web header
October/NovemberAcademic Term 2015-16 
October/November News
logo2012

October brings much fun to the studio! Our first observation week celebrates Halloween, and students are invited to dress in their Halloween costume during classes this 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! If you're unable to attend, mark your calendars for our next observation week December 7-10.

GSTC instructors are hard at work selecting music and costumes for the year-end annual student production. Next month, selected class costumes will be posted, measurements will be taken, and payments will be collected. You can read more about the student production and Costume Carnival below.

And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's the perfect time for us to give special thanks for and to the wonderful parents at GSTC. Thank you for all you do! We truly love sharing our time and talents with your kids.

Best regards,

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

October Tuition - October 1-10

The second quarterly tuition payment was due the first week of October. Families enrolled in our auto-charge program were automatically charged. Please submit your payment if you haven't done so already. You can pay by check at the desk or drop your payment in the mailbox to the right of the desk. Credit card payments may be submitted online. 

To view your account or make a payment online, please click HERE and follow the directions provided.

Parent Observation Week -- October 26-29

Our first observation week celebrates Halloween, and students are invited to dress in their Halloween costume during classes this 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!

GSTC Dancewear Delivery -- November 2-5

Dancewear (dance shorts, leotards, etc.) will be available for pick up beginning November 2. Please swing by the desk to obtain your purchase.

 

Costume Carnival - November 16-19

This year's Costume Carnival will take place, November 16-19. During the week-long celebration, students will be measured for their dance recital costumes during classes, and photos of the selected class costumes will be revealed. Payments for costumes will also be collected this week.
 
Parents should pick up a costume order form available on the table in the front hall, complete it and leave it in the box provided. Payment options to be selected on the form include the following choices: Have us auto-charge your account; log in independently and pay online at myGSTC; or, simply attach a check to your order form. All payments are due by Thursday, November 19, to avoid a late fee. 
 
Costumes remain $55 for students in the Pre-K division (Tiny Tot & Discover Dance) and $65 for students in the Elementary, Intermediate, Teen and Advanced divisions (Grades K-12).
 
A $35 Production Fee per family is also due and goes toward general production costs and facility rental. We do not sell tickets to the production; admission is free. 
 
Costumes will be ordered immediately upon payment to ensure their timely arrival next Spring. Costume forms not submitted and paid for by November 19th will incur a $15 per costume add-on fee. Payment can be made at the desk by cash/check, or online by MasterCard or Visa.

Thanksgiving Break - November 24-29 

The studio will be closed Tuesday, November 24 through Sunday, November 29. Regular classes will be held Monday, November 23. Please mark your calendars.

Performing Troupe News - Halloween Fun!!

Members of the 2015-16 GSTC Performing Troupe and Tiny Talent Troupe got in the Halloween spirit Saturday, October 17 at the annual troupe celebration. Thanks to all of the parents for pitching in to make this evening a wonderful success! A special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Wang for hosting!!

2015-16 Calendar

The following "at a glance" listing reflects important dates and upcoming events.
  • October 26-29: Parent Observation Week (Halloween Dress-Up)
  • November 16-19: Costume Carnival (Fittings, Payment Due)
  • November 24-29: Thanksgiving Break, Studio Closed - No Classes
  • 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 2015-16 Performing Troupe)
In This Issue
Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   View on Instagram
Join Our Mailing List