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CONGRATULATIONS on joining solid hip hop! best in the business!
Solid Hip Hop is proud to announce our 2017 season! Congratulations on being selected to
become a very important part of SOLID ELITE DANCERS. The first step is to make a solid
commitment to your crew.
Below is an outline for the year... Please read in its entirety.
CELEBRATING 16 YEARS IN BUSINESS!!!! AND ANNOUNCING OUR UPCOMING LOCATIONS: IRVINE AND ANAHEIM!
NOW 4 LOCATIONS... NEWPORT BEACH, LAGUNA NIGUEL, HUNTINGTON BEACH, AND SAN CLEMENTE!
SOLID SLOGAN.... “TO CREATE A WAY FOR DANCERS TO PERFORM WITHOUT HAVING
Too often as I was growing up, having my mom who owned her company for
38 years, so many dancers who wanted to perform but didn’t want to compete. NO ONE
offered it. This is what SOLID is about, creating amazing performance experiences where the
children can grow as a dancer, a person and give them the best places to show their talent.
ABOUT THE OWNER, J.R.
J.R. has danced since the age of 2, in all styles, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Gymnastics,
Tumbling, Breakdance and every style of ballroom, salsa, classical, swing, country, basically if
you can name it, she can do it. J.R. started teaching at the young age of 14 and opened SOLID
HIP HOP at the age of 24, meanwhile raising and having her 3 children, Gavin, Aspen and
Zekiel. At age 37, J.R. decided she wanted to add to SOLID, by opening her second company,
SOLID WEDDING DANCE. This company has taken a huge turn this year, and now is with over
80 top coordinators and venues in the OC and LA area.
J.R. loves to teach, loves to dance and really looks
at your children as her own.
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do what I love and
teach your children” - J.R.
Only at SOLID will ALL dancers work with the owner J.R. Over 25 years teaching experience and
professional choreographer and professional dancer.
J.R. has worked with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Micheal Jackson, toured with N’SYNC, many
Super Bowls and Pro Bowl halftimes and so much more! YOU are getting the BEST training at SOLID,
and its important you all understand the difference between SOLID, and the other dance companies out
there. J.R.’s experience with these venues is what motivates her to get your child the best performance
opportunities out there, and she does not stop at making sure we continue to add to the show venues we
All teachers who works alongside J.R. have gone through extensive training and screening process. J.R.
is very specific about who she allows to train your child. We do not just allow anyone to teach. You will
get the best.
*ALL dancers can perform with SOLID no matter your age or level.
*Only select dancers will be chosen to be on Regional and National crews.
NEW THIS YEAR
STUDENT TEACHING PROGRAM
***J.R. WANTS TO TEACH YOU HOW TO TEACH! Teaching, is a skill, an art, not anyone can
do it and do it right and make sure the children are actually learning. J.R. mastered this skill at
the young age of 16 and was teaching for the top Hollywood studios, including MILLENNIUM,
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH DANCE TEAM, AND HUGE CONVENTIONS ALL OVER THE
WORLD. Teaching is a skill and cannot be done right if it is not taught. If you are a dancer who
dreams of teaching, or possibly working with SOLID one day, and possibly having your own
SOLID location, this program is for you. This class is twice a month, and J.R. has selected 2
lucky dancers to be in the program this year.
Assistant teachers will help teachers, warm up, lead across the floor and just do what J.R. asks. They will learn how to teach, choreograph, warm up dancers, how to talk to each child, and learn the all around teaching atmosphere. Dancers are expected to respect our assistant teachers. They are not teaching the class, but have been chosen for a specific reason.
Dancers who are chosen for this opportunity must have at least 2 years dancing experience with J.R.
ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW!
Solid has had a dream to dance on ELLEN!
We just celebrated SOLID’S 15 anniversary!
It is Ellen’s 15 year anniversary as well! IT IS TIME TO MAKE THIS DREAM COME TRUE! If you haven’t met me, J.R., the owner of SOLID, than those of you who know me, know I will not take NO for an answer, and will work every angle to make this happen for SOLID
SOLID WILL HOLD AN OPEN AUDITION, to select dancers to perform with Owner J.R. and Coach Kelsi, on the ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW! All ages will be selected for this opportunity. TAKE CLASS, AND TRAIN! This could be an opportunity of your life!
Placement decisions are made from many years of experience. SOLID class levels are for your
child to learn at their level to ensure they are getting the best results to what they themselves
can and will accomplish.
FOR THE PARENTS
SOLID believes that your child direct success depends on you as a parent/guardian. Your
direct commitment makes a huge difference to your dancers ultimate success. Always
encourage your child to be on time, do not miss class and practice at home. NO CHILD IS
LEFT OUT HERE AT SOLID. NO talking behind children’s backs, parents backs or teachers
backs. If J.R. or any other instructor at SOLID witnesses such behavior, the dancer will be removed
from SOLID, whether it comes from dancers or parents.
J.R.'s WEBSITE, PHONE & EMAIL COMMUNICATION
SOLID OFFICE CELL: 949-412-8040
SOLID MAIN EMAIL:
SOLID WEBSITE: (Being redone in the next month)
SOLID SHUTTERFLY: WE WILL ADD YOU, create a login and always read these emails. This
website is created for our current crew only.
SOLID FACEBOOK: Solid Hip Hop, make sure to follow us on facebook
SOLID YOUTUBE: Solid Hip Hop, make sure to subscribe to our channel
SOLID WEDDING DANCE YOUTUBE: Solid Wedding Dance, make sure to subscribe to our
Baggy sweats, leggings, tennis shoes, sneakers, and anything on top.
Tennis shoes or sneakers, no black soles please.
KNEES MUST BE COVERED.
Bike shorts, jazz pants, sports bra, JAZZ SHOES
STUDIO POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
THERE IS NO VIEWING SOLID HIP HOP CLASSES, except the last class of the month for the
last 15 minutes. This is to ensure our children are learning without an audience.
DROP OFF/PICK UP PROCEDURES
ALL DROP OFF RULES MUST BE FOLLOWED. NO MEN CAN ENTER FITNESS ELITE
FOR WOMEN AT ANY TIME. NEWPORT DROP OFF IS IN ALLEY AND NO PARKED CARS
ARE ALLOWED IN THE ALLEY AT ANY TIME. LAGUNA IS VALET, DROP OFF AT CURB
AND A SOLID HIP HOP REPRESENTATIVE WILL WALK YOUR DANCER INSIDE THE
NEWPORT: DROP OFF IS IN ALLEY AND NO PARKED CARS ARE ALLOWED IN THE
ALLEY AT ANY TIME. PICK UP IS IN THE ALLEY.
HUNTINGTON BEACH: NO PARENTS ARE ALLOWED IN THE WAITING AREA DURING
CLASS, EXCEPT THE LAST CLASS OF THE MONTH. DROP OFF AND PICK UP ARE IN
THE BACK AT THE TOP OR BOTTOM OF THE STAIRS, LOCATED BEHIND THE STUDIO.
PICK UP IS ON TIME!
AFTER 5 MINUTES YOU WILL BE CHARGED $1.00 PER MINUTE.
DROP OFF IS SAME PLACE AS PICK UP PER LOCATION
No parents or dancers at any time will speak to the directors of the shows. ONLY J.R. will be in
charge, WE have the best venues we worked very hard to get. DO NOT ever take matters into
your own hands, wait for J.R.’s instruction, she will give them per show throughout the year.
Once a month, all dancers ages 7 and up will be able to travel to Hollywood and take classes. We go to ABBY LEE DANCE CENTER, MILLENNIUM, THE EDGE AND MORE! All dancers are encouraged to take this opportunity and learn from different amazing instructors to better yourself and step outside of the box. Solid will take your child for the day, 9:00-4:00 pm. A daily fee of $55.00 will be charged. Class fees are separate. Dancers generally take between 2-4 hours of classes, depending their age. Excellent opportunity, one you cannot find anywhere else. Once a month, dancers ages 7 and up will be able to travel to Hollywood and take classes.
All dancers can book a private at any time for an additional price. SOLOS/GROUP DANCES
MUST BE APPROVED BY J.R. AND ARE ALSO AN ADDITIONAL PRICE. Solos will only be performed at competitions.
Each competition has a competition entry fee that ranges from $45.00-$60.00 per dance. Fees are not due until 6
weeks prior to each competition.
COMPETITION COSTUME FEES
Competition costumes are $90.00 per costume, per dance. Fees are split and are on payment
This fee goes towards all extra trainings scheduled for competition trainings. No extra fees will
be charged at anytime throughout the year for extra trainings.
Competition extra trainings
Trainings are set on as needed basis. Each crew will discuss a day of the week that works best
for all of you. Usually two weeks before each competition, dancers can plan to have 2-3
trainings per week.
SHOW COSTUME FEES
Costumes are designed and hand picked by J.R. We do not do the normal around here.. J.R.
likes to make sure you can use your costumes again. Costumes are a one time fee, and will be
used in every show for the entire year.
SHOWS... WHERE DO WE PERFORM?
LA CLIPPER SHOW
UCI HALFTIME SHOW
KNOTT’S BERRY FARM
BALBOA ISLAND PARADE
SHOW FEES, WHAT DO THEY INCLUDE?
Show fees include all extra trainings involved. NO EXTRA FEES WILL BE ADDED AT
ANYTIME FOR EXTRA TRAININGS CALLED BY J.R. Fees also go towards all music cuts,
rentals, D.J.,banner, props etc..
Show Extra Trainings
No additional cost for extra trainings!
Two weeks prior to each show, dancers should plan to have extra trainings’. Dancers will meet, at the show venue, 2-3 hours prior to the show time and train as a crew. DAY OF SHOW TRAINING IS MANDATORY AND NECESSARY FOR AN EXCELLENT SHOW!
Trainings are set on as needed basis. If your dancers need it, we will do it. We do not count hours, or charge for any extra trainings we book. It is our job to make sure dancers are ready to perform, and we take it seriously. Saturday’s, 2 - 3 weeks prior to each show, dancers will have extra trainings. Extra trainings will also consist of longer class hours, on your regular day of your regular classes. Our goal with the extra trainings is to ensure dancers are ready and confident, before they walk on stage. We want to make this schedule as convenient as possible for you and your child, understanding you have a busy schedule with work and other children. PARENTS: IF WE SCHEDULE IT, YOUR DANCER NEEDS IT PERIOD. Dancers who miss more than one extra training for a show, will not be able to dance in the show, unless they schedule a makeup for the training missed. Privates are available, at a low fee, for those of you who need extra help.
SHOW TICKET FEES
Great news! We have 2 FREE shows, and one $15.00 show! L.A. Clipper show this year is the
lowest price we have had in a 4 years! Tickets are between $45-$65. Disney we are
discounted and Knott’s we are discounted. Dancers will NOT be able to come in for free. Dancers need a
ticket to perform at every show, and anyone coming to watch the shows will need a ticket as
Show fees include all extra trainings involved. NO EXTRA FEES WILL BE ADDED AT ANYTIME FOR EXTRA TRAININGS CALLED BY J.R. Fees also go towards all music cuts, rentals, D.J.,banner, props etc..
BE IN CLASS... If your child misses class, you will miss important technique and choreography. Dancers who miss more than 1 class a month, will be required to make it up. Show extra trainings are required, and mandatory to perform. No exceptions.
All dancers will be given 30 days, from the time you miss a class to make it up. Refunds and credits are not given for any reason. Makeup classes can be used at any location. After 30 days you forfeit your right to a makeup class.
Base tuition is $90.00 per month, for one hour per week. Individual tuition is based on each dancer and is packaged towards your specific crews and classes to which you register. The owner J.R. will go over your individual tuition at the time of registration. Sibling discounts are honored at $10.00 off per class.
Emailing anytime, must allow for a 24 hour return on emails. Texting is fine between the hours
of 9 am- 6 pm, unless your child is in class.
You must allow for a 12 hour turnaround time for texting.
CLOSED FRIDAY-SUNDAY unless it is a show weekend
or your child is in class.
SOLID OFFICE CELL: 949-412-8040
SOLID MAIN EMAIL:
SOLID ACCOUNTANT EMAIL:
Online information will be updated weekly. Use this website for all questions regarding shows and all class updates. Extra trainings may not always be posted on the website, as we add them on as needed basis. You must check with J.R.
SOLID FACEBOOK: Solid Hip Hop, make sure to follow us on facebook