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August  Academic Term 2015-16 
August News

Welcome to our new dance school year. We and the GSTC faculty look forward to seeing all of the children and parents next week. Classes begin Monday, August 17.

Classes are filling quickly and some have reached capacity. If you haven't yet registered, please do so soon. We don't want you to miss out! Click the link below to register online or join us at our Open House this Thursday, August 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. to register onsite.

We have also provided a list of the required dance wear and shoes 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 provides information to help you manage the first few weeks of dance.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Best regards,


Alyssa Scotten & Vicki Gillaspy
G. Scotten Talent Center


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 will be 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 Tap, so please assist your 3-4 year old with their tap shoes prior to class time.
  • 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. 
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 boy cut shorts** at the studio during the first two weeks of classes. Sizers will be available for fittings. See below for order dates and prices.

Kinney Dancewear's Back To School SALE!
Visit Kinney Dancewear between now and August 16 for their Back To Dance School Sale and receive 15% off many of the required items listed in the dress code below. 

  • 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
  • Any color and/or style leotard
  • Pink and/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
  • BALLET -
    • Solid all black camisole leotard (any brand)
    • Pink adaptatoe tights by Bloch (Style# TO935)
    • Pink leather "Prolite" ballet shoes by Bloch (Style# 203G-child) or (Style# 203L-adult)
    • Hair secured in a bun
    • 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 (Style# SO302)
    • Black "Super Jazz" jazz shoe by Bloch (Style# SO401)
    • Hair secured in a ponytail or bun
    • Same leotard and tights as jazz/tap
    • Bare feet for contemporary
    • Hair secured in a ponytail or bun
    • Same leotard and tights as jazz/tap
    • Black "Super Jazz" jazz shoes by Bloch for Hip Hop and Dance Team Prep (Style# SO401)
    • Bare feet for tumbling
    • Hair pulled up and away from the face
    • Boys Hip Hop - clean sneakers (reserved for studio use only)
    • Black camisole leotard, boy cut shorts - purchase at the studio
    • Pink adaptatoe tights by Bloch (Style#TO935-Pink)
    • Lt. Tan adaptatoe tights by Bloch (Style#TO935-Lt. Tan)
    • Black "Tap On" tap shoes by Bloch
    • Black "Super Jazz" shoes by Bloch
    • Pink leather "Prolite" ballet shoes by Bloch
    • Hair secured in a bun
  • ADVANCED 1/2/3/4 -
    • Black camisole leotard, boy cut shorts, leggings and sports bra - purchase at the studio
    • Pink adaptatoe tights by Bloch (Style# TO935)
    • Lt. Tan adaptatoe tights by Bloch (Style#TO935)
    • Hair secured in a bun.
    • Tap Shoes - Level 1-4 - Black "Cadence" tap shoes by Capezio ("TeleTone Extreme" by Capezio if you can't fit into the "Cadence")
    • Jazz Shoes - Level 1-4 - Tan "Elasta Bootie" jazz shoes by Bloch / Black for boys
    • Ballet Shoes - Level 1-4 - Pink leather "Prolite" ballet shoes by Bloch (Style# 203G-child) or (Style# 203L-adult) / Black canvas for boys
    • Contemporary- Level 2-4 - Bare feet
    • Hip Hop - Level 1-4 - Clean sneakers (reserved for studio use only)
    • Tumbling - Level 1-4 - Bare feet
  • White T-shirt, black shorts/pants and black shoes.
GSTC Dancewear Sale - Aug. 17 - Sept. 10

The GSTC Dancewear Sale will take place August 17 - September 10. We will provide "sizers" in the studio so students can easily try on dancewear and place their orders. Sizers and order forms will be available 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 by October 12.

  • 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)
2015-16 Calendar

The following "at a glance" listing reflects important dates and upcoming events.
  • August 13: Registration & Open House (5:30-7 p.m.)
  • August 17: First Day of Academic Term classes
  • August 17-September 10: Back-To-Class Dancewear Sale at GSTC
  • September 7: Labor Day, Studio Closed - No Classes
  • October 26-29: Parent Observation Week (Halloween Dress-Up)
  • November 9-12: Ticket Redemption Week
  • November 16-19: Costume Carnival (Fittings, Payment Due)
  • December 7-10: Parent Observation Week
  • December 18: Last day before Holiday Break
  • December 19 - January 3: Holiday Break, Studio Closed - No Classes
  • January 4: First day back after Holiday Break
  • January 18: MLK Jr. Day, Studio Open - Classes as usual
  • February 15: Presidents Day, Studio Open - Classes as usual
  • March 14-17: Parent Observation Week
  • April 1-10: Spring Break, Studio Closed - No Classes
  • May 2-5: Ticket Redemption Week
  • May 30: Memorial Day, Studio Closed - No Classes
  • May 31, June 1, 2, 6: Bring-A-Friend /Awards Week
  • June 9: Dress Rehearsal at NHS (Tiny Tot, Discover Dances & Elementary Classes) - 5:15 pm arrival / 6 pm start
  • June 10: Dress Rehearsal at NHS (Intermediate, Teen & Advanced Classes) - 5:15 pm arrival / 6 pm start
  • June 11: Student Productions (Noon, 4 pm, 7 pm)
  • June 13-17: GSTC Summer Camp (9 am-4 pm/Grades K-12) / (Required for students auditioning for the 2016-17 Performing Troupe)
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Classroom Assignments

Studio A
Tiny Tot Mon 4:30-5:00
Tiny Tot Wed 11:00-11:30
Discover Dance Mon 5:00-6:00
Discover Dance Mon 6:00-7:00
Discover Dance Wed 10:00-11:00
Elementary 1 Ballet Tues 6:0-6:30
Elementary 1 Combo Tues 6:00-7:30
Pre-Teen (Beg) Jazz Wed 6:30-7:15
Pre-Teen (Beg) Ballet Wed 7:15-8:00
Hip Hop (Grades 1-4) Thur 5:30-6:00
Tiny Talent Ballet Mon 7:00-7:45
Tiny Talent Tap Mon 7:45-8:15
Adv 1 Tap Thur 6:00-6:30
Adv 1 Ballet Thur 6:30-7:30
Adv 2 Contemporary Tues 6:30-7:30
Adv 2 Jazz (Combo) Tues 7:30-8:00
Adv 2 Hip Hop Tues 5:30-6:00
Adv 2 Tap Tues 6:00-6:30
Adv 3/4 Contemporary Tues 4:30-6:00
Adv 3/4 Tap Wed 4:30-5:30
Adv 3/4 Jazz Thur 7:30-9:00

Studio B
Tiny Tot Wed 5:30-6:00
Discover Dance Wed 4:30-5:30
Elementary 1 Tap/Jazz Tues 6:30-7:30
Elementary 2 Ballet Mon 6:30-7:15
Elementary 2 Combo Mon 6:30-8:15
Intermediate 1 Tap Mon 6:00-6:30
Intermediate 1 Ballet Mon 7:15-8:00
Pre-Teen (Beg) Tap Wed 6:00-6:30
Teen (Int) Ballet Wed 6:30-7:30
Teen (Int) Tap Thur 8:30-9:00
Hip Hop (Boys) Mon 5:30-6:00
Dance Team Prep/Conditioning Thur 7:30-8:30
Tiny Talent Jazz Tues 7:30-8:15
Adv 1 Ballet Tues 4:30-5:30
Adv 1 Jazz Tues 5:30-6:30

Studio C
Elementary 1 Ballet Mon 5:00-5:30
Elementary 1 Tap/Jazz Mon 5:30-6:30
Elementary 1 Combo Mon 5:00-6:30
Elementary 2 Tap/Jazz Mon 7:15-8:15
Intermediate 1 Jazz Mon 6:30-7:15
Teen 2/3 Jazz/Contemporary Thur 7:30-8:30
Tumbling (Grades 1-4) 4:45-5:30
Adv 2 Jazz Tues 4:30-5:00
Adv 2 Ballet Tues 5:30-6:30
Adv 2A Ballet Wed 4:30-5:30
Adv 2B Ballet Wed 7:00-8:30
Adv 3/4 Ballet Tues 6:30-8:00
Adv 3/4 Ballet Wed 5:30-7:00

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