Heartbeat Dance Team

Heartbeat is the first team that our youngest Gotta Dance dancers (ages 5-9) can join. Heartbeat Dance Team is a fresh and fun outlet for dancers to bond as a group and create a memorable performance for themselves, family and friends. 

Heartbeat includes:

12+ Hours of Dance Education including Dress Rehearsal
Opportunity to Enhance Performing Skills & Improve Dance Technique
Participation in Creative Team-Building Activities
Special Opportunity for Team Mentorship
Costume on Performance Day
Performance in 3 Dance Pieces at the Martinsville Gardens
Refreshments on Performance Day

SAMPLE: Heartbeat Dance Team Agreement from 2017
SAMPLE: Heartbeat Leads Agreement from 2017

Try-Outs for Heartbeat Dance Team are Saturday January 6th, 2018
at the Branchburg Studio

1:15-1:45pm- Broadway
1:45-2:15pm- Garnet/Topaz Tap
2:15-3:00pm- Garnet/Topaz HipHop Jazz
3:00-3:30pm- Garnet/Topaz Ballet
3:30-3:45pm- ACRO
3:30-4:00pm- Stars Ballet
4:00-4:30pm- Stars Tap

Log into your family portal to Register for Try-Outs Today!
Select Session as “Heartbeat Dance Team 2018”

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO TRY OUT?

All Stars, Garnet, Topaz dancers and Acro and Broadway students (ages 5-9), are welcome to try out!

Heartbeat Fee = $200
Show Tickets = $25 per ticket for a sweet treat party
Team Jacket= $60

Questions? Contact HeartbeatGottaDance@gmail.com or the Office at office@Gotta-Dance.com or 877-233-2623

Tentative REHEARSALS FOR 2018:

All rehearsals will be in Branchburg; 3322 US HW 22 West Branchburg NJ 08876

Saturday, January 20th
Sunday, January 21st
Sunday, January 28th
Saturday, February 3rd
Sunday. February 4th
TEAM DAY Saturday, February 10th 3:00-5:30PM
Dress Rehearsal/Performance Day Sunday, February 11th at Martinsville Gardens 1:45-5:00pm
Show Begins at 4:00pm

Tentative SCHEDULE BY GROUP:

Stars Ballet & Tap 
Saturday, January 20th 2:45-4:30pm
Sunday, January 21st 1:00-2:45pm
Sunday, January 28th 1:00-2:45pm
Saturday, February 3rd 2:45-4:30pm
Sunday. February 4th 1:00-2:45pm
TEAM DAY Saturday, February 10th 3:00-5:30PM
Dress Rehearsal/Performance Day Sunday, February 11th at Martinsville Gardens 1:45-5:00pm
Show Begins at 4:00pm

Garnet/Topaz Tap
Saturday, January 20th 2:45-4:30pm
Sunday, January 21st 1:00-2:45pm
Sunday, January 28th 1:00-2:45pm
Saturday, February 3rd 2:45-4:30pm
Sunday. February 4th 1:00-2:45pm
TEAM DAY Saturday, February 10th 3:00-5:30PM
Dress Rehearsal/Performance Day Sunday, February 11th atMartinsville Gardens 1:45-5:00pm
Show Begins at 4:00pm

Garnet/Topaz HipHop Jazz & Acro
Saturday, January 20th 3:30-5:15pm
Sunday, January 21st 1:45-3:30pm
Sunday, January 28th 1:45-3:30pm
Saturday, February 3rd 3:30-5:15pm
Sunday. February 4th 1:45-3:30pm
TEAM DAY Saturday, February 10th 3:00-5:30PM
Dress Rehearsal/Performance Day Sunday, February 11th at Martinsville Gardens 1:45-5:00pm
Show Begins at 4:00pm

Broadway
Saturday, January 20th 3:30-5:15pm
Sunday, January 21st 1:45-3:30pm
Sunday, January 28th 1:45-3:30pm
Saturday, February 3rd 3:30-5:15pm
Sunday. February 4th 1:45-3:30pm
TEAM DAY Saturday, February 10th 3:00-5:30PM
Dress Rehearsal/Performance Day Sunday, February 11th at Martinsville Gardens 1:45-5:00pm
Show Begins at 4:00pm

Children’s Tights Size Guide:

HEARTBEAT
DANCE TEAM
#giftfromtheHEART
2018 FAQ’S:

CAN WE DROP OFF DANCERS DURING REHEARSAL TIME?
This year 80 dancers will be participating in our Heartbeat Dance Team! We are so lucky to have such a large group of committed and enthusiastic dancers. Due to this large number of dancers, we kindly ask that during each weekend our Dance Families drop off their dancers and promptly leave the studio until it is time for pickup. We understand that so many families enjoy waiting and love sharing in the excitement of the day; however, when the waiting area is crowded, it is difficult for our Dance Educators to transition dancers between rooms in a quick and efficient manner. We promise that each of our dancers will be in good care. Thank you in advance for accommodating this request.

HOW CAN WE PRACTICE AT HOME?
With such a limited number of rehearsals, we strongly encourage your dancer to practice at home!  Please log into your portal and click the link there. In this link you will find all songs, lyrics, & partner assignments.

WHERE SHOULD MY DANCER GO WHEN THEY GET THERE FOR REHEARSAL?
Dancers should arrive, hang up their coat on one of our coat racks, put their dance shoes on and head straight to their studio with their dance bags and a water bottle. We ask that guardians leave Gotta Dance until pickup at which time dancers will be dismissed into the lobby.

HOW DO I ORDER A TEAM JACKET?
All NEW Heartbeat dancers will need a team jacket! Dancers wear this jacket for the finale at the show.  During the first weekend of rehearsals ( Jan 20th & 21st), sample jackets and sizes will be available for dancers to try on during their scheduled rehearsal time.  This will give each dancer the opportunity to try on different sizes in order to choose the right fit.  All dancers should order their team jacket through their Gotta Dance portal under Category 3 “Heartbeat Jackets” by Wednesday, January 24th.

WHAT IF MY DANCER ALREADY HAS A JACKET THAT FITS?
If your dancer was apart of the Heartbeat Dance Team last season and their jacket still fits them, they do not need to order a new jacket!

SHOULD I WRITE MY DANCER’S NAME IN THE JACKET?
YES!  Everyone is required to write their dancer’s name inside their Heartbeat Team Jacket (All jackets are identical & they WILL get mixed up very easily)

WHAT IS TEAM DAY?
Team Day is our dress rehearsal day!  Team day will be held at the Branchburg studios from 3:00pm-5:30pm on Saturday, February 10th. We will provide your dancers with a light, nut free snack during this time.

WHEN IS PERFORMANCE DAY?
The final performance will be held at the Marriott in Bridgewater on Sunday, February 11th.

The day will go as follows:
1:45pm-1:55pm Dancer Drop off at Ballroom Main Entrance
1:55pm-3:30pm Dancer Rehearsal at the Marriott
3:30pm-4:00pm Dancer Break/Prep for Performance
3:40pm-4:00pm Guests Arrive for Performance
4:00pm-5:00pm Heartbeat’s Gift from the Heart Performance

WHEN DO DANCERS NEED TO BE THERE ON PERFORMANCE DAY?
Dancer Drop-Off for the day will be from 1:45pm-1:55pm at the ballroom entrance. A Gotta Dance representative will be there to meet you and walk your dancer into the performance space. We formally request that families do not come in for rehearsal.

CAN I COME WHEN I DROP OFF MY DANCER?
Families are invited to arrive between 3:40pm and 4:00pm for the Gift from the Heart performance beginning at 4:00pm.  All families and guests will be assigned seating in the lobby prior to entering the ballroom. We will make every effort to seat family members together with a good view of their dancer for the majority of the performance.

SHOULD MY DANCER EAT BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE?
Please make sure that your dancer has a healthy lunch before they arrive.  We will provide dancers with a light, nut free snack, and this will be after their rehearsal.  As always, please make sure that your dancer brings a water bottle to stay hydrated.

IS THERE A SNOW DATE?
Performance Snow Date—In case of significant snowfall/state of emergency on Performance Day, the performance will be rescheduled for the same time on Sunday, February 18th.

HOW DO I PURCHASE PERFORMANCE TICKETS? Tickets can be purchased through your family portals by going to Current Students <Login. Once in the portal, click enroll, and enter “Heartbeat Dance Team” as Session.

IS THERE A DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS?
The absolute last day to purchase additional tickets is Thursday, February 1st. After this date, we will be unable to accommodate any additional ticket requests.

ARE ANY TICKETS INCLUDED IN THE TUITION?
All tickets need to purchased separately.  No tickets are included.

WHAT ELSE DOES MY DANCER NEED BESIDES THE COSTUME?
All dancers are required to wear tan tights for the Opening and middle dances.  Dancers are required bring a pair of Black Leggings or Jazz Pants, & Black Leotard or Tank Top for the closing dance.

CAN I ORDER TIGHTS THROUGH GOTTA DANCE?
If your dancer does not already own tan tights, we are offering you the option to purchase them through Gotta Dance for $14.00.  Tights sizes come in Child Small, Child Medium/Small, Child Medium, and Child Large. You can sign up to purchase tan tights through your portal by choosing “Heartbeat Dance Team” as category 3. The deadline to register for tights is Sunday, January 28th.

WHAT SIZE TIGHTS WOULD FIT MY DANCER?
For a sizing chart, please scroll to bottom of this webpage.

WHEN DO I GET MY TICKETS, TEAM JACKET & TIGHTS?
Distribution day will be Sunday, January 28th at the Branchburg Gotta Dance Office. Please see a schedule below. At your assigned time, we ask that one guardian comes to the office (located to the left when you walk in the main entrance) to pick up and sign for your tickets, your dancer’s team jacket, and tights (if ordered).

1:00pm-1:30pm — Pickup for STARS BALLET

1:00pm-1:30pm — Pickup for STARS TAP

2:30pm-2:45pm – Pickup for GARNET/TOPAZ TAP

1:45pm-2:15pm – Pickup for BROADWAY

1:45pm-2:15pm – Pickup for GARNET/TOPAZ HIP HOP JAZZ

3:00pm-3:30pm – Pickup for GARNET/TOPAZ BALLET

 

STILL HAVE A QUESTION?
Email Heartbeatgottadance@gmail.com