Competition Info Center – 2020/2021 Season


COMPETITION INFO CENTER
2020/2021 Season

 

Team INFO Video:

I-The B2D Pandemic Playbook

Dance technique refers to a dancer’s ability to reproduce movement precisely and efficiently. With no December recital and the first competition event not scheduled until March, Coaches will be spending more time focused on technique in addition to competition choreography. This is an ideal opportunity for our dancers to focus on growth. 

To support this initiative, B2D will continue to offer our usual line up of Beginner and Advanced Beginner Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazz classes, along with a few NEW technique-focused classes* including:

*Please note that Jazz/Contemporary teams are still required to take weekly Ballet classes, so these new specialty technique classes would not fulfill the team’s foundation class requirement. 

Additionally, we are excited to present our NEW curated package of technique classes! The benefit of this package setup is that it covers all of the bases: Ballet as the foundation, a concentration on either Jazz or Contemporary technique, and finally a comprehensive competition team-focused technique class.  Taught by the two instructors who also coach most of the technique teams, this team technique class will give dancers the opportunity to reinforce the necessary skills and drills needed for many of the team dances. This package will create well-rounded, technical dancers.

Dancers will take:

  • 1 Ballet Class
  • 1 Jazz or Contemporary technique class from the list provided below
  • Team Technique 

Jazz/Contemporary options by level: 

Beginner:

Advanced Beginner:

Intermediate:

Intermediate/Advanced:

You can sign up for ANY three classes and receive 20% off the total using Promo Code = TechniquePackage.

While many other studios are adopting  a “business as usual” mindset when it comes to choreo, masks, etc., B2D has committed to a higher level of health and safety standards.  Our heightened standards translate into a few team choreography rules, as follows : 

  1. No partnering/contact with other students.
  2. No bare feet on the floors, unless you have a small group and can manage proper cleaning of the floors after rehearsals. 
  3. Minimal floor-work. Keep it as centralized as possible to avoid cross-contamination. 
  4. Less formation changes/transitions to ensure we maintain social distancing.  

The Bottom Line: B2D will attend certain in-person competitions IF they provide safety protocols to our satisfaction, which quite a few of them do currently.

  • Studio Blocks: Many in-person competitions are now formatting their events in “Studio Blocks,” so ONLY B2D staff, dancers, and parents would be allowed in the venue/audience during a designated block of time to avoid interaction with other studios.
  • Temperature checks, masks (on event staff as well as dancers and families), and spaced-out audience seating will be in effect. Events ask that families keep numbers to a minimum to help assist in keeping social distancing. Anyone with symptoms of illness or a fever is asked to stay home.
  • High touch areas, dressing rooms, and the stage itself will be cleaned/disinfected regularly throughout the day and heavily in-between studios.
  • Many competitions will be live-streaming events so families can watch without attending in person.
  • Awards ceremonies will be live-streamed without kids on stage. Studio Rep will pick up all awards at the end of the weekend to be distributed later back at the studio. 
  • Most events are not requiring dancers to wear masks while on stage, BUT true to form, B2D dancers will be wearing masks at all times, including on stage. Needless to say, judges will not be deducting any points for face coverings, costumes, etc. 
  • Virtual Event Option: Several competitions are offering solely virtual events, Under this scenario, B2D would:
    • Arrange to record dances in room #1 (the biggest room) with costumes, hair, makeup, and lighting for virtual submissions. 
    • Host a zoom or socially-distanced in-person Watch Party for awards so students can celebrate together
    • If we decide to attend another Virtual event, we will provide an option to re-record routines with critiques/notes applied and any updates to choreography.

It is our goal to provide students with high-quality training, choreography, and events while keeping thing as safe as possible. We will be in constant communication with the events we plan to attend and have one final backup plan in case competing becomes too risky: Video Content!

If we cannot attend the desired events or number of events, we will instead film each entry in high-quality formats for social media/family sharing. That way students can know they have something to work towards and parents can rest assured we will get their kids as many performance opportunities as possible, while ensuring everyone’s safety. 

As always, team dancers interested in performing a solo, duet, or trio can apply to do so using this form:

APPLY FOR A SOLO/DUET/TRIO

Please see our CONVENTIONS PAGE for more specific information including event highlights and registration details!

  • Some events, like Monsters of Hip Hop and Break the Floor (Jump! On Tour, 24/Seven, Nuvo) have laid out plans for the 2021 season that include potentially in-person events, modified with lower capacity caps, hybrid in-person/virtual events, and if needed, fully virtual events for each city (or sometimes at the studio!)
  • Based on each city/state’s laws and the Covid situation in the region, these events promise to have some form of workshop or they will pass on a full refund to participants. We are still waiting to hear plans from some other events.


II-Competition Team Handbook 

The Team Handbook is the official membership contract, which you’ve signed upon acceptance into the team, and your ultimate resource for all the rules and regulations governing your team membership. Please review it thoroughly.

VIEW TEAM HANDBOOK

BASIC COMPETITION RULES:

This is a recap of the most basic rules only. For full details, please review the Team Handbook.

  1. CALL TIME will be announced when the Studio Block schedule is released. The studio schedule must be strictly observed for appropriate facility cleaning procedures and to maintain safe distancing among participants. 
  2. Generally, the number of family members allowed in the audience will be limited to ONE family member per dancer. Spectators should plan to use masks/face coverings at the venue.
  3.  Adjudication (score) awards, studio specific special judges’ awards, and scholarships (where applicable) will be announced immediately after out studio block. Overall Awards, Event Special Awards, and Top Honors will be live-streamed at the end of each event.
  4. Food is no longer allowed at venues because of the current safety guidelines and precautions. Pack a water with your name on it, and eat a healthy, filling meal prior to arrival. 
  5. Unless otherwise told by the competition, do NOT ever take pictures or videos during live performances. The entire studio could be disqualified. Make sure your friends and family understand these guidelines.
  6. Only during award ceremonies are you allowed to take pictures or video.
  7. The studio purchases pictures and videos for all TEAM entries and offers it to dancers at cost. The cost varies by competition. Only purchase media on your own for non-team SDT entries UNLESS we notify you that those are mandated purchases by the competition event. For example, StarQuest now mandates a Media Fee for all studios and gives us access to both SDT and teams’ pics/video, so don’t buy any pics/video at StarQuest.
  8. Exhibit the highest sportsmanship.
    Congratulate other non-B2D teams when in the wings.
    Do not bad mouth anyone. Do not make mocking facial expressions. Above all, do NOT get involved in any “dancer drama” with B2D or non-B2D people. 
  9. Cheer on your B2D dancers when they’re on stage.
  10. When you post any competition-related pics or videos on social media, you MUST tag the studio and the choreographer. These are “credit and copyright rules”, and not mere courtesy. You don’t always have to include us in the post’s wording (e.g., My girl won 1st place with Born 2 Dance, with choreography by Jeremy Kozza.), BUT you must tag us in the picture, video, or text post even if you don’t spell it out.
  11. In addition to this website, please rely on TeamSnap scheduling info as much as possible.
    • Make sure your TeamSnap Notifications on your phone are turned ON.
    • If you need to add other family members to your TeamSnap’s group (e.g., Dad in addition to Mom, or the dancers themselves), please email Donna, our Team Coordinator, and we’ll add them.
    • For the many dancers in multiple entries, we have a TeamSnap group for EACH entry. Please double check that you’re a member of each of these groups.

ARRIVAL PROCESS:

  1. NOTE your Call Time. The Studio Block schedule will be released within 7 days of the event, and we must follow the schedule as closely as possible.  
  2. Arrive to the venue in full hair, makeup, and costume (except for shoes) for your 1st entry; the MAKEUP VIDEO is LIVE below. We will only be allotted approximately 30 minutes to check-in, set up in the dressing room, and warm up. Please be prompt and prepared!
  3. When you arrive, ask the Information Desk for the Dressing Room assigned to your team.
    **You can purchase an event program from the lobby if you wish.**
  4. Dancers who are not on stage performing or waiting in the wings should remain in the dressing room. We are no longer allowed to roam the venue or sit in the audience when we are not on stage.
  5. You MUST wear your Team Jacket before and after your performanceand during Awards Ceremony
  6. Keep track of all of your costume items. Generally, we will need to clean up after ourselves and pack up within 10 minutes of awards ending so that the event staff can prepare the area for the next studio. Do NOT forget any items at home, and do NOT lose stuff at the venue. 


III-2020/2021 Competitions & Performances

Your one-page 2020/2021 Competition Guide – COMING SOON!

In-Studio Team Dress Rehearsal:

DATE: Saturday, February 27th, 4:30pm

LOCATION: Born 2 Dance Studio, Studio 1

CALL TIME: 4:00pm

Since we did not have a December showcase, our teams have not had a chance to have any kind of dress rehearsal/staging tech. Rather than rent out a theatre, we have opted to use our amazing new space in Studio 1! 

To take it a step further, we’re bringing in two experienced judges to come and provide helpful feedback for all the entries. Both judges, who have previously worked with Coach Amanda, are great at providing constructive feedback and will be giving our students LIVE, verbal critiques directly after each dance! The routines as well as the feedback will all be filmed so that coaches can review with students during rehearsals at a later time. 

 Our guest judges are:

  • Jess Beach who judges for StarPower and StarQuest
  • Autumn Laufer who judges for World-Class Talent Experience

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: 

  1. Students will be sent to an assigned studio dressing room where they must keep their masks on and practice social distancing. Please come dressed in your first costume, but, as always DO NOT wear your team shoes outside!
  2. You may test hair/makeup if you would like to, but it is not required unless you or your coach needs you to test something.
  3. All students will need to warm themselves up. 
  4. Students may leave when they are finished. They are NOT required to stay the entire time. 
  5. With 33 entries at approx. 3 mins each and 3 mins allotted for feedback for each routine, we are looking at about 3.5 hours in total. 
  6. Note that we will be streaming the rehearsal into the other studios/classrooms that will act as dressing/holding rooms, so the entire B2D team can see the other dances AND hear the feedback! This will be a great way for them to see each others’ routines, support their teammates, and get a front row seat to pre-season feedback that can help EVERYONE.

Please review the tech order, and find your students’ dances. Entries with younger students have been prioritized so that they may leave earlier. Coach Amanda designed the show order to both optimize quick changes as well as present our dances in an order that would flow well. Our hope is that the competitions will use this order as well!
*PLEASE CHECK TO ENSURE YOUR STUDENT HAS AMPLE TIME TO CHANGE. Older students have at least three dances; younger dancers should have at least five. 

FOR YOUNGER DANCERS WITH COSTUME CHANGES: If your student requires help changing costumes, you may stay for the event to assist them. We will ask that you help them change in the dressing rooms, hang up their previous costume, and then return to the lobby until they are ready to change again in order to continue abiding by our safety protocols. If you plan to stay with your child for costume changes, please notify Coach Amanda via email to confirm.  

REQUESTING VOLUNTEER CHAPERONES: We need 2-3 parent/guardian volunteers to help monitor dressing rooms. One male parent would be helpful for the boys room, as well as two female parentsPlease email Coach Amanda  if you are able and willing to stay the length of the event to chaperone.

Below are the three competitions we’re scheduled to attend for the 2021 season. Live-streaming information will be shared as soon as it is available.  

Exact performance day and time will be announced by the competition organizers approximately 7 days before competition weekend. Therefore, you must plan to block the entire weekend until our studio schedule for that competition is announced. Call times must be observed strictly in order to allow for appropriate facility cleaning procedures and to maintain safe distancing among participants. 

Please review the COMPETITION TEAM HANDBOOK section above for more information on our competition safety procedures and studio block scheduling for competitions.


1. Believe National Talent Competition:

RESULTS FOR BELIEVE COMPETITION: CLICK HERE

DATE: SUNDAY, MARCH 14th 

LOCATION:
Chesapeake Arts Center
194 Hammonds Ln
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

WEBSITE: https://www.believetalent.com/

LIVE STREAM LINK: https://www.believetalent.com/watch-live/

CALL TIME: 7:00am FOR ALL DANCERS 

STUDIO BLOCK SCHEDULE:

TIMEENTRY #DANCERSTITLECOACHLEVELCATEGORY
7:30a700OPSISRECUERDOAbbyAdvancedContemporary
7:33a701DUET:
Olivia Lampel
Joaquin Ruiz
TRYAmandaAdvancedOpen
7:36a702THEOBOSSNikkiIntermediateHip Hop
7:39a703IMPACTSHREK!LauraNoviceJazz
7:42a704SOLO:
Taz Foreman
DREAMLauraNoviceContemporary
7:45a705SOLO:
Ariana Merino
KILLER QUEENAmandaIntermediateJazz
7:48a706MELODICFORGIVE MEJodeciAdvancedTap
7:51a707SOLO:
Caroline McHugh
HYPNOSISAmandaAdvancedHip Hop
7:54a708INSCAPESCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARKDemetirusNoviceHip Hop
7:58a709INFERNORUN BOY RUNLauraNoviceContemporary
8:01a710SOLO:
Ellie Grieco
COMMON PLEASUREJodeciAdvancedTap
8:04a711IGNITEKALEIDOSCOPELauraIntermediateContemporary
8:07a712SOLO:
Simone Goldenberg
CARPE DIEMAbbyAdvancedContemporary
8:10a713SOLO:
Naomi Galotto
AU PORTAbbyAdvancedContemporary
8:13a714GENESISUPBEATEveNoviceHip Hop
8:16a715SYNERGYSTAND TALLAmandaIntermediateLyrical
8:19a716DUET:
Alexi Caruso
Marley Mulvaney
LIVE MY LOOKAmandaIntermediateJazz
8:22a717SOLO:
Ellie Grieco
ODE TO ALTAbbyAdvancedContemporary
8:25a718FLARESLEEPOVERCatelynnNoviceHip Hop
8:28a719TRIO:
Michael Greco
Alex Milbrink
Alejandro Pilonieta
STUNTIN’AmandaNoviceHip Hop
8:31a720DUET:
Olivia Lampel
Joaquin Ruiz
NOW THAT WE FOUND LOVEAmandaAdvancedHip Hop
8:34a721DUET:
Simone Goldenberg
Ellie Grieco
VALERIEJodeciAdvancedTap
8:36a722SOLO:
Mirabelle Buroker
BABY BIRDAmandaIntermediateContemporary
8:39a723BETAYAHHH!AmandaIntermediateHip Hop
8:42a724SOLO:
Julia Kieler
A HERO’S BALLADAbbyAdvancedContemporary
8:45a725KINETICIT’S NOT RIGHT…AmandaAdvancedJazz
8:48a726SOLO:
Maya Kent
UNEARTHINGLauraIntermediateContemporary
8:51a727SOLO:
Hannah Grossman
CONFINEDAbbyAdvancedContemporary
8:54a728SOLO:
McKenzy Hopkins
DID ITGeorgeNoviceHip Hop
8:57a729SOLO:
Allison Schumer
FALLIN FOR YOULauraAdvancedMusical Theater
8:59a730SOLO:
Molly Carrigan
HI-LOAmandaIntermediateContemporary
9:02a731SPARXMOVE ITAmandaIntermediateJazz
9:07a732DELTAIN ITJodeciAdvancedHip Hop


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • PLEASE REVIEW: Believe Covid Protocols and Procedures
  •  Each dancer is permitted to have a maximum of ONE spectator. The studio will be assigned a colored wristband for spectators. These wristbands will be given to the studio representative at check-in, and Haily Nguyen will be distributing the wristbands. Only those with the correct color wristband will be permitted in during your block of time, and spectators will only be allowed entrance 30 minutes prior to performance time
  • ABSOLUTELY NO VIDEOGRAPHY OR PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED.
  • In order to access the event live stream on the DanceBUG App, dancers must be activated on DanceBUG. Please check your email for the activation notice. If you have not received it, contact the Team Coordinator so that we can get you set up. 
  • The in-person adjudication only awards ceremony for Born 2 Dance Studio will happen once all routines have finished competing. 
  • Based on the projected schedule, ALL SUNDAY TEAM REHEARSALS will run as scheduled, unless otherwise noted. 

2. World-Class Talent Experience (WCTE):

DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 10th

LOCATION:
The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC – Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA  22202

WEBSITE: https://www.wctedance.com/

LIVE STREAM LINK (CLICK ON ARLINGTON, VA LIVE STREAM): 
 https://www.wctedance.com/live

CALL TIME: 11:00am FOR ALL DANCERS 

STUDIO BLOCK SCHEDULE:

TIMEENTRY #DANCERSTITLECOACHLEVELCATEGORY
11:30a29OPSISRECUERDOAbbyClassContemporary
11:33a30THEOBOSSNikkiWorldHip Hop
11:36a31IMPACTSHREK!LauraRecreationalJazz
11:39a32SOLO:
Taz Foreman
DREAMLauraRecreationalContemporary
11:42a33SOLO:
Ariana Merino
KILLER QUEENAmandaWorldJazz
11:45a34MELODICFORGIVE MEJodeciClassTap
11:49a35SOLO:
Caroline McHugh
HYPNOSISAmandaClassHip Hop
11:52a36INSCAPESCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARKDemetirusRecreationalHip Hop
11:56a37INFERNORUN BOY RUNLauraRecreationalContemporary
11:59a38SOLO:
Ellie Grieco
COMMON PLEASUREJodeciClassTap
12:02p39IGNITEKALEIDOSCOPELauraWorldContemporary
12:05p40SOLO:
Simone Goldenberg
CARPE DIEMAbbyClassContemporary
12:08p41SOLO:
Naomi Galotto
AU PORTAbbyClassContemporary
12:26p42GENESISUPBEATEveRecreationalHip Hop
12:30p43SYNERGYSTAND TALLAmandaWorldLyrical
12:33p44DUET:
Alexi Caruso
Marley Mulvaney
LIVE MY LOOKAmandaWorldJazz
12:36p45SOLO:
Ellie Grieco
ODE TO ALTAbbyClassContemporary
12:39p46FLARESLEEPOVERCatelynnRecreationalHip Hop
12:42p47TRIO:
Michael Greco
Alex Milbrink
Alejandro Pilonieta
STUNTIN’AmandaWorldHip Hop
12:45p48DUET:
Olivia Lampel
Joaquin Ruiz
NOW THAT WE FOUND LOVEAmandaClassHip Hop
12:48p49DUET:
Simone Goldenberg
Ellie Grieco
VALERIEJodeciClassTap
12:51p50SOLO:
Mirabelle Buroker
BABY BIRDAmandaWorldContemporary
12:54p51BETAYAHHH!AmandaWorldHip Hop
12:57p52SOLO:
Julia Kieler
A HERO’S BALLADAbbyClassContemporary
1:00p53KINETICIT’S NOT RIGHT…AmandaClassJazz
1:04p54SOLO:
Maya Kent
UNEARTHINGLauraWorldContemporary
1:07p55SOLO:
Hannah Grossman
CONFINEDAbbyClassContemporary
1:10p56SOLO:
McKenzy Hopkins
DID ITAmandaWorldHip Hop
1:16p58SOLO:
Molly Carrigan
HI-LOAmandaWorldContemporary
1:19p59SPARXMOVE ITAmandaWorldJazz
1:23p60DELTAIN ITJodeciClassHip Hop


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Each dancer is permitted to have a maximum of ONE spectator. Spectators are required to check in during the studio block check in time at 11:00 AM.  
  • Every spectator attending the event must complete the online waiver form for entry to the event NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021:
    https://form.jotform.com/wctedance/wcte-waiver-and-general-release
    Please note that printed waivers will not be accepted at the venue. 
  • All spectators are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times and practice social distancing. 
  • Each dancer is permitted to have a maximum of ONE spectator. Wristbands will be given to the studio representative at check-in and distributed shortly thereafter. Spectators will only be allowed entrance 30 minutes prior to performance time
  • To receive the discounted parking rate, attendees will go to the hotel’s self parking garage, receive a parking ticket at the gate, and then have the parking ticket validated at the front desk to receive the reduced parking fee at the hotel.
  • Food and Beverage is not permitted in the theater or dressing room areas at any time. 
  • Each participant will receive hi-def digital video files of their studio routines at no additional cost. Videos will be made available 3-4 weeks following the event. 
  • Photographs are ALLOWED during this competition event. Please note: flash photography is not permitted for the safety of the dancers. Photographs will not be for sale at this competition. 
  • VIDEO TAPING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
  • The in-person adjudication only awards ceremony for Born 2 Dance Studio will happen once all routines have finished competing.
  • Overall awards will be posted on wctedance.com on TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 6:00 PM ET
  • Based on the projected schedule, TEAM REHEARSALS and SDT private lessons will be cancelled and rescheduled as needed. 

3. Starpower:

DATES: 4/30/21 to 5/2/21

LOCATION:
The Sheraton Pentagon City
900 S Orme St
Arlington, VA 22204

WEBSITE: https://starpowertalent.com/

NEW!  CALL TIME: 7:30am FOR ALL DANCERS 

NEW!  STUDIO BLOCK SCHEDULE:

TIMEENTRY #DANCERSTITLECOACHLEVELCATEGORY
8:00a618OPSISRECUERDOAbbyAdvancedContemporary
8:03a610DUET:
Olivia Lampel
Joaquin Ruiz
TRYAmandaAdvancedOpen
8:06a631THEOBOSSNikkiIntermediateHip Hop
8:10a630IMPACTSHREK!LauraNoviceJazz
8:13a619SOLO:
Taz Foreman
DREAMLauraNoviceContemporary
8:16a604SOLO:
Ariana Merino
KILLER QUEENAmandaIntermediateJazz
8:19a627MELODICFORGIVE MEJodeciAdvancedTap
8:23a622SOLO:
Caroline McHugh
HYPNOSISAmandaAdvancedHip Hop
8:26a625INSCAPESCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARKDemetirusNoviceHip Hop
8:30a611INFERNORUN BOY RUNLauraNoviceContemporary
8:33a608SOLO:
Ellie Grieco
COMMON PLEASUREJodeciAdvancedTap
8:36a600IGNITEKALEIDOSCOPELauraIntermediateModern
8:40a601SOLO:
Simone Goldenberg
CARPE DIEMAbbyAdvancedContemporary
8:43a602SOLO:
Naomi Galotto
AU PORTAbbyAdvancedContemporary
8:46a621GENESISUPBEATEveNoviceHip Hop
8:49a614SYNERGYSTAND TALLAmandaIntermediateLyrical
8:53a616DUET:
Alexi Caruso
Marley Mulvaney
LIVE MY LOOKAmandaIntermediateJazz
8:56a603SOLO:
Ellie Grieco
ODE TO ALTAbbyAdvancedContemporary
8:59a620FLARESLEEPOVERCatelynnNoviceHip Hop
9:02a617TRIO:
Michael Greco
Alex Milbrink
Alejandro Pilonieta
STUNTIN’AmandaNoviceHip Hop
9:05a615DUET:
Olivia Lampel
Joaquin Ruiz
NOW THAT WE FOUND LOVEAmandaAdvancedHip Hop
9:08a613DUET:
Simone Goldenberg
Ellie Grieco
VALERIEJodeciAdvancedTap
9:11a606SOLO:
Mirabelle Buroker
BABY BIRDAmandaIntermediateContemporary
9:14a609BETAYAHHH!AmandaIntermediateHip Hop
9:18a607SOLO:
Julia Kieler
A HERO’S BALLADAbbyAdvancedContemporary
9:21a623KINETICIT’S NOT RIGHT…AmandaAdvancedJazz
9:24a605SOLO:
Maya Kent
UNEARTHINGLauraIntermediateContemporary
9:27a626SOLO:
Hannah Grossman
CONFINEDAbbyAdvancedContemporary
9:30a628SOLO:
McKenzy Hopkins
DID ITGeorgeNoviceHip Hop
9:33a629SOLO:
Allison Schumer
FALLIN FOR YOULauraAdvancedMusical Theater
9:36a612SOLO:
Molly Carrigan
HI-LOAmandaIntermediateContemporary
9:39a624SPARXMOVE ITAmandaIntermediateJazz
9:44a632DELTAIN ITJodeciAdvancedHip Hop

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

COMING SOON!

No recitals are currently scheduled as no stage venues are available for rent. 


IV-Team Specific Information

For the upcoming season, B2D is proud to be home to the following teams and coaches:

HIP HOP TEAMS

1) Team FLARE 
– Coach:
Ms. Catelynn
– Ages:
8 to 10
– Level: Int
– Rehearsal: Saturday 1:45-3:45pm
– Recent performance: 

2) Team INSCAPE 
– Coach:
 Mr. Demetirus
– Ages: 11 to 14
– Level: Beg/Int
– Rehearsal: Saturday 1:45-3:45pm
– Recent performance: 

3) Team GENESIS
– Coach: Ms. Eve 
– Ages:
12 to 14
– Level: Int/Adv
– Rehearsal: Sunday 12:45-2:45pm
– Recent performance: 

4) Team BETA 
– Coach:
Ms. Amanda
– Ages:
11 to 13
– Level: Int/adv
– Rehearsal: Tuesday 4:30-6:30pm
– Recent performance: 

5) Team THEO 
– Coach:
 Ms. Nikki
– Ages:
13 to 15
– Level: Int/Adv
– Rehearsal: Sunday 2:45-4:45pm
– Recent performance: 

6) Team DELTA
– Coach:
 Ms. Jodeci 
– Ages: 14 to 18
– Level: Adv
– Rehearsal: Sunday 2:45-4:45pm
– Recent performance: 

JAZZ TEAMS

7) Team IMPACT
– Coach:
 Ms. Laura
– Ages:
9 to 12
– Level: Beg/Int
– Rehearsal: Sunday 2:45-4:15pm
– Recent performance: 

8) Team SPARX  
– Coach:
Ms. Amanda
– Ages:
12 to 14
– Level: Int
– Rehearsal: Monday 7:45-9:15pm
– Recent performance: 

9) Team KINETIC **NEW**
– Coach: Ms. Amanda
– Ages:
14 to 18
– Level: Adv 
– Rehearsal: Thursday 7:45-9:15pm

CONTEMPORARY TEAMS

10) Team INFERNO **NEW**
– Coach: Ms. Laura
– Ages:
9 to 12
– Level: Beg 
– Rehearsal: Tuesday 5:00-6:30pm

11) Team SYNERGY
– Coach:
Ms. Amanda
– Ages: 
10 to 13
– Level: Int/Adv
– Rehearsal: Monday 6:15-7:45pm
– Recent performance: 

12) Team IGNITE
– Coach: Ms. Laura
– Ages:
12 to 15
– Level: Int 
– Rehearsal: Thursday 6:15-7:45pm
– Recent performance: 

13) Team OPSIS 
– Coach:
 Ms. Abby
– Ages: 
13 to 18
– Level: Adv
– Rehearsal: Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm
– Recent performance: 

TAP TEAMS

14) Team MELODIC
– Coach:
Ms. Jodeci
– Ages:
12 to 18
– Level: Adv
– Rehearsal: Sunday 12:45-2:45pm 
– Recent performance: 

  1. PRACTICE VIDEOS:

    Practice videos for the competition piece can be found on your team’s Facebook Page or other outlets as determined by the coach. Access and information will be relayed to dancers and parents. 

    Need access to your team’s Facebook page or the Team Snap app? Please email the Team Coordinator for help. 

    ORIGINAL RECITAL VIDEOS from the recent Fall Gala 

    LAST SEASON’S COMPETITION VIDEOS


  2. MUSIC FILE:

    Download the competition performance song:
    COMING SOON!
    Downloads are made available for educational purposes only. No copyright infringement intended.

  1. COSTUMES:

    COMING SOON! This season we plan to keep costume costs to a minimum.


  2. MAKEUP:

    In order to minimize product contact, we will be providing a list of recommended makeup items and tools, complete with photographs and links. Dancers will be required to purchase these items on their own.  

    MAKEUP INSTRUCTIONAL (2020/2021 Season): Below is the makeup video for teams. Since dancers will be wearing masks, you may disregard any instructions regarding blush, lipstick, or any other elements that will be covered by the masks. If your team does not have any crossover students, your coach may opt for different makeup. Please confirm with your coach. 


  3. HAIR:

    Because our events are using the studio-block format and all of B2D’s dances are back-to-back there will simply NOT be enough time to change hairstyles between teams this year.

    Please ensure your students wear a clean, side-part low-ponytail. Students whose hair does not easily go into a ponytail or is too short may do any hairstyle that works for them so long as it is clean and off of their face. If you are unsure, please confirm with your coach. 

    FOR BETA, SPARX, SYNERGY, and KINETIC: Coach Amanda is requesting that you part your hair on the right so that hairpieces can lay on the same side for each student. 

    Please note: Any groups who do not have crossover students may opt for an alternative hairstyle. Please confirm this information with your coach.  


  4. TEAM GEAR:

    All team dancers are required to own the Born 2 Dance Team Jacket and T-shirt. The Team Jacket should be worn to all competitions (before and after performance), and the Team T-Shirt should be worn to festivals or other events in which the teams are participating. 

    TEAM JACKET: We will be ordering team jackets for new members only sometime in late October. If any returning members need a new jacket for whatever reason, please email the Team Coordinator.  

    TEAM T-SHIRT: All members, returning and new, will need to purchase the new B2D Shirt ($19.50).


  5. EARRINGS:

    Because all dancers are wearing masks for performance, earrings are not required.

As always, each team member is assigned another member to serve as their buddy throughout the competition season, with the goal of cheering each other on and helping new members get better acclimated to the program.  

Buddy Assignments coming soon!


V-Important Rules & Regulations

Embrace the Team Spirit:

Respect all your fellow B2D dancers and your teachers, and expect the same treatment in return

 

Accept the Commitment

This is not a mandatory course; you chose to try out and be part of this elite team. Adherence to your contract must be a priority


GENERAL CONDUCT:

  • No gossiping.
  • No inappropriate language.
  • No bullying, mocking, or teasing.
  • No negative criticism or hostile behavior directed at your teammates or any other B2D dancers.

KEEPING TRACK OF INFORMATION:

Parents and dancers are responsible for communicating effectively to ensure they keep track of all team-related dates, schedules, policies, and announcements.

Once the schedule and/or any other info are announced, both dancers and parents must mark their calendars and plan accordingly.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:

All team rehearsals and required technique classes are mandatory and take precedence over all other leisure activities. Any missed rehearsals or technique classes due to competition scheduling conflicts will NOT be counted as absences. 

For REQUIRED School Events: Please ensure timely notification of school events that are required for grades. Last minute notification of these events is unacceptable.

Always arrive on time! If you’re running late, you must inform the team director or call the studio to pass on a message to the director or to the class instructor. Repeated tardiness will be grounds for suspension or expulsion from the team.


VIRTUAL STREAMING OPTION FOR REHEARSALS:

Families who are not yet comfortable with in-studio rehearsals may choose the streaming option for attending. If you do not yet have the Zoom meeting information for your team, please email the Team Coordinator.  

In the event that you ever think you are sick OR any family members are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please inform us right away. We ask that you stay home and attend virtually or just get some rest.


ALLOWABLE ABSENCE LIMITS:

In a given class session (e.g. Fall), other than Summer, you’re allowed ONLY ONE absence from team rehearsal for a legitimate reason, as defined below:

Legitimate absence reasons include sickness, injury, emergency, a death in the immediate family, mandatory school event, or an event crucial to the dancer’s academic well being. Missing rehearsal or class to go to a social event or vacation or a sports practice, for example, are not legitimate reasons.


REPORTING ABSENCES:

All non-emergency/sickness absences (e.g. mandatory school event) within the allowable absence limits must be communicated to the coach and studio director at least 7 days before the absence date.

All sickness/emergency-related absences must be communicated to the coach and studio director as soon as the urgent circumstances leading to the absence arise.

Communication to the coach and/or studio director to report absences must be made via email or a TeamSnap message. Marking your availability as absent inside the TeamSnap app is NOT enough.

Dancers are responsible for learning the material they miss PRIOR to the next rehearsal. Coaches may require a private lesson. 

Parents have signed contract, been emailed, verbally reminded, and in some instances also signed another reminder in their practice logs-there is no excuse for “not knowing” information.

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