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GISOD SEPTEMBER NEWS

Welcome To Gisod!!!!

I am so excited to start our new year.  Each of your children will be receiving their own information binder with their name on it.  Please keep it as a reference for dates/schedule/fees etc.

I know we all don’t like to read newsletters so I will bullet the rest:). Here is what you need to know for this month:

-CLASSES START TOMORROW-  Yay

-Communication-   I will hand out paper copies of the newsletters for the first 2 months just in case you are having issues with e-mail.  These newsletters will also be on the board in both studios and on the website under new/updates.

-Information Board-  That will also have all that you need to know so take the time to come in at the end of their classes and read it.  The board in Thornbury is posted directly beside the bench.  The board in Collingwood is a little more hard to find….Go straight then turn to your left:)

-Policies-  You will see below the adult policies that each parent will need to sign and deliver back to Galen.  This is important because we are tightening up this ship;). The dancers will also be read their class rules, and be asked to sign on their own board that they agree

-Dancewear-  Now the above seemed sort of heavy, but don’t worry we know that in the first two weeks you won’t all have the proper dancewear.  That is ok for now.  Gisod has all of your dancewear needs at the Collingwood studio 325 Hurontario Street.  Shoes, tights, bodysuits, and some other fun gear so we can take care of you.  You can order or purchase your dancewear by appointment, or in person on Saturdays 10:30-12:00

-Administration Hours-  When the teachers are helping your dancers, they don’t have the time to assist you, so please make note of these hours or contact Galen outside of class time:

Collingwood Studio-  Tuesday 4:00-6:00

Thursday 4:00-6:00

Saturday 10:30-12:00

-Parent Teams-  I am so lucky to have great parents.  You may be hearing from the following parents to assist you:

Thornbury-  Mellisa Hulshof

Jacqueline Dooley

Tera Holman

Andrea Delaney

Collingwood-  Kerri Albert

Mellisa Hulshof

-Schedule-  You should all know your schedule at this point but if you are uncertain, please let us know and we can help you.

Studio Phone Number-  705-443-8121, please don’t call Galen’s cell anymore unless it is an emergency

Here are those policies:    BUT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE FUN!!!

STUDIO RULES 

– Attendance, Training & Technique is key.
– Respect for teachers, parents and peers will be expected always. – Cliques or bullying will not be tolerated. 

– This is your dance school. Please respect it as if it were your own home. Clean up after yourself and others by throwing all unwanted food and garbage in the many bins provided. 

– Vandalism of any kind to the studio, posters, walls etc is grounds for dismissal. 

– Theft of any kind at the dance studio will result in immediate dismissal. 

– No swearing or foul language will be tolerated. 

– The waiting areas are not to be used as a playground, for entertainment purposes or as an arena for critiquing the student and/or gossiping about others. Please be courteous and respectful. 

– Food is only permitted in the students lounge. Water bottles are allowed and encouraged. 

– No gum anywhere in the dance studio at anytime. 

– No cell phones in the dance studio at anytime. Common areas are allowed. 

– Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your class to warm-up. 

– Students arriving late must wait until the exercise is finished before entering the class. Please enter quickly and quietly so as not to disrupt the class. 

– No outdoor shoes past the front lobby. Please store your shoes under the benches in the lobby. Do not leave them out for everyone to trip over. You are required to have clean, indoor shoes for Hip Hop. 

– Students must be dressed in proper attire every class. 

– Hair must be back and away from the face for all classes except hip hop. 

– No running in the studio, hanging off the barres or touching the mirrors. 

– Please remember that jewelery, ipods and any other valuables should be left at home. GISOD cannot be held responsible for them if they go missing. To avoid losses we recommend all belongings be labelled. Our lost & found box is located at the front entrance. 

PARENTAL GUIDELINES 

– Must adhere to all the above rules as well.
– Should not be in the dance studio unless invited by the instructor. 

– Should not expect to speak with teachers in between classes. You need to make a meeting at an appropriate time. 

– The studio may have regular family meetings to discuss any issues or concerns from parents. 

– Every child progresses at their own pace. Avoid comparing your child to others. What works for one child may not be suitable for another child, or the team as a whole. Leave the instructing to the instructors. 

– Remain postive. Negativity does not foster or encourage a positive learning environment. Our instructors know your child’s ability and will place your child where they are best suited. Your child’s progress is not measured soley on skill. Factors such as maturity, attitude, coachability and commitment are also important in our decison making. Should you have any questions or concerns please make an appointment with the instructor. 

– For the purpose of safety and progress we ask that you limit your view time to the last few minutes of class. 

GISOD Liability Release Form and Assumption of Risk 

I/we have read the GISOD studio policies, and agree to adhere to its expectations. I/we realize that participation in dance classes and activities could result in some possible personal injury. Despite precautions being taken by the studio, accidents and injuries may occur. By signing this release form, I/we (the dancer and parent/guardian) assume all risks related to the use of any and all spaces used by GISOD. I/we agree to release from responsibility the GISOD studio including all teachers, dancers, staff members, and facilities used by both entities from any cause of action, claims, or demands now and in the future. I/we will not hold GISOD Studio liable for any personal injury including: scrapes, bruises, cuts, sprains, fractures, broken bones, concussions or death or any personal property damage/loss, which may occur on the premises before, during or after classes. 

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Furthermore, I/we agree to obey the class and facility rules and take full responsibility for my/our behavior in addition to any damage I/we may cause to the facilities utilized by GISOD 

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I understand that GISOD is a licensed, accredited and insured organization. In the event that I/we should observe any unsafe conduct or conditions before, during or after my/our classes, I/we agree to report the unsafe conduct or conditions to Galen Ireland, owner, the administrator, instructors or staff members as soon as possible. PHOTOGRPAHY/ VIDEO – I give permission for my son/daughter’s photographs/videos to be used for publicity and advertising in the studio, on the GISOD website, and in the community. 

Sign Date Dancer’s Name (Print):
Dancer’s Signature (If over 18): Parent/Guardian Name (Print): Age: DOB: Phone: 

Parent/Guardian Signature: 

***Please read and return to GISOD at registration or before your first dance class*** 

Collingwood dance
news

News One

 

FALL REGISTRATION  

ON NOW!!

News two

GISOD SEPTEMBER NEWS

Welcome To Gisod!!!!

I am so excited to start our new year.  Each of your children will be receiving their own information binder with their name on it.  Please keep it as a reference for dates/schedule/fees etc.

I know we all don’t like to read newsletters so I will bullet the rest:). Here is what you need to know for this month:

-CLASSES START TOMORROW-  Yay

-Communication-   I will hand out paper copies of the newsletters for the first 2 months just in case you are having issues with e-mail.  These newsletters will also be on the board in both studios and on the website under new/updates.

-Information Board-  That will also have all that you need to know so take the time to come in at the end of their classes and read it.  The board in Thornbury is posted directly beside the bench.  The board in Collingwood is a little more hard to find….Go straight then turn to your left:)

-Policies-  You will see below the adult policies that each parent will need to sign and deliver back to Galen.  This is important because we are tightening up this ship;). The dancers will also be read their class rules, and be asked to sign on their own board that they agree

-Dancewear-  Now the above seemed sort of heavy, but don’t worry we know that in the first two weeks you won’t all have the proper dancewear.  That is ok for now.  Gisod has all of your dancewear needs at the Collingwood studio 325 Hurontario Street.  Shoes, tights, bodysuits, and some other fun gear so we can take care of you.  You can order or purchase your dancewear by appointment, or in person on Saturdays 10:30-12:00

-Administration Hours-  When the teachers are helping your dancers, they don’t have the time to assist you, so please make note of these hours or contact Galen outside of class time:

Collingwood Studio-  Tuesday 4:00-6:00

Thursday 4:00-6:00

Saturday 10:30-12:00

-Parent Teams-  I am so lucky to have great parents.  You may be hearing from the following parents to assist you:

Thornbury-  Mellisa Hulshof

Jacqueline Dooley

Tera Holman

Andrea Delaney

Collingwood-  Kerri Albert

Mellisa Hulshof

-Schedule-  You should all know your schedule at this point but if you are uncertain, please let us know and we can help you.

Studio Phone Number-  705-443-8121, please don’t call Galen’s cell anymore unless it is an emergency

Here are those policies:    BUT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE FUN!!!

STUDIO RULES 

– Attendance, Training & Technique is key.
– Respect for teachers, parents and peers will be expected always. – Cliques or bullying will not be tolerated. 

– This is your dance school. Please respect it as if it were your own home. Clean up after yourself and others by throwing all unwanted food and garbage in the many bins provided. 

– Vandalism of any kind to the studio, posters, walls etc is grounds for dismissal. 

– Theft of any kind at the dance studio will result in immediate dismissal. 

– No swearing or foul language will be tolerated. 

– The waiting areas are not to be used as a playground, for entertainment purposes or as an arena for critiquing the student and/or gossiping about others. Please be courteous and respectful. 

– Food is only permitted in the students lounge. Water bottles are allowed and encouraged. 

– No gum anywhere in the dance studio at anytime. 

– No cell phones in the dance studio at anytime. Common areas are allowed. 

– Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your class to warm-up. 

– Students arriving late must wait until the exercise is finished before entering the class. Please enter quickly and quietly so as not to disrupt the class. 

– No outdoor shoes past the front lobby. Please store your shoes under the benches in the lobby. Do not leave them out for everyone to trip over. You are required to have clean, indoor shoes for Hip Hop. 

– Students must be dressed in proper attire every class. 

– Hair must be back and away from the face for all classes except hip hop. 

– No running in the studio, hanging off the barres or touching the mirrors. 

– Please remember that jewelery, ipods and any other valuables should be left at home. GISOD cannot be held responsible for them if they go missing. To avoid losses we recommend all belongings be labelled. Our lost & found box is located at the front entrance. 

PARENTAL GUIDELINES 

– Must adhere to all the above rules as well.
– Should not be in the dance studio unless invited by the instructor. 

– Should not expect to speak with teachers in between classes. You need to make a meeting at an appropriate time. 

– The studio may have regular family meetings to discuss any issues or concerns from parents. 

– Every child progresses at their own pace. Avoid comparing your child to others. What works for one child may not be suitable for another child, or the team as a whole. Leave the instructing to the instructors. 

– Remain postive. Negativity does not foster or encourage a positive learning environment. Our instructors know your child’s ability and will place your child where they are best suited. Your child’s progress is not measured soley on skill. Factors such as maturity, attitude, coachability and commitment are also important in our decison making. Should you have any questions or concerns please make an appointment with the instructor. 

– For the purpose of safety and progress we ask that you limit your view time to the last few minutes of class. 

GISOD Liability Release Form and Assumption of Risk 

I/we have read the GISOD studio policies, and agree to adhere to its expectations. I/we realize that participation in dance classes and activities could result in some possible personal injury. Despite precautions being taken by the studio, accidents and injuries may occur. By signing this release form, I/we (the dancer and parent/guardian) assume all risks related to the use of any and all spaces used by GISOD. I/we agree to release from responsibility the GISOD studio including all teachers, dancers, staff members, and facilities used by both entities from any cause of action, claims, or demands now and in the future. I/we will not hold GISOD Studio liable for any personal injury including: scrapes, bruises, cuts, sprains, fractures, broken bones, concussions or death or any personal property damage/loss, which may occur on the premises before, during or after classes. 

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Furthermore, I/we agree to obey the class and facility rules and take full responsibility for my/our behavior in addition to any damage I/we may cause to the facilities utilized by GISOD 

Initial pastedGraphic_1.pngDate 

I understand that GISOD is a licensed, accredited and insured organization. In the event that I/we should observe any unsafe conduct or conditions before, during or after my/our classes, I/we agree to report the unsafe conduct or conditions to Galen Ireland, owner, the administrator, instructors or staff members as soon as possible. PHOTOGRPAHY/ VIDEO – I give permission for my son/daughter’s photographs/videos to be used for publicity and advertising in the studio, on the GISOD website, and in the community. 

Sign Date Dancer’s Name (Print):
Dancer’s Signature (If over 18): Parent/Guardian Name (Print): Age: DOB: Phone: 

Parent/Guardian Signature: 

***Please read and return to GISOD at registration or before your first dance class*** 

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