Competitive

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COMPETITIVE

Program Information

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Our Competitive Program is now entering it’s 12th season and going strong. Dancers can 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 Program 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 two-three local competitions as well as a Fundraiser Benefit for our Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Dash Team.

Auditions

Our 2nd round of Auditions for the Competitive Program for the 2019-20 season will be held in class Sept 9-16, 2019.

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

Competitive 2 Hip Hop: 1 Co 2 Hip Hop class required

Competitive 2 Jazz: Co 2 Ballet, Co 2 Modern Improv and Co 2 Jazz required

Competitive 2 Lyrical: Co 2 Ballet, Co 2 Modern Improv, Co 2 Jazz and Co 2 Lyrical required

Competitive 1 Jazz: Co 1 Ballet (2classes per week), Co 1 Contemporary, Co 1 Modern Improv and Co 1 Jazz required

Competitive 1 Lyrical: Co 1 Ballet (2 classes per week), Co 1 Jazz, Co 1 Contemporary, Co 1 Modern Improv and Co 1 Lyrical required

Competitive 1 Hip Hop: 1 Co 1 Hip Hop class required

Competitive 1 Tap: Co 1 Ballet (2 classes per week), Co 1 Contemporary, Co 1 Modern Improv and Co 1 Jazz and Co 1 Tap 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

Gravity (Burnaby) – April 1-3, 2020 – Co 1 only!
Synergy (Burnaby) – April 21-27, 2020
Dance Power (Burnaby) – May 4-10, 2020

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