Chute-ing Stars Competitive Dance Team

The Chute-ing Stars Dance team is an award winning competitive middle school dance team. The dance team has a tradition of high standards and expectations which has led to the team’s 17 state championships. If your child is interested in combining their love of dance along with self-discipline and working together as a group, then please join us at our team try-out parent meeting on Monday, April 24, 2023 at 5:30pm in the Little Chute High School Auditorium.

This competitive team for students entering 5th through 8th grade in the fall is coached by Emily Slater & Meghan DeWitt. If selected for the team (16 minimum—team size depends on try-out results) you will learn the concepts and technique that will become part of the team’s pom and kick routines. The team will perform in local parades, basketball games, show-offs and dance revue. The team will compete at five competitions and at the state JEM competition. During the summer, dancers will practice two nights a week. During the fall/winter dancers will practice three/four nights a week. Team season is May 2023 through mid January 2024.

If you would like to find out more about the team you can join us for some fun dance nights/open gym on March 10th & 24th and April 14th & April 21st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Little Chute Elementary School gym.

Interested dancers can pick up a Dance Team Information/Tryout Packet at the Little Chute Park & Rec starting Monday, March 27 or by clicking HERE. Packet will also be available on the team website at Completed papers must be brought to the mandatory parent and dancer meeting Monday, April 24. Following the meeting, there will be a workshop for the dancers to start learning parts of a routine. Dancers will meet again on April 25, 27, & 28 to learn and practice the routine. Team try-outs will be held Monday, May 1 (dancers assigned tryout time). This is a competitive dance team; dancers will be cut at tryouts. Preference will be given to dancers who attend a Little Chute school. The final team roster will be posted at the Little Chute Park & Rec on Wednesday, May 3 at 3:30pm. Dancers selected for the team must submit their registration form and full payment by noon on Wednesday, May 10 or they will forfeit their spot on the team. If a dancer forfeits their spot by incomplete or non-payment, the next highest scoring dancer may be contacted to join the team. The team fee will be $480 for a Little Chute resident/taxpayer child, and $490 for a non-resident child. The fee includes team pom costume, performance poms, fees for two competitions, costs for instructors, parade shirt, team bag, and hairpiece. Holiday parade apparel will be provided to the team. Dancers are required to separately purchase practice and performance shoes, tights, black yoga pants, kick costume, dancer undergarments, hair bun shaper, and makeup. Families are required to pay costs for selected additional competitions and additional practices. Optional fees include team and fan apparel, team pictures, competition shirts, and team track jacket.

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