Category Archives: Events

Picture Schedule

The annual photo shoot is a great way to capture memories. This event has been set for Thursday, June 11th starting at 4:00pm. We ask all students to participate in the shoot for our group photos. Participation in the group shots is free of cost; however, you may purchase group shots and/or individual shots. All dancers will need to be in full costume with hair and makeup done. An approximate schedule is posted below (order or times may change if conflict arises). Please let Jill know if your time slot will not work. We ask that you show up at least 5 minutes before your classes’ assigned time, and be ready to be photographed. If you need help with hair or make up please make sure to show up even earlier. We are on a tight schedule and need the dancers to be ready by their scheduled time.
Your student’s teacher will set a class pose and decide on appropriate hair and makeup. Please respect their decisions for the look they are creating. We thank you for your cooperation.

Creative Movement 4:00pm
Ballet I 4:15pm
Ballet II 4:30pm
Ballet IV 4:45pm
Variation 5:00pm
Lyrical 5:30pm
Modern 5:45pm
Adult Tap 6:00pm


A Spring in our Step

We are very excited to present our newest project, A Spring in our Step featuring Appalachian Spring . All classes have been working together to create our version of this beautiful ballet Appalachian Spring. Come join us Saturday, June 13th at Glencoe High School in Hillsboro at 7pm for our spring performance. As always it is a free performance we share with the community. Donations can be made to the school at the door. We appreciate your support. See you there.

Registration for 2012-13

Laurel Valley School of Dance Art is holding our annual registration for our 2012-2013 year. Please join us Wednesday or Thursday, September 5th and 6th at the Laurel Community Hall 3-7pm. All classes are open for new and returning students.  As always we are offering quality dance classes with some new and exciting events and classes. Adults, we have classes for you as well. Check out our schedule and classes-tuition pages for detailed information.

Holiday Ornament Exchange & Party

To get us into the holiday spirit and have some fun Laurel Valley will be having an ornament exchange during the last week of classes before the break (December 19th – January 1st ). Please bring an ornament to place on the tree. They will be assigned numbers as they come in. It is best that they are brought in before that last week. Everyone that brought an ornament will then draw a number during their class. You will receive the ornament that corresponds with the number you drew.

During the Advanced Ballet class on December 14 from 6-8pm Jill will be showing the Nutcracker ballet. All are welcome to join the older girls and have a party. Please plan on bringing a snack that you can share with others.  Let Jill know if you are attending so she can plan accordingly.

Special Events for 2011-2012

Please contact Jill 503-550-1533 with any questions about registration for our 2011-12 season. We will also be updating this page to let you know about upcoming performances and events. So keep checking back. Not only are events part of the fund raising policies; but they are an opportunity for the community to get together and become involved at a “behind the scenes” level with the dance program. If you are looking for ways to contribute to the school please let us know.

It may seem as if non-profit organizations are always asking for donations; but they often operate on a shoestring. It is the caring and the participation of the community that gives the support to make a really worthwhile project a success. The dance program is a tradition that gives tremendous benefits to all who participate. Popular LVSDA events are: the Garage Sale, Holiday Specials, Summer Programs/camp and of course the Recital. You will hear more about these events in the Newsletters. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to an exciting 2011-2012 year of dance and art.