- Mini: 5-7 years old
- Junior: 8-12 years old
- Senior: 13+ years old
Auditions for the Competitive Teams will take place in two parts. During Part 1 students will learn two short pieces of choreography, one in Hip Hop and one in Contemporary. For Part 2 they will then have to come back and perform the pieces in small groups before a panel of judges made up of EDC Choreographers.
Request slips will be sent home with students during Part 1 for them to indicate whether they are interested in Level 1 ( 6 hours of training per week) or Level 2 (more than 6 hours per week), what styles they would like to compete and how many routines they would like to complete. Completed request forms must be returned for Part 2 of the audition.
There is no cost for the audition so come on out and see what EDC Dance Teams are all about!
For more details contact Erin: email@example.com
PART 1: Monday June 10th/13:
4:00-5:00 PM: Mini (ages 5-7) 5-10 min warm up followed by Hip Hop/Jazz Combo.
5:00-7:00 PM: Junior (ages 8-12) 10-15 min warm-up followed by Hip Hop and Contemporary combos.
7:00 – 9:00 PM: Senior (ages 13+) – 10-15 min warm-up followed by Hip Hop and Contemporary combos
Part 2: Tuesday June 18th (Specific Times will be announced at a later date)
PART 1: Tuesday June 11th/13:
4-5:00 PM: Mini (ages 5-7) 5-10 min warm up followed by Hip Hop/Jazz Combo.
5:00-7:00 PM: Junior (ages 8-12) 10-15 min warm-up followed by Hip Hop and Contemporary combo.
7:00 – 9:00 PM: Senior (ages 13+) – 10-15 warm-up followed by Hip Hop and Contemporary combo.
Part 2: Wednesday June 19th (Specific Times will be announced at a later date)
When you return for the second day you will also be asked to fill out a request form. This form will detail whether or not you are interested in Competitive level 1 (pre-comp) or Level 2, and which styles of dance you are interested in competing. (Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Tap, Production) Once you have been notified of your selection you will then be asked to fill out a form with your routine requests. At Erin’s dance Club you are able to choose how many group routines in each style you wish to compete, if you are interested in competing a solo, duet or trio, and in which styles you would like to compete these. For example you may choose to compete 1 group routine in each style and 1 Lyrical/contemporary solo, or you may choose 2 group routines each in jazz, hip hop and lyrical/contemporary, 1 musical theatre group routine, a hip hop duet/trio and a jazz solo. It is completely up to you and I will try my best to make it happen! I will also be making suggestions if there are certain styles of dances I would like to see you compete or certain groupings I think would work well together.
*Please note that a separate audition will be held later for those interested in competing tap. As well you may be asked to come in again for an ‘audition’ type class when determining group placements.
All teams will compete at 3 competitions per year (minis may only compete at two). If the Level 2 team is interested in going to a Convention then we may attend one of those as well.
Each team member will be required to take a 2hr weekly Stretch/Strengthen/Technique class. While each team member will have a set class they are required to attend, they will be able to attend other stretch/strengthen/tech classes free of charge. They will also need to take a suitable, style-matching Rec class for each dance style they have chosen to compete. For example if you wish to compete Hip Hop, you must take at least one Rec Hip Hop class. For Competitive Level 1 you are only required to take either Jazz or Lyrical/Contemporary if you are competing both Jazz and Lyrical/Contemporary. Competitive level 2 dancers will all be required to take a Rec ballet class as well as added weekly technique classes. There will also be weekly time scheduled for learning and rehearsing choreography.
SUMMER INTENSIVE - August 19th-22nd/2013 @ Chatham Studio
This will be Mandatory for all LEVEL 2 dancers. All LEVEL 1 dancers will have to take 2 of the 4 days. Instructors are not confirmed but some of the names that may be teaching include, Alex Crenian, Melissa Mitro, Jordan Clark, Bree Wasyelnko, Biana Melchior and Caroline Torti just to name a few!! Cost will be approximately $160-$170 for the 4 days which will include 20+ hours on instruction. Level 1 dancers must do at least 10 hours. More details to follow soon!!
EDC has many fantastic choreographers on Faculty. Erin, Courtney, Cassiah, Siena, Sarah, Madison and Katie will all be available for competitive choreography. Also we have many guest choreographers who will be available to come in to do competitive choreography as well. Our guest choreographers include Miles Faber (hip hop), and Bree Wasylenko (Contemp/Jazz), Caroline Torti (Jazz/Contemp), and Alex Crenian (Hip Hop). Other choreographers have also been contacted and will be confirmed shortly.
Competitive fees will fall into the following categories: Registration Fee, Monthly Tuition, Choreography Fees, Entry Fees, Costume Fees, and Miscellaneous. Miscellaneous expenses would include things like shoes, eyelashes, necklaces, bag, warm-up suit, etc.
When fees are due:
Registration Fee – Due upon registration.
Monthly Fees – Due on the 1st and no later than the 14th of each month.
Choreography Fees – Due before the first scheduled class for each routine.
Entry Fees – 50% due before Oct 1st. The remaining 50% will be due no later than Jan 14th. (*please note that any dancer whose entry fee are not paid in full before Jan 14th will NOT be eligible to compete.)
Costume Fees – Due by April 1st.
Miscellaneous – Due when items are received.
As fees will vary from dancer to dancer, a detailed list of each dancers projected expenses for the dance season will be sent out before the end of Sept. Please note that other expenses may be added throughout the year but you will always be given ample notice and explanation of these expenses and a minimum of one month to make each payment.
For more detailed information regarding competitive fees please email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Team members will be allowed a maximum of 6 absences per year. Each absence will need to be confirmed by the student`s parents, either by telephone, email, or written note. If a student is absent more than the allowed number of times, removal from the team will be necessary. Also, if a student`s absences are not accompanied by parental confirmation, removal from the team will be necessary.
EDC and Dance Attack will be hosting many workshops throughout the year. As it is not required you go to workshops it is strongly recommended. Workshops not only give you the opportunity to learn from extremely talented dancers/choreographers, but they also train you to pick up choreography quicker and easier. Often you only have an hour to learn a piece of choreography at a workshop. They also help you learn to express yourself while dancing new styles and interact with dancers from other dance schools in a non-competitive environment. I would like team members to plan on attending at least one workshop per year.
The competitive dance team needs to be looked at as any other kind of team. It can only be successful if everyone is working together, supporting each other and cheering each other on! Not only at competition but in class and rehearsals as well. Negative attitudes will not be welcome!
EDC is extremely proud to have won the Spirit Award at 2 of 3 recent 2013 Competitions. The “Spirit” award is given to the dance studio that best demonstrates sportsmanship, school spirit, professionalism amongst staff and parents and overall attitude for the weekend. These accomplishments are what EDC is all about and what your child will learn in life skills dancing.