Faculty Dance Cup Center 2019

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!

TRAILER: DANCE CUP

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 17th

Time: From 2:00 to 4:00pm (performers must check in between 1:00 and 1:15pm)

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 Tues 1/1 to Sun 3/17 (The ** marks a week where a deliverable is due)

  • Week 1: Tues 1/1 to Mon 1/7
  • Week 2: Tues 1/8 to Mon 1/14**
  • Week 3: Tues 1/15 to Mon 1/21**
  • Week 4: Tues 1/22 to Mon 1/28
  • Week 5: Tues 1/29 to Mon 2/4
  • Week 6: Tues 2/5  to Mon 2/11
  • Week 7: Tues 2/12  to Mon 2/18
  • Week 8: Tues 2/19  to Mon 2/25**
  • Week 9: Tues 2/26  to Mon 3/4
  • Week 10: Tues 3/5  to Mon 3/11
  • Week 11: Tues 3/12  to Sun 3/17

PREPARING FOR YOUR PERFORMANCE 

Please begin teaching the choreography starting on week 2 of the session (week of 1/8).

Each of your classes will learn 2 different pieces, one for each category, each averaging 1.5-2 minutes long.

Plan to have your choreography FINISHED by WEEK 10 (3/5) so you can use WEEK 11 to clean.

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 and enforce the following attendance requirements for the kids:

-They can NOT miss more than ONE class between week 2 (week of 1/8) and week 11 (week of 3/11)

-They can NOT miss the last class of the session, as it serves as the Dress Rehearsal (week of 3/11).

You will need to submit the following on the dates listed:

DELIVERABLE DUE DATE
MUSIC SELECTION Monday 1/14 by 5pm
COSTUME THEME SHEET Sunday 1/20 by 9pm
TECH SHEET (w/ FINAL CUTS OF MUSIC) Sunday 2/24 by 5pm

The costumes will be ordered week 4 or 5. You will be sent a photo of the costume for your approval before anything is ordered.

Make sure to invite all your friends and family to the Dance Cup on Facebook so they don’t miss out on the dance-tacular action and your awesome choreography! 🙂

DANCE CUP 2019

Starting week 9, a staff member will be coming in during the last 10 minutes of class to film each piece.

Practice videos and music will be made available between weeks 9 and 10.

Parents are allowed to tape the end of the class with your 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
Hip Hop — Advanced Beginner: Tweens Mon 5:40pm Eve Ramirez
Top 40 MUSIC VIDEO
Old School MUSIC VIDEO
Hip Hop — Beginner: Juniors Wed 5:40pm Eve Ramirez
Top 40 MUSIC VIDEO
Old School MUSIC VIDEO
Hip Hop — Beginner: Juniors Tues 5:40pm Jeremy Kozza
Top 40 MUSIC VIDEO
Old School MUSIC VIDEO
Hip Hop — Low Intermediate: Tweens Thurs 6:45pm Jeremy Kozza
Top 40 MUSIC VIDEO
Old School MUSIC VIDEO
Hip Hop — Beginner: Tweens Fri 7:00pm Marcus Washington
Top 40 MUSIC VIDEO
Old School MUSIC VIDEO
Hip Hop — Beginner: Juniors Sat 11:45am Vessie Kostadinova
Top 40 MUSIC VIDEO
Old School MUSIC VIDEO


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

Below are the guidelines given to parents. Please review them in case you get any questions

IMPORTANT: Call time is 1:00 to 1:15pm 

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

Pack any added costume item for Old School:
You will most likely need them to bring a backpack to stow their improvised costume pieces (if you asked them to bring one), 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 1:30pm, 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 2:00pm when the Dance Cup kicks off.

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

  • Dance Cup Kicks off 2:00pm with the TORCH LIGHTING
  • OPENING CEREMONY
  • TEAM INTRO CEREMONY
  • TOP 40’S Dance Category
  • HALF-TIME SHOW
  • OLD SCHOOL Dance Category
  • CLOSING CEREMONY
  • AWARDS CEREMONY
  • PICTURE TIME!
  • PICK UP your kids from the Gym Floor (approx. 4:00pm)

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

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE emphasize ticket sales to students and parents 🙂

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