CONGRATULATIONS 2019 – 2020 COMPETITION TEAM
Katrina, Isabella, Kayla, Emi
Caydence, Ava, Lily
Natalie, Katrina, Sabrina, Keiran
Ballare Dance Centre
2019 – 2020 Competition Team Requirements
Ballare Dance Centre will be holding a weekly team preparation class during our 5 week summer dance session. This class is open to all dancers who are trying to get a feel for what our team auditions will be like. Dancers will work on required dance steps across the floor and center floor combinations.
What happens during the audition time?
Dancers will do a warm up then will be asked to perform certain steps, across the floor combinations and learn and perform a short dance routine. There will be a panel of judges watching and critiquing all dancers auditioning. Our judges will be looking at a dancer’s personality, his/her smile, stage presence, technique, attitude and ability to pick up on choreography.
NOT ALL DANCERS THAT AUDITION WILL MAKE THE TEAM.
RETURNING DANCERS ARE NOT GARUNTEED TO MAKE THE TEAM. YOU PREVIOUS DANCE YEAR BEHAVIOR AND COMITTMENT ARE TAKEN INTO CONCIDERATION.
Dancer Will Be Asked to Perform These MINIMUM Required Steps: JAZZ – LYRICAL – HIP HOP
Right, Left and Center Splits
Center Splits Walk Over
Single and Double Pirouette Turns
Across The Floor Turns
Clean Leaps – Right and Left
Overall Stage Presence
Dancer Will Be Asked to Perform These MINIMUM Required Steps: TAP
Pick – ups (All types)
Toe Stands / toe stand turns
Fast Footwork / Combinations
Why does Ballare Dance Centre have a competition team?
Ballare Dance Centre is a family oriented studio with an emphasis on promoting the growth of each dancer in a comfortable and warm atmosphere. We also would like to introduce the “TEAM” aspect to our dancers. Select dancers will be chosen based on dance level and age to become a member of either our competition teams. These dancers will be asked to dance at a higher and more technical level. Dancing at a competitive level is not meant for everyone, which is ok, but for those who wish to work at this level Ballare has a program to make all of our dancers excel.
Being a part of the Ballare Dance Centre Competition Teams means you are moving from a recreational dancer to a competitive dancer. We are going to hold you to a higher standard as well as to the contractual commitment as a member of our competition teams. It is important to attend all of your weekly dance classes so that you are constantly improving and growing. Do not overbook yourself with too many activities. You are making a commitment to Miss Jenn, Miss Kelly, Ballare Dance Centre and your other Team members. Your attendance and participation is critical to the success of the team.
Being a part of the Ballare Dance Center’s Competition Team is a commitment. Each dancer is allowed to miss 1 (one) team rehearsal due to illness, family vacations or school functions. Dancers are required to attend all competitions and mandatory rehearsals.
Please find the competition team requirements as well as FAQ listed below.
What age does my dancer need to be to audition? Since we are implementing a third team to our competition family this year we are accepting dancers for auditions that are 9 years old and up by December 31, 2019.
What experience does my dancer need to be on the competition team?All dancers are required to have at least 1+ year of dancing experience in the style of dance they are auditioning for within the past 2 years.
What if my dancer can not do all of the required steps listed above?Dancers will be judged based on what they can do. If they are close to being able to complete a difficult step, their effort will be taken into consideration. If your dancer is not able to complete a step(s) at all, we will suggest that they continue to work in their regular dance classes to perfect such steps.
What styles of dance will the competition team be performing?
We will have three (3) teams in our 2019 – 2020 competition year.
After auditions are complete Ballare staff will determine the best styles of dance each team will compete in. Jazz, Tap, Lyrical and Hip Hop will be the (4) styles of dance your dancer might be selected to compete in.