Drill team HandBook

 
 

August 2016

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Drill Team Hawaii...................................................................................................... 2

Our Philosophy........................................................................................................... 2

What to Expect.......................................................................................................... 3

Tryouts....................................................................................................................... 4

Team Organization.................................................................................................... 4

Judges for Tryouts..................................................................................................... 5

Mandatory Uniforms................................................................................................. 6

Dressing Room Moms............................................................................................... 6

Team Moms.............................................................................................................. 7

Team Captains........................................................................................................... 7

Pick Up and Transportation....................................................................................... 8

Phone Tree................................................................................................................. 8

General Performances/Major Events....................................................................... 9

Travel......................................................................................................................... 9

Insurance................................................................................................................... 10

Tuition........................................................................................................................ 10

Drill Team Hawaii Rules............................................................................................ 11

Mandatory Classes.................................................................................................... 11

Optional Classes........................................................................................................ 12

Uniform Care............................................................................................................. 14

Appearance and Conduct........................................................................................... 15

The Store................................................................................................................... 16

Values Program......................................................................................................... 16

“Our Song”................................................................................................................. 17

Drill Team Hawaii Booster Club................................................................................ 18

DTHBC By-Laws......................................................................................................... 19

DRILL TEAM HAWAII

For more than 40 years, Drill Team Hawaii has believed that dance is an expression of the joy in the dancer’s heart, the depth of her character, and the strength of her values. Teaching dance is as much about nurturing values as it is about coaching precise movements and athletic grace.

We provide our students with trained, experienced teachers and a safe, happy environment where girls can learn and develop their potential. Drill Team Hawaii is a dance team that performs regularly at Hawaii’s top sporting events and many other local and national special events, including the UH homecoming games, the NFL Pro Bowl, the USA-China Volleyball Classic at the Stan Sheriff center, and at BYU-Hawaii basketball games. 

The team encompasses precision dance, jazz, ballet techniques, hip hop, lyrical and gymnastics, which are combined into dance routines for personal enjoyment and public performance.  We are local, national and international champions, and have competed in California, Utah, Texas, Japan and at the ESPN Dance competition in Florida.  Many of our girls hold individual local and national titles in drill team competition and took home top awards at the 2016 Showstopper Regional Dance competition in Anaheim.  We have performed in many parades including the Aloha Bowl Parade, the Hula Bowl Parade, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York and the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

The team consists of girls ranging in ages from 4 to high school and come from various public and private schools throughout the state. Teams are set up according to age, height, maturity, and ability.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our goal in Drill Team Hawaii is to develop good dancers in a caring atmosphere where girls can experience pride and excellence, both in practice and performance. We hope to:

·      Develop each girl’s talent to its fullest potential.

·      Help each girl realize that she has unique qualities that can strengthen the team.

·      Challenge each girl to strive to be the best she can without the need to feel better than someone else.

·      Teach the importance of recognizing and respecting the talents of others.

·      Set good standards and help our girls achieve lofty goals.

·      Reinforce good moral values and ask that the older girls set good examples for the younger girls.

We believe in discipline. We have set many standards over the years and expect each girl to live by those standards as members of the team.  We believe this program can challenge their ability and give them an opportunity to become the best they can be.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Being a part of Drill Team Hawaii is a year-round activity. The year starts in August with the final Showcase performance in June. Tryouts for the next year are held in July.

Practices are mandatory.

Please notify Mrs. Young via email of any absences in advance. Notify your team mom of any absences if they are not able to attend practice. At the discretion of Mrs. Young or Febray, girls who miss a final practice before a performance may NOT be able to perform.

There are 5 mandatory practices each week for SM, M, JRs, Big Teams (4 for SD):

·      2x Drill

·      1x Technique

·      1x Ballet

·      1x Hip Hop/Contemporary (except SD)

Gymnastic classes are optional but highly recommended. Girls are required to have certain skills according to the team they are on. We do not recommend one gym over another but we have several to choose from. Find the gym that is best for your daughter.

Practices may be occasionally held away from the Priory or at the performance venue:

·      Daijingu Temple

·      Aloha Stadium

·      Cooke Field or Special Events Arena at the University of Hawaii campus

·      Pearl City Cultural Center, Theater

·      Neal Blaisdell Center Arena

·      BYU, Laie

·      The Hawaii Theater

·      Kaimuki High School

Extra Practices are scheduled as needed prior to a performance and may include Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Break, Spring Break, and holidays.

During the summer, emphasis is placed on technique and training new girls to be at the same level as the returning girls.  Dance classes and all clinics taught by instructors employed by Drill Team Hawaii are mandatory.  Family trips are excused absences, however girls planning to be away for most of the summer may want to consider trying out another year when they can be available for summer practices.  It is the girl’s responsibility to learn any routines missed while on vacation.

During the fall, the performance season begins.  The number of performances varies from month to month.

 

TRYOUTS

Tryout workshops are held once a year, generally during June & July.  All current DTH team members must tryout each year.  In order to make the team, girls must:

·      Learn and perform required routines.

·      Be able to project (smile) while performing.

·      Be able to split on both legs.

·      Be able to kick above their head with proper body position.

·      Have a good attitude about practicing, dancing, and performing.

·      Be able to do required gymnastic skills.

Team

Required gymnastic skill

Super Duper

Front limber, cartwheel

Super Mini

Front walkover; working on aerial

Mini/JRs

Aerial; back handspring; advanced level of gym

 

Girls tryout in groups of 2-4 and should come early to warm-up.  Hair should be pulled back in a bun; outfits should be clean, neat, and comfortable (no baggy shirts), and dance shoes should be worn.  Tryouts are closed to parents.  Parents should be willing to support their daughter both emotionally and financially and expect to spend a lot time waiting and chauffeuring them around.

Judges may be former members of Drill Team Hawaii, gymnastics coaches, dance teachers, entertainers, or pageant coordinators.  They will judge on:

·      Appearance

·      Routine

·      Projection

·      Splits, Kicks, Jumps

·      Attitude

·      Gymnastics

·      Interview

Directors have the final say after tabulations are done.  Tryouts are videotaped and reviewed by Mrs. Young before a final decision is made.

 

 

Directors

 

 

 

Penny Young

drillteamhawaii@hi.rr.com

389-0793

Febray Kaopua

fkaopua@yahoo.com

389-5342

 

 

 

General Admin and Finance

 

 

 

DTH Statements

Iris Koga

277-7877

DTH Booster Club Statements

Debbie Tuquero

258-5507

Alumni Relations (Facebook)

Erin Suzawa-Tajima

216-2072

Calendar

Wendy Shimamoto

256-5814

Contact Info Changes

Carolyn Brown

372-7847

 

 

 

Performance

 

 

 

Christmas & Showcase Chair

Kim Baxter

551-7236

Check In/Check Out

Adriene Langdon

265-9474

Costumes

Kristie Araki

Sara Murakami

Jodi Nakasone

226-2356

782-7272

382-5244

Dressing Room

Randy Grobe

282-5189

The Store (hairpiece, hairclips, earrings, etc.)

Iris Teramae

382-9711

Show Tickets

Lorena Au

258-4864

Video

Lance Okamoto

783-3783

Video Orders

Jadyne Horie

352-6727

 

 

 

Committee Chairs

 

Fundraising

Eric Nakamura

227-8877

Food & Hospitality

Wes Chun

220-6151

Values

Sandi Leong

352-7622

 

 

 

Website/Social Media

 

 

 

Social Media (Facebook/Instagram)

Jayna Smith

Nicole Lee

561-0363

306-6677

Website

Cathy Pai

Tami Senyuva

383-6374

864-3969

 

 

2016 – 2017

Team/Description

Team Moms

First Priority/Big Team:

High school girls in grades 9-12 or advanced younger dancers. We expect the Big Team to lead by example and mentor the younger girls to become better dancers and better people. Girls are expected to work independently and as a team toward their goals, as well as creatively explore dance and choreography.

Randy Grobe

Sandy Leong

Juniors:

Grades 7-10. Our juniors are committed to excellence and are confident in performing with showmanship and precisions. Girls learn to dance out of their box and work to perfect their technique.

Adriene Langdon

Minis:

Grades 5-7. At this age, our ‘tween girls are growing physically, emotionally, and artistically. Girls build upon a basic foundation in ballet and will be challenged with more advanced techniques in jazz and hip hop. Other forms are introduced to expand their repertoire.

Donna Hayashi

Lori Kodama

Super Minis:

Grades 2-6. Our Super Minis continue to work on the fundamentals of ballet, jazz and hip hop while incorporating gymnastics and tumbling, such as aerials and front walkovers. The precision required at this young age is impressive and teaching discipline is as important as teaching dance.

Marissa Ibrao

Ami Villahermosa

Super Dupers:

Grades K-2. We set high standards from the beginning and demonstrate the value of being responsible, respectful, compassionate, loyal, and honest.

Laurie Horita

Show Team:

A select group of dancers chosen for their exceptional performance ability. Girls from each level combine as an elite dance troupe and perform all year at special functions. Qualities of a show team girl include: outstanding showmanship and projection level; the ability to learn quickly; outstanding flexibility; strong technique; strong turns; serious attitude about dancing; positive attitude from girls AND parents; willing to spend extra time and money.

Tracey Rol

Prep Class:

This is a dance/gym class for beginning girls starting at age 4 years old held on Saturdays.  It can be taken for fun or in preparation for Drill Team Hawaii tryouts.

Coordinator:

Sandy Nagamine

 

 

 

 

2016 – 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE

Class

Instructor

Drill

Penny Young, Febray Kaopua

Technique

Chelsea Muroda

Ballet

Aya Duong

Hip Hop

Cara Horibe

Eric

Chaz

Contemporary

 

Prep

Olivia Purdy

Alyssa Fujiwara

 

 

MON

TUES

WED

THURS

FRI

SAT

 

SD

 

3:30 – 4:15

Drill

4:45 – 5:30

Ballet

 

3:30 – 4:15

Drill

 

8:00 – 8:45

Tech

SM

 

3:45 – 4:45

Ballet

5:15 – 6:15

Drill

 

4:15 – 5:15

Drill

5:15 – 6:15

Hip Hop

 

11:00 – 12:00

Tech

MINI

3:45 – 4:45

BALLET

4:15 – 5:15

Drill

 

4:15 – 5:15

Hip Hop

5:15 – 6:15

Drill

 

10:00 – 11:00

Tech

JR

4:00 – 5:00

DRILL

5:00 – 6:00

BALLET

 

3:30 – 4:30

Drill

 

 

8:00 – 9:00

Tech

9:00 – 10:00

Hip Hop

BIG

5:00 – 6:00

DRILL

6:00 – 7:00

BALLET

 

4:30 – 5:30

Drill

5:30 – 6:30

Hip Hop

 

 

9:00 – 10:00

Tech

SHOW TEAM

 

 

 

 

TBD

 

 

 

 

UNIFORMS

Mandatory uniforms constitute a large part of the expense of Drill Team Hawaii members.

The following articles are required:

1.     Team Uniform: specially designed outfit with accessories (hairpiece) and tights

2.     Team Leotard: a designated outfit to be worn at all outside practices. Do not wear panties under the uniform – only tights.

3.     Warm-ups: lightweight outfit to wear before and after a practice or performance.

4.     Team jacket worn over uniform.

5.     Practice shoes: ballet or jazz shoes without a black sole.

6.     Performance shoes: tan jazz shoes; or black jazz shoes; pink ballet shoes; pointe shoes.

7.     Makeup: MAC

8.     Makeup brushes: eyeshadow, blush, lips.

9.     Duffel Bag: name embroidered duffel bag.

10.  Hair: should be long enough to be worn in a ponytail or bun with hair piece.

11.  Casual/Travel Uniform: required during travel year.

 

Care:

The care that is given to the team leos, shirts, jackets and uniforms play an important role in the overall appearance of the Drill Team Hawaii image.  We do not want to have girls wearing outfits that appear soiled and/or ill-kept.  Outfits need to be clean and in good condition.  Girls should not be wearing Drill Team Hawaii outfits for other activities (i.e. school, other dance classes, etc.) not associated with DTH.  Proper laundering techniques when caring for these outfits are essential.

1.     Please unpack or have your daughter unpack her bag after every performance and check that nothing is missing.

2.     Keep uniforms/costumes clean and mended.

3.     Uniforms/costumes should be aired out and/or washed after each performance.

4.     Hang costumes.

5.     Shoes and accessories should be kept in plastic bags separate from uniforms/costumes.

6.     Label everything: shoes, make-up, brushes, tights, everything.

7.     Uniforms/costumes/team t-shirts & warm-ups are to be worn primarily for DTH performances.  They should not be used outside Drill. Prior approval from Mrs. Young. Prior or Febray is needed for activities such as Halloween, talent shows, pageants, etc.

8.     Team t-shirts: Launder shirts after each use.  Turn inside out and wash in cold water with similar colors.  Drip-dry whenever possible to decrease fading.

9.     Team leos:  wash in cold water with mild soap.  (Ivory, Gentle Care) Do not use regular detergent (i.e., Surf, Tide, Cheer, Woolite, etc.)  Do not use a large amount – just a capful in a basin should be sufficient.  Be sure to rinse the leos with cold water several times – removing the soap is important in keeping the colors true and avoiding that “white” tinge.  Do not place in the dryer – this will promote shrinking and will also weaken the printing.  Place on a plastic hanger and drip dry.  Do not iron any printing directly – if necessary, please iron inside out with the iron setting on low heat.

10.  Any sequined uniforms:  DO NOT SEND TO DRY CLEANERS. Spot cleaning after performances may be necessary (i.e. skirt with small dirt smudges, panty seats dirty from sitting on the floors, underarm with sweat stains, etc.) and should be done as soon as possible. When spot cleaning, use a small cap of mild soap in a basin of cold water and wash the soiled area, be sure to rinse out all of the soap.  Hang to dry, do not place in the dryer.  Occasionally, the entire uniform will need to be laundered with cold water and a mild soap in a basin.  Place the uniform in the basin and swish around a few times.  DO NOT SOAK.  Remove uniform and squeeze out soapy water, do not wring vigorously.  Rinse several times to remove soap, and then place on a clean bath towel.  Roll uniform in bath towel to wring out excess water.  Hang to dry on plastic hanger, do not place in direct sunlight and do not use the dryer.

11.  Tights need to be washed after each use.  Washing them in cold water and Woolite, rinsing thoroughly and hanging to drip dry helps keep them wearable longer.  For older girls, when there are runs in tights, keep them to cut legs off and make into “panties” to use during their periods.

12.  Shoes should be clean and not have white spots.  Extra brown shoe spray can be obtained from a dressing room mom.  Be sure to take shoes out of bags after each performance to air out and avoid moldy shoes if performed in the rain.

·      WASH AWAY by WHINK is a spot cleaner that can be found at LONGS DRUGS usually near the detergent sections.  This is an excellent spot cleaner for all kinds of stains.  Lipstick, grass, pen, blood, grease is easily removed when applied directly to the affected area prior to laundering.  This can be used for uniforms as well as everyday wear.

·      For lazy but clean people – After a performance, if uniform is basically clean, simply spot wash only.  Clean immediately after performance, otherwise the next time you look at your uniform the spot might have become embedded.  Also be sure uniform is completely dry before enclosing in garment bag (especially after a rainy performance) or you may find these tiny little black spots called “mold” on it.

·      Always keep all DTH clothes (standard uniform items, shoes, etc.) in one place.  It’s a good idea to keep a plastic bag with the uniform and attach at all times to garment bag hanger.  Then simply pull out what is needed per performance.  If you’re the type of person who just can’t seem to keep things together, then make a list of ALL DTH

items on a 4 X 5 card and pin it to the inside of your garment bag. Check the list before leaving your home for a performance.  IF IN DOUBT, PACK EVERYTHING!

 

PERFORMANCE MAKE-UP

 

1.     Start with a clean dry face.

2.     Apply a powder foundation over the entire face (any brand that matches your daughter’s complexion) to set the make-up.

3.     Apply eye shadow base (MAC Shell) to entire upper eyelid area from below eyebrow to eyelashes.

4.     Apply MAC Vanilla eye shadow under arch of eyebrows.

5.     Apply MAC Jest eye shadow is applied over the lid area.

6.     SD: always use MAC Espresso eye shadow.
SM – Big: MAC Espresso (brown) or MAC Contrast (blue) eye shadow (will be notified before performance)

7.     Apply eye shadow to the outer edge of the eyelid in a little triangle and blend well. Apply blue eyeshadow sparingly and blend. (Blue eyeshadow goes on darker so apply a little at a time and blend.)

8.     Dip eyeliner brush in a little bit of water and use the brown or blue eye shadow and lightly outline the top and bottom eyelids. Always use the same spot on the eye shadow when using the wet brush as it will harden the shadow.

9.     Minis – Big will use false eyelashes for most performances: Ardell Fashion Lashes Black #125. Apply with clear eyelash glue. (Toothpicks are helpful.)

10.  Apply blush (MAC Fleur Power) on cheek bones in a “round” motion. This color goes on dark and intensifies with heat and time so apply a little at a time and under good lighting. (It is better to have too little blush than too much – dressing moms can add more color if needed.)

11.  Line lips with MAC Brick pencil. Apply lipstick (MAC Dubonnet) with lip brush. If instructed, apply lip gloss (MAC Lovechild). We will often have the girls come to performances without lipstick and help them apply it in the dressing room so as not to have it smear on their costumes.

 

MAC Make-up/Brush

 

 

 

Powder foundation

Studio Fix

 

Crème eye shadow base

MAC Shell

#190

Eye shadow

MAC Vanilla/Jest

#213

Eye shadow

MAC Espresso/Contrast

#224

Eye shadow

MAC Fleur Powder

#129

Lip stick/Lip gloss

MAC Dubonnet/Lovechild

 

Lip liner

MAC Brick

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE HAIR

 

1.     Start with dry hair.

2.     Use rubber hands that match your daughter’s hair. (i.e. black, brown)

3.     Bun placement should be towards the top of the back of the head where the “bump” is: not so high that it’s sitting on top of her head and not so low that you can’t see it with their hair piece on. (The Big Team/JRs sometimes wear their buns low so don’t use them as a guide.)

4.     Divide your daughter’s hair into a half up/half down style. The pony tail should be situated on the bump of her head. Tie hair the top half with a matching rubber band.

5.     Gather the rest of the hair that was left down to combine with the pony tail. Use a second rubber band to make hair into one pony tail. The purpose of this two-step process is to prevent the pony tail from sliding down and to keep it secure throughout the performance.

6.     Wrap hair to make a bun (braid is optional) that is secure. Use another rubber band to hold the bun in place, then secure tightly with bobby pins.

7.     Wrap a lightweight matching hair net over the bun and twist it and cover the bun again and pin the net into place to keep the loose hair in place and making the bun look neat.

8.     Spray everything to keep wisps in place!

9.     Slip the hairpiece…

10.  Put clips on…

 

 

 

DRESSING ROOM MOMS

 

Please appreciate and thank your dressing room moms and team moms. They spend many hours taking care of and watching your daughters and sacrifice being able to watch their own daughter(s) perform.

 

They need to:

·      Have a caring attitude

·      Be able to discipline

·      Keep confidences

·      Apply make up

·      Style hair/bangs

·      Help dress younger girls

·      Mend

·      Take care of emergencies

·      Carry extra supplies (makeup, bobby pines, safety pins, etc.)

·      Checks costumes/uniforms for completeness

·      Clean up dressing area before and after performances

·      Stay in dressing room to safeguard belongings or tend to sick girls

·      Help during a performance with props, etc.

·      Be willing to sacrifice watching your own daughter perform

·      Be accountable for each girl

·      Remain CALM

·      Work Miracles!

TEAM MOMS

·      Communicate information from director.

·      Distribute costumes and uniforms.

·      Attend monthly Team Mom and Booster Club meetings.

·      Assist Transportation Chairperson in gathering information for drop-off and pick-up for designated team practices or performances.

·      Help remember and recognize each girl’s birthday on your team. (The Booster Club allots monies for each girl’s gift to be decided by team moms at the beginning of each performance year.)

 

 

TEAM CAPTAINS

Each team may have captains selected by their teammates.  The responsibility of a captain is to:

·      Set proper examples.

·      Keep girls quiet if another class is in session.

·      Start warm-up exercises before class begins.

·      Remember each girl’s birthday on your team.

·      Take initiative to begin practices if directors/instructors are busy or late.

·      Help teach younger teams. (Big Team Only)

PICK UP AND TRANSPORTATION

Girls are expected to find their own transportation to and from practices and performances.  Car-pooling is encouraged. When dropping girls off at events, be sure to be in the right place at the right time.  If parents are going to be late, call your team mom and let them know.  No girl will be left alone after a practice or performance.  Girls should check out with a designated mother or Mrs. Young before leaving a performance.  Girls must be picked up at the designated area to ensure their safety. Buses/car pools are usually scheduled for such events such as Brigham Young University (Laie) performances or occasional bowl games.

THE STORE

Drill Team Hawaii Booster Board runs the Store.  Its main purpose is to coordinate the sale of mandatory team items, shoes, nylons, hairpieces, tights, make-up, casual outfits and accessories.  Our goals are to keep prices down, service the team and always look great whether practicing outside of our usual drill location, performing with other groups, conducting an exhibition, or competing outside of Hawaii.  Parent volunteers work closely with Penny Young and the Booster Club.  The Booster Club’s function is to advance money to pay for whatever items are needed and then collect the appropriate amount from the individual team members.  All sales through The Store are payable to Drill Team Hawaii Booster Club (DTHBC).

TRAVEL

Drill Team Hawaii travels every other year to perform or compete.  Travel brings the group closer together, helps unite the teams and teaches the girls to take care of themselves and others.  Travel is not mandatory, however, if we are traveling to compete, much of our year is focused on getting ready for competition and if a girl chooses not to travel, they may feel left out.  We have, on occasion, traveled for performance purposes only.  Girls and their families are required to travel with the group under Drill Team Hawaii’s policies and rules and must understand that the trip is not geared for family vacations.  Parents traveling with us are asked to be chaperones and may be responsible for girls aside from their own daughter.  All parents are also asked to help in some way.  Girls 7 years and under should be accompanied by their parent or guardian.  Directors’ and/or choreographers’ traveling expenses are paid by DTH tuition.

GENERAL PERFORMANCES/MAJOR EVENTS

·      Clinics (Summer)

·      University of Hawaii football homecoming game (fall)

·      Christmas Show (December)

·      Basketball Games (December-February)

·      Bowl Games (January/February)

·      Competitions (April/May)

·      Spotlight Events (May)

·      Banquet (June)

·      Dance Showcase (June/July)

·      Tryout Workshops (June/July)

2016 – 2017 IMPORTANT DATES

August

·      15 – 19:           Guest Instructor (during regular Drill classes)

·      27:                   Values – Find your family

September

·      3:                     All Team Picnic

October

·      3 – 8:               Workshop with John Peters

·      15:                   UH Homecoming Half-Time Show (Aloha Stadium)

December

·      2 – 3:               Christmas Show (Kaimuki High School Auditorium)

January – May

·      TBD                 Matson Clean Up

·      TBD                 Values Activity

·      26 – 28:           JUMP Convention (May)

June

·      16 – 17:           Showcase (Pearl City Cultural Center)

·      24:                   Drill Team Hawaii Banquet

July

·      TBD                 Tryouts

 

TUITION

Tuition is due at the end of the month for the following month.  Tuition includes Drill and mandatory dance classes. Checks are payable to DTH, Inc.  they should be mailed to:

TUITION                                                                      BOOSTER BOARD

Drill Team Hawaii                                                       Drill Team Hawaii Booster Board
P.O. Box 62024                                                           P.O. Box 10122
Honolulu, Hawaii   96839                                           Honolulu, Hawaii   96816-0122

BIG, JUNIOR, MINI, SUPER MINI

The flat rate for the 2016-2017 team tuition is $225/month for BIG, JR, M & SM. The new rate will include a total of 5 classes a week: 2 Drill, 1 Technique, 1 Ballet and 1 Hip Hop/Contemporary. There has been such a great improvement in the girls who have been taking the hip hop/contemporary classes that it will now be included in the classes that the girls take during the week.

SUPER DUPER
The rate for the SD team is $185/month which will include the following 4 classes a week: 2Drill, 1 Technique and 1 Ballet.

SIBLING DISCOUNT
The sibling discount for families with more than one daughter on the team will also stay in effect and will be calculated at time of billing.

SHOW TEAM
Show team will also be charged one flat rate for the entire year.

A $20 late fee may be charged if payments are not received on time.  Contact the Treasurer or Mrs. Young if you are unable to make payment so arrangements can be made.  If payments are not made for several months or is in excess due to non-payment and a payment schedule has not been set up, your daughter may be taken off the team.

 

 

DRILL TEAM HAWAII RULES

PRACTICE

1.     All practices are mandatory unless ill or excused by Mrs. Young.

2.     Be punctual.

3.     Wear proper attire:

a.     No baggy shirts or sweatpants.

b.     Bike pants are best. No long pants

c.     Dance shoes without black soles

d.     Hair should be pulled back in a bun

e.     Deodorant should be worn

f.      Wear team leos to all outside practices

4.     No running around in practice area.

5.     No gum chewing.

6.     Accept criticism gracefully.

7.     No boyfriends, friends or outsiders at practice.

8.     There may be individual tryouts for each major performance.

9.     Parents should not be in practice area unless invited on designated days.

10.  NO FOOD OR DRINKS IN PRACTICE AREA. (Food or drinks brought to any practice must be disposed of properly before leaving area.)

MANDATORY CLASSES

Febray and Mrs. Young teach drill classes twice a week at the Priory.  These practices are MANDATORY.  The following classes are also mandatory.

1.     Ballet

All girls are required to take ballet, except for Super Dupers from out ballet teachers.  This class is taught at the Priory

2.      Technique

All girls are required to take this technique class.  This class helps girls learn the basics necessary for good turns and leaps.  This class is currently taught at the temple.

3.     Clinics

We try to schedule about three clinics a year with special guest instructors from the Mainland.

 

 

PERFORMANCE

1.     Wear warm-ups or required outfit.

2.     Bring bag with everything you need inside it

3.     Girls must have the entire uniform in order to perform

4.     Only assigned mothers are allowed in the dressing room

5.     Dressing room needs to be quiet.  No running around or playing

6.     No friends in the dressing room

7.     DO NOT WEAR UNDERPANTS UNDER TIGHTS/NYLONS

8.     Do not wear or bring jewelry, including earrings

9.     No colored nail polish to be worn for a performance

10.  Make-up will generally be put on in the dressing room.  On occasion, girls may be asked to come with make-up on.  All mothers should attend make-up workshops.

11.  The team has designated hairstyles.  If hair is not properly done, girls will not be allowed to perform with the team. Hair must be long enough to wear these styles.

a.     Bun with hairpiece

b.     Pony tail, curled

c.     Twist with curled ends

d.     Half up/half down, curled

12.  There should be no talking once you leave the dressing room to perform until you return and are excused.

13.  Routines learned in drill practices are NOT to be used without the prior approval of Mrs. Young, i.e. school talent shows, pageants, etc.

14.  Girls are asked by Mrs. Young or Febray to do a solo routine.  They should realize that a great deal or extra time, effort, and money is needed.  Solo routines vary from $75-$600 and are paid in advance.  A director must accompany all soloists to Mainland competitions and the soloist covers director’s travel expenses.

APPEARANCE

1.     No gum chewing while in uniform

2.     Girls should look presentable as they arrive at all performances and until the performance is over.

3.     Girls should have a clean-cut, wholesome look (no tattoos, body piercing)

CONDUCT
Breaking the following rules will be caused for immediate dismissal from the team:

1.     No drinking of alcoholic beverages at any time while a member of Drill Team Hawaii

2.     No smoking

3.     No drugs

4.     No profane language

5.     Girls should conduct themselves with dignity and honor and not participate in activities, which might create a negative reputation for her or the team.

6.     No bullying.

 

1.     Keep a little container of safety pins, bobby pins, rubber bands, and Band-Aids in the garment bag.

2.     For goodness sake, be sure to take the shoes out from the garment bag as soon as you get home, or you’ll be in for a surprise!

3.     Do not give your child fruit punch or any colored drinks if snacks and drinks are asked for.  Ice water or 7 up / Sprite is your best bet.

4.     Always carry a towel to sit on.  If you’re 12 and under and there’s more than one and a half hour to wait, bring an inexpensive, but interesting game/ item to occupy time (something that can be thrown into the garment bag.

 

VALUES PROGRAM

Drill Team Hawaii recognizes the importance of families in our everyday lives.  Girls are assigned to be in a special “family” for the year, each having a “big sister” to look up to and “little sisters” to be role models for.  During the year, activities are planned with our families to create an atmosphere where values such as Responsibility, Respect, Compassion, Loyalty, and Honest can be taught while they bond as “sisters” on the team.

 

 

 

“OUR SONG”

 

Getting it together for the worlds to see,

Striving for perfection……that’s how life should be.

 

Making people happy does the same for me,

And happiness brings goodness, peace and harmony.

 

We’ll learn to love by working hand in hand,

By taking time to care and always try to understand.

 

And through the years we’ll look back with pride,

To know we did our best and tried.

 

To see the good in life that there can be

When we were called the First Priority

 

By Al Nobriga