Dear Lifehouse Families,

Our summer dance session will be shorter than in years past due to COVID and our performances running from June 15-25.  The four weeks will still allow students to get back in shape for auditions and dance camp.

Exciting Guest Teacher for Summer!  I am excited to announce that Tanisha Belnap will be our guest jazz teacher for the four weeks of summer classes for turquoise, purple, green, blue, silver, gold and yellow companies!  Tanisha is an internationally recognized dancer.  She was in the top 8 of Season 11 of “So You Think You Can Dance” and has worked with the top choreographers in the world.  She currently resides in California with her husband and darling baby boy.  Not only is she an incredible dancer/teacher, she is a lovely human.  I’m excited for our students to have the opportunity to train with her this summer.

We will continue to follow guidelines for yellow Covid-19.  Below are the details of the Lifehouse summer schedule.   We will continue to have students enter through individual doors, keep classes isolated with just their group of students, avoid the common areas, take temperatures and sanitize through the summer.  We are also capping enrollment in each class to allow for social distancing during classes.

Class recommendations for next season

If your child is currently in an open class, you will receive a recommendation in the next two weeks for class placement for the 2020-21 season.  Feel free to contact the studio if you wish to discuss the best options for your student.  Ms. Nesha is happy to talk through options with you.

Weekly Company Summer Schedule

Students interested in participating in a company for the 2020-21 season need to register for summer classes.   Registration will be available online beginning June 19.  Students 4th grade and older who are new to Lifehouse should contact the studio for recommended placement.  We are looking forward to having four weeks of summer classes!

  • Summer classes for all students interested in participating at Lifehouse on a company level will begin on July 6 and conclude on July 30. Summer classes are open to everyone but are highly recommended for students planning to be on a company for the 2020-21 season.
  • Tuition is determined by the number of hours of instruction per week and is equivalent to regular tuition during the year.
  • There are four weeks of summer classes. Tuition designated is for the entire summer session.
  • You may also pay by the week if you will be gone a significant number of classes during the weeks of summer when classes are offered. A weekly tuition rate is included along with the entire summer rate.  YOU MUST SEND AN EMAIL WITH THE DATES YOU WILL BE GONE BEFORE SUMMER CLASSES BEGIN TO GET ANY DISCOUNT.  IT IS NOT RETROACTIVE.
  • A $20.00 non-refundable annual registration fee is due upon enrollment for summer. The registration fee is $20 per student or $50 maximum per family.  This reserves your spot for summer classes and/or summer intensive and guarantees you a spot for the fall.  You must pay it online when you register or your registration will be dropped and your spot will be made available for someone else.
  • Tuition for summer classes is due July 1. Tuition for summer dance intensive (dance camp) is due by August 1.
  • The summer class schedule will be based on age and company placement from the 2020-21 year.
  • Summer classes will serve as the audition process for next year’s company placement. This will allow us to watch students for an extended period and better place them in the right class for their growth the following year.  It will also allow us to better place new company members in the right class and help us to keep skills sharp and stay in prime condition year-round.

Summer Schedule

When registering enroll student in each class.  If a class becomes full, put your student on the waitlist.  The studio will do additional classes if needed.

Turquoise/Purple/Green-May sign up for Section 1 schedule, Section 2 schedule or BOTH          

  • Tuition for one is $170 to attend twice a week OR $50 per week.
  • Tuition is $235 to attend four days a week during the four weeks or $70.50 per week.
  • Enter and exit from back of studio directly into Studio 3.

Section 1

Monday                       9:00 am-10:30 am      Pointe                          Studio 3

Monday                       10:30 am-12:00 pm    Jazz Technique 1            Studio 3

Wednesday                 9:00 am-10:30 am      Ballet Technique            Studio 3

Wednesday                 10:30 am-12:00 pm    Jazz Technique 2            Studio 3

Section 2

Tuesday                      9:00 am-10:30 am      Pointe                          Studio 3

Tuesday                      10:30 am-12:00 pm    Jazz Technique 1            Studio 3

Thursday                     9:00 am-10:30 am      Ballet technique            Studio 3

Thursday                     10:30 am-12:00 pm    Jazz Technique 2            Studio 3

Silver/Blue                 May sign up for Section 1 schedule, Section 2 schedule or BOTH.           

  • Tuition for one section is $170 to attend twice a week OR $50 per week.
  • Tuition is $235 to attend four days a week during the four weeks or $70.50 per week.
  • Enter and exit from front door.

Section 1

Monday                       9:00 am-10:30 am      Jazz Technique 1                   Studio 4

Monday                       10:30 am-12:00 pm    Pointe                                      Studio 4

Wednesday                 9:00 am-10:30 am      Jazz Technique 2                   Studio 4

Wednesday                 10:30 am-12:00 pm    Ballet Technique                     Studio 4

Section 2

Tuesday                      9:00 am-10:30 am      Jazz Technique 1                   Studio 4

Tuesday                      10:30 am-12:00 pm    Pointe                                     Studio 4

Thursday                     9:00 am-10:30 am      Jazz technique 2                     Studio 4

Thursday                     10:30 am-12:00 pm    Ballet Technique                     Studio 4

Gold/Yellow               May sign up for Section 1 schedule, Section 2 schedule or BOTH.           

  • Tuition for one section is $170 to attend twice a week OR $50 per week.
  • Tuition is $235 to attend four days a week during the four weeks or $70.50 per week.
  • Enter and exit from back of studio.

Section 1

Monday                       12:30-2:00 pm             Jazz Technique 1                   Studio 3

Monday                       2:00-3:30 pm               Pre Pointe                               Studio 3

Wednesday                 12:30-2:00 pm             Jazz Technique 2                   Studio 3

Wednesday                 2:00-3:30 pm               Ballet Technique                     Studio 3

Section 2

Tuesday                      12:30-2:00 pm             Jazz Technique 1                   Studio 3

Tuesday                      2:00-3:30 pm               Pre Pointe                               Studio 3

Thursday                     12:30-2:00 pm             Jazz Technique 2                   Studio 3

Thursday                     2:00-3:30 pm               Ballet Technique                     Studio 3

Violet                         

  • Tuition $170 OR $50 per week—students enter and exit through main entrance of the building

Tuesday                      12:30-2:00                   Ballet Technique 1            Studio 4

Tuesday                      2:00-3:30 pm               Jazz Technique 1            Studio 4

Thursday                     12:30-2:00                   Ballet Technique 2            Studio 4

Thursday                     2:00-3:30                     Jazz Technique 2            Studio 4

*Make up classes may be taken with Red on Monday/Wednesday afternoons in studio 4

Red Company           

  • Tuition $170.00 OR $50 per week—students enter and exit through main entrance of the building

Monday                       12:30-2:00                   Ballet Technique 1            Studio 4

Monday                       2:00-3:30 pm               Jazz Technique 1            Studio 4

Wednesday                 12:30-2:00                   Jazz Technique 2            Studio 4

Wednesday                 2:00-3:30                     Ballet Technique 2            Studio 4

*Make up classes may be taken with Violet on Tuesday/Thursday afternoons in studio 4

Pink Company                      

  • Tuition: $155.00 or $46.50 per week-students enter/exit back studio stairs.

Monday                       11:15-12:30     Pink Ballet Technique 1                     Studio 6

Monday                       12:30-1:45       Pink Jazz Technique 1                       Studio 6

Wednesday                 11:15-12:30     Pink Ballet Technique 2                     Studio 6

Wednesday                 12:30-1:45       Pink Jazz Technique 2                       Studio 6

*Make up classes may be taken with Sage on Tuesday/Thursday

Sage Company                     

  • Tuition: $155 or $46.50 per week-students enter/exit back studio stairs.

Tuesday                      11:15-12:30     Sage Ballet Technique                        Studio 6

Tuesday                      12:45-2:00       Sage Jazz Technique                         Studio 6

Thursday                     11:15-12:30     Sage Ballet Technique                        Studio 6

Thursday                     12:30-1:45       Sage Jazz Technique                         Studio 6

*Make up classes may be taken with Pink Company on Monday/Wednesday

 

Magenta/Orange Company 

  • Tuition $150 or $45 per week-students enter/exit studio through south door.

Monday                       11:30-12:30     Tap                              Studio 1

Monday                       12:45-2:00       Ballet                           Studio 1

Wednesday                 11:15-12:30     Jazz                             Studio 1

Wednesday                 12:45-2:00       Ballet                           Studio 1

*Make up class may be taken with crystal/aqua companies on Tuesdays

Crystal/Aqua Company       

  • Tuition $80.00 or $24 per week-students enter/exit through south door.

Tuesday                      12:00-12:45                 Tap                              Studio 1

Tuesday                      12:45-2:00                   Ballet                           Studio 1

*Make up class may be taken with 7-8 year old class on Thursdays

*Class will be listed as one tap/ballet class when registering.

Preschool Class              

  • Tuition $50.00 or $15 per week-students enter/exit from south door.

Thursday                     12:30-1:30                   preballet/movement            Studio 1

*No makeup class available.  Excuse at the first of summer session for tuition adjustment.

Kindergarten Class  

  • Tuition $55.00 or $16.50 per week-students enter/exit from south door.

Thursday                     1:40-2:55         ballet/tap                     Studio 1

*Makeup class may be taken with six-year-old classes on Tuesday

Six-Year-Old Class (for students entering 1st grade new to company)      

  • Tuition $60.00 or $18 per week-students enter/exit from south door.

Tuesday                      10:00-10:30                 Tap Technique            Studio 1

Tuesday                      10:30-11:30                 Ballet Technique            Studio 1

*Make up class may be taken with kindergarten class on Thursdays.

*Class will be listed as a one tap/ballet class when registering.

7-8 Year old Company (for students entering 2nd & 3rd grade new to company)

  • Tuition $60.00 or $18 per week-students enter/exit through front door

Thursday                     10:00-11:15                 Ballet                           Studio  6

Thursday                     11:15-12:00                 Tap                              Studio 2

*Make up class may be taken with six-year-old class on Tuesdays or orange/magenta companies on Mondays.

*Class will be listed as one ballet/tap class when registering.

Hip Hop Classes

Lifehouse will be offering optional hip hop classes for our older companies.  The tuition is $25 for 4 weeks or $8 per class.  If you enroll in more than one hip hop class per week, each weekly class is the $25 a week or $8.00 a class.

  • Tuition $25 for 4 weeks or $8.00 a class. If student enrolls in more than one hip hop class, tuition is $25 for each class or $8.00 a class.

Monday                       12:30-1:30 pm     Hip Hop-Blue, Green Purple, Silver, Turquoise-Section 1

Location-Studio 2

Tuesday                      11:00 am-12:00 pm    Hip Hop-Gold, Violet, Yellow-Section 2

Location-Studio 2

Wednesday                 11:00 am-12:00 pm    Hip Hop-Gold, Red, Yellow-Section 3

Location-Studio 2

Thursday                     12:30-1:30 pm   Hip Hop-Blue, Green, Purple, Silver, Turquoise-Section 4

Location-Studio 2

Summer Workshops and Intensives

Lifehouse Summer Intensives (Dance Camp)

About

Our summer Intensives are required for 2020-2021 company dancers, but open to all!  We are excited to announce that Ms. Beverly Spell and Ms. Ashley Petersen will be our ballet and jazz artists in residence for our intensives this year. In addition, students will take classes in other genres from a variety of teachers to build their skills and versatility.

 

What, When & How much?

 

Grades 1 & 2: August 3-7th 9:00am -12:00pm

Company students from Crystal, Aqua, Orange, Magenta

Camp fee:  $105

 

Grades 3-6:  August 3-7th  classes taken between 9 am and 4:30 pm

Pink, Indigo, and some students from red and violet depending on placement for the 20-21 season.

Camp fee: $185

Grades 6-12:  August 10th-14th 9:00am-5:00pm

Turquoise, Green, Purple, Blue, Silver, Yellow, Gold, some students from red and violet depending on placement for the 20-21 Season.

Camp fee:  $200

           

Where:

Our intensives are offered at our Salem location. Online registration begins August 1. Students will take class with their new 2020-2021 companies.

Why is our summer intensive valuable? 

We have our dancers take ballet and jazz with the same resident teachers, to maximize the students’ growth throughout the week.

Dance camp is a fun and valuable learning experience for our dancers. In addition to taking many hours of class instruction, students will establish friendships, discuss goal setting as a class and build a positive company culture.

Cinderella Camp

This summer we will once again be having the fun and educational Cinderella Ballet Camps in Salem for students ages 3-5. These camps are a BIG hit with our little dancers!

When:  August 10th-14th 10:00am-12:00pm

How:  Registration will be available online beginning June

Why: At camp your child will…

  • learn about the art of dance
  • expand their vocabulary
  • make related crafts
  • meet new friends
  • get a special visit from Cinderella at the end of the camp

Tuition $90

A $15.00 non-refundable deposit must be paid upon enrollment. The remaining $75 is due on August 1, 2020. Tuition includes all materials used at the camp, as well as a healthy snack each day. 

Pointe and Pre-Pointe Week Long Workshops

Ms. Kristi will be offering her incredibly valuable pre-pointe and pointe workshops in July.  She is still working out her schedule due to her studio in Oregon also having to work around Covid-19 with their recitals.  We will send an email with exact details as soon as we can.  This is an incredibly valuable opportunity to work on your alignment and strength in a focused way to strengthen your pointe work.  Ms. Kristi is wonderful!

Auditions for Lifehouse 2020-21 Companies

  • An audition for Dance Companies and Musical Theater Companies will be held Friday, July 17, between the hours of 9 am-5 pm. Company/age levels will be assigned specific times. It is a good experience for students to learn the art of auditioning as it is a part of the dance world. Students will showcase what they have been working on all summer.  After the audition, class placement for the next season will be determined.  Always our goal is to place dancers where they can grow and progress to their potential.

*If restrictions due to Covid-19 make it impossible to have the audition safely due to number of dancers in a room, we will be using their class time during summer as the audition for next season.  Musical Theater auditions can still be held individually.

If you have any questions regarding class placement or want some feedback as to your child’s readiness for a company class structure, feel free to contact me.

Best Regards,

Nesha Woodhouse