LAURA'S SCHOOL OF DANCE

Portage, Wautoma and Berlin 

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Laura’s School of Dance

Mailing Address: N4745 White Lake Dr, Montello, WI 53949

Class Location: 201 E Albert St, Portage WI 53901

Current students should register now! Schedules will be based on current student requests!

Laura’s School of Dance will begin their fall session on September 10, 2018. You will receive your class schedule when you pay your first term fees on August 9, 3:00-5:00, and August 22, 5:00-7:00. Choose a 2, 3 or 4 payment plan with the first payment being due on or before August 22.

You do not re-register for classes. Your classes automatically carryover.

We have our annual spring recital in May. More information will come on dates and such later. Our recital is a dance production like no other and is the best around! Costumes for the spring recital will need to be purchased by November 6. There will be a Christmas performance for the residents of the Divine Savior Nursing Home in Portage and you will NOT need a costume.

BELOW IS A LIST OF CLASSES OFFERED FOR THE 2018/2019 DANCE SEASON

PRE-BALLET (3-5): Focus on ballet and jazz fun. This class is strongly recommended to foster coordination skills, introduce terminology and develop rhythm. 30 minutes

PRINCESS BALLET (3-6): Must have a love for Disney princesses. Your child will enjoy dress up, crafts and games in addition to learning basic ballet and novelty jazz skills. Disney princesses will periodically visit the class and participate in activities 30 minute class

JAZZ/TAP COMBINATION CLASS: (ages 5-8) A 45 minute class where the dancer will spend ½ the class learning jazz technique and ½ the class learning basic tap techniques. You will need both pairs of shoes and 2 recital dances..

TRIPLE THREAT: (ages 8-12) 1 hour class offering ballet, tap and jazz. 3 separate routines will be performed in the recital. You will need 3 pairs of shoes.

BALLET 1, 2, 3 (6 AND UP) The most intricate form of dance. Ballet requires concentrated study and dedication. Poise, grace, coordination and flexibility will be emphasized along with music appreciation. 30 minute ballet 1 class, 45 minute ballet 2 and 3.

BALLET TECHNIQUE-45 minute class- No recital routine, Focus on ballet barre and technique for the entire season

POINTE: Teacher permission only 45minutes

MUSICAL THEATER: This class will study Broadway dance and dance styles used on Broadway. The focus is on Broadway musicals, old and new! Our instructors introduce song and choreography into dance techniques and styles.

CLOGGING: Ages 8 and up .A type of folk dance in which the dancers footwear is used musically by striking the heel, the toe, or both against the floor or each other to create audible percussive rhythm’s.

TAP (AGES 6 AND UP) Students learn coordination, rhythmic variations and performing skills through a series of tap combinations. Fundamentals of tap are developed and rhythmic awareness is introduced and expanded upon 30 minutes

HIP HOP/JAZZ POP (AGES 6 AND UP) This class is an ideal way for students to express their style and creativeness. Hip hop is comprised both of rigid and relaxed isolations. Its movement contains both high and low impact footwork that provides a fun healthy work out and a loose free range of motion that improves flexibility. A course which explores a variety of jazz dance techniques focusing on the development of coordination, flexibility, balance, strength, correct body alignment and rhythmic perception. Dance combinations are performed to demonstrate technical ability at all skill levels 30 and 45 minutes

CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL (10 AND UP) CONTEMPORARY dance is a dance style that centers on a dancer’s own interpretations, emotions and moods. A characteristic of modern dance in opposition to ballet is the deliberate use of gravity. Whereas classical ballet dancers strive to be light and airy on their feet, modern dancers often use their body weight to enhance movement. 45 minutes

FLEXIBILITY (8 AND UP) This is a 30 minute class to work on flexibility issues and techniques such as splits, extensions, back bends, leg holds. Exercises will be given and light yoga will be used. No recital routine at the end of year with this class.

TURNS AND LEAPS (10 AND UP) This is a 30 minute class to learn and practice new turns and leaps and brush up on skills of those already known. Abdominal focus will take place, as that is where all good turns are developed from. There will be no recital routine at the end of the year with this class.

TUMBLING TRICKS FOR DANCERS-AGES 9 AND UP-You must be able to do basic tumbling skills, such as splits, cartwheels, sommersalt, before enrolling in the class. You will learn different dance tricks, that are tumbling based, they can be used in conjunction with dance movements.

**DRESS CODE: Students are asked to follow a dress code that reflects professionalism and discipline allowing teachers to see body lines and make appropriate corrections. Ballet students are asked to wear a leotard and tights and have hair pulled neatly into a bun. Ballet skirts and knit warm up shorts are optional. Other dancers are asked to wear form fitting clothes including jazz pants, leotards and/or tight fitting tank tops. Hair must be pulled off of the dancers face and appropriate shoes must be worn. No jeans or skirts (other than ballet skirts)

*Inclement weather policy: All weather postings are posted on Portage radio station 100.1FM after 12:00pm. Also posted on our facebook page.

REGULAR ATTENDANCE IS VITAL FOR STUDENT PROGRESS AND GROUP CHOREOPGRAPHY. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND. IF IT BECOMES A PROBLEM YOUR INSTRUCTOR MAY BE FORCED TO DISMISS YOU FROM THE RECITAL ROUTINE.

Be sure to check our facebook page for weekly and current updates!

FEE’S are based on a yearly cost, but are broken down in to terms as a convenience for you. They are not equal weeks. You are responsible for the total amount due once you register.


PLEASE CONTACT STUDIO DIRECTLY FOR PRICING AND REGISTRATION FORMS AT 866-DANCE56 OR EMAIL LAURASSCHOOLOFDANCE@YMAIL.COM

Solo’s, Duet’s, Trio’s and special groups

The above classes will meet every other week during the first term, and then every week during the second term with the dancer that was opposite of you.

You have the option to compete or just do the routines in the recital. It is your decision and you must inform your instructor.

You have the option of selecting your own instructor, music and costumes (with instructor approval) for the above classes.

All choreography is that of the studio, therefore any performances for functions outside of the studio must have permission from the studio owner, Laura Genord.

When the studio is on vacation you do not meet. You keep the rotation going as if the week never existed. (Example: if you meet the week before the break you will have 2 weeks off so the person you alternate with will go when we return from break)

You are required to take an additional class with any of the options above. Dance Team and Travel Team are not included as the additional class.

Any student wanting additional private lessons can purchase them at the hourly rate of $50/per hour.

Videotaping is encouraged in the first term, and additional practices on your own are necessary.

Studio rental is available for practice time only to the people enrolled in the above classes.



Parents are not allowed in the dance room during private lesson time!