Our Competition Team Program

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Tryouts

Each student who like to be apart of a dance team is required to tryout for team placement.  This process is used so teams are appropriately formed based on skill level and age of each team member.  All students will be placed on a team.  Tryouts are held in June.


Teams

All Star Teams

Team members compete at 6 competitions November-April.  Teams will travel out of town for 5 of these competitions.  All Star teams practice 1-2 times per week. Practices will be on Mondays, Fridays and a few select Sundays (to be used as extra practice as needed). 



Elite Teams

Team members  compete at 7 competitions November-April. Dancers are placed on Elite teams based on tryout score, along with past performance in class, competitions and recitals.  Elite team members have additional weekly practice times. Elite team members have additional requirements for classes, practices and camps.


Solo, Duet, Trio

Dancers who score at least 80% at tryouts, will be eligible for a solo, duet or trio. Dancers who do not attend tryouts on June 9th will not be eligible for a Solo, Duet or Trio. There are additional competitions fees, costume, camp and practices required for S/D/T.  Dancers must be a member of an All Star team to have a Solo, Duet or Trio. 

Dancer Requirements

All Star Teams:

No Requirements

Elite Teams:

Tryout Score in the top of their age category

Must be on at least one All Star Team

Must have been in a weekly Ballet or Jazz class for the past (2017-2018) dance year.

Must be in a weekly Ballet or Jazz class for the current (2018-2019) dance year. 

Must be willing to put in extra commitments for your team.

Solo, Duet, Trio:

Score at least 80% at tryouts.

Must be present at June 9 & 10 tryouts.

Must have been in a weekly Ballet or Jazz class for the past (2017-2018) dance year.

Must be in a weekly Ballet or Jazz class for the current (2018-2019) dance year.

Must be willing to put in extra commitments for your solo, duet or trio. 

Minimum of 3 private lessons per month to practice solo, duet, trio.

Competition Schedule

2018-2019 Schedule:

November 17 - Crown Cup, Harrisburg SD

December 1 - Holidazzle, Brandon SD

January 26 - Valentine's Classic, Sioux Falls SD

February 2 - Dakota Valley, North Sioux City SD

February 21-24 - DX Americup, Minneapolis MN (ELITE Only)

March 30 - Rumble in the Jungle, Brookings SD

April 13 - Shining Fame Dance Challenge, Worthington MN

Practices

Practices begin in August and go through the Spring Recital in late May/early June.  Team members are expected to attend ALL practices.  Attendance is very important for team success! 


*Attendance policy:  Students are allowed 5 excused absences from practice between July - May.  After the 6th absence, the dancer will be suspended from the next competition or performance for all team routines.  Tardies count toward absences; 3 tardies count as 1 absence. 


Dancers are required to attend Friday practice the weekend of a competition or they will not be allowed to compete that weekend.  If a dancer is seriously ill or injured they must take a leave of absence and come to private lessons upon returning to the team.  Leave of absence requires a written doctors note.  If a dancer misses more then 5 practices without being on a leave of absence they will be dismissed from the team.  Dancers must notify the studio/Robyn by call, text or email for all absences.  

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