We will attend 2-4 competitions in the upcoming season. Dates will be published by October. If you have accepted placement on a competition team, 2 competitions, which all our teams attend, are mandatory, no exceptions. You will be expected to reschedule any personal conflict that occurs. 1-2 optional competitions will be offered.
In the past, we have not encouraged going to national competitions. We had found that the experience was not different than regionals. However, some nationals are doing things differently and we are interested. We will not force our teams to attend Nationals but if the team as a whole is interested they may attend with our soloists and small groups that are choosing to do so.
We put a lot of time and thought into picking our competitions, comparing the following items...
*Variety of studios to compete against
*Length of competition - very important. As a general rule we avoid attending dance competitions that would require our dancers to miss more than one day of school or important school-related activities. Therefore, Friday-Sunday competitions work the best for us.
In regard to hotels, we will always post what hotel we are staying at so that our group can be together when at all possible. Staying at the same hotel is not a requirement, it is just FUN.
If a parent cannot complete costume requirements, there will be $25.00 fee per costume.
Costumes must be paid for and completed by date of Competition Dress Rehearsal.
It is your responsibility to check our web site (www.shorelinedance.net), your mailbox and our bulletin board to be sure that you are informed.
Encourage your child to do their best and give 100% to their teacher and team. Remind them that when the teacher gives them specific direction, it is a compliment to be noticed and should be taken to heart as such.
You are strongly encouraged to attend the full weekends of our competitions. You can support not just your dancer’s team but all the teams, solos, duets & trios from our studio. Part of your child’s dance education is to experience performances from both the stage and the audience.
Thank you for choosing Shoreline Dance!