About the Studio b Dance Team
The Studio b Dance Team (SbDT) is an award-winning competition team comprised of dancers between the ages of 5-18 who are interested in expanding their dance education and performance opportunities. Through Studio b, these dancers have the opportunity to showcase their talent on-stage by attending three local and regional competitions throughout the season.
The objective of the Studio b Dance Team is to provide a supportive, positive and inclusive team community experience that will:
enhance the dancer's individual, potential technical abilities
provide them with community performance opportunities
give students focused attention and instruction from our highly trained and experienced Studio b instructors
connect them to innovative choreographers and experienced professional dancers
allow for growth as a performer with the critique that comes from a competitive setting
focus on the FUNdamentals of life, dance, and working together on a team
Becoming part of the team
Studio b will hold placement auditions annually. Auditions for the 2020-2021 Studio b Dance Team will take place:
Tuesday, June 2 @ 4:30 - 6:00 pm - ages 5 - 8
Wednesday, June 3 @ 4:30 - 6:00 pm - Ages 9 - 12
Thursday, June 4 @ 4:30 - 6:00 pm - Ages 13 - 18
*age as of January 1, 2021
If number of dancers exceeds space limitations, additional audition times may be added on these dates beginning at 7:15 pm
Full Audition Packet will be available by mid March
How to prepare for auditions
Our goal is to find a place for all dancers within our team. However we do recommend dancers come in to placement auditions having some prior dance experience. Below are a list of classes that we recommend you take each session to develop your skills to prepare for auditions.
leaps & turns
choreography-based classes such as lyrical, contemporary, jazz
Private lessons may be available. Please e-mail us if you would like to inquire about a private lesson with one of our instructors.
The Studio b Dance Team season begins after the completion of placement auditions in June 2020 and ends with the Studio b recital in May 2021. The minimum weekly commitment required includes a team ballet class, a team technique class, and three choreography classes (all of which are assigned by the Studio b Dance Director). We expect all team members to take this commitment seriously. Team members who wish to pursue more opportunities (such as additional group routines or a solo/duo/trio for competitions) will be required to attend more weekly classes as assigned. Attendance is a top priority. The more classes your dancer takes, the higher the level of commitment is required. The Studio b Dance Team will perform in the Studio b recital, various community performances, and three regional competitions.
Our competition philosophy overview
For us, competition will always be about motivating, inspiring, and educating dancers. We want our dancers to focus on doing their personal best. While competing, they are also learning important life lessons like kindness, respect, humility and grace. Competition gives our dancers multiple opportunities to be on stage in a professional environment. Leading up to this, dancers learn how to prepare and rehearse as a team, which helps them work through nerves with confidence in the performance setting.
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