• Posted by: Jillian Galloway

5 things you need to know before you arrive

Can you feel the excitement? We can! Here at JILLIAN’S we’ve been hearing from so many enthusiastic parents about the year ahead and how to get ready for dance. We love helping parents and students feel confident and prepared, so we've constructed a list of '5 things you need to know before you arrive.' Read on to learn more.

  1. First Day Meet and Greet + Sizing - The first 10 minutes before each class we will have our 'First Day Meet and Greet' where Miss Jillian can explain more about the studio and answer any questions. Your class details (day, time location) can be found on our online Schedule. The last 10 minutes of each class we will invite parents into the classroom to size and purchase dancewear.

  2. Where to Enter - Our studio has two convenient locations - one in Cherokee and another in Holstein.

Our Cherokee address is 531 W. Main Street and our Holstein address is 301 Lohff Schuman Dr. Use the North Entrance opposite the courthouse when you arrive at Cherokee. Use the Main Entrance when you arrive at Holstein.

3. Waiting area - Both locations have a family-friendly waiting area for parents and siblings. When you arrive, wait in the lobby and be sure to have any younger children "potty" before class.

Miss Jillian will walk into the lobby for our 'First Day Meet and Greet' and "gather dance friends" (this only happens the first week of class). This is a great photo opportunity for parents of little ballerinas - be sure to capture your dancer holding hands walking into dance class for the first day.

4. Start with tap shoes - Preschool and Youth classes will start with tap shoes since these take the most time to put on. Students should have tap shoes on before the start of class. For our Preschool and Youth Combo classes, Miss Jillian will help change students into ballet shoes at the half way point. Dancers will bring their ballet shoes into the classroom with them when they enter. Coats, hats, street shoes and so on, will be left in our waiting room cubbies. The first day of class not all students will have their dance shoes. This is ok - we will size everyone for what they need. If your child does not yet have dance shoes, please have him/her wear socks to the first class.

5. Competition Team - Our first Competition Team practice is this Tuesday in Cherokee from 8 - 8:30pm. Competition Team is by invitation and is a wonderful opportunity for dancers to expand their performance ability and technique. If you are interested in having your child participate in Competition Team, stay tuned for information coming soon about tryouts.