Rules and Requirements

Rules and Requirements

Rules

  • Competitive dancers are not permitted to miss a competition. Anyone who misses a competition without a valid doctor’s note will not be able to participate in the rest of the competitions. The list of competition dates are distributed in September so that everyone can plan their schedules accordingly.
  • Competitive students are only permitted to miss a maximum of 3 classes per year, unless it is for medical reasons.
  • Being part of the competitive team requires a certain level of commitment and dedication. Our competitive dancers must be ready to work hard and push themselves!

For more rules and information, please consult the Competitive Team Handbook (PDF).

Class requirements

  • In order to have a solo/duo/trio/small group, you must first be registered for a group class. The studio will offer a dancer a solo/duo/trio/small group based on their audition, as well as their work ethic and level of commitment.
  • Every competitive class has a mandatory technical class. These technical classes give you the time required to learn the technique behind the choreography.
  • Dancers are highly encouraged to take the Stretch and Strength class to help improve their flexibility and physical strength as well as the Fitness and Cardio class to help improve their stamina and physical well-being.

All jazz and lyrical dancers are required to take:

  • ballet technique class (1 hour per week)
  • 1 jazz technique class (2 hours per week)
  • Group choreography class (1 hour per week with more depending on the need)

All broadway dancers are required to take:

  • 1 jazz technique class (1 hour per week)
  • Group choreography class (1 hour per week with more depending on the need)

All acro dancers are required to take:

  • 1 acro technique class (1 hour per week)
  • 1 jazz technique class (1 hour per week)
  • Group choreography class (1 hour per week with more depending on the need)

All hip hop dancers are required to take:

  • 1 mash-up class (1 hour per week)
  • Group choreography class (1 hour per week with more depending on the need)

Competitive students are required to take a minimum of 16 hours of class during the summer in order to keep up their training. We encourage dancers to complete more than 16 hours during the summer, but that is the minimum requirement. This can be a combination of classes, camps, workshops, private classes and/or exam preparation classes. For more information please consult the Summer Session page.