What type of student should perform a solo at competition?
How many competitions does Dance Explosions participate in?
Soloists are normally the strongest technical dancers with commanding stage presence. While many dancers thrive in a group number, great group dancers are not necessarily soloists. A soloist must be able to fill the stage with their energy and style, all on their own! Soloists must also be prepared to take on the added commitment of extra INDEPENDENT rehearsals, home study, music and costume selection.
What if my dancer can not make a rehearsal or competition?
Dance Explosions will participate in THREE-FOUR dance competitions yearly. Each year, they try to make ONE of these competitions an out of town experience.
Who makes the costumes? Who are they paid to?
Competition is seen as an ENORMOUS commitment. We expect all of our dancers to have 100% attendance to all rehearsals and competitions. If there is an unexpected or UNAVOIDABLE reason for your child to miss a rehearsal or competition, please let the office receptionist know immediately!
Does Dance Explosions put a surcharge on the competition fees?
MOST costumes are ordered by Dance Explosions through studio approved catalogues. All group, trio and duet costumes are paid directly to Dance Explosions. Solo costumes should be discussed with your teachers as soon as possible. If ordering from the catalogues supplied by the studio, costume fees will be paid directly to Dance Explosions. If a solo costume is being sewn, arrangements for sewing must be made by the solo dancer (his/her parents). The seamstress will be paid directly. We can recommend seamstresses.
What are the fees associated with participating in competition?
In order to pay for staff to attend the competitions as well as the hours of paperwork each competition requires, Dance Explosions puts a $8.00 surcharge on each competition entry.
1.choreography fee (if the child is learning the dance out of their regular class)
Is it all worth it?
All of our dancers would say YES! They all have a wonderful time at every competition and many parents have REALLY enjoyed watching their child and others perform! Plus, it creates a great sense of camaraderie amoung our dancers! The experience is unlike any other, but it helps to be prepared!