19/20 Dance Team Information Sheet
DANCE TEAM INFORMATION
The Lockport Dance teams perform at home football and basketball games. The varsity squad performs during varsity games and the junior varsity squad performs during sophomore games. In addition to their commitment to entertaining the Porter sports fans, both teams will be competing through IHSA.
The dance teams have an extremely long season that runs from June until the last week in February. Girls will be required to try out again for competition season. Members are not permitted to take part in any other organization/sport that would eliminate them from any practices or performances. (Participation in other organizations/sports are encouraged as long as team members are not missing practices/games/ or competitions to take part in those other organizations/sports.)Spring sports usually do not interfere with the season.
In order to be on the dance team, grades are very important. Squad members are required to keep a “C” average and are responsible for managing their time so that they will remain eligible to perform. Grades will be checked periodically. Any squad member who receives an “F” will be suspended until the grade is brought up to passing. A “D” will put a member on probation until the grade is brought up to a “C.” Consistently poor grades can eventually cause a member to be asked to leave the squad. School and IHSA rules regarding academic eligibility will be applied and followed.
Both teams will practice several days per week during the 2019-2020 school year. Both teams will have Saturday practices often, especially from November to February. During football season, the teams perform on Fridays for home games. During basketball season, they perform on designated days which are mostly on Fridays but can also include Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays. The girls will receive schedules in advance; please plan doctor’s appointments, dance lessons, etc. around the schedule. Attendance at practice, games, and competitions is mandatory unless excused due to illnesses, specific academic situations, and emergencies.
The team members and parents are also responsible for taking part in fundraising to cover team costs. The money raised will be used for various personal items, squad items, activities and/or costumes. All members are expected to participate in all fundraisers.
If you are in agreement with the goals and expectations and will support your daughter’s desire to try out for the LTHS Dance Team, please sign the permission form and return it by the first workshop day. She will not be able to participate in tryouts without this signed form. Good luck!
Julie Rolston Lauren Sanders
Head Coach Assistant Coach
I understand that all pre-existing medical conditions that may affect my child’s participation on the Dance team in tryouts and/ or dance season must be listed below.
I understand that my daughter/son will be evaluated by qualified judges, and we agree to abide by the decision of the judges
I have been made aware that my child’s scores and the scores of other individuals will not be released by the coaching staff at Lockport Township High School.
I understand that this information will be kept private by the coaches and staff at Lockport Township High School to protect the confidentiality of all minor students involved in this process.
I understand that constructive criticism and feedback will be provided for my child, by and at the request of the coaching staff
I understand the costs involved as stated.
I understand that by the very nature of the activity, dancing carries a risk of physical injury. No matter how careful the participants and coaches are, the risk cannot be completely eliminated.
I have read, understand and reviewed this information with my son or daughter
By completing this section I am agreeing to the expectations set by the LTHS Dance Team
If qualified to become an LTHS Dance Team Member, I realize that my dedication to the team is of the utmost importance and that PRACTICES AND GAMES will be my #1 extracurricular priority
If selected, I promise to abide by the expectations of the coach or risk being removed from the team.
I understand that as a sport, my actions and grades will be checked by my coach and the athletic department. Academic ineligibility will keep me from dancing.
By not dancing, I may earn consequences that may be cause for removal from the team without a refund of the financial investment made by my family.
I understand that the judges’ decisions are final.
I understand that all forms must be completed in order to tryout for the LTHS Dance Team .
Signature of parent/guardian
Signature of student
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