SMJ Performing Arts

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Performing Company

2016 / 2017 Performing Co. Auditions

2016 / 2017 Performing Co. Schedule

June 24: Company Auditions

July-August: Minis & Juniors Choreography Fees Due

July 16: Robin Hood Parade and Stage Show (Minis, Juniors, Co. Tap, Solos and Duos)

August 1: Minis & Juniors Choreography Fees Due

August 1: Company Gear Orders Due (New Members Only)

Summer: Nutcracker Principal Role Auditions - Date TBA

September: Fall Classes and Nutcracker Rehearsals Begin

September-November: Company Costume Fees Due

October 1: Nutcracker Costume Fees Due

January-March: Competition/Convention/Admin Fees Due (schedule and fees TBA in Sept.)

March-May: Competitions and Conventions

June 21 + 22: Recital 2017

2016 / 2017 Commitment

PETITES COMMITMENT


Summer Schedule - Required Enrollments

  • (1) Ballet Class - Pre-Ballet or Ballet 1 (60 minutes each)
  • Acro 1
  • Petites Tap Tech & Choreography
  • Hip Hop 1
  • Petites Jazz Tech & Choreography


Fall Schedule - Required Enrollments

  • (2) Ballet classes
  • (1) Choreography/Rehearsal class per competition genre
  • (1) Technique class per competition genre
  • Nutcracker choreography and rehearsals Nutcracker choreography and rehearsals (Principal Role Auditions this summer - Date TBA)


MINIS COMMITMENT

*Finalized structure of Minis to be determined after auditions

  • (2) Ballet classes (90 minutes each)
  • (1) Strength/conditioning class
  • (1) Technique class for each genre competed
  • (1) Rehearsal class for each genre competed
  • Nutcracker choreography and rehearsals Nutcracker choreography and rehearsals (Principal Role Auditions this summer - Date TBA)


TEEN and/or JUNIORS COMMITMENT

*Finalized structure to be determined after auditions

  • (2) Ballet classes (90 minutes each)
  • (1) Strength/conditioning class
  • (1) Technique class for each genre competed
  • (1) Rehearsal class for each genre competed
  • (1) Jumps and Turns Class
  • Nutcracker choreography and rehearsals (Principal Role Auditions this summer - Date TBA)

Parent Commitment

Parents play a strong role in the success of the group every year. The most important aspect a parent contributes is the positive support to the dancers and teachers. 


As a parent you are responsible for:

  • Making sure your dancer arrives on time to all competitions and events
  • Providing funds due on a timely basis 
  • Participate in potluck food for competitions when able
  • Sell one business ad or one full page personal ad in recital program
  • All parents are expected to set the example for the children regarding great sportsmanship and professionalism during public events

Competition + Convention Schedule 

NYCDA - Vancouver WA Hilton  

January 27th - 29th

* Convention & Competition


VELOCITY - Portland OR Hilton

February 24th - 26th

* Convention & Competition


JUMP - Portland Convention Center

March 10th -12th

* Convention & Competition


ON STAGE - Portland Convention Center

April 28th - 30th

* Competition Only

Fundraisers

We understand this is significant commitment of time and finances.  As a courtesy, we are in the process of finalizing multiple fundraising opportunities to offset these expenses.  Fundraising is not required but can greatly impact your budget.  These opportunities will be offered during the summer and fall seasons. Details coming soon!

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