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COMPETITION CHEER

 BASIC COMPETITION CLASSES ARE A GREAT WAY TO BREAK INTO THE SPORT OF CHEERLEADING

 Competiton classes are structured around learning the basics of cheer with stunts, tumble, jumps, dance and competing to have fun.

Novice Cheer: Novice is open for beginner All Star Cheer teams at Level 1 only, may that be brand new athletes/teams or just beginner athletes/teams within an established program; a gentle way of easing new coaches and beginner athletes into our sport and understanding how it all works. The idea of Novice Cheer is for the athletes to perfect the very basic skills on the competition floor before attempting harder skills. Cheer Level 1 Novice team athletes are strictly not permitted to compete in any other cheer team Level 2 or above. However, they are permitted to cross over into a level 1 team. Novice Cheer is not compulsory for new teams but an option. If your team competed in All Star during the season, you cannot move into Novice for Nationals (unless recommended by the organizers via judging panel at States).  
Novice Cheer teams will not have points deducted (unless extreme circumstance of putting athletes at risk of injury or unfixed warned skills from prior Championships); they will have warnings to initiate them into the rules of our sport. Nevertheless, any teams seen to be intentionally breaking the Novice RULES by repeat offending will be deducted with the full legality points for each illegal skill performed.  
The teams in the NOVICE Cheer sections will not be included in any Highest Scoring or Grand Champion awards. Novice also pays a slightly cheaper entry fee.

“TINY TODDLERS” TINY CHEER LEVEL 1 (2.5-4YRS) – Wednesday 10:00am

“TINY TANTRUM” TINY CHEER LEVEL 1 (2.5 – 5YRS) – Saturday 9:30am

“TINY TROUBLE” TINY CHEER LEVEL 1 (5-6YRS) – Monday 3:50pm

“SPARKLE” MINI CHEER LEVEL 1 (5-8YRS) – Saturday 10:15am

“PRETTY IN PINK” MINI CHEER LEVEL 1 (6-8YRS) Monday 4:40pm

“SUPREME” YOUTH CHEER LEVEL 1 (8-11YRS) – Tuesday 4pm

“REGAL” SENIOR CHEER LEVEL 1 (10-18YRS) – Wednesday 7:30pm

“BLUSH” OPEN ADULT CHEER LEVEL 1 (18YRS+) – Monday 8:00pm

COMPETITION TEAMS ATTENDANCE

Both Weekly Team Trainings & All Competitions are mandatory. Students & their families are expected to make every effort to attend. Please look carefully at competition schedules, & take into consideration travel/fees associated with each team. Appointments, being tired, family/friends birthdays, dinners etc are not a good enough excuses to be absent from your team trainings. Please schedule events for after or before classes, or on another night. Students with injuries or minor illness must still attend class to watch the training. This is to ensure students don’t fall behind their team/s learning any new choreography, changes, spacing &/or corrections as our Competitive Teams work through a lot each lesson. Please refer to Injury/Illness Procedure below for more info (as also stated in our 2017 Info Booklet). Please note Upstage must be notified when a student will be absent prior to class commencing. Please call 9786-6555 or email info@upstagedanceandcheer.com
If planning a family holiday please check our training and competition schedule.
Please note: We recommend time off for a family holiday June 26th-July 9th. June 26th is the day after Winterfest comp (Although we will still have training week of the 26th) and the first week of school holidays. Training will commence back week 2 of the July school holidays.

NEW COMP TEAM ATTENDANCE POLICIES

ALL Dance & Cheer Competitive Teams. This includes Novice, All-star & Extreme Teams. 1. Students must not miss any more than 2 x Weekly Trainings, per term. E.G. : Novice Team training 1 x per week = Maximum of x 2 absences per term All-star Team training 2 x per week = Maximum of x 4 absences per team 2. If any student has missed more than the above (2 x weekly trainings), in the previous 10 weeks prior to a competition, they will not be permitted to compete in the upcoming competition. 3. Students must attend the final 2 weeks of training before any competition date, or they will not compete. NO EXCEPTIONS, other than School Camps. We expect students/families understand & respect these attendance policies. They will be strictly enforced in 2017. This is in best interests to their team & also in best interest of the student, so they can be well prepared & confident to compete/perform at their best.

 

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