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, which is exactly what our Team will represent!

 

 

2018-2019 Team Information

Eligibility/Audition Information:

  • Student for 1 full season at SESD (Fall-Spring and Summer Session)
  • Enrolled in ballet for at least 1 full season and appropriate technique class.
    • Contemporary Acro Piece: Open to second year Level 2 students and higher; must enroll in Ballet and Acro, Modern encouraged
    • Contemporary Lyrical Piece: Open to second year Level 1 students and higher; must enroll in Ballet and Modern
    • Jazz Piece: Open to second year Level 1 students and higher; must enroll in Ballet and Jazz
    • Hip Hop Piece: Open to second year Level 2 students and higher; must enroll in Ballet and Hip Hop, Acro encouraged
  • Please note, we need 4 dancers to be eligible to compete in the “Group” category. Three dancers must enter the Duo/Trio category, which carry higher entry fees than Group numbers.
  • 2018-2019 Season Audition: Sunday, July 22nd; 2:00-4:30pm
    • Mandatory Parent Interest Meeting 1:10-1:30
    • Audition Fee: $5
    • Registration: 1:30-1:50
    • Group Technique (All Dancers): 2:00-3:00
    • Jazz Combo: 3:00-3:30
    • Contemporary Combo: 3:30-4:00
    • Hip Hop Combo: 4:00-4:30
    • 2018-2019 Performance Team Audition Registration —We encourage you to print and fill out prior to the audition.

Commitments & Expectations:

  • Students who plan to audition are required to attend classes regularly over the Summer as well as the 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.
  • 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:
    • Contemporary Lyrical and Contemporary Acro Team:
      • Black leotard, any style
      • Caramel Capezio footless tights
      • Black dance shorts optional
      • Modern/Lyrical Capezio half-shoes, canvas preferred
      • Hair in a bun
    • Jazz Team:
      • Black leotard, any style
      • Caramel Capezio convertible tights
      • Black dance shorts optional
      • Tan Bloch Jazz shoes (same as required for class attire)
      • Hair in a mid-high ponytail
    • Hip Hop Team:
      • Black tank or fitted t-shirt
      • Black leggings
      • Black hi-top converse
      • Hair in a mid-high ponytail
  • Performance Attire:
    • SESD Team Jacket
    • Costumes TBD per each group
    • Tights/Shoes as listed above. Sometimes, we will wear tennis shoes for outdoor events; to be coordinated as event details are finalized.
  • Fees:
    • Audition Fee: $5
    • One Team: $121 (covers choreography camp and entire season)
    • Additional Team OR Sibling: $91.30 (covers choreography camp and entire season)
      • A fee of $11 for one team, or $19.30 for two pieces or siblings, will be added on to each month’s tuition, August 2018-June 2019.
    • Costume fee: $55 for one team; includes one costume dancer keeps and parade dress rental
      • If selected for a second team, another $40 costume fee will be collected
      • *Contemporary Lyrical and Acro groups will have the same costume*
    • Convention and Competition fees are separate and will be due prior to each event
      • Option to add Convention fees to monthly payment

 

Choreography Camp:

  • Contemporary/Acro Team: Saturday, July 28th 9:00AM-12:00PM
  • Hip Hop Team: Saturday, July 28th 12:00PM-3:00PM
  • Jazz Team: Wednesday, July 25th 5:30-7:00PM
  • Contemporary/Lyrical Team: Wednesday, July 25th 7:00-9:00PM

Summer Review:

  • July 31st AND August 7th
    • Group Technique, 5:15-6:00
    • Jazz Team and Contemporary Acro Team, 6:00-6:30
    • Contemporary Lyrical and Hip Hop Team, 6:30-7:00
    • *Option to extend rehearsals if dancers are selected for both teams*

Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Rehearsals: Sundays unless otherwise noted

    • Sunday Times:
      • Jazz Team and Contemporary Acro Team, 2:30-3:00
      • All Groups Conditioning, 3:00-3:30
      • Contemporary Lyrical and Hip Hop Team, 3:30-4:00
    • Friday Times:
      • Jazz Team and Contemporary Acro Team, 5:45-6:45
      • All Groups Conditioning, 6:45-7:15
      • Contemporary Lyrical and Hip Hop Team, 7:15-8:15
    • Dates:
      • August 19th
      • September 9th, 23rd
      • *FRIDAY, September 14th IF we are accepted at SparkCon, rehearsal times TBA
      • October 7th
      • October 21st *Group Condition time substituted for Christmas Parade Choreography
      • November 4th, 18th *Group Condition time substituted for Christmas Parade Choreography
      • ***Saturday, December 1st
        • 10:15-10:45 AM Christmas Parade Review at SESD
      • December 16th
      • January 6th, 20th
      • February 3rd, 17th
      • March 3rd
      • *FRIDAY, March 15th-Dance Makers Competition 16th-17th
      • March 31st
      • *FRIDAY, April 12th
      • *Sunday, April 28th–Extended to work on Showcase Production April 28th
        • Group Warm Up 2:00-2:30
        • Review 2:30-3:00 (All Groups)
        • Showcase Production choreography 3:00-4:30
        • *Team members required to attend all Showcase Production rehearsals, TBA pending Showcase date confirmation. Saturday mornings either April or May.
      • *Saturday May 18th OR Sunday May 19th…Pending Showcase opening number rehearsal
      • June: Dress Rehearsal for SESD Showcase

 

Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Performances:

  • Fall events TBD
  • *Pending acceptance* SparkCon (Raleigh): September 15th
  • *Pending acceptance* Nascar Day: October 13th
  • PG and Liberty Christmas Parades; first Saturday and Sunday in December
  • *Pending acceptance* GSO Fringe Festival: January/February TBA
  • Dance Makers Competition, Charlotte: March 15th-17th
  • Boogie Fever Competition: April 12th-14th
  • SESD Showcase Opening Number, June 2019
  • PG Amerifest: Generally the last Saturday in June