COMPETITIVE DANCE 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 weeks leading up to a competition and 2 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.

– Foundation that matches skin tone
– Pink blush
– Black mascara or false lashes
– Black eyeliner
– Neutral smokey eye shadow
– Provided lipstick in mauve for ensembles and/or dark maroon for squads
– Diamond stud earrings if applicable

– Spray bottle with water
– Gel
– Comb
– Hair ties
– Bobby pins
– Hair spray
– 1″ Curling Iron (for Jr Ensemble)

Strange: slicked low pony, middle part

Pick It Up: slicked low pony, middle part, braided

Kaleidoscope: slicked low pony, middle part

1650 Broadway: hair down, curled with 1″ barrel, front pieces of hair tucked behind headband

Get It: slicked low pony, middle part, (braided for Thunderstruck)

 

Jr/Sr Ensembles “Bad”
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Sr Ensemble
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Sr Squad
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Jr/Sr Ensembles “Bad”
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Jr Ensemble
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Jr Squad
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Jr Prep Ensemble
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EVENT & PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Sr/Jr teams will be performing “Winter Dance Battle” and “Seasons

Location
Mountain View High School
2755 NE 27th Street, Bend

Overview
The 19th Annual C. O. Dance Showcase features dance studios and dance groups from around Central Oregon. Organized by Terpsichorean Dance Studio.  

Schedule
Rehearsal (at MVHS): Arrive by 1:45, on stage 2:05-2:25

Performance: Arrive by 6:00
Show begins at 7:00

Admission
Buy Tickets HERE: $15 for 5-12 yrs; $20 for 13+

Optional for any team members.

Two-Day: Opal, Wyatt, Camden, LueElla, Keira, Colby, Gracie, Charley

One-Day: Paige, Campbell, Vivienne, AddieB, Kate, Taylor, Hannah, Kam, Brooke

Observer Passes: Jessie, Allison, Jenica, Kylee, Jaime, Terri; Maybe: Lonnie, Kendra, Tami, Julie

Location
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland

Overview
This will be is jam-packed weekend with all things dance! Workshop in numerous styles of dance: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz Funk, Musical Theatre, Lyrical and Ballroom. They strive to have every class be an uplifting, positive experience, designed for dancers to go back to their studio feeling refreshed, inspired and motivated for a great season of dance!

Classes are taught by age groups
Seniors: 16-19 yrs
Teens: 13-15 yrs
Minis: 8-10 yrs

Fees
One Day, Sat or Sun: $225
Two Days: $345
Observer: $55
Admin/Registration Fee: TBD

Hotel
You are responsible for your own lodging and meals. We highly recommend booking a room sooner than later. 

Schedule
Final schedule will be available one week prior, but sometimes only the day before

FRIDAY
3:30-11:00 p.m. – Competition
6:00-10:00 p.m. – Optional Master Class

SATURDAY
7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. – Welcome
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – 4-6 classes (45-60 mins each)
3:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. – Competition

SUNDAY
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – 5-7 classes (45-60 mins each)
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – Closing Show

Competition
SDA is not participating in this competition, but we are able to watch these elite level performances for free in person or online at tv.breakthefloor.com/jump

Required for all teams

Rehearsal: 5:00 p.m. on stage
Performance begins at 6:30 p.m.
Sisters High School

Optional for Solos, Duets, Small Groups
Teams are not currently set to participate in this competition

Prineville High School
Details tbd

Required for all Seniors, Juniors, Solos, Duets, Small Groups

Location
Parkrose High School
12003 NE Shaver Street, Portland

Hotel
You are responsible for your own lodging and meals. Because the final schedule isn’t released until a week before the event, we highly recommend booking a refundable room for both Friday and Saturday nights sooner than later. 

Categories
SDA Senior Teams = “Senior” (15-18 yrs) Small Groups
SDA Junior Teams = “Teen” (12-14 yrs) Large Groups
SDA Jr Prep Team = “Junior” (9-11 yrs) Large Group

Levels
“Select” = Advanced
“Classic” = Intermediate
“Nova” = Beginner 

Scoring Ranges for Nova/Classic
228-245: Gold
246-263: High Gold
264-275: Platinum
276-300 Platinum Plus

Schedule
Will be available the week prior

Admission
General admission has historically been free

Required for all Seniors, Juniors & Jr Preps, Solos, Duets, and Small Groups

Location
Lakeridge High School
1235 Overlook Drive
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Overview
Thunderstruck holds dance competitions across the globe. It draws some of the best dancers in the Portland Metro region, including many on the pre-professional elite level who consistently awe and inspire us year after year.

Hotel
You are responsible for your own lodging and meals. Because the final schedule isn’t released until a week before the event, we highly recommend booking a refundable room for both Friday and Saturday nights sooner than later. 

Fees
Solos: $145
Duets: $80 per dancer
Groups: $60 per dancer

Categories
SDA Senior Teams = “Senior” (15-18 yrs) Small Groups
SDA Junior Teams = “Teen” (12-14 yrs) Large Groups
SDA Jr Prep Team = “Junior” (9-11 yrs) Large Group

Levels & Scoring Ranges

Rock Star = Advanced
244-254: Gold
255-266: High Gold
267-279: Elite High Gold
280-300 Lightning Gold

Shining Star = Intermediate
239-249: Gold
250-261: High Gold
262-274: Elite High Gold
275-300: Lightning Gold

Future Star = Beginner
234-244: Gold
245-256: High Gold
257-269: Elite High Gold
270-300: Lightning Gold

Schedule
Will be available one week prior to the event.

Competition weekends are the best team-bonding experiences! We encourage you to spend time with the other dancers/families,  attend and cheer for each of our entries through the weekend. 

There will be an SDA Team meeting (and typically a dessert social). We will send day/time/location details once the competition schedule is released.

Admission
General admission has historically been free

Optional for Solos, Duets, Small Groups
SDA Teams are not currently set to participate

Location
Willamette High School
1801 Echo Hollow Road, Eugene

Overview
Focuses on fun, talent, friendship, skills, support and achievement. This competition is geared toward the recreational dancer to experience a competition event in a low stress environment. It’s a great opportunity for students to showcase their talents while earning rewards and recognition, but in an environment that fosters camaraderie and creativity rather than focusing on the competition.

Dance-Off
There is also an optional, audition-style dance-off by level/age before each awards ceremony.  $25 per dancer. 

Hotel
You are responsible for your own lodging and meals. Because the final schedule isn’t released until a week before the event, we highly recommend booking a refundable room for both Friday and Saturday nights sooner than later. 
 

Schedule
Will be available one week prior to the event. For those attending, we encourage you to cheer in the audience for each of our entries through the weekend.  

Admission
General admission tickets can be purchased at the door.

Times TBD, Sisters High School