2019 Company Details

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Company program works to challenge our dancers to improve their technique, skills and creativity, build teamwork, develop sportsmanship, and provide additional performance opportunities.


EXPECTATIONS

Being part of the Company requires talent, commitment, dedication, passion, hard work, an eagerness to learn, and a desire to perform and grow as a dancer. And what your child will gain from the experience in Company is priceless—as both a dancer and an individual.

  • Arrive at your technique classes and competition rehearsals on time, properly dressed, and with a positive attitude.
  • Please inform your instructor when you will be absent from class.
  • Respect your instructors. They are there to help you become a better dancer and performer. You will accomplish this by following the instructor's directions, being attentive, and being open to all corrections. Giving 100% effort will not only help your growth as a dancer, but will also strengthen the entire class.
  • Respect other team members. You may accomplish this by being cooperative and helpful. Be friendly to all Company members so that a "team" atmosphere is created.
  • Respect your parents. You may accomplish this by working hard in class and sharing your experiences with them. A thank you note to your parents for their support would be a nice way to show your gratitude.
  • Respect yourself. You may accomplish this by eating right, getting plenty of rest, and not pushing yourself too hard. Keep your goals in perspective by looking at your own personal growth rather than comparing yourself to others.
  • Honor your commitment to the Dance Factory Company.

NEW TO COMPETITION?

If you are interested in auditioning for the Competition Company we would like to recommend that you email Kara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to auditions. We are happy to do an evaulation and assess your dancer's skill level and where they would fit best within our studio programs. If your dancer is not ready for the Company program we will provide feedback as to what steps to take.


COMPANY FEES

All accounts will be automatically debited when fees are due unless payment is received prior to that date.

All Company accounts are required to have an active credit card on file.


AUDITIONS

Audition fee is $50 and $45 registration fee due on May 14th.

The dancers chosen for the 2018/2019 Company will be posted on the website on Friday, June 15th.  The dances for the 2018/2019 competition season will be posted on the website by Sunday July, 1st.

If a dancer is unable to attend the auditions, or is asked to join the Company after the auditions the $50 audition fee will not be waived.


MONDAY, MAY 14

3rd-6th Grade Tap Audition Class & AUDITION 4:30-5:15pm
3rd - 6th Grade Jazz Audition Class 5:15 - 6:30pm
7th Grade - High School Jazz Audition Class 6:30 - 7:30pm
7th Grade - High School Comtemporary Audition Class 7:30 - 8:30pm
7th Grade - High School Tap Audition Class & AUDITION 8:30-9:15pm

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

3rd - 6th Grade
Contemporary Audition Class 6:30-7:30pm
3rd - 6th Grade
Hip Hop Audition Class & AUDITION 7:30-8:15pm
7th Grade - High School
Hip Hop Audition Class & AUDITION 8:15-9:15pm

 

 

FINAL AUDITIONS ARE FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST

3rd - 6th Grade

  • 11-11:30 - Contemporary Audition Review
  • 11:30-12:30 - Contemporary Audition
  • 12:30-1 - Jazz Audition Review
  • 1:00-2:00 - Jazz Audition

 

7th Grade - High School

  • 1:30-2 - Contemporary Audition Review
  • 2:00-3:00 - Contemporary Audition
  • 3-3:30 - Jazz Audition Review
  • 3:30-4:30 - Jazz Audition 

 


SUMMER CLASSES

We are offering 3 weeks of Summer Classes in July.   Company dancers are required to attend 18 summer classes, but encouraged to take ALL the classes. Summer is a great time for the dancers to really focus on their technique.

Please be sure to enroll in the SUMMER CLASSES through our online STORE.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SUMMER ENROLLMENT PAGE!!

SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE

Open classes are for dancers 3rd grade through high school.

JUNE: Technique Tuesdays - 5:00 - 8:00pm ** OPTIONAL**

TUESDAYS
(JUNE 5, 12, 19)
PRE-POINTE
TECHNIQUE
4:30-5:00
TURNS & LEAPS
3rd - 6th Grade
5:00 - 6:00
BALLET
3rd - 6th Grade
6:00 - 7:00
STRETCH/STRENGTH/
ACRO
3rd - 6th Grade
7:00 - 8:00
 
   STRETCH/STRENGTH/
ACRO
7th - High School
5:00 - 6:00
TURNS & LEAPS
7th - High School
6:00 - 7:00

BALLET
7th - High School
7:00 - 8:00

 

POINTE
8-9

 SPECIAL NOTE: These classes are not included in required classes for our Company/Performance Company Dancers. These classes are strictly optional but encouraged to enhance your dancer's technique skills through the summer!

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JULY: Open Classes - Monday through Thursday 5:00 - 8:00pm

MONDAYS
(JULY 9, 16, 23)

TURNS & LEAPS
3rd - 6th Grade
5:00 - 6:00

BALLET
3rd - 6th Grade
6:00 - 7:00

HIP HOP COMBO
3rd - 6th Grade
7:00-8:00
HIP HOP COMBO 
7th - High School
5:00-6:00 
TURNS & LEAPS
7th - High School
6:00 - 7:00
BALLET
7th - High School
7:00 - 8:00

  

TUESDAYS
(JULY 10, 17, 24)
PRE-POINTE
TECHNIQUE
4:30-5:00
STRETCH/STRENGTH/ACRO
3rd - 6th Grade
5:00 - 6:00 

JAZZ COMBO
3rd - 6th Grade
6:00 - 7:00

  • JULY 10 - JAZZ
  • JULY 17 - MUSICAL THEATER
  • JULY 24 - JAZZ
CONTEMPORARY COMBO
3rd - 6th Grade
7:00 - 8:00
 
 

JAZZ COMBO
7th - High School
5:00 - 6:00

  • JULY 10 - MUSICAL THEATER
  • JULY 17 - JAZZ
  • JULY 24 - HEELS
CONTEMPORARY COMBO
7th - High School
6:00 - 7:00

STRETCH/STRENGTH/ACRO
7th - High School
7:00 - 8:00
POINTE
8:00-9:00

 

WEDNESDAYS
(JULY 11, 18, 25)

TURNS & LEAPS
3rd - 6th Grade
5:00 - 6:00

BALLET
3rd - 6th Grade
6:00 - 7:00

HIP HOP/JAZZ FUNK COMBO
3rd - 6th Grade
7:00-8:00
HIP HOP/JAZZ FUNK COMBO 
7th - High School
5:00-6:00 
TURNS & LEAPS
7th - High School
6:00 - 7:00
BALLET
7th - High School
7:00 - 8:00

 

THURSDAYS
(JULY 12, 19, 26)
STRETCH/STRENGTH/ACRO
3rd - 6th Grade
5:00 - 6:00 

JAZZ COMBO
3rd - 6th Grade
6:00 - 7:00

  • JULY 12 - JAZZ
  • JULY 19 - MUSICAL THEATER
  • JULY 26 - JAZZ
BALLET TECHNIQUE
3rd - 6th Grade
7:00 - 8:00
JAZZ COMBO
7th - High School
5:00 - 6:00
  • JULY 12 - JAZZ
  • JULY 19 - HEELS
  • JULY 26 - MUSICAL THEATER
BALLET TECHNIQUE
7th - High School
6:00 - 7:00

STRETCH/STRENGTH/ACRO
7th - High School
7:00 - 8:00

 

SUMMER POINTE CLASSES

** In order to be considered for pointe classes next year, you must take the scheduled summer pointe classes listed above in June and July.

These classes will be your audition for next year's placement. Any dancer (age 9 and up) that auditions will be considered for pointe class, however, only dancers ages 11 and up will be considered for pointe shoes. If your dancer is under the age of 11, or not chosen to purchase pointe shoes at this time, they may still participate in Pointe class, but in their flat ballet shoes. If you are interested in pointe class for next year you must email Miss Megan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 1st and she will advise which classes to take for your summer audition.

Tuition for Summer PRE-POINTE TECHNIQUE is $30 and POINTE is $60 and due June 15th.


COMPANY BACK TO DANCE NIGHT!

Save the date!

Wednesday, August 29th - 5:30-7:30pm


TRAINING CAMP

Training Camp will be held on two seperate weekends this summer:

August 10th-13th

August 24th - 26th.

A detailed scheduled will be available in late July or early August.

Training Camp features classes in jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, stretch & strength, turns and leaps and more, taught by the country's favorite choreographers. Choreographers we've had in the past include; Al Blackstone, Dave Carter, Doug Caldwell, John Crutchman, Nick Drago, DJ Guthrie, Desiree Robbins, Laurie Johnson, Joelle Martinec, Jeff Lapes, Derrick Schrader, Keri LaGrand, Frances Manzo, Tiffany Maher, Ronda Miller, Chris Moss, Jason Parsons, Alan Sherfield and Stacey Tookey. A more detailed schedule will be available at a later date.

Training Camp fee of $250 is due August 1st.


PROFESSIONALLY CHOREOGRAPHED DANCES

During Training Camp we will have choreographers set some competition numbers on our Company dancers. These dancers will be be selected by the faculty during the 2018/19 Company Auditions. The dancers selected are required to attend any scheduled rehearsals during Training Camp. There is a one time choreography fee required to particiapte in a professionally choreographed dance.

Choreography fees range from $250 - $300 and are due August 1st.


WEEKLY CORE COMPANY CLASSES

The Company dancers will be dancing two days during the week and Saturdays. All of our Company dancers will be enrolled in the CORE class requirements (ballet, stretch and strength and turns). All other classes the may dancers wish to enroll in are listed under Additional Class Options. The Company dancers do not participate in online enrollment, the faculty will enroll them in the appropriate classes after auditions.

Enrollment Registration fee of $45 per student is due June 1st.

Tuition is due by the 1st of each month September - May. Any tutition not received by the 10th of each month will be subject to a $15 late fee.

CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 4TH

3rd - 6th Grade Company CORE Class Requirements

1 HOUR

BALLET

45 MIN

STRETCH & STRENGTH

45 MIN

TURNS

2.5 TOTAL HOURS PER WEEK = $100 PER MONTH

 

7th - High School Company CORE Class Requirements

1 ½ HOUR

BALLET

45 MIN

STRETCH & STRENGTH

45 MIN

TURNS

3 TOTAL HOURS PER WEEK = $120 PER MONTH


ADDITIONAL CLASS OPTIONS

Company Dancers may choose to enroll in any of the following classes in addition to their CORE Class Requirements. Please be sure to mark which classes you'd like to enroll in on your Parent Consent Form.

45 MIN LEAPS & TRICKS

This class is a technical class for students who want to take their skills to another level. Students will work on the correct execution of leaps, jumps and tricks.

45 MIN JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY COMBO

Students will focus on jazz and contemporary techniques and choregraphy. Style will vary weekly.

45 MIN

HIP HOP & JAZZ FUNK COMBO

Students will focus on hip hop and jazz funk techniques and choregraphy. Style will vary weekly.
30 MIN TAP TECHNIQUE

Students will focus on tap techniques and choreography to all types of music styles from traditional to contemporary.

30 MIN ACRO FOR DANCE Dancers will work on acro technique as well as strength and flexibility. There will not be any competition or May Concert dance associated with this class.
45 MIN

PRE-POINTE CLASS

This class is required of dancers on pointe, open to Company dancers age 9 and up. See SPECIAL NOTE below.
1 HOUR

POINTE CLASS

This class is required for all dancers on pointe. See SPECIAL NOTE below.
1 HOUR COMPANY BALLET This class is designed for students wanting to take an additional ballet class during the week. This class will be on a night separate from regular Company classes!


SPECIAL NOTE:
In order to be considered for pointe classes next year, you must take the scheduled summer pointe classes in June and July. Any dancer (age 9 and up) will be considered for pointe class, however, only dancers ages 11 and up will be considered for pointe shoes. If your dancer is under the age of 11, or not chosen to purchase pointe shoes at this time, they may still participate in Pointe class, but in their flat ballet shoes. If you are interested in pointe class for next year you must email Miss Megan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 1st and she will advise which classes to take during the summer.


ADDITIONAL CLASS OPTIONS TUITION SCALE

Our 2017 - 2018 season will run from mid August – end of May.

We are pleased offer discounts for dancers taking classes in addition to their CORE class requirements.

When using the tuition scale below be sure to include your CORE requirements into your total hours per week.

Total Hours
Per Week

Total Tuition
with Base Price

3.25 hours $130
3.5 hours $140
3.75 hours $145
4 hours $150
4.25 hours $155
4.5 hours $165
4.75 hours $170
5 hour $175
5.25 hours $180
5.5 hours $185
5.75 hours $190
6 hours $195
6.25 hours $200
6.5 hours $205
6.75 hours $210
7 hours $215
7.25 hours $220
7.5 hours $225
7.75 hours $230
8 + hours $235

 


REHEARSALS & REHEARSAL FEES

The dancer must be willing to attend ANY scheduled company rehearsals.

MOST rehearsals will be on Saturday's between 8 am and 6 pm, however some dances may rehearse during the week.

A detailed schedule of the rehearsal times will be given at a later date.

Rehearsal fees are paid per dance, regardless of how often, when or where the dance rehearses.

Special Note:

Rehearsal fees are $120 per dance and will be split into 2 payments.

Rehearsal fees for dances #1-4 are due September 15th

Rehearsal Fees for dances any dances not paid in September are due October 15th.

 

Listed below is the average number of dances you can expect to be placed in.

Each dancer will be placed in the approriate number of dances for their ability.

You are not guaranteed the maximum number of dances for your age group.

3rd - 6th Grade Company Dancers (1 - 6 dances)        

7th - High School Company Dancers (1 - 8 dances)

 

*Some rehearsals may begin in July or August. Any dances beginning rehearsals in July or August will incur a $20 rehearsal fee per dancer. 


PRODUCTION

All Company dancers are required to participate in the studio production number. Please keep in mind that when you are filling out your registration form, the production number is NOT included in the "total of # of dances you are willing to participate in".

For example: If you mark that you would be willing to participate in 3 dances (and you are placed in 3 dances) the production will be added to this. Your total would be 4 dances.

PRODUCTION REHEARSALS

Dancers will be learning the production choreography in August before classes start, however we will be having rehearsals on the following Sundays to work on cleaning the Production. Please mark these days on your calendar, attendance is mandatory. We will provide a more detailed schedule for the Sunday rehearsals at a later date.

  • Sunday, November 11th
  • Sunday, December 9th

There are no fees associated with Production this year!


COMPETITIONS

The dancers must be willing to participate in two regional competitions. All fees will be due 4 months prior to the scheduled competition dates. We will try to select two Competitions in the Kansas City/Overland Park area, however, this may not be possible in which case this will require travel.

It is a possibility that our dances may compete on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday. We will receive the competition schedule approximately one week before the competition date.

Estimated entry fee =  $40-65 per entry ($110-135 for solos)

A $35 directors/procesing fee will be charged for each competition.

CONVENTIONS

All Company Dancers must be willing to participate in 2-3 regional conventions.  We will try to select Conventions that are within driving distance (Ex. Kansas City, St.Louis, Tulsa, Dallas)  All fees will be due 4 months prior to the scheduled competition dates. There will be a $15 fee for any payments received after the due date.

The dancers will be required to travel on Friday so that we can rehearse the dances at the hotel in the evening.  This will also require the dancers to stay overnight in the hotel so that they can attend the convnetion classes on both Saturday and Sunday,

Once the dates for 2018/19 season have been published we will decide where the Company Dancers will compete.  If you have any conflicts for the 2018/19 Competition Season please include this information on your Parent Consent form!

Estimated convention fees = $200-275 per dancer

A $35 directores/processing fee will be charged for each convention


 COSTUMES

Costume fees range from $100 to $275 per dance.

Typically Hip Hop costumes are much less expensive than Tap, Contemporary and Jazz costumes.

Costume fees will cover costumes, rhinestones, headpieces and accessories not to exceed $275.You will be responsible for rhinestoning your dancer's costume or you may pay one of the Faculty memebers to help you.  There will be an additional fee if you choose to have someone else rhinestone your dancer's costume!

Some costume pieces, headpieces or accessories may be rented for the season. Rentals must be returned at the end of the dance season. Dancers will be billed for the full amount of any rental not returned at the end of the season.

Costume fees will be broken down into 3 seperate payments:

  • June 1st - A costume deposit of $200 per dancer is due.
  • July 15th - Dancers placed in more than 2 dances will have an additional $100 costume deposit per dance.
  • November 2017 - March 2018 - Once each costume is finalized, dancers will be billed for the remainder of their costume expenses. You will receive an email when your costume fee has been applied to your account. Balances are due upon receipt.

SOLOS, DUOS & TRIOS

Company dancers are eligible to participate in extra solo, duo, trio or group dances for the 2018 competition season. The dancers may select who they would like to dance with, what style they want the dance to be and who they would like to choreograph the number. However, EVERY DANCE MUST BE TEACHER APPROVED. If the faculty feels the dancers are not ready for a particular style of dance or for the challenge of something like a solo, we will make other suggestions as to what would be a better "fit" for the dancers. There is a chance that we will not allow some dancers to participate in extra dances. If this situation occurs we will provide an explanation as to why we feel those dancers are not ready to compete extra numbers.

The faculty is limited with the amount of time they can devote to extra dances and would like to start working out their schedules well in advance. Therefore, we will begin taking requests for extra dances for the 2018 dance season on April 30th. Requests should be e-mailed to the teacher being asked to choreograph the number. Any requests made before this date WILL NOT be answered until after April 30th. The FINAL DAY to request an extra dance will be August 15th. This deadline will allow for the teachers to have ample time to work out scheduling for next year.

Special Note:

Dancer must be enrolled in the combo class of the style they wish to perform a solo, duo or trio.

Decisions will be made by the end of July regarding the total number of extra dances your dancer may participate in.


COMPANY EXTRAS

Dancers are required to purchase the following items.

Company Jacket
(will order in October)

$100 - $115

Company Make up
(will order in December)

$25 - $70

Eyelashes
(account will be billed in December)

$5

 

Dancers may be required to purchase the following items for individual dances.

Decision's on the following items will be made once costumes have been completed.

Choker $27 - $35
Earrings $10 - $15
Shoes $40 - $60
Tights $15 - $25

CONCERT DATES & FEES

The Company Concert will be held in January of 2018 and the Spring Concert will be in May of 2019. Specific dates are TBA.

Each family must be willing to pay a Concert fee for each show to help pay for the rental of the facility, programs, etc.

Spring Concert fee is $50 due June 1st.

January Concert fee is $50 due October 1st.

 


 ATTENDANCE

The Competition Company is a BIG commitment, and we expect the Company dancers to take their attendance very seriously. 

  • REHEARSALS

Dancers are allowed two absenses per rehearsal for the entire season. It is the dancer's responsibility to stay caught up with the dances if they miss a rehearsal. Oftentimes, we will rehearse dances during the week and these rehearsals are considered part of the attendance policy as well. If a dancer misses a rehearsal they are expected to watch the video and be completely caught up/prepared when they return.

  • 1st absence - Dancer receives a warning if they come unprepared for their next rehearsal.

  • 2nd absence - Parent/Guardian will be notified if the dancer comes unprepared for their next rehearsal.

  • 3rd absence - Dancer will be removed from a portion or all of a competition dance of the faculty's choice if the dancer comes unprepared for their next rehearsal.

 

  • WEEKLY CORE AND ADDITIONAL CLASSES

Dancers are allowed one absence per class per month.

If a Faculty member feels a dancer has missed too many classes and is falling behind, a Parent/Guardian will be notified.  Suggestions will be made as to how the dancer can catch up on the missed cirriculum.  This may include but is not limited to taking an extra technique class or scheduling a private lesson.


 COMPANY FEE SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN

MAY

  • 14th - $50 Audition fee due
  • 14th - $45 Registration Fee Due

JUNE

  • 1st - $200 costume deposit due
  • 1st - Spring Concert Fee $50
  • 15th - Pre-Pointe and Pointe Summer Class Fees

JULY

  • Summer Classes purchased through our online store
  • 15th-Costume Deposit for any dancer placed in more than 2 dances ($100 per additional costume)

 AUGUST

  • 1st - $250 Training camp class fee due
  • 1st-Choreography Fee for any professionally choreographed dances due
  • 1st - $20 Rehearsal Fee for any dances rehearsing in July/August

SEPTEMBER

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition
  • 1st - Convention and Entry Fees Due for any January Competitions
  • 15th- $120 rehearsal fee due for dances #1-4

OCTOBER

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition
  • 1st - Convention and Entry Fees Due for any February Competitions
  • 1st - $50 January Company Concert Fee due
  • 15th- $120 rehearsal fee due for any dances not paid in September
  • Company Jackets will be ordered this month

NOVEMBER

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition
  • 1st - Convention and Entry Fees Due for any March Competitions

DECEMBER

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition
  • 1st - Eyelash Fee
  • 1st - Convention and Entry Fees Due for any April Competitions

JANUARY

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition
  • 1st - Convention and Entry Fees Due for any May Competitions

FEBRUARY

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition

MARCH

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition

APRIL

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition

MAY

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition

 


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