DANCE WITH US
You are invited to be a part of our 3rd annual open company & apprentice company competition piece! Every year we bring one piece to our last competition of the season that features our apprentice company and any open company member that would like to participate. Participating in the process of rehearsing for competition and performing at competition is enriching experience that teaches the importance of discipline and team work. Rehearsals start on March 5th for our performance the weekend of April 22nd-24th. Sign up below
WATCH PAST PERFORMANCES
Enjoy these award winning performances (1st overall and 3rd overall) 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!
This Year's Piece
Watch and listen to this message from Mr. Travis on this year's featured artist for our full company piece and why we chose him
Listen to the music we are using:
WEAVE will be bringing an open level competition piece to Encore Dance Competition at the Chattanooga Convention Center when they are in town during the weekend of April 22nd-24th
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 a mix by DMX that include a recording of a prayer he spoke once during a live show and some of his popular hip hop tracks. To listen to the cut we made as listed above.
Rehearsals at WEAVE
Saturday, March 5th from 2-3:30pm
Friday, March 18th from 5-7:15pm
Friday, March 25th from 5-7:15pm
Saturday, March 26th from 2-5pm
Tuesday, March 29th from 4:40-6:05pm
Saturday, April 2nd from 2-5:30pm
Tuesday, April 5th from 4:40-6:05pm
Thursday, April 7th from 5:30-7pm
*April 18th-21st TBD
*Keep your schedule open during the week of April 18th-21st 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 (April 22nd-24th)
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.
A fee of $154/dancer will be due on February 28th.
This fee includes our entry fee, competition fee, registration fee, partial costume fee, rehearsal fees, and choreography fee.
Optional Payment Plan:
$77 due on February 28th
$77 due on March 5th
A part from the top we are providing, dancers will be expected to purchase their own hip hop pants from the link below.
When you sign up, your card on file will be charged per the payment plan or on the due date.
As stated above, part of the costume is covered in the fee. We will be providing the top. All dancers need to order their own pants in "denim blue" from amazon here.
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.