2017-18 Year

Want to be part of a competition group?

Competition Tryouts!

Being a part of a Competition team is a bigger commitment. Girls are expected to work hard and be at all classes. Competition is called The Company as a whole. The following are the Company Teams:

  • Elite Company –11 years and up in age. Or more advance dancers
  • Petite Company – 6-10 years or beginning competitors.
  • Tap Company – all tap dancers
  • Prep Company – pre competition team
    • All students who aren’t quite ready for Company will be put on Prep Company. No one will be left out!
    • Prep Company will have chances to advance to Company.

 

Tryouts will be held at Live 2 Dance Studio with the following schedule

 

Wednesday, May 10th

  • Elite and Petite Company – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Company parent meeting – 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Tap Company – 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Thursday, May 11th

  • Elite and Petite Company – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Tap Company – 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Friday, May 12th

  • Company Tryouts – 5:30 pm to ??
    • Will go till everyone has tried out.

 

Live 2 Dance Studio Competition Permission Slip

Please read the entire form and sign below. This form should be signed by a parent and turned in upon auditioning for consideration to be selected for the Competition Team.

Why all the following rules and requirements?

  • Create a strong competition team that aligns with our studio ethics!
  • Encourage team environment
  • Motivate self-improvement and build self confidence
  • Give more chances to succeed
  • Expose all dancers to more dance styles
  • Build on individual strengths
  • Get more floor time

Selection Process

  • I fully understand that the selection process is completed by Miss Nicole, the director of Live 2 Dance Studio. I am not permitted to make requests for the placement of my child on the Competition Team. Once selected, the Competition Team will be final. I will not discuss changes with the director or staff. I understand that not every child may be selected to perform for this year’s competition team.
  • There is a Pre-Competition team, and I understand my child will be placed on that team if not on the Competition team.

Competition groups

  • Elite Company –11 years and up in age. Or more advance dancers
  • Petite Company – 6-10 years or beginning competitors.
  • Tap Company – all tap dancers
  • Prep Company – pre competition team

Try-out Requirements

  • Be able to perform the technique taught at tryouts.
  • Be able to perform the routines taught at tryouts confidently with minimal mistakes.

Pass-offs

  • At the end of each quarter, dancers will need to pass off a set of technical skills in order to advance.
  • Prep Company can advance during these pass-offs.

Solos

  • No solos will be given until after the first pass-off.
  • Must have excellent performance is 5 area’s:
    • Technique
    • Memorization
    • Timing
    • Flexibility
    • Performance
  • Only one solo per dancer will be granted at each passing period
  • Student Choreography solos can be given at any time.
  • Understand not all dancers will be given solo’s.

Duets/Trio

  • Admission to company automatically grants opportunity to have a duet or trio.
  • Prep Company may have a duet or trio if they advance to Company within 2 pass-offs

Groups

  • Admission to Company at initial tryouts automatically grants a spot in 3 group dances chosen by the instructors.
  • Prep-Company will learn these same routines as alternative dancers. If they advance, they can be added to new dances.

Strike System

  • There will be a 3 strike system. Once 3 strikes are met, the dancer is moved to the Prep Company. If 3 more strikes are met, the dancer is removed from Company.
  • Strikes are met by not being prepared
    • Forgetting shoes, being late, not wearing the proper dance attire both in class and at a competition, and not having the proper hair-do both in class and at competition.
  • Strikes are met by missing classes and competitions (unless permission is given by instructors).

Attendance

  • Notify Miss Nicole or Miss Annie if I should need to miss a lesson because I understand that attendance is critical.
  • Cannot miss more than 5 lessons for school related reasons.
  • Missing without a doctor’s not, a call beforehand, or a school related function will result one strike.

Class Requirements

  • Competition dancers are encouraged to take all types of dance.
  • All Companies are required to take the technique and group classes during the fall.
  • Dancers are not required to do solo’s, duets, or trio’s but can earn them if desired.
  • All dancers need to be in leotards at all classes, have the proper shoes at all times, always have hair up and out of the face.

Class Times

  • Class times are to be determined based on the selection of the competition team.

Workshops

  • There will be a workshop for all dancers on the last Saturday of each month.
  • Workshops are not mandatory. They are for when extra help is needed or just for wanting extra practice.
  • All dancers are required to take at least one workshop per quarter.

Competition Requirements

  • Once registered for a competition, I understand that if for some reason we cannot participate, there will be no refunds.
  • All dancers are required to take at least one workshop at every competition.
  • Competitions will be picked by teachers before the fall season starts. Elite, Petite, and Tap Company are required to participate in every competition unless special permission is given by instructors.
  • Prep Company will participate in the last competition of the year.
  • Prep Company is invited to every competition, as there is always a chance an alternative dancer may be needed. It is also a great way for girls to support their teams and learn the competition process.
  • Trophies remain at the studio. Solo trophies can be taken home at the end of the year. Group trophies can be bought to take home at any time.

Fundraising

  • Opportunities to fundraise will be given throughout the summer and fall. Fundraising helps with the following:
    • Tuition
    • Bringing in professional choreographers from elsewhere
    • Warmup’s to look like a team and competitions.
  • All dancers are encouraged to participate in the fundraising so that the Company as a whole can be benefited!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hereby register my child in Live 2 Dance Studio.  I agree that payment for each month will be paid the first lesson of the month.  I agree to pay $5 per month for any charges ten (10) days overdue.  I further agree to pay $35 fee for any returned check.  There are no credits or refunds for lessons missed.  Makeup lessons are available.

I hereby agree to release Live 2 Dance Studio and hold Live 2 Dance Studio harmless of all liability, and hereby acknowledge that I knowingly and voluntarily assume full responsibility for all risks of physical injury arising out of active participation in dance on behalf of the participant.  I am aware that this is a release of liability and an acknowledgement of my voluntary and knowing assumption of the risk of injury. I have signed this document voluntarily and of my own free will in exchange for the privilege of participation.   I also give Live 2 Dance Studio permission to use my child’s picture in or on any form of advertisement for Live 2 Dance Studio or a Live 2 Dance Studio affiliated event.  Viewing Lessons are for adults only.

The participant has my permission to participate in Live 2 Dance Studio Events. I warrant the above information is complete and correct. I further release Live 2 Dance Studio of all liabilities associated with my child’s attendance at Live 2 Dance Studio.

I have read the permission form and give my permission for my child to participate on the Live 2 Dance Studio 2016-17 Competition or Pre-Competition Team. I understand the above commitments. Please sign below and bring to your audition.

 

Tryout Date:                                         .

Dancer Age:                                          .

 

Dancer Name:                                                     . Dancer Signature:                                                                      .

 

Guardian Name:                                                . Guardian Signature:                                                                    .

 

Any pre-existing enjury’s:______________________________________________________________.