TDC Competition Team

Try Outs

☐  Friday, June 21 at 5:30 pm and Saturday, June 22 at 10 am will be our team try outs.  Students need to come to 1 of the 2 sessions. Not both.  We prefer our elementary students Friday and Middle/High School students Saturday. However, we will accept auditions either day from those students.

☐  Audition fee is $40 and will go towards your fall registration fee whether the dancer is selected or not.

☐  Auditions will take approximately 2 hours.

☐  Dancers will need to prepare 2-4 eight counts of their own choreography including only 2 tricks.*

   *Tricks – Kicks, leaps, turns, acro skills

☐  Tights and a black leotard are required for girls. Plain black shorts are optional.  Black dry fit shirts and shorts or pants for boys are required for audition.

Committment

☐  If your dancer is selected for a team, a there will be a mandatory parent meeting on Wednesday, June 26 at 6pm.

☐  There will be required and optional summer lessons that students will attend in preparation for the season.

☐  Some students will be chosen as alternates for groups.  They will learn the routines and may or may not be given the chance to compete them.

☐  During the season, students will have options for technique times.  Each student is required to attend 90 minutes or more weekly to participate in team. They are allowed to come to any number of tech classes during the week.

☐  The handbook will need to be reviewed and signed by each member.  This will be given to you at tryouts.

☐  Participation in 3-4 competitions as determined by director. Other performances may be assigned throughout the season.

Requirements

☐  Students must have 2 years of dance experience to audition for the team.

☐  Students must understand that this is a privilege, not a right to be on the competition dance team.

☐  Respect during classes is essential. Students will be expected to have a positive attitude and act appropriately or they will be asked to leave practice. Ongoing issues may result in dismissal.

☐  Students will follow dress code and behavior code given via the handbook.

☐  Attendance is essential for the team to be successful.  School required events are excused but all other absences are to be reviewed by director in advance.

Fees

☐  Each competition routine that a dancer participates in will have the following fees:

  • Choreography- varies by routine and choreographer. This is split between students.
  • Costumes – Costume deposit of $100 is due September 1. Invoices will be sent for balances.
  • Competition – Each competition and their group routines vary in fees.
  • Group routines range from $30-$50 per routine, per competition.
  • Duo/trio and solo fees range from $60-$110 per student and are by instructor invite only.

☐  Tuition will be based on the number of hours spent in the studio and split up in 9 months. This will be determined by the number of routines your dancer will participate in.

☐  Shoes – Dancers go through many shoes during the season.  This is the parents’ responsibility to communicate to the director that new ones are needed.  Competition costumes require shoes that the student may not currently have. You will be directed on how to purchase these.

☐  Competition fees will be higher than rec dance fees.  This should be considered as you determine your level of commitment. There are no scholarships or discounts for competition dance.  There are scholarships available for rec dance.

 

Some students will be chosen to help in classes of rec and comp students.  This will receive a credit per month applied to dancer’s tuition.

Students unable to attend the auditions on June 21-22 will be invited to make an appointment to audition for the team with the teachers or submit a video audition.  Please contact Amanda with any questions at thedansco@gmail.com

 

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