Leaping Dancer

Competitive Dancer's Information

Do you want to be on stage more?!  Do you want to challenge your self with more choreography?!

Are you wanting to work with other like minded Dancers who share in the same passion and commitment to their dance like you do?

Then joining the Junior or Intermediate dance team just might be for you! 

Here are some basic details to get you started. 

Tryouts to become a Competitive Dancer will be held on September 1st 2020 at Solstice Studio. 

Tryouts fee. $10 per person. Cash day of. 

Ages 9 - up

Time: Tryouts start at 11:00 am. and Finish at 2:30 pm

Dancers will self prepare, warm up from 11:00 am until 11:30 am.

We recommend you wear your earbuds and listen to your own music to keep focused, for this is not a social time. Please come a few minutes early so you can start preparing on time. Lateness is frowned upon, 

Dress appropriately & what to bring

  • Hair pulled back in a bun, 

  • Make up to a minimum.

  • No jewelry (nose rings and one set of studded earrings are allowed)

  • Must wear bodysuit with tights. Warm-ups are allowed but will be taken off for ballet section. 

  • Bring pants and long sleeved tops for any floor work.

  • Bring ballet slippers, Jazz shoes and socks. 

  • Bring a long sleeved shirt of floor work

  • Bring a container to drink plenty of water

  • Bring a healthy solid snack for our short break.

What to expect

  • Skill testing, ie; leaps and turns. We hope you have been practicing! 

  • Flexibility testing. A higher range of motion is expected with competitive dancers. Stretch at home! :) 

  • Barre & center ballet work

  • Across the floor work

  • Shown combinations and expected to show them back with focus and seeing each dancer trying their best. Do not give up. We are not looking for a quitter.

  • Shown choreography and expected to show it back. 

  • Improv work

  • We will be working through the disciplines of Jazz, Ballet and Lyrical.

  • You will fill out an important questionnaire.

  • You will then finish your tryouts. Once you are finished, you can breath again, know you did your best and await our email. 

 

What will our email tell you?

Our email will tell you if you did or did not make being on the Junior or the Intermediate Competitive Dance Team for season 2020-2021.

If so, you will find out which group you have been put into. If not, then you will be told what you need to work on to be ready for next season.

Either way, just do your best and keep working hard and having fun! Sometimes a Dancer just needs a little more time training before dancing at a competitive level. And as your directors, we do not want to put a dancer into a position that they were not ready for. So please trust our educated though out decisions.

Competitive Junior Team Dancer Class requisite (necessary) classes for the 2020-2021 Season

  • PBT - Progressive Ballet Technique  - Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30 

  • 1 Ballet Class per week. We will choose which one. Wednesdays either 4:00-5:00 pm or Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm 

  • 1 Jazz Class per week. We will choose which one. Thursdays either 4:30 to 5:30 pm or Thursdays 5:30-630 pm

  • 1 Lyrical class per week. Jr Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm 

  • 1 hour group choreography practice class per week - TBA

  • 1 extra class per week of Dancers choice ie; Tap, Hip hop, Acro, Hoop, Baton, Modern Contemporary or Acting. 

    • This equals 6 hours of class time per week. 

    • Price $295.20  Plus GST

  • JR Dancers will be required to learn 2 group competition routines (Jazz/Lyrical) plus any routines in their regular classes. 

Competitive Intermediate Team Dancer Class Requisites for season 2020-2021 Season

  • PBT - Progressive Ballet Technique class - Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30

  • 2 x Intermediate Ballet classes per week - Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:30 & Wednesdays 5:00-6:00

  • 1 x Intermediate Lyrical Class per week - Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 

  • 1 x Intermediate Jazz Class per week - Thursdays 5:30 - 6:30

  • 1 x group choreography practice per week - TBA

    • This equals 6 hours of class time per week.​

    • Price $295.20 Plus GST

  • Inter Dancers will learn 3 group routines (Jazz / Lyrical / Modern Contemporary) plus any routines in their regular classes.