Phipps Junior Dance Company | Grades 5 – 8

Starting DateSeptember 9, 2019

Ending DateMay 9, 2020

Tickets

Ticket Prices$132/quarter

Time 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Event Description

Mondays

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Dance Studio 

Fee: $132/quarter

Directors: Greta Lewis and Megan Bauer

Audition Only

Dance program classes begin September 8, 2019, second semester begins January 19, 2020. 

 

The Phipps Junior Dance Company is an auditioned ensemble of dancers in grades 5-8. Dancers work in a variety of styles, culminating in a dance concert in April. Members are required to take at least two technique classes per week at The Phipps in addition to weekly rehearsals. 

 

Megan Bauer has been dancing, teaching, and choreographing for over 20 years. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education and minor in Dance Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF). Megan has traveled nationally performing with the Kilgore College Rangerettes, and additionally was the captain of the UWRF Dance Team. She has worked as an instructor and choreographer for American Dance/Drill Team, coached two varsity high school teams in the Twin Cities area, and trained dancers in ballet, lyrical, and jazz at a local studio. Megan also enjoys performing with The Phipps Dance Theater and is looking forward to directing The Phipps Junior Dance Company alongside Greta Lewis. 

Greta Lewis has been a dance instructor for 13 years. She has taught at The Phipps since 2015 and is the director of The Phipps Junior Dance Company. Greta has a B.S. in Elementary Education and minor in Dance Education from University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Recently, she was selected by the Wisconsin Department of Education to write the state dance education standards. She has performed as a company member of The Phipps Dance Theater for eight seasons. In addition to teaching dance, Greta is a second grade teacher in the Hudson School District. 

 


Registration

Register in person at the Phipps Center Administrative Office Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. You may also register by phone with a credit card by calling (715) 386-2305, or online at ThePhipps.org. Fees are due at time of registration. Payment plans can be set up if students are taking multiple classes. Contact the Administrative Offices for registration and payment arrangements.

 

Dates

  • The dance program this year runs 32 weeks.
  • Dance program classes begin September 8, 2019, second semester begins January 19, 2020.
  • Ballroom and Latin quarters begin September 8, November 3, January 19, and March 15.
  • We do not have classes November 25 – December 1, December 22 – January 4, March 23 – 28, April 12.

 

Phipps Dance Policies

General

  • Classes cancelled because of inclement weather will not be rescheduled.
  • Instructor’s approval needed for placement unless it is a Beginning or Foundations class.
  • It is common to stay in the same level of a class for two or more years. Instructor approval is needed in order to advance to the next level.
  • An instructor may decide to move a student to a more appropriate class.
  • New students are not accepted after November 1, except for Ballroom & Latin.
  • Dancers must be the specified age by September 1, 2018

 

Registration and Payment

  • Dance fees are billed on a semester rate, except for Ballroom & Latin and Dance Companies, which are billed on a quarterly rate. The full dance year consists of two semesters, and we assume that students will continue second semester unless notified otherwise.
  • All class fees must be paid in advance to attend class. If needed, contact the office to arrange a payment plan.
  • New students are not accepted after November 1, except for Ballroom & Latin.
  • All class and costume fees must be paid in full to participate in the recitals.
  • Dance terms begin on September 9 and January 19. You are responsible for making sure your fees are paid for the next semester before the class begins. We will send billing notices before the fees are due, but you are responsible even if you don’t receive the notice in a timely fashion.
  • A student will only be allowed to attend class if payment has been made.

 

Refunds/Withdrawal

  • If a student tries a class and does not wish to continue, the student may withdraw by notifying the office within 8 weeks of starting and receive a refund for the remaining weeks. No refunds will be given for classes quit after 8 weeks, except in cases of injury, long-term illness, or extraordinary circumstances.
  • In order to withdraw from a class, you must notify the administrative office, and not just your teacher.

 

Class Policies

  • No gum, food, or drinks, except water, are permitted in the dance studios.
  • Do not wear street shoes in the dance studios.
  • Remove jewelry and secure hair back, if needed.
  • Turn off your cell phone prior to class.
  • Do not leave valuables in the hallway.
  • Parents may wait outside the classroom but are not permitted in the dance studio during class, unless invited by the instructor.

 

Costumes / Recitals

  • Recital costumes are ordered in early December. If you do not intend to participate in the recital, you must notify the Administrative offices in writing prior to November 1. If you do not notify the Administrative Offices, a costume will be ordered, and you are responsible for paying for it.
  • All class and costume fees must be paid in full to participate in the recitals.
  • Preballet/Tap recitals will be May 13.
  • All other recitals will be on May 16 (ages 8-12) and May 17 (teen and adult classes). There is also a mandatory dress rehearsal on May 15.

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