Spirit “Australia’s Premiere International Cheer & Dance Competition” INFORMATION BULLETIN #3 June 2005 The Countdown is on! Welcome to another exciting update on the 2005 Down Under Spirit Championships! With less than 4 weeks to go, Event Organisers have been busy with final preparations to ensure teams are provided with a wonderful and unforgettable experience. This bulletin includes an updated program and definitive entry forms. Please Note: Teams who have not registered have up until the definitive entry closing date to register. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity and register your team now! th The Definitive Entry Closing date has been extended until Friday 17 June. Workshop – Change of Venue Due to the fantastic response for the workshop, this will now be held at the Gold Coast Gymnastics Club, located in the Bill Groom Gymnasium, 80 Pacific Ave, Miami. This outstanding venue is fully equipped with excellent matting, providing participants with the ultimate workshop experience. A canteen for lunch and snacks will be available. After reading this information bulletin, if you require further information or assistance please contact: Event Director and Registrations : Competition Director: Sharon Winter Nerine Cooper PO Box 1016 607 Canterbury Rd Oxenford QLD 4210 Surrey Hills VIC 3127 Phone: (+61 7) 5580 4213 Phone: (+61 7) 5437 7775 Fax: (+61 7) 5580 4214 Fax: (+61 7) 5437 7775 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com Don't miss out on the fun and excitement at the Down Under Spirit Championships! Preliminary Registrations We look forward to welcoming the following teams to the 2005 Down Under Sprit Championships: A.C.E. Auckland Cheer (NZ) Acrobatic Fanatics (QLD) Alabama Red Bay High School (USA) Aussie Cheersquads (QLD) Bangkok University (Thailand) Cheer-ific Cheerleading (NSW) Colorado Cheerleading (USA) KLD Cheerleaders (VIC) Kurt Bardricks Danceworld JLM (QLD) NITTAID AI University Cheerleading (Japan) Perth Stunt Team (WA) Steps 201 (NSW) Skyraiders (VIC) Total Elite Allstars (NZ) Wollongong Wildcats (NSW) Wisconsin Down Under (USA) Please Note: Further teams are currently finalising their entries and will be acknowledged within Bulletin 4. Coaches Orientation Meeting There will be 2 opportunities for Coaches to attend the Orientation Meeting: • Friday 1st July @ 4.00pm • Saturday 2nd July @ 8.30am Coaches only need to attend once! Judging Information A judging overview and scoresheets are now available. To obtain a copy, please go to Gymnastics Australia’s website at http://www.gym.gymnastics.org.au/05spiritchamps.htm If you have any queries regarding judging, or would like further details on Gymnastics Australia’s Level 1 Cheerleading Judges Course, please contact your State Association or Gymnastics Australia. BBQ Upgrade ! It’s a Celebration Party! This year’s BBQ has been upgraded to an exciting setting for participants to enjoy their new friendships following the competition on Saturday. Participants have the chance to party-like-you-mean-it at Club DOWNUNDER. The venue will be closed to the public and open only to participants who have registered for the Celebration Party. Enjoy an awesome DJ, lights and dance floor. Finger food and non-alcoholic drinks will be supplied. Security staff will be provided. Event T-Shirts Teams are required to complete the Event Shirt Order Form to allow orders to be placed. Participants are provided a choice from the following styles: ! Ladies Cotton Tee ! Ladies ¾ Sleeve ! Mens ¾ Sleeve ! Mens T-shirt A flyer has been included within this bulletin to assist you with style selection and sizing. th Please return the Event Shirt Order Form by Friday 10 June. Event Video Event videos will be available to purchase. To pre-order your copy, please complete the attached form. Cost is $35.00 per video, which includes the first performance by all teams in each session. Event Debrief rd An event debrief will be held at 8.30am on Sunday 3 July at the Gold Coast Gymnastics Club. Two people/team are invited to attend, allowing teams the opportunity to provide feedback on the 2005 Down Under Spirit Championships and suggestions for 2006. If you are not able to attend, a form has been included within this bulletin for you to provide us with your feedback and/or suggestions. We look forward to your attendance to help make this event bigger and better in 2006! Workshops To ensure participants gain the most out of the workshops being conducted, we have included a survey form within this bulletin for teams attending the workshops to provide us with some feedback on what they would like to see conducted. Please indicate the workshops you would like to see presented. Only one form per team. The most requested sessions will be staged. Please also indicate the skill ability of your team and the skills you would like to learn. Spirit “Australia’s Premiere International Cheer & Dance Competition” DRAFT PROGRAM The following schedule has been updated: st 1 July 4.00pm Coaches Orientation Meeting 5.00pm - 6.00pm Open Dance Warm Up 6.00pm Doors Open to Public 6.30pm – 7.15pm Open Dance Competition - Round 1 7.30pm – 8.15pm Open Dance Competition - Round 2 8.30pm – 9.00pm Open Dance Presentations nd 2 July 8.30am Coaches Orientation Meeting 9.30am – 12.00pm Pom/Cheer/Exhibition Warm Up 12.00pm Doors Open to Public 12.30pm – 2.15pm Pom/Cheer/Exhibition Competition – Round 1 2.30pm – 4.15pm Pom/Cheer/Exhibition Competition – Round 2 4.30pm – 5.00pm Pom/Cheer/Exhibition Presentations 7.00pm – 9.00pm Celebration Party rd 3 July 8.30am Event Debrief (Gold Coast Gym Club) 9.00am – 5.00pm Workshops (Gold Coast Gym Club) 5.00pm – 6.00pm Mass Performance Training Free night th 4 July th 10.00am – 2.00pm 4 of July Celebrations/Mass Performance Registration Key dates to meet are:- Refund Policy ! Definitive Registration (Closing Date) From June 3rd th - Friday 17 June (extended) No refunds will be available for - Final payment due with definitive withdrawals following this date, unless entries. under special circumstances. The Down Under Spirit Championships represents a vessel through which friendship and goodwill between nations is fostered and strengthened. Down Under Spirit Championships “Australia’s Premiere International Cheer & Dance Competition” DEFINTIVE REGISTRATION FORM Team Name: Contact Person (Team Manager): Postal Address: City State Postcode Contact Phone: Contact Email: Please tick the categories you wish to enter: Open Dance Pom Cheer Exhibition ! Small Division ! Small Division ! Small Division ! Large Division ! Large Division ! Large Division Please calculate your Event Entry expenses: Number Cost Total Coach (2 per team permitted) N/A Chaperone (1:10 participants) N/A Participant (Member) $66.00 Participant (Non – Member) $82.50 Total Please calculate your Workshop expenses: Number Cost Total Participant (Member) $77.00 Participant (Member) $88.00 Participant (Member) $99.00 Participant (Non - Member) $154.00 Participant (Non - Member) $178.00 Participant (Non - Member) $198.00 Total Please calculate your Party expenses: Number Cost Total Celebration Party $15.00 Total Please enter the total amounts here: Item Total Event Entries Workshop Celebration Party Total Less Deposit Balance Please return with final balance to: D.I.R.DOWNUNDER PO Box 1016 Oxenford QLD 4210 Fax: (+61 7) 5580 4214 By Friday June 17, 2005 2005 DOWN UNDER SPIRIT CHAMPIONSHIPS PARTICIPANTS DETAILS TEAM NAME: Please photocopy if required and complete for all memb ers paying Event/Workshop/Party fees Please tick which activities participant Name of Participant Gender Date of Birth Address will be attending C’ships Wor kshop BBQ Please return to: DIR DOWNUNDER PO Box 1016 Oxenford QLD 4210 Fax: (07) 5580 4214 By Friday June 10, 2005 2005 DOWN UNDER SPIRIT CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT SHIRT ORDER FORM TEAM NAME: CONTACT PERSON (Team Manager): EVENT SHIRT: (Participants paying Event Fee only) LADIES Size Cotton Tee ¾ Sleeve Shirt 8 10 12 14 16 TOTAL MENS Size T-Shirt (not pictured) ¾ Sleeve Shirt S M L XL 2XL 3XL TOTAL Please return to: DIR DOWNUNDER PO Box 1016 Oxenford QLD 4210 Fax: (07) 5580 4214 By Friday June 10, 2005 2005 DOWN UNDER SPIRIT CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT VIDEO ORDER FORM TEAM NAME: CONTACT PERSON (Team Manager): POSTAL ADDRESS: Postcode CONTACT NUMBERS: (B/H) (A/H) (FAX) (MOB) Quantity Cost Total @ $35.00 $ Please return to: DIR DOWNUNDER PO Box 1016 Oxenford QLD 4210 Fax: (07) 5580 4214 2005 DOWN UNDER SPIRIT CHAMPIONSHIPS WORKSHOP SURVEY TEAM NAME: CONTACT PERSON (Team Manager): Please list the topics you would like to see presented at the 2005 Down Under Spirit Championships workshop: Please list the stunts your team can perform safely: Please return to: DIR DOWNUNDER PO Box 016 Oxenford QLD 4210 Fax: (07) 5580 4214 By Friday June 17, 2005 2005 DOWN UNDER SPIRIT CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT FEEDBACK FORM TEAM NAME: CONTACT PERSON (Team Manager): Please feel free to provide feedback in any area (e.g. venue, event information etc.) Thankyou for taking the time to provide us with your feedb ack.