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February/MarchAcademic Term 2015-16 
February/March News

The last of three Parent Observation Weeks begins tonight. We look forward to seeing you at this always-fun event! 

Best regards,

Alyssa Scotten & Vicki Gillaspy
G. Scotten Talent Center

Thank You For Your Support 

Vicki and I are so grateful for the kind and thoughtful notes, cards, emails and texts we received after the passing of Vicki's mother (my grandmother) in January. Thank you for comforting us during this difficult time. Our dance family is an extension of our personal family and your support means the world to us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Patty Barth was a remarkable woman and an advocate for the performing arts. Patty loved to attend our annual student productions. She could often be found in the lobby selling raffle tickets or handing out bouquets. She regularly attended our performances at the Fishers Festival and she was an annual supporter of our Grace from Within benefit concerts. It delighted Patty to see her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren perform onstage and work backstage over the years. 

Vicki was just 3-years-old when Grandma Patty made the wise decision to enroll her in dance classes. The rest, as they say, is history. 

March Tuition - March 1-10

The fourth quarterly tuition payment was due the first week of March. Families enrolled in our auto-charge program will be automatically charged this week. 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.

Dress Rehearsals & Student Productions 
The following list of classes are divided according to the individual production in which they will be performing. You will receive a production handbook with more recital details, dates and times in the coming weeks.


Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 4pm

Dress Rehearsal Thursday, June 9, 2016 @ 6pm (5:15 pm arrival)

TINY TOT - Creative Dance routine
DISCOVER DANCE - Tap routine
ELEMENTARY BALLET 1 & 2 - Ballet routine
ELEMENTARY TAP/JAZZ 1 & 2 - Tap & Jazz routine
ELEMENTARY COMBO 1 & 2 - Ballet, Tap & Jazz routine
HIP HOP (Grades 1-4) - Hip Hop routine
HIP HOP (Boys) - Hip Hop routine
TINY TALENT / TROUPE - selected routines

Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 7pm
Dress Rehearsal Friday, June 10, 2016 @ 6pm (5:15 pm arrival)

INTERMEDIATE TAP/JAZZ - Tap & Jazz routine
INTERMEDIATE COMBO - Ballet, Tap & Jazz routine
PRE-TEEN TAP - Tap routine
PRE-TEEN JAZZ - Jazz routine
PRE-TEEN BALLET - Ballet routine
PRE-TEEN COMBO - Tap, Jazz & Ballet routine
TEEN TAP - Tap routine
TEEN JAZZ/CONTEMPORARY - Jazz routine & Contemporary routine
TEEN BALLET - Ballet routine
HIP HOP (Boys) - Hip Hop routine (depending on age of enrolled students)
HIP HOP (Grades 5-12) - Hip Hop routine
DANCE TEAM PREP (Grades 5-12) - Jazz routine
ADVANCED BALLET - Ballet routine
TINY TALENT / TROUPE - all group routines

Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ Noon

Specialty routines (solos, duets, trios) - no dress rehearsal
Observation Week - March 14-17

This is the last of three Parent Observation Weeks this term. During the observation periods, March 14-17, 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 Summer Camp - June 13-17 / Grades K-12

2015 Broadway Divas & Dudes Camp
2015 Hip Hop & Jazz Starz Camp
Families can now register online to hold their spot in camp this summer. There is no up-front fee for this service. Your reserved spot will be confirmed with your camp tuition payment, which will be auto-charged on May 15. This is a terrific way to get into the camp of your choice without an early financial commitment. 

Click HERE to register.

Kids will meet daily from 9 a.m.-Noon to learn exciting new dance routines from Broadway's most popular shows! Every morning, kids will enjoy three 45-minute dance classes in multiple dance disciplines including tap, jazz and lyrical dance. They will have one 15 minute snack break and 30 minutes at the end of each day to show off their newly acquired skills to other campers. There will be a performance on the last day at 11 a.m. Parents are invited to view the final performance. Students should wear dancewear or comforta
ble clothes, sneakers and/or dance shoes.

HIP HOP & JAZZ STARZ (1-4 p.m.)
Jazz and Hip hop dance is fun, high energy, and upbeat! Your young dancer will begin each class with a thorough warm up taught to fast, bass-pumping music. Dancers learn to isolate their bodies with control, precision, and rhythm. Students will learn choreographed combinations, have the opportunity to choreograph their own moves and are encouraged to freestyle and just groove to the music! On the last day of camp, parents are invited to attend a 30 minute informal showing at 3 p.m. where students show off their moves and perform a short routine in unison. Students should wear dancewear or comfortable clothes, sneakers and/or jazz shoes.

$135 - One Camp
$240 - Both Camps (Pick up at Noon, Return at 1 p.m.)
$265 - Both Camps plus lunch hour from Noon-1 p.m. (Dancers must provide their own lunch and beverage.)

Vote for G. Scotten Talent Center!

Did you know that voting for the 2016 Indy A-List started today? As you read this, thousands of local consumers are flocking to the A-List to support their favorite local businesses in this year's competition. We hope you'll vote for G. Scotten Talent Center as Best Dance Studio! Thank you for your support!

Click HERE to vote now!

GSTC Faculty News

In January, Miss Megan headed West to begin her new role as a cast member of the 2016 LA-based Royal FLUX Dance Company! Megan's contract with Royal FLUX has just been extended through August and, therefore, she will not be returning to teach in April as originally expected. Megan has also decided to remain in LA indefinitely to continue to pursue dance in the big city. We congratulate Miss Megan and wish her well on this new adventure! 

Interim teachers are doing an incredible job and will continue teaching Megan's classes up through the recital. 

Megan considers G. Scotten Talent Center her "home" studio and will continue to teach master classes, substitute teach and set choreography on our Performing Troupe. In fact, Megan will be back in the studio subbing her regular classes Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29. We're all looking forward to seeing her soon!

(Click HERE to view the detailed handout posted in the studio and distributed to students in January.) 

3rd Annual Performing Troupe Banquet

Troupe and Tiny Talent members rolled out their routines for pre-competition showcase at our third annual performing troupe banquet on January 17. Prior to the event at Park Tudor School, we celebrated in the Wood Room at Park Tudor with scrumptious catered meal from Buca di Beppo followed by sundaes from Handel's. The evening concluded with Bingo and the announcement of our GSTC scholarship winners. Congratulations Olivia Elliott, Sydney Brown, Olivia Causey and Elise Wang! Thank you to all of our wonderful dancers and parents for making this such a success!

GSTC's Traveling Troupers!

Troupe and Tiny Talent members have had an excellent start to their performance season! Dancers and their families have already attended Adrenaline (Detroit), Starpower (Indianapolis), Hollywood Connection (Chicago) and Access Broadway (Detroit). We are so proud of their achievements. Congratulations to all!

If you are interested in learning more about our Performing Troupes, please join us at an upcoming informational meeting at the studio on the dates listed below. Or you may contact our Troupe Director, Larra Holding, at larra@gscotten.com.

Tiny Talent Informational Meeting - Wednesday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. (ages 5-8 currently enrolled in Elementary 1 & 2 classes)

Performing Troupe Informational Meeting - Wednesday, May 25, 7:30 p.m. (Grades 1-12)

Adrenaline Dance -- January 29-31 / Dearborn, Michigan

Starpower -- February 19-21 / Indianapolis, IN

Hollywood Connection -- February 26-28 / Wheeling, IL
Access Broadway -- March 11-13 / Troy, Michigan
2015-16 Calendar

The following "at a glance" listing reflects important dates and upcoming events.
  • March 14-17: Parent Observation Week
  • April 1-10: Spring Break, Studio Closed - No Classes
  • May 2-5: Ticket Redemption Week
  • May 18: Tiny Talent Informational Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
  • May 25: Performing Troupe Informational Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
  • 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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