BALLROOM TEAM PORTAL

Welcome to Island Style Ballroom!

We are Utah Valley’s #1 after-school Ballroom Competition Team & Technique Program! Our unique combination of teams and technique classes has helped hundreds of dancers get the training they need to achieve their dance goals!

We contract with experienced teachers who have years of professional dancing and/or teaching so that our students will get the best training available. Click here to read more about our amazing teachers!

If you are checking us out for the first time: We are excited to have you! The Program Description and Team Policies information below will help you get to know our program! Then, click the buttons below to view the class schedules / pricing.

Thank you!

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Medley Competition Teams are perfect for dancers grades 4-12 who enjoy performing and competing and are ready for a more intense, competitive experience. Each team will prepare 1-2 medley routines and 1-2 showdance routines for competition. Dancers are invited to participate by audition only. Individual competition / training is required and dancers are encouraged to compete in the open category.

  • Medley Teams offered:
    • Youth A Medley Team (grades 10-12)
    • Youth B Medley Team (grades 10-12)
    • Junior A Medley Team (grades 7-9)
    • Junior B Medley Team (grades 7-9)
    • Pre-Teen A Medley Team (grades 4-6)
    • Pre-Teen B Medley Team (grades 4-6)

Showdance Competition Teams are perfect for K-12 dancers who enjoy performing and competing, but are looking for a less intensive commitment. Each team will prepare 1-2 showdance routines for competition. Dancers are invited to participate by audition only. Individual competition / training is encouraged, but not mandatory.

  • Showdance Teams offered:
    • All-Girls Showdance Team (grades 9-12)
    • Pee-Wee Red Showdance Team (grades 1-3)
    • Pee-Wee Blue Showdance Team (grades K-3)

We offer 3 options of technique classes for anyone looking to get the best ballroom dance training around! Some of our classes are for ISD team members only, but we have options open to anyone; whether you are on an ISD team, a high school team, or no team at all!

Team Technique Classes
  • Required for all team dancers
  • 2 days a week!
  • Ballroom and Latin!
  • Prepares dancers for semi-annual Medals Examinations!
  • Develops technical skills for both individual and team success!
Just starting ballroom? Sign up for our Syllabus Classes!
  • No team commitment!
  • 1 day a week!
  • Ballroom and Latin!
  • Beginner / intermediate dancers will learn basic steps and figures and fun technique routines!
  • We start a new dance every month, so you can drop in at the beginning of any month!
Looking for more in-depth training? Sign up for International Classes!
  • No team commitment!
  • 1 day a week!
  • Intermediate / advanced dancers will learn more advanced technique, drills and styling!
  • Ballroom and Latin options!
  • Learn from world-class professionals!
  • Highly recommended for our ISD team dancers!

We offer occasional Master Classes with visiting professional dancers / teachers. These classes are open to anyone, whether you are on an ISD team, a high school team, or no team at all! Master class prices vary depending on the teacher we book, but the benefits include:

  • Instruction from world-class professionals!
  • Cost is lower than a private lesson with professionals!

TEAM POLICIES

ALL ISD TEAM MEMBERS MUST READ TEAM POLICIES AND PRINT / SIGN / TURN IN TEAM CONTRACT
(Please also review Studio Policies & Fees)

  • You must enroll in all team & required technique classes throughout the entire term (through May).
    • 8 Week Summer Term (mid-June to beg-August): Attendance is mandatory where feasible. Tuition is pro-rated to accommodate summer trips, etc.
    • Medley Team Bootcamp (mid-August to beg-September): Attendance is mandatory. Tuition is not pro-rated.
    • Fall / Winter Term (September to May): Attendance is mandatory. Tuition is not pro-rated.
  • ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REHEARSALS will occasionally be held for medley teams at no additional cost. Here is what you can expect:
    • All Medley Teams for 2-4+ hours every Friday or Saturday from December – Nationals (on days where there is no competition).
    • All Medley Teams for 2-4+ hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day & President’s Day.
    • Junior & Youth Medley Teams a couple times during Christmas Break (may be 8+ hours).
    • Rehearsals may start as early as 6 am or end as late as 9 pm, depending on your team schedule. We will notify you by email about any exact dates / times that are not in this packet.
  • Every team class, performance, and competition are mandatory. Please reach out to your coach before scheduling anything that might conflict with a team commitment. We ask you to make efforts to schedule yourself in a way that will not compromise your commitment to the team. If you miss classes, performances, or competitions without coach approval (unless there is some extreme emergency), you may lose your spot and have to earn it back.
    • Each competition/performance will have a set call time. You will be expected to show up on time and competition/performance ready (hair & makeup must be done PRIOR to arrival).
  • During the months of January – March, it is crucial that dancers do not miss any classes unless there is some extreme emergency, including and especially Friday/Saturday rehearsals.
  • If you get behind in choreography, you are responsible to meet with the coach to catch up (at your expense), and you may be subject to losing your spot.
  • In the event that personal or family circumstances preclude you from fulfilling your team commitment, coaches reserve the right to alter any provision to better accommodate your situation; with the understanding that you, your parents, and your coach will work together to find a solution that does not negatively impact the team.
  • Our main methods of communication to parents is via email. In some cases we may use text message, phone call, and/or the GroupMe messaging app.
  • We will use the email address and phone number provided in your Studio Director account. Please ensure that your contact information is correct and notify the studio immediately should your contact information change.
  • Please make sure you read and understand all emails and messages from your coach. Keep track of performance dates, competition dates, costume info, etc. We will not send out reminder emails.
  • SUPPORT YOUR COACH:
    • Coaches are contracted based on their ability to make decisions that will lead to the success of the team. You can best support your team by supporting the coach’s decisions, even if you don’t understand or agree with them.
    • It may be necessary for coaches to make last minute changes, such as call time, formations, partnering, etc. due to unforeseen circumstances on a competition or performance day. The coach’s job is to make decision based on what is best for the team, and sometimes that means the team needs to be flexible.
    • You may be suspended from participation if you or your parents’ conduct is disrespectful to your fellow team members, coaches, the director, or other parents.
  • BE A TEAM PLAYER:
    • You are expected to be a team player in all regards of the team experience, including: setting up and cleaning up at team events, unloading/packing/loading costumes, etc. This means you stay to help until you are excused by your coach!
    • Remember that once you are a member of a team, you do not just represent yourself. You represent the unity and spirit of your team.
    • Youth Team members are required to help with the studio competition set-up / take-down.
    • We will occasionally organize team fundraisers to help offset the costs of running a team. Students and parents are expected to help with team fundraisers.
  • ISD CODE OF CONDUCT: All ISD Ballroom students are expected to hold to a higher standard.
    • Students will face probation and/or suspension if they are involved with any of the following:
      • Illegal Activities: A student will be placed on immediate probation and will face dismissal from the team if they are involved in any illegal activity, including: smoking, drugs, alcohol, shoplifting, or any other illegal activity.
      • Sexual Conduct: No sexual conduct of any kind is allowed in or around the studio, at any team-related event or activity, or on any trip with Island Style Ballroom. This also includes texting or using any other social media to send or ask for inappropriate pictures/video or any messages of a sexual nature to ANY of our Island Style Ballroom students. Students who engage in any type of sexual or inappropriate behavior will be immediately suspended from the team. Please report any conduct that is outside of Island Style’s policy.
    • We also ask students to abide by the following:
      • No Public Displays of Affection (PDA): Students must not engage in unnecessary public displays of affection while anywhere representing Island Style Ballroom.
  • DRESS CODE: You are required to adhere to ISD’s dress code, which can also be found under POLICIES & FEES. Team specific dress codes are found on your team page:
    • Tops:
      • Boys – team uniform shirt
      • Girls – team uniform shirt
    • Bottoms:
      • Boys – black athletic pants or Latin pants
      • Girls – ballroom practice skirt, Latin practice skirt, black athletic pants, and/or black leggings
    • Shoes:
      • All students must wear their proper dance shoes to every class
    • Costumes/Competition Attire:
      • We follow the BYU Provo guidelines for costumes that are listed on the competition site. You can find said guidelines here. This applies to team costumes and individual costumes.
  • Your placement in team routines will be decided by what your coach feels is best for the team. Placement will primarily be based on skill level, work ethic, attitude, and dedication; though sometimes is based on other factors, such as height, competition partners, etc.
  • We will have 2+ boy and 2+ girl alternate spots for each team. Alternates will be held to the same expectations as the rest of the team, but will not compete/perform at each event. Alternates have a critical and challenging role, as they may have to learn multiple spots if another dancer gets injured, ill, or misses a performance. The alternate policy is:
    • Alternates will be guaranteed at least one opportunity to perform and/or compete during the year. This will be based on coach discretion. NOTE: This means we will ask some dancers to step out to allow others to compete/perform. We ask for your cooperation and understanding.
    • Alternates will be switched in temporarily if a dancer has to miss a competition/performance due to illness or other extenuating circumstances.
    • Alternates may be switched in permanently if a dancer gets behind in choreography/technique to the point that the coach feels they are holding back the team.
    • Alternates may be switched in permanently if a dancer gets behind in tuition.
  • NOTE: Some coaches may choose to have two dancers share a spot rather than designate alternates. These dancers would rotate in and out as the coach designates.
  • Accept Your Spot Fee: $25
    • This one-time fee notifies ISD that you accept your team placement and secures your spot on the team. This $25 fee will be applied to your TEAM FEE and is non-refundable.
  • Annual Medley / Showdance Team Fee (2023-2024)
    • The team fee is a ONE-TIME ANNUAL FEE SEPARATE FROM TUITION. Team fee money goes toward costumes, choreographer fees, team competition fees, music editing, etc. This fee is due in full no later than September 15. A $50 late fee will be assessed to those who do not pay the team fee by September 15.
    • Medley Team Fee:
      • Pre-Teen B: $310/yr
      • Pre-Teen A: $415/yr
      • Junior B: $440/yr
      • Junior A: $440/yr
      • Youth B: $460/yr
      • Youth A: $460/yr
    • Showdance Team Fee:
      • Mini: $75/yr
      • Pee-Wee: $185/yr
      • Pre-Teen: $200/yr
      • Junior: $210/yr
      • All-Girls: $235/yr
  • Monthly Tuition
    • Tuition for all teams & technique classes is due monthly and is posted on the class schedule page.
    • Students whose tuition / team fee has not been fully paid will not be able to compete or perform with the team.
  • Master Classes
    • Master Classes are opportunities for students to learn from world-class professionals in a group setting at a lower price than a private lesson. Fees vary depending on the guest instructor and are not included in the team price. Master Classes are OPTIONAL, but highly encouraged!
  • Private Lessons
    • Local Coaches: Prices can range from $40-$100 per lesson (split with a partner), depending on which coach you choose.
    • Visiting Professionals: Prices can range from $150-$250+ per lesson (split with a partner), depending on the costs of bringing in professionals.
  • Competition Fees
    • ISD will pay all team registration fees for team competition. You will pay all individual competition fees (registration, tickets, etc.).
  • Trip / Travel Fees
    • If we attend events outside of Utah County (Extreme, Gem State, etc.) you may be responsible for your own transportation, hotel cost (if necessary), and food.
    • Any trip where ISD acts as travel manager (California Open, etc.) may include a trip fee to pay for bus rental, hotel, etc. We will notify you in advance if a trip / travel fee comes up.
  • Team Warm-Ups / Apparel
    • Team uniform top and warm-up jacket is required. Prices vary per year. Other items are optional (pants, bags, etc.).
  • Team Costumes / Accessories
    • In order to help keep costs down for you, the studio will provide some of the costumes and accessories – however some personal items needed will be your responsibility to purchase. Team-specific items are listed on your team page.
    • You will use team costumes / accessories at each competition and performance. If you lose a team costume / accessory, you will be charged a replacement fee.
  • Ballroom Dance is a competitive sport! In order for your team to be successful, you and your teammates must develop as dancers. In addition to attending team and technique classes, you should:
    • PRACTICE: Dancers should practice frequently! To encourage you to practice as much as your schedule will allow, we offer FREE practice space to all ISD team members. You can practice with or without a partner!
    • TAKE PRIVATE LESSONS: Dancers should take private lessons! Private lessons can be done with or without a partner and offer an opportunity for:
      • Personal instruction given with the aim to provide individualized feedback
      • Working on personal areas of growth
      • Developing goals that match the needs of the individual dancer(s)
      • Encouraging improvement at a quicker pace
      • NOTE: Coaches are independent contractors who set their own lesson price and schedule. Contact the coach you would like directly for their prices / availability.
    • ATTEND WORKOUT ROUNDS: We offer twice weekly workout rounds for students to practice their routines in a mock competition setting. The benefits of rounds include:
      • Building stamina for competition
      • Developing floor craft skills through dancing with other couples around
      • A supportive, uplifting environment for competition preparation
      • A great workout!
      • FREE for ISD team members!
    • COMPETE WITH A PARTNER: All ISD team members are required to compete “individually” (with a partner, not a team) where possible. General guidelines for individual competition are as follows:
      • Dancers on an “A” team are required to be competing in (or working toward) at least one or two “Open” styles of competition (preferably International Ballroom and/or Latin). If dancers choose to compete in only one open style, they should also be competing syllabus in the other style.
      • Dancers on a “B” team are required to be competing in at least one, but preferably both styles of syllabus (Ballroom and Latin). Newcomer and American events are good options as well, but more focus should be made toward the international styles.
      • Please remember that these are just guidelines! If you have specific questions or concerns about what you should be doing in individual competition / training, please reach out to your coach. They will help you set good goals!
  • We believe many hands make light work. To help keep the experience positive for the dancers and to assist coaches with team needs, we will ask parents to help in different ways.
  • We will need many parent volunteers to help with:
    • Beehive Dancesport Competition held every year in September.
  • We also need parents who can:
    • Help with costume sewing / cleaning / repair
      • Transport costumes to and from events
      • Help the coach during competition / performance days
      • Plan awesome team parties!
      • Bring food / snacks for long practices / competition days

KEY DATES

2023

JUNE
12 | First Day of Summer Classes

JULY
04 | No Classes – US Independence Day

AUGUST
TBA | BYU Summer Dancesport
08 | Last Day of Summer Classes
21 | First Day of Medley Team Bootcamp

SEPTEMBER
02 | Last Day of Medley Team Bootcamp
05 | First Day of Fall Classes
23 | Beehive Dancesport Classic

OCTOBER
06 | No Classes – ASD Teacher Work Day
19-23 | No Classes – ASD Fall Break
31 | No Classes – Halloween

NOVEMBER
TBA | BYU Fall Dancesport
22-25 | No Classes ASD Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER
21 | Last Day of Fall Classes
22-31 | No Classes ASD Christmas Break

2024

JANUARY
01-06 | No Classes – Christmas Break ASD
08 | Winter Classes Begin
TBA | Synergy Dancesport
15 | No Classes – MLK Jr. Day (Medley Practices)
26-27 | PHS Dancesport

FEBRUARY
03 | Utah Dancesport
09 | No Classes – ASD Teacher Work Day
19 | No Classes – President’s Day (Medley Practices)

MARCH
02 | UVU Dancesport
12-16 | US National Dancesport Championships
11 | No Classes – ASD Teacher Work Day
12 | No Classes – ASD Teacher Work Day

APRIL
01-06 | No Classes – ASD Spring Break
19-20 | Extreme Dancesport

MAY
10-11 | Ballroom Team Auditions 2024-25
21 | Last Day of Winter Classes
23-25 | End-Of-Year Concert

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