The Dubuque Dance Team – The Untouchables

DDSGC Competitive Dance, “The Untouchables” Policies

  • This is an excellent program focusing on the child.
  • We influence healthy relationships with our dancers.
  • Our athletes truly admire each other and other teams/members to those teams.
  • We keep our choreography, costume and content focus on proper content and age appropriateness.
  • We encourage healthy eating throughout the week, during practice and at competitions.
  • We encourage your child’s respect towards parent and family members with their words and their actions.
  • We want your child to honor your time and monetary commitment you are making.
  • We have superb technique and offer a full curriculum

Equipment needed (check “prices” page for exact costs):

  • Studio Warm Up (must be worn at awards)
  • Competition Make Up, Eye Lashes, Jewelry (price/purchase on shop page)
  • Competition Costumes and Appropriate Tights  – one per number
  • Practice shoes and a separate pair for competition

COMPETITION LEVEL AND COMMITMENT:

  • This is a year – round commitment. You are expected to take summer class.
    • Due to scheduling, training, staffing, it is mandatory to give ample notice if you need to discontinue. A written notice needs to be submitted by March 1 if not continuing through the summer and by July 1 if for any reason that you are unable to continue in the fall through June 1, or the end of the competition season.
  • Novice – younger members, minimal commitment
    • -Two Levels
      • –Tue and Thur
      • –1 routine/1 costume
      • –1 routine performed at recital
  • Advanced – more serious commitment, includes weekly conditioning, flexibility & skills requirements apply, ages 7 & up
    • -Team A
      • –Mon and Wed 4:00-5:30
      • –1 routine/1 costume
    • -Team B
      • –Mon and Wed 4:00-5:30
      • –2 routines/2 costumes
    • -Team C
      • –Mon and Wed 4:00 or 4:45-6:30
      • –2 routines/2 costumes
    • -Team D
      • –Mon and Wed 5:30-7:30
      • –2 or 3 routines/2 or 3 costumes
    • -Team E
      • –Mon and Wed 6:30-9:00
      • –3 or 4 routines/3 or 4 costumes

FEES TO EXPECT:

  • Equipment (purchase in DDSGC online store)
    • -Studio Warm-Up (Jacket and Pants must be worn at awards)
    • -Make-up Compact + Lipstick
    • -Eye Lashes
    • -Jewelry
    • -Fake bun cover
  • Stage Costume(s)
    • -Costume $75-$100 for novice, $90-$140 for advanced (per routine)
    • -Tights (could be different for each routine)
    • -Shoes (clean pair used only at competitions)
    • While you do not pay a recital costume fee/competition members still pay the $25 stage fee
  • Competition Entry Fees for dancer per routine (We attend 4 regional competitions per year located 0-3 hours away from Dubuque.)
    • -Solos $110-$115
    • -Duets/Trios $65-$75
    • -Groups $45-$55
  • Studio Tuition: please see your price page https://dbqdanceandgym.com/prices/

PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR COMPETITION ENTRY FEES

  • Competition organizations are requiring studios to submit payment for entry fees very early due to many no-show, no-pay studios.  As a result, DDSGC has adopted the following payment schedule for competition entry fees. Please remember that your account must be current to pay for competitions/please make sure your balance is at zero.
  • You must have your account balance at zero to pay for competition fees.
    • -September 1: $10 deposit is due for each competition ($40 total) to hold dancer’s place with the competition organization
    • -September 15: Competition 1 entry fees balance due. If full payment is not received by October 1st, your dancer will not compete at the first competition.
    • -November 1: Competition 2 entry fees balance due. If full payment is not received by December 1st, your dancer will not compete at the second competition.
    • -December 15: Competition 3 entry fees balance due. If full payment is not received by January 1st, your dancer will not compete at the third competition.
    • -January 15: Competition 4 entry fees balance due. If full payment is not received by February 1st, your dancer will not compete at the fourth competition.
    • *Late payment will result in $15 per dancer/routine added to your account.