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COMPETITION TEAM INFORMATION

All updates for dancers and parents will be kept on this page, including copies of all emails sent out to parents.

COMPETITON INFORMATION

WHATS APP GROUPS

6 & Under Troupe link:    https://chat.whatsapp.com/CV57M6eK35cBZkiLN4ULWh

8 & Under Troupe link:    https://chat.whatsapp.com/IdmHZKsja9t97mYXS2ZUf4

10 & Under Troupe Link:  https://chat.whatsapp.com/JjeOpFe3JvpCYZw3QhboZr

14 & Under Troupe Link:  https://chat.whatsapp.com/DEdbCijoKes8YjMYPsE4VG

16 & Under Troupe Link:  https://chat.whatsapp.com/CsXfKM3zy6nESLvfEs6m6p

 

 

ADV COMPETITION REMINDERS FOR PARENTS & PERFORMERS 

  • Always arrive earlier than your call time to find parking at the competition. The time we list as your arrival is the time you have to meet your teacher at the competition completely ready with hair and make up done and your first costume on under your ADV uniform. You will then be taken to warm up and practise before competing. 

 

  • Please make sure you have all headpieces, costume and shoe items necessary.

 

  • Costumes must be carried & transported in a proper costume bag 

 

  • ADV Staff at competitions are only responsible for troupe students whilst they are in warm up back stage and between Items backstage. Parents must care for their own student between items while staff are busy looking after other troupe age groups. 

 

  • Parents are responsible for changing their dancers costumes at competitions – teachers do not take over this task. Once your performer has competed on stage please collect them from the teacher and get them ready for their next item. 

 

  • ADV Dancers must not wear costumes in the audience at any time.   They must wear their ADV uniform and no parts of their costume should be visible at the competition.  This is to ensure and assist with unbias judging. 

 

  • At no time can an ADV dancer under the age of 18 be left unattended by a parent or guardian at a competition. In the interest of child protection and Safety ADV requires that a parent or guardian be actively present for competition entirety.

 

 

WHAT YOU NEED FOR YOUR TROUPE COMPETITION 

All competition students must wear the following to and from every competitions

  • ADV Jacket

  • ADV T-shirt

  • Black leggings or ADV leggings.

  • Black runners or black dance runners or Dance booties (in Aqua, silver, gold or black) are also acceptable

  • Hair must be done as per below requirements

  • Make up must be done as per below requirements

  • Costumes MUST be brought in a proper costume bag – named.   Please ensure you have all hair accessories for every item, we do not carry spares with us.

 

FOOTWEAR AND TIGHTS: All troupe members need to bring the following to every competition:

  • 10 & under classical troupe need MDM ballet tights and MDM leather Ballet shoes with ribbons

  • Tan Jazz shoes (6 & under, 8 & under, 10 & under) 

  • 14 & 16 and Under troupe Members need Black Jazz Shoes and f

  • 14 & under need black sheer tights

  • 16 & under need black fishnet tights

  • Flesh coloured lyrical turning shoes for all lyrical routines

  • Tan footed tights (Jazz) for 6 & 8 & 10 groups

  • Tan Footless tights (Lyrical) – note these must NOT be convertibles and must be a pure footed tan tight.

  • Strong Bobby pins for headpieces

 

 

 

 

 

HAIR & MAKE UP FOR COMPETITONS

 

6 and Under Troupe Makeup and Hair Requirements for Competitions

MAKE UP

No false lashes

Please watch this video for  instructions how to do your childs make up.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPiCShxbvfk&t=1s

HAIR

1 high bun on crown of head.   

Please use BOTH hair gel AND hairspray. No wispy bits or loose hair permitted

Please see below tutorial for instructions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMGPnZG47iA

 

 

8 and Under Troupe Makeup and Hair Requirements for Competitions

MAKE UP

Fake eyelashes included

Please watch this video for  instructions how to do your childs make up.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPiCShxbvfk&t=1s

HAIR

2 plaits into a bun

Please use gel and hairspray.

Please see below tutorial for instructions

https://youtu.be/LWKVF-g1NMo

 

 

10 and Under makeup Troupe Make up and Hair Requirements

MAKE UP

Fake eyelashes included

Please watch this video for  instructions how to do your childs make up.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPiCShxbvfk&t=1s

HAIR (both jazz and ballet troupes need this hairstyle)

2 plaits into a bun

Please use gel and hairspray.

Please see below tutorial for instructions

https://youtu.be/LWKVF-g1NMo

 

 

14 and under Troupe Makeup and Hair Requirements

MAKE UP

Fake eyelashes included

Please watch this video for  instructions how to do your childs make up.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPiCShxbvfk&t=1s

HAIR

Centre part into a low bun

Must have plenty of gel and hairspray and be extremely neat

 

 

16 and under Troupe Makeup and Hair Requirements

MAKE UP

Fake eyelashes included

Please watch this video for  instructions how to do your childs make up.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPiCShxbvfk&t=1s

Also we would like the girls to have  medium size silver diamond stdd (fake diamond) earrings.

HAIR

Centre part into a low bun – must have plenty of gel and hairspray and be extremeply neat. 

 

 

 

 

Dear parents of troupe competition students 

We hope your dancer is enjoying their competition preparation for this years troupe competition season.  Please note below important information.

 

 

TROUPE CONCERT: FRIDAY 14TH JUNE: 379-399 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading VIC 3131 

Please note our solo and troupe concert date has been moved due to theatre availability and will now take place on 14th June not the 29th off June.  

  • The solo and troupe concert is compulsory for all competition members both soloists and teams and will take place on Friday 14th June at The Rounds blackbox theatre.   

  • After the solo concert Solo students will all receive a short written crit from Miss Tamara which will include a go ahead to commence competitions or ask for changes or more practise before commencing competitions.  

  • A Running order for the evening will be sent out closer to the date so students can work out their costume order for the night

  • Solo and Troupe students will need to bring all costume items with them in a named costume bag.

Expected times for the 14th June are outlined below and will be confirmed closer to the date.  

5:30pm All performers arrive AT THE ROUND backstage via the stage door with hair and make up complete in ADV uniform

6:30pm - 9:30pm Solo & Troupe Concert Performance.  This will include an interval.

Tickets will be available from the Round in May

 

 

TROUPE COSTUME HIRE FEE

Each year we hire the competition costumes out to students for their competition season, this saves parents from having to purchase the costumes in full (usually $120 to $150 per costume to purchase in full).   The hire fee is $40 per troupe costume and every troupe has 2 costumes.  This $80 hire fee will be added to your account over the coming weeks.  Troupe costumes will be handed out to all troupe students in the week before our Troupe concert on Friday 14th June.  Troupe costumes must be kept in costume bags and only used for competitions.  At no time should these be used for dress ups, party's or school events.   The costumes remain the property of ADV and any damage or loss of items will be charged in full should they occur.  Please do not attempt to wash or launder costumes unless specifically instructed to by ADV as most need special hand washing.  Costumes must be returned to ADV after the December Junior School concerts (which also involve troupe students). 

 

 

TROUPE CONCERT HAIR & MAKE UP: 14th June

Full competition stage make up is required for all students at the concert as per our instructional video found here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPiCShxbvfk

  • Troupe students are to wear their hair in a neat bun on crown of their head for this concert.

  • Solo students who are not involved in troupe can have their hair in the set hairstyle they will be wearing for competitions

  • Solo students who are also involved in troupe will need to wear their hair in a bun for the solo & troupe concert.   They will be given separated instructions for competitions

 

 

WHAT TROUPE STUDENTS NEED TO PROVIDE

Every competition student needs to ensure they have the following items (including 6 & under troupe)

JAZZ & LYRICAL TROUPE: 6 & Under, 8 & Under, 10 & Under, 14 & Under & 16 & Under

  • Tan footed dance tights (available from our uniform shop)

  • Tan footless dance tights (not convertibles - they must be the footless tight). Available from our uniform shop

  • Tan split sole jazz shoes

  • Turning shoe

  • High cut tan dance briefs/undies

  • Make up - as per the video 

CLASSICAL TROUPE 10 & Under

It is important that all troupe members are the same

  • MDM Theatrical Pink Ballet Shoes with ribbons - all must be the same

  • MDM Theatrical Pink Tight

  • High cut tan dance briefs/undies

  • Make up - as per the video 

 

 

COSTUME BAG PURCHASE

All competition team students must purchase their own costume bag.  

There are many options available online.  A few are listed below to give you an idea

If your dancer has a tutu or are part of the classical troupe they must also have a tutu bag. 

https://mmdancesupplies.com.au/products/studio7gb01

https://mmdancesupplies.com.au/products/dream-duffel-gusseted-garment-bag

All Classical troupe and ballet solo students must have a tutu bag

https://mmdancesupplies.com.au/products/studio7tutub02

 

 

MEMBERS LOGIN FOR TROUPE PRACTISE

A reminder that all troupe students should be practising 2 or 3  times a week at home for both their troupe routines.   The teachers are very aware of which students are and which students are not practising (Miss Kylie can ALSO tell if they don’t know the log in code to the members website that they haven't been looking at the practise videos).   

Also for parents, all the information emailed out will also be added to our members login section at our website.  

Go to www.academyofdance.biz and click on “Member Login” then use password ADVJoy to access. 

 

 

WHATS APP COMMUNICATION GROUPS

A reminder to please join the what’s app group for your troupe.  This is the what we will use to communicate at competitions and leading up to those competitions We do ask that the what’s app groups are used only for communication regarding troupe and not other classes at ADV.   Parents are also asked not to contact any of the ADV teachers via private message and all messaging must be done via the group chat.   

6 & Under Troupe link:    https://chat.whatsapp.com/CV57M6eK35cBZkiLN4ULWh

8 & Under Troupe link:    https://chat.whatsapp.com/IdmHZKsja9t97mYXS2ZUf4

10 & Under Troupe Link:  https://chat.whatsapp.com/JjeOpFe3JvpCYZw3QhboZr

14 & Under Troupe Link:  https://chat.whatsapp.com/DEdbCijoKes8YjMYPsE4VG

16 & Under Troupe Link:  https://chat.whatsapp.com/CsXfKM3zy6nESLvfEs6m6p

 

 

CABARET PERFORMANCE

A reminder that all competition team students are involved in the mid year cabaret performance on Saturday l22nd June with their ballet and jazz classes.  Information regarding this has been sent last term in a separate email and further information will be sent in coming weeks this term . Costume hire fees for cabaret ($30 per costume) will also be added to accounts in the coming week. 

  

Kind regards

 

Tamara Davidson

Principal

Academy of Dance Victoria

www.academyofdance.biz

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