Dancing is the poetry of the foot. – John Dryden
Like any competitive sport, a sense of dedication and commitment to the art of dance are the foundation for success. Instruction in proper technique forms the very basis for advancement to higher levels of achievement. Participation in the competitive program is at the discretion of the artistic director. Our competitive program begins at age 8.
All competitive students must be enrolled in at least 2 ballet technique classes per week.
Competition participation forms are distributed in the fall and must be returned forthwith for solo, duet and trio work.
Private lessons are required for much competition work. These lessons are limited and are awarded on a first come, first-serve basis. An instructor fee and studio fee is charged for private lessons and is payable at the commencement of the lessons.
Costumes are required for all dance numbers being entered in a dance competition and are the responsibility of the parent and/or student to purchase.
Entry fees are also payable for all dance numbers entered in each competition, and are payable by the candidate.
Class group numbers entered in competition are at the discretion of the teacher. Parents will be notified by the month of December or January if their child’s class will be participating in our local dance festival or any other competition.
All competition students, in fairness to the class, must adhere to a strong commitment and strict attendance of classes. Should a student miss classes on a regular basis, which would affect the standard of the class, the student will be removed from the competition at the discretion of the Artistic Director without reimbursement of fees paid or costumes purchased.