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School of Dance | 2020 - 2021

Welcome to the YWCA School of Dance

Our dance classes are an introduction to the world of dance.  The YWCA School of Dance offers a fun-filled and non-competitive environment for your child to learn to   express themselves in a new and artistic way.  All dancers will gain greater self-confidence, creativity and a love for dance.

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YWCA School of Dance App!!!

We now have a YWCA School of Dance App!  You can download it to your phone and have access to your parent portal, our newsletter, FAQ’s, and so much more!  Download it now!  Its Free!!!  Please allow push notifications so you can get updates on closings and important upcoming events.

Open the link below on your smartphone and enter your phone number to receive a link to download the app to your phone.

https://ywcadance.app.link/hPpjhO2zrZ

Download the School of Dance 2020 2021 Brochure HERE

Cindy Cummins
Dance Director
YWCA School of Dance
studio | 2525 W 2nd Street
Office | 402-303-1300
email | ccummins@ywcaadamscounty.org

 

2020 RECITAL INFORMATION

Registration

  • $25/dancer recital fee due upon registration
    • This includes 1 Free Recital Ticket & Recital Shirt

Recital Costumes

We make every attempt to keep prices reasonable. Prices range from $55-$90 per costume. These are paid for separately from the class fees.

November 5, 2020

  • $30/costume Costume Deposit Due

February 4, 2021

  • Costume Balances Due

RECITAL FAQ

  • When is the recital fee due?Upon registration.
  • When is the costume fee due?The deposit is due November 5, 2020 & the balance is due February 4, 2021.
  • Why is the recital fee and costume fee due so early?We have to pay for the facility and all costumes in full.  Costume companies do not start making the costumes until they are ordered and paid for in full.  Occasionally costumes that are ordered in December will not be here by Visitation week even though they are ordered in December.
  • Where is the Recital?Hastings High School Auditorium
  • How will Online Ticketing work?You will receive a link to the purchasing website via email and one will be available on our YSD website and Facebook page.  Each family will have a one time use code to receive your comped ticket (1 per dancer included in the recital fee) that you can use for any of the recitals along with your purchase of any other tickets.
  • What is the Online Ticketing Site?http://www.www.recitalticketing.com/26099/
  • Why does YSD charge a recital fee and tickets?YSD charges a recital fee to cover the administrative costs of organizing and preparing recitals for almost 300 dancers.  Some of the costs that are covered are rent on the venue, professional sound and lighting, props, paperwork, programs, 1 ticket per dancer, etc.  Costs cannot be divided.
  • What do I get for my Costume fee?You will receive your costume (ballet costumes include tights), any accessories (headpieces, gloves, fishnets,etc).  You are responsible for the shoes needed for each particular dance.
  • How do I understand the cost of my Costume?The costume price includes, time spent on selecting, sizing, ordering, tights (included with all ballet costumes & some other classes), customer service questions, taxes & shipping fees, receiving, sorting and packaging.
  • Who needs tickets for the Recital?Each person, ages 3 and up, attending the show will be required to purchase a ticket. This does not include performers in the show or backstage help.
  • Why do dancers have to have tickets to attend the shows they are NOT performing in?
    For your safety, the Fire Department has set building capacity levels which are based on the number of physical seats in a building.  In order to ensure that we comply with these safety rules, we need to make sure we know how many people are expected at each of our shows and that means that all persons watching a show must have a physical seat (unless they are under the age of 2 and can sit on their parents lap).  In addition, it is against Fire Department rules to allow any person to sit on the floor of an auditorium.
  • Why can’t I video the show or take photos during the show?For the safety of our dancers, we do not allow any flash photography at any of our shows.  We also want to make sure that each person in the audience has a good view of the stage and their dancers.  No one wants to watch a show through the lens of the camera or iPad screen in the row in front of them.
  • Can I keep my recital costume?YES!
  • What if I am unable to participate in the recital?You will still be able to participate in class and learn the routine along with everyone else.  You will be placed on an end so as not to mess up lines or formation.  Often times dancers still purchase the costumes so that they can be a part of the group pictures.  PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOU WILL NOT BE PERFORMING IN A SHOW.
  • Can I buy recital tickets at the studio?No.  They will only be available on-line or at the door, at a more expensive price.  Although we will not sell tickets at the studio, we would be happy to help you with the process on our studio computer if you need assistance.
  • If I find out my dancer wants to quit or that we are unable to participate in the recital, can I get a refund on my recital fee and costume fee?No.  They are both non-returnable and non-refundable and no credits will be given.  Once ordered, costumes cannot be stopped or returned.  When we have received the costumes we will contact you to pick it up if you would like to keep it.
  • What time do we need to arrive?Little Diva Rehearsal and Recitals start at 5:00.  Doors open at 4:15.Main Show Rehearsal and Recitals start at 7:30. Doors open at 6:45.  We do not wait, so please make sure your dancers are in their assigned room BEFORE show time.
  • Do they need their costumes and to have their hair done for rehearsals?YES!
  • Will I need to help my dancer with costume changes?NO!  We have people lined up to help with all of this backstage so that you can sit back and enjoy the show.
  • Do I need to stay for Dress Rehearsal?NO!  We have closed Dress Rehearsals so no parents are allowed to stay and watch.
  • Does my dancer need to wear makeup?We do not require anyone to wear makeup but a little is always fun and helps their faces stand out with the lighting.
  • How can I pick up my child when they are done with Dress Rehearsal?You will need to wait in the Lobby and we will send your dancer up from the dressing room.  Please keep in mind that we need time to get your dancer from the dressing room to the lobby.  It does not happen instantly.

Class Schedule
Classes will tentatively begin Wednesday, September 9, 2020 and run through the week of December 7, 2020. Classes will resume the week of January 4, 2021 and run through May 17, 2021. Absences from class are expected to be paid for. Please speak with Cindy to arrange for a make-up class.

Weather Cancellations
In the event of bad weather and classes get cancelled, the instructor will set up a make-up schedule for the cancelled class/classes only if classes are cancelled on the same night more than once. Refunds will not be given if you are unable to attend.

Recitals
Dress Rehearsals and Recitals will tentatively be May 25-28, 2021.

Dance students MUST have the proper attire to participate. Students ages 2-7 will need a black or pink leotard with tights. Skirts are acceptable. Dancers in Level I and up are required to have a black leotard with tights. Black Ballet skirts are acceptable for ballet classes. Black Booty shorts and black leggings are acceptable over the leotard for all other classes.

Students in acro classes should be barefoot and need to wear a dance or gymnastics leotard. All participants should have their hair secured away from their face. If this dress code is not followed, you will be asked to sit out until proper attire is worn and no refunds will be given.

All required items can be purchased at the studio or click to shop our list online here

Pricing

Membership (required) | $35/year
Recital Fee (non-refundable) | $25/dancer (includes 1 ticket and Recital Shirt)
1 class (must be Ballet) | $36/month
2 classes | $66/month
3 classes | $92/month
4 classes | $112/month
5 classes or more | $16 additional/class/month
Acro or Clogging only|$36/month

Payments

  • Families who pay installments will be paying by automatic with-drawls either with a saved Credit Card or Debit Card August through April. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Families who pay installments are paying for the classes spread out over 9 months. NOT the classes per month.
  • A discount of 5% will be applied to your tuition payments if you have more than one dancer enrolled.
  • No Full Payment option for 2020-2021
  • We would be happy to spread your payments out over 10 months to help lower your monthly cost.

Parent Portal

Registration

Online Open Registration

  • Saturday, August 1, 2020

Open House

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 9:00 – 1:00 & 3:00 – 7:00
  • See the Studio & Try on Shoes & Leotards

Open House/Shoe Pick Up

  • Monday, August 31, 2020 | 3:00 – 7:00

QUESTIONS | email Cindy or call YSD Studio 402-303-1300

LOCATION
2525 W 2nd St  Suite 110

2020-2021 class schedule

All Dancers are REQUIRED to take a ballet or tap & ballet combo class unless they are only enrolling in tumbling or clogging.
All Dancers MUST be the required class age by October 1st of the current dance year to enroll in age specific classes.
Class placements MUST be approved by the instructor and are based on the dancers ability and space availability.
Class times may change due to enrollment.

Mon Yellow Mon Purple Mon Pink Tue Yellow Tue Purple Tue Pink Wed Yellow Wed Purple Wed Pink Thur Yellow Thur Purple Thur Pink
4:00-4:30
6-7 Ballet
Cindy
4:00-4:45
4-5 Tap & Ballet
Miss Cindy
4:15-4:45
Ballet I
Miss Cindy
4:15-4:45
6-7 Tap & Jazz
Miss Brianna
4:45-5:15
Clogging I
Miss Meggan
4:00-4:45
Jazz II
Miss Cindy
4:00-4:45
2-3 Tap & Ballet
Miss Brianna
4:30-5:00
Ballet I
Miss Cindy
4:30-5:15
6-7 Tap & Jazz
Miss Meghan
4:45-5:15
4-5 Acro (no experience)
Miss Emily
4:45-5:15
6-7 Ballet
Miss Cindy
4:30-5:15
2-3 Tap & Ballet
4:45-5:30
2-3 Tap & Ballet
Miss Allie
4:45-5:15
6-7 Ballet
Miss Cindy
4:45-5:15
Jazz I
Miss Brianna
5:15-5:45
Clogging III
Miss Meggan
4:45-5:30
Ballet II
Miss Cindy
4:45-5:30
6-7 Tap & Jazz
Miss Meghan
5:00-5:45
2-3 Tap & Ballet
Miss Brianna
5:15-5:45
Jazz I
Miss Meghan
5:15-5:45
4-5 Acro II
5:15-6:00
6-7 Tap & Jazz
5:30-6:15
4-5 Tap & Ballet
Miss Allie
5:15-5:45
Tap I
Miss Brianna
5:45-6:15
Clogging IV
Miss Meggan
5:30-6:00 Tap II
Miss Brianna
5:30-6:00
6-7 Ballet
Miss Meghan
5:45-6:15
6-7 Cheer
Miss Brianna
5:45-6:15
Performance Seniors
Miss Cindy
5:45-6:30
4-5 Tap & Ballet
Miss Ashley
6:00-6:30
6-7 Acro I
5:45-6:30
Ballet II
Miss Cindy
6:00-6:30
Ballet I
6:00-6:30
Pointe II
Miss Cindy
6:15-6:45
Tap V
Miss Meggan
6:00-6:45
Ballet III
Miss Cindy
6:00-6:45
Ballet III
Miss Cindy
6:15-6:45
8-10 Cheer
Miss Brianna
6:15-6:45
Pre-Pointe
Miss Cindy
6:30-7:15 4-5 Tap & Ballet Miss Ashley 6:30-7:00
6-7 Acro II
6:30-7:15
Jazz II
Miss Cindy
6:30-7:00
Jazz I
6:30-7:15
Contemporary IV (Ballet Level VI)
Miss Cindy
6:45-7:15
Tap IV
Miss Meggan
6:45-7:30
Jazz III
Miss Cindy
7:00-7:30
Hip Hop III (13-16)
Miss Brianna
6:45-7:15
Pointe I
Miss Cindy
7:15-7:45 Hip Hop II (ages 10-12) Miss Brianna 7:00-7:45
8-11 Acro
7:15-8:15
Ballet IV
Miss Cindy
7:00-7:30 Tap I 7:15-8:15
Ballet VI
Miss Cindy
7:15-7:45 Clogging II
Miss Meggan
7:30-8:15
Broadway
Miss Cindy
7:30-8:00
Contemporary I
(Ballet Level II)
Miss Brianna
7:15-8:15
Ballet V
Miss Cindy
7:45-8:15
Contemporary II (Ballet Level II & III)
Miss Brianna
8:15-9:00
Jazz IV
Miss Cindy
8:15-9:00
Jazz VI
Miss Cindy
7:45-8:15
Tap III
Miss Meggan
8:15-9:00
Contemporary III
(Ballet Level IV & V)
Miss Cindy
8:00-8:30
Hip Hop I
(ages 10-12)
Miss Brianna
8:15-900
Jazz V
Miss Cindy

School of Dance Handbook

We want to be a safe and happy space for our dancers!  We know that they are feeling the effects of all of the changes due to COVID-19 and we hope that dance will help them feel some form of normalcy and much happiness in a time that is anything but.

As we continue to operate during the COVID-19 Pandemic we will use the following policies as long as necessary.

  • Dancers must be dropped off in front of the YWCA School of Dance and will be meet at the door by a YSD Staff member or Instructor where they will receive hand sanitizer.
  • NO parents or siblings will be allowed in the waiting areas.
  • Spacial Awareness is a big part of dance and is practiced in all ages and classes.
  • Dancers who have a break between classes will have a designated area where they can wait or they will be allowed to leave with a parent.
  • As we have always done, shoe cubbies, benches, ballet barres and bathrooms are sanitized on a regular basis between classes.
  • Dancers will NOT be required to wear a mask, but encourage those that want to wear a mask to do so.  Please keep in mind that as the dancers get older, the class becomes more physical and breathing may become difficult with a mask on.

Cindy Cummins

Dance Director

Ashley Arneson

Dance Instructor

Allie Halloran

Dance Instructor

Meggan Schawang

Dance Instructor

Meghan Kohtz

Dance Instructor

Brianna Dulitz

Dance Instructor

Emily Anderson

Dance Instructor

Jenifer Hoagland

Dance Instructor