COMPETITIVE DANCING INFORMATION
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New *** Mini Pre-Comp Jazz Ages 5-8yrs
1/2 Ballet Technique
1/2 Jazz Techique
1/2 Jazz Choreography for Pre-Comp
Fee: $18 per week
**You will Compete in 2 Competitions ie Marham and Scarborough location
***For more Info Call 905 435 0762
WHAT IS COMPETITIVE DANCING?
Competition offers a higher level of dance training for your child. Dancers can start Competitive Dancing at around 4 1/2 years old . During the first few classes of the dance year students work on basic technique and steps that will be included in their dance routine. This time is treated like an audition and allows the instructor to get a feel for the group’s dance abilities . This helps the teacher in adjustments to the dance group .
Students will spend the next couple of months learning challenging choreography and then perfecting the performance and presentation of the dance. Theatre Dance Academy team is planning on traveling to four competitions this year.
At these competitions students will have their routines judged against other routines from other dance schools locally and across Canada and even the United States.
WHAT IS THE COST OF COMPETITION?
There are additional costs associated with competitive dancing. First of all, students must take a minimum of three dance classes per week.
Secondly, student’s costumes are more elaborate than recreational level costumes. They must be more durable and have original designs as part of a group’s mark is based on their appearance. As a result the cost of a competitive costume is around $135- $195.00 per group.
Finally, there are competition entry fees which range from $38.00 to $40.00 per group, per competition. These fees will be collected once it is confirmed which competitions the studio will be attending – usually early November. (Keep in mind that our studio does offer the chance to do fundraising throughout the year in order to subsidize the cost of competition – ask Barb for more information).
WHY DO I HAVE TO TAKE BALLET ?
As all other styles of dance depend on the basic technique of ballet, it is essential that all competitive students take ballet class. The only exception to this rule is for competitive hip hop – but even then it is strongly recommended that ballet be one of your three weekly classes. With jazz we also suggest a stretch and technique to work on your flexibility, which is another important component of competitive dance. As per above we have found that one class a week does not provide enough training for a student to be competitive, and that by training in other styles (such as ballet), it creates a strong, technical and well rounded dancer.
Competitive Solo’s duets trio’s etc.
Are at the discretion of the Studio Director and Instructors. Students must have at least one year of competitive dance experience, and show promise in their chosen discipline. Overall technique, work ethic, flexibility, and personality on stage are also taken into consideration. Priority goes to senior students (aged 13 ), and those students taking 10 classes per week or more . Sign up and selection takes place in June for the following year’s competitive season
NOTE You can not start any competitive Solo’s duets trio’s etc. Until you have completed your registration and finances are in order.
NOTE you can not cancel a dance class and still perform a SOLO, DUET, OR TRIO.
Competition is a very exciting and rewarding way to enjoy dancing. Students look forward to the extra opportunities to perform and become part of the TDA team, and love the added technical challenge that these advanced level classes provide.
You can be assured that your dancer is getting PROFESSIONAL training at a well-established dance studio.
We are celebrating over 33 years of dance excellence.
It is an honour to announce that Theatre Dance Academy is an official Top Choice Award Winner for 2016 and 2017 Dance School
THEATRE DANCE ACADEMY VOTED “BEST DANCE STUDIO ” by Readers Choice Awards for 18 Consecutive Years !