The Competitive Team at Creative Edge Dance Studio consists of dancers who love to perform and compete in a positive and fun environment that instills discipline, creativity, confidence and work ethic.
They will not only be required to take their mandatory classes but as well be encouraged to participate in outside workshop events and intensives as an initiative to encourage constant learning of new, innovative choreography. To encourage this Competitive dance students also may attend unlimited open classes at CE as part of their tuition, to further train and improve their dance technique.
Competitive dancers are also required to take part in our annual summer intensive that features world-renowned choreographers on staff.
Our dancers learn professionalism and train to be a part of the entertainment industry. They learn key skills such as time management, teamwork and how to be positive in a competitive environment. Regular class attendance is mandatory for competitive students, with a minimum 8.5 hours a week commitment for full time competitive students. The mandatory core classes include ballet, jazz, hip hop and lyrical/contemporary. Depending on the program and age of dancers there are several electives including Tap, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Open/Contemporary and Pointe.
Dancers interested in joining our competitive teams must first audition. Dancers are generally placed according to ability with some consideration for age. Placement over multiple levels is also possible, when a student displays higher skill sets for a certain discipline. Competitive dance requires more commitment, with the opportunity to compete at several dance competitions each year. Competitive students also have the opportunity to perform at the pre-season show and recital.
Dancers will be required to purchase costumes, appropriate footwear, makeup and accessories for their performances. Competitive students are given a shoe and tight list for their enrolled classes. The costumes are designed by our choreographers and custom made by our seamstress, except for hip hop costumes (using street clothes). As part of our ‘dance for all’ initiative, we strive to keep the cost of costumes as economical as possible, aiming for each costume to be under $200 each.
Students in our recreational program or open classes may be invited to audition. If you are interested in auditioning, email us at email@example.com to set up an appointment. Competitive dance season officially begins every September, with our Mandatory Summer Intensive beginning in August.
Testimonial Creative Edge Dance Studio is truly amazing! My daughter has been at other competitive dance studios where only the best kids are given preferential treatment and the ‘dance moms’ and teachers only care about winning. Here, Caitlin and her staff work to make every dancer better, to help them grow and build friendships. As a result, kids are less stressed, do better and achieve more. The teachers CARE; Teach Team Spirit, Improve Confidence and definitly go over and above for the kids and families!!!! Jodie C., mother of award winning dancer