Students 3 years to 18 years
All students of dance are welcomed and encouraged to participate in our “Open Workshop/Audition” on April 30th and May 1st. Student’s ages 7-18 years are invited to audition for a position on the Acro, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, & Small Group teams for the 2017 season. More specific information about competition rules, required classes, guidelines and fees for entire season will be given at a later date or e-mail any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Follow your dreams, follow your passion, and your drive will take you there”
Our Competition Philosophy
An important objective of each of our competition team instructors is to create a positive learning environment with high, yet not excessive expectations that challenge team members to continually strive for her personal best. We place emphasis on commitment, hard work, camaraderie among team members, prompt and regular attendance, and positive representation of our studio – thus giving our competition member a “taste” of the professional world and its similar expectations.
In doing so, we hope to provide our teams with the discipline and heart to perform successfully at regional and national competitions. While we hope that our teams are able to walk away from each competition pleased with the outcome of their performances, we do not measure success in the tangible form of trophies, medals or awards. Rather, we look at the intangible results of the competition experience, which we feel are among the highest of awards. Such results are the ultimate goal of our competition program- a sense of accomplishment from a season of hard work and improvement, the formation of long lasting friendships and a “together-we-can” attitude, the ability to gain further performance experience, and the heightened desire to continue to improve as an individual and as a team.
It is the purpose of our Intensive Team Program, Project ‘Drive’, to enhance the commitment, energy, and passion for dance that many of our students possess. In an effort to further their motivation and drive, we offer the more dedicated student the chance to intensify their training and accelerate their learning process with additional training and the competition experience; thus giving these students a “taste” of the professional dance world and its similar expectations.
While we hope that our Project Drive teams are able to walk away from each regional and national competition pleased with the outcome of their performances, we do not measure success in the tangible form of trophies, medals, or awards. Rather, we look at the intangible results of the competition experience, which we feel are among the highest rewards. Such results are the ultimate goal of our dance competition program – the sense of accomplishment from a season of hard work and improvement, the formation of long-lasting friendships.
Our program relies on mutual respect, an upbeat atmosphere, and a positive learning experience. We place an emphasis on commitment, hard work, and camaraderie, but most of all on teamwork, a “together we can” attitude, and the heightened desire to continue to improve as an individual and as a team.
The AADbK Project Drive Teams are also encouraged to give back to our own community by participating in ways to show their appreciation and gratitude toward others who serve us in the community and those who may need a little extra dose of happiness. Some of our projects are:
- Cookies for Cops: In appreciation for our local police officers, firemen, and EMS workers.
- Blankets for Babies: This winter we will be sharing our warmth and happiness with those children who many need it the most. Team members will be responsible for purchasing material to make a blanket for children in our local hospitals. 53 blankets is our goal.
Another way our Intensive Teams dancers accentuate teamwork is through our Big and Little Dancer Program. In order to help students ease into “Project Drive” they will be paired up with a ‘buddy’ or more seasoned member of our team. This dancer and their parents will serve as a mentor in guiding their ‘buddy’ through the competition experience, as well as support them in their performance. Encouragement means a lot to everyone!