AT UNDERGROUND ALLEGRO WE KNOW THAT OUR COMMITMENT TO TRAINING IS WHAT SETS US APART AND THAT BEING PRESENT IN CLASS LEADS TO STRONG PRESENCE ON THE STAGE.
WE CAN'T IMAGINE ANYWHERE ELSE WE'D RATHER BE!!
COMPETITION AND CONVENTION
The company will learn and rehearse choreography from September to June. Up to five additional Saturday or Sunday rehearsals may be scheduled for guest choreography, or if a piece needs any additional rehearsal time prior to competition. We will attend five total competitions with two required conventions. Competitions are chosen based on the type of training the dancers are receiving as well as schedule. The competitions chosen will be announced no later than October 1st. Any scholarships dancers have received in the prior season should be emailed to Ms. Callie directly prior to this date. If we are not attending a competition or convention that the dancer has a scholarship to, they are encouraged to attend on their own if it isn’t conflicting with studio schedule. Please do not schedule any outside activities on a competition weekend. As a UADC dancer, competition weekends should be of top priority.
Company members represent the Underground Allegro name at all classes, competitions and functions. They must maintain standards of sportsmanship and cheer on every dance that is competed under our name. Respect of fellow dancers, teachers, judges AND parents is required. Unruly behavior may result in suspension and, if continued, expulsion from the team.
Members are expected to be at all competitions two hours ahead of expected performance time with hair and makeup ready, and in warm-up uniform. A full warm-up before each competition day is required. Dancers must stay through awards ceremony, again, dressed in warm-up uniform and looking tidy. Each dance will have an elected member chosen to accept awards.
Company members are expected to be present both physically and mentally at all classes, rehearsals, and competitions. To have a successful team it takes 100% effort from every member. Like other sports, the team looks to each other for support and motivation. Our dancers have rigorous requirements for technique to ensure sound training. Being part of UADC is a large time and financial commitment. This should be a priority for both the dancer and parent. Parents are encouraged to be a part of their dancer’s education, as their support makes all the difference in their growth. Respect from parents to other parents, dancers, and faculty is of top importance for both the program and child. It is highly encouraged for parents to participate in volunteer work, carpooling, etc. We all share a common goal and know that teamwork is key in everyone's success.