COMPETITIVE 

program

Studio C Dance School provides training to dancers chosen to be members of the Competitive Dance Team, which currently has 35 members.  Competition Dance is a choice for students who are passionate about dancing, and are ready to show dedication and hard-work in the pursuit of improving their dance technique and performance.  After training through the late summer, fall, and winter, dancers experience the anticipation and excitement of stepping onto the competition stage.

 

The Dance Team participates in two competitions each spring and/or summer in Gatineau, Ottawa, or other cities in Canada or the USA.  Some competitions offer additional opportunities by awarding scholarships and professional dance contracts.

Not all team members aim for a career in dance.  Some join to experience the excitement of performance and competition.  Most gain an increased self-confidence, and all improve their dance technique more quickly.

 

More is expected of dancers on the Team – there is more rehearsal time, more effort, more teamwork, more responsibility to the studio, Instructors and others on the Team.  The level of commitment and responsibility is not for everyone so please consider it carefully.

  • Entering grade 1,2 or 3

  • Minimum of two weekly classes: Jazz and Tap

  • CDTA Level: Primary Jazz, Primary Tap

  • Participates in Production Number and Finale

  • Eligible to add duet/trio after completing 1 year on the team

  • May also choose to add Ballet and/or Acro to their schedule

  • Most dancers will compete a minimum of 2 years at the Mini Level (even if their age is Junior)

  • Entering grade 4, 5 or 6

  • Minimum of two weekly classes: Jazz and Tap

  • CDTA Level: Grade 1&2 Jazz, Grade 1&2 Tap

  • Participates in Production Number and Finale

  • Eligible to add duets/trios and solos

  • May also choose to add Ballet and/or Acro to their schedule

  • A Grade 6 Junior may also add Lyrical to their schedule

  • Entering grade 6, 7 or 8

  • Minimum of three weekly classes: Jazz, Tap, and Lyrical

  • CDTA Level: Grade 2&3 Jazz, Grade 2&3 Tap

  • Participates in Production Number and Finale

  • Eligible to add duets/trios and solos

  • May also choose to add Ballet and/or Acro to their schedule

  • Placement after Intermediate depends on the successful acquisition of certain technical skills, including flexibility, extension, strength, rhythm, performance quality, and the ability to learn and retain choreography.  Number of studio hours, including optional classes are also a factor.  Some students will move directly to the Senior Elite program, and others will compete as Teens for one or more years.

  • Entering grade 8 - 12

  • Minimum of three weekly classes: Jazz, Tap, and Lyrical

  • CDTA Level: Grade 2&3 Jazz, Grade 2&3 Tap

  • Participates in Production Number, Senior Production and Finale

  • Eligible for duets/trios and solos

  • May also choose to add Ballet and/or Acro to their schedule

  • While some students will compete at the Teen level for only a year or two before moving on to Senior Elite, most dancers will compete at this level for longer, and may eventually graduate as Teen Dancers. 

  • Entering grade 9 - 12

  • Five weekly classes: Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Ballet and Acro

  • CDTA Level: Grade 4+ Jazz, Grade 4+ Tap

  • Participates in Production Number, Senior Production and Finale

  • Consistently competes with duets/trios and/or solos

  • Achieves high level results on CDTA exams, and is ready to complete Senior grades

  • Dancers in the Senior Elite program are committed to an intensive program of study. They have achieved a high level of technical and performance skill in all dance styles.  They learn and retain complex choreography quickly, and are independent and self-motivated learners.  Entry into this program is at the discretion of the studio, and may not be offered to all dancers regardless of age and class hours.

 

Interested in our Competitive program? Be sure to check out our FAQ for more information. 

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