FAQs

FAQs 2018-02-20T16:04:15+00:00
What is the GDSC YouTube Comedy Show? 2018-03-13T17:50:55+00:00

The GDSC YouTube Comedy Show will be for our 2018/19 Competition Team and Performance Company members only.

No auditions needed! Sign-ups will be cast based off of character/script interest, as well as the director’s vision.

Stay tuned for a hard copy of the show’s description, rehearsal/film schedule and sign-up sheet.

For more information, please contact Brandi @ gottadancestudioandco@gmail.com.

What is The Circus Production? 2018-03-12T02:37:04+00:00

GDSC will be doing a production number inspired by The Greatest Showman next year as a fun optional opportunity for our Competition Team and Performance Company members.

Auditions will be solo-based. Sign up for roles (lead & ensemble) on the door of studio A and please make sure to record the character you are auditioning for, your name and your age on the sign-up sheet. Deadline to sign up is March 22.

Auditions will take place Sunday, April 8. Detailed audition times will be sent out based on roles as the date gets closer.

For more information, please direct any questions to Kelly @ ksullins.gdsc@gmail.com.

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What is the audition process? 2018-04-23T22:02:55+00:00

The 2018/19 Audition Process: Current Competition/Performance Students

Beginning April, all current Competition/Performance students who would like to audition for either group will be given time in their tech classes (jazz, tap and hip hop) to choreograph their own solos (i.e., April 2-13;). (To be accepted into one or both programs, students must attend their required tech classes.) The exception is Int./Adv. Acro, which will hold traditional auditions in class (date TBD). Int./Adv. Jazz Technique students will need to choreograph two numbers if they would like to be placed in both jazz and lyrical/contemporary groups. Students who would like to audition for musical theater will choreograph their solo in Competition Musical Theater. Staff will provide a song and documents that lay out criteria (i.e., set of important skills, length of piece, etc.) to include in solos. On these documents, students will indicate whether or not they’re auditioning for the competition team, performance company or both. All students are more than welcome to choreograph and practice their solos at home.

Students who are enrolled in the auditioning tech class but do not want to audition will be included in the audition process, as GDSC considers this workshop-style curriculum a great learning tool for all and an in-class project that would’ve been executed regardless of auditions.

From April 16-27, current students will audition their solos to be instructor-, peer- and self-assessed. The current technique class instructor will be the principle assessor.

As mentioned above, we will have three forms of assessment: anonymous peer-assessment; self-assessment; and instructor-assessment. We want all students to take ownership of their dancing and placements. Staff believes that providing constructive feedback for oneself, as well as peers, opens the door to critical thinking, which is so important for personal growth and advancement.

The 2018/19 Audition Process: New Students Only

New students who would like to audition will be invited to an appropriate technique class between May 1 and May 5 (this also includes current company/competition students who are not a part of certain disciplines within the current competition program). New students will be evaluated based off of their performance in the technique class they were invited to. Check out the schedule below and call/email us for an appropriate class to attend.

The technique class schedule is as follows:

For those who would like to audition for Jazz and/or Lyrical/Contemporary:

Int./Adv. Jazz Tech: Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m. (Available Evaluation Date: May 1)

Beg. Jazz Tech: Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m. (Available Evaluation Date: May 1)

For those who would like to audition for Musical Theater:

Saturday, May 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m. (Please be warmed-up and ready to go by 3:00 p.m.)

For those would like to audition for Hip Hop:

Beg. Hip Hop Tech: Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Available Evaluation Date: May 2)

Int./Adv. Hip Hop Tech: Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Available Evaluation Date: May 2)

For those who would like to audition for Tap:

Int./Adv. Tap Tech: Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Available Evaluation Date: May 2)

Beg. Tap Tech: Thursday, 6:15-7:15 p.m. (Available Evaluation Date: May 3)

For those who would like to audition for Acro:

Auditions will be held in class. Dates TBD.

For those who cannot make any of the above tech classes between May 1 and May 5, please contact admin at gottadancestudioandco@gmail.com and we will schedule a private audition at $40/hour.

Please contact Gotta Dance Studio & Company via email at gottadancestudioandco@gmail.com or phone at 541-647-6899 if you or your child are new and interested in auditioning for one or both of our programs OR if you’re a current student who has specific questions about the process. You may also sign up for auditions here. A hard copy sign-up sheet will also be available on Studio A’s door in March. When you complete either sign-up sheet (online or hard copy), please remember to fill in all categories.

What holidays are GDSC CLOSED for? 2018-02-19T20:20:27+00:00

Per our “Holidays/School Closures Agreement“:

I understand that Gotta Dance, LLC generally follows the Bend/La Pine School District’s holiday/break schedule. The following holidays/breaks apply: Labor Day, Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, Spring break and Memorial Day. I am also aware that in the event of a school closure due to poor weather conditions, Gotta Dance will follow the district’s lead. Our website and social media accounts will reflect closure, an email notification will be sent and make-ups will be scheduled immediately. Again, I know that the tuition amount will not change for months with school closures, holidays and breaks.

What are GDSC’s classroom expectations? 2018-01-09T04:39:03+00:00

Attire

In an effort to give your child quality instruction, please respect our dress code. Hair properly done avoids an unnecessary distraction for the student and instructor; proper shoes help for traction and general movement within the discipline; appropriate attire provides instructors with correct perspective on body movement and again, prevents distraction for the student and instructor.

Attendance

For a student’s advancement, attendance and timeliness is of the utmost importance. If a student misses more than three, we highly recommend private lessons, which cost $40/hour. To avoid the extra expense, please make attendance a priority. To accurately track attendance, please let us know ahead of time if your child is going to be absent or late so we can plan accordingly.

Attitude

GDSC works hard to cultivate an inclusive culture of positivity, confidence, compassion and humility. Please respect this environment by leaving bad vibes at the door.

“We each have a choice: to approach life as a creator or a critic, a lover or a hater, a giver or a taker.”

The Winners Manual by Jim Tressel

What age group is best? 2018-01-09T04:41:17+00:00

Classes are not only based on age, but also experience.

We have overlapping age brackets in order to accommodate those students with/without dance experience. For example, if a student is 9, but has no previous ballet experience, he/she would be placed in Ballet 1/Ballet 2 alongside students his/her age. And likewise, if a student is 9 and has previous ballet experience, he/she would be placed in Ballet 3/Ballet 4. This not only helps in addressing appropriate skills for each level based on mental and physical development, but also creates an atmosphere of confidence and comfort as students grow and learn alongside peers within the same age bracket.

Team opportunities for the 2018/19 season? 2018-03-13T01:07:45+00:00

Though we are looking into the following opportunities, nothing is set in stone. Please stay tuned for a list of confirmed events, as well as a timeline, for the 2018/19 dance season. Thank you for your patience as we concretely establish plans for next year!

Competition Team

GDSC is currently looking into the following competition/training opportunities for its Competition Team:

Competitions

Two competitions will be required for the 2018/19 dance season. Competitions TBD.

Training

Bend Dance Workshop

CLI Studios

Competition Team Recital

Optional workshops and conventions (i.e., Newport Dance Workshop)

Performance Company

GDSC is currently looking into the following performance/training opportunities for its Performance Company: 

Performance Opportunities

Bend festivals (NEW!)

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (NEW!)

Impromptu Bend performance invitations (i.e., Athleta, retirement communities, etc.)

Performance Company Recital

Portland Rose Festival (NEW!)

Portland Trail Blazers Center Court Performance (NEW!)

Training

Bend Dance Workshop

CLI Studios

Optional workshops and conventions (i.e., Newport Dance Workshop)

Additional Opportunities for Both Groups

Annual Christmas Party

GDSC YouTube Comedy Show (NEW!)

Keller Auditorium Broadway Show (NEW!)

Master Choreography (NEW!)

Professional Commercial Portrait Session

Student of the Month

Student of the Year

Annual Summer Potluck

The Circus Production (NEW!)

Tour of the U of O Dance Program (NEW!)

Vision Board Party (NEW!)

Costuming for the June Recital? 2018-02-08T20:21:19+00:00

June Recital 2018 Costuming Procedure

If you are in a performing recreational class, you will be performing in the June Recital. (If you are unsure on whether your class is performing, please contact admin at gottadancestudioandco@gmail.com.) This also means that you will need a costume. Last year, the studio went through Costume Manager, which required parents to order from their end. Unfortunately, Costume Manager is no longer; therefore, the studio is returning to the old-school way of ordering costumes–parents will be invoiced and we will size and order for you.

We plan on adding costume amount(s) to your account February 2-5. Costume totals will be no more than $70. When we invoice, we are taking into account the cost of the costume, shipping and the time that goes into measuring, sizing based on different catalog/source measurements, ordering, distributing and exchanges. Costuming is an arduous process (as some of you may have gathered from last year). We thank you for your patience and understanding throughout the entire process. (Also, as an important side note, costuming does NOT include dance shoes or tights.)

Payment for costumes is due by March 1. If we do not receive payment before then, we will automatically process the costume amount with March’s tuition amount.

If for some reason you cannot pay for your costume on the 1st, unfortunately, we cannot order your costume with the group. Please be aware that additional costs may apply if we have to order your costume at a later date. Not only, but the risk of your costume not arriving in time for recital photos (Date TBD) and/or the recital itself increase drastically. Also note that costume payments are non-refundable.

Thanks for your support! We are so EXCITED to put on an AMAZING show!

Self-Purchase Costuming List

While most of our costumes will be purchased through catalogs, a select few will come from external sources, which requires parents/students to order/purchase from their end. Please see those classes in alphabetical order below. If your class is NOT listed, refer to the procedure laid out above. 

Ballet 1/Ballet 2: Boys only
Black dance pants (buy on own): Vest, attached shirt and mask (studio will invoice and order)
COSTUME DEADLINE: April 1

Beg./Int. Hip Hop Technique
Please see instructor for details.
COSTUME DEADLINE: April 1

Beg./Int. Tap Technique
Anything cowboy/girl, i.e., jeans, flannel, cowboy/girl hat, etc.
COSTUME DEADLINE: April 1

Breakdance
Paper Cup T-Shirt
COSTUME DEADLINE: April 1

Combo Jazz (Teen/Adult)
Girls: Black/gold dress; Boys: Black/gold button-up shirt, slacks and tie
COSTUME DEADLINE: April 1

Creative Movement (Ages 3-4), Tuesdays: Boys only
Black dance pants (buy on own); Vest and attached shirt (studio will invoice and order)
COSTUME DEADLINE: April 1

Hip Hop (Teen/Adult)
Black shirts (please see instructor for details), Digi Camo Leggings – Adult or Youth, black combat boots—if unavailable, click here OR here. (Please ignore current hip hop shoe requirement, as this class will be using the combat boot instead. Thank you!)
COSTUME DEADLINE: April 1
BOOT DEADLINE: March 12 (Miss A.P. would like you to have plenty of time to break these in.)

Int./Adv. Acro: Willy Wonka & Lyrical Piece
Willy Wonka
Nevaeh: Blue inflatable suit, Blue spandex suit; Romi: Willy Wonka Suit; Leah, Sophia and Miranda: Please see Miss Charlene for specifics
Lyrical Piece
The following accounts will be invoiced and costumes will be ordered by the studio: Kajikawa, Andrews and Cox
COSTUME DEADLINE: April 1

Intermediate Ballet Technique B (Ages 12+)
Light Blue Adult Scoop Front Dress
COSTUME DEADLINE: April 1

Int./Adv. Hip Hop Technique
Girls: White hospital gowns; Boys: Blue medical scrubs
COSTUME DEADLINE: April 1

Int./Adv. Tap Technique
Anything cowboy/girl, i.e., jeans, flannel, cowboy/girl hat, etc.
COSTUME DEADLINE: April 1

Musical Theater (Ages 9+): Boys only
White shirt, black slacks, black suspenders, black jazz shoes
COSTUME DEADLINE: April 1

Tap 1/Tap 2: Boys only
Black dance pants, black button-up long-sleeved shirt, red tie (buy on own); Black fedora (studio will invoice and order)
COSTUME DEADLINE: April 1

Tap 3/Tap 4: Boys only
Black dance pants, neon green t-shirt
COSTUME DEADLINE: April 1

What should I wear to Ballet? 2018-01-14T02:51:57+00:00

Creative Movement

Any kind of dance wear, i.e., athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, tights, tutus, skirts; ballet shoes; hair pulled back in some way

Pre-Ballet

Girls: Light pink leotards, skirts are OK; proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair up off of neck

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet 1

Girls: Light blue (also called Copen blue) leotards (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet 2

Girls: Burgundy leotards (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet 3/Ballet 4

Girls: Navy blue leotards (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Intermediate Ballet Technique A & B

Girls: Black leotards (any brand, any cut; no underwear, no skirts); nude bra (no clear straps) OR nude/black sports bra; pink Bloch split-sole canvas ballet shoes, theatrical pink convertible nylon spandex tights (any brand); hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Teen/Adult Ballet

Leotards (any color, any brand, any cut); skirts, leggings or capris (form fitting, any color); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); hair up

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Acro? 2018-01-09T04:48:08+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; bare feet; hair pulled back; no jewelry; no fake nails

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Tumbling? 2018-01-14T02:51:23+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; bare feet; hair pulled back; no jewelry; no fake nails

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Tap? 2018-01-14T02:50:51+00:00

Tap (Ages 5-10)

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans or pants that drag); any style of child’s tap shoes; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Tap (Ages 11+)

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans or pants that drag); hard-sole tap shoes with tap toe box, Capezio preferred; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Jazz? 2018-01-14T02:50:25+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; “Bloch Super Jazz Slip-On” tan jazz shoes (boys and girls); tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Creative Movement? 2018-01-14T02:52:45+00:00

Any kind of dance wear, i.e., athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, tights, tutus, skirts; ballet shoes; hair pulled back in some way

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Contemporary? 2018-01-14T02:49:55+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet–please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Lyrical? 2018-01-14T02:49:25+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan leather half-soles; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Hip Hop? 2018-01-30T00:45:39+00:00

Hip Hop

Girls: Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black “Gia Mia Hi-Top” sneakers from Just for Kix: Click here for youth sizes; Click here for adult sizes. IMPORTANT: Availability is limited. If you cannot find your child’s size, try Amazon and/or plug “Gia Mia GS4” into your search engine. This shoe can be found from other retailers. If you’re still struggling, contact admin and we will do our best to help you search. (DISCLAIMER: Hip hop shoes run smaller than street shoes. Pay close attention to the sizing instructions. If you are ordering the girls “Hi Top Sneaker,” order at least two sizes bigger.)

Boys: Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black “Pastry Pop Tart Grid Hi Top” sneakers: Click here for youth sizes; Click here for adult sizes. (DISCLAIMER: Hip hop shoes run smaller than street shoes. Pay close attention to the sizing instructions.)

Breakdance

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black high-top shoes (i.e., Converse)

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

What should I wear to Musical Theater? 2018-01-30T00:42:03+00:00

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; see instructor for shoes, as they may vary based on choreography; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

Competition Team costuming? 2018-01-30T23:16:51+00:00

Competition and Performance Costuming

Groups

If at all possible, have self-bought costumes (i.e., “self costume”) purchased by the end of Thanksgiving break, as we may want to use them in our December Recital. Thank you!

All groups are separated by day of the week. 

Monday

Competition Tap 1 / Performance Tap 1:

SELF COSTUME—Red Alexandra Mock Neck Tank (please purchase here for adult sizes; please purchase here for youth sizes); Black Alexandra High Waisted Legging (please purchase here for adult sizes; please purchase here for youth sizes)

Competition Jazz 1 / Performance Jazz 1:

SELF COSTUME—White button-up polo t-shirt (please purchase here); Kaylee: Wicker (i.e., Tan) Twill Dress (please purchase here) / Sophia: Wicker (i.e., Tan) Twill Dress (please purchase here) / Jocelyn: True Indigo Knit Schoolgirl Skirt (please purchase here) / Miranda: True Indigo Twill Dress (please purchase here) / Anna: Wicker (i.e., Tan) Knit Schoolgirl Skirt (please purchase here) / Ryel: True Indigo Twill Dress (please purchase here) / Riley L.: Wicker (i.e., Tan) Knit Schoolgirl Skirt (please purchase here)

Junior CREW (Competition) / Junior CREW (Performance):

CATALOG—studio will order. Parents will be invoiced and accounts will be processed November 15.

Please see “Required Classroom Attire” in the “Dress Code” drop-down list for Hip Hop shoes.

Wednesday

Mini CREW (Competition):

SELF COSTUME—Girls tops: Sophia and Miranda: Solid black cotton, collared, long-sleeved button-up / Jocelyn and Daisy: Solid white cotton, collared, long-sleeved button-up (please note: Adena Glassow is going to make prints on the back of each t-shirt—check with her or A.G. on minimal additional cost)— A.G. is working with families as needed. Please see her with any costuming questions.

CATALOG—studio will order bottoms. Parents will be invoiced and accounts will be processed November 15.

Please see “Required Classroom Attire” in the “Dress Code” drop-down list for Hip Hop shoes.

Mini CREW (Performance):

SELF COSTUME—Boys tops: Please purchase Mickey t-shirt here; Girls tops: Miranda, Sophia M. and Sophia S.-All black Mickey Mouse t-Shirt (head, body, hands of Mickey Mouse can be red, white and/or black) / Jocelyn, Daisy, Sophia B., Ryel and Caitlin: All red Minnie Mouse t-shirt (head, body, hands of Minnie Mouse can be red, white and/or black); DO NOT PICK OUT T-SHIRT WITH MULTIPLE MICKEY MOUSE HEADS, THAT IS RESERVED FOR THE BOYS—A.G. is working with families as needed. Please see her with any costuming questions.

CATALOG—studio will order bottoms. Parents will be invoiced and accounts will be processed November 15.

Competition Lyrical/Contemp. 2 & 3 / Performance L/C 2 & 3:

SELF COSTUME—Accessories: Mckenzie: brief case with “documents” and phone / Alyssa: school bag (borrow from Miranda OR McKenzie L.) & fake/plastic lunch (i.e., fake apple, etc.) / Jillian: white picture frame with picture of “husband” inside / Riley: duster (please purchase here, unless you already own/can borrow one) & apron (borrow from a “house wife” from Competition/Performance L/C 1); Costumes: Mckenzie (business man): black slacks, white button-up shirt, long black tie, black suit jacket / Alyssa (school girl): school girl uniform, i.e., dark gray pleated skirt, long dark gray tie that matches the skirt, white polo shirt / Jillian (widow): black funeral attire, i.e., black flowing dress with a black funeral veil / Riley (house wife): please purchase dark gray dress here—Brandi is working with families as needed. Please see her with any costuming questions.

CATALOG (Ella and Haley only)—studio will order. Parents will be invoiced and accounts will be processed November 15.

Competition Tap 2 & 3 / Performance Tap 2 & 3:

SELF COSTUME—Accessories: All students must purchase a clear umbrella (please purchase here)

CATALOG—studio will order. Parents will be invoiced and accounts will be processed November 15.

Competition Musical Theater 1 & 2:

SELF COSTUME—Individual characters: Kelly is working with families as needed. Please see her with any costuming questions.

Performance Musical Theater 1 & 2:

SELF COSTUME–Inside Out t-shirts (please purchase here)

Competition Jazz 2 / Performance Jazz 2:

CATALOG—studio will order. Parents will be invoiced and accounts will be processed November 15.

Thursday

Competition Musical Theater 3 & 4:

SELF COSTUME—Individual characters: Kelly is working with families as needed. Please see her with any costuming questions.

Performance Musical Theater 3 & 4:

SELF COSTUME–After January, there will be an additional charge (no more than $25) to purchase custom-made tank tops for Disneyland

Competition Jazz 3 / Performance Jazz 3:

SELF COSTUME—Sequin Performance Bra Top in RED (please purchase here); Alphabetdeal Denim Romper (please purchase here)—Kelly is working with families as needed. Please see her with any costuming questions.

Competition Lyrical/Contemporary 1 / Performance Lyrical/Contemporary 1:

SELF COSTUME—Accessories: MAIL CARRIERS (Miranda and McKenzie): Hat (please purchase here) & Mail bag (please purchase here) / SOLDIERS (Anna, Kaylee and Ryel): Belt (please purchase here) / HOUSEWIVES (Sophia, Jocelyn and Sahalie): White aprons (please purchase here); Costumes: MAIL CARRIERS (Miranda and McKenzie): Dress (please purchase here) / SOLDIERS (Anna, Kaylee and Ryel): WWII military costume (please purchase here; inevitably, these will run large, but not to worry—we have a seamstress to alter as needed) / HOUSE WIVES (Sophia, Jocelyn and Sahalie): Pink house wife dress (please purchase here)—Brandi is working with families as needed. Please see her with any costuming questions.

Important note: If a costume is too big, do not fret! We have a seamstress that will alter as needed.

Solos, Duos & Trios

Please check with your instructor. Thank you!

Performance Company costuming? 2018-01-30T23:17:55+00:00

Competition and Performance Costuming

Groups

If at all possible, have self-bought costumes (i.e., “self costume”) purchased by the end of Thanksgiving break, as we may want to use them in our December Recital. Thank you!

All groups are separated by day of the week. 

Monday

Competition Tap 1 / Performance Tap 1:

SELF COSTUME—Red Alexandra Mock Neck Tank (please purchase here for adult sizes; please purchase here for youth sizes); Black Alexandra High Waisted Legging (please purchase here for adult sizes; please purchase here for youth sizes)

Competition Jazz 1 / Performance Jazz 1:

SELF COSTUME—White button-up polo t-shirt (please purchase here); Kaylee: Wicker (i.e., Tan) Twill Dress (please purchase here) / Sophia: Wicker (i.e., Tan) Twill Dress (please purchase here) / Jocelyn: True Indigo Knit Schoolgirl Skirt (please purchase here) / Miranda: True Indigo Twill Dress (please purchase here) / Anna: Wicker (i.e., Tan) Knit Schoolgirl Skirt (please purchase here) / Ryel: True Indigo Twill Dress (please purchase here) / Riley L.: Wicker (i.e., Tan) Knit Schoolgirl Skirt (please purchase here)

Junior CREW (Competition) / Junior CREW (Performance):

CATALOG—studio will order. Parents will be invoiced and accounts will be processed November 15.

Please see “Required Classroom Attire” in the “Dress Code” drop-down list for Hip Hop shoes.

Wednesday

Mini CREW (Competition):

SELF COSTUME—Girls tops: Sophia and Miranda: Solid black cotton, collared, long-sleeved button-up / Jocelyn and Daisy: Solid white cotton, collared, long-sleeved button-up (please note: Adena Glassow is going to make prints on the back of each t-shirt—check with her or A.G. on minimal additional cost)— A.G. is working with families as needed. Please see her with any costuming questions.

CATALOG—studio will order bottoms. Parents will be invoiced and accounts will be processed November 15.

Please see “Required Classroom Attire” in the “Dress Code” drop-down list for Hip Hop shoes.

Mini CREW (Performance):

SELF COSTUME—Boys tops: Please purchase Mickey t-shirt here; Girls tops: Miranda, Sophia M. and Sophia S.-All black Mickey Mouse t-Shirt (head, body, hands of Mickey Mouse can be red, white and/or black) / Jocelyn, Daisy, Sophia B., Ryel and Caitlin: All red Minnie Mouse t-shirt (head, body, hands of Minnie Mouse can be red, white and/or black); DO NOT PICK OUT T-SHIRT WITH MULTIPLE MICKEY MOUSE HEADS, THAT IS RESERVED FOR THE BOYS—A.G. is working with families as needed. Please see her with any costuming questions.

CATALOG—studio will order bottoms. Parents will be invoiced and accounts will be processed November 15.

Competition Lyrical/Contemp. 2 & 3 / Performance L/C 2 & 3:

SELF COSTUME—Accessories: Mckenzie: brief case with “documents” and phone / Alyssa: school bag (borrow from Miranda OR McKenzie L.) & fake/plastic lunch (i.e., fake apple, etc.) / Jillian: white picture frame with picture of “husband” inside / Riley: duster (please purchase here, unless you already own/can borrow one) & apron (borrow from a “house wife” from Competition/Performance L/C 1); Costumes: Mckenzie (business man): black slacks, white button-up shirt, long black tie, black suit jacket / Alyssa (school girl): school girl uniform, i.e., dark gray pleated skirt, long dark gray tie that matches the skirt, white polo shirt / Jillian (widow): black funeral attire, i.e., black flowing dress with a black funeral veil / Riley (house wife): please purchase dark gray dress here—Brandi is working with families as needed. Please see her with any costuming questions.

CATALOG (Ella and Haley only)—studio will order. Parents will be invoiced and accounts will be processed November 15.

Competition Tap 2 & 3 / Performance Tap 2 & 3:

SELF COSTUME—Accessories: All students must purchase a clear umbrella (please purchase here)

CATALOG—studio will order. Parents will be invoiced and accounts will be processed November 15.

Competition Musical Theater 1 & 2:

SELF COSTUME—Individual characters: Kelly is working with families as needed. Please see her with any costuming questions.

Performance Musical Theater 1 & 2:

SELF COSTUME–Inside Out t-shirts (please purchase here)

Competition Jazz 2 / Performance Jazz 2:

CATALOG—studio will order. Parents will be invoiced and accounts will be processed November 15.

Thursday

Competition Musical Theater 3 & 4:

SELF COSTUME—Individual characters: Kelly is working with families as needed. Please see her with any costuming questions.

Performance Musical Theater 3 & 4:

SELF COSTUME–After January, there will be an additional charge (no more than $25) to purchase custom-made tank tops for Disneyland

Competition Jazz 3 / Performance Jazz 3:

SELF COSTUME—Sequin Performance Bra Top in RED (please purchase here); Alphabetdeal Denim Romper (please purchase here)—Kelly is working with families as needed. Please see her with any costuming questions.

Competition Lyrical/Contemporary 1 / Performance Lyrical/Contemporary 1:

SELF COSTUME—Accessories: MAIL CARRIERS (Miranda and McKenzie): Hat (please purchase here) & Mail bag (please purchase here) / SOLDIERS (Anna, Kaylee and Ryel): Belt (please purchase here) / HOUSEWIVES (Sophia, Jocelyn and Sahalie): White aprons (please purchase here); Costumes: MAIL CARRIERS (Miranda and McKenzie): Dress (please purchase here) / SOLDIERS (Anna, Kaylee and Ryel): WWII military costume (please purchase here; inevitably, these will run large, but not to worry—we have a seamstress to alter as needed) / HOUSE WIVES (Sophia, Jocelyn and Sahalie): Pink house wife dress (please purchase here)—Brandi is working with families as needed. Please see her with any costuming questions.

Important note: If a costume is too big, do not fret! We have a seamstress that will alter as needed.

Solos, Duos & Trios

Please check with your instructor. Thank you!

What should I wear to West African? 2018-02-19T19:58:01+00:00

Attire that is breathable and comfortable to dance in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bear feet

To confirm the above information, you may also contact the instructor, Anna Witham, at kitchenessays@gmail.com.

What should I wear to Bollywood? 2018-02-19T19:59:51+00:00

Attire that is breathable and comfortable to dance in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bear feet

What should I wear to Performance Fundamentals? 2018-02-20T01:07:05+00:00

Attire that is breathable and comfortable to dance in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bear feet

What should I wear to Yoga? 2018-02-19T20:14:46+00:00

Attire that is breathable, form-fitting and comfortable to work out in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bear feet; please bring a yoga mat

What should I wear to Strength & Stretch? 2018-02-20T01:07:49+00:00

Attire that is breathable, form-fitting and comfortable to work out in, i.e., any type of athletic gear; bear feet is recommended, but clean sneakers are allowed

What should I wear to Technique? 2018-02-19T20:34:08+00:00

The answer depends on what discipline you are attending.

For Acro, see the Acro dress code FAQ.

For Ballet, see the Ballet dress code FAQ.

For Hip Hop, see the Hip Hop dress code FAQ.

For Jazz, see the Jazz dress code FAQ.

For Tap, see the Tap dress code FAQ.

What is the dress code? 2018-03-18T21:32:08+00:00

Each discipline (i.e., ballet, tap, jazz, etc.) has a dress code of its own. Please purchase the appropriate attire (i.e., shoes, apparel, etc.) to ensure optimal participation:

Jazz

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; “Bloch Super Jazz Slip-On” tan jazz shoes (boys and girls); tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Tap (Ages 5-10)

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans or pants that drag); any style of child’s tap shoes; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Tap (Ages 11+)

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans or pants that drag); hard-sole tap shoes with tap toe box, Capezio preferred; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Creative Movement

Any kind of dance wear, i.e., athletic, form-fitting apparel, leotards, tights, tutus, skirts; ballet shoes; hair pulled back in some way

Pre-Ballet

Girls: Light pink leotards, skirts are OK; proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair up off of neck

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet 1

Girls: Light blue (also called Copen blue) leotards (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet 2

Girls: Burgundy leotards (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Ballet 3/Ballet 4

Girls: Navy blue leotards (no underwear, no skirts); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); theatrical pink tights; hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Intermediate Ballet Technique A & B

Girls: Black leotards (any brand, any cut; no underwear, no skirts); nude bra (no clear straps) OR nude/black sports bra; pink Bloch split-sole canvas ballet shoes, theatrical pink convertible nylon spandex tights (any brand); hair in a bun

Boys: Black jazz pants, black t-shirt; black ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no slippers)

Teen/Adult Ballet

Leotards (any color, any brand, any cut); skirts, leggings or capris (form fitting, any color); proper ballet shoes (pink leather or canvas, no slippers); hair up

Hip Hop

Girls: Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black “Gia Mia Hi-Top” sneakers from Just for Kix: Click here for youth sizes; Click here for adult sizes. IMPORTANT: Availability is limited. If you cannot find your child’s size, try Amazon and/or plug “Gia Mia GS4” into your search engine. This shoe can be found from other retailers. If you’re still struggling, contact admin and we will do our best to help you search.
(DISCLAIMER: Hip hop shoes run smaller than street shoes. Pay close attention to the sizing instructions. If you are ordering the girls “Hi Top Sneaker,” order at least two sizes bigger.)

Boys: Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black “Pastry Pop Tart Grid Hi Top” sneakers: Click here for youth sizes; Click here for adult sizes
(DISCLAIMER: Hip hop shoes run smaller than street shoes. Pay close attention to the sizing instructions.)

Breakdance

Dance-appropriate attire (i.e., comfortable and breathable, easy to move in, no jeans); Black high-top shoes (i.e., Converse)

Musical Theater

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; see instructor for shoes; tan dance tights for performances (please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Lyrical

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan leather half-soles; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Contemporary

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; tan foot undies/sole shields and/or bare feet–please see instructor for specifics; tan convertible dance tights (if performance requires it; please, no nylons); hair pulled back

Tumbling/Acro

Form-fitting dance attire, i.e., black jazz pants/leggings, spandex shorts (appropriate length please), leotard, form-fitting tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, etc.; bare feet; hair pulled back; no jewelry; no fake nails

Shopping Recommendations: GDSC suggests Encore Dance Supply if you’re interested in shopping locally. If you don’t mind online shopping, Just for Kix and Discount Dance Supply are also great resources for dance apparel.

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