Dance Cup Center 2017

 

ABOUT THE DANCE CUP 

The B2D Dance Cup is a dance performance event structured as a tournament. Unlike our Spring and Fall stage recitals, the Dance Cup has the feel of a sporting event, but still features all the fun components of a dance showcase!

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PREVIOUS DANCE CUPS

How It Works:

The Dance Cup is hosted at a high school Gym (James Madison High School in Vienna), where each class has a team name and a corresponding flag. 

Every team has two 90-second Hip Hop choreography pieces to present; one piece in each of two categories. The two categories are Top 40 and Old School. The music and choreography selection for each piece corresponds to its theme. Top 40 includes recent hit songs from the billboard charts; Old School harks back to hit songs from days past.

Going one category at a time, each of the competing teams take turns presenting their choreography. A panel of three judges scores the results live on a scale of 1 to 10.

After all the teams have performed both their pieces, the aggregate results are tallied up, and the teams’ scores are grouped into three thirds: Top third gets Gold, middle third gets Silver, lower third gets Bronze.

Date: Sunday, March 19th

Time: From 1:30 to 3:30pm (performers must check in between 12:15 and 12:30pm)

Location: The Main Gym at James Madison High School, a 2-minute drive from the studio.

Address:
James Madison High School
Door #11
2500 James Madison Dr,
Vienna, VA 22181 (Google maps)

Parking: You can park anywhere on the school’s premises. There are no parking fees. 

 

WINTER SESSION TIMELINES 

WINTER SESSION runs from Mon 1/2 to Sun 3/19

  • Week 1: Mon 1/2 to Sun 1/8
  • Week 2: Mon 1/9 to Sun 1/15
  • Week 3: Mon 1/16 to Sun 1/22
  • Week 4: Mon 1/23 to Sun 1/29
  • Week 5: Mon 1/30  to Sun 2/5
  • Week 6: Mon 2/6  to Sun 2/12
  • Week 7: Mon 2/13  to Sun 2/19
  • Week 8: Mon 2/20  to Sun 2/26
  • Week 9: Mon 2/27  to Sun 3/5
  • Week 10: Mon 3/6  to Sun 3/12
  • Week 11: Mon 3/13  to Sun 3/19

PREPARING FOR YOUR PERFORMANCE 

We begin teaching the choreography starting on week 2 of the session (week of 1/9).

Each class will learn 2 choreography pieces, one for each category, each averaging 1.5 minutes long.

Categories:

  • Top 40’s: songs from top of the billboard charts
  • Old School: Throwback music 

As with our semi-annual theater recitals, students must attend regularly in order to properly learn the routines, especially since group formations require everyone to be present.

To avoid disqualification, please note the following attendance requirements for the kids:

-They can NOT miss more than ONE class between week 2 (week of 1/9) and week 11 (week of 3/12.)

-They can NOT miss the last class of the session, as it serves as the Dress Rehearsal (week of 3/12 ).

Everyone performs in dance costume at the Dance Cup; one costume for each of the two pieces. However, we only order one costume and the other one is improvised material from home (e.g. White T-, black sweats, etc), the specifics of which will be available soon via the Costumes Page.

The costume is procured by the studio and you pay us for it directly.

UPDATED 2/6/17: Costumes have been ordered and payments are due by 2/10/17. VIEW COSTUME PICTURE AND PAY

To ensure all performers are prepared for the performance, we tape practice videos and email the Vimeo links to all students, along with the music. Practice videos and music will be made available between weeks 9 and 10.

Parents are allowed to tape the end of the class with the instructor’s permission

Disclaimer: All the music downloads made available here are used for educational and illustration purposes only. No copyright infringement intended.

VIDEO PASSWORD when prompted = B2DS

Class Name Instructor Top 40 Music Video Old School Music Video
Jazz—Advanced Beginner-Recital Choreography: Tweens  &  Teens (ages 10-17) Mon 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM Amanda Nicole DiTullio COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop—Recital Choreography-Beginner: Juniors (ages 6-9) Tues 5:40 PM – 6:40 PM Amanda Nicole DiTullio COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop—Recital Choreography-Beginner: Juniors (ages 6-9) Sat 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Amanda Nicole DiTullio COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop Juniors company: BETA (ages 9-12) Fri 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Amanda Nicole DiTullio COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop—Recital Choreography-Beginner: Tweens (ages 10-12) Mon 5:40 PM – 6:40 PM Amanda Nicole DiTullio COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop—Music Video Series-Intermediate: Tweens & Teens (ages 10-17) Thurs 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM Amanda Nicole DiTullio COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
K-Pop—Music Video Series-Low Intermediate: Teens (ages 13-17) Tues 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM Amanda Nicole DiTullio COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop Recital Choreography-Advanced Beginner: Tweens (ages 10-12) Thurs 5:40 PM – 6:40 PM Amanda Nicole DiTullio & Eve Ramirez COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop Juniors company: beliEVErs (ages 6- 9) Fri 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Eve Ramirez COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop—Recital Choreography Intermediate: Juniors (ages 6-9) Sat 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM James Thomas COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop—Recital Choreography-Beginner: Teens (ages 13-17) Sat 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM James Thomas & Eve Ramirez COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop—Recital Choreography-Low Intermediate Tweens (ages 10-12) Thurs 5:40 PM – 6:40 PM Jason Cerda COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop—Recital Choreography-Beginner: Juniors (ages 6-9) Wed 5:40 PM – 6:40 PM Jen Burns&Eve Ramirez COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop DELTA company: Teens (ages 15-18) Sun 2:45 PM – 4:45 PM Jenna Flack COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop—Recital Choreography-Beginner: Juniors (ages 6-9) Mon 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Jenna Flack COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop—Recital Choreography-Advanced Beginner: Juniors (ages 6-9) Mon 5:40 PM – 6:40 PM Jenna Flack & Eve Ramirez COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop THEO company: Tweens (ages 12- 15) Fri 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Jodeci Milhouse COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop-BOYS- Recital ChoreographyBeginner: Juniors (ages 6-9) Tues 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Ollie Sangster COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop—Recital Choreography-Low Intermediate Tweens (ages 10-12) Sat 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Ollie Sangster COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON
Hip Hop Recital Choreography-Low Intermediate Teens (ages 13-17) Sat 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Ollie Sangster COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON COMING SOON


Disclaimer: All the music downloads made available here are used for educational and illustration purposes only. No copyright infringement intended. 

 

DAY OF THE CUP GUIDELINES

IMPORTANT: Call time is 12:15 to 12:30pm 

Arrive Dressed in Costume for the Top 40 Piece:
Students must arrive dressed in the costume for their Top 40s category (See Costumes Page).

Pack costumes for Old School:
You will most likely need them to bring a backpack to stow their other costume, which they will need for the second performance (Old School).

Wait in the Lobby:
Wait in the Lobby until official team gathering begins. 

Dancers Report to the Locker Rooms:
By 1:00pm, the Event Staff and Instructors will come and escort each of the teams back to the locker rooms in preparation for kickoff. Throughout the event, the kids will be supervised and looked after by a large event staff and volunteer team. 

Parents Enter the Gym and Take their Seats:
After the kids report to the locker room (around 1pm), parents can enter the arena (with valid tickets) and begin seating, or continue to wait in the lobby area until 1:30pm when the Dance Cup kicks off.

The following is the sequence of events for the Dance Cup.

  • Dance Cup Kicks off 1:30pm with the TORCH LIGHTING
  • OPENING CEREMONY
  • TEAM INTRO CEREMONY
  • TOP 40’S Dance Category
  • HALF-TIME SHOT
  • OLD SCHOOL Dance Category
  • CLOSING CEREMONY
  • AWARDS CEREMONY
  • PICTURE TIME!
  • PICK UP of your kids from the Gym Floor (approx. 3:30pm)

Students will be judged on:

*Choreography
*Execution
*Timing

The three judges are all part of the B2D Faculty, but don’t have any classes performing in the tournament.

At the end of each of team performance, the judges will score it on the spot, with each judge holding up a number from 1 to 10. The average of the three judge’s score will be the official score for that piece, and will be displayed on the Jumbotrons. 

The same scoring process will be used for each team, for each of the two categories. In order to ensure fairness, our Judges will take into account levels while doing the scoring, meaning that an Intermediate class will be held to a higher Standard than a Beginners class.

Because this is ultimately a fun event, all students will receive a medal with the top third scores receiving Gold, the middle third Silver, and the bottom third Bronze. 

DANCE CUP TICKETS AND DVD

Performers do not need tickets for the show, but their family and friends do.

Tickets for the show are priced at $20 online (with PROMO CODE: CUP) and $25 at the door, so please make sure your friends and family purchase their tickets ahead of time to get the discounted price.

PURCHASE TICKETS

A professional DVD of the entire event will be made available 6 to 8 weeks after the show and can be pre-ordered online or at the studio ($25 to pick-up or $35 to have it shipped to you.)

The video is professionally-edited, utilizing three High Definition cameras and features all the performances organized by chapters.

ORDER DVD