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ALHS Solo Competitions

If your dancer has been selected to compete with their solo, the competition dates and fee due dates are as follows:

·       December 9th Esperanza High School    $45 registration due November 3rd

·       January 13thAliso Niguel High School     $45 registration due December 1st

·       February 3rd El Dorado High School       $45 registration due December15th

·      February 24th Claremont High School     $45 registration due January 12th

·       March 17th Glendale High School           $45 registration due January 26th

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Studio Soloist Competition Information

If your dancer would like to compete in a studio soloist competition (not representing or affiliated with the ALHS dance team), here's the information:

 Feb 16-18 “Spotlight Dance Cup”     Upland, CA   (Upland High School)

 Price Per Solo: $135.00   Payment Due: Dec 20th (Before Winter Break)

 

Mar 2-4  “Thunderstruck”     San Diego, CA            (Location TBD) 

Price Per Solo: Approx  $100-$135 (pricing is not yet posted on their website)  Payment Due: Jan 10th

 ***This competition falls on the same weekend as the Exhibition Show. If dancers choose to compete that weekend, its possible to let the competition circuit know that dancers are unavailable to perform Friday evening, March 2nd. However, if their age division and level is scheduled to compete Friday night, and they are unavailable to make it for that day, they aren’t able to receive any high score or judges choice awards. Their solo will still be adjudicated and scored with an award, but it will not be placed in an overall score against all the other soloists in their age division if they do not compete during that division’s scheduled day and time.***

 May 11-13  (Mother’s Day Weekend)  “Rainbow”                 Upland, CA                (Upland High School)

 Price Per Solo:  Approx $100-$135 (pricing is not yet posted on their website)  Payment Due: March 21st

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

•  Dancers are required to arrive 2 hours early, hair and make up finished so they can warm up and run their routines.

•  Dancers are required to stay for their awards ceremony.

•  These are considered “Independent” solos, not solos representing Alta Loma High School. Since it is a studio competition, there is not an ability to enter as a High School name.

•   Payment is due to the competition circuit 45 days prior to the competition date. If payments are not received ON the above mentioned due dates, solos will NOT be entered or eligible to compete.

•   Dancers compete in separate levels based on how many years they have been competing. For these dancers, they will be entered in the novice level, competing against other dancers in their age and technique level.

•   Dancers compete in a “style” based on their solo style. (Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Open, Etc.) They will be awarded a plaque or medal according to their score.

•  “OVERALL” scores consist of ALL soloists in their age and level, despite the dance style. The dancers with the highest top 10, or top 5 scores will be announced an overall score and given an award for that if they qualify. This is an additional plaque, medal, or trophy.

•   Some competitions give cash awards for highest scoring solos. If the dancers win cash, the funds go to the dancer.

•   There are also judges choice awards for “best costume,” “best performance,” “best choreography,” etc. Dancers that compete in these solos are also eligible to receive those awards.

•  The purpose of taking dancers to these studio competitions is to give them the chance to compete their solos that they have spent the time and hard work on. It will give them the chance to hear judge’s feedback in how they can improve, regardless of when they compete. It will also give them the chance to be exposed to other dance styles and venues to further their knowledge of competitive dance and performance.

•  Dancers are not required to attend ALL of these competitions. We will come to an agreement of which competitions they want to attend based on the available dates. There are no other available dates for Coach Carla to attend these competitions with the dancers. If dancers want to attend different competitions as an independent dancer, they are welcome to register themselves on competition websites and enter as an independent, without having their coach or choreographer there. Parents are able to take them for this.

•  Parents do not have to pay to watch competitions.

 

•   There is absolutely NO PHOTO OR VIDEO that can be taken during ANYTIME of these competitions. Dancers can be disqualified if caught, or if parents are caught videotaping/taking photos. There are usually photos and videos available for purchase. Some competitions also have a live stream available for at home viewers to watch.  

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October Practice Schedule

Starting Monday, October 2nd the schedule is:

Monday: JV 3:00 - 4:30 Intermediate 4:30 - 6:00

Tuesday: Tech 3:00 - 4:30 Character 4:30 - 6:00 Small 6:00 - 7:00

Wednesday: Tech 3:00 - 4:30 Extra Small 4:30 - 5:30 Intermediate: 5:30 - 7:00

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JV and Varsity Headshot/Team and Varsity Dance Camp PIctures

Check out the ALHS Dance Boosters Facebook page for some dance camp pictures.  Ms. Tousley took a bunch of great shots of the team and head shots of the dancers.
Click here for a link to VARSITY pictures.

Click here for a link to JV pictures.

 

If you've got other great pictures that you would like to be in the end of the year slide show, email them to karen@computrax.com (pictures that are texted or downloaded from social media are reduced in their quality and can't be used in the slide show).

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JV Music

JV Comp Team Music: Let's Get Loud

JV Hip Hop Music: Final Get Ugly

JV Camp Mix: Ain't My Fault

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Important information: This year USA Nationals is during Spring Break & Easter weekend

This year Alta Loma High School has Spring Break the week of USA Nationals, it also happens to be Easter weekend. As we are getting closer to starting routines I would like to make you aware of the dates before money and time is spent on choreography, staging, and rehearsals.

Spring Break is March 26th-April 1st (Easter Sunday). USA Nationals is Friday (Good Friday) March 30th and usually small lyrical, small dance, and solos will perform on Friday. Saturday March 31st should be character and intermediate dance. Awards are typically over by 2pm on Saturday and everyone will be free to leave with a parent that afternoon. 

Varsity and a few undetermined JV dancers will be in attendance of the dance team nationals. If this does not work for you please let me know ASAP otherwise I will assume that you are okay to perform on these dates. 

Please plan to be at rehearsal the week of Nationals. We will hold rehearsals during spring break so you will need to plan to be in town on those dates. 

Thank you for your understanding, 
Ms. Tousley

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2017/18 DANCE TEAM AUDITIONS

ALHS dance team auditions for the 2017/18 school year will be held on Saturday,  April 15th, at 9:00 in the Dance Room.

If you are interested in auditioning, see Ms. Tousley for an audition packet. Audition application, dance team contract  and parent signature sheet is due by Monday, April 10th. (Packet includes several teacher evaluation forms, so please allow enough time for teachers to return by the due date.)

Click here to view the audition dance.  (This might download the video or open a new window depending on what you are viewing it on.)

Tryout dance:

Across the floor

 

General Information

 

Current 8th-11th grade students may audition for the ALHS Dance Team. We will have a JV Team from which a selected few will be on the JV Competitive Team. The JV Dance Team performs at all pregame home football games, 1 Rally, LA County Fair, Winter Concert, Spring Concert, Exhibition and 8th Grade Rally. The JV Competitive Team will do the above plus 1 competition Routine.  Varsity Dance Team performs at all Varsity home football half times, most pep rallies, dance concerts on ALHS campus, as well as other schools’ campuses, local events and compete at USA and CADTD competitions as well as Nationals. 

Email Ms. Tousley at angela.tousley@cjuhsd.net if you have any questions. 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU ON THE TEAM! 

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 Andrea Hartman

July 1988 - May 2006 

  

In Loving Memory of Andrea Hartman who was an extraordinary person and incredible dancer who will be forever in our hearts and NEVER Forgotten! Class of 2006 & Dance team member. 
Andrea we love you, we miss you and we are always thinking of you. We will dance with all our hearts to make you proud! You are our Dancing Angel, thank you for watching over us and keeping us safe.

 

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