Red Line Information 

2019 MASQUERADE DANCE COMPETITION TOP STUDIO DULUTH

2019 IN10SITY DANCE CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS MONTICELLO/MINNEAPOLIS

2019 OVATION DANCE CHALLENGE HIGHEST SCORING 12+ DANCE

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR RED LINES & RRD COMPETITION TEAMS

Competition Director

Nikki Black

Email: nikki@redriverdance.com

REQUIRED REHEARSALS/CLASSES

Red Line dancers take their main skills classes with their competition teams. As the year progresses, they will also learn their competition dance in that same class. Additional classes are available!

  • Mighty (approx. 5-8 yrs) // 2 nights a week

    • Mighty ballet 

    • Mighty jazz 

    • Mighty lyrical 

    • Mighty flexibility/TLT

    • Production

  • Force (approx. 8-12 yrs) // 2 nights a week

    • Force ballet

    • Force progressive ballet

    • Force jazz

    • Force lyrical

    • Force TLT

    • Production

  • Velocity (approx. 12-15 yrs) // 3 nights a week

    • Velocity ballet

    • Velocity progressive ballet

    • Velocity jazz

    • Velocity lyrical

    • Velocity TLT

    • Production

  • Premier (approx. 13-18 yrs) // 3 nights a week

    • Premier ballet

    • Premier progressive ballet

    • Premier jazz

    • Premier lyrical 

    • Premier TLT

    • Production

  • TLT=Technique, Leaps & Turns

  • Each company will have the following dances:

    • 1 jazz

    • 1 lyrical/contemporary

    • 1 ballet (taught during their second ballet class or after)

      • Mighty will not have a ballet competition dance.

    • Production

    • Many dancers will be casted for extra groups as well, with the option to say yes or no.

  • Attendance in regular classes is paramount to being on the competition teams.

    • Low attendance may result in dismissal from the teams.

 

 

 

COSTS & YEARLY COMMITMENTS OF RED LINE DANCERS

Please email Competition Director for inquiries and questions.

  • Red Line Tuition

    • All classes (additional & required), main dance choreography, added rehearsals, instructor time spent at events and additional activities.

 

Additional expenses associated with the Red Lines:

**Full details in yearly information packet

 

  • Solos, duos, trios and extra casted groups each have a separate choreography and rehearsal fee. Families choose if they would like to commit to these options.

    • Solos, duos and trios have a limit depending on which team the dancer is on.

    • Extra group dances are casted in the fall.

  • Each dancer is required to have two pairs of the required shoes and tights - one for rehearsal and one for performances.

  • Each dancer is required to purchase matching make-up and jewelry for competitions and performances.

  • Each dancers will have approximately 3-5 required group costumes & a required company jacket.

  • Every competition attended has a fee per dance. Also expect 1-4 nights for hotel, food and transportation.

  • Each dancer will be required to fundraise a specified amount each season.

    • Fundraising goes toward yearly banquet, photoshoot, t-shirts, fire-ups, bonding events, etc.

    • Families are able​ to fundraise beyond the required amount. Anything​ raised beyond that amount will be added to family accounts.

COMPETITIONS & CONVENTIONS

Red Lines attend 4-5 regional competitions every year. Competitions will be held in various locations from Bismarck to Duluth. Nationals is required every other year, it will be required in the 2019-2020 year. One dance convention is required and other conventions are also recommended for dancer growth. For location and additional details, email our Competition Director.

 

PARENT AND DANCER RESPONSIBILITIES

Emails are our main form of communication. Parents and dancers will be made aware of important dates, meetings, rehearsals and other necessary information ahead of time. Communication must be consistent between parents, dancers and the Competition Director, Nikki.

Drama creates weakness. We want to avoid drama and have a strong team. Dancers and Parents are expected to abide by our Member & Parent Code of Conduct. Both lack of communication and issues regarding the code of conduct could result in dismissal from a team. Should a dancer choose to leave the competition team at any point throughout the year, no refunds will be offered. 

 

MANDATORY EXTRA PRACTICES

In addition to weekly scheduled competition team classes/rehearsals, extra rehearsals are occasionally scheduled in the spring to prepare for upcoming competitions and/or performances. It is mandatory for all Company members to attend, or they will not be eligible to perform at competition.

 

If a dancer misses rehearsals the week of competition, she/he will not compete at the competition. Excused absences in this instance are only excused by the Competition Director, Nikki. Extra practices are scheduled in advance, but sometimes we may schedule them with only a week's notice if the instructors feel it is necessary to hold the extra rehearsal. 

 

PERFORMANCES

Competition Teams perform at many different events throughout the year. We love our Fargo-Moorhead community & showcasing our love of dance and the arts! We have performed at Basketball half-times, Barnes and Noble, in parades, West Acres Mall, Candy Cane Carnival, multiple NDSU events, the Competition Team Showcase (every other year), and the recitals in December and May.

 

We also perform at other events that we may be invited to attend. Competition Team members are expected to attend these outings, performances, or any other activity where the Companies are representing Red River Dance & Performing Company (unless marked optional by the Competition Director).

COMPANY MEMBER & PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

  • We will work as a team, building positive images of company and ourselves whether in rehearsal, performance, or competition.

  • We will be a high-energy school. Dancers are expected to demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm and commitment dedicating essential attributes in order to fully develop our artistic talents, physical skills, and mental capabilities.

  • Performing Company members are expected to meet a higher standard in their work ethic. Supporting not only the Performing Company, but also the Red River Dance & Performing Company and its many needs (For example, assisting the Directors, Instructors, Company members, and other dancers at the studio).

  • I will not question the judgement of any faculty member or choreographer.

  • I will exhibit exemplary behavior at the studio and at performances.

  • I will at all times control my emotions and will be considerate of others.

  • I will not make negative remarks of any type with regard to teachers, choreographers, choreography placement, costumes, other parents, other schools, or publicly criticize them in the studio or course of any event.

  • I will not engage in bullying.

  • I will direct all inquiries to The Red River Dance & Performing Company Directors.

  • I will not make a judgement on my other dancer’s performances and choose to support them.

  • I will never make a negative comment concerning other parents or their children, whether they are from Red River Dance & Performing Company or another school.

  • I will always applaud for all dancers.

  • I will use social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. in a respectful manner.

  • I will refrain from using drugs, tobacco, and alcohol.

OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY - THURSDAY

3:30 - 8:00

FRIDAY

3:30-6:00

LOCATED AT

2921 Fiechtner Drive South

Fargo, ND 58103

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