Dancers must be at least Level 3 dancers. Basic requirements are clean single pirouettes, pique turns, good spotting, reasonably good flexibility, sense of timing & rhythm, all basic tap skills (including wings), & overall good technique & understanding of body placement. (Ages 9-10 year olds)
Any special numbers will be studio’s choice of stronger dancers. Also, Junior dancers may be asked to participate in teen numbers if they are exceptionally strong.
Dancers will be divided into age groups here: 11-12 year olds & 13-15 year olds. To be on a Teen Team you MUST have excellent flexibility (including splits) & lay-outs, clean double pirouettes (13-15 special groups should have triple pirouettes). Excellent penches, attitude turns & fouettes for ballet & lyrical pieces, fouettes for special group jazz pieces, split leaps, switches, axles for jazz pieces, & for tap, dancers should have wings, single wings, pick-ups, single pick-ups, over-the-tops, grab-offs & impeccable sounds & rhythm.
Any special numbers will be studio’s choice of stronger dancers. Also, Teen dancers may be asked to participate in Senior numbers if they are exceptionally strong.
This team will be composed of the absolute strongest dancers we have this year. If you are not executing CLEAN triple pirouettes, do not expect to be on this team. All technique must be top level – this includes extension, control, body placement, & above all style!!!! No exceptions this year.
Any special numbers will be studio’s choice of strongest dancers.