2020 New Procedures Information
Please take a moment to read below about some procedural changes and updates that we will be implementing at the 2020 Invitational Intensive and beyond.
To ensure that things continue to run smoothly and offer a good experience for all participants, please take note of these changes/updates:
1. The Sunday night dinner is mandatory (the night prior to the start of the Intensive.)
Why: This is a crucial time for setting the tone of the week and giving everyone a chance to get into town, get situated, and spend time with the group before the hard work begins Monday morning. If you are unable to make the dinner, you will lose your $100 deposit, no exceptions. To make this easier, the dinner will be moved later, to 8:00 pm Sunday. Please schedule your flights to get into Dallas early enough that, if there is a delay, you will still make it to the dinner.
2. We are implementing a zero-tolerance policy for late arrivals or early departures. If a participant arrives late for any day of the Intensive or leaves prior to 5:30 pm on Friday, they will lose the $100 deposit AND the automatic placement in next year's Intensive. This means that, to continue, the participant would have to be re-nominated by someone and re-approved by the Board -- no guarantees.
Why: While a couple of hours late or early may not seem like a big deal, it has proven to be distracting and to take away from the group experience. Because so much goes into providing this opportunity, participants are expected to make the most of it and to make it a priority.
To assist you with planning your schedule, we will release the 2020 dates very soon. This is to allow everyone to plan their year, particularly those of you who may be scheduled to be on staff at events on weekends right before or after and Intensive week.
The Intensives are designed to equip you with in-depth training time that betters your dance and your opportunities. It benefits everyone when you commit fully to the week!
GREAT NEWS! To accommodate demand, we'll be adding a 7th week! The dates will be announced soon!
Thank you, and we look forward to a successful upcoming 2020 season!
The Invitational Intensive Board