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Dance Company

This team is comprised of our most dedicated dancers at Xpress Yourself in terms of technique, focus and passion. These dancers seek to reach their full potential in this competitive art form and to commit themselves to the Xpress Yourself Dance Company.

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Requirements:
  • Compete at 3 Regional Competitions
  • Compete at a National Competition every other year
  • Attend, at minimum, one dance convention per year
  • Attend additional weekend rehearsals
  • Attend Dance Company Showcase, PJ Party & Awards Picnic
  • Perform at local events when invited (some venues may not accommodate all dance routines)
  • Perform in the Finale routine
  • Attend Choreography week & Nationals prep week (every other year)
  • Class attendance is mandatory

Class Requirements:

Electric Level

  • 1 hour of ballet per week
  • 1 hour of tap per week
  • 1 hour of jazz per week
  • Will compete in Tap & Jazz


Explosive Level

  • 2 hours of Ballet
  • 1 hour of STL
  • Compete in production
  • Compete, at minimum, in 1 other dance discipline and take the corresponding technique classes (tap, jazz, contemporary, acro or hip hop)


Extreme Level

  • 3 hours of Ballet
  • 1 hour of STL
  • Compete in production
  • Compete, at minimum, in 2 other disciplines and take the corresponding technique classes (tap, jazz, contemporary, acro or hip hop)
Costume & Attire Requirements:
  • XY leotard, pink tights and bun for Ballet
  • XY leotard, tan tights and bun for STL & Rehearsals (see XY shoe/attire sheet for all other classes)
  • Specific styles of dance shoes & tights are required for performances- TBA
  • Responsible for taking care of costumes
  • Must learn and demonstrate Dance Company “look” (hair and makeup)
  • Additional required purchases includes: make up kit, rhinestone earrings, Dance Company jacket, leo, leggings & event tickets

Expectations:

Dancers

  • Be a leader
  • Give 100% in classes and rehearsals
  • Should be able to accept positive criticism and corrections
  • Dancers should arrive to class promptly and always be prepared- “early is on time, on time is late and late is unacceptable”
  • Support team members even if you are not dancing and/or not attending an event   (ex: sick, injured, etc.)
  • Dancers should be able to balance their schoolwork and dance schedules
  • You are an athlete- make sure to properly warm up, take care of your body, communicate injuries to your parents/teachers and lead a healthy lifestyle


Parents

  • Parents must be prepared at all events
  • Parents are not allowed backstage at performances or competitions
  • Must be responsible for your child’s costumes, accessories, and the XY “look”
  • Arrive at events on time- call times are mandatory
  • After receiving the Dance Company Schedule of events, email Kristin promptly with any conflicts
  • Email Kristin directly to inform of all absences- a healthy lifestyle