Join our Performance Team for the 2020-21 season!
Our Performance Teams offer an opportunity for the dancer who is looking for more! Our teams inspire and challenge the dancers to a different level than recreational dance without the competitive aspect. This is a non-competitive, but team driven and goal oriented program open to every dancer with at least one year of dance experience. If you are interested in joining one of our Performance Teams or have questions about the program, contact our Performance Team Director, Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Performance program is a weekly commitment of 1 – 2x per week (for 1.5 – 2 hours) with additional community performances throughout the season. Every Performance Team dancer is required to take ONE recreational class (of any style) in addition to their Performance Team class. There are 4 teams within the Performance Team program that are split up by age:
- Minis: ages 5 – 6
- Petites: ages 7 – 8
- Juniors: ages 9 – 10
- Teens: ages 10+
View the 2020-21 Performance Team schedule below, along with the additional recommended Recreational classes for each team.
We have conveniently lined-up appropriate recreational classes with the Performance Team classes, so dancers can take their required second Recreational class back-to-back. If the back-to-back option is not of interest to your dancer, choose from any other class/style on our schedule! The Performance Team Director will register your dancer for their PT class after auditions take place and parents will need to register their dancer for the additional Recreational class.
|Team||Age||Performance Team Class Day/Time||Additional Recommended Classes|
|Minis||5 – 6||Thursdays: 4:40 – 5:25 PM||Kinder-Ballet, Kinder-Dance, Kinder-Hop, Kinder-Theater|
|Petites||7 – 8||Tuesdays: 4:45 – 5:45 PM||Ballet, Tap/Jazz, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Accelerated Rec|
|Juniors||9 – 10||Tuesdays: 5:45 – 6:45 PM||Ballet, Tap/Jazz, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Accelerated Rec, Contemporary Lyrical (10+), Academy Jazz (10+)|
|Teens||10+||Tuesdays: 5:45 – 6:45 PM||Accelerated Rec, Academy Ballet, Academy Tap/Jazz, Academy Hip-Hop, Academy Musical Theater, Academy Contemporary Lyrical, Academy Jazz|
To help prepare our dancers for auditions in August, we offer additional training opportunities throughout the summer. Performance Team Summer Dance Training.
We have performed at Gopher basketball games, Timberwolves games, Mall of America, the Edina Invitational, Edina Tree Lighting Ceremony and more! The final performance schedule will be determined at a later date. Because our performances are an important part of our teams’ experience, we will ensure this opportunity continues this season, which may include studio created performances, outdoor venue performances and more.
All dancers interested in becoming a part of the Performance Team program are required to attend auditions on August 10-12, 2020. A make-up audition date is also offered, email our Performance Team Director to inquire. After the auditions, we determine our teams by first separating them by age and then by level. Teams are based on age and skills. We also consider work ethic, attitude and teamwork. Our ultimate goal is to place dancers where they will succeed most that season.