2023 Ovations Form FLORIDA DANCE WORKSHOP Current members and Ovations hopefuls, Thank you for your interest in joining Ovations! Please complete this form by August 15th. “Ovations” is the elite competition team from Florida Dance Workshop which consists of members of all ages who have mastered the ability to execute technically challenging steps and combinations. These dancers participate in regional and national dance competitions.Dancer Name First Last Email(Required) What is the maximum number of group dances you can commit to this upcoming season?(Required) (Please consider, tuition, choreography fees, competition entry fees, and costume fees on the schedule/rate sheet for the season. Please note this is a MAX number. Group dances are determined by dancer ability, style and teacher vision.)What is your favorite style of dance? Lyrical/Contemporary Jazz Hip Hop Tap Do you wish to compete in a Duo/Trio/Solo this upcoming season? Yes No Rehearsal day/time preference Teacher Style Competition Level desired Are you interested in attending a Nationals event this year (FL or GA)? Yes No Please list any other comments below we should consider when making this year’s plans if applicable.Are you interested in being considered for Encore (if applicable) Yes No (NEW) “Ovations Encore” is a new group to recognize those dancers who want to make dance their TOP PRIORITY/ are career focused and are willing to devote 4-5 days/ week to dance year-round. Members will be chosen from dancers who are long-standing members Ovations and Dance Company. Candidates must be 8th grade & above with extensive competition and company experience, enrolled in 7+ dance classes in the Summer AND Regular season (not including FDC or Ovations rehearsals), participate in the Strength & Conditioning program, and demonstrate at least 1 class per week (of teacher’s choosing) in summer and regular seasons. Dancers cannot be in any other after school activities or sports (doing so will result in dismissal of Encore and potentially group dances). They must also commit to Nationals starting in June 2023 and 4 regional competitions + 1 nationals in 2024 season. Dancers must have an excellent attendance and work ethic record. Encore is expected to attend all conventions/ intensives offered. Encore may or may not have specific group dances within Ovations with the intention of going to nationals. This will be decided on an annual basis by the staff. Please email Holly at FloridaDanceWorkshop@gmail.com by August 15th if you would like to be considered for this elite leadership group of dancers. Decisions will be made by Aug 14.)By checking this box I agree to the following: (Required) I AgreeParents and Dancers Please read all! - I understand that participation in the Competition team is a year long commitment and summer classes are required (see details below). - “Ovations” members & hopefuls must enroll & have excellent attendance in a minimum of 4 dance classes over the Summer AND Regular seasons, be age 8+ by Jan 1 & meet technical requirements determined by teachers. (Ballet, Jazz & Lyrical classes required). Ovations groups will be assigned based on dancer request and teacher choice and can not be dropped. Members attend 3 regional competitions + 1 convention per year. - **NEW** I understand that OVATIONS DANCES CANNOT BE DROPPED by the dancers/parent. - **NEW** Attendance Policy dancers should miss no more than 5 classes per style of dance the student is registered for throughout the year (August to June), and 2 or less per style in the summer (June -July). Make ups are allowed for 1 level above or below the dancers current level IN THE SAME STYLE when possible. Ask Holly for details. Monitor your dancer’s attendance in the Parent Portal & log all pre planned absences ASAP. Group dance rehearsal can only be made up by a private lesson in that dance and must be made up within 2 weeks of absence. Dancer’s missing more than 3 group rehearsals risk being dropped from a group and is at the teacher’s discretion. (This is MORE lenient during the year, but has a higher summer requirement. Please see schedule and take note of our 3 weeks OFF in the summer months.) - I understand that as the parent, I am expected to READ all correspondence sent by FDW in the portal and BAND app as they always contain important information about upcoming events and that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to monitor my dancer’s attendance and keep them in good standing and above all, communicate with the teachers. - I am expected to attend all of the classes, events, competitions and rehearsals including the January Ovations Competition Team Dance Showcase. - I understand I should take the studio calendar into consideration when making plans and avoid whenever possible missing dance unless for illness, serious injury, etc. A Doctor’s note should always be provided when necessary, and dancers are still resposiible for learning choreography missed (by scheduling a private lesson). - I understand that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to manage my schedule in a way that allows me to attend the events and rehearsals listed in the studio calendar on the website and portal. I understand that the the calendar is always available at FloridaDanceWorkshop.com and that changes MAY BE MADE if unavoidable and the parent on the DanceStudio Pro account will receive an email if any changes occur. - I understand I will incur additional fees for costume / attire / choreography / master class charges. I understand as a member of the competition team I am expected to attend a minimum of 1 team convention per year. - I understand that any behavior (bullying, chronic failure to pay tuition and bills time, unsupportive attitudes of the parent or dancer, or any behavior seen by FDW staff to not be healthy for the team may result in the dismissal of the dancer from the team. - I understand that if my dancer has chronic injuries or ailments that but the group dance at risk, the dancer may be subbed out or replaced for the health of the dancer and the success of the dance for the season. - As the responsible parent of my child, I understand that I am committing myself to financially and physically supporting my child to the Florida Dance Workshop’s Ovations/Company team for the upcoming season. Failure to meet the requirements will result in a $100 fee. ALL costume, entry, choreography fees incurred up to that point are NON REFUNDABLE.