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The Pulse Performing Arts Center


‣ AuditionsJune 14, 2017. Appointments not required. An audition flyer is posted with times, attire, and additional details available here. Families indicate on their Audition Form their desired level of participation for all routines (group/duo/trio/solo). At auditions the faculty will be evaluating dancers for technique levels and casting in routines for the upcoming season. Factors include work ethic, technique, execution of choreography, and quality of movement.‣ The CompanyCompetition dancers have required technique classes during weekdays, and rehearsals for their competition routines on Saturdays. Dancers are divided by age and ability level. Our team performs throughout the year, attends regional and national competitions and conventions, and we have spirit and teambuilding events together. We look for students with passion, great attitude, strong work ethic, potential, a desire to continue learning and growing, an understanding of the importance of good attendance, and a love of performing and entertaining! Details here.‣ Competitions & Conventions2017-2018 Season: 3 required Kansas City competitions, 1 required Kansas City convention/competition, and 1 National competition in the summer of 2018.  The Nationals competition will be outside of Missouri and will require travel.  Possibilities include Florida, Texas and Minnesota.‣ Technique ClassesAll dancers have the following required weekly classes 1-2 ballet, 1 jazz, 1 contemporary, 1 leaps & turns. If a dancer competes in Tap, Hip Hop, or Pointe, that class becomes part of their required list of classes.‣ Competition RoutinesPlacement in all competition routines is decided by faculty. Choreography, assignments, music, and costume selections are handled by faculty. Group routines rehearse weekly and are included with the monthly tuition structure. There is a $200 fee for solos / $240 for duo/trios due at the first lesson that covers choreography, administrative time for music selection, music editing, costume selection and planning, administrative time for critique notes after each competition. Rehearsals for S/D/T are $30 per 30-minute private lessons. All solos and duo/trios must be meeting for rehearsals with their choreographer on a regular basis (just as they do with group routines), as there is a large amount of growth, coaching and fine tuning that occurs throughout the season.‣ CostumesCostume prices are $160-185 each (not including shoes & tights), and a $110 deposit for each is due in September, with the balances due in December. Rhinestones are included with the cost of the costumes, and parents can either apply the stones themselves or hire another parent to apply them.‣ TuitionStudents enrolled in more than 5 hours per week are on “Unlimited” status. This is highly encouraged, as it helps further their education at no additional charge. Add the $15 monthly rehearsal fee for each CPC routine in which a dancer is cast. EXAMPLE: $225 for Unlimited tuition, $75 for 5 group rehearsals, $0 for taking extra classes like Tap, Lyrical, Pointe = $300 Monthly Tuition.‣ Additional Fees• CPC Jacket • $10 administrative fee per student for each regional convention and competition. • Competition entry fees per dancer range: $40-55 groups, $95-125 solos/duo/trios • Convention entry fees per dancer range: $195-230 • CPC Kickoff Showcase - $50 Showcase fee per CPC dancer / $90 per family, includes 5 tickets per dancer • Recital - Participation Fee of $50 per dancer / $90 for families with 2+ dancers. Recital tickets are $10 each. • Nationals Prep - $85 Participation Fee, plus participation of 2-week Prep classes & rehearsals heading into Nationals. 


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