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  • 1. G. Scotten Talent Center
    13315 Britton Park Road
    Fishers, IN 46038
    317-841-1919
    Contact:
    Alyssa G. Scotten
    alyssa@gscotten.com
  • 2. The History
    of G. Scotten Talent Center
    Performance Programs
  • 3. History
    G. Scotten Talent Center has always been at the forefront of dance education in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. We are one of the oldest studios in the area, and we have led the pack with the most innovative and successful programs for young dancers of every age and level. The proof is in the performances of the girls who have trained here over the past 12 years. As good as we have been, we’re about to get much, much better. But first, a little history.
  • 4. History
    Alyssa Scotten was not yet 3 years old when she performed in her first show, dancing with her mother’s students in a recital in Bloomington, Indiana. From that time on, Alyssa had the show business bug. For as long as she can remember, Alyssa wanted to be a professional dancer performing for an appreciative audience. In time, her passion became a dream come true. For the little girl from Indiana, Alyssa’s professional career was a glamorous adventure – touring the country as Diane Lorimar in 42nd Street, entertaining guests on the Regal Empress with layovers in Manhattan every 3-5 days, and studying and performing dance in Los Angeles while working as a tour guide at Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • 5. History
    But neither the bright lights of Broadway nor the heady life and balmy weather of Los Angeles could keep her away from her high school sweetheart and future husband, Eric Scotten. Alyssa gave up her chance for another tour and a new show and she returned to Fishers and to Eric. Eric was making his mark in his family’s business and Alyssa knew she would likely remain a Hoosier for some time to come. While her hometown had little of the glamour of the coastal cities she had grown to love, Alyssa was prepared to forge a new ‘showbiz’ life in Fishers.
  • 6. History
    Alyssa and her mother, Vicki Gillaspy, reunited and opened G. Scotten Talent Center. The vision for the Talent Center was clear – a state-of-the-art studio where youngsters could learn to perform as dancers, singers, actors and piano-playing musicians – a true performing arts school. It didn’t take long for word to spread. GSTC’s approach to training was bringing out the best in young performers, and their parents were astonished by the youngsters’ polish and stage presence. And they just got better, year after year after year.
  • 7. History
    As the number of G. Scotten students grew, so did the programming designed to develop their skills and their performance opportunities. A multitude of programs set in motion over the years have helped to speed student development, accommodate individual interests and meet the diverse demands and economies of active area families. Just a few of the many innovations at GSTC include:
    • Graduated levels of group technique classes
    • 8. Fast Track classes for accelerated group instruction
    • 9. National Dance Week promotions and master classes
    • 10. Tiny Talent Performing Troupe and Dance Team Prep
    • 11. GSTC Juniors, Talent Too and Beginners Only Competition Team
    • 12. Free-Admission and professionally-staged annual student productions
    • 13. Grace from Within Benefit Dance Concert charity project
    • 14. Musical Theatre camps and community performance opportunities
  • History
    Of all the training and performance programming, the most notable program to date is our GSTC Performing Troupe.
    • Troupe began in 2000 with 11 charter members.
    • 15. Since its inception, we have trained more than 200 troupe members and up to 65 members in a single year.
    • 16. This past season we had 41 members.
  • History
    The troupe program has been a popular destination for students and parents seeking a more intensive experience in dance, an education that goes well beyond the typical year-long training and year-end recital. Through troupe, Alyssa developed:
    • The troupe audition and casting process
    • 17. Flexibility to limit family/student participation
    • 18. In-studio Master Classes and Guest Choreography
    • 19. Discounted tuition and unique rehearsal fee structuring
    • 20. Competition and performance opportunities
    • 21. Philanthropic efforts through Grace from Within
    • 22. Classy and tailor-made original costume designs
  • History
    Through Troupe, we have done some very special things:
    • Raised almost $100,000 for local charities.
    • 23. Garnered top local, regional and national awards for individual and group achievement and choreography.
    • 24. Introduced students to Los Angeles, New York and the world of professional dance and musical theatre.
    • 25. Led the way as a classy studio, instilling respect for the arts while spotlighting student achievement and avoiding a competitive focus.
    • 26. Rewarded student participation by awarding several thousand dollars in cash scholarships to graduating seniors.
    • 27. Produced highly-skilled and well-rounded dancers with the talent and ability necessary to perform professionally.
  • History
    But not all GSTC students desire such a demanding dance program. And at GSTC, we’ve always been proud of our ability to accommodate different degrees of interest. For example, our open classes and our Dance Team Prep classes are programs created for students with special or limited interests.
    Alyssa has been steadfast in her belief that:
    “Every child who has a passion for dance should be provided an opportunity to pursue it, at the level they want to pursue it. For it is the ones with the greatest passion, not necessarily the greatest talent, that shine the brightest.”
  • 28. evolution
    And as times change, and families’ needs and interests change, so does the programming at GSTC. Over the years our programs have evolved.
    • Solo competition routines for every troupe member.
    • 29. Friday night and Saturday morning troupe rehearsals.
    • 30. Troupe cost-cutting measures to aid the economic recovery - eliminating travel, reusing costumes and buying book costumes.
    • 31. Introduction of Talent Too and GSTC Juniors, devised to meet the needs of a specific group of students.
    • 32. Dance Team Prep was canceled due to low enrollment for two years before it took off last year with 11 team members.
  • evaluation
    After evaluating the current state of GSTC programs and the multiple interests and desires of students and parents, we have reached certain conclusions about where we are as a performing arts school and where we next need to be:
  • 33. evaluation
    Beginners Only Competition Team and Dance Team Prep:
    Demonstrated Strengths:
    • Fabulous educators. Nicci and Shawna have done a fabulous job with students this year.
    • 34. Terrific class attendance and students’ weekly commitment to learning has been great.
    • 35. Supportive parents who have embraced the program.
    Areas for Improvement:
    • Enhanced communication through weekly e-newsletters.
    • 36. More one-on-one contact with parents to confirm we are meeting or exceeding goals set by them and their children.
    • 37. More visibility at the studio. Show off the kids and regularly promote their achievements.
  • evaluation
    Tiny Talent Performing Troupe:
    Demonstrated Strengths:
    • A popular staple at the school for almost 10 years.
    • 38. Enthusiastic students and supportive parents.
    • 39. A great introduction to a higher level of training.
    Areas for Improvement:
    • Full season of training instead of half a term.
    • 40. More introductory communication to determine if a child truly seeks expanded training and performance and can handle the added commitment vs. simply wanting to be part of the club.
    • 41. Enhanced communication through weekly e-newsletters.
    • 42. More one-on-one contact with the parents to confirm we are meeting or exceeding the goals they and their children have set.
    • 43. More visibility at the studio. Show off their kids and their achievements.
  • evaluation
    Talent Too Performing Troupe:
    Demonstrated Strengths:
    • A new program introduced as an alternative to Level 1 Troupe, featuring a lighter commitment and lower cost for younger students.
    • 44. Enthusiastic students and supportive parents.
    Areas for Improvement:
    • More introductory communication to determine if a child truly seeks a higher level of training and can handle the added commitment vs. simply wanting to be part of the club.
    • 45. More one-on-one contact with the parents to confirm we are meeting or exceeding the goals they and their children have set.
    • 46. More visibility at the studio. Show off their kids and their achievements.
  • evaluation
    GSTC Performing Troupe:
    Demonstrated Strengths:
    • Highly successful training program designed to inspire young dancers and bring out the best in them as performers and competitors.
    • 47. Continued exposure to cutting-edge choreography with opportunities to excel as unified group and individual artist.
    • 48. An up-year with enthusiastic students and supportive parents.
    Areas for Improvement:
    • More dance/life balance for students, parents and teachers while still maintaining high level of dance education and performance.
    • 49. Renewed emphasis on education, partnered with a balanced and tailored program of performance, competition and travel.
    • 50. Tricks vs. Technique – understanding the difference.
    • 51. Dance as an art. Every performance is valuable and important and appreciated – not just the ones that come with an award.
  • evaluation
    GSTC Performing Troupe:
    Areas for Improvement (cont.):
    • Enhance student work ethic/class etiquette, reduce socializing.
    • 52. Incorporate reasonable consequences for misbehavior, being unprepared for class, etc.
    • 53. Team morale – especially after castings and at end of year.
    • 54. Respect for new instructors. Receptive to new information and style in classes and at conventions.
    • 55. Mutual respect among teammates by students and parents. Reserve judgment. Everyone is equally special.
    • 56. Getting the most bang for your buck.
    • 57. More one-on-one contact with the parents to confirm we are meeting or exceeding the goals they and their children have set.
    • 58. More visibility at the studio. Show off their kids and their achievements.
  • Next phase
    Given the current state of our program and the shifting focus of students, parents and teachers, we will embark on the next phase of our evolution. In a nutshell, we will enhance our focus on performance and education, maintain a limited competition regimen and provide competition options that put parents and students in the driver’s seat. Our revision will maintain strengths and bolster shortfalls. Here’s how:
    • Make mandatory-training decisions based on professional experience as performers and teachers, while retaining a flexible format that also provides optional-training input by students and parents.
    • 59. Support students’ artistic endeavors outside the studio, recognizing that a GSTC dance education is a launching pad for other opportunities, such as school dance teams and productions.
  • Next phase
    Cont.
    • Promote and encourage student participation in various dance-related opportunities, such as professional or community theatre, conventions or master classes.
    • 60. Maintain an artistically healthy studio environment, demonstrating a positive attitude that inspires students, teachers and parents and avoids opportunities for the damage that can be caused by negativity.
    • 61. Provide a dance/life balance where students aren’t forced to choose between dance and other events important to them and their family.
  • Next phase
    Since GSTC opened its doors, many studios have copied and adopted the policies and programs introduced and developed here. For example, other studios now have a troupe casting process; others now dance for a cause; others use our website language to describe their programs and policies; others now offer instruction for children as young as 18 months. There are some traditions at GSTC that other studios have not been able to duplicate, however. Many studios have a limited ability to develop young dancers, whereas GSTC builds polished dancers from the ground up. Some studios offer a limited exposure to dance, falling short in their ballet program or some other aspect of a well-rounded education. GSTC’s ballet program features incredibly skilled, experienced and stable professionals and incomparable original choreography year after year. Many other studios focus entirely on competition, regarding dance as more of a sport than an art. GSTC pursues numerous community performance opportunities with equal zest.
  • 62. Next phase
    As we forge ahead next season with exciting new additions to a dance education program that is already admired and respected, we think surrounding studios will again look to G. Scotten Talent Center as their guide to the future.
  • 63. MISSION/PHILOSOPHY:
    Our mission remains the same: To provide a unique educational experience for performing arts students, with individualized programs to help aspiring artists reach personal and professional goals and a comforting guiding hand to encourage and assist their pursuit of performance opportunities.
    With those goals in mind, our programming for the future will be combined as part of a training and performance package known as the G. Scotten Talent Tour.
    Mission/philosophy
  • 64. Introducing…
  • 65. THE TALENT TOUR
    The Premiere Performance Program At
    G. Scotten Talent Center
    2011-2012
  • 66. The Talent Tour is a tiered program offering defined levels of membership.  The levels include the Elementary Tour, the Teen Tour, and the Pre-Professional Tour.
    As an umbrella program that incorporates all performance groups at GSTC, The Talent Tour will embrace and replace the GSTC Performing Troupe, Talent Too, Beginner's Only Competition Team, Dance Team Prep and Tiny Talent.
    The objectives and opportunities for these member levels are similar, but each will pursue a training and performance regimen unique to its level. Meanwhile, as a combined unit under one title – The Talent Tour – studio communications they receive will be uniform and therefore more informative. This uniformity will not only keep members informed about the progress of each tour group but will also build a common identity and stronger bonds among students and parents.
    overview
  • 67. Each individual tour will learn a large production routine that features all dancers selected for that tour performing choreography appropriate to their training level.
    Elementary Tour members, choreographed and directed by Alyssa Scotten, will be showcased in a 3 ½ minute musical theatre tap routine.
    Teen Tour members, choreographed and directed by Nicci Fishers, will be featured in a 3 ½ minute high-energy jazz routine.
    Pre-Professional Tour members learn a mini-musical, a themed 25-30 minute show with multiple small group dances - tap, jazz and lyrical – and a large production routine finale.
    overview
  • 68. By design, the themes of the Elementary and Teen production routines will also fit with the Pre-Professional mini-musical theme. Consequently, when we perform at local community events, all tour groups will be seamlessly incorporated into one entertaining show.
    Ms. Melody is the Artistic Director for the mini-musical and will be assembling the story line, choreographing and/or selecting choreographers, assisting with costuming and leading rehearsals.
    Ms. Alyssa is the managing Director of the Pre-Professional Tour as will assist with choreography and rehearsing routines.
    Let’s look at each tour a little more in detail.
    overview
  • 69. The Elementary Tour
    Program Overview:
    The Elementary Tour is for invited students in Elementary and Intermediate classes.  In addition to their weekly combo class (tap, jazz and ballet), the selected students will meet an additional 1/2 hour a week with Director and Co-choreographers Alyssa Scotten and Vicki Gillaspy to rehearse a special routine for performance at local venues.  A musical theatre style tap dance will be taught.  The routine will feature Elementary and Intermediate dancers. It will highlight individual strengths and gently challenge individual skills.
    Elementary tour
  • 70. The Elementary Tour
    Eligibility:
    Prospective Elementary Tour members must be entering 1st-5th grade and have at least one year of tap/jazz and/or ballet experience for participation.  Members are required to enroll in and regularly attend a ballet, tap and jazz class in the Elementary or Intermediate division throughout the membership year.
    Elementary tour
  • 71. The Elementary Tour
    Auditions:
    Elementary and Intermediate class students are required to attend the Elementary Talent Tour Audition to obtain membership.  Students at the audition will be evaluated on their enthusiasm, work ethic and ability to pick up and retain choreography.  Students who meet the criteria and are deemed ready to take on the added challenge will be invited for membership.  Students who may need a little more class time or younger students who require more maturity, will be encouraged to train another year and try again the next season.
    Elementary tour
  • 72. The Elementary Tour
    Performance Opportunities:
    Members of the Elementary Talent Tour perform at these local events:  
    • Fishers Tri-Kappa Cookies-N-Santa (Dec '11)
    • 73. Dance Educators of America Competition & Convention (March '12)
    • 74. 500 Festival Kids Day on the Circle (May '12)
    • 75. GSTC ‘Grace from Within’ Student Production (June '12)
    • 76. Fishers Freedom Festival and Parade (June '12)
    • 77. Fishers Art in the Park (September ‘12)  
    Elementary tour
  • 78. The Elementary Tour
    Time Commitment:
    • Regular attendance at weekly scheduled combo class
    • 79. Regular attendance at separate 30 minute weekly rehearsal
    • 80. Attendance as required by performance schedule
    Elementary tour
  • 81. The Elementary Tour
    Financial Commitment:
    The following fees are in addition to regular class tuition for combo classes, combo class costumes and annual registration and production fees.
    • Rehearsal Tuition - $250 (academic term)
    • 82. Elementary Tour Team Fee - $50
    • 83. Costume Fee - $75
    • 84. GSTC Warm Up - $130
    • 85. Make Up - $30 appx.
    • 86. Competition & Convention Fee - $35 + $65
    Elementary tour
  • 87. The Elementary Tour
    Benefits:
    • More classroom time, more education, better retention of information, quicker progress, more production number dance time on stage
    • 88. Maximum performance opportunities due to year-round training
    • 89. Minimal travel, minimal time commitment, lower cost, convenient weekly rehearsals
    • 90. Builds self-confidence and stage presence
    • 91. Be an important contributor to a team effort
    • 92. Great stepping stone for future advanced training and performance opportunities as a Teen or Pre-Pro tour member
    • 93. FUN for Kids and Families, too
    Elementary tour
  • 94. The Teen Tour
    Program Overview:
    The Teen Tour is for invited students in Grades 5 & up enrolled in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and/or Lyrical classes in the Teen division.  In addition to their weekly classes (jazz + an additional class of their choice), the selected students will meet an additional 1/2 hour a week with Director and Choreographer Nicci Fisher to rehearse a special routine that will perform at local venues.  A trendy, high-energy jazz dance routine will be taught.  The routine will feature Teen level dancers. It will highlight individual strengths and gently challenge individual skills.
    teen tour
  • 95. The Teen Tour
    Eligibility:
    Prospective Teen Talent Tour members must be entering grades 5-12 and have at least one year of jazz and/or ballet experience for participation.  Members are required to enroll in and regularly attend a jazz class and an additional class of their choice in the Teen division throughout the membership year.
    teen tour
  • 96. The Teen Tour
    Auditions:
    Teen class students are required to attend the Teen Talent Tour Audition to obtain membership.  Students at the audition will be evaluated on their enthusiasm, work ethic and ability to pick up and retain choreography.  Students who meet the criteria and are deemed ready to take on the added challenge will be invited for membership.  Students who need a little more class time or younger students who require more maturity will be encouraged to train another year and try again the next season.
    teen tour
  • 97. The Teen Tour
    Performance Opportunities:
    Members of the Teen Talent Tour perform at these local events:  
    • Fishers Tri-Kappa Cookies-N-Santa (Dec '11),
    • 98. Dance Educators of America Competition & Convention (March '12),
    • 99. 500 Festival Kids Day on the Circle (May '12),
    • 100. GSTC “Grace from Within’ Student Production (June '12),
    • 101. Fishers Freedom Festival and Parade (June '12).  
    • 102. Fishers Art in the Park (September ‘12)
    • 103. Local Junior High and High School Halftime Shows (tba)
    • 104. Pacers Game Pre-Show Performance (tba)
    teen tour
  • 105. The Teen Tour
    Time Commitment:
    • Regular attendance at weekly scheduled technique classes
    • 106. Regular attendance at separate 30 minute weekly rehearsal
    • 107. Attendance as required by performance schedule
    teen tour
  • 108. The Teen Tour
    Financial Commitment:
    The following fees are in addition to regular class tuition for technique classes, technique class costumes and annual registration and production fees.
    • Rehearsal Tuition - $250 (academic term)
    • 109. Teen Tour Team Fee - $50
    • 110. Costume Fee - $75
    • 111. GSTC Warm Up - $130
    • 112. Make Up - $30 appx.
    • 113. Competition & Convention Fee - $35 + $125
    teen tour
  • 114. The Teen Tour
    Benefits:
    • More classroom time, more education, better retention of information, quicker progress, broader exposure to dance world
    • 115. Increased performance opportunities including halftime performances, a great preparation for future school dance team participants
    • 116. Minimal travel, minimal time commitment, lower cost, convenient weekly rehearsals
    • 117. Builds technique, self-confidence and stage presence
    • 118. Be an important contributor to a team effort
    • 119. Great stepping stone for future advanced training at GSTC or performance on school dance teams
    • 120. FUN for Kids and Families, too
    teen tour
  • 121. The Pre-Professional Tour
    Program Overview:
    The Pre-Professional Tour is for invited students in Grades 1-12 enrolled in a specified package of advanced level classes in the Pre-Professional division.  In addition to their weekly classes, the selected students will meet an additional 1 hour a week with Directors and Choreographers Melody Finchum and Alyssa Scotten to rehearse a 25-30 minute mini-musical for performance at local venues.  The mini-musical features students in group dances in tap, jazz, lyrical and musical theatre. Dances are choreographed by GSTC and guest choreographers using a cohesive theme. They offer a variety of challenges to meet the advanced level of each individual member. 
    Pre-Pro tour
  • 122. The Pre-Professional Tour
    Eligibility:
    Prospective Pre-Pro Talent Tour members must be entering grades 1-12 and have multiple years of tap, jazz and/or ballet experience.  Members must audition or be invited to enroll and must regularly attend an assigned and leveled package of classes in the Pre-Pro division throughout the membership year.
    Pre-pro tour
  • 123. The Pre-Professional Tour
    Auditions:
    Students accepted into Pre-Professional division classes are automatically eligible for membership and participation in the Pre-Professional Talent Tour in mandatory.  
    All students are guaranteed multiple dance opportunities in the mini-musical. Separate auditions will be held for students interested in obtaining a specific “role” in the mini musical. Roles may include featured singing, acting and/or dancing.
    Pre-pro tour
  • 124. The Pre-Professional Tour
    Performance Opportunities:
    Members of the Pre-Pro Talent Tour perform at these local events:  
    • Fishers Tri-Kappa Cookies-N-Santa (Dec '11)
    • 125. Tremaine Dance Competition & Convention (Jan ‘12)
    • 126. 3-day Disney Trip (Feb ‘12)
    • 127. Dance Educators of America Competition & Convention (March '12)
    • 128. 500 Festival Kids Day on the Circle (May '12),
    • 129. GSTC ‘Grace from Within’ Student Production (June '12),
    • 130. Fishers Freedom Festival and Parade (June '12).  
    • 131. Fishers Art in the Park (September ‘12)
    Pre-pro tour
  • 132. The Pre-Professional Tour
    Travel Opportunities:
    Members of the Pre-Pro Talent Tour will also attend field trips by level. These will potentially take place in Fall/Winter 2011 and Spring 2012.
    • Advanced 1 & 2 – Teachers, students and their parents will attend “Camp Pulse,” a ‘tween dance convention for 8- to 13-year -old students in Chicago featuring professional choreographers from iCarly, NickJr., etc.
    • 133. Advanced 3 – Students will visit New York City on a chaperoned field trip for a three-day weekend with classes at Broadway Dance Center and viewings of Broadway shows, among other excitements.
    • 134. Advanced 4 – Students will visit New York City on a chaperoned field trip for a three-day weekend with classes at Broadway Dance Center and viewings of Broadway shows, among other excitements on a weekend separate from Level 3.
    Pre-pro tour
  • 135. The Pre-Professional Tour
    Time Commitment:
    • Regular attendance at weekly scheduled technique classes (Tues/Thurs)
    • 136. Regular attendance at additional 60-minute weekly rehearsal (Wed)
    • 137. No Saturday rehearsals
    • 138. Attendance as required by performance/travel schedules
    • 139. Attendance during mini-musical choreography week July 18-23
    Pre-pro tour
  • 140. The Pre-Professional Tour
    Financial Commitment:
    The following fees are in addition to regular class tuition for technique classes and annual registration and production fees.
    • Rehearsal Tuition - $350
    • 141. Pre-Professional Tour Team Fee - $100
    • 142. Choreography Fee - $350 (choreography camp included)
    • 143. 4-5 Costume Fee - $75-$200 p/costume
    • 144. GSTC Warm Up - $130
    • 145. Make Up + Accessories - $75 appx.
    • 146. 2 Competition & 2 Convention Fee - $70 + $250 appx.
    • 147. Travel and field trip expenses as necessary
    Pre-pro tour
  • 148. The Pre-Professional Tour
    Benefits:
    • More, and more diverse, weekly technique classes
    • 149. Variety of performance opportunities/experiences
    • 150. Lower cost, convenient weekly rehearsals, no Saturdays, more free time
    • 151. Greater exposure to the “show business” side of dance
    • 152. Greater flexibility for students to pursue outside dance-related or non- related activities
    • 153. Be an important contributor to a team effort
    • 154. Great stepping stone for a future in professional dance
    • 155. FUN for Kids and Families, too
    Pre-pro tour
  • 156. Members of the Pre-Professional Tour may also pursue the Competition Option.
    The competition option is for students who desire additional competition opportunities as a soloist, duet, trio or group.
    Interested students must complete an application to participate. Space is limited and applications will be accepted as space permits.
    Competition option students will rehearse their routines on Saturdays. Dawn Harlow is Competition Coordinator. She and Nicci are primary Saturday rehearsal directors. Alyssa and other staff will rotate in and out as needed.
    Competition option
  • 157. Applications for the Competition Option will indicate what type of dance you want, who you want to be your choreographer, if you want a solo or group performance, and who you want to be in your group dance.
    Dawn will assist students and their parents with their assembling of a requested group and other arrangements, including choreographer, costumes, competition schedule.
    Competition Option students must commit to Pre-Professional Tour responsibilities as their priority. The competition option is secondary.
    As a new program, the competition option comes with few limitations. Fees will be structured a la carte, and each routine’s members will have to cover all of their individual costs for a routine. An additional studio fee will be charged to cover administrative costs borne by G. Scotten for each optional dance routine.
    Competition option
  • 158. Online Applications
    Applications will be available online beginning Wednesday, May 18. We’d like for interested students and their parents to show their interest in this program before we can accurately determine nominal participation fees.
    Since this is a new approach to a long-time activity, we’ll need to determine interest, and it may proceed as a work-in-progress as we progress through the year.
    Competition option
  • 159. The performance schedule for the annual student production for the 2011-12 Academic Term will be as follows:
    • Noon – Specialty routines (solos, duets, trios)
    • 160. 4pm – Pre-K & Elementary classes (+ Elem Tour)
    • 161. 7pm – Teen & Pre-Pro classes (Three-Act Show)
    • 162. Act 1 – Mini-Ballet (All ballet classes in choreographed routines will combine in a themed show choreographed by Melody)
    • 163. Act 2 – A la Carte (All Teen Classes, Competition Option group dances, select Pre-Pro class dances)
    • 164. Act 3 – Mini-Musical (All Talent Tour members including Elementary, Teen and Pre-Pro)
    Recital 2011-12
  • 165. We’re excited to provide such unique and progressive programming. And we’re equally excited to embark on this next journey forward with you and your children. But wait, there’s even more!
    Additional opportunities in the works:
    • Professional headshots and resumes
    • 166. Meeting w/ local and national talent agents
    • 167. Group outings to local performing arts events
    • 168. “Dance Nanny” – Hire Alyssa to travel with your children and make contacts and introductions on their behalf in pursuit of educational or performance opportunities specific to their interests
    plus
  • 169. We hope you’ll join us on the Talent Tour next season. But remember, we also offer the same expert instruction in tailored technique classes that require no additional commitment beyond a student’s enthusiastic attendance. Whatever direction you take, we are thrilled to be here for you. We are happy to support your endeavors, and we have restructured our program to offer students not only everything they need, but also all they could ever want.
    If you have any questions regarding the information covered, please contact Alyssa via email at alyssa@gscotten.com.
    Otherwise, please keep your eyes peeled for updated information on the Talent Tour over the next few weeks.
    Information will be available in a drop down list under the Talent Tour 2011-12 Tab on our website.
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