Starz Dance Team information for 2020/21

Dance Team Auditions and Information Meeting will be Sunday, August 30 Times TBD.

2020/21 STARZ SEASON! (Any changes other than dates from last season are highlighted in Red)

(Student must have had no less than 1 full year of dance training and be between the ages of 5-19)

❤️AUDITIONS:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30th
•TBA
Parent Meeting (Studio C)
•TBA
Ages 5+ (Pre-Dance, Combo I & Combo II)
•TBA
(Combo II/III, Combo III & Combo III/IV)
•TBA
(Combo IV & Combo V)
•TBA
(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 Sept 2.

Dance Team Invitations must be accepted via e-mail, no later than
Fri. Sept 4, . 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

❤️COST:
$198 total per each group dance competed. This is broken down into 9 payments at $22.00 per month for each group dance, 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 fees 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 on the 15th of each month starting on Oct 15. Any remaining balance after each month 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 or to dance team fees. 

❤️COMPETITIONS: TBA

❤️FUNDRAISING: TBA

❤️IMPORTANT DATES: TBA

❤️TEAM SUNDAYS OFF: TBA

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: $64 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 angie@angiesstudio.com
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 BLACK 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!

Thank you,
Dance Team Faculty 🙂

Competition Updates

Dear Starz Dance Team Family,

We wanted to take a moment to address the status of this competition season. There are still so many uncertainties, making it impossible to give any definitive answers at this time. We are keeping track of and following the on-going Covid-19 developments and mandates. We are also keeping close tabs on our competitions and options they are offering. All of which are best laid plans. Until the quarantine officially ends and we are given the all clear, we can only make guesses as to which options will work for our studio. We will continue to monitor all options afforded us, with the full focus and intent on participating in all three competitions in some capacity this season. Please review below the most updated information we have for each competition.

•At this time we are optimistic we will be able to attend the Platinum Nationals event at the scheduled time. They have not announced plans to re-schedule their regional event but continue to add virtual competitions on-line, which could be a possibility down the road. We will not be able to participate in a virtual experience until we are allowed back in the studio to dance together but will keep looking for possible later added dates. If it doesn’t pan out, as mentioned previously, we will apply the regional fees to your Nationals invoice.

Fly Dance Competition has rescheduled the St. Louis regional event for the weekend of May 29th-31st. However, this is also the weekend of the Wentzville School District’s 3 high school graduations, which affects a few of our dancers and several dance families. There is a chance graduation may be postponed or handled differently, so we’ll have to wait and see. They are also offering a virtual competition, which we’d have to submit our videos by May 1st with virtual awards on May 15th. Again, this will depend on when the shelter in place is lifted.

According to the website, Mark of Excellence has re-scheduled the St. Louis event for June 5-7th. However, we have not received any direct updated correspondence from their office.

We are truly hoping to finish this season strong. We genuinely miss each and every one of you. Our dance family is never far from our mind. We will continue exploring options to ensure we get the most of this season and all their hard work.

We appreciate your patience and support during this incredibly difficult and uncertain times. You are all in our continued thoughts and prayers.

Thank you,
Dance Team Faculty 🙂

Recital/Competition & Summer/Fall Registration Updates.

Dear Angie’s Studio Families,

We hope each and every one of you are doing well. We wanted to give you an update as to what our thoughts are for the remainder of the season, recital and class registrations for summer and fall. Our hopes are, once we are cleared to return back to the studio, we will continue to work hard on routines, flexibility and conditioning. We have reached out to several venues for multiple options to perform the recital but cannot be certain at this time exactly where and when it WILL be. The recital picture date alternatives have also been discussed with the photographer and have been postponed until further notice.

All our students have worked so hard for this day and we are doing everything to make certain this day WILL come for them.

We will be posting the 2020/21 schedule soon for you to begin registering for classes. You will be receiving your class placement information for registering for the 2020/21 season by email.

There will be a summer schedule posted with tentative start dates given the uncertainty at this time.

Thank you so much for all your support you have given. Hang in there…. We are all in this together!

The show must go on!

Ms. Angie and Staff

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Dear Starz Dance Team Family,

We wanted to take a moment to address the status of this competition season. There are still so many uncertainties, making it impossible to give any definitive answers at this time. We are keeping track of and following the on-going Covid-19 developments and mandates. We are also keeping close tabs on our competitions and options they are offering. All of which are best laid plans. Until the quarantine officially ends and we are given the all clear, we can only make guesses as to which options will work for our studio. We will continue to monitor all options afforded us, with the full focus and intent on participating in all three competitions in some capacity this season. Please review below the most updated information we have for each competition.

•At this time we are optimistic we will be able to attend the Platinum Nationals event at the scheduled time. They have not announced plans to re-schedule their regional event but continue to add virtual competitions on-line, which could be a possibility down the road. We will not be able to participate in a virtual experience until we are allowed back in the studio to dance together but will keep looking for possible later added dates. If it doesn’t pan out, as mentioned previously, we will apply the regional fees to your Nationals invoice.

Fly Dance Competition has rescheduled the St. Louis regional event for the weekend of May 29th-31st. However, this is also the weekend of the Wentzville School District’s 3 high school graduations, which affects a few of our dancers and several dance families. There is a chance graduation may be postponed or handled differently, so we’ll have to wait and see. They are also offering a virtual competition, which we’d have to submit our videos by May 1st with virtual awards on May 15th. Again, this will depend on when the shelter in place is lifted.

According to the website, Mark of Excellence has re-scheduled the St. Louis event for June 5-7th. However, we have not received any direct updated correspondence from their office.

We are truly hoping to finish this season strong. We genuinely miss each and every one of you. Our dance family is never far from our mind. We will continue exploring options to ensure we get the most of this season and all their hard work.

We appreciate your patience and support during this incredibly difficult and uncertain times. You are all in our continued thoughts and prayers.

Thank you,
Dance Team Faculty 🙂

Dance Team Absentee/Dress Code Rules/Fees

We wanted to send a reminder of the following Dance Team rules. We will begin enforcing these rules/fees this Sunday, October 6th.
*Proper Dress Code: Solid colored pink camisole/tank, solid colored pink sports bra or solid colored pink leotard with black booty shorts and tan tights.Senior/Combo 5 students are to wear black leggings. Proper shoes are to be worn for the genre rehearsing and hair is to be up. No T-Shirts!!!  If proper attire is not worn there will be an automatic $10 charge added to your invoice. 
*ABSENTEENO MORE THAN 2 ABSENCES ARE ALLOWED DURING THE ENTIRE DANCE TEAM SEASON. Excused absences include a pre-approved absence, injury with doctor’s note, funeral, sickness with high fever or stomach flu. If you are injured or feeling a bit under the weather we still expect to see you present for class to sit and observe.
If you will be absent A PARENT MUST text or e-mail Ms. Andrea (Not Ms. Angie, a teacher or classmate) BEFORE YOUR FIRST CLASS. If A PARENT does not text or e-mail Ms. Andrea PRIOR to the missed class there will be a $10 no show/no contact fee added to your invoice. 
636/578-3579 or stcbelieverfever@aol.com. Please note: Telling another instructor or student does not count as contact.
We appreciate your cooperation!
Thank you,
Dance Team Faculty Blush

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!