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SeptemberAcademic Term 2014-15 
September News

We are so fortunate to have the most talented students and the kindest families around. It is such a treat. Our jobs are so rewarding in many ways, but the interaction with our students and their families is our greatest benefit. Thank you for your commitment to dance and for choosing G. Scotten Talent Center. We are grateful you are here!


Best regards,


Alyssa Scotten & Vicki Gillaspy
G. Scotten Talent Center


GSTC Dancewear & Spirit Wear Available for Pick Up - 9/17

The GSTC Back-to-School Dancewear and Sprit Wear Sale was a great success. Thank you to all who participated. Dancewear (including leotards, leggings, shorts and tops) is available for pick up this week beginning Wednesday, September 17. Please see Vicki at the desk to collect your order.


If you missed this order, still need to purchase shorts, or are interested in purchasing additional dancewear, it's not too late! We will be placing our second and final order in October. Sizers and order forms are available in the piano room. Please submit your order and payment to Vicki at the desk no later than Oct. 3.

  • 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)
October Tuition

At registration, families were invited to pick a payment plan that suits their needs. Options included a 1-, 2- and 4-payment plan.

Families who elected to pay tuition in 4 installments paid the first installment at registration. Installment #2 is due October 1-10. You can pay at the desk or drop your payment in the mailbox to the right of the desk. Families enrolled in our auto-charge program will be automatically charged between October 1-5.

To view your account online, please click HERE and follow the directions provided.

Parent Observation - October 27-30

GSTC has been inviting parents into the classroom since 1999, and the tradition resumes October 27-30. This is the first of three Parent Observation Weeks this term.

Observation weeks are determined at the beginning of the year and often are planned to coincide with other recognized events or holidays. Our first observation week celebrates Halloween, and students are invited to dress in their Halloween costume during classes all week. Appropriate dance shoes should be worn. (Regular dancewear may be worn by those who choose not to don a costume.)

During the observation periods, parents of enrolled students ages 18 mos. and up will be welcomed into the classroom, where they can watch, photograph and record their child's classes. We look forward to seeing you at this always-fun event!

Performing Troupe News - Guest Choreographers

The 2014-15 Performing Troupe is off to a great start! All 38 members have spent the past two months learning choreography and participating in master classes from some of the finest teachers and choreographers in the country. 

Introducing our students to guest teachers and a variety of dance styles helps develop them into more versatile dancers and performers. As an added benefit, this exposure gives them a competitive edge in the industry as a young performer and helps prepare them in the event they should choose to pursue dance as a career. Students are also challenged and encouraged to break out of their comfort zone in a supportive and nurturing environment. Thank you to all of the troupe members and their families for prioritizing dance these past couple of months. Your commitment and hard work will surely shine on stage.

Our first guest was Melody Lacayanga - SYTYCD Season 1 Runner-Up. She was followed by Amy Miles - fresh off a performing tour with Ricky Martin. Joelle Martinec, the founder, director and choreographer of LA-based SoleVita Dance Company, was our most recent guest. Other local choreographers include Jeffrey Bird, Megan Campbell, Jill Heath and Vicki Gillaspy.

2014-15 Calendar

The following "at a glance" listing reflects important dates and upcoming events.
  • 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
GSTC Dancewear & Spirit Wear Available
October Tuition
Parent Observation - October 27-30
Performing Troupe News
2014-15 Calendar
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