Performance Company Details

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Consent Forms will not be accepted until your balance is current.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

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

We hope that the following information will help you decide if the Performance Company is right for your dancer.

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PROGRAM

The Performance Company is designed for 3rd - High School dancers who would like to perform at several local area events throughout the year. Being a member of the Peformance 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.

These events might include:

  • Starpower Competition
  • Primetime Competition
  • International Dance Challenge Competition
  • Hall of Fame Dance Competition
  • Gingerbread Homes for the Holidays
  • DF Winter Showcase
  • Santa's arrival at Fairlawn
  • Globetrotter Halftime
  • Kids Fest
  • Worlds of Fun
  • West Ridge Mall
  • Studio Spring Concert


PERFORMANCE COMPANY FEES

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

A 20% late fee may apply on any fees not paid by the assigned due date or a declined transaction.

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


EXPECTATIONS

In order to have a cohesive company, certain expectations are required. Some of the expectations are:

  • good attendance
  • arriving for all classes on time
  • wearing the appropriate dance attire
  • being a good role model for the younger dancers as well as your fellow class members 


AUDITIONS

The Performance Company Auditions will be held on Thursday, May 11th from 6:30 - 8:30pm.

The $30 audition fee is due on Thursday, May 11th

This will be a jazz audition.

The results of the auditions will be posted on the website on Monday, May 29th.

If a dancer is unable to attend the auditions, or is asked to join the Company after the auditions the $20 audition fee will not be waived.

 


SUMMER CLASSES

We are offering 6 weeks of Summer Classes. Summer Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Performance Company dancers are required to attend 10 hours of summer classes, but encouraged to take ALL the classes. Summer is a great time for the dancers to really focus on their technique. We will be using summer classes to further evaluate the dancers placement for their competition numbers for the upcoming season.

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

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SUMMER ENROLLMENT PAGE!!

SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE

TUESDAY SUMMER CLASSES

June - 13, 20 & 27
July - 11, 18 & 25

5:30 - 6:30
3rd - 6th Grade
Stretch & Strength

6:30 - 7:30
3rd - 6th Grade
Ballet
7:30 - 8:30
3rd - 6th Grade
Hip Hop
 

5:30 - 6:30
7th - High School
Stretch & Strength

6:30 -7:30
7th - High School
Hip Hop
7:30 - 8:30
7th - High School
Ballet
8:30 - 9:30
Pointe I **
(see note below)

 

THURSDAY SUMMER CLASSES

June - 15, 22 & 29
July - 13, 20 & 27

5:30 - 6:30
3rd - 6th Grade
Turns & Leaps

6:30 - 7:30
3rd - 6th Grade
Contemporary
7:30 - 8:30
3rd - 6th Grade
Jazz
 

5:30 - 6:30
7th - High School
Turns & Leaps

6:30 - 7:30
7th - High School
Jazz
7:30 - 8:30
7th - High School
Contemporary
8:30 - 9:30
Pointe II **
(see note below)

 


WEEKLY CORE PERFORMANCE COMPANY CLASSES

The Performance Company dancers will be dancing 1-2 days during the week. All of our Company dancers will be enrolled in the CORE class requirements (jazz and technique). All other classes the dancers may wish to enroll in are listed under Additional Class Options. The Company dancers participate in online enrollment for the Additional Class Options, the faculty will enroll them in the appropriate CORE classes after auditions.

Enrollment Registration fee of $45 per student is due May 11th.

Tuition is due by the 1st of each month September - May. Any tutition not received by the 5th of each month will be subject to a 20% late fee.

CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 5TH

 

PERFORMANCE COMPANY CORE CLASS REQUIREMENTS

45 MINUTES

TURNS & LEAPS

1 ½ HOUR (TWO 45 MINUTE CLASSES)

JAZZ

2.25 TOTAL HOURS PER WEEK = $90 PER MONTH

 


ADDITIONAL CLASS OPTIONS

Performance Company Dancers may choose to enroll in any of the following classes in addition to their CORE Class Requirements.

PERFORMANCE COMPANY ADDITIONAL CLASS OPTIONS
45 MINUTE CONTEMPORARY
45 MINUTE HIP HOP
45 MINUTE TAP
1  HOUR BALLET (email megan @dancefactorynews.com for enrollment)

 


ADDITIONAL CLASS OPTIONS TUITION SCALE

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

NEW THIS YEAR!

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

 


COMPETITION DANCES

The Performance Company dancers will participate in the Performance Company Production number as well as a Performance Company group dance.

There is no rehearsal fee for the production number or the group dances. These dances will be learned in the dancers' weekly Jazz Classes.


COSTUMES FOR COMPETITION DANCES

The costume fee for the Performance Company Competition costumes will be $200.

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 are due on July 1st.


COSTUMES FOR ADDITIONAL CLASS OPTIONS

Contemporary, Hip Hop and Tap Class dancers will particpate in the Spring Concert. Costume fees will be due on Saturday, December 2nd.


SMALL GROUPS & REHEARSAL FEES

NEW THIS YEAR!

Performance Company dancers may be selected to participate in an additional small group dance for the 2018 dance season.

There is a section on the Performance Company registration form where you will mark whether or not you would like your dancer to be considered to participate in an additional small group competition dance.

All forms will be reviewed by the faculty. The faculty will determine which dancers they feel are "ready" to do an additional small group competition dance.

Most Performance Company dancers will NOT be asked to participate in an additional small group, this is something that they have to "work up" to.

If you are wanting your child to participate and we feel he or she is not ready we will provide an explanation as to why we feel your dancer is not ready to compete in these dances.

Some of the things that the faculty will take into consideration are:

  • attendance
  • ability to take corrections
  • performance skills
  • willingness to fully participate in all class and rehearsals

The dancer must be willing to attend ANY scheduled group rehearsals, which will either be during the week or possbily on Saturdays.

A one time rehearsal fee is required for group dances, regardless of how often and/or when the dance rehearses.

The rehearsal fees for small groups is $115 per dance due Saturday, August 1st.


COMPANY EXTRAS

Dancers are required to purchase the following items:

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

COMPANY JACKETS

We will be ordering Company Jackets in October. Performance Company dancers are not required to purchase a jacket, but will have the option too.


ATTENDANCE

The Performance Company is a big commitment, and we expect the Performance Company dancers and their parents to take their attendance very seriously.

The dance season is a August - May time commitment. We ask that you refrain from participating in other activites that conflict with regularly scheduled classes and/or rehearsals for the ENTIRE season.

It is strongly recommended that Performance Company Dancers miss no more than 1 time per month.


CONCERT DATES & FEES

The Company Concert is Tuesday, January 3rd 2018 and the Spring Concert will be Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th 2018.

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

Company Concert fee is $50 due June 1st.

Spring Concert fee is $50 due September 1st.


COMPETITIONS

All Performance Company dancers will attend 2 Competitions and have the option to participate in at least 2 additional competitions.

All fees will be due 4 months prior to the scheduled competition dates.

There may be a $40 fee for any payments received after the due date.

Once all of the dates are available for the 2018 season we will determine where the dancers will compete.

If you have any date conflicts in 2018, please be sure to let us know when you fill out your registration form.

It is a possibility that our dances may compete on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday of the specified weekends chosen.

We will receive the competition schedule approximately one week before the competition date.

Some of the Competitions we've attended in the past include:

 

In10sity
IDC
Nexstar
KAR
Primetime
Hall of Fame
Showbiz
Starpower
Showstopper 
Starquest
Showstopper

Estimated entry fees:

Group $45 - $65 per dancer
Production $45 - $65 per dancer

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


CONVENTIONS

NEW THIS YEAR!

We would like to offer/recommend for ALL of our Performance Company dancers to attend a weekend dance convention!

Dance conventions are a wonderful way for dancers to experience dance beyond the studio walls and to be inspired by other teachers and dancers.

The dancers will not compete when they attend the Convention. Dancers will take two half-days of classes on a Saturday and Sunday.

This will require the dancers to travel to Kansas City where you may choose to spend the night in a hotel or to drive back and forth.

Once all of the dates are available for the 2018 season we will determine which convention to offer for the Performance Company dancers to attend.

Some of the Conventions we've attended in the past include:

Tremaine
Adrenaline
West Coast Dance Explosion
LA Dance Magic
Jump
NUVO
NYCDA
Radix


Estimated Convention fees: 

6 - 11 year olds  $240 - $260
12 years and above  $240 - $260

A $35 directors fee / processing fee will be added to each convention fee.


COMPANY FEE SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN

MAY

  • 11th - Audition Fee $30
  • 11th - Enrollment/Registraion Fee $45

JUNE

  • Summer Classes
  • 1st - Company Concert Fee $50

JULY

  • 1st - Costume Fee $200

AUGUST

  • 1st - Rehearsal Fees for extra small group dances - $115 per dance

SEPTEMBER

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition
  • 1st - Spring Concert Fee $50
  • 1st - Rehearsal Fees $115 per dance
  • 1st - Entry Fees Due for any January Competitions

OCTOBER

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition
  • 1st - Entry Fees Due for any February Competitions

NOVEMBER

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

DECEMBER

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition
  • 1st - Eyelash Fee $5
  • 1st - Spring Concert Costume Fees
  • 1st - Entry Fees Due for any April Competitions

JANUARY

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition
  • 1st - 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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