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Acceptance Mark

3 & 4 Year Old Beginners

To:
Parents of Three and Four year old Girls
From:
Robert L. Jordan (“Mr. Robert” to the students)
 
Vogler's Studio of Dance, Baton, and Gymnastics
  3800 Reynolda Road, Suite #30
Winston Salem, N.C. 27106-1710

We are located on the South end of Old Town Shopping Center beside Dollar General. The Shopping Center with Food Lion on Reynolda Road.

PHONE (336)922-3547, e-mail at MrRobert@voglerdancer.com

On the web at www.voglerdancer.com (be sure to look at recital pictures and parade pictures)

I am now accepting registrations for beginner classes starting August 25. All I need is your first month's tuition. If you want to drop by to watch a class this Spring I will utilize you as an audience. Beginners this age who started in 2013 dance Wednesday at 4:00 PM or Thursday at 6:00 PM. Second year girls dance Saturday at 10:30 AM or Tuesday at 4:00 PM. Also, put Sunday, June 1, at 3:00 PM on your calendar and plan to bring your daughter to see girls her age and size in costume on stage at the Stevens Center. Come by the Studio for free ticket vouchers. To take a tour of the Studio and meet the teacher you must drop by at the end of the teaching day: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 PM. Monday and Thursday at 8:00 PM. Saturdays at noon.

I also have DVD's you may take home to watch. Just ask to borrow one. On this website homepage just click 'Recital Pictures' to see photos of girls this age in last year's show. Click 'videos' to see actual girls dancing in our 2013 performance. On the title page I list the age of the girls performing.

Beginning August 25, three and four year old girls will dance at the times below. Just pick the time that fits your schedule the best. To place your name on the roll I need your first month's tuition.

  • Monday 6:00 PM or
  • Thursday 4:00 PM or
  • Monday 12 Noon or
  • Monday 9:30 AM
  • This 90 minute class consists of one hour dance and 30 minutes floor exercise gymnastics (tumbling).

    The one hour of dance includes elements of ballet, tap dancing, baton twirling, and creative movement. I utilize a musical theater, song and dance environment to foster participation and enjoyment. During class we sing and dance to songs about animals, nursery rhymes, story songs, weather songs, Sesame Street songs, Disney songs, Barney songs, and fantasy songs about dancing . I am not a singing teacher but my entire class revolves around music that this age child can relate to and dance with. Music literally drives the class. My goal is for each child to grasp that dance expresses music.

    The gymnastics portion of the class is tumbling skills that begin the year in a “taking turns” format that usually evolves into a “game” format as their repertoire of skills increases. These include rolls, headstands, handstands, beginner cartwheels, and arch skills.

    PRICE

    Monthly tuition is $53 per month based on $13.25 per class. There is no registration fee.

    I guarantee your child will enjoy my classes or I will refund your registration fee and first month's tuition.

    Payments may be made at paypal.com to the account of voglerdancer@gmail.com.

    CLASS SIZE

    My average class for this age group is eleven students. Sixteen students is the most I will enroll.

    Typical Class Lesson Plan

    • First 15 minute - Students arrive in ballet shoes and we immediately begin with dances and songs that the students have demonstrated that they enjoy doing.


    • Next 10 minutes - New material of the Day. A new skill, a new song, a new dance, a new step, or new exercise; then CHANGE SHOES.


    • Next 10 minutes - to keep class moving I let the first child with her tap shoes on ( I tie them) choose the first song and we immediately start back into material they have demonstrated an affinity for.


    • Next 10 minutes - New material or especially planned review of last week’s new material for those who were absent. I did tap first last week. GET BATONS.


    • Next 10 minutes - Review of baton twirls with individual students taking turns leading. Marching around room with individual students taking turns leading. CHANGE SHOES, PUT UP BATONS, DRINK WATER AT WATER FOUNTAIN.


    • Next 25-30 minutes - Gymnastics skills on mats. We generally warm up with skills they choose from past lessons and I then lead into the New Material for the Day. Students in the age group practice one at a time initially but by the end of the year there are games and skill rotations around the classroom. DISMISS CLASS.

    SPECTATORS

    I DO allow and encourage up to two adults to observe any class during the year. You should probably wait 4 to 6 weeks initially before observing. It can be difficult in those first few classes to transfer authority to the teacher if the parent is present.

    DRESS FOR CLASS

    Beginning dance students wear a black leotard, white tights, white ballet shoes, black tap shoes, and they twirl a Starline brand baton. I do not require you buy dance wear from me but I can completely outfit a beginner for $90.00 including tax.

    RECITAL

    The beginner classes will each perform two dances in our Thirty-Sixth annual Spring Recital June 1, 2014 at the Stevens Center. I believe having a performance at the end of the year helps give meaning and value to the students’ experience. Performing motivates students to learn before the show and accelerates their desire to learn after the show. We usually order costumes in January. Beginners need only one costume. Last year they cost $46.50 plus tax.

    PARADES

    The Vogler Studio Parade Corps has been twirling in Christmas parades since 1978. In 2012 we twirled batons and danced to music in parades in Winston-Salem, Rural Hall, and Lewisville. This year plan to watch but I would expect you to perform with us next year. On the home page click 'parades' to see a video from 2012. Click 'parade pictures' to see photos taken during the 2012 season.

    WHO TEACHES THE CLASSES?

    Hello, my name is Robert Jordan and I teach all the classes at Vogler’s Studio in Oldtown. My wife of 39 years, Kathy Vogler Jordan, is my only substitute teacher. We have three children: Richard, 31 years old, Cherie, 27 years old, and Lana Loraine, 18 years old.

    My wife and I founded Vogler ‘s Studio in 1978 in Welcome, N.C. Since then I have devoted myself full time to teaching young children to dance. I believe my best reference now is my students. I invite you to talk to parents of my current students , come by to watch a class, or borrow a videotape of one of our performances.

    I am certified to teach the Performing Arts by Dance Educators of America (ballet, tap and jazz), to teach ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics by Dance Masters of America, and I am also a certified United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs Coach. I have a BA degree from the school of Education at N.C. State University. I am constantly training with other dance teachers to refine my teaching and keep up with new teaching methods. I opened Vogler’s Studio in Oldtown in 1983.

    I teach all my classes myself. I do not hire anyone to teach any class for me. If you come to Vogler’s Studio either I will teach your class or my wife Kathy Vogler Jordan will. I believe this is important. I have found that once I have established a rapport with a student after teaching them one subject or one year it is very easy to teach them another subject or the next year. I enjoy seeing my students progress over the years.

    Why begin at Three (or Four)?

    It is a joy to teach students this young who respond so completely to everything I say and do. They are truly learning as they are growing. What they can't physcally do in November they will easily accomplish in February. Skills they learn at this age become a natural part of their life. But, it would be easy for an outsider to watch class and to wonder "Just how much have they learned?". For anyone who asks I invite them to watch my second year four year olds. They return to class in August after performing on stage and getting their trophy. They come to their first class in August so motivated I can hardly hold them back. After every song I teach for fun they ask "Can we do this in the show?". Whatever I ask, they do. There is a certain maturity and understanding. THEY KNOW HOW TO TAKE CLASS!! The first year four year olds don't do much more than first year three year olds but the second year four year olds fly. I can accomplish five times more material during the same time period.All of my most successful students began with me when they were three or four.


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