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Leaping Dancer

Competitive Dancer's Information

Do you love to shine on stage?

Do you want to challenge your self stepping outside recreational dance?

Are you wanting to work with other like-minded Dancer's who share the same passion and commitment to their craft like you?  YES!?

Join us at Solstice Studio and become a unique member of competitive dance team.

Train and compete in dance styles, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Contemporary, and more!

Ages 9-11. Tryout date:

Thursday July 11th, 

Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm

Ages 12-18. Tryout date:

Friday July 12th 

Time 1:00 - 3:00pm 

Dancers are to arrive at least 15 minutes early to warm up and prepare for class to start on time. 

Tryout cost: $20 per dancer, cash only. Hand in at try outs. Please do not send etransfer. Thank you.

What to wear: Any color leotard, and tights, shorts or dance pants. Hair up in bun or braid back.

The majority of our students dance at the recreational level, but for the students who desire something more, we offer our dancers a competitive dance team that allows for more performance opportunities, a greater verity of training and being a part of a supportive team experience with like minded passionate people who all love dance and the performing arts

What to expect at Tryouts: 

Dancers will be led through different dance skills and combinations. Dancers will also be taught a phrase with music. 

Dancers will also take some time at in the last section of the tryout out to talk about the season, what to expect from the team, and each other as a competitive dancers. (Please send dancers with water)

Dancers are required a minimum of classes to be taken per week.  (Our new schedule will be published in August)

One Ballet class per week. (JR and SR Dancers are required)

One Jazz class per week.  (JR and SR Dancers are required)

One Lyrical class per week. (JR and SR Dancers are required)

One Contemporary class per week. (JR and SR Dancers are required)

One Leaps-Jumps- Turns Tech class per week. (SR Dancers ONLY)

One conditioning class per week. (SR Dancers ONLY)

One Group choreography class per week. (JR and SR Dancers are required)

One solo / duo class per week if dancer is in a solo or duo. 

Acro is only required if dancer is competing in a Acro routine. 

Our competitive dancers pay a capped fee that allows them to take as many classes at Solstice Studio as they wish. 

This means they can also take Hip Hip, Theater, Hoop Dance, Tap, Acro for no added cost to their tuition fees. 

The capped fees is a total of $331.05 INCLUDING TAX per month. 

This monthly tuition fee does not include, 

  • Comp choreography fees

  • Comp entry fees

  • Comp costuming costs

Which brings us to our team fundraising!

We are planning comp team group fundraising events that will start is August to help our dancers pay for as many group fees as possible. Our goal is to fundraise enough funds to get our group choreography fees paid, our group entry fees paid and our group costuming fees paid. ONLY group fees are paid through our group fundraising. Solos and duos are welcome to do fundraising on their own through collecting bottles and other ideas. We also write up sponsorship letters for the dancers so they can go around to local businesses to raise funds to get their own costs covered. 

When we group fundraise dancers will be in team jackets, uniformed outfits with tables fully decorated in Solstice Studio signage. We make sure our dancers look professional.

Our new dance season schedule for 2024-2025 will be published at the end of this August. 

You do not need to reserve a spot for our auditions. Just show up! Everyone is welcome who has some dance experience and feels their ready to level up their dance season. Arrive early to get warmed up before auditions begin. Bring water, you will be working up a thirst. Have dance friends? Audition together. We take dance seriously, but we also take fun seriously which means we love laughing together and making the classroom dance experience as fun as possible. So be prepared to laugh lots. 

Competitions we enjoy attending. We attend two to three per season. 

 These are all the competitions that will be on Vancouver Island this season. We HAVE NOT chosen which three our four we will be attending yet. 

  • PARADYM - Duncan, May 11th to May 15th 

  • SUMMIT DANCE - Duncan, April 3rd to 6th 

  • VIEW DANCE CHALLENGE - Nanaimo - May 1st to 4th 

  • STAR TALENT - Nanaimo, May 1st to 3rd 

  • VERSASTYLE - Campbell River, April 10th to 13th 

  • EUPHORIA DANCE - Nanaimo, April 30th to May 3rd 

  • NIFPA - Courtney - Feb (no dates yet)

Attendance and commitment: 

The Solstice Studio Competitive Team is created for the committed dancer. A dancer must attend at least 80% of their classes. If a dancer has to miss a class, we must be informed as to why. We do understand life happens. Please communicate with us. 

If a dancer has to miss a choreography day (that's a day scheduled on a none class day to learn their comp routine), the dancer will have to schedule a private lesson with the choreographer and pay for that private lesson as well. ($85 for one hour)

Each choreographer only has 2 x two hour sessions ( 4 hours total) to choreograph each routine. We book choreographers in through the summer, and at the latest through September on weekends. Each choreographer will then give a 1 x hour CLEANING time to each routine that they choreographed before Christmas break. Choreographers are hired in for 5 hours total. The practice time that dancers have throughout the season is in their group comp choreo class once per week, and solo/ duo class once per week.  These classes are where we practice, clean and refine the routines, not learn the choreography. This is taught by studio director Mrs Jenny.

Full time classes started up in September. Dates still to come.

Thank you very much for your interest in the Solstice Studio Comp Team! We're excited to go on this journey with each of you to help you grow, learn, have fun , build friendships and see your dance dreams come true!

Please email us to sign up and add your dancers name to the list!

 email solsticestudio@hotmail.com

Have a great time at our tryouts! We're excited to see you!

Sincerely

Director; Jenny Koropecki and the amazing Solstice Studio Team 

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