Hello LSOD Dancers and Families,

 

Open House:

We will be holding an LSOD Open House this Tuesday, September 4th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  Liz and Shelly will be available to answer questions about the upcoming fall season, complete with information for the June 2019 productions.  Ballet tights and shoes will be available for purchase, as well as, some new LSOD studio dancewear!  We hope to see you there!

 

Tuition Payment Reminder:

We wanted to make sure you were aware of the tuition payment agreement.  We pay tuition a month in advance.  When you registered for fall classes, you paid the prorated amount for September tuition.  October tuition is due today, September 1st.  The tuition will automatically be processed to the credit card we have on file later tonight.  This may be a little confusing, as we have not started classes yet, but we wanted to remind you that we pay tuition a month in advance. 

 

Ballet and Jazz Division Dancewear Recommendations:

LSOD has partnered with Discount Dance Supply to offer ballet and jazz clothing and footwear that is appropriate to wear during dance classes.  Eventually, you will be able to go to the LSOD website (www.livermoredance.com) and click on the "Shop Here" link.  This link will take you to the Ballet and Jazz Division Dress Codes through Discount Dance Supply.  By ordering through the LSOD link, you will save on your purchases, because products are offered at a discounted rate.  We hope to have the website link up and running before classes start.  Thank you for your patience!

 

Sunset Soiree:

Save next Friday for an evening of food, music, fellowship and dance!  And it’s all FREE!  The Jazz Division’s Company performance will be on Friday, September 7th at 6:00pm at Shea Homes Stage in front of the Bankhead Theater.  Bring your own picnic dinner and chairs, and enjoy a great evening outside!  Flyer is below.  Hope to see you there!

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Fall Classes:

Classes start the week of September 10th.  Fall registration is now open.  Registration and enrollment are done online.  Please refer to the class schedule online.  If you have questions about any of the Ballet or Jazz Division dance styles or classes, please go to the LSOD website for detailed class descriptions.  You can find the explanation of all the classes and dance styles under the “Info” tab.  For students new to LSOD this summer, please email the studio to ask for the best class placement for your dancer.  Classes are filling up in both Divisions, so don’t wait to register.

 

LSOD Policy Reminders:

As the new season begins, we would like to remind everyone of LSOD policies.   Please click here to review the policy.  Most importantly, do not park illegally to drop off or pick up your dancer from class and dancers under the age of 12 may not be left unattended in the waiting rooms for more than 15 minutes.  Also, please no street shoes on the dance floors.  Dancers cannot wear their dance shoes outside of the studio rooms.  Please wear other shoes to enter and exit the building.

 

 

Jazz Division Specific:

 

A note from Liz….

Welcome Back!  I hope you all had a great summer!  I’m so excited to start dance classes again.  I can’t wait to see all of our returning students and to meet our new students as well.  Make sure you bring our own water bottles with your name on them.  You are going to need them!  If you have any questions or you feel that you may be in the wrong class, please contact us as soon as possible.  The first week can be a little crazy, so if your teacher is unable to help or answer your questions right away, please email us.  Have a GREAT Labor Day weekend!  See you in class!

Liz Roberts

Jazz Division Director

Jazz Company Director

 

Jazz Company Meeting Reminder:

All Jazz Company placements have gone out via email yesterday.  Dancers have been added to their Company classes in Studio Director and tuition payments will be processed today.  REMINDER:  We will have a Jazz Company meeting for parents and dancers on Tuesday, September 4th from 5:30-6:30pm.  We will go over important dates and introduce our Jazz Company warm-up wear and taking orders.

Also, we are looking for dancers’ ages 6-9 years old to join our Dynamite Jazz Company, which meets Mondays at 5:00-5:45pm.  If your child loves to perform and wants to take their dancing to the next level, then this would be a great opportunity!  Please email the studio if you are interested.

 

New Staff Member:

We would like to introduce Summer Elgazzar to our teaching staff.  She will be starting off our Contemporary/Lyrical classes and doing some choreography for our Jazz Companies.  Please see the below flyer.

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Ballet Division Specific:

 

A note from Shelly….

It's time for a new season of dance!  What a great summer we had, with fabulous guest instructors and hard-working dancers!  We are very proud and were so impressed with how all the dancers pushed themselves out of their comfort zones and really tackled executing proper ballet technique.  The Le Tableau Magnifique Ballet Company also started their new season and have been working hard on learning all the choreography for our November production of "The Snow Queen" (Saturday, November 3rd & Sunday, November 4th).  We hope all LSOD families will attend the performances and support this wonderful Company of dancers.

As the new season begins, please remember to follow the Ballet Division Dress Code, which applies for dancers in Pre-Ballet through Advanced Technique.  It is important for instructors to see the dancer's lines and musculature to assist with corrections.

"Welcome Back" to our returning families and "Welcome In" to our new families!  With productions of "Anastasia" and "Journey to Neverland" ending our season in June 2019, it is going to be a great adventure!

Shelly Schoendienst

Ballet Division Director

Le Tableau Magnifique Ballet Company Director

 

Ballet Tights & Shoes:

Shelly has a large inventory of ballet tights!  You will find her upstairs with tights in hand on the following days and times:  Mondays from 11:00am to 11:45am & 3:00pm to 5:00pm; Thursdays from 12:00pm to 3:30pm.  You can also email the studio to place an order.  Sample shoe sizes are also available to try on.  This information is also listed on our website.