The Green Class is for children in 6th & 7th grades. We will build towards intermediate/advanced ballet, tap and jazz skills. New dancers to the green class must have achieved intermediate dance skills or completed Purple Class. Ms. Shay will teach ballet, Ms. Julia will teach jazz, and Ms. Dawn will teach tap. The Green Class is required to attend 3x a week. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday are mandatory, while Wednesday is an optional 4th day. Students wishing to advance quickly may choose to attend class all four days.
Monday 6:30-7:45 – Ballet/Pointe with Ms. Shay
Tuesday: 6:15-7:15 Ballet/Pointe with Ms. Shay & 7:15-8:15 Jazz with Ms. Julia
Wednesday 4:00-5:00 – Optional 4th Day with Ms. Michelle
Thursday: 7:00-7:45 Ballet with Ms. Shay & 7:45-8:30 Tap with Ms. Dawn
*Pointe Shoes are required for Pointe Class
Students should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class to warm up and get shoes on.
Students should be respectful to the teacher and other class members at all times.
Students who are disrespectful & keep others from learning will be asked to leave the class.
No food or drink is permitted in the studio. Water is the only exception!
Parents are welcome to watch classes on Parent Observation Days.
Please do not post videos of your child’s dances online (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) without the instructor’s permission.
Faith in Motion/ Boys & Girls Club Service Project
Green Class Students are expected to volunteer two Wednesday afternoons in the spring semester assisting a Burgundy & Black Class level student at the Faith in Motion/ Boys & Girls Club Service Project. Class curriculum will be overseen by Ms. Shay and a B&G Club staff member. This service project gives SSOD students an opportunity to develop leadership qualities and teaches them the value of serving others.
In order to facilitate traffic, please enter the property from Zetterower Avenue and exit onto Donaldson Street. Please drop off and pick up your child at the sunroom door on the side of the building. Please do NOT park in the drop-off lane to walk your child in. If you are a student driving yourself, please park behind the building. Parking is available for parents and student drivers behind SSOD. Please, be respectful of the Split Ends’ business and customers by not using their parking lot.
Students are strongly encouraged to attend all classes. Those missing more than 25% of classes or rehearsals may be removed from a performance or risk having their role performed by an understudy. This decision is up to the instructor.
Performance is a group activity. Everyone should be equally prepared in order to produce the best performance possible. Therefore, students performing in recital and other performances MUST attend all rehearsals. Failure to attend rehearsals will result in being removed from the upcoming performance.
Tuition & Fees
Registration: Individual is $35. A family of two or more is $45 total.
Tuition: $95 per month for classes meeting 3x per week.
$110 per month for classes meeting 4x per week.
Tuition is due at the first of the month. A $5 late fee will apply to payments received after the 10th. Checks should be dropped in the white box in the sunroom entrance. A $35 service fee will be added to all returned checks. Parents or guardians will be accountable for all tuition & fees unless a release form is signed officially withdrawing a student from Statesboro School of Dance.
Performance & Costume: The spring recital fee includes a recital t-shirt and DVD. Average costume fees range from $60-$80 and you will purchase 2-4 costumes for the recital. In order to defray a large amount due, we require a recital fee and costume deposit at the time the costumes are ordered.
Recital Fee: $70 + Costume Deposit: $130 = Total Deposit Due October 31st $200.
Final costume balances will be due February 1st.
There is a $25 performance fee for the Faith in Motion concert. This includes a DVD, a car magnet and helps defray the cost of renting the theatre. This fee is due the first week of August. There is a $50 performance fee for the Nutcracker. This includes a DVD, a Nutcracker t-shirt and helps defray the cost of renting the theatre. This fee is due the first week of August.
All tuition and costume fees must be paid in full to participate in the recital.
Private Lessons: Private lessons can be scheduled on an individual basis at the rate of $35 an hour.
Master Classes: Master Classes with guest teachers are offered throughout the year and dancers are strongly encouraged to attend.
Summer Classes: Workshops are offered during the summer and guest teachers are often invited. Classes are available for all ages.
Proper attire is critical to dance classes. All students must be prepared and properly dressed for class in order to reach their full potential. The color level indicates the leotard color that should be worn to class. Uniforms are required. Color leotards can be purchased through the studio.
Ballet: Girls wear their specified class-colored leotard, and a class colored-ballet skirt, pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair should be in a bun, no bangs. Boys wear a white t-shirt, black shorts, tights or leggings, and black or white ballet shoes.
Pointe Shoes: The director determines when female students begin pointe training. Pointe work can injure a dancer if not taught and executed properly. Pointe work is not based on age, but on individual readiness. Dancers must have developed correct upper body placement, ankle strength and proper turn-out to safely perform “en pointe” particularly on stage. Usually at this level, dancers will not perform “en pointe” unless the director deems it appropriate. The director has over 31 years of ballet training. Please trust her experience and knowledge for proper guidance on this matter. Pointe shoes should be fit by a professional and the fit should then be approved by the director before sewing ribbons and elastic. If you have any questions regarding pointe shoes, please see the director.
Tap: Shoes should be low-heeled pull-on or lace-up tan tap shoes.
Jazz: Shoes should be tan jazz ‘gore’ slip on boots.
Dancewear may be purchased at the following locations:
Bellies, Babies & Ballerinas | 43 E. Main St. Statesboro, GA
Tutus and Dance Shoes | 3604 Verandah Dr, Augusta, GA
Pointe Shoe fittings can also be arranged at Bobo’s Dance Supply in Macon, Georgia. Please contact them at 478.738.0175.