Competition Line Information


2017 – 18 Competition Line Classes

 

Basic Information for Competition Lines     Competition Line Class Schedule    Competition Line Registration Form

 

See Non-Competition page for PreComp Line information and registration.

 

Class Schedule

 

In September, all students will be given a payment booklet with a list of vacation days. Please be sure to pick yours up!

 

Dropped Lines

 

If you intend to drop a class or quit, you must send WRITTEN NOTIFICATION to Jan Tripp. Phone calls, messages or not attending class is not sufficient notice. You will be billed for classes until written notification is received.

 

Please commit to your lines by October 1. Your line is counting on you! Costume fees are not refunded for students dropping after October 1.

 

Communication

 

We communicate all forms, newsletters and handouts via email. Please contact the studio at 651-438-3690 if you are not receiving these. It is your responsibility to keep up on extra practices and information. Check the website often, follow Jan’s School of Dance, Inc. on Facebook and jans_school_of_dance_inc on Instagram.

 

Technique Classes

 

ALL students grades 5 and up on a Competition Line must attend technique classes weekly. Competition line students in grades 3 and 4 must attend 3 technique classes per month. This includes students who are in clogging only. You may attend as many technique classes as you want for the same fee! Use our Open Technique class on Fridays as well.

 

Ballet Classes

 

Extra ballet classes are recommended for all dancers. However, ALL solo, duet, trio, Gold Jazz, Platinum Jazz, Ruby Jazz, Omni Jazz, Teen Lyrical and Ruby Lyrical dancers are REQUIRED to take a ballet class in addition to technique class.

 

Attendance Policy

 

All classes missed must be made up by attending an additional technique class to prevent suspension from a line. For example, if you miss a jazz, clogging and technique class on Monday, you must make up those classes by attending 3 additional technique classes. You may attend any technique class for the makeup. Many dancers use the Friday ballet/technique class for this purpose.

 

Dress Code

 

Girls: All girls MUST wear a leotard. Jan will place an order for any leotards you want. If you want to layer a tight fitting tank top, shorts or leggings over the leotard, that is fine. NO LOOSE T-SHIRTS! We need to see body lines to correct dancers and bagging shirts get in the way. As always, tights are recommended. Hair must be pulled back in a ponytail/bun and off the face.

 

Boys: Wear knit shorts and t-shirts or sweats.

 

Kneepads are recommended for floor work (standard volleyball type or thinner variety is fine).

 

Shoes

 

Stompers are only available for sizing during September. All dancers must be sized by October 1, even if you do not intend to order new shoes in the fall because sample sizes must be returned to the manufacturer. 

 

New shoes are available to order from the studio throughout the year. You may also look for shoes in the Used Shoe Book at the front desk.

 

Class Shoes Needed
Technique classes Ballet shoes (any color; canvas or leather) or Paul Wright 1/2 ballet
Ballet classes; including Ballet I (Silver Technique) and Ballet II (Diamond Technique) MUST wear ballet shoes (any color; canvas or leather) NOT 1/2 ballets
Jazz, Novelty, Contemporary, Lyrical Tan Paul Wright 1/2 ballet shoes
Clogging Shoes – Pre-Competition Line White 12W tap shoes (girls); Black 12F tap shoes (boys)
Clogging Shoes – Silver Line White 20W “growing girls” tap shoes (girls); Black for boys
Clogging Shoes – Diamond, Turquoise & Blue Lines White 720s with Steven Stompers (Boys get black)
Clogging Shoes – Gem, Giant, Copper & SuperClog Lines Black 720s with Steven Stompers
Hip Hop Clean tennis shoes
Pointe See your teacher. Jan can order for you if you know the brand and style number.

 

Estimated Expenses:

 

Costumes: Down payments will be $75 per costume per dancer with the first payment due in October. If you are in more than one routine, you may pay the down payment in installments, but all down payments must be received by December 1st. The cost per costume averages between $110 – $220 for beginning lines and $125 – $300 for intermediate and advanced lines. A second payment of $25 per costume will be due March 1. Competition line costumes are ordered October 1. No refunds will be given if you drop after October 1. (Reminder: Dropping classes requires written notice). Final costume payments will be due in April.

 

Solo/duet/trio costume orders must be given to Jan by October 1 if you would like her to order for you.

 

Competition Entry Fees: The average is $40 – $50 per routine. These fees include 4 regional competition as well as Nationals entry fees and rehearsal fees. The entry fees have been broken into 2 installments. The first payment of $100 per routine per dancer is due with your November tuition. You may pay in installments, but all payments must be received by December 1. The final payment will be due with your February tuition (amount TBD).

 

You will be entered into all competitions regardless of whether you attend. Nationals are for everyone on a line. Competition dates are not yet available.

 

Payment Schedule

 

Payments are due to Jan on the first week of each month. Your class tuition is broken into 9 equal payments. Note your student’s name and what the payment is for on the “memo” line of your check. Attach the month’s voucher from your payment book. Cash or check only – no credit cards.

 

Month Fees Due
September Tuition, Registration ($15), Technique Fee – 1/2 year ($65)
October Tuition, Costume down payment ($75/costume)
November Tuition, Competition entry fee down payment ($100/routine)
December Tuition (All costume and entry fee down payments due)
January Tuition, Technique Fee – 2nd 1/2 year ($65)
February Tuition, Competition entry fee final balance (Amt. TBD)
March Tuition, Costume 2nd payment ($25/costume) 
April Tuition, Costume final balance (Amt. TBD)
May Tuition