LET'S PRAISE DANCE TEAM 2020

“Let them praise His name with dancing…” Psalm 149:3

The Let’s Praise dance team is for dancers who want to improve their dancing ability, have more opportunities to perform, be apart of a team and grow closer to God on a non-completive dance team. Practices are Monday evenings September-May

Team Members Can Expect To:

  • Have more opportunities to perform thought out the year
  • Be in more dances in the winter & spring performances
  • Learn more styles of dance
  • Be apart of a small team of dancers close in age and ability
  • Have extra practice time during the week
  • Become a better dancer 

More That Happens On Dance Team:

  • Fun activities and special events with the team
  • Sleepovers
  • Summer over night dance retreat 
  • Opportunities to choreograph dances and improv
  • Short devotions each week
  • Grow closer to God
  • Build lasting friendships

Team Members Can Expect To:

  • Have more opportunities to perform thought out the year
  • Be in more dances in the winter & spring performances
  • Learn more styles of dance
  • Be apart of a small team of dancers close in age and ability
  • Have extra practice time during the week
  • Become a better dancer 

More That Happens On Dance Team:

  • Fun activities and special events with the team
  • Sleepovers
  • Summer over night dance retreat 
  • Opportunities to choreograph dances and improv
  • Short devotions each week
  • Grow closer to God
  • Build lasting friendships

Requirements, Fees, & Audition Times

Requirements

  • Must be in a ballet class at Ferndale Dance while on the team & taking a technique class. 
  • Previous dance experience
  • Going into 6th -12th grade
  • Committed to make all practices and events July 2020-June 2021 (Please communicate if you cannot make an event or practice in advanced.)
  • Attend Monday night practices 6:15-8:30pm September-May/June
  • Attend the retreat August 24th-27th 2020
  • Always wanting to improve and learn new things
  • Has a heart for God & loving others

Dance Team Fees Breakdown

  • Uniform + Performance Fee $75
  • Dance Retreat $175
  • Weekly Rehearsals $250
  • $500 total for the year July-June Due August 1st 2020

Audition Times & What To Expect

Wednesday, July 15th 2020

  • 6th-12th Grade 4-4:15pm warm up 4:15-5:30pm auditions

Dancers who have been on dance team 3+ years do not need to audition but need to fill out audition form and return to studio by July 15th. In person or via email.

Fill out audition form and bring on audition day. No pre-registration necessary. (If you cannot make auditions in person please contact us by July 10th and we will send you our video audition option.)

Please wear tights, leotard, bun and optional ballet skirt.

During auditions dancers will do bar and center warm up, learn several combinations of different styles, and then will perform them in small groups. 

We will be looking at stage presence, technique, focus, effort, attitude, willingness, teachability and memorization of steps.
 
Anyone meeting the requirements is welcome to auditions but ballet will be a big part of this team.
 
You will receive an email the day after auditions either inviting you to join the team (please respond within 48 hours if you will be accepting the invitation) or a list of things for the dancer to work on to be considered to join the following year if requested.
 
Our first team event will be a potluck to welcome new and old members to the team and we invite families as well so parents can also get to know one another. The date for this will be determined after auditions. 
 
Please Note
At any time Ferndale Dance Directors have the right to reconsider dancers eligibility for Let’s Praise if dancers are unable to attend the retreat, multiply unexcused absences of dance team practices and other weekly classes, disrespectful towards other and a lack of enthusiasm to grow in their technique.
 
Team members and their parents will be required to look through and sign our code of conduct once on the team and will be held accountable for breaking it.