Updated: September 23, 2021

Dancers and Parents please read over, sign and return the 2021/22 Competition Team Guidelines to the studio office.

Thank you.

Competition Team / Class Meeting Minutes

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Thank you to the attendees!

WELCOME

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING KCDS - GOING IN OUR 33th YEAR AND 26rd YEAR IN 2021 OF OUR COMPETITION TEAM - STARTED WITH 9 DANCERS IN 1996.

 

MAKING COMPETITION TEAM WHEN DANCERS ARE YOUNGER MEANS THAT PARENTS 'MAKE' IT TOO.

 

COMP TEAMS LAST YEAR - THANK YOU

CAN’T IMAGINE THE UNCERTAINTY THAT YOU FELT AND YOU STAYING WITH US AND ALLOWED US TO WORK WITH YOUR DANCER.

 

VACCINE PASSPORTS

  • WHY KCDS REQUIRES THEM FOR 12+ DANCERS

  • THE PHO

  • WE’LL NEED THEM IN THEATRES SO WILL COLLECT THEM NOW WHICH WILL ALLOW US TO HAS A LITTLE DISRUPTION AS POSSIBLE AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH CHERO FOR OUR 2021/22 DANCE YEAR. 

 

COMPETITION TEAM

  • DANCERS THAT DID THE AUDITION IN MAY 22 AND WERE OFFERED A INVITATION FOR PLACEMENT ON THE COMPETITION TEAM.

COMPETITION CLASSES 

  • ALSO JOIN US FOR COMPETITION IE; COMPETITION ACRO, TAP / JAZZ / LYRICAL / CONTEMPORARY.    THESE CLASSES ARE CHOSEN AFTER WE GET A CHANCE TO WORK WITH THEM AND MAKE SURE THAT BEING IN COMPETITION IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CLASS.

MISSED LAST YEAR - THE COMPETITION PERFORMANCE

  • IN 2022 WE WANT TO FIX THAT.

  • WE PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

  • STAYING CLOSE TO HOME

  • TWO DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES

 

2022 Competition Dates 

  1. STAR TALENT, MARCH 13/14 SIDNEY, BC, CHARLIE WHITE THEATRE

  2. GREATER VICTORIA DANCE FESTIVAL, APRIL 19-23, Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, OAK BAY HIGH SCHOOL.

  3. Competition Team Members and Competition Class Members will be expected to attend both competitions. 

THIS WILL ALLOW US TO BE CLOSE TO HOME. NO HOTELS AND HAVE A PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE.

 

 

DROPOUT DATE - SEPTEMBER 30, 2021.

  • SOMEONE DROPPING AFTER THAT DATE -  PUTS A LARGE STRAIN ON THE CLASS  WHILE LEARNING THEIR CHOREOGRAPHY AND IT WASTS VALUABLE TIME.

 

COSTUME MONEY

  • COMPANY AND CREW WILL BE CHARGED ON OCTOBER 2.

  • COMPETITION CLASSES)WILL BE CHARGED ON NOVEMBER 2.

  • ORDERING COSTUMES IS TIGHT FOR OUR FEBRUARY DATES. 

  • THIS WILL ALLOW US TO ORDER SOONER. WHICH WILL BE HELPFUL IN THE EVENT OF DELAYS. ALSO COSTUME COMPANIES ARE IN A BIT OF FULX SO WE WANT TO ALLOW TIMES FOR PROBLEMS.

RAD BALLET EXAM DEPOSIT

  • WILL STAY ON NOVEMBER 3.

 

EXPECTATIONS

  • GUIDELINES - PLEASE BRING IN YOUR SINGED COPY

  • YOU CAN PRINT IT OFF THE WEB SITE

  • THERE WILL BE SOME AT THE STUDIO IF YOU CAN'T PRINT YOURS OFF

  • BALANCED STUDIO - DANCERS STILL HAVE A LIFE  ** EXAMPLE

  • need our dancers with us

  • injury - do our best to work with an injured dancer - but there comes a point in time where it impacts the class.  KCDS's job is to make decisions based on what is best for the majority

  • different for every Dancer and class depending on the circumstance

ETIQUETTE - DANCERS AND PARENTS

  • SUPPORT EACH OTHER AT ALL TIMES

  • EVERYONE DANCER IS IMPORTANT TO US 

  • Part of our STUDIO culture IS to be grateful for all opportunities on stage and that the vision of the teachers and choreographers is to reflect each dancer in the best light. WE WORK TO create an equal and successful positive experience for each of our dancers.

  • "Dance is about performance and fun but dance is also about building life skills, self-confidence, self-esteem; models teamwork and co-operation, encourages a solid work ethic and positive attitude."  MORE THAT DANCE GOING ON HERE.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

  • STAGE STARS - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25

  • KIX ’N RHYTHM - SATURDAY, March 5

  • DRESS REHEARSAL - April 26, 27, 28

  • Competition Team & Classes does 1 rehearsal - that info will be posted on the web site as we get closer to rehearsal time.

  • RECITALS - MAY 6 & 7

  • HOW OUR RECITAL WILL BE - WILL BE SEEN.

 

EASTER - ARIL 15 - 18

Spring Break, MARCH 21 - 27 1 WEEK ONLY 

 

 

APOs - ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY

  • SOLO, DUO, TRIO, CH0SEN GROUPS WILL GO OUT VIA E-MAIL IN NOVEMBER.

  • RAD BALLET PROGRAM

  • CREW

  • THERE ISN'T AND APO FOR EVERYONE

  • FACULTY MEMBER HAS TO HAVE AN IDEA FOR OUR DANCER

  • ONCE AN APO IS OFFERED THERE IS NO ASKING TO SWITCH IT UP ... IE GOT TAP WANT JAZZ, DON'T WANT TEACHER A WANT TEACHER B, GOT A SOLO WANT A TRIO

  • NO APO'S WILL BE OFFER TO OUR COMPKIDS TEAM. 

STUDIO JACKETS

  • Dancers will require a Studio Jacket

  • Information will be in the October Newsletter

  • Jackets for sizing will be available to try on in the studio office

  • Parents will need their Vaccine Passport / ID when entering the studio

  • Jackets are ordered on line through your KCDS account.

Thank you for choosing Karen Clark Dance Studio!