Solo, Duo, Trio & Small Groups

We are delighted to offer students age SIX through TEENS the opportunity to dance solos, duos, trios or small groups in competition this year! This program is offered to our entire student body for Intermediate level classes and above and is not restricted to our Junior and Senior Dance Teams! We expect dancers who choose a customized dance as described below to compete in at least two or more competitions, but will not be guaranteed performance in recital.

Participating in a solo, duo, trio, or small group is an amazing opportunity, but requires lots of dedication from parents and students alike. Choreography will be taught during the hours covered in the package and students will be expected to practice on their own or with further private lessons not included in the package to master and clean their routines. Students who have done their own choreography may schedule private coaching to clean and critique routines.

PARTICIPATION PROCESS:

  1. Request availability of a KBDS choreographer and have an idea of the music, artistic content, and style. After an initial conversation and subsequent commitment, you will be given a half hour consultation to finalize your choices and set the rehearsal schedule before he/she begins work on the choreographic content.
  2. Make payment in full with the office and submit the hours/dates agreed upon with the choreographer for scheduling an available studio. The initial consultation and FOUR hours are included with the fees below for setting the choreography on the student(s). All entry fees, costumes and travel are not included in the package fee.
  3. Speak with Miss Kathy regarding which of the upcoming local competitions would fit with your schedule and readiness.
  4. Discuss costume choice(s) with Miss Kathy, student, parent and choreographer. You may use old recital costumes, rent archived KBDS costumes, self-costume, or purchase new from a catalog. All costume choices must be approved; Miss Diana will be involved if necessary.
  5. Attend any free practice sessions available (posted monthly), and/or schedule floor time for your exclusive use at $15 per hour based upon availability. Schedule with office. No instructors will be present for these rehearsals. A parent must be present for young dancers.
  6. Schedule any additional private lessons for coaching, cleaning, and further artistic direction with the choreographer or any other faculty member based on studio/teacher availability at the reduced rate of $55.00 per hour. Also available for Dance Teams! (Regular rate is $75)
  7. Work hard, do what you love, and have lots of fun!

FEES FOR CHOREOGRAPHY

Solos – $350

  • This will cover a half hour consult with choreographer to choose music and style and four one hour private sessions to set choreography.
  • Additional private coaching sessions may be purchased at a discounted rate of $55 per hour.
  • Entry fees and costume fees are not included in this price.
  • Solo entry fees usually range between $70 – $85 per competition.

Duos – $400 (split between dancers)

  • This will cover a half hour consult with choreographer to choose music and style and four one hour sessions to set choreography.
  • Additional private coaching sessions may be scheduled for the discounted rate of $55 per hour (split between dancers).
  • Entry fees and costume fees are not included in this price.
  • Duo entry fees usually range between $75-$90 per competition (split between dancers).

Trios – $500 (split between dancers)

  • This will cover a half hour consult with choreographer to choose music and style and four one hour sessions to set choreography.
  • Additional private coaching sessions may be purchased at a discounted rate of $55 per hour (split between dancers).
  • Entry fees and costume fees are not included in this price.
  • Trio entry fees usually range between $75-$90 per competition (split between dancers).

Small Groups (4-6 dancers) – $600 (split between dancers)

  • This will cover a half hour consult with choreographer to choose music and style and four one hour sessions to set choreography.
  • Additional private coaching sessions may be purchased at a discounted rate of $55 per hour (split between dancers).
  • Entry fee and costume fees are not included in this price.
  • Small group entry fees usually range between $25-$40 per competition.

VIDEOTAPING OF ANY SESSION IS
ALLOWED AND ENCOURAGED.

The above rates do not apply to outside guest artists, which may vary. However, we are happy to extend the discounted amount of $55 per hour for private coaching to any student who is currently practicing a piece set by Jacob Montoya