Opportunities for Competitive Dance in Oshawa & Durham Region
Students are assessed by staff members during all tap, jazz and ballet classes. If a student is found to show potential at the pre-competitive or elite competitive level, a meeting is generally held with parents to discuss the opportunities available and whether or not they might be interested in pursuing a more committed level of training.
At times, parents may approach us regarding their interest and their child's desire to compete. Appointments can be made to discuss the progress of the student and consideration given or suggestions made to enhance their program in order to bring them up to a level where they may be able to work toward becoming competitive.
There are no minimum number of mandatory classes expected at the pre-competitive level. Students training for the elite competitive team generally take a minimum of 4 hours of training per week.
All competitive students are obligated to complete the season and participate in the year end recital.
Early each season a competitive information booklet is handed out to the parents of those students who are considered for competition. This will further inform you of the commitment involved including costs regarding choreography, entry fees, costumes and competitive accounts; dates and locations of both mandatory and optional competitions the studio will enter; workshop classes, guest teachers and spring showcase performances.
We pride ourselves on being upfront with parents and organized so that there are NO surprises! With the outline of costs upfront you are able to better decide what is affordable for you as a family and to what extent you wish to become involved.
Although most will continue to compete from one year to the next, it remains at the teachers and managements discretion if it is felt that either the students OR parents level of commitment falls beneath that of which is expected. It is further enforced that if a positive team spirit cannot be met by all students and parents, those involved will be met with by management regarding their future at the studio.
Our goal is to PROMOTE self esteem by means of positive and constructive criticism. We work to balance the positive with the negative in order to encourage and bring out their natural ability. Competitive training will include a stronger sense of discipline expected from the students and respect for teachers and their training.
If you have any questions regarding the competitive program please inquire at the desk for a personal appointment.