2019/2020 Starz Audition Info

ANNOUNCING AUDITION/COMPETITION INFORMATION FOR THE 2019/2020 STARZ SEASON!
(Student must have had no less than 1 full year of dance training and be between the ages of 5-19)

❤️AUDITIONS:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25th
•4:30 – 5:00 PM
Parent Meeting (Studio C)
•5:00 – 5:45 PM
Ages 5+ (Pre-Dance, Combo I & Combo II)
•5:45 – 6:30 PM
(Combo II/III, Combo III & Combo III/IV)
•6:30 – 7:15 PM
(Combo IV & Combo V)
•7:15 – 8:00 PM
(Senior A/B)

*If your are unable to attend the audition, please contact us ahead of time!!!

❤️AUDITION DRESS CODE:
-Solid colored leotard or sports bra (any color) with solid colored booty shorts (Black preferred)
Combo 5/Senior Level students wear black leggings
-Tan tights
-Hair secured in bun
-Bring proper shoes for whichever subjects you’re auditioning. (Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, etc.)
– Arrive 10-20 minutes early to check-in, receive your # and stretch.

❤️DANCE TEAM INVITATIONS
Dance Team Invitations will be sent out via e-mail on Wed., August 28th.

Dance Team Invitations must be accepted via e-mail, no later than
Fri., August 30th.

❤️DANCE TEAM REHEARSALS:

Weekly Team rehearsals will begin Sun., September 8th.

❤️COST:
$198 total per each group dance competed. This is broken down into 9 payments at $22.00 per month, Sept-May. Plus a one time $10 Dance Team Fee per EACH group routine you compete. The $10 fee and $22.00 September payment are due by the first rehearsal. The total cost of team can be paid up front if you choose. (April and May fees are combined and due April 1st.)

This is considered tuition for the competition classes only and is separate from your regular monthly studio class tuition.

❤️COMPETITIONS:
*Platinum National Dance Competition (MANDATORY)
March 13th – 15th, 2020
Logan College – William Purser Center
1851 Schoettler Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Fees: TBA

*Fly Dance Competition (MANDATORY)
April 3rd – April 5th, 2020
Clayton High School Performing Arts Center
1 Mark Twain Circle
Clayton, MO 63105
Fees: TBA

*Mark of Excellence
(MANDATORY)
April 16th – 19th, 2020
Location: TBA
Fees: TBA

*Platinum National Dance Nationals (OPTIONAL)
July 5th – 10th, 2020
Sevierville Convention Center
202 Gists Creek Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
Fees: TBA
Hotel Info: TBA

❤️CONVENTIONS:
*K.A.R. Dance Convention (optional)
Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Location: TBA (St. Louis)
Fees:
$125 (per dancer)
$20.00 (parent observation band)

*Platinum National Dance Experience (optional)
Sunday, December 1st, 2019
Holiday Inn St. Louis Downtown Convention Center
811 N. 9th Street
St. Louis, MO 6310
Fees:
$100.00 (per dancer)
$TBA (parent observation band)

❤️FUNDRAISING:
Sarah Sheppard has graciously offered to chair the fundraising committee. 🙂 More information to come.

❤️IMPORTANT DATES:
•Saturday, October 12th – Big Sister/Little Sister Team Bonding Event
•Sunday, October 20th – K.A.R. Dance Convention (optional)
•Saturday, November 23rd – Bowling Party Team Bonding Event
•Sunday, December 1st -Platinum Dance Convention (optional)
•Saturday, February 15th- Mandatory Dress Rehearsal Showcase Rally (Exact times TBA but will be evening.)
•Sunday, May 3rd -Recital Review 5:00 – 7:00 PM
•Saturday, May 9th – End Of Year Celebration
•National rehearsals will run May 31st through June 28th. Schedule TBA.

❤️TEAM SUNDAYS OFF:
10/20 Convention
12/01 Convention
12/29 Holiday Break
3/15 Competition
3/29 Spring Break (Please note we WILL have Team on Sunday, 3/23.)
4/5 Competition
4/12 Easter
4/19 Competition
4/26 Break
5/10 Mothers Day
5/17 Recital weekend
5/24 Memorial Weekend

Looking forward to another exciting season. Can’t wait to see you there!

Thank you,
Dance Team Faculty 🙂

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NYC All Star Experience

Congratulations again on a spectacular competition season! 🏆🏅

The following routines earned an invite from KAR to the NYC All Star Experience. With summer fast approaching, I’ve included the link with details in case anyone is interested in attending.

“Blindsided”
“Breathe”
“Burning Up”
“Dance Apocalyptic”
“Forget About The Boy”
“Goodnight My Angel”
“I Was Here”
“Listen Up”
“Missing You”
“Oye”
“Smile”
“Sorry”
“Who You Are”

If you have any questions, let me know.

Team Hair/Make-Up/Music

PLEASE NOTE TEAM MAKE-UP FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON!

MAKE-UP: (Makes a great gift for the holiday .)
1) Foundation- This can be any brand. It should either match or be a half shade darker than their skin tone.
*2) Eye Shadow – Preferred choice: Revlon 505 Impressionist or Cover Girl 110 Shimmering Sands
3) Eye Liner – This can be any brand liquid or pencil. The color is (Black)
4) Blush – Maybelline New York FIT me! (Deep Rose) or any Mauve color.
*5) Lipstick – Preferred choice Revlon Matte 051 Red Rules or second choice Maybelline Matte 691 Ruby Rich
*6) Eye Lashes – KISS “Shy” 62013 KFLM01
7) Eye Lash Glue – Any brand.
(The above items can be purchased at Target, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, CVS & Amazon)


NEW MAKE-UP TUTORIAL:

HAIR:
Here is the tutorial for the Competition bun. This is how students will wear their hair for all competitive routines unless noted otherwise.

In addition to the above you will need to bring the following:
1) A back-up pair of tights
2) Extra hair rubber bands (Must match hair color.)
3) Extra bobby pins
4) Hairspray and/or gel (Hair must be slicked down. No fly-aways.)
5) Hairbrush
6) Safety pins
7) Studio jacket or studio apparel (shirt, vest, pants, etc.) If you don’t already own studio apparel no need to purchase.
8) Make-up for touch-ups (foundation, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, lipstick, blush, powder, etc.)
9) MAKE SURE FINGERNAILS ARE FREE OF POLISH (French manicure okay)
10) Make sure all hand stamps, fake tattoos, etc., are washed from skin.
11) Make-up wipes

2018-2019 TEAM MUSIC
We have uploaded all of the competition music for the season for the students to use for at home practice. (Windows Media version attached to this e-mail.)

The below link is for the Google Drive access to music.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FbkMCWGhqoVZwopJJURCJWo4rigvPQCW

If you are new to Google Music Play
-Right click the song you want to play
-Click Open with (Connect more apps)
-Click Music Player for Google Drive and click your Google account.)

If you have an iPhone you can access the link by downloading the free Google Drive App.
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2018/19 Starz Dance Team Information

Angie’s Studio 2018/19 Starz Dance Team

Informational Meeting & Auditions – Sunday, Aug. 26 Times TBD                                           Mandatory Team Rehearsal Begin – Sunday Sept. 9 Times TBD

COST: $198 total per each group dance competed. This is broken down into 9 payments at $22.00 per month, Sept-May. Plus a one time $10 Dance Team Fee per EACH group routine you compete. The $10 fee is due by the first rehearsal and the total cost of team can be paid up front if you choose. (April and May fees are combined and due April 1st.)

Competition entry fees and costume fees are separate. Competition entre fees can range from $45-$60 per group dance depending on the competition. Solos, duets, trios or any other private lesson competition routine is also a separate charge. There are times we have guest choreographers come in to teach routines. If your routine has a guest choreographer, there may be an additional fee to cover the cost of the choreographer. (Fundraising opportunities are provided throughout the year to defer the cost of competition fees)

Private Lesson Fee per student, per lesson, for students who would like to do solos, duets, trios etc…
½hr lesson – 1 student/$32  2 students/$16  3 students/$10  4+ students/$8

45min Lesson–1 hr Lesson – 1 student/$42  2 students/$20  3 students/$15  4+students/$10

Choreography Fee per student. (This is an additional fee for private lessons if the instructor is choreographing a routine for you. This is a onetime fee per choreographed routine and must be paid before the first private lesson)

1 student/$50 2 students/$35  3 students/$30    4 students/$25     5+ students/$20.

The choreography fee must be paid by the first class and each private lesson fee must be paid before each rehearsal. Payment is to be made to Angie’s Studio. You must sign in on the sheet in the office before each rehearsal private lesson.

Questions pertaining to your account, please contact the office – angie@angiesstudio.com

COMPETITION/PERFORMANCE: During the dance team year we will offer 2 to 3 opportunities to compete or perform at a high end level. The 2-3 regional competitions are mandatory. The traveling national competition or performance opportunity, is offered every other year, and is optional. Please Note…In order to take a routine to a national competition we will need to have a high enough score at regionals and have enough students from that routine choose to attend in order to meet the criteria. Those students traveling to Nationals or the Performance Opportunity, will continue classes and payments during the summer up until the date of the event. There are also optional local performance opportunities throughout the season and the team performs throughout all recital shows. (Nationals are offered on even years… Example 2018/2020/2022 etc…)

Optional performance opportunities throughout the season – We may choose to participate in will be posted as they become available. Liberty Belles Showcase, Wentzville’s Wabash Days, Wentzville’s Fourth of July Parade, Holt H.S. Exhibition, Wentzville October Fest, Cardinal Game, Riverfront Dance Festival, Dance St. Louis etc…
COSTUMES: $60 per costume, per routine. Costume payment is due by November 15th.You may make payments before this date if you choose. We will let you know if we are going to re-use a costume when we send out the audition invitation.

SHOES: Once costumes are selected we will let you know the style, brand and color of shoes you will need for each routine. The type of shoe may not be the same as your weekly class and must be purchased by the end of October.
PROPS: There may be a small charge if props are going to be used for a dance. (About $10 – $20 per student) TEAM JEWELRY / ACCESSORIES: Required to be purchased through studio. Earrings and Fishnet tights (the fishnet are only required for some routines.) Each item runs between $5-$15 (We may also add jewelry pieces if the costume calls for it.) Earrings and fishnet tights are the same as last year, so if you still have yours you don’t need to purchase new, but please keep your jewelry clean of make-up and hairspray.

MAKE-UP: The Starz Dance Team wears specific make-up and eyelashes to match on stage. This list will be released at the start of the season. To keep things affordable items can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Walgreens etc
FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES To defray some of the cost to your competition entry fees.

DANCE TEAM EXPECTATIONS: You are expected to be ON TIME, stretched, in proper attire, have proper shoes on, hair up and be ready to work hard at all rehearsals! Proper Dress Attire: Solid colored pink camisole/tank, sports bra or leotard with black booty shorts and tan tights. (Sr & Jr students may wear black leggings.) If proper attire is not worn there will be an automatic $10 charge. You are expected to be respectful to all teachers, classmates, studio members, parents and outside competitors.

ABSENTEE: NO MORE THAN 2 ABSENCES ARE ALLOWED DURING THE ENTIR DANCE TEAM SEASON. If you will be absent you MUST TEXT (NOT TELL) TEXT Ms. Andrea ahead of time. No one is allowed to miss the 2 weeks prior to a competition unless it has been approved by the instructor! IF YOU ARE ABSENT OR LATE TO MORE THAN 2 REHEARSALS, not including the 2 allowed misses, YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY CHARGED A $30 FEE. THE INSTRUCTOR MAY REQUEST FOR YOU TO TAKE A PRIVATE LESSON IN WHICH THE $30 FEE WOULD COVER THE COST OF THE PRIVATE LESSON. If you do not TEXT Ms. Andrea prior to the missed class there will also be a $10 no show/no text fee. If you miss more than 2 rehearsals you may be removed from the team or may jeopardize your position in the dance formation. It is not fair to those who do arrive on time, prepared and present each week. We use every minute of rehearsal time to prepare for competition, so if you miss any of that time, you miss out on important details. We do not know the exact time or day each routine will be competing. You must be available each MANDATORY competition date that is listed. No refunds on competition fees after the required paid date.

PLEASE REMEMBER – THIS IS A COMPETITION TEAM. IT IS A HIGHER LEVEL OF COMMITMENT. WE ALL MUST WORK TOGETHER TO BE SUCCESSFUL!