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					                                      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!
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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: sharon@dirdownunder.com                   E-mail: ncooper@gymnastics.org.au


        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.
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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
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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:
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                                       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
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                                      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
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                                     4 July
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             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
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-   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.

				
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