Competition information for 2019-20 TBA
Is competition for everyone?
No. Competitions are becoming increasingly competitive as the skill level of dancers continues to grow. The dance world has exploded over the past few years and dance training has become more rigorous and demanding in order for students to achieve the required level of skill to be successful in the competitive environment. Many studios require students to audition for competitive teams and allow only the highest caliber of dancers the opportunity to compete, thus making competitions highly competitive events.
At The Dance Gallery we believe in a more inclusive wholesome approach to dance and do not run an audition process for dancers wanting to compete.
Who can register for competitions?
Typically students must be recommended by the teacher to participate in the competition. If you are wishing to participate but have not been recommended by a teacher please discuss with the office to determine your eligibility and best fit. Studio approval is required for all competitive dancers.
Is there special training required?
Yes there is a significant extra time commitment to competitive levels of dance at the DG.
How many competitions/dances can I do?
There are circumstances where students may be able to handle the increased demand required for the preparation to compete and a further dance may be entered. Please consult with the studio regarding your individual circumstance.
Which competitions will the DG troupe enter?
All group routines will be entered in 3 competitions.
The studio will decide in September which competitions they are participating in. Each year we try to enter in as many competitions that we can, however, competition dates need to be considered against other studio events (RAD mock and regular exams, dance extravaganza, etc.) and studio closures.
This at times means we need to travel for competitions to other areas of the province.
NOTE: All competition choreography and entry fees are NON REFUNDABLE.