Tryouts, Intensives, Summer Classes OH MY!


Parents,

I cannot believe we are at this time of year already! It seems like we just finished our Christmas Recital last week. I wanted to update you all on a few changes that will be taking place for the upcoming year as well as a few reminders. Get those calendars out, we will have a lot of important dates and times coming your way.

The first change is due to raising credit card processing fees, there will now be an additional $3 charge when you swipe your card. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO AUTOPAY CC TRANSACTIONS!! You can pay by cash, check, or add more to your autopay amount to avoid the fees.

Registration fees will now be $40/ family (rather than $30/ dancer in the family) or $30/dancer for a single child.

Tryouts

If your dancer is returning or new to teams we will be holding our tryouts June 7th and 8th. This is another change we will have this year. Due to high parent recommendation, we will no longer be holding a tryout clinic rather, tryouts will all be in one day/ team. Dancers will learn a short combo in front of our judges and demonstrate skills, tumbling, and splits. Skills lists are available in the office so you know what your dancer could potentially be asked to demonstrate. Times will be as follow:

Friday June 7th

Seniors (7th grade and up) 1:00PM-3:00PM

Juniors (10-12 years old) 3:30PM-6:00PM

Junior and Senior Elite 6:30PM-7:30PM

Saturday June 8th

Petites (7-10 years old) 10:00AM-12:30PM

Petite Elite 12:30PM-1:00PM

Minis (4-7 years old) 1:30PM-3:00PM

Dancers trying out for Elite's will still audition in their age group and return later for the Elite time. This will ensure that ALL dancers are placed on the correct team. If you plan to audition for Elite you must:

  1. Compete in one extra competition

  2. Participate in all parades

  3. Take summer classes

  4. Have minimal absences

  5. Pay an additional choreography fee

  6. Have strong dance technique and understanding of technical terms

  7. Dance with high energy and performance

Just a reminder that our teams are set up by age, which means dancers should be in the same team group (seniors, juniors, petites or minis) for at least 2 years, most likely 3! Please do not try and skip a year. A lot of building and progression happens in one year of dance. We want to ensure that not only are dancers building technique properly, but that they are building proper muscle and learning how to control their body movement to help prevent injuries. If your dancer does not move up a team, it does not mean they have not made progress!!! Dancers will grow every year, especially if they want to and work at it. Every team needs a leader and it is important that each dancer has the opportunity to lead. ***If your dancer is a borderline age and is not comfortable moving up a team, they may audition for the same team they are on.***

Intensives

Intensive dates will be as follows:

Seniors: June 13&14

Juniors: June 17&18

Senior and Junior Elite: June 20&21 PLUS ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY DAY

Petites: June 24&25 (Elite will have additional choreography day)

Minis: June 27&28

*YEAR ROUND KIDS: we will do a makeup day in July for your intensives. Times TBD. We try to do our best to not conflict with school schedule, however we also have to work around our coaches schedules to ensure proper teacher to student ratio.

Summer Classes

July 8th- August 2nd

3-5 year old tumbling

Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:30-10:30AM

Toddler Time

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11AM

6-8 year old tumbling

Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30AM

4-6 year old dance

Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30AM

Beginning Technique

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:00PM

Int/Advanced Technique

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-6:00PM

Int/Advanced Combo Class

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:30PM

Princess Camp

July 30-31 10AM-11:30AM

Fortnite Dance Camp

August 5th 9:30AM-11:30

Dance for teams begins August 5th

Dance for studio classes begins September 3rd

I know that was a lot of info but I hope it helps clear some things up. I am so excited for our upcoming recital! I can't wait for our dancers to present all the hard work they have put into this year. They are truly amazing!!


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