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The Competitive Experience

Every member of the In Sequins Competitive Dance Team is expected to work equally hard to master their choreography, develop the skills necessary to perform a clean routine, and put their best foot forward every time they enter the stage. We will not always be perfect but it should be every dancer’s goal to perform to his/her full potential.

Competition results are strictly a subjective opinion, and a dancer‘s growth should not be completely gauged by scores or achievements at competitions. It is important to keep the competition experience positive, and most importantly, be proud of the growth and development that takes place within yourself/your child. We do not foster competition within/amongst our own studio body- but we do ask - that each student work to his/her own full capacity.


Rules for Competition Time

All In Sequins students attending competitions are to follow these rules. (Other studios may or may not follow similar rules, don‘t let that influence you.)

  • Performance schedules will be posted in the studio and on the website as soon as the information is received. Unfortunately, this is usually last minute information as most hosts will only commit to making the line-up available, one (1) week prior to their event.

  • Pack your dance bags in advance to ensure that all costumes, shoes, and accessories are accounted for before you leave home. All group dancers must look the same on stage so missing pieces could mean disappointment. (Ex. Dancer does not perform, costumes have to be modified for entire group, last minute shopping, accessories not used, etc.)

  • Be completely ready to walk on stage (hair, costume, makeup, warmed up, etc.) at least one (1) hour ahead of schedule. You never know when a competition will be running early; you must be ready to perform when called upon.

  • No nail polish (fingers or toes).

  • No jewelry (including earrings) unless it is part of your costume.

  • Only use black or brown hair ties. (No scrunchies or big clips.)
  • Bobby pin all headpieces, even if you think it‘s not necessary.

  • Bring emergency supplies like extra tights, needle and thread, clear nail polish for last minute runs and lots of safety pins and bobby pins.

  • Do not eat or drink in costume. Please cover it up. Many costumes are not washable.

  • Cover your costumes when you are in the audience or anywhere other than the dressing room.

  • Your attitude and behavior to others is very important to us. We expect you to represent the studio and yourself with respect. Remember that you only get one chance to make a first impression and a first impression can be a lasting impression.

  • Be respectful of others at all times. This includes your teachers, your peers, your fellow competitors, and equally important, your parents.

  • It goes without saying that you should support your teammates. Competition is not the time to bicker with each other. It‘s about coming together, supporting each other, and being a team player.

  • Enjoy the experience!