Competitive Dance Classes

Dancers who participate in the competitive program at Dance in Motion will take a variety of classes in areas such as ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, acrobatics and hip hop. This is a serious program that requires hard work and commitment. We require that the dancers and parents are team players and work together for the success of the entire studio!

The dancers that are in the competitive level will participate in three to four competitions over the course of the dance season and will perform in the studio and company year-end shows.

If you are new to the Dance in Motion Competitive Program please contact us to make an appointment for assessment and placement.

 

Core Competitive Classes

MOTIVATION by DANCE IN MOTION

Motivation by Dance in Motion is a Youth Company that consists of many different levels. Please see the options below to learn more.

 Opal

Description: The Opals are our youngest competitive dancers. This group is for new company student ages 6 to 8 years old.

Prerequisites: 1 Ballet (Opal Ballet), Opal Jazz Tech, Opal Jazz.

Optional: Lyrical, Tap, HipHop & Acro.

Coral

Description: The Corals are ages 7 to 9 years old. Please note that an audition/assessment is required to join any of our Company Programs.

Prerequisites:  Coral Jazz Tech, Coral Jazz & 2 Graded Ballet Classes (Grade 2 and they will be required to do a Ballet Exam)

Optional: Tap, Lyrical, HipHop & Acro

Check out our Class Schedule and Fees.

You must register for competitive classes by contacting us at 604.852.8780.  All company classes have prerequisites and require an assessment/audition.

Emerald

Description: The Emeralds are ages 10-12 yrs. Please note that an audition/assessment is required to join any of our Company Programs.

Prerequisites:  Emerald Tech, Emerald Jazz and 2 Graded Ballet Classes (either grade 3 or 4 and they will be required to do a Ballet Exam).

Optional: Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop and Acro

Check out our Class Schedule and Fees.

You must register for competitive classes by contacting us at 604.852.8780.  All company classes have prerequisites and require an assessment/audition.

Pearl

Description: The Pearls are competitive dancers ages 11-12 yrs. Please note that an audition/assessment is required to join any of our Company Programs.

Prerequisites:  2 Graded Ballet Classes (either grade 4 or 5 and they will be required to do a Ballet Exam), Pearl Open Ballet, Pearl Jazz Tech, and Pearl Jazz, Pearl Lyrical and Acro Tech

Optional: Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop, & Acro

Check out our Class Schedule and Fees.

You must register for competitive classes by contacting us at 604.852.8780.  All company classes have prerequisites and require an assessment/audition.

Sapphire

Description: The Sapphires are competitive dancers aged 12-14 yrs. Please note that an audition/assessment is required to join any of our Company Programs.

Prerequisites:  2 Graded Ballet classes (Grade 5 and they will be required to do a Ballet Exam), Sapphire Open Ballet, Sapphire Jazz Tech, Sapphire Jazz, Sapphire Lyrical, & Acro Tech

Optional: Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, Conditioning, Tumbling and Acro

Check out our Class Schedule and Fees.

To register for competitive classes, contact us at 604.852.8780.  All company classes have prerequisites and require an assessment/audition.

Ruby

Description: The Ruby dancers are aged 13-18 yrs and have danced together for several years. Please note that an audition/assessment is required to join any of our Company Programs.

Prerequisites: 2 graded ballet classes, Ruby Open Ballet, Ruby Jazz Tech, Ruby Jazz, Ruby Lyrical, Large Lyrical, 1 Conditioning Class and Acro Tech.

Optional: Large Stage, Contemporary, Pointe, Tap, Hip Hop, & Tumbling are all optional classes.

Check out our Class Schedule and Fees.

To register for competitive classes, contact us at 604.852.8780.  All company classes have prerequisites and require an assessment/audition.

Jade

Description: The Jade group consists of dancers aged 14 years and up and they have danced and competed together for numerous years. Please note that an audition/assessment is required to join any of our Company Programs.

Prerequisites:  2 graded ballet classes, Jade Open Ballet, Jade Jazz Tech, Jade Jazz, Jade Lyrical, Large Lyrical, 1 Conditioning Class and Acro Tech.

Optional: Contemporary, Large Stage, Tap, Hip Hop, Pointe, Tumbling, and Acro Team are all optional classes.

Check out our Class Schedule and Fees.

To register for competitive classes, contact us at 604.852.8780.  All company classes have prerequisites and require an assessment/audition.

Scorpion, Cobra, Little Limbers and Sr Acro Team:

Description: By invite or audition only and is a group of dancers that excel at the Acro style of dance. It is a competitive team of dancers that compete with their Acro routine at various competitions. Please note, that an audition/assessment is required to join.

Prerequisites:  Must take a Jazz Tech class & an Acro tech class along with the team choreography class. Additional Acro classes & Tumbling are optional classes.

Check out our Class Schedule and Fees.

To register for competitive classes, contact us at 604.852.8780.  All company classes have prerequisites and require an assessment/audition.

 

Hiphop Companies:

Description: These teams are by audition only and you must be a part of the full competitive program.

 

 

PREPARING FOR COMPETITION and

 SOME RULES TO ABIDE BY:

 

  •  Always get your costumes ready the night before and triple check that you have everything, shoes, tights, hair accessories ect.
  • Eat a healthy dinner the night before and drinks lots of water. Get enough sleep to feel energized.
  • Always arrive with your hair and makeup done.
  • Always arrive 1-1.5 hours prior to your performance time.
  • Bring extra hair products and make up to do last minute touch ups if needed as well as safety pins.
  • Bring water and a healthy dry, non staining snack.
  • Please do not bring any valuables and send your bags into the audience with your parents.
  • Allow enough time to properly warm up your muscles.
  • Only talk in low voices backstage.
  • No tap shoes are to be worn or practiced in without being covered by socks. Also please check that all screws are in properly.
  • Please refrain from kissing or putting any marks anywhere in the theatre including walls, signs ect.
  • Teachers will ONLY be carrying group music. ALL SOLOS, DUOS, and TRIOS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING THEIR OWN COPIES OF THEIR MUSIC ON A SEPARATE CD LABELED WITH NAME AND WHETHER YOU START ON OR OFF.
  • All dancers should have a copy of all music in their bag.
  • Sit/stand tall, be in your costume, look and listen to the adjudicator. Be polite and say thank you when you receive an award.
  • The instructors will pick up all group adjudications.
  • Do not sit in the audience with your costume on.
  • Remember to pick up your music before you leave competition.
  • Please be sure to double check that you have all costume pieces and personal belongings before leaving competition.
  • Please do not wear your costume or dance shoes outside.
  • Never talk gossip about other dancers or studios unless it is in a positive manner.
  • Whatever happens, make the best of it. Mistakes are part of the learning experience.
  • Show respect for other dances and applaud for each of them.
  • Remember that all winners deserve a “congratulations”.

 

REMEMBER IT IS UP TO YOU, AND ONLY YOU,  TO HAVE A BLAST, ENJOY THE STAGE AND STRIVE TO BE YOUR BEST!