Indy Stars Competition Dance Program

About the Instructor:

     Cierra Lindsey danced for nine years at Razz M’ Jazz Dance Studio in Decatur, Indiana, where she grew up. She danced one year recreationally and eight years competitively. She has competed in solos, duets, trios, and several group routines. Over the years, she has compiled many special judge’s awards for talent, beauty, and expression. She has competed at local levels and national levels throughout her career. Cierra holds a national title from Applause National Talent Competition for her award winning lyrical duet in 2015 performed in Charleston, South Carolina. In 2016, her duet received 1st place runner-up at the same national competition. She was also a cheerleader and held the title of captain in her 2015 football season of cheerleading. Cierra now attends IUPUI as a pre-nursing student. She hopes to one day become a pediatric nurse at Riley’s Children Hospital.

About the Program:

     Competitive dance requires a lot of commitment and time spent in the studio. Students will be required to learn 1-3 routines and will compete these at local and national levels. This program will teach students to become a part of a team and work with others to build trust and create friendships between other students and the instructor. Competitive dance gives you the opportunity to show your talent to award winning judges and express yourself through dance on the stage and in the studio. Though it requires hard work, time, and commitment, this program is still directed in a way to create a fun learning environment.

     The competition season will begin in January of 2018 and last until approximately July 2018. All competitions will be held within the state of Indiana and may require some travel time, but most will be held in the Indianapolis area. Dancers must compete in all competitions the instructor decides to register them for. These dates will be announced by August or September of 2017. We will attend 2-4 competitions depending on when these dates are.

    

Tryouts:  All interested individuals be will be required to attend practice on May 22 and 24 to learn the dance and evaluated on 26th from 7:00-8:00 pm.

 

Practices will begin in June of 2017. These practices will be mandatory to stay on the competition team unless excused by the instructor for school, church, or family conflicts. June and some of July will consist of technique and practicing of dance skills, and students will begin learning their competition routines in July to ensure they are ready for the upcoming competition season.

 

Practice Start June 5th and Times Will be:

     Monday: 7pm-8pm

     Wednesday: 7pm-8pm

     Friday: 7pm-8pm

***Additional practices may be added closer to competition dates.

 

Fees:

$112 per month practice fee***

Jewelry, Costumes, Tights, Shoes, and Competition entry fees will vary from student to student

Entry Fees per Competition Will Vary between $30-$200

     *More dancers per routine means less of a fee

     *Solos, Duets, and Trios will be more pricey

Costume: Instructor will keep range from $30-80 per costume

ISG STAFF 

AMANDA MINTON

Team Coach 

PATRICK HATMAKER

Head Coach 

Zhanna Makarova

Team Coach 

Natasha Richards

Team Coach