Please note: A lot of information in this document is pre-covid! Please defer to specific information about how BT and JWSD - Windsor will be operating. There is still a lot of good information in here that applies or will apply in the future!




 

REGISTRATION

INFORMATION

And

HANDBOOK

2020-2021


Body Talk Artistic Director: Ms. Kim Willett

REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN BODY TALK

Dancer must have completed at least one year of ballet, tap, and jazz training and be at least 7 years old in order to join Body Talk Dance Company (BT). BT dancers are required to take dance classes year round including summers. The commitment is for the full year, as the team depends on this commitment to plan performances. Dancers who drop out during the year will not be allowed to re-enroll the following year.

BODY TALK REGISTRATION

All dancers register for BT annually. BT registration is in addition to JWSD registration. Each dancer must complete the required paperwork and pay the required fees (online) before the BT orientation meeting in August. (Any outstanding BT and/or JWSD fees must be paid in full to enroll in BT.)

BODY TALK ORIENTATION MEETING

The BT orientation meeting is required for parents and dancers. Parents MUST be present for the entire orientation meeting. The meeting normally lasts 1.5 hours.

Where                                        JWSD Windsor Studio or Zoom

When                                         August 29, 2020

New Members                         12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Returning Members                        1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

REGISTRATION FORMS

Before the orientation meeting, please complete the following form which can be found in the Documents area of Team App (Team App discussed below).

ADDITIONAL ITEMS TO BRING TO PARENT MEETING

Note: BT is required to have a copy of each BT member’s birth certificate on file.

COVID SPECIFIC PRECAUTIONS AND PROCEDURES

The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is of the utmost importance to us. We are going to take every precaution and measure we are capable of to make the studio a safe place for your children. Some of the changes that you should expect are:

Students in the Studio

Teacher Actions

JWSD TECHNOLOGY

In order to have a successful year of dance during the pandemic, we have upgraded our technology in a couple different ways that will improve our ability to teach, disseminate information, and support our dancers outside of class. Here is a breakdown of the technology we will be using to insure the best experience for our dancers and families:

Livestream through SpotTV (In the works, not functional yet)– An encrypted livestream platform that partners with Jackrabbit to bring the studio to families at any location. It will contain both audio and video feeds of the classes. This resource is helpful for a couple different reasons:

Zoom Option – We will make Zoom available for all classes for as long as is needed.

Team App

Every dancer must have access to Team App (www.teamapp.com) search for BodyTalk. The App is free. Once you find our team, request to join. If you have issues contact Ms. Nikki Stahl, Communications Chair at bodytalk.dance@gmail.com or (512)751-3557.

Team App is where all information is communicated including schedules, news, events, music, videos, etc. At least one parent must be a member on Team App. It is suggested that each dancer have their own member profile too and regularly check for communications. Please make sure to identify Guardian (on dancer member profile) and Child (on parent member profile). Once you have access to Team App, please familiarize yourself with the different functions especially News, Availabilities, Chat, and Documents.

JWSD App

In a perfect world, this could replace TeamApp on the whole but if its functions are limited in the ways of communication, resource sharing, etc. we will use both. The JWSD App will definitely be your best resource for accessing your portal easily, viewing and reviewing certain studio-wide information, and viewing the livestream on your mobile device. https://jwsddance.app.link/lzhupf6ny7 The App is free.

Website: https://jwsdwindsor.net/

DANCE COHORTS

Each dancer is placed by Ms. Kim into a cohort based on skill level and other factors. Most incoming new-to-BT members enter as Preps (Prep). The other company levels are: Freshman (Fresh), Sophomores (Soph), Juniors (JR) and Seniors (SR). “Sparks” refers to JWSD Preparatory Dancers who are preparing to enter BT Dance Company.

JWSD TECHNIQUE CLASSES

Classes (also called tech classes) - occur during the week and involve a particular discipline: tap, jazz, ballet, etc. All Tech classes are now at Windsor!

JWSD technique classes “tech classes” are arranged by tech levels. The number of Tech levels vary on the size of BT dancers and skill ranges. The tech levels this year are 1 - 4.

Note: Rehearsals may be arranged by tech level or company level. There is not always a direct correlation between tech level and company level. Sometimes dancers assigned to the same tech level are not assigned to the same company level.s

During Non-COVID, some dancers may be asked to dance a combination of tech levels depending on their skill needs and these levels may change as the dance year evolves. Due to COVID, you will only dance in person with your Tech Level. If you dance up or down, you must get permission from Ms. Kim and can ZOOM the classes!

JWSD regular classes are leveled based on the JWSD curriculum:

Tech 1 = JWSD Level 2                

Tech 2 = JWSD Level 3

Tech 3 = JWSD Level 4                

Tech 4 = JWSD Level 5 & 6

For tech classes, we follow the JWSD - Windsor calendar which can be found on their website: https://jwsdwindsor.net/. We try to also maintain the Events link in Team App and update the Detailed Schedule (see tab labeled Major Dates) located in the Documents section of Team App. There are lots of places to look before sending emails, texts, or chats questions about class/rehearsal schedules. But if there is confusion please do ask!

If JWSD - Windsor is closed, there are no classes. If there is bad weather, an email notice will be sent out by JWSD - Windsor. We also post in Team App if time allows.

BT REHEARSALS

Rehearsals - happen mostly on Saturdays but are sometimes scheduled on Sundays or during the week. All dancers are expected to be at ALL rehearsals.

BT rehearsals typically start in September and end in June. Rehearsals are held at the JWSD Windsor Studio. Prep rehearsal lasts approximately 2-4 hours. Other company members rehearse up to 8-10 hours on Saturdays.

A tentative schedule of dates to keep free for rehearsals and performance dates will be provided by the first rehearsal in Sept. This information will be found in Team App under Events or Schedule and on the Detailed Schedule located in Documents.

Specific times that rehearsals start and finish vary from week to week and are set early in the week prior to the next rehearsal. Times will be communicated through Team App on the Detailed Schedule located in Documents.

Rehearsals are closed to parents and are not guaranteed to finish on time. Parents, on occasions, please be prepared to wait for your dancer’s release. Team App is often used to communicate if rehearsals are running particularly longer, or shorter. Parents should not be inside the studio! Please don’t poke heads in the back door…especially dads because during costume issue days and dress rehearsals dancers may be changing.

On the very rare occasion that rehearsals are cancelled, notification will be sent out via Team App.


ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND AVAILABILITIES

CLASSES:

Dancers are required to attend tech classes at JWSD. Dancers are expected to attend class the following hours, on average, per week/ month:

Tech 1        -        4 hours per week/16 tech class hours per month

Tech 2         -         6 hours per week/24 tech class hours per month

Tech 3         -         6 hours per week/24 tech class hours per month

Tech 4        -         6 hours per week/24 tech class hours per month

Tech Levels

COVID Summer Restricted Schedule

Begins 7/6/20

Tuition

Restricted Schedule

 

Additional Classes

Regular Schedule

Estimated for post-registration

Tuition/Fees Regular Schedule

Tech 1 Prep

(New)

Friday:

6:00-8:00 BTJ

(2 hrs)

Tuition: $110

Tuesday:

Ballet 6:00-7:00

Tap 7:00-8:00

Friday:

Ballet 6:00-7:00

Jazz 7:00-8:00

Saturday:

TBA

(4 hrs)

Tuition: $150

BT Fee: $50

 

Tech 2/ Fresh

Tuesday:

Tap 5:30-7:00

Ballet 7:00-8:30

Thursday:

Jazz 5:30-7:00

Ballet 7:00-8:30

(6 hrs) 

Tuition: $190

Saturday:

TBA

(6 hrs)

Tuition: $190

BT Fee: $60

 

Tech 3/ Soph

Monday:

Ballet 5:30-7:00

Jazz 7:00-8:30

Thursday:

Tap 5:30-7:00

(4.5 hrs)

Tuition: $160

 

Friday:

Ballet 5:30-7:00

Jazz 7:00-8:30

Saturday:

TBA

(7.5 hrs)

Tuition: $205

BT Fee: $60

 

Tech 4/

Jr +Sr

Wednesday:

Jazz 5:30-7:00

Ballet 7:00-8:30

Thursday:

Tap: 7:00-8:30

(4.5 hrs)

Tuition: $160

 

Monday:

Jazz 5:30-7:00

Ballet 7:00-8:30

Saturday:

TBA

(7.5 hrs)

Tuition: $205

BT Fee: $70

 

*Note: Unlimited classes once a dancer reaches the $205 tuition level. Please see JWSD website for multiple dancer discounts etc.

REGISTRATION FEES (NOTE: WILL BE BILLED 8/29)

Yearly BT Registration Fee                                                  $25

MONTHLY TUITION & FEES and SEMESTER FEES (see chart above)

JWSD Tuition (Technique classes)                 paid monthly year round

BT Fees                                                 paid monthly September – June

Payments. Each family is encouraged to create their own JWSD customer account using the following link https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/portal/ppLogin.asp?id=518716 by going to Customer Portal login link on our website www.JWSD.net under the Parent Information and Customer login link. The Portal is a great way for you to submit payments and manage your account. Dancer must have a credit card on file for their account. Accounts are automatically charged on the 1st of each month. If you wish to pay fees by a check payment must be received before the 1st of the month to avoid your credit card on file being charged. Make checks payable to JWSD and mail to 5505 Delwood Drive Austin TX 78723.

Availability. If a dancer needs to miss class, the dancer must submit notice via Team App (Availabilities link) using the dancer’s account or parent’s account with dancer’s name. Please take the time now to go through the semester/year and place known conflicts (i.e., STAAR testing, school events) and revisit periodically to keep Availabilities updated.

Submit notifications at least 2 weeks prior to the absence or conflict. If a last minute absence/conflict arises, submit notice as soon as possible. If day of class, a chat notice in Team App, in addition to updating Availabilities, would be helpful. Rehearsal absences submitted less than 2 weeks prior to the absence must be followed up with a text to the director (Ms. Kim 512-797-4983) to ensure she is aware and approves the absence. Last minute notice can result in a dancer’s removal from a particular piece, or even the entire performance depending on the importance of the rehearsal.

The last two weeks of rehearsals prior to any performance or competition is considered mandatory. Any conflicts during this time warrants reaching out to the director for permission to miss. In most cases, a conflict during this time will result in removal from particular pieces or possibly the performance/competition.

Makeup Classes. Dancers are expected to make-up missed classes to maintain their required monthly class average.

For COVID, you can watch the recording of the class that you missed. With Ms. Kim’s permission you may zoom a make up with a level higher or lower. You MAY NOT take in person classes with a Tech group that is not your own.

During Non-COVID Times: Dancers who rank in the top half of their assigned tech level should take a tech level up and dancers who are new to their assigned tech level or rank in the bottom half of their assigned level should take a level down. New Preps often take a JWSD Preparatory/“Sparks” class for make-ups. (Use the crosswalk above in JWSD - Tech Classes for corresponding JWSD Level). If you don’t know where you rank, ask Ms. Kim or any tech instructor for advice.

Attendance Expectations. Dancers are encouraged to take as many hours of technique as their schedule will allow. The required hours are the minimum required. The more hours the dancer takes, the more they will improve. At this time BT has more young dancers than ever before and we are depending on these dancers to rise to the challenge and help us continue to bring quality shows to the community. Ask Ms. Kim which additional classes will be most beneficial.

During COVID, any extra classes MUST be approved by Ms. Kim and zoomed as we will not be crossing over Tech groups.

Dancers who miss excessive amounts of classes run risk of being dropped from dances.

Class attendance expectations are in effect September through May. Summer months are required but average attendance minimums do not apply. Summers are a great time to take extra classes and bank some attendance hours. Many dancers make great progress during this time. Dancers who take extensive time off in the summer will be expected to take extra classes in order to catch up on missed material.

REHEARSALS:

Availability. If a dancer has a planned conflict/absence for all or partial rehearsal, a notice must be submitted via Team App (Availabilities link) using the dancer’s account or parent’s account with dancer’s name. Please include the reason and wording that indicates the hours unavailable or “all day” if not available at all. Please take the time now to go through the semester/year and place known conflicts (i.e., recitals, family events) and revisit periodically to keep Availabilities updated.

Submit notifications at least 2 weeks prior to the absence or conflict. If a last minute absence/conflict arises, submit notice as soon as possible. If the day of a rehearsal, a chat notice in Team App or call/text to Ms. Kim, in addition to Availabilities updated, would be helpful.

If a dancer cannot attend their rehearsal time, there is a possibility that they may be cut from a dance and/or a show. This decision will be at the director’s discretion. Dancers who miss crucial or excessive amounts of rehearsals will not perform. Please limit requests for commitments on rehearsal days to those of the utmost importance.

We can’t stress how important it is to limit absences. Submitting a notice for absence from rehearsals does not ensure that an absence will be excused especially if submitted last minute - regardless of the excuse. Last minute notice will likely result in a consequence such as removal from a dance or an entire performance.

Dancers are expected to watch videos on Team App every week and to practice. This goes double for the dancer who misses a rehearsal. If they return to rehearsal the following week unprepared, they risk being cut from that dance.

If a dancer misses an audition due to a scheduled absence, they may be cut from that particular dance. Audition schedule is at the discretion of the choreographer and may or may not be published in advance.

Do not schedule a regular activity on Saturdays. We will not work around your dancer for the entire year. No tutoring, no gymnastics, no acting class etc. Dancers playing a sport may submit games as conflicts, if submitted early enough and feasible, we will work around their schedule.

Important for Tech Classes/Rehearsals: Submit important dates via Availabilities even if they do not appear to conflict with the standard schedule (i.e., Sunday, Holidays, not usual tech night, usually don’t practice that early or that late, ...). Having a dancer’s scheduled conflicts may help with arranging the rehearsal schedule.

The director must be informed of any extracurricular activities in which the dancer is enrolled. Ms. Kim wants to be aware of any activities that may compromise the level of commitment from the dancer. This includes sports, band, orchestra, drill team, cheerleading, girl scouts etc.

Overall, the level of absence tolerated will be at the discretion of the director.

IMPORTANT NOTES WORTH REPEATING:

Dancers are allowed a maximum of 3 rehearsal absences each semester. Dancers that miss rehearsals are expected to review videos posted on Team App to learn missed choreography. Remember, 3 is the maximum number of absences and this allowance does not guarantee a dancer a place in a dance or a show. Repercussions of ANY missed rehearsals is completely at the discretion of the director. Just in case it’s not clear, please limit activities on Saturdays.

DANCER TECHNOLOGY AT STUDIOS

Dancers must turn off Wifi on their phones and put them away during rehearsals and tech classes including before and after class and during breaks. They may use electronic devices to text/call parents about dance related events such as changes in pickup times.

While you are not using your technological device, please refrain from taking pictures or video within the studio walls. Do not take or post pictures or videos of dancers without the instructor's permission.

Dancers who abuse or ignore the technology policy will be asked to leave phones at home or the instructor may pick up the phone and release only to the parent. Parents are encouraged to limit screen time at home.

COVID: Shows, Competitions, Conventions

  1. A recorded performance with an increased focus on the technological production - more of an artistic filming of their show.
  2. An outdoor performance in the future when it is reasonably safe to gather.
  3. A live-streamed performance without an in-person audience.

BODY TALK CLASS WEEKLY REQUIREMENTS

                                                                       Tech 1

                                      Regular                                                                                   Limited

Ballet

2 (1 Hour Class per week)

Ballet/Tap/Jazz

 1 (2 Hour Class per week)

Tap

1 (1 Hour Class per week)

Jazz

1 (1 Hour Class per week)

                                                                       Tech 2

                                      Regular                                                                                   Limited

Ballet

2 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Ballet

2 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Tap

1 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Tap

1 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Jazz

1 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Jazz

1 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

                                                                       Tech 3

                                      Regular                                                                                   Limited

Ballet

1 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Ballet

2 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Tap

1 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Tap

1 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Jazz

1 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Jazz

2 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

                                                                      Tech 4

                                      Regular                                                                                   Limited

Ballet

1 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Ballet

2 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Tap

1 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Tap

1 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Jazz

1 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

Jazz

1 (1.5 Hour Class per week)

DROP OFF - TECH CLASSES and REHEARSALS

Please drop off and pick up dancers at the back of the studio (Blue Door). If your dancer arrives late, please ensure that your dancer is able to enter class before leaving them. This is your responsibility.

When classes release after dark, please walk up to the back door (especially C) to pick up your dancer. Please drive slowly in and out of the parking lot and remind your dancers not to dash out or run in the parking lot. Let’s keep our dancers safe.

 

DRESS CODE (even if Zooming)

ALL CLASSES

REHEARSALS (SATURDAYS/SUNDAYS)

BALLET TECH CLASSES (Girls):

BALLET TECH CLASSES (Boys):

JAZZ TECH CLASSES (Girls):

 JAZZ TECH CLASSES (Boys):

TAP TECH CLASSES (Girls and Boys):

HIP HOP TECH CLASSES (Girls and Boys):

DANCE SHOES (purchase wisely as we will probably not be performing this year)

BALLET

Girls - Pink split sole canvas shoes

Boys - Black split sole canvas shoes

JAZZ

Foot-undies (Freshman get permission before purchasing)

Low-top split sole black jazz shoes. If you don’t own, wait until performances to buy.

TAP 

Tech 1 Girls                                         Mary Jane Black tap shoes (non-shiny)

Tech 2-4 and Boys                                 Oxford style black tap shoes

Tech 4 - Must have a decent shoe that can withstand weight

Oxford Style tap shoes K360’s or Signatures are the best. CGO9s are also good for dancers under 80 pounds. So Danca oxford tap shoes at Movin' Easy, sell for approx. $89 a pair. These fit the narrow foot better than the Signatures. There are other good options available, but make sure to get approval before you purchase. Tech 3 dancers may need Mary Janes for performances.

Recommended Shoes:

Mary Jane Tap Shoe:

Childrens Mary Jane

Adult Mary Jane

Oxford options (under 80 pounds)

Oxford Tap- Capezio

Professional tap shoe options:

Jason Samuel Shoe

Capezio K360

Capezio-classic-tap-k540/discontinued but good

So Danca Professional Tap

Ballet Shoe Recommendation

Split Sole Canvas

Jazz Shoe Recommendation

Split Sole Jazz

Foot Undies

https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-H07-Footundeez.html

HIP HOP CLASSES

Girls and Boys                                Tennis shoes/combat boots

Dancers may be required to purchase black combat boots, black converse, or other “costume” shoes. Do not purchase until you know your dancer will need for a show. Costume committee will communicate with you what you need to purchase.

DANCER PERSONAL SUPPLIES

Dancers should carry a small kit in a dance bag of items they may need such as hair brush, hair ties, Bobby pins, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, band aids, and any over the counter medicine they are allowed to take. We do not share hair brushes brushes! Paper and writing device helpful for jotting down notes. Also a mask, towel and water bottle is required. Everything must fit into a bag. We won’t be sharing ANYTHING.

BT/JWSD PERFORMANCES

Ms. Kim must approve any dance performance involving a BT member. Prior approval/permission must be obtained before enrolling in any class, convention, competition, or in any form of dance training. This includes solo, duo, trio or any group work. No dancer may use choreography taught in BT without the director’s permission. This includes local talent shows. We are interested in what your dancer is doing with their dance outside the studio.

FOOD AT THE STUDIO

On long rehearsal days, eating at the studio may be necessary. Please bring healthy food items and keep in mind that water is the only drink allowed at the studio.

We are a NUT FREE studio, some dancers have severe nut allergies, do not bring food containing nuts of any kind. Please do not send dancers with money for food. Family Dollar has no digestible food. Please no Ramen or other crappy processed food.

Nutrition Advice

  1. Avoid high fructose corn syrup which is in all processed foods especially soda.
  2. Eat organic. Especially meat.
  3. Avoid plastic, especially water bottles.
  4. Avoid the microwave.
  5. Avoid sugar and limit fruit.
  6. Increase healthy fats
  7. Limit gluten and dairy
  8. Avoid genetic modified organisms (GMO)
  9. Consider natural deodorant-no antiperspirant.
  10. Please don't give your children the Gardisil vaccine without researching

CONTACT INFORMATION

Ms. Kim                 (512) 797-4983        kmwjwsd@gmail.com

Ms. Cheyenne                                jwsd.dance@gmail.com 

Ms. Nikki, Communications Chair        (512) 751-3557 or bodytalk.dance@gmail.com

Please if you have any questions, please send them our way. We know it can be a bit overwhelming as you step into this world and we sometimes forget what it is like to be new. Your questions help us communicate better. In return though, we ask that you try and read and look for your answers here or in Team App as well.

***EVERYTHING BELOW THIS POINT IS CURRENTLY IN QUESTION OR ON HOLD but this is what is usually provided. We hope to have more clarification by the Registration***

PERFORMANCES

This year BT will be performing Pure Imagination (PI), attending/competing in several conventions/competitions in the Fall and Spring, and performing at the JWSD Spring Recital. We may also perform in other community events. Watch Team App for any events scheduled.

 

Performance

Date and Time

Time

Location

Pure Imagination

TBD

TBD

TBD

JWSD Spring Recital

TBD

TBD

TBD

COMPANY UNIFORM AND BAGS

Make sure to complete uniform order form before the parent meeting. Dancers will be sized at the meeting. Unless noted, purchased through BT. [Prices best estimates, will have finalized by meeting on Aug 29th]

All:        BT Dance Backpack (Required)                                         [$45]

          BT Travel Duffle Bag (Required)                                         [$45]

        BT Warm Up Jacket (Required)                                         [$75]

           BT Warm Up Pants (Required)                                         [$40]

        BT Cover-Up Jersey (Optional)                                        [$40]

        BT Cover Up Shorts (Optional)                                         [$20]

Girls:        BT Black Booty Shorts (Required Base Uniform)                         [$20]

         BT Dance Bra (Required Base Uniform)                                 [$15]

                Black full length high waist leggings (Required)                        [$30]

                Black Camisole (Required)** example only

Boys:        Black Biker Shorts (Required Base Uniform)**

        Black Tight-Fitting Dry Fit Shirt (Required Base Uniform)**

Dance Belt (Required)**

**Will need to purchase on your own and not through BT.

Girl and boy dancers must provide their own black dress socks (knee length). Both cami and leggings should be very fitted. Please make sure there are no visible logos on your dancer provided items.

Dancers must bring their company base uniform to wear under costumes unless told otherwise. Please wear any time a costume fitting is scheduled.

Dancers must wear their warm ups to performances, conventions, or competitions.

*Please label EVERYTHING including shoes (silver permanent marker on soles works well). Our dancers tend to misplace a lot of stuff and when labeled, it allows us to quickly return things. This includes all uniform pieces, bags, shoes, water bottles, lunch bags, makeup, costumes...anything your dancer brings really needs to be labeled!

COSTUMES

BT provides most of the BT costumes for performances and competitions. In many cases, the base uniform pieces, mentioned above, are part of a costume. Your dancer may need basic undergarments for shows such as strapless or nude bra and tights. Even young dancers may need a strapless or nude bra to facilitate costume changes or to maintain modesty under stage lighting. Again, girls must provide black cami and black leggings; girls and boys knee length black socks.

Sometimes dancers will provide their own costume. This usually happens when we are going for a particular “look” but do not want everyone dressed the same. It is a chance for your dancer to be creative. We try to give as much direction as possible and parents are always welcome to consult with a costume committee person for further clarification. If you do buy something for your dancer for a “dancer provides” number, remember to keep all tags and receipts until after the item receives approval at dress rehearsal. When the dancer is asked to bring something, please comply without excuse. Your dancer’s costume is ultimately your responsibility, please don’t complain about the volunteers who costume 90% of your dancer’s costume when they request that you provide something.

Most of the time, shoes, socks, and undergarments are the responsibility of the parent to provide. When a unified look is needed, BT may purchase and charge dancers’ accounts (for example, specific tights) but then that/those item(s) are yours to keep and are not expected to be returned to the costume closet.

Please note: last minute changes from time to time are necessary. BT expects parents to purchase, make alterations, and launder costumes. This includes putting clear elastic in head pieces.

On days that costumes are issued, dancers must bring a laundry basket to collect their costume pieces. They must also bring their base uniforms as they will be trying on costumes and oftentimes their base uniform is part of their costume.

On dress run days, dancers must bring two laundry baskets along with all their costumes pieces including base uniforms.

This will be repeated over and over - please label everything. Blue painters tape works well on costumes issued to you.

REGISTRATION FEES (NOTE: WILL BE BILLED 8/29)

Yearly BT Registration Fee                                          $25 (mentioned above the *** line)

Yearly Buy into Costume Closet Fee (Returning Member)        $25

Yearly Buy into Costume Closet Fee (New Member)                 $50

BT Uniform Fees                                                         Above section estimate

Plus all outstanding JWSD tuition balances          

OTHER FEES

Costume Fee per semester                         $25        November 1st and February 1st

Show AD fees for PI                                  $25         Due March 1st IF you do not sell an AD for PI

Monthly Opt Out Volunteer Fee                         $40        Due IF volunteering is not for you

VOLUNTEERING

All families must volunteer in some capacity each semester. There are many different opportunities to volunteer. This year volunteers will be “voluntold”. Dressing has been a problem so we will be rotating the responsibility of dressing.

Once everyone is assigned to a group, chairpersons will coordinate with their group and assign tasks. We expect two parent households will have two volunteers to contribute. We have many tasks for dads as well as moms.

If you decide not to volunteer, an additional “opt out” tuition of $40 per month (Sept - Jun) will be applied to your account. If a family does not meet their obligation, the dancer’s account will be charged the full fee at the end of the year. ($400)

Committees include:

MAKE-UP KITS

Dancers must purchase a makeup kit to ensure that all the dancers have a uniform look. All dancers need their own makeup. Sharing makeup is not an option. Kit information will be provided at registration. Kits can only be ordered at registration. Individual items may be ordered throughout the year. 

KIT 1 $55.00 (includes tax)-Starter kit for first year dancers

Includes a makeup bag with custom color foundation, lipstick, black liquid eyeliner pen, color, applicators, samples of cheek color and eye shadows, and two trial size mascaras.

KIT 2 $55.00 (includes tax)-Kit for returning dancers or purchase individual items

Includes full-sized eye shadows (2 shades), additional applicators, full-sized waterproof mascara, full size cheek color, and a travel-sized eye makeup remover.

INDIVIDUAL ITEMS BT discounted rates with tax included are as follows:

Eye Shadow                 $12.00

Waterproof Mascara        $15.00

Cheek Color                 $10.00

Liquid Eyeliner Pen         $15.00

Lipstick                 $10.00

Foundation                 $16.00

Translucent Powder         $15.00

For questions or more information email Kristy Willett jwsdkristywillett@gmail.com

CONVENTIONS/COMPETITIONS

Definitions

Although BT does not require convention participation it is expected, as the training is a crucial step in training your dancer. All eligible dancers are expected to participate.

Since we will NOT have a spring show this year, please make an effort to provide this opportunity for your dancer.

Dancers who can commit to attending the scheduled conventions this year will be considered for competition pieces designed especially for these conventions. These pieces may be used at other times throughout the year.

Dancers must make a commitment to participate in order to be considered for the special numbers.

Other important documents related (in Team App)

“Competitions: Solo Duo Trio Form”

“Conventions/Competitions: Code of Behavior”

“Conventions/Competitions: Information Packet”

“Conventions/Competitions: Payment Plan”

“Conventions/Competitions: Schedule”

Conventions/Competitions This Season

We are not planning on attending any conventions/competitions this season unless things drastically improve. If we do, “Conventions/Competitions: Schedule” Document in Team App will be updated with details.

Additionally, dancers 11 years and older are highly encouraged to attend TATD at the end of June - if happening in June 2021. 10 year olds may attend at Ms. Kim’s discretion.

Convention Costs [Estimates]
The weekend conventions cost about $250 (in town as not chaperoned and no travel costs) or $415 (out of town chaperoned and therefore travel costs) each and the summer convention about $700. Summer Intensive costs $200.

These figures are estimates and the travel chairperson will determine the actual cost before any payments are due. This fee covers all expenses including tuition, food, and transportation. Competition fees at a convention are extra and will vary depending on the number of dances. *There is no competition component at TATD; only showcase. Even though a dancer may meet minimum age requirements, Ms. Kim has discretion on sending any dancer.

Convention/Competition Notes

NO dancer may register for a convention or competition with an outstanding JWSD/BT balance. If there is a balance on a dancer’s account, all money turned in for a convention and/or competition will go toward the balance.

When a convention is out of town, dancers will attend with a chaperone (parent and/or teacher). Dancers that are too young to attend without parents are too young to go. If you chaperone, you will not have your dancer in your room.

Dancers that are interested in working on solo/duo/trios are expected to attend all conventions. A solo duo trio approval form must be submitted and signed by Ms. Kim and the choreographer. Forms will be posted on Team App. Ms. Kim will ultimately decide what dancers will work best together for duo trios and it is recommended to start working on any solo, duo or trio during the summer. All dancers are encouraged to take a 30 minute private lesson weekly, regardless if they are ready to perform a solo. Private lessons are about $25 per half hour. You can reach out to Ms. Kim for suggestions on a private instructor.