Performance Teams

2017-18 Performance Team Audition Information

Audition Dates and Times

1st-2nd grades (Grade they are currently in): Wednesday May 10th, 3:00-4:30pm & Thursday May 11th 3:30-4:30pm

3rd-5th grade:  (Grade they are currently in):Wednesday May 10th, 4:30-6:00pm & Thursday May 11th 4:30-5:30pm  

6th+ grades: (Grade they are currently in):Wednesday May 10th, 6:00-7:30pm & Thursday May 11th 5:30-6:30pm

$10.00 per audition and signed Parent Form. - (Form is below.)

 *Your dancer may be asked to come an additional time, to audition with another age group. AUDITIONS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. ONLY DANCERS AND JUDGES ARE TO BE IN STUDIO #1 AFTER REGISTRATION.

 AUDITIONS

Warm-ups, stretches, across the floor technique, then we’ll teach a short combination.  On the second day they will come and audition in groups of 4. We’re looking for strength and flexibility, strong dance technique in leg lifts, turns, leaps and in the demonstration of the choreography. Work ethics & SHOWMANSHIP are extremely important!

PLEASE REMEMBER that you are auditioning for a performance group. Therefore, we expect a certain skill level for each age group. As with any audition we will only be accepting a certain amount of dancers. All applicants should use this audition as an opportunity to grow as a dancer.

Team Descriptions

 PETITE, JR. & SR. TEAMS

Created to provide younger, talented dancers with more performing experience, in primarily local venues such as ball games, retirement centers, Christmas Festivals and parades. They will compete at THREE local dance competition.

E TEAM

Our older performance TEAM is for dancers who “live, eat, drink and breathe” dance; who hold dance as their highest priority. If you are a dancer who is involved in sports or cheerleading (and/or many other activities) then our Performance TEAMS are not for you. It would be better for you to be in a regular dance class where you could enjoy performing without the commitment that this performance team requires.

*You can look forward to any of the following: Spud Day Parade, Festival of Trees, Retirement Centers, Pageansts, High School half-time performances and other local events. They will compete at THREE local dance competition.

PARENT MEETING

There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting for parents of our performance TEAM dancers (at least one parent per dancer) FRIDAY May 12th, Petite TEAM 3:00-4:00, E TEAM 4:00-4:30, Jr. TEAM 4:30-5:30, and Sr. TEAM 5:30-6:30 in the studio. Parents will need to bring their check books.

CLASSES

TEAM dancers will meet twice a week as a team. Members will start technique and TEAM classes in August. Regular classes will start the first week of September.

FUND RAISERS

To help performance TEAM dancers acquire the necessary funds needed for uniforms and costume fees, information for a variety of fund raising programs will be offered.Fund raisers are optional.

ATTENDANCE

Please read and sign the Attendance Contract provided with the Parent Form so you can understand the challenges presented when dancers are not in class or not at performances.

PRICES

In addition to classes and corresponding costumes ($85-$125), TEAM dancers will need to pay for the following: Warm-ups and class wear- around $130 and Tan Gore Boots -$36 (can be purchased through the studio). They will also need to pay a $25 fee for choreography fee. Due August 1st with August tuition. We will be having choreographers coming to teach a dance in August. August tuition will be $48. We strongly encourage June/July technique classes. Those are $6 a class. The competition fees last year were about $105-$152. This year the price should be the same or very close to it.

Each dancer who auditions will need to BRING: $10.00 audition fee per dancer and a signed copy of the Parent Form.

Each dancer who auditions will need to WEAR: On top: BLACK tight tank top or leotard, no loose T-shirts. On bottom: BLACK dance pants or tights. Shoes: Jazz shoes or ballet slippers. Wear your hair back and out of your face. Look professional.