teen team

TEEN is one of the oldest teams of our competitive program, welcoming dancers aged 13 and over (entering grade 8).  The Teen team requires a commitment level of two nights per week, though optional classes mean that many Teen students dance on Saturdays as well. 

 

Dancers are promoted from our Intermediate program or are selected from our recreational program by our teaching staff because they have demonstrated the technical proficiency, performance skills, and work habits necessary for success at the teen level.

 

Our teen dancers represent Studio C at competition with tap, jazz, and lyrical group routines.  They also participate in our production number, and senior collaboration number. After completing a minimum of one full competitive season, teens are eligible to add a competitive solo, and/or duet/trio routine.

 

Teen dancers train using the CDTA syllabus at the Grade 3 level and are expected to pass both their Grade 3 Jazz and Grade 3 Tap exam.

 

Additional classes in Ballet and Acro are optional but highly recommended at this level. Many of our competitive dancers choose to add one or both to their schedule, to help increase strength, flexibility and the technical facility necessary for advanced skills and tricks.  Teens do not compete Ballet or Acro routines, but they are performed in our end of year recital.

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TEEN TEAM INFO:

  • Dancers are selected on an INVITE only basis.

  • Mandatory: 45 minute Jazz class

  • Mandatory: 45 minute Tap class

  • Mandatory: 45 minute Lyrical class

  • Optional: 45 minute Ballet class (recommended) 

  • Optional: 45 minute Acro class (recommended)

  • CDTA Exams: Grade 3 Tap & Grade 3 Jazz 

  • Participate in 5 Competitive Routines (mandatory)

  • Attend 3 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).

TEEN TEAM MEMBERS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH: 

  • Team Jacket

  • Team Bag

  • Team Competition Jewelry & Accessories

  • 1 pair competition tights (nude) per competitive season

TEEN TEAM MEMBER ADDITIONAL COSTS: 

  • 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