Studio b Dance Team
About the Studio b Dance Team
The Studio b Dance Team was founded in 2014 as a competitive dance team designed for the serious dancer, highly motivated to grow in their skill and performance ability. Those selected for the team will possess the following:
strong desire to grow and develop as a dancer
self-motivated and able to self-evaluate & self-correct
a positive attitude, outstanding character & displays respect for the studio, instructors and other dancers at all times
a supportive family base that is committed & shows respect for the studio, instructors, other students & families at all times
Studio b Dance Team requires talent, commitment, dedication, passion, hard work, an eagerness to learn, and a desire to perform and grow as a dancer. One thing that sets our team experience apart is that we feel it is very important for our dancers to represent themselves and Studio b in a respectful, tasteful way. Therefore costumes, choreography and music will be modest, flattering, and appropriate for the student’s age and performance genre.
For more details about the Studio b Dance Team, click here for our Team Info Packet.
Becoming part of the team
Auditions for the 2021-2022 Studio b Dance Team will be on June 1 - 3, 2021 (see below for more info).
Want to join the team? Fill out the SbDT Interest Form: https://forms.gle/N7CrqUhhBR6Zzguv9
Dancers ages 4-8 who are interested in our b boppers dance team, please click here.
Audition Details & Important Dates
May 16: audition application due
May 25: registered dancers will receive recorded choreography to learn for their audition
June 1: in-person auditions*
1:00 - 2:30 pm ages 5 - 7
3:00 - 4:30 pm ages 8 - 10
5:00 - 6:00 pm ages 11 - 13
6:30 - 7:30 pm ages 14+
*If your dancer cannot attend in-person on this date, please email Cristin@StudiobLafayette.com to arrange an alternative audition.
June 2 - 3: callbacks 2:30 - 5:30 pm each day. Dancers will be invited to callbacks in specific groups (might be asked back in more than one callback group). Please block out this time on both days.
June 5: SbDT full team roster is announced!
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
Below is a list of skills dancers should be familiar with going into auditions for the technique assessment as well as what will appear in the audition choreography with dancers of similar ages. These are not required skills, but a good idea of what to expect. Please email us with any questions.
ages 5 - 7: chaine, jazz walk, grapevine, pivot turn, pirouette prep into passe hold on releve, single pirouette, chasse, battements right and left, splits
ages 8 - 10: all of the above skills plus jete right and left, double pirouette (or more), chasse step X jump, leg hold
ages 11 - 13: all of the above skills plus center leap right and left, tilt jump, double stag (right)
ages 14+: all of the above skills plus turns in second (3 rotations into a double pirouette), calypso (right)
Private lessons may be available. Please e-mail us if you would like to inquire about a private lesson with one of our instructors.