1. Dance friends make the #bestfriends
It’s not just a hashtag, it’s true! Through hard work in the studio, you’ll work together with the same group of teammates to perfect your dance choreography for the next performance. You’ll laugh, cry, sweat, and build amazingly strong bonds. The relationships built during team rehearsals, competitions, and events are the relationships you’ll cherish for a lifetime!
2. Dancers “turn out” better
Pun intended! Not only are competitive dancers physically strong and skilled, but they also develop skills that will help them for the rest of their life. Some examples of life skills include discipline, time management, how to take constructive criticism, teamwork, goal setting, and learning how to win and lose gracefully. Sounds like hard work! It is – but hard work always makes you better in the end. Competitive dancers learn how to work towards specific goals while trusting and relying on the support of their teammates. Now, that’s a life skill you can take anywhere!
3. You’ll have “once in a lifetime” experiences!
Have you ever danced down Main Street in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom with Mickey and friends? We have! Danced on the beach with your besties? We are (coming summer 2021)!! As part of the District Dance Competition Teams, you’ll participate in countless exclusive and magical moments throughout the year. You’ll travel to fun places, meet celebrity dancers and learn about their amazing careers, dance onstage with professional ballerinas, and so much more!
4. …It’s FUN!
Seems obvious right? Obvious or not, competition is fun. Comradery, once-in-a-lifetime experiences (see #3), meeting new people, and experiencing this adventure with all of your closest dance team friends – what more could you want? Oh, and did we mention glitter, and sleepovers, and cartwheels down hotel hallways? It’s all part of the package!
5. Become #UNSTOPPABLE (aka Confident!)
Performing with a team requires that you get on a stage… in front of large crowds… in new places – and step outside your comfort zone. Both in classes and rehearsals, you’ll learn to push your body to do new and challenging things. Onstage at performances and competitions, you’ll learn to push yourself into the spotlight; this is where the magic happens! You’ll build skills in self-presentation, public speaking, and strengthen your self-esteem. On a competitive team, with the encouragement of your teammates and coaches, you’ll learn that you can do so much more than you ever thought possible. You’ll also learn that being scared or nervous is ok and a normal part of life – you’ll make it through with the support from your coaches and teammates. Those moments ultimately make you stronger and better suited for a world filled with unknowns.
We’re here to help every dancer realize their full potential, inside and outside of the studio. We’re thinking B-I-G transformations, and this is one small leap on your journey to wherever you want to end up. Whether you want to be a scientist, teacher, lawyer, or President of the United States, we can help give you the skills to be a leader in our community and across the world!
Are you interested in taking the next step in your dance journey? Click here to learn more and RSVP for virtual auditions in June! This helps us know who to send information to and make sure you have everything you need before auditions!
2020 VIRTUAL AUDITIONS – Open June 19
Our 2020 auditions will be held virtually this year. Dancers will receive pre-recorded choreography that they will learn at home. Each dancer will submit a video of them performing the choreography and submit this to us by the deadline.
The submission window will be open from Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 21 (11:59 pm).