How are Competition Dancers selected?
There are different ways to join:
Can anyone try out?
Yes, anyone can try out. Every dancer will make a team!
How many Competitions do you enter?
Anywhere between 3 and 5 competitions a year. The size of the Competition may vary. Some are very big, some are smaller. And yes, if you commit to compete you need to commit to all competitions we are participating in.
3 Competitions are the required ones for all Team members.
The other (1 or 2 depending on the year) are optional for duets and solos mostly.
How many classes do Competition Team members need to take?
Ages 5 -7: Intro to Dance and one additional class (such as Hip Hop, Tap or Acro, etc)
Ages 7+: Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, TLC and one additional class (such as Hip Hop, Tap or Acro, etc)
Competition Team Practices will practice on Wednesday nighst between 4:00-9:00pm on a rotating schedule during the month.
What are the costs involved?
One-time Group Studio Fee:
● Small Group - $175 per dancer Studio and Choreography Fee ● Large Group - $165 per dancer Studio and Choreography Fee
***If your child is interested in performing a solo, duet and/or trio,additional fees will apply
The costs listed below are average ranges and would be the cost for each dancer for each competition.
● Solo $70-$125 per competition
● Duet $50-$70 per dancer, per competition
● Trio $50-$70 per dancer, per competition
● Small/Large Group $30-$60 per dancer, per competition
All Own The Stage Dance Academy Competition Team members must have a team jacket
Own The Stage will select at least 1 outside workshop/convention this competition season.
What are the benefits of being a Dance Competitor?
New Competition "Prep" program.
The “Prep” program is a stepping stone into our award winning competition group. Dancers will be part of the competition team but will have the chance to ease into competition dance by committing to one group dance for the season.
Here is what the group would entail:
Own The Stage Dance ACADEMY
Own The Stage Dance Academy offers competitive dance classes for the dancer who is more committed to learning about the dance world on a competitive level. These students range in the ages of 5 to 18. OTS competition team allows children with a passion for dance/performing opportunities to showcase their talents. We believe in teaching kids they are more than just great dancing. Dancers learn compassion, teamwork, commitment, and life skills. We teach dance to make great kids! Dance team students on an average take as many as 8 dance classes a week, perform locally throughout the community, and travel all over NC and SC to compete . The OTS competition teams have won numerous awards for high scores, costumes, and choreography.
For more information or to be added to our interest list, contact us at- email@example.com
Dancers on our interest list will receive all information about our upcoming season.