The Next Jennaration was founded in December of 2006 under the direction of Jenna Rae Stickel. Our goal at TNJ is to provide top quality instruction to all our dancers in a positive and friendly atmosphere. Students will receive training in the fields of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary Lyrical, Partnering, Hip Hop and Tumbling.
Both serious and recreational students have much to gain through the study of dance. At The Next Jennaration an emphasis is placed on learning and developing a strong technical foundation, as well as developing a sense of creativity, and stage presence. Students will gain self-confidence, flexibility, musicality and sense of discipline while having fun at the same time. Dance is a great form of physical fitness as well as artistic expression.
Jenna Rae Stickel
Jenna is a 2007 graduate of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA where she majored in dance. During Jenna's stay in Pittsburgh she performed with the Playhouse Dance Company under directors Ron Tassone and Ron Hudson. She also performed with the American National Tap Orchestra under the direction of tap sensation Brenda Buffalino and with the Attack Theatre.
Jenna has worked with several professional dancers and choreographers from around the United States, touring as a VIP with Dance Olympus in 1999, performing in their Dancer of the Year Show Case in 2001, 2002, and 2003. She was also named the American Dance Awards Dancer of the Year in 2001. The first time Jenna stepped on a stage, at the age of 5, her dream of owning her own studio and passing her love of dance on to others was set in motion. Since opening her own studio Jenna has lead her dancers to several National titles and in July of 2011 was named Choreographer of the Year.
Registration papers must be completely filled out including name, age, address, phone number, e-mail address and name of parent or guardian. Competitive dancers must supply a copy of their birth certificate to have on file. You should notify us of any changes in information promptly. Registration fees and first tuition payment must be paid in full on the day of registration. Registration Fee: $40.00 per student
Tuition payments are to be made payable to The Next Jennaration. You may pay with personal check, cash or credit card. There are a total of 9 tuition payments (September-May). A $15.00 late fee will be applied to your tuition if not paid by the 10th of each month. Returned checks will be charges a $40.00 fee. Monthly tuition stays the same regardless of the number of weeks or lessons there are in that month. If for some reason your child cannot continue lessons at the studio, the office must be notified IN WRITING or you will continue to be charged.
Hair must be secured tightly away from face. If bangs get in your way they must be clipped back for class.
For ballet, students must wear black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair must be in a bun. Boys must wear athletic shorts, a white t-shirt and black ballet shoes. Other men's ballet attire allowed.
For all classes excluding ballet, recreational and competitive students may wear a leotard and tights or tank tops and booty shorts. Black tap shoes and nude pirouette shoes are required for these students.
For Ballet/Tap/Tumbling Combo children, leotard and tights (skirts are allowed) with pink ballet shoes and black patent leather tap shoes.
For Jazz/Tap/Tumbling Combo children, leotard and tights or booty shorts and a tank top with nude foot undeez and black patent leather tap shoes.
Parents will be able to observe the last 5 minutes of class from September till January for combo classes only.
You will not be personally notified of cancellation of classes due to bad weather conditions. A message of studio closing will be left on the studio answering machine, on the studio's Facebook page and website, along with the rescheduled date/time of make up classes. You will be notified of holiday closings.
All competitive students must attend auditions/placements. These are held during The Next Jennaration's summer Dance Camps. If you are unable to make auditions you must schedule a private audition with Miss Jenna.
Required classes for competition team students are a minimum of two ballet classes, tumbling, technique, turns & leaps, jazz, tap and lyrical.
Private classes, solo, duo and trios are available upon request. These must be requested at time of registration for they will no longer be offered after registration is closed. Limited time slots are available.
Special Groups will be by invitation only.
You are responsible for all items you bring into the studio. We are not responsible for any clothing, shoes or personal items. No gum, candy or food is allowed in the dance rooms. Your teacher will allow you time to leave the room for water breaks. Please bring water bottles!