2017 – 2018 Calendar



Sunday, September 17th             Nutcracker Auditions ($20 fee)
Saturday, September 30th                Johnny Appleseed Festival*
October 10th – October 16th             Watching Week – CD I, II & III and Ballet I, II & III
October 30th – November 4th          Bring a Friend Week– To dance, to watch & cheer you on!
                                                                 CD I, II & III and Ballet I, II & III
October 31st                                         Halloween – Regular Schedule Classes
                                                               Wear your costume for class (be sure you that you can dance in it!)
Saturday, November 18th                 NISRA 22nd Annual Holiday Fashion Show & Luncheon*
Monday, November 20th                  Winter Trimester Begins (12 Weeks) Tuition due November 15th
                                                                November 20th – March 10th    
November 23rd – 26th                       Closed for Thanksgiving – Make up classes January 3rd-6th
November 27th – December 2nd     Watching Week – CD I, II & III and Ballet I
Saturday, December 2nd                   Celebrate the Holiday Season – Advanced Levels can wear a holiday theme attire
December 5th – 8th                            Mandatory Nutcracker Tech Week Rehearsals
                                                                Woodstock Opera House
December 8th – 17th                     The Nutcracker – Woodstock Opera House
December 10th – January 2nd           Studio Closed for Winter Break
January 3rd – 6th                                 Make Up Classes for All Trimesters– Schedule TBD
                                                                 (Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Memorial Day)
Monday, January 8th                          Winter Trimester Continues
February 5th -10th                                Father/Daughter (Father/Son) Dance Week – more details to come!
Wednesday, February 14th                 Celebrate Valentine’s Day – Spread some love and wear red & pink!
February 17th – 18th                      Winter Festival of Dance*
                                                                 Prairie Center for the Arts
Sunday, March 4th                               Summer Workshop Auditions at Old Towne Hall
                                                                 Intermediate & Advanced Levels  
                                                                 $20 Payable by March 3rd upon registering in the office
                                                             $200 summer deposit due April 7th for those accepted (nonrefundable)  
March 5th – 10th                                 Watching Week – Levels CD I, II & III and Ballet I, II & III
Monday, March 12th                          Spring Trimester Begins (12 Weeks) Tuition due March 15th
                                                                March 12th – June 9th  
Saturday, March 17th                        Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – Bring your lucky shamrocks & wear green!
March 26th – April 1st                       Closed for Spring Break/Easter                 
May 7th – May 12th                            Mother/Daughter (Mother/Son) Dance Week – more details to come!
Monday, May 28th                             Closed for Memorial Day – Make up classes January 3rd-6th
May 30th – 31st                              Spring Showcase at the Raue Center for the Arts
June 4th – June 8th                     Mandatory Rehearsals for Spring Performance
Saturday, June 9th                       Spring Performance at the Woodstock Opera House           
June 10th – 16th                                  Studio Closed
June 18th – July 28th                         46th Annual Summer Workshop, Reunion Celebration & Performance
Thursday, July 26th                           Dress Rehearsal Summer Performance
                                                               Woodstock North High School         
 Friday, July 27th                           Summer Performance – 7:00pm
                                                             Woodstock North High School         
*Groups/dancers may be chosen for community outreach performances at libraries, nursing homes, festivals, etc. Company dancers must be available on these dates.
Dates are subject to change.
Please always check the bulletin board, handouts and e-mails for all updated information.
Please note that performing is an integral part of a dancer’s training. Although you are required to commit, audition, and decide if you can do it, it is expected by Level V that all dancers invited to perform, will perform. This will guarantee your position in the school.
Company & Advanced Level Dancers
First Saturday of every month wear the leotard of your choice!

** Payment plans are available for Level IV and up and must be approved by Mrs. Pelt at info@jsvalander.com.