CS Company 2017-18
Encourage, Inspire, Be Positive, Uplift
April 4, 2018
COMPANY DIRECTOR'S NOTE!
NOTES FROM KRISTEN!

Hi Company Families!

Wow! There's a lot going on this week! It's going to be an INCREDIBLE weekend! 

There are lots of details for everyone to remember before we head to Stage One AND after we get there! Be sure to read all of the notes below! YOU are a vital part of company and are responsible for being a prepared member of your team! 

If you have not already done so, make sure you log in to the Center Stage Company Team App, download it onto your device, and request to join the All Company Group as well as all additional groups your dancer(s) are in! We will use Team App to send out important, need-to-know-now notifications throughout the weekend!  (Detailed instructions are below!)

SPECIAL REMINDER!
I know we are all in a rush to be ready for rehearsals and other classes this week, but please don't forget to show respect for others and take pride in our actual studio building by  CLEANING UP AFTER YOURSELF!!! The studio has been TRASHED with bags, boxes, tissue paper, food and more, and has looked like a disaster after all of you leave each night! Please remember to take a moment to throw away your trash before you head home for the evening- thank you (and if the garbage can is full, let us know and we can get another bag)!


Here are some IMPORTANT COMPETITION notes! Read the blocks below as well!
  • Be sure you have the new tights, from this year (purchased in the last few weeks).  Old tights will not match! More details below.
  • You MUST be at the competition 2 hours prior to the time listed on the the schedule for your routine (or when the doors open if you perform less than 2 hours after that time)! This will give you time to get ready and also ensure we are ready if they are running early. Competitions can run or early or late.  Be prepared!  
  • ABSOLUTELY NO VIDEOS OR PHOTOS CAN BE TAKEN! If anyone is caught, our routine will be disqualified and they will be asked to leave the competition by their staff. Be sure to tell any friends or family members who may be attending the competition! 
  • Stage One is STREAMING the competition LIVE so family and friends can watch near and far! Tell them to go to www.stageonedance.com and click on the button "Live Stream" to watch! 
  • I n the block below are some pictures of what I expect your buns to look like. Grooming is important and is part of our score!  Buns  need to in the correct place on the head, smooth with no flyaways, shaped nicely and secured with a hair net that matches your hair. 
  • A list of REQUIRED HAIRSTYLES can be found below and on the compnay webpage!
  • PLEASE watch these two tutorials on YouTube on how to do a slick high ponytail and a high bun! You can also find links to them on the Company Webpage!
  • Costumes & Accessories Checklist has been added to the Company webpage for you to double check that you have every item you need for each routine! See the link in the block below! 
  • Team Captains have been assigned to each routine! Please read the block below on Team Captains so you know what to expect during awards and who the team captains are- they will change each competition!  
  • The schedule for Stage One is Available on our Company Webpage and on the CS Company Team App! See block below!
  • Directions and a map to Stage One (located at the Overland Park Convention Center) can be found on the CS Company Team App- click on the Events icon, then on the day of the event (April 6-8).
    • Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66211
  • Company Shoes! A list of required shoes for each routine is now available on the Company webpage- scroll to the bottom of the page and click under the heading Shoes and Tights!  Click here to view the list now! 
  • Company Tights! Important note! We are using a new color/brand of tights this season!  In order for complete uniformity, everyone in a routine with footed tights will need to purchase a new pair of tights. The new required tights for Company are AVAILABLE to purchase at the front desk! A sizing chart is included below and on the website for your convenience!
  • Company Makeup! Information about Company Make-Up is now available to view on the Company Webpage! (password- TeamCSA) For everyone's convenience, we have kept the required make-up the same as last year! There are also links to videos on our CS youtube channel showing how to apply the make-up!
  • Our CS Trivia Night Fundraiser is back April, 27th! Please see the block below for information on how to participate or attend!  
If you have any questions, please send me an email or give the front desk a call at 660.747.6133!

Here's to an amazing weekend! 

Kristen, Company Director

COSTUMES & ACCESSORIES LIST!
Click on the link below to view the costume/accessories checklist for each routine to ensure you have every item you need for the competition! 


STAGE ONE SCHEDULE!
The schedule for the Stage One Competition is available on the Company Web Page and Company Team App!


Doors will open Friday, April 6th at 7:30am, Saturday at 7:00am and Sunday at 6:30am.

Dancers will need to arrive 2 hours before their scheduled time! 

Stage One is STREAMING the competition LIVE so family and friends can watch near and far! Tell them to go to www.stageonedance.com and click on the button

 "Live Stream" to watch! 




HAIRSTYLES FOR STAGE ONE!
Click on the link below to view the required hairstyles for each routine! Please note that these CAN change from competition to competition dependent upon the schedule!

Be sure to watch the video tutorials on how to do a slick high pony and a high bun!


BUNS- WHAT I EXPECT!
Company Bun Example
Example of a High Bun

Grooming is important and is part of our score! 
Buns n eed to be in the correct place on the head, smooth with no flyaways, shaped nicely and secured with a hair net that matches your hair.

Buns- low and medium
Low Bun & Middle Bun

We'd like  the Middle Bun to be just a tad lower!  


TEAM CAPTAINS!
Team captains are assigned for each group and are responsible for getting awards for their dance!

Captains will need to be sure they know their teacher's name, name of our studio (Center Stage Academy of the Performing Arts), and the number of their routine! 
They will meet Miss Kristen outside of the dressing room after the awards to give her any pins, medals, ribbons, trophies they receive. If they can not find Miss Kristen or another CS Staff member at the competition, they should bring the awards in to the studio and give them to the front desk! 

Awards should not be passed out on stage!  They will be handed approximately a week after the competition at the studio. We will send an email out to let you know when they are available to pick up!

Captains will be different for each competition!
COMPETITION CHECKLIST!
Here are some important competition notes!

1). Quadruple check your costumes!  Once you are at the competition there won't be time  to go back and get anything you've forgotten!

2). Pack the necessary items: make-up, hair gel and hairspray, wet wipes, bobby pins,    safety pins, q-tips and cotton balls, super glue or hot glue if you have it,  tights, dance shoes, hairpiece, and   anything else you think you MIGHT need. 

3). Arrive at the venue with plenty of time to find the group.  Double check the list for when you need to be there!!!  Remember, your dancer MUST be in the dressing room 2 hours before their scheduled time.  

4). Parents and families wear CS gear or colors if you have it to show your  spirit!!  Plus, it help us find you in the crowd!  :-)

5). If you need anything call or text me at:   816-215-1739!

6). Sign up for the CS Company Team App if you haven't already! Parents AND Dancers should sign up (if you have a device)!!! We will be using it to keep everyone informed of last minute information! 

7). Remember, NO PHOTO OR VIDEO may be taken inside the competition.  Violating this policy could result in our  disqualification so please take this very seriously.  

8). Please be respectful at the competition! We don't want to be known as the studio who complains or has a bad attitude!  

Remember   to    encourage,   inspire, be positive  and  uplift  
   EVERYONE!!!   It has been awesome getting emails from complete strangers past years about how considerate and friendly our dancers and parents are!
Go CSA!

COMPANY TIGHTS & SHOES!

Company Shoes! 

 

A list of required shoes for each routine is now available on the Company webpage- scroll to the bottom of the page and click under the heading Shoes and Tights! 

 

All Shoes MUST be ordered through the front desk (with the exception of upper level tap shoes) no later than March 16th!  

 

Click here to view the Shoes list now!

 

 

Company Tights!
Important  note! We are using a new color/brand of tights  this  season!

In order for complete  uniformity , everyone in a  routine  with footed tights will  need  to purchase a new pair of tights. The new required tights for 
Company are available to purchase at the front desk!

A list of required tights  for each routine is available on the Company webpage- scroll to the bottom of the page and click under the heading Shoes and Tights! 


OVATION TIGHTS SIZE CHARTS
Ovation Tights Sizing Charts

Ovation Tights Sizing Charts

PRE-COMPANY HAIRPIECES!
Original Teen Spiral is the style needed for all pre-company dancers.

Original Spiral Pre-Company Hair

There are color swatches at the front desk so you can match your hair color before you place your order!

Please note! Each dancer is responsible for ordering their own hairpiece and they need to be ordered soon to ensure they arrive in time! 


COMPANY MAKE-UP!
For everyone's convenience, we have kept the required make-up the same as last year!

Information about  Company Make-Up is now available to view on the Company Webpage (password- TeamCSA) or via the link below!

 You can also find links on the Company web page to videos on our CS youtube channel showing how to apply the make-up!


TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER!
Click on the links below for detailed information about this exciting opportunity for Company Dancers to fundraise and for everyone involved to enjoy an entertaining evening of trivia, tacos & fun!

CS Rocks Trivia Night Flyer

Click on the link below for more information!
  

COMPANY COMMUNICATIONS!

STAYING INFORMED!

There is always a lot of Company information to share and we want to be sure everyone is kept informed! Here's how we communicate with you!
  • Weekly Company Newsletter via email! Watch for it each week! 
  • We use our Company Team App to send out push notifications as needed! Be sure to sign up for all of your specific groups as well as the ALL COMPANY group! (Instructions Below)
  • Email as needed. You can send email to us at: info@centerstageacademy.org or to Kristen at: kdrice13@yahoo.com.
Please make sure we have your most used email address on file at the front desk so you don't miss out on important information!

COMPANY TEAM APP!
SIGN UP FOR THE FREE CS COMPANY
 TEAM APP NOW!  
STUDENTS (who have a smart phone) AND PARENTS SHOULD BOTH SIGN UP FOR THE NEW 2017/18 SEASON GROUPS! 
(Specialty Routines will be added by Sunday!)
Team App

Center Stage Company has their own Smartphone App to keep you informed!   To get the full features of the CS Team App you need to: 

First: Download Team App onto your smartphone.

Download Team App here: 

It's 100% FREE!

Second: Launch Team App.

Then follow these steps:

1. Sign-up to Team App.
 You'll be sent an email to confirm your registration.

2. Log in. Then search for Center Stage Company and request access to the group(s) that apply to you.

For example, everyone should request access to join the 2017/18 All Company group and then all of the group classes/ routines that you/ your dancer are in! 

3.  Enable Push Notifications on your phone! (Go to settings to enable them.)

We will use this App to send push notifications to your phone to give everyone immediate need-to-know information- especially during the competition season! 

If you don't have a smartphone, reply to this email so you can be added manually and you'll receive email notifications instead of push notifications to your phone.

PRODUCTION BREAKDOWN!
Production Group Breakdown!
  • Group 1 (Get Ready): All dancers EXCEPT Pre-Company
  • Group 2 (Dancing in the Street): Company 4, 5, 6, 7  (plus Addison B.)
  • Group 3 (I Want You Back): Sam, Jack, Ben, Cayden, Pre-Company, Company 1, Company 2 (plus Bella, Maelin)
  • Group 4 (Please Mr. Postman): Company 3, 4, 5 (plus, Katie K. Abigail R., Annie B., Addison)
  • Group 5 (Do You Love Me) TAPPERS: Reagan, Hanna H. Alea, Leah, Addison, Lexi B. Sydney F. Ally, Cheyenne, Brittany, Torrie, Maggie)
  • Group 6 (Do You Love Me): All Dancers

SUNDAY REHEARSAL SCHEDULE!

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

Stage One Competition! No Rehearsals!

COMPANY 2017/18 SCHEDULE!
Upcoming Dates
Exciting 2017/18
Events!
April 2-5:
April 6-8:

April 19-22:


May 4-6:

May 12: 

June 1-2:

July 5-10:

Dress Rehearsals all week!
Competition - Stage One (Kansas City) (Confirmed and Required)
Talent on Parade Competition in Kansas City (Confirmed and Required)

May 4-6 Competition - VIP in Kansas City (Confirmed and Required)
Performance Team Auditions

June 1-2 Center Stage Recital

Talent On Parade Nationals in Overland Park, KS (Optional - Required for Pre-Professional)

349 SE DD Highway
Warrensburg, MO 64093
660.747.6133

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