Bella Dance Company
Bella Dance Company Competition Team
BDC Company Dancers
2017-2018 Competition Season
BDC believes that being involved in competitive dance at an early age develops positive self esteem, confidence, accountability, and leadership in young dancers. In our program, dancers have the opportunity to perform for large crowds and compete against many other teams from all over the country. BDC always maintains a high standard of age appropriate routines and costumes for our dancers. Our goal is to improve from one competition to the next and most of all have fun. We believe that our philosophy will make our routines and dancers stand out above the rest.
Being a member of the BDC Company is an 11 month commitment July— June . Company members will typically practice between 1 & 2 days a week in summer and 2-4 days a week during the school year. In order for our teams to be successful, it is important that we have the entire team to work with as much as possible. BDC’s attendance policy is as follows:
A dancer may have 4 unexcused absences from Aug.—May. Additional missed practices must be made up with a private lesson. Some more advanced level teams are held to a higher attendance standard.
*Excused absences include but are not limited to illness with a medical excuse and school events required for a grade.
If a dancer will be absent from practice, simply send us an email with the reason for absence, in advance to let us know.
*A private lesson cannot replace the importance of a team practice. If a dancer has a lot of unexcused absences and does not have an acceptable knowledge of the routine, the dancer will not be able to compete in the next upcoming competition/performance. The competition/performance fee is non-refundable if the dancer is not able to Perform.
*Dancers cannot miss the practice before a competition or performance. Doing so can result in her or his inability to compete or perform.
Competitions/Performances & Fees
BDC Company dancers will compete/perform in approximately 3-6 competitions and 1-2 conventions from August through May and will attend one National level competition which will require out of town travel. We will vote on our Nationals as a company team.
Attendance at all competitions/performances and awards ceremonies is mandatory! Competition/performance fees will not be credited or refunded if a dancer is unable to attend an event. We do understand that there are family weddings and/or funerals that do come up, so please inform us as soon as you know. (We do hand out our competition/performance schedule in September.) If a dancer is sick the day of an event, please contact us on our cell phone asap.
Fees are charged for all competitions and performances. Fees include teacher’s expenses, administrative costs, and entry fees. The annual competition/performance fee structure will be distributed. The competition/performance schedule will be available in July.
We will have auditions for BDC Company groups, Duets/Trios, and Solos at the end of the summer. Auditions are opened and encouraged to all dancers ages 3 and up.
Parents and dancers, please be courteous and considerate to all dance teams and individuals. Please don’t speak negatively about any dancer, decision, or result. We strive to teach our dancers respect and sportsmanship! Anyone who behaves inappropriately in our studio or at a competition/performance may be asked to leave our program. We are trying to create a positive learning environment for our dancers.
BDC encourages parents to be involved in our studio and attend competitions/performances. It is the parent’s responsibility to know what’s going on at the studio. Please check your email and our website regularly. We also encourage parents to coordinate with other dancers parents to form car pools and plan fun events for their daughter's/son's team. We want our Company Dancers and their families to be part of one big happy BDC Family.
*If you are interested in becoming a BDC Company dancer please inquire at the front desk to receive your audition packet.