What is competition?
Dancin’Stars Competitive Program Consists of dance schools competing against each other and are adjudicated by professional dancers and choreographers. When the dance routines are entered they are matched with other dancers who are of the same age and skill level. The students compete for medals, trophies, and scholarships. It is important to realize that when we enter competition it isn’t about winning but experiencing the excitement of being on stage and improving by listening to the feedback and enjoying the whole competitive atmosphere in a positive manner.
How do I know that my child is ready for competitions?
When you sign up for the competitive team it is a big commitment! In order to get the full experience students must be motivated, dedicated and love to dance! The routines can be demanding and exciting at the same time! When we start choreography it moves fast because it needs to be ready by January. With that said it is important that you attend each class so that they know the new choreography and can go on stage with confidence. The first year you compete we suggest that children compete in on two dance numbers. This will allow your child to get the full experience and decide if this is something they would like to do more of or continue recreational. It is hard to say who is right for competition as we feel that each child should have the chance to be on stage. If your child loves to dance in front of an audience and can’t stop dancing around the house this is probably the best experience for them!
What happens if the team wins a trophy or cash prizes?
In many of these competitions students may receive trophies; this is very exciting for the students and teachers. Students who win in a solo will keep the trophies! With a duet or trio the trophy will be shared for the year between the students and given back to the studio later on or kept at the studio the entire time. This is up to the students, parents, teacher and director. In the case that a group wins a trophy it will be displayed at the studio for all to enjoy!
What is the goal of a competitive team?
The goal of competition isn’t to win but to enjoy the experience of being on stage and performing. When we decided to set up a competitive team we all had the same goal and that was to ensure that children have the opportunity to perform and challenge themselves. One of the great advantages of competition is having the opportunity to take master classes with famous dancers, choreographers, and the chance to audition for national teams. We are extremely dedicated to making sure that each and every child has a good time performing each dance to the best of their ability and to constantly challenge themselves!
When is competition?
The competition season starts after February and is generally on the weekends and evenings! Some of the festivals and competitions do run during the week. Students may have to miss school, we try our best to have the children compete on the weekends but this isn’t always possible.
How can parents/guardians be involved?
We have a committee of parents who are involved in brainstorming, fundraising, carpools, and phone networks. The committee will meet once a month to discuss upcoming events ideas and general information. These meetings will be open to every parent whose child is on the competitive team. Please inform Sonica if you are interested! Remember you are an important part of the whole experience please feel free to talk to the teachers at anytime, they are here for you and want to help!
When you register for the Competitive Program team, you will be given a Dancin’ Stars Tracksuit! You are expected to wear it at all competitions; festivals, recital and any other event the team may be involved in! The competitive tracksuit is a part of our identity and all dancers are required to wear their tracksuit at all and any competitions, performance etc.
How do I register for the team?
To register for our Competitive Program, please book an appointment with Sonica in the office to fill out a registration form, go over the different options and answer any other questions or concerns you may have! Please note that this is a commitment and each child that signs up will be expected to compete in every competition, festival or event! If you would like any more information we can be reached at the office at 604-524-3516 or by e-mail at email@example.com
We have tried to keep fees as low as possible to ensure that each and every child has the opportunity to compete. Each student that participates in a competitive routine must be enrolled in 2 dance classes in the styles of their choice. The following is the price is ONLY for the competitive class they are enrolled in:
- Group (min of 4 students) 1 hour per week 34/ weeks = $575.00
- Duo/trio – 1 hour per week 34 weeks = $850.00
- Solo – 1/2 hour per week 30 weeks = $738.10
*Applicable taxes will be added at time of registration. The prices above do not include applicable taxes
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