Competition Line Information


2021-2022 Competition Line Classes

 

Basic Information Competition Lines 2021

 

Registration

 

Registration Form – Competition Lines 2021

 

COVID Waiver

 

Class Schedule

 

Class Schedule – Competition 2021

 

In September, all students will be given a payment booklet with important dates. Please be sure to pick yours up!

 

VACATION SCHEDULE:

Thanksgiving:  No classes Wed., Nov. 24 through Sat., Nov. 27. Classes resume Mon., Nov. 29.

Christmas:  No classes Mon., December 20 through Sat., January 1.  Classes resume Mon., January 3.

Spring Break: No classes Mon., March 14 through Sat., March 19.  Classes resume Mon., March 21.

Last Week of Classes:  Mon., May 23 through Sat., May 28.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Costume Measuring: During your class time the week of October 1-8. Wear your leotard – No shorts and tees!

Christmas Show & Nutcracker: to be determined.

Tentative Revue: Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5

Auditions 2022: All dancers are expected to attend auditions July 18 – 21, 2022.

 

Communication

 

We communicate all registration forms, newsletters, and handouts via email. Please add jansschoolofdancemn@gmail.com to your safe senders list and check your spam folder for messages. If you are not receiving emails, contact the studio. It is your responsibility to keep up on extra practices and information. Check out our website at www.jansschoolofdance.com, look for Jan’s School of Dance, Inc. on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram at jans_school_of_dance_inc.

 

Technique Classes

 

All students on a Competition Line grades 5 and up must attend technique classes weekly. Competition line students in grades 3 and 4 must attend 3 classes of ballet/technique per month.  THIS INCLUDES STUDENTS IN CLOGGING only.  You may attend as many technique classes as you want for the same fee!

 

Ballet Classes

 

Ballet classes are recommended for all dancers; however, ALL solo, duet, trio dancers and all those in jazz, lyrical, and contemporary lines for Silver, Diamond, Turquoise, Teen, Gem, Omni, Blue and Ruby are REQUIRED to take a ballet class in addition to technique.

 

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.

 

Attendance Policy

 

All missed classes 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 can attend any technique class for the makeup.

 

Dress Code

 

GIRLS:  All girls must wear a leotard. Jan will place an order for any leotards you want. See the desk worker to order.  If you want to layer a tight-fitting tank top OVER THE LEOTARD with shorts or leggings, that is fine.  Please NO T-shirts over the leotard, we need to see body lines to correct the dancers.  As always, tights and kneepads are recommended for floor work (standard volleyball type is fine or even a thinner variety).  All 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 is fine or even a thinner variety).

 

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 and II (Gold/Emerald 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 12F tap shoes (girls); Black 12F tap shoes (boys)
Clogging Shoes – Gold Line White 20W graduated tap shoes
Clogging Shoes – Emerald, Purple, Coral, Silver, Diamond Lines White 720s with Steven Stompers (Boys get black)
Clogging Shoes – Turquoise, Giant, Copper & Super Clog 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 October 1st.  If you are in more than one routine, you may pay the $75 in installments, but all down payments must be received by December 1st.  The cost per costume averages between $110-$240 for beginning lines and $125-$300 for intermediate and advanced lines.  A second down payment of $25 per costume is due March 1st and the final balance is due in April. 

 

Competition Line costumes are ordered October 1.  No refunds will be given if you drop after Oct. 1st. (Reminder: Dropping classes requires written notice.)

 

Competition Entry Fees average $40-$60 per routine/competition. These fees include 4 regional competitions as well as Nationals entry fees and rehearsal fees.  We have broken the entry fees into 3 installments.  The first payment of $100 per routine per dancer is due with your November tuition.  You may pay in installments, but all down payments must be received by Dec. 1st.  The 2nd installment of $100 per routine is due with your February tuition.  You will be entered in all competitions regardless of whether you attend.  The amount of the third installment will be finalized later.  Nationals are for everyone on a line. National dates are June 15-19, 2022, in the Wisconsin Dells.

 

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 in the Studio on the first week of each month.  Your class tuition is broken into 9 equal payments.  If you are paying by check, note the student name and line on the check.  Also note what the check is for and attach the month’s voucher from your payment book. Check voucher book for dates we have classes. We DO NOT follow the school calendar.

 

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 2nd payment ($100/routine)**
March Tuition, Costume 2nd payment ($25/costume)* 
April Tuition, Costume and entry fee final balance (Amt. TBD)
May Tuition