Junior Showcase Coach
Payments and Fees
Monthly Tuition ($90)
Tuition for the dance season is divided into equal monthly payments and is due on the 10th of each month. Late payments incur a $10 late fee. Tuition includes team practice and technique fees, and varies slightly depending on technique class placement. No refunds will be issued for early termination of enrollment if termination happens mid-month. Payment can be made by cash, check, credit card, or e-check. To put a payment method on file, use this form.
Costume Fee ($205)
Costume rental fee for the year is split into two equal payments. The first half ($102.50) is due October 12th, 2023. The second half is due January 4th, 2024. If the costume fee is paid in full by September 21st, 2023, there is a 5% discount ($194.75 total). The costume fee is non-refundable.
Volunteer Hours (5 hours)
As a service-focused dance community, each family is required to volunteer hours that help run the program. Service hours are limited to one team per-child, and two children per family. Families may also opt to contribute $10/service hour instead of donating time if preferred. To report volunteer hours completed, use this form.
Required competitions for Junior Showcase include Christmas Classic and Extreme Dancesport Invitational. Dancers will be required to pay individual competition fees for event registration.
No choreography fee for Junior Showcase.
Boot Camp ($40)
Bootcamp is mandatory for all team members and will be held July 17-19th, 2023.
Performance Workshop (varies)
Each team will be assigned a workshop time during the first weekend in January. The fee is determined by coaching requirements and length of workshop.
Dance Camp ($200)
Dance camp is mandatory for all team members and will be held August 7-10th, 2023.
For classes and practices, dancers wear casual practice clothing that adheres to our dress code. In addition, each dancer must have the required shoes and other attire listed below. All items are available through our in-house retail shop Sparkle City.
Required Clothing for Women
Black syllabus leotard & skirt
Nude layering leotard
Footed tights & fishnets
Flavia Latin shoes
A number of consignment costumes are also available through our retail shop Sparkle City.
In addition, a limited selection of costumes is available for rent through our costume department. Contact the studio for more information.
Competitors may purchase costumes outside of Extreme Ballroom
Required Clothing for Men
Black compression short & Latin pants
White compression & syllabus shirt
Black bowtie & dress socks
Rumba Latin shoes (Black Calf)
Pants and skirts: warm-up type pants, long shorts, and/or knee length skirts. NO JEANS.
Shirts: Athletic fit. Leotards can't have tank/spaghetti straps. Stomach must be covered. Extreme branded sleeveless practice shirt allowed.
DANCE SHOES MUST BE WORN.
No street shoes on studio floor.
Festival of Trees (November 16, 2023)
Eastern Idaho Ballroom Concert (January 27, 2024)
End of Year Showcase (May 2, 2024)
Throughout the year there may be other performances such as half-time shows at basketball games, holiday parties, and community events.
Christmas Classic (December 2, 2023)
Extreme Dancesport Invitational (April 19-20, 2024)
Junior Showcase dancers will compete swing, foxtrot, rumba, and samba. They may also compete additional events if they take private lessons on their own.
Boot Camp (July 15-17, 2024)
Dance Camp (August 5-8, 2024)
Performance Workshop (January 5-6, 2024)
In addition to the regular schedule, junior showcase dancers are required to participate in two summer camps and a performance workshop the first weekend in January.
For individual competition, dancers may either select their own partner(s) or have them assigned. Established partnerships must submit their partnership information by the 2nd week of September using this form. All partnerships will be assigned and solidified by the end of September; after the official partnership list has been posted, any changes must be approved by Staci. Dancers must dance assigned events with assigned partner(s) at all required competitions but may choose any partner for non-required competitions if desired.
Additional Information about Individual Competition
Many of our coaches offer private lessons for students who wish to get further individualized instruction, and frequently coaches from out of state also travel here to teach private lessons. Lesson fees are set by the individual coaches and are split between the partnership. Private lesson coaches pay a $10 fee to the studio per lesson taught, and this fee is part of what the students pay the coach. Dancers who wish to practice on their own may do so with a practice membership (all open dancers are required to have a practice membership). Practice membership forms are here.
Dancers may compete either syllabus or open for a given style. Syllabus competitors wear standardized clothing (black leotard and black skirt for girls, white shirt with black tie and black pants for boys) and learn routines in technique class that are comprised of specific dance steps that are universally recognized. Open competitors wear fancy costumes and take lessons from private coaches to learn more elaborate routines that embellish the basic steps for each style/dance.
There are two foundational ballroom dance styles and two styles adapted from the foundational styles. Latin is a foundational styles and consists of five dances - cha cha, samba, rumba, paso, and jive. Rhythm is adapted from Latin (also referred to as an "American" style) and consists of American cha cha, American rumba, swing, bolero, and mambo. Ballroom is a foundational style consisting of waltz, tango, foxtrot, Viennese waltz, and quickstep. Smooth (sometimes called "American Smooth") is adapted from ballroom and includes waltz, tango, foxtrot, and Viennese waltz. Syllabus dancers learn one or two dances in each style; open dancers learn between 2-5 dances in each style.