JDS Competition Teams

Layton Studio 2018-2019

TEAM AUDITIONS

$65
($30 goes towards January Team Payment)

Workshop
Thursday, May 24th
3-5 yrs – 4-5PM
6-7 yrs – 4-5PM
8-11yrs – 5-6:30PM
12-up – 6:30-8:30PM
Audition
Tuesday, May 29th
3-7 yrs – 4-5:30PM
8-11 - 5-6:30PM
12-up - 6:30-8:30PM
Pro Team Call backs
Thursday, May 31st
Parent meeting (mandatory) - 5-6PM
Dancer Audition - 5-8PM
Dancers will receive an invitation from above audition
Please come 15 minutes early to auditions to fill out your audition commitment form.

JDS Competition Teams 2018-2019

Are they for you? Which team is best for you and your dancer?

Included in this packet is information regarding our JDS competition teams. Everything you need to know for this season!

Get ready to learn and perform your dancing talents as well as make friends to last a lifetime!

JDS has many levels of competition teams to enable kids to be involved at all different commitment and financial levels. Teams range from 1.5 hours per week to 14 plus hours. Joining a JDS team promotes teamwork, responsibility, organization, discipline, friendship, performance, technique and much more!!

X-TEAMS Xcite, Xpress, Xtreme

X-teams are a great way to get involved in the world of competitive dance. Dancers meet once per week. Teams learn one routine, which they will compete at 2 to 3 competitions between February-May. These teams are more competitive than a recreational class because dancers are auditioned and placed on teams based on level and age. Dancers are challenged and receive the maximum progress throughout the year.

Dancers are ages 3-up years old and train 1.5-3 hours per week. Training includes Jazz, Tumbling, and Choreography. Ballet and extra technique classes are encouraged for those who would like to progress more rapidly. $45-$125 per month.

1 routine at 3 competitions.
Competition costumes and entry fees are additional. Entry fees are $16-$25 per routine per competition. Costumes are $100-$140 per routine and are used for all performances and competitions.
Class outfit is required. These outfits will be used throughout the year in class as well as to perform at Christmas and Spring Concert finale. Class outfit is $60.
Team travel suit and team bag are optional.
Choreography workshop August 13-24. Teams will attend 1-2 days of this workshop and will learn their competition routine. Workshop is $40-$100 based on the size of the team.
Shoes will be required for performances and competitions.

COMPANY TEAMS Tiny, Mini, Petite, Junior

Our Company teams are very popular because dancers receive a great competitive experience without a huge time commitment. Teams will participate in 2 competitive routines at three competitions between February-May. This level of team is for kids who love to dance but enjoy the less time commitments and technical requirements. This is a strong competitive team with a minimum dance schedule. Ballet is required for higher level Company Teams. Company teams are for dancers with or without prior competition experience.

Dancers are 5-16 years old and train 2-8 hours per week. Training includes Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Tumbling and Choreography. $55-$225 per month.
1-2 routines at 3 competitions. Teams may combine for one routine. Competition costumes and entry fees are additional. Entry fees are $16-$25 per routine per competition. Costumes are $100-$140 per routine and are used for all performances and competitions.

Class outfit is required. These outfits will be used throughout the year in class as well as to perform at Christmas and Spring Concert finale. Class outfit is $60.
Team travel suit $95-$125 and team bag $85. Warm-ups and bags will be used each year and you are not required to buy them if you already have them and they fit.

Choreography workshop August 13-24. Teams will attend 1 to 3 days of this workshop and will learn their competition routines. Workshop is $80-$200. Shoes will be required for performances and competitions.

ELITE TEAMS Mini, Junior, Senior

Elite teams are for serious and committed dancers who are self-motivated and disciplined. Ballet is a huge part of these teams. Teams will participate in 2-3 competitive routines at 2 local competitions and 2 conventions between February and May. If your dancer does not enjoy and work hard in ballet this team is not for them. Dancers selected for these teams will be dancers with the potential, dedication, and discipline needed for this level of team. If you are looking for a less demanding team, please consider X-Teams or Company. Please make sure your schedule and finances allow for this serious commitment.

Dancers are 8 years old and up and train 9-12 hours per week. Ballet is required for company teams. Training includes Jazz, Ballet, Tumbling, Hip Hop, Tap, Improvisation, Funk and Several Choreography classes. $120-$300 per month.
2-4 routines at 2 local competitions and 1-2 conventions. Teams may combine for one routine.
Competition costumes and entry fees are additional. Entry fees are $16-$55 per routine per competition/convention. Costumes are $120-$200 per routine and are used for all performances and competitions.
Class outfit is required. These outfits will be used thoughout the year in ALL classes (including Ballet) as well as to perform at Christmas and Spring Concert Ballet. Class outfit is $60.
Team travel suit $95-$140 and team bag $85. Warm-ups and bags will be used each year and you are not required to buy them if you already have them and they fit.
Choreography workshop August 13-24. Team will attend 2-4 days of this workshop and will learn their competition routines. Workshop is $100-$300 depending number of routines, choreographers and team sizes.
Shoes will be required for performances and competitions.

PRO TEAMS Junior, Teen, Senior, Jazz

Pro teams are for the most committed dancers who are self-motivated and disciplined and wanting to push themselves thru their commitment and dedication to their craft. Ballet is a huge part of these teams. Teams will participate in 3-9 competitive routines at 2 local competitions and 2-3 conventions between February and May. If your dancer does not enjoy and work hard in ballet this team is not for them. Dancers considered will be those with no other team or extra-curricular activity that they are committed to and choose to make dance their main commitment. This includes a competitive cheer team, sports team, school play, school drill or dance company, etc. Dancers selected for these teams will be dancers with the potential, dedication, and discipline needed for this level of team. If you are looking for a less demanding team, please consider X-Teams or Company. Please make sure your schedule and finances allow for this serious commitment.

  • Dancers are 8 years old and up and train a minimum of 12 hours per week. Training includes Jazz, Ballet, Tumbling, Hip Hop, Tap, Improvisation, Funk and Several Choreography classes. $120-$323 per month.

  • 2-4 routines at 2 local competitions and 3 conventions. Teams may combine for one routine. Local competitions are $16-$45 per routine and Conventions are $200-$295 each including $35 -$65 entry fees per routine.

  • Dancers will have the opportunity to perform extra specialty routines. These will be audition or special selection only.

  • Competition costumes and entry fees are additional. Entry fees are $16-$65 per routine per competition/convention. Costumes are $120-$200 per routine and are used for all performances and competitions.

  • Class outfit is required. These outfits will be used throughout the year in ALL classes (including Ballet) as well as to perform at Christmas and Spring Concert Ballet.
    Class outfit is $60.

  • Pro travel suit $150 and team bag $85. Pro level teams will have a unique travel warm-up significant to these teams.

  • Choreography workshop August 13-24. Team will attend 2-8 days of this workshop and will learn their competition routines. $100-$700 depending on number of routines, choreographers and team sizes.

  • Shoes will be required for performances and competitions.

  • Master Clinics with out of state and local amazing choreographers throughout the year. These are $25-$75 per class.

  • Pro teams also train together with Pro teams from Draper. We combine together for a few routines and have combined rehearsals a few times per month. Sometimes on Saturday and sometimes during the week. These are scheduled way in advance and we arrange carpool with all the dancers.

  • Pro teams will also attend a National Convention every other year as well as have tour training opportunities in cities such as Las Vegas, NYC, LA, Miami and Chicago.

    TINY & MINI PRO TEAMS

  • NEW! Tiny Pro - Ages 5-7 years old. Mini Pro - Ages 7-9 years old.

  • 1-2 routines

  • 1-2 conventions

  • Workshop - August 13-24 - 2-4 days

  • Nationals every other year

IMPORTANT INFORMATION & GUIDELINES

BALLET

  • Our team practice outfits will be all black this year. Dancers will be required to wear their outfits to all classes. During ballet they will be required to wear pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Male dancers will wear all black and black ballet shoes.

  • The Ballet room with be facilitated with wall shelves for each team and dancer.
    When dancers enter the Ballet room they will retrieve their ballet shoes from their designated shelf and put them on. Before the dancer leaves the Ballet room they will return their ballet shoes to their shelf.

  • Dancers who do not come in the correct attire will not sit out. They will have a spot at the bar where they will be given strength combos to do during the entire class.

  • Laziness and talking in class is not acceptable. Dancer who are not respectful and attentive will be asked to excuse themselves.
     

STRETCH

• Teams will have a combined stretch at the beginning of the day. This will be taught by 3 of our JDS teachers. One teacher will be leading the warm-up and the other 2 will be correcting the dancers as they stretch. Some dancers may be pulled aside to work on specialty stretches to improve their range of flexibility.

CLASS TIMES

• I will not be starting class at the studio till 4:15 for teams. This gives the dancers time to get to the studio, change and nourish themselves. There will be no excuse for tardiness!!

JAZZ CLASS

  • Jazz class will be 1-1.5 hours of straight technique. No improv or combos will be taught. The Jazz teacher will be hands on and correct imperfections in each dancers technique.

  • Jazz class does not require a certain shoe but foot thongs are recommended.

IMPROV/FUNK CLASS

  • Improv will consist of different styles each week. Dancers will be asked to move and create on their own and with groups.

  • Funk class will be a 30 minute – 1 hour class that consists of choreography. Dancers will learn 4-10 sets of eight each week and will learn to pick up quickly and efficiently.

FOOD AND GIFTS

  • No food or drinks will be allowed in ANY of the dance rooms (including the big studio). Dancer may bring a water bottle or Gatorade to class. Dancers can eat their snacks in the snack/parent room before or after class.

  • No gift exchange will be allowed in class. If you would like to bring a gift for Christmas, Valentines, or Birthday you must inform your team president and distribute them before or after class. You also must plan to distribute gifts to every teammate. If you have friend gifts please deliver them personally outside the studio.

PARENT/DANCER/TEACHER CONFERENCES

  • I will be conducting 2-3 parent/teacher conferences throughout the year. These will be set-up on a day that the dancer attends class and will include our JDS Ballet teacher, Tumbling teacher, Jazz teacher and Miss Courtney.

  • Each teacher will have a set curriculum that is centered around the level and team and students will be evaluated before each of these parent/teacher meetings. You will be able to see your dancers progress and hear from their teachers personally on the elements they have mastered as well as need improvements. This will also give you the opportunity to ask questions and voice any concerns.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

• Q – What should I wear to auditions?
o A - You want to wear a fun dance outfit that shows off your personality. Something that is comfortable and easy to move in. Bikers or Jazz pants and Dance top.
• Q – What shoes should I wear to audition?
o A – You will want to bring Jazz shoes, foot undies or Ballet shoes to audition in. If you do not have these shoes just wear socks or bare feet.
• Q – How should I do my hair and make-up?
o A – You want to wear your hair off your face in a cute age appropriate style. You can get funky if you want! Wear minimal make-up if any. Mascara, little blush and some gloss is great!!
• Q – What will I be doing in auditions?
o A–Dancer will be taught a short combinations well as some technical elements such as pirouettes (turns), Jetes (leaps), toe touches, leg extensions, etc. They will showcase their combo and elements 4 at a time to the judges. Don’t stress! We will be there to help and dancers will have the opportunity to show us more than once!

• Q – How and when will I receive the results?
o A–Results will be emailed to you 2 days after your audition.
• Q – What should I expect after auditions?
o A – Dancers chosen for our JDS teams will begin summer training in June. An exact schedule and information will be sent with your result email. A parent meeting will be scheduled in July that will outline the whole year!

 

JDS Competition Teams

Draper Studio 2018-2019

TEAM AUDITIONS

$65
($30 goes towards January Team Payment)

Workshop
Wednesday, May 23rd
3-5 yrs – 4-5PM
6-7 yrs – 4-5PM
8-11yrs – 5-6:30PM
12-up – 6:30-8:30PM
Audition
Wednesday, May 30th
3-7 yrs – 4-5:30PM
8-11 - 5-6:30PM
12-up - 6:30-8:30PM
Pro Team Call backs
Thursday, May 31st
Parent meeting (mandatory) - 5-6PM
Dancer Audition - 5-8PM
Dancers will receive an invitation from above audition
Please come 15 minutes early to auditions to fill out your audition commitment form.

JDS Competition Teams 2018-2019

Are they for you? Which team is best for you and your dancer?

Included in this packet is information regarding our JDS competition teams. Everything you need to know for this season!

Get ready to learn and perform your dancing talents as well as make friends to last a lifetime!

JDS has many levels of competition teams to enable kids to be involved at all different commitment and financial levels. Teams range from 1.5 hours per week to 14 plus hours. Joining a JDS team promotes teamwork, responsibility, organization, discipline, friendship, performance, technique and much more!!

X-TEAMS Xcite, Xpress, Xtreme

X-teams are a great way to get involved in the world of competitive dance. Dancers meet once per week. Teams learn one routine, which they will compete at 2 to 3 competitions between February-May. These teams are more competitive than a recreational class because dancers are auditioned and placed on teams based on level and age. Dancers are challenged and receive the maximum progress throughout the year.

Dancers are ages 3-up years old and train 1.5-3 hours per week. Training includes Jazz, Tumbling, and Choreography. Ballet and extra technique classes are encouraged for those who would like to progress more rapidly. $45-$125 per month.

1 routine at 3 competitions.
Competition costumes and entry fees are additional. Entry fees are $16-$25 per routine per competition. Costumes are $100-$140 per routine and are used for all performances and competitions.
Class outfit is required. These outfits will be used throughout the year in class as well as to perform at Christmas and Spring Concert finale. Class outfit is $60.
Team travel suit and team bag are optional.
Choreography workshop August 13-24. Teams will attend 1-2 days of this workshop and will learn their competition routine. Workshop is $40-$100 based on the size of the team.
Shoes will be required for performances and competitions.

COMPANY TEAMS Tiny, Mini, Petite, Junior

Our Company teams are very popular because dancers receive a great competitive experience without a huge time commitment. Teams will participate in 2 competitive routines at three competitions between February-May. This level of team is for kids who love to dance but enjoy the less time commitments and technical requirements. This is a strong competitive team with a minimum dance schedule. Ballet is required for higher level Company Teams. Company teams are for dancers with or without prior competition experience.

Dancers are 5-16 years old and train 2-8 hours per week. Training includes Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Tumbling and Choreography. $55-$225 per month.
1-2 routines at 3 competitions. Teams may combine for one routine. Competition costumes and entry fees are additional. Entry fees are $16-$25 per routine per competition. Costumes are $100-$140 per routine and are used for all performances and competitions.

Class outfit is required. These outfits will be used throughout the year in class as well as to perform at Christmas and Spring Concert finale. Class outfit is $60.
Team travel suit $95-$125 and team bag $85. Warm-ups and bags will be used each year and you are not required to buy them if you already have them and they fit.

Choreography workshop August 13-24. Teams will attend 1 to 3 days of this workshop and will learn their competition routines. Workshop is $80-$200. Shoes will be required for performances and competitions.

ELITE TEAMS Mini, Junior, Senior

Elite teams are for serious and committed dancers who are self-motivated and disciplined. Ballet is a huge part of these teams. Teams will participate in 2-3 competitive routines at 2 local competitions and 2 conventions between February and May. If your dancer does not enjoy and work hard in ballet this team is not for them. Dancers selected for these teams will be dancers with the potential, dedication, and discipline needed for this level of team. If you are looking for a less demanding team, please consider X-Teams or Company. Please make sure your schedule and finances allow for this serious commitment.

Dancers are 8 years old and up and train 9-12 hours per week. Ballet is required for company teams. Training includes Jazz, Ballet, Tumbling, Hip Hop, Tap, Improvisation, Funk and Several Choreography classes. $120-$300 per month.
2-4 routines at 2 local competitions and 1-2 conventions. Teams may combine for one routine.
Competition costumes and entry fees are additional. Entry fees are $16-$55 per routine per competition/convention. Costumes are $120-$200 per routine and are used for all performances and competitions.
Class outfit is required. These outfits will be used thoughout the year in ALL classes (including Ballet) as well as to perform at Christmas and Spring Concert Ballet. Class outfit is $60.
Team travel suit $95-$140 and team bag $85. Warm-ups and bags will be used each year and you are not required to buy them if you already have them and they fit.
Choreography workshop August 13-24. Team will attend 2-4 days of this workshop and will learn their competition routines. Workshop is $100-$300 depending number of routines, choreographers and team sizes.
Shoes will be required for performances and competitions.

PRO TEAMS Junior, Teen, Senior, Jazz

Pro teams are for the most committed dancers who are self-motivated and disciplined and wanting to push themselves thru their commitment and dedication to their craft. Ballet is a huge part of these teams. Teams will participate in 3-9 competitive routines at 2 local competitions and 2-3 conventions between February and May. If your dancer does not enjoy and work hard in ballet this team is not for them. Dancers considered will be those with no other team or extra-curricular activity that they are committed to and choose to make dance their main commitment. This includes a competitive cheer team, sports team, school play, school drill or dance company, etc. Dancers selected for these teams will be dancers with the potential, dedication, and discipline needed for this level of team. If you are looking for a less demanding team, please consider X-Teams or Company. Please make sure your schedule and finances allow for this serious commitment.

  • Dancers are 8 years old and up and train a minimum of 12 hours per week. Training includes Jazz, Ballet, Tumbling, Hip Hop, Tap, Improvisation, Funk and Several Choreography classes. $120-$323 per month.

  • 2-4 routines at 2 local competitions and 3 conventions. Teams may combine for one routine. Local competitions are $16-$45 per routine and Conventions are $200-$295 each including $35 -$65 entry fees per routine.

  • Dancers will have the opportunity to perform extra specialty routines. These will be audition or special selection only.

  • Competition costumes and entry fees are additional. Entry fees are $16-$65 per routine per competition/convention. Costumes are $120-$200 per routine and are used for all performances and competitions.

  • Class outfit is required. These outfits will be used throughout the year in ALL classes (including Ballet) as well as to perform at Christmas and Spring Concert Ballet.
    Class outfit is $60.

  • Pro travel suit $150 and team bag $85. Pro level teams will have a unique travel warm-up significant to these teams.

  • Choreography workshop August 13-24. Team will attend 2-8 days of this workshop and will learn their competition routines. $100-$700 depending on number of routines, choreographers and team sizes.

  • Shoes will be required for performances and competitions.

  • Master Clinics with out of state and local amazing choreographers throughout the year. These are $25-$75 per class.

  • Pro teams also train together with Pro teams from Layton. We combine together for a few routines and have combined rehearsals a few times per month. Sometimes on Saturday and sometimes during the week. These are scheduled way in advance and we arrange carpool with all the dancers.

  • Pro teams will also attend a National Convention every other year as well as have tour training opportunities in cities such as Las Vegas, NYC, LA, Miami and Chicago.

    TINY & MINI PRO TEAMS

  • NEW! Tiny Pro - Ages 5-7 years old. Mini Pro - Ages 7-9 years old.

  • 1-2 routines

  • 1-2 conventions

  • Workshop - August 13-24 - 2-4 days

  • Nationals every other year

IMPORTANT INFORMATION & GUIDELINES

BALLET

  • Our team practice outfits will be all black this year. Dancers will be required to wear their outfits to all classes. During ballet they will be required to wear pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Male dancers will wear all black and black ballet shoes.

  • The Ballet room with be facilitated with wall shelves for each team and dancer.
    When dancers enter the Ballet room they will retrieve their ballet shoes from their designated shelf and put them on. Before the dancer leaves the Ballet room they will return their ballet shoes to their shelf.

  • Dancers who do not come in the correct attire will not sit out. They will have a spot at the bar where they will be given strength combos to do during the entire class.

  • Laziness and talking in class is not acceptable. Dancer who are not respectful and attentive will be asked to excuse themselves.

STRETCH

• Teams will have a combined stretch at the beginning of the day. This will be taught by 3 of our JDS teachers. One teacher will be leading the warm-up and the other 2 will be correcting the dancers as they stretch. Some dancers may be pulled aside to work on specialty stretches to improve their range of flexibility.

CLASS TIMES

• I will not be starting class at the studio till 4:15 for teams. This gives the dancers time to get to the studio, change and nourish themselves. There will be no excuse for tardiness!!

JAZZ CLASS

  • Jazz class will be 1-1.5 hours of straight technique. No improv or combos will be taught. The Jazz teacher will be hands on and correct imperfections in each dancers technique.

  • Jazz class does not require a certain shoe but foot thongs are recommended.

IMPROV/FUNK CLASS

  • Improv will consist of different styles each week. Dancers will be asked to move and create on their own and with groups.

  • Funk class will be a 30 minute – 1 hour class that consists of choreography. Dancers will learn 4-10 sets of eight each week and will learn to pick up quickly and efficiently.

FOOD AND GIFTS

  • No food or drinks will be allowed in ANY of the dance rooms (including the big studio). Dancer may bring a water bottle or Gatorade to class. Dancers can eat their snacks in the snack/parent room before or after class.

  • No gift exchange will be allowed in class. If you would like to bring a gift for Christmas, Valentines, or Birthday you must inform your team president and distribute them before or after class. You also must plan to distribute gifts to every teammate. If you have friend gifts please deliver them personally outside the studio.

PARENT/DANCER/TEACHER CONFERENCES

  • I will be conducting 2-3 parent/teacher conferences throughout the year. These will be set-up on a day that the dancer attends class and will include our JDS Ballet teacher, Tumbling teacher, Jazz teacher and Miss Courtney.

  • Each teacher will have a set curriculum that is centered around the level and team and students will be evaluated before each of these parent/teacher meetings. You will be able to see your dancers progress and hear from their teachers personally on the elements they have mastered as well as need improvements. This will also give you the opportunity to ask questions and voice any concerns.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

• Q – What should I wear to auditions?
o A - You want to wear a fun dance outfit that shows off your personality. Something that is comfortable and easy to move in. Bikers or Jazz pants and Dance top.
• Q – What shoes should I wear to audition?
o A – You will want to bring Jazz shoes, foot undies or Ballet shoes to audition in. If you do not have these shoes just wear socks or bare feet.
• Q – How should I do my hair and make-up?
o A – You want to wear your hair off your face in a cute age appropriate style. You can get funky if you want! Wear minimal make-up if any. Mascara, little blush and some gloss is great!!
• Q – What will I be doing in auditions?
o A–Dancer will be taught a short combinations well as some technical elements such as pirouettes (turns), Jetes (leaps), toe touches, leg extensions, etc. They will showcase their combo and elements 4 at a time to the judges. Don’t stress! We will be there to help and dancers will have the opportunity to show us more than once!

• Q – How and when will I receive the results?
o A–Results will be emailed to you 2 days after your audition.
• Q – What should I expect after auditions?
o A – Dancers chosen for our JDS teams will begin summer training in June. An exact schedule and information will be sent with your result email. A parent meeting will be scheduled in July that will outline the whole year!