Festivals & Competitions
An amazing opportunity for Performing Arts Plus dancers & PYP Dance Company
Festivals and Competitions are an extra performing experience offered to students in Performing Arts Plus (PA Plus) & PYP Dance Company. Classes perform in front of an audience and adjudicator, receiving comments, critiques and sometimes placements and/or awards from the dance specialist.
For parents and students new to Festivals and Competitions, we welcome you to ask us any questions that you may have!
Spring Break is right around our busy Festival season. This long break occurs just before most of the Festivals we are attending. In order to be well prepared for Festival, please consider planning your holidays so that your child is able to attend classes when Allegro is in session. If you are going to be away, please make sure to give us plenty of notice.
We are currently working on the lengthy process of filling out Festival documents.
We understand that you may want to work out a budget for Festival fees, costume fees, etc. This year, each student's Festival entry fee for group classes should come to an average of approximately $28–$45 per dancer per festival performance.
Example: If your dancer is in three dance classes and is attending two festivals per class, this totals six performances at Festival (6 performances × $28–45 = $168–270)
Keep in mind that the fee average varies from Festival to Festival and from year to year, depending on which Festivals we decide to enter that year.
Festival fees are paid in advance by Allegro on behalf of each student. If you withdraw from a Festival class after the Festival fees have been submitted by Allegro, you will be required to pay your Festival fees. Festival fees are non-refundable.
Download festival dates to see class lists (by teacher) and view how many Festivals each class is performing at. Bills for entry fees are sent out in February prior to the Extravaganza.
Festival Dates: Classes & Company
Please mark the Festival dates that pertain to your child on your calendar. Your child's Festival performance will possibly take place during school hours. Students who have committed to the PA Plus Program are expected to attend their Festival performance, even if the performance is scheduled during school hours. Most school teachers are very supportive of our students around Festival time, as it is a very educational experience. As this is a team effort, we ask families to please avoid booking vacations during Festival dates.