Competitions offer many bonuses for the participant. They give access to students from other centers who share the same interests and desires of dance. They can broaden their vocabulary of dance by being exposed to new and different styles and ideas.
Read more about the benefits, requirements and fees related to competitions.
WHAT ARE DANCE COMPETITIONS?
A dance competition is when a participant pays an entry fee to compete against their dancing peers according to age, dance form and class. These could be solo’s, duet’s, small groups, or large groups in Tap, Jazz, Ballet etc. The age diversification and entrance fees differ with individual competitions.
Competitions enable the participant to see goal levels others have attained, to help spur themselves on to higher achievements. They help students to learn how to work together, to depend upon and be dependable to others to reach a common goal in group work, and enable students to be critiqued by different professionals in the dancing world......all who see different things and give their advice as such.
Competitions give the entrants a chance to perform....which is what dancing is all about!!!
REMEMBER... STUDENTS ARE NOT ENTERED JUST TO WIN
A competition is just another facet of the learning experience of dance. The student is entered as encouragement to perform their best as well as to have fun. To enter a competition solely bent on winning is a losing game. Adjudicators have likes and dislikes which vary from one to another, each critiquing the same routine quite differently.
Extra curricular competitive work & The HIVE Competitive Dance Team Program
All students age 7 years and up will have the opportunity to participate in local competitions and festivals with their regular weekly dance class. Everyone is entered as encouragement to perform their best and learn. Extra curricular competitive work does not refer to these weekly group classes. Extra curricular competitive work refers to anyone who wishes to pursue solos, duets and other routines outside of their regular group classes. Interested dancers and parents should contact the studio office for more info on The HIVE Competitive Dance Team Program. Auditions are held once a year in June for the following competitive dance season.
COMPETITIVE DANCE FEES
REC COMPETITION ADMINISTRATION FEE
Competition administration fees were put into place to help offset the added expenses and time incurred by the studio that is not already covered in the yearly recreational dance program. This fee IS NOT the same as the Competitive Dance Team ADM FEE. It applies to all classes/dancers in regular weekly RECREATIONAL dance classes participating in local competitions and festivals. It is a once a year fee (not per competition) and billed out along with local competition fees. Please be reminded that the "entry fees" you pay are fees paid out directly to the festivals/competitions. These fees do not go to the studio to help cover any expenses or administration time.
REC COMPETITIVE ADMINISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE
(per family/per year)
7 Dances and up-$60.00