Expectations Of Troupes

Border Danceworks Expectations of Competitive Troupes and Eisteddfod Troupe Members

To all students doing troupe in 2017, we cannot stress enough that if you have made this commitment you must COMMIT FOR THE WHOLE YEAR, which means attending all classes and practices and putting 100% effort into classes and dancing at all the competitions and the end of year concert. If you cannot do that please do not do troupe. Of course we know sometimes things come up that are unavoidable, we just ask that you do the best you can. PLEASE READ ALL OF THE BELOW.

Troupe Dates and Times for Start of 2017

DUE TO CROWN BEING EARLIER NEXT YEAR WE ARE GOING TO START THE U16, ADULT AND PERFORMANCE TROUPE ON MONDAY THE 19TH OF DECEMBER

MONDAY THE 19TH OF DECEMBER 2016

  • U16 4 – 5.30
  • ADULT 5.30 – 7
  • PERFORMANCE 7 – 8.30

U16 AND ADULT TROUPE 2017

  • MONDAY 16TH AND 23RD OF JANUARY:
  • U16S 4.00 – 5.30
  • ADULTS 5.00 – 6.30

U10, U13 AND PERFORMANCE TROUPE

  • TUESDAY THE 17TH AND 24TH OF JANUARY.
  • 10U 4.45 – 6.15
  • 12U 5.30 - 7
  • PERFORMANCE TROUPE FROM 6.30 – 8

7U troupe will start back on Tuesday the 31st of January as per timetable We continue with these times when term 1 officially starts back on Monday the 30th of January. There may be some extra weekend lessons as well, dates to be given closer to. FEES WILL BE OUT AT START OF NEXT YEAR, if paid in January 10% discount is applied.

Costume Deposit

ALL COSTUME MONEY IS TO BE PAID BY CASH ONLY

  • NOTHING FOR 7U
  • 10U AND 12U - $125
  • U16, ADULT AND PERFORMANCE - $150
  • THESE MUST BE PAID ON OR BEFORE THE 17TH OF JANUARY. THE FIRST COSTUME
  • PAYMENT WILL ALSO BE DUE QUITE EARLY.
  • THIS MONEY IS NON-REFUNDABLE AND IS TAKEN OFF THE FINAL, COSTUME ACCOUNT
  • OR YOU ARE IN CREDIT.
  • APPROX COSTUME PRICES:
  • 7U $60 PER COSTUME X 3
  • 10U AND 12U $110 X 4 (USUALLY LESS)
  • U16 AND ADULT $130 X 4 (USUALLY LESS)

COMPETITION COSTS

This is a rough guide for entry prices, everyone who goes into the competition pays to get in the door. Adults range from $25 - $30, u16 $15 - $20, some comps have an u10 price. Crown is more expensive, this is just for u16, adult and performance, $75 + adults and u16 $55 +. Also take into consideration travel and possibly accomodation.

There is a competition calendar up at the studio, please feel free to take a photo of this. I will have some for everyone next year, with the troupes that are dancing at particular competitions and hopefully our studio showcase date.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Students must make a concerted effort to attend all competitions and classes, this means turning up to class on time. Plus extra classes before competitions. If you cannot make a competition, please give us as much notice as possible, (at least a week to prepare the group).

Remember when you miss a competition it changes the routines and positions for everyone else.

Shoes required will be discussed with classes

Troupe members will need to purchase beige underwear which can be worn under your costumes, no coloured bra's, and dance stockings will be required.

100% effort must be put into classes.

REMEMBER WHEN YOU ARE PART OF A TROUPE YOU ARE PART OF A TEAM, IF YOU DO NOT MAKE THE EFFORT YOU LET EVERYONE DOWN.

Do not wear jeans or restrictive clothing to classes and keep hair off your face.

Do not use your mobile phone during class time

Troupe members need to be aware of their behaviour, not only during class and at competitions but outside of this as well, no gossiping about other troupe members or members of other dance schools. This is suppose to be a fun supportive environment, where everyone can feel comfortable.

At competitions hair, hairpieces or hats must be well secured so they do not fall out. Presentation is a big part of dancing, you must make the effort with your hair and make-up.

Do not wear current troupe costumes for solo's, duo's and trio's at competitions.

If you forget an accessory to your costume, you cannot dance in that routine, unless some other solution can be made, see kerry or kylie. Please make a check list of all your items and check it before you come to competitions and before you leave the competition.

When you have finished your troupe routine at a competiton, do not run back infront of the judges, go around the back if you need to get to the other side.

PLEASE GO THROUGH ALL OF THE ABOVE, IF STUDENT IS YOUNGER PLEASE GO THROUGH IT WITH THEM

HAVE FUN DANCING!