10-15-17

 

Hello LSOD families!  Please share the below information with your dancer.

 

New Creative Movement Class:

We’ve added a new class to our Monday morning schedule.  There is a new Creative Movement class at 10:00-11:00 for ages 3 to 5.  If you know someone who is interested, please register online.

 

LSOD Welcomes Brian Kincher:

I'd like to welcome and introduce our new Tumbling Coach, Brian Kincher.  He will be teaching our tumbling classes starting Saturday, November 4th.  Brian is a full-time acrobatics and tumbling coach with 15 years of experience. Brian’s competitive and performing career included 2 World Championship appearances and a 3rd place finish on America’s Got Talent in 2014. Since retiring from the sport of Acrobatics, he has started his own business, Gym For All, with the mission of providing high quality coaching to all those who can benefit (which is of course everyone!). Brian will be teaching the tumbling classes at LSOD and is excited to bring a high level of technical knowledge to help the students process in their dance-specific tumbling skills.  We still have openings in our Tumbling classes.  If you would like to learn tumbling skills and improve your strength and flexibility, this is a perfect class to take.  All levels welcomed.  Please see the below flyer.  He is AWESOME!  Tumbling classes will start Saturday, November 4th at the following times:

Beginning/Intermediate = 12:30-1:30pm

Advanced Tumbling = 1:30-2:30pm

 

Brian Kincher.jpg

 

 

Saturday’s Ballet Level III Class (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm):

The Saturday Level III - Beg/Int Class will be canceled for the month of November due to LTM rehearsals.  If your dancer is registered for this class, your account will be credited for the month's tuition.  Beginning in December, this class will move to 2:00pm and will end at 4:00pm.  I encourage Level III dancers to take advantage of the two Saturday classes.  Both are two hours in length, allowing for plenty of time to cover most areas of ballet technique.  The dancers currently enrolled in these classes are loving the amount of detail and variety of movement they are able to execute.  With LTM rehearsals ending next month, LTM dancers should add one of these classes!

 

Lost and Found:

It is time to clean out the Lost & Found area!  There are a lot of costume pieces, water bottles, street shoes, and clothes in that little space.  Please take the time to browse through that area and reclaim your belongings.  That area will be cleaned out during the Thanksgiving break and items will be donated.  TIP:  bring a dance bag to the studio to hold all your belongings so it doesn’t wind up in the Lost & Found.  Thanks!

 

Dress up week for Halloween:

We are in the fall spirit!  All dancers are invited to wear a dance costume, Halloween costume, or dress-up Wednesday, October 25th through Tuesday, October 31st.  Please be mindful that dance classes will still have the same format, so if you are not able to dance in your costume, please bring a change of clothes.  Please be reminded that the studio will close at 5:30pm on Tuesday, October 31st for students to have time to prepare and participate in their trick or treat activities.  It should be a spooktacular week!

 

Second Chance for the LSOD Flash Mob:

Thank you to all dancers and families who attended and performed the "Hocus Pocus" flash mob at the Witches Night Out event a couple of weeks ago.  You did great and I was so proud of all of you in representing our studio.  Bravo!

If you'd like to have another chance to perform the flash mob, we will be doing it again this Thursday, October 19th, at Movie Night in Carnegie Park at 6:30pm featuring the movie Hocus Pocus.  You still have a chance to learn the flash mob dance by following the below link:

https://youtu.be/IBn3fWo47nQ

 

 

Ballet Division Costume Orders:

Costume forms for the Ballet Division will be emailed by the end of October for the June 2018 productions.  Costumes are ordered early to take advantage of the early order discounts and to ensure that costumes arrive in time for the June shows.  It can take 4 to 5 months for costumes to be made.  Forms will be due by mid-December.

 

New LSOD T-shirts Are Coming:

We are ordering new studio shirts that we will be using for our upcoming Disneyland trip, but we will have some extra available for purchase.  Stay tuned for more ordering information coming out soon.

 

Ballet Shoes and Tights For Sale at LSOD!

Look for information in the studio bins, on the LSOD website, and in Ballet Division emails regarding items for sale and studio store hours.

What’s Currently Available:

Child Size Footed Tights                                        $  7.50

Child Size Convertible Tights                                $  8.50

Adult Size Convertible Tights                                $  9.50

Child Size Split Sole Leather Shoes                    $16.00

Adult Size Split Sole Leather Shoes                    $19.00

Child Size Split Sole Canvas Shoes                   $14.00

Adult Size Split Sole Canvas Shoes                    $17.00

Child Neoprene Arch* Shoes                                $20.00

Adult Neoprene Arch* Shoes                                $23.00

*Neoprene arch shoes have a stretchable arch and have no laces to tie

LSOD Shopping Hours (the store is upstairs):  Mondays = 11:00 to 11:45 am, 3:00 to 5:00pm; Tuesdays = 2:00 to 2:30pm; Thursdays = 12:00 – 3:00pm

To order shoes:  Try on sample sizes and then place your order. 

To order tights:  There is inventory on hand, but more sizes/styles can be ordered.  Then:  Complete an order form and hand to Shelly or place in the large waiting room “Ballet” mailbox.  Orders will be placed every other week.  If the demand is high, orders will be placed every week.

Please note:  If you are not satisfied with your size or product choice, you will be responsible for paying the return/exchange fee.  Shoes and tights must be returned unworn, with original tags still attached, in new condition, unwashed, and with original packaging.

 

The Snow Queen Production:

Le Tableau Magnifique Ballet Company will be performing "The Snow Queen" at The Bankhead Theater on Saturday, November 25th, with show times at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.  This is a great way to kick off the holiday season with a new and exciting winter production.  The dancers have been working hard all summer on choreography, so please support their efforts.  Tickets are on pre-sale with the password LSOD now through the Box Office and over the phone.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, October 24th.

 

Adult Jazz Class:

Did you know we offer an Adult Jazz class on Tuesday nights at 8:30-9:30pm?  We are now using our punch card system for this class.  Instead of paying monthly tuition you will now be paying per class.  This will give you the freedom to come as you wish and not worry if you miss a week or two.  We use this punch card system for our Adult tap classes as well and it works great!  Below is the price scale.  The more classes you buy the cheaper the price will be for each class.  If you have any questions and or would like to register, please email us back.  Thank you!

ADULT JAZZ/TAP

1 class drop in = $10

4 classes = $38

8 classes = $72

12 classes = $102

16 classes = $128 (*this is the best buy)

 

Dress Code:

Encore is a dancewear store located in Dublin at 7182 Regional Street.  Encore has just about everything a dancer may need.  Dancewear items can also be purchased online at Discount Dance Supply.  Their website is www.discountdance.com.  Please use the coupon/teacher code below while completing your order: 

Ballet = TP47657and  Jazz = TP27963

Ballet Division = Pink tights and ballet shoes, leotard of their choice, and a dance skirt or shorts may be worn.  Extra sweats, tank tops, athletic shorts are not to be worn during class.  Hair should be clipped or pinned in a bun.  If too short for a bun, hair should be clipped back behind the ears.  Leg warmers are fine to wear.  The instructors need to see the dancers' lines in order to give appropriate corrections.  If the problem persists, instructors will hand out notices individually to dancers who are not dressed appropriately.  Dancewear items may be purchased at Target or Walmart for our littlest dancers. 

Jazz/Tap Division = Any dancewear including tights leotards, sweats, dance shorts, t-shirts, or clothing that is age appropriate and easy to move in.  Please no midriffs, bra or bra straps showing.  Tap shoes and jazz shoes are recommended for many of the classes. Please ask your teacher or Mickey for more information on what and how to purchase these.  Jazz and Tap shoes are not required for your first week of class.  Please come with a pair of socks or dance in bare feet for your first class. 

Sneakers may be worn for Hip Hop class as long as they have not been worn outside.  Regular tennis shoes and/or hightops are acceptable.  If you wish to wear an older pair of shoes, please wash the bottoms to ensure all dirt and rocks are out of the shoe treads.  Please DO NOT wear these shoes outside.