Any student 5 and up is welcome to audition for our competition team !
Competing is really fun, and teaches a lot of great life skills like hard work, perseverance, and how to lose (and win!) with grace!
The team will practice during the school year on Saturday mornings (times TBA) and will compete in 3 - 4 competitions in the Spring (about one per month between February and May).
We will also attend 1 - 2 conventions during the Fall.
All these events will be in Wichita and will be mandatory for anyone on the team.
Taking a ballet class and any style that your will be competing in is required to be on the team.
Being in one more competition group dances will cost an extra class from what the dancer is already taking.
Solos, duets and trios are priced separately.
Solo : $200 for the choreography and five 30 minutes practices. $20 per 30 minutes practices after that.
Duet : $150 per dancer for the choreography and five 30 minutes practices. $15 per dance per 30 minutes practices after that.
Trio : $100 per dancer for the choreography and five 30 minutes practices. $10 per dance per 30 minutes practices after that.
A costume will have to be bought for each dance your dancer is in. Each costumes costs between $50 and $150.
You will need to buy any special undergament needed to be worn under the costumes.
You will also need to buy hair and make up supply.
Competition fees are usually as follow (these are an average):
$110-120 for a solo entry
$100-110 for a duet/trio entry to be split between the dancers
$40-45 per dancer for a group entry
There will be and extra $10 charge per dancer, per competition to help with the teachers costs of attending the competitions.
You will need to buy a jacket (about $40-50 that the dancers wear while at the competitions. This is mandatory.
We might also get some t.shirts, bags ... for the families that are interested.
Another thing to consider is to buy a "Dream Duffel" type suitcase to keep all the costumes and accessories in.
We will try to host as many fundraisers during the year as possible, to help with all the costs if being part of the team.