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Things to Know about the LA Dance Competition Team:

  • Students must audition every year in order to be selected for the competition team.  Auditions are held in the spring (the date/time will be posted at the studio, announced in the newsletter, and posted on our Facebook page) and are open to LA Dance students at least 4 years of age with at least one year of dance experience.
  • Competition team members are required to take a Ballet Technique and a Turns/Leaps/Extensions class in addition to their assigned competition class.
  • Competition Team members will be required to attend extra rehearsals as needed throughout the dance season.
  • Competition Team members are required to attend numerous out-of-town/out-of-state dance competitions and conventions throughout the year.  They are also required to participate in a variety of local performances.
  • Competition team participation has a strict attendance policy and requires a much higher financial obligation than that required for regular dance classes.
  • ​Competition team members are required to attend a summer dance camp/intensive during July.

DIVA DOLLS

This is a beginner level competition class for students with little prior dance training. If you know that your child would like to compete, the younger they start the better. Students (ages 4 to 7) will learn tap, jazz, and ballet. The basic requirements for admission to this class are:

  • student must be able to retain choreography
  • student can demonstrate basic technique throughout a routine
  • student can demonstrate the use of facial expressions during a performance


GLAMOUR GIRLS

This is a beginner level competition class for students who possess some previous dance training.  Students (ages 8 to 9) will learn tap, jazz, and ballet. The basic requirements for admission to this class are:

  • student must have a single pirouette and is close to having or does have at least one extension
  • student must demonstrate basic technique throughout a routine
  • student must demonstrate the use of facial expressions throughout a performance


SASSY SQUAD

This is an intermediate level competition class for students with at least one year of competition experience or who meet all of the placement requirements. Students (ages 9 to 10) will learn tap, jazz, and ballet and will have an introduction to lyrical. The basic requirements for admission to this class are:

  • student must have a single pirouette, at least one extension, at least one leap, and at least one turning jump
  • student must demonstrate clean, intermediate-level technique throughout a routine
  • student must demonstrate the effective use of facial expressions throughout a performance


SHOWSTOPPERS

This is an advanced level competition class for students with at least three years of competition experience or who meet all of the placement requirements. Students (ages 11 to 13) will learn tap, jazz, and lyrical. The basic requirements for admission to this class are:

  • student must have a double pirouette, at least one extension and/or split, at least two leaps, and at least two turning jumps
  • student must demonstrate clean, advanced-level technique throughout a routine
  • student must demonstrate the effective use of facial expressions throughout a performance


​​​​​​​​COMPETITION TEEN

​Available for teens who have competed before, have completed one year of the Teen Combo class, or who meet all of the placement requirements. This is a beginner competition class for the late bloomers who want that next level of commitment! Students (ages 13 to 17) will learn jazz and contemporary styles of dance in addition to the ballet technique they are required to take in their Teen Technique class. The basic requirements for admission to this class are:

  • ​student must have a single pirouette


JR. COMPANY

This is an advanced level competition class for students with at least five years of competition experience and who meet all of the placement requirements. Students (ages 14 to 15) will learn tap, jazz, and lyrical. The basic requirements for admission to this class are:

  • student must have a triple pirouette, at least two extensions, at least one split, at least three leaps, and at least three turning jumps
  • student must demonstrate clean, advanced-level technique throughout a routine
  • student must effectively emote to an audience throughout a performance


COMPANY

This is an elite level competition class for students who have completed at least one year with Jr. Company and who meet all of the placement requirements. Students (ages 16 to 18) will learn at least one routine in each of the following disciplines: tap, jazz, and lyrical. The basic requirements for admission to this class are:

  • student must have a triple pirouette, at least three extensions, at least two splits, at least four leaps, and at least three turning jumps
  • student must demonstrate clean, elite-level technique throughout a routine
  • student must effectively emote to an audience throughout a performance

At LA Dance, we recognize that some students have the drive and ability to pursue a more disciplined, rigorous, and competitive dance environment.  As a result, we provide a full complement of competition team classes open to those with the strong desire to take their craft to a higher level.


Membership on the LA Dance competition team requires a tremendous commitment on the part of the students and their families.  Before parents and students make a decision regarding their involvement, they should carefully read the LA Dance Competition & Performance Teams FAQ document linked below.

COMPETITION TEAM CLASSES