Announcing the RPA Competition Team 2020/2021:
Noémie De Buren
A Note From Coach Cristina:
Congratulations to each and every dancer who made the team. I am thrilled for this next season, and I can’t wait to show you what’s in store. Remember to keep up your dance training, so that you are ready to get down to business when the time comes. While there are certain things happening in our world that we can’t control, it is important to maximize on what we can. Keep stretching; keep reaching out to one another; and keep on being the empowered and adaptive women I know you to be. Stay tuned for more announcements coming your way about fundraisers, summer dance challenges, and hopeful hangouts. Let’s get this season started off right!
What Is Competition Team?
Competition Team will be an opportunity for those advanced levels students who really love to compete and want to be pushed further and work hard. The group will be competing at three local dance competitions during the year. We will also be going to a Nationals over the summer; because we don’t have all of the details for this nationals just yet, it will be encouraged but not mandatory.
The group is reserved for advanced dancers as students need to be dancing at a level that is ready to compete against other teams. They will be working toward perfecting their technique and precision which is hard work. We are planning for ONE competition team for grades 8-12; Cristina really wanted a BIG, POWERFUL team. Rehearsals will be on Monday nights. September-May and may be extended before competitions.
Cristina will be reviewing all the competition details at the end of the audition video. If you have questions, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Can Audition for Company
Must be entering grades 8-12 in September 2020
Video Auditions - Due June 23rd
Informational Video: https://youtu.be/Mtoq62Sa0Kg
Audition Tutorial: https://youtu.be/hwoFWeqEzW4
Audition Demo: https://youtu.be/iTXRGtXJiVs
Record yourself doing the dance and email it or send a link to it to the following address: CGdancehero@gmail.com - DUE JUNE 23rd!
The team will be announced on this webpage by July 1.
SUMMER COMPETITION BOOT CAMP:
Company Summer Rehearsal: All competition members will begin the year with two weeks camp to get a head start on all of the material we need to learn. This camp is mandatory! Camp is August 24-September 4 (weekdays only) from 6:00-8:00. Competition boot camp fee ($300) is not included in your competition fees.
Regular weekly rehearsals will run from September-May.
All competition members will rehearse on Monday Nights for 2 hours.
We will not have rehearsals during weeks when we do not have regular Rhythms classes. We have budgeted for 30 rehearsals throughout the year so there will be some weeks without rehearsals.
Competition Class is a YEAR LONG COMMITMENT. The 10 month competition fee is non-refundable. If a student cannot finish out the year, you still owe this monthly fee. We highly, highly discourage anyone from quitting competition team. It is very difficult on the group as a whole and teaches your child that they don’t need to fulfill the commitments they make.
The competition team costs $95 per month and will be paid August-May (10 months). It is more than last year because the dancers really wanted to compete more dances at more competitions. This breaks down to about:
65% competition fees
25% coaching fees
10% costume fees
(Last year it was about 50% coaching fees so this time it is a lot more competition fees; but the kids begged to go another competition and to compete more numbers)
Your Competition Fees include:
What your Competition Fees DO NOT INCLUDE:
Competition is a YEAR LONG COMMITMENT. If for some reason your child is unable to continue with company you will still owe your fees through May.
The 10 month competition fee is non-refundable. If a student cannot finish out the year, you still owe this monthly fee. We highly, highly discourage anyone from quitting competition. It is very difficult on the group as a whole and teaches your child that they don’t need to fulfill the commitments they make.
Coach Cristina has a number of ideas for fundraising that students will be allowed to participate in. No fundraisers will be mandatory, but only those who participate will share in the money raised. Families participating in any given fundraiser agree to participate 100%. This includes prep time, set-up time, clean up and more. Funds from fundraisers will not go through Rhythms accounting in any way and must be handled separately.
We will be looking for parents to act as team parents. These parents would be in charge of organizing food for some of the events, rides to competitions, and some special treats throughout the year. If you are interested in being a Competition Team Parent, please email us to let us know.
Company Requirements and Expectations