2020/2021 COMPETITION TEAM INFORMATION

This year we will place our Competition Team Dancers by Competitive Assessment and Zoom Auditions

 

Dancers offered a placement on the Karen Clark Dance Studio Competition Team agree to train exclusively

with the Karen Clark Dance Studio Inc.

Successful Candidates will receive an e-mail between 12-3pm on Thursday June 4 offering a placement on Karen Clark Dance Studio's Competition Team. The email will list pre-approved classes as well as directions on how to register on-line.  

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2020/2021 Dance Year will start on October 1  ~  Our Dance Year Will Be Different

Our year may be different and that's OK!  As it unfolds there could be changes and we are ready to review, rework and re-bounce!  We will see what the plan is for the 2019/2020 View Dance Challenge Competition that is scheduled for July 20-23. It is very possible that July 20 does not happen. The View Dance Challenge is to let us know by the middle of June. Then Miss Karen will decide if the VIEW decision is in line with what fits for KCDS.  Once we have the decision we will then build our plan.  There is a great amount of satisfaction to be on the dance floor, working to build our mental, emotional and physical strength!  

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2020/2021 Returning Competition Team Dancer - Competitive Assessment 

Are you part of our present Competition Team and wish to be considered for the Karen Clark Dance Studio 2020/2021 Competition Team?  Then please register for a 2020/2021 Competitive Assessment.  

  • Registration starts on Tuesday, May 19 - Thursday, May 21 - Midnight or when registration is full.

  • Log into your Karen Clark Dance Studio Account 

  • Select 'Assessment Company'

  • Select 'Assessment CREW'

  • Cost is $15.00 each

Please note: If a Dancer was a Company Member in 2019/2020 but was not on a Hip Hop CREW.  Your Dancer would register for 'Competitive Assessment Company' and would have to register for the Hip Hop CREW Zoom Audition.  The same rule applies to a Dancer on a Hip Hop CREW but not in a Performance Company.  

KCDS Faculty will carry out a Competitive Assessment on each Dancer registered to see where they may fit into the 2020/2021 Competition Team.  Competitive Assessments will be based on a Dancer's 2019/2020 dance year, class participation, attendance, technique level, performance strength etc.  Dancers do not need to come to the studio for an Audition if they are registered for and 'Assessment.'

New Competition Team Dancers 2020/21

Pre-registration is required for all applicants 

Zoom Auditions, May 26, 27, 28 - you will be notified of your time  

  • Please register to reserve your audition space.

  • Registration starts on Tuesday, May 19 - Thursday, May 21 - Midnight or when registration is full.

  • Log into your Karen Clark Dance Studio Account. Don't have a KCDS account - please set up on by clicking here

  • Select 'Zoom Audition Company'

  • Select 'Zoom Audition CREW'

  • Cost is $15.00 each

  • If you are auditioning for CREW and Company – you will register for both auditions. 

  • Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  Please register early, as numbers are limited.

  • On Line Zoom Audition Dates are May 25, 27, 28.  You will be notified of your Dancer's Zoom Audition day and time on Friday May 22 via email. 

Ballet / Jazz Recommendations

Performance Company

  • Age 7/9         RAD Primary + Ballet and 2 years+ Jazz recommended

  • Age 10+        RAD Grade 2 + Ballet and 4 years+ Jazz recommended

  • Age 12+        RAD Grade 4 + Ballet and 6 years+ Jazz recommended

  • Age 15+        RAD Grade 6 + Ballet and 9 years+ Jazz recommended

 

Hip Hop CREW

  • Age 7/9          2+ years of Hip Hop recommended

  • Age 10+         4+ years of Hip Hop recommended

  • Age 12+         6+ years of Hip Hop recommended

  • Age 15+         9+ years of Hip Hop recommended

2020/2021  Dancers Ages 18+

Dancers wanting to continue to train while entering post secondary or work full time we have classes for you. 

 Please register under the 18+ Button for Company, Crew or both

  • Registration starts on Tuesday, May 19 - Thursday, May 21 - Midnight or when registration is full.

  • Log into your Karen Clark Dance Studio Account 

  • Select '18 + Assessment Company'

  • Select '18+ Assessment CREW'

If you are new to our studio please email us to set up a Zoom Audition date and time. 

Additional Audition Information

  • Zoom Audition will be recorded for the use of KCDS only. 

  • After Registration Zoom Auditions will be deleted.

  • Zoom Audition Dancers will be asked to warm up before their scheduled Zoom Audition Time. 

  • They will learn choreography combinations and be asked to perform it back.

  • Auditions are CLOSED - no observers - just like in the studio - no distractions please.

  • Dancer Audition at their own risk. 

Requirements for Performance Company Members

  • Exam Ballet and Jazz training. 

  • Dancers offered acceptance into company will be required to take tap. 

  • Weekly Classes will include 2 RAD Exam Ballet Classes, Jazz Technique class, Company Class and Tap.  

  • We focus on all aspects of performance, with a strong emphasis on technique, performance ability, and showmanship.

The information crossed out below will not pertain to our 2020/21 Dance year.  However it is left below as a reflection of how our year would normally run.  The only fee due is the Registration fee - payment will start on October 1. 

 

Companies perform in recitals and are afforded extra performance opportunities. These will include Dance Competitions/Conventions, for which applicable fees will apply

  • In 2020/2021 it is possible that we travel off the island to these functions.

  • Competitions will be selected in September. 

  • Competition Team members will be required to purchase a Karen Clark Dance Studio jacket in October, approximate cost $80.00. 

  • $150.00 Competition Fee Entry Deposit will be due in 3 payments at time of registration for 2020/2021 Competition Team.  The deposit will be broken into 3 payments of $50, June 1, July 1 and Aug 1.  The deposit is refundable until October 31, 2020. October 31, 2020 is the deadline for dropping for the Competition Team. 

 

Requirements for Hip Hop CREW Members

  • CREW Dancers are required to take a 2nd class (hip hop, jazz, tap) 

  • Dancers are required to wear Hip Hop Converse Logo Shoe from Baggins Shoes for classes and performance. 

  • We focus on all aspects of performance, with a strong emphasis on technique, performance ability, and showmanship.

The information crossed out below will not pertain to our 2020/21 Dance year.  However it is left below as a reflection of how our year would normally run.  The only fee due is the Registration fee - payment will start on October 1. 

CREWS perform in 1 recital and are afforded extra performance opportunities. These will include Dance Competitions/Conventions, for which applicable fees will apply

  • In 2020/2021 it is possible that we travel off the island to these functions.

  • Competitions will be selected in September. 

  • Competition Team members will be required to purchase a Karen Clark Dance Studio jacket in October, approximate cost $80.00. 

  • $150.00 Competition Fee Entry Deposit will be due in 3 payments at time of registration for 2020/2021 Competition Team.  The deposit will be broken into 3 payments of $50, June 1, July 1 and Aug 1.  The deposit is refundable until October 31, 2020. October 31, 2020 is the deadline for dropping for the Competition Team. 

Karen Clark Dance Studio Guidelines

  • All company and crew levels may not be filled.

  • The Karen Clark Dance Studio reserves the right to add or delete levels as required.

  • Performance Team Members are grouped by ability along with class attitude, dance commitment, attendance and level of dance performance

  • Dancers offered a placement for the Karen Clark Dance Studio Competition team agree to train exclusively with the Karen Clark Dance Studio Inc.

A Note To Parents

An audition can be a valuable learning tool. Whether it is for dance or a job interview later in life. We want every dancer who auditions to feel successful. Not because they have been placed in a company but success because they have committed to the audition process. By following through with the process we will do our best to direct each one of our dancers as an individual, while treating them with respect and a healthy dose of praise for auditioning. Audition placements are limited. When a placement is not forth coming this can be very upsetting to a dancer. If you have a dancer that is attending the audition that would be extremely disappointed or depressed if they were not successful, please consider carefully if they are up to the audition process. We thank you for allowing us the opportunity to work with your dancer

 

Posted: May 8, 2020

Assessment Registration is closed.

All  times are full. 

Zoom Audition Registration is closed.

All  times are full. 

KAREN CLARK DANCE STUDIO INC. 

4499 Viewmont Avenue  (@ West Saanich Road)
Victoria, BC, V8Z 5K8 
250-658-0445 | www.karenclarkdancestudio.com

karenclarkdancestudio@hotmail.com

 

 

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