Performance/Competition Teams Information
Informational meeting is on April 30th at 10AM in Fort Collins
Performance Teams at the The Studio offer opportunities to perform regularly. We perform 6-8 times throughout the year at schools, nursing homes, churches, downtown Fort Collins (BeetStreet), festivals or where ever we can get an audience! This builds confidence, teamwork and performance ability! Performance Teams share and pray together before each class to build a connection with one another. Being part of The Studio Performance Teams is an experience your child won’t forget and the friendships they develop are priceless!!!
Auditions for all Performance and Competition Teams will take place on Sat. May 13th in Fort Collins.
11:00am – for ages 6-9 (current Lightning Bugs/Sparklers)
12:00pm – for ages 9-12 (current Dawning Light)
01:00pm – for ages 12-18 (current Shine/Ignite)
Competition Team auditions will take place during these times as well. You must be on a Performance Team to be on the Competition Team. You may choose to only participate on a Performance Team if you wish. On the day of Auditions, for Competition Team, we will need to know: how many group pieces (2 minimum) your dancer wishes to compete in, which competition track they will participate in, if your family is ok being in guest choreographer pieces and if you choose to do a solo/duo/trio. We will place them that day. (For more info on Competition Team requirements, see next page.)
What Should I Wear to Auditions?
Please wear all black to auditions. (Black pants, shorts, tights, leo or tanks are great!)
Hair neatly pulled back in pony or bun and Ballet shoes, Jazz shoes or Paws.
Performance Team Requirements
The Studio Performance Teams require a strong commitment, hard work, dedication, a passion for dance and a drive for self improvement. There are only 10-12 spots available for each team, so please discuss this decision as a family before deciding to audition so these spots go to those who are committed! Thanks!
★ *NEW THIS YEAR* Lightning Bugs – 1 Ballet, 1 Jazz, PTeam Class.
Sparklers – 1 Ballet, 1 Jazz, 1 Choice Class (Tap/Contemporary-Modern/Worship-Lyrical/Hip Hop/Acro), PTeam Class.
Dawning Light/Shine/Ignite – 2 Ballet, 1 Jazz, 2 Choice Classes (Tap/Contemporary-Modern/Worship-Lyrical/Hip Hop/Acro/Turns and Progressions), PTeam Class.
★ Be able to FULLY attend 1 Summer Dance Intensive/Live To Dance Camp (determined by PTeam group) and take at least 5 Summer Ballet Classes (determined by age group) at The Studio. Intensives may not be a replacement for Ballet Class!
★ Be able to attend ONE MANDATORY Parent Meeting on either Mon. June 27th in LV or Mon. July 25th in FC at 8pm after Intensives. Siblings or other parents may not take notes. Each student must have a parent present.
★ Be able to attend Rehearsals, Performances and Parades:
Parade Rehearsal Fri. August 5th, Mon. August 8th and Fri. August 12th; TBA (must attend 2 of 3 or need to schedule a private)
Here are a few events we do: Corn Roast Parade, CSU Parade, Sustainable Living Fair, Loveland Fire & Ice Festival and even a Christmas Show!
★ Be able to maintain 4 or less absences in Performance Team Class the entire school year.
Performance Team Estimated Additional Cost
Costume Estimate = $85 for 2 costumes – 1/2 payment due Thurs. July 28th
Parade Shirt = $25 Due at Summer Parent Meeting (6/27or 7/25)
Dance Convention = $250 – Optional (but highly recommended)
What is the difference between Competition and Performance Teams?
Being a part of The Studio Competition team is a self-esteem building, energetic and priceless learning experience. You will be amazed by how much your child will accomplish and learn in this program. We are different than other competition teams! Our purpose is to be an encouragement at competitions as well as present clean, uplifting pieces. This team takes pieces to Denver 3-5 times per year to compete as well as participate in weekend long conventions. The Competition Team is auditioned at the same time as the Performance Teams. This team is for the more committed dancer and therefore has more requirements. The Competition team has a booster club to help with fundraising for all events for Competition fees and trips only.
Competition Team Requirements
You will be a part of an exciting and awesome group of your peers, directed by Ms. Jennissa Voorhees and Ms. Alicia Nightengale!
★ *NEW THIS YEAR* Petites (6-7) – 1 Ballet, 1 Jazz, 1 Choice Class (Tap/Worship-Lyrical/Hip Hop), PTeam Class, 2+ Competition Pieces.
Minis (8-10) – 2 Ballet, 1 Jazz, 2 Choice Classes (Tap/Contemporary-Modern/Worship-Lyrical/Hip Hop/Acro/Turns and Progressions), PTeam Class, 1 Conditioning, 1 Music (Private Lesson/Musicality for Dancers), 2+ Competition Pieces.
Juniors (11-12) – 3 Ballet, 1 Jazz, 2 Choice Classes (Tap/Contemporary-Modern/Worship-Lyrical/Hip Hop/Acro/Turns and Progressions), PTeam Class, 1 Conditioning, 1 Music (Private Lesson/Musicality for Dancers), 2+ Competition Pieces.
Teens (13-15) – 3 Ballet, 2 Jazz, 2 Choice Classes (Tap/Contemporary-Modern/Worship-Lyrical/Hip Hop/Acro/Turns and Progressions), PTeam Class, 1 Conditioning, 1 Music (Private Lesson/Musicality for Dancers), 2+ Competition Pieces.
Seniors (16-19) – 3 Ballet, 2 Jazz, 2 Choice Classes (Tap/Contemporary-Worship-Lyrical/Hip Hop/Acro/Turns and Progressions), PTeam Class, 1 Conditioning, 1 Music (Private Lesson/Musicality for Dancers), 2+ Competition Pieces.
ALL levels will have 1 Core Ballet class and 1 Core Jazz class placed by teachers for them.
★ *NEW THIS YEAR* – Track 1 (open to all levels): 2+ Competition Pieces, 2+ Conventions and 3 Competitions OR Track 2 (JR/TN/SR levels): 4+ Competition Pieces, 3 Conventions and 5 Competitions.
★ *NEW THIS YEAR* – 2nd+ year CTeam members can elect to do a Solo, Duo/Trio or both; in addition to their minimum group pieces.
★ Be able to FULLY attend a minimum of 1 Summer Dance Intensive/Live To Dance Camp (determined by PTeam group), take at least 5 Summer Ballet Classes (determined by age group) and attend Competition Team Intensive at The Studio. Intensives may not be a replacement for Ballet Class!
★ Be able to attend ONE MANDATORY Parent Meeting on either Mon. June 29th in LV or Mon. July 27th in FC at 9pm after Performance Team Parent Meeting.
★ Be able to attend all scheduled Competitions and Conventions, held around January through April. These will be announced as soon as we know! Here are a few we have attended in the past: West Coast Dance Explosion, Legacy, JUMP, Adrenaline, NUVO, Move, Spotlight, and Radix.
★ Dancers are allowed two excused absences for each Team/Comp Class during the season. Excused absences include: your dancer is sick, a pre-approved reason or a school related activity (give at least 1 week notice). It is the students responsibility to sign in to rehearsals again this year!
★ We are going to learn the comp choreography during the Comp Team Intensive week. Choreography Days are MANDATORY!!!!!! Excused absences cannot be used on these days. This is when dance routines are taught. It is the dancer’s responsibility to learn the changes made if absent. (The dancer may not be choreographed in a certain section if they miss.)
★ Be able to attend Team Bonding/Rehearsals one Saturday each month, September – February TBA.
Estimated Cost – For Competition Team
Please take the following costs into consideration before deciding how many pieces you and your child are able to commit to. This is an estimate and will vary. Think of this as a club sport that has a year long season.
★ Costume Estimate PER Routine = $80 (each $50 deposit due Sept. remainder due Oct.)
★ Competition Entry Fees PER Routine PER Competition = $45 Lg/Sm Groups, $55 Duos/Trios and $110 Solos
★ Choreography and Rehearsal Fees PER Routine (August through May) = $15 Lg Groups, $20 Sm Groups, $45 Duos/Trios and $80 Solos – One Time Only Guest Choreographer Fee = $100 PER Routine
★ The Studio Team Travel Suit (MANDATORY) = $115 ($70 Jacket/$45 Pants due Sept.)
★ Convention Fee Estimate PER Convention = $250
**This estimate does not include shoes, tights, travel, make up or convention observer bands.
Keep in mind, we will have fundraisers through The Studio Barre Club (booster club). All proceeds will help offset the cost of the extra expenses. Also, our work study program, Standing Room Only- is available to help our Performance and Competition families who need help financially with tuition. SRO is not available for competition fees just tuition of regular classes. This application is available in May at the front desk and turned in with registration forms when registering for fall classes
Where Will The Competition Team Be Going This Year?
We will be planning an optional trip for Summer 2017! All 2016-2017 CTeam members are eligible. Our first half will be to NYC and the second half is TBD! Stay tuned for more information at the beginning of the new season!
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us.
Thanks! We look forward to performing together!