DANCE WITH US
Join our 2nd Annual Open Company Competition piece! Two years ago WEAVE created a piece that featured all levels of our open company dancers and had a blast. Bonus: that piece got first overall! Whether we win or lose (cause it's not about that!), we hope to have just as much fun this season!
This year our open company piece will compete at Nexstar National Dance Competition when they come to Chattanooga the weekend of March 26th-28th.
WEAVE TOOK HOME 1ST OVERALL (AKA: THE BIG ONE) WITH "MY SHOT" IN 2019
Enjoy this award winning performance featuring all levels of our open company dancers:
YOU SHOULD DO THIS BECAUSE
Following through with commitments is one of the most important things you can teach your child. Through this process of setting a competition piece, there will be ups and downs, fun days and "boring" days. You are never too young to learn how to navigate your feelings and reap the rewards of personal accomplishment and growth at the end of this process.
At WEAVE, we are a TEAM! Learning how to work as a group is another valuable life lesson that carries far beyond dance. In rehearsals dancers will be encouraged to lift each other up, hold each other accountable and vibe as one while dancing on stage!
Agents of Change
There are things in the dance competition world that we do and don't like. Part of what we don't like is the way that sometimes dancers are clothed (or lack thereof), the music they are dancing to, and the way they are dancing... basically, age appropriate behavior has been thrown out the window! At WEAVE you will NEVER see this from our dancers. When your dancer is competing at WEAVE, you can be proud that they are representing a philosophy that young dancers can move and be clothed appropriately AND STILL score high and earn the judges' respect. Let's be agents of change in the world of competition dance!
WEAVE will be bringing an open level competition piece to Nexstar National Talent Competition at the Chattanooga Convention Center when they are in town during the weekend of March 26th-28th
You/your dancer can participate in this piece as long as they are an open company member and at least in Kindergarten. Factors such as how long one has been dancing or what styles one is trained in is not contingent on one participating. WEAVing together dancers of all levels is what we do best ;)
WEAVE will be setting an open piece that will incorporate hip hop, contemporary-funk, jazz and acro movements to "Glory" by John Legend and Common.
Rehearsals at WEAVE
Saturday, February 13th from 1:00-3:00pm
Monday, March 1st from 5-6:55pm
Saturday, March 6th from 1:00-3:00pm
Monday, March 8th from 4:30-5:30pm
Saturday, March 13th from 1:00-3:00pm
Saturday, March 20th from 1:00-3:30pm *extended time*
Wednesday, March 24th from 4:30-6:15pm *new*
Thursday, March 25th from 5:20-7:00pm *new*
*Keep your schedule open during the week of March 22nd-25th for more in studio rehearsals to be called for as needed. This is commonly known as "show week" in which rehearsals are VERY important.
Competition Weekend (March 26th - 28th)
We will not know their exact performance time until at least one week prior to the event. This is extremely common amongst competitions as they wait for all their registrations to come in before releasing the schedule. They will only perform the piece once and then will be required to stay for the award ceremony, and then will be released. This will take place all on ONE DAY.. we just don't know which day that is yet. From past experiences, we can say that they will most likely schedule our performance on Saturday or Sunday, but be prepared for anything! Keep your schedule flexible the entire weekend.
At this time, we are unaware of what the status of the virus will be in late March, but dance competitions have to follow state and county heath guidelines. As you know, we take the virus very seriously and will be doing everything to keep your dancer safe during rehearsals and the performance.
A fee of $154/dancer will be due on February 13th.
This fee includes our entry fee, competition fee, registration fee, costume fee, rehearsal fees, and choreography fee.
Optional Payment Plan:
$77 due on February 13th
$77 due on March 1st
When you sign up, your card on file will be charged per the payment plan or on the due date.
As stated above, the majority of the costume will be provided by us per the fee. You will be asked to provide a basic item such as black leggings or pants. This will be announced prior to the competition.
If a dancer misses rehearsal for an excused reason, they will still be in what is taught/gone over. Excused absences include reasons like sickness with a fever, death in the family, etc. A dancer is allowed a total of 2 excused absences. After that, they run the risk of not being in a section of the dance or not being in the dance at all. No refunds will be offered. Dancers must contact us before the rehearsal starts for an absence to be excused. If a dancer misses rehearsal for an unexcused reason, they will at minimum be taken out of the section that is worked on that day and at most be taken out of the entire piece. No refunds will be offered.
You are required to trust WEAVE with all artistic decisions of this piece including:
1. Places within the dance
2. Music & Style Preferences (this information is listed in the details section on www.weavedancecompany.com/competition
3. The choreographer choice
4. Costumes choice
Trusting us with these types of decisions are the only way you/your dancer can participate in this piece. Questioning these decisions or failure to comply with the above will result in a suggestion to not be apart of this piece.
In the possibility that this event gets canceled, your fee or a portion of your fee (depending on how many rehearsals were held), will be credited towards the next available competition. No other types of transfers or refunds will be given.