So, you are interested in being a dance team member? You've found the right page!
On this page, you'll find all the information you need!
On Sundays during the summer, we will be holding Dance Team Training classes to prepare students 8 years old and up for possible team placement. These classes are designed to show students how team classes will be run and what expectations will be for team members. Technique will be strongly emphasized. Training Classes ARE NOW REQUIRED to be able to be considered for team placement for new students. Each 3 hour weekly class will include lyrical, tap, jazz and technique as our team members must be well rounded. Team lists will be posted AUGUST 16TH on our FaceBook page and on a list in the studio window.
BEING IN THESE CLASSES DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SPOT ON A TEAM.
- Students must be at least 8 years old with prior dance experience.
- Dance experience must be in all three genres: ballet/lyrical, tap and jazz.
- Be aware that dance team is a BIG commitment with time and extra expenses.
- Parents and students MUST read and sign the commitment form and waiver (links below).
- Both forms must be signed and returned to the studio BEFORE team lists are posted.
- Extra classes in tap, jazz, ballet/lyrical and tumbling are highly encouraged to develop skills and strength and will be billed at half the normal class price when taking team classes.
Being on a team takes dedication, hard work and a passion for dance.
All team members are required to be at practice every week.
If you miss a practice, you must arrange a make up class with your coach. If you miss 3 practices without making them up, you will not be allowed to compete and will jeopardize your chance for being on team the following year. Extra practices will be held as competition gets closer and at the coach's discretion. Attendance at these extra practices is also required.
Dance team members (and their parents) must commit to a full year of team.
This includes the school (competition) year all the way through summer of that year's recital. If you do not take the summer classes (which strongly emphasizes technique), you will not be considered for the following year's team. Dance team members all perform in the opening, the closing and all 3 of their own team's routines in recital.
Competitions are held in the spring (usually in March & April) and will usually involve travelling a few hours and possibly a hotel stay.
Generally, we participate in 3 competitions during the season. These expenses are your own responsibility.
Fees for groups, duets & trios for each competition are each around $50 per dance/per competition. Solos are about $100.
Due dates for competition fees will be announced early and must be paid by the deadlines.
We will have fundraisers to help offset these expenses as they add up quickly!
Other expenses: Also, there will be costs for our team jacket, earrings, tights (a minimum of 2 pairs are highly recommended) and shoes that are all team specific and will be ordered through the studio on announced dates. These items will cost approximately $150 for the first year and will all be ordered in the fall along with costume deposits that will be due sometime in early October. All team items are ordered early to help eliminate the possibility of back orders. Makeup and hair supply lists will be given out in the early part of the calendar year and it is your responsibility to purchase these items.
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ALL FEES AND DEPOSITS ARE PAID BY THE SPECIFIED DATES AS WE ALSO HAVE DUE DATES THAT WE MUST MEET.
INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MAY BE UPDATED AT ANY TIME!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019-2020 TEAM MEMBERS!!
SAPPHIRE TEAM - WED 6:00-9:00
RUBY TEAM - SUNDAYS 5:30-8:30
OPAL TEAM - MONDAYS 5:30-8:30
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