It is mandatory that dancers wanting to do solo(s)/duet(s)/trio(s) or small groups in any discipline, with the exception of Hip Hop, are enrolled in BALLET.
It is recommended that dancers wanting to do solo(s)/duet(s)/trio(s)/small groups are enrolled in exam classes, however, if the instructor feels that a student is ready to do a solo/duet/trio it is up to their discretion to approve it.
Solos, duets, trios and other small groups that are choreographed outside of regular class time are not entered into competition by the Wynyard School of Dance, but under the discretion of the choreographer/instructor.
For a successful solo/duet/trio/small group, independent practice is imperative. It is completely under the authority of the instructor/choreographer to determine if a solo/duet/trio/small group is ready to enter competition. The studio may be used for practice during non-instructional hours. Sign-up sheets for practice times will be placed in each studio once choreography begins for solos/duets/trios/small groups. Children under the age of 15 must be supervised by an adult at all times during solo/duet/trio/small group practices. Keys for the studios will be available through executive members.
Fees for choreography of solos/duets/trios and small groups are determined by and paid directly to the instructor. Competition fees for solos, duets, trios and small groups will be billed based on information provided by instructors. The Wynyard School of Dance will not contact each individual family to confirm information, so ensure you are in good communication with your child(children) and the instructor about solo and duet work.
**ALL SOLO/DUET/TRIO FEES MUST BE PAID BY THE FINAL CLEAN-UP CLASS. IF THEY ARE NOT PAID BY COMPETITION DAY, THEY WILL NOT GO ON THE STAGE. NO EXCEPTIONS**
Permission must be obtained from the Instructor to hire a choreographer for a solo/duet/trio or small group.
Solo/duet/trio/small group competition fees are NON-REFUNDABLE after October 15th, even if your child does not perform his/her solo or duet at competition.
Transportation and management of props used for solos/duets/trios/small groups are the complete responsibility of the dancer/dancer’s family.
A solo/duet/trio/small group showcase may take place during Recital Weekend. Due to time constraints of programming, it may be necessary for the club to set a maximum number of solos per dancer. Solos, duets, trios and small groups may not be performed at recital; but rather at the showcase performance.NOTE: If your child is also an exam student, it is recommended that practice for solo/duets occurs AFTER the completion of examinations. Successful examinations come only with focused individual practice on exam material. Solo/duet practice and polishing should occur AFTER exams are completed.