COMPETITION TEAM MEMBERS
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To become a member or our award winning team, a dancer must possess a positive attitude, great dedication, and an exceptional understanding of dance technique. This is measured by a dancers' performance throughout last dance season and an invitation to our audition process. Becoming a member of our team means that you, along with your friends that you call teammates, will travel from city to city competing for championship titles! What fun!
BENEFITS OF COMPETITIVE DANCING
Not only do dancers gain self-confidence by dancing in front of large audiences, competitive dancing also instills a sense of discipline and motivation that one will carry throughout the rest of their life. Dancers will learn to accept wins and losses in a respectful manner. Everyone must be able to accept defeat and learn from it...always be happy of the outcome. Competitive dancing is such a great experience that losing is never an option! Every competing experience is a positive one and should be treated as such. In our eyes, you are all winners!
Competitive level dancers will also participate in many community events such as: Santa Claus Parade, Canada Day Celebration, and Carrot Fest and they will also be encouraged to attend dance workshop classes with master instructors.
In order to enhance the effectiveness of a dancers' training, each genre of dance is best understood when coupled with one or more genre of dance. Please see the Elite Dance Corps prequisite list below to ensure that you are reciving the most efficient and effective training possible.
COMPETITIVE JAZZ -- Ballet - COMPANY: 2 hrs/wk; PART TIME: 1 hr/wk
--Technique/Conditioning - COMPANY: 45 min/wk
COMPETITIVE BALLET -- 2 hrs/wk & Ballet Exam
COMPETITIVE TAP -- 1 hr/wk of Rec. or Comp. Jazz
COMPETITIVE ACRO -- 1 hr/wk of Rec. or Comp. Jazz + 1hr/wk of Rec. or Comp. Ballet
COMPETITIVE HIP HOP -- 1 hr/wk of Rec. or Comp. Jazz
COMPETITIVE LYRICAL -- 1 hr/wk of Comp. Jazz & 1 hr/wk of Rec. or Comp. Ballet
COMPETITIVE MUSICAL THEATRE -- 1 hr/wk of Rec. or Comp. Jazz
**All competitive dancers must take the required classes per week.
COMPANY TEAM DANCE PROGRAM: Company dancers are trained at the advanced level. Dancers must be enrolled in 6 different genres of dance.
JAZZ / TAP / BALLET / ACRO / HIP HOP / LYRICAL
PART TIME COMPETITIVE DANCE PROGRAM: Dancers must be enrolled in 1 competitive genre of dance as invited by an EDC staff member. **Refer to Prerequisite List on the left.