COMPETITIVE TEAM MEMBERS

THIS PAGE CONTAINS AAAAALLLL THE INFO YOU NEED & WILL BE UPDATED AS WE GET INFO
– Makeup, hair, and costume checklists
– Dates, schedules, and details of all events, performances, competitions
– Announcements and more!

TEAM POLICIES & CONTRACT

*** Attendance for all competition dance classes/rehearsals (i.e. Wed with Shannon, Tues/Thur with Kayla) are MANDATORY for the 4 class weeks leading up to a competition and 2 class weeks leading up to a performance. Absences may impact your eligibility to perform/compete!!!

Please re-read the team contract below.

The purpose of the Competition Program is to provide students with an opportunity to be a part of a team, to share dance with our community, and to develop skills and breadth of experience.

YOU REPRESENT THE TEAM: Participation is a privilege, not a right. As a member of the dance team, your conduct and actions in the classroom, on the dance floor, and in the community should aligned with the regulations and code of conduct as established. Team members must show determination, dedication, and desire to be a productive member of this team. 

RESPECTFUL BEHAVIOR: It is expected that at all times, you will support each of your teammates, be respectful and age appropriate, use clean language, avoid gossip and unnecessary drama, and uphold standards of modesty (no exposed tummies, cleavage or booties). If your actions are deemed inappropriate, disrespectful, or against SDA’s guidelines, Lonnie will meet with you and your guardian to determine your ability to remain on the team.

CLASS ETIQUETTE: Being on the competition team requires dedication and commitment to yourself and to your ENTIRE team through consistent attendance and effort to improve technique and learn routines.

Be prepared for every class with the proper shoes and clothing, and your hair tied back out of the face. Give your full attention, effort and dedication to learning, improving, and achieving in each class. Refrain from any distracting behaviors, including talking. No cell phones in class. 

ATTENDANCE: A dancer CANNOT miss more than 4 classes/practices throughout the entire year (use them wisely!), otherwise suspension from the team will be discussedThe ONLY excused absences are: 1) personal illness; 2) funeral; 3) special school activity, which must be discussed and approved by your team coach in advance; and 4) vacation, with parent’s note or verbal communication ahead of time.

Please note that even excused absences could cost you a performance, depending on the date and length of the absence.

A parent must communicate ALL tardies and absences ahead of time with the team coach. However, it is the dancer’s responsibility to coordinate with a teammate to get the missed material BEFORE the next practice. A parent must confirm with the coach that you have practiced at home with a teammate or video.

MANDATORY PRACTICES: All dancers must attend the full duration of each practice 4 WEEKS leading up to a competition and 2 WEEKS leading up to any performance. All dress rehearsals are mandatory.

Missing a mandatory practice FORFEITS YOUR ELIGIBILITY to compete or perform. An extreme circumstance would need to be evaluated before a decision was made.

SITTING OUT: If you need to sit out during class, you must: 1) join any conditioning or section that can be done in current state; 2) focus on class and what is being taught; 3) be off your phone unless recording new choreo; 4) take notes on choreo set or changes. Sitting out for more than two weeks in a row due to injury requires a doctor/physical therapist note regarding the recovery plan.

FAMILY/FRIENDS: We have a closed door policy at all practices. Family and friends may use the observation windows to observe class, unless invited in by the instructor, of course!

SCHOOL GRADES: We know what is required of you outside of the dance studio and it takes balance and time management to keep your grades up, complete homework, have a social life, and spend time with your family. We expect dancers to put forth their best effort not only in the studio, but in every aspect of their lives. You are expected to work hard in school and keep grades in good standing. If we learn there is a dancer struggling to keep things in balance, we will conference with the dancer and guardian to make an action plan. If the dancer continues to struggle with this balance, this is a reason for dismissal from the team.

COMMUNICATIONBecause important and urgent information is shared primarily through email and text messages, please ensure both the dancer’s and guardian’s email AND phone numbers (as applicable) are in the SDA system. Please regularly check your email inbox. 

Miss Kayla (541) 241-0117

Ms. Lonnie: (541) 280-7159

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Email Address & Phone Number (if you accept text messages) for: 

DANCER: 

PARENT/GUARDIAN: 

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As a member of the Sisters Dance Academy Performance Ensemble, I have fully read the team contract and understand what is expected of me to remain a member in good standing.

I will remain consistent with my commitment to the team and all that it requires. I realize the consequences of poor behavior or inappropriate actions. I will do all that I can to respect my teammates and coach at all times, and try to be a positive role model to younger dancers

Dance Team Member Signature ___________________________________________Date ______________

Parent Signature________________________________________________________Date ______________

TEAM CALENDAR AT A GLANCE
Details for each event are included below

CHECKLISTS

– All costumes, shoes, etc (see list)
– All hair items (see list)
– All makeup items (see list)
– Water bottle
– Team jacket
– Warmup clothes and shoes to wear over costumes and/or during times when not in costume
– Pack lunches, dinners, protein snacks
– Overnight items such as pajamas and personal items
– Quiet activities for the car and time between performances
– Sewing kit (e.g. needle, thread)
– First aid items (e.g. Band-Aides, Advil)

Optional: competition days are fun, but can also be very long and exhausting, and we don’t often have time to return to hotels to rest between dances. You might consider bringing something like a small camping sleep pad,  pillow, blanket for relaxing in a quiet corner.

MAKEUP

– Foundation that matches skin tone
– Pink blush
– Black mascara or false lashes
– Black eyeliner
– Neutral smokey eye shadow
– Lipstick (see notes for color)
– Diamond stud earrings if applicable

HAIR ITEMS TO PACK

– Spray bottle with water
– Gel
– Comb / boar-bristle brush
– Hair ties
– Bobby pins
– Hair spray

HAIR ITEMS TO PACK

– Spray bottle with water
– Gel
– Comb / boar-bristle brush
– Hair ties
– Bobby pins
– Hair spray
– Edging gel for whispies

Sr. Ensemble – Stray Thoughts
– Costume: Jump suit, (bra must be clear strap if you wear one), half soles
– Hair: Bubble braids from two into one with messy bun (ask Kayla)
– Makeup: Regular stage makeup, maroon lipstick
 
Jr and Sr. Ensemble – Bad
– Costume: White Jr. or Red Sr. leo, black suspenders, black shorts, black vest, half soles
– Hair: High pony (crown of head) with middle part
– Makeup: Regular stage makeup, red lipstick
 
Jr. Ensemble – Miracles
– Costume: White leo, gray skirt, gray joggers, half soles
– Hair: low pony with middle part
– Makeup: Regular stage makeup, red lipstick
 
Jr. Hip Hop
– Costume: Blue cropped vest, black cargo pants, long sleeved white shirt, clean white tennis shoes (leather or fake leather)
– Hair: low, slicked ponytail, middle part
– Makeup: Regular stage makeup, red lipstick (just for Spotlight, we’ll order a darker color for comp)
 
Jr Prep Ensemble – Anywhere Away from Here
– Costume: Green dress, (If a bra is needed, clear straps only. No underwear showing under or out sides of leotard), half soles
– Hair: Low slicked back bun with middle part 
– Makeup: Regular stage makeup, red lipstick

EVENT & PERFORMANCE DETAILS

THUNDERSTRUCK

Lakeridge High School
1235 Overlook Drive, Lake Oswego

NOTES

    • The info on this page is also available at DanceInSisters/

    • This note is shared with the entire SDA team and parents. Please do not edit.

    • No loitering in the changing area, which will be shared by everyone and not assigned rooms.

    • Please do not sit in the “teacher/director” row of seating.

    • The competition will not be live-streamed. 

    • Per the competition media fee, we will receive a folder of photos and videos by the Friday following the competition.

    • No photos or videos can be taken from the audience from any device. This can cause a pointe deduction. 

SCHEDULE

***The competition can run up to an HOUR ahead of schedule. Watch for performance numbers and do NOT rely on performance times. 

FRIDAY

JR PREPS: Arrive Friday evening

SATURDAY

7:30 AM – JR PREP + ADDIE B: At HS with stage-ready hair and makeup. Check in with Kayla/Lonnie when you arrive. 

#29 (9:38) JR PREP: ANYWHERE AWAY FROM HERE (Jr Large Group, Future Star)

#43 (10:20) HANNAH/ADDIE: BEST FRIEND (Jr Duet)

(12:50) AWARDS: wear black pants and zipped up team jacket

#109 (3:32) BROOKE: CRAWL (Sr Solo)

#110 (3:38) CHARLEY: MILLION YEARS AGO (Sr Solo)

#142 (5:16) ADRIANA/COLBY: BETTA WATCH YO SELF (Sr Duet)

#153 (5:50) KAM/GRACIE: CONTROL (Sr Duet)

(8:25 PM) AWARDS

JUNIOR & SENIOR TEAMS: Arrive Saturday evening

SUNDAY

7:30 AM – Doors opens; competition begins at 8am

8:03 – #201 KATE: HUMAN (Teen Solo)

10:00 – JUNIORS: On site with stage-ready hair/makeup.

11:00 – SR ENSEMBLE: On site with stage-ready hair/makeup.

(11:30) AWARDS (Kate)

12:00 PM – ADRIANA, AUDRIE, OLIVIA: On site with stage-ready hair/makeup.

12:30 – Competition begins

#268 (12:57) Jr Ensemble: MIRACLES (Teen Large Group)

#278 (1:38) Jr HH: A MILLI (Teen Small Group)

#283 (1:59) SRs: WHEN WE WERE YOUNG (Sr Small Group)

#294 (2:39) JR/SR: BAD (Teen Large Group)

#309 (3:41) SR HH: POWER (Sr Small Group)

#319 (4:19) SR ENSEMBLE: STRAY THOUGHTS (Sr Small Group)

(4:50) AWARDS

JUDGING / ADUDICATION

Info coming!

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Friday, May 17, 2024

5:00 Doors Open

5:30 Session # 1: Showcased Division

7:00 Showcased Awards Ceremony (Session #1)

Saturday, May 18, 2024

7:15 Doors Open

8:00 Session # 2: Beginning Solos/Duo/Trios

10:20 Beginning Title Competition

10:50 Session # 2 Resumes: Beginning Solos/Duo/Trios/Groups

12:25 Lunch Break

1:00 Session # 2 Resumes: Beginning Solos/Duo/Trios/Groups

2:15 Junior Dance Down

3:15 Beginning Awards Ceremony (Session # 2)

4:15 Session # 3: Intermediate Solos

6:20 Title Competition

6:35 Dinner Break

7:20 Session # 3 Resumes: Intermediate Solos/Duo/Trios

9:15 Intermediate Solo/Duo/Trio Awards Ceremony (Session # 3)

Sunday, May 19, 2024

8:45 Doors Open

9:30 Session # 4: Advanced Solos/Duos/Trios & Int/Adv Groups

1:35 Lunch Break

2:20 Session # 4 resumes

4:00 Advanced Title Competition

4:15 Senior Dance Down

5:00 Awards (Session # 4)

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