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: April 30th, 2017  

                  11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Ages: 7-10

                    1:30 am to 5:00 pm, Ages: 11+

All students interested in the team needs to audition each spring. For the 2017-2018 dance season are auditions.

 

 

Class and Summer Requirements:

The Dance Company:

All students are REQUIRED to take the following classes during the school year:

*Ballet Technique (1.5hr)                        *Contemporary (1hr)

*Performance Ballet (1 hr)                      *Hip-Hop (1hr)

*Stretch and Conditioning (45 mins)      *Jazz (1hr)

*Leaps & Turns

* Tumbling (1 hr) (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 July 17th -21st and August 7th -11th. They are also required to attend our Team Conditioning Training August 28th -31st.

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:

All students are REQUIRED to take the following classes during the school year:

*Ballet Technique (1.5hr)   *Performance Ballet (1hr)

*Leaps and Turns (1hr)      * Jazz (1 hr)        * Tumbling (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 July 17th -21st and August 7th -11th. They are also required to attend our Team Conditioning Training August 28th -31st.

 

The Hip Hop Crew:

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

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

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. The intensives are July 17th -21st and August 7th -11th. They are also required to attend our Team Conditioning Training August 28th -31st.

 

We recommend registering for classes at our Open House on May 21st to ensure Imagineyou 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 Adrenaline convention and compete at two of the competitions.

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

 

We will be attending the following competitions during the 2017-18 year.

Starquest Dance Competition: Feb 23rd -25th San Diego, CA

Adrenaline: March 9th -11th 2018 (All students will attend convention, select numbers to compete) Los Angeles, CA

 

Hall of Fame Dance Challenge: April 2018 Ontario, CA

Spotlight Dance Cup Challenge: April 2018 Los Angeles, CA

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!