& Special Practice Schedules
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current and up-to-date events.
Spring Show Practice Sessions - at HBS Dance Studio
See Google Calendar
HBS Spring Show
Saturday, April 29, 2017
6:30 PM Show
Cheney Middle School
West Fargo, ND
2017 Return Uniform/Accessory Day
Monday, May 1st
Bison Dance Show
Fargo North Spartacas Invitational
West Fargo High Packatahnas Invitational
Fargo Davies Eagle Elite Invitational
Sheyenne High School
Moorhead Highlights Friends and Family Night
Packatahna Dance Show
Minneapolis Applause Dance
a Dancer to Class Week
Dancers are encouraged to invite a friend to their dance class.
Guests should wear comfortable clothes and socks. If they
have dance-wear or indoor/dance shoes guests should wear
them. (No outside shoes)
Competition in Minneapolis
• Competition is:
• The event is hosted by
Applause and it is a two or three-day event.
• Schedules will be released
7-10 days prior to the performance date. Sheri will let us
know as soon as she knows when dancers/groups perform, which
could be less than a week before we go to competition.
• Groups will practice
at the Hotel prior to performances, usually the evening before.
Practice Times for these will be announced after the performance
schedule is released.
• Venue TBA.
• Parents are asked to take
an active roll in their children's dance practices at home.
• Try-outs will be held
prior to competition (excluding Dolls, Crystals, Sapphires, Jewels, Gems
& Spotlights) and only those prepared for competition
will be able to participate.
• Dancers must be in their
2nd year at HBS to go to competitions, with the exception
for the Diamonds, Crew, Sparx, Dazzlers, and Expressions who must try-out.
Saturday Practices will begin in January and try-outs will
be in February. The practices run 15-90 minutes on each of
the Saturday's mentioned. This is a commitment and practice
is to be taken seriously. The only excused absences are illness
and being out of town. Please let Sheri know ahead of time
(if possible) if your dancer will be missing a practice.
Dancers must be stretched
and ready to dance before practice begins. Sheri has the dancer
for a very small time period on Saturdays and can't spend
extra time warming them up. It is important that you communicate
this to whomever will be dropping your child off so as to
January - March
Additional practices may be scheduled in March to make
up for missed practices due to weather or area dance
Each dancer will pay a competition fee to cover practice CD's, and extra Practices. This fee will be dependant on the number of participants and will be due the beginning of January.
Per Dancer Entry Fees:
• Solo -
• Group -
Practice DVD's and CD's:
Practice DVD's and CD's will be given to every competition dancer and are included in competition fees.
Gift Bags/Fire up bags
**this is a surprise for the dancer**
Groups may decide to have one person buy bags so they all
match. If not, parents buying a gift bag (no bigger than 11
x 14) must put their dancer's name and class on the bag. You
can purchase items for your dancer only or buy for the entire
class. Class parents will have the number of dancers in your
group you can purchase items for. All bags and gifts are to
be handed out by the designated parent at the hotel prior to competition.
Items can include: Healthy snacks, coloring books/activity
books, etc. (please keep with a dancer theme) Candy and pop
aren't encouraged. One parent from each class will be responsible
for bringing all the bags to the competition and handing them
out the dancers. Please keep this in mind when purchasing
Minneapolis Competition Hotel Rooms
HBS will provide a block
of discounted rooms (usually at Mendota Heights Courtyard by Mariott. )
Marriott at 1-888-887-1683 or 1-651-452-2000
Check-in is 3pm and check-out is Noon. Address is 1352 Northland
Dr, Mendota Heights, MN.
All HBS dancers and minor
children staying with HBS dance families have a curfew of
9:00 pm if your dancer dances the next day and 10:00 pm if
your dancer does not dance the next day. You must have your
dancer in the room by this time. They can only be in the hallways
if they are with an adult after these times. The only exception
to this will be the older dancers that have to go to practice.
We are guests in the hotel and we need to remember there are
others staying there as well, so we will be monitoring the
Shoes must be worn by all
guests and visitors -kids AND adults- in the hotel at all
times, unless in the pool area.
If you have question or
problems please contact:
Rooms reserved under our name are for immediate dance
family only. (not friends, aunts, grandparents, etc.)
Other Minneapolis Competition Tidbits:
Personal video taping or photography during competition is
prohibited. Anyone who is caught breaking this rule will put
all of the HBS dancers in jeopardy of disqualification. Professional
pictures can also be purchased at th event. (You can take
pictures during the awards ceremonies, just not during the
No swimming before your dancer performs. (If your dancer performs
Sunday, that means no swimming until Sunday evening.)
In the past, Sheri has asked that there is no site-seeing on
the day your dancer performs unless it's after his/her performance.
(... after do as you please) Running around town, shopping,
visiting, etc wear the kids out. They need all their energy
for this performance so let's preserve it.
This is a very long day. Please bring lots of things to keep
the kids busy. In the past, they have had concessions but they
are limited to pizza and cookies.
Please provide and share your cell numbers
with others in your group. The competition has at times run
behind or ran fast. They do not wait for anyone to arrive.
So if we have each other's cell phone numbers we can stay
Please wear HBS gear to the performances
and let's get FIRED UP!!