Saturday, May 12
3:00pm-3:45pm -- ages 6-8
4:00pm-4:45pm -- ages 9-11
5:00pm-5:45pm -- ages 12+
Is your child interested in taking their dance training to the next level? Our competition team is the perfect opportunity for them to do just that! Our competitive program offers children a more intensive training experience and larger performance opportunities, but without the demand of dancing rigorous hours and meeting high expectations. Did we mention that we do not turn aspiring dancers away? Everyone gets a spot on our competition team given they meet our requirements!!
What is Competitive Placement Day? Any dancers who wish to be part of our competition team, are required to attend placement day. Although we do not turn dancers away, given that they meet our following requirements, we hold placement day in an audition setting. This is because we believe auditions are a great experience for children to ready themselves for future success. Placement day also allows our instructors to ensure dancers are placed in the group we feel will allow them to reach their full potential. Please note that dancers may not be placed with their friends, as we have their development and training in our best interest.
What to expect on Competitive Placement Day? Please arrive 20min early ready to dance and complete our placement form. Upon arrival, please see our front desk to receive a number for your child to wear on their belly. Dancers should wear a body suit, dance shorts, jazz shoes or ballet slippers and hair in a tight, secure bun. We will have two "judges" on our panel to help appropriately asses dancers. With Miss Sara, dancers will be lead through an adequate warm up, centre work such as pirouette basics and sautes, across the floor work such as grand jetes and chasses, a short choreographed combination to perform for their panel of "judges" and lastly improvisation. Improvisation gives them the opportunity to show us how they move freely and what makes them unique! Dancers will be dismissed once their scheduled time is up and you'll receive notification of your child's competitive placement for the 2018/19 season by May 19th.
What does your child need to do in order to be part of our competition team? Please take a look at the following requirements.
—At least 1-2 years of dance training in any genre of dance.
—Enrolled in Ballet for the 2018/19 season.
—Enrolled in Conditioning for the 2018/19 season.
—Enrolled in Performance Team for the 2018/19 season (official registration for this class will come after placement day).
—Black jazz shoes are mandatory for competition.
—Dancers are to attend all their competitive and non competitive classes.
—Commitment to two competitions which will be scheduled by the end of September. Competitions will take place between April and May. Please note that competition costs and schedules are at the discretion of the event coordinators such as registration fees and competition days. Your child may need to take 1-2 days off school for each event, depending on how many competitive routines they will perform.
—All competitive dancers are expected to have a SDC jacket and wear it at all competition events. If you do not already own a SDC jacket, you can put an order in for September.
—Dancers who wish to compete a solo, duo or trio will need to fulfill the following requirements. At least one year of training in our competitive program. Attends all classes regularly and punctually. Demonstrates a positive attitude and strong mentality. Placement day "judges" choose dancers who show readiness such as; sportsmanship, picks up choreography quickly, applies corrections, strong technique, positive attitude and most importantly a strong passion for dance! Not all competitive dancers will receive a solo, duo or trio.
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Squamish, BC, V8B 0K8
Our office is now closed for regular hours as we are into summer break. Not to worry, we will still be answering emails and voicemails frequently throughout our break!