Rocky Mountain Dance School of the Arts High School Lettering

Program for Dance

RMSA in cooperation with Cody High School Activities Department, has developed an Independent Provider Extra Curricular Lettering Program for dance. The requirements set forth this policy are meant to be equivalent to other varsity lettering requirements for CHS sports.

Objectives of the Program

  1. To Offer high school athletic status to RMSA dancers.
  2. To give dancers the same courtesy and empathy in academic considerations (excused absences and extended deadlines) which traditional high school athletes receive from faculty when events require them to leave school early, be tardy or absent.
  3. To recognize the accomplishments and time commitment of dancers with a varsity letter award to those who meet the requirements. Official high school athletic recognition is important to college applicants.

Qualification and Requirements for Lettering

To be eligible for the RMSA Letting Program, the dancer must meet the following criteria:

  1. Dancer must be a student of Cody High School or an approved HS associated program, in grades 9-12.
  2. Dancer must submit an RMSA Registration form, acknowledgement page from “Lettering Program” hand out and participation fee of $25.00 to RMSA Lettering Coordinator by the first day of dance of the current school year.
  3. Dancer must have passed three blocks at the end of the previous semester to be eligible for participation in the lettering program during the current semester. Any student with alternating block , must pass four of the five blocks. Students may be asked to supply verification of grades to RMSA letter coordinator prior to participation.
  4. The student must be passing all blocks at the time of representation.
  5. Dancer and parents must abide by all “Code of Conducts” provided by Cody High School activities department. (see attached)
  6. Dancer must train under the supervision of a trained dance teacher. RMSA Lettering Coordinator will collect all necessary documentation from the dance teachers.
  7. Dancer must participate in the RMDT annual Nutcracker Production.
  8. Dancer must participate in RMDT Spring Company and Spring Ballet production. Dancers are also expected to participate in RMDT annual Swing Into Spring Dinner Theatre.
  9. Dancer must Teach or co-teach at least one dance class per week.
  10. Dancer must participate in two Ballet classes a week and at least two other dance genres for the entire school year.
  11. Dancer must have achieved Academy 7 level.
  12. Dancer must participate in at least three community outreach performances each year.
  13. Dancer must participate in at least 10 of the Buffalo Bills Wild West Shows (which is equivalent to two weeks in the summer).
  14. Dancer must also attend 80% or more of Ballet and Jumps and turns classes that are offered on Fridays throughout the year.
  15. Dancer must also attend RMDT Summer Advanced Intensive sessions each year.

Qualification Requirements and Presentation of Awards

Dancers meeting all of the above requirements and qualifications will receive their CHS chenille Letter and pin. Awards will be given at RMDT annual Dinner Theatre Swing Into Spring.