Intermediate Company 2020

Intermediate Company is for dancers ages 9 and up.  It is a beginner/intermediate, one day a week time commitment and competes two dances in one competition with the option of a second competition and nationals.  This is a non-audition company.  Any dancer is welcome that has at least one year of dance experience, WBDC or other program.   


Intermediate Company’s Schedule for the 2019-20 season is as follows:

Tuesday  5:30-7:45pm  Jazz/Ballet/Tap    $100/month due on the 1st of the month Sept-May.

The Financial Package, which includes costumes, entry fees, rehearsal fees, and a recital t-shirt needed for finale, is $77/month due on the 15th of the month Sept-March.

Intermediate Company dancers receive the below optional classes at a discounted rate.

Production Saturday 10:30-11:30am    $25/month tuition and $75/month added to Financial Package.

Turns & Leaps 1 Saturday 9:45-10:30am

Saturday Acro 1 9:15-9:45, Acro 2 12:15-1:15 **Please see company invite or WBDC for placement. We separated dancers by various skills that are closed to being mastered or strength that needs to be improved to learn a more difficult skill. (Example: Acro 2 will be focusing on side aerials right away in the fall.) Not all dancers will remain with their full company. WBDC will move dancers between levels as needed through out the year.

Turns & Leaps/Acro are $30/month tuition without any addition to the Financial Package.  They are a combined fee, so dancers may take 1 or both classes for $30.

Hip Hop Company 2 Monday 5:45-6:30pm $25/month tuition and $13/month added to Financial Package.


Registration:

If registered by 8/2, please see your email for registration time and date.  If registering 8/3 or after, please contact WBDC at info@whitebeardancecenter.com, online registration, stop on in, or give us a call at 651-426-4793 for more details! 


Dress Code Intermediate Company:

Ballet/Jazz/Tap

Girls: Leotard (any color), Tights (any color), Hair tied back off of neck and pinned off of face.   Dance shorts, pants, tank tops, bra tops, t-shirts are accepted as long as leotard and tights are worn underneath.  Pink Leather Sewn Ballet Shoes. Shiny Black Tie Tap Shoes.  Competition shoes will be decided with costumes and communicated to families in December.

Boys: T-Shirt and Shorts (not too baggy please). Black ballet shoes.  Black Jazz Tap Shoes-Young Boys Style.  Competition shoes will be decided with costumes and communicated to families in December.

Hip Hop:

Girls & Boys: Sweatpants, shorts, tank tops, and T-shirts, Hair Tied Up, and CLEAN tennis shoes.  Please make sure they are not the same tennis shoes you wore off the street.  Thanks!

All Levels of Acro:

Girls: Leotard (any color) or dance top/bottoms, Tights are optional, but MUST BE FOOTLESS, Hair tied back off of neck and pinned off of face.  Long ponytails needs to be tied in buns.  Dancers MUST be able to take off layers.  Bare Feet.

Boys: T-Shirt and Shorts (not too baggy please).  Bare Feet.


Dress Rehearsal:

Intermediate Company will have a full dress rehearsal at the White Bear Lake Armory during WBDC’s dress rehearsal weekend February 29th-March 1st.   


Competitions/Performances:

Intermediate Company will compete a Tap and Jazz dance at Bravo 3/20-3/22.  This competition will be held at the Chanhassen High School PAC.   Intermediate Company dancers have the option of competing at a second competition, Celebration Talent, at the DECC in Duluth, MN on 4/3-4/5.   Intermediate Company dancers have the option of competing at nationals, Celebration National Finals, at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI on 7/15-7/20.  Please confirm at registration if you opt to participate in the optional competition.  Dancers have until Saturday, November 17th to make a final decision and submit payment, $120 for Celebration in Duluth and $136 for Celebration Nationals.    Intermediate Company will perform in all the year end recitals and will participate in finale.  They will perform 1 dance at Marketfest in June and will participate in the Manitou Days Parade in June.   Marketfest rehearsal at WBDC is 6/10, Marketfest Performance is 6/11, and Manitou Days Parade is 6/12.   Details/Times for all of these will be available in March 2020.

***Please note if we don't have enough dancers signed up for Optional Competitions, any dancers who have paid fees towards those events will receive a full refund for the optional events.

If an Intermediate Company dancer opts to participate in Production they will compete at 4 Regional Competitions and 1 Nationals with the entire WBDC company.

Bravo 3/20-3/22 at Chanhassen High School PAC in Chanhassen, MN

Celebration Talent Competition 4/3-4/5 at the DECC in Duluth, MN

Starpower 4/24-4/26 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN

Leap 5/8-5/10 at Hopkins High School in Hopkins, MN

Nationals-Celebration Talent Competition 7/15-7/20 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI

Production will perform at all year end recitals.

Production has an additional Mandatory Rehearsal on Sunday January, 19th from 12-6pm.   Showing of production for families will be at 5:45pm with doors opening at 5:30pm. 

If an Intermediate Company dancer opts to participate in Intermediate/Junior Hip Hop, it will be performed at recital, but not at any competitions. 


Adjusted Schedule Weeks:

Due to WBDC Disney Performance in December: All Leaps & Turns, Acro Classes and Production will be canceled on Saturday 12/7.

Due to Spring Break:

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 3/15-3/19. We will plan the 3/15 rehearsal around Spring Break and Optional Competition.  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!


Happy Halloween:

Intermediate Company will be celebrating Halloween on 10/29!   We can't wait to see your costumes!  WBDC will be closed 10/31.


Fall Family Company Quick Showing:

Company classes and schedules make it hard for families to see their dancer, so we have set-up a fall family company quick showing for those that would like to see!   Other days an instructor/choreographer may or may not invite families in at the end of class, but this is a date that everyone can count on! It is also a great day to video to help your dancer practice!

Monday 11/18 6:25pm Intermediate/Junior Hip Hop

Tuesday 11/19 6:10pm Intermediate Tap and 7:40 Intermediate Jazz

Saturday 11/23 11:25am Production


Practice Music:

iRehearse is a thing of the past! Practice music will now be available on your account through our new Dance Studio Pro system. We will be sending out more information/details once everyone is set up in the new system and the music is available.


Company Hair, Make-Up, Shoes, Tights and Accessories

We will be doing the same make-up as the 2018/19 season, except lipstick. The lipstick will be changing and new information will be available December 2019. (The information sheet below will have the WRONG lipstick brand/number for the 2019/20 Season until it can be updated.)

We will be doing the same low bun/part as in 2018/19 Season. Please click HERE for instructions!

All Company tights, shoes and accessories information will be available December 2019. 


Holiday Class Party/Company Hair/Make-up Question Time:

Intermediate Company will be having their Holiday party with Mini & Petite Company on Wednesday 12/18 from 6:30-7:45pm.   Parents should plan to attend from 7:00-7:45pm to watch the companies perform their dances, ask any questions about Company Hair/Make-up and join in the festivities!  Dancers should wear holiday themed apparel and bring all needed dance shoes for their company dances.   Intermediate Company will participate in their Secret Santa Gift Exchange during the party.  Secret Santa Gift Exchange information sheets will be sent home with your dancer on Tuesday, November 26th.