Solo, Duo, Graceful - 2020 Application Form

We are now taking expressions of interest for the 2020 Solo, Duo and Graceful (SDG) Season.
Applications close Sunday the 6th of October 2019.

 

To participate in a SDG in 2020, members must have passed relevant Calisthenics Skills Exams* and must compete in all team competitions in 2020. SDGs are additional to team work. Girls participate in these items to improve technique, confidence, flexibility and to experience performing on stage in a solo or duo environment.

 

*Tinies wishing to participate in solos in 2020 are not required to complete the Calisthenics Skills Exams, instead they must have competed in Tinies 2019.

 

In 2020 SDG training is planned to be on Thursdays and Fridays only due to hall availability and coaching commitments.

 

To find out more about the differences between a Solo, Duo and Graceful, click here.

 

Proposed SDG Competition Dates

Competition 1 - 6th March 2020 - 8th March 2020

Competiton 2 - 20th March 2020 - 22nd March 2020

State Championships - 15th May 2020 - 17th May 2020

Note: At this stage these dates are proposed and may change on club discretion. You will receive more information closer to competitons.

 

Costs

 

Costs for SDG are additional to Team Term Fees and include a payment due to the club, which covers hall hire, 1x stage practice and a DVD from the State Championship. The below cost is an estimate and will be confirmed once all applications have been received and hall hire is finalised. 

 

Fee Payable To Club

Solos/Gracefuls - $250.00

Duo (per person) - $125.00

NOTE: The above amount is an approximate cost, an acceptance letter will be issued and will outline costs that are to be paid to the club by the 28th February 2020. The above excludes the following additional costs.

 

Additional Costs

  • Coaching Fees – This is to be arranged directly with your coach 

  • Competition Entry Fees – To enter any competition, participants will need to register and pay online to the association hosting the competition. Typically this costs $40.00 - $50.00 per item (per competition). Your coach will be able to assist you in this process. 

  • Costumes – Costumes must be approved by the coach, however, are the responsibility of the competitor to arrange. Costumes can be made, purchased second hand or hired. Prices for costumes vary from $40+. Please discuss costume options and budgets with your coach.

  • If your child is selected to compete at nationals, hall hire and all related costs are additional to this and must be paid before nationals.

 

 

 

 

Application Form
What items would your child like to perform in? Select all that apply.
Due to the competitive nature of solos, duos and gracefuls, as well as limited coaching availability, places are limited for solos in 2020. To ensure participants are at a suitable standard for solos, a minimum set of skills must be achieved. Participants must be able to safely and competently demonstrate 3 out of 5 of the following skills to apply for a SDG in 2020:

Terms & Conditions

  • Coaches are allocated pending availability and preferences are not guaranteed 

  • Duo partner preferences are not guaranteed and are determined by coaches and committee based on suitability. 

  • Should you choose to engage a coach outside of the Calisthenics Buderim Coaching Team, you are still required to submit this form and agree to all club rules and regulations regarding solos.

  • SDGs are a privilege and a reward, it is a requirement of members to ensure they continue to give 100% in team work. Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of SDG.

  • All SDG participants must compete in team items at ALL competitions in 2020 to apply for a SDG.

  • All outstanding fees from 2019, must be paid prior to applying to do a Solo, Duo or Graceful in 2020, unless an agreed payment plan is in place. 

  • Expression of interest does not mean that you are guarenteed all requested SDG items, SDGs will be allocated based on coaching availability. Calisthenics Buderim aim to ensure all applicants are allocated at least one of the requested items at minimum.

  • If your child does not pass pupil skills exams, they will be inelligble to participate in SDGs in 2020.

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