The Competitive Program is designed for the more serious dancer and requires alot of time and commitment. Enrollment into this program is based upon the discretion of the instructors and owner/operator of Eurhythmics Dance Studio.
This program is designed for a student that would like to push their talent and passion further and go above their expectations. The competitive student must be enrolled in all required technical classes that include 1-2 jazz classes and 1-3 ballet classes (based on competitive level). Tap is optional for the competitive student and fees are adjusted accordingly at time of registration. Lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre and hip hop routines are also available to the competitive dancer and therefore the dancer does not need to enroll in these classes during the week as "extra-choreography" classes will be scheduled on Fridays and/or Saturdays. The competitive student signs up for these extra classes at no additional charge as it is included in their yearly tuition.
There are 3 levels for the competitive program and they include the junior level (2-4 years of formal training), the intermediate level (5-7 years of formal training) and the senior level (8 years of formal training and up) Fees are calculated based on the level of the competitive dancer.
Each competitive dancer will have 2 routines - a jazz routine and lyrical or contemporary routine (unless in the tap program, then 3 routines will be choreographed for them). Sign up sheets will be posted for your dancer to add additional routines such as hip hop, musical theatre or special routines such as large groups and productions. Permission to participate in extra routines will be up to the instructors.
Choreography for extra routines will take place on Fridays and/or Saturdays. Rehearsal times will be posted along with the sign up sheets. All extra routines and competitive routines also perform at the year end recital.
Costume deposits of $60/routine will be required at time of registration and/or sign up of extra groups and payable to Eurhythmics Dance Studio, Inc.
Competitive dancers are expected to participate in all festivals that the studio participates in. Festival dates are out prior to the commencement of group choreography. If you know that you are unable to attend any of the dates of the festivals chosen then the dancer must withdraw from the competitive program. The competitive dancers is part of our dance family and team and must commit themselves to the group for all scheduled events.
The competitive student must be committed to their group at all times and the instructor reserves the right to pull and student from any routine based on performance, attendance and attitude up to and including the day of their first performance. Costume and festival fees will not be refunded at any time once choreography commences, costumes are ordered, festival fees are submitted.
Because this program is designed for the more serious dancer, any dancer not working to the best of their ability, missing classes and rehearsals, showing disrespect to instructors and/or fellow dance members instructors have the right to dismiss the dancer from the program without refunds. Also, if a dancer is not able to keep up with the choreography the instructor reserves the right to dismiss the dancer from that routine.
If a competitive dancer misses any classes or rehearsals for any reason, they must learn the missed material prior to the next lesson. Instructors work very hard in planning their choreography and do not have the time to repeat a scheduled rehearsal. Rehearsals are only reviewed, choreography will not be re-taught. If absences are happening on a regular basis, including technique classes), the competitive dancer will be removed from the program entirely without refund.
This program is designed to be a rewarding experience for the competitive dancer so everyone must work hard and work together to be successful. Remember, "It is not your team that carries you, it is you that carries your team".
*New Policy - unfortunately due to incidence in the past, any dancer withdrawing from the competitive program without written reason (ie. Medical reason - must have a formal doctors note) will be subject to a fine. Dancers and choreographers work very hard to make a routine work by spending many hours planning and rehearsing. The fine will be calculated on the amount of extra time that must go into re-blocking and choreographing routines. Fines will start at $100 for each lesson required to change the routine.