Junior Company 2020

Junior Company is for dancers ages 9-13.  It is an intermediate, two day a week time commitment and competes three dances in 4 Regionals and 1 Nationals for the 2019-20 season. This is an audition based company.  Please contact info@whitebeardancecenter.com if you are interested in auditioning for WBDC’s Junior Company or for financial information. 


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

Monday 5:00-7:30pm Hip Hop/Ballet/Tap    Thursday 5:00-7:30 Ballet/Lyrical/Jazz

Junior Company dancers receive the below optional classes at a discounted rate:

Production Saturday 10:30-11:30am    

Turns & Leaps 2 Saturday 11:30-12:15pm

Saturday Acro 2 12:15pm-1:15pm or Acro 3 1:15-2:15pm **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.

Please see your company invite or contact WBDC for pricing on tuition and dancer packages.


Mandatory Choreography Camp

8/13 11:30-12:45pm Jazz, 12:45-1:30pm Tap

8/14 12:30-1:30pm Lyrical, 1:30-2:00pm Review


Mandatory Saturday Rehearsals:

10/5 Junior Lyrical 8:15-9:15am

10/12 Junior Jazz 8:15-9:15am

1/11 Junior Tap 8:15-9:15am

1/18 Junior Lyrical 8:15-9:15am

2/1 Junior Jazz 8:15-9:15am

2/15 Junior Tap 8:15-9:15am


Competitions/Performances:

Junior Company competes at 4 Regional Competitions and 1 Nationals.

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

Optional Solo, Duet, Trio and Small Group Competition-Act 1 Talent 3/13-3/15 at Hopkins High School in Hopkins, MN. Email will be sent out in Oct/Nov to finalize those wishing to attend the optional competition with pricing and payment information.

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. 

Junior Hip Hop will be performed at recital, but not at any competitions. 

Junior Company will perform at Marketfest and at the Manitou Days Parade.   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.


Dress Code:

Ballet:

Girls: Black Leotard (any style), Pink Tights (full footed or convertible), Pink split sole ballet shoes  Leather or Canvas (preference of dancer). Hair in a bun and bangs/layers pinned securely back.  

Boys: T-Shirt and Shorts (not too baggy please).  Black split sole ballet shoes. 

Jazz/Tap:

Girls (May be over ballet attire or in place of ballet attire) Dance shorts, pants, tank tops, bra tops, t-shirts, tights, and leotards.  Capezio Caramel Free Form Shoes. Hair tied up. Dancing Fair Tan Split Sole Tap Shoes.  Competition shoes will be decided with costumes and communicated to families in December.

Boys: Black Jazz Tap Shoes.  Caramel Free Form Shoes.  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:

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


Adjusted Schedule Weeks:

Due to Disney Performance/Travel:

All classes are canceled 12/5. Leaps & Turns, Acro Classes and Production are canceled 12/7. Hip Hop Company 2 will have class on 12/9, but all other Junior Company Classes are Canceled. On 12/12 Junior Company has class from 5:00-6:15pm.

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:

Junior Company will be celebrating Halloween on 10/28!   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 5:40pm Junior Tap 6:25pm Junior/Intermediate Hip Hop

Thursday 11/21 7:20pm Junior Jazz and Junior Lyrical

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:

Junior Company will be having their Holiday party with Teen and Senior Company on Thursday 12/19 from 6:00-7:30pm.   Parents should plan to attend from 6:30-7:30pm 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.   Junior 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 Monday, November 25th


Celebration Convention and Jump! Convention:

Celebration:

For the 2017, 2018 and 2019 season, WBDC dancers attended the 1 day Celebration Convention in Duluth.   We had 95% of our competitive company attend.  

Part of the success of WBDC Company members is due to their dedication, continual growth/training, and attending as many additional opportunities as possible.   

We’ve polled the students in the past and many of them said they liked conventions and learning new things, but sometimes they were long and very crowded.  We like Celebrations because it is 1 day, a great price, and although a lot of students attend it is not as long or as crowded as some of the other choices. 

We sincerely hope we have excellent attendance!  We firmly believe what you put into your season is what you will get out of it!

Saturday, September 28th at the DECC, Duluth MN 

7 classes for $85!!  For the few students that DID NOT compete at Celebration last season with WBDC the price is $115.   Celebration gives a discount to returning dancers.

Payment Deadline is 9/1.

Sign-up at Company Registration.

All Leaps & Turns, Acro, Production, Private Lessons and Small Groups will be canceled on 9/28.

 

Jump! Dance Convention:

We are offering an additional Convention for those dancers that do enjoy them.  We are not going to be going as a studio, so each dancer’s family is responsible for chaperoning/lunches/etc.   Anyone who chooses to attend we will have a WBDC staff member meet you for registration, but after that everyone is on their own.   

November 8-10th at the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN                                                                                                                           

2 days of classes (plus a few things Friday for some age groups) for Ages 5-7 $195, Ages 8-19 $260 Observers $50   

Payment Deadline is 9/15.

Sign-up at Company Registration.

We will still be having classes at WBDC and students will be responsible for learning any missed choreography, but will obviously be excused from classes if they wish to attend.