Extra groups and Solos/Duets/Trios 2019

Extra Groups, Small and Large, have been cast for the 2018-19 season from Company Auditions.  Solos, Duets and Trios have been cast for the 2018-19 season from Company Auditions.  Please inquire with WBDC info@whitebeardancecenter.com if this is an opportunity that you which to be considered for future seasons.

Please note that any Solo, Duet, Trio, or Extra Group a dancer must participate in Production, Leaps and Turns, and Acro for the 2018-19 season.


Extra Group Schedules for the 2018-19 season is as follows:

Petite/Junior Lyrical Small Group   Saturday 9:15-9:45am

Junior/Teen MT Large Group  Saturday 12:30-1:00pm

Senior MT Small Group   Saturday 2:00-2:30pm

Senior Lyrical Small Group   Saturday 2:30-3:00pm   

All extra groups will begin weekly rehearsals Saturday, September 15th.


Mandatory Extra Rehearsals for Extra Group Dances:

1/21/19

9:00-11:00am Junior/Teen MT Large Group

11:00-12:30pm Senior Lyrical Small Group

12:45-2:15pm Senior MT Small Group

2:45-4:15pm Petite/Junior Lyrical Small Group


Dress Rehearsal:

Extra Groups and Solos/Duets/Trios will have a full dress rehearsal at the White Bear Lake Armory during WBDC’s dress rehearsal weekend February 22nd-24th.   


Competitions/Performances:

Extra Groups and Solos/Duets/Trios competes at 4 Regional Competitions and 1 Nationals.

Bravo 3/21-3/24 at Chanhassen High School PAC in Chanhassen, MN

Celebration Talent Competition 4/4-4/7 at the DECC in Duluth, MN

Leap 5/2-5/5 at Hopkins High School in Hopkins, MN

Talent On Parade 5/16-5/19 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN

Nationals-Celebration Talent Competition 7/10-7/15 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI

Extra Groups and Solos/Duets/Trios will perform in 1 year end recital.    If your dancer is in multiple Extra Pieces they will NOT all be in the same recital.  Show orders are designed to create an entertaining show, show length, time for dancers to change and MANY other elements.  


Adjusted Schedule 3/18-3/21:

With Spring Break being right before the first competition there will be an adjusted schedule for all companies, production, small groups, solos, duets, and trios from 3/18-3/21 with some solos, duets, trios, and small groups on 3/17.  Dancers may need to be at the studio at mandatory rehearsals on days/times they do not normally dance.  As soon as we have a detailed schedule we will send to all families.   We are doing this out of respect for the amount of time, money, and energy that goes into the whole company program to make sure that all dancers and pieces are ready to perform on stage! 


Mandatory Solo/Duet/Trio Showing:

Sunday, January 13th is the Mandatory WBDC Solo/Duet/Trio Showing at WBDC.   There will be 3 showings and your dancer's piece(s) will be assigned to the various showings.   Showing assignments will be available in November 2018.   The 1st hour of the showing, dancers are grouped together to rehearse their piece(s) without teachers or parents and the 2nd hour of the showing, all parents/dancers/teachers combine to one studio so that every dancer has a chance to perform their piece(s) in front of an audience for the first time in the season.

Dancers should be in dance clothes with their hair neatly tied back and all needed dance shoes.   Dancers should bring a water bottle.   WBDC will have rehearsal music for all dancers.


Solo/Duet/Trio Lessons:

The initial private package includes 6 hours of privates. 

We will be tracking all private lessons online in the “notes” section of your account. 

Private time slots are on the individual invitation sheets.  Times will be reviewed during registration and confirmed once everyone has registered.  Your choreographer will contact you about their song selection in the weeks following registration.

Katie, Lindsay and Allison’s private lessons will start the week of September 24th.   Jenny’s private lessons will start the week of September 24th unless something is listed different on your invite sheet.  There are additional weeks that there will not be any privates due to studio closings and studio events.    

All privates will be held on all remaining weeks up to the holidays, unless specifically communicated by a choreographer.  All privates will be held in January through the Mandatory Solo, Duet, Trio showing at WBDC on Sunday, January 13th. (Specific Schedule will be available in November.)  Each choreographer will then determine the private schedule through the competition season based on the individual needs of each piece and it will be emailed to your family.   The remaining payment for lessons will be arranged at this time.

The 6-hour initial private package payment plan will be confirmed at registration.  After the 6 hours is complete, all additional private lessons must be paid in full BEFORE the lesson occurs at the rate of $25/half hour.  There will be no exceptions.   All payments go through the front desk of WBDC.  

Dancers must cancel privates by 9:00am each day to info@whitebeardancecenter.com not to be charged for a lesson.

The private lesson log will still be at the front desk to sign out studio space.  Pieces that are not practiced correctly will not be eligible to compete.  There will be no refunds for lessons, costumes, or competition entries due to improper preparation.   Dancers may not always get their time slot to practice on their own if they have not booked a private lesson with a staff member.   We have more privates than space this season and staff will move dancers into empty time slots as needed.  Please be sure to sign-out your rehearsal space time and not assume it will be there.

When coming into practice when WBDC is closed, dancers and/or parents MUST text Jenny or Katie upon entrance and at exiting the building.  Failure to follow this direction will result in the inability to utilize the facility.  Please be sure to sign a new studio usage contract at your company registration time slot for Petite/Junior Company and bring the first night of classes for Teen/Senior Company.  Petite/Junior Company dancers MUST be accompanied by a parent while using the studio.  Teen/Senior dancers may be in the building with other WBDC Teens or Seniors, but no other friends are allowed that do not dance in Teen or Senior Company.

In addition to texting, each dancer must sign in and sign out in the Private Lesson Book.  For texting, 1 person may text for a group.  For signing in and out, each person must sign!


Solo/Duet/Trio Weeks of No Lessons unless specified directly from choreographer:

9/10, 9/17, 11/19, 12/17, 12/24, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 5/20


Extra Groups and Solos/Duets/Trio Recital Rehearsal:

All extra groups and solos/duets/trios will have a rehearsal at WBDC on Wednesday 5/29 to prepare for recital.  Rehearsal will run from 5:00-6:30pm with an assigned order to accommodate dancers in multiple pieces.  Order will be available in March 2019.  Dancers need to be in regular dance attire-no costumes.