Dear Accelerate Students & Parents,
We are so excited to be working with you all this year!
TEAM EVENT - SATURDAY 26 FEBRUARY
To kick off this year we have organised a team opening event which will include reminders of team expectations, some team bonding afternoon and a chance to have fun with our team mates. At this event we will also be allocating buddies to all dancers. This is a great way for the younger and older kids to get to know each other and encourages extra support while at competition events. We will be providing a sausage sizzle, drinks and snacks. Please let us know if your child has any dietary requirements.
As a complete bonus……….McAlpin Reserve is hosting a FREE outdoor family cinema night on the same day from 6.30pm for a 8.15pm start on the same evening. They will be screening the movie Jumanji. So feel free to stay at the park after our event and make a family night of it. It is even a great way to catch up with other dance families.
The details are as follows:
WHEN: SATURDAY 26th FEBRUARY
WHERE: Mc Alpin Reserve 73-75 Wonga Road Ringwood North
COST: $10 CASH on the day please hand to Miss Kylie or Miss Tamara
CHAPERONES: As this event is being held in a public space we ask that one parent per child stays with the junior troupe and intermediate troupe students. Parents should bring a chair and enjoy a chance to chat and get to know each other. We will also supply drinks and nibbles for parents (but probably not enough sausages). Senior Troupe parents are welcome to attend or to send their students along to be supervised by ADV but after the finish time 6:30pm ADV staff will not be responsible for any students although staff may stay for the movie.
2022 PROPOSED COMPETITION SCHEDULE
This year each troupe will have 2 routines.
8 and under - Jazz and Lyrical
10 and under- Jazz and Contemporary
12 and under- Jazz and Contemporary
14 and under- Jazz and Lyrical
We are planning on doing 4 competitions throughout the year per troupe.
Not all dates have been confirmed by the organisers but these are the dates we have so far. We will get more specific days and times closer to the event
JUNE: MID YEAR CABARET PERFORMANCE: All Accelerate Troupe students are required to perform in our mid year Cabaret Showcase we are waiting and date confirmation from the theatre either Saturday 25 June or Sunday 26th June.
JUNE SOUTHERN FEDERATION DANCE (SFD) Doncaster Secondary CollegeSunday 26th to Monday 27th June
AUGUST: EVOLUTION DANCE COMPETITION Langwarrin Performing Arts Centre 3rd to 7th August
AUGUST ENERGY DANCE COMPETITION Doncaster Secondary College28th August
SEPTEMBER: SOUTHERN DANCE FESTIVAL Carwatha College Noble park. September school holidays (Date to be confirmed)
HOME PRACTISE - HOW TO ACCESS TROUPE PRACTISE VIDEOS
Home practise is an absolute non negotiable requirement for all Accelerate Students.
This year we are trying to make the practise videos of routines more accessible to the students. All the routines will be posted on the accelerate page of our website within the information portal. Students need to log into the portal (via academyofdance.biz) and click on the accelerate button to access. Copies of emails and updates for parents will also be kept in the same places so that everyone can easily access all relevant Accelerate and group information.
All competitions have entry fees for troupe students. Some competitions include the entry fee plus an audience fee so that audience can watch for free. Other competitions include the entry fee only and audience members pay to watch on the day. ADV will send one invoice to troupe parents in Term 2 which will cover all competition entry fees for the year, as long as prices for all are available at that time (otherwise a 2nd invoice will be sent in Term 3)
UNIFORM FOR COMPETITIONS
A reminder that all accelerate students will need the ADV uniform for competitions. This includes
ADV Leggings or Black leggins
ORDERING JACKETS: ADV Jackets can be ordered directly from our supplier EVO Sports Wear. Please note that the jackets take 6 weeks to be delivered after orders close.
A link for ordering will be sent out next week and will also be included on the accelerate page in our information portal. Orders will commence from 1st March.
COSTUMES FOR TROUPES
In 2022 we are planning to have a hire arrangement for troupe costumes. Previously parents have purchased the troupe costumes. This means that each troupe dancer will be charged a hire fee for their troupe costume and bond payment. The bond payment will be returned at the end of the year when the troupe costume is returned in full and in good condition. Troupe families will be responsible for caring for the costume and accessories for the year until all competitions and performances have finished. Costume returns will happen in December. Costume hire invoices will be sent out in Term 1 or 2.
Did you know your dancer is working on set skills for their accelerate program. Each dancer has a card with the skills listed on it. When they achieve a skill they get a sticker put on that card. Once a card is completed the dancer moves up to to the next card. This is a great way for their teachers to track their progression and for students to receive a reward when they achieve goals and see their own development.