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Children's Dance Theater is proud to have an award winning Competition team. Competition team can be a great opportunity for your dancer to push themselves as an artist, achieve amazing skill and learn the value of teamwork.

We have two teams, the Debut team and the Elite team. Within each team, dancers are broken up into 3-4 age groups, the Minis, Juniors, Teens and/or Seniors. Finally each dancer can elect to audition for a particular dance style, such as tap, jazz, hip hop & more.

The Teams

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The Debut Team is great place for dancers to begin their competitive journey with less time and financial commitments. Dancers may remain at this level for multiple years depending on casting. The Debut Team is not selective.

The Elite Team is for dancers with 3-4 years competitive exeperinece and are ready to push themselves to extreme levels of skill and artistry. There is a larger financial and time commitment. The Elite Team may be selective.

 

Time Commitment

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All competition team members must be enrolled in classes for the summer and school year session.  There are specific guidelines depending on your dancers placement level.

Debut team members begin in September for a weekly rehearsal on our team night. They are required to attend 2 competitions and have the option to attend the convention/compeititon event.

Elite team members must attend the mandatory choreography week in August. They attend weekly rehearsals on our competition team night. They are required to attend 3 competitions and 1 convention. There is one optional competition that dancers may elect to attend.

Financials

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For billing purposes the competitive season begins in August and ends April. The annual costs of competition are broken up into 9 monthly payments. This covers the costume, rehearsal practice fees, and entry fees to the event.

There are other costs at the families responsibilities such as specific tights, shoes, make up kits, team jackets that are the parents responsibility to order if needed. Convention fees are billed separately 60 days prior to the event.

There may be other expenses such as event parking, many families elect to rent hotel rooms for events and of course dance swag may be important to your child.

 

 

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Minis (Ages 5-8)

For our virtual auditions mini team members need to submit: (click on link to submit items)

  1. Submit an audition form & answer the 3 questionnaire

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2. Dancers need to "Slate" on video (click to see tutorial) learn, record the choreography and submit the videos.

Mini Jazz/Musical Theater/Production Number : https://youtu.be/RAsaS_yeQ6k

Mini Tap: https://youtu.be/kkXTsG76rcg

Mini Acro: https://youtu.be/wtmqbN8yHgE

Mini Hip hop: https://youtu.be/_jNh7nRpE04

Dancers do not need to complete ALL of the videos. ONLY submit videos if you want to be considered for that style of routine. For example, If you're not a tap dancer DONT audition for the tap routine.

Once cast in a routine you are committed. There is no backing out.

Juniors (Ages 9-12)

For our virtual auditions Junior team members need to submit: (click on link to submit items)

  1.  Submit an audition form & Debut team needs to complete the 3 questionnaire. Elite team needs to see the essay section.

Google Form Version

2. Dancers need to "Slate" on video (click to see tutorial) learn, record the choreography and submit the videos.

Junior Jazz/Musical Theater: https://youtu.be/qkdLL3N-rc0

Junior Tap: https://youtu.be/yp0tDdvY6J4

Junior Acro: https://youtu.be/k00P5jgznAE

Junior Hip hop: https://youtu.be/-YxzbDUhAUY

Junior Contemporary/lyrical/Ballet:

https://youtu.be/7jmiWF7zHPE

Dancers do not need to complete ALL of the videos. ONLY submit videos if you want to be considered for that style of routine. For example, If you're not a tap dancer DONT audition for the tap routine.

Once cast in a routine you are committed. There is no backing out.

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Teen/Seniors (Ages 13+)

For our virtual auditions Senior team members need to submit: (click on link to submit items)

  1.  Submit an audition form &  Debut team needs to complete the 3 questionnaire. Elite team needs to see the essay section.
              Google Form Version
  2. Dancers need to "Slate" on video (click to see tutorial) learn, record the choreography and submit the videos.

Seniors Jazz/Musical Theater: https://youtu.be/6lhpwGteHME

Seniors Tap: https://youtu.be/1oiLjA_Bpnw

Seniors Acro: https://youtu.be/W-dw7hHMAyw

Seniors Hip hop: https://youtu.be/ETufYyTSrKQ

Seniors Contemporary/lyrical/Ballet: https://youtu.be/tcVzOBvsfGc

Dancers do not need to complete ALL of the videos. ONLY submit videos if you want to be considered for that style of routine. For example, If you're not a tap dancer DON'T audition for the tap routine.

Once cast in a routine you are committed. There is no backing out.

Tips & Tricks for an amazing season

All newbies are required to attend our Q & A session. It is schedule for May 6th at 7:30 pm via zoom. Check your email for the monthly newsletter or the closed parent FB group with the link. (for security purposes we are not posting it on the website.)

Here is the estimated calendar of events.

List of required additional items (not covered by monthly fee)

Questions?

If you have questions please email us  and make the subject line “Competition Team Auditions”. We may be able to make alternate arrangements. Dancers must be at least 5 years old