Company Competition Team

Be a part of an Award Winning Team. Try-outs are held in June. Ages 5 and up.
 

TEAM

The mission for our “Company” Competition Dance Team is simple: to provide opportunities for enrichment that go well beyond the art of dancing. We strive to inspire, challenge and provide character building experiences through dance and performance. “Competition” is not just about winning- winning is the least important thing. It is about striving to be the best you can be, and about sharing your passion to do so. Company team is a wonderful experience, but one that also requires a lot of hard work and a serious commitment. All four (4) competitions and one (1) convention are mandatory. This Sept.-June season only four (4) unexcused absences will be allowed to remain on the team. Excused absences include: doctors/dental appointments, special mandatory school events, death in the family.
Please be prepared to commit to the schedule and all other requirements.

PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS AND RULES

2016-2017- You must be a minimum of 4 years old to try out. Teams are split according to age. Teams are required to perform at (4) competitions and the yearly recital. With the main emphasis being on dance competitions, we will also focus on new dance techniques, flexibility, team building and self-confidence.

Before trying out for the team, please read the following and be prepared for a total commitment.

Practice schedule will consist of 4 classes per week

Classes will begin Tuesday, September 6rd, 2016

Tuesday– 6:00-8:00pm         

Thursday 6:00-8:00pm          

Children are also required to take at least one class in Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz and Hip Hop

2016-2017 team tuition $300.00 per month (Unlimited Classes)

Tuition payments  due 1st of the month.

Required minimum 10 hours per week. These classes are mandatory.

Company will compete in (4) competitions this next year: All (4) competitions are in LA/Orange county area and (2)  are an overnight chaperoned with the teachers and parents.

2017 COMPETITION SCHEDULE TBD ( below is just an example being it’s last years)
1. STARBOUND- JANUARY 22-24, 2016
REDONDO BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER- MANHATTAN BEACH, CA

2. SHOWSTOPPERS- FEBRUARY 12-15, 2016
DISNEYLAND HOTEL CONVENTION CENTER- ANAHEIM, CA

3. SPOTLIGHT DANCE CUP- MARCH 18-20, 2016
MILLIKAN HIGH SCHOOL- 2800 SNOWDEN AVE, LONG BEACH, CA 90815

4. TREMAINE- APRIL 2-3, 2016 LAX MARRIOTT (CENTURY BLVD.)- LOS ANGELES, CA
2 DAY OVERNIGHT/CHAPERONED CONVENTION AND COMPETITION.
(END OF THE YEAR SLEEPOVER PARTY AT THE HOTEL WITH COACHES).

Approximate additional costs for Company include:

* 2 to 5 Costumes

– Individual costume(s) plus all accessories including: Eyelashes, custom  make-up kit, tights, hair piece, etc…    (approx $75 – $175 per costume)

*Competition fees

– Each competition is approximate $48 – $58 per dancer per small group routine, (4-9 dancers)Duets/Trios $75, Solos $110+

* Team duffle and garment bag

– $50   For new Company dancers ONLY

* Team warm – up

– $175 For new Company dancers ONLY

We are so excited to begin our next season!  Company team  is a wonderful experience, but one that also requires a lot of hard work and a serious commitment.  Starting in the fall, only (4) absences will be allowed to remain on the team.  Please be prepared to commit to the schedule and all other requirements before trying out.  We will be asking each family to sign the contract to make sure we are all on the same page, and to help this year be as successful as the last.

TRY-OUT INFORMATION

2016-17 Company Competition Dance Team Try-Outs: Mon, August 29,30, 31 2016  6:00-8:00pm at Dance Forever. Try outs intensive is $25.00 for the three day of classes.
During the workshop, you will learn all material needed for your try-out. Dancers are asked to do basic technique, across-the-floor and then to perform a short combination, taught that day.  We will grade on both performance and knowledge/application of basic dance technique and movement.

Workshop/Try-out: Monday , August 29th,30th, 31st 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm at Dance Forever

 Workshop Dress Code: Black leotard, plain black t-shirt or plain black tank top and plain black jazz/spandex/leggings/shorts or pants. Tights are optional but must be worn with shorts. Ballet and/or jazz shoes.

 Hair: all lengths of hair need to be slicked and secured back in a bun OR low to mid height ponytail. Super short hair and long bangs need to be bobby pinned back away from face. No whispies or fly aways!

Name tag (will be provided)

No jewelry and clear nail polish only

Workshop/Try-out: Please arrive about 15 minutes (5:45pm) early to turn in your paper work and check in.

The check in is at the front desk.

 You must bring: Copy of birth certificate, dancewear and proper dance shoes.

 On the day of try-outs students will check in at desk. After check in you will draw a number. Students will then try-out in pairs based on the numbers drawn. (1&2, 3&4).

Order of Try-outs

1. Entrance

2. Mini Dance: ballet routine (25 seconds)

3. Technique: Grand jete` (R&L sides), tour jete` (R&L sides) pirouettes- (single, double and triples) (R&L sides), battements (kicks), chainne` turns (R&L side), pique turns (R&L side) and splits (R, L & Center).

4. Jazz Dance Routine (1:00 minute)  + 1 or more  (8) count of your OWN choreography.

** It is possible that there will be a callback after the dancers’ try-out. For this reason all dancers must stay until all try-outs for their respective team are finished or they risk not being a part of the callback. The judges will determine which element from try-outs will be looked at again. A callback does not indicate anything positive or negative.

Try-outs follow the outline below with the possibilities of callbacks. A callback does not indicate anything positive or negative. Sorry, but try-outs are closed to parents. The only people in the room will be the teachers and judges.

Judging and Scoring

The dancer is judged on skill execution and showmanship by outside judges. They are experts and professionals in the field of dance and cheer and have no link to Dance Forever Studio. Judges will use a rubric to evaluate the dancers. There are 24 spots open for the Competition Dance Team.

12- Seniors and 12-Juniors.

 The 2016-2017 Dance Forever Company Competition Dance Team results will be posted by number after try-outs on Thursday, September 1, 2016 @ 9:00am

 Teachers will not be available for questions or comments when scores are posted.

2016-2017 COMPANY- 2 WEEK SUMMER INTENSIVE BOOT CAMP

2016-2017 COMPANY- 2 WEEK SUMMER INTENSIVE BOOT CAMP
WEEK 1- JULY 10TH- JULY 14TH
WEEK 2- JULY 17TH- JULY 21ST
(50 + HOURS OF FANTASTIC DANCING!)

Monday-Friday     3:00pm- 8:00pm

Payment for Summer Intensive Program- $500.00 

Due: Monday, July 10, 2017

We realize that many families have summer plans and vacations, so with the summer classes we ask that you attend as many as possible.  All dancers need to be on time to class. Dress Code strictly enforced and don’t forget all proper dance shoes! Dancers must have their hair tied back in ponytail or bun during class time. Water and a light snack are permitted. No gum is allowed in dance studio at any time.

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