The Elite Team
The Elite Competition Team takes an estimate of 5-10 hours of class per week in addition to rehearsal time, depending on their age bracket, as we require all elite competition team members to take ALL CLASSESS OFFERED in their age groups. (Older students on dance teams would be the only exception, as their dance team hours this year can substitute for a couple of classes on the roster.) The Elite Team is geared towards students who pick up skills and choreography quickly in their classes and stand out in technique and performance ability. In addition, they are cast in dance numbers that are brought to regional and potentially national competitions to compete against other studios. Through these competitions, they also get the opportunity to attend conventions with some of the dance industry’s leading teachers and choreographers. This special group of the competition team is expected to be role model students, with exceptional behavior in class, setting a standard. We are looking for hard working students with a passion who want to push themselves to the next level.
The Elite Team consists of:
Attendance to the Technique Intensive in June, the July Summer Class Series, and attendance to the Guest Teacher Pop Ups in August.
Attending 3-4 regional competitions with the possibility of a summer national convention/competition.
Attendance at 2-3 regional conventions through which they take class from some of the industry’s leading teachers and choreographers, while also getting the ability to audition for scholarships within the convention circuit
Community Performance Opportunities and Philanthropy when available
Attendance to masterclasses, intensives, and guest workshops in the studio or at other local venues when offered
Placement in exclusive classes for team members only
Experience in mock auditions, learning audition techniques, and unique styles of dance not always offered regularly, how to improv, and how to market yourself as a professional
**Elite Competition Team members will be required to compete in 1 full team large group/production number, and at least one smaller group dance. Additionally, they have the option to be cast in upwards of 3 more group dances, as well as solos, duos and trios if interested. They will also be cast in an additional production number in our annual Revue combining all members of the team programs**
Students interested in participating must have a near perfect attendance record, positive behavior, a strong work ethic, and show advancement in technique and performance ability.
For inquiries about costs before the audition please e-mail Miss Rachel at email@example.com
Audition Information for the Elite Team:
Auditions will be held in the afternoons the week of the June Technique Intensive, as the intensive is a requirement for those auditioning anyway. We will be splitting up the ages throughout the week as follows.
Tuesday 6/21: Juniors 5:15pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 6/22: Pre-Teens 5:15pm-6:30pm
Thursday 6/23: Teens/Seniors 5:15pm-6:30pm
Friday 6/24: Minis (during their actual intensive class)
If a student has a conflict the week of the intensive, please notify Rachel to schedule a makeup audition, and discuss makeup training.
For the audition, students will check-in in our main lobby to receive an audition number, after which they will be led into one of the studio rooms to audition.
Students should be dressed in solid fitted dancewear such as a fitted dance top and leggings or leotard and tights with fitted dance shorts or leggings on top. Students should wear their hair cleanly pulled back in a pony or bun and bring ballet and jazz shoes or pirouettes.
They will be asked to demonstrate skills in center and through across-the-floor progressions, followed by learning a small combination they will perform for RAVE faculty judges.
Parents of auditionees will hear back via e-mail if their dancer has been placed on team by the end of the weekend, a welcome meeting will be scheduled following the auditions based on when the most families are available to attend. Returning team members are required to audition every year. Those who are unable to attend this audition due to a conflict please e-mail Miss Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate a make-up audition. The team will be officially announced the following week!
Parents with any additional questions may e-mail Miss Rachel at email@example.com