Competitive Program

 

2016 – 2017 DANCE COMPANY INFORMATION

Here at N-STEP we believe that all dancers should have the ability to experience the world of competitive dance. Kids gain so much through this experience such as self confidence, teamwork, responsibility and these are just a few of the benefits.

 

Super Nova Company – (Age 6+) – The Regular Company is for the dancer looking for a full competitive experience. The will be required to attend 4 mandatory regional competitions.

Nova Company (Age 4+) - The Junior Company is focused on dancers 12 and younger. It’s a great opportunity to get a glimpse into the world of competition dance with reduced requirements. There is a requirement of attending 3 mandatory regional competitions.

Hip Hop Company (Age 8+) – The Hip Hop company is a specialty group that has seen great success over the last few years. By belonging to the Hip Hop Company, you can focus on all styles of Hip Hop in addition to Breakdancing. This group will be required to attend 4 mandatory regional competitions.

 

2016 - 2017 AUDITION REGISTRATION FORM 

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Auditions are open to all students, including those whom have not previously studied at N-STEP Dance Center.
  • Auditions will be held on Sunday June 5th.
    • Ages 4-6 will be 9am-10am
    • Ages 7-12 will be from 10:15am-12:30am
    • Ages 13+ will be from 12:45pm – 3:00pm
  • Audition time is determined by dancers age on January 1st, 2017
  • N-STEP Dance Center does not guarantee placement on a Company Team.
  • Audition attire is as follows
    • GIRLS: Black dancewear
    • BOYS: Black T-shirt & pants/shorts
  • All styles of shoes should be brought to auditions.
  • The audition is used to determine dancer’s placement on the Company as well as Fall class placement.
  • There is a chance that your child will be asked to stay and audition for one or more genres in another age group. Please plan accordingly.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

  • SUNDAY JUNE 5TH - Auditions at the studio.
  • All Acceptance Letters will be emailed out NO LATER than 3 weeks after the audition.
  • JULY 7TH - Acceptance of Team Membership due (will be booking appointments on the 6th and 7th to receive paperwork)
  • AUGUST 1ST – Group choreography fees due
  • AUGUST 13TH – Team Bonding Day
  • OCTOBER 1ST - Group Costume deposits due ($50/group)
  • OCTOBER 15TH – Rebel Dance Convention for Super Nova's.
    • This is an optional competition for the Nova's
  • TBD (usually end of November) - Monsters of Hip Hop for Hip Hop Company

FEES & ASSOCIATED COSTS

  • JULY 7TH - Acceptance of Team Membership due
    • Along with $175 Team Fee (Yearly Competition Fee covers the $30 Yearly Registration Fee, props, Winter Showcase T-Shirt & costs associated with the trailer. This fee does not include the cost of the Recital T-Shirt, Gala Tickets & any other costs that should arise.)
  • AUGUST 1ST - Choreography fees for groups due in FULL
1 group - $150  2 groups = $200 ($100/dance)  3 groups = $250 ($83/dance)  4 groups = $300 ($75/dance)
 5 groups = $350 ($70/dance)  6 groups = $400 ($67/dance)  7 groups = $450 ($65/dance)  8 groups = $500 ($62.50/dance)
  • OCTOBER 1ST – Group Costume deposits due $50/group)
  • Balance will be billed upon final costume approval

 

SUMMER REQUIREMENTS

Super Nova Company

  • We will be scheduling 2-week long dance intensive over the summer. As a Company Member, you will be required to attend both to continue to progress in your dance technique and stay conditioned throughout the summer.
    • July 18-22ND 10am-4pm (before and after care will be available for an additional cost
    • August 8-12TH 10am-4pm (before and after care will be available for an additional cost)
    • The only exception to this would be if a dancer was enrolled in another pre-professional/ professional dance intensive that was schedule for the same week. Proof of acceptance and attendance will be required.

Nova Company

  • Ages 7 & under have the following summer requirement:
      • PreDance Classes = Ages 3-5
      • Young Dancer Classes = Ages 6-8
    • Ages 8+ will be required to attend 27.5 hours of the 55 hours of the summer intensives that are being offered. Intensives are weeks July 18th and August 8th.

Hip Hop Company

  • Requirements will be based on Company enrollment.

 

 

FALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS

Super Nova Company

  • 2 Ballet classes, Jazz class, Strength & Conditioning
  • Any other competing form of dance
  • All Group Rehearsals will remain at 30 min/group with the exception being Production at 45 min.

Nova Company

  • For dancers ages 3-8 - 1 PreDance or Young Dancer class
  • For dancers 8+ - 1 Ballet Class, 1 Jazz Class, Strength & Conditioning
  • Assigned Group Rehearsal scheduled for 30 minutes

Hip Hop Company

  • Hip Hop Class & 1 Breakdancing class
  • RECOMMENDED to take 1 additional class of your choice
  • All Group Rehearsals will remain at 30 min/group with the exception being Production at 45 min.

 

TUITION & GROUP PRICING

  • Tuition fees can be found at www.nstepdance.com/tuition
  • Group pricing is in addition to your regular monthly tuition. Monthly fees will be priced as follows:
    • 1 group - $30 2 groups - $40 3 groups - $50 4 groups - $55 5 groups - $60 6 groups - $65 7+ groups - $70
  • All members of the Company are required to participate in the Production Group, with the exception of the Mini’s.
  • If a dancer drops a group for any reason after placements are announced they will also have to forfeit their solo (if one was awarded).
  • It is expected that all competition fees are paid by the published due date (typically 4 months prior to the competition). A $5/ per group late fee will be assessed each week until the balance and late fees are paid in full.
  • If after a month’s time the balance is still outstanding, the dancer will be removed from the dance company.

 

SOLOS/DUETS/TRIOS

  • All solos, duets and trios are to be determined by the N-STEP staff.
  • Teamwork is a priority at N-STEP so Group dances will always take priority over S/D/T.
  • These are “extra” dances and should be treated as a privilege not a right.
  • It is expected that all competition fees are paid by the published due date (typically 4 months prior to the competition). A $10/ per S/D/T late fee will be assessed per each week until the balance is paid.
  • If after a month’s time the balance is still outstanding, the rehearsals will be cancelled and the Solo/Duet/Trio will not compete until the balance and late fees are paid in full.
    • If dancer has both a solo and either a duet/trio, any payments will always be applied to the duet/trio first as it affects another dancer.
  • Rehearsals will continue until the recital.  Teachers will use this time to work on technique with the dancers.
  • Solos, duets and trios will not be awarded to any dancer that is a member of the Nova Company

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS & DETAILS

  • Need to purchase team makeup (approx. $50-65)
  • Need to purchase team warmup (approx. $100-$150)
  • Be an ACTIVE participant in Fundraising efforts
  • Mock Competition TBD (end of January)
  • Competitions are scheduled between Feb-May (Group fees approx. $35-$55 per competition plus $20 studio fee per competition)
  • optional competitions may be offered, but groups are not required to participate
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