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!

More information is provided upon registration.

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 mandatory technical classes. These technical classes give you the time required to learn the technique behind the choreography.
  • All competitive dancers must participate in the production.

All jazz and lyrical dancers are required to take:

  • Jazz Technique Class (2 hours per week)
  • Ballet Technique Class (2 hours per week)
  • Stretch and Strength Class (1 hour per week)
  • Group choreography class (1 hour per week per routine)

Jazz and Lyrical competitive dancers must completed their ADAPT examinations once a year.

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:

  • Acro Technique Class (1 hour per week)
  • Jazz Technique Class (1 hour per week)
  • Stretch and Strength (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:

  • Mash-Up Class (1 hour per week)
  • Strength and Cardio Class (1 hour per week)
  • Group choreography class (1 hour per week with more depending on the need)

Competitive dancers must keep up their training over the summer. This is to ensure their strength and flexibility does not regress over the summer months, and that they start the season in late August/early September ready to go. Competitive students must fulfill at least one of the two following options:

1. Complete 20 hours of summer classes: you can choose between technique classes, stretch and strength classes, cardio and strength classes and/or drop-ins

2. Complete one week of summer intensives in the style they perform (either hip hop or jazz/lyrical/contemp).

If students do not fulfill this requirement during the summer, they will not be accepted into the competitive team in the fall.