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S​econd Street D​ance​ Company 



We have several levels of Competitive Teams here at Second Street

Dance Company

Sparkles Team- For our tots ages 5-8 starting early. Auditions only.

Angels Team- This is our entry level beginner level competitive team for dancers who are making the jump from recreational to competitive level. Audition only. This may consist of mixed age levels. 

Diva's Team- This is our upper level beginner competitive team. Minimum that students must have had a prior season competing. Audition Only.

Dream Team - This is our intermediate level Jr. Competitive team. Audition only.

Elite Team-This is our upper level intermediate/Advanced Jr. & Senior Competitive team.

Audition only.

Depending on growth of the student/dancer depends on the level they will be placed. A dancer can remain on a certain team for several seasons should the director deem it necessary for that students growth and wellbeing. 

Next audition process will be May 2019. WE OFFER ALL COMPETITIVE LEVELS Beginner to upper level Intermediate!

WEEKLY CLASSES

There is a required schedule of classes that dancers must attend. It’s imperative that each dancer is committed to the team. We understand school, family and other important events may interfere at times, but please be respectful of the other dancers' time and dedication to the team. All dancers on competitive teams will sign a season contract.

TUITION AND COMPETITION FEES

Monthly company tuition please inquire

(4-5 days/week, approx 9 + hours/week) Monthly company tuition for base team  3-4 hours a week 3 days a week.

Competition costs vary from competition to competition and depend on how many numbers each dancer is in.

Rough estimate:

  • group numbers ~ $45-$55 per piece per competition
  • duets/trios ~ $120 - $140 (split between the 2 or 3 girls)
  • solo ~ $90-$105 per competition

Nationals fees are always a bit higher. We only attend one National competition every 2 years with the Strings and Leads teams.

*By November annually, a list of due dates for competition fees will be sent out. It is important they are paid NO LATER than the due date. If we turn fees in late, the competition will add an additional 10% to our fees and that is passed back on to you. The competition may also end up selling out and we won’t be able to get our pieces entered so please pay on time. We do our best to try and space out payments and not have them due at the same time as tuition.

*Weekly class schedules consist of ballet, technique and turning classes, jazz, progressions, hip hop, contemporary, tap and basic tumbling/tricking. Our Leads and Strings will have classes 4 days a week (This does not include choreography sessions or master classes) ; Our Core and Base Teams will have classes between 2-3 days a week (This also does not include choreography sessions or master classes)

*Dancers within the same teams may be placed in different level ballet classes, but will be in the same competition pieces. Ballet placement is at the discretion of the instructor.​ SSDC reserves the right and may place dancers of any levels in pieces of choreography of their choosing. 

​*GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS & SMALL GROUP DANCES

If the studio brings in a "guest" choreographer, an additional choreography fee will incur. This will just cover the cost of the choreographer. The studio will not make any profit from this fee. The rate will be determined prior to setting the piece, and is optional to those dancers. These extra pieces are by invitation only, and dancers are chosen by the choreographer and/or studio director based on style of choreography and level of technique. Guest choreography will be scheduled for a series of weekend dates. If you cannot attend ALL of the rehearsals, you cannot be in the piece.

*Small group pieces and group lines and all choreo set by in-house studio choreographers will also be scheduled on weekends. If your child can not attend the entire sessions, they will be unable to be in the piece.

*Company Competitive choreography will be scheduled in August. Dancers must attend all choreography classes, otherwise they will not be placed in any of these pieces for spring competitions.

COMPANY WARMUP JACKETS

Company jackets are required for all company dancers. Dancers are to wear these to and from competitions, and to all Second Street Dance Company events and functions. Jackets will be ordered around the end of September.

COSTUMES

Each dance requires a costume. Costume deposits will be collected in October. Once costumes are ordered, an itemized list and a bill for any remaining balance will be sent out.  We try to keep this cost down in the lower range.

All teams communicate on our Team app! Download and have access to all information including schedules, cancelations, master classes, competitions, fees, team activities and more! Our staff as well as our parents love this app! Search; SSDC Competition teams. 


What is a competitive dance team?: Many dance studios offer a competitive dance team option for dedicated dancers who dance as a sport and who desire more of a challenge then a recreational level offers. At Second Street Dance Company, we are a competitive Jazz company - we compete with contemporary Jazz as well as traditional Jazz. Dancers and their families need to fully understand the commitment and be willing to follow through for the entire season; our team is rather small with only 26 current members and the attendance of EVERY dancer is mandatory for each competition and/or performance! We here at SSDC believe, the younger the better to start training on this level. Competition provides SO much more than the sport itself. The confidence, the self acceptance, the self expression, the skills to play well with others and SO MUCH more! 

How do I join the team?: Dancers must be a minimum of 5 years old when the new dance season begins for our mini team. We accept dancers from ages 5-18. Dancers are selected by the instructors after an audition process. This year it wil be held Saturday, May 18th at 10am. Dancers must have a minium length of 1:50 peice of music to dance to, that they do self choreo to at auditions. They will also have to show certain required movements at the audition. All dancers must wear black/ no logo's and have their hair secured back. At SSDC, based on their audition, performance and attitude we select for the following season. We will accept transfers this season for our audition process.

What are the Auditions like?: The 'Audition' process takes a couple hours and is essentially an assessment of skills. Once your dancer is done auditioning they may leave. Families will recieve an email with the results for your dancer the following Monday. Dancers will need to demonstrate dance technique (including leaps and turns) and their strength and flexibility. We do this so that we can begin to work on the choreography for the upcoming rehearsals; it is important that the competitive choreography is challenging, yet highlights the dancers' strengths.

Will there be a Parent Meeting?- Yes Sat. April 13th at 10am-11:00am. We don't expect or want anyone joining the team without having all of the information and feeling comfortable with the commitment.   

What is the time commitment?: a minium of 3-12 hours a week depending on age and placement on teams. That is a minimum and will go over for the more advanced teams.

I've never been to a dance competition - what is this all about?!: It's hard for us to describe the atmosphere...its amazing, fun, inspiring, exciting, dramatic, unlike anything you've ever seen before - you really need to experience this for yourself! We have one coming up in Denver if you would like to attend with your dancer it is free to the public. March 30th at Pinnacle Charter school located at 1001 W. 84th Ave. Federal Heights, Co. Denver basically. Another date if you wish to attend is April 13,14th 2019 The venue is at Westminster High School 6933 Raleigh ST. Westminster Co. We would love to have you come see what SSDC is doing at these competitions!

Should you have any question at all about auditions or anything else, please feel free and don't hesitate to contact us!

Cheers to our show coming up! We are SO excited to see all the kids perform!

Kindest regards,

Becky Thompson/ Owner/ Director

[email protected]

405-514-8992