TEAMS AT RANDWICK PHYSIE
At Randwick Physie, we value team preparation and competition for many reasons. The ability to work as a team is a wonderful lesson for our girls and women to take into their everyday life. Making a commitment, sticking to it and being cooperative, supportive and supported by a team is an incredible feeling. As a team member we take direction, are collaborative, work hard when we need to and of course HAVE FUN with our teammates!
TEAMS DAY - STEP BY STEP
Your Teachers will receive the Team Draw (the order in which clubs compete) the week prior to the competition. An arrival schedule will then be sent out. Competition venues can be busy, with lots of people coming and going at different times, so make sure you leave enough time to find parking, find your way into the venue and where our dressing rooms are.
Please be on time! Remember, it's not just you competing today, so our Teachers and Teammates are all depending on everyone to make sure the day runs smoothly.
There is usually a spectator entry fee so it helps to have cash on the day as a lot of venues may not have EFTPOS or card facilities available.
Members must have matching leotards for Team competitions which are available in styles and colours approved by APDA (fishnet tights may be required for 11yrs+). Team leotards can be hired from the club for a small fee. You can also buy an approved APDA leotard from the preferred provider. Your teacher will advise of the selected style and colour for your team.
Keep your leotard clean by ensuring you have something to cover up with while you're getting ready. We recommend finishing your makeup and having something to eat before putting your leotard on.
If you receive your hired leotard prior to Teams day, PLEASE TRIPLE CHECK you have it with you when you leave home as we do not have spares.
HAIR & MAKEUP:
Your Teacher will advise you of the required hairstyle and make-up for Teams day. There are always hair and makeup helpers around to assist. The Club will provide all hair accessories such as bows, motifs etc. You may need your own donut bun and bun net, this will be communicated closer to the day. All bobby pins, hairspray etc. is provided by the club.
Makeup is also provided by the Club. We do ask all members to have their own mascara, eyeliner, lip liner and lipstick. HOwever, we do have disposable applicators if you need to use the club makeup.
Only competitors are permitted in marshalling areas. You need to have your leotard
on, hair and makeup completely finished and be ready to compete when your team is called to side stage.
You should take a water bottle and a sweat towel with you into marshalling.
Remember to collect anything you take when you come off the floor. If you require
any special assistance (e.g. an inhaler) you should make the person side stage aware.
HAVE FUN! For many, this is the first time EVER in a Physie & Dance competition. It is important to remember that performing should be fun and Interclubs are for everyone to get a feel for what it is like performing their new routines for the year. Wish your fellow competitors luck, give your self a pep talk, and remind yourself that you have worked hard so far this year and you still have plenty of time to improve before the 'real' competitions are here. Good sportsmanship is important to us here at Randwick and regardless of the results our Teachers and Clubmates are always very proud of everyone who performs!
Spectators must not move around venues while competitions are on the floor or stage. This can be distracting for performers, judges and other spectators who are supporting their fellow Clubmates. Some venues will have different rules around food and drink inside venues so please adhere to any instructions given on the day.
Each host Club may run their award presentations differently.
Usually, Clubs run 4 - 6 sections, then present places for them, repeating this
process until every section is complete. Remember to congratulate your fellow competitors, from your club and from other clubs after your presentation.
Display good sportsmanship, be gracious in accepting awards and remember,
you have plenty more chances to perform and compete throughout the year.
YOU DID IT! Congratulations on getting through your first competition of the year and for some, first competition ever! It is an incredible achievement to have learned your syllabus and been brave enough to go out and perform in front of an audience, so give yourself a big pat on the back and celebrate!