Money for competitions must be paid by due dates. If you do not pay on time, the dances your child is in will be pulled (no refunds). If we have to pull a dance because you did not pay then you will be removed from the Company.
Do not ask if we have received the times and days of when your child performs at the competition. Times and days will be sent. Sometimes the competitions have times and days posted on their website; however, until they give us the final sheets, those are just an estimate. So parents please wait until Sara or Kayla gives you the dates, not another parent. And parents please do not spread information before Sara and Kayla have approved.
For competitions you should have the entire weekend (Friday-Sunday) marked off your calendar. When we are at the competitions and are asked to perform again, you must stay and perform again, you cannot leave. The kids do not have to stay for awards. However, if there is a chance of them performing again, they will have to stay for the whole time.
Students must arrive 2 hours before their scheduled time to perform at competitions with their hair and makeup done.
Parents must stay in the audience at competitions. Do not follow your child around! Students are to remain with their group at all times until Sara, Kayla or Marcie excuse them or take them to their parent. If the students need help changing (which they shouldn’t) the parent can come help them change but must return to the audience.
Be polite at all competitions and performances. Students and parents watch what you say…you never know who is listening. Remember you are representing Spotlight Dance Studio.
An extra $5 per dance will be added to the competition price for each regional/national competition. This will be used to pay for the teacher’s time at the competition.
Every student must have a garment bag to put their costumes in. Students are not allowed to just stuff their costumes into their dance bag. Remember they have to last all year. Put your name on EVERYTHING!
Trophies and Cash Awards
All trophies that are won (including solos) belong to the studio. We, however let the soloists keep their trophy and plaque (since there is one dancer and one trophy). All other trophies that are won go to Spotlight Dance Studio to display in the window. If you would like your own trophy you can purchase them at the competitions.
All checks/money that are won (including solos) belong to the studio (which is why the studio name is written on the checks). It belongs to the owner for bringing the students and the choreographer for making up the dance. We have, as a studio, decided to give back a portion of the money to the dancers to help lower their cost for the next competition. If you decide to leave the studio or quit the company you will not receive any split of the money. We have to pay taxes on the money won which is why we want it to go towards Spotlight things (convention/competitions). We hope you understand that the money that is earned is given to you as scholarship money not a cash prize. It is not a personal award it is a company award, even if you are a soloist.
Rules for Parents
We hope you are all just as excited for the start of this year’s company season as we are. Here are a few things that will make this experience fun and exciting.