SUMMER LAS VEGAS 2018
Welcome to Las Vegas!
We are so happy you could join us for this powerful, five day, finale dance event, taught by the top choreographers in the dance industry today! We know you have been waiting for this moment - the chance to come to Las Vegas and compete for Elite Protégé. Over these next five days, you will be challenged and encouraged to dance beyond your limits and to the best of your ability. PULSE Las Vegas is your time to shine!
THE WESTIN LAKE LAS VEGAS RESORT & SPA
101 Montelago Blvd. | Henderson, NV 89011
Room Rate: $149/night
During this check-in you will receive your packet, wristband, scholarship number, and any additional purchases. You must be present at check-in to receive your wristband and t-shirt. Parents and teachers may NOT check-in for dancers.
Regular Protégé Check In
Tuesday July 10th – 7:30 - 8:30 AM
If you are performing in the Open Call Competition please Check In
Tuesday, July 10th – 8:30 - 10:00 AM
Tuesday, July 10th, 8:30 - 9:30 AM
We will have a brief meeting all together about the schedule and expectations for the week, parents are welcome. Immediately following our group chat dancers will go into rehearsal and the parents have the opportunity to meet with Kristen. This time will be used to ask any and all questions you have.
PROTEGE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Throughout the week you will learn a piece choreographed by Cris Judd.
You will perform this piece in the Final Night Gala on Saturday night.
Choreographed by Cris Judd
Costume Requirements: The theme is West Side Story with a modern twist. So choose a side that you identify with: Sharks or Jets and modernize it with your own flare!
For those of you that are participating in the Gala Invitational you will have your placement class on Tuesday, July 10th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.
Your choreographers are:
Protégés are expected to be on their best behavior! You are not only representing yourself, but The PULSE brand as well. Your behavior in class throughout the week is just as important as your audition and interview. Please spread out throughout the classroom; do not huddle up around the front. The faculty sees your character as well as your talent during class, please be respectful of other dancers. You’re there to be an ambassador for our event and help others, remember that throughout this process!
Your Protégé Interview will be with the faculty on Thursday morning. You will be in Protégé rehearsal with Cris during this time. We will be pulling you out 5 at a time starting with Intermediate’s then working our way up to Pro. You do not need to wear anything specific as you’ll be in rehearsals. Just be natural and be YOU!
Tuesday July 10th, 12:00 PM & Saturday July 14th, 12:30 PM
Your Protégé Auditions will be held at the very beginning and very end of the week. It will just be Staff, Faculty and auditioning Counselors and Protégés. We will start with the Camp Counselors then on to Intermediates and work our way to Pro. You will be auditioning with a portion of your Protégé piece choreographed by Dean with some improv before and after, as well as any additional material the faculty would like to see. We will break you into small groups, and you will have the opportunity to perform twice, as we will switch lines. Please bring your Protégé number to this audition. If you are not going for Elite you will not be allowed during the room at this time.
BATTLE ROYALE FINALS
Friday, July 13th, 8:30 PM
The Battle Royale Finals will consist of the top routines from our Battle Royale Semi-Finals held during our 2017-2018 regional tour as well as our Principal Lead Role competition. All routines will re-compete in front of ALL PULSE & Camp PULSE Faculty. Our Battle Royale Semi-Finalists will compete for our ultimate cash prize and the title of our Battle Royale Finalist and our Lead Role dancers will compete to be crowned Principal Lead Role. You will perform the Finale as the closing of this show.
The Finale will be choreographed by Kevin Frey and will close the Battle Royale Finals. The costume will be all white!
Saturday, July 14th, 8:00pm
The Final Night Gala is the finale to not only our Summer Las Vegas, but our entire PULSE, Camp PULSE and Open Call Season! The show will showcase dancers from our private Faculty Invitationals, our PULSE Protégé Program, Camp PULSE Counselor Program, Principal Lead Role Winners, Guest Performances and the top routines from our Battle Royale Finals! We will also be announcing our Elite PULSE Protégés and Lead Camp Counselors for the 2018-2019 Season.
Please bring nice all black attire to wear for the closing ceremonies and Elite Announcement, as you will all come onstage. When the winners are announced, those that are announced will come to the front of the stage, state your name and where you received your training. You’ll then be presented with your award from the outgoing Elites and be able to hug the faculty and have your photo taken. Following the ceremony, you will have a meeting with Kristen.
As a Protege you are required to dance in your designated level. You are not to take class in other levels.
We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Please let us know if you have any questions, we’re happy to help.