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COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

 

Our competitive team has celebrated tremendous success.  We are home to…

 

« Junior Mister Bedazzled 2015 « 1st runner-up Junior Miss Bedazzled 2015 « 1st runner-up Senior Mister Bedazzled « 1st runner-up Mister Senior Dance Canada 2014 « 6 Medals with Team Canada at IDO’s World Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Modern Champions 2013 « Miss Mini Bedazzled 2013 « RAD Solo Seal Candidacy 2013 « Dance World Cup Bronze Medal Champion 2012 « 5678 Showtime Senior Dancer of the Year 2012 « 1st runner-up Mister Senior Dance Canada 2013 « RAD Solo Seal Candidacy 2012 «  The Dance Awards Best Senior Dancer Finalist 2012 « Dance World Cup Senior Dancer of the Year Finalist 2012 « Mini Miss & Senior Miss Dance Canada Finalists 2012 « 1st runner-up Miss Senior Dance Canada 2011 « Senior Miss Dance Canada Finalists 2011 « Miss Teen Bedazzled 2009 « Miss Teen Bedazzled 2007 « Footloose Intermediate Elite Dance Champion 2006 «

 

® Best Choreography Awards ® Destined to Succeed Awards ® Overall Highest Studio Score ® Most Potential Dancer Awards ® Overall Highest Competition Mark ® Precision Awards ® Most Entertaining Awards ® Outstanding Studio Awards ® Costume Awards ® Highest Audition Scores ® Judges Choice Awards ®

How to Join

Interested in joining our award-winning comp. team?  Here’s how!

 

For the 2017/2018 season:

  • Dancers who are interested in joining our award winning comp. team must attend one of your Comp. Team Audition Dates
    • Fri. Jun. 2nd:
      • 6:00-7:15pm > Mini/Junior Dancers ages 12 & under
      • 7:15-8:30pm > Inter/Senior Dancers ages 13 & over
    • Mon. Jun. 26th:
      • 6:00-7:15pm > Mini/Junior Dancers ages 12 & under
      • 7:15-8:30pm > Inter/Senior Dancers ages 13 & over
  • Click HERE for Comp Team Audition Registration Form

 

 

For the 2017/2018 Season

·         Registration info such as 2017/2018 schedule, registration form for the full-year 2017/2018 programs, tuition, registrations dates & time will be posted in June

·         The info on this site is generally the same from season to season

Fees & Registration Info

About the Competitive Program

  • The competitive program is an overall dedication to the performing arts - it is about pushing the limits to be the best dancer you can be!  
  • Dancers are motivated & trained to reach their full potential through intense technical training & conditioning, choreography, personal attention, and performance opportunities. 
  • Dancers in the competitive program gain self-esteem, confidence, technique, coordination, musicality, creativity & discipline as well as learn responsibility and time management skills, and experience what it means to be in a team.
  • Classes are taught in a positive, enthusiastic, and supportive environment by our award winning & professionally accredited instructors
  • Dancers will be placed in a level that is best suited to their abilities & goals

Competitive Training Requires

  • A Passion for Dance
  • Personal Motivation
  • Enthusiasm
  • Commitment
  • Active Participation
  • Regular attendance
  • Being a Team Member

Classes Offered

Levels/Ages

Class Descriptions

  • We currently offer competitive classes in Acro, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Pointe, and Tap
  • Typical class levels are Mini (ages 5-8), Junior (ages 9-12), Intermediate (ages 11-14), Senior (ages 14+)
  • Students are placed in levels/classes where the faculty feel they will benefit the most
  • Please see Classes Descriptions for details of various disciplines offered

Competitive Prerequisites

  • In addition to competitive choreography classes, all competitive dancers in any discipline except Hip Hop & Tap are required to register & attend:
    • 2 ballet class a week:
      • Students in Graded ballet classes (Primary, Grades 1 to 5) take 1 ballet class in their level & the ballet technique class per week
      • Students in Vocational ballet classes (Inter Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced 1 to 2) take 1 ballet class in their level & the ballet technique class per week
      • Students training for the Solo Seal Award must take at least 2 ballet classes a week plus the ballet technique class in addition to their weekly private lesson
      • NOTE: Ballet Exam students take an additional ballet class in their level per week for a total of 3 ballet classes per week

·   All comp. students are also required to register & attend technique classes for their level that supplement their competitive classes, as follows:

o    The Jazz Technique class for all competitive Acro, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre students

o    The Tap Technique class for all competitive Tap students

o    The Acro Technique class for all competitive Acro students

o    The Ballet Technique class for all competitive Ballet students & Ballet Exam students

·   Competitive students are encouraged to register & attend any other technique class that is offered above that which is required

Competitions

  • Our competitive team will compete in 4-6 competitions per season.
  • Competitions are held locally and possibly out-of-town.
  • Our competitive team may have the opportunity to compete at the National level based on eligibility from Regional competitions.
  • Our competitive may have opportunities to perform for other various events, such as benefits, showcases, etc., based on team availability.
  • Competition Info Packages will be distributed in the fall
  • Please see Competition Info for details

Workshops/Conventions:

 

  • We highly recommend that our competitive dancers participate in at least 1 workshop/convention per dance season. 
    • Jump Convention, Nuvo Convention, 24Seven Convention, Move Dance Convention, Ash Convention, VIP Dance Events, Eastern Canadian Tap Convention, The Dance Project, etc.  Visit the convention websites for convention tour dates & details.
  • Attending workshops/conventions is a great way to learn from some of the hottest choreographers in the industry, learn new dance techniques & styles, improve your skills, meet new people, and have fun!
  • If you are interested in registering for a workshop/convention, please speak with the Studio Director.  Spaces fill up quickly at workshops/conventions so register ASAP.
  • Please refer to your current workshop/convention info package for exact dates.

Dress Code

·         Please see Dress Code for details on required attire for class

Costume Fees

  • Competitive costumes are either designed by IVDA & custom-made, ordered through costume catalogues, or purchased at regular shopping stores.
  • Costume prices will vary based on age, level, and/or custom-made versus catalogued.  
  • Every effort will be made to keep costume prices reasonable.

·         A costume deposit is required for each class the student is registered for:

o    $100.00 deposit per costume

o    Deposits are required in October

    • Costume deposits are non-refundable after November as costumes have been ordered
  • Costume balances are due in February

Competitive Showcase

  • Every competitive routine will perform at the competitive showcase.
  • Attendance of the competitive showcase is mandatory to participate in the competitive program.
  • The showcase prepares our dancers for competition by giving them the opportunity to perform their routines on stage in front of a live audience.
  • The showcase will be videotaped so that the students and instructors can perfect their routines before competition begins.
  • Please see Competitive Showcase for detailed info.

Picture Day Info

  • Each competitive routine will have their picture professionally taken in full costume, hair & make-up. 
  • Please see Picture Day Info for more detailed info.

Dress Rehearsal

  • Every competitive routine will rehearse is in full costume & make-up.
  • Attendance of the dress rehearsal is mandatory to participate in the year-end recital.
  • Please see Dress Rehearsal Info for detailed info.

Recital

  • Every competitive routine will perform at our annual year-end recital.
  • Please see Recital Info for detailed info.  

Registration Info