S/D/T's are awarded to students who show extensive dedication, leadership skills, and balance between all classes. These are considered a privilege, above and beyond regular classes. Account balances must be up to date in order to have a S/D/T. Payment for these routines must be paid to the choreographer up front, or divided into each private lesson.
Dancers will be chosen to do solos, duets and trios, and will be in a style that they compete in already, in a group. S/D/T's will not be accepted if a dancer does not compete in this style, with a group. Weekly training in each style is very important to gain specific technique and confidence. Having occasional private lessons for S/T/D's does not give the dancer enough experience in the genre.
FEES for a solo/Duet/Trio
Choreo fee- determined by choreographer (this fee includes your 10, half hour private lessons, choreography and studio rental fee)
Competition fees- determined by each competition
Costume fee- will be chosen by choreographer, and sometimes delegated to parent to purchase
~Set up your private lessons with your choreographer and commit to this appointment. It is difficult to book solo time and studio space is limited. Forgotten solo practices will not be made up.
~If you must cancel a lesson due to illness, please give the choreographer as much notice as possible so they can arrange their schedule
~Please document all solo rehearsals to ensure you are receiving your allowed 10 private lessons
~Come to each solo practice ready to add on. Solos should be rehearsed at home so the choreographer can add to it at the next rehearsal.
~Solos rehearsals are meant for learning choreography, and cleaning the routine once finished. It is not meant for learning new Skills. Skills should be mastered in weekly classes. Teachers will not put moves in that the dancer cannot properly and safely execute.
~Dancers are responsible for filming their routine on their own device so they can practice at home.
~It is the responsibility of the soloist to remember the choreography. This goes back to being able to balance all classes. If a soloist continually forgets the routine, it may be pulled until the choreographer knows they are ready
~Time, effort and creativity goes into each routine. They are specifically designed for each student and a lot of planning goes into the piece. The artistic direction of each solo should come from the choreographer, and not the parent/dancer.