2020-2021 Pre-Competition Lines
Please register for fall classes by mail. Forms must be accompanied by your registration fee, COVID waiver, and first month’s tuition. Checks should be made payable to “Jan Tripp” or “Jan’s School of Dance” and mailed to:
11775 Lehigh Avenue
Hastings, MN 55033.
If you are registering in September or later, please call Jan at 651-437-1584 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if a particular class is available.
Pre-Comp Clog: Wednesdays – 6:30 – 7:10 pm
Pre-Comp Jazz: Thursdays – 5:50 – 6:30 pm
In September, all students will be given a payment booklet with important dates. Please be sure to pick yours up!
Thanksgiving: No classes Wed., Nov. 25 through Sat., Nov. 28. Classes resume Mon., Nov. 30th.
Christmas: No classes Mon., December 21 through Sat., January 2. Classes resume Mon., January 4th.
Spring Break: No classes Mon., March 29 through Sat., April 3. Classes resume Mon., April 5th.
Last Week of Classes: Tues. June 1 through Mon. June 7th. No classes, Monday, May 31st!
Costume Measuring: During your class time the week of October 1-8. Wear your leotard – No shorts and tees!
Christmas Show & Nutcracker: to be determined.
Tentative Revue: Friday, June 11 – Sunday, June 13
All dancers must wait outside the building (when weather appropriate) to have their temperature taken and be let into the studio. While waiting, students must wear a mask and stand 6 feet apart. Parents are also not allowed to congregate inside the building during or between classes. We realize this is inconvenient, however it is necessary during this time of Covid. Thank you for understanding.
Required items for class safety:
The following items must be kept in a bag, with the dancer in the dance room – mask (wear while waiting to enter studio), water bottle (labelled with name – no drinking fountain available), and hand sanitizer.
Dropped Classes and Refunds
If you intend to drop a class or quit, you must send WRITTEN NOTIFICATION to Jan. If you do not send a notice, you will be billed for classes until this notification is received. Calling, leaving a message, or not attending class is not sufficient.
NO REFUNDS ARE GIVEN AFTER THE FIRST CLASS. IF A CLASS IS MISSED, IT CAN BE MADE UP BY ATTENDING A SIMILAR CLASS, BUT NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR A LATER CLASS WILL BE GIVEN.
We communicate all registration forms, newsletters, and handouts via email. Please add email@example.com to your safe senders list and check your spam folder for messages. If you are not receiving emails, contact the studio. It is your responsibility to keep up on extra practices and information. Check out our website at www.jansschoolofdance.com, look for Jan’s School of Dance, Inc. on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram at jans_school_of_dance_inc.
Payments are due to Jan on the first week of each month. Your class tuition is broken into 9 equal payments. If you are paying by check, note the student name and line on the check. Also note what the check is for and attach the month’s voucher from your payment book.
|Month||Fees Due||Date Due||Notes|
|September||Tuition and Registration Fee||With Registration Form||Include $15 per child registration fee ($25 family max)|
|October||Tuition and Costume Down Payment||First class in October||Include $50 for each Pre-Comp routine for Spring Revue costumes* (NO REFUNDS)|
|November||Tuition and Entry Fee Down Payment||First class in November||Include $100 entry fee down payment for each Pre-Comp routine**|
|December||Tuition||First class in December|
|January||Tuition||First class in January|
|February||Tuition and Entry Fee 2nd Payment||First class in February||Include $100 entry fee 2nd payment for each PreComp routine**|
|March||Tuition and 2nd Costume Payment||First class in March||Costume 2nd payment – $25 for each Pre-Comp routine*|
|April||Tuition and Final Entry/Costume Payments||First class in April||Final entry and costume fees for Pre-Comp lines – Jan will notify you of balance|
|May||Tuition||First class in May|
*Costume fees: Some costumes from 2019-2020 will be reused. Before making costume payments, check to see if your line is getting new costumes.
**Entry fee credits: Prior to the start of the year, last year’s pre-competition line students will receive a statement indicating the amount of credit they have from the 2019-2020 entry fees. You DO NOT need to make further entry fee payments until your credit is used up. Questions on credit should be made to Sam at 651-437-1584. Thank you!
The Pre-Comp Clog line will perform a Jazz routine at the Holiday Show in December and the Pre-Comp Jazz line will perform a Clog routine. Holiday Show costumes are borrowed from the studio at no charge. Costumes for the competitions and Spring Revue are purchased and are yours to keep. The average cost of a pre-competition line costume is $110-$150.
Costume down payments will be $50 per costume per dancer with the first payment due October 1st. If you are in more than one routine, you may pay the $50 in installments, but all down payments must be received by December 1st. The cost per costume averages between $110-$150. A second down payment of $25 per costume is due March 1. Pre-Competition Line costumes are ordered October 1. No refunds will be given if you drop after Oct. 1st. (Reminder: Dropping classes requires written notice.) Note: Some costumes from last year may be reused. Jan will notify you of this in October.
Competition Entry Fees average $40-$60 per routine/competition. These fees include 3 regional competitions as well as Nationals entry fees and rehearsal fees. We have broken the entry fees into 3 installments. The first payment of $100 per routine per dancer is due with your November tuition. You may pay in installments, but all down payments must be received by Dec. 1st. The 2nd installment of $100 per routine is due with your February tuition. You will be entered in all competitions regardless of whether you attend. The amount of the third installment will be finalized later. Nationals are for everyone on a line. National dates are not yet available but will take place in June in the Wisconsin Dells.
Please note: Entry fees are paid to each competition months in advance when we register. If we are unable to compete, entry fees WILL NOT be refunded unless the competitions refund the fees to Jan’s School of Dance. History indicates they will not refund the fees. They have been giving a credit toward the next season, but we cannot predict what they will do in the future. If you quit after your entry fees have been paid to the competitions, your fees will not be refunded nor will you receive a credit.
Dance Attire and Dress
All girls must wear a leotard. Jan will place an order for any leotards you want. See the desk worker to order. If you want to layer a tight-fitting tank top OVER THE LEOTARD with shorts or leggings, that is fine. Please NO T-shirts over the leotard, we need to see body lines to correct the dancers. As always, tights and kneepads are recommended for floor work (standard volleyball type is fine or even a thinner variety). All hair must be pulled back in a ponytail/bun and off the face.
Boys should wear knit shorts or sweats and t-shirts.
Kneepads are recommended for floor work.
Dancer’s feet for clogging shoes must be sized by Oct. 1st; the sample sizers must be returned to the manufacturer. You may also look for shoes in the Used Shoe Book at the front desk.
|Pre-Competition Clog – Girls||White 12F Tap Shoes & any color ballet shoes|
|Pre-Competition Clog – Boys||Black 12F Tap Shoes & any color ballet shoes|
|Pre-Competition Jazz – Girls||Tan Paul Wright ½ Ballet #250 (nude) & any color tap shoes|
|Pre-Competition Jazz – Boys||Black Jazz Shoes; any color tap shoes|