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2020 Fall Dance

Updated 11/23/2020

Meridian has been using the information provided by the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) to guide our decisions for Athletics. As of 11/19/20, WCCHD reported that the County is in the Red / Uncontrolled Community Spread phase, which is characterized by very high community transmission. Due to the fact that athletics are an extracurricular activity, Meridian has suspended indoor sports, with the potential for cancellation, until further notice. We are still hopeful that our outdoor Spring Sports will operate as planned, which means that our Fall and Winter Sports seasons will need to conclude by the scheduled end date. 

In an effort to avoid suspending Dance with the potential for cancellation, we will be moving outside to the Senior Parking Lot (just outside the Mays Café and Band Hall) for the balance of the season, weather permitting. Our schedule will remain the same. Only our location has changed.
 
Masks must be worn and physical distancing must be maintained during our outdoor practices and final performance as well.
 
Families are welcome to observe from their cars and are asked not to gather.
 
Plans for Meridian Athletics might change
prior to the start of the sport's season or during the season
if we receive recommendations from the local Health District
or the State to further limit athletic activities.

 

Subject to change

Fall Dance 

It is the intent for Fall Dance to begin September 26th if in Phase II/Yellow by September 14th. To keep participation fees as low as possible and to minimize changes due to postponed or cancelled competitions, this year’s Fall Dance season will be intramural only. Meridian will not participate in interscholastic competitions. Spectators at indoor athletic events will be prohibited through the fall semester on campus. We do plan to schedule live-streamed performances.

 

Overview:

  • Dancers will be distanced a minimum of 10 feet apart when practicing indoors and outdoors. 
  • Face masks are required during indoor practices.
  • A t-shirt (uniform) will be provided for live-streamed performances.

 

Practice Information:

  • Number of practices = Approximately 20, 1-hour practices per semester. 2, 1-hour practices per week.
  • First practice: 9/26 if four or more days between 9/14 and 9/21 are in Phase II/Yellow
  • Practice days & times: The anticipated practice schedule is: 
    • In-person practice = Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 am
    • Virtual practice = Tuesday 4:45 - 5:45 pm 
  • Practice location: Meridian Campus (when in-person). Updated 11/23/2020 - Practices and performances have been moved outdoors to the Senior Parking Lot, weather permitting.

 

Participant Information:

  • Eligible grades = 7th-12th grade
  • Minimum Participants = 8
  • Maximum Participants = 20 
  • Tryouts: There will not be tryouts for Fall Dance as there will not be competitions in the fall. Registration will be conducted on a first come, first served basis with a waiting list for those beyond the maximum number of participants.

 

Fees:

  • Registration fee = $35 for Fall Dance, due 9/16.
  • Participation fee = $130 for Fall Dance, due 9/21.
  • No refunds will be issued. No refunds for cancelled practices.

 

Competitions: None

 

Performances:

  • Saturday, 11/14 from 11:00-11:30 am.
  • Saturday, 12/12 from 11:00-11:30 am. See the recording of the performance here.

 

Important Dates:

9/9 - Registration opens. Communicated in Lions Share

9/16 - Registration ends. Communicated in Lions Share.

9/16 - Physical forms due

9/18 - Invoices sent via MySchoolBucks

9/21 - Invoices due

9/22 - Parent/Athlete Mandatory Meeting (via Zoom webinar) from 6:00-7:00 pm

9/26 - First practice if in Phase II/Yellow by 9/14 

11/14, 11 am - Closed performance.

12/12, 11 am - Closed performance. (As this performance has been moved outdoors to the Senior Parking Lot, families can watch from their cars and are asked not to gather). Watch the recording here.

12/15 - Last practice

 

Coaches:
Whitney Rowe - w.rowe@mwschool.org
Lindsey Jones - l.jones@mwschool.org
 

The following applies to all Meridian Athletics offerings:

  • Physical Eligibility: Student athletes must have a valid physical form cleared by a physician on file with the Athletics Department before participating.
  • Academic Eligibility: Students must be academically eligible to participate in interscholastic or intramural competitions.
  • Lettering: Lettering is possible for students who participate in sports that are competing in interscholastic competitions at the Varsity level. 
Learn more about Eligibility for Athletics here.
 
 
Miss the Parent & Dancer Meeting on 9/22?
  1. Please watch the webinar here.
  2. Please see the Coaches' Parent Meeting Packet here.
  3. Please complete this Google form for your shirt size for the Fall Dance top.