Acceptance and participation in the Competitive Program is through an annual audition. Only those enrolled in the Pre-Professional Programs I, II, or III for the entire competition season within the studio will be considered. Outside visitors from other studios are also welcome to audition. There is a non-refundable audition fee of $15 per student.
All students, regardless of age or years of training, will be placed according to their degree of accomplishment, ability, maturity, enthusiasm, physical stamina/strength, and commitment as decided by the director.
The benefits of competitive dance are numerous. Competitions provide opportunities to learn and share techniques from other participants and schools. Dance in any form teaches proper posture, rhythm, coordination, strength, flexibility, classroom etiquette, discipline, commitment and teamwork. These qualities are all magnified within the competitive program- especially discipline, commitment, and teamwork. Each dancer has a responsibility to their company to attend all classes and ensure they learn their work. They must maintain the standard and enhance their group. Pride, accomplishment, loyalty, and teamwork are rewards that are far more important than the medals and trophies won. This intensive level of training enables each dancer to reach their full potential. The joy, excitement, and friendships created on competition outings are often lifelong.