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Competition Team 2019


Please book your daughter in to start learning her dance 25 minutes at a time.  Some times/days are available on the private lessons page and it is a first in, first booked situation.  If none of the times/days suit, please do not worry as I can book in other days/times if necessary.  All lessons are held at either The Ballet Academy Studio or Kirwee Community Centre.  Please bring payment in a named envelope which is given to your tutor at the beginning of each lesson.  


You will be invoiced for the Competition Class held on Saturdays from 3.15pm - 4.00pm held at The Ballet Academy Studio in and below are the days for your Saturday practice.  This class is to go over what they already have learn to fix technique, not to learn the actual dance.


If for any reason you can not make one of these dates, please let me know and I will do my best to swap you with another dancer.


Costuming 

All students that represent The Ballet Academy will hire their costume for the year from The Ballet Academy.  It is a yearly hire fee and it is completely up to the student/Parent how many competitions you attend - the hire cost remains fixed and is payable before the first competition.  All costumes are expensive but Tutus are incredibly expensive to get made; for example a competition standard tutu would cost between $500 - $700 to be made.


ALL SOLO/DUO/TRIO COSTUMES:

Classical Tutus - Tutu, Tiara/Flower, Arm Puffs (may be included) = $80/year hire

Demi-Character/Musical Theatre - this depends on story however all props must be purchased by parents = $60/year hire

National Character - Blouse, Dress, Modesty Skirt, Headdress (excluding Shoes - students must purchase these themselves - I will show you where) = $80/year hire 

Jazz Costume - Dress, Petticoat, Headgear = $60/year hire

Lyrical Costume = $60/year hire

Barefoot Costume = $60/year hire

Contemporary Costume= $60/year hire


ALL TEAM COSTUMES:

Classical Team Costume - $50/year hire each (Vita)

Classical Team Costume - $50/year hire each (Prayer in the Night)

Contemporary Team Costume - $50/year hire each (Nuvole Bianche)

National Character Team Costume - $50/year hire each (Kalinka)


Costumes will be given out to each student.  It is up to each parent to ensure they are kept safe from Sun, Siblings, Animals & Food.  They are not to be worn for play around the house please.  All National Character Costumes will need to be pressed the night before each Competition.


All students will be required to wear our Competition Uniform to all competitions.  

Pink Dance Jacket (Juniors), Black Dance Jacket (Seniors)

Pink Gumby (overalls) - Juniors, Black Gumby (overalls) - Seniors


Below are some of the competitions that have released their 2020 dates.  

We will either email you or post on The Ballet Academy facebook page the competition syllabus, this details the different classes they can enter.  I will work with you to fill out the entry form so it is an easy process.


Other things to know:

  • You will need to bring a flash stick to your daughter’s very first lesson so I can place her music on it.
  • You will need to provide two blank CDs, each with their own case so we can place their competition music on it, ready for each competition.  Please do not use these to practice at home with - they are for use at the competitions only.  Just so they do not get scratched.
  • Each different competition you will be given a label to place on each case which has the information the Dance Society needs to ensure the correct music is play for each competitor.
  • The last five minutes of each Private lesson, whoever is picking the students will be invited in to record on their phone/iPad what they have learned so far, so they may practice at home.


This is an exciting experience, one your daughter will never forget.  It does seem daunting at the start but believe me once you have danced in one competition it becomes much easier.


Welcome to the Team, I can’t wait to start teaching your daughter her comp dance!

NB: Dancers do not dance on every single day of the competition.  Once the entries close then a syllabus is printed which has the date/s your daughter will be dancing on.

2020 Competitions - TBC

Society
Dates 
Address 
Email | Website 
Garden City Tappers
8th - 10th March - Unconfirmed 
TBC 
 Follow your Dreams 1
 21st-22nd March 
TBC
 www.fydcomp.com
JT Dancers
16th - 20th April -  Unconfirmed 
TBC 
CTDTA Comps
20th - 25th April 
TBC
NZ Dance Awards 
30th May - 3rd June - Unconfirmed
TBC
CHCH Competitions Society 
14th - 19th July - Unconfirmed
Villa Maria College
Follow Your Dreams 2  
7th - 9th August 
TBC
www.fydcomp.com
 CTDTA Comps
11th - 13th September 
Rangiora Town Hall 
Timaru Dance Festival 
13th - 15th September - Unconfirmed
TBC
Follow Your Dreams 
21st - 22nd Sept - Unconfirmed
TBC 
Garden City Tappers 
4th - 6th October - Unconfirmed
TBC 
Ashburton Comps
16th - 17th November 
Tinwald Memorial Hall 


Cushion Theatre Day

To give the girls more performance experience, I plan to introduce a Cushion Theatre Day on the ninth week (Sunday) of each Term.  It would be a gold coin entry to cover costs and would be held at the West Melton Community Centre.  The girls would get dressed as for competitions (including Hair & Makeup) and perform their dances.  This will give them valuable performance time in front of people and help with nerves.  The more performing they do in front of people the better they will feel about their dances.  I am just waiting to here back from the Hall about the Dates/Times and once I know I shall let everyone know.


Term Four Competition Rehearsal Class Dates - FINAL

Saturday 19th October 
 Saturday 26th October 
Saturday 2nd November 
Tamison Soppet (Lyrical)
Tamison Soppet (Barefoot) 
Sophie Howe (Classical)
Mya Moore (Contemporary)
Saturday 9th November 
Saturday 16th November 
Saturday 23rd November 
Tamison Soppet (Championship) 
Tamison Soppet (Variation)
 Show Practices
Mya Moore (Lyrical)
Summah Hooper (Jazz)
 Show Practices
Briar Jarman (Demi-Character)
 Show Practices
Saturday 30th November 
Saturday 7th December 
 Saturday 14th December 
No Class - Weekend OFF
Tamison Soppet (National Character)  
Charlotte Brewster (Classical) 
No Class - Weekend OFF
Sophie Howe (Variation) 
Cerys McGuinniety (Musical) 
No Class - Weekend OFF
Ivy Moore (Classical) 
Tamison Soppet (Championship)