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)
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
*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
-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. If you have accepted an invitation – then decide to drop out of the dance after the invitation deadline has passed, you will be charged a fee of $40.00 to accommodate the instructors time to re-arrange plans.
❤️DANCE TEAM REHEARSALS: Weekly Team rehearsals will begin Sun., September 8th
$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.
Competition Fee Due Dates: A payment for one competition group fee for each competition will be due by Oct 15. The remaining balance must be paid by the due date listed by each competition. Fees and dates will be posted as fees become available. Any fundraiser credits will be applied to remaining competition fees not including the Oct. 15 deposit (unless you are only competing in one routine)
*Platinum National Dance Competition (MANDATORY)
March 13th – 15th, 2020
Logan College – William Purser Center
1851 Schoettler Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Fees Due by: Jan 15 Group – $45 per dancer Solo – $105 per dancer Duo/Trio – $115 divided between Dancers
*Fly Dance Competition (MANDATORY)
April 3rd – April 5th, 2020
Clayton High School Performing Arts Center
1 Mark Twain Circle
Clayton, MO 63105
Fees Due by: Feb 1 Group – $50 per dancer Solo – $120 per dancer Duo/Trio – $120 divided between dancers
*Mark of Excellence
April 16th – 19th, 2020
St. Charles Convention Center
Fees Due by: Feb 15 Group- $45 per dancer Solo – $115 per dancer Duo/Trio – $130 divided between dancers
*Platinum National Dance Nationals (OPTIONAL)
July 5th – 10th, 2020
Sevierville Convention Center
190 Gists Creek Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
Fees: TBA Fees Due by: May 1
Hotel Info: Wilderness at the Smokies 190 Gits Creek Rd. Sevierville, TN 37876 $179.00 – $279.00 Per Night – Book by calling and request rates for the Platinum National Dance competition rom block (You are not required to stay at this hotel)
*K.A.R. Dance Convention (optional)
Sunday, October 20th, 2019
One Gateway Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234 (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 Due by: May 1 $100.00 (per dancer) $TBA (parent observation band)
Sarah Sheppard has graciously offered to chair the fundraising committee. 🙂 More information to come.
•Saturday, October 12th – Big Sister/Little Sister Team Bonding Event
•Sunday, October 20th – K.A.R. Dance Convention (optional) Saturday, Nov 2 – Globetrotter (Rehearsals Oct 19 8-11:30am Oct 26 8-9am Nov 2 8-9am)
•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 and location 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 “KAR”
12/01 Convention “Platnium”
12/29 Holiday Break
3/29 Spring Break (Please note we WILL have Team on Sunday, 3/23.)
5/10 Mothers Day
5/17 Recital weekend
5/24 Memorial Weekend
PRIVATE Lesson Fee per student, per lesson, for students who would like to do solos, duets, trios etc… (Instructors must have a
2 hr notice if canceling or full charge will be applied)
½hr lesson – 1 student/$32 2 students/$16 3 students/$12 4+students/$10
45min – 1 Hr Lesson – 1 student/$42 2 students/$22 3 students/$18 4+ students/$14
Choreography Fee per student. (This is an additional onetime fee per student for private lessons if the instructor is choreographing a routine for you. This must be paid before the first private lesson) 1 student/$50 2 students/$35 3 students/$30 4 students/$25 5+ students/$20.
COSTUMES: $60 per costume, per routine. Costume payment is due by Nov. 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. Costumes for Solos, Duets and Trios ONLY can be purchased by you but must have approval from the instructor/choreographer before purchasing
Questions pertaining to your account, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Oct.
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. Listed below is what is needed to be worn.
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)
FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES Defray costs to competition entry fees. Sarah Sheppard has graciously offered to chair the fundraising committee. There will be a sign-up sheet on the information wall if you are interested in helping with this committee.
DANCE TEAM EXPECTATIONS: You are expected to be on time, stretched, in proper attire, have correct 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. Parents and students are expected to be respectful to all teachers, classmates, studio members, parents and outside competition staff and competitors.
ABSENTEE: NO MORE THAN 2 ABSENCES ARE ALLOWED DURING THE ENTIRE DANCE TEAM SEASON. If you will be absent a parent 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 a parent does not TEXT Ms. Andrea (NOT Ms. Angie) 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. For extended absentees due to a major injury or hospitalization, a doctors note is required and instructor will access the situation for the student to be able to compete. 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.
COMPETITION/PERFORMANCE DATES: During the dance team year we will offer 3 to 4 opportunities to compete or perform at a high end level. The 3-4 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 competition.
OPTIONAL PERFORMANCE OPPERTUNITIES – Performance opportunities will be posted as they become available. Liberty Showcase, Wentzville Days, Fourth of July Parade, H.S. Exhibitions, Wentzville October Fest, Cardinal Game, Winter Parade etc…
Looking forward to another exciting season. Can’t wait to see you there!
Dance Team Faculty 🙂