MAY NEWS 2018

Greetings,

The student production is just around the corner and we want to be sure you have all the information you need to make the event stress-free and fun!

For the convenience of parents and students alike, we separate our Annual Student Production into three distinct shows, and we make each of them a reasonable length for audiences to enjoy from the opening to the closing curtain. The Noon show features our Performing Troupe students in their solos, duets and trios. It lasts about 75 minutes. The 4pm show features our youngest dancers in Tiny Tot, Discover Dance and Elementary classes, lasting about an hour. Our 7pm show features our Intermediate, Teen and Performing Troupe students and takes about 2 hours.

Please read the info below and contact us if you have any questions, and be sure to click the links as necessary to view more details. As always, we appreciate your dedication to the arts and your support of G. Scotten Talent Center. We truly enjoy working with your kids. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Sincerely,

Alyssa Scotten & Vicki Gillaspy
G. Scotten Talent Center
317-841-1919


2018-19 Troupe Informational Meeting
May 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (new-to-troupe families)

Parents of students entering Grades 1-12 who are interested in auditioning for the 2018-19 Performing Troupe are invited to join us for a Troupe Informational Meeting on Thursday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. We will provide an overview of the troupe experience, the audition process and what students and parents can expect during their year. Parents of current Tiny Talent members interested in joining troupe are required to attend.

Students interested in auditioning for the 2018-19 Performing Troupe should mark their calendars to attend auditions, which will be held during Summer Camp, June 11-15, 9am-4pm and Thursday, June 14 from 4:30-6pm.


Bring-A-Friend / Awards Week
May 29, 30, 31 & June 4

Students are invited to bring a friend with them to class May 29-June 4. Friends will spend their time both observing and participating during each class. Upon arrival, please grab a name tag from the table in the front hall and apply it to your visiting guests so we can call our new friends by name. We'll be handing out goodies to our guests, too - including an invitation to the student production. If your child's friends are interested in dancing, this is the event for them! Fun, friendship and footwork!
 
Also, students will receive a participation certificate award at the end of class. Parents will be invited into the classroom at the end of class for photographs and applause for each student's hard work. We look forward to this fun, family event!


2018-19 Tiny Talent Informational Meeting
May 31, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Tiny Talent Performing Troupe is a group of students selected each year for enhanced instruction and performance opportunities; members are selected by invitation. Participants will be selected from the Elementary classes. This is an entry-level performing troupe that prepares students for our pre-professional Performing Troupe. Invitations will be sent next week. Parents interested in learning more about our Tiny Talent Performing Troupe are invited to attend the Informational Meeting on May 31 at 5:30pm.


View 'MyGSTC' Online
May 31

We still have a few families with outstanding balances. We ask families to go online to MyGSTC! to check the status of your account and pay any overdue balance. Please contact us with questions you might have. All accounts should be brought up to date by May 31. Questions about your account should be directed to Alyssa at alyssa@gscotten.com.

Click HERE to view MyGSTC.


Production Week News
June 4-9
 
Production week is the week leading up to the grand finale, our Annual Student Production featuring all of our students on Saturday, June 9 at Noblesville High School. To help keep you organized and on time, we have included links for more detailed information.

An overview of GSTC's production week looks like this:

MONDAY, JUNE 4 - Regular Monday Classes
TUESDAY, JUNE 5 - Production Pictures at GSTC (3-8 pm) - No Class
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 - Production Pictures at GSTC (11am-3 pm) - No Class
THURSDAY, JUNE 7 - Dress Rehearsal at NHS, 5:15pm arrival / 6pm start
  • Dress rehearsal for students in Tiny Tot, Discover Dance and Elementary classes is Thursday, June 7 at NHS. Please arrive at the school at 5:15pm. Dress your children like it is the actual show. Rehearsal will begin promptly at 6pm and will conclude around 8pm. All students should plan to stay for the entire rehearsal. We will run through the finale at the end of the rehearsal.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8 - Dress Rehearsal at NHS, 5:15pm arrival / 6pm start
  • Dress rehearsal for students in Intermediate, Teen and Advanced classes is Friday at Noblesville High School. Students in this show should arrive at 5:15pm and dress in full costume, make-up, etc. Rehearsal will begin at 6pm and conclude around 8:30-9pm. All students should plan to stay for the entire rehearsal. We will run through the finale at the end of the rehearsal.
SATURDAY, JUNE 9 - Student Productions at NHS - Noon, 4pm, 7pm
  • We have three shows on Saturday, June 9 - Noon, 4pm and 7pm. The Noon show features Troupe specialty routines. Participants should arrive at 11:15am. The 4pm show features students in Tiny Tot, Discover Dance and Elementary classes. Dancers should arrive at 3:15pm. The 7pm show features dancers in Intermediate, Teen and Advanced classes. Please arrive at 6:15pm.
  • Seating in the auditorium will be available 45 minutes prior to each show. Please notify your guests. 
For more details, please click on the links below and contact us if you have any additional questions.






Production Pictures
June 5 (3-8 pm) & June 6 (11am-3pm)
 
Bateman Photography will be at GSTC to photograph students in production costumes June 5 from 3-8pm and June 6 from 11am-3pm. A sign-up book is available in the front hall. Reservations are first come, first served. Portrait packages will be available for purchase. Pictures are not mandatory. No purchase is necessary. However, the sittings are free. If your child has a picture taken it will be provided at no charge to GSTC and framed as part of a "GSTC Composite" for studio display. This large composite of pictures will be hung in commemoration of the 2018 GSTC student production. Students also may pose with siblings or friends, or as a class. Arrangements for class portraits will be made on an individual class basis. Order forms are available in the studio front hall and will also be available the day of your pictures. Payment is expected at the time of order. Contact Info: Bateman Photography 317.253.6331 ( www.batemanfoto.com )


Dress Rehearsal & Student Productions
June 7-9

The following classes are divided according to the production in which they will be performing. 

MID AFTERNOON PRODUCTION -- Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 4pm
Dress Rehearsal Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 6pm (5:15 pm arrival)

TINY TOT - Creative Dance routine
DISCOVER DANCE - Tap routine
ELEMENTARY BALLET 1 & 2 - Ballet routine
ELEMENTARY TAP/JAZZ 1 & 2 - Tap & Jazz routine
ELEMENTARY COMBO 1 & 2 - Ballet, Tap & Jazz routine
TINY TALENT - all group routines
TROUPE - selected group routines

EVENING PRODUCTION -- Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 7pm
Dress Rehearsal Friday, June 8, 2018 @ 6pm (5:15 pm arrival)
INTERMEDIATE BALLET - Ballet routine
INTERMEDIATE TAP/JAZZ - Tap & Jazz routine
INTERMEDIATE COMBO - Ballet, Tap & Jazz routine
TEEN TAP - Tap routine
TEEN JAZZ/CONTEMPORARY - Jazz & Contemporary routine
TEEN BALLET - Ballet routine
HIP HOP BEG (Grades 1-5) - Hip Hop routine
HIP HOP INT (Grades 4-8) - Hip Hop routine
HIP HOP ADV (Grades 7-12) - Hip Hop routine
TUMBLING (Grades 1-5) - Tumbling routine
TUMBLING (Grades 6-12) - Tumbling routine
ADVANCED 1-4 BALLET - Ballet routine
TINY TALENT /  TROUPE - all group routines

MATINEE PRODUCTION --  Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ Noon
No Dress Rehearsal

SPECIALTY ROUTINES (solos, duets, trios)


GSTC Summer Camp
June 11-15 / Grades K-12
 
Families can now register online to hold their spot in camp this summer. There is no up-front fee for this service. Your reserved spot will be confirmed with your camp tuition payment, which will be auto-charged on May 1. This is a terrific way to get into the camp of your choice without an early financial commitment.

BROADWAY DIVAS & DUDES (9 a.m. - Noon)
Kids will meet daily from 9 a.m.-Noon to learn exciting new dance routines from Broadway's most popular shows! Every morning, kids will enjoy three 45-minute dance classes in multiple dance disciplines including tap, jazz and lyrical dance. They will have one 15-minute snack break and 30 minutes at the end of each day to show off their newly acquired skills to other campers. There will be a performance on the last day at 11 a.m. Parents are invited to view the final performance. Students should wear dancewear or comfortable clothes, sneakers and/or dance shoes.

HIP HOP & JAZZ STARS (1-4 p.m.)
Jazz and Hip Hop dance is fun, high-energy, and upbeat! Your young dancer will begin each class with a thorough warm-up taught to fast, bass-pumping music. Dancers learn to isolate their bodies with control, precision, and rhythm. Students will learn choreographed combinations and are encouraged to freestyle and just groove to the music! On the last day of camp, parents are invited to attend a 30-minute informal showing at 3 p.m. where students show off their moves and perform a short routine in unison. Students should wear dancewear or comfortable clothes, sneakers and/or jazz shoes.

TUITION
$135 - One Camp
$240 - Both Camps (Pick up at Noon, Return at 1 p.m.)
$265 - Both Camps plus lunch hour from Noon-1 p.m. (Dancers must provide their own lunch and beverage.)

Click HERE to register.


2018-19 Class Recommendations
July 1-31

Class recommendations for the 2018-19 Academic Term will be emailed to parents. Please check your inbox for details in July. Please contact  Alyssa if you don't receive a recommendation.


2017-18 Calendar
Important Dates & Upcoming Events

May 24: 2018-19 Performing Troupe Info Meeting (new-to-troupe families) - 5:30-6:30 p.m.
May 31: 2018-19 Tiny Talent Informational Meeting - 5:30-6:30 p.m.
May 28:  Memorial Day, Studio Closed - No Classes
May 29 (Tues)-June 4 (Mon): Bring-A-Friend / Awards Week
June 4: Last day of Academic Term classes
June 5-6: Student Production Pictures at GSTC
June 7: Dress Rehearsal at NHS (Tiny Tot, Discover Dance & Elementary Classes) - 5:15 p.m. arrival / 6 p.m. start
June 8: Dress Rehearsal at NHS (Intermediate, Pre-Teen, Teen & Advanced Classes) - 5:15 p.m. arrival / 6 p.m. start
June 9: Student Productions (Noon, 4p.m., 7 p.m.)
June 11-15: GSTC Stummer Camp (9 a.m.-4 p.m. / Grades K-12) / Required for students auditioning for the 2018-19 Performing Troupe)