POWERHOUSE is the The Dance Pointe's high intensity hip hop competition team. Team members are placed based upon ability displayed at the audition as well as age, maturity and the strength and sharpness of movement. Our teams compete in two regional competitions per year and are required to take a Hip Hop class as well as their team rehearsal time.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING:

TBD date prior to fall season

2019/2020 AUDITION DATES:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 6:00PM-7:30PM

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 6:00PM-7:30PM

AUDITION INFORMATION:

●The audition will start ON TIME, no latecomers will be allowed to participate.

●Attire: Workout attire: leggings or sweats, tank top, sports bra, hip hop shoes/sneakers that are NOT worn outside of the dance studio, water bottle, hair NEATLY tied back.

●Please arrive early to fill out audition form and to be stretched and warmed up before entering into auditions.

● Please fill out the AUDITION FORM and send it with your dancer or complete it here at the studio.

● Auditions are closed to observers.

● Please prepare your dancer that this is a professional audition. Everyone is on an equal playing field when they walk into the audition room. Each dancer needs to be mentally prepared for any outcome.

● Dancers that make a team may also be offered a solo, duet or small group opportunity. The cost and commitment breakdown will be made available as soon as the results of the audition are in.

COMMITMENT

Full year commitment 

Dancers must be enrolled in both Powerhouse + another hip hop class at The Dance Pointe.

(2) competition weekends in either February, March or April

ATTENDANCE

A dancer may have 2 unexcused absences from September—May. Additional missed practices must be made up with a private lesson at cost of the dancer. 
       *Excused absences include but are not limited to illness with a medical excuse and school events required for a grade.
If a dancer will be absent from practice, simply send us an email with the reason for absence, in advance to let us know.
       *A private lesson cannot replace the importance of a team practice. If a dancer has a lot of unexcused absences and does not have an acceptable knowledge of the routine, the dancer will not be able to compete in the next upcoming competition/performance. The competition/performance fee is non-refundable if the dancer is not able to perform.
       *Dancers cannot miss the practice before a competition or performance. Doing so will result in her inability to compete or perform.

ESTIMATED EXPENSES

POWERHOUSE | TBD | 1 class/ week

         Tuition includes: 1 hr practice/week, 2-3 competition costumes + competition reg fees

HIP HOP | $875.00 | 1 class/ week

Acceptable forms of payments: Credit card or check .
All payments and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. A $25 late fee will be added to payments that are more than 5 days past due. Unpaid fees may result in termination from the team or inability to compete.

TEAM GEAR (DIFFERENT FROM COSTUME)

TEAM GEAR |$125 estimated
All dancers must purchase team gear. We do our best to find the best looking and most appropriate warm ups and gear, while keeping costs affordable.


DRESS CODE
TBD for 2019/20 season

SPORTSMANSHIP
Parents and dancers, please be courteous and considerate to all dance teams and individuals. Please don’t speak negatively about any dancer, decision, or result. We strive to teach our dancers respect and sportsmanship! Anyone who behaves inappropriately in our studio or at a competition/performance may be asked to leave our program. We are trying to create a positive learning environment for our dancers.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

We encourages parents to be involved in our studio and attend competitions/performances. It is the parent’s responsibility to know what’s going on at the studio. Please check your email and our website regularly.  We also encourage parents to coordinate with other dancers parents to form car pools and plan fun events for their daughter's team.

FUNDRAISING
Any parents that are interested in organizing fundraisers to offset uniform and competition/performance expenses, please see the office. 

COMMUNICATION

Please be aware that all communication is done via email (practice changes or cancellations, competition times, waiver, announcements, etc.). Please make sure to check your email and our website regularly for reminders, updates, etc. 

The Dance Pointe believes that being involved in competitive dance can develop positive self esteem, confidence, accountability, and leadership in young dancers. Our budding competition program will offer Hip Hop dancers the opportunity to perform for large crowds and compete against teams from all over the region.  We will  maintain a high standard of age appropriate routines and costuming for our dancers. Our goal is not necessarily to take 1st place, but rather to encourage our dancers to do their best and improve from one competition to the next and most of all have fun.