INDUSTRY COMPETITION TEAMS
TERM 3 INDUSTRY TEAMS - COMPETITIONS UPDATE
What a different year this has been so far! And obviously is also far from over. Our competition students worked really hard online and we are looking forward to putting their routines together with greater unison and awesome teamwork in Term 3.
Troupe competitions have started to open with changes to original dates and locations we have reassessed which ones we will be attending. We continue to aim to attend 3 troupe competitions this year and at this stage we can confirm two of them and are hoping to add the third one - we just don’t have all the final details for that one. Please note the following dates below and ensure your competition team member is made available.
REVISED TROUPE COMPETITION DATES
20th September - Spotlight Dance Competition at Doncaster Secondary College: approx $15 per student
2nd to 4th October- Time to Shine Competition at Carwatha Secondary College Noble Park; approx $40 per student
16 - 18th October and 23 - 25 October - Follow Your Dreams Competition (each troupe will be required on one of these dates)
Reminder: ADV will not know the exact time of the competition and sometimes the exact day of the competition until after entries close and the competition organisers send us the lists. As soon as we receive those lists we let all competition team families know.
IMPORTANT REMINDER - ATTENDANCE
A reminder that competition troupe members must have 100% attendance to their troupe classes. As per your original troupe invitation letter this is an expected team commitment from all members. Social events, birthday parties, family events are expected to be forgone if they clash with a troupe class or competition. Although this is the students commitment, it also becomes the parents commitment to ensure their team member is supported in understanding this commitment and assist them in meeting their team member obligations.
REMINDER OF HOME PRACTISE AND VIDEOS ON FACEBOOK GROUP
A reminder that all competition team members are expected to undertake home practise to be sure of their routines. All parents need to join the Industry Team private Facebook group and this is where you can access video’s of the routines for home practise. We also hope to upload 1 copy of each of the final routines to our parent portal on the website under industry teams, however the Facebook industry teams groups is kept constantly updated with video revisions of routines.
Note; Currently the following team members do not seem to be members of the Facebook group which means they don’t have access to the video’s for home practise. Please speak with us if you need help accessing the group: Emily Xu (mini troupe) Isabella Tse (classical troupe), Mavis Deng (Classical Troupe)
MOVIE FILMING DATES
All our competition team students are involved in the ADV Movie “Let Me Be Your Star”. The movie is being filmed during term 3 and a notice is being emailed out these holidays wth final details.
WHERE TO FIND ALL THIS INFORMATION?
Do you always scramble to find your email of information? Now you can find all information for the year for Industry Teams (and everything else) on the ADV parent portal section of our website. Go to www.academyofdance.biz and select Parent Portal tab then use the password
COMPETITION TEAM ENTRY COSTS
An invoice for competition entry fees will be sent out in early Term 3.
Spotlight Dance Competition: Approximately $15 per student
Time to shine: Approximately $40 per student. (Note if student is doing solos they only need to pay the $35 entry fee once but will need to pay the additional troupe cost approx $5)
Follow Your Dreams: Approximately $45 per student (note if student is doing solo’s they only need to pay the $40 entry fee once but will need to pay the additional troupe cost approx $5)
WHAT HAPPENS IF THESE COMPETITIONS ARE CANCELLED?
Each competition has a separate set of rules. Most are yet to put out their full Covid19 conditions but we will place them on the Industry team section of our parent portal website when they do send them out. You can also keep an eye on the competition websites.
CAN WE WATCH THESE COMPETITIONS?
All competitions currently state that the audience numbers will depend on the Victorian Government rules at the time of the competition. Further information will be provided closer to the date
As always please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and we will do our best to help!
CLASSICAL TROUPE STUDENTS
Can we ask that all parents with students in the classical competition troupes (Fridays 4pm and Fridays 4:30pm) please make sure they join the ADV Industry team page to ensure your dancer can see the choreography videos that they need to rehearse with in their weekly home practise.
Below is the link to copy and paste into your browser - then request access .
It’s really important that students involved in the competition group do access the videos and practise before their class each week.