We will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, January 30th & 31st, 2019.
These are the 5th week of the month, so makeup lessons are not needed.
Click on the PDF file (below) to see the Annual Calendar for 2019. The file includes the HSDA Policy form and Registration form.
Show your HSDA pride! Auto window stickers are on the bulletin board at the studio. Not to worry about peeling them off again: They are vinyl, not paper, and easy to remove.
Tuition went DOWN!
New regular tuition rate for Preparatory Dance (ballet & tap combination class for 4, 5 & 6 year olds) is being reduced by 25% starting July 1st. This is not a temporary “special” rate or just for a limited time. This brings it to $42 per month (when paid at the regular quarterly rate of $126).
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Flexibility class: Saturdays at 10:30am.
The information taught in this lesson will be invaluable to all dancers in their long-term progression, and is symbiotic to the growth in their technique. The vast majority of dancers don’t even know how to achieve optimum flexibility. This will give all participating students a distinct advantage in this area.
Christina Brandolino is the teacher. She has been trained in progressive anatomical flexibility.
A lot of people carry muscle tension that they may not even know they have, and it is affecting their ability to dance. If a muscle is constantly carrying tension, it isn't capable of fully contracting or relaxing while moving, limiting its range of motion. In particular, a lot of dancers have tense calves and hips, which decrease range of motion for pliés and leg extensions.
Flexibility and mobility are different, and mobile muscles/joints can become more flexible. When a dancer works on mobility, they are able to reach optimum flexibility more quickly in a static stretch. There is less wasted time getting down all the way. The optimum can be reached more easily.
The first steps taken in the class, then, is to release muscle tension (primarily through foam rolling initially), then work on mobility and flexibility.
Students are taught optimal foam rolling techniques, how to stretch muscles that they may not know how to release, and help them individually with problem areas unique to their body.
As of January 2nd, 2019: HSDA SEMESTER ENROLLEMENT
IMPORTANT: All students must have this information reutrned to the studio before January 19th for the semester!!
1st Semester: February 1st to June 30th
(5 months: Feb-Mar-Apr-May-Jun)
2nd Semester: August 1st to December 31st
(5 months: Aug-Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec)
ALL STUDENTS must be enrolled in specific lesson days & times during the semester. You must contact us IN ADVANCE by e-mail or written note if you wish to add, drop or change any lessons you are enrolled in. Changes are to be made between semesters only. Give us at least 2 weeks notice of any change. There is a $25 per change charge if you change your class during the semester. Any lessons taken that the student is not enrolled in are considered "drop-ins" and will be charged at the single lesson rate.
Notes about tuition: The tuition will remain the same and you can pay year round. No changes are needed. Only the lessons are on the semester system, not tuition. It is assumed that students are taking lessons year round, so the tuition can still be paid the way you've been paying. For details, refer to the HSDA Policy Sheet. If any change to your tuition is not detailed on the Policy Sheet, you must speak with Mr. Hirschl directly.
Makeup Lessons: You must contact us 24 hours in advance of a lesson to get a makeup. You must let us know which lesson you prefer to take as a makeup. Makeup lessons must be made within 4 weeks of the missed lesson. Read the Policy Sheet for details.
If you have any questions, contact Mr. Hirschl directly.
Don’t bug the teachers about this, just let them teach!
If you'd like to participate in the HSDA 2019 Recital, the last day to enroll is Saturday, January 19th.