Here you can find the results for our 2019-2020 Competition Team- please scroll through all pages! Decisions were made by our staff and are final. A friendly reminder that each dancer must return a signed contact and $150 deposit no later than Thursday, June 6th to secure their spot on our team. Please note there is an area on the contract where you will need to write down which routines you are accepting placement in. If you wish to accept placement in all the routines we've placed your child in, you can simply write "ACCEPT ALL CLASSES".
I have also attached the "Competition Q & A Form" for those who would like to review costs, time commitment, etc. before returning contracts.
Contracts and deposits can be mailed to the studio or dropped off at the front desk. Office hours this week are tonight – Monday from 4:30-7:00 pm, Wednesday from 3:00-5:15 pm, and Thursday from 7:00-8:00 pm.
Contracts must be returned by June 6th!
NO LATE CONTRACTS WILL BE ACCEPTED! If you are not able to make it to the studio during these hours you are welcome to leave your contract under the hallway door entrance to the mail studio (please do not use the Lehrer St. Entrance- the floor gets wet if it rains).
Heart of the Valley Dance Academy
1921 Lehrer Lane
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Summer classes are mandatory for all dancers on our team. Each dancer is required to take two summer classes- a ballet class in addition to their class of choice. I have attached our summer schedule along with the registration form. Please be sure to sign your dancer up soon as classes begin the week of June 17th.
FOR ANYONE MAKING THE 2019-2020 HOTVDA COMPETITION TEAM, THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY TEAM MEETING ON TUESDAY, JUNE 25th @ 6 PM (LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED). AT THIS MEETING WE WILL DISTRIBUTE OUR YEARLY CALENDAR, COMPETITION HANDBOOK AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FOR THE UPCOMING DANCE SEASON.
To all tap dancers:
While all competitive dancers must take ballet and strength in addition to their classes , tappers are in a unique position- while they benefit greatly from the ballet and strength, they also have a very specialized technique that doesn’t transfer to other styles of dance. While we use time in class weekly to work on tap technique, we honestly don’t have nearly enough time to work on technique as we’d like to. By taking a tap class during our weekly recital classes – our tap dancers have more time to work on technique.
We offer a Thursday – tap technique class – this class does not perform in the recital – it meets weekly to work on tap skills only. We also have several tap classes that do perform in the recital. We strongly recommend an additional tap class for all our tappers. We are hoping to really push our tappers and challenge these dancers. We see so much potential and want to give them every opportunity to improve.
HOTVDA offers competitive classes for the more serious dancer. Try outs are held in mid-May for any dancer interested in participating.
There is a $5 audition fee. Competitive class placement for all dancers will be decided upon by our staff and audition judges.
Competition classes are offered in tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop and start the week of September 10 and run through early May. Most competition classes (including competition
technique) are held on Sundays but some classes may be held during the week depending on studio and instructor availability. Group classes are 45 minutes long and all solos duets and trios and 30 minutes long. Solo classes will meet every other week.
Strength and conditioning and ballet classes are required for all competitive dancers. These classes offered on Sunday (beginner, intermediate and advanced) as well as technique on Monday evenings (intermediate/advanced) . Each dancer will be assigned to the appropriate level class by the studio staff.
Dancers in our competitive program are required to enroll in at least two summer class. Summer classes are a six week session that begin June 17.
Our competition season begins in Spring. We attend 4 mandatory competitions each season. Competitions are held March through May throughout Wisconsin ( Green Bay, Madison, Wausau, Wisconsin Dells) as well as Chicago and Minneapolis. Once our competitions for the season are chosen, dates will be communicated to families so you can plan accordingly (most likely early summer). We may also discuss the possibility of attending a National level competition.
Contracts and Deposits
Once audition results are released, dancers/parents will have to sign and return our team contract, along with a $150 deposit, to confirm they accept the classes they’ve been placed in. CONTRACTS AND DEPOSITS WILL BE DUE NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, JUNE 15. Failure to return the contact and deposit by the deadline will result in your dancer(s) not being placed in our competitive program. This $150 deposit will go towards dancer’s accounts at the end of our dance season, unless the team contract has been breached. In that case, the $150 DOES NOT go towards the balance of the account and will be used for the added expenses we incur for having to re-choreograph or re-stage routines and added administrative expenses.
Any dancer on a HOTVDA competition team must pay a $25 non-refundable registration fee. The registration fee is per child, not per class. Registration fees are due by the first class in September.
Find out more details on our competitive program by reading our competition Q & A or scroll down for more documents.