Competitive Dance Teams
At Evolution Dance Complex, we have a variety of competitive levels to cater to all of our serious dancers. Each year, we structure our company teams a little differently to ensure we are finding the best fit for each dancer.
Age and Time Commitment
We have competitive company teams for dancers ages 5-18. Some teams dance 2-3 days per week, some teams dance 4 days per week, and our most advanced and pre-professional team dances 5 days per week.
During the audition process, parents will fill out an audition form which asks commitment-type questions and these forms help us place dancers on the appropriate teams based on their ability level.
Company Dance Styles Offered
All teams participate in technique classes for jazz, tap, ballet, acrobatics, lyrical, contemporary, and conditioning. Some teams will also be required to take intricate technique classes, hip hop, floor-barre, yoga, pilates, and leaps and turns classes while others will have the option to add these additional classes if they choose.
Class lengths and times vary based on age and ability level. All competition dancers audition in May and have a year-long commitment to their technique classes and dances which they will compete with. The dances are choreographed in August/September and compete 3-5 times depending on the team.
Competition teams also perform at 3-5 competitions, and some of these may be convention/competitions. In addition, each team is required to perform at the Holiday Show and end of the year recital in May/June of the following year. Some will have the option to perform at various events including the Azalea Festival, but none of these are required.
All teams will have some in-house choreography choreographed by our amazing staff. Some of the more advanced teams will also have outside choreography opportunities with professional choreographers from all over the country that we will fly in to work with our students. We choose the number of dances each dancer is part of based on the audition form the parents fill out at auditions.
At EDC, teaching the life-long skills of commitment and teamwork is so important. All of our dancers are truly like family. As they get older and more advanced, being part of company is a great way to build on these important skills while continuing to push dancers to be their personal best.