Rules, REQUIREMENTS, AND EXPECTATIONS
COMPETITION TEAM PLACEMENT WORKSHOP
All dancers interested in joining one of our competition teams must attend our annual competition team placement workshop. Everyone who attends this workshop will be placed on one of our competition teams. This workshop will take place in mid-august at the studio. If you are unable to attend, but still want to be placed on a team, contact Miss Natalie before the placement workshop. Dancers and their parents will be given competition team contracts outlining our DRS company rules and expectations.
At the placement workshop, dancers will be taught technique exercises and short pieces of choreography to showcase their technique, showmanship, and potential. Dancers should wear fitted athletic apparel (fitted t-shirts or tank tops, spandex shorts, leggings, sports bras, leotards, etc.)
2021-2022 Company Meeting & Placement Workshop: August 8th, 2021 (1:00 pm)
All Rules and Expectations are outlined in our Competition Team Contract.
The goal of our competition team contract is to make sure our competition members and families are aware of the commitment, responsibility, and expenses associated with being a team member. A shortened version of the contract is below:
Mandatory Team Components:
Class Requirements: Team members will be required to take a technique class in addition to their regular classes and ballet/lyrical. Team members will also need to wear appropriate form-fitting dance attire and dance shoes to all of their classes, with their hair pulled away from their face.
Fees: All fees (class tuition, costumes, competition entry fees, media fees, etc.) must be paid by the due date in full in order for a dancer to compete with his/her team. A $100 competition deposit per dancer will be due in October. This deposit will be applied to fees you owe for the first competition. The deposit will be used to secure our spots at competitions (The studio does not keep this money).
Attendance Policy: Team members are expected to maintain good attendance in all of their dance classes. Proper attendance is an essential component of the dancer’s education and progress. A dancer who misses technique, class, extra practice and/or rehearsal will hold back the progress of the entire team. Dancers should only be absent if it is absolutely necessary. Attendance will be monitored closely in all classes by each teacher. If a dancer has missed too many classes, the family will be contacted by the studio director to discuss a resolution.
Our competition calendar listing specific dates and locations will be distributed by October of each dance season. All dates and locations are subject to change annually and are at the discretion of the studio director.
The competition team will compete in approximately 3-5 regional competitions per year.
We will travel to a national competition on an every other year basis in late June or July. Attendance at nationals is not mandatory, but will require at least 4 team members from the team to attend. Attendance at all summer rehearsals is mandatory for all dancers participating in nationals.
Private lessons (Solos, Duets, and Trios): Only one dance routine per half-hour private lesson. Additional half-hour private sessions are required for additional routines. Any private lesson routine that competes at any competition will not participate in recital (unless they are invited to perform at recital by the studio director)
The competition team warm-up jacket and/or studio apparel are highly encouraged for all team members and audience members. Competition dancers are expected to wear DRS spirit wear or royal blue at all competitions, especially during the award ceremonies.
All competition team members and parents must sign a copy of our competition team contract (These bullet points are a shortened version of the contract.) This contract is passed out each year during our info meeting/placement workshop. Copies of the contract are available upon request. DRS reserves the right to update the competition contract each year.
The focus of our competition program is positive sportsmanship, team unity, and the opportunity to learn and grow.
If you have any questions or concerns, please see your current teacher,
Miss Natalie (competition director), and/or Miss Trisch (studio owner)