ARTICLE IV EXPENSES OF THE ORGANIZATION *See Appendix C
1. Projects for financing this organization will be sponsored throughout the school year and ALL members MUST participate
in the designated activities instructed by the director.
2. Each member will be given an estimated cost sheet during tryouts.
3. If a payment of a check is returned due to “insufficient funds” more than twice, the remainder
of all payments and all returned fees must be made in cash or money order. All monies paid towards dance team are non-refundable
the moment money is spent for the members.
ARTICLE V OFFICERS
Section I Dance Team Officer Selection
The prospective dance officers shall be members in good standing, which is defined by the director, at the time of officer
tryouts and will be tested and selected by the director and a group of individuals who have the knowledge of the fundamentals
of dance and dance team work.
A. Academic and discipline requirements must be met. Prospective officers should have maintained an above average
grading scale throughout the year.
B. Officer tryouts may consist of original dances, interviews, and teacher and peer evaluation, instructing dance routines,
special choreography, notebooks and special assignments as determined by the director.
C. Each candidate will attend any workouts scheduled for officer tryouts and will prepare all material requested in
advance by the director.
D. All candidates trying out for dance officer must be in enrolled in grades 7th or 8th at Gaudet Middle School.
Section II Duties of Officers
A. General Requirements
1. All officers are required to follow all standards set forth in the constitution explicitly.
2. All dance officers and rep's officer squad may be required to attend a weekend officer camp.
3. All officers are required to be present at all practices, meetings, and functions. Any officer may be relieved
of their office and duties because of excessive absences or for not doing her duties to the fullest. This can be done after
consultations with the parents, director and principal.
B. Specific Duties of Officers- *See Appendix A
ARTICLE VI TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP
In officially terminating membership, the following conditions must be met:
A. A written statement of membership termination which specifies the general reason for leaving must be signed by the
member and forwarded to the member’s parent(s).
B. The member will be required to return all dance costumes, equipment, and accessories, etc. that belong to the Gaudet
Middle School Dance Team prior to Membership termination.
ARTICLE VII TRIP / COMPETITION GUIDELINES
A. The director has complete control in selecting the trip /competition schedule
B. All trips / competitions require administrative approval
*Appendix A: Duties of Officers & Rep's officer squad
DANCE TEAM CAPT. -
The Gaudet Middle School Dance Team Captain will be the head leader of the team and required to represent the squad in
various performances, events and competitions. She must maintain the highest standard of the Dance Team Rules / Performance
and Attitude. The Dance Team Capt. will be required to assist the director in necessary needs throughout the year including
various jobs including instruction, choreography, paperwork assistance, costume design, routine music selection, roll-call,
warm-up instruction and marching commands for competition, performance & parade events. The Capt. will also lead officer
meetings in which social activities and events will be planned and carried out by the specific officer's with in the squad.
The capt. will also be required to create an individual soloist dance routine and officer's dance routine for competition
and performances throughout the year.
DANCE TEAM CO-CAPT. -
The Gaudet Middle School Dance Team Co-Captain will be the assistant leader of the team. This member will be required
to represent the squad in various performances, events and competitions. She must maintain the highest standard of the Dance
Team Rules / Performance and Attitude. The Dance Team Co-Capt. will be required to assist the Team Capt. in necessary needs
that include roll-call, warm-up instruction and participation in an individual soloist dance routine and officer's dance routine
for competition and performances throughout the year.
DANCE TEAM SOCIAL CHAIRMAN -
The Gaudet Middle School Dance Team Social Chairman will be in charge of maintaining, organizing and running all dance
team social engagements throughout the year including, Officer Camp, Big Sister/ Lil Sister Picnic, 8th grade Fun Night, The
Dance Team Xmas Party, The Spring Show and The Dance Team Banquet. The Social chairman will be required to represent the squad
in various performances, events and competitions. She must maintain the highest standard of the Dance Team Rules / Performance
She will also be required to participate in an individual soloist dance routine and officer's dance routine for competition
and performances throughout the year.
DANCE TEAM HISTORIAN -
The Gaudet Middle School Dance Team Historian will be in charge of maintaining, organizing and collection of all dance
team memories created throughout the year including photo's, video's, memorialbilla and 8th grade wills. The Historian will
be required to create the team Scrapbook, Spring Show Photo Slides and Dance Team Year in Review Banquet Video. The Historian
will be required to represent the squad in various performances, events and competitions. She must maintain the highest standard
of the Dance Team Rules / Performance and Attitude. She will also be required to participate in an individual soloist dance
routine and officer's dance routine for competition and performances throughout the year.
DANCE TEAM REP'S -
The Gaudet Middle School Dance Team Rep's will assist the Dance Team officer's throughout the year in maintaining, organizing
and participation of all dance team activities throughout the year. Each grade will nominate and vote for their dance team
rep's. (3) from each grade. (*A total of 6 rep's) The Rep's will be required to represent the squad in various performances,
events and competitions. She must maintain the highest standard of the Dance Team Rules / Performances, events and competitions.
She will also be required to participate in the Small Dance Rep's officer dance routine for competition and performances
throughout the year.
*In cases where a class may not have enough or any representing members from their specific grade to join the rep's officer
squad; the total number of rep's for that year will be less than 6 members.*
*Appendix B: Summer Camp & Officer Camp
TEAM SUMMER CAMP
1. All Team member's will be required to attend a weekend summer camp held prior to the beginning of the 2005-2006 school
year. This intensive three day event will be taught by the Dance Team Officer's and Team Director. This camp will include
instruction for technique required for competition season as well as have selection for the "ALL-STAR" dancer competition
and Specialty Team "A" and "B" squads will also be selected. The team will learn basic marching skills
and will also be taught the Large Jazz Dance Competition Routine.
Selections for the Specialty Team's A & B routines will take place during camp. Additional activities including Lil
Sister/ Big Sister selection, team theme & spring show song will be selected, a grades silly dance off and as well as
many awards be given out daily in marching, technique, performance, showmanship, most improvement and spins and leaps contests
and most effort / hardest worker.
OFFICER & OFFICER REP'S SUMMER CAMP
2. Officer member's & Officer Rep's Member's will be required to attend a weekend summer camp held one week prior
to the Team summer camp that will be before the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year. Officer soloists will present their
individual competition routines at the officer / parent show held on the last day. The officer's will also due a few activities
that will prepare them in proper technique instruction & marching skills. This camp will teach them proper leadership
abilities that will be necessary to run an efficient and productive team camp. The officer's & the officer Rep's will
also learn their Ensemble routines during this weekend as well as choreograph the Specialty Team "A" & "B"
routines that will be selecting at the team summer camp. Awards will be given in areas of outstanding areas of leadership,
marching, technique, performance, attitude, commitment and unity bonding at the last day of officer camp.
* Appendix C: Team Expenses
Practice / Performance Uniform: TOTAL COST $ 200.00
Black Jazz Shoes, Tan Jazz Shoes, Tan Tights, Black Tights, Dance Duffel Bag with Embroidery, Sweat Jacket with Embroidery
& Black Dance Pants, Team Practice T-shirt, Dance Shorts, Costume Garment Bags, Hair accessories / Competition makeup
TEAM SUMMER WEEKEND CAMP DUES: TOTAL COST $50.00
This includes cost for rental of space if needed, Camp T-shirt, Awards and Summer Camp Souvenir Team Photo Frame. Food
& Drinks can be donated from parents, local business & members.
OFFICER/ REP.'s SUMMER WEEKEND CAMP DUES: TOTAL COST $50.00
This includes cost for rental of space if needed, Camp T-shirt, Awards and Summer Camp Souvenir Officer's Photo Frame.
Food & Drinks can be donated from parents, local business & members.
Competition Season Membership Dues: TOTAL COST $100.00
Uniform Rental, cleaning / repair fee's for LARGE JAZZ DANCE, HIGH KICK AND HIP HOP DANCE
competition costumes. This will also include Competition Entry Fee's for three competitions. Traveling, Food & Lodging
if needed for competitions are not included in the Membership Dues.
SPECIALTY TEAM "A" OR "B" MEMBERSHIP DUES: TOTAL COST $100.00
Uniform Rental, cleaning / repair fee's for both LYRICAL DANCE and NOVELTY DANCE competition costumes. This will also
include entry fee's for three competitions & hair makeup accessories as needed. Members who wish to participate on either
or both of the specialty competition routines will be required to audition for a position on either or both of the competition
specialty teams. If chosen specialty members will be required to pay their Specialty Member dues on top of their regular team
& / or officer team dues.
Officer / Rep Competition Season Membership Dues: TOTAL COST $100.00
Uniform Rental, cleaning / repair fee's for OFFICER ENSEMBLE, OFFICER REP ENSEMBLE competition costumes. This will also
include additional hair & makeup accessories needed. Individual soloist competition uniforms are not included in officer
dues and must be purchased separately.
Team Member Total Dues for the Year - $350.00 (all members including officers)
If selected for Team membership - $50. 00 DEPOSIT due day after tryouts
MAY 15th - $100 1st Payment Due
JUNE 15th- $100 2nd Payment Due
JULY 15th- $100 Final Payment Due
Officer / Rep. Membership Total Dues for The Year - $150.00 (an additional)
If selected for Officer /Rep. position - $50.00 DEPOSIT due day after tryouts
1st OFFICER BALANCE DUE DATE - $50.00 payment on first day of Officer Summer Camp
Last OFFICER BALANCE DUE DATE- $50.00 payment Due SEPT. 15th
Specialty Team "A" or/& "B" Membership Dues - $100.00 (an additional)
If selected for Specialty Team "A" & /or "B" membership - $50.00 DEPOSIT Due at the end of
Team Summer Camp (After Specialty Team Selections)
BALANCE DUE- $50.00 Due SEPT. 15th
*All Dance Team, Officer / Officer Rep's & Specialty Team "A " or "B" and Summer camp membership
dues are non-refundable.. Replacement order's and additional orders such as Dance Tights can be made separately if needed
throughout the year.
FRIDAY - SPIRIT DAY UNIFORM
*Dance Team T-Shirt
*Dance Team Embroidered Jacket
*Dance Team Black Jazz Pants, or Blue Jeans (Which ever the Officer's decide for that week.)
*Hair Clean & Styled in any of the following, Ponytail, Braid, or Clip Buns.
All Uniform's chosen in the uniform package are to be picked by the Team Officer's and squad member's will only be required
to wear to school their Official 2005-2006 Dance Team Spirit Uniform each FRIDAY. Every Friday is TEAM SPIRIT DAY unless
otherwise noted by the dance team officers. Member's will be asked to dress up their hair and makeup when wearing any dance
team uniform including on our Team Spirit Days. Suggestions include, school color hair ribbons for curled pony tails etc.,
be creative and cute because you represent everyone on the team when wearing your Dance Team Uniforms. For all performances
& competitions we will always wear our Friday-Spirit Day Uniforms- Dance Team Shirt, Jackets, Black Jazz Pants & Sneakers.
COMPETITION / PERFORMANCE UNIFORMS
Member will own & be required to repurchase additional Tights & Jazz Shoes as needed throughout the year. Jazz
Shoes & Tights should be clean and without holes or tears for competition.
(Suggestion buy an additional pair of Team Jazz Shoes & Tights for competition use only.)
All competition / Performance uniforms except for the member's shoes & tights are property of the Gaudet Middle School
Dance Team. Each member will be required to pay for cleaning, replacement, additions and repair fee's for their COMPETITION
TEAM / OFFICER / SPECIALTY A & B uniforms with their yearly Membership Dues. The additional needs such as COMPETITION
ROUTINE Props (ie; Canes) , costume accessories (ie: Gloves, Hats) and backdrop expenses will also be paid for through the
yearly membership dues and will become property of the GMS Dance Team.
These Include for the Following Possible COMPETITION ROUTINE UNIFORMS:
*HIP HOP DANCE
*HIGH KICK DANCE
*OFFICER'S DANCE ENSEMBLE
*OFFICER REP'S DANCE ENSEMBLE
*LYRICAL DANCE (Specialty Team "A")
*NOVELTY / PROP DANCE (Specialty Team "B")
Dance Soloist Costumes will be purchased on their own or can be rented for an additional cleaning fee if costume's in
the GMS Costume/Performance Closet are not already in use for other Team Competition routines for the season. Costumes needed
for additional non-competition routines will be brought together by fundraising, donations, rentals and / or ones own closets.
(For example, Camp Dance Silly Routine costumes, Daddy-Daughter Dance Routine for Spring Show, Holiday Dance Number.)
All member's will be required to pick up their COMPETITION UNIFORMS the night before each Competition or Performance place
them in their HANGING GARMENT BAGS ONLY! Do not place competition / performance uniforms in your dance duffle bags or school
back packs. TEAM COMPETITION UNIFORMS will not be passed out to a member without their Garment bags. Uniforms are to be returned
to the Dance Team Coach / director after competition / performance upon arrival back to the school or at the end of competition.
Members can leave their uniforms in their Garment Bags and will have their bags returned to them after COMPETITION UNIFORMS
are properly & safely stored away. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN, SEW OR IRON ANY UNIFORMS! If repairs or cleaning requirements
are needed please notify the team coach / director as soon as possible to have it done in a timely manner.
All member's must apply COMPETITION STYLE hair & makeup accessories while wearing their SPIRIT DAY UNIFORMS. If you
must do touch up's prior to performing / competing make sure to protect the costumes & wear Team Jackets if possible.
Accidents can happen and we will have emergency repair / cleaning kits on the day of competition. Dance Team Parent's can
assist (& are greatly appreciated) with COMPETITION DAY costume preparation in the hair / makeup department, prop &
backdrop set up and emergency uniform repair/cleaning if necessary.
*Black Jazz Pants or Black Dance Shorts or Black Sweat Pants
*Team T-Shirt or Plain White or Black Tank Top or Camp T-Shirt or White or Black Leotard
*Tan or Black Tights & Jazz Shoes
*Hair pulled up into High Pony Tail or Bun NO HAIR ON FACE ALLOWED & NO JEWLERY!
Members will be required to be dressed in their practice uniforms by no later than five minutes prior to roll-call. Once
Roll-Call is completed, all members showing up without proper uniform attire can possibly become benched from practice. Proper
Dance attire is for safety reasons. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO DANCE IN TIGHT PANTS OR WITHOUT DANCE SHOES OF SOME TYPE. (sneakers