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mini team

MINI is the youngest team of our competitive program, welcoming dancers aged 6 and over (entering grade 1).  The Mini team requires a commitment level of two nights per week. 


Dancers are selected from our recreational program by our teaching staff because they have demonstrated focus, enthusiasm, commitment, and a love for dance in both jazz and tap. 


Our mini dancers represent Studio C at competition with both tap and jazz group routines.  They also participate in our production number. After completing a minimum of one full competitive season, minis are eligible to add a competitive duet/trio.  Dancers in their third year of mini may be permitted to add a solo routine with instructor approval.   


Mini dancers train using the CDTA syllabus at the Primary level and are expected to pass both their Primary Jazz and Primary Tap exam.


Additional classes in Ballet and Acro are optional at this level. Many of our competitive dancers choose to add one or both to their schedule, to help build strength, flexibility and a strong technical foundation.  Minis do not compete Ballet or Acro routines, but they are performed in our end of year recital.





  • Dancers are selected on an INVITE only basis.

  • Mandatory: 45 minute Jazz class

  • Mandatory: 45 minute Tap class

  • Optional: 45 minute Ballet class

  • Optional: 45 minute Acro class

  • CDTA Exams: Primary Tap & Primary Jazz 

  • Participate in 3 Competitive Routines (mandatory)

  • Attend 2 mandatory special rehearsals throughout the year. (dates will be announced in September)

  • Participate in 2 Regional Competitions (Spring 2023), and both the Matinee and Evening shows of our Annual Recital (including dress rehearsal for each performance).


  • Team Jacket

  • Team Bag

  • Team Competition Jewelry & Accessories

  • 1 pair competition tights (nude) per competitive season



  • Appropriate dance shoes for class and stage 

  • Competition makeup 

  • Competition hair supplies

  • Entry fees for any routines not covered by fundraising (solos/duets/trios)

  • Replacements should any of the provided items be lost or damaged

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