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    2015-2016 Recital Info

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 11:53

    REHEARSAL:  A Mandatory dress rehearsal is held on TUESDAY, MAY 9TH at McAlister Auditorium at Furman University. Any child not at his/her designated rehearsal will not be permitted to participate in the recital. No one will be allowed in the audience during rehearsal. *Please note:  Rehearsal times run differently than recital times.  If your child is in the early rehearsal, do not assume that she is in the first Act. Consult your schedule carefully (cover page)!

     

    RECITAL: Recital is THURSDAY, MAY 11TH  at McAlister Auditorium. There will be one show with two separate acts. ACT I beginning at 5:00 and ACT 2 beginning at 7:30. We anticipate the entire show being over by around9:00. Children will be assigned a drop off time based on which Act they are in rather than show time. Dancers will be dismissed as soon as they are finished performing.  Drop off and Pick up locations and rules will be the same as rehearsal.  DC staff will be present out front to assist your child out of your vehicle and will escort them backstage and to their dressing room. You will not be allowed to take your child backstage unless you are a backstage volunteer. Please look very carefully at the cover sheet for your child’s drop off and pick up times. Do not assume that they are in the first or second act based on their rehearsal time. They do not coincide at all. It is imperative that you look over your times carefully.  Please remain seated during the performance as much as possible. If you have a young child or need to get up for health reasons please request tickets at the end of an aisle. The show will last approximately 3 and a half hours total including both Acts and a brief intermission. Each Act will run around an hour and a half.  Videotaping and flash photography are strictly prohibited during the performance!

     

    DROP OFF: Please drop off your child on time! Please refer to the cover sheet for your child’s drop off time for rehearsal and recital. Do not assume that your times will coincide. Rehearsal and Recital times are very different. Please look carefully at your cover sheet for all of your appropriate times. Your child should arrive in costume, with hair and makeup complete (see complete hair and make-up guidelines at www.dancers-corner.com). Please do not send your child in to rehearsal or recital wearing tap shoes. Furman does not allow tap shoes in the lobby, and it is very slippery for the dancers. Please put your child’s tap shoes in a bag with his/her name in them, and send them in rubber soled shoes. For children in multiple classes, a rehearsal order and show order will be posted on the bulletin board in studio 1 during picture week and on the website, so that you can prepare your child’s costumes in the needed order.  Dancers should be dropped off at the front entrance of the auditorium. DC Staff and backstage helpers will be out in front of the auditorium to help your child out of the car and walk your child to their dressing room to meet the backstage volunteers. If you prefer to walk your child in, you are welcome to do so. Just be sure to park your car and walk with them. You will not be able to “run them in” from the front drop off area. Traffic will need to keep moving just like a school car line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    PICK UP:  Parents must park and come inside the front lobby to pick up your child when they are finished rehearsing, and when they finish performing. Please wait in designated areas marked with posters of the class song (s) to pick up your child! If your child is in more than one class, pick them up with the class of the last dance they rehearsed/performed. Do NOT try to go backstage! This greatly delays pick up time! Your Pick Up Pass for your child is included with this packet.  You must have your pick up pass with you to display to the backstage parent. They are required for both dress rehearsal and recital. This is for your child’s safety. Dancers will be brought out to the lobby as soon as they are finished performing their last routine and will be allowed to go home, or back into the audience to watch the remainder of the Act that they were in. Please note, if your child is going to go into the audience, he/she will need to have ticket to do so.  Please be courteous to those around you and do not try to stand and exit while a dance is on stage. It will take us a few minutes to get your dancer out to the lobby, so it would be best to wait until the following dance is exiting the stage to get up and leave. We would hate for someone to miss their child’s performance due to people standing up and moving around the auditorium while a dance is in progress. Please be mindful of this when entering or exiting the auditorium.

     

    BACKSTAGE VOLUNTEERS; Backstage volunteer sign up is at the front desk in studio 1. DC requires at least 2 volunteers per class. If you sign up to work backstage, you must work the rehearsal as well as the recital. A backstage volunteer meeting (TBA) will take place in May, and will provide all volunteers with your badges to gain access into the backstage area, detailed instructions and tips on safety and procedure.

     

    BACKSTAGE: All performers must remain backstage until they are finished performing.

    Only backstage volunteers are permitted backstage during rehearsal or recital.  An attendant will be at the backstage entrance where volunteers will need to sign in and show their backstage badge to enter the backstage area, and to enforce your child’s safety. Children will be FULLY supervised in the backstage area for the entire duration of the rehearsal and recital. The same volunteers will stay with each class during rehearsal and the recital and remain with the class until every child is picked up on both days. Your child’s safety is very important to us. Please help us keep all of our students safe by respecting and following these rules.

     

     

     

     

    BACKSTAGE ETIQUETTE AND TIPS: 

    ·         Send a dry snack and clear drink with your child to rehearsal and recital.

    ·         Please be sure to send a note with your child concerning any allergies or medical conditions he/she may have.

    ·         Dancers Name should be on all of their belongings and sent in a bag.  Dancers should have all costumes, headpieces and shoes with them for rehearsal and recital.

    ·         Have extra bobby pins, hairspray and makeup for touch-ups with them.

    ·         Dancers Corner is not responsible for any items left at Furman. Any items that are left in the dressing rooms will be discarded following the performance.

    ·         Furman, as well as Dancers Corner, expects the backstage area to be left neat and tidy after rehearsal and recital. It is the responsibility of the backstage volunteers and of the students to be sure that nothing is left behind, and the dressing rooms are left completely clean.

    ·         Dancers are expected to remain in their dressing rooms.

    ·         Dancers are expected to keep the noise level backstage minimal.

    ·         DC and Furman are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

    ·         No bright nail polish, jewelry or accessories that are not part of the costume should be worn at rehearsal or recital.

    ·         Please avoid underwear under tights/ costumes, as it creates lines and bumps that can be visible under lights.

     

     

    COSTUMES, HAIR, AND MAKEUP:  Costumes are handed out in classes as they arrive (during April and May). Your instructor will inform you about how to use any accessories included and how to care for your costume. The following guidelines are specific for different styles of dances, if your child takes more than one class, review all of the necessary listings. These guidelines apply for dress rehearsal and recital. Because stage lights are very bright and will wash out your child’s face, see makeup application and how to properly put hair in a bun instructions on our website:

     www.dancers-corner.com in the recital news section.

     

    PRESCHOOL:  Ballet pink tights, black tap shoes, hair in a high bun (including any bangs). Light makeup.

    COMBO:  Same as Preschool but will also need to have pink leather ballet shoes.

    JAZZ:  Caramel colored tights (not pantyhose). Tights should not be shiny. Caramel or Tan “gore boot” jazz shoes. You want the shoes and tights to match and be as close to your child’s skin tone as possible.  Hair in a high bun (including any bangs).  Full makeup.

    TAP:  Same as Jazz with tap shoes.

    BALLET:  Ballet pink tights, pink ballet slippers with elastic sewn across the foot. Hair in a high bun (including any bangs). Full makeup.

    HIP HOP: Teacher will advise class if tights are required, and what hairstyle they will need.  Clean soled light weight sneakers. If your child takes another class in addition to hip-hop, hair can be left in a bun. Full makeup.

     

    TICKETS: Recital tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, May 2nd at 9:00 AM. You are responsible for picking up your tickets. They will not be sent home with your child. If you are unable to pick up your tickets on this day, tickets will continue to be available at DC, during normal office hours, until May 12t .  It will be assigned seating, so please make sure you get all the tickets you need when you pick up your four pre-paid tickets in order for them to be all together.   Your tickets will only be good for one Act. If you want to stay for both acts, you will need to purchase additional tickets for both Acts. People with Act 2 tickets will not be permitted to enter the auditorium until the entire first Act is over due to the fact that the seats will most likely be occupied.   If your child is in Act 1, and you would like to return to your seats after you pick up your child, you may do so but will need to be sure to have a ticket for your dancer as well. This also applies to anyone who has a child in Act 2. Recital tickets cannot be purchased at Furman.  Tickets can be picked up in Studio 1. There will be two ticket lines in the lobby at DC. A line for dancers in Act 1 and a line for dancers in Act 2.   Please make sure you get in the correct line. There will be signs posted to help direct you.. You may not pick up tickets for families other than your own. This holds up the line, and is unfair to others.   Seating is assigned for best available seats on a first come first serve basis. Children under the age of 2 will not require a ticket, but will have to sit in a lap. If they require a seat, you will have to purchase a ticket for them.

     Each family receives 4 comp tickets (included in participation fee you paid). Additional tickets may be purchased for $10.00 each.  All accounts must be paid through the year (including May) in order to pick up your tickets!  We will only accept May payments in the ticket line; however feel free to pay off account in full prior to this date, as it only helps to move the ticket lines along more quickly. If your account is past due for any amount other than May, you will be asked to wait in a separate “past due” line to make that payment, then you will be sent to the back of the appropriate ticket line. Please look below to see if your account is past due at this time.  Tickets will not be sold in the past due line.  If you have any inquiries about your account, please contact us prior to the ticket sale day as, NO account disputes whatsoever will be handled in the ticket lines!

     

    PROGRAMS: Programs will be available for each family at the Recital. Please do not grab extra programs as we usually only allow for two per dancer, and want to make sure each and every family receives a program. If you have a large group (grandparents, aunt and uncles etc..) please feel free to grab  an extra copy or two. Please be sure to check the spelling of your dancers name for the program at the front desk before May 5th.  We want to make sure all of our dancers are included in each of their dances, and the spelling of their name is exactly the way you want it to be. Thank you for taking the time to check each of your child’s classes carefully on the list and initial if correct. If changes need to be made, please do so directly on the sheet.

     

     

    AWARDS CEREMONY:  We will be holding a special awards ceremony for our dancers during their classes the week of May, 23rd – 27th!  You will be invited to come into your child’s class this week and join them while they get their award. The awards will be handed out the last 15 minutes of each class. Please feel free to invite family members and bring your cameras!  This will be their last week of classes for the year. They are also welcome to wear their costume this week!

     

    PICTURES:  Mitchell’s Photography will take individual and group pictures at Dancers Corner in Studio 1 the week

    Of May 9th – 12th. during your child’s regular class time(s). Please note, Friday classes will have pictures made on Thursday, May 12th in the evening (exact times will be sent home with your child in class). There will not be Friday classes held during this week. Pictures will take the place of that class. Your child should arrive in costume but hair and makeup are your preference. Your child  should  arrive  “camera ready”, as the dance studio is transformed into a photo studio for picture week and you will be unable to get your child dressed and ready here. Parents are not permitted in the studio during pictures. Photo sessions will take the place of regular classes, so you should be prepared to pick your child up at his/her normal class end time.

    All orders will be placed directly through Mitchell’s Photography. Mitchell will provide each child with a detailed order form during her photo session. Upon ordering your pictures, Mitchell’s Photography will mail your package to you. After picture day, if you have any questions regarding your child’s pictures, please contact Mitchell’s Photography directly; contact info will be on order forms. As always, the purchase of photos is optional, but please attend so that all dancers are present for the group shots.

     

    RECITAL “extras: Dancers Corner offers you the opportunity to purchase other optional recital souvenirs through outside vendors and Dancers Corner such as commemorative tees, DVD recordings of the performance, ad space in our programs and flowers/gifts for performers! Students will receive a packet with all order forms for these optional “extras” in classes very soon!

     

    We are looking forward to another amazing Recital! This is such a special day for all of our students and their families. It is very important to us that it is a quality and professional show that you and your child can be proud to be a part of. Thank you for helping us make this happen by following all of the above guidelines.

     

    ACCOUNT BALANCE FOR THE YEAR (this balance includes May, and must be paid in full in order to pick up recital tickets)

     

     

     

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    Please contact Dancers Corner with any questions you may have regarding any of this information:

    627-0053

     

    Dancers Corner 2016 Recital Information Pack for:_______________________________

    pLEASE READ ALL OF THE enclosed INFORMATION AND RETAIN for your records.

    *DC does not have additional copies of this notice, as it is made specifically for each family. this is your only copy!

     

    Highlighted below is your child/children’s dress rehearsal drop off and pick up times and recital drop off

     and show times. If any of the below information looks incorrect, contact dancers corner  ASAP: 627-0053

    DRESS REHEARSAL WEDNESDAY, MAY 18AND RECITAL FRIDAY, MAY 20TH

    CLASS DAY AND TIME

    REHEARSAL DROP OFF

    REHEARSAL PICK UP

    RECITAL DROP OFF

    PS MON 10:30 ST A

    4:30

    6:00

    4:30 ACT 1

    PS MON 1:00 ST A

    4:30

    6:00

    4:30 ACT 1

    PS TUES 10:30 ST A

    4:30

    6:00

    4:30 ACT 1

    PS TUES 5:15 ST A

    4:30

    6:00

    6:30 ACT 2

    PS WED 6:00 ST C

    4:30

    6:00

    4:30 ACT 1

    PS THURS 10:30 ST A

                                                        

    4:30

    6:00

    6:30 ACT 2

    PS THURS 1:00 ST A

    4:30

    6:00

    6:30 ACT 2

    COMBO MON 3:45 ST A

    5:30

    7:00

    6:30 ACT 2

    COMBO TUE 3:45 ST A

    5:30

    7:00

    4:30 ACT 1

    COMBO TUE 6:00 ST B

    5:30

    7:00

    6:30 ACT 2

    COMBO WED 3:45 ST A

    5:30

    7:00

    4:30 ACT 1

    COMBO THURS 6:00 ST C

    5:30

    7:00

    6:30 ACT 2

    BEG TAP MON 3:45 ST B

    6:30

    7:30

    4:30 ACT 1

    BEG BALLET MON 4:30 ST A

    6:30

    7:30

    4:30 ACT 1

    BEG JAZZ MON 5:15 ST A

    6:30

    7:30

    4:30 ACT 1

    BEG JAZZ FRI 4:30 ST C

    6:30

    7:30

    6:30 ACT 2

    BEG HIP HOP TUE 6:00  ST A

    6:30

    7:30

    4:30 ACT 1

    BEG HIP HOP THUR 3:45  STC

    6:30

    7:30

    6:30 ACT 2

    INT JAZZ WED 4:30 ST C

    6:30

    7:45

    6:30 ACT 2

    INT HIP HOP TUES 4:30 ST A

    6:30

    7:45

    4:30 ACT 1

    INT INT HIP HOP WED 5:15 ST C

    6:30

    7:45

    6:30 ACT 2

    ADV JAZZ TUES 7:30 ST A

    6:30

    7:45

    6:30 ACT 2

    ADV HIP HOP THURS 5:15 ST C

    6:30

    7:45

    6:30 ACT 2

    MINI CONTEMP. THURS. 4:30 ST. C

    6:30

    8:00

    4:30 ACT 1

    ALL DC COMPANY MEMBERS

    7:00

    8:00

    4:30 ACT 1&2

     

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    2016-2017 DC Company Auditions Info!!

    Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 13:57
    Here are your specifics on your 2016-2017 DC Company auditions!
     
    *IF YOU ARE A CURRENT COMPANY MEMBER WHO DOES NOT PLAN TO RE-AUDITION, FOR THE 16-17 SEASON PLEASE NOTIFY ME IMMEDIATELY- Thanks!*
     
    All Solo Auditions Friday May13th-studio 1
    SOLO AUDITIONS 4:30- until… Doors will open at 4:15 to begin sign in.
    ** Dancer must have at least one year of competitive experience to audition for a solo, and be a minimum of 8 years of age as of the audition date. Each dancer will audition individually (with a 1 min. minimum, but not to exceed 2 min. please) piece of choreography to be choreographed by the auditionee, in any style you like! Remember, it is ultimately up to the discretion of the DC staff as to the style of solo soloists will be given if he/she receives a solo, but we will take the style you present to us in your audition into consideration. Dancers will LINE UP to sign in and submit a $5.00 audition fee and will receive a number upon arrival; the audition will be organized by number. If you are unable to come at the start time to sign in, that's fine! However, No more sign ins will be taken after 6:00 pm. If this is an issue for you, contact
    whittney@dancers-corner.com immediately. Dancer must provide music on a CD with the track on it TWICE. No Ipods, Ipads, or other devices please! Music does not have to be cut. Auditioning dancer will bring music into the studio and hand it to the judges. Be aware that dancers cannot perform a solo without also performing with a group company during the competition season. All soloists MUST be willing to rehearse on Fri./Sat. if necessary throughout the year**
     
    Group Auditions Saturday, May14th-studio 1
    ** You will audition with the age group for your age AS OF THE AUDITION DATE unless otherwise advised by DC staff. (read highlighted material below if you are ages 11 and up) Please remember company placement IS NOT exclusively determined by age. Skill level and performance ability are the most crucial elements in company placement.**
     
    *Doors will open at 9:15 am*
    Ages 6-8 Jazz Auditions 9:30 am-10:00 am
    Ages 6-8 Contemporary 10:00 am-10:30 am
    Ages 6-8 Hip-Hop Auditions 10:30 am-11:00 am
    Ages 6-8 Tap Auditions 11:00 am-11:30 am
    Ages 9-11 Jazz Auditions 12:30 pm-1:15 pm
    Ages 9-11 Hip-Hop Auditions 1:15 pm-2:00 pm
    Ages 9-11 Contemporary Auditions 2:00 pm-2:45 pm
    Ages 9-12 Tap Audition 2:45 pm-3:15 pm
    Ages 12-15 Jazz Audition 3:15 pm-4:00 pm
    Ages 12-15 Contemporary Audition 4:00 pm-4:45 pm
    Ages 12-15 Hip-Hop Audition 4:45 pm-5:30 pm
    Ages 13 AND UP Tap Audition 5:30 pm-6:00 pm
    Ages 16 AND UP Jazz Audition 6:30 pm-7:15 pm
    Ages 16 AND UP Hip-Hop Audition 7:15 pm-8:00 pm
    Ages 16 AND UP Contemporary Audition 8:00 pm-8:45 pm
     
    ** All current JUNIOR I COMPANY dancers who are 11 years of age as of the audition date, but will be turning 12 within 2016 are invited to stay for the 12-15 auditions .You must also audition with your age group in order to participate in the 12-15 audition classes**
     
    ** All current TEEN COMPANY dancers, ages 13 and up are invited to stay for all 16 and up audition classes if you would like to be considered for  senior companies. You must also audition with your age group in order to participate in the 16 and up audition classes.**
     
    ** all re-auditioning current Senior company dancers should audition in the 16 and up auditions, regardless of age**
    WHAT TO EXPECT AT AUDITIONS :
    Dancers (or parents) will be required to fill out a short audition form in the lobby prior to auditions, so please arrive a few minutes early.This will indicate the audition classes you will be attending for the day. All auditioning dancers will have the option to indicate on their form if they are interested in a duet/trio or small group. These groupings will be chosen based on group auditions (your solo audition will be taken into consideration as well when choosing trios and small groups if you auditioned for a solo, but you don't have to audition for a solo to be considered), and are at the discretion of the DC Co. staff. You MUST provide a current e-mail address, so make sure your dancer has this information if they will be filling out forms themselves. Dancers must pay ONE $20.00 audition fee (regardless of number of audition classes taken) Cash is preferred but checks written to Dancers Corner are accepted. 
     
    During jazz company auditions, dancers will be asked to follow a brief warm up/stretch. They will then be asked to learn a short piece of choreography and perform it in groups. Contemporary, hip-hop and tap auditions will focus on learning a short piece of choreography and performing it in groups.
     
    AUDITION DRESS/ ETTIQUETE:
    Auditionees should be dressed in form fitting dance attire for jazz and/or contemporary auditions. Baggy tops/ sweats are appropriate for tap and hip-hop auditions only. Audiotionees should have proper footwear for each style of dance for which they intend to audition: jazz shoes for jazz company auditions (any color), Tap auditionees will not be permitted to audition without tap shoes and Hip-Hop auditionees must wear sneakers (combat boots are acceptable). Contemporary auditionees do not need footwear, as they will dance barefoot. Water and sports drinks are permitted in the studio. Dancers should not talk during auditions, and should raise hands with questions only if absolutely necessary. Questions should be specific! If you cannot specify what you are asking about then do not ask. Dancers should NOT disrupt the audition process to ask for water.

    A NOTE TO PARENTS :

    DC company auditions are closed, meaning parents are not permitted in the studio during auditions. The studio viewing windows will be curtained to prevent distraction, so you may plan to drop off/pick up your dancer or wait in the lobby. Keep in mind that, as dance is a year round sport, all DC company dancers are required to take summer classes as well as the mandatory AMP dance intensive August 8th-11th. Also, anticipate that most group choreography sessions will be taking place over the months of Aug, Sept and Oct. We make an effort to send your choreography schedules around 3 weeks out. We sometimes send "save the date" announcements before we send exact schedules if possible. If you have any questions prior to auditions, feel free to e-mail me, whittney@dancers-corner.com.  or view the general info below. Dancers should be prepared to begin 4 consecutive weeks of summer classes starting the week of July 4th. Summer schedules as well as intensive schedules will be e-mailed to you once all companies are all in place, and your contract has been emailed to you (shortly after auditions).
     
     
    Some general INFO on the DC Company...
    ~The following is general information about the Competitive Performing Company at Dancers Corner. Just like any sport, being a part of The DC Company is a big commitment from both the dancers and their parents! We are thrilled that you want to be a part of our “DC company family”. We at DC are committed to doing all that we can to make this experience organized, fun and uplifting for you and your child, while expanding her knowledge and love of dance! Here is some preliminary info that may help you decide if the DC Company experience is for you!
     
    ~Upon company placement, after auditions, you will receive a contract via e-mail, that will include your detailed contract(with a returnable portion) that fully explains fees, payment plan and a description of what the fees include, and do not include. Company fees are inclusive fees that are broken into monthly installments. These payments will be remitted in separate installments over at least 8 months, the first being due the at the beginning of june. You will also receive (VIA e-mail) a summer class schedule with the appropriate and required classes indicated for your dancer. Later, you will receive a fall class schedule indicating the required technique classes and rehearsal classes for your dancer, as well as fall tuition information. Official information on the mandatory AMP summer intensive hosted at DC for all Company Dancers (see below) will be e-mailed to you as well.
     
    ~ Dance is a year round sport, therefore Company dancers are required to take summer classes. there are 4 consecutive weeks of summer classes offered. Summer classes will begin in early july and last through the month. All dancers are required to take at least 2 summer classes. Dancers should take classes in all styles in which they will be competing, and may have additional/ optional classes available to them as well. Your dancer's required summer classes will be highlighted on your summer schedule. All jazz and contemporary company dancers are also required to take ballet. The cost of summer classes is not included in co. fees. The pricing for these classes will be listed on the summer schedule e-mail. (you can estimate a minimum of  approx. $140, and a maximum of  approx. $240) Upon returning your contract, please e-mail any known conflicts or vacation times to our Company Director; Whittney Niemi at:  whittney@dancers-corner.com. Absences in summer classes will not count against company attendance records. Attendance policies will be further explained in your contract. Parents, please note: JULY is the BEST month to travel! We are aware that many families like to plan summer vacations. If your child is dancing on the company, July is the most ideal month to do so. This will not conflict with any choreography sessions, or the summer intensive. If you don't plan to attend nationals, you have the month of June open as well. Please try not to travel in the month of August if at all possible to avoid conflicts.
      
    ~The mandatory summer requirement for all Company Dancers is the annual 4 day AMP (ambition, motivation, perseverance) summer dance intensive offered by DC.It is held in early August. This year's dates are AUGUST 8th-11th at Dancers Corner. The Intensive is an incredibly exciting and challenging experience for the Company where they will be offered many different styles of dance, and have the opportunity to take classes from acclaimed professional guest instructors!  Your Company fees do not include the cost of the summer intensive. (you can approximate $260.00) Details about the DC summer intensive, including verified cost and specific class schedules will be e-mailed to you upon receiving your returned contract, accepting your position on the DC company. If you are unable to attend this mandatory intensive, please reconsider auditioning. We cannot allow dancers to participate in Company unless they participate in the summer intensive. 
     
                                                                                      Some Frequently Asked Questions about the DC Company...
     
    *Does everyone who auditions "make it"?- NO. Dancers must exhibit a certain degree of skill, style, performance, physical capability and ability to absorb and retain choreography to be considered. Though not everyone who auditions maybe ready to take on the challenges of dancing at a competitive level, this doesn't mean that dancers who don't have years of experience shouldn't audition! We encourage all dancers who are interested to audition! We aren't looking for perfection. We are looking for potential and passion!
     
    *Are dancers placed on the company exclusively by age?- NO. There are many factors that are considered before placing a dancer on a company, but the primary deciding factor is skill/ ability. Age does play a some role in decision making. Because a dancer is 12 years old, for instance, this does not necessarily mean that all other dancers on the company with which she/he is placed will all be of the same age; Some may be younger, some may be older. If offered a position on a company, the dancer will be placed where the staff feels She/he is best suited in terms of technical skill and overall performance ability. 
     
    *What is the cost of the Dancers Corner Company? - We understand that financial commitment and budget are huge decision makers for most families. We try to make it as easy as possible for you! A “ball park” figure of on what to expect financially is approximately $900 for the year to participate in one dance company. Each additional group company will require additional fees of approximately $450 per additional company.Solos are approximately $600, and trios are approximately $450. Choreography fees are not included in your company installments. You can expect an average of $150 per large group choreography fee (you will pay one choreography fee per dance), but this rate depends on the choreographer. Where some group choreography fees may be less than that average, Solos, trios and small groups (dances with 9 and under dancers) will likely have higher choreography fees. Solos range from $300-$500 depending on the choreographer, trios from $200-$300 per dancer, and small groups from $160-$175 per dancer.
     
    *How many classes does my child have to take in the fall to be a Company Dancer? – A minimum of 3 classes a week. Two technique classes and 1 company rehearsal class. There will be an additional company technique class (with the exception of hip-hop, dancers who do hip-hop co. as an additional company. They are not required to take a hip-hop technique class in the fall; just the rehearsal class) AND rehearsal class for each additional company with which your child competes. 
      
    *Are there fees for fall company technique and rehearsal classes? - YES.Tuition is not included in your Company fees, as that is a separate account. and is paid Sept-May. The cost of 1 rehearsal class is approx. $30.00 per month. This cost will be added to the normal tuition rate. There are also additional solo and trio rehearsal fees that are added to your tuition rate. (approximately an additional $35 per month)Your exact tuition rate will be listed on your DC Company fall schedule that you will receive via e-mail upon being offered a contract, but an estimated cost for tuition for the dance year for 1 company (this includes 2 technique classes and 1 rehearsal class) is approx. $1130. This increases with the more companies the dancer participates in, as there are more technique classes and more rehearsal classes required, however the more classes a dancer takes, a break in price is in place. Dancers Corner also offers an "unlimited" rate cap. This rate applies to dancers that participate in 4 or more technique classes and/or companies and is an estimated $2180 for the year. Additional tuition discounts are offered for siblings and for paying ahead (i.e. paying for your dance year in 2 payments (one in Sept. and one in Jan.)
     
    * Do the company dancers participate in a "recital"?- YES. In addition to our competitive events, all company group numbers, duet/trios (and the solos of graduating seniors) are showcased in our year end spring performance held at Furman University's McAlister Auditorium (typically in Late May/ early june). We also set a DC Company production number specifically for the Spring Performance to further showcase our company! The additional cost of recital participation will be explained in your contract, but it is approximately $150.00 in total.
      
    *Will there be weekend requirements? - YES. Choreography is typically learned during weekend choreography sessions. Dress rehearsal, and all competitions and conventions are held on weekends. If  your child is in a solo, trio, or small group their rehearsals will most likely be on the weekends. And many senior level routines are rehearsed on Saturday. Occasionally, additional weekend rehearsals are organized as needed. DC will  give as much advance notice as possible for all weekend requirements.
     
    *How many competitions/events does the Company participate in? – We participate in 4 mandatory events a year.
     1 convention/competition (a weekend of classes and competition- this MAY require travel to the Charlotte/Atlanta/Columbia area) and 3 local competitions (Greenville/ Spartanburg) as a company. The competitive season typically begins in February/March. We also send out additional/optional events for soloists, trios or small groups that are interested in doing more events (these events are at extra cost).
     
    * When will we know the event schedule/choreography schedules? - Parents will be provided with the tentative event schedule, as well as choreography dates and cost through email as soon as we have them aligned. We try to send out choreography dates/ choreography fees at least 3 weeks out from when choreography for that number is to take place. As always, DC is very diligent in keeping our parents and dancers “in the loop” and will communicate ALL important “need to know” dates and information via e-mail. You typically will know your competition schedule for the season by the end of September, maybe sooner! Our first mandatory event is usually in Feb. or March.
     
    * Does the DC Co. attend a nationals?- YES. The company offers a "Nationals" opportunity each year as an optional event, but a VERY highly recommended one! Nationals are typically in mid June, and require travel (Myrtle Beach, Charleston, etc.) Nationals info is sent with your mandatory schedule of events so that you may begin saving and planning right away!
      
    RESULTS WILL BE POSTED AT DC STUDIO 1 (ON FRONT WINDOW) ONSUNDAY MAY 22nd AFTER 2:00 PM*
     
    *the scheduling of meetings to discuss audition results will not be possible*
     
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    2016-2017 FALL SCHEDULE

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 13:51

    DANCERS CORNER 2016-2017 FALL SCHEDULE ARE NOW AVAILABLE!!

    WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING REGISTRATION FOR THIS YEAR!

     

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    2016-2017 Registration Info

    Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 22:43

    REGISTRATION FOR 2016-2017 IS STILL OPEN! 

    Click on Dance Schedules at the top of the page to find the best class for your child.

    If you have questions or need help placing your child, please contact the studio at 627-0053 and we will be happy to assist you!

    Registration Fee: $25.00 for first child $10.00 for each additional child in the family

    REGISTER BEFORE AUGUST 1ST AND RECEIVE $5.00 OFF YOUR FIRST CHILD'S REGISTRATION FEE!

    You can download your registration form, and find tuition rates by clicking on "Need Forms and Fees" in the upper left hand corner box on the front page of the website.

    OPEN HOUSE IS AUGUST 21ST from 2-5! FALL CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 29TH! We can't wait to see you this Fall!

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