2019 Performance Company Details

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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 $15 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 10th from 6:15 - 7:45pm.

The $25 audition fee and $45 registration fee is due on Thursday, May 10th

This will be a jazz audition.

The dancers chosen for the 2018/19 Performance Company will be posted on the website on Friday, June 1st.  The dances for the 2018/19 Performance Company season will be posted on the website on Sunday, July 1st

If a dancer is unable to attend the auditions, or is asked to join the Company after the auditions the $25 audition fee will not be waived.


SUMMER CLASSES

We are offering 3 weeks of Summer Classes in July. Summer Classes will be held Monday-Thursday evenings. Performance Company dancers are required to attend 10 summer classes in July, but encouraged to take ALL the classes. Summer is a great time for the dancers to really focus on their technique.

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

TUESDAYS
(JUNE 5, 12, 19)
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

 

 ^ 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!

 

JULY: Open Classes - Monday through Thursday 5:00 - 8:00pm (Required Summer Hours)

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)
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

 

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

  
CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR SUMMER ENROLLMENT PAGE!!

 


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 10th.

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

 

PERFORMANCE COMPANY CORE CLASS REQUIREMENTS

45 MINUTES

TECHNIQUE-This class will focus on improving the dancers flexibility, core strength as well as dance skills.  The class will be a combination of stretch and strength and turns and leaps and will vary weekly.

1 ½ HOUR (TWO 45 MINUTE CLASSES)

JAZZ- 1 -45 min class will focus on smaller competition dances and community performance opportunities.  The 2nd 45 min class will focus on learning and cleaning the PC Production dance.  This year Production will be a JAZZ dance!!

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-Dancers will learn a dance to perform in the Spring Concert
45 MINUTE HIP HOP-Dancers will learn a dance to perform in the Spring Concert
45 MINUTE TAP-Dancers will learn a dance to perform in the Spring Concert
45
MINUTE
BALLET/TECHNIQUE-  This class is designed to help dancers to improve and strengthen their technique.  This class will not perform in the Spring Concert.

 


ADDITIONAL CLASS OPTIONS TUITION SCALE

Our 2018 - 2019 Performance Company 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 hours $130
3.25 hours $135
3.5 hours $140
3.75 hours $145
4 hours $150
4.25 hours $155
4.5 hours $160
4.75 hours $165
5 hour $170
5.25 hours $175
5.5 hours $180
5.75 hours $190
6 hours $195

 *Rehearsals will begin August and will incur their own set of fees. August Rehearsal Fees will be $20 per dancer.


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

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.

Once all of the dates are available for the 2018/19 season we will determine where the dancers will compete.

If you have any date conflicts in 2019, please be sure to let us know when you fill out your registration form.

 

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

Primetime

Hall of Fame

Beyond the Stars

Showbiz

Nexstar

Starquest

Intensity

International Dance Challenge

Spotlight

 

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 fees:

Group $40 per entry

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

 


COMPETITION DANCES & FEES

All Performance Company dancers will participate in the Performance Company Production number as well as 1 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.

SMALL GROUP & REHEARSAL FEES

Performance Company dancers may be selected to participate in an extra small group or line dance for the 2018/19 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 a small group.

 

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

Most Performance Company dancers will NOT be asked to participate in the extra small group, this is something that they have to "work up" too as they get older.

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.

This dance will be rehearsed during the week, but dancers must be willing to attend an extra rehearsal outiside of their regularly schedule jazz classes!

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

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

The rehearsal fee for the small group is $120 per dance, due on September 1st.

 


COSTUMES FOR COMPETITION DANCES

The costume fee for EACH Performance Company Competition costume will be between $100-$150.  This will include any gloves and hairpieces needed. 

 SPECIAL NOTE:

We would like to add rhinestones to some of our Performance Company costumes this year!  After the cost of the costume has been finalized, if the cost is under $150 we may decide to add some rhinestones to the costume.  The cost of the costume with the addition of the rhinestones will not exceed $150!  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!

 

Costume fees will be broken down into 2 or 3 seperate payments:

June 1st - A costume deposit of $200 per dancer is due.

July 15th - Dancers placed in the extra group dance will have an additional $100 costume deposit due.

October 2018 - March 2019 - 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.

 


CONCERT DATES & FEES

The Company Concert will be held in January of 2018 and the Spring Concert will be in the spring 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 May 8th.

January Concert fee is $50 due October 1st.

 


TRAINING CAMP- NEW REQUIREMENT THIS YEAR!

Performance Company dancers will be required to take 3 Training Camp Classes of their choice. 

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 $75 is due August 1st.

 


PERFORMANCE 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

CONVENTIONS

We do not require our Performance Company Dancers to attend a Convention, howeve we would like to strongly encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!  The Convention weekend consists of 2 days of classes in all the different styles of dance and are taught by some of the most talented choreographers across the country.  The Performance Company dancers that have attended in the past have not only learned a lot from the classes but have made memories with their teammates that will last a lifetime!

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

West Coast Dance Explosion

LA Dancemagic

Radix

Tremaine

The dancers will not compete when they attend the Convention. They will take 2 days of classes and have the opportunity to watch the competition that is held on Saturday evening.

This will require the dancers to travel and spend the night in a hotel.

The estimated cost for the 2 days of convention classes is $250.

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

 


ATTENDANCE

The Performance Company is a big commitment, and we expect the 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.

There is no attendace policy for the Performance Company dancers, but it is strongly recommended that they miss no more than 1 time per month.

 


 PERFORMANCE COMPANY FEE SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN

MAY

  • 10th - Audition Fee $20
  • 10th - Enrollment/Registraion Fee $45

JUNE

  • 1st-$200 costume deposit due
  • 1st - $50 Spring Concert Fee

JULY

  • Summer Classes purchased through our online store ($60 - $180)
  • 15th-$100 Costume Deposit for any dancer placed in an extra group dance

AUGUST

  • 1st - $45 Training camp class fee due
  • 1st - August Rehearsal Fees - $20

SEPTEMBER

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition
  • 1st - Convention and Entry Fees Due for any January Competitions
  • 15th- $120 Small Group Rehearsal Fee due  (only applies to dancers placed in the extra small group dance)

OCTOBER

  • 1st - Monthly Tuition
  • 1st - Convention and Entry Fees Due for any February Competitions
  • 1st - $50 January Company Concert Fee due
  • 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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