News to Note

Thank you for sharing your dancers with us so we can pass on our passion...

Congratulations to Anna Green Apato and Zachary Apato, who were married on August 22, 2020 in a beautiful ceremony at the Greene's home in Taylorsville.  









We wish them two lifetimes of Love, Joy, & Happiness!

With the global pandemic, it reinforces the following:

Heard in dance class - "I was up vomiting all night, but Mommy thought I should come to dance." Given the pandemic and flu season, various sicknesses abound and we want to keep our dancers healthy! If your dancer is ill enough to stay home from school, they can make up the dance class - please don't share their germs with everyone else - the other Moms, Dads, and Teachers appreciate it. 

One of our Dads cracked up when he heard a teacher say "we don't lick our friends"... We don't only teach dance, we teach manners too! With physical distancing and gentle reminders not to touch, we reinforce what they hear at home and at school...


Check out our NEW logo wear in the studio office - orders can be placed for JFSOD wear - we have limited quantities in the office!

Also check out and "LIKE" our JoAnn Fryrear School of Dance Facebook and Instagram.

In the Circle and on the Line

2020-2021 Dance School Year

(502) 896-4844

HOLIDAYS:  Listed below are holidays that we observe.  If you have questions, please call.

Thanksgiving Holiday – Thursday, November 26 – Sunday, November 29        

Christmas Holiday Break– December 21 - Sunday, January 3, 2021

Spring Break – Monday, March 29 – Sunday, April 4, 2021

DRESS CODE:  Black or pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes.  Ballet skirts are allowed in ballet class; jazz pants or tap shorts are allowed in tap/jazz/modern classes. 


COVID-19 Protocols - All Staff and students over the age of 5 must wear masks. Staff and students will have temperature checks prior to entry. The lobby will be closed to families/parents to comply with CDC Guidelines. Students will be socially distanced in class.  All high-touch services will be disinfected between classes.  Students must bring their own water bottle to class.

TUITION:  Due the first day of each month, payable by check or cash. Late fees will be added if payment is not received by the 15th. Initial payment includes $35 non-refundable registration fee per family, and two weeks tuition (for September). October tuition is due October 1st.  Please put your child’s name in the memo line of your check. 

ATTENDANCE: Please call the office if your child is running late or missing class. Classes should be made up when missed; there are no tuition rebates for absences. 

WEATHER RELATED CLOSINGS:  In case of inclement weather, please call the studio to check for a recorded message regarding cancellation of classes, or check the website at  We will also notify local TV stations (WAVE, WDRB, WHAS, or WLKY) to be placed on the closings lists in the event of late starting times, early dismissals or cancellations. 

RECITALS:  Our 68th Annual Dance Recitals are scheduled for May 29 and May 30, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. each day, at the Ursuline Arts Center Auditorium.  Your child’s class will be assigned to one of these specific dates and times.  Please keep these dates open on your calendar.  Dress rehearsals will be held on May 26th, 27th and 28th, 2021. Your child’s class will be assigned to a specific day and time for rehearsal and recital.  Dress rehearsal attendance is mandatory for any child planning to dance in a recital.                                                                                                         

RECITAL COSTUMES:  Payment is due in November or December.  We measure the children and order costumes in December.

CELL PHONES:  Cell phones must be turned off and placed inside purses or dance bags during class.  No texting or talking on cell phones is allowed during class or in the dressing rooms. Cell phones may be used to record dances with the teacher's permission to practice at home.


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© 2021 by JoAnn Fryrear School of Dance | 5033 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40207 | 502-896-4844

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