Gem Line Information 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR GEM LINES

Competition Director

Nikki Black

Email: nikki@redriverdance.com

Want to join Gem Lines!? This awesome program gives beginner/intermediate students a chance to compete at 2-3 competitions per year and perform at community events with a lower commitment level compared to our Red Lines. Students go through an “audition” process on the first day of class, but everyone is accepted and divided into groups based on age.

 

  • Gem Line age groups:

    • Age is as of 01/01/2020

    • Moonstones // Ages 5-6

    • Sapphires // Ages 7-8  

    • Emeralds // Ages 9-11

    • Rubies // Ages 12-14

    • Diamonds // Ages 14-18

  • Dancers who do not make our Red Lines benefit greatly from our Gem Lines.

  • Diamonds & Rubies will compete 2 dances per season. 

  • Emeralds, Sapphires & Moonstones will compete 1 dance per season.

 

COSTS & YEARLY COMMITMENTS OF GEM LINES

Please email Competition Director for inquiries and questions.

  • Gem Line Tuition 2018-2019

    • ​Tuition for Gem Lines covers competition main dance choreography, added rehearsals, instructor time spent at events and additional activities. Season is August-May.

      • Rubies & Diamonds tuition covers all 5 required classes & any additional. (acro paid separately)​

      • Emeralds, Sapphires & Moonstones classes are billed in addition to their tuition. Class prices follow recreational pricing.

        • View our class prices on the second page of our Fall Schedule HERE.

  • Each rehearsal for Gem Lines is treated as a regular 16-week class. Dancer is required to take the full year (32-weeks), learning their dance(s) in the fall and cleaning/competing in the spring.​

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

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

  • Each Gem Line dance will have a corresponding costume. (This does not include recital costumes for regular dance classes.)

    • Dancers will be required to order a Gem Line jacket.

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

  • Specialty Dances & Extra groups

    • Specialty Dances (Solos, Duos, Trios)

      • One solo, duo or trio will be available to Sapphire, Emerald, Ruby & Diamond dancers that have danced on the RRD Competition Teams in the previous season.

        • An additional solo will be available to senior dancers on Gem Lines.

  • 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.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GEM LINES

2 local/regional competitions

1-3 extra performances in community

  • Attendance in regular classes is paramount to being on the

competition teams. Low attendance may result in

dismissal from the teams.

  • Required classes for Fall and Spring Session (32 weeks)

    • Moonstones (ages 5-6) // 1 dance per season

      • Moonstone rehearsal class

      • One Petite Ballet/Tap class

    • Sapphires (ages 7-8) // 1 dance per season

      • Sapphire rehearsal class

      • One Mini Ballet/Jazz class

    • Emeralds (ages 9-11) // 1 dance per season

      • Emerald rehearsal class

      • One Junior Ballet class

      • One Jazz, Lyrical OR Jazz/Lyrical class

    • Rubies (ages 12-14) // 2 dances per season 

      • Ruby jazz rehearsal class

      • Ruby & Diamond combined lyrical rehearsal class

      • One Teen Ballet class

      • One Teen Jazz class

      • One Teen Lyrical class

    • Diamonds (ages 14-18) // 2 dances per season

      • Diamond jazz rehearsal class

      • Ruby & Diamond combined lyrical rehearsal class

      • One Senior Ballet class

      • One Senior Jazz class

      • One Senior Lyrical class

All teams and families must abide by our Student & Parent Code of Conduct.

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. 

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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