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Competition Team Policy

Hello SDCA Competition Team!  


Competition Team Class Goal and Location Upon the resumption of classes for our Competition Team season in the Fall, we will be restructuring our program in order to improve the experience of both our recreational and competitive students. We want to dedicate separate programs for our competitive and recreational dancers, in order to provide them with instruction tailored to their respective goals.

The San Ramon location is now reserved for our competition team classes, as it is the optimal rehearsal space. Both studios within the San Ramon location are of comparable size to the competition stages. This way, our team can maintain consistent spacing and formations in preparation for competing their group, solo, and duo/trio routines. If preferable by the choreographer and student, the Blackhawk location may be available for additional private lessons.

 

NEW Competition Classes At the San Ramon location, classes for our competitive dancers will be offered each day of the week. SDCA offers Hip-Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, and new classes specifically geared toward conditioning foundational skills: These technique classes will consist of advanced technical training to improve flexibility, balance, turns, leaps, tricks, and floor work. These classes will serve as an all-encompassing intensive session to refine skills essential to each style of dance.

Private Lessons Private lessons may be arranged through Soo and are offered for 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour sessions.
Pricing 30-minute session – $55   /  45-minute session – $77.50   /  1 hour session – $100 


NEW Member Perks 

Scheduled Meetings with Soo&Carly With our new program, competition students will meet one-on-one with Soo, SDCA’s Artistic Director & Carly, Competition team Director, once a month to discuss their routines and progress. Parents are welcome to join these meetings as well.

Professional Critique Meetings Students will also have their solos previewed by a renowned dance competition judge or professional dance company director through a virtual meeting. This meeting will allow the dancer to receive comments and critiques from career professionals before competing.

Academic Perks SDCA is now able to offer your dancer high school PE credit through independent study. Recommendation letters will be available for students who are qualified, based on their attendance. Competition students will be eligible for receiving a Pre- Professional Soo Dance Company Certificate, a valuable addition to a college dance portfolio.

Picture Day Each Fall and Spring term, picture day will be offered to our competition students. A professional photographer will be hired to take either indoor or outdoor dance photos. This way, your dancer’s progress can be documented, and memories at SDCA can be captured.

Performances
SDCA will offer its competition dancers the opportunity to participate in the biannual performance with major roles and solos. We will also continue to host our December Studio Showcase at the Blackhawk location, allowing dancer to practice in front of a live audience before competitions begin.


Competition Team Membership Our competition program consists of two levels; Competitive and Elite. Both levels are available to students of the ages 7 to 18. Levels are based on weekly hours of training and past experience as a competitive dancer.

-Competitive Level for our introductory competition students
-Elite Level for our advanced competition students 

As a part of our completely redesigned curriculum, competitive dancers may choose how they wish to compete. Dancers may enter competitions only as solo competitors, with group routine, or with a duo/trio routine.

All competition team members are required commit to a 10-month (2 term; Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) contractual agreement. Monthly tuition will be consistent throughout the 10 months of membership, even after choreography sessions conclude.

Details and more information will be available in the competition membership contract form, which will be due on August  7th in order for students to be eligible to first audition on June 5th 2021 11am & Second audition on July 3rd 2021 8am & Last audition on August 7th 2021 8am


Monthly Tuition Packages Monthly tuition is discounted by 5% for those who choose to pay for the 10-months up front. -Choreography Fees: Include Tuition Packages / All routine

*Silver Package (up to 3 hours per week for $380)  

  • 2 hours of technique classes
    – 60 minute ballet technique class   and   60 minute technique classes of your choice
  • 1 competition routine
    – solo or duet or trio or group routine

*Gold Package A (up to 5 hours per week for $450)   

  • 3 hours of technique classes
    – 60 minute ballet technique class   and   2 x 60 minute technique classes of your choice
  • 2 competition routines
    – 1 solo
    – duet or trio or group routine

*Gold Package B (up to 5 hours per week for $450)   

  • 4 hours of technique classes
    – 60 minute ballet technique class   and   3 x 60 minute technique classes of your choice
  • 1 competition routines
    – 1 solo or duet or trio or group routine

*Platinum Package (up to 7 hours per week for $650)

  • 4 hours of technique classes
    – 60 minute ballet technique class   and   3 x 60 minute technique classes of your choice
  • 3 competition routines
    – 1 solo or duet or trio or group routine
    – 1 solo or duet or trio or group routine
    – 1 duet or trio or group routine

*Unlimited Package (7+ hours per week for $750)   

  • Unlimited technique classes
    – Unlimited hours of competition technique classes
  • 3 competition routines
    – 1 solo or duet or trio or group routine
    – 1 solo or duet or trio or group routine
    –  1 duet or trio or group routine

We look forward to seeing all our talented students again, please view our Summer schedule available now on Studio Director. By signing up for our Summer term that begins on June 7th 2021, we can determine what classes to offer our students in the Fall when these changes come into effect.

The San Ramon studio will be reserved for competition students only. We have replaced recreational classes that focus on choreography for the winter show with technique classes that will help our competition program grow and improve over the full school year. Although the competition classes will not be performing in the winter showcase, they will be given the opportunity to have a role in the Nutcracker if they choose to audition in the fall. We will also continue to have our competition showcase prior to the competition season. All competition group routines, including duets and trios will be featured in the Spring Recital. All competition soloist who place in the top 5 overall at competition will have the opportunity to perform their solo in the spring recital.

Competition Team

  • 2018 Competition Team
  • 2019 Competition Team
  • 2020 Competition Team