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Academic Term 2014-15 
December News

As we reflect on the year, we want to convey a heartfelt thank you to students and parents alike for your support and your enthusiasm. We wish you all a joyous holiday season.

Best regards,


Alyssa Scotten & Vicki Gillaspy
G. Scotten Talent Center


"Navigating Dance" series - December 3 at 7 p.m.

Your child loves to dance! Now what?


Now, it's time to join Alyssa Scotten for a valuable discussion about navigating your child's experience in dance. The first of our four talks at the studio will be on Wednesday, December 3 from 7-8 p.m. Alyssa will cover a variety of topics to provide parents the tools and information they need to make better-informed decisions about their child's dance education from pre-school to college. The talks are free and open to the public.


To enhance these discussions, Alyssa wants to hear from you! Do you have a specific question about dance? If so, please ask. Email your questions to Alyssa@GScotten.com and be sure to reference "Navigating Dance" in the subject line of your email. Alyssa will answer select questions throughout the series.


Educating children in dance is our passion; educating parents is our responsibility. We hope you're available to attend one or all of Alyssa's talks. We look forward to seeing you there.


Parent Observation - December 8-12

Our second observation week is December 8-12. Parents of enrolled students 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!


Troupe performs in "A Christmas Extravaganza" at Holy Spirit at Geist - December 12, 7:30 p.m.

Troupe members will be performing selections from Tchaikovsky's THE NUTCRACKER in "A Christmas Extravaganza" presented by Fishers Chamber Orchestra at Holy Spirit at Geist on Friday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $15; children 18 and under are free. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Holiday Break - December 23 - January 4

The studio will be closed Tuesday, December 23 through Sunday, January 4. Regular classes will be held Monday, December 22. Please mark your calendars.

January Tuition - Due January 5-10

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 2 or 4 installments paid the first installment at registration. The next installment is due January 5-10. You can pay by check at the desk or drop your payment in the mailbox to the right of the desk or you can log in independently and pay online at myGSTC. Families enrolled in our auto-charge program will be automatically charged between January 5-10.

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

Performing Troupe News 

Level 3/4 Performing Troupe members had an incredible weekend at 24/7! The event, held in Chicago Oct. 31-Nov. 2, was enjoyed by all. Winners include:

High Gold Award
Water Me - Taylor Cassidy
True Colors - Madison Schaus
Stand By Me - Emily Shreffler
Love Lost - Mini/Junior High Score Lyrical, 1st
Crazy in Love - Teen Line High Score, 3rd
Modern Drift - Teen Extended Line High Score, 1st
Comrade - Senior Duet/Trio High Score, 3rd
Dress - Senior Group High Score, 3rd
I Mind

Gold Award
I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Livie Causey
I Run This World - Hannah Lyon
Let's Not - Elise Wang
Don't Let Me Be - Elise Cassidy
Poker Face - Teen Duet/Trio High Score, 3rd

Brooke Atwood - Mini Non-Stop Dancer Runner Up
Ella Warren - Junior Non-Stop Dancer Runner-up
Maddie Stookey - Junior Non-Stop Dancer Runner-up
Emily Shreffler - Senior Non-Stop Dancer Runner-Up
Victoria Olson - High Five in Hip Hop

2014-15 Calendar

The following "at a glance" listing reflects important dates and upcoming events.
  • 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
"Navigating Dance" series
Parent Observaton
"A Christmas Extravaganza" performance
Holiday Break
January Tuition
Performing Troupe News
2014-15 Calendar
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