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Thinking about being a competitive performer?
Contact us and learn how to be invited to join Company J Competitive Dance Team.
Let us know of any questions or concerns.
We hope you decide "yes" and we would love to have ______________ (your dancer’s name!) join Company J for 2017-18.
All Recreational students and Company J Competition Team Members pay for their recreational technique class tuition on the same scale and that cost is billed separately from Dance Competition Choreography Rehearsal Classes. (please see below)
The cost for Company J Choreography Dance Classes is charged by the routines the dancer is in.
o Members at all levels must take the required recreational classes along with company classes. Our director does the routine placements and the parents of each company member will indicate to the studio how many routines their dancer(s) wants to take. Age, ability and potential for quick improvement are factors in routine placement.
o For each small dance group, the cost is $12 per month.
o For each large dance group the cost is $10 per month.
o For each trio, duet or solo, the cost is $25 per participant month.
Example: If you were placed in 2 small groups & a solo, your company fees would be $49 per month.
You may be placed in less choreography classes than requested, but never more without your consent.
Competitions-We accept students 4 and up (3 years old if the director feels the child is ready for the commitment). We will place each member in an appropriate level.
Students must be able to attend 2-3 mandatory local competitions in the spring & potentially 1-2 national competition in the summer.
The competition schedule will be posted at the studio by the first of November, so you have plenty of time to plan.
Other costs associated with being in company include, but might now be limited to, are competitive shoes, costumes, make-up, jewelry, company jacket, entry fees, travel expenses, an intensive workshop, extra tights and competition t-shirts.
ONCE MEMBERSHIP IN TDF’s COMPANY J IS ESTABLISHED, PERFORMERS MUST FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES AND BOTH 1 PARENT/GUARDIAN AND THE COMPANY MEMBER MUST INITIAL ALL BULLET POINTS ON THE FORM HANDED OUT AT THE STUDIO:
Performers must attend required classes each week and arrive on time. If extensive absences or tardiness’s continually occur, the performer may be removed from the Company or the group being impacted. Initial _____ _____
Performers must attend rehearsals, dress rehearsals, showcases and competitions unless advanced permission to miss has been given by the director. Initial _____ _____
Performers are required to always have on the proper attire, hair styled as required and appropriate dance shoes for every class/event. Initial _____ _____
Parents are responsible for keeping a calendar of all events-rehearsals, dress rehearsals, showcases and competitions and be diligent about having their performers in attendance and on time. Initial _____ _____
It is the parents’ responsibility to inform the owners in advance of ANY conflict prior to a scheduled event-rehearsals, dress rehearsals, showcases and competitions. Initial _____ _____
A performer will be removed from a competition for missing or being late for a dress rehearsal. Keep in mind that all tardiness or absences impacts the entire group unfairly. Initial _____ _____
A performer will be removed from the company for refusing to perform during class, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, showcases or competitions.
A Company J Performer will be removed from TDF Performance Company for not following the studio rules or for creating any negative situation that requires the staff’s involvement or intervention. Initial _____ _____
If the director feels that a performer is not progressing, the performer will be moved to a lower level or routine. Initial _____ _____
Performers are required to be role models at the studio, follow studio rules and be studio ambassadors in public. Initial _____ _____
Performers will carry a bag that contains all items the director’s list requires to all classes and other performance-related activities. These items will be discussed in class. Initial _____ _____
“Show Ready”-Performersshould arrive at the given time with their 1st costume and tights on, wearing a cover-up and hair/make-up already done according to instructions. They should have all costume accessories, shoes and props with them including all of the above for a second+ costume if they are in more than one routine. Initial _____ _____
Performers should remain positive with a good attitude during classes and other performance-related activities. There will be no “I can’t do it” or “I don’t feel well” or “I don’t like that move…costume… music, etc”. Initial _____ _____
If corrected by an instructor, a performer should always say, “Thank you for helping me”. Criticism by a performer of an instructor’s directions or vision or talking negatively about other performers will not be tolerated. Initial _____ _____
Performers must raise their hand and wait for permission to speak during instruction, practice and rehearsals with questions/comments. Initial _____ _____
We are strong believers in academic excellence and expect all Performers to maintain passing grades. Initial _____ _____
Performers should enter the classroom at the start of class, store away their bag & begin stretching or be ready to follow the instructor’s prompts. Initial _____ _____
When participating in any outreach or performance, performers are required to be supportive of their team members& all performers there. Initial _____ _____
Hair (including bangs) should be kept long enough to pull back into a bun or ponytail and hair color changes must be approved by the director during times that impact any performances. Initial _____ _____
We have read and agree to follow the requirements noted above.