Mini Company 2019
Mini Company is for dancers ages 4-8. It is a beginner, 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.
Mini Company’s Schedule for the 2018-19 season is as follows:
Wednesday 6:15-7:15pm Ballet/Jazz and Tap $59/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 $73/month due on the 15th of the month Sept-March.
Mini Company dancers receive the below optional classes at a discounted rate.
Production Saturday 10:30-11:30am $25/month tuition and $77/month added to Financial Package.
Turns & Leaps 1 Saturday 9:45-10:30am
Acro 1 Saturday 9:15-9:45am
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 Petite/Mini Monday 6:30-7:00pm $25/month tuition and $13/month added to Financial Package.
If registered by 8/1, please see your email for registration time and date. If registering 8/1 or after, please contact WBDC at firstname.lastname@example.org, online registration, stop on in, or give us a call at 651-426-4793 for more details!
Dress Code Mini Company:
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.
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), Tights are optional, but MUST BE FOOTLESS, Hair tied back off of neck and pinned off of face. Dance shorts, tank tops, bra tops, t-shirts are accepted as long as leotard is worn underneath. Bare Feet.
Boys: T-Shirt and Shorts (not too baggy please). Bare Feet.
Mini Company will have a full dress rehearsal at the White Bear Lake Armory during WBDC’s dress rehearsal weekend February 22nd-24th.
Mini Company will compete a Tap and Jazz dance at Bravo 3/21-3/24. This competition will be held at the Chanhassen High School PAC. Mini Company dancers have the option of competing at a second competition, Celebration Talent, at the DECC in Duluth, MN on 4/4-4/7. Mini Company dancers have the option of competing at nationals, Celebration National Finals, at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI on July 10th-July 15th. 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, $112 for Celebration in Duluth and $132 for Celebration Nationals. Mini 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 6/12, Marketfest Performance is 6/13, and Manitou Days Parade is 6/14. Details/Times for all of these will be available in March 2019.
***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 a Mini Company dancer opts to participate in Production they will compete at 4 Regional Competitions and 1 Nationals with the entire WBDC company.
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
Production will perform at all year end recitals.
Production has an additional Mandatory Rehearsal on Sunday January, 20th from 1-7pm. Showing of production for families will be at 6:45pm with doors opening at 6:30pm.
If a Mini Company dancer opts to participate in Hip Hop, it will be performed at recital, but not at any competitions.
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!
Mini Company will be celebrating Halloween on 10/24! 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/choreography 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 11/12 6:55pm Mini/Petite Hip Hop
Wednesday 11/14 6:40pm Mini Tap and 7:10 Mini Ballet
Saturday 11/10 11:25am Production
We will be using iRehearse again this season. If you still have your sign-on, don’t be alarmed if there is not anything to view at this time. 2018-19 music and any available videos will be uploaded as they become available. For those that need a new sign-on, sign-on re-set or want to add a dancer’s phone, please contact Jenny (text or email) with the users full name and phone number. For those new to WBDC companies, iRehearse is a free app. Once a sign-on is created you will have access to your dancer’s music and practice videos. There is also a place for users to add/comment on posts and pictures.
Holiday Class Party/New Company Hair Demo:
Mini Company will be having their Holiday party with Petite & Intermediate Company on Wednesday 12/19 from 6:15-7:45pm. Parents should plan to attend from 6:45-7:45pm to watch the companies perform their dances, watch a New Company Hair Demo/Make-Up review and join in the festivities! Dancers should wear holiday themed apparel and bring all needed dance shoes for their company dances. Mini 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 Wednesday, November 21st.
Company Holiday Party:
WBDC will have a Company Holiday party for all dancers Mini through Senior Company on Saturday December 8th from 5:30-8:00pm at WBDC. This party is hosted by Senior Company and WBDC staff members! We are excited for an afternoon/evening of holiday spirit, company bonding and fun! More details available this fall!