Are you interested helping your dancer get to the next level? Being on a dance team is an amazing opportunity to develop technical dance skills, while making great friends and building confidence. Experience the joy of performing various dance competition events in the area and working together to learn and grow as dancers.

 

 

 

 

Team Auditions: Friday, May 4th, 2018  

                  3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Ages: 4-6

                  4:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Ages: 7-10

                  6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Ages: 11+

All students interested in the team needs to audition each spring for the 2018-2019 season.

Dance Teams Audition Slip 2018-19

 

Class and Summer Requirements:

The Dance Company: Ages 11+ (as of July 2018)

All students are REQUIRED to take the following classes during the school year: Ten hrs of dance are required.

*Ballet Technique (1hr twice per week)                                           *Contemporary or Lyrical (1hr)

*Performance Ballet (1hr (pre-point or pointe may subsistute)       *Hip-Hop (1hr)

*Stretch and Conditioning (1hr)                                                       *Jazz (1hr)

*Leaps & Turns (1hr)                                                                        *Legs and Feet (1hr)

* Tumbling (1hr) (may be substituted for another technique class)

Please note all other classes such as pointe, tap, aerial, and lyrical are optional. Only pointe 1 or above may substitute for the Performance Ballet class. Pre-pointe will not substitute for the second ballet class. It is important that competitive team dancers keep up with their skills and flexibility throughout the summer before going into the dance season. All Company members are required to take at least one week of the Summer Dance Intensive.

  • The intensives are Week #1: July 16th-20th, Week #2: Aug 6th-10th, 2018. 9am-4pm.
  • They are also required to attend our Team Conditioning Training Aug 27th-30th, 4-6pm.

Also please keep in mind that a dancer will not be cast in a dance in a style that they have not previously trained in.

 

The Dance Company: Ages 7-10 (as of July 2018)

All students are REQUIRED to take the following classes during the school year: Seven hrs of dance are required.

*Ballet Technique (1hr)         *Contemporary or Lyrical (1hr)

*Performance Ballet (1hr)     *Jazz (1hr)

*Leaps & Turns (1hr)             *Legs and Feet (1hr)

* Tumbling (1hr)

Please note all other classes such as stretch and conditioning, tap, aerial, and lyrical are optional. It is important that competitive team dancers keep up with their skills and flexibility throughout the summer before going into the dance season. All Company members are required to take at least one week of the Summer Dance Intensive.

  • The intensives are Week #1: July 16th-20th, Week #2: Aug 6th-10th, 2018. 9am-4pm.
  • They are also required to attend our Team Conditioning Training Aug 27th-30th, 4-6pm.

Also please keep in mind that a dancer will not be cast in a dance in a style that they have not previously trained in.

 

 

The Dance Team: Ages 7+

All students are REQUIRED to take the following classes during the school year: Five hrs of dance are required.

*Ballet Technique (1hr)                *Contemporary or Lyrical (1hr)

*Stretch & Conditioning (1hr)      * Jazz (1hr)

*Leaps and Turns (1hr)              * Tumbling ( not required but strongly recommended)

 

It is important that competitive team dancers keep up with their skills and flexibility throughout the summer before going into the dance season. All Dance Team members are required to take at least one week of the Summer Dance Intensive.

  • The intensives are Week #1: July 16th-20th, Week #2: Aug 6th-10th, 2018. 9am-4pm.
  • They are also required to attend our Team Conditioning Training Aug 27th-30th, 4-6pm.

Also please keep in mind that a dancer will not be cast in a dance in a style that they have not previously trained in.

 

The Hip Hop Crew:

All students are REQUIRED to take the following classes during the school year: Four hrs of dance are required.

*Hip-Hop (2hrs, two classes will be required)      *Jazz (1hr required)

*Elective Class (1hr) Dancers may choose another style of dance for the fourth hour from Jazz Funk, Breakdancing, Ballet, or Leaps and Turns.

It is important that competitive team dancers keep up with their skills and flexibility throughout the summer before going into the dance season. All Hip Hop Crew members are required to take at least one week of the Summer Dance Intensive.

  • All crew members are required to take the Summer’s Hip-Hop Party workshop. July 23rd-25th, 2018, 5-8pm.

 

Elite Future Stars: Ages 4-6

All students are REQUIRED to take the following classes during the school year: Four hrs of dance are required.

*Ballet (45 min to 1hr)

* Jazz (45 min to 1hr)

* Acro/Tumbling (45 min to 1hr)

* Team Class (1hr) – Class will meet every week to learn competition dances. Additional rehearsals will be added if they need extra practice time.

It is important that competitive team dancers keep up with their skills and flexibility throughout the summer before going into the dance season. All Dance Team members are required to take at least one week of the Summer Dance Intensive.

  • Required to take Summer Dance Camp June 18th-22nd, 2018, 9am-3pm.

 

We recommend registering for classes at our Open House on May 20th, 2018, 10am-3pm to ensure you get into the required classes.

 

Time Commitments:

The Dance Company: Will compete at all of the competitions. Not every number may be competed at all competitions; we will make those decisions as the dances are completed.

The Dance Team: Will attend the one dance convention and compete at two of the competitions.

The Hip-Hop Crew: Will attend the one convention and compete at 2-3 of the following competitions.

The Elite Future Stars: Will compete at 1-2 competitions with the option of attending one convention.

 

Competitions we will be attending during the 2018-19 year: All competitions can be subject to change.

Jump Dance Competition and Convention: October 5th-7th, 2018 in Portland, Maine.

(this will be for select company members only and is optional)

Kar Dance Competition: February 2019

Nuvo Dance Competition and Convention: Los Angeles, January 2019 (Optional)

Hollywood Connection: Convention for Hip-Hop Crew members Only Burbank, CA, February 2019

Hall of Fame Dance Challenge: Ontario, CA, April 2019

Spotlight Dance Cup Challenge: Los Angeles, CA, April 2019

KAR Nationals: Anaheim, CA, July 2019 (Company Members Only)

 

There are also occasions that we are asked to perform at such as LA UNBOUND, Capezio Dance Day, and School Festivals. These events are fun, educational, and great team builders.

 

Team Wear:

All students are also required to have Elite Dance Warms Ups, Shoulder Bag, and Makeup Kits. Garment Bags are also recommended. These items may be ordered through our on-site dance store, Twirl.

 

Sportsmanship:

If you’ve seen the TV show “Dance Moms”, forget everything you’ve seen! These kids are good friends in class and out of class. They are determined, dedicated, and cheerleaders for each other. At Elite we care more about the people they become than the trophies they win. While dance competitions are fun, they are not why we dance. Dance is an art and a skill that takes years to master. Every student and parent on my team supports these ideas and has amazing camaraderie. Any negative comments, attitudes, and judgments will not be permitted either from the PARENT OR THE STUDENT!

If you are interested in joining, please contact Elite so we can find the best team for your child. We look forward to working with everyone and I am excited about what the future holds. These teams are very important to Elite and the entire Elite Staff goes above and beyond to ensure that this is an amazing experience for everyone involved!