Competitive

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COMPETITIVE DIVISION

Building the Artist Within

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Our Competitive Division is in it’s 14th season and going strong. Dancers tailor their training to include Competitive classes in Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap and Hip Hop with additional technique classes in Acro, Ballet & Modern. The Competitive Division is for dancers wishing to train with other motivated dancers and performers wishing to improve their skills in a safe, supportive and challenging environment. Competitive dancers perform at one-three local competitions (depending on Program level) as well as a Fundraiser Benefit for our Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Dash Team.

Auditions

Auditions for the Competitive Program for the 2021-22 season will be held in class June 9-10, 2021.

If you wish for your dancer to audition for the Competitive Program, please contact the office to set up an appointment to audition. Audition fee is $35 plus gst per dancer and must be paid before Audition class commences.

Please contact the office to reserve your Audition today! office@defygravitydance.ca

Class Requirements

Pre-Competitive: 1 Pre-Co Ballet class, 1 Pre-Co Jazz class, 1 Pre-Co Acro class & 1 Pre-Co Tap class required.

Competitive 2 Hip Hop/Breakdancing: 1 Co 2 Hip Hop class & 1 Co 2 Breakdancing class required

Competitive 2 Jazz/Lyrical: Co 2 Ballet, Co 2 Contemp and Co 2 Jazz required and Co 2 Lyrical required.  Option to add Co 2 Hip Hop/Breakdancing

Competitive 1 Jazz/Lyrical/Contemp: Co 1 Ballet (2 classes per week), Co 1 Contemporary, Co 1 Modern, Co 1 Jazz and Co 1 Lyrical required.  Option to add on Co 1 Tap.  Option to add Co 1 Hip Hop/Breakdancing

Competitive 1 Hip Hop/Breakdancing: 1 Co 1 Hip Hop class & 1 Co 1 Breakdancing class required

**All Competitive class requirements are listed above and are non-negotiable. Optional classes may be added to enrich your dancers training and experience. All additional classes within the Competitive Program are by audition only. The quality of our program depends on the dedication of our talented students and faculty – cohesive training in a supportive environment sets the stage for fabulously talented and inspiring dancers!

Conduct

  1. Dancers are expected to arrive for class on time, prepared and in proper dress code.
  2. Dancers that must miss a class are expected to catch up on all choreography/skills missed on their own time and arrive to the next class prepared to keep up with their classmates.  Dancers should notify the office of any anticipated missed classes so we can plan accordingly.
  3. Dancers are permitted to miss up to 3 of each class for reasons such as vacation, illness, schoolwork.  These 3 classes should not be missed between January – May unless pre-approved by the Studio Director OR in case of emergency.  Dancers missing more than 3 classes may be asked to leave the Competitive Program and no refunds will be issued.
  4. Dancers are expected to be in class if they are injured or not feeling well and should record choreography so they can practice when feeling better/recovered.  Dancers should not be in class is they are contagious or vomiting (in that case, please stay home and get better soon!)
  5. All dancers at DG are expected to enter the studio with a positive attitude and fabulous work ethic!  We love what we do and mentor our dancers through positivity!
  6. Parents and Dancers should be prepared to commit to the entire season of training, including extra performance opportunities, rehearsals, competitions and Recital.
  7. Solos & Duos will be recommended by DG Faculty via the Studio Director.  Being offered a solo or duo is an honour and dancers are expected to commit to extra time to prepare for Competitions.  Solo/Duo contracts and Deposits must be submitted to the studio before work on Solos/Duos can begin.

Competition Dates 2021-2022

Synergy (Burnaby) – April 20, 2021

Dance Power (Burnaby) – postponed until 2022

The View (Vancouver) – May 30 & June 2, 2021

Gravity (Maple Ridge) – June 14, 2021 (P1/2/3/4 and Co 1 only)

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