Elementary Tour

Program Overview:

The Elementary Tour is for invited students in Elementary 1 and Elementary 2 classes.  In addition to their weekly combo class (tap, jazz and ballet), the selected students will meet an additional 1/2 hour a week with Director Kim Schaus to rehearse a special routine for performance at local and regional venues.  A musical theatre style tap dance will be taught.  The routine will feature Elementary dancers. It will highlight individual strengths and gently challenge individual skills.  Elementary dancers will also have a featured part in the Talent Tour Production Routine, featuring ALL members of the Talent Tour including Elementary, Intermediate, Teen & Pre-Pro dancers.

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Prospective Elementary Tour members must be entering Kindergarten through 3rd grade and have at least one year of tap/jazz and/or ballet experience for participation. Members are required to enroll in and regularly attend a ballet, tap and jazz class in the Elementary or Intermediate division throughout the membership year.


Elementary Tour group selections will be recommended by staff, and the selected students will be invited to join.  Class recommendation forms will be handed out in May and will indicate placement.  Students are evaluated on their enthusiasm, work ethic and ability to pick up and retain choreography.  Students who meet the criteria and are deemed ready to take on the added challenge will be invited for membership.  Students who may need a little more class time or younger students who require more maturity, will be encouraged to train another year and try again the next season.

Performance Opportunities:

Members of the Elementary Talent Tour perform at these events:

  • GSTC Winter Dance Concert (Dec ’12)
  • Access Broadway Competition & Convention in Troy, MI (March ’13)
  • 500 Festival Kids Day on the Circle (May ’13)
  • Kings Island or Six Flags Great America (May or June ’13)
  • GSTC ‘Grace from Within’ Student Production (June ’13)
  • Fishers Freedom Festival and Parade (June ’13)
  • Fishers Art in the Park (September ‘13)

Time Commitment:

  • Regular attendance at weekly scheduled combo class
  • Regular attendance at separate 30 minute weekly rehearsal
  • Attendance as required by performance schedule

Financial Commitment:

The following fees are in addition to regular class tuition for combo classes, combo class costumes and annual registration and production fees.

  • Rehearsal Tuition – $250 (academic term)
  • Elementary Tour Team Fee – $100
  • Costume Fee – $75-$100
  • GSTC Warm Up – $130
  • Make Up – $30 appx.
  • AB Competition Fee – $35 x 2 routines (tap & production) = $70
  • AB Convention Fee – Students 12 & under – $120 / Students 13 & up – $135 / Observer – $25


  • More classroom time, more education, better retention of information, quicker progress, more production number dance time on stage
  • Maximum performance opportunities due to year-round training
  • Minimal travel, minimal time commitment, lower cost, convenient weekly rehearsals
  • Builds self-confidence and stage presence
  • Be an important contributor to a team effort
  • Great stepping stone for future advanced training and performance opportunities as a Teen or Pre-Pro tour member
  • FUN for Kids and Families, too