The SESD Performance Team will represent our studio at community performances, festivals, parades, competitions, and our annual Showcase; including a featured role in our opening number.

Performing with our team will require extra work and dedication, but it will be worth it! We strive to provide our community with the highest quality training and entertainment while inspiring other students to achieve their own goals.

 

 

Performance Team Information

2019-2020 Information:

  • 2019-2020 Teams:
    • Minis (Ages 6-9/Beginner)
    • Juniors (Ages 10-12/Intermediate)
    • Seniors (Ages 13-18/Advanced)
  • Eligibility:
    • Student for 1 full season at SESD (Fall-Spring and Summer Session)
    • Enrolled in ballet, jazz , and modern at SESD for at least 1 full season. Strongly encouraged to enroll in Acro classes.
    • Please note, we need 4 dancers to be eligible to compete in the “Group” category. Three dancers must enter the Trio category, which carry higher entry fees than Group numbers.
  • 2019-2020 Season Audition: Tuesday, June 18th 2019
    • Mandatory Parent/Dancer Interest Meeting: Sunday, June 2nd 6:15-6:45
    • Audition Fee: $5
    • Audition Times:
      • Minis: (Ages 6-9*)
        • Check in 4:00-4:15
        • Audition 4:15-5:15
      • Juniors: (Ages 10-12*)
        • Check in 5:15-5:30
        • Audition 5:30-7:00
      • Seniors: (Ages 13-18)
        • Check in 6:45-7:00
        • Audition 7:00-8:30
      • *Some dancers may be asked to stay for the next audition
    • Audition Attire:
      • Black leotard, Theatrical Pink mesh back-seam tights, hair in a bun-performance ready.
      • Minis: Clean tennis shoes, ballet slippers
      • Juniors/Seniors: Ballet slippers required, modern/lyrical shoes optional
    • 2018-2019 Performance Team Audition Registration —We encourage you to print and fill out prior to the audition.
    • 2019-2020 Choreography Camps: July 8th-27th, 2019 (Camp schedule will be announced with Summer schedule)
    • 2019-2020 Fall/Spring Rehearsals will be held on Friday evenings between 5:00-8:50 (Minis usually dismissed at 7:45). Confirmed August/September Rehearsals: 8/16, 8/23, 9/6, 9/13…Other dates TBD
    • 2019-2020 Fees
      • Minis Team
        • Choreography Camp: $50
        • Per Month (August-June): $25
        • Costumes: $130
      • Juniors Team
        • Choreography Camp: $70
        • Per Month (August-June): $30
        • Costumes: $140
      • Seniors Team
        • Choreography Camp: $70
        • Per Month (August-June): $30
        • Costumes: $140
    • Convention and Competition fees are separate and will be due prior to each event
      • 2019-2020 Team will attend the Dancemakers Convention in Charlotte, as well as Boogie Fever competition in Greensboro.
      • Convention fees are typically $270-$300, and does not include fees for the accompanying competition.
      • Competition fees are generally $45-$55 for Group numbers, $60-$70 for duos/trios, and $95-$115 for solos.
    • TENTATIVE 2019-2020 Events:
      • Setpember: Sparkcon/Raleigh (Pending acceptance and weather)
      • October: Millstone Creek Orchard
      • Fall: Nathaniel Green Fall Festival
      • November: Titans of Dance Convention
      • First Saturday/Sunday in December: Liberty and PG Christmas Parades
      • December: Alamance Elementary Winter Fest
      • March: Dancemakers Competition and Convention
      • April: Boogie Fever

 

Commitments & Expectations:

  • Students who plan to audition are required to attend classes regularly during our Summer and Fall/Spring season. Team members should be absent from weekly technique class no more than 6 days per semester. Excessive absences should be made up in another age/level appropriate class in order to remain eligible to participate on the Team.
  • Dancers who choose to participate in the performance team are expected to maintain a high level of professionalism in rehearsals as well as in class, and should strive to be positive examples for their classmates and other dancers.
    • Team members are expected to arrive for weekly classes and all rehearsals early and in proper dress code.
    • Negative attitudes will not be tolerated. Dance is a positive activity, and anything less than kindness and polite behavior could affect a team member’s eligibility to remain on the team.
    • Team members are held responsible for learning and retaining choreography. Videos will be posted online to review, and music files can be sent upon request. It is each dancer’s personal responsibility to be sure he/she remembers and can correctly perform choreography.
  • Team members are expected to attend each performance and rehearsal listed below. The only excused absences are family or medical emergency.
  • Any rehearsals cancelled due to inclement weather will be made up ASAP.
  • All teams will perform in both PG and Liberty Christmas parades as well as be featured in the Showcase opening number.
  • Rehearsal Attire:
    • Black leotard, any style
    • Caramel Capezio footless or convertible tights, or Theatrical Pink Convertible tights
    • Hair in a bun
    • Black dance shorts and fitted tanks/sweaters are optional and up to director’s discretion
    • Shoes vary by style:
      • Modern/Lyrical Capezio half-shoes, canvas preferred
      • Tan Bloch Jazz shoes (same as required for class attire)
      • So Danca Ballet slippers (same as required for class attire)
      • Black hi-top converse (Hip Hop/Minis only)
  • Performance Attire:
    • Costumes TBD for each group
    • Tights/Shoes as listed above. Sometimes, we will wear tennis shoes for outdoor events; to be coordinated as event details are finalized.
  • 2018-2019 Fees:
    • Audition Fee: $5
    • 2018-2019 Fees
      • One Team: $15/month August-June (2019-2020 Teams July-August)
      • Additional Team: $19.30/month August-June (2019-2020 Teams July-August)
      • Three or More Teams: $25/month August-June (2019-2020 Teams July-August)
    • Convention and Competition fees are separate and will be due prior to each event
      • 2019-2020 Team will attend the Dancemakers Convention in Charlotte, as well as Boogie Fever competition in Greensboro.
      • Convention fees are typically $270-$300, and does not include fees for the accompanying competition.
      • Competition fees are generally $45-$55 for Group numbers, $60-$70 for duos/trios, and $95-$115 for solos.

Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Rehearsals: Sundays unless otherwise noted

  • January 6th, 20th
    • 2:00-2:40 Lion Tamer
    • 2:00-2:40 All other Team dancers-Warm up with Miss Alex
    • 2:40-3:10 Lyrical
    • 3:15-3:45 Hip Hop
    • 3:15-3:45 All other Team dancers-Conditioning with Mrs. Katherine
    • 3:45-4:45 Contemporary
  • February 3rd, 17th
    • 2:00-2:40 Lion Tamer
    • 2:00-2:40 All other Team dancers-Warm up with Miss Alex
    • 2:40-3:10 Lyrical
    • 3:15-3:45 Hip Hop
    • 3:15-3:45 All other Team dancers-Conditioning with Mrs. Katherine
    • 3:45-4:45 Contemporary
  • *FRIDAY, March 1st
    • 5:00-5:45 Lion Tamer
    • 5:15-5:45 All other Team dancers-Warm up with Miss Alex
    • 5:45-6:30 Lyrical
    • 6:30-7:00 Hip Hop
    • 7:00-8:00 Contemporary
  • March 10th 31st
    • 2:00-2:40 Lion Tamer
    • 2:00-2:40 All other Team dancers-Warm up with Miss Alex
    • 2:40-3:10 Lyrical
    • 3:15-3:45 Hip Hop
    • 3:15-3:45 All other Team dancers-Conditioning with Mrs. Katherine
    • 3:45-4:45 Contemporary
  • *FRIDAY, April 5th
    • 5:00-5:45 Lion Tamer
    • 5:15-5:45 All other Team dancers-Warm up with Miss Alex
    • 5:45-6:30 Lyrical
    • 6:30-7:00 Hip Hop
    • 7:00-8:00 Contemporary
  • *Sunday, April 28th
    • 2:00-2:30 All Team dancers-Warm up
    • 2:30-3:30 All pieces review
    • 3:30-5:30 Team Showcase Production Choreography Camp
    • *Team members required to attend all Showcase Production rehearsals:
      • May 4th, 11th, 18th, June 1st
      • 10:00AM-11:30AM
    • *Saturday May 18th stay until 12:15 to review Team pieces
  • June 15th: Showcase Dress Rehearsal

 

Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Performances:

  • SparkCon (Raleigh): Mid-Septeber
  • Millstone Creek Orchard Fall Event: Saturday, October 6th-after 1pm
  • PG and Liberty Christmas Parades; first Saturday and Sunday in December
  • Groove Competition, High Point: March 15th-17th
  • Performing Arts Showcase (Van Dyke Performing Space downtown Greensboro): April 6th, 2:00pm
  • Boogie Fever Competition (GSO): April 12th-14th
  • SESD Showcase Opening Number, June 2019
  • PG Amerifest: Generally the last Saturday in June