2021 ACCELERATE PROGRAM
ACCELERATE 2021 IMPORTANT INFORMATION
What a big year this could tentatively be! We are hoping for a great year ahead of student achievement, competition fun and chances to perform on stage! Please see below all the important information parents and dancers need to note.
HOME PRACTISE - HOW TO ACCESS TROUPE PRACTISE VIDEOS
Home practise is an absolute non negotiable requirement for all Accelerate Students.
FACEBOOK GROUP LINK: All home practise videos are uploaded to this link. We are also looking at a dropbox system to help make it easier for students to access the videos without having to go through parents Facebook pages.
WEBSITE: Our information portal at our website also has a section for Accelerate students where copies of all emails and communications are sent out so that you don’t have to scroll through your email folder to find things! It also has a link to the drop box for easy access. Go to - select “Information Portal” from the menu under “more”. Use password T12021 to log in and then select the solo students button to take you to the correct page.
JUNE PERFORMANCE FOR ALL ACCELERATE STUDENTS: SATURDAY 26 JUNE
All Accelerate Troupe students are required to perform one of their solo’s at our Cabaret & Solo’s concert on
DATE: Saturday 26th June
REHEARSAL FOR JAZZ CLASS ITEMS: relates to dancers Jazz class estimated - 9:30 - 11:30 Barnum, 11:00 - 1:00 School of Rock, 12:30 - 3:00 Grease
ESTIMATED THEATRE REHEARSAL TIME FOR TROUPE ITEMS: 3:00 - 5:00 Troupes
PERFORMANCE TIME: 6:30 - 9:00 (solo students will be performing in the 2nd half of the show)
LOCATION: Huntingtower Theatre 77 Waimarie Dr, Mount Waverley .
This is the final dress rehearsal for your student before they begin competitions in July onwards.
TROUPE COMPETITION DATES
This year our troupes will be entering 4 competitions. The estimated dates are listed below. A reminder that for some competitions that list a date range, students will usually only be required on one of those dates, however we will not know which actual date until a few weeks before hand when the competition releases their running orders.
18th July: Spotlight Dance Competition - Doncaster Secondary College
5th - 8th August. Evolution Dance Competition - Kel Watson Theatre Forest Hill
18 -26 September: Southern Dance Competition - Cawaratha Theatre Noble Park
5-7th November: Jump Dance Competition - Noble Park
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
Black runners (any type)
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.
Orders will open from Monday 22nd March and will close on 31st March. A link for ordering will be sent out at the end of this week and will also be included on the accelerate page in our information portal.
COSTUMES FOR TROUPES
In 2021 we are planning to move to 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 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. We have attached some of the cards below so you can see the sorts of things they are working on!