Important Dates

Welcome to the 2017/2018 Starz Dance Team Season
WEEKLY SUNDAY REHEARSALS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 10TH

*PLEASE NOTE THE MANDATORY DRESS CODE FOR ALL COMPETITIVE REHEARSALS

TOP: Pink solid colored sports bra, Pink solid colored leotard or Pink form fitted solid colored camisole tank top. (Preferred color Raspberry Pink or Hot Pink) NO T-SHIRTS

BOTTOM:
(Combo 1-5) Black booty shorts with tan tights
(Juniors/Seniors) Full length black leggings

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THESE EXCITING TEAM BUILDING EVENTS:

Saturday, September 9th:
6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Big Sis/Brother-Little Sis/Brother Season kick-off Team bonding party at the studio! (We will be drawing names to match up big sister/little sister.  If you are unable to attend we will draw for you.)

Saturday, September 30th:
Car Wash Fundraiser 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Location TBA) Those who participate will receive a discount on competition fees from the profit made.

Saturday, October 14th:
Team building Bowling Party 5:30 p.m. (Location & cost TBA.)

Saturday, December 2nd:
Team bonding/Winter Parade Float decorating and game night party.
Sunday, December 3rd: Wentzville Holiday Parade (Some evening classes may not be held due to the parade. TBD)

Saturday, March 3rd:
Competition Rally/Showcase & Big Sis/Brother-Lil Sis/Brother good luck gift exchange. (Gift not to exceed $15. Examples…candy, card, blanket, t-shirts, cups, pictures, gift card, etc.)

Saturday, May 12th:
Annual end of season Dance Team party. (Time & location TBA.)

COMPETITION FEES:

Wednesday, November 1st: Competition Costumes Fees Due

K.A.R. – Kids Artistic Review (MANDATORY)
FEES DUE: JANUARY 1st

March 9th – March 11th, 2018

$58 per person per group

$138 per solo entry

$65 per dancer per duet or trio

Beyond The Stars (MANDATORY)
FEES DUE: JANUARY 1st

March 16th – March 18th, 2018

$40 per person per group
$95 per solo
$50 per person in a duet or trio

Legacy Dance Championships (MANDATORY)
FEES DUE: March 1st

May 4th – May 6th, 2018

$37 per person per group
$100 per solo
$120 per duet or trio (to be split between dancers)

Legacy Dance Championships Nationals (OPTIONAL
FEES DUE: MAY 15th (Please let Ms. Andrea know by e-mail if you plan to attend Nationals by March 1st.)
June 18th – June 22nd

Wisconsin Dells, WI

$47 per person per group

$120 per solo
$150 per duet or trio (to be split between dancers)

Glacier Canyon Lodge/Wilderness Resort
http://www.wildernessresort.com
HOTEL DISCOUNT CODE: 468829

NO DANCE TEAM CLASSES:

November 26th – Thanksgiving Break

December 24th & January 1st – Christmas Break

March 11th & March 18th – Competition Weekends

March 25th & April 1st – Studio Spring Break & Easter

May 6th – Competition Weekend

May 13th – Mother’s Day

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Announcing the 2018/2018 Starz Dance Team

 

CONGRATULATIONS!
We are pleased to welcome you to the 2017/2018 Starz Dance Team

Please check all routines below to find the dances your child has been selected to compete.  You may choose to compete any and/or all routines to which you’ve been invited.  We will need your decision NO LATER THAN THIS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25th so we may prepare choreography and formations.

Please note the rehearsal times for each routine.  Weekly Rehearsals begin Sunday, September 10th unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. We look forward to another amazing season!

SUNDAY SCHEDULE (WEEKLY REHEARSALS START SEPTEMBER 10TH)

1:00-1:30 “Mama Mia” Musical Theater Jazz (Ms. Michelle) Studio A
Ava Conway, Grace Daues, Rylea Gilbert, Victoria Heintzelman, Adirah Heppermann, Maddie Heuser, Faith Hookerman,
Jessica Messer, Makel Mouser, Lindsay Ortell, Chloe Purtell, Sydney Schlup, Alayna Seabaugh, Hannah Shorts, Sydney Shrum,
Bailey Simmons, Gracie Simone, Claire Wittmus

1:30-2:00 “Stand By You” Lyrical (Ms. Michelle) Studio A
Bonnie Fae Cella, Victoria Heintzelman, Adirah Hepperman, Maddie Heuser, Sofia Jasper, Bella Mason, Lindsay Ortell, Elle Pruss, Chloe Purtell, Sydney Schlup, Alayna Seabaugh, Bailey Simmons, Gracie Simone, Tate Wilson, Claire Wittmus

2:00-2:30 “The Joker” Hip-Hop (Ms. Michelle) Studio A
Ava Conway, Grace Daues, Rylea Gilbert, Victoria Heintzelman, Adirah Heppermann, Maddie Heuser, Faith Hookerman, Jessica Messer, Lindsay Ortell, Chloe Purtell, Alayna Seabaugh, Sydney Schlup, Hannah Shorts, Sydney Shrum, Bailey Simmons, Gracie Simone, Tate Wilson, Claire Wittmus

2:30-3:00 “Shake The Room” Tap (Ms. Michelle) Studio A
Emiree Gruettemeyer, Alexis Hall, Gracyn Harris, Mireya Heppermann, Kaylee Hume, Olivia Jasper, Quinn Lockey, Layla Martell, Oliva Perry, Lilly Purtell, Faith Roskowski

3:00-3:30 “Waka Waka” Jazz (Ms. Michelle) Studio A
Emiree Gruettemeyer, Alexis Hall, Gracyn Harris, Mireya Heppermann, Kaylee Hume, Olivia Jasper, Quinn Lockey, Layla Martell, Sophia Nelson, Oliva Perry, Lilly Purtell, Alise Rocklage, Faith Roskowski

3:30-4:00 “Girl Power” Hip=Hop (Ms. Michelle) Studio A
Ava Brockman, Emiree Gruettemeyer, Gracyn Harris, Mireya Heppermann, Kaylee Hume, Olivia Jasper, Quinn Lockey, Layla Martell, Shannon McDaniel, Oliva Perry, Lilly Purtell, Alise Rocklage, Faith Roskowski

4:00-4:30 “Addiction” Lyrical (Ms. Michelle) Studio A
Bailey Behrens, Allison Coil, Abby Currant, Hannah Farmer, Kylie Harris, Lauren Hetz, Lillian Hetz, Kylie Kasten, Julia Messer,
Mia Millican, Jackie Mueller, Anna Nielsen, Lillian Wilson

4:00-4:30 “Route 66” Jazz (Ms. Mary) Studio C
Bonnie Fae Cella, Audrey Coutts, Annabella Heintzelman, Sofia Jasper, Emma Kilgore, Bella Mason, Allison Meyer, Elle Pruss,
Grace Wegner, Tate Wilson, Leighton Wunderlich

4:30-5:00 “Fear” Contemporary Jazz (Ms. Colleen) Studio A
*Please note: Ms. Colleen will be holding a MANDATORY choreography session for this dance Tuesday, August 29th 5:30-8:30
Bailey Behrens, Abby Currant, Allison Coil, Kenzie Eastvold, Hannah Farmer, Kylie Harris, Lauren Hetz, Lillian Hetz, Kylie Kasten, Kendall Kortkamp, Alicia McConachie, Julia Messer, Mia Millican, Jackie Mueller, Megan Mueller, Anna Nielsen, Dani Wesling, Lillian Wilson

4:30-5:00 “Great Balls Of Fire” Tap (Ms. Mary) Studio B
*Please note: Ms. Mary will be holding a MANDATORY choreography session for this dance Wednesday, August 30th 5:30-7:30
Audrey Coutts, Victoria Heintzelman, Adirah Heppermann, Sofia Jasper, Emma Kilgore, Bella Mason, Jessica Messer, Allison Meyer, Bailey Simmons

5:00-5:30 “By The Sea” Production (Ms. Mary & Ms. Andrea) Studio A/B
ALL COMPETITIVE STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO COMPETE IN PRODUCTION

5:30-6:00 “TBA” Tap (Ms. Andrea) Studio A
Ava Conway, Rylea Gilbert, Maddie Heuser, Faith Hookerman, Makel Mouser, Lindsay Ortell, Chloe Purtell, Sydney Schlup,
Alayna Seabaugh, Hannah Shorts, Sydney Shrum, Grace Simone, Tate Wilson

5:30-6:00 “Saved By The Bell” Hip-Hop (Ms. Mary) Studio B
Bonnie Fae Cella, Audrey Coutts, Annabella Heintzelman, Sofia Jasper, Emma Kilgore, Bella Mason, Grace Wegner, Iyona Westbrooks, Maddison Wollard, Leighton Wunderlich

6:00-6:30 “TBA” Lyrical (Ms. Andrea) Studio A
Ava Conway, Grace Daues, Rylea Gilbert, Faith Hookerman, Jessica Messer, Hannah Shorts, Sydney Shrum

6:00-6:30 “Omigosh” Musical Theater Jazz (Ms. Mary) Studio B
Kenzie Eastvold, Hannah Farmer, Kylie Harris, Kylie Kasten, Kendall Kortkamp, Alicia McConachie, Dani Wesling

6:30-7:00 “TBA” Jazz (Ms. Andrea) Studio A
Emma Busken, Aly Evans, Clare Kiely, Gabe Mueller, Megan Mueller, Abbey Purtell, Maggie Simmons

7:00-7:30 “TBA” Hip-Hop (Ms. Mary) Studio B
Micah Bollinger, Emma Busken, Clare Kiely, Aly Evans, Khloe Gray, Julie Messer, Gabe Mueller, Abbey Purtell, Alysa Schoolcraft, Maggie Simmons

7:30-8:00 “Unsteady” Jazz (Ms. Mary) Studio B
*Please note: Ms. Mary will be holding a MANDATORY choreography session for this dance Thursday, August 31st 6:30-8:30
Abby Currant, Kenzie Eastvold, Hannah Farmer, Kylie Harris, Lauren Hetz, Lillian Hetz, Kylie Kasten, Kendall Kortkamp, Alicia McConachie, Anna Nielsen, Dani Wesling

7:30-8:00 “TBA” Musical Theater Jazz (Ms. Andrea) Studio A
Emma Busken, Aly Evans, Clare Kiely, Julie Messer, Makel Mouser, Gabe Mueller, Megan Mueller, Abbey Purtell, Maggie Simmons, Lillian Wilson

8:00-8:30  “Bossa Nova Baby” Tap (Ms. Andrea) Studio A
Emma Busken, Allison Coil, Hannah Farmer, Kylie Harris, Gabe Mueller, Jackie Mueller,
Abbey Purtell, Maggie Simmons, Lillian Wilson, Hannah Yingling

THURSDAY SCHEDULE (WEEKLY REHEARSALS START THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER  7TH)

5:00 “Saxaphone” Tumbling (Ms. Mary) Studio C
Abby Currant, Grace Daues, Kenzie Eastvold, Rylea Gilbert, Kylie Harris, Faith Hookerman, Kendall Kortkamp, Dani Wesling

6:15-7:00 “TBA” Hip-Hop (Choreographed by Ms. Bri – Rehearsed by Ms. Erin) Studio A
*Please note: Ms. Bri will be holding MANDATORY choreography sessions for this dance. There is a one time $50 guest choreographer fee per dancer due by Monday, August 28th.
Monday, August 28th 5:30-8:30 and
Wednesday, August 30th 5:30-8:30 PM
Kenzie Eastvold, Hannah Farmer, Kylie Harris, Kylie Kasten, Kendall Kortkamp, Alicia McConachie, Dani Wesling

Team members must take a weekly dance class in the genre of dance they are competing in unless approved by Ms. Andrea or Ms. Angie. (Example, if you are invited to compete in a lyrical dance you must take a lyrical or ballet class during your weekly classes.  If you’re invited to compete Hip-Hop you must take a weekly Hip-Hop class, etc…) Combo III and above are also required to take a weekly technique class unless you are on your high school dance team. We strongly recommend Combo I and II students take Technique 1.

REMINDER:
Reply to this e-mail by this Friday, August 25th to let us know which routines you’ll be competing.  If you have any questions/concerns please don’t hesitate to ask. Information is also posted under the Starz Dance Team news tab on the studio website. http://www.angiesstudio.com

K.A.R. – Kids Artistic Review (MANDATORY)
March 9th – March 11th, 2018
$58 per person per group
$138 per solo entry
$65 per dancer per duet or trio

Beyond The Stars (MANDATORY)
March 16th – March 18th, 2018
$40 per person per group
$95 per solo
$50 per person in a duet or trio

Legacy Dance Championships (MANDATORY)
May 4th – May 6th, 2018
$37 per person per group
$100 per solo
$120 per duet or trio (to be split between dancers)

Legacy Dance Championships Nationals (OPTIONAL)
June 18th – June 22nd
Wisconsin Dells, WI
$47 per person per group
$120 per solo
$150 per duet or trio (to be split between dancers)
Glacier Canyon Lodge/Wilderness Resort
http://www.wildernessresort.com
HOTEL DISCOUNT CODE: 468829

We look forward to working with this talented group of performers!

Thank you,
Ms. Andrea, Ms. Angie, Ms. Michelle, Ms. Colleen, Ms. Mary, Ms. Bri & Ms. Erin

Andrea Paxton
stcbelieverfever@aol.com
636/578-3579

2017/18 Starz Team Auditions

ANNOUNCING AUDITION INFORMATION FOR THE 2017/2018 STARZ COMPETITION SEASON!

AUDITIONS
Sunday, August 20th, 2018

4:00-5:00 PM MANDATORY PARENT MEETING FOR ALL RETURNING AND POTENTIAL DANCE TEAM PARENTS (We will be discussing plans and changes for the upcoming season.)

5:00 – 6:00 Audition Ages 5-7
6:00 – 7:00 Audition Combo 3-5
7:00 – 7:45 Audition Teens/Juniors (non Senior level students)
7:45 – 8:30 Audition 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)
-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 posted Wednesday, August 23rd

Dance Team Invitations must be accepted no later than Friday, August 25th

DANCE TEAM REHEARSALS

*We will begin choreography sessions for some routines during the evening hours of August 28th-August 31st. Routines and times TBD. (This information will be included in your invite.)

Weekly Team rehearsals will begin Sunday, September 10th
– Monthly fees will remain at $20 per month, per group routine. Sept-May

COMPETITIONS

Please note: Due to lack of participation the Festival at Sea Cruise event is canceled for this season.

*K.A.R. – Kids Artistic Review (MANDATORY)
March 9th – March 11th, 2018
Logan College – William Purser Center
1851 Schoettler Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
$58 per person per group
$138 per solo entry
$65 per dancer per duet or trio

Beyond The Stars (MANDATORY)
March 16th – March 18th, 2018
Scottish Rite
3627 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
$40 per person per group
$95 per solo
$50 per person in a duet or trio

Legacy Dance Championships (MANDATORY)
May 4th – May 6th, 2018
Scottish Rite
3627 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
$37 per person per group
$100 per solo
$120 per duet or trio (to be split between dancers)

*Legacy Dance Championships Nationals (OPTIONAL)
June 18th – June 22nd
Wisconsin Dells  http://www.wildernessresort.com
$47 per person per group
$120 per solo
$150 per duet or trio (to be split between dancers)

Looking forward to another exciting season. Hope to see you there!

Thank you,
Dance Team Faculty

2017/18 DANCE TEAM INFORMATION

Angie’s Studio 2017/18 Starz Dance Team

COST: $20.00 per month, Sept-May, per EACH group competition routine.                        Plus a onetime Studio $10 Dance Team Fee per EACH group routine you compete.

These fees include choreography, competition rehearsals and time spent during auditions, competitions, performances etc…

The monthly fee has been broken down and divided into 9 monthly payments. This fee is to be added to your monthly tuition, starting the first of September and paid through May. (April and May fees are combined and due April 1st.) The onetime $10 Studio dance team fee per routine is to be paid by Sept. 1.

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.

Private Lesson Fee per student, per lesson, for students who would like to do solos, duets, trios etc…

½hr lesson – 1 student/$30 2students/$15 3students/$10 4+students/$8 –                       45min Lesson – 1 student/$35 2 students/$8 3 students/$12 4+ students/$9                             1 hr lesson 1 hr Leson – 1 student/$40 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 at angie@angiesstudio.com

COMPETITION/PERFORMANCE DATES: 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 will also be optional local performance opportunities throughout the season.

*K.A.R. – Kids Artistic Review (MANDATORY) – March 9th – March 11th, 2018 Logan College – William Purser Center 1851 Schoettler Rd. Chesterfield, MO 63017 Competition Fess due Jan 15th
$58 per person per group $138 per solo entry $65 per dancer per duet or trio

*Beyond The Stars (MANDATORY) – March 16th – March 18th, 2018, Scottish Rite 3627 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108 Competition Fees due Jan 15th
$40 per person per group $95 per solo $50 per person in a duet or trio

*Legacy Dance Championships (MANDATORY) – May 4th – May 6th, 2018 Scottish Rite 3627 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108 Competition Fees due March 15th
$37 per person per group $100 per solo $120 per duet or trio (to be split between dancers)

*Legacy Dance Championships Nationals (OPTIONAL) – June 18th – June 22nd Wisconsin Dells http://www.wildernessresort.com Competition Fees due May 15th (Commitment Date – March 1st) $47 per person per group $120 per solo $150 per duet or trio (to be split between dancers)

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!

We are looking forward to continuing our amazing success this competition season!

Thank you, Ms. Andrea, Ms. Angie, Ms. Michelle, Ms. Colleen and Ms. Mary
Ms. Andrea – Email – stcbelieverfever@aol.com Cell # – 636-578-3579

No Dance Team Classes – Nov. 26, Dec. 24 & Jan 1, Mar. 25 & Apr. 1, May 13

Dance Team Party – Sat. May 12