Q: I don’t have any experience with singing/dancing. Can I still join Island Show Choir or do I need to audition?
A: 
Of course! All skill levels and experience are welcome into glee choirs without an audition. However, as choirs consist of different vocal ranges all students should be prepared to sing alone at times for the instructor to place in appropriate vocal sections.

Q: Will I have to perform if I join Island Show Choir?
A:
 Yes, we are a performance group. However, our experienced instructors aim to teach and prepare students for performances. We strive to instill confidence and a team supportive environment.

Q: When can I register?
A:
Anytime! Registration intake is all year and revolves around performance seasons (eg. Halloween, Holiday, etc). Accommodations will be made if registrant enters a season midway. Eg. not performing of certain songs. We make it work so everyone will have the opportunity to perform.

Q: How long is a practice?
A:
 Most of our choir practices are 2 hours in length and include 1 hour of vocal instruction and 1 hour of dance/choreography. Minuet is 1 hour per week.

Q: What if I have to miss rehearsals?
A:
 Regular attendance to rehearsals is highly encouraged and expected. All absences must be communicated and excused with instructors prior to absence in order for instructors to accommodate accordingly. Consequences of missing multiple practice could result in students not being able to perform specific songs at the next event. Attendance to rehearsals and performances is highly encouraged.

Q: What do I need to bring to practices?
A:
 All students should bring binder or folder to hold sheet music, water, small snack, running shoes/character shoes (see Q&A below) and wear comfortable clothing to every practice.

Q: Where do I purchase character shoes?
A:
 Character shoes can be purchased locally at Toes n Taps and Ellswear Dance stores. *See Handbook for more details regarding attire and costumes.

Q: Will there be other rehearsals?
A: 
Yes. From time to time there may be additional rehearsals scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday in preparation for specific shows. This will be communicated in advanced.

Q: Do show choirs wear costumes when they perform?
A:
 Yes! Some costumes throughout the season will be DIY and some will be at additional costs. All efforts are made to keep costume fees down but students should expect to pay approximately $100-$150 per year (September-June) in costumes.

Q: Where can I view my payment account?
A: 
All account information can class registration information can be viewed on the family portal:

https://app.thestudiodirector.com/islandshowchoir/portal.sd?page=Login

Q: What is the best way to contact Island Show Choir with any questions?
A:
 For any questions please or email us at info@islandshowchoir.com , message us on Facebook, or phone us at 250-208-9320.