSTC Dancewear & Spirit Wear Sale
Dancewear & Shoes
2014-15 Calendar
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Classroom Assignments

Studio A
Tiny Tot Wed 11:00-11:30
Discover Dance Wed 10:00-11:00
Discover Dance Wed 4:30-5:30
Elementary 1 Ballet Mon 5:00-5:30
Elementary 1 Tap/Jazz Mon 5:30-6:30
Elementary 2 Tap/Jazz Mon 6:30-7:30
Elementary 2 Ballet Mon 7:30-8:15
Elementary 2 Ballet Wed 6:30-7:15
Elementary 2 Tap/Jazz Wed 7:15-8:15
Tiny Talent Jazz Tues 4:30-5:15
Teen 1 Jazz Wed 6:30-7:30
Teen 2/3 Jazz/Contemporary Tues 7:30-8:30
Tumbling Age 3.5-K Thur 5:30-6:00
Hip Hop (boys) Thur 6:00-6:30
Adv 2 Contemporary Tues 5:15-6:00
Adv 3/4 Contemporary Tues 6:00-7:30
Adv 3/4 Jazz Thur 6:30-8:00


Studio B
Tiny Tot Mon 4:30-5:00
Tiny Tot Mon 6:00-6:30
Discover Dance Mon 5:00-6:00
Discover Dance Mon 6:30-7:30
Elementary 1 Ballet Tues 5:45-6:15
Elementary 1 Tap/Jazz Tues 6:15-7:15
Tiny Talent Tap Tues 5:15-5:45
Teen 1 Tap Wed 5:00-5:30
Teen 1 Ballet Wed 6:30-7:30
Teen 1 Lyrical Wed 7:30-8:00
Adv 2 Jazz Tues 7:15-8:30
Adv 2 Hip Hop Wed 4:30-5:00
Adv 2 Tap Wed 6:00-6:30
Adv 3/4 Tap Wed 5:30-6:00


Studio C
Intermediate 1 Ballet Mon 6:15-7:00
Intermediate Tap/Jazz Mon 7:00-8:15
Tiny Talent Ballet Mon 5:30-6:15
Teen 2/3 Tap 7:00-7:30
Tumbling (Grades 5-8) Thur 5:00-5:45
Tumbling (Grades 1-4) Thur 7:00-7:45
Hip Hop (Grades 5-8) Thur 5:00-5:45
Hip Hop (Grades 1-4) Thur 6:30-7:00
Adv 2 Ballet Tues 6:00-7:00
Adv 2 Ballet Wed 5:00-6:00
Adv 3 Ballet Tues 4:30-6:00
Adv 3/4 Ballet Wed 6:00-7:30
Adv 3/4 Pointe Wed 7:30-8:00
Adv 4 Ballet Tues 7:30-9:00