Junior & Senior Elite Training

A unique training package incorporating competition work.
N.B. This Program is by invitation only.

JUNIOR ELITE TEAM – POOLE

Purpose
The Purpose of the Junior Elite team is to provide an outlet for outstanding dancers from Steppin’ Out to perform, travel, compete and improve their performance and technical skills.

Requirements for Entry
School Year 3 – Year 7
Show an already high level of dance and be physically capable to take the demands of Elite training.
Show the necessary level of dedication and enthusiasm.

Behaviour

All Elite Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a proper manner at all times. They should promote good sportsmanship, and always be a positive representative of their team, their studio and Steppin’ Out. Dancers should always treat team members and teachers with respect. Bad behaviour or mistreatment of team members will not be tolerated. At the first instance the dancer will be warned, at the second instance the dancer’s parent will be contacted and at the third instance the dancer will bedismissed. Being a member of the team is an earned privilege, not a right, and dancers and parents are expected to abide by all rules at all times.

Attendance Policy for Elite Practices
All Elite Practices are compulsory Dancers are allowed 3 absences for the year without a doctor’s note or death in the family. If the dancer has a doctor’s note or a death in the family, that will not count as one of the 3 absences. If you are over 10 minutes late this will be counted as an absence. If a member misses more than 3 practices without an acceptable excuse mentioned above that member will be dismissed from the team.

Attendance Policy for Performances, Competitions and Shows
These are all compulsory and part of being a member of the junior elite team.

Dancers must compete in all competitions. The only acceptable excuses for not competing in a competition are an injury with a doctor’s note stating that the dancer can not compete or death in the family. If a dancer does not compete in a competition and does not have an acceptable reason, that dancer will be pulled from the competition routines for the remainder of the year. Also performances that fall within school holiday times will be excused if the dancer away from home for a family holiday
All Elite dancers are expected to perform in ALL performances.

Dress Code

All dancers are expected to follow the dress code for every Elite practice. The required practice wear to be purchased, consists of team jacket, crop top & shorts and pirouette dance shoes. Also dancers must have hair secured out of their face in a bun and no jewellrey except for stud earrings for practice.

Usual Dance Classes
All Elite Dancers are required to be enrolled in at least three regular dance class per week aside from their Elite class. These must include Acrobatic Arts & Ballet.

Dance Class Attendance
Elite dancers are expected to be students in good standing, and must have good attendance in their regular classes. They have been honoured as Elite members because of performance in their regular classes, and they are expected to be in class. If a student’s class attendance is poor a conferance will be called with the parent. If it continues the dancer can be dismissed from the team.

Dance Fees
All Dance Fees must be up to date before Elite team members will be allowed to compete in competition.

Continued Development
Once Elite members are chosen they are allowed to remain a member of the Elite teams without auditioning throughout the Junior level. However, if any dancer is not improving or is impeding their team, they may be dismissed before the next season. Therefore dancer’s should be consistently improving skills through dance classes, master classes, technique, Summer School and any other dance opportunities presented to them. Dancers entering into year 7 will have to go through a skills evaluation/audition to be able to move up to the Senior team. Skills required may change yearly depending on skills the current Senior team is required to do. Dancers may still compete with the Junior team if they are under 12 years olds. If a dancer chooses not to return to Elite and then decides they would like to return during another year that dancer must still be enrolled in regular dance class. They must make the coaches aware of their interest to return and then will have to be formally invited via Elite invitation letter to return.

They will not be given priority over other dancers vying for a position on the Elite team.


SENIOR ELITE TEAM – POOLE

Purpose
The Purpose of the Elite team is to provide an outlet for outstanding dancers from Steppin’ Out to perform, travel, compete and improve their performance and technical skills.

Requirements for entry

School Year 7 – 13
Show an already high level of dance and be physically capable to take the demands of Elite training.
Show the necessary level of dedication and enthusiasm.
Behaviour

All Elite Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a proper manner at all times. They should promote good sportsmanship and always be a positive representative of their team, their studio and Steppin’ Out. Dancers should always treat team members and teachers with respect. Bad behaviour or mistreatment of team members will not be tolerated. At the first instance the dancer will be warned, at the second instance the dancer’s parent will be contacted and at the third instance the dancer will be dismissed from the team. Being a member of the team is an earned privilege, not a right, and dancers and parents are expected to abide by all rules at all times.

Attendance Policy for Elite Practices
All Elite Practices are compulsory.

Dancers are allowed 3 absences for the year without a doctor’s note or death in the family. If the dancer has a doctor’s note or a death in the family, that will not count as one of the 3 absences. If you are over 10 minutes late this will be counted as an absence. If a member misses more than 3 practices without an acceptable excuse mentioned above that member will be dismissed from the team.

Attendance Policy for Performances, Competitions and Shows
These are all compulsory and part of being a member of the elite team.

Dancers must compete in all competitions. The only acceptable excuses for not competing in a competition are an injury with a doctor’s note stating that the dancer can not compete or death in the family. If a dancer does not compete in a competition and does not have an acceptable reason, that dancer will be pulled from the competition routines for the remainder of the year. Also performances that fall within school holiday times will be excused if the dancer away from home for a family holiday
All Elite dancers are expected to perform in ALL performances.
Dress Code

All dancers are expected to follow the dress code for every Elite practice. The required practice wear to be purchased, consists of team crop top & shorts and pirouette dance shoes.

Also dancers must have hair secured out of their face in a bun and no jewellrey except for stud earrings for practice.

Usual Dance Classes
All Elite Dancers are required to be enrolled in at least three regular dance class per week aside from their Elite class. These must include Acrobatic Arts & Ballet.

Dance Class Attendance
Elite dancers are expected to be students in good standing and must have good attendance in their regular classes. They have been honoured as Elite members because of performance in their regular classes, and they are expected to be in class. If a student’s class attendance is poor a conferance will be called with the parent. If it continues the dancer can be dismissed from the team.

Dance Fees
All Dance Fees must be up to date before Elite team members will be allowed to compete in competition.

Continued Development
If any dancer is not improving or is impeding their team they may be dismissed before the next year. Therefore dancer’s should be consistently improving skills through dance classes, master classes, technique, Summer School and any other dance opportunities presented to them. If a dancer chooses not to return to Elite and then decides they would like to return during another year that dancer must still be enrolled in regular dance class. They must make the coaches aware of their interest to return and then will have to be formally invited via Elite invitation letter to return.

They will not be given priority over other dancers vying for a position on the Elite team.

Get in touch today!