WhatsApp All parents need to download this free app IMMEDIATELY. This is our main source of communication throughout the season. Once you have downloaded the app we will add you to the Fusion Dance Competition Group. Please be sure to do this as soon as possible!
If any dancer is limited to the number of competition groups they can partake in, they need to notify the studio by Monday, July 5th, as we plan to organize groups soon. firstname.lastname@example.org If we are notified any later than the given deadline, then you will be charged a $100 fee/dance due to the amount of time and organizing that goes into planning these groups. Once groups are decided, they are final.
What to expect with competition:
Cost: $475/routine (includes costume, rehearsal time, choreography, and 3 competition registration fees). New this year! There is an additional cost of $50/dance to be a part of a MUSE group. Please read the red paragraph below for more information.
Additional Classes: ALL competition dancers are REQUIRED to participate in ballet technique. Cost is $20/month. As well students must participate in an additional, recreational class for every competition group they are placed in. For example: your dancer is grouped in a hip hop, jazz and lyrical competition group. They must also take a recreational hip hop class, ballet technique, and their regular, recreational combo class. If your dancer is grouped in jazz and lyrical, they must also take ballet technique and their regular, recreational combo class.
Competitions: Dates and details to come.
MUSE Workshop: It is MANDATORY that all competition dancers attend the MUSE Workshop. Every competition dancer has already been registered for this workshop. This year's workshop is Monday, August 23rd - Sunday, August 29th at Fusion Dance: Carroll. The workshop will not last the whole week, some of those days will be used for choreography as well. More specific details and scheduling to come as soon as MUSE provides us with that information. Cost is $175, made payable to Fusion Dance. Payment is due as soon as possible, the latest we will accept payment is Thursday, July 22nd. After July 22nd, a 15% finance fee will be added to your workshop cost of $175. Please send payment to Fusion Dance, PO Box 1252, Carroll, IA 51401.
MUSE Choreography: New this year! If the group your dancer is put into for competition is selected to be choreographed by a MUSE Choreographer, we will now be charging each dancer $50/MUSE group dance. This is due to MUSE increasing their choreography costs. If this is a major issue, please contact us and we will make sure your dancer is not put into a MUSE dance.
Informational Meeting: We will schedule a parent informational meeting during the week of the MUSE Workshop to go over details of the competition season and answer any questions. This meeting will be geared more towards the new competition parents, but any competition parent is welcome to attend. More details to come.
Summer Classes: We are requiring our competition dancers (entering 6th grade Fall of 2021 and up) to attend at the very least, 5 punch pass classes this summer. We strongly encourage our competitive dancers to continue their training throughout the summer months, and a great way to do that is to attend classes! It also helps to prepare our dancers for the MUSE Workshop in August!
More information will be given throughout the summer regarding groups, choreography, etc.
We are excited for a new competition season!
Enjoy your summer!
-Heather & Makinze