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

Eligibility/Audition Information:

  • Student for 1 full season at SESD (Fall-Spring and Summer Session)
  • Enrolled in ballet and jazz or modern for at least 1 full season
  • 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 Interest Meeting: TBA
    • Audition Fee: $5
    • Audition Times: TBA
    • 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
    • 2019-2020 Teams:
      • Minis (Ages 6-9/Beginner)
      • Juniors (Ages 10-12/Intermediate)
      • Seniors (Ages 13-18/Advanced)

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 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:
    • 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.
  • 2019-2020 Fees:
    • Audition Fee: $5
    • One Team: $15/month August-June (2019-2020 Teams July-August)
    • Additional Team: $20/month August-June (2019-2020 Teams July-August)
    • Three or More Teams: $25/month August-June (2019-2020 Teams July-August)
    • 2019-2020 Costume fees: $50 per piece
    • Convention and Competition fees are separate and will be due prior to each event
      • Option to add Convention fees to monthly payment

Fall 2018-Spring 2019 Rehearsals: Sundays unless otherwise noted

  • August 19th
  • September 23rd
    • Hip Hop Trio 2:00-2:30
    • Lyrical 2:00-3:10
    • Specialty 3:15-4:00
    • Contemporary 3:45-5:00 (Jazmyn and Sarah will switch after Specialty)
  • *FRIDAY October 5th
    • Specialty 5:15-6:00
    • WARM UP Lyrical/Contemp with Alex 5:30-5:50
    • Lyrical 6:00-6:45
    • Hip Hop Trio 6:50-7:20
    • Contemporary 7:20-8:30
  • October 21st
    • Hip Hop Trio 2:00-2:30
    • Lyrical 2:00-3:00
    • Specialty 3:00-3:35
    • Christmas Parade Choreography (ALL) 3:40-4:15
    • Contemporary 4:15-5:00
  • November 4th, 18th
    • Hip Hop Trio 2:00-2:30
    • Lyrical 2:00-2:45
    • Specialty 2:45-3:15
    • Christmas Parade Choreography (ALL) 3:20-4:10
    • Contemporary 4:15-4:45
  • ***Saturday, December 1st
    • 10:15-10:45 AM Christmas Parade Review at SESD
  • December 16th
    • Specialty 2:00-2:30
    • WARM UP with Alex–all dancers not in Specialty 2:00-2:30
    • Lyrical 2:30-3:00
    • Hip Hop Trio 3:05-3:35
    • Contemporary 3:35-4:10
  • January 6th, 20th
    • Specialty 2:00-2:30
    • WARM UP with Alex–all dancers not in Specialty 2:00-2:30
    • Lyrical 2:30-3:00
    • Hip Hop Trio 3:05-3:35
    • Contemporary 3:35-4:10
  • February 3rd, 17th
    • Specialty 2:00-2:30
    • WARM UP with Alex–all dancers not in Specialty 2:00-2:30
    • Lyrical 2:30-3:00
    • Hip Hop Trio 3:05-3:35
    • Contemporary 3:35-4:10
  • March 3rd
    • Specialty 2:00-2:30
    • WARM UP with Alex–all dancers not in Specialty 2:00-2:30
    • Lyrical 2:30-3:00
    • Hip Hop Trio 3:05-3:35
    • Contemporary 3:35-4:10
  • *FRIDAY, March 15th-Dance Makers Competition 16th-17th
    • Specialty 5:15-6:00
    • WARM UP Lyrical/Contemp with Alex 5:30-5:50
    • Lyrical 6:00-6:45
    • Hip Hop Trio 6:50-7:20
    • Contemporary 7:20-8:15
  • March 31st
    • Specialty 2:00-2:30
    • WARM UP with Alex–all dancers not in Specialty 2:00-2:30
    • Lyrical 2:30-3:00
    • Hip Hop Trio 3:05-3:35
    • Contemporary 3:35-4:10
  • *FRIDAY, April 12th
    • Specialty 5:15-6:00
    • WARM UP with Alex–all dancers not in Specialty 5:30-5:50
    • Lyrical 6:00-6:45
    • Hip Hop Trio 6:50-7:20
    • Contemporary 7:20-8:15
  • *Sunday, April 28th–Extended to work on Showcase Production April 28th
    • Group Warm Up 2:00-2:30
    • Review 2:30-3:10 (All Groups)
    • Showcase Production choreography 3:15-4:45
    • *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): Cancelled
  • Millstone Creek Orchard Fall Event: Saturday, October 6th-after 1pm
  • PG and Liberty Christmas Parades; first Saturday and Sunday in December
  • Dance Makers Competition, Charlotte: 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