2021 – 2022 DANCE TEAM INFORMATION
Here at N-STEP, we believe that all dancers should have the ability to experience the world of competitive dance. Kids gain so much through this experience such as self-confidence, teamwork, responsibility and these are just a few of the benefits.
The N-STEP Dance Company is for the dancer looking for a full competitive experience. The Company will be required to attend 3 mandatory regional competitions, with the potential for 1 optional competition. In addition, the Team will be required to participate in various community events, such as the Manchester Christmas Parade.
Auditions are open to all students, including those that have not previously studied at N-STEP Dance Center.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, June 6th between 10:30 AM-5:00 PM.
Ages 6-8: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages 9-12: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Ages 13+: 2:45 PM - 5:00 PM
*Please note: There is a chance that your child will be asked to stay and audition for one or more genres in another age group. Please plan accordingly
N-STEP Dance Center does not guarantee placement on Team. The audition is used to determine the dancer’s placement on the Company as well as Fall class placement. Audition attire is as follows:
GIRLS: Black leotard, black jazz shorts, tan tights
BOYS: Black T-shirt & black pants/shorts
All styles of shoes should be brought to auditions.
Auditions at the studio [ June 6th ]
Acceptance of Team Membership and Team fee (will be booking appointments to receive paperwork. Group Choreography fees Due in Full at this time) [ August 1st ]
Required Dance Intensives for Junior Team Members [ July12th-16th ]
Required Dance Intensives for Teen/Senior Team Members [ July 19th-23rd ]
Required Dance Intensives for Rising Star Mini Team Members [ August 9-13 ]
Solo, Duo and Trio Choreography Fees Due [ August 9th ]
Team Bonding Day [ August 22 ]
Group Costume Deposits due ($50/group) [ September 1st ]
Group Choreography Camp begins [ August 23rd - Sept 3rd ]
Mock Competition TBD [ December ]
Competitions are scheduled between February and May
FEES AND PLACEMENT
Yearly Company Fee ($175) covers the Yearly Registration Fee, administrative fees, props, Mock Competition expenses & miscellaneous costs. This fee does not include the cost of Winter Showcase or Recital T-Shirts, Gala Tickets & any other additional costs. All team members will also need to purchase team warm ups (approx. $100-$150).
1 group = $150
2 groups = $200 ($100/dance)
3 groups = $250 ($83/dance)
4 groups = $300 ($75/dance)
5 groups = $350 ($70/dance)
Group Costume deposits due ($50/group) and balance will be billed upon final costume approval
Team members are required to progress their dance technique
and stay conditioned throughout the summer.
This level will be required to do the Dance Sampler Camp with the option of either an additional summer camp or weekly summer classes .you decide which options work best for your summer.
Required Dance Intensive Week [ July12th-16th ]
Weekly Clinics [ July 5th--August 12th / 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ]
Levels 3 + Up
Required Dance Intensive Week [ July 19th-23rd ]
Dance Clinics: Must Attend 8 out of 12 [ July 6th - August 12th / 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM]
If your child is unable to attend intensives or clinics they will be
required to take private lessons to make up.
Please notify the studio immediately regarding these arrangements if needed.
FALL CLASS REQUIREMENTS
Level 2 and Below
1 KinderCombo & 1 Jazz class
Level 1 and 2 --Ballet, Tap and Jazz /Musical Theater
Assigned Group Rehearsal scheduled for 30 minutes and if assigned, Production for 45 minutes.
Levels 3 and Above
2 Ballet classes, 1 Jazz class
Any other competing form of dance
Team Skills Class
All Group Rehearsals will be 30 minutes with the exception of Production at 45 minutes.
TUITION & GROUP PRICING
(Group fees approx. $45-$65 per group plus $20 studio fee per competition)
Group pricing is in addition to your regular monthly tuition.
Monthly fees will be priced as follows:
1 group - $30
2 groups - $40
3 groups - $50
4 groups - $55
5 groups - $60
All members of the Company are required to participate in the Production Group, with the exception of the Mini’s. If a dancer drops a group for any reason after placements are announced they will also have to forfeit their solo (if one was awarded). It is also expected that all competition fees are paid by the published due date (typically 4 months prior to the competition). A $5/ per group late fee will be assessed each week until the balance and late fees are paid in full. Optional competitions may be offered, but groups may not be required to participate.
All solos, duets, and trios are to be determined by the N-STEP staff. Teamwork is a priority at N-STEP so Group dances will always take priority over S/D/T. These are “extra” dances and should be treated as a privilege not a right. Rehearsals will continue until the recital. Teachers will use this time to work on technique with the dancers.
A $10/ per S/D/T late fee will be assessed per each week until the balance is paid. If after a month’s time the balance is still outstanding, the rehearsals will be cancelled and the Solo/Duet/Trio will not compete until the balance and late fees are paid in full. If a dancer has both a solo and either a duet/trio, any payments will always be applied to the duet/trio first as it affects another dancer.
N-STEP reserves the right to make changes to the above for
any reason, if it is in the best interest of the business.