The Mini Company is a fun program that works to challenge our dancers to improve their technique, skills and creativity, build teamwork, develop sportsmanship, and provide additional performance opportunities.
Audition fee is $20 and $45 registration fee is due by Tuesday, May 14th.
Mini Company Audition Class will be held Tuesday, May 14th from 6-6:45pm.
The dancers chosen for the 2019/2020 season will be posted on the website by Monday, June 3rd. The dances for the 2019/2020 season will be posted on the website by Friday, July 5th.
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. Please email email@example.com for an alternative evaluation.
The Mini Company dancers are encouraged to dance all summer long, but only required to attend the following summer classes:
Please purchase your summer classes HERE
Training Camp dates and information coming soon!! Training Camp features classes in jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, stretch & strength, turns and leaps and more, taught by professional choreographers. All Mini Dancers will be required to take THREE classes during Training camp in August. We will try to schedule all 3 classes on the same weekend if possible. The schedule will depend on the dates the choreographers are available.
A detailed schedule will be available in late July or early August.
Training Camp fee of $50 is due August 1st.
The Mini Company dancers will be dancing two days during the week, mostly likely on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All of our Mini Company dancers will be enrolled in the CORE class requirements (jazz, ballet and turns and leaps). All other classes the dancers wish to enroll in are listed under Additional Class Options.
The Mini Company dancers do not participate in online enrollment for fall classes, the faculty will enroll them in the appropriate classes after auditions.
MINI COMPANY CORE CLASS REQUIREMENTS
JAZZ - dancers will learn a competition dance in this class.
TURNS & LEAPS
1.75 TOTAL WEEKLY HOURS = $70 per month
Mini 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. We will enroll your dancers in these classes.
|30 MINUTE||TAP-Dancers will learn a competition dance in this class||$20 per month|
|30 MINUTE||HIP HOP-Dancers will learn a competition dance in this class||$20 per month|
|30 MINUTE||CONTEMPORARY- Dancers will learn a competition dance in this class *NEW*||$20 per month|
|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.||$20 per month|
All Mini Competition dancers will be placed in a jazz dance. 1st and 2nd grade dances will be placed in 1-4 competition dances. Kindergarten dancers will be placed in 1-3 competition dances. Special exceptions will be made based on individual dancers' skill level and experience. If you are wanting your child to participate and we feel they are not ready we will provide an explanation as to why we feel your dancer is not ready to compete in these styles.
The Mini Company is a big commitment, and we expect the Mini 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.
We enourage only one absence per class, per month. If a faculty member feels a dancer has missed class and is falling behind a Parent/Guardian will be notified. Suggestions will be made as to how the dancer can catch up on the cirriculum, which may include but are not limited to scheduling a private lesson. An extra fee will be charged for a private lesson!
Mini Company dancers who have been on the Mini Company for a minimum of one year are eligible to participate in 1 extra solo, duo, or trio for the 2019/2020 competition season.
If you would like your dancer to be considered for an extra dance, please email Kara at kara@dancefactorynews May 1st-August 1st. You may email requests as to who you would like to have work with your dancer as well as who they would like to be paired with. The facutly will decide what style of dance each individual is ready to participate in as well as who will choreograph and rehearse the dance. All requests will be taken into consideration! 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. Most dancers will be placed in Duos or Trios for the first year. 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.
Please remember that participating in an extra solo, duo or trio is something that Mini dancers must work for. If a dancer falls behind in their group dances or misses an excessive number of classes during the week, the rehearsals for the extra dance will be stopped until the faculty feels the dancer is fully caught up in their group dances.
Parents must play an active role in helping their dancers rehearse at home. These dances wil not be rehearsed every week as their group dances are.
Rehearsals and Fees:
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 area. Once all of the dates are available for the 2019/2020 season we will determine where the dancers will compete. If you have any date conflicts in 2020, 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. We will receive the competition schedule approximately one week before the competition date.
Estimated entry fees:
Group $40-$65 per entry
A $35 directors/procesing fee will be charged for each competition.
The dancers who are going into 2nd grade must be willing to attend 1 convention, however we recommend it for ALL of our Mini Company dancers. Once all of the dates are available for the 2019/2020 season we will determine which convention the dancers will attend.
The dancers will not compete when they attend the Convention. They will take two half-days of classes. This will require the dancers to travel and spend the night in a hotel.
Dancers can expect to pay between $100-$250 for a convention.
A $35 directors/processing fee will be added to each convention fee.
General costume fees range from $100 to $275 per dance.
Custom made costume fees range from $200-$325 per dance.
Typically Hip Hop costumes are much less expensive than Tap, Contemporary and Jazz costumes. Custom made costumes tend to be more expensive due to extra labor.
Costume fees will cover costumes, rhinestones, headpieces and accessories. Rhinestones and accessories may be billed separately. You will be responsible for rhinestoning your dancer's costume or you may pay one of the faculty members 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 4 seperate payments:
Dancers may be required to purchase the following items:
The Company Concert will be held in January of 2020 and the Spring Concert will be in May of 2020. 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 February 1st.
January Concert fee is $50 due October 1st.
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE COMPANY REGISTRATION & PARENT CONSENT FORM
Consent Forms will not be accepted until your balance is current.