1 Brushwood s School of Dance Established in 1975, provides a well rounded study of dance for the student who desires the many benefits derived from careful, disciplined dance training, as well as for the potential professional. Brushwood s School of Dance 108 Faulconer Street Gordonsville, Virginia Home Office: Studio: Website: With additional classes offered at our satellite studio: Friendship Gymnastics Center Palmyra, VA JUMP (5867) Winter/Spring 2016 Brochure Brushwood s School of Dance c/o Pamela Brushwood 1114 Old Louisa Road Gordonsville, VA 22942
2 Winter/Spring 2016 Semester Monday, January 4 - Saturday, March 26, 2016 TUITION PER SEMESTER (12 weeks) Tuition Payment in full NO LATER THAN 1/2/16 2 Payments or in full AFTER 1/2/16 * 1 class/week $138 $79 ($158) 2 classes/week $223 $121.5 ($243) 3 classes/week $308 $164 ($328) 4 classes/week $393 $206.5 ($413) 5 classes/week $478 $249 ($498) 6+ classes/week $563 $291.5 (583) ~ All fees are subject to change ~ Tuition Each semester is 12 weeks. Enrollment implies the student/parent will pay tuition for the entire semester, regardless if they miss classes for any reason. No refunds will be given after Saturday, January 2, Tuition will not be prorated for another semester. Students must make up classes missed only during the current semester. ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Payment Payment for classes can be made in full at registration or in two installments. In order to receive the pay in full rate, payment must be received no later than Saturday, January 2, * If you are paying in full after Saturday, January 2, 2016 the rate will be the two payment rate multiplied by two; i.e. $158 for one class, $243 for two classes, $328 for three classes, etc. If your are paying in two installments, half is due at registration, and the final half is due no later than Monday February 1, The additional amount for two payments after January 1, 2016 is billed separately and your invoice will reflect that charge of $20. All fees must be paid no later than February 1, Parents/students will be expected to make payments on due dates regardless of whether statements have been ed. If all fees are not paid by February 1, 2016 the parent will receive a 10-day letter. If payment is not made by Wednesday, February 10, your child will not be allowed back into his/her class. Fees A $20 registration fee is charged to each family one time only during the academic year (September - May). This fee is non-refundable. A fee of $15 will be added to your account for any returned checks. A late fee of $5 per month per student will be charged for any payment received after the due date in the current semester. Scholarships Scholarships for students requiring financial assistance on tuition can be requested. Please call Pam as soon as possible for an application. Registration This year all students RETURNING to classes in January must fill out a registration form AND return it to Pam ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 15, 2015 (THIS IS A CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS YEARS) with a post-dated check for January 1, If you plan to pay in full for January 2016, you will be able to charge it on a credit card but NOT before January 1, This is only if you are paying IN FULL. If you are NOT paying in full you must pay by check, money order or cash. Beginning December 15 new students will be assigned to classes as space permits, regardless if prior students have not registered. New students may return their completed registration forms with proper payment to: Pamela Brushwood Brushwood s School of Dance 1114 Old Louisa Road Gordonsville, VA Recital 2016 Our annual recital That s Entertainment will be held at Fluvanna County High School on Saturday, May 28, The mandatory dress rehearsal will be Friday, May 27, 2016 at the same location. This year s recital will benefit scholarships for dance classes. While participation is voluntary, once you or your child has committed to dancing in the recital and the costumes have been ordered, there will be no refunds, and apart from serious illness, attendance at all April and May studio rehearsals is mandatory. Costume This is a change from previous years - All costumes must be paid for on or before Tuesday, December 15, If you plan to pay in full for all costumes, you will be able to charge if on a credit card, but you MUST BE PAYING IN FULL otherwise you must pay by check, money order or cash. Costume charges should be posted in the online system by December 12, Reminder: All classes LEVEL I - V (ages 8 and up) require students to take class both semesters in order to participate in recital. (This does not apply to Pre-Ballet and Primary classes.) Rehearsal Fee If you chose to participate in recital, a rehearsal fee of $40 for each student (for April and May rehearsals following the 12-week semester) will be due by Saturday, March 26, This $40 covers up to three recital classes for a dancer. Each additional class past 3 will be $20 each per dancer. See chart below. REHEARSAL FEE PER DANCER Number of dances Rehearsal fee up to 3 recital dances $40 4 recital dances $60 5 recital dances $80 6 recital dances $100 7 recital dances $120 8 recital dances $140 (for April and May Recital Rehearsals) A dancer may participate in a maximum of 8 dances in recital.
3 Pre-Ballet, for 3 to 5 year olds meets for 45 minutes each week. This class works to develop gross motor skills and involves pantomime, slow and fast exercises, directional movement, including right and left exercises, basic tap and jazz skills (age appropriate) and an introduction to dance terminology in a fun, moderately structured atmosphere. Primary Ballet, for 6 & 7 year olds meets for 1 hour with the period divided up for each subject either weekly or in 30-minute segments. More dance terminology is used and more traditional class curriculum is introduced. Ballet serves as a foundation for other dance forms and help develop grace, poise, and good posture. Every student at Brushwood s School of Dance is encouraged to take regular ballet classes. Jazz, a true American art, emphasizes increased strength, control, and flexibility with an emphasis on placement and musicality. Other jazz forms/styles are also given in class, including Hip-Hop and Lyrical, although classical Jazz technique is emphasized. Modern dance explores movement and energy in a creative atmosphere. Exploration of music, movement, choreography, and improvisation are emphasized. Class is taken in footless or convertible tights and bare feet. Tap develops rhythm and coordination with inimitable style. Patterns of sound are made with the feet and include an emphasis on musicality. Pointe (Ballet) is for students at least 12 years old who have acquired an acceptable level of strength, flexibility, and endurance. Placement in this class is at the teacher s discretion. To be on pointe, a student must take at least one other class per week. BSD Performance Companies are by invitation only and require additional classes to be taken. Performance is strictly choreography for group performance and requires additional costs, costumes, rehearsals, and performances. Students invited into Petite Performance are chosen from primary classes. Students invited into Junior, Intermediate and Senior Performance are chosen from ballet classes. Students invited to audition for Premiere Dance Company must be 13 years of age by September 1st and a current member of Performance. More information about our Performance Companies can be found at * PLEASE NOTE THIS IMPORTANT INFO * All classes Level I - V (ages 8 and up) require students to take class both semesters in order to participate in recital. (This does not apply to Pre-Ballet and Primary classes.) A dancer may perform in a maximum of 8 dances in recital (Maximum class size:18 dancers. This applies to technique classes at the Gordonsville studio, except for ballet classes which are at the teacher s discretion. See the Friendship Gym schedule for class size limits.) Due to class size issues, an advanced dancer should not enroll in both Pre-Pointe and Pointe. Students should only enroll in the class levels determined by BSD instructors. Pam Brushwood Michelle Hutcherson Cooper Ashley Tucker Kisamore Geri Carlson Sauls Sarah Herndon Sydnor Jasmine Witmer Visit our website for faculty bios: brushwoodsschoolofdance.com Cover-ups must be worn to & from all class. All dancers must wear a leotard for all classes. Hair must be secured away from face and in a bun for all ballet classes. GIRLS: Ages 3-5 (Pre-Ballet, ) Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes, hair in a bun. GIRLS: Ages 6 & 7 (Primary Ballet, ) Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes, hair in a bun. GIRLS: Ages 8 & up Ballet: hair in a secure bun, black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black ballet skirt (optional) Tap: black leotard, suntan tights, black tap shoes Jazz: black leotard, suntan tights, tan jazz shoes, ballet shoes (6 & 7 year olds) Modern: black leotard, footless or transition suntan tights Black dance shorts, jazz pants, or leggings may be worn over tights in tap, jazz, and modern but NOT in ballet. T-shirts and tank tops should NOT be worn in ANY class, including Performance Company. BOYS White T-shirt, black sweatpants, opaque tights or leggings and class appropriate shoes: black or white ballet slippers, black tap shoes, black or tan jazz shoes. CLASS PLACEMENT Registration for all classes I - V (students ages 8 and up) is determined by BSD instructors and not by age. This ensures that all students are registered for the appropriate level due to ability and maturity. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY WE DO NOT GO BY SCHOOL CLOSINGS. Please check your , the studio answering machine, BSD s website or directly with Pam for announcements of canceled classes due to
4 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Jazz I Sarah Sydnor Jazz II 3:30-4:15 pm Pre-Ballet, Ages 3-5 Pam Brushwood 4:00-5:00 pm Ballet I Modern I 9:00-9:45 am Pre-Ballet, Ages 3-5 Junior Performance Co. I Sarah Sydnor Tap I & II Primary Ballet, Ages 6 & 7 Pam Brushwood 5:00-6:00 pm Ballet II Modern II 10:00-11:00 am Primary Ballet, Age: 6 & 7 Junior Performance Co. II Sarah Sydnor Tap III Petite Performance Co. 6:00-7:00 pm Ballet III Modern III 11:15 am - Noon Pre-Ballet, Age: 3-5 Intermediate Performance Co. Ashley Kisamore Senior Performance Co. Modern IV Michelle Cooper 7:00-8:00 pm Pre-Pointe/Ballet IV Jazz III/Hip-Hop 12:15-1:15 pm Ballet I/II Jasmine Witmer 8:30-9:30 pm Modern IV 8:30-9:30 pm Tap IV Jazz IV 8:00-9:30 pm Pointe/Ballet V 1:15-2:15 pm Ballet III Ashley Kisamore Michelle Cooper Jasmine Witmer 8:30-9:30 pm Premiere Dance Company Monday 5:15-6:15 pm Ballet I & II Class limit: 10 dancers Tuesday 5:15-6:00 pm Pre-Ballet, Age: 3-5 Class limit: 14 dancers 6:00-7:00 pm Primary Ballet, Age: 6 & 7 Class limit: 14 dancers Michelle Cooper Important Dates Winter/Spring 2016 Semester: Monday, January 4 - Saturday, March 26, 2016 Parent s Visitation: Monday, March 21 - Saturday, March 26, 2016 Recital Rehearsals begin: Monday, March Spring Break: Monday, April 4 - Saturday, April 9, 2016 Dress Rehearsal: Friday, May 27th, 2016 Recital: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 Please note this important information: ALL classes Level I - V (ages 8 and up) require students to take class both semesters in order to participate in recital. A dancer may participate in a maximum of 8 recital dances. Maximum class size:18 dancers. This applies to technique classes at the Gordonsville studio, except for ballet classes which are at the teacher s discretion. See the Friendship Gym schedule for class size limits. Due to class size issues, an advanced dancer should not enroll in both Pre-Pointe and Pointe. Students should only enroll in the class levels determined by BSD Beginning December 15th new students will be assigned to classes as space permits, regardless if prior students have not registered. Returning fall 2015 students should register by Monday, December 14th to insure space in desired classes.
5 BSD Winter/Spring 2016 Registration Form Returning students - this form must be returned to Pam no later than December 15, Today s Date: Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Social Security No: Employer s Name & Address: City, State Zip Work Phone: ( ) Home Address: City, State Zip Home Phone: ( ) Address: Cell Phone: ( ) Dancer s Name: _ Current Age: Date of Birth: _ Grade Level for : Emergency Medical Information (Please list below all allergies, medical conditions, who to call, phone numbers, etc.) Dancer s First Name Class Name Class Day, Time & Location Recital? Yes or No Payment Information Total # of classes selected: [ ] Pay in full (by 1/2/16) [ ] Two payments Costume [ ] Total [ ] Payment Registration Fee (new students only) Total Payment Enclosed $ [ ] CASH or [ ] Check # 2016 Recital Form No, my child is not/i am not participating in the recital. I understand that I am paying tuition for 12 weeks and that once recital rehearsals begin on Monday, March 28, 2016 I no longer need to be at class. Yes, my child is/i am participating in the recital and I understand the following responsibilities of the recital: 1) I am responsible for purchasing a costume for each class I plan to dance with in recital, payable at registration for new students and paid by December 15, 2015 for returning students. 2) In addition to the 12 week semester tuition, a rehearsal fee of $40 for each student (for recital rehearsals following the 12 week semester) is be due by Saturday, March 26, I understand that the $40 covers up to 3 recital classes for one student and that each additional class past 3 will be $20 per class per student. (Please see chart in brochure for more details.) 3) All recital studio rehearsals and the dress rehearsal and both recitals (if in BSD Performance Company) are mandatory. 4) In order to participate I am required to purchase a costume for each class in which I choose to dance and all tuition, costumes fees, rehearsal fees, etc. must be paid in full before I can receive my costumes and tickets for the recital. 5) No refunds will be given for any reason after January 2, Parent s signature (student s signature if over 18 years of age) You must read & sign the back for your form to be complete
6 Acknowledgement of Payment Responsibility, Risk/Liability Release and Consent to Audio/Video Recording at Gordonsville Site and Recital I AGREE THAT I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENTIRE SEMESTER TUITION PAYMENT REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF CLASSES ATTENDED. I understand the nature and scope of the dance classes for which I have registered my child/myself, at Brushwood s School of Dance held at the Gordonsville studio and Friendship Gymnastics Center. I understand there are risks and dangers associated with this activity. I understand that it is not the function of the dance program, the gymnastics program, Brushwood s School of Dance, Friendship Gymnastics Center, their employees, agents, operators, or instructors to guarantee the safety of participants with respect to this activity. I also understand that each participant has the responsibility to exercise the due care in the performance of the activity for the safety of him/herself and the other participants. In consideration of my/the participant s being permitted to enroll in this activity, I hereby release, indemnify, and hold harmless Brushwood s School of Dance, Friendship Gymnastics Center, Camp Friendship, its employees, agents, operators, or instructors from any and all claims, demands, costs, charges, and expenses for harm, injury damage, or loss which may be sustained by me/the participant as a result of or relating to participation in this activity, or transportation, if requested. I also give my consent and approval for the above named student s picture to be printed in any brochure, web site, or news article. I also am aware that there is a video/audio camera system in place at the Gordonsville location, that BSD s annual recital That s Entertainment at Fluvanna County High School will be video recorded, and understand that I, my child and anyone with me will be recorded and I give my consent and approval to this. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE RISK/LIABILITY RELEASE, AND CONSENT AND APPROVAL FOR VIDEO/AUDIO RECORDING OF MYSELF, MY CHILD OR ANYONE WITH ME AT THE GORDONSVILLE STUDIO LOCATION AND RECITAL. I consent to the participation of the minor named above in the program offered by Brushwood s School of Dance, Friendship Gymnastics Center, and Camp Friendship. I also give permission for photos, if taken, to be used in Brushwood s School of Dance and Friendship Gymnastics brochures, website, or for news articles. No Posting Policy: I understand that I cannot post any videos of BSD choreography on any social networks (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, blogs, etc.) without written permission from the choreographer and BSD, and both the choreographer & BSD have the right to deny this request. I agree that I am responsible for the entire semester tuition payment regardless of the number of classes attended. Furthermore, I understand that no refunds will be given for any reason once the semester has begun. I understand that if I am on a payment plan and I fail to pay my account by the due date, 30% of my account total will be added to my account for bill collection fees. I also understand that if my balance is not paid within 10 days after receiving a 10-day notice my child /I will not be allowed back to his/her/ my class. If at Friendship Gymnastics Center I also understand I am signing this Risk/Liability Release form for two separate programs working in conjunction with each other to provide quality programs for the community. Parent s signature (student s signature if over 18 years of age) Date