Classwear guide

SoHum Dancing Dancewear Guide

Pre ballet 1
Pink ballet dress from Threadbare Dancewear, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics, pink ballet socks, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only
Pre ballet 2
Pink ballet dress from Threadbare Dancewear, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics, pink ballet socks, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only
Intro to ballet
Pink ballet dress from Threadbare Dancewear, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics, pink ballet socks, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only
Pre primary
Light blue cap sleeve leotard, matching crossover elastic waist skirt, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics, pink ballet socks, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only
Primary
Orchid cap sleeve leotard, matching crossover elastic waist skirt, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics, pink ballet socks, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only
Grade 1
Royal blue cap sleeve leotard, matching elastic waist belt, pink full sole ballet slippers with satin ballet ribbons, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for class, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only, character shoes and character skirt
Grade 2
Burgundy cap sleeve leotard, matching elastic waist belt, pink full sole ballet slippers with satin ballet ribbons, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for class, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only, character shoes and character skirt
Boys
White ballet tee shirt, black ballet leggings, black tights, black full sole ballet slippers with elastics
Grades 3, 4, and up
2 Mirella cap sleeve leotards, (1 black, 1 other color) matching elastic waist belt, pink full sole ballet slippers with satin ballet ribbons, pre pointe or pointe shoes, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for class, 2 pairs of pink ballet tights for performances only, character shoes and character skirt

All students may use basic pink or black ballet warm ups as necessitated by the weather/studio conditions, for warming up and the first exercise and for cooling down. Sparkle sweaters are NOT permitted!

Female students in grades 1 and up may purchase a ballet skirt in matching tones to their leotard for use during certain situations such as Observation Days or a designated “skirt day.” The studio also has some skirts available.

All students must wear appropriate undergarments as needed based on age/ gender/ development. It is highly recommended that all female students purchase an “undertard” (my name) to wear under costumes which might be itchy. All bras and undies must be in a nude/ skin tone and not visible outside of leotards. Male students and their parents may consult with Kevin of Threadbare Dancewear regarding appropriate under garments.

All character shoes and skirts are provided by the studio.

Decisions about RAD exam wear will be made mid-year when decisions are being made about students’ participation. This may require extra purchases.

Please let your dancer’s teacher know if purchase expenses are out of your budget and we will do our best to make needed items available. We have a small selection of laundered “hand me downs” available and encourage the sharing of dance wear that your child may have outgrown.

Grooming
Please be sure that you/ your dancer is groomed appropriately for ballet class.

Females: long hair must be neatly pulled back from the face, pre-primary levels and above must have hair in a bun, or short hair well clipped back, bangs off of forehead. Do not use a plastic headband as they fall off. Buns must be properly secured with hairpins and hairnet, NOT with a hair tie or scrunchy!

Males: Hair must be neatly groomed off of the face, use gel if needed

Jewelry is not permitted for class or performances. The exception is small stud earrings for class if desired.

Appropriate make up will be needed for performances, depending on age and role being danced, (such as lipstick for the youngest dancers, and light general make up for older dancers). Make up is discouraged for class.

Storage drawers
Storage drawers are available for dancers from the pre-primary level and up. They may be used for slippers, character shoes, hair things, warm ups, and an extra set of clean dancewear. All worn dancewear and school clothes must be taken home after each class in order to keep the dressing room from smelling like a gym locker! These drawers are not to be used for private items as teachers may periodically check the drawers in case character shoes need to be shared or missing costume items located.

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Classwear

Keep a look out for a new post about dancewear items students will be needing. Kevin, from Threadbare Dancewear will be at the studio Monday, September 15 at 2pm, till 5pm, with all of the items your dancer will be needing for class. If you cannot make it, please stop by his store in Arcata as soon as possible.

Winter session

Current Schedule

SOHUM DANCING WINTER SESSION, JANUARY 12- MARCH 29

11 WEEK SESSION, no classes Presidents’ Week, Feb. 23-Mar. 1. Session ends Sunday March 29.

Dates to note:

Monday March 16-Thursday March 19- practice exam week

Monday, March 23- Thursday March 26- parent observation week

RAD exams for upper level students will take place at the end of March or first week of April

*Spring recital will be the weekend of May 22, 23, 24, during the Spring session which begins after spring break and ends the week of June 8-12

Schedule:
Mondays

2-2:30 pre ballet 1 ages 3-4
2:30- 3:15 pre ballet 2 ages 4-5
3:30- 4:15 intro to ballet ages 5-6 or previous experience
4:15- 5 primary, ages 7 and up
5-5:45 grade 3

5:45-6:15 pre-pointe/pointe

6:15-7 grade 4

Tuesdays

10-12:30 adult ballet
3:30-4:15 pre-primary, ages 6 and older
4:15-5 grade 1 ages 8 and up, by teacher’s placement

5-5:45 grade 3

5:45-6:15 conditioning and contemporary

6:15-7 grade 4
Wednesdays

3:30- 4:15 pre-primary & intro combo class
4:15-5 primary
5:00-7 Intermediate Foundation: teens and grades 3&4, pre-pointe/pointe, Summer Arts Fair rehearsal

Thursdays

10-12:30 adult ballet
3:30-4:15 boys’ class
4:15-5 grade 1, ages 8 and up,by teacher’s placement
5-5:30 pointe/ pre-pointe

5:30-7 grade 3&4 all dances- classical, contemporary and character

*CLASS PLACEMENT IS SKILL BASED, USING AGE AS A GUIDELINE

FEES includes cost of classes, yearly registration fee and costume use fee

Class cost is based on 11 weeks of classes x the number of classes per week per family
1 class per week $100
2 classes per week $180
3 classes per week $240
4 classes per week $280
5 classes per week $300
Missed classes may be made up by attending another class of a similar level

*2 partial payments accepted

Yearly costume use fee when paid in the fall, includes costumes for any performances

$35, pre-ballet – primary

$50 grade 1 and up (includes use of RAD regulation character skirt and character shoes)

Half year costume use fee paid only if joining after the new year

$20 pre-ballet-primary

$35 grade 1 and up (includes use of RAD regulation character skirt and character shoes)

*family discount available on costume fees

Yearly registration fee $10 per family paid only once a year

ALL STUDENTS MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE ATTENDING CLASSES

Fall Session to start up Monday, September 8

The fall session of classes will start Monday, September 8th.  We are encouraging everyone to register before classes start, and will be open Monday and Wednesday August 25 and 27 from 10am – 2pm and Tuesday and Thursday, September 2 and 4 from 10am-2pm. 

Below is the general schedule outline.  The only big change will be that the adult classes are now on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am.

Tentative yearly plan will be in a follow-up post. Please make a note of the anticipated performance dates for the winter and spring shows, as well as the exams in the early spring.  Mark those on your calender so that your child will be able to participate.

SOHUM DANCING FALL SESSION SCHEDULE, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 8- SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014

13 WEEK SESSION
Mondays

2-2:30 pre ballet 1 ages 3-4
2:30- 3:15 pre ballet 2 ages 4-5
3:15- 4:00 intro to ballet ages 5-6 or previous experience
4:00- 5 primary, ages 7 and up
5-6:30 grade 4/5 and pre pointe/pointe

Tuesdays

10-12:30 adult ballet
3:15-4 pre-primary, ages 6 and older
4-5 grades 1&2 ages 8 and up, by teacher’s placement

5-5:30 contemporary and conditioning grades 2,3,4

5:30- 6:30 grade 3/4

Wednesdays

3:15- 4 pre primary & intro combo class
4-5 primary
5:00-6:30 teens and grades 3&4 and pre-pointe/pointe

Thursdays

10-12:30 adult ballet
3:15-4 boys’ class
4-5 grade 1 & 2,  ages 8 and up,by teacher’s placement
5-5:30 contemporary and conditioning grades 2,3,4

5-6:30 grade 3/4 and pre-pointe by teacher’s placement

*CLASS PLACEMENT IS SKILL BASED, USING AGE AS A GUIDELINE

FEES includes cost of classes, yearly registration fee and costume use fee

Class cost is based on the number of classes per week per family x 13 week session
1 class per week $130
2 classes per week $234
3 classes per week $312
4 classes per week $364
5 classes per week $390
Missed classes may be made up by attending another class of a similar level

*2 partial payments accepted

Yearly costume use fee  when paid in the fall, includes costumes for any performances

$35, pre ballet – primary

$50 grade 1 and up (includes use of RAD regulation character skirt and character shoes)

Half year costume use fee  paid only if joining after the new year

$20 pre ballet-primary

$35 grade 1 and up (includes use of RAD regulation character skirt and character shoes)

*family discount available on costume fees

Yearly registration fee $10 per family paid only once a year

ALL STUDENTS MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE ATTENDING CLASSES

Katherine Wolman kwolman@asis.com, 707 223-1954, SoHum Dancing on facebook, and sohumdancing.com