Auditioning For Competition
It is of the utmost importance that each dancer and parent read and understand the competition team requirements PRIOR to making a decision to participate on a competition team. Any dancer, age 6 and up, is eligible to audition in for competition teams. Younger students are able to participate with specific invitation from the studio owner or competition instructor. Every interested student will be required to audition in order place them on the correct team and/or determine if they are ready to be a competitive dancer. Dance teams will be divided based on technique, age, ability, attitude, maturity, motivation, commitment, and strength. Please note that neither age nor friendships will be the main determinant of placement. We will be looking for ballet and other dance techniques, knowledge of dance terminology, flexibility, musicality, performance quality, and properly executed leaps, jumps, and turns, or applicable techniques.
For Ages 7 & Under
Student Must Be Recommended by Instructor & Approved by Owner
Must take pre-comp or Mini Comp summer intensive to audition.
Instructor has final say at the end of the summer for approval into the group for the year.
For Ages 8 & Up
Student must take summer intensive classes and audition for placement into our competitive groups at the end of summer.
While studying in our Company Classes will provide a much higher level of dance training as well as the opportunity to perform at competitions and get feedback from other professionals in the industry on their craft, here’s what makes VDC different. Our goals are to provide them with a place to call “second home” where they develop life long relationships with both piers and mentors, and to work closely with our Company kids to help them become strong, appropriately independent, responsible people in society no matter where life takes them.
TIME & FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS
All Dancers are required to participate in 3 competitions yearly. Competitions take place spring/summer. Every other year, we participate in a national competition that is mandatory as well. Competitions are mandatory – no exceptions.
If a student is unable to perform at a competition, due to severe injury/serious illness, there will be NO refunds offered for their competition entry fees per competition company rules.