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Why competition?

Competing is used as a method to develop a number of individual qualities including self-confidence, creativity, the ability to interact in-group settings, being able to listen to and apply constructive criticism as well as learning how to work as a team. Competition is a learning tool not just for dance but for life. One should not compete with the desire to win but instead with the goal to leave each competition having learned something new about one self and how to grow and improve as a dancer. It is important that one does not become distraught if an opponent or teamate receives a more prestigious award than themselves. That does not mean they are any better, it merely reveals there is room for improvement. If one does receive any form of prestigious award, it is important that it be accepted with honor and integrity. Awards are to be recognized as a bonus and not as something to be expected.




* Ballet technique classes are required 

* Jazz is required to take competition acro

* Jazz is required to take competition lyrical

* Lyrical is required to take competition contemporary

*To do a competitive solo you must take that form of dance as a competitive group class as well

* 4 mandatory competitions & 1 workshop/convention

* Must attend at least 2 summer options*

* Mandatory production (No Charge/ Free)

* Must take part in holiday performance & recital

* No unexcused absences (max 4 per year)

* 1 annual studio sleepovers (Nov.) (if regulations allow)

* Big/little siblings assigned each year to keep our

teams united as a family

*Competition Team stage rehearsal/ pep rally

*Attendance the week of a competition is Mandatory

* Everyone is required to audition for the team,

you do not automatically make the team

* Parent & child must sign competition contract


Competition Classes

*Tap*Jazz*Acro*Lyrical*Musical theater*Contemporary*Hip Hop*Clog*


** Exact dates for all competitions & the name of the competitions will be available by the end of September. This will give all families an ample amount of time to plan for these busy weekends!**


Dress Code


*any color leotard & pink tights * split-sole canvas ballet shoes

All other classes-

Any tight fitting PROPER dancewear

(leotards, leggings, 1/2 tops, booty shorts etc..) * No t-shirts/flowy Shirts or baggy shorts/pants*

*Shoes will be specified each fall *

*Hair pulled back in a secured bun, bangs pinned back*

Competition Team Booster Club

* Fundraising to offset the financial cost of a comp/company dancer

* Miss Katie will take part in all fundraisers but will NOT hold a position.

S tudent Demonstrators and Assistants

*Mentoring Program* (invite only)

* Demonstrators- ages 11&up will be asked to help with classes (prerequisite to assisting)

* Assistants- ages 14& up will be asked to assist Miss Katie with teaching classes

Team Captains

Each season we will select 4-6 team captains to keep our competition experience organized & positive. Each group dance will have a team captain assigned to them to help make sure each dance is rehearsed, warmed up, pristine looking, ready for the stage & focused!

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