Competition

Admission by Director’s Recommendation Only

Pre-Competition Team
The first tier of the competitive track at Showbiz Kidz. Dancers must have a pre-requisite of ballet, tap, and jazz training to be considered for entry to the program. Class curriculum is centered around building strong technique in both jazz and tap on a more disciplined level than that of the recreational dance classes. Dancers will perform in the Holiday Show, the Annual Recital, and 1-2 competitions during the year. This team will take a minimum of 3 hours of classes (ballet, tap, and jazz) that meet twice a week.

Beginning Level Competition Team
This program focuses on expanding technique, as well as the important aspects of stage performance. Students on this team take a minimum of 5 hours of classes (ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatics) that meet twice a week. Beginning Level dancers will have multiple performance opportunities. In addition to the Holiday Show and the Annual Recital, they will enter 3 competitions during the year.

Mid Level Competition Team
This team is designed for students with competition experience. They must have at least 5 years of dance experience in ballet, tap, and jazz. It is a program that meets twice a week for a total of six hours. They will be introduced to more advanced technique and skills in all 4 styles of ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatics. This team will enter 3 competitions during the season as well as performing in the Holiday Show and the Annual Recital.

Upper Competition Team
Dancers at this level should be very serious and committed to handle the demands of an advanced level of technique and performance skills. They are enrolled in 6 hours of classes per week (ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and theatre dance) that meet 3 times per week. Class time at this level places equal focus on both technique and performance. These dancers will be exposed to many opportunities unique to the Showbiz Kidz curriculum. In addition to instruction and choreography lead by our current staff, the students will have competitive routines staged and choreographed by Master Teachers out of New York. Past guest teachers and choreographers include: company dancers of Paul Taylor Dance Co., members of the teaching staff at Ballet Tech of NYC, dancers from the American Repertory Ballet, teaching staff of TapTies Dance Co., and a former soloist for the San Francisco Ballet. Other opportunities include trips to NYC to take classes from notable industry professionals, invitations to workshops and master classes at nearby colleges, and much more! This team will enter a total of 3-4 competitions during the season. They will be featured in both the Holiday Show and the Annual Recital where they will perform all of their competitive pieces as well as our exciting opening and closing numbers!